Celebrate World Cardmaking Day with 25% Discount!

YES!!! World Cardmaking Day is 1 October and to celebrate this great annual event we are offering upto 25% off your STAPLE Cardmaking products between 1-5 October!

Here’s the great products that will be on offer and if you order through my Online Shop and give me permission to contact you, I will send you an additional gift from me!  Want FREE P&P too? If you are local to me, email me by Sunday 2 October (end of day) with your order and I will add it to my order and contact you when it has arrived.

 

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Remember, order from me through my Online shop to get an extra little something just from me!  This is a great time to get those staple cardmaking products and send a bespoke card to someone you know who would love to receive it, reminding them you are thinking of them.

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Thank You Card

Hi,

I thought I would show you my latest ‘Thank You’ Card I made and gave to my customers that ordered from me this month.

star of light embossed star of light inside

Isn’t it gorgeous! I used the amazing Star of Light Bundle  and used Copper Embossing Powder  for the swirly stars behind the large stars.  The Large star, which also has a smaller star on top of it (sorry picture not too good) was cut out using the new Copper Foil Sheets!  Behind the Embossed Whisper White, I used the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. It goes so well with the Copper Foil Sheets don’t you think?  Of course the Glimmer paper is just the right product for Halloween too!  Bet you’re wondering where the tiny heart cut outs are from? Well, when you cut out the intricate stars, these hearts are left behind.  So instead of throwing them away, I’ve used some on this card, and the rest I will put into a gorgeous shaker card!

The Inside of the card is simple but so effective, again using stamps from the Star of Light Stamp Set and Pumpkin Pie Ink.

All of the new products are in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which, if you do not have yet in your hands, you can contact me and I will send one out to you straightaway.  Of course if you can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can click on the Autumn/Winter Catalogue Link above, and have a look at all the gorgeous new products you can get hold of today!

Place an order for these products I’ve used today and I will send you (once your order has gone through) a FREE Tutorial on how to make not just this card, but the shaker card I made using the left over cut outs!  You must leave your contact details when placing your order, giving me permission to contact you otherwise I won’t be able to send you these Tutorials.  Of course you will also get an exclusive ‘Thank you’ Card made by me, for placing the order with me too!

Below is a table of all the products I used to make this card.

Enjoy and place that order today, to get the two FREE Tutorials and a lovely Thank you card! Remember to allow me to contact you when placing your order!

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Buy your Cardstock NOW!

Now is a great time to stock up on all the lovely Cardstock we sell at Stampin’Up!  We have soooo many gorgeous colours as well as the staple, Basic Black, Neutrals Collection, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. Click on the ‘Cardstock’ image to see all the Cardstock we have, as well as clicking on the images below if you want just those.

Order £25+ of SU products from me via my Online shop during MAY 2016 and I will send you a gorgeous gift just from me (once your order has been processed and shipped). Remember to click on ‘Allow Contact’ when placing your online order, otherwise I won’t know who you are and won’t be able to send you a special gift just for you from me!

If you would like a new Annual Catalogue when it comes out either place an order, ‘Allow Contact’  or email me your contact details, including your address, and as soon as the catalogue is available, I will send one to you!

Go place those orders today to get a gorgeous gift especially for you from me!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Going Going Gone!

Going going gone retirement list

Yes it’s that’s time of year again, when we retire a lot of our gorgeous products to make way for even more amazing, beautiful, gorgeous and of course MUST HAVE new products and the brand new Annual Catalogue that will be out very soon!

As you probably know we sell out very quickly and a lot of the products are discounted UPTO 50%! So please DO NOT DELAY, click on the link Going going gone retirement list to go to my online shop and see images as well as placing your order.  On my right hand side bar you will see the icon for the retiring list(this changes daily!), so click on that to open a window to print off the list of retiring products .  Don’t wait to see you will be disappointed, you need to order straightaway!  Once they have gone that’s it you won’t be able to get them again!

Have fun!

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Pinkies Blog Hop – Saleabration

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using new Stampin’ Up!® products that you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration. Simply use the buttons at the end of of each post to keep hopping!

There are so many gorgeous products in this years Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, that you will definitely want to place an order and get those FREEBIES! lol I love them all and again it was hard choosing just one to showcase for you. So I thought I would show you the gorgeous Vellum Stack, Botanical Gardens and the Botanicals For You stamp set.  These two coordinate beautifully and in fact you will find they coordinate well with other stamps and papers in our new spring/summer catalogue.

Here is the first project I have made for you.

botanical vellum treat bag

As you can see I have done a beautiful gift bag in Vellum. First of all I stamped the words ‘Just for You, from Botanicals For You stamp set, using Rose Red Ink. Then using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the words exactly over the top, I heat embossed the words over the top with Clear Embossing Powder. Using clear embossing powder is a great way to get all the colours you wish for. Isn’t it gorgeous! To make it stand out even more I have sponged on the back of the vellum using Rose Red ink and a sponge dauber. I also coloured the larger flowers on the back with crushed curry marker pen.

