Monday, March 30, 2015

Today I am sharing a card I made with the beautiful "Butterfly Basics" stamp set  -  one of my (many) favourites from the current Spring/Summer catalogue! It comprises 11 stamps, including three sentiments. 

July 2015 - an update for my followers of this blog ~
I have now left Stampin' Up, and would like to
thank you for your support during the last 3 years".

Some of my SU creations will remain on these pages for a while.
My main Blog (Poppy's Papercraft Patch)  is still   HERE !

Love to all ~

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

One of the beautiful stamp sets in the current Sale-A-Bration catalogue is
"Sheltering Tree"
The set comprises 14 stamps, (including 4 sentiments).
Here are two very different cards, made with this set ~

Red Glimmer Paper and a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hi -  here are two cards, using Sale-A-Bration items I am sure you will love.

For the first, I used the two-step  Lotus Blossom stamp set ~

For the card below, I used a strip of the Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper,
inked with several colours.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

One of my favourites from the Seasonal Spring/Summer catalogue  is the cute Bow Builder Punch -it is so easy to create the bows in a matter of minutes. 

Sentiment from the "Simply Wonderful" stamp set.


Below, is the beautiful wood-backed stamp, "Love is Kindness", suitable for many occasions. 
On the background - a swish of Blushing Bride  and Soft Sky inks. 

The two cards below are made using the "Something Lacy" background stamp.

Aperture cut with Decorative Label Punch.


Friday, October 17, 2014

The first card is made with The Festival of Trees stamps and punch bundle,
Falling snow added to the sky with a white gel pen.
Sentiment from the Good Greetings set.

Two stars cut out with the smallest die from the 
 Stars Framelits die set, with Silver and red Glimmer paper behind.
Sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set.

The card below is great fun! The "Bearing Gifts" stamp caught my eye when I first saw it in the SU Autumn/Winter catalogue - perfect for my three youngest Grandchildren.

Thank you for visiting.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

One of my favourite items  is the
Bright & Beautiful stamp set and co-ordinating Framelits dies.
The stars and sentiment stamps are stunning.

Also used - "All is Calm" Snowflake embellishment and Silver Glimmer Paper.

Also used on this "gift-pocket" card - Night of Navy and Whisper White card-stock. 
and "Lucky Stars" Embossing Folder.

Happy crafting ~

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hi crafters - today I am sharing a CAS card, using 
Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey - 

The flowers  are from the beautiful "Bloom with Hope" hostess set, coloured with Stampin' Write Markers in Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.
The sentiment strip combines Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ribbon, with a layer of
designer paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack.

All the above items are from the  2014/15 Catalogue.

Friday, July 4, 2014

I LOVE the new 2014/2016 In Colour Collection, and my favourite is the rich, regal colour called "BLACKBERRY BLISS". 
Here is a simple card using the Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink pad.

The swirls were drawn with the Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write pen.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A CAS Banner card to share with you today - this is so quick and easy for those "last-minute" makes! 

I punched the banners from the Season of Style paper pad, using the technique in my previous Post, for the larger centre banner.
The "washing line" was hand-drawn with a Stampin' Write Marker pen.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My second Post today showcases one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies - the Banner Punch. 
I have used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the banners, and a
sentiment from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

As I promised in my previous Post, here is the useful little tip which makes the Banner Punch so versatile~ 
The large sentiment banners on the two floral cards below, were cut as demonstrated here ......

Cut a strip of cardstock 1.5cm wide (this can be any length you wish). Open the punch, and instead of using in the normal way, place one end of the strip OVER the circle and insert UNDERNEATH the "V" of the banner punch, then press to cut. 
Remove the card, trim the uncut end so you have a banner of your desired length, then repeat the "V" cut on the straight end.

Here is a finished sentiment banner - so quick and easy. 

 Thank you for popping by.

As a demonstrator I get to use items from the Catalogues before they launch. I opted for one of the gorgeous Bundle and Save sets - the Petite Petals Punch and co-ordinating Stamp set, and here are a couple of quick and easy cards

I used one of the 6 flower images from the stamp set, and cut out with the punch - 
so much easier than scissors!  
Inks - Melon Mambo and Pool Party.

The 3 Petite Petals were punched from So Saffron cardstock. 
* * * * * * * 
Other items - large flower punch from the Flower Shop Bundle, EF - Modern Mosaic, 
Bitty Butterfly punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, and a sentiment from Happy Day stamp set. 

I will give you a little tip about the sentiment banners later!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Just a quick post today, with a shadow-box card featuring the Stampin' Up Beautiful Season stamp set. Curly Cute sentiment, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler card-stock and Real Red ink pad.
All finished off with SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

As you probably know by now - the new Seasonal mini catalogue will be available in the UK as from August 29th, so not long to wait!
As a Demo., I can purchase some of the new goodies, prior to the catalogue "going live", so today I am sharing a sneaky peek of the fabulous"Festive Flurry" stamps and dies.

