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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Watercolour Wonder DSP

Happy New Year 2014

New Year...New Resolutions
I have already started, my craft room has had a major overhaul. Well basically a big tidy up.  It was quite a challenging task, as the last couple of months had taken a toll on my poor craft room.  What with getting ready for Handmade for Christmas, a couple of workshops, classes, there was stuff everywhere. I now have a new book case, and all the stamp cases, punches and papers are where they belong.

New Year... We have a new Spring/Summer catalogue going live 28 January and ....(drumroll)...
Sale a Bration also starting 28 January.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the papers in the new seasonal catalogue. There is also another sneak peak product, can you guess? I love these papers, they are called Watercolour Wonder.
Chevron punch, Morning Meadow, Gold Sequin Trim
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Four You

Thank You Cards, are a bit of a trial in our house.
Sometimes a verbal thank you just isn't enough to express the gratitude to a thoughtful and generous friend or relative.
Here are 4 very grungy and 'in' thank you cards. Some use washi tape.
Tell me what you think, as I appreciate getting comments.
I have used Stampin' Up!'s notecards, I find they are the perfect size for when you want a little note!
Stamp sets used are 'Embellished Events', a very handy set to have around; 'Gorgeous Grunge', 'Chalk Talk' and 'Hello Lovely'

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wishing all my friends, blog readers and customers a Very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and all the best for 2014.
These are my quick and easy Christmas Cards that will be going out to my customers and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the next few days. Enjoy, have a lovely holiday time and I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.

....and the Winner is ...(drum roll)
Janet Nash of Croyden.

Janet is the Winner of our Lucky Prize Draw at Handmade for Christmas at the weekend.  She wins a bundle of Stampin' Up! Goodies.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Come along to Handmade for Christmas at the O2 this weekend.  We are demonstrating the envelope board and other projects.
There is a £1 lucky dip, and cards, lovely designer paper packs for sale.

Nicky, Lesley, Kim and Kathryn ready to spread the word!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz Time Again

On 10th December it is Clearance Rack Blitz time again.  There will be lots of bargains, and retired products will be 80% off.  These are expected to go quickly. So, grab yourself a bargain and buy yourself a little Christmas present!
The best way to shop for these bargains is to go to my online store on Tuesday,10th December and shop my Online store. Look for the Clearance Rack on the menu on the left hand side.

Email me to place your order, or click Here. to shop now!

Friday, 6 December 2013

I'm going crackers this morning.
The envelope punch board is a very versatile bit of kit.
Do you need a small quirky gift for a teacher, a Secret Santa gift, or for the kids in class.
You can make different sizes of crackers to fit most little gifts.
The envelope punch board is only £17.95 item # 133774
It comes with measurements in metric and imperial, 2 punches, one to make the envelope and one to round the corners and a scoring tool in a convenient storage slot.
A large cracker surrounded by littlies
The largest cracker ,made using a 12" x 12" piece of dsp
The smallest cracker, made using a piece of Season of Style Dsp paper stack, measuring 4-1/2 x 6-1/2.
This has a small Lindt chocolate inside, but. Celebration or Hero will fit.
If you want to order any of these products in time for Christmas, click Here
Season of Style Paper stack £6.25 # 132181 or the Winter Frost paper stack in blues and greys # 132183

Monday, 2 December 2013

Whole Lot of Love

Available 1 December to 27 January 2014 or while supplies last 

Just in time for Christmas and the holidays, as it isn't just Valentines Day that you like to say you care about someone. These just released products from Stampin' Up! have something for everyone.  It has everything you need to make a special something for a very special person.  There are three new stamp sets, a stunning set of printed card bases and envelopes (Sweet Sayings), Sweetheart Treat bags and Monster Boy and Girl Hugs.
Check out the full range of products Here
or click on the pictures below to enlarge them.
To purchase these products just visit my online store

Flowerfull Heart - £8.95 wood 134617

Follow my Heart - £10.95 (clear - 134614) £13.95 (wood - 134611)

Sweetheart Treat Bags - £4.50 134610

Love You More (£15.95 clear - 131853, £19.95 wood - 131850)

Sweet Sayings Card and Envelopes - £5.50 134609

The Monster Hugs Boy £5.50 - 132162 (18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 hearts)
The Monster Hugs Girl £5.50 - 132163 (18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 hearts)
These will be available to purchase from 9th December 2013

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Card Candy I received from a swap at Convention.
For those that don't know what card candy is, they are card toppers, packaged up like you see in the craft shops.  There are some rules regarding card candy - they must only use current Stampin' Up! Products, have at least 2 layers, minimum of 6 toppers on a piece of acetate in a clear bag and you must use embellishments on at least 3 of he toppers.  Umm, I might not have quite got it right.  The CC police may be after me!
I used Zoo Babies as my stamp set.

Sketched Birthday - Crafting Alison

Papaya Collage, Fabulous Phrases - Ruth Trice

Happy Hour - Dawn Howard
Wetlands - Jayne Owen

Festive Flurry - Karen Rhodes
Mosaic Madness - Carolyn Exwood

What a wonderful new idea Stampin' Up! Has come up with.
Carve your own stamps!
This idea isn't new. In fact Lino printing has been around for simply years, I'm sure we all remember having cuts on our fingers at art class in school.  There's also an expensive machine you can buy that will  carve out stamps from images you create on your computer. However we offer the ability to carve your own artwork and make your own stamp. Now that is creative.  No one will have the exact same image that You will create and make your own!
We had the chance to play around with this at Convention and I was lucky enough to win one in Prize Patrol. Yippee...another reason to join my team and come to Brussels next year!
These are some of the examples  on display.

Carved by Laura and Angela

 European Convention was held last weekend in Manchester. Stampin' Up demonstrators from Germany, France, Holland and Austria came together for 2 days of inspiration, learning and most all togetherness and fun. Wow, what a time,  it was full on.  There was the business bit, the show and tell, with a WOW factor thrown in, different classes you could take to learn more advanced techniques, inspiration boards, demonstrations going on...there was a lot to do.  The Manchester Christmas markets were also on, so a pleasant stroll to the gluwein was also on order. 

Outside the centre, carrying my 'silver' backpack