Botanicals card

Next I made a lovely coordinating card to go with it.  Again I have used some of the same Vellum, and stuck it to some Rose Red Cardstock, using Glue dots in the corners.  To hide the glue dots, I have added large pearls over the top. I stamped flowers from the Botanicals For You stamp set onto Shimmery White CS, using Rose Red, Perfect plum and crushed curry Inks. I stuck the flowers on the vellum using glue dots and added tiny pearls to each of them. Finally I stamped ‘…on your special day’ from the same stamp set on shimmery white cs with crushed curry ink, flagged one end using paper snips and stuck it to the card with dimensionals.  Can you see I added the single crushed curry flower to the banner which I think makes it ‘special’!

Give these together to someone special and they will be bowled over!

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and I hope you will pop back soon to see how I have coordinated these Sale-a-bration Freebies with other products from the spring/summer catalogue.

So now it’s time to hop on over to Camille’s blog to see what amazing projects she has made with some new products.

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Baby Shower

Hi,

Now I know what you are all probably thinking – ‘baby shower’ huh? What’s that got to do with papercrafting?  Well, I will tell you! lol

You see, my lovely daughter and her hubby are expecting their first baby soon and a couple of their lovely friends were organising a baby shower, so I asked if they would like me to make the baby shower invites, favours and anything else.  They said they’d love it if I would so I got to work first of all making the baby shower Invites.  It was so exciting, making these for our daughter as it will be our first grandchild too!

I made a ‘nappy’ template and cut out 24 of them, folded them and then using a really cute stamp of a deer from a stamp set called ‘Made with Love’, from Stampin’Up!, I stamped all over the inside and outside of the nappy, using black stazon ink.  Then I coloured all the deer, although I must admit I only coloured the ones on the outside of the nappy – well colouring 24 of them was soooooo time consuming and boring hehehe. Then I stamped on Whisper White CS 24 Nappy Pins using a nappy pin stamp from ‘Something for Baby’ stamp set and cutting them out with the matching die from ‘Baby’s First’ Framelit dies. I added a velcro fastener to the back to the nappy pin to enable the nappy to be open and closed.

baby shower invite front

I then cut some Whisper White CS and stamped ‘Please Join us for a Baby Shower’ on it. This was from the stamp set ‘Sweet li’l One’. I layered this up onto some So Saffron CS and stuck it to the back of the nappy. (it looks smudgy as I blanked out the name of the person getting the invite)

baby shower invite back

I cut another piece of Whisper White CS and stamped ‘when, where, RSVP and wrote out the details (I’ve blanked those details out, hence the smudgy look lol). Again I layered this onto So Saffron and stuck it to the inside of the nappy.

baby shower invite open

Here’s all the baby shower invites together ready to send out! I was so thrilled how they turned out and more importantly so was my daughter, her hubby and her friends.

baby shower invites lots

Next I set to making the favour boxes and tags.  I wanted to make the tags very special, something everyone could keep as a memory of the lovely day.  So I got some small Kraft boxes from Stampin’Up!, cut five squares per box of So Saffron CS and stamped stars all over using Delightful Dijon Ink. The star stamp also came from the ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set. Then I stuck these to the boxes using Tombow glue.  I made the tag with Whisper White CS and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag.  The ‘A Little Thanks’ sentiment, isn’t that just lovely? Well it came from the ‘One Big Meaning’ Stamp set, and the cute cat was from the ‘Made with Love’ stamp set again.  Told you ‘baby shower’ would have everything to do with papercrafting and Stampin’UP! lol  Finally I stamped the deer again on some Whisper White CS and punched it out using the scallop circle punch, sponging the edges with so saffron ink.  I attached the tag to the box using Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, glue dots and covered the ends of the ribbon with the scallop punched Deer stuck on with Dimensionals.  I hope you agree they look gorgeous and everyone was thrilled to have them, especially when they saw the tiny tic tacs box and 3 little chocolate eggs inside. lol

baby shower favour front tag

On the back of the tag I stamped a baby bumblebee, another Stampin’Up! stamp unfortunately now retired, but I held onto it – just in case! lol

baby shower favour box back

My daughters friends wanted to do some games but nothing too ‘out there’ lol so they suggested people could write on a card a message to my daughter, hubby and the baby.  I told them I had a lovely tree I’d bought ages ago from Stampin’Up! for displaying my Cards but never got round to using it – well I did buy three! lol  So I said I’d prepare the cards and bring them along with the tree and clothespins – yep Stampin’Up! again hehe for everyone to write on. As you can see from the card, I used some Project Life Grid cards, stamped stars all over to match the favour boxes and ‘Welcome to the World little one’ again both stamps from ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set.  Actually I must come clean, my darling hubby helped by stamping all the stars on all the cards for me! hehe.

