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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!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stampin’ Up! On-LIne Ordering and Hostess Codes

This months code is WDQHNFVN

I’m very excited to be introducing you to this new way of ordering. 

All orders made through my ON-LINE shop that enter the Hostess Code in the box are eligible for entry into the monthly draw and have the opportunity of receiving the Hostess Rewards for that month! That could be YOU!One lucky customer will be randomly chosen to receive the Hostess Credits from all the on-line orders that have used the Hostess Code.
  • On-line orders are processed as individual orders, which means there is a shipping charge of £4.95.
  • On-line orders are processed and shipped immediately, so you won’t have to wait until the workshop is officially closed.
If you host a party/workshop with me, I will give you a Hostess Code for your event.
Share the code with your friends, even those who live outside your area and can’t attend your party. They will put their order through my online shop and use the code.
If you are shopping on-line and your order is more than £150.00 before shipping, do not use this Hostess Code as you will be getting the Hostess Rewards from your own order.
This months Hostess Code will be open until Sunday 20th October 11.00
After the closing date one person will be randomly selected to receive the Hostess Rewards/Pounds.
I will inform that person how much they have to spend in Stampin’ Up! products for FREE!
These will then be delivered for FREE by UPS.

See screen shot below.  The Hostess Code is entered before Checkout at the bottom left hand side.

After you have applied the code, it will tell you that you have applied the hostess code ******** and the hostess' name.
For Example: -
The hostess code WDQHNFVN has been applied to this order.

The hostess for this hostess code is NICKY JOHNCOCK.

So, What are you waiting for? Check out my ON-LINE store. 
Start shopping today for those 'must have' craft items,  they will be delivered direct to your door.  Remember all Clearance stock items are only available while stocks last!

Friday, 27 September 2013

I promised you some cards made using the new Christmas Single Stamps
I have fallen for the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack.  For £6.25 you get 48 sheets of 2 double sided designs. These are the perfect size for card fronts, and the bits left over cut be cut into strips or squares. How fantastic is that!
This stamp is called Magical Season, and it is £4.95. It will need a block (sizeD), as it is a single stamp that comes in a  cello bag.

Change of colour and using Season of Style Washi Tape £4.50 for 3 rolls, Be Merry Christmas single stamp £7.95(block E)

Thats  not all I have to show you today.
I love these colours so much, I was on a roll. The small stamp sets we have in the Autumn/Winter catalogue are just perfect for those of you who just want to stamp off a lot of Christmas cards in one go.

This set actually combines in a bundle with the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card kit - more of that later! I have combined it with the Festive Flurry and the Festive Flurry Framelits.

I love this set Wishing You £12.95 (wood) or £9.95 (clear), add some DSP and a bit of ribbon or a bit of bling.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Last night I attended a Creative Tour event in Wokingham. How inspiring was that! It was full of wonderful inspiration and productivity. One of the great things about getting together with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators is swapping. This is my swap, made using the World Map stamp,Thats the Ticket and Really Good Greetings.

Here are some of the swaps I was given in return. I love the variety of images used and the different textures and colours that stampers come up with.
Please leave a comment below.

Angela C, Christine W

Sandra L, Angela B, Teri P

Rose J, Helen B, Lesley L


Natasha H, ?

Kim Fee
Paula K

Susan G, Cary B
Yvonne B, Andrea N

We were also given a stamp set, Love & Joy, so expect some samples coming soon using this set.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Stampin' Up! UK has now got the Clearance Rack.  This is where lots and lots of products are discounted heavily.  These are usually discontinued products.
You have to shop ON-LINE. There are no lists or leaflets for this.
If the product is available on-line, it is in stock. Once it has sold out, it will be taken off the Clearance Rack.

Just click on Clearance Rack on the right hand side of this blog and that will take you to my demonstrator website.
Set up an account , you only need to do this once, then you can start shopping!
Your products will be delivered direct to your door.  How easy is that!