 I stamped all the snowflakes with Soft Sky ink, added some SU Dazzling diamonds glitter, layered the die-cut images and added a fabulous Frosted Finishes embellishment. 
Sentiment - Curly Cute.
(The snowflake can be easily removed, to use as a Christmas decoration).

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Just popping by with a couple of cards I made with the beautiful Flower Shop stamps and co-ordinating Pansy punch.

The vase was cut out with a circle punch, and the top sliced off!
Sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set. 

The background was created with the acrylic block technique - just ink up the blocks, spritz lightly with water, then stamp onto cardstock. Very quick and easy!
Sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set.
There are 6 different flower designs in this set and the 
co-ordinating punch creates a versatile combination.  
This is just one of my favourites from the new 2013/14 Catalogue.

Happy Stampin' ~

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Ooooh - more snow today. Hope you are keeping safe and warm - it's a great day for crafting!
Just popping by with another quick make, using one of the sentiment stamps from the
Sale-A-Bration freebie set  - "Vintage Verses".  Not long to wait now - the S-A-B begins on Jan. 22nd, with a great choice of freebies, for each  £45 spend.

The sentiment was cut out with a die from the Framelits Labels Collection.
I have also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and some Silver Glimmer paper.
The above items are in the current 2012/2013 catalogue - pages 191, 189, and 160. 

Thanks for popping by! 
Happy Crafting ~

I am entering this card into the challenge at Addicted to CAS -  Lets Get Embossed!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


More of my Stampin' Up "favourites"  (I have so many of them)!!. Today's card features the delicious Flocked Window Sheet (acetate) from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper set. Although it has a festive name, all the papers, and the flocked acetate, could be used for many occasions, as they are not too Christmassy - but they are gorgeous!

I have also used another new Favourite combination - the Edgelits Adorning Accents die and the matching Edgelits Accents embossing folder.
The flocked acetate was attached underneath the curved layer then attached onto the base card.
The sentiment is the smallest of the Apothecary Art images, stamped with Early Espresso ink, and cut out with the smallest die from the Framelits Labels Collection set.
Plus some gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Tulle ribbon  - yes another favourite!
(The papers and Tulle Ribbon can be found on page 4 of the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue.)
Please contact me if you have any SU queries, or if you wish to place an order.
Happy Crafting ~

Thursday, November 29, 2012


 Just popping by to share a card using the  Ex-Libris stamp.  
 (Page 128 - Autumn/Winter catalogue). 
This gorgeous (and versatile) vintage image is large enough to create a beautiful card front, and the design incorporates a blank cartouche for your sentiment. 
I stamped the cartouche a second time, cut it out and layered with foam dots to give a little dimension. 

Other SU items used:- 
Old Olive ink pad, clear embossing powder, Curly Cute sentiment, Bird Builder punch (leaves)
and the sensational Champagne Glimmer Paper.

I am entering my card into Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes, (+ must have a stamped image - digi or rubber).
 Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.

Happy Crafting ~

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Just popping by to share my version of the gorgeous Christmas Ornament featured on the front cover of the Autumn/Winter SU Catalogue - not quite as good, I have to admit, but I am happy with the result! 
The items used are the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and the matching Framelits Die set. 

 Inks used - Old Olive and Real Red. Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon (love it!)
An Antique Brad and a Pearl on the central rosette, which was scored on the Simply Scored score-board, which makes the job so easy.

Thank you for visiting ~
Happy Crafting ~ 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Apothecary Christmas!

I tried to resist, but it was futile! 
I just love the Apothecary Art stamps and  together with  the Framelits Labels dies, they make an awesome combination.
I decided to create an "alternative" Christmas card with the Roses wreath stamp, and used the
Christmas  sentiment from the Curly Cute set.  
The flowers are coloured with watercolour pencils and a little depth was added with  
Stampin' Write marker pens in Gumball Green and Primrose Petals
More of my gorgeous Cherry Cobbler tulle ribbon to finish - this ribbon is soooooo
versatile - you can pull it, twist it, tie it, fluff it - you get the idea!

The stamp set can be found  in the new main Catalogue on page 102, Framelits dies on page 191.
Tulle Ribbon - page 4 of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.
If you would like to order  SU products, I would be happy to hear from you.

Happy Crafting ~

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just popping by to share a very easy to make Christmas card - the design and colour palette are quite simple, but the tulle ribbon adds just that little touch of luxury!

Top Note Die
Beautiful Season stamp set