Monday, 30 December 2013

Snow day

Well unlike the title of this post thankfully we havent had a snow day yet, thankfully but blimey the wind and rain of late I really dont like and could do without as my "real" job is working in housing repairs sector and it hasnt been much fun of late I can tell you.

So I thought I would post a picture of a fun card I made recently and havent got round to showing you yet.

This uses the Snow day image stamped with white onto crumb cake, my 2 year old nephew giggled a lot when he saw it.

If you want to order this set then dont forget to do so soon, as it is only available until the end of January. Then we will have the new occassions catalogue with lotf of fabby products to show you, my copy came over Christmas along with my sale-a-bration leaflet, oh my what a treat and I cnat wait to show you all.

Dont forget you can order online just enter Tracey Gardner as your demonstrator or email me at and why not ask me for your copy of the catalogue?

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Another Santas list card

Another card I made for swaps for convention was

again using Santa s list and the designer paper made another easy card

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Oh Christmas tree!

I have made this card using the mosaic madness stamp set and mosaic punch, this is such a quick simple card to make and you can glitz he tree up as much as you wish!

The colour used here is old olive, but again you can mix up the colour greens such as gumball green and it looks just as good

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

European Stampin` Up! Convention 2013 swaps

Sorry this post is late, its been very busy round here as Robs mum has been in and out of hospital, where she ended up again when I was away, but hopefully is on the mend now

Well I have had a fab time at Stampin` Up! European Convention 2013 and I am a little sad its all over.I met lots of great people, saw lots of new products shared lots of ideas and got inspired by all of the other demos great swaps.

If you would like to have great fun like this and have a great business why not contact me to join my team.

I am going to share with you today one of my swaps I made using Santa`s List, I had to make 100 swaps so as you will see later in the week I changed it slightly and made a different version as I got bored of mass - creating!

Supplies used

Santas List stamp set
Cherry Cobbler card stock, ink and bakers twine
Beautifully baroque embossing folder
Designer series paper stack - season of style

I have since changed it slightly by using different embossing folders for making my own personal cards

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Peppa pig

It was my nephews 2nd birthday last week and he is Peppa pig mad, made worse by the fact he is called George and Peppas little brother is called George, he always says me Georgie pig, so I had to make him a Peppa card!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Undefined - make your own stamp

Take a look at the new product from Stampin` Up!, you can now carve your own stamp!

We got to try this at convention and wowee was it good

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Happy Birthday in Calypso coral

I am so sorry I haven't been around much of late, but I am so busy getting ready for convention in Manchester his week.

I am so excited but hadn't bargained on how long it would take me to get ready, but I will have lots of exciting things to show you soon!!

So here`s a quick card I made recently

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Crafty Potting Shed: Tractors

The Crafty Potting Shed: Tractors: One of my favourite products at Stampin` Up! are the punches and I have had to make a set of invites foe my nephews second birthday party....


One of my favourite products at Stampin` Up! are the punches and I have had to make a set of invites foe my nephews second birthday party.

Now George is absolutely tractor mad, in fact his first word was tractor so I was looking on pinterest and came across tractor punch art cards, so here is my version for his invites

Items used

Sentiment from Oh hello

Ink – Indigo island

Word window punch

Itty bitty punch set

Circle punches

Scallop punches

Don’t forget you can click here to order your supplies direct.

Thanks for looking

Tracey x

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Envelope punch

Our fabulous envelope punch is now available, you can use it for envelopes,boxes,crackers and lots more!
Visit soon to see lots more ideas

Visit my shop here to order now

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sunrise candle card

Recently it was my sister’s birthday and I had already paid for her to go to Burghley Horse Trials in the Summer and wanted her to have a “nice card” to go with the small gift I had got her to open on the day.

I had seen the sunburst/sunrise cards everywhere on the net and have been raring to try making one myself. So I decided I would and also incorporate it into a candle box to house some lovely smelling candles I had for her.


I embossed the pieces of card using the hexagon, fancy fan, woodgrain and beautifully baroque embossing folder.


The sentiment is from the label love punched out using the artisan label punch.


