Happy Monday!  As I’m sat here typing with my 2nd cup of coffee and yes it’s not quite 8.30am I am thinking this is the calm before the storm.  I have my list of everything I need to do before I leave.  However, I seem to keep finding things that need to be done that aren’t on the list……. Hmmm, does that happen to you? I have a card for you today that takes a bit of time but its so worth it and you can change around the colours and styles to suit.  Its a Making Christmas Bright card using the matching Christmas Bulb builder punch.  I am hoping the punch and the 2 matching sets will carry on into next year, we shall see.  The light bulb is from the Making Everyday Bright stamp set which is the other one that coordinates with the punch and that stamp set you NEED!  Come back on Friday and you’ll see why.

Making Christmas Bright card Amanda Fowler Inspiring inkin' Stampin' Up! UK

You need to stamp the bulbs in Daffodil Delight and punch out and then do the same with the screw fittings in Basic Grey.  The strings of lights are stamped in Old Olive over the top of the Real red card.  The and the foliage is made using the fir tree from Lovely as a Tree, stamped on Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.  The thing that takes the time is really the assembly of the lights.  I found it easiest to use Tombow to stick the screw fitting to the bulb ln and then used the small dimensionals to attach them to the card.

Here are all the product links for the Making Christmas Bright Card. Click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.

A quick stock update from Stampin’ Up!

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong. These items are not yet on backorder, but we wanted you to be aware that they are three of the autumn/winter catalogue’s most popular products and might not be available for the entire catalogue sales period.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper item 149903 available for sale at £10.25. This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colours are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

The tiling went really well at the weekend, and I can use the tile cutter! I know I’m very pleased with myself!  There was lots of organising though, we have 4 colours of tiles and wanteed a random pattern.  It’s so hard to make a random pattern, but we got there in the end!

Okay I’m heading off to finish my list!  Make sure you pop back on Wednesday and Friday as I will have more projects for you.  If you want updates from my Florida trip check out my Facebook page HERE.


November 2018 


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