Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Do You Like Candy?

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 Silly question! Who doesn't like candy, especially when it's sugar free!

Edited to add - I've decided to extend the candy till the 30th of April as I'm going to be busy this week. I hope this means more of you will enter. Please!

This new blog is all about Stampin' Up! products so I thought to start it off I would offer some lovely Stampin' Up! candy. 

Isn't it lovely. It includes the Sycamore Street Designer papers plus ribbons and buttons. They're really nice zingy colours and of course everything co-ordinates beautifully. All this for one of my lovely followers.

Blog candy rules :-

1.  Become a follower - and please stay otherwise I'll think I've done something to offend you!
2. Leave me a comment.
3.  Mention my blog candy on your own blog - pic in sidebar is fine.
4.  Come back on 30th April to see if you've won.
5.  Email me within seven days to claim your prize.

That's all you need to do. Simple! I'm looking forward to hearing from you already.

By the way some of you might have seen my original blog Lilackat, if you pop over there you might find some candy there too.

Kat xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Favourite Flowers.

Do you have a favourite flower? My favourite flowers are Poppies, Pansies and Carnations. Especially Poppies, all colours not just red ones.

I've been dying to use the gorgeous Pleasant Poppies stamp but it's quite big so I didn't know when I would use it. After a careful look at it I thought maybe I could use part of it if I just inked some of it with my markers. I liked the look of Jen's lovely sketch at Less is More so this is what I've made.

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Image :- Pleasant Poppies.
Cardstock :- Marina Mist.
Colouring :- Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black.
Sentiment :- Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Isn't that a lovely image. I really like it in blue. I think I'll use this image a lot!

If you'd like to order any of these lovely products please get in touch and I'd be happy to help. Also if anyone would like to join a Stampers Six Club just get in touch for more details.

Challenges for this card :-
Less is More :- Sketch.
Addicted to CAS :- Flower.
Simon Says Stamp :- Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More :- Make your Mark - use markers.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear what you think so if you've got time to leave me a comment that would be lovely. I'd love to visit you too.

Kat xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Thank You for Less is More.

Not sure if there's anyone out there or if I'm talking to myself but I'm hoping someone will see this!

When I looked at the challenge at Less is More this week I thought I might be able to CASE Jen's lovely card. Not sure if I could successfully CASE Chrissie's card but I think I might give it a go soon.

I hope I've made mine different enough from Jen's not to be a complete copy!

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock :- Crumb Cake and Pool Party.
Ink :- Pool Party.
Sentiment :- Just Believe.
Dotty Background :- Itty Bitty Backgrounds. (a very old set.)
Framelits :- Hearts a Flutter and Label Collection.
Bitty Butterfly punch.
Paper piercing essentials pack.

I love this colour combo and I'm already thinking of other ways I could use this layout.

Thanks for looking and I'd love it if you could spare the time to leave me a comment. I'd love to visit you too and see what you've been doing.

And don't forget if you'd like to buy any of these lovely products please just get in touch, I'd be happy to help.

Kat xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Lovely Flowers from a Secret Garden.

Hi everyone I really must apologise for being such a bad blogger recently. I'm hoping this week will be better. But on the other hand I'm going to be out 2 nights! So no promises but I will try harder!

I've been dying to get my hands on this stamp set for ages and it arrived on Thursday. Unfortunately I was too busy to use it on Thursday. Typical! But I knew I had to use it straight away. So I made a card for my colleague who will be 50 on Tuesday. Being a kind person I didn't add any numbers. I usually keep a selection of cards at work and we all sign one when it's someone's birthday. Naturally I don't get a nice handmade card, I get a shop one! I'm not sure if everyone wants to sign a card as usual or give individual ones. If not I'll just use it myself.

The products I used are all from Stampin' Up!
Image :- Secret Garden plus matching dies.
Sentiment :- Wacky Wishes.
Inks :- Stampin' Write markers in regal rose, pretty in pink, wild wasabi and lucky limeade.
Embossing folder :- Fancy Fan.

Challenges for this card :-
Addicted to CAS :- Flower.
Allsorts :- A Passion for Flowers.

I bought the Secret Garden bundle which is the stamps plus matching dies. A real bargain bought this way rather than seperately as you save £6. I like a bargain.

And talking of bargains have you seen this amazing offer from Stampin' Up!?

