Farewell Lunch

Yesterday was a very special day for me. Last month I decided to stop running my monthly classes and move my business in a new direction and venture. My ladies were all upset but understood why; some of them had been with me from the beginning 6+ years ago, and all had become great friends as well as my customers.
Anyway they decided to organise a Farewell Lunch for me. It was so wonderful to see everyone together and to realise how much they thought of me. I had some lovely cards and gifts from them which was so unexpected.
I had made everyone some lovely gifts and a card which I wrote personal words for each and everyone. That brought tears to a few eyes!
Here’s the gifts I made for everyone. The pendant, was made by my hubby, Mike as his thank you to everyone for supporting me and giving me purpose in life.

 

I shall miss our classes but am sure I will still catch up with these lovely ladies but it’s time to start a new venture!

I hope you will continue dropping by to see how I am progressing and see the new things I am doing!  Over the next week I will be posting video tutorials on how I made the gifts and cards above along with the products I used that you can order from me from my online shop.

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Fantastic Offers during October!

Hi,

October is the start of a brand New Year for Stampin’UP! and us Demonstrators.  I get so excited at this time of year as we start a fresh new stamping year, and to help us along the way Stampin’Up! have come up with some amazing offers!

The first one is ‘World Card Making Day’.  Now ‘World Card Making Day’ is officially 7 October, but we’ve decided that one day isn’t long enough lol so from 1-10 October, we have 12 yes 12 stamp sets with a massive 15% off!  Also the brilliant Whisper White and Very Vanilla Notecards/envelopes are also 15% off! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

That’s not all – yet another fantastic offer is:

BUY A FAST FUSE ADHESIVE AND GET 2 YES 2 REFILLS ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Can you believe this?  I love fast fuse adhesive, it’s strong, quick to use, so strong it makes making gift packaging like boxes so much easier and stronger! I’m sure once you get your hands on this fast fuse adhesive, it will become one of your ‘go to’ glues!  On top of that to get 2 refills absolutely FREE, you gotta order it today!

Here are the stamp sets that are included in the offer with links to my online shop for you to order today!  Remember they are only available until 10 October at this amazing 15% discounted price!  The fast fuse adhesive link is also below, so click on that to go to my online shop to order your adhesive and get the 2 refills absolutely FREE!!

The next offer, which we offered last year, was so popular we’ve decided to repeat it now!  Designer Series Paper (DSP) Sale!

BUY 3 PACKS OF DSP (from list below) AND CHOOSE ANOTHER PACK ABSOLUTELY FREE!

The papers are just amazing, most being double sided and either 12″ x 12″ or 6″ x 6″ packs.  This sale runs from 1-31 October, so don’t delay in purchasing or you may miss out!  It is such a popular offer, well worth ordering today!

Click on links below to see all the fantastic Designer Series Papers, choose your 3 and then choose your 4th one which is FREE!  Again the links will take you to my shop to place your order.

Remember by placing an order with me via my online shop, your order will get shipped directly to you.  When placing your order remember to use the October Hostess Code (see right hand side bar) for orders less then £150.  Once your order has gone through and providing you have allowed me to contact you, you will get a lovely handcrafted card made by me as well as a lovely gift from me to you to thank you for your order.  If your order is £150 or more please DO NOT use the Hostess code, as you will get the Stampin’ Rewards yourself, but you will still get a lovely card and gift from me as a thank you (remember to allow me to contact you).

Finally, fancy getting your hands on a FREE Stamp Set? ‘What do I have to do I hear you cry?’ lol  Well, host a party with me, get all your lovely friends/family to join you either in your own home or mine (if you don’t have room) lol, where I will come  and show you all how to make a beautiful card, as well as getting a lovely thank you gift for yourself for hosting the party.  Get your friends/family to purchase some lovely products – great time to have the party with all the great offers on the stamps and papers, and Christmas just around the corner!!  When your combined orders hit £250 you will get this gorgeous stamp set absolutely FREE!  Not only that you will get stampin’ rewards – more FREE products of your choosing – dependant on total sales as to how much you can get!   This stamp set is not available any other way, not in any of our catalogues and is a Host Promotion that runs only until 31 October, then it’s gone! So get in touch to book yourself a party with your friends/family, get FREE stamp set, more free products and a great evening spent with friends.

