Thursday, 30 December 2010

Bundle Up for Christmas

Stampin' Up have launched a fantastic offer for November and December, buy a qualifying bundle and recieve a Ribbon bundle of your choice for FREE.

The Gifted Bundle: Gifted Stamp Set and a pack of Jolly Holiday Designer Series papers.
£35.70 in Wood Mount and £30.70 in Clear Mount

The Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper.
£36.90 in Wood Mount and £31.90 in Clear Mount.
This Designer Series Paper is not in the current catalogue and is only available as part of this bundle and only while stocks last!

The Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Stamp Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel.
£36.45 Wood Mount only

The Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and the Ornament Punch £37.45 Wood Mount only.  
and these are the ribbons you can choose for FREE (one ribbon bundle per one qualifying bundle)

Hmm..I am finding it hard to choose a favourite, they are all beautiful, think there will be more than one bundle ordered by me..LOL.  Which one is your favourite?

I am sure that these bundles are going to sell fast, as they are such a great choices to help us with getting ready for Christmas, which is only 8 weeks away. EEK.

If you would like to order your bundle, or like me bundles, then please call or email me.  I am also able to take credit card payments now, so ordering is quick and simple.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you have a great time over the festive break.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Another Welcome Christmas Card

Here is another card made with the Welcome Christmas stamp set.

I only made one of this card as it was for a special person over in Australia. There is loads of Dazzling Diamonds on this one, to make the snow glisten.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Sentiment from Contempo Christmas
Card: Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Christmas Cocoa DP, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper white 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Welcome Christmas Card

Ohh Gosh, I hadn't realised it was such a long time ago that I posted on my blog. I can only apologise to my readers. Life has become a little manic and some things have had to give. But I have managed to make my xmas cards and send out to everyone so I can now share them online.

My first card is made with the lovely Christmas Cocoa designer paper that is part of the Bundle Up offer. (DONT FORGET YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER) and the fabulous Welcome Christmas stamp set.

This stamp set is one of my favourites, there is so much you can do with it.  I have more cards to show you using this set so make sure you call back over the next few days... If you would like to order any of the Bundle Up sets before the offer finishes please email me

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Sentiment from Contempo Christmas
Card: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Accessories: 1\4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch. Christmas Cocoa DP.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Advent Calendar

Those Birthday cards are safely on their way to Australia and I was going to share them with you today, but on reflection I think I will wait until I know they have been received just in case the person they are intended for see them.
So instead I will share a commission I completed end of last week. The person wanted a Frank Lampard Advent Calendar but couldn't find one anywhere! Someone suggested I may be able to make one. I found it a bit of a challenge at first to come up with a design, but once I started it came together quite well.  I am afraid the photographs are not that good and it looked better IRL.

I made 24 little boxes 1 1/2 inches square which could hold a chocolate each and decorated them with the snowflake from the 'Season of Joy' set.  Each box was numbered and on the inside of the lid of each box I put a picture of Frank Lampard, so as each day passes the photo appears on the top of the box, like below.

I was requested to include a box for Christmas Day, so I made this box bigger for a much bigger treat to be put inside. The 'Do Not Open' stamp from the Winter Post set was perfect for this box.  Well tomorrow is the 1st December and the big countdown starts... I still haven't done much of my present buying and must really get a bit more organised...

Remember the Bundle Up offer is still on during December where you can get your FREE ribbon.  See this post for more details.  Make sure you order early so you are not disappointed.  

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Roomie Gifts

It is a tradition to give a small gift to the person you share a room with during Convention. I wasn't sure what to make and then saw this tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers. I thought it would be a great idea to make one each for Rebecca and Michelle. I had to adapt the measurements a little because the tissue boxes I bought where not square, so if you follow it be careful.

Here are my creations using the beautiful Greenhouse Gala Designer Papers and the Ornate Flowers stamp set.

I also made a little gift bag for each gift.

I have been busy today making some Xmas cards and  two special birthday cards that need to be posted off soon to Australia.  I will take a photo tomorrow in daylight and share with you all very soon.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Convention swaps

Well I'm Back.... got back from the second European Stampin Up! Convention late last night and couldn't wait to sleep in my own bed. I have had such a ball the last two days, my feet havn't touched the floor. I love spending time with people who enjoy crafting as much as I do.

Now at any Stampin' Up! event us demo's attend we always try and swap a little card with each other. I love doing this because you can get such inspiration from other crafters.
Now like I said in my previous post. October was such a busy month for me, and I knew I would have to start on my swaps early if I was to get them all completed. So I decided to use a stamp set and colours that I already knew where going to stay in the new catalogue.  So I used Trendy Trees.