Tree of dreams and wishes

When my daughter and hubby got home from the baby shower, they sat down and read all the lovely dreams and wishes everyone had written and apparently they were lovely.  We haven’t seen them, I think it’s something for them to have for themselves.  It is going into the babies room, as a reminder of the special day when all their friends celebrated with them.

Finally I decided in a moment of madness to make a Diaper Cake!  How mad was I, and again my poor suffering hubby was pulled in to help me. lol  I rolled up 108 (I think it was) nappies and he put elastic bands on all of them.  Then we got the biggest cake stand and placed some on that securing them into a circle with elastic – that was the most tricky bit and frustrating hehe.  We placed a gift in the middle of that layer, then placed a smaller cake stand on top and repeated the process and then a smaller one for the top layer.  Putting little gifts in middle of all the layers.  Then we put muslin squares around each layer to resemble icing and secured them with gorgeous ribbon (yep had to get Stampin’UP! products in here somehow lol).  We put a muslin square on the top of the cake and added a lovely toy deer – get the theme – deer? hehe.  We covered it all in cellophane, tying it up with some of the Hello Honey ribbon I used earlier on the tags.

baby shower diaper cake

Phew it was a mammoth task to finish everything in time, but with hubbies help we did it! So you see ‘Baby Shower’, the title certainly had everything to do with papercraft and Stampin’Up!  We had a wonderful day at the baby shower and I’m sure our daughter and her hubby will have lots of lovely memories of that day.

So if I have inspired you to have a go at making your own baby shower invites etc, place an order and I will give you the instructions to make everything I made.  It’s so nice doing it yourself, you get to choose a theme, in this case, I ran deers and yellow all the way through, and you can make it unique to you and your loved ones.

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Yes! New Spring/Summer Catalogue is out and Saleabration Begins!

Hi,
It is so exciting, the brand new Spring/Summer Catalogue came out yesterday and on top of that Saleabration has begun! Such an exciting time of year for us Demonstrators and for papercrafters everywhere! Why am I so excited, well let me try to explain lol without choking on my excitement! lol
The new Spring/Summer Catalogue has soooo many gorgeous new products, I had alot of trouble trying to choose just a couple to show you. As a Demonstrator I have had about a month before the launch of the new catalogue to have a play and I can tell you I have had so much fun, my hubby has been coming into my craft room and saying ‘you coming to bed yet!’ lol
So here’s a couple of projects I’ve made hope you like them.
The first one is with In The Meadow Stamp Set and it’s the Spotlight Technique
spotlight in the meadow card
The next one is using Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and this time I did the Watercolour Technique using an Aquapainter and Reinkers
Aquapainter birthday bloom
Finally, my last one to show you used Party Wishes Stamp Set along with the Party Punch Pack and it’s a Side Stepped Card
party wishes side stepped card
I am sure you will love the New Spring/Summer Catalogue and there is never a better time to get your hands on some of the products. Why you say lol, because it’s SALEABRATION of course! lol
From 5 January through to 31 March for every £45 you spend on not just products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue but from the Annual Catalogue too, you can choose one of the fantastic products from the Saleabrations (SAB) Catalogue absolutely FREE!  I can tell you I have them all, yep all of them and I LOVE THEM ALL! lol


Why not Join Stampin’Up! and me and my Team?  It’s a great deal for joining at the moment.

Or host a party and get more Stampin’ Rewards to spend on Products.

So, if you like what you see and want to know more, please get in touch.

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Class Cardmaking, Last Class of 2015!

Hi,

OOPS! I forgot to post this! lol What am I! lol  Still as I’ve written it I might as well post it now lol.  Enjoy!

Well that’s it for 2015, well except for the get together next weekend for all my lovely Class customers.  I love this event, seeing all customers coming together, chatting away enthusing about my classes, me hehe, and crafting!  Throughout the Christmas Themed Workshops, I had Raffle Tickets on sale and this will be held during the get together.  Lots of lovely cakes as well as tea/coffee will be served, and the cakes are made by some of the customers/friends so I don’t have to lol.  Read on to see what we made in our last class.

Anyway my last classes were last weekend and were so much fun! We made 10 cards and one Gift bag from One Sheet of Designer Series Paper!  Thanks to Chic n Scratch for her Inspiration and Template.  I changed it slightly and used our Stampin’Up! Notecards. These Notecards/envelopes are great for making multiple cards as you get 20 notecards and 20 envelopes in a pack for £5.50.  This technique is also great for this time of year when you have soooo many Christmas Cards to make and send out! lol

I am looking forward to 2016 and resuming my Classes with Brand New Products from the New Spring/Summer Catalogue that comes out on 5 January 2016.  If you fancy joining me in my classes or live too far away but would love to do the projects, please let me know. My aim is to do Online Classes next year, so keep checking back with me and my blog.

One Sheet Wonder

One Sheet Wonder

One Sheet Wonder Gift Bag

One Sheet Wonder Gift Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thanks for dropping by.

Sue

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