Onstage is nearly here!

Hi,

First an update on my lovely hubby, Mike.  Some of you will have heard, my darling hubby, Mike, had a stroke on 12 March, which was both frightening and shocking!  Luckily it was a minor stroke, but it has affected his left side, in particular his arm, but also his speech.  Slowly over the last couple of weeks he has made great progress and is now able to speak properly most of the time.  It is going to be a slow process of rehabilitation, but all the Consultants are confident that he will make a full recovery.

Hence, I have had to make a decision about OnStage and that is that I will not be able to attend this weekend.  OnStage is such a fantastic part of Stampin’Up! and being a Demonstrator it is for most of us, the highlight of the Year!  We get the chance to meet fellow Demonstrators from all over Europe and have the chance to congratulate all those who have achieved milestones within Stampin’Up!

I am pleased to say that 4 of my Direct Downliners and 3 of my second Level Downliners will be going to OnStage and I know they will have a fantastic time!

I had made a card for each of them to give out at OnStage, but as I am unable to go, I gave them it along with a gift from me early.  Here are the cards:

I think they are amazing and it will be a lovely momento of the time they spent at OnStage.  Below are the products I used to make the cards.  I am sure you can think of lots of ways to use the Apron Die, even to make little boxes!  The Die set also comes with BBQ tools, so you could make a lovely male birthday card with that!

Remember to use the Hostess Code S4SGSTEQ for April on your orders and if it’s £20+ you will get a FREE gift just from me as a thank you for placing an order with me.   To see how many of you actually read this post all the way to the bottom,  lol, places an order with me for £30+ AND leaves the Word ‘INSPIRE’ in a comment after this post, will get an extra FREE gift this month.  Don’t miss out!

Thanks

 

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Party Pandas – so cute!

Hi,

I just don’t know where all the time is going!  I can’t believe we are into March already!  Don’t get me started on the weather! GRRRR! Hubby and I were meant to have gone up to see our gorgeous Granddaughter last Wednesday, but the snow here was sooooo bad our village got completely cut off!  All roads in and out blocked!  Thankfully our lovely daughter sent lots of photos to keep us going lol.

Anyway, we are still pressing on with clearing our home ready for a move and so my craft room is shrinking lol.  However I did make a couple of cards last month, one using the gorgeous Saleabrations FREEBIE, Party Pandas.  Aren’t the stamps cute?  So many uses, birthdays, Anniversary, Valentine, just to tell someone you love them, or to say ‘Hi’.

 

Here’s the card I made for my swap at our Pinkies Training last month.

Isn’t it cute?  The great thing about it is it wobbles! Oh yes it does! lol  Gently flick the panda and he wobbles around!  The papers I used for the background was from the 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Dsp Pack.  It has proven so popular and has gorgeous colours and images in it.  Just look at all the different patterns you get and with them being 6″ x 6″ they are ideal for cards and scrapbooking alike!

I just love going to our Pinkies Training, being part of such a huge Team, you get to meet so many lovely fellow Demonstrators, get amazing support and fantastic inspiration!  Want to know more contact me and join my Team and you can join me and my team at future trainings!

Below are the products I used to make this fun card!  If you wish to see the video and receive the tutorial, use the Hostess Code for March, place an order for £45+ with me and not only will you get access to the video, the tutorial emailed to you, but if you choose the Party Pandas stamp set as your FREE Saleabration item, I will personally send you a card kit and tutorial to make another beautiful card using your FREE Party Pandas stamp set.  Don’t forget to allow me to contact you when you put in your order via my online shop.

 

Saleabration is almost over, you only have until 31 March 2018 to place an order of £45+ to get any SAB FREEBIES!  The latest lot of SAB products are to die for, especially the gorgeous Springtime Foils SDSP.  Just look at the paper, it is amazing!

Here’s a card I made using this gorgeous paper!  If you spend £90+ on your order, you could get both the Party Pandas stamp set but you could also get these beautiful SDSP!  Then you will be able to join me when I show you how to colour them using various products, inks, aquapainters, marker pens etc, and you will be able to make your own gorgeous cards, just like mine!

