FREE SHIPPING this Wednesday!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – FREE SHIPPING this Wednesday

Time for you to stock up and save on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On 11 December only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders of 40 €/£35 or more. But this incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion;
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met;
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is 40 €/£35 or more;
  • All Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout and pre-order items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 11 December 2019.

Sales Period:

11 December 2019

0:01–23:59 (NL)/11:01 p.m. (10 December)–10:59 p.m. (11 December) (UK)

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout sale is here! Some products are leaving for good, some will come back in future catalogues next year, and some are discontinued. So, if you have a list of things you’ve been wanting to order, now is the time! Click here for all the details


New Catalogues are Coming!

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators can pre-order from the upcoming January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue and start earning Sale-a-Bration items from yesterday.

I’ll be ordering catalogues and Sale-a-Bration brochures this week, for all of my current customers. If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalogue (and aren’t a current customer), please place an order today.


It’s a new month and it means new tutorials and gifts.

Use this code while shopping to receive my special gifts!

  1. For every order of minimum £25 (before shipping) you will receive from me these amazing Exclusive PDF Tutorials
  2. For every order of £75 + (before shipping) you will receive from me, for free, Exclusive PDF Tutorials Bundle and a pack of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

These are a BRAND NEW product from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue (the former Spring-Summer catalogue).

How it works –

  • Place a product order of £25 or more (excl.shipping) in my online store in the month of December. 
  • Add Host Code SP39KBER  To claim your reward – either just the Exclusive PDF Tutorials or FREE products – you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This December’s Special will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code SP39KBER between 1 – 31 December.
  • If your order is £150 or more please do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Monthly Special Host Gift will be mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-January.
  • PDF’s will include the photos of the finished projects, a list of products used and step by step instructions.

Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout & Carryover Lists

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Year-End Closeout & Carryover Lists

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout sale is here! Some products are leaving for good, some will come back in future catalogues next year, and some are discontinued. So, if you have a list of things you’ve been wanting to order, now is the time! Some products will sell out before the end of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue sale period!

Retiring Favourites

Click the banner above to check all of the amazing products that are going away. Grab your favourites while you can.

But just to clarify. Each bundle from the Autumn/Winter catalogue is being retired. Or I should rather say their item numbers are retiring at the end of the catalogue period. It means that the bundled pricing is going away, not the components of the bundle themselves (like Harvest Hellos Bundle or Still Scenes Bundle).

Discounted Products

Click the banner above and save big on a selection of surplus items from Autumn/Winter catalogue: stamp sets, punches, ribbons etc. But remember: they are available while supplies last!

Download the retiring and surplus items from the Autumn/Winter catalogue below:

Carryover Items

Click the banner above to check (most of) the items that are carrying over to the next catalogue. One thing to notice is that if products that are part of a bundle are carrying over, the bundle price will NOT. So if there is a bundle you’ve been wanting, it would make sense to buy it at the discounted bundle price now instead of the full price later.

Download the carryover list so you know which items will be carrying over into future publications, below:


New Catalogues are Coming!

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators can pre-order from the upcoming January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue and start earning Sale-a-Bration items from yesterday.

I’ll be ordering catalogues and Sale-a-Bration brochures this week, for all of my current customers. If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalogue (and aren’t a current customer), please place an order today.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


It’s a new month and it means new tutorials and gifts. But first thing first: the code.

Use this code while shopping to receive my special gifts!

  1. For every order of minimum £25 (before shipping) you will receive from me these amazing Exclusive PDF Tutorials
  2. For every order of £75 + (before shipping) you will receive from me, for free, Exclusive PDF Tutorials Bundle and a pack of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

These are a BRAND NEW product from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue (the former Spring-Summer catalogue).

How it works –

  • Place a product order of £25 or more (excl.shipping) in my online store in the month of December. 
  • Add Host Code SP39KBER  To claim your reward – either just the Exclusive PDF Tutorials or FREE products – you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This December’s Special will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code SP39KBER between 1 – 31 December.
  • If your order is £150 or more please do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Monthly Special Host Gift will be mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-January.
  • PDF’s will include the photos of the finished projects, a list of products used and step by step instructions.

The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

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Thank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

For this month we’ve been set a challenge to use any carry-over holiday-themed stamps to create a non-Christmassy project.

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I knew straight away I wanted to use Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set to create some super cute baby cards.

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I chose rather traditional baby colours: pink and blue. For the pink, I’ve used beautiful dusty Blushing Bride, and Pool Party seemed just perfect for a baby boy card.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Girl card dimensions:

  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

First, I stamped the little bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, in Blushing Bride, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. For the little face, I’ve used Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. I die-cut the bear image using the second largest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I also die-cut the same size stitched oval shape from White Vellum. Next, I stamped ‘peek-a-boo’ sentiment from Suite Sayings Stamp Set, also in Blushing Bride, on a strip of Whisper White, and cut it into a banner. A baby card can’t go without a little bling so I added a tiny rhinestone to the sentiment banner.

To add some interest (and cuteness) to the card base, I pull out long forgotten Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks. For the girly card, I’ve used hearts stencil. First, I thought to add some sparkle through the stencil, but at the end, I decided for tone on tone effect and sponged hearts with Blushing Bride Ink.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Boy card dimensions:

  • Whisper White cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

This card was made similarly to the baby girl one. The only significant change, except colour combo obviously,  was that I stamped the bear and his ears separately as I planned to punch the bear using Cookie Cutter Bilder Punch. 

