Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Have you made your Christmas cards yet?

Hands up who has made their Christmas cards yet............Okay well done, hands down...........Now hands up who hasn't made your Christmas cards yet,......Mmmmmm I suspected so, lots more hands up!  

Including mine...........GULP............I know it's hard to believe but I haven't made a single  Christmas card yet........

The problem with teaching card making and paper crafting Classes is that Christmas starts in July and by November I'm Christmas'd out!  

So I'm on a mission to save you and me so we can get our cards finished before the last posting date.

Here are two really quick cards using wheels and punches, at the most they will take you 5 minutes each and that is tying the ribbon!

I have used Whisper White card blanks and for the 3 ornaments punched a 1" a 1 1/4" and a 1 3/8" circles from a scrap piece of card the same size as my card blank.  I then wheeled randomly over the card blank in Lovely Lilac ink and then sponged a little ink inside the circles to give a tonal effect using a dauber.  I used an Elegant Eggplant marker to draw the string and bows and tied a ribbon knot of Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon to finish.

For the single ornament I punched the round tab punch twice to make a circle ( you just turn it around, play and see or if you ask I'll post some pictures.......) that will give you an almost 2" circle then I used the words from the Season of Joy stamp set and again sponged with toning ink ( Tempting Turquoise) this time I finished it off with a Tempting Turquoise bow and String.

So see how many quick Christmas cards you can make and I'll post another idea on Monday.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Simple Thank you's

I always send thank you cards to my hostesses and to my new team members (for joining my team Inpiring Inkin' ) and to lots of people just to show that I appreciate what they have done or said.

I therefore need lots of them..........and as always they need to be quick, so off to my new favourite stamp set Pocket Silhouettes.

A Chocolate Chip card blank, 3 different stamps in Chocolate Chip ink onto Bashful Blue card stock and punched out with the square Scallop punch, finished off with a little blue gingham ribbon.  

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 20 November 2008

Another Anniversary

Not mine this time, my Mum and Dad, they have been married 42 years and a wonderful couple they are!

Here is their card, I've used a So Saffron Carousel note ( unfortunately there is an error in the catalogue you get 12 notes not 30). Which I have attached to a Chocolate Chip 6" square card blank, pierced in a circle and then what would you know I've used A Rose is a Rose to stamp in Summer Sun and So Saffron to get the lovely roses.  The 'Love' stamp is from Wonderful Words.  Of course a little Dazzling Diamonds to sparkle.

I promise I'll use some different stamp sets over the weekend!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

And the winner is..........


My actual number of everyone who has been to a home workshop or a class and wanted to place an order or be put on my mailing list is 748 so well done and please email me to give me your address so I can send you your goodies.

Thank you so much to everyone who has entered, I have actually met more than 2,000 people in this past year but many of them have been at shows where the leads have been shared with other demonstrators.

Another number for you is 1834 which is the number of people at my classes and home workshops this year, but many of them are regulars who have been to lots of classes or workshops.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered.

Happy Stampin' 


Saturday, 15 November 2008

Happy Anniversary to me......

Today is my 1 year anniversary with Stampin' Up!  I am having a great time manning the Stampin' Up! stall at the NEC today what a great way to spend my anniversary!

I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by and how rewarding this past year has been.  I have made some wonderful friends, shared crafting with hundreds of customers, been inspired by those same crafters, I learn something at every workshop.  I have had an absolute blast, so much fun and laughter!  My team has grown to 20 an amazing group of ladies who are my inspiration.

To celebrate I have some goodies to give away, a Birthday Best Stamp set which is really cute and perfect for quick and easy birthday cards, Some textured cardstock cut at A4 size for either mats or card bases, some Designer series paper also cut at A4 and a selection of ribbons and brads, along with a Chocolate Chip ink, well what celebration doesn't have chocolate?

So what do you have to do to win this lovely prize?  

Leave me a message and guess how many customers I have met in this last year..............

I have added up everyone who has been to a home workshop or a class and wanted to place an order or be put on my mailing list.  The closest person wins, in the event of a tie the person who posted first will win!

Closing time and date Tuesday 18th November 2008 at 12 noon UK time.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quick Christmas card

A quick Christmas card for you using the Perfect Presents set, it is an "M' Fold card 4" x 12" scored at 1 1/2", 3" and 7 1/2". The Christmas tree is heat embossed using white embossing powder.

