Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Another Promotion? Yes please!

Good afternoon!

I'm getting ever so excited for Thursday as that is when
I will be setting off with 3 lovely demo friends to London for Stampin' Up!'s 2010 European Convention!

It is gonna be soooo much fun, we had a ball last year and I can't wait to see my many friends I have made whilst being a demo again. I will be taking plenty of pictures and will share once I'm back.

But before all that, Stampin' Up! have just announced a wonderful promotion called Bundle Up For Christmas... Yay!!

You can get FREE ribbon whenever you purchase one of the ex
clusive bundles.

You all know how much I love my ribbons! These ribbons would be ideal for decorating your Christmas Cards and Packages and it’s even better that they are my favourite price... FREE!

So what can we get?

They include some products that are exclusive to the offer... Ooooo!
Here are the ribbons, you can choose one of these with every order for one of the following bundles between now and 29th December:

Just look at them! Soooooo yummy!
And remember, they are not available for purchase separately so get them with the bundles while you can.

Have you got a favourite yet? I don't think I can choose!
What are in these bundles?

The Gifted Bundle: Gifted Stamp Set and a pack of Jolly Holiday Designer Series papers. £35.70 in Wood Mount and £30.70 in Clear Mount

The Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper. £36.90 in Wood Mount and £31.90 in Clear Mount. This Designer Series Paper is only available as part of this bundle and only while stocks last!

The Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Stamp Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel. £36.45 Wood Mount only

The Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and the Ornament Punch £37.45 Wood Mount only.

How exciting!

Contact me on to place your ord
ers, these bundles are only available while stocks last so don't leave it too long! (Plus, you'll want them to make your Christmas goodies won't you!)

I will leave you today with a little creation I plan on decorating my tree with this year.

This is using Contempo Christmas and the Ornament punch but you can get Delightful Decorations with the Ornament punch as a bundle and get your free ribbon!

I've stamped and punched out 4 bauble images, folded them in half and adhered them together to form a 3d ornament.

Before I stuck the last edge down, I inserted some Stampin' Up! Elastic Cord (held down with Tombow) and then stuck the edges down. How cute is this!

Oh, and before you go:

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Dare I say it?

Christmas is approaching fast!

I haven't even thought about Christmas presents yet, have you? I know people who have completed their shopping and just have the wrapping left... Argh!

I haven't planned my cards for this year yet but found one of the cards I made last year which was so quick and easy to make.

They are perfect for mass-producing!

I even used Crystal Effects on his nose! He's a little cutie.

Anyway, I want to share a new service which I am offering. I hope it will help you or your friends & family when it comes to buying presents all year round.

Stampin' Up! Wishlist service.

What do I need to do?

All you have to do is e-mail me with a request for a form and I'll e-mail it out to you.

How does it work?

Once you received your e-mail Wishlist, just print it out.
It will consist of a 'List' and a contact sheet. You fill our your list and either e-mail or post it back to me. You can then distribute my contact details among your friends and family for them to contact me when buying you a gift.

What are the benefits?

It helps the gift giver to purchase a gift which is chosen by you, although you wont know what they have chosen so it will remain a lovely surprise.

There will also be the option of a gift wrapping service too which makes it that bit easier!

If you want any more information please don't hesitate to contact me and I can answer any of your questions.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Exciting news!

I've spent most of the day with my little sister helping her move into her new house, I was mainly the baby entertainer and I can't complain...

Just look at this face!

He's such a sweetie :)

Anyway, the exciting news is that I can now accept credit cards for Stampin' Up! orders!

How fab is that?

You won't have to worry about bringing enough money, remembering the cheque book or even having to send your cheque onto me then waiting for it to clear (So you'll get your goodies even quicker haha!)

Hopefully this will make everything that bit easier.

If you would like to book a workshop or just place an order e-mail me :

I still have a few dates available, I'd love to be able to help you earn exclusive stamp sets that cannot be bought and free spends in the catalogue.

Workshops are great fun and aren't hard work at all, I love my job!

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.


Sorry! It's kind of still Monday... as I haven't been asleep lol.

How did it get to 1:30am??

Anyway, as promised I am going to announce the winner of the raffle prize from my launch party on Saturday.

Three lovely ladies qualified on the day and two others placed orders over £40 so also received a strip of raffle tickets.

I wondered on which way would be best to draw the winner ...

So I laid out all of the strips and used to generate a number from 1 to 25.

It picked number 16 which was Jo.

Congratulations Jo!!

Those lovely Stampin' Up! goodies are all yours. I will be in touch soon.

Thank you to everyone who placed orders, I'm sure you're going to love playing with your new stash when it arrives. If you get a chance I would love to see what you create with it.

