Sunday, 2 September 2012

I've been busy!

This is a diorama card made for my friend David using the Up!Up! Away stamp set.

I made this card for another friend who had a birthday in August, this time using the lovely Pedal Presents stamp set

Here is a little box of cards made using the Mixed Blossom stamp set with matching punch.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

New from Stampin Up!

There are TWO very exciting things happening at Stampin' Up today:

Oh my goodness, it's time to grab yourself a bargain! So many lovely goodies are retiring to make way for the new ones coming up - and some are a fraction of the original price! - but you'll need to be quick, as these will go very quickly.

Click here to see a list of retiring STAMP SETS
So here is an overview of what is going….

  1. all the Scrapbooking 12x12 papers except First Edition Speciality and the Paper Stacks . All at 25-40% off
  2. all the 2010-12 In Color stuff ( Card; Ink Pads, markers & refills, 12x12 paper, brads, ribbon) Many at 25-40% off
  3. all the Simply Scrappin & Quick Accents and Ring Albums
  4. some Ribbons - Satin; 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain; 1/4" Grosgrain - Some at 25% off
  5. lots of embellishments!! Many at 25% off
  6. all the ink pads. All at 25% off – New In Color at 40% off (They have re-configured the ink pads. Also they are stopping the little Spots cubes apart from the Starter sets – also at 25% off)
  7. all the textured 12x12 cardstock - old In Color at 25% off
  8. Punches - Lace Ribbon Border (40% off); Eyelet Border; Butterfly; Round Tab; Doily (40% off); Large Tag; Heart to Heart trio; 5 Petal Flower
  9. Dies - Timeless Type Junior Alphabet & Numbers; Bigz Alphabet Simple Numbers & Letters(25% off); ; Originals Leaves #2; Bigz Pillow Box(25% off); Bigz Flower Daisies #2 (25% off); Flower Burst Embosslit; Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits; ( see pages 122-125)
  10. Lots of Stamps & Wheels!!! Reckon about 80 stamp sets retiring... Oooh!! Some stamps at 25 or 40% off. Many wheels at 25 or 40% off
Click here to see a list of retiring ACCESSORIES
And here are a few key items that I know some of my customers will not want to miss….. some of which are additional to the Retiring List!!

  1. Paper Trimmer Blades 104153 £4.50 for 2 ( SU! are bringing out a new trimmer so these will soon be no longer available. Stock up now whilst you can….) Also 25% off the scoring and cutting blade multipack.
  2. Also Paper Trimmer itself at 25% off – just £14.96
  3. Textured 12x12 cardstock - 6 different colour combination packs of 20 sheets – 2x In Colors & 4 Collections(see pages 90-94)
    Old In Colors at 25% off - just £8.21 for 20 sheets.
  4. Ink Pads - “old” In Color at 25% off Poppy Parade; Concord Crush; Pear Pizzazz; Peach Parfait; Blushing Bride (see page 90)
    New In Color at 40% off – just £2.97 – Island Indigo; Pool Party; Lucky Limeade; Wisteria Wonder; Calypso Coral
  5. Ink Spots25% off Just £14.21 for 10 - get the Colour Collection sets whilst you can (see pages 91-94)
  6. Bigz Alphabet and Numbers die sets at 25% off - £60.71 alphabet & £30.38 numbers. So £91 for the whole lot.
  7. Mini Silver Brads – going up a £1 a pot next month!! Order 122941 £2.95 for 100
  8. Particular Bargains!! Candy Cane and Deck The Halls fabric at 70% off – only £2.69 a pack!!

And as if that isn't enough excitement for one day...

... the new Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue goes live today - and it is no longer a 'mini', it's bigger and better than ever before! Click on the link to see all the wonderful new stamp sets and accessories and fantastic ideas for creating your autumn and winter projects. Have you noticed that amazing ornament on the cover? It's so simple to make with the new Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and coordinating dies - and you'll save yourself money if you buy them together in a 'bundle'. You'll find more of these money-saving bundles in the catalogue too!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Reason to Smile!

Need a reason to smile? Stampin’ Up!’s got it during August with a brand-new stamp set!
You’ll smile during August with the exclusive Reason to Smile set—only available during this special offer! Get it in two different ways:
  1. Get it for FREE with a £60 purchase!*
  2. Purchase it at the regular retail price—no additional purchase necessary!

Wood-Mount Item
Wood-Mount Price
Clear-Mount Item
Clear-Mount Price
Reason to Smile Set

I found this Australian blog with a lovely set of cards created with this set

and this English one:-

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Tea Shoppe

I love 3x3 cards and matching boxes incase you hadn't noticed!

Twitterpated and Bordering on Romance Tote

July Freebies!

What a marvellous offer we have for the month of July!!