• Get more for your money - place an order for £250 and choose £65 worth of products free! Or join SU and get £155 worth of products for just £99! Offers end 30th May 2013

I wouldn't mind that first offer for myself! If you fancy placing an order please get in touch and I'd be glad to help.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Love Those Butterflies!

Do you like butterflies? I do, and these ones are really pretty. Even better in this Stampin' Up! set you get six butterflies and they cut out perfectly with Stampin' Up! punches. I love easy!

I found a lovely sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I couldn't resist making a card. I love this sketch, it's definitely one to keep.

And here's what I made.

I used :-
Card stock and ink :- Raspberry Ripple.
Butterflies :- Papillon Potpourri.
Sentiment :- Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Textured Impressions :- Designer Frames.
Bitty Butterfly Punch.
All from Stampin' Up!

If you'd like any of these gorgeous products just drop me an email and I'll be happy to order them for you. And don't forget if you'd like more information about joining a Stampers 6 Club please get in touch.

I'd also like to enter the challenge at SU-Only Challenges which is monochrome.

Thanks for looking. I'd love it if you could leave me a comment too. I really appreciate every comment you leave and of course if I know who you are I can visit you too.

Kat xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Exciting News from Stampin' Up!

Exciting colour news from Stampin' Up!

There's going to be a colour refresh. This might mean that some of your favourite colours will be discontinued. On the other hand some of your favourites might be coming back and you might even find a new favourite among the new colours. Check out the chart below to find out more.

Stampin' Up colour refresh
The discontinued colours will be available for a wee while yet so do get in touch if you want to order any of them.

Watercolour pencils and Watercolour Wonder Crayons
are also going to be retired so if you need any of them please also get in touch before it's too late.

More great news is that the Small Curly Label Punch that was free in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue is now for sale for just £11.50.

So lots of good news from Stampin' Up!

So don't miss out, please get in touch if you want to order any of these products before it's too late.

Kat xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Lime and Black for Less is More.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late with this but that's because I've been messing around trying to put down what was in my head. I ended up doing something else first......I'm posting it on my original blog - Lilackat.

Needless to say this is not what I had in my head at all. I tried out a few ideas on some scrap paper but nothing was working so I just made a very quick card and went back to this one. And this is what happened. I'd like to enter this card at Less is More for their Lime and Black challenge and at CAS on Sunday where the challenge is "Thank You." And it fits the challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More which is "Addicted to CAS."

Stampin' Up! products - image from the Hopeful Thoughts set, stamped in Lucky Limeade and sentiment from the Wacky Wishes set.
I had a small problem with the flowers. They're very small and I couldn't find anything small enough. Eventually I found some sequins and added some black rhinestones. Now I think that was a mistake because they look like googly eyes to me. Oh dear!!!

If you fancy having any of these lovely stamps just drop me an email.

I'll be back tomorrow to let you know about the colour changes that are happening soon. some colours are being discontinued and some of the older ones are being brought back. There's still plenty of time to order if you find that one of your favourite colours is being discontinued so don't panic!

I'll also be back tomorrow with some candy to celebrate my new blog and being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Thanks for looking and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of my card.

Kat xx

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Do you like Stampin' Up! products?

Hi everyone, I'm excited to be writing my first post as an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I've been crafting for a few years now and I've had my blog at Lilackat for about three and a half years now. I recently  bought a lot of Stampin' Up! goodies and suddenly I'm a demonstrator! My style has become more CAS recently and I find Stampin' Up! products ideal for this.

So here's my first card on this blog. It's very simple and the products are all from Stampin' Up!

I used :-
Cardstock in Primrose Petals
Stitched Satin ribbon in Primrose Petals.
Butterfly from Papillon Potpourri cut out with Elegant Butterfly punch.
Honeycomb embossing folder.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Freshly Made Sketches :- Sketch.
In the Pink :- Let's Fly Away.

Hope you likey.

So if anyone wants to buy any of these gorgeous products please get in touch at katanderson.13@gmail.com

I'm also thinking of starting a Stampers 6 club. All you need to do is spend £25 a month and one month you are guaranteed to get at least £25 of hostess credit when it's your month to be hostess. Just email me if you want to find out more. As part of the deal you get free copies of the current catalogues not to mention lots of lovely new goodies.

Thanks for looking and I'd love it if you decided to follow me.

Kat xx