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To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy
creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!

Monday, 29 October 2012

I am holding a childrens crafting morning at the Village Centre, Victoria Street, Englefield Green tomorrow, Tuesday 30th October. I will be there from 10.30 to 12.00
Please feel free to pop in have a tea or coffee while your children do some papercrafting. below are samples of what your children could come home with!

CASE'd from Beverley Pollen. I just loved the colour combo of Wisteria Wonder and BlushingBride 

I know the pillow box die us no longer available from Stampin Up!
However I will keep on using it as it is so handy. The flower is made from the
Blossom Party Originals

Saturday, 27 October 2012

I did the teas at hockey today and couldn't resist the Halloween theme. I made pumpkin soup and swirled pesto and creme fraiche through, yummm
Then for afters there were chocolate cupcakes and carrot cupcakes with Stampin Up! cupcake toppers using the Googly Ghouls stamp set!

Monday, 22 October 2012

I have a couple of friends getting married in the next few weeks. So I thought I would do some Wedding Cards using the Love and Laughter stamp set. I did some dry embossing with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders.
I love the depth of the Cherry Cobbler on the first two cards, on the other I used Night of Navy. I was playing around with the placemnet of the words, think I like the position on the navy card best.
I had the Love and Laughter stamp set as a clear mount and as such placed all the stamps I was using on the mount together. Well not all, as I eyeballed the placing of the flowers on top of the cake!

and just to show you I wasn't totally doing the same thing, although I do like the simplicity of the above, here are a couple more, one with a lot of glimmer! The turquoise card has silver embossing and the other gold embossing with En Francais in the background.

Monday, 15 October 2012

 I love the New In-Colours of Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple together. This card is using the Flowering Flourishes Stamp set, the idea is from the new catalogue, and the sentiment is from my new favourite stamp set Blooming with Kindness.
The photos don't do the colours justice. The card above with the large flower stamp, has been stamped off a couple of times in soft suede to give a soft depth to add to the vanilla cardstock.
On the right is a design from Freshly Made Sketches, I just missed the deadline for putting this in.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

I have been very busy lately preparing for the Christmas Fairs in my area. In between this I try to run regularly and recently competed in the Windsor Half Marathon. I ran a respectable 2hr 22 minutes, but would love to get back to my times of 5 years ago of just under 2 hours for a half marathon. More training I think!!

Craftwise I would like to show some recent cards I have made. Using the Bigz die Blossom Party Originals and the leaf image from Betsys Blossoms. Very simple but quite effective.

Monday, 8 October 2012

I would like to welcome our friends and fellow stampers from The Netherlands and Austria.
From today 8th October, Stampin Up! Demonstrators from the UK, France and Germany can now sell and recruit in all five European countries!!

This means from today customers and potential recruits can place orders or join the team of any European Demonstrator!
Our New Catalogue has the prices in both the Euro and the British Pound.
It is written in English although if you prefer, there are also catalogues in French and German.
If you would like to place an order, or you need more information contact me by email and I will be delighted to answer any questions and help you to achieve your crafting potential!
Payment is by Credit Card and the goods will be shipped directly to you.
Orders to Austria and the Netherlands will be shipped via UPS. The Stampin' Up! shipping cost is aligned with the exciting markets (5.95 Euro).

Monday, 1 October 2012


Welcome to the ILWS Blog Hop. You have probably joined me from Elaines Blog, not sure if I can compete with dum...
This is the first day of our New Stampin Up! 2012-13 Catalogue. It has some fabulous new stamp sets and the new In-Colours are terrific.

I am in love with the Oval Accents Oval Die at the moment, and making purses. This is a variation on the one I did for the ILWS swap. I didn't do all the glueing with DSP this time, and used Betsy's Blossoms again...
I used the new New Colours
Primrose Petals - I think you are going to see lot of that colour
Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple.
They were closed with the New Gumball Green ribbon, and inside was a Green and Black mini chocolate!
I also did some Halloween purses or treats, these used the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Printed Kit and the Googly Ghouls stamp set. Colours used were Tangerine Tango and Gumball Green.

I can't wait to get the new stuff that I ordered this morning so I have some new things to play with and to share with you.

From here you need to go to Jane  Happy Blog Hopping!
Stampin Up! has another great offer for anyone thinking of becoming a demonstrator in the months of October and November!
Join my team between 1 October and 30 November and you can get for FREE Designer Series Paper for SIX MONTHS!!

Free Paper

The NEW 2012 - 2013 Idea Book and Catalogue is out today!!!
If you click on the image to the right of the screen you can check it out. There are lots of exciting new products and some product bundles! That is stamp sets together with the corresponding dies are available at a special price!

Do you want to get your hands on one of these catalogues for FREE?
Here's how - Place an order for at least £30, and I will include your catalogue with your order.
                   - Book a party
                   - Attend a class