Thursday, 31 January 2019

Shop During Sale a Bration & earn FREE supplies!!

Good Evening Everyone,

Just a quick post today to give you a little more information on Sale a Bration for those who are new to Stampin Up or maybe just never heard of Sale a Bration before.

It's very simple really.

For every £45 you spend in the Annual Catalogue or the Spring/Summer Catalogue you can choose a Level 1 free product from the Sale a Bration Catalogue and A £90 spend can give you a Level 2 freebie from the Sale a Bration Catalogue. There is no limit to the amount of FREE product you can receive.

Now you can shop with me via my online store - click the link below to head over there now where you can see all the new products from the Spring / Summer Catalogue as well as the FREEBIE Sale a Bration items on offer.

If you would prefer to receive a physical copy, just let me know and I would be more than happy to pop a copy in the post for you.

See you again Soon


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Wood Textures Sweet Wishes Mini Preserve Gift Box

Hello everyone,

It's Tuesday, how did that happen - I had a three day weekend as well and It's gone in the fastest time.

Today I have this beautiful box for you... I created it to hold two mini preserve jars as a gift, but this is a great size to pop in a lot of different goodies.


Very Vanilla Cardstock
1pc - 8 3/4" x 7"

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
2pc - 1 5/8" x 1 5/8"
3pc - 1 5/8" x 3 3/8"

Place the Very Vanilla Cardstock into the simply scored, with the long side running across to top. Score at  1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4" & 7", then rotate the card 90 degrees and score along the short side at 1 3/4" & 5 1/4".

Fold and burnish all the score lines well. Bring in your snips and cut away sections so you are left with a shape as below:-

Add the three rectangular DSP panels to the three sections running from the left, and add the two square piece to the two square section on the right, just like this:-

Take a small punch and create a thumb notch as above. Add tear & tape to all the flaps that have been notched into and cut down slightly and the follow the arrows, the two flaps on the right hand side fold in to create the lid and the four remaining fold up and make the base.

Carefully wrap the crumb cake nature's twine around the box twice then tie in a bow over the top of the box.

Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of very vanilla using crumb cake ink - add banner tails to either side and sponge all the edges. Add this to the front of the box using dimensionals

Here's a  list of all the supplies I used today, click on the images to head over to my online store.
Product List

Thanks for stopping by today, Remember it's still Sale a bration - the best time ever to shop Stampin Up. For every £45 you spend, you an earn a FREE Product, and one option is the Hello Cupcake stamp set, which is where the sentiment comes from for this project.

See you Soon


Monday, 28 January 2019

It's the BEST time to Join Stampin Up!!!

Good Evening Everyone,

Just wanted to jump on and let you know about the current Joining offer from Stampin Up.

Why become a demonstrator??

There are two types of SU demonstrator - Business and Hobby. Now when you join there is no difference in what benefits you receive - whichever option you choose. Some people join to get the great discount and join a community - others join to make a business. Entry level is exactly the same.

Instant 20% discount on orders ( rising to 25% as you grow)
Invitation to two Stampin Up events a year
Pre Orders on new catalogues
to name a few.

As you spend and accumulate CSV the discounts grow. 

You have to joining options..

Option 1 - You Pay £99, Get £229 of product & Services
This gives you £170 of product of your choosing for you starter kit, a £55 business Builder Kit which includes catalogues, order forms etc if you wish to turn this into a business and Free P&P. 

Option 2 - You Pay £125, Get £277 of product & Services
You have the same £170 choice of product, and you get the Craft & Carry Tote (worth £47), the Business Builder pack & Free P&P

If you are interested in joining my team, please do get in touch for a chat.

You can contact me as below:-

Email -
Telephone - 07905615260
Facebook - Vickie Lou Designs / Victoria Littlewood

I would love to chat to you.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

Large Blossom Pretty in Pink Thank You Card

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We have done all the decorating we can fit in & all the shopping I can be bothered to do, so it's a few hours in the craft room for me!!  This is for the Wednesday Challenge on Stampin for All . This week we were given a colour challenge! Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo & Powder Pink plus 1 colour of your choice, so I chose Granny Apple Green, and here's my card....


Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scored at 4 1/8"
Scraps for petals, leaves and sentiment

Melon Mambo Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

Powder Pink Cardstock
1pc - 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Firstly, bring in your big shot and run the Powder Pink cardstock through in your Basket Weave embossing folder - remember that this is a dynamic folder so is considerably thick than the standard ones, which means you will need to adjust you 'sandwich'. Pop down you emboss folder straight onto your platform (NO cutting plate on the bottom) then add a cutting plate to the top them run through.

Create the card base by folding and burnishing the whisper white cardstock. Layer the melon mambo and the powder pink cardstock layers onto this.

On your scraps, stamp out some flowers and petals. The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set is a two step stamp set, so you get and outline image plus two infill images to create shading a depth. For my project today I used the outline in melon mambo and the most solid infill in flirty flamingo. I created 5 petals, then cut them out using the blossom builder punch.  Also create a little middle section using the same principle.

I also used granny apple green for the outline of the leaves, then stamped off ( this is where you stamp on some scrap paper to remove some of the ink before stamping onto your project) before using the solid infill. You will need to fussy cut these as there is no coordinating punch for these.

Whilst you have the Granny Apple Green to hand, stamp the sentiment, then cut out with the everyday label punch and sponge the edges.

Cut  circle with the 3/4" circle punch and arrange the petals around this and adhere together. I found using the circle easier to get my shape and spacing right for all the petals. 

Add the flower to the card and then tuck the leaves to the left hand side, and on the right place the sentiment.

Here's a list of all the supplies I used in today's card, click on the images to head over to my online store
Product List

Thanks for taking a look again today, if you get a minute pop n over to Stampin for All and take a look at that amazing community and maybe even try a challenge for yourself.

See you Soon


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