Colour Your Season Limited time offer

Thanks for dropping back! As promised here are the details of the Limited-time offer of this amazing Bundle!

During August you can purchase the bundle which includes the beautiful stamp set and matching dies.  Also we have have another set of Watercolour Pencils which go beautifully with the stamp set.

Here are a few samples of cards made with this bundle and the Watercolour Pencils.

 

This is such a versatile bundle and the watercolour pencils go really well with it and will hopefully add to your first set of watercolour pencils we released last year!

To order the two bundles click on the image on my right hand side bar which will take you to my online shop.  Remember to use the Hostess Code for August!

ALSO THIS MONTH, BUYING THESE BUNDLES TOGETHER MEANS YOU CAN GET YOURSELF A BONUS CODE!  For every £45 you spend you will be emailed a bonus code for £4.50 – DO NOT LOSE IT which you can use against your order in September.  More details to follow or click on the link on my righthand side bar.

Thanks for dropping by!

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A few more Cards to Inspire!

Cards to Inspire, I hope so anyway! lol  We are in the final throws of moving!  Removal chappy in today packing ready for Friday! YEYE!  Can not wait!

So I thought I would show you the few cards I have managed to make in my dwindling craft room – which now by the way lol is completely packed – lol.

The first one is using a brand new stamp set that is only available 1-31 August!  Called ‘Colour Your Season’ ( pop back tomorrow to find out all about the bundle you can get with this stamp set).  It is a gorgeous stamp set and I coloured it in using some new Watercolour Pencils (also available from 1 August).

The second and third cards, aren’t they gorgeous? I used a beautiful stamp set called ‘Dandelion Wishes’ and the background was Bokeh Dots stamp set.  Here are the other products I used to make these two cards, click on each image for details and to order from my Online shop.

The next quilt effect background card I made for a dear friend whose Anniversary is today – Happy Anniversary Trudie!  Hope you liked the card lol.  As soon as I saw the embossing folder that made this effect, I knew I had to have it!  Here’s what I used:

Next, I made this card for one of my Team, Jilly Rickards to celebrate her 5th Anniversary as a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator.  Inspiration for this card came from Mixed Up Crafts.  Here’s the products I used for this one:

Another dear friend, Gill celebrated her wedding Anniversary recently so I made the Tulip Card for them.  Curling the top tulip petal and mounting it using a Dimensional makes it look 3D.  They loved it!  Here’s what I used:

The final card, I actually made with my dear friend and Team member Jilly when I went round to her craft room for a bit of down time from packing lol.  I used her products which was great as I hadn’t got these, but of course it meant I had to order them for myself – bad influence Jilly Rickards! LOL!  Here’s what we used:

 

So, whilst I have not been able to run my business as efficiently as I wanted and video any tutorials, I hope you agree I have inspired you with the lovely cards I have made for friends and family.  (I did make a couple that I forgot to take photos of! Ahhhhh! lol)

Anyway that’s it for now, I hope I will get back on here tomorrow with details of the amazing Bundle I mentioned earlier that you can get only during August!  So check back tomorrow!

Bye for now!

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Latest Cards I have made to inspire you!

Need some inspiration? Well here are some of my latest creations for you to see.

I am nearly there in my move to be near our daughter and family so finding time to craft is getting harder lol.

I hope they give you some inspiration and you fancy having a go at making them.  Below each one are the products I used, so click on each product to go to my online shop to order them so you can have a go yourself.

The first one is a Shadow Box card I made for my gorgeous daughter for her recent birthday.  I love making cards for family and friends that are different and have amazing techniques involved.

Did you see the ‘Hand Delivered’ Stamp Set amongst the products I used to make my daughters card?  I absolutely love this brand new stamp, which is a Hostess Stamp Set.  The great thing about this stamp set is you can get it just by having a party with me (getting sales at the party of £150+), or placing an order of £150+ and choosing the stamp set as part of your stampin rewards money!

