Friday, 31 December 2010

Convention & Training Swaps 2010–Part 2 Christmas Cards

Isn’t this card just fabulous?  The photo really does not do it justice!
The card is made by Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Heather Collins.
Heather has used The Delightful Decorations stamp set with the matching Ornament Punch in Whisper White & Night of Navy.  What the picture doesn’t show you properly is that the top left ornament is 3D!
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Elaine x

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sale-a-Bration 2011


Sale-a-Bration (SAB)  is here again and this years offerings are just fabulous.

Isn’t this just gorgeous?  It’s called Sweet Summer and it’s just one of this years Sale-a-Bration sets.  I love it!

SAB Sweet Summer

The following card was made using the Sweet Summer SAB stamp set and Perfect Punches stamp Set from the main catalogue.

It’s so fresh and cottage garden looking in Early Espresso, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Rose Red.

I used Early Espresso satin ribbon across the middle of the card with the Happy Birthday raised on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The dot on the ‘i’ is accented with one of the fabulous Basic Rhinestones found on page 99 in the Idea Book & Catalogue.


Don’t forget there are 3 easy ways of earning the stunning SAB sets.  If you would like to know more on how to earn this and other fabulous sets for free please get in touch.

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Elaine x

Sale-a-Bration 2011 is here!!

That’s right, Sale-a-bration is back. 

From30th December 2010 through to 28 February 2011 Stampin’ Up! give you 3 opportunities to earn some fabulous Stamp Sets.


Step 1 - for every £45 you spend from the main catalogue you can earn a free Stamp Set.

Step 2 - Host a workshop of at least £300 (product sales before shipping and handling), and earn one free Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the generous hostess benefits.

Step 3 - Join Stampin’ Up!® during Sale-A-Bration and choose a free stamp set (excluding hostess sets) from the Idea Book &  Catalogue (valued up to £44.95).


If you would like to earn free stamp sets please do get in touch, I'm happy to help


Elaine x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Convention & Training Swaps 2010–Part 1

Part of being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being able to attend some fabulous training events and of course Convention during the course of the year.

Not only do you learn new business ideas and take part in Make ‘n’ Takes, but you get to meet some wonderfully talented Demonstrator's from around the UK, and at Convention, from Europe.  Lots of Demonstrators take part in Swaps whether they be General or Organised.  The wonderful creations that these people come up with never ceases to astound me.

A while ago I started to share some of these fabulous creations with you. Now the madness of preparing for Christmas is out of the way I plan to carry on sharing.  Over several posts I will share more of these swaps that I have received from these fabulous people with you.  And wherever possible I will credit those that created them.

This fabulous Christmas Card was made by Sue White.  I do not have a website for Sue but will be happy to add it.

Look at the fabulous use of the Two-Step Bird Punch to make the robins. Gorgeous isn’t it?


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Elaine x

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Dear All

We are on the eve of Christmas Eve.  All those last minute preparations are being done, and here it is no different.

I have just finished of a small bundle of gift card holders.  I know, I know, some people think it's a lazy persons present, but there are some of my family and friends that love having them so they can go and pick up a bargain or two after Christmas.

But yes it does make me feel like I haven't put much effort into the gift.  So this year I thought I would make some gift Card holders using yummy Stampin' Up! goodies and here's one of them finished.

My appologies for the quality of the photo's as I took them on my phone but I will try and get a better picture in daylight tomorrow when my camera is charged.

No they are not getting a Credit Card it was the first thing I had to hand to put in there that was the right size

I just love the richness of Cherry Cobbler, don't you?  It looks gorgeous with Very Vanilla and Old Olive.  Very Christmassy!  I also used some bits left over form my Christmas Jingle scrapbooking kit plus the wonderful Gifted stamp set.  Just yummy!

I hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas whatever you may do, and I will have some fabulous new projects coming your way very soon.

Oh and some very exciting news too...But that'll have to keep until after Christmas on the 30th as my lips have been sealed on that headline until then.

Take Care and Happy Holidays!

Elaine x