This is just a close up of the card.  I actually made 120 of these.  Here is just a small portion of them.

I did want to make more than 120 swaps but must confess to getting a little fed up making up the same design.  So I decided to make a few different ones.

 Although this design is quite simple it was time consuming.  The picture doesn't show it very well but there is shading all around the heart, paper piercing on the Pink card and fixing the little tags with the brad was a tad fiddly.  So only 40 where made of these little beauties LOL

Next week I intend to fill you all in on all the Convention fun we all had, so do pop back to check it out. 

Card 1

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Ink: Melon mambo, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Small Corner Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Card 2

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Tiny Tags
Card: Crumb cake, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Sponge Dauber
Silver Brad, Mat Pack & Paper-piercing Tool

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Golden Wedding

Oh my, where has the month of October gone. It was my intention to keep my blog updated a bit more regular than I have been, but time has just got away from me this month.

I have been doing so many things. The most important thing along with all the sporting competitions that my son has taken part in is my Mum and Dad celebrated their GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ! Yes 50 years. What an achievement.
The family got together and celebrated last weekend. Of course I had to make Mum & Dad their card. I decided to use the flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and embossed them with Gold embossing powder. The background has been created with the Cornelli Lace Jumbo wheel with Crumb Cake ink. I also used Gold Miri Card and Gold ribbon from my stash.

Here is a close up of the embossed flowers

and of course a tag for the present.

I stupidly forgot to photograph the present all wrapped up with the matching ribbon used on the card. It was probably because I has left it until the last minute to wrap it up and was running late to get to my Sisters. What am I like..LOL

I have been doing allot of crafting this month as well as celebrating. It is the most exciting time for all Stampin' Up! Demo's. We are having Convention on the 5th and 6th November.

I have been so busy getting all my swaps and gifts ready for this event. This is what I have been up to today.  I have already made 150 swaps, but decided to make just a few more..

Of course I can't show you any of these finished projects just yet or I will spoil the surprise for my roomies and friends.  While I am away I will schedule a couple of posts showing you my swaps and of course when I return from Convention I will share all the fun we demo's had.

Be sure to come back won't you.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

In-Colour Collectors Club

This year we are lucky to have the new beautiful In-Colours.  These colours will last for two years before being retired and we will get 5 new colours each year. To give you the apportunity to collect all these In-Colours I am running this club.

I need FIVE people for this club and it will run for 5 months (I will run it each time I have 5 people interested)

Each month you will be assigned one of the five in-colours and during the month you will receive the following items in that colour.

A4 CARDSTOCK (24 smooth sheets)

Each person in the club will be made the hostess for one month.  On that month as a Hostess you will also receive One pack of Rhinestones, A Level 1 Hostess stampset and £15 to spend as you wish from the Idea book and catalogue. 

This club will cost £29 per month if you collect the your items from me
or £32 if you have them posted out to you.

If you would like to take advantage of spreading the cost of purchasing these products and would like to join this me to book your place.

Join a Hostess Club

Do you love the Stampin’ Up! Products and want to build up your collection a bit at a time?

Do you wish you could own one of the Level 1 Hostess stampsets, but you don't want to host a workshop?

This club may be the answer.

How does it work

You commit to spend £15 per month from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue for 10 months.  You can spend more if you wish and if you know you would spend £30 a month you can take two places in the club.  (Postage and Packing will be charged extra)

What are the Benefits

As well as the products you order you will also get..

  • Free copy of the Idea Book and Catalogue (rrp £5.95)
  • Once during the 10 months (or twice if you take two places) you will receive Free Hostess Benefits of 1 Level One stamp set and £15 to spend in the Idea Book and Catalogue (based on sales of at least £150)
  • Project ideas, Special extra's such as mini kits, small gifts and prizes.
How do I join

Each club will start when I have 10 places filled.  You don't need to know 9 other people, leave your name and as soon as I have 10 people interested I will start the club. 

Email me if you would like to book a place in this club.

Friday, 1 October 2010

At Last I can show you

The 1st of October is a big day in the Stampin' Up! world here in the UK.  It is launch day of the new catalogue.  There is so much loveliness in here, you are going to want it all.

                                                      Click Here to see catalogue

Now I am sure your wish list will be very long, I know mine is.  I will be announcing some product shares over the weekend, which may help you get some of those wish list items ticked off your list.

If you would prefer to have your own copy of the catalogue then please contact me and I will get one sent out straight away.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Last Chance

With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the Last Chance List are only available while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don’t miss this last chance to get them.

