10.12.13

-{Clearance Rack}-

More items have been added!  Place an order today as when they're gone...they're gone!
Click below to take you to the bargains!



2.12.13

-{Love is in the air}-

I know I know, we've not even got through Christmas and we're already thinking of Valentine's day...
That's because us crafters need to be one step ahead!

Stampin' Up! have released these gorgeous love themed stamps.  They're not just useful for Valentines, but also wedding and anniversary cards.

They will only be available till the 27th January, so get them while you can!


25.11.13

-{Whatever next?!}-

Make your own stamps!

I've had the pleasure of trying this out for myself and it's fab!
Do you remember doing lino printing at school? Well I have to say this is easier, and less dangerous!  The rubber is really easy to carve and the tools great to handle.

The stamp carving kit is £17.95 and contains
  • 2 carving tools
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
  and refill kit contains
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
 Please contact me to place an order.

Here is a video with more information.

21.11.13

-{Envelope punch board}-

I've got punch board love!
It's a  great little gadget for card makers and pretty package makers.  All the pieces you see in the picture have been made using it.  Many thanks to Sam from www.pootles.co.uk for her fab videos that have been inspirational for box making.

To purchase this or any other Stampin' Up! products please contact me.

I'm off to the European Convention tomorrow morning, so watch this space for lots of inspiration and fun when I get back!



14.11.13

-{Convention Countdown}-

Only a few more sleeps!
The Stampin' Up! European Convention is being held in the Manchester this year, my downline Joyce and I are going to be heading there for 2 days of stamping fun, we can't wait!

I've been busy making swaps and am looking forward to seeing what the other demonstrators make.  These paper flower pens have become a favourite of mine to make,  The papers used here are from the Eastern Elegance DSP pack.

22.10.13

-{25 years and counting}-

It's been 25 years since Stampin' Up! has been going and there has been lot's of promotions featuring 25!



Here is another one... the lovely people at head office have choosen 25 sets that have 25% off.  It's only for one week! So have a browse and contact me asap if you would like to place an order, or if you would like to order a few things and have it sent direct to your home for an extra £4.95.

To see what the stamps are click {here}

3.10.13

-{Snowflake pop-up box card}-

After I watched Monica Gale's tutorial which can be found {here}I just had to have a go making this pop-up box card. The instructions were really great, and the technique is so adaptable.

It's a fab way to make a really special, attention grabbing card.

I've used the Festive Flurry stampset and Framelits Dies and the Winter Frost Speciality DSP.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Messages stamp set, all the items can be ordered through me.  I've accented with the Glitter card and Basic Rhinestones.





24.9.13

-{Don't you just love a bargain?!}-

I am so pleased to announce that Stampin' Up! have created a clearance rack in the online shop.

Some wonderful bargains to be had!  Please order online now as stocks are limited.  Postage is £4.95 to have it delivered straight to your door.  Click on the link to the shop on the top right of this blog.

Also, the Christmas countdown has begun, and places are being booked up at my Christmas Craft Workshop on the 12th October in Welshpool. We will be making some bunting using the Canvas pennants in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, 10 cards and decorating 4 boxes.  It will be a fun filled day with an Inspiration table for your Christmas crafts, free refreshments (bring a packed lunch) and some hands on craft tuition. It will be £25 for the day (10am-3pm) and you will get £20 of Stampin' Up! products to use.  If you would like to attend please let me know asap, and payment will be required in full by this weekend.

And on the Christmas theme, there are some beautiful new single Christmas stamps available now.  have a look at the pic below.  There's a great selection to suit different styles.


And if you would like more Christmas stamps here are the best of the last 25 years



6.9.13

-{FREE 30 day trial of MDS}-

Try before you buy!
Please click on link below.

4.9.13

-{Online shop and MDS available now!}-

Stampin' Up! have sorted out the bugs and ironed out the creases and are pleased to announce you can now shop for Stampin' Up! products anytime!

Follow the link at the side of the blog.

Also...

The long awaited My Digital Studio is also available for purchase through my online store.  If you have not used a digital program to create cards and scrapbook pages before there is a free thirty day trial.

It is a really easy program to use, and useful for creating all sorts of paper crafts.  It is at the awesome price of only £13.95.  It comes all ready packed with lots of digital papers, stamps, templates, shapes and embellishments, and if that isn't enough there are always more items being released, prices starting from only £1.50.

Below is a video about how it works... please ignore the bit about print services, it's not available in the UK.  However there are lots of online printing services where you can have your creations printed off.


24.8.13

-{scrap inspiration}-

Yes, I've been tidying - again!
I've started making products to sell on Christmas stalls, so have needed to clear my work space.  As usual I end up with lots of pots of tidbits of things I have worked with or have left over from previous projects or experiments.

AS I wasn't creating for a workshop I dug out some of my favourite retired stamps and made a few cards.

The daisy shaped clay flower was made using a cake decorating tool that cuts icing.

A left over mini art work I made to go into a necklace.


Below is a sneak peek of a new embossing folder out next month.






Thank you for stopping by.  Watch this space for some announcements about some new workshops I'll be doing soon!

15.8.13

-{Venetian Romance}-

Is the name of the beautiful Designer Series Paper I have used for the gift bag and card below.
If you like elegant design with a hint of the shabby and the insides of old book covers then these papers are for you.  As with all Stampin Up paper, the thickness is sturdy enough to make items such as gift bags, and being double sided you have lots of choice of patterns.

It was my Mother in law's birthday last month and I had bought a mother of pearl necklace for her a few months ago.  I wanted the packaging to be a little bit special. So this is what I made...





9.8.13

-{If you love paper...}-

Special offer for this month!
4 for the price of 3!

On the Designer Series Paper in the current catalogue.


