Thursday, 31 January 2013

Starter Kit Promotion & NEW Spring/Summer Catalogue

It's busy times in the Stampin' Up! world at the moment!
So you already know about the current Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion with tons of selection of FREE goodies to choose (well 17 actually), when you place a qualifying order. Well, did you know there is also an amazing opportunity to purchase the Starter Kit too?
Because it's Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary they are giving another 25% product value in the kit during the Sale-a-bration period!
For £99 you can choose £162.50 worth of product from any of the current Catalogues as your kit.
Totally your decision in what you include PLUS all the business supplies like catalogues and order forms etc.
Now you may have heard...the NEW SPRING/SUMMER CATALOGUE will be available as of tomorrow, 1st February.
It's luuvely!
You could choose your Starter Kit from the SPRING/SUMMER Catalogue so if your list is as long as your arm, why not treat yourself.
Would you like a sneak of what's instore?
And would you like to receive this as a little gift from me as part of your welcome pack?
I'm actively looking for new people to join my team - whether to build a business or purely for the discount.
Of course you wouldn't marry someone without getting to know them first, so I'd be happy to have an informal chat - either by phone or email so we can get to know each other. It can be daunting making that decision but together we can work out whether it's right for you.
I've a wonderful team of Demonstrator who love the products too so whatever you decide, it's not just me you have to support you - you have a whole group of new friends that will be right there with you.
Email to find out more.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


It's that time of year again.....
 Stampin' Up! 's most Exciting Promotion that gives everyone the opportunity to receive FREE products!
And this year is an absolute corker with 17,
yes 17, FREE SALE-A-BRATION products to choose from!
So how does it work?
With every £45 order you can choose one of the following absolutely FREE!
This offer can be done multiple times too so if you spend £90 you can choose 2 or if you spend £45 this month and £45 the next, you can keep coming back for more. There's no limit.

 Now there's a lot to choose from and it's not always easy to see excactly what you're getting so if you would like me to send you a larger version on the above then please email me at or for your own hard copy to drool and ponder over please request one and I'll pop one in the post to you.
I love this time of year...
If you're also on Facebook, I've already started to share some Sale-a-bration projects so please pop over and 'like' my page for current updates and ideas or even if you'd like to ask me a question.
See you tomorrow with another amazing Sale-a-bration offer from Stampin' Up! and some ideas that might help you decide what you'd like from this years offering.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Love & Sympathy

Have you got snow today? Living on the very south coast of the UK we don't get very much snow at all. In fact we I get very excited when we do but it does bring us all to a bit of a standstill. I had to cancel this mornings Technique Class because of it but hey, we can all stay safe and warm at home and craft there instead, right?
I've another card from the bereavement class to show today.
So simple in design and colours.
Love & Sympathy - £13.95 (wood), £10.95 (clear mount)
Sahara Sand
Lucky Limeade
Summer Starfruit
If you'd like to join in with the Facebook Friday Challenge I'll be posting it about 7pm tonight at
There is a little prize for a randomly picked winner on Sunday evening so there's plenty of time to have a go over the weekend. Post your entry on my page and I'll showcase it too.
Hope to see you over the later or 'Like' my page and you'll see more frequent updates and project ideas.
Last day for the January Sale items too which you can find here.
Stay safe and warm and see you soon!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Summer Silhouette Thank You's & Facebook Friday Challenge

Back to showing Summer Silhouettes again today.
On Friday night I set a Challenge on my Facebook page to make a CAS card (Clean & Simple) using favourite Stampin' Up! supplies. These 'Thank You' cards are my version of clean & simple with Summer Silhouettes - £21.95 (wood), £17.95 (clear mount).
Anyway, all that had to be done was create a card and post it to my page, I would share it with my fans and I'd then draw a random winner to receive a prize of a little bundle of goodies at 10pm on Sunday evening.
There was some fabulous entries from Jill, Fiona, Sandie and Di. I couldn't simply choose a favourite because they were all fabulous so names went into a hat and Jill was the winner!
Here's Jill's CAS card.
I shall be setting a Challenge on my Facebook page every Friday and I'd love you to join in.
Visit my page at
to see regular updates from me
or 'Like' my page from the badge on my lefthand side bar.
Hope to see you over there this Friday coming for the next Challenge!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Hopeful Thoughts Stampin' Up!

Bereavement cards aren't exactly a card we enjoy making, but I had a request last year to do a class for them and we made 4 different cards which actually went down very well.

I also taught how to use the Scallop Trim Corner Punch for perfect results - a short video will be coming real soon.

Once you know how to get it right you'll be amazed and it's such a pretty punch too at a bargain price of just £8.95!