Well, I think October has got off to a fantastic start for us crafters who love Stampin’Up! and their fantastic products!  Check out all the amazing offers and place your online order without delay!  If you want to host a party so you can get your hands on the gorgeous Merry Patterns Stamp Set, email me to talk about it and to arrange a date! Christmas is just around the corner!!!!!!

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Christmas Quilt – What a Fun Afternoon!

Christmas Quilt – well I have had so much fun this afternoon with my friend Gill, playing with the New Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, matching Dies and Designer Series Paper!

When I first saw this suite I thought mmmmm it’s ok, but Oh my Gosh, it’s not mmmmmm – it’s AMAZING!!!!!  You’ve just gotta get your hands on it, the papers are amazing, they not only have lovely paper patterns for backgrounds, but they even have papers that can be cut out exactly with the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies!  This suite is NOT JUST for Quilters! It’s not even JUST FOR CHRISTMAS! Just take a look at the three cards we made this afternoon!

See what I mean?  We have a birthday one and two Christmas ones! All are gorgeous and so easy to make with the Quilted Christmas Suite.  Did you notice the gorgeous stitched felt Holly leaves and berries? How adorable are they? I love them and they are so well made!

Thanks to Alejandra Gomez for her inspiration.

For all the products I’ve used and everything else that is in the Quilted Christmas Suite check out the new Seasonal Catalogue and go to my Online shop to buy them! You won’t be disappointed!

Below are the products we used:

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Change as good as a rest!

That’s what people say ‘Change is as good as a rest!’  Well I didn’t want to rest on my laurels but wanted to change the way I did things with my business.  So I’ve taken the very brave (some of you may say fool hardy hehe) decision to stop running my classes!

I had my last class just over a week ago and whilst it was sad, I know I will keep in touch with these lovely ladies and perhaps we will craft together in the future.

This is the card we made:  They had a choice of either having the cute doggy or the pile of pressies being pulled up the card!  Each have a hidden christmas sentiment that gets revealed as they are pulled up.  Great Fun and everyone loved making it!

If you want to make one of these cards here’s the products I used, just click on each item to place and order with me on my online shop. (remember to use September’s Hostess Code if your order is less than £150).  Use the Hostess Code and get a gift just from me sent directly to you by me to thank you. (remember I need your details).

 

Now I thought I would give you a heads up on just one of the new things I will be doing in my new venture!  I am so excited and I really hope you will be too and will continue to support me and join me in my new venture!

Firstly, I will be doing a ‘Product Share’ from the New Seasonal Catalogue!  What does this mean you ask?  Well in a nutshell, I choose a Suite of Products from the New Seasonal Catalogue, put a sample of the products from this suite (not including Stamp Set, dies or punches) together, place them in a strong plastic box (which you get to keep) and post it directly out to you ready for you to use to make your own gorgeous projects! How cool is that!   Examples of the types of products you will get:-  6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, Embellishments, Ribbon, things like that, depending which suite I choose.

At the moment this is in the planning stage, but I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in taking part in this Product Share.  I plan to choose a different suite every month, so you get the chance to have lots of products at a fraction of the cost!  This will also help you try many of the lovely products before purchasing a full pack of say Designer Series Paper or gorgeous Embellishments.  It is very good value and a great way to get your hands on lots of products.

The first Product Share will go live Monday 2 October!

Email me asap if you would like more information, but drop back next week for the details of the first Product Share and more information about other things I will be doing in my new venture!

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Ready For Christmas!

Ready for Christmas! What! I hear you say! I’ve only just got back from my Cruise and have had to put my Christmas Cardmaking Hat on for my LAST Monthly Class this weekend!  I thought I would go out with a bang and have spent all day today creating a most amazing Card! Yes, I know it’s Christmas themed, but once you’ve learnt the technique you can use it for any type of Card – birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, the list is endless! lol

So here is the Card we will be making this weekend. I’ve called it a ‘Pulley Card’, as you pull on a tab and the little dog gets pulled up into the night sky to reveal a very apt saying as it goes!