I'm off to the NEC in Birmingham on Friday for the Hobbycraft show, Stampin' Up! has got a stall at the show and will be running make and take sessions and demonstrations every day, there will be the opportunity to talk to demonstrators too.

So do pop along to the stand, if you want to say hello to me I'll be there all day on Saturday.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Fabulous Frog

This is a card made for the lovely Helen, it was her birthday last month.  She loves this frog and although it is a retired stamp set there are still some available, the stamp set is called Unfrogettable.

I can take your orders for any Stampin' Up! products via email, telephone or even don't have to wait until your next workshop to order.

This style of card will be part of my pop up cards class in the spring, my class list will be on it's way at the end of December, if you would like to receive a copy please email me your contact details.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, 10 November 2008

I Wish Tins.......

My favourite Simply Scrappin' kit is I wish and I think that is because I love Christmas so much, it's a opportunity to see all the family all at once and we have a great time.

I decorated these little tins for part of the display at the NEC but I'm sure several of them will find their way under the christmas tree!

I have used mini size chocolates and wrapped them in the Double sided paper popped them into the tin, cut a piece of double sided paper to fit the lid and embellished with the adhesive die-cuts, really quick and easy.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, 7 November 2008

November Special Offer

Our Special Offer this month from 10th to the 30th November is

20% off Rub-Ons and  textured cardstock when you spend £20 on any Stampin' Up! products.

  • 113659 p77 Hidden Garden Blossoms rub ons £6.00
  • 113660 p77 Cherished Memories rub ons £6.00
  • 113634 p68 Bold Brights 12 x 12 textured card £7.40
  • 113635 p68 Earth elements 12 x 12 textured card £7.40
  • 113636 p69 Rich regals 12 x 12 textured card £7.40
  • 113637 p69 Soft subtles 12 x 12 textured card £7.40
  • 113638 p67 Neutrals 12 x 12 textured card £7.40

Below is a covered notebook, using the fantastic Pumpkin Pie Textured card stock, now is a great time to stock up whilst we have a special offer.  I have stamped images from the One of a Kind stamp set and embellished it with a bit of Old Olive ribbon.

This is a candle I have decorated using rub -ons, it works really well, just be gentle when rubbing, a very quick and simple idea, great for the gift giving season!

Please remember we have a hostess offer running through both November and December as well!

Happy Stampin' 


Thursday, 6 November 2008

Season of Thanks

The Co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! is a lovely lady called Shelli,  Shelli  has an amazing sense of fun which matched with her enthusiasm and creativity is a wonderful combination!  Shelli has recently started a blog which I check regularly for ideas and inspiration and runs monthly creative challenges, I couldn't resist this months challenges, things we are thankful for.........

Below is a picture in a picture, it is my daughter and me taken last Christmas by my brother a very  talented photographer.  In my blog  you will find lots of comments about my family, I am a very lucky lady, my family supports and cherishes me and I am very thankful for each and every one of them.

Now to the photoframe, it is a glass frame bought at a local DIY store and decorated with Stampin' Up!  Rub-ons I have used both the Hidden Garden Blossoms and the Cherished Memories sets.  They are so easy to apply and from 10th - 30th November they are on special offer too with the textured card stock, I'll post more about that later.

Happy Stampin'


ps If you would like to check out some more fantastic photographs my brother has taken this is his website  

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Tis the season to Host a workshop......

Good Morning

I have just received information from Stampin' Up! regarding a new promotion starting today that runs until the end of December 2008!

Host a qualifying £150 workshop and you can chose one of the following stamp sets for free.

Item No Pg Stamp Set Retail Value

109467 17 Wondrous Gift £19.95
107930 20 Snow Flurries £9.95
110528 56 Friendly £14.95
110536 60 Seasonal Wishes £15.95
109324 91 Dotted Autumn £12.95
105979 91 Cold Play £24.95

There is a limit of one free stamp set for every qualifying hostess order. If you don't have a current catalogue you can check out the stamp sets on the website please remember every hostess receives a catalogue too!

While anytime is a great time to book a workshop, November and December are even better. In addition to the already generous hostess benefits, you can earn an additional free stamp set! Please email me to book a workshop

In addition to this any orders placed between the 10th and the 30th November that are over £20 can have 20% off our brand new textured card-stock £7.40 at the promotional price for 24 sheets (31p a sheet) and the rub-ons packs at £6.

Happy Stampin'