Saturday, 30 March 2013

Create and call it a job! Join Today


Stampin’ Up! have extended their generous 25% extra free in the Starter Kit until 31 March!  That’s £162.50 worth of product for only £99 So if you thought you were too late to get in on the freebies, you’ve still time.  Turn that wish list into a reality and sign up for a starter kit today. 


Don’t worry if you just want to get all those goodies on your wish list and not become a full Demonstrator – it’s OK.  The kit is yours to keep whatever you decide. 

To join click on the picture above or click here

I can’t wait for you to join my team today!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, 25 March 2013

Circle Circus, So Simple and Neat.


Just a quickie today...

I love the simple design of this card.  The images from Circle Circus work so well here.  I used a Pretty In Pink card Base and then a Basic Black Mat topped with Whisper White.


The Circle Circus images were stamped in Gumball green, Elegant Eggplant and Pretty In Pink. I added a Basic Rhinestone to each of the larger circles and under the My Friend sentiment.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Shoe Box Swap Part 2


As per part 1 This is a little photo heavy again, so my apologies.

So first up we have this fabulous card from Leanne.  I love all of the different layers and pieces to this card.  The use of the Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder with the little hexagons in looks great. And don’t you just love the little dotty spotty butterfly?  I used one of our Stampin’ Up! white gel pens to do the dots. 


I just love this stunning Collage stamped card created by my good friend Rachel.  Look at all those different stamped layers, then by adding the ticket, rose and ribbon the whole thing just pops to life! 


Even the Envelope gets a stamping!


I love this next card by Lucy.  The little bees from Nature Walk work so well with the new Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder.  These were stamped and then gently watercoloured.  I love the greeting from Wacky Wishes Hostess set.


Wow, paper tearing and sponging on this next one by Sasha!  I just love the Early Espresso edged on to the Island Indigo cardstock.  The frame from Papaya Collage works so well on the First Edition Speciality Paper.


And finally here is my project.  I wanted to give everyone a little something that they could pop all their cards into to take home.  i love this little card holder and it is so easy to make!  I used he Tea for Two Designer Series Papers and made kits to compliment the papers.


I used the greeting from the Oh, hello stamp set, sponged the edges and added the utterly gorgeous flower from the flower trim which can be found in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.


First up is this very simple card using the images from the Tea Shoppe stamp set.  I used some of the left over Designer Series Papers to make the strip and circle.  I really love that stamp set!


Well, we’ve seen tons of these banner cards but they are so fab, so here’s another! Again I used up some of my left over DSP to make them.  the greeting is from petite pairs which is then punched using the largest Oval punch.  A little sponging around the edges and a couple of our larger pearls from the mixed set of basic Pearls and there you have it.


We all had a ton of fun on the day, there was lots of chatting, and laughing.  Plenty ooh’s and ah’s and some great crafting creativity!  I cannot wait for the next one.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Friday, 22 March 2013

Bloomin’ Marvellous!


And what a Bloomin’ Marvellous card this is.  I love the de-bossed Petals a Plenty background.

The butterflies have been stamped in Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, and Rich Razzleberry. And layered on an opposite coloured circle. Basic Rhinestones create the body of one of the butterflies.


I added a faux stitching on the Island Indigo cardstock using the White Gel pen.

I hope you like it.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 21 March 2013

One day left of Saleabration..


That’s right, you have just one day left of this fabby promotion. That’s 1 day to get your hands on the free product and 1 day left to get your hands on a starter kit!

You may order anything you like from the main or Spring Summer catalogue's - but you will not be able to order or earn any Saleabration items though on your starter kit.

You can look at our catalogues and pick out the items that you would want in your order here  - Click here

I would need your order to me with payment (Visa, MasterCard or Bank Transfer) by 9pm tomorrow (22nd March 2013) to ensure that I have enough time to process it.

Below are the gorgeous items you can choose from and get for free with every £45 that you spend.




If you would like some assistance in picking out a great kit to assist you in starting your own business please let me know and I will happily assist you.

You can check out our catalogues and pick out the items that you would want in your starter kit - Click here

I have included the link below for you to be able to sign up and get all those goodies that you want (up to £162.50) for only £99.

Sign Up Here

When you click on the link you will be taken to the sign up page.

Please make sure that you have the following information at the ready:

  • Your personal information such as street address, mailing address, phone number, etc.
  • A valid major credit card (Visa/MasterCard)
  • A copy of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue or your wish list with the catalogue numbers.
  • Please ensure that you have signed up by 10pm (GMT) the latest on 22nd March 2013 to give the system enough time to process your order or Starter Kit Application through before the promotion ends.



    Wednesday, 20 March 2013

    Cards and Coffee Morning projects.


    As you know I have been running some regular Cards and coffee mornings.  These are lovely informal classes and are designed for all abilities.  If you live near Wokingham, Berkshire then why not pop along to one.  Drop me an email for a list of dates.

    As we are still in Saleabration the first card was made using the Feeling Sentimental stamp set and  First Edition Speciality Papers. Early Espresso cardstock was used for the base and matting.  I used Naturals White cardstock for the base mat and to stamp the phone box onto. 

    The phone box was then water coloured using Real red ink.


    This next card was inspired by the Easel card that I got to make at our recent Show box swap.  With this one I wanted to go a little more masculine and used the totally gorgeous Fan Fair Designer Series Papers to dictate the colour combination and give an air of masculinity. The tree is from the ever so popular Lovely As A Tree set.