7.8.13

-{Prettily Penned}-

I have to confess that in my crafting life I have various little obsessions for making particular things.
I have enjoyed making paper flowers for a long time now, and am always looking for ways to use them, mainly on cards, wreaths. bunting, and now...pens!

Below are pictures of a `paper pen' bouquet made for my son's teacher.  I used the beautifully elegant Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper.  Then tied around the pen, just under the flower some Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and Linen Thread.  The flowers were then finished with some diamante `dew drops'.









5.7.13

{Four to go... }

Two of the goody bags for my catalogue launch event have been reserved. .. four to go.

And here us a sneak peek of the gifts I've made to go in the bags using the Modern Medley designer series paper.

4.7.13

-{words, words, words}-


Sentiment stamps are one of the most used on my cards.  They give that "finishing touch" to a project.  The lovely people at Stampin' Up! have decided to offer 3 wordy stamp sets with 25% off!

They are...
Petite Pairs
Sassy Salutations

and sweet essentials

Click on flyer below for the prices.



2.7.13

-{it's here! The New Catalogue!}-



Being able to get your hands on new products and be inspired with new ideas is always exciting.

So without further ado, {here} is the link to the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up catalogue.

To get your hands on a paper copy, please contact me. They are £3.50 each.

I'll be hosting a New Catty get together at my house on
Tuesday 9th July from 10.00am till 2.00pm.
Come and have a cuppa, browse the new catty and have a play with some of the new goodies.
There will be one free "make and take" and opportunities to make other projects for £2 a go.

I'll be creating some goody bags and they will contain the new catalogue, some samples of the yummy Gingham Garden papers, In Colour card, a make and take and a little hand made gift.  Please let me know if you would like a bag as there will only be 6.

Also, if you place an order on that day, whatever you spend you can redeem the equal amount on my retiring table.  First come, first served.

29.6.13

~{Happy Father's Day}~

7.6.13

~{I Just can't Believe you're going}~

Is how I feel about the Just Believe stampset that is retiring at the end of the month. I used some retiring colours too to create the background.

6.6.13

~{farewell my friends}~

I put all the retiring stamps and colours in a basket. They're useful to have on hand so I'll use them. If there are any sets there you would like please order soon as when they're gone... they're gone!

5.6.13

-{Best of Flowers}-

I love Pinterest!
So much inspiration, pin it, come back to it later...and bam!

Saw {this} card on there, and as I have the Best of Flowers stamps set, had to give it a go!

I teamed up with the retiring Kindness Matters set (boohoo...so sad to see that one go), and the retiring Pool Party Bakers Twine.

The main bulk of the stamping was done in one go, I cut the cardstock into pieces after it was stamped.  Great for doing multiple cards.




3.6.13

-{Are you sitting comfortably?}-

Then I'll begin...

I have so much Stampin' Up! news to update you with!

Firstly, the online store is being worked on by the lovely people at Stampin' Up!, so please bear with, and if you would like to place an order, please contact me directly.

Secondly, it's an exciting time of year for us demo's.  We've just had our first glimpse of the new catalogue that will come out next month!  So that means the retired list is now out, and there are some bargains to be had!



So, without further ado, click {here} for the retiring stamps list, and {here} for the retiring accesories list.  Products are only available while stocks last, I'll be putting an order in on the 14th June, please contact me if you would like anything.

It's so bitter-sweet, I love seeing new products but am always sad to say goodbye to my favourite retiring ones.

Then thirdly, Stampin' Up! have been celebrating 25 years of business, and as part of the celebrations they have created exclusive stamp sets that will only be released each month, 3 of the images are favourites from the past 25 years and 1 is a brand new design.  To kick things off June's set is called "Best of Flowers".  And I have to confess I think it is lovely! I got it early when I went to a Stampin' Up! training day.  It is available in clear-mount only, and is priced at £13.95 and is available till the 31st March 2014.


And if that isn't enough!  Stampin' UP! have just announced that they have released five single stamps available for the clear mount blocks.  They can be purchased individually, and will come in clear-mount only, they are priced at either £6.50 or £6.95 and you will need block E.  To save your pennies they'll come in a clear celo bag rather than a case.  They'll be available to 31st August. 

Phew' I hope that's enough news to keep you going.



24.5.13

-{Card commission}-

A little update: my Stampin' Up! store is offline whilst some tweaks are being made.  Please contact me directly should you wish to place an order.  Also there's only a week left to get £155 of product for £99 by joining Stampiin' Up!  You're welcome to do this even if you just want more stash for your cash, there are lot's of "hobby demo's" who join to save some pennies.

A friend of mine who regularly commissions me to make her special cards, rang the other week wanting one for her course tutor.  She left the design up to me.  I was leafing through some paper stash, and the Fan Fair papers with the keys on it took my fancy, and I thought up the sentiment "Thank you for being the key to our education".  This I printed with my computer and decorated the inside with.  I stamped the script stamp from French Foilage with White Craft ink onto Midnight Muse card stock, and distressed the edges with the fabulous distress tool in the Spring/Summer mini (don't miss it on page 14)

Here is the card, it was fairly large, approx A5.



21.5.13

-{Da da daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Stampin' Up products are now online to buy!}-

Wooohooo!
I am so excited to be able to announce that you can buy Stampin' Up! products from the comfort of your home.

All you need to do is go to my Stampin' Up! website, browse ALL the gorgeous products, pop them in your basket, pay, and they'll wing their way to you by the magic of UPS!

If your order (maybe ask your friends too) is over £150 then you will get £25 to spend on the catalogue, basically you get all the hostess benefits.  To see them click {here}.

So without further ado.... click {here

18.5.13

-{More playing...}-

...with new technique.

Couldn't decide which one to blog so I'm putting them all on!











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