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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Stampin' Up! NEW 2012/2013 Catalogue Launch

The new catalogue is packed full of gorgeous new stamp sets, fabulous new dies and designer papers, new In Colours, and so much more.........

Come along for a fun and friendly get together with other crafty people. Bring your friends, your sister, your mother, your daughter or come on your own and have a good time browsing the catalogues, making a wish list, making a card, have a tea or coffee or just chatting.


     Catalogue Launch:  30th September 2012

                            1 – 4 pm (drop in anytime)

                            66 Runnemede Road, Egham TW20 9BL (on the A30)

  • Make and Take Card Project
  • Lots of lovely samples to view made with products from the new catalogue
  • Check out new catalogue products in the flesh
  • Retired Stamp Set Sale
  • Lucky Door Prize Draw to win some Stampin' Up! goodies
  • Gift bags with Stampin' Up! goodies for any Workshop bookings made on the day
  • Meet other crafty people and have fun.................

I look forward to seeing you there


Please contact me to book for this event.

Nicky Johncock

Ph: 01784 433906 or 07921121931 or email


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

I promised an update of my swap. After glueing the cardstock and DSP together I used the new Oval Accents die, which is fantastic, but you have to wait until October 1st to order it as its in the NEW CATALOGUE!
Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool I measured up 2 score folds at the bottom of the purse.
I had pencilled in the centre line first.
Then it was a matter of punching a handle in the purse using the small oval punch, here it also helps to pencil in where you want to position the punch. Then adding a choccy, in this case a Green and Black Organic, yumm  to die for! Tie it together with some coordinating ribbon, and voila!
Next a photo of the finished purses...
I have added a tag made from the DSP with the Swap details on it.
This idea is a CASE from Marelle Taylor an Australian demonstrator whose blog I follow.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

I have another swap I am getting ready for, that is the new Catalogue Swap with In Love With Stamping. I shall give you a sneak preview of the work in progress. For this I am using a new DSP Floral District and the new Oval Accents Clear die. It is so versatile. Just wait and see.

 I have stuck some DSP onto some co ordinating cardstock with some Tom Bow and left it overnight to dry. As you can see Nigella has come in handy to add some weight!

Friday, 21 September 2012

We have a team training day this weekend and there are going to be 19 of us. So I have to make 19 swaps. I decided on using the new Woodgrain embossing folder as a background and the lovely single stamp image Tweet Leaves, from the Autumn Winter Catalogue. There are so many possiblities with this stamp. I decided to go with a simple design using 'inchies'. The single leaf is from the Autumn Accents Bigz die also from the Autumn Winter Catalogue and the Itty bitty banners stamp set and matching dies, which will be available from Oct 1 as it is in the new Annual Catalogue!.
This is before cutting out the small squares

The finished swap! Colours I have used are Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Rding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Soft Suede.
I so like the stamp sets and dies that Stampin up has brought in that match...that is so like Stampin Up to co ordinate everything!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Last Saturday was the St Jude's School Summer Fair, yes Summer!  It was postponed from June as the weather was atrocious.  The weather on Saturday was beautiful sunshine, we couldn't have asked for a better day if we had tried. We had  a great day, I had to use the marquee, as from experience a slight breeze can play havoc with the display. Thank you everyone who stopped by to look and to buy.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A friends birthday at the w/e and I decided to do a card using the retiring In Colour - Peach Parfait and vanilla. I teemed it with Apothecary Art. Now this stamp set is from the last Summer Mini, it is just having a hiatus and will be back in the new 2012 - 13 Annual Catalogue available from October 1st! Yeah..there are a few stamp sets that were around in the minis and will be available in the annual catalogue.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

I love this part of the Stampin Up! year, when the new products are arriving and it is time to clear out and make way for the new!
I decided on another Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge.
 This is Challenge #82

and this is my card on the right. It is using up some soon to be retired DSP - Timeless Portrait and the stamp set Sincere Salutations. I use this set a lot and will miss it very much.
The ribbon is the Victoria Crochet trim and underneath the NEW Scalloped Tulle ribbon in Cherry Cobbler. Best Wishes is embossed in Cherry Cobbler to make it stand out , and I have coloured a small rhinestone, you guessed it - Cherry Cobbler and put a dab of crystal effects on top to keep the colour. Holding the ribbon is an Antique Brad

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


It's almost time for our current 2011-2012 annual catalogue to finish and there's only one month left to order some products before they retire. The retirement list is really long this year but don't panic.........
There are lots of stamp sets and lots of accessories being discounted.  The lovely textured 12" x !2" paper is going to be only offered as plain and not textured and only in a few colours, so if you like the textured paper, which I do especially for scrapbooking you need to order soon.
 Some items will go out of stock quickly and it is a WHILST STOCKS LAST event so please don't miss out !

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Accessories
I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Crete, fabulous! Now I am recharged and ready for all that is happening with Stampin Up!
We have an Autumn Winter Catalogue that is full of wonderful new products.
Click on the picture on the right to download your copy - it has 40 pages of wonderful seasonal products. Stampin Up! has always prided itself on its coordinating products - we make it easy and fun to create with stamps, ink , paper and accessories that work well together. Now we have gone a step further and bundled coordinating products together for a discount!