Saturday, 1 October 2011

ILWS New catalogue Blog Hop

Hello - and a warm welcome to my part of the In Love with Stamping Blog Hop which we are doing to mark the fabulous new 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalogue which launches today.

You may be starting with me - or you may have hopped here from Sally's blog. However you got here - please check out my samples before moving on to Tina for even more ideas.

OK let's cut the cackle and get on with what you have come for

First up is this card made using the new Triple Treat Flower stamp and one of the new Hostess stamp sets called Precious Butterflies (priceless as you can only get this one by having a workshop for me!). I have also used two of the fab new In Colours (Island Indigo and Pool Party) for the card and also check out that brand new spotty ribbon with scalloped edges!

Second up is another card featuring one of the A La Carte stamps - this one is called Elizabeth - and I couldn't wait to get this one - its just beautiful! I added some of the new Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon to finish off!

This is one of the make and takes for the new catty launch party I am throwing today and tomorrow!

 Here is the second and third M&T we will be doing!

This card and mini milk carton are made with the new Halloween Paper - Frightful Sight, and the new Jack of All Trades stamp set - the black spotty ribbon is gorgeous with this type of project!

If you would like to come along - there are still a few slots available - just give me a ring on 01892 724030 to check when to pop in!

Now as most people know - I am a scrapbooker rather than a cardmaker - so here are a couple of pages I made with one of the new Designer Series Papers! This one is called Paisley Petals - and I can't wait to get my paws on the matching stamp set later today!

I am doing a scrapbbok about my late brother in law for my sister and these are two of the pages from it - this first one is of Nigel the day he became a Dad - on the 23rd September 1978 - that tiny scrap in his arms grew up to become one of his best friends as well as his daughter!

This second page is a rush finish just this morning. As I have been sorting through photos of Nigel - the one thing I have noticed in almost all of them is his wonderful smile - RIP Nige - we all miss you very much!

Anyway - I had better go - I have people arriving shortly to start creating! I hope you have enjoyed your visit - and if I can place an order for you for any of the lovely new products - please get in touch.

Tel 07973 969153 or email on

In the meantime I will hand you on to the lovely Tina for her offerings today!


  1. I find your blog to be very inspirational. I love S U. Can I ask you to please consider popping on the Subscribe to Posts by e-mail gadget? This would make it easier for myself and the many others like me [ who have bad memories ] to follow your blog and may even increase sales for you.Please let me know if you add it then I can subscribe and will miss nothing. Many thanks. xx

  2. All gorgeous Carolyn but particularly like the first one
    Margaret x

  3. Fabulous projects... I love them all :) x

  4. Beautiful projects thank you so much for taking part in the blog hop x

  5. Awwww, what a beautiful tribute to your brother-in-law, Carolyn.. must have been so hard to do but you've done a wonderful job.

    Sarah x