    The Natural trim Ribbon looks like hessian and really added to this card.


    See how when you open the card you can then see the greeting inside and use it to hold open the easel too.


    And last but not least is this cheerful birthday card.  I love the white stamping of the flowers from Mixed Bunch.  The greeting is from Curly cute and that main flower has been stamped in Craft Whisper White ink.  The centre is stamped in Raspberry Ripple as is the greeting. A couple of Basic Rhinestones


    I hope you like the cards we made.  Don’t forget to get in touch if you would like to come to future classes or if you would like to order any of the products used here.

    Until next time, happy crafting.


    Tuesday, 19 March 2013

    Shoe Box Swap… Part 1


    This post is a little picture heavy…..But it’s worth it!

    Recently I organised a Shoe-box swap with some fellow Demonstrators and friends of Stampin Up!

    Whats a shoebox swap i hear you ask, well… Each person taking part makes up a project.  That project can be a card, scrap page, 3D item etc., but it must tie in with either the theme or specification of the swap.  The only brief that I gave those taking part was that it HAD to be current Stampin’ Up! products and should be something that you could easily replicate for a class or make & take.

    So with those instructions in mind, here are some of the fabulous projects that we made.  Now they’re not all shown here as a couple of Demo’s request theirs to be posted another time as the project was being used in a near future training session.  So sorry all, no spoilers!

    Please not that all these projects I have made but using the kit and instructions by the ladies credited.

    First up is this gorgeous one from the very talented Sarnie. Isn’t it a great use of the Heart Punch to make the large flower?  Can you name all the punches that she has used?


    This gorgeous chic card is from the very talented Dawn.  The mix of images from Elements of Style and Established Elegance work so well don’t they?


    Next up is this ATC Photo holder Card from my good friend Valerie.  Val used the images from By the Seashore and embossed the onto River Rock cardstock and carefully cut out. These are then attached to the outer of the ATC and trimmed.  Can you see the mini pencil tucked in there?


    Next up is this adorable Twirly Whirly Birthday from Vannessa.  The little pinwheels are made using the Sizzlits Pinwheel Die that can be found in the Spring/Summer catalogue. 


    Why have I not made more Stepper Cards I do not know!  They are so much fun to make, and even more fun to receive.  the fabulous creation is from the lovely and very funny Anel Laurens.  This is a great project for use in a class. The butterflies are a great addition, and can be run through a Textured Impressions folder to add more depth.


    I think all thanks should be given by the cupful!  And you can do just that with this design by Jessica Parkin.  Such a simple, neat design.  The pearls add a nice little touch to the centre of the flowers on the teacup from the Tea Shoppe stamp set.


    Easel Cards make a card more fun, just like stepper cards do.  And this lovely one by Jen is not only a lot of fun to make, but also to receive.  The little greeting is tucked away inside until  it is opened and put on display.  The little tree image is from Lovely as a Tree, which I love using.  It is a great must have set.


    Oh My, I just love this gorgeous set of very masculine cards from my lovely friend Carole. The French Foliage set really makes a One Sheet Wonder card set so simple and quick to make.


    I hope you like the projects shown here, and this is just a few of them…..Yes you’ve got mine to come as well!

    Don’t forget that everything used here can be purchased through me – Contact me today to place an order.

    I’ll post up the next lot very soon.

    Until then, Happy Crafting!



    Monday, 18 March 2013

    Hurry…4 Days of Saleabration left.

    Did you know that there are only 4 days left to bag yourself this great opportunity? Yes only 4 days left to get £162.50 worth of goodies for just £99!

    Well as you know the Starter kit is a great way to kick start your business or to load up on fabulous items for your crafting stash.

    Well at the moment Stampin' Up! are offering a fabulous 25% increase in what you can add to the starter kit so now you can choose £162.50 worth of goodies for just £99.

    Have you always longed to have a hobby job that you love to do? Do you have a wish list of goodies that you'd just love to buy? Well now is the time to do it.

    For just £99 you could be well on your way to starting your new venture or stocking

    up your crafting stash!

    And do you know what's great about this, if you only want to get lots of goodies for your stash, then that is fine! You sign up with me, order all those goodies you want and that is it. You don't need to do anything else. You don't need to place another order after, and the kit is yours to keep...Forever.

    I have a post on my blog about it here

    There is some more information here

    And you can join me online here

    So what will you choose? You can see the online catalogues that you can order from here


    With only 4 days left to join there's also only 4 days left to place a qualifying order to secure one of our fantastic Saleabration stamp sets or product lines. So which ones are you still waiting to get?

    If you have any queries about this either of these offers, what to include in your kit or any thing else, please do get in touch.

    Happy crafting!


    Thursday, 7 March 2013

    Card Class Projects


    My recent Cards and Coffee morning went very well.  The girls all had a lot of fun making their projects.  They got to make 3 cards in total which was just right for their 2 hours together.

    First up is this pretty little card using the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Builder punch.


    And because I just love Sale-a-Bration (SAB), our next card features the fabulous Sycamore Street Designer Series papers.  The sentiments come from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set so everyone got to choose their own greeting.


    Lastly we have this gorgeous collage stamped card using some of the elements from the Clockworks stamp set.  The greeting is from another SAB gift Pretty Petites stamp set and the matching Petite Curly Label punch.


    It was great to see the girls making these into family birthday, thank you or Mother’s Day cards. 

    Well today I am planning and making the samples for my next Cards and Coffee morning next Wednesday 13th March.

    Take Care and Happy Crafting.