I was quite pleased for a first attempt.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

25 Stamp sets with 25% off!!!!!

Wow what a fantastic offer 25% off 25 stamp sets click here to order but hurry as you only have until the 28th October.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Single Christmas stamps

There is a limited time offer available until January 31st 2014 for some single Christmas stamps to order.


1 10,95 €/£7.95
134767 Be Merry Block E
8,50 €/£6.50
134771 Joy and Love Block E
8,50 €/£6.50
134811 Prince of Peace Block E
5,95 €/£4.50
134765 A Gift for You Block C
6,95 €/£4.95
134769 Cheers Block D
11,95 €/£8.95
134813 Christmas Star Block F
6,95 €/£4.95
134777 Magical Season Block D
5,99 €/£7.95
134779 Wonderful Blessing Block E

Dont forget you can order online at

Monday, 7 October 2013

Why not try a masculine card? - Walk in the wild

It was my Brother in laws birthday recently and he fancies himself as a country gent and indulges in the love of country pursuits. I have known since the launch of the new catalogue what stamp set I was going to use and it just had to be the walk in the wild set with the pheasant image.

I embossed the card stock with the woodgrain embossing folder and cut out using the die from the apothecary set a hole which I then layered over the top of a piece of very vanilla cardstock with the pheasant stamped in crumb cake on.

I then used a piece of the burlap ribbon again which suits this card perfectly, the only thing I would have done differently was to do it earlier so my pressed clay buttons would have dried in time, still there is always next time!

The supplies I used are as follows and can be ordered now online at

Walk in wild stamp set 130357(c) 130354 (w)
Apothecary accecents dies 127003
Burlap ribbon 1298287
Woodgrain embossing folder

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Thinking of you


I had a very hard card to make today as the husband of one of the ladies down our stables has passed away following a battle with cancer, he leaves behind young children.

They have decided to have a blue and white theme to his funeral as he was a Chelsea fan, it really makes you count your blessings hearing sad news like this

I decided to use the Serene Silhouettes stamped on cordinating card with ink in Midnight muse, Island Indigo and Pool Party and have used a simple thinking of you sentiment, im sorry that the sentiment set from Curly cute is no longer available and I wouldnt usually use something that has retired however I didnt have another suitable sentiment, so I hope you will forgive me.

Thanks for looking and keep safe everyone x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Come party and get lots more!!

I know you all love Stampin Up! goodies and as a hostess you get lots of fab benefits but would you like to get your hands on an extra £25 of Stampin' Up! Goodies for Free?  Well when you host a party with sales of  more than £250 in October that is what you will get!

Whats the Catch? There isnt one its to celebrate the 25th year of Stampin` Up!
All you need to do is get a few friends together to craft and shop   When sales at your party reach £250 or more (remember this is before post and packing) you will get at least £65 Hostess Pounds to spend on what ever you would like from the Catalogues!  

House too small? Dont worry because now you can have a catalogue party and still earn all these fantastic rewards.
Give me a call on 07747774181 and I can help you to achieve all these fantastic benefits
So what are you waiting for?? Looking forward to spaking to you soon

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

MDS new downloads available

New downloads are available for MDS to find out more contact me at or to purchase MDS go to

Shop online

You can now shop online with me at
Make sure you enter my name Tracey Gardner as your demo and this months hostess code (see below) and I will enter you into a free draw to win hostess credits. If you are placing an order for £150 or more leave out the hostess code and you will automatically get hostess credits to spend.
This months hostess code is
Any problems either email me at or give me a call or text on 07747774181

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

More ways with Wishing you

Now although Wishing you is primarily a Christmas stamp it also lends itself very well to making birthday cards with the present stack and below are some cards I made at team training using two colours Coastal cabana from the new in color collection 2013-15 and Marina mist. the edges of each layer have been inked using the new Silver metallic encore pad and I have used the chevron embossing folder and a piece of  the winter frost designer series paper stack.

To find out about more fun projects like these contact me at or 07747774181 as I have classes coming up or join  my team where you will get lots of tips and projects to create

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Butterfly bundle

Who doesn't love butterflies???

Look at this special offer until the end of September

Friday, 30 August 2013

2013 Seasonal catalogue is here!!!

At last the seasonal catalogues here and it is full of all your Christmas stamps as well as Halloween etc.

