Monday, February 28, 2011

Sale-a-bration is here!!!


During January and February Stampin' Up! have a special promotion called "Sale-a-bration".  This is a fantastic opportunity to earn yourselves free exclusive stamp sets and there are four gorgeous sets to choose from.

Click on the flyer to the right of my blog for more information.

There are 3 different ways of earning yourself these free exclusive sets:

Spend £45 (product sales before shipping) and earn one FREE Sale-a-bration set of your choice

Host a workshop of at least £300 (product sales before shipping) and earn one FREE Sale-a-bration set of your choice

Join My Team and become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and choose a FREE stamp set from the current Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to £44.95)

So here they are:
Top Left is "Bliss", Top Right is "Punch Bunch",
Bottom Left is "So Happy for You" and Bottom Right is "Sweet Summer"


If you sign up and join my team during January or February you will also receive the "Colour Coach", a fabulous tool that will compliment your Starter Kit, this is a gift from me and is not endorsed by Stampin' Up! in any way.

The Starter Kit now has a new lower price of just £119 and is valued at more than £230 worth of products.  If you are looking to supplement your income doing something you love or would like to join to earn yourself discounts on these fabulous products, give me a call today for more information about signing up and joining my team.  I have never had so much fun earning money before and I have met some wonderful people along the way!  What are you waiting for, share what you love!


Sale-a-bration runs from 30th December 2010 through to 28th February 2011 so you have every opportunity of earning yourself all 4 sets!!

If you would like a copy of the Sale-a-bration flyer and you are not on my mailing list, just email me at and I will get a copy in the post to you.

Back shortly with some samples to share

Monday, February 21, 2011

Save the date, Easter Extravaganza!!

Easter Extravaganza

Saturday 26th March 2011
9.30am - 3.30pm
Whitminster Village Hall

£30 to include lunch and all materials

Come along for a whole day of crafting, fun and laughter, you will learn, create and be inspired!

All projects supplied in kit form along with full instructions so no designing necessary!!  Everything you need will be on your table including project samples, all you need to supply is your favourite adhesives.


Spaces are limited, booking closes 7th March, payment will secure your place!

Call me on 07717 068909 or email me at for a booking form

"Bliss" Class

We all had a lovely time at my "Bliss" Class on Saturday at Whitminster, a whole morning of crafting, that is just Bliss in itself, thank you to all those ladies who came along!

So we created three beautiful 3D cards and a Box Envelope all using the lovely Sale-a-bration set "Bliss".  You have until 28th February to earn this stamp set for FREE with any £45 order placed with me.  I just love the butterfly stamp in this set, it is so pretty and easy to hand cut enabling you to give a 3D effect.

Our colour combination is River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  The DSP is from "Love Letter" which is gorgeous.

Here are the cards in closer detail, sorry for the poor picture quality the sun was shining through the window when I took them!
We also used another one of the Sale-a-bration stamps called "So Happy for You" for our greetings.  We used the Early Espresso Marker Pen to ink up separate words on the greetings to enable them to be punched out.

The ribbon used is the 5/8" Satin which makes lovely bows and is perfect for creating the ruffle effect.

We added Basic Pearls to every card to add that bit of class!!

Here is the Box Envelope we created, perfect for holding any one of the above 3D cards to give to that special person:

I am re-running this class at the end of the week at Alveston so those of you booked in are up for a fab afternoon of crafting, fun and laughter.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Class Projects - Hopeful Thoughts

The second project at February's card classes was this lovely birthday card using a colour combo of Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzazz which everyone loved.

We used a combination of stamps, the Leafy Floral Stamp is from "Hopeful Thoughts" which you can find on Page 73 of the IB&C priced at £25.95 for 5 stamps.  The set also includes a lovely Tree image and three thoughtful greetings too.

We used the marker pens to ink up the main floral image which worked beautifully and the Ornament Punch (see it's not just for Christmas!) to create our vase, we just trimmed off the bottom part of the punch out to create a flat bottom!  We stamped onto this with one of the flower stamps from "Sweet Summer" using Rich Razzleberry Ink and then daubed around the edge before adhering to the Whisper White Panel.  The butterfly is also from "Sweet Summer".

The Designer Series Paper is from Greenhouse Gala and this was adhered to the left panel followed by three punched flowers from the Boho Blossom Punch with Basic Pearls (these are adhesive!) attached to the centres.

We used the gorgeous Scallop Trim Corner punch to create our decorative corners, this is just such a pretty punch.

The greeting is another "Sale-a-bration" stamp set called "So Happy For You", I love the style of the font with these greetings and the set also includes some small shapes such as hearts and flowers too!

If you would like to earn yourself one of these "Sale-a-bration" sets for FREE, all you have to do is email/call me with a minimum order of £45.00 (plus s&h of £4.95 direct to your door) and I will do the rest.  Remember we only have a couple of weeks left until this fabulous promotion ends.

Email me at or call/text me on 07717 068909 for more details.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Febrary Class Projects

The first of our class projects for February.  I just had to use the "Owl" stamp from the Sale-a-bration set "Punch Bunch" for one of our cards as he is just so gorgeous.  I really can't wait for the co-ordinating 2-step punch to be released in the Mini Catalogue in April.  If you are loving this Owl as much as I am then why not earn the set for FREE with a £45 order placed before 28th February! 