Isn’t it fun?  It took a lot of playing around and I am exhausted but so chuffed with it! I know one fellow Demonstrator who will love the little doggy! lol

Drop back next week when I will put a table of products used to make this beautiful card.

Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment.

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August Class Projects

Hi,

I held my penultimate classes this weekend and they were great fun if not emotional.

As from October I will no longer be running my monthly classes at Sue’s Crafting Place, Bishops Cleeve but will be doing online videos/tutorials so I can reach a wider audience.  My hubby and I are also starting a new adventure together with our family so this seems the best time to make changes to my business.  I hope you will continue to support me and may be those of you who couldn’t come to my monthly classes will now be able to participate!

Here are the projects we made this month, I hope you like them and as ever if you want to order the products click on the various products which will take you to my online shop.  Remember spend £30+ with me and allow me to contact you and you will get unlimited access to the videos for these projects and the PDF tutorial will be emailed to you once the order has gone through.  Don’t forget to use the August Hostess Code in order to receive a FREE gift just from me!

My inspiration this month came from Dawn Griffith, a truly inspirational lady and fellow Demonstrator. Click on the two links below to see her projects.

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Here are the products I used to make the first gorgeous card:

Here are the products I used to make this beautiful Anniversary Card:

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/07/live-laugh-love-tri-fold-card-video.html

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/06/flap-fun-fold-card-video.html

I really hope you like these two cards, inspired by Dawn, and I hope you will join me very soon for my online videos/tutorials/inspiration!

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Christmas in July-Recruiting Offer!

Hi!

Have I got lots of fantastic news and offers for you today!!!! I am so excited, especially with the amazing Recruiting offer that Stampin’Up! are offering during July.  It will mean that if you sign up with me between 1 and 31 July, I get to show you all the great perks of being a Demonstrator and being part of my Team!

Ok you say what’s the offer?  So when you sign up under me (click on this link to go to my Online IDA form to ensure you are signing up with me) Join Me Now!

Not only do you get to choose £130 worth of Stampin’Up! products from their New Annual Catalogue, you will get an Essentials Gift Pack (worth £47), plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth £18) from the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue added to your starter kit ABSOLUTELY FREE! This means that you as a new recruit will get products and business supplies worth a whopping £195 for just £99 with FREE SHIPPING!

Ok the Essentials Gift Pack worth £47! What is it:

How exciting is that!?  Why not contact me to find out more or click on the Join Me Link above to sign up and get this amazing offer today!  Remember you’ve only got until 31 July to take up this amazing offer!

Thanks

 

 

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June’s Class using Brand New Stamp Set!

Hi everyone,

June’s Class is upon us, a bit delayed due to me being on holiday!

As many of you will know we have a Brand New Annual Catalogue that came out on 1 June – whilst I was on holiday! lol So I’m all behind, oops sorry!

This months class is using two brand new stamp sets from this new Catalogue and as soon as I saw the Bright Wishes Stamp Set with the gorgeous and very detailed Wishing Well, I knew I had to have it!  I love watercolouring, and have done a few classes using watercolour pencils and blender pen and aquapainter.  However we never really had many detailed stamps to show off using the watercolouring techniques.  Now, we have so many I am going to be spending lots of money buying them all and teaching my class members how to get the most out of them – even those who aren’t keen on colouring hehe.

This month’s class is a prime example! My two projects are two very different cards and two different colouring techniques.  The first one is a Card with a box inside. When you open the card, it reveals the Wishing Well beautifully coloured in with Watercolour pencils and blended using a Blender Pen.  Gorgeous and brilliant because it folds flat so fit a normal size envelope and cheap to post! lol

This card would make a lovely Father’s Day or Birthday Card, or even if you added a bit more glitz a gorgeous female card!