Click here to see it in its full glory

I will be posting lots of projects soon for your inspiration

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Augusts best of stamps

To celebrate 25 years of Stampin up they have released the best of sets one every month until October and they are only available until March.

This months is the best of Shelli, who else would be better qualified than Shelli to pick a best of set?

Contact me to order them, but hurry as once stocks are gone that is it!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

A cute idea with Tag a bag

Look at this great use of the tag a bag by the lovely Bekka at our team training, teamed with some of the gorgeous Island indigo chevron ribbon, ooh the possibilities are endless!!

Special paper offer - Hurry not long left!

Until the end of the month Stampin` Up! are doing a special on designer series paper, buy 3 packs get 1 free!

During our limited-time offer buy three of your favourite packs of Designer Series Paper and then choose one for free—so your paper stash will be ready for any mood that hits.


See your options on pages 151, 153, and 154 of our annual catalogue! *Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers not included.

Contact me for more information and to stock up on all your supplys

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Tag a Bag

Another project made at team training was this fab Tag a Bag Gift Bag simply decorated with some chevron Ribbon and a tag from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set.

Inside it is filled with some lovely cards featuring a new stamp set, but you will have to come back after 29th august to see them (I know I`m  mean) or you could join my team and be able to see these products now

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Washi tape

Recently I attended team training, its always on a Sunday afternoon and its such great fun. No matter how many or few turn up its always a great chance to catch up,find out the latest news and try out some fun techniques and projects.

One of the products we played with was the washi tape,its fairly new to Stampin` Up! but it is so easy to use and so many ways.

On this little card we just stuck the strips on and cut around the edge of the square (saved the scraps for later) and punched a butterfly out of the middle (again saved for later) mounted and voila! a quick and easy card.

Then using the scraps another card, so easy!

Why not contact me to see about joining our team so you can be involved in fun afternoons like these.

Monday, 12 August 2013


Christmas - I`m sorry to say the swear word in August but I am busy preparing my classes for Christmas as the seasonal catalogue will go live 29th August and I have been having a play with the new stamps.

Why not give me a call on 07747774181 or an email at and let me know what sort of classes you would be interested in.

Some ultra organised customers have noticed that we havent got any Christmas stamps in the main catalogue this year but they will be in the seasonal one but there is also a carry over list and you can still order the following

  • Greetings of the Season W £13.95 c £10.95
  • Ornament keepsakes W£30.95 C £24.95
  • Snowflake soiree W £26.95 C £21.95
  • More Merry messages W £29.95 C £23.95
  • Jewish Celebrations W £22.95 C £17.95
  • Evergreen W £ 22.95 C £17.95
  • Punch pack £15.50
  • Framelits dies to co ordinate with the ornaments £20.95

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Mr & Mrs

I made this card using the label love set which co-ordinates with the artisan label punch making my job so much easier!

The colours I used were wonderful wisteria and pool party to cut out lots of butterflies from the beautiful wings embosslits and then stuck them in a circle shape onto a piece of crumb cake, onto a very vanilla piece.

I think its a very effective card and quite simple, which as you know I like

Monday, 1 July 2013

The Crafty Potting Shed: Its here - the new 2013-14 catalogue

The Crafty Potting Shed: Its here - the new 2013-14 catalogue: Its what you've ll been waiting for!! You can now place your order for the new catalogue email me at or call...

Its here - the new 2013-14 catalogue

Its what you've ll been waiting for!! You can now place your order for the new catalogue email me at or call me on 07747774181

Click here to see it

Saturday, 22 June 2013


I have used the best of flowers set to make this card and use the "thumping" technique to colour the flower.

Don't forget these stamps are available to order up until March ad another set will be released next month

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Best of stamps

To celebrate 25 years of Stampin up they have released the est of sets one every month until October and they are only available until March. This months is the best of flowers and is gorgeous!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Retiring lists

We now know what is retiring from the catalogue and you only have until the end of the month to order before they wont be available anymore but hurry as a lot of things are selling out fast!! Click here for the retired stamp lit and here for the accessories

Monday, 27 May 2013

For you

Todays card is made using the in colour collection and using the stamp for you from the Elements of Style stamp set. I have punched out the butterflies using the wingz embosslits.
I made this card for my friends wedding anniversary as she loves rainbow colours and butterflies

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Elements of style again

today I wanted to share another card from my go to stamp set Elements of style, so quick and easy and just perfect for my managers birthday card, lucky it is quickas I was making at 6.30am before work lol.

