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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Share What You Love Suite

Hi my lovely crafters I wanted to tell you about this beautiful suite that is available for my amazing customers to purchase between now and 31 May 2018!  What’s more, there are three bundles for you to choose from, whether you’re a beginner, or an avid crafter, there’s a bundle for everyone.  Also all bundles have FREE Products!!!!
Have I wetted your appetite? I know when I saw it all I wanted it and I’m sure you will too! lol
Click Share What You Love Video to watch the video showcasing the suite and all the different bundles and the FREE products.  You can order this suite before the launch of the NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE!  Yeye some lovely new products to play with!  I’m sure you are like me, I love new products and my mind goes into overdrive with ideas to make beautiful projects with it all.  These bundles are only available until 31 May 2018, so if you want any of the bundles, you need to order now!  The bundles will not be available after 31 May 2018 and will not be in the New Annual Catalogue as bundles (only available to purchase as individual items).
Did you see the fantastic offer on the Brand New In-Color Ink pads on the Flyer?  Yes 10% off when you purchase all 5 new In-Colors!

These co-ordinate so well with this gorgeous Share What You Love DSP!
Another bonus is you can get the Share What you Love Bundle and the In-Color Ink Pads a whole month early!  So why not order one of the Share What you Love Bundles AND the In-Color Ink Pad Bundle together?
Go to my blog and click on the online shop (between 1-31 May 2018) and order the bundle/s you want.  Remember to use May’s Hostess Code to get a FREE Gift just from me – in addition to the FREE products in the Bundles!
I am going to be making some gorgeous cards and projects using this amazing Suite, so why not order one of the bundles AND the In-Color Ink Pads ready to join me in making these projects.
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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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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The Winner of the Stamp Set is…..

The Winner of this lovely Merry Patterns Stamp Set is Lesley Stuart!  She placed an order with me yesterday (Monday) and I put her two raffle tickets in the box as she ordered £20+, ready for the draw today!

Here’s the moment I pulled her lucky raffle ticket out of my box!

Congratulations Lesley! The Stamp Set will be on it’s way to you very soon!  As well as the lovely stamp set you will receive a lovely handcrafted gift from me for spending £20+.

To receive a lovely gift direct from me, place an order of £20+ using my online shop and remember to use the Hostess Code.  As soon as your order is dispatched, I will post your gift directly to you from me.

For orders of £20+ using December’s Hostess Code TUUPRXRA you will receive these direct from me, gorgeous Pearls (assorted sizes), 4x Year of Cheer Embellishements and 1 metre of Real Red 1/8″ solid Ribbon.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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