Monday, 19 December 2011


Hi Guys

Please accept my apologies for the lack of posts but my daughter Meg managed to drop my camera so am without on at the moment.  Hopefully will pick one up soon (perhaps Santa will bring one).  Didn't realise just how much I used it.

Hope you are all having a gorgeous crafty time.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A New Baby Girl!

Hi Guys

This card was so enjoyable to make.  A friend of mine had a baby girl on the 1st December and so pink was the order of the day.  I love making baby cards, just feels lovely.

I've been desperate to get my Pennant Parade and Pennant Builder Punch out to play and this was the perfect opportunity!  I've used Pretty In Pink card stock and DSP and I've punched out the scalloped pennant in Crumb Cake and stamped the inner using Pretty In Pink ink with the dotty Pennant Parade stamp.  I then used the Just Perfect Alphabet to stamp out the word baby and punched out using a 3/4" circle punch.  The pennants are then punched in each corner to allow me to pop the twine through and there you have it.  A little congratulations sentiment at the bottom.

Sorry the lighting isn't so good for the photo but you get the idea.

Pennant Parade             122742  is £16.95 for a whopping 13 stamps!
Pennant Builder Punch 122361 £15.50
Together they total £32.45 (plus p&p £4.95)

If you order both of these from me in the month of December I will include a Pretty In Pink Stampin Write Marker (value £2.95)

Hope you like it.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Craft Class

Hi Guys

I decided at my craft class last Wednesday to take a couple of photos.  There were only 4 of us (including myself) and I suddenly realised the table was a pigsty!  So after giving the ladies a telling off ;o) I got the camera out.  Here you go...

Oh dear, what a messy lot!  It was Karens birthday and she brought in some gorgeous chocolates to celebrate so thanks for that Karen and Many Happy Returns!

We made the beautiful bows, amongst other things and I have to say they turned out beautifully.  This was something the lovely Dawn Hunter showed me at convention (on Stampin Up! grid paper no less).

This the one above was Juanitas and the two below were made by Karen and Ginny.  Correct me if I'm wrong ladies.

Great night had by all I think.  Hope you liked it.

See you soon.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christmas Wish List

Hey guys

Well its getting closer and closer, do you have your list all ready for Santa?  I know I do and I know there are a lot of Stampin Up! goodies on there.  If you have lots of things you would like then get your nearest and dearest to drop me a note of what you would like by 12th December at the latest and I will get your goodies ordered and delivered straight to your door.


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Stacey O'Shea

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Happy Birthday Butterflies

Hi Guys

Todays card is for a friend of mine and so I wanted to make it a little bit special.  She is definitely an outdoorsy person, dog walking and horse riding etc  so I've opted for a little bit of the outdoors on her card in the shape of butterflies.

The colour combination here is Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder, both In Colours.  I've chosen a step card to showcase the butterflies and the First Edition stunning Designer Series Paper.  Love it!

Hope you like it


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Post it holders

Hi Guys

I've been making lots of little gifts to give as extras at Christmas and whilst not technically Christmassy here is one that I've done quite a few of.

This is a basic post it note holder.  I love the simplicity of this design.  I've used the beautiful new hostess set Simply Soft.  The colour combination here is Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise & Old Olive.  One of the notebooks has the main colour stamped off and one doesn't, makes quite a difference.  I've sponged all the edges to get a nice soft effect.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Hope you like them.

See ya

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Easel Calendars

Hi Guys

I did another Christmas Fair on Saturday which was great, they really do get you feeling Christmassy.  All of my snowmen chocolates went as did my santa place settings which is great!  Need to make some more of them for my Christmas table ;o)

I did a couple of Easel Calendars which I really like. These are very simple to make but very effective and a lovely gift for someone.

I have used the now retired Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper on both of them.  The eyelet border punch is gorgeous on things like this and really finishes them off!

This one used mostly all of the same materials with a different coloured ribbon!

Hope you like them

Take care

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Craft Fair things

Hi Guys

Have been putting a lot of bits together for a couple of craft fairs and thought I would show you.  The first is a little bird house ornament made using the milk carton die and tab top and bird punch.  This is very easy to do and a lovely little gift especially over the Christmas Season.

Snowman Soup is basically a packet of hot chocolate, some mini marshmallows and a stirring stick.

Snowman chocolate bar!  This is a chocolate bar covered in Whisper White paper and decorated to look like a snowman.  This was cased from Dawns Stampin Thoughts, thanks Dawn!

Jumbo paperclips for girls.  These can be bookmarks or just decoration for a little girls room.

I also made these goodie bags, one for boys and one for girls!

This cute little man is topping some chocolates and the colours tie in nicely I think.  These chocolates were from Tesco and you got quite a good sized box for around £4.00

Jumbo paperclips for boys!

Shopping notepad.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Stampin up convention 2011

Hey Guys

Have a few pics of the swaps I did for Paris convention.  Had a fantastic time and loved being with so many like minded people!  Also managed to bump into some demos who live quite close to me which was fantastic.