Hopeful Thoughts - £21.95 (wood), £17.95 (clear mount)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch - £8.95
Colour combo:
Sahara Sand
Raspberry Ripple
Lucky Limeade

To order email

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Summer Silhouettes Stampin' Up!

A slight change of plan to the card I was going to show you. I couldn't find the one I was looking for, I think I've hidden away in my new storage space above my NEW Craft Studio so I've gone for Summer Silhouettes instead. Equally as beautiful don't you think?
This is a CaSE from the card they show in the Annual Catalogue on page 83 where you'll also find this set. This is my version anyway.
Summer Silhouettes is another 2 step set - love that you can build a picture with all the different stamps in different colours. Ok, you're going to hear it's another of my faves.
The colour combo is...
Crumb Cake
Pool Party
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Summmer Silhouettes - £21.95 (wood), £17.95 (clear)
If you would like this set or you're interested in purchasing any of the Stampin' Up! supplies shown in the catalogues, or to just purchase a catalogue, please get in touch at, I'd be happy to help you and if you're a NEW customer to me, there's an extra special gift but you will have to place an order to find out what that is. ;)
The final instalment of my January 2013 Stamp Sale was last night and it's been a great succes! Thank you everyone that came over to my page at during the last week and I hope you managed to grab yourself some real bargains. You can still view what's available in the Sale here. All you then need to do is comment under the item you wish to purchase and I will be in touch with postage costs.
Sale items will remain until next week and there may be some FURTHER REDUCTIONS COMING SOON so keep popping over and having a look.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Betsy's Blossoms

The sun looks like it going to come out today amongst the haze of a few clouds up there. I'm so looking forward to Spring and it's not that far away now is it.

With Spring in mind here's a bright Birthday card from a class last year using the 'Betsy's Blossoms' stamp set and matching Designer papers - Floral District.
Betsy's Blossom - £25.95 (wood), £20.95 (clear)
Floral District DSP - £9.95
Window Frames, Framelit Dies - £22.95
Back tomorrow with another card from Betsy's Blossom.
If you haven't checked out my facebook page and what I've got available in the January Stamp Sale, you can find me at
There's still plenty of bargains to be had!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Field Flowers

Ok, so at long last I've got something to show you. These gorgeous cards were designed for one of last months card classes using 'Field Flowers'.
Field Flowers is a 2-step stamp set that brings the flower images to life by stamping one image on top of the other to give that 3D effect.

Absolutely love this set. So easy to use and the finished results are stunning. Lets just say it was a popular choice for those that did the class.
The Stamp-a-ma-jig is the secret weapon to giving you precision stamping - an easy gadget that allows you to align each image perfectly.
101049 £10.95
 The colour combo used was Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Lucky Limeade
Field Flowers is on page 78 of the Annual Catalogue priced at
£17.95 for Clear Mount and £21.95 for Wood.
My January Stamp Sale is still going on at
View all the stamps sets available in the
January 2013 Stamp Sale
Photo Gallery
Plenty more stamp sets will be uploaded for sale at 7pm on Sunday night!

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Facebook Stamp Sale
See you there! 


Happy New Year from the missing person!
I know, it's been almost 3 months since I updated. Long story but the short of it was I was working hard, then got ill, then working hard again, then got ill again, and right at the very end, Christmas happened.
So here we are, 2013 has arrived!
This year is the 25th Anniversary for Stampin' Up! so there'll be lots of celebrating going on over the months including more FREE stuff, more promotions and loads more NEW PRODUCTS!
Now I'm not making any promises to how often I will be posting on my blog, I'll be taking everything day by day, but this year I'm making changes with my business and most importantly my family are going to come a little higher on my list, as well as my health. I'm sure you will all understand but don't worry, I am still around and I will still be posting projects.
My classes are also going very strong and although I may not get chance to upload everything here, you can always find me on Facebook and more than likely the projects I've created for them. It's not intentional to move to facebook, it's purely a time thing which can be done in an instant and I lack time every day so this is an alternative for the days I'm not blogging - which could be quite a few. 
So, if you want to check out and 'like' my Facebook Business page and be up to date with things that are happening in an instant, projects I've created, new classes I've added, then you can find me at..
Tomorrow evening I start my own JANUARY SALE of Retired Stamp sets, I've boxes of them! It's only on Facebook though so if you fancy a bargain, pop on over and 'like' my page. The sale will be going on over the next week or so, so don't panic if you can't make it tomorrow, there will be quite a lot to list and it will go on in stages plus I'll give you an indication of what time 'ish each night they'll start appearing.
Hope to see you over there!