Saturday, 10 September 2011


Thank you for joining us today and welcome to our LAST CHANCE Blog Hop featuring stamp sets and accessories that are sadly retiring from the current catalogue this month. Hurry though because with several bargains at 25% and 40% it is only while stocks last and already items are selling out. Please feel free to give me a call on 01366 728407 or 07806 616704 to place your orders and enter my draw for free hostess gifts.

Now, you may have just joined from Elaine at where I'm sure you've seen some wonderful projects. If this is your first stop, grab a cuppa and enjoying a short break from the Saturday morning chores whilst browsing through some demonstrators blogs and 'hop' your way back to your starting point.

My first project today is one I made using the charity set 'Strength & Hope' with £1 from every stamp set sold being donated by Stampin' Up! to help raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A very worthwhile cause and beautiful stamp set.

This fancy fold card also featured a greeting from Occasional Greetings which is currently at 40% discount.

Also featured is the Springtime Vintage DSP that appeared in the Mini catalogue on 1st April and will also sadly be waving goodbye by the end of this month.

The card below features Baby Blossoms, again from the Mini catalogue, a delightful set of 18 stamps featuring our two-step stamping technique.

The vase here is made by punching an oval and using the 'hole' to sponge through. I used the punched out image to place in the neck of the vase to give a curved shape.

Lastly, here is a card I have seen lots of times in 'blogland' recently. Use any leftover DSP and punch squares using either the 1-1/4" or 1-3/8" square punches and layer onto card, running through Square Lattice Big shot to give a quilted effect. Here I have used some more of the Springtime Vintage that is retiring this month.

The NEW Stampin' Up Ideas & Catalogue book is released on 1st october and will contain even more pages of exciting craft goodies. Be sure to contact me to reserve your copy and be among the first to receive over the next week or so.

Now, to continue 'hopping' around blogland, click here to join Natalie where I'm sure she will have posted some amazing projects as always.

Happy craftin' and thanks for stopping by today.



  1. What beautiful cards Sandra. I wish these papers could have gone on the new catalogue. Thank you for taking part in the blog hop. Alison xx

  2. Your cards are gorgeous Sandra. Love them all!

  3. Beautiful cards- really inspiring and i just love the colours.xx

  4. Love those Springtime papers - i'll have to stock up before they sell out!

  5. Your cards are beautiful I am gutted these papers are going.

  6. Very cool card! I love that technique :) TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower too if you already aren't at
    Have a great day!

  7. These are stunning... I absolutely love the Mother's Day card :) x

  8. Beautiful card Sarnie, I love the Mother's day one but I am alos in love with Baby Blossoms, I so haven't used this set enough!
    Hugs, Sarah-Jane xx

  9. gogeous cards - love them all x

  10. Beautiful cards... I like them
    (excuse-me I'm a french girl, I'm not sûre it's the good sentences)