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

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Make an Impression with our Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

It's embossing made easy!
Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments and more.  Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Embossing Folders.
The lightweight, easily portable Texture Boutique Machine allows you to emboss anywhere, even on the go!
Perfect to use with the new embossing folders in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue
  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971
If you buy the Texture Boutique and all three of the new embossing folders then you get to choose a product from the Sale-a-Bration!
…and what better choice than the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520)

The Sale we've been waiting for, a chance for Stampin' Up! to say Thank You to their customers where you are the winner. 
 click above to go to my shop
  Spend £45 and you get to choose a FREE product…the choices begin on page 11 of the brochure.
Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration

Host a party during Sale-a-Bration and you get £25 more to spend on qualifying parties, as well as your guests getting their freebies for spending £45
 Join the Fun

Join 28 January - 31 March while Sale-a-Bration is on and you get to choose £150 of products instead of the usual £130.
Whats more you don't have to spend anything else or do anything or give anything back if you choose not to continue past June 30.

If you want to buy further Stampin' Up! products then you will receive a 20% discount on the net sales amount , or 30% on your first order over £150 if placed within 45 days of joining.  In order to stay a demonstrator past your first full quarter you will need to have net sales of £225 by 30 June.

What are you waiting for???  Email me or click here to go to my website

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stampin Stars Blog Hop

 Stampin' Stars Spring/Summer Blog Hop…

Thank you for joining us on another Stampin' Stars Blog Hop.  We're showcasing lots of gorgeous  products from the NEW catalogue.  If you haven't got your hands on a copy of
 the catalogue, please email me and I'll send one out to you. So, grab a coffee and a cake and enjoy looking at the Stars have been busy doing.

If you have arrived from Cary's blog, Welcome.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing what she has been creating.  Her pop up box is divine! She is so clever and always comes up with something special.
Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping.
There is a complete list of all blog participants, so if you get  lost or need to go back, you can.

Love is in the Air
The new Banner Framelits (132173) were a 'must have' on my list when the catalogue came out.
I happened to be wearing a pink Tshirt and jeans when I was creating these, so I put Melon Mambo and Night of Navy together.  My old favourite and 'goto' stamp set Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid were the background for the new Language of Love (133077)
Tags were the order of the day.
Language of Love 
 A couple of new products used here. The new Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi tape in Gold!  The arrow is from the Label Card Thinlets Die ( 133459)
I have used Gorgeous Grunge again for the background and the big heart in Language of Love.
and I just had to show a couple more tags.  The one on the right has a heart vellum overlay, making the Melon Mambo muted.  The vellum is NEW…Fancy Foil Designer Vellum comes in hearts, stripes and spots and is available in both silver and gold.  The music dsp is from Modern Medley dsp, available in the main catalogue, punched out with a big and a little heart punch.
  Can you see something else that is new??

Yes…it is the string.  More correctly named Baker's Twine and this one has a gold thread running through it.  It is available in both gold and silver. It is beautiful.

Retro Fresh DSP, Banner Framelits

GG again as the background using the colours from the new Retro Fresh DSP.  The sentiment if you can call it that is from a set called 'Cool Kid' and I have inked it in Tangerine Tango and covered it in Crystal Effects (101055) for effect!
Sweet Sorbet DSP, Banner Framelits
I wanted to show you another one using the papers from Sale-a-Bration.  The sentiment here is from a Hostess set out of the main catalogue 'Banner Greetings'.  
The twine is also from Sale-a-Bration, and I love it , as it is so sturdy.

 I had a bit of fun with the next two projects.  I have used a new embossing folder Arrows Textured Impressions and coloured it with markers in Retro Fresh colours.  Using Cool Kid and a wonderful new set named Just Sayin' which comes in a bundle with Word Bubbles frame lit dies!
Just Kiddin around!
 Everywhere I look recently, these pop up boxes are there!. So I thought I'd have a go.  It was quite easy to do the box, however I struggled getting my design for the dogs and cats together.
Cool Kid Pop Up Box
I love this really cool set so look out for more projects featuring it.  The kite and cat are attached to strips of acetate.  The idea was for the animals to be playing in the park, or box!  The word bubble is from the Just Sayin' set.  I struggled with photographing this, so I apologise. 
A close-up, you can see how it is put together.  Might have to add a few more dogs or cats or kites or paper aeroplanes!

