Merry Patterns by Stampin’ Up!

Merry Patterns by Stampin’ Up!

Well hello my friends! It has been a while, hasn’t it? How have you been? I do hope all is well. I’ve just looked at my blog and I haven’t posted since the end of July! Life has just been super busy of late. I took some time out though yesterday and cracked out the ink pads and stamp sets.

I just love this promotional stamp set, Merry Patterns by Stamping’ Up! which I recently got free with a qualifying order. Yes I do still buy my SU goodies, even though I haven’t had much time to play recently! Once a craftaholic, always a craftaholic!

Merry Patterns by Stamping' Up!

  • I started off by stamping the patterned reindeer onto watercolour paper and then smoothing the pattern out with a damp brush, before fussy cutting the reindeer out once it was dry.
  • The background is embossed with Softly Falling and the two circles were cut out using the Stitched Shapes framelits. The card front was mounted on to a Whisper White card blank.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.

I love how the card came together and will probably make a batch of these as it was quick and easy to put together. Apologies for the blurry shot – I must be out of practice!

The stamp set is one of the items you can choose for free with orders over £250 until the end of October.

I do hope you like the card. Hopefully I will get the chance to make some more cards soon and I will make sure I take better photographs to post, I promise.

Thanks for stopping by!


More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!


Welcome back – it’s now week three of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love!

This week I’m actually using DSP AGAIN! I bet you are in total shock now! But I really love, love, love this new DSP! More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

vMore Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I’m CASEing the layout again, as you can probably see. Also I have used the same pattern and colour scheme as my card last week. I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the same supplies and end up with two very different cards! Are you guilty of buying craft products with just one card in mind? You certainly aren’t alone if you are! I do it too! All too frequently! 😬 LoL!

I teamed up the DSP with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the star and then cut around it using the Stitched Shapes Framelits . The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which I’m glad to say is still going strong. It’s such a versatile set of sentiments. I do highly recommend it.

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week. Also there are still two more weeks of CASEing the catalogue (June being a 5 week month) to go, so do come back next week for a peek!

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).

A Bold Butterfly by Stampin’ Up!

A Bold Butterfly by Stampin’ Up! 


Happy Thursday folks! I’m back with this lovely sketch challenge for Create with Connie & Mary this week. I had a piece of watercolour paper left over from a previous challenge where I had used the watercolour pencils to create the strip instead of using DSP. Waste not, want not – as the saying goes! So I thought I would use that as my starting point for this week’s challenge. The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts and was stamped before I adhered the card front to the card base.


A Bold Butterfly by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC455

I teamed it up with a gold glitter butterfly that I cut using the Bold Butterfly by Stampin’ Up! Framelits dies. I also used Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Watercolor Wings stamp set. First, I cut out the square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits (I made sure to use the right one for the stamp). Then I used my Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers to colour in one of the smaller butterflies from Watercolor Wings. I sprayed it with some water before stamping. Once it was dry I added the gold glitter butterfly and adhered it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Luckily none of these products are on the retiring list!


Stylish Stems Framelits By Stamping’ Up!

Stylish Stems Framelits By Stamping’ Up!

Welcome back! It’s time for another sketch challenge from Create with Connie & Mary this week. I played around with a few ideas in my head for this challenge before settling on an idea I took from the fabulously talented German demonstrator Steffi Helmschrott (which you can see here)!

Stylish Stems Framelits by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC447

Instead of using a piece of DSP for the strip down the left hand side of the card, I got out my watercolour pencils and created a rainbow on a panel of watercolour paper. I used the Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive pencils and an aqua painter. I cut out the square (using the Stitched Shape framelits) and the flower using the Stylish Stems Framelits by Stamping’ Up! So it would match the card front, I used another piece of watercolour paper!

I did get through a few pieces of the watercolour paper before I got the look I was after, but I think I got there in the end! Do you like it? I do hope so.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners by the way! Oh and the card base is made from Crumb Cake, which I think really makes the rainbow colours pop.

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the lovely design team have come up with this week. You can also play along on the Create with Connie & Mary Facebook page too!