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I am in the process of moving my business in a new direction, and I would love to have you all subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss my gorgeous projects and can follow me and join me in my new venture!

As many of you know, I ran for many many years classes in my own home with a lot of absolutely amazing ladies, who came every month and made my classes an absolute joy!  I began to find that my classes were becoming so big and I was needing to do more and more classes each month, which in turn meant I had a lot more prepping to do for all the classes.  I kept getting more enquiries about joining my classes, so after a lot of thought and soul searching, I made the ?brave? lol decision that perhaps it was time to make some changes in my business and do it online!  I know every single lady from my classes was upset and didn’t want me to stop running the classes at my home, but I knew it was time for me to make changes.

So in the coming months you will see this blog start to change, but my name BB Card Designs will still be ‘me’ lol.  The picture above will be prominent on all my social media sites – youtube, pinterest, facebook, twitter, instagram, so if you see either or both you will know it’s still lil ole me! lol.

If you have already subscribed to this blog brilliant, but if you have subscribed but may be are not receiving notifications when I have put a new post up, it may be that you didn’t complete the 2-steps to subscribing.

Firstly, under the word ‘subscribe’ on my side bar there is a box.  Please fill in your email address and click submit.  You will then be sent an email to that address you entered, which you must open and click on the link within that email so that your subscription is then activated!  lol Honest it’s not complicated, lol.  You will then be told your subscription was successful, but I promise you I will not be bombarding you with spam, just honest to goodness amazing projects, products etc to get you crafting!

Now, again many of you know I have a Youtube Channel, well actually I have two! lol.  I noticed the other day, that I used to upload my videos I made to Sue Hall on youtube and I have hundreds of followers on there.  Now however, I upload them to BB Card Designs Channel, because my business is so big now I don’t feel I need to be known so much as Sue Hall lol.  Only problem is I only have about 8 followers to my BB Card Designs! boo hoo! lol.  Could I ask you, pretty please, if you can check which youtube channel you subscribed to in order to watch my videos and if it was Sue Hall, could you subscribe to BB Card Designs too?  That way, you will see ALL my videos, regardless of when I put them up!

Below are the links you can click on to go to my social media sites:

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BB Card Designs Pinterest

BB Card Designs Twitter

BB Card Designs Instagram

Now I know this blog is a wee bit boring, but I wanted to ensure you are up to date with what I am doing.

Come back soon for more projects as well as the chance to get FREE Stamps etc!

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Great Saturday Monthly Class!


What a great Saturday Monthly Class! So much fun, very lively and we made two amazing Cards!

This is the first one: Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Congratulations Card:

Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Card  Closed Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Card

This card is really eye-catching and everyone that has seen some of the other versions I have made as well as this one has fallen in love with the concept and wanted to make one for themselves!  It fits nicely into a 5″ x 5″ envelope and when ‘blinged’ up well WOW! lol. To see more versions I have made take a look at my Gallery pages here or go to my Pinterest Boards.

We had half an hour remaining of the class so we made a simple birthday card using the Sweetbriar Rose Stamp set again and heat embossing:
Here’s the card:
Sweetbriar Rose Birthday Card


I will be teaching the classes this Friday and next Friday how to make them too, hope they have as much fun as the group last Saturday did and they love the cards too!

Here’s the supplies I used for both cards:
Sweetbriar Rose Double Gatefold Card:

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Sweetbriar Rose Birthday Card:

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I hope you like what you see, please leave comment and if you do why not subscribe to this website so you will be the first to know when I post anything and you get the chance to see any offers I will be adding from time to time!
Thanks for dropping by.


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Brand New Catalogue, Products

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and have found the time to do some crafting?  Well, I have been so so busy this month, that trying to fit in writing this has been hard, but hopefully it will be worth it and you will enjoy seeing what I have been up to in my classes.  I have used Brand New Products from the Brand New Catalogue.  In this post you will see one of the new products, the You’ve Got This Stamp Set, alongside the Mini Treat Bag Dies which proved so popular last year, it has been carried over into this Brand New Catalogue!  I hope you like the look of the projects I made and taught in my Classes this month, and fall in love with the Brand New Products as well as old faithfuls.  Order online with me through my Online shop, just click the Online Shop button above this post.

To begin with, we had our Brand New Stampin’Up! Annual Catalogue come out on 2 June, so I had great fun looking through it trying to choose which new products I fancied buying and then designing my June Classes using these gorgeous Products!

Here was the first one: The stamp set, ‘You’ve Got This’.  When I first saw it at Telford, when I went with some of my team to a Stampin’Up! training, I loved it and knew I had to have it! Do you ever feel like that, you are shown something and you sit there thinking oh my goodness gotta have that! lol

You’ve Got This Stamp Set, Clear Mount 139575








It is an amazing Stamp Set so versatile and my Classes loved it. Here’s the Projects I taught at my Monthly Classes as well as a 1-2-1.