Just change the colours to subtle Pretty in Pinks teamed with Certainly Celery and you have yourself a very feminine version of this card, it could suit so many different occasions.

The foliage at the top of the card was created using one of the stamps from "Sweet Summer", another Sale-a-bration set that you can earn for FREE!!  We coloured in the image using the Stampin' Write Marker Pens.

My colour combo here is Old Olive, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler teamed with Very Vanilla, quite manly colours but it suits well and could easily pass for a Valentines Card!!  The "just for you" greeting is from "Just Believe" punched out using the Word Window Punch and layered onto a Modern Label punch out in Cherry Cobbler.  The ribbon is the 5/8" Satin in matching Old Olive.  The piece of Designer Series Paper is from "Jolly Holiday", a Christmas themed pack which can be used all year round!

If you would like to order any of the products we used at the Class or would like more information about Stampin' Up! products just email or call me.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Bliss" Class

For those who haven't received flyers and emails!!!

As we are into our second month of Sale-a-bration I thought that I would hold another Class showing just how beautiful these stamps really are.

Bliss Card Making Class

Whitminster Village Hall
Saturday 19th February 2011 - 10am-1.00pm

Alveston Methodist Church
Friday 25th February 2011 - 1.30-4.00pm

£17.50 to include £12 worth of Stampin' Up! products plus your card kits, all you need to supply is your favourite adhesive!

We will be making 3 cards and a 3D project using "Bliss", one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets that can be yours for free with any £45 order from the Idea Book & Catalogue.  Here is a sneaky peak:

Spaces are limited at both of these classes

Booking Closes Sunday 13th February for the Whitminster Class
Booking Closes Friday 18th February for the Alveston Class

If you would like a booking form please email me at for more information, remember that your place is not secure until I have received your completed booking form along with your payment.

NEW Stampin' Write Marker Share



Hello everyone, I wanted to let you all know about a new share that I am running.

Would you like to own the whole set of Stampin' Write Marker Pens complete with their Carry Case and spread the cost over 4 easy monthly payments?  Those of you coming to my classes and workshops this month will see how great these pens are, double ended with both fine and brush tips, perfect for colour in your stamped images, use them to ink up your stamps and also fab for journalling too!  And don't forget the Colour Spritzer tool, create endless backgrounds with multi colours using the markers, I just love them and use them all the time!

There are 4 spaces on this share, 3 have already gone which means there are 1 left!!  If you sign up to this share you are committed for the whole 4 months.  Each month you will receive a colour family of marker pens and by the fourth month you will have received all four colour families of pens along with the Carry Case and 5 In Colour markers which will give you a total of 43 markers, wow, just think of all the colour combinations you can create with all those colours!  There are compartments left available in the carry case to store the new 5 In Colours that will be released in October 2011! 

To enable this share to run fairly and smoothly I will require 4 post dated cheques of £26.65 (includes s&h to me) which will be processed each month before I order the markers (or if you are a regular at one of my classes you can hand deliver your payment each month!)  If you are not within easy travelling distance from me then postage will be charged at cost to deliver each monthly offering.

I am also offering a free "Sale-a-bration" set of your choice to each person taking part in this share so when you contact me have your choice in mind!

If you would like to take part please contact me on 07717 068909 / 01452 740532 or email me at

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scrapbooking Class

One of our layouts from February's Class showing pictures of the fantastic hotel we staying in at Las Vegas last year, I can't believe it was nearly a year ago that we were there!  We used the gorgeous stamp set "Cottage Garden" with a colour combo of Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Whisper White.

"Cottage Garden" is a 2 Step Stampin' set which means you need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to layer up your images.  We used the Stampin' Off technique to create three different depths of colour with the Wild Wasabi Ink, a great way of getting more use out of your ink pads by using them to create different shades of one colour.

The tiny flower images were stamped directly onto the Marina Mist base layer in Early Espresso ink and we added some Basic Pearls to make them stand out.  We used the "Oval All" stamps with Kraft White Ink onto Early Espresso card, punching out with the Scallop Oval Punch then punching a smaller oval in Whisper White and adhering over the greeting to hide it.  These were all then placed just under the Wild Wasabi Designer Paper layer down the left side of the layout.

The title was stamped using my favourite alphabet stamps "Broadsheet" which is available in both Wood and Clear Mount.

Here are the stamp and paper supplies we used:

  • Cottage Garden Stamps - Page 53  Item No. 117068 £18.95 Wood Mount or 120003 £15.95 Clear Mount
  • Subtles 12x12" Assorted Cardstock - Page 83 Item No. 119708 £8.75
  • Neutrals A4 Assorted Cardstock - Page 85 Item No. 121699 £6.25
  • Basic Pearls - Page 99 Item No. 119247 £4.50
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack - Page 91 Item No. 117152 £15.50
  • Broadsheet Alphabet - Page 76 Item No. 118724 £44.95 Wood Mount or 120585 £36.95 Clear Mount
Remember, if you place an order with me for £45 by 28th February you can choose yourself one of four FREE exclusive stamp sets! 

Why not get your other half to order something for you as a Valentines Gift, just give them my email address along with your Wish List and I will do the rest!!
Contact me at for more details.