There are so many events you could use this stamp set for, Graduation, Weddings, Thank you, Birthdays etc.  Here’s another card I made using the ‘Hand Delivered’ stamp set.

Nearly the end of the School Year, why not commission me to make some lovely Thank you cards for the Teachers while you wait for your stamp set etc to arrive?

Here’s another one I made using the ‘Hand Delivered’ Stamp set – told you I loved it lol.  This time it was for a dear friends daughter’s birthday.

 

I used the Laser Cut SDSP for the leaves, and small powder pink flower.  It is so delicate and gorgeous!  I used my paper snips to cut out the small powder pink flower as well as the two different types of leaves.  Then I sponged them to create this beautiful effect.  Did you spy the two rows of circles behind the top layer of card?  Again this was from the Laser Cut SDSP that I cut down to size and sponged with lovely lipstick ink.

I have made some more cards using the Laser Cut SDSP, so why not order yourself some and pop back soon to see the cards I made using it, you won’t be disappointed!

My friend’s daughter is called ‘Emma’ and I used the very versatile Make a Difference stamp set to stamp out her name on the board the lady is holding!  Makes the card so personal, I love it when I can do that.  This stamp set is fantastic for giving you all the letters etc to personalise your cards/gifts.  So why not add it to your order?

I hope you have enjoyed my latest creations and they inspire you to create your own.  Why not place an order today, but remember if you want the Hand Delivered stamp set your order needs to be £150+ to be able to add it using your stamping rewards money or host a party!  DO NOT USE THE HOSTESS CODE FOR £150+ ORDER otherwise, I’ll get the reward and you won’t! lol

Enjoy!

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What weather time for Crafting and Paper Share

Hi,

How are you all doing?  So much for a heatwave for Bank Holiday weekend and this week so far! lol All we’ve had is overcast, rain and thunder!  Been very muggy at night too!

So imagine my joy when it gave me just the excuse I needed to stop de-cluttering my house ready for moving and actually come into my tiny craft area that I’ve managed to keep clear and make some beautiful cards with some gorgeous new products, as well as sort out some amazing Paper Shares, for you all to get your hands on!

Paper shares I hear you cry! lol What’s that?  lol reminds me of my little granddaughter, she says ‘what’s that nana?’ when she sees something new, lol I can hear her now!

Anyway, sorry getting distracted, lol  If you go to my Product Share page you can find out what this involves, then go to my Paper Share page to see the three paper shares I am offering NOW!

I am sure you will fall in love with all of the papers I am offering and will want to get your hands on them asap!  The deadline for ordering your share of the papers is 10 June 2018, so please do not delay, go check it out and place your order NOW!

Here are some gorgeous cards I made along with my friend Gill (we haven’t been able to craft together for ages) using some of the papers I am offering in my paper shares and some new products that are in our Brand New Catalogue (out 1 June 2018).

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I hope you like my latest creations and the paper shares are something that you would like to have! Come back after 1 June 2018 when I will have  all the new products I have used in these cards linked to my Online shop for you to order.

Anyone that has read right down to the bottom of this blog, places a £25+ order with me(via my online shop) using June’s Hostess Code, between 1 – 6 June, will get a £5 voucher towards their next order as well as a lovely FREE gift and card just from me.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Retiring Stampin’Up! Products!

Retiring Stampin’Up Products are going so fast! Click on my link on my sidebar to see what’s left!  Don’t miss out you will regret it!

Now, when you go through the huge retiring list you will notice that ALL the Ink Pads are on there! DO NOT PANIC! lol Stampin’Up! are really on trend and have ‘REVAMPED’ their amazing Colour Collections!  This means that we will have new colours that are in vogue, the style of the Ink Pad is changing and the Ink itself has had a de-foamer added to it so that you will no longer get bubbles occasionally when you first use it or sometimes when using solid stamps.

Only the ones listed below are the ones RETIRING! Me, personally, as I LOVE all Stampin’Up! products, I will of course lol be replacing all of mine because these new style ink pads are amazing and I love the new shape of the pads.

