Sunday, 18 September 2011


Okay so I have been enormously bad recently with the Simply Stampin' Challenges recently. I have been really busy trying to reorganise my craft room - a total tip at the moment as the contents of my cupboard is EVERYWHERE on account that dad put in some shelves for my massive fabric boxes this week. (Exciting but also a HUGE mess!!)

Also been trying to keep on top of making things, and doing swaps for regional training (it was today - and totally AWESOME!) and on top of that my laptop is having majoy issues. Its been developing dead lines in places for a couple months - irritating but not enough to stop me using it normally. Until this week - Oh my goodness - I now have a 2 inch chunk right down the centre that is totally black and dead - its frustrating the life out of me!!!! Not to mention its temperamental internet connection.

As a result I am saddened to say card/craft blogging is pretty much on hault til I get a new laptop (hopefully soon!!) Sorry for my serious lack of craftyness. I am sad I have nothing to share, actually I have loads to share but the inability to share it without loosing a large proportion of my sanity! On the plus side when I do get a working laptop you will have so much to see its going to be like Christmas come early!!! :D

In the mean time send me a link to your blog - I would love to see what you have been getting up to! Its always great to see what other people have been making, swap ideas etc.

Til next time,


Amanda xx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 24

I'm back! Well to tell you the truth I never went away, I have just had an intensely busy week filled with last chance parties, classes and my dad decided that this week would be a good time to come put put up the shelves in my cupboard for all my boxes of fabric - they look fab now though and it means I can collect all my fabric from my parents' house! YAY! But the fabric had better watch out...there's a Big Shot on the loose!!

Anyway on to this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge. This week is a theme, and the theme is...

Flutterby Butterfly

Here is the card I made using the butterfly theme...


Stamp Set: n/a
Ink: n/a
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Other Material: Foam Packing Sheet
Big Shot: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Wings
Accessories: Basic Pearls

So a super quick and simple card this week. I was having fun running things through my Big Shot, firstly to see what it could all cut through and secondly to make samples for class! We just bought a book case for our landing (another job we've been doing the past week!!) and it came wrapped in this thin packing foam. Its kind of glisteny and a but shimmerly so I thought it might make a cool accent for a card. It was also very see through so I thought that would be cool. I kept the card simple to highlight the texture of the packing foam.

I hope you liked this week's sample. Now head over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge page and see what the other design team members have created for you! Please do enter your creations - I love seeing what you all make. 


Amanda x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

this is your last chance...

So last night Stampin' Up! released their greatly anticipated Last Chance List - a list of all the products which will be retiring at the end of the month to make way for more new and exciting things in the new catalogue on October 1st! SOME of the stamp sets and accessories are on sale for up to 40% also!!! Now what girl doesn't like a sale?!

To view this list visit here. So if there is anything on that list that you had your eye on, NOW is the time to get it. ALL those products will be retiring on September 30th and then they will be gone, thats right - GONE!

All these products are on a first come first serve basis and it is not uncommon for items to sell out in September! So don't hesitate order today!

If you would like to see more of the retiring list and products I am holding a Last Chance weekend, filled with parties!! You are very welcome to attend at my home (for details where I live please email). Please let me know asap if you wish to attend any of the following dates...

Friday 2nd September at 7:30pm
Saturday 3rd September at 2pm
Monday 5th September at 7:30pm

If you wish to attend, please email me on

As items sell out I will update you, please remember that many of the items from the mini catalogue will retire too.


Amanda xx