Happy Shopping, if you have any worries feel free to drop me an email or call me on 07921121931


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The new Christmas Single Star can not only be used as a stamped image on a card. Here it is cut out, scored and shaped then put in a frame with other elements.  Also used is the Expressions Thinlets Dies, a pennant from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and the chevron punch all available in the new Autumn Winter Catalogue.

For the second project the star has been embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, onto parchment paper and then ironed onto the Mini Muslin Bag.  What a fantastic idea! It has been paired with a small card and note card envelope in Crumb Cake. The star has been stamped in Sahara Sand and the sentiment is embossed in gold from the set Joy To The World.  These have been finished off with a bit of linen thread.
Images are Stampin' Up! Concept artist is Melody H from Stampin' Up! USA

My dear friend Janine recently was awarded her residency in the UK, so I had to make her a card for the occasion.

I had a play around with the new Circles Collection of framelits from Stampin' Up! using them to make the globe.  The base of the globe was the large oval punch and 3/4"circle punch cut in half.
I actually made the card on the right first, then had to make another as I thought, the world is on a 23 degree tilt so I need to get the globe right!
I love the World Map from Stampin' Up! I have used it here for the globe. It is a very large stamp so I was able to use a couple of sections from it. The globe on the right has been uplifted by Dimensionals, to give it a 3D effect, maybe next time I'll try to put a spin on it!

The inside of the card, using the world map stamped off to give a light background, and matching envelopes.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


A new, Christmas - themed collection of single stamps is now available.
The festive season will be here before you know it, and these Christmas-themed single stamps may be just what the budget -conscious stamper needs.
There are 8 different stamps to choose from, 6 of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

These are clear mount stamps only and they come packaged in cello bags. If you would like a case for your stamp, you can purchase our Clear-Mount Cases (119105) that come in packs of 4.
You will need to use a block to mount them.  Clear mount blocks are sold separately. The block sizes are on the flyer.
Click here if you want a close up of the flyer.

If you would like a FREE case to put your single stamps in, order 4 or more of these single stamps from my on-line store and I will send you a case.

If you would like to order our new Christmas Single Stamps go to my online store or drop me an email or tel 07921121931

Get one or all of these never-before-seen stamps!
  1. 1  10,95 €/£7.95  134767 Be Merry
  2. 2  8,50 €/£6.50    134771 Joy and Love
  3. 3  8,50 €/£6.50    134811 Prince of Peace
  4. 4  5,95 €/£4.50    134765 A Gift for You
  5. 5  6,95 €/£4.95    134769 Cheers
  6. 6  11,95 €/£8.95  134813 Christmas Star
  7. 7  6,95 €/£4.95    134777 Magical Season 
  8. 8  5,99 €/£7.95    134779 Wonderful Blessing
These Christmas-themed stamps are available through January 31, 2013, so get them while you can!
I will be putting up some examples using these stamps in a few days time, so please check back soon!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

I am so glad the kids have gone back to school. Don't get me wrong, it is wonderful to have them around and spend time with them, but I breathe a sigh of relief when the holidays are over. I think this year, the holidays just seemed to drag, perhaps because we didn't really go away. Yes, we had days away from home but not Away!

A couple of exciting new things from Stampin' Up! well new for the UK.

On-line Ordering is now live. So, if you want to order some Stampin' Up! products click on SHOP NOW on the right hand side of this blog. That will then direct you to my demonstrator web site. Take a look around the site and when you are ready to order click on SHOP on the top RHS.  It is so simple.


  • MDS software: It’s easy enough for beginners, but includes a variety of tools for advanced designers too. Anyone can try it FREE for 30 days! You can download it straight from the on-line store (item 130910).  
  • Downloads: Check the store every week for new artwork to build up your digital library. 
  • Use our cutting edge design software and digital downloads to create the life you want
  • Check out our online community with forums to answer questions, videos to train techniques, and regular blog posts to provide inspiration and the latest product line information.

St Andrew's Church Garden Party

Happening this Saturday, 7th September 1.30 - 4 at The Grange, Windsor Road, Wraysbury.

I will be there  showcasing some of the products from the new seasonal catalogue.
Pop along and be one of the first to see and play with these products. 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Best of 25 Years Stamps.

This month is the Best of Christmas