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

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The new Spring/Summer Catalogue is coming out on 1st February which means you will no longer be able to order from the old Autumn/Winter one. If there is something you really really need now is the time as of tomorrow it will no longer be available.

Also to look out for is a Stampin Stars Blog Hop. This is starting on 1 February 2013 and there are 20 people involved , so you need to grab a coffee as you will be looking at lots of fabulous creations from the girls from Stampin Stars

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I'd like to share with you a card using the new Specialty DSP from the Spring Catalogue, named More Amore. There is a new small butterfly punch and I punched out some More Amore butterflies. The background is stamped with some hearts from Oh Whale! and the little butterfly from the stamp set called Collage Curios.

Another newby from the Spring Catalogue is Artisan Embellishments KIt, which has a couple of doilies, some ribbon, buttons, flowers and lace. I have wrapped a marzipan heart in the paper doily. The words are stamped in Sahara Sand using Morning Post Alphabet.

I shall have the new Spring Catalogue available here on 1 February.
Meanwhile I am taking dates for workshops, so that you, the hostess, can earn some of those beautiful Sale-A-Bration products. Contact me by email to book your party.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


22 January to 22 March 2013

Sale-a-Bration is an annual party with loads of FREE products! This year's party is better than ever - we're celebrating our 25 year anniversary! So, put on your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti)

There are 17 FREE products to choose from! You get to choose 1 for every $45 you spend.
There are stamp sets, DSP, Embossing Folders, Ribbon and Buttons, punch and a card kit.


Monday, 21 January 2013

A card without stamping, yeah!

With the beautiful and vibrant colours in the new SAB Sycamore Street Designer Series Papers and the Button and Ribbon Pack you don't need to stamp!
One of these can be yours from 22 January with a £45 order. Also featured in this card is an Embossing folder called Vine Street.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

The background was created by rolling the Outer Space jumbo wheel a few times in Midnight Muse
I had a fabulous day yesterday. It was supposed to be a team training day, however it was cancelled because of the snow we have had. Instead it became a crafting day. The fabulous part was on facebook. It seemed like the whole team was also crafting and every time a card was created it was posted, so we had a continuous production of ideas.  I will share what I made over the next few days.

Countdown:  last few days to order from the current Autumn/Winter catalogue.

This closes on 31st January 2013, so if there is something you need from this catalogue you only have until then to order. After this date these products will no longer be available.
Click on the Catalogue on the left hand side of this page to browse.

I had such fun creating this card. I have used Midnight Muse as the base. Stamp sets are Feeling Sentimental - a Sale-a-Bration set and Blast Off from the Idea Book and Catalogue.

Friday, 18 January 2013

The Sale-a-Bration and the new Spring/Summer are now available.
I will be posting them out to my customers this week.
If you would like to be on my mailing list, please let me know via email with details of your name and address and I'll post a FREE copy to you.

I would like to share a card I have made for my friend Sue who is celebrating her 50th birthday.
It is very simple, with most of the design coming from the Designer Series Paper - Patio Party
A touch of silver glimmer paper, FREE if you host a party during Sale-a-Bration and have orders over £150.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

                                                      MORE AMORE

Stampin Up! has surprised us once again with its Designer Series Paper.
In the new Spring/Summer Catalogue (available from 1 February 2013) there is a beautiful Specialty Designer Seies Paper called 'More Amore'

This DSP has 2 single-sided laser cut sheets that I cut the heart from. The only stamping on this card is the top layer of small hearts randomly stamped in Primrose Petals. (From a stamp set available in the new Spring Catalogue) The inside of the laser cut is a punched heart from some of the DSP. To finish it off  I added a string of pearls around the heart! Plus the addition of some of the new Striped Organdy Ribbon... soon coming your way....

The Countdown is starting!

I Love this set from SAB. I have Midnight Muse on the left hand card and the paper , once again from Print Poetry, it is a beautiful paisley design. The second card has the stamp En Francais as a background, it is a CASE from Kerstin in Germany, she does it so much better. Well maybe not better, just more fussy!
The set is called Feeling Sentimental and it is available to you FREE from 22 January, when you spend £45 on Stampin Up! product


Sunday, 13 January 2013

I am getting really excited about this years Sale-a-Bration.

It is Stampin' Up!'s 25 th anniversary and they are giving out more than they usually do in Sale-a-Bration. This means more choice for you!

I have been having a play this weekend with the FREE SAB  products (available on an order of £45 from 22 January 2013) and also some of the sets from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue (out 1st February)
Over the next week I shall be giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the products that are coming your way.
  These cards are from the SAB stamp set named Patterned Occasions. It is quite fun and quirky. I have used Primrose Petals, a 2012-14 In Colour, and the button is a Dahlia in Primrose Petals.  The card stock is Gumball Green and the DSP is a discontinued one but I liked the green in it and also all the others are based on Very Vanilla and this one had whisper White.

This one shows a coffee cup and the words ' whole latte love' . I have used Primrose Petals again.  The paper is from a DSP available in the Spring Summer Catalogue. It is called Print Poetry and you get 48 sheets of 12 double sided designs in an A5 sheet approx. Really great for adding a touch of colour and design to your card.
 This is a card using Basic Grey as the base and Midnight Muse. It is a CASE from Tanya Bell I have used  the DSP from Print Poetry again.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

I don't know where the holiday time has gone, girls will be back to school and then we will be back to routine thankfully.

New Years Resolutions - make time for my blog, build up my Stampin Up! business, make time for friends, spend quality time with my children, de clutter, does that mean my crafting supplies? Try to beat my half marathon and marathon times, more exercise, less drinking and eating! Yay oh, same oh!

My dining room is still my dining room for the moment, however I did manage to bring a few supplies out and have a play with the promotion set My Little Valentine and the Sealed with Love Simply Sent paper kit.


Our special Valentines promotion is only available from 3 -21 January.

The tags are a direct CASE from Melissa at RubberFUNactics

I have backed the tags with co-ordinating card stock, but they are perfect to put with a small gift for a friend, a colleague, a loved one. Valentines Day doesn't just have to be for your special one!

My Little Valentine has 4 small stamps. This set is only available to buy until 21 January. It is £9.95 and you get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent kit FREE ( this is in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue for £8.25 and availabale until 14th February!)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

 My Little Valentine promotion, you get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a 10,95 €/£8.25 value—when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after 21 January!