One more week left to purchase from the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Items list

The new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue will be available to order from, from Tuesday 1st July. That means you only have one more week left to buy from the retiring list.

Here’s a look back at some of my favourite cards using retiring items:

stampin up uk beautiful butterflies bigs independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
stampin up uk happy day card independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
Happy Day wood or clear
stampin up uk Simply stars card independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
Simply Stars wood (sold out) or clear 
stampin up uk Simply sketched card independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
Simply Sketched wood or clear & Express Yourself wood or clear (sold out)

stampin up uk Butterfly collection wheel independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas

Stampin up uk Clockworks male card independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
Clockworks wood (sold out) or clear

Stampin up uk Beautifully Baroque vintage card independent demonstrator Tracy May card making ideas
Beautifully Baroque (sold out)
As you can see a number of items have sold out, so be quick to make sure you don’t miss out on your favourites.
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More Convention Swaps

So I took hundreds of photos at convention – unfortunately I am not the photographer in my family and the majority are useless for posting on here. They are either too under or over exposed. Nevermind, my sister (the photographer in the family) is going to give me the dummies guide to my camera when we go up at Christmas! Really I should just RTM (read the manual) but I fear it would lull me to sleep, which sounds lovely but I have too much to do!

Anyway enough rambling from me here are some of the ok shots from inspiration boards at convention.

I love this artists tray too. Unfortunately I didn’t see who had made it so apologies for not linking it to you if it is yours

And finally here is a swap I made for another demonstrator, who was unable to attend convention due to ill health. A load of the Pinkies made 5 swaps to swap on her behalf so she could receive a bunch of swaps back. I love being part of the Pinkies, they are a lovely bunch of crafters with big hearts!

As with my own swaps, its not my usual style, but I actually really like it. What do you think?

For this project you will need
Card stock: Tempting Turquoise 108598, Midnight Muse 127546
Inks: Midnight Muse 126860, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad 126857, Versamark 102283
Stamp sets: Blooming with Kindness W-131961, C-126422, Happy Day W-130294, C-130297, Beautifully Baroque W-130895
Other: Bitty Butterfly punch 129406, White embossing powder 109132

    European Convention – my swaps!

    Usually my style is CAS (clean and simple), however, I decided to go for a completely different style for my convention swaps! I thought I would be adventurous and it seems to have paid off judging by the comments from some of the other demonstrators I swapped with!

    For these cards you will need:
    Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge W-130514, C-130517, Off the Grid W-130736, Blooming with Kindness W-131961, C-126422, Happy Day W-130294, C-130297, Dictionary Background W-130348, C-130351
    A4 Card Stock: Basic Black 121688, Real Red 106578, Crumb Cake 121685
    Ink Pads: Whisper White (Craft) 101731, Basic Black 126980, Versamark 102283
    Other: White embossing powder 109132, Bitty Butterfly Punch129406, Bubble wrap
    Convention was fantastic! I will be posting more pictures as soon as I get the chance so pop back later this week for another look.

    Happy Day(s)

    Hi, how’s your weekend going so far? 
    I’ve been quite productive – my mother-in-law and I finished fixing the trampoline surround yesterday. My 4 year old son had managed to rip an enormous gash all along one of the panels so I decided to “Make Do and Mend”. My son tried to “help” before I chased him away. It’s hard to sew when you are sitting on a trampoline with someone bouncing on it! 
    Once the kids were in bed I managed to finish a card and present for one of my best friends. It was her birthday yesterday – I know, I know late again!! I will post some pictures of the card and present after I have handed them over to her on Wednesday when I see her.
    Today’s card is one that was inspired by a card one of my fellow Pinkies Lizy Bartaby posted on her blog Creatin’ and Stampin’. Take a look at Lizy’s card here.
    I love the overstamping style and have used it quite a lot with other stamp sets, but I hadn’t actually thought to use it with Happy Day until I saw the background on Lizy’s card. 
    Stampin Up Demonstrator Happy Days Card Making Tracy May
    I’m really pleased with the results and I just love the new In-Colours as well especially Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana. Which ones are your favourites?
    The products used are:
    Whisper White A4 card stock 106549 £6.25 | 8,50 €, Strawberry Slush A4 card stock 131300 £6.25 | 8,50 €,  Strawberry Slush ink 131178 £4.95 | 6,50 €,  Happy Day Stamp set (W) 130294 £19.95 | 26,95 €, (C) 130297 £15.95 | 21,95 €, Express Yourself (Hostess Only Stamp set) (W) 130336, (C) 130339

    If you would like to order any of the products used or would like more information about how you can order the hostess only stamp sets, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07788746908 or