Stampin' Stars Sale-A-Bration & Spring/Summer Blog Hop

Woohoo! Spring has sprung! Okay, don't go looking through the window just to prove me wrong. In Stampin' Up! land spring starts today with the release of both our Occasions Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-bration. 
Who'd have thought it possible to have so much goodness in one day???
Stampin' Stars are kicking off the Celebration with a blog hop but, before we dive in, just a little reminder or two....
Our Occasions Autumn/Winter winter catalogue is due to end soon. 
Occasions Spring/Summer runs until 30th June 2014. Sale-a-bration runs until 31st March 2014. We have wonderful offers during Sale-a-bration, more about that tomorrow!
Back to the blog hop. You may have arrived here from Kim's fab blog - she's a lovely friend and talented demo who always comes up with super ideas, or you could just be starting here...either way - WELCOME!
My first project is a bendy card. I've cut the base by hand as opposed to e-cutter. I think it makes a pretty 3d card for the recipient. On this card I'm showcasing the brand new Petite Petals stamp set and co-ordinating punch.

Petite Petals bendy card by Lesley Lendon
It reminds me of balconies filled with flowers. What does it remind you of?
This has been made for a special February birthday so I do hope the recipient is not viewing! I do hope she likes it.
This next card would make a perfect contemporary card for Valentines Day, or what about an anniversary? Made using one of the stamps from the new Language of Love stamp set. Oh yes, forgot, also the Fresh Prints DSP paper stack - 
Language of Love
Not normally one for pretty,pretty cards - I really like how this one has turned out.
On the next card the lovely poppy is from the Happy Watercolour stamp set and the card that it's mounted on is from the Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecards pack (15 in the set,3 each of 5 designs, with envelopes). I cut one in half and mounted it onto a pistachio pudding base card. Why? Because I stamped the words crooked! My friends and customers are now screaming "Stamp-a-majig" at me! But, as you can see, all was not lost - I turned it into a 'happy accident'! Thought I'd stamp the poppy several times and decoupage the petals, then coat with crystal effects for a 3D image.
Happy Watercolour poppy card
Very simple, but maybe that's your style?
For my last project I wanted to show something from the SAB leaflet. As soon as I spotted the Decorative Dots embossing folder I knew just what I would make. I've had this idea for sometime now and think it worked well. I look forward to your feedback. I've made a mans gift wallet using the embossing folder, clear embossing powder and a heat gun to emulate a leather effect with a brad to finish. Here's the outside...

...and inside, holding a gift card...

Do you think my idea works? I was quite pleased with the end result.
Thank you for visiting, I do hope you've enjoyed stopping by and call again soon!
The next blog is Cary & Gill's, to see their great ideas click the button below to go forward

Did you miss Kim's blog? Click the button below to go back

Here is a list of the bloggers taking part in the hop:
Cayleigh May 
Kim Fee      
Lesley Lendon YOU ARE HERE
Cary Buckham
Nicky Johncock
Pip Todman             http://
Christine Widdowson
Joanne Penney
Emma Goddard
Fiona Whitten


  1. A fab selection of ideas! I think the wallet turned out GREAT ~ I think this will be a big hit :) Your poppy is stunning! Can't wait for this stamp set to arrive this week. I will definitely be giving this a go :)

  2. Loving that wallet look - jo

  3. WOW Lesley, all your projects are absolutely gorgeous and I am now going to have to add more products to my wish list. You wallet is brilliant and original. Love it all xxx

  4. Thank you all for your lovely feedback and kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit. Sine the wallet was a labour of love I'm not so sure there will be a second!

  5. Wow, you have been busy. Fabulous projects, can't make up my mind as to which is my favourite. Wallet or the "bendy" card.

  6. love the wallet. The poppy is gorgeous. You have been busy. You'll have to show me how to make the bendy card.x

  7. Wow Lelly! Fab window box of flowers, elegant heart, poppy that really pops, and that wallet looks real! Xxx

  8. Lesley that wallet is insanely good! Would never have thought of making that but I cannot wait to try!
    The cards are amazing too. SO much inspiration on this post x

  9. WOW Lesley - inspiration by the bucketload!! Esp love the poppy and the wallet too! :) x x

  10. Thank you - you've all been so very kind!xx

  11. Really lovely creations Lesley, love them all but there is something about the simplicity of the poppy card that I love xx

  12. Thank you Lisa, how lovely of you to visit - as kind as always!xxx

  13. Where do l start????? WOW. As usual you have created a beautiful project... But then another and another!!!!!! They are all fab and I for one will be taking shed loads of inspiration from your beautiful samples. Thank you for sharing xxx

  14. That really is so very kind, thank

  15. What wonderful inspiration, love them all especially the first card:)