May is such a busy mad month for me with birthdays, anniversaries and now Stampin Up as well have lots of new things coming our way. Keep your eyes peeled on here as I will be posting lots of exciting things as soon as I can

Tracey x

Monday, 20 May 2013

Thanks so much

Today I have a quick card to show you using the stamp set Oh hello from the summer catalogue (item 130733)it is such an easy stamp set to use and co ordiantes with a lot our other products making it even more vesatile.

I have used one of the doilies to frame it and thats it, a very quick and easy card.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Reflection technique

Today I am going to show you a card using the reflection technique, ###i have been wanting to do one of these for ages and thought it would be too much of a faff but it was so easy so I will share with you how to do it.

  • Stamp the image onto your card stock
  • Reink the stamp and stamp on to a card cello bag
  • Turn the bag over and line it up with the original stamped image
  • Then press on the back of the cello bag all over the image carefully and this will then end up as a reflection on your card - EASY

Thursday, 2 May 2013

£25 more

Dont forget only until the end of May!

Call me on 07747774181 or email at

Pretty in pink - Love

Today I have a swap to show you from our team training, I love this little card I think the colours are great and also love the embossed detail.

The stamp set used is You are loved and is stamped in pretty in pink ink and the card stock used Basic Grey, Whisper White and Regal Rose.

Delicate Designs embossing folder has been used along with a bitty butterfly punched from silver glimmer paper

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That is Here

Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we’re giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.

131268Epic Day This and That Journal13.50 €/£9.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper13.25 €/£9.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp6.95 €/£5.50
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers5.95 €/£4.50
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape5.95 €/£4.50



Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.

38.76 €/£29.24

15% Off Retail Value!
Bundle Dates: 1–31 May (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in June and in the new catalogue, but we’re only offering the discounted bundle until 31 May).

To order email me at

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Favour boxes

Today I have a simple favour box to show you, using the Petite Purse bigz L die, these are so quick to make and are ideal for wedding favours,party gifts as they can be filled with chocolates and other treats.

So if you would like me to make any of these for your special occasion let me know and I can give you a price dependent on how many you would like

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Eiffel Tower

This card uses the stamp set artistic etchings both on the background and the main image.The background paper is cherry cobbler,very vanilla and cake crumb are also used.The other colour that is used to accentuate the card is more mustard.

The edges have been distressed and the top corner rolled, what do you think?

Saturday, 27 April 2013

A forgotten card

Today I am sharing with you a card made a while ago that somehow had missed being posted to my blog.

The colours used are Marina Mist and Wild wasabi and the background panel is made using stamps from artistic etchings.The scallop trim border punch has been used along the edge of the panel.

If you would like to learn how to make cards like this just drop me an email to find out about classes, workshops and to order the lovely products to make fabulous cards yourself

Friday, 26 April 2013

Elements of style swaps

These are my swaps I made for Peterborough I stamped Elements of style in each of the in colours - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit on to very vanilla card stock and then mounted them on to matching card stock.

I also cut some butterflies out from matching card and stuck on, easy but effective!

Craft Club coming soon!!

I shall soon be starting up a craft club in the Henlow area on a Saturday.

It will be an informal club where you can bring along your own projects whatever they may be to complete, have a chat with like minded crafty people.

I will also be doing classes either before the club or after where you can enjoy some lovely projects 

We will also be doing a swap where you will bring along a small item such as a card front to swap with others to give you ideas and new techniques to try.

I am just trying to find a suitable venue and then I will post more details but if you like the sound of this and would like some more info, know of a good room to hire or have any more suggestions please let me know  so I can gauge the interest.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Colour refresh

So sorry with my move I forgot to let you know that Stampin Up are having a colour refresh, see the chart below as some colours are retiring :( so stocks will be limited.However the good news is we are getting new colours, most of them from in colour collections and some have moved family check the chart below to order any that are retiring so you are not disappointed.