The second card (thanks to Shelly Godby) is again using the Bright Wishes Stamp Set as well as Happy Birthday Gorgeous! Stamp set.  This card is a Monochrome Card and is using one of the Brand New In-Colors, Lemon Lime Twist! It is so vibrant, so bright, it’s amazing! I must admit when I first saw it, I wasn’t sure, but like most things once you get your hands on it, oh my goodness, you are soooo glad you did!!!

As you can see I’ve made this card as a birthday card, but again it would make a lovely Father’s Day card, or if you changed the colours a female card.

I am sure you will want to get your hands on these new products, so why not go to my online shop or contact me to get your hands on a hard copy of the Brand New Catalogue sent to you.

If you fancy making these two cards, place an order (minimum £30) via my online shop and once the order has gone through and you’ve allowed me to contact you, I will email you the tutorial for both cards.

Below are the products I have used to make these two cards.  Just click on each photo to place the order.  Remember to use the June Hostess Code (if your order is over £150 DO NOT USE IT) and I will send you a gift just from me to thank you for your order (you must give me permission to contact you, otherwise I won’t get your details).

 

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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May Hostess Code and this months class

Hi,

Yes I know I’m running a little late with issuing the May Hostess Code! lol  What can I say, but I’ve been so busy playing with some of the amazing pre-order us lucky Demonstrators get to order before the new Catalogue is released in June!  You are going to be amazed at how fantastic this new Annual Catalogue is! So many beautiful new stamp sets, all NEW Designer Series Papers which are to die for! On top of that there’s the new ribbons, new embellishments – oh and of course this year we have 5 yes 5 brand new In-Colors!  You have got to see them! I even bought a new dress which has matching flower colours to the new Lemon/lime Twist! lol

So why not place an order with me today from the retiring Catalogues to ensure you get a copy of the Brand New Catalogue when it’s released on 1 June! I will personally post one to you along with a bespoke card showcasing some of the gorgeous DSP and one of the New In-colors, along with a very useful bookmark again showing all the new In-colors, so you can mark your favourite page of stamps etc!  Remember to use the New Hostess Code (find it on my right side bar) and you will also receive a FREE gift from me (may even be some of the new Ribbon or embellishments!).

This months class is a small affair as alot of people are away or busy, so I have decided to make a more technical card – A Pivot Twist Card!  I made one of these months ago before they became the latest trend, but because it can take longer than some of my cards to make in a class, I have not been able to teach this one.

However as I say I only have one class of four coming on Saturday, so I thought now is a great opportunity to showcase the card!  Thanks goes to both  Tuppence coloured (here’s a link to her blog Tuppence Coloured) for her inspiration as well as Frances Martin (here’s a link to her Frances Martin) for help with making the pivot mechanism easier to teach).  I have written a tutorial and made a gorgeous card which I am looking forward to teaching tomorrow.

up n away pivot card inside

up n away pivot card

If you would like to get your hands on the tutorial so you can make this on-trend and amazing Pivot twist Card, then place an order (£20+) with me via my online shop using the new Hostess Code (M4S6FNBU).  As soon as I have received confirmation of your order, I will email you your Tutorial.  If you would like a Copy of the Brand New Catalogue, once you have placed your order, email me with your full details, including your postal address and I will post one out to you as soon as they are available.

I am also sorting out all the gorgeous new Ribbon and Dsp ready for you to get your hands on a Share of them all.  So if you fancy having a share of them, please email me with your details so I can let you know when they are ready to purchase.  Check back here in the next couple of weeks for more details.

Below are the products I used to make this gorgeous Pivot/twist Card.

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April Hostess Code

A new month, a new Hostess Code – April’s Hostess Code is GSXWKTV7

The Retirement List is out so click on this link or go to my Online shop and to check out the amazing discounts!  Remember these will go really quickly, with all the amazing discounts, so don’t delay, order today from my Online shop.  Don’t forget to use the new Hostess Code for April with your Online order in order to receive lovely FREE gift personally from me, once your order has gone through!  (You must allow me to contact you on your order form)

Thanks

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