It turned out that the bear has a slightly wider ‘body’ than the other images from this stamp set and you can’t punch it without losing a little bit of his chubby shape.

At the end, I had to fussy-cut the bear but it’s quite a straightforward process. I punched out his ears and using snail adhesive I glued his ears behind his head and next I glued the bear flat onto the stitched oval shape.

Assembling these cards was pretty easy. First I adhered DSP panels to the cardstock. I added the ribbon at the bottom of my panels. I secured it at the back of the panels using snail adhesive and glued it to the card base.

Next step was to assemble my little bears. I glued the ovals with bears to the vellum ovals, offsetting them slightly. I adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some extra dimension. Sentiments are adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals too.

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I truly hope you like my cute ‘peek-a-boo’ baby cards. They are not only adorable but also very easy to recreate.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely and talented Heidi.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #16 – I’m Here For You

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #16 – I’m Here For You

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Welcome to our 16th sketch challenge blog hop! Today’s sketch has been designed by Amanda Charlesworth.

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For a long time, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create a 3D project or a card for this sketch. But because I definitely feel more confident as a card maker, I saved myself some stress and decided to make a card.

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I altered the sketch a little bit and added my own twist to it. The base of my card is Whisper White Thick A4 cardstock that measures 8-1/4″x 5-7/8″, and folded in half at 4-1/8″. Next, I cut two panels: one from regular Whisper White and one Smoky Slate. Both measured 4″x 5-6/8″. I took the Smoky Slate panel and using a multi-wave die from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, I die cut one piece of ‘waves’.

Savvy Tip: Save the bottom scrap piece for some masking later on.

I took scribble circle stamp from Swirly Bird Stamp Set and stamp it repeatedly in Smoky Slate over the Smoky Slate panel, overlapping and stamping off until the whole piece was covered.

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Now I took Whisper White panel and that Smoky Slate scrap piece I saved earlier to create glimmer bottom layer for my wavy die-cut. I lined up the straight edge of my scrap with a bottom edge of Whisper White and squished Versamark pad over the bottom piece of that Whisper White panel. I didn’t want to cover entire panel, only the part that will be peaking through the ‘wavy’ piece. I sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder over it and heat embossed until melted. Next, I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter over it and heat embossed again to secure glitter in place. But why I used that leftover scrap of Smoky Slate, you may wonder? I’ve used it to make sure the very bottom of my WW panel won’t be covered in glitter, so I had a nice spot for my sentiment.

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I adhered Smoky Slate panel and ‘waves’ to the Whisper White panel. To finish off my card, I took a beautiful ‘I’m here for you’ sentiment from Weather Together Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Black at the bottom left corner of my panel. I also added a couple of rhinestones at bottom right corner for a good measure. I’ve mounted the whole piece to the card base using dimensionals.

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I really like how this card turned out. Clean and simple. I hope you like my take on the sketch too.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely Jillian.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle
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£42.25

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
[141497]
£24.00

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set

Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set
[141749]
£23.00

Weather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set

Weather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set
[141543]
£19.00

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
[140490]
£6.50

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock
[106549]
£8.25

Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate

Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate
[131291]
£7.25

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
[131179]
£6.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
[140931]
£6.50

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad
[102283]
£7.75

Heat & Stick Powder

Heat & Stick Powder
[100625]
£4.00

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
[133751]
£4.50

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
[119246]
£4.50

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Liquid Multipurpose Glue
[110755]
£3.75

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals
[104430]
£3.75

Heat Tool - Uk Plug

Heat Tool – Uk Plug
[129054]
£27.00

Big Shot

Big Shot
[143263]
£99.00

 

Snow Friends For The Holidays!

Howdy friends! How’s your weekend going? I had a lovely and quick crafty session with my little sister on Friday morning. She badly wanted to play with Snow Place bundle from Stampin’ Up before back home for a half term break at uni. So I sorted out some time to make a little crafty mess at my kitchen table.

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Last time I used cute little snowmen so this time I decided to use Mr Penguin, or shall I say Mr & Mrs Penguin? haha Yep, I decided to make cute Mrs for our handsome friend, so he’s not feeling lonely at a Christmas time.

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The card layout is pretty straightforward: top-folded base and a piece of the white panel inside for your writing. You also need a piece of white card for snow bank at the front of your card. You can die-cut it or use your scissors, but I just simply tear it. It adds some fun texture to the card.

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You also need a piece of card for your stamping. And I have to mention here that there’s a lot of black in penguin, and it’s not that easy to get perfect impression/coverage. I tried two black ink pads I have: Memento Black and new Archival Stampin’ Up! Basic Black to get the best possible image. And although I love my Memento Black the best black and the really crisp impression I got while using Basic Black Archival ink.

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When we had all of our images stamped we took it to my studio to die cut it with matching framelits. If you don’t have framelits or die-cutting machine fear not. Images are so simple that you can easily cut them by hand with a pair of good scissors. I actually hand-cut leaves with berries that Mrs Penguin has in her hair lol

I also used clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to add shimmer to snowflakes, berries and leaves, Mrs Penguin’s beak and cheeks as well as white stripes on the candy cane.

Now just wanted to show you a project that my sister created. Firstly she wanted to make a cute card for her boyfriend. But when the card was finished she asked if there’s a way to make it into gift card holder, haha But hey, everything is possible! So I made a pocket to hold a gift card and attached it inside of her card. It may not be perfect but it’s made with love and that is what really matters.

That’s it from me for today. I really hope you like our cute little projects. We definitely had lots of fun crafting, getting inky and making a mess.

Have a blessed day,