Monday, 3 September 2012

Summer star fruit


My hand and finger are improving daily but feel my hand and wrist feel really weak which is only natural I suppose given that it’s been in  a splint for 4 weeks, so I have loads of physio to do to strengthen it.  I never realised how quickly muscles tighten up when not used or is that just because I’m getting older!!!  Smile the latter me thinks!


click here  view the New Autumn Winter catalogue from

below is a card made using summer star fruit one of the new ’In Colours’ (2012-14) card & stamp pads available now, plus the new Holiday frame and embossing folder which can be found on p7.


I’ve just used one of the new stamp pads that Stampin’ Up!® are introducing from the 1st October which are much easier to use and give an even better image.

New Stamp Pad information


With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalogue, we have made a very big change to our Stampin’ Pads.

Introducing firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.

We know you’re going to love these new Stampin’ Pads--just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:

  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!

In addition, our new Stampin’ Pads

  • Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often. We recommend that you purchase a refill at the time of your ink pad purchase.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with colour name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)—just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colours, including our exclusive In Colours!

Please note: Five ink colours have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and colour stability with the new firm foam pads. These colours are

  • Basic Black
  • Basic Grey
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise

All five colours of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin’ Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in these five colours in the new firm foam pads.

Using the Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad on Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card Stock is not recommended. Instead, we recommend you use the StazOn Ink Pad.


Retiring stock

click here to view retiring stamp sets

click here to view retiring accessories


Lesley x


Merry said...

What a lovely card you have created...really love the layout with the embossing in the background. Thanks so much for visiting over my way and glad you enjoyed our local newspaper. My friend Helen, who is the wife of the guy who started the newspaper was really impressed that someone in the UK could read our local news. Isn't technology terrific. :-)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Lesley! Love the way you used the ornament die and placement of the sentient. So pretty.

I love those new ink pads so much it makes me want to replace ALL of mine now! Aren't they fantastic!!