Thursday, 27 September 2012

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Big Top Scrapping


The Big Top Birthday Designer Series papers are just fabulous for children's party scrapping.  They are such fun bright papers and have fabulous Quick Accents to match beautifully for a quick fun layout.

Here’s 3 that I made while staying with my friend and fellow demo Rachel Booth and are based on her designs.



Hey look, I used buttons……..


And more buttons……..


Unfortunately this set of papers is retiring soon so if you would like to get your hands on some before they’re gone get in touch today.

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, 14 September 2012

Leadership Swaps - Part1

Remember a previous post I talked about my recent training with Stampin’ Up! called Leadership?  And as part of the training we get to swap ideas with other demonstrators from around the UK. 

Today is part 1 of 2 showcasing some of those swaps…..

First up is this one made by Sharon Gronow.  I love the idea of it being a postcard – who wouldn’t want to receive a handmade post card like that?  The jar from perfectly preserved is fab!


Next up is from Nicole Foinette .  I love the cards base that Nicole used called Naturals Ivory which wasn’t in my stash…But will be soon as it is totally gorgeous and I just had to have it!  I love the Vellum that Nicole used for her jar.  Can I buy the set just to have the jar??? Winking smile


So how about this for a Halloween treat?  It was made by Joanne Penney It’s a fab little Cauldron treat bag made from the Window Frames Framelits in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.


And how about this for a fun Halloween or even a little boy’s card.  This was made Karen Young


I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the lovely swaps that I received.  I’ll bring you more soon.


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Leadership Training and Swaps!


Part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator means that we get to go to some very cool and fun training events such as Convention, Leadership and regional training. One of the things that all Demonstrators love about being at any of the training events is seeing tons of new product on display and taking part in “Swaps”.

Many demonstrators will make a whole stack of card fronts of the same design (or not as some do not like the repetition ;-) ) and then will swap with other demonstrators for their creations. Its a great way to get ideas and see product that you may not have bought yourself.

This time I managed to get around 30 swaps done myself and so brought some fabulous ones home with me. I am going to show case a few of them over the next few posts and where possible credit them to the person who made them. Unfortunately some do not have the person’s details on, so if it is your creation please let me know so I may credit it back to you.

Here is my swap –

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This time I went without making an actual card but instead chose to make Christmas Tags. The base is Lucky Limeade cut using the tag from the two tags die. Notice the Shimmery White snowflake? That’s from the new Autumn Winter catalogue. It’s the mid size Snowflake from the gorgeous Snow Flurry Bigz Die.

Now have you spotted the Bling?? Oh my gosh, I love love love it! In case you hadn’t noticed I do like my bling. Sorry got distracted by shiny stuff! The Champagne Glimmer paper is gorgeous. Full of sparkle and no mess when cutting or punching it out. So no loss of glitter and no glittery mess! The small 1 ¼” Scallop Circle punch is just so delicate.

The little Christmas Tree comes from the Merry Minis punch pack which includes the tree, a star and a mini Christmas bauble. And they match the Merry Mini’s stamp Set in the AW catalogue.

I used Whisper White Craft ink and the sentiment from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set to finish off the project.

I’ll post up some of the swaps I got in return from my fellow demonstrators in my next few posts.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

We’re so excited.. New Autumn & Winter Catalogue!



Oh my goodness, we are being so spoilt by Stampin’ Up!  Have you seen the fabulous new Autumn & Winter Seasonal Catalogue yet?

You can see a copy of it here or contact me a for a free copy posted to you.

It’s jam packed full of fabulous, scrummy and just downright gorgeous stamps, cutting dies and accessories.  Not only that there are bundles of goodies at a discount…yep that's right at a discount!

You can see the names of the bundles on Page 2 of the catalogue which will also tell you where in the catalogue they appear.  My favourite, like most is the Ornament bundle which can be used, along with other items, to make the stunning decoration on the from of the catalogue.


So if you just love a Halloween treats, or want to send a Hanukkah card or gift then this catalogue has it all.


Get in touch today and place your order. You can email me at or call on 07825 655 044

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Say Goodbye…


It’s that time of year again when we, and Stampin’ Up!, say goodbye to some old favourites…Stamps, Punches and accessories all ready for when our new catalogue goes live in October.

You can find all of our retiring items listed here for stamps or here for accessories.

There is even up to 40% off some of the items on the lists! 

But don’t delay, items are selling out very fast.  Get in touch today and place your order. You can email me at or call on 07825 655 044

I look forward to hearing from you soon.