We love getting comments, so please tell us what you think.  Over the next few days I will be posting more fun things from the new catalogue and from Sale-a-Bration, so pop back and take a look.

If you would like a chance to have a look at these projects and more, come along to the Spring/Summer Catalogue Drop-In , which I am co-hosting with Lesley Lendon at the Salvation Army, Sythwood, Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3 BE on Saturday 1st February 3.30 - 5.30 
There will be lots of samples of the new products, a Lucky Door Prize and a Make and Take.  You will be given a ticket for the Lucky Door Prize when you arrive and extra tickets if you bring a friend who is new to Stampin' Up, if you book a class, if you place an order or if you book to host a party!  Please let myself or Lesley know if you are coming so we can cater accordingly.

So next stop is Pip's, go and take a peak at what wonderful projects she has been busy creating.   Happy hopping...

List of Stampin' Stars participating, you can click on any of these and check out what the girls have been creating.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Last Chance...

Last chance to order Whole Lot of Love - this will finish tonight.
Check out my website and put your order in before they go.

Last Chance -  Autumn/Winter Catalogue ends 1st February

…and there's more...

Last Chance to get the Christmas Single Stamps

This beautiful star stamp is only available until 31st January.  All Christmas singles  will retire on 31st January, you have only ONE MORE WEEK to order these.

See the link on the right hand of this blog for the Christmas Singles.

From tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. the Stampin' Stars are having a Blog Hop.  So, do come and join us and grab a coffee and a muffin, make yourself comfortable and hop around the country looking at what the Stars have been creating.

Friday, 24 January 2014


We're going GOLD this week.  Here are some sneak peaks from the new catalogue, especially this beautiful vellum, which comes in a pack with stripes, dots and small hearts.

some of the NEW Gold Washi Tape

Perfect Pennants - a new set from Spring/Summer Catalogue 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Timeless Talk is our class this week.  It is such a versatile stamp set.  It can be very simple using white cardstock and black Staz-On ink, or just a single colour and then you can bling it up a bit, adding more colour in the form of dsp and some diamonds!

Single stamp on 3x3 cards
Using Stampin' Up! notecards, add a sentiment
now a bit of colour and a sentiment, adding some dsp for the border
Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Canteloupe, colour and sentiment, in a gift bundle tied with  twine available in Sale-a-Bration 
Now a blinged up version, adding basic jewels rhinestones, and buttons
What do you think?  Please add a comment, so then I know people are actually reading my blog!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Another sneak peak today of a new stamp set coming up in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.
For these cards I went to the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge at TechnoStamper.

I kept pretty much to the Sketch, using a stamp set called 'Language of Love', the sentiment is from the current promotion 'A Whole Lot of Love', which finishes on January 27, 2014
The colours I have used are Basic grey and Cherry Cobbler, two of my favourite colours.
Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 296 -1
I have kept with the colours and stamp set , but added a pennant from a (hush) Sale-a-Bration set.  The small pennant at the bottom is from 'Language of Love' and cut out with a new SAB punch.  There is a small vintage faceted button on the central pennant.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sale-a-Bration is coming....
What is Sale-a-Bration?
Sale-a-bration is an annual ‘sale-a-bration’ with Stampin’ Up! and it’s you that gets all the gifts!  It’s when Stampin’ Up! says thank you for your support and loyalty and you can earn free gifts just by Shopping, Hosting or Joining the Stampin’ Up! family. The gifts consists of stamps, papers, kits or MDS downloads that are only available during Sale-a-Bration so once it finishes in March then the products are no longer available.
Start planning your parties now. Dates for Sale-a-Bration are 28 January to 31 March.
Contact me NOW to book your party. Email  with your preferred dates.