Friday, 30 November 2012

New demonstrator offer!

Fantastic offer for anyone signing up as a demo in November!
Stampin Up starter kit

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you'll enjoy exclusive benefits such as:

• A 20 percent product discount!
• A free subscription to Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator magazine!
• Access to a thriving online community of stampers and
paper crafters from around the world!
• An open invitation to fabulous Stampin’ Up! events!
And what's more during November you can get a pack of FREE Designer Series Paper for SIX months when you become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. 
Signing up is really easy now - you can  apply online here, or just give me a call on 07877042498.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Gift Box

I found this marvellous tutorial for a Christmas gift box, so thought I'd have a go! I used some retired papers - I couldn't resist the glitter, along with some of gorgeous gumball green ribbon! The sentiment is from the Perfect Punches set, I just adore this Christmas one.This should be quite simple to change to make different sized boxes - I just have to get round to it!

Monday, 26 November 2012

In Color Note Cards

I had great fun playing with the new In Colors and the gorgeous new elegant butterfly punch to make these really simple note cards. Our notecards and envelopes are lovely quality and only £5.50 for a pack of 20, so great value too.

For the swirly circle background I used the fabby Confettit kit, that has 6 dear little background stamps for just £11.95. I also used this on the envelopes for a bit more colour, and Teeny Tine wishes for the sentiments.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Simple but gorgeous (even if I say so myself!)

I saw this card somewhere out there in blogland, but didn't make a note of where so I'm really sorry that I can't credit the creator. This uses my two current favourite items which are the glimmer paper and snow flurry die (as well as the beautiful flocked acetate from the Candlelight Christmas designer papers).

I shall certainly be making for of these for my extra special friends this year!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

It's Patio Party birthday time!

As soon as I saw the gorgeous Patio Party papers I knew I had to have a play with them - they co-ordinate perfectly with the Make a Cake stamp set too! Here are a couple of cards - there will be a class on these very soon.
Stampin Up patio party make a cake

Stampin Up patio party make a cake

Monday, 19 November 2012

Gorgeous butterflies

Here are a couple of really quick cards using some of the new embossing folders and the beautiful new butterfly punch. There is a fabby new argyle style folder, as well as a fancy fan. The pinky backed card uses all of the lush new In Colors too. I will definitely be doing a Stamp a Stack based around these lovely butterflies, so watch this space!

Stampin Up elegant butterfly

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Christmas Wreath - Stampin' Up style

I've been making some lovely 3d stars from the Festival prints stack, and wandered upon an example of a Christmas wreath on Pinterest so thought I'd have a go.

I used a twiggy circle from Hobbycraft and just stuck the decorated stars to it. I used some glimmer brads, buttons and also some of the lovely clear faceted buttons from the new catalogue. The bow is the tulle from the Autumn/Winter catalogue, and of course I had to use my snow flurry die again for the glimmery snowflakes! The stars are so simple to make - Jamie now has the knack and is more than happy to do the scoring for me.
Stampin Up Wreath

Stampin Up Snoww Flurry Die

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Free Ink Pads offer!

There is so much happening right now at Stampin’Up! We have some GREAT offers on this month and hostesses with workshops totalling £325 can earn 10 FREE ink pads. And it got me thinking why don’t I offer you the chance to win 10 of these FREE ink pads without spending £325 yourself? It will be like having a party but without you having to invite anyone although the quicker we find 7 members the quicker we can place the order so please share this with all your friends.

Here’s how it works
I need 7 people to each place an order of £50 plus £3.50 postage.
Everyone taking part is guaranteed to win a prize as follows
There are 5 Prizes worth £10 each for FREE merchandise to spend as you wish in any of the current catalogues including hostess only stamp sets.
One prize that will allow the winner to purchase an item at a 50% discount ( you could get a big alphabet set of dies or indeed the Big Shot die cutting machine for half price).
And one winner gets  to choose an entire collection of 10 Ink Pads, big and juicy ink pads :).
It’s a WIN WIN for everyone participating, what do you think? all you have to do to take part is email me your order by the end of next week and then I can let you know what prize you've won and you can choose how to spend your prize!.  Email me your choice at You can even use your monthly club order for this too!. Look forward to hearing from you and good luck :)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Holidays are coming!

You know Christmas is coming when the Coca Cola truck is seen for the first time!

I had a fabulous day on Friday working on some samples for upcoming classes, and of course they include some Christmas items! My absolute favourite item from the Autumn/Winter catalogue is the lovely Snow Flurry die, which I've teamed here with the Northern Flurry embossing folder from the main catalogue for some really simple but very special Christmas cards.

You also can't miss the beautiful champagne and silver glimmer paper - this is so incredibly glittery, but no mess!

Stampin Up Christmas cards snow flurry

Stampin Up Christmas cards snow flurry

Don't gorget, you can order any of these items from me, so just shout on if you want anything.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Teacher pressies!

I had a little play with some of my retired papers and made up these cute calendar and magnetic bookmark sets. I cased the idea for the bookmarks from the amazingly talented Kerry - please pop over to her website to see her lovely creations. I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set along with the matching blossom punch to make the flowers.

I used some sticky magnetic paper I'd been storing some tiny dies on and just snipped it up to make the closures! I'll be making some of these at my teacher gifts class in December - please shout if you'd like to bring a small person along to make some!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stampin' Up! November offer

Everyone's been going mad for the Ornament Keepsakes bundle that is used to make the amazin ornament on the front of the Autumn/WInter catalogue, and now it gets even better!
Stampin Up November offer
If you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes and the Candlelight Christmas papers together you will get the matching Paper Piercing set absolutley FREE! Full details below!
If you'd like to place an order for these just let me know on

I had a play this weekend and made my own version of the ornament - what do you think? My tulle needs sorting out I think!