Here are the ink pads that are retiring, so if you love these, make sure you order the refills, cardstock, dsp, ribbon and embellishments NOW before they go!

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core colour collection.

Archival Black and Archival Grey are also retiring, BUT don’t worry there is something else returning!  Talking of returning, we have some lovely colours that were favourites for a lot of my customers as well as me and they are coming back! You’ll have to pop back to see which ones these are! lol OOH that’s not fair is it lol.

If you want any of the retiring ink pads and their matching Cardstock, ribbon, dsp, embellishments, PLEASE click on the button on my sidebar NOW!
If you want a copy of the New Annual Catalogue which comes out on 1 June 2018, please contact me so I can post a copy out to you (along with a £5 Voucher to use at my Online Shop when you place your first order from the new annual catalogue after 1 June 2018).

 

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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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Stamparatus Wow!

As promised in my post the other day, I now have the Stamparatus in my hands, and have been having so much fun using it and making videos showcasing it.

Here’s the moment I got my Stamparatus!

lol Can you tell I was oh so excited! lol  The excitement hasn’t worn off either it’s as good as I hoped it would and in fact it’s even better!  Did you see how I absolutely loved the fact we have both inches and centimetres in the rulers lol. I know that may sound sad to some of you but hey I like my inches! lol

After opening up and revealing my Stamparatus and trying to calm myself down, I then had a go at stamping with it.  As you will see in this next video, I decided to compare how I used to do 2 step stamping using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with doing it using the Stamparatus!  Now this is my own opinion but I think once you have seen the video you will agree with me it’s fantastic, and well worth having!

I found it was so easy to use straightaway.  One thing I did find I was doing wrong and you will see this in the video (no cover ups lol) was when doing the second step, I lined the second stamp up using the edge of the rubber mount instead of the picture to ensure it lined up properly.  Watch the video to see how I got round it and the slight error lol.

So I think you will agree the Stamparatus is a Tool that you will use time and time again!  If you haven’t reserved yours do it now! Click on my ‘Reserve yours Today’ button to reserve yours and be ready to receive it after 19 March!  You’ve only got a few more hours to reserve yours, so don’t delay!

Come back soon to see how I got on making a gorgeous card using the Cake Soiree Stamp set that I used in the second video.  I will show you how easy it was to stamp multiple images at once, and how to stamp them multiple times down a piece of cardstock, using the ‘Hinge’ method.  Also how easy it is, time saving and in my opinion saving on wastage of cardstock and therefore keeping more money in your pocket!

‘Til next time, thanks for dropping by.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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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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Third Gift – pop up bin gift box

Hi,

Have you been watching my videos on the lovely gifts I’ve been making? Well, here’s the third gift, A Gift Box for a pop up bin I gave them all.

As a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, as well as earning commission and discount on products we sell, we earn Flex Points.  We can use these flex points to buy some lovely gifts as well as products.  So I decided to treat my ladies to a mini pop up bin, made especially for Stampin up!  They were thrilled to bits with it! lol

Here’s the products/measurements I used to make the gift box:

FOIL FRENZY SDSP 9¾” X 9¾”

BERRY BURST CS 9¾” X 9¾”

½” BERRY BURST FINELY WOVEN RIBBON 15”

FAST FUSE ADHESIVE

SIMPLY SCORE BOARD/TOOL

PAPER SNIPS

BONE FOLDER

I used Berry Burst cs,in the video, but I also used Tangerine Tango, lemon lime twist and Tranquil Tide.  So just substitute the CS for your favourite colour.

Below is the video on how to make the gift box.  Unfortunately the filming is not great but I wanted to get it out asap.  Also in the video I stated the CS was 9 1/2″ but it ISN’T, PLEASE USE 9 3/4″ CS.

The images below once clicked on, will take you to my online shop to place your order.

Thanks for dropping by.

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