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creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!

Saturday, 22 December 2012


I wanted to share with you a card stamped with ‘Patterned Party’ not a Christmas stamp set but I loved the presents and stamped them repeatedly in Real Red.
The DSP used is from the Autumn /Winter catalogue and is Candlelight Christmas. The sentiment from the stamp set Chock Full of Cheer, also from the A/W catalogue and the ribbon is stitched grosgrain in Real Red.
It has been a very hectic last few weeks and as of today I have lost my craft room, as the dining room needs to be able to function as a dining room for the next week. So at the weekend I packed all my craft stuff up and into boxes in the garage they went. However I did keep the ink pads and a few bits of card and some stamps out, I can't be totally berefit! I also have a delivery coming with some new stuff that I forgot to mention to my husband!.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Introducing the new & improved Stampin Up Trimmer!

Available to order now for only £25.95

Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters and because it was made by Stampin Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!

Features of the All-New Stampin Up! Trimmer

An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler

The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
The base has non-skid feet, which keeps the Stampin Up!Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track 
The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 30.5 cm without having to remove or switch out handles.
The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts

The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
Handles come in two colours: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
Storage compartment under base

The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards.
Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Last weekend was our bi monthly training.
We spend the morning having business discussions and sharing swaps and ideas. We welcome new Stampin Up! demonstrators and we congratulate those that are doing well.
In the afternoon we play! Yes, we get out our crafting supplies and we make cards and other exciting projects.
I would like to share with you  some of the projects we made. It was a non-Christmassy day!

The Designer Series Paper used in these was Birds of a Feather. The box was made using a 12" x 12" sheet of paper, and there was a little bit left over! The stamp sets used Flock Together and Petite Pairs. I love the way Natalie, our team leader has paired together the colours Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit.
The DSP in these is Fan Fair, which is used for the strips. The Chevron and Lacy Brocade  embossing folders gave the background definition. Stamp sets were Papillon Potpouri and Kindness Matters. These are lovely gentle cards.