Right, I best get off to bed. I'm helping my little sister move into her new house tomorrow/today and need to be up for 6:30am haha.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Catalogue Launch Party

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to share some photos from my catalogue launch party yesterday, I hope the ladies that went enjoyed themselves - I certainly did!

First up is my raffle prize, for all orders over £40 you get a free raffle strip, this will run until tomorrow (Monday 18th October) so if you would like to place an order you will also be entered - good luck!

The goodie bag contains:

Whimsical Words
Bone Folder
Snail Adhesive
6"x6" DSP stack
Note Pad
Paper Snips
3 frame stamps

This is the order table where they ladies could have a cup of tea and browse the gorgeous new products in the catalogue.

And this is the sale table (albeit, a large portion already gone due to the early birds haha)
where I was selling off some retired stock.

Here is one of the sample tables, you will spy some of the gorgeous ones I received at training that I posted about a week or so back.

And some more... I did take pictures of the other sample table but they are too blurry to share. Sorry!

And here are a few of the girls doing the make and take, we had to take it in turns to fit everyone round the table!

And here is the make and take, a simple version of the one we completed at Manchester training only I changed the colours.

I just love this set and the ornament punch!

Don't forget, there is still time to enter the raffle with all orders over £40 placed with me before 12pm Monday 18th October!

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Punches and ribbon and stamps.. Oh my!!

Look what I've just got!!

This is a really quick post today, I have a ton of things waiting to be done but when the lovely UPS man knocked on the door with a big brown parcel I had to drop everything I was doing and see what was inside... and then I have to take pictures and share it with you all hehe!

Look at the In Colour ink pads... and the ribbon. That 1/2" stitched poly grosgrain (Left) is to die for IRL.

And the ornament punch! I can't wait to get cracking on my Christmas cards now.

These are just a few bits of my wishlist, it seems to be endless but I thought I'd do it bit by bit and hope Stu doesn't notice too much!

Just look at the pearls and rhinestones, yum!

Oh and the heart treat cups!

It's a shame I have to work tonight, a few bits might find their way into my bag to get me through my 10 hour shift..!

If you would like to see some of this for yourself and have a play why not come along to my Catalogue Launch party on Saturday the 16th of October?

There will be prize draws, special offers and lots of fun. Contact me today for more details and to book your free make & take.

Right, I best get going.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Some more samples...

Afternoon everyone,

Hope your week is going well, I don't know where mine has gone! I really need to make more time to craft :)

Here are some more samples I received from the Stampin' Up! training event in Manchester.

This first one was our make and take. It uses one of my favourite new stamp sets called Contempo Christmas which has this gorgeous bauble in it - which also has a matching bauble PUNCH!! I know!

I plan to use this set for my Christmas cards as well as making some lovely little bauble ornaments (my order is due for delivery tomorrow, I'm too excited!)

I don't know if you can tell from this picture but we punched out the bauble 3 times and folded them in half, then stuck the edges together to give a 3d effect. There is also a matching treat bag using one of our cello bags which would be perfect for some Christmas choccies!

And here are the rest of the swaps, I love swapping at the Stampin' Up! events. It's a fabulous way to get some new ideas and inspiration - I hope you get some fresh ideas from these.

Aren't they all fab? So many talented ladies I'm really proud to be apart of Stampin' Up!

And don't forget that my Catalogue Launch Party is on Saturday the 16th of October at 12pm, there will be a free make & take if you book your place so get in contact today!

It should be a fun afternoon with prize draws, offers and plenty of chat, chocolate and crafting.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Another sample

Good morning!

Here is a picture of the card I demo'd at Stampin' Up!'s regional training in Manchester last week.

I achieved the effect by folding my card stock in half, cutting out petal shapes (I will hopfully get a chance to upload a template soon) one the fold and running them through my crimper at an angle.

Once opened, it gives the effect shown below. Great for leaves!

And of course, I had to add glitter!

I can't promise how quickly I can get a tutorial up but keep an eye out for it at the side ---->

Right, I must go. I'm doing some final prep for Deborah's workshop today.

Really looking forward to sharing the new catalogue !!

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Swaps from Manchester!

Morning all!

Happy catalogue launch day!!!!

I've been waiting sooooo long to be able to say that :)

Here are some of the swaps I received at the Manchester training which show case some of the gorgeous new stamp sets, accessories and embellishments.

If you would like to have the glossy new catalogue in your hands e-mail me and I can get one out to you for only £4 including postage. (Normally £4.95 plus postage)

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First up is my swap, using Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I love Kraft - which has now been renamed Crumb Cake which makes it even yummier in my mind.

Now, feast your eyes on these fabulous swaps from the very talented Stampin' Up! demo's.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more samples from Manchester.

Thanks for stopping by,
take care.