Monday, 31 May 2010

New Mini Catalogue is here

Please note this post will be staying at the top of the blog for the time being.  All new blogs will appear underneath.

Each year Stampin’ Up! releases a new Idea Book & Catalogue. It’s a time that we look forward to newly unveiled stamp sets, exciting new accessories, and fantastic project ideas. The Mini Catalogue is exciting for all of these reasons and more. You'll find fabulous new stamp sets, rub-ons, papers and shimmer paints too.

The purpose of a mini catalogue is to compliment the stamp sets and accessories in the Idea Book & Catalogue. They may not be available again in other catalogues.

Over the next week or so I will post up some projects that I have made from the mini catalogue products.

I will be holding stamp camps as well as home workshops, contact me for more information.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

Or RAK’s as they are sometimes called..

The other day, out of the blue, a small parcel arrived on my doorstep addressed to me.  Now I knew I hadn’t ordered anything so wondered what on earth it could be.  Inside, carefully wrapped, was a little Hogwarts Gryffindor badge that one of my friends from the UK Garrison Costuming Club ( that I belong to had sent me.  One of my costumes is that of a Gryffindor Student and he thought I might like the badge to but on my UKG jacket. 
It’s not often that RAK’s happen, and this was so out of the blue that it really humbled me.  Even though I spoke to him after on the phone to say thanks you and tell him how thrilled I was with it, I still felt that it needed a little card to say thanks.

And here it is……

 Circle Circus Thanks
I used the following…
Stamp Sets – Circle Circus & Thank You Kindly
Inks – Basic Black, Basic Grey, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery
Card Stock – Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Basic Black & Basic Grey
Accessories – Silver Brad

I think you’ll agree that this is quite a nice masculine thank you!

Back Soon


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Finally…I got some time to play.

Yay!!!!  I have had a little time to play recently.  And in doing so I have got a few samples made up using not only the stamps and punches from the new mini catalogue, but also using the fabulous colours from this months promotions.
Showcasing – the small heart punch….
Mini Heart Punch & DSP

My Sweet Pea Stamp Set with Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry ink pads…YUMMY!!  These new colours are just fab!
My Sweet Pea

Two step bird punch.  Isn’t this just fabulous.  The words come from the Birthday Cheer & Wishes Stamp Set.
Two Step Bird Punch & Top Note
More later…I promise!

May Workshop – Tuesday 25th May 2010

This month’s workshop will incorporate items from the Mini Catalogue & some of the new colours in this month’s promotion. 
Tuesday 25th May 2010 7:30 pm  - Charge £12 per person

We will be making up to 10 cards using items from the Mini Catalogue & some of the new colours in this month’s promotion.  All supplies to make the cards will be provided in packs for you. 
Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided for you.
Please let me know by Weds 19th if you would like a place.  Places do get snapped up quite quickly.  If you have a friend or relative that would like to come with you just let me know their details.  The more the merrier.

If you would like to peruse the catalogues before the evening you can find them at the following links or by going to the main UK Stampin Up website.
Sample ideas to follow. 

A lot going on…..

As it says, I have had a lot going on recently which is why there has been a lack of posts.  Sorry all.  But I have been busy.

One thing that we have been doing is planning our darling daughters naming ceremony.  The venue is booked, caterers are booked, invites went out and replies are coming in.

Now the invites are not Stampin’ Up! apart from the SNAIL Adhesive I'm afraid.  They are however, an exact copy of her brothers design from 3 years ago.  I could have gone for something different but I just love the design and….well it had to be done.  I hope you like it, it’s neat, simple but oh so sweet!


Saturday, 1 May 2010

The Colour Renovation has started......11 New Products Endless Possibilities

This month brings us  11 new and fabulous  items to Stampin up. 3 of the new colours from the renovation are here as a taster this month. And what gorgeous colours they are: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry & Soft Suede.

We have Cardstock, inks, ribbons and matching 12 x 12 Designer Series Papers. Not only that, the most amazing 12 x 12 window sheets.

Don't delay, order yours now.  Please contact me and I will be happy to help you place your order.

I look forward to hearing from you.