I did a selection of swaps for convention.  The first 3 use images from Easy Events, a really versatile stamp set.  Each one has used blender pens and ink pads to colour and the Galaxy Glitter to add the glitter embellishments.  Love how these turned out.

This swap is using the new Designer Series Paper Beau Chateau and the new Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Will hopefully post some convention swap pictures tomorrow.

See ya

Monday, 21 November 2011

Hostess Promotion!

It's a good time to be a Stampin' Up! hostess!  When you host a party between 1 November and 15 December 2011 with product sales of more than £300 (catalogue price before shipping & handling), you'll receive both the Paisley Petals Stamps Set and co-ordinating Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper forFREE.

That's in addtion to the hostess benefits of £50 of Hostess Pounds to spend on exclusive, specially-priced hostess products - or any catalogue item AND 1 items at 50% off the catalogue price (excluding hostess products).

I've got some ladies who are hosting parties shortly who are very excited about this special offer, why not join them and book your Stampin' Up! party with me today.  Slots are filling fast!

Go to my Book a Workshop page for further details about hosting a Stampin' Up! party.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

New Youtube videos

Hi Guys

Firstly sorry I have been a little remiss on updating my blog recently although there is a good excuse.  I have been uploading video tutorials to youtube so in a way still blogging, as long as you know where to look.

Have been trying to give you the links in this blog but doesn't seem to be working :( but bear with me.  Hope you get a chance to view the tutorials and any feedback is always welcome.

See you soon

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Contempo Christmas

Hi Guys

I've been combining my glitter crush with all of my other Christmas stamp sets to see how I get on and I love how this one turned out.  The stamp set is Contempo Christmas and the sentiment is from Season Of Joy.  The colours used are Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  The glitter used is Red but it seems to work well with the Cherry Cobbler which is great.

The bauble is made using Heat and Stick powder with the glitter and then using the Ornament punch.

Hope you like it.

Monday, 24 October 2011


Hi Guys

Well, I am still on my glitter phase and completely loving it!  Not sure how I got by without it before and certainly I will be using it in most if not all of my Christmas cards.  I have a lot of cards to do and so I tend to look for a design which is understated but still very pretty.  This is one I came up with and this will probably form the bulk of my cards.

This is the holly from Easy Events and I've used a glue pen and the Red Fine Galaxy Glitter.  It may be a bit plain for some but I really like it.

Easy Events costs £23.95 in clear mount (123225) or £29.95 in wood mount (116958), an absolute bargain for a set of 8 stamps that cover all occasions!
Fine Galaxy glitter  (114286) costs £14.50 for 5 individual tubs 7.1g each

Hope you like it.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Baroque Christmas

Hi Guys

Baroque Motifs is a gorgeous classic set and to be honest I never get tired of using that beautiful swirl.  This Christmas card is no exception!  This is one I cased from a blog out there, sorry I forgot who you are but the card was lovely.  I've changed the hanging baubles but thats all.

The colour combo here is Wild Wasabi and Very vanilla with Cherry Cobbler for the baubles.  The ribbon in Real Red Satin.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Back to Christmas!

Hi Guys

Am back on the Christmas train and have had a wonderful time looking around lots and lots of blogs and youtube videos.  This card was inspired by one I saw which wasn't Christmas but used the technique of the 4 scalloped squares, I love it.  I have used Jolly Holiday papers (now retired) and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

Its always good to get ideas I think so although this paper is retired I'm sure this will spark a few ideas for people.

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Get Well Soon

Hi Guys

I apologise for my lack of blogging this week,  I've been in Glasgow for a long weekend which was just lovely.  It was my nephew Logans Christening and I also got to take Beth out of school overnight which was fantastic.  I've popped on a little photo to show you Bethany and Logan together, so cute!  She flies home on Thursday for half term, can't wait!

On to crafting ;o) I made this card for my husbands Auntie who isn't very well at the moment to cheer her up a little bit.  It is one I saw on Crafting Claires Blogspot and I've just changed the colours.  It uses the set Bliss and is a very lovely design.

The colours used here are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Early Espresso which is always a fab combo.  Some little diamante to finish off too.

Hope you like it.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Glitter Glitter Glitter

Hi Guys

Well today I have been going mad with glitter.  I've been using the Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds to create gorgeous glitter backgrounds for my Christmas cards.  Have done a few colours but its completely addictive!!!

The first on is an Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler combo

This one is Bashful Blue and Night of Navy

This one is a Cherry Cobbler with Night of Navy

Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy again but the other way around.

The stamp is called Something for Christmas and its a great all rounder for large batches of cards.

Hope you liked it.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Card Holder Box

Hi Guys

Today I have a 3D item for you, a box to hold your cards and we all know we need these!  This one is very easy to do and uses one sheet of 12x12 card stock for the main box which you can then decorate with designer series paper.

I love it and I've popped three cards inside so you can see how spacious it is!  Will do a youtube tutorial on this which you can check out if you type in stetsonstacey.

Here is a close up of my little flower which is just the petal punch.  

Here you can have a peek inside.

To make this I used
Cardstock - Regal Rose
Paper - Springtime Vintage
Tools - Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms

Hope you like it