Well I guess I better go so you can finish reading and go and place your order with me from my online shop (use the Hostess Code).  Remember all the FREE stuff you will get from me when your order is £45+!!!!!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Moving Barn Door Birthday Card!

Hi,

Sorry I’ve been so busy this last couple of weeks with my gorgeous granddaughter and de-cluttering our home ready for putting it on the market!

I haven’t had much time to play but managed to fit in making this lovely card!  I used the amazing Barn Door Bundle from our Seasonal Catalogue (p43)!  It is such an amazing bundle and yes the barn door does actually move from side to side!  Just take a look at the pictures!

I’ve seen a few of these, using small washers for the moving mechanism, but I didn’t have any so I used the 1/2″ circle punch we sell instead with a dimensional between two of them (four in all need punching out).  This was so much fun and I can see this having so many uses, perhaps hiding a photo of your loved one behind the door, for an anniversary card, or a number to celebrate a milestone, the ideas are endless – perhaps you could come up with some.

I have decided to offer you a lovely free gift as well as FREE access to my own video which shows you how to make this amazing card.  Just order the Barn Door Bundle from me via my online shop using February’s Hostess Code and once your order has gone through(remember to allow me to contact you), I will send you a special gift and access to the video.

Don’t forget it’s also still SALEABRATION Time! So if you buy this Bundle and some cardstock, dimensionals etc, which total  £45 or more you can choose one of our amazing Saleabration products ABSOLUTELY FREE!!  How great is that, it’s a fantastic time to take up my offer of a free gift just from me, free access to my video showcasing how to make this wonderful card AND, spend £45 and get a FREE Saleabration product too!  Remember to use my hostess code!

Click here to see the Saleabration Products.

Below are the products I used to make this card, just click on them and place your order today!

 

Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to hearing from you very soon!

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Eclipse Friend Card

Hi,

The card I made for my ladies uses the Eclipse Technique, which is very popular technique atm.

I had never made one of these types before but it is very easy to make as you will see in my video.

Here are the products I used along with measurements:

THICK WHISPER WHITE CS 8 ½” X 7”, SCORED @ 3 ½”

WHISPER WHITE CS 7 ¾” X 3”

EMERALD ENVY CS 8” X 3 ¼”

OH SO ECLECTIC STAMP SET

LARGE LETTERS FRAMELIT DIES

BIG SHOT

ADHESIVE STRIPS

TOMBOW MULTIPURPOSE GLUE

TRIMMER/SCORER

Below is the video showing you how to make the gorgeous card.

Click on the images below to go to my online shop to place an order.

Well, that’s all the gifts/card I made for all my customers who joined me at my monthly classes.  I hope you liked what you saw and keep dropping back to see what I am up to in my new venture!

Thanks for dropping by.

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Next Gift – Mini Treat Bag to hold Pendant

Hi,

Hope you enjoyed seeing the first gift I made my lovely ladies – the Pizza box pop up calendar, post it & pen holder.  This is the second gift I gave them.  The pendant was made by my lovely hubby, Mike, who loves making jewellery.  He asked if he could make something for each of my ladies to thank them too for their support to me and giving my life purpose. lol

So he made the pendant and I made the Mini Treat Bag to put it in.  (Think I got the easier deal lol)

Here are the measurements and products I used to make the mini treat bag:

MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT DIES

BIG SHOT

NATURALLY ECLECTIC DSP 6″ X 12″

EVERYDAY LABEL PUNCH

1x GOLD BINDER CLIP

4″ RIBBON (oops retired but can use any thin current ribbon)

TEAR N TAPE ADHESIVE or FAST FUSE or SNAIL

SILICONE MAT

Below is a video that shows you how to make the mini treat bag, and under that are images of all the products used, which, when clicked on will take you to my online shop to place your order.

These Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies are a great buy! Use them to make gorgeous Christmas Gift bags, using some of our lovely Christmas DSPs.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this gift, pop back again tomorrow for the third gift!

Thanks for dropping by.

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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!

Thanks for dropping by!

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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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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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