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Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas From Our Home To Yours

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year xoxo

Saturday, December 19

Christmas Is Coming

I've gone for an unconventional colour scheme which is probably not to everyone's taste, but I'm hoping Santa will bring me lots of little turquoise and white boxes to match ;) haha!


My preparations are almost finished, just the presents to wrap tonight and then I hand the reins over to Dean who's responsible for everything else :D  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend and not finding last minute Christmas preparations too stressful!

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, December 3

Season's Greetings

I've decided on my Christmas card designs this year and kept them simple for mass production...


One for the children...


Have a wonderful Wednesday, I hope your holiday preparations are going well and as it is now December, I think it's okay for me to say, only 23 more sleeps to go haha!

Stephanie xxx

Saturday, October 31

Caring Hearts Card Drive

I wanted to share details of the Caring Hearts card drive which the wonderful Vera Yates is coordinating once again this year, it warms my heart to know that there are people like Vera and Jennifer in this world.

"We are back for the 6th year of our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive… collecting handmade holiday cards to give to those that live in nursing homes. In 2014, we collected over 17,000 cards and distributed cards to many nursing homes in US, Canada and Australia. The card drive ends November 27 - we hope you can participate! For more information, visit  Vera Yates or  Jennifer McGuire."

Sunday, October 18

Happy Halloween

Despite being very much the way forward, I've never entertained the idea of making an instructional video because I'm a complete and utter technophobe.  My first attempt isn't great, the lighting is bad, the camera needs to be zoomed in and the shadow in the top right hand corner is very distracting, but it only took up half an hour of my time (and another half hour of Jenny's) so I'm quite satisfied...

YouTube / Instrumental Copyright Stevie Hoang

In case you're not interested in watching a poorly made video, here's the card I made...

Stamps - Trick or Treat / Dies - Bountiful Bunting Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper Echo Park / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Other - Black Twine

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday, thank you very much for stopping by :)

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, October 4

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

I woke up in a particularly good mood this morning, even the sound of the children screaming at each other failed to penetrate my happy bubble ha!

Here are more cards showcasing this months upcoming products...

Stamps - One More Sleep & Say It's Christmas / Dies - One More Sleep Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Wobbly Eyes

Stamps - One More Sleep / Dies - One More Sleep Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Coffee First / Dies - Coffee First Die Collection / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Back Twine

For inspiration galore, a visit to Design Team is an absolute must...


My mission for the rest of the day is to get my eight year old daughter to put some clothes on, for reasons known only to herself, she prefers to wear just her knickers when at home.  Dean says she takes after her mother, to which I must clarify, I do not, repeat not, walk around the house in just my knickers, are we clear on that? ;) ha!

Stephanie xxx

Friday, October 2

Christmas Cheer

So many new stamp sets and so many cards to share, I really need to be more organised in my planning!  Here are a couple of Christmas cards to start with...

Stamps - Best Christmas, Cheerful Calligraphy & Christmas Type / Dies - Best Christmas Die Collection / Inks - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Best Christmas & Santa Baby / Dies - Best Christmas Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Thank you very much for looking, I hope you will return tomorrow to look some more ;)

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, October 1

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

October is here which means for me, the countdown to Christmas has started.  I had better start on my list, and I don't mean the one for the man in the red suit...my long list of things to do!

There is of course the small matter of this months new products so here is a little snippet of the thirteen new stamp sets, eleven with coordinating die collections, that will be available soon...

Best Christmas

Christmas Poinsettia

Fancy Sayings

From Our Home

Giving Thanks

Heartfelt Thanks

Home At Christmas

Laugh Our Loud

Merry Kissmas

One More Sleep

Santa Baby

Stitched Mittens

Coffee First

The wonderful Keren Baker is back with us this month and I would be most grateful if you could join me, Keren and the wonderful Design Team for the countdown teasers :)

Happy Thursday, I hope you have a jolly good one!

