I’m Sorry For Being Absent

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – I’m sorry for being absent.

Hi Loves! I’m sorry for being absent!

I know it’s been a while, shame on me!

The fabulous Autumn/Winter 2018 Catalogue launched on 5th September but with my health, things have taken a bit of a turn. But I tried since a couple of days to update the links and Autumn-Winter Catalogue pageAnd I will keep updating my blog gradually.

As many of you know, I’ve got Multiple Sclerosis and like with everything MS, the symptoms can vary from sufferer to sufferer. Some of us have symptoms so seriously affecting their everyday life, they end up in a wheelchair, unable to walk or carrying for themselves, others are blessed enough they can continue with their lives as usual with no symptoms at all.

My MS struggles

Well, I’m somewhere in between. My hands are numb, I suffer from chronic pain. I also have a discopathy (it’s a Polish terminology) or how it’s called here: spinal disc herniation (which is probably caused by inflammation caused by MS) – two bottom discs of my spine have degenerated and are causing me severe sharp pain and difficulty with moving around.

But I’m not giving up. I just listen to my body and do as much as it allows me to.b And if it means fewer and unplanned posts – let it be. I hope you understand.

But I do keep up with all my commitments towards my customers, so you are welcome to shop through my page. All qualified gifts will be sent as per usual.

Exclusive PDF Tutorials

HOST CODE for the month of September is TAXBTP9Q.

Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive from me:

  • a pack of Chicken Wire Elements
  • Exclusive PDF Tutorials for three cards 

How it works…

  • Place a product order of £50 or more (excl. shipping) in my online store in the month of September. 
  • Add Host Code TAXBTP9Q. To claim your reward you must include this code in your ordering process.
  • This August Special Offer will be applied to all qualifying orders placed through my shop using Host Code TAXBTP9Q between 1 September – 30 September.
  • If your order is £150 or more do not use Host Code. You will earn your own Host Rewards to spend.
  • IMPORTANT:  My FREE Special Host Gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-October.
  • PDF’s will be emailed the same or next day (depends on the time of your purchase). They will include the photos of the finished cards, list of products used and step by step instructions.

One last thing: Stampin’ Up! and papercraft is my passion and I’m not planning to stop doing what I love!

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Don’t forget to check:

Host Promotion Details

  • Promotion period: 1–30 September
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after 30 September.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach 275 €/£200 (catalogue price before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many qualifying orders can be placed in September.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

Wildflower Fields Fridge Mini Calendars

Wildflower Fields Fridge Mini Calendars

Wildflower Fields Fridge Mini Calendars - Blackberry Bliss

Good evening everyone. A few days ago, on my facebook page,  I’ve posted some fridge mini calendars I’ve made as a thank you gifts for my customers. But they were such a hit that I thought I will make a blog post, to show how to make them. Just a warning, it’s gonna be picture heavy 😉

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I’ve bought these mini calendars on eBay while ago, but due to chronic fatigue I just couldn’t push myself to sit down and craft – maybe except for the cards once in a while. But I was wondering about customers gifts the other day and had a lightbulb moment – why not make cute magnetic fridge calendars?! Each calendar measures approx 2-7/8″ x 1-7/8″, and on their size, I’ve based my design.

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The base for my calendar measures 3″x 4″ – here I’ve used Hello Honey. Designer Series Paper measures 2-7/8″x 2″ and Whisper White piece for stamping measures 1-1/2″x 2″. I rounded all the edges of my base, top edges of DSP and right top corner of Whisper White. I’ve used my Envelope Punch Board to do so, but you could use the corner rounder punch if you have one.

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I stamped “a little something cute…” sentiment from Something To Say stamp set on my Whisper White pieces. Next, I stamped floral images from Flowering Fields stamp set. I just love this set! Don’t forget that this beautiful stamp set you can earn free with every £45 purchase during Sale-a-bration.


I’ve used Hello Honey for butterflies, Old Olive for stems and leaves, and Lost Lagoon and Calypso Coral for flowers. I’ve used ink pads as well as Stampin’ Markers to do my stamping. I have to say here, I love that all Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Papers got all coordinating colours listed at the back of the paper pack. It makes creating so much easier if you don’t have to work out which colours to use. I also sponged stamped panels, so they stand out nicely from the background.

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To embellish my Blackberry Bliss calendars I’ve used Silver 1/8″ Ribbon as it looked pretty neat on a dark background. But it didn’t work as good on the light one. So I cut “skinny” strips of cardstock in Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey, smooshed Versamark over them and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I love this gentle shimmer.

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I assembled my calendars using Tombow glue. I also added two strips of a magnet at the back of each one.

Wildflower Fields Fridge Mini Calendars - Lost Lagoon & Hello Honey

I really hope you like my little project and that you give them a go. Or maybe you have different ideas to use these little calendars for? I would love to hear from you!

Have a blessed day,

Gorgeous Wedding Card Using ‘On Your Perfect Day’ Stamp Set By Stampin’ Up!

Hello world! Today I’ve got for you absolutely gorgeous wedding card. But it’s not just a gorgeous card. This card is matching Faceted Gift Box I’ve shared with you few days ago. And I will show you how I’ve used some scraps I had after making a box.

I tried not to use too many supplies ( I usually use way too many in one project) so except from card stock and adhesives these are the only products I’ve used. Cool hey? 🙂

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  You know when using Envelope Punch Board we are left with lots of tiny pieces of scrap paper. You can’t really use them for any project can you? Of course you can! So I’ve made this cute box and I had this pieces left:

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I’m always trying to be savvy person, I love recycling and I’m always looking for a good way to use all my scraps. Plus Something Borrowed DSP is so absolutely gorgeous I simply couldn’t throw those pieces to the bin. So I decided to use them in my card.

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For the base I’ve used a piece of Whisper White card stock: took A4 , cut it in half on a long side and the fold it in half. Baked Brown Sugar panel measure 5 x 3 2/8″ and Whisper White panel measure 5 3/8 x 3 4/8″ ( I distressed it with scissors)

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To make these cute sort of embellishments I punched four squares from piece of Whisper White. Four squares of Baked Brown Sugar has been punched from the panel I used on the card same as the banner piece. Why? Because you can only see two edges of the panel, so why not? 🙂 Then I rounded two opposite corners of my square pieces, layered them together and glued my scrap pieces I had left after making a box – Awesome! I love how these turned out 🙂

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The focal point of my card is a wreath and gorgeous wedding cake from Your Perfect Day. This little banner wasn’t in my plans but I’ve made a little boo boo while stamping a cake, and I stained edge of my panel. My fingers are still pretty numb and got problems to hold acrylic blocks :/ But problem was solved and I think it looks pretty cool 🙂

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I stamped second cake on scrap piece of cs, cut out just a cake bit and layered it with foam adhesive onto cake on my panel. Sentimet “For The Two Of You” and “On Your Special Day” on a little banner comes from same stamp set. The last thing to do was to assemble the card. I’ve used foam adhesive for squares and top panel and snail for Baked Brown Sugar piece. I love this card and how it complement the box.

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What do you think? Do you like this card? How about my savvy ideas? Please let me know in the comments below. And share share share! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by,