Click Here for Last Chance List

Please note:

•This list of retiring products is as complete as we can make it at the present time, but items may be added to or dropped from this list.
•All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.
•Hostess sets do not have a price because they can only be earned by hosting a qualifying workshop.

Check out the list to see which products you can’t do without, then contact me today to place your order. Everything is while stocks last so don't delay and be disappointed.

Anyone ordering £50 or more with me this month will receive an inkpad of your choice,  FREE
so what are you waiting for...........

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

20% OFF Two-Step Stamping Sets

Please scroll down for newer posts, this post will remain at the top of this blog for the entire month of August.

(click on the picture to make it bigger if you're having trouble reading it).

During August (1st to 31st) Stampin' Up! are offering 20% off some of their Two-Step stamp sets.

Two step stamping is one of my favourite techniques and you can be so creative with little effort.  Over the month of August I will share with you some projects, using some of the sets on offer, so be sure to call back and check them out.

This is sure to be a very popular offer, so if any of these sets are on your 'Wish List' contact me now to purchase them.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Mambo Olive Trendy Trees

This little card is created using one of my favourite stamp sets 'Trendy Trees'. It is such a versatile set that can be used for male or female cards and is one of the sets that has 20% off this month.

Today I have used the retiring Creamy Caramel as the base card with Melon Mambo square of card layered onto Chocolate Chip card. I then stamped the trees, using Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Melon Mambo Ink onto a strip of Whisper White card and placed in the centre of the Melon Mambo square. The sentiment is also from the 'Trendy Trees' set and has been stamped in Chocolate Chip. A small Old Olive button finishes everything off. 

If you would like to own your own Trendy Tree stamps, remember you can purchase them for this month only for £10.36 plus P+P (normal price is £12.95 plus P+P).  Contact me to order or for more information. Also please don't forget, retiring colours will disappear on the 1st October, so if you have any favourite colours that are retiring, you need to stock up over the next two months.

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Card: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Old Olive Button from Earth Elements button pack, Linen Thread

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Fantastic Hostess Offer

This post will remain at the top of my blog for June and July.

Stampin' Up! have a fantastic offer on for June and July. Any person hosting a workshop in their home, during June or July will receive an additional £20 of freebies as long as the sales totals are £250 before P&P.  So make sure you get in quick, dates are going fast.  Email me to book your workshop date.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Floating Snowflake Xmas Bauble

As promised, here is the tutorial for the Floating Snowflake Xmas Bauble, that I demoed at the training event. Here is the bauble finished.

You will need the following Supplies:

Clear Glass bauble
Stampin' Up! Icicle Rub-ons
SU Medium Window Sheets
Felt tip pen (Not permanent as you need to be able to remove from window sheet)

Firstly, take a Medium window sheet and using the felt tip pen draw a circle the required size.  My baubles where 6cm and I found that the inner of my Stampin' Up! mini glue dots was just the right size (approx 5cm)

After drawing your circle, you will need to draw a little tab, like in the photo below. (Sorry about the inky fingers in these photo's, I did the inking tutorial first LOL)

By adding this tab you have now drawn a bauble outline on the window sheet. Cut out the bauble and you will be left with the shape with black lines left from the felt tip pen.

Take a soft cloth or some Kitchen Roll and clean off the felt tip from around the edges of your shape. (This is why we must not use permanent marker)
You will then have a clear bauble shaped piece of window sheet.

Next, choose which rub-on you wish to use and rub-on to the centre of window sheet shape. As you can see mine isn't very central..LOL

Now is the time to place the snowflake into the bauble. Gently roll up the window sheet and place through the top of the glass bauble, making sure the little tab is at the top and the last to enter the bauble. As the sheet drops into the bauble it will un-ravel and become flat inside.

The little tab becomes an anchor, as it just pokes up into the neck of the bauble, and this keeps the window sheet upright inside the bauble. Replace the top onto the glass bauble making sure the little metal prongs sit either side of the window sheet. You now have a beautiful bauble that has a snowflake that floats inside.

Again, I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, and will enjoy making your own versions.

A note of warning:  If you wish to make this decoration using the Stampin' Up Icicle Rub-ons, please note these are in the mini catalogue Item no 116804.  The pack contains two sheets, 1 each in Silver and Whisper White and priced £7.50.  Items in the mini-catalogue are available until 30th September, so be sure to order yours before this date as there is no guarantee they will be available in the new 2010/11 catalogue.   If you would like more details, please contact me.