Stephanie xxx

Friday, September 4

September Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

We're off to Legoland shortly so apologies for being extra brief today, here are the last of my cards for the September release...

Stamps - Woodland Kisses / Dies - Woodland Kisses Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Tiny Trees & Say Something / Dies - Tiny Trees Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Small Pearls

Stamps - Tiny Trees / Dies - Tiny Trees Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Small Pearls

If you have time, please visit the Design Team and leave them some much deserved love...


Thank you very much for looking in on me and I hope your day is wonderful :D

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, September 3

September Release Countdown Teasers Day 3

It's a bit chilly where I am this morning, Autumn is well and truly here and I am tempted to switch the central heating on.  A nice cup of tea will be sure to warm me up...

Stamps - My Cup of Tea / Dies - My Cup of Tea Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - My Cup of Tea / Dies - My Cup of Tea Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

The Design Team are joining me today for the teasers, please pay them a visit...


Thank you once again for your time and I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, September 2

Sending Warm Hugs

Only one card from me today, the creative juices have run dry!

Stamps - Arctic Animals / Dies - Arctic Animals Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Chalk Palette

No rest for the wicked, I have several more sets to play with, so I will bid you farewell and hope that you have a good day.  I will also respectfully request that you return tomorrow, but only if you want to ;)

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, September 1

September Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

I cannot believe how quickly the summer has gone by and already I'm dreading the children's return to school next week, I always feel so lonely those first few days.

I'm hoping you're here because you're interested in the new products coming this month so here is a little peek at the nine new stamp sets, seven with coordinating dies, that are on the way...

Arctic Animals

Believe

Eye On You

In Stitches Autumn

Little Elves

Little Things

Tiny Trees

Warm Solutions

Woodland Kisses

I'm so happy Maureen Plut is back on the Design Team and also joining us this month is a huge talent in the crafting world, the one and only, Yoonsun Hur of Rejoicing Crafts! :D

Thank you for stopping!

Stephanie xxx

Tuesday, August 4

Let's Celebrate You

Thank you so much for dropping by to see more cards I've made with this month's upcoming new stamps...

Stamps - Make A Splash & Scrumptious Birthday Sentiments /  Dies - Make A Splash Die CollectionScalloped Edges Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Make A Splash & Pretty Pansies /  Dies - Make A Splash Die Collection & Small Frames Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Out Of This World / Dies - Out Of This World Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

 Stamps - Out Of This World / Dies - Out Of This World Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Thank you, thank you and thank you again for your precious time, it's such a pleasure to have your company :)

Stephanie xxx

Monday, August 3

Thank You

I always feel apprehension regarding our new products but as I read the feedback on blogger, Facebook and Instagram, I start to relax and allow myself to get a teeny bit excited.  Your reassurances are truly appreciated, thank you :D

And now onto my cards...

Stamps - Beautiful Friend & Miniature Type / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other - Mini Pearls

 Stamps - Beautiful Friend & Flag It / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other Gold Embossing Powder; Mini Pearls
 Stamps - Beautiful Friend & Fabulous Fuchsias Too / Dies - Beautiful Friend Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Watercolour Pencils / Other Gold Embossing Powder; Mini Pearls

Happy Monday, I hope your week is a good one :)

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, August 2

Mahalo

Here are the first of my cards for this month, I hope you like them...

Stamps - Aloha Again / Dies - Aloha Die Collection; Spellbiners Nestabilities Standard Circles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Aloha Again & Scrumptious Thank You / Dies - Aloha Die Collection / Ink - VersaMagic Dew Drops

Stamps - Aloha Again & Happy Birthday All / Dies - Aloha Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops

Thank you very much for your visit today, as always I am extremely grateful.  Have a lovely Sunday, and if you haven't yet seen it, I would highly recommend Disney's Inside Out, I bawled my eyes out on several occasions, much to the amusement of my husband, siblings, children and their friends haha!

Stephanie xxx