New In-Color Inks, along with You've Got This Stamp Set and the Mini Treat Bag Die for Big Shot was used to make these

New In-Color Inks, along with You’ve Got This Stamp Set and the Mini Treat Bag Die for Big Shot was used to make these

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There are so many new products as well as alot of products that have proven so popular that they have been carried over, I am sure you would love a copy of the Brand New Catalogue for yourselves to sit back, relax with a lovely cuppa and make a long wish list.
Why not hold a party, that way you get to craft with friends, play with the new products and may be you get to choose some of these gorgeous New Products Free for yourself (dependent on Sales at your party). Want to know more please get in touch.
Thanks for dropping by, please come back soon as I would love to show you the cards we made in a couple of 1-2-1 classes I did last week.
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I Went to Telford with some of my Team!

Last Friday and Saturday I went to a Stampin’Up! Regional Training event in Telford. Some of my amazing Team came with me and it was great fun, full of inspirational fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrators, inspirational ideas and of course the Sneak Peak of the ‘All-New’ Stampin’Up! Catalogue, which comes out 2 June 2015!

On the Friday I met my Upliner, Michelle Last and other Team Leaders at Telford for Afternoon Tea and to talk about our Businesses, where we want to be in twelve months time, and lots of other inspirational chatter. Mind there was also alot of eating, cream cakes, the odd sandwich and lots of tea and coffee!

Here’s a Photo of us all!

Some Amazing and Inspirational Leaders!

Some Amazing and Inspirational Leaders!








We then went out for a lovely meal, which was a fitting end to a year filled with hard work, developing our Teams, giving support and having a great time crafting with our customers and Teams. Thanks to Michelle Last for organising this and as you can see from the Photo I had a gorgeous piece of Fillet Steak! The puddings were so huge we had one between the 7 of us! lol

Fillet Steak, Chips, Salad, oh and on top a huge slice of onion and half a tomato!

Fillet Steak, Chips, Salad, oh and on top a huge slice of onion and half a tomato!

This was the size of the puddings!

This was the size of the puddings!


The following day (Saturday) was the Regional Training Day, and some of my Team travelled up together to spend the day with me and hopefully go away filling inspired! There were about 350 fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrators there and you can imagine the buzz around the room as everyone swapped their swaps – this is a project that we all make lots of and swap with other Demonstrators, so we go home with lots of ideas for our classes or just for ourselves to make cards etc.

Here is my Swap:

Brayering Technique is how I got the Background

Brayering Technique is how I got the Background



I have produced a video on Youtube which shows you how to do the Brayering technique, so please click on this link and take a look.  Brayering Technique


We all had a fantastic time at Telford, watching demonstrations, listening to inspirationals talks about Stampin’Up! and their vision for their future as well as ours. You may be thinking ‘ooh a lot of business talk, not my cup of tea’, but you would be wrong! There was also alot of examples of cards and other projects that were made with some of the Brand New products. We also of course had ‘Prize Patrol’! This is such a fun time, where were all got a prize and others got more! Go check out my Gallery page for lots of photos of some of the projects we got to see.

You too could join me next year, or even come with me to Brussels in November for our Brand New looking Convention – OnStage Live! For more information please contact me and I can tell you all about what I do, what Stampin’Up! is and you could be browsing through the Brand New Catalogue that is out 2 June 2015!

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to hearing from you.

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Welcome to my new Website!

Me, Sue

Me, Sue

I just want to welcome you to my brand new website and look forward to inspiring you to create and learn how to make some fantastic cards etc. I want to first of all thank Catherine Carroll for designing and building my website.

So, what are you going to see as you pop in and out of my website? Well, as you can see from I have a few pages. lol
Classes – You will find details about the types of classes I run, usually at Sue’s crafting place, but sometimes elsewhere (numbers dependent). There are descriptions of the different types of classes I run, where and cost, so keep an eye on that page.
Workshops – Is really the same as classes, but under there are details about my 1-2-1 classes, the sort of things you could do in those.
Tutorials – A place where you can see the information about the tutorials I give out at my classes. Once you purchase them, they will be emailed to you as a PDF. Linked to some of these will be youtube videos which again once you have purchased the tutorial you will have unlimited access to. Some tutorials are FREE as are some of the Youtube videos, so watch out for those too!
The Gallery page is full of the different cards/projects I have made and is linked to my Pinterest boards, so check those out for inspiration!
On Line Shop – Of course once you’ve been inspired, you’ll want to purchase the products I have used, so click on the Online Shop page and it will take you to my online shop. Place an order and it will be delivered direct to your door!
About Me – Last but not least, is the About Me page, which I suppose you should go to first, as it tells you a little about me and my business and what I do.

I hope you will keep popping back here and check out all the different pages, as I continue adding and building this website. Please be patient, I will get everything up here as quickly as I can, in between running all my classes and launching my new ones. In the meantime after taking this initial look and perhaps going to my Pinterest boards and Youtube videos, you like what you see and would like to join my classes, place an order or just want to know more about me and BB Card Designs, please drop me a comment. I would love to hear from you on what you think about my new website and if there is any technique or anything you would like to see on here.

Thanks for dropping by and please come back soon.

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