For every £45 you spend in July you can earn FOR FREE a limited edition pack of 30 brads and 2 spools of delicate organza ribbon in Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral! 9.1 metres per spool!!! WORTH £15.95

Do the brads look familiar?? Well they match the glorious papers that were part of the SAB promotion earlier in the year. Lots of my ladies loved the papers then and the great news is THEY ARE BACK!!!!! They can be yours for a limited time only for £9.95.

If you would like to get your hands on these goodies then please let me know.

Remember this?

and this?


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Exciting Stampin Up news!

Exciting announcement
Stampin' Up!® has just made a HUGE announcement which I'm sure will make you very happy indeed. Our Stampin' Up!® dream is coming true: we are getting greater alignment with the US market! In future we will have one Annual Catalogue and two seasonal catalogues; an Autumn/Winter and a Spring/Summer. The really exciting news is that they will be BIGGER and that the product offering will be almost the same as the USA!

These are the next few catalogues you can expect and their publication dates:

Autumn/Winter Catalogue
Dates: 1st Sept 2012 until 30th Jan 2013.
Size: About 40 pages. Full size pages, too!
Content: Expect loads of lovely Christmassy products and much, much more!

2012-2013 Annual Catalogue
Dates: 1st Oct 2012-30th Jun 2013. NB: This will run for a shorter period than usual to allow for the transition year. Subsequent Annual Catalogues will run for 12 months.
Size: A whopping 204 pages!
Content: All of our core products such as cardstock, inks etc, plus loads of fab stamps, papers, punches, fabrics and dies. You will go wild with excitement!

Spring/Summer Catalogue
Dates: 1st Feb 2013-30th Jun 2013
Size: Same as Autumn/Winter
Content: More seasonal products to supplement the core offering in the Annual Catalogue

I hope you're as excited about this news as I am. I can tell you that demonstrators all over the country - and no doubt in France and Germany, too - are jumping up and down with glee. It's what we have wanted all along and it's only thanks to you and your enthusiasm for the products that Stampin' Up!® has been able to roll out a wider range of products to us. So thank you!!!!!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fantastic hostess reward

We {Heart} Our Hostesses Promotion

Dates: 1 June – 31 July 2012
Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum £325 workshop will receive an additional £30 in hostess FREE merchandise pounds—that’s in addition to the £50 they already receive for a £325 workshop!
Your Hostess’ Party Sales*
Regular Hostess Benefits
Additional Hostess Pounds
Total Hostess Benefits
£325£50 plus 1 item at 50% off
£80 plus 1 item at 50% off
£400£65 plus 2 items at 50% off£30£95 plus 2 items at 50% off
£500£80 plus 3 items at 50% off£30£110 plus 3 items at 50% off
£750+£120 plus 15% of amount over £750 plus 4 items at 50% off£30£150 plus 15% of amount over £750 plus 4 items at 50% off
*Excluding shipping and handling

Free pack of Designer Series Paper!

Stampin’ Up! is throwing a paper party in June! You will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three. With so many Designer Series Papers to choose from--including brand-new Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue--it’s the perfect time to stock up on your favourite paper. Check out the flyer here for more details.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Potty about flowers

Getting in the red, white and blue jubilee mood!

Today I have gone all patriotic with a bit of red (Poppy Parade), white (Whisper White) and blue (Concord Crush). First my Union Jack card:-

Doesn't it look great next to my new cushion?

I also made some 4x4 cards and matching box in the same colourways using the Mixed Blossom Stamp set and matching punch. Here is the box:-

Sunday, 13 May 2012

More Bright Blossoms

The colourway here is Blushing Bride. I made a little holder from a 12x12 piece of Designer Series Paper. I used Stampin Up! Note cards and envelopes for a quick and easy set.

This variation is in Pear Pizazz. One side of the holder stores the cards whilst the reverse holds the matching envelopes.

This is what the holder looks like from the side.

Bright Blossoms Box

Today I have been having fun with a new stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue called Bright Blossoms. It is such a simple set, but there are so many ways it can be used. Here are just a few. The colours I have used are: Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade and Concorde Crush teamed with the wonderful Whisper White.

First I made a one sheet wonder style piece of card and turned it into a box.

This is what the card looked like to begin with:-

The cardstock was cut to 12x 8.5 inches. On the short side score at 2.5 inches and again at 6 inches with your simply scored from Stampin' UP!
Turn paper and score on the long side 1.25", 2.5",5",7",9.5" and 10.75"

Cut into the middle scores at 5 and 7"up to the 2.5" score on one side and then 6" score on the other side. Then go to the outer edges and score up to the 2.5" score on the 2.5 and 6" score lines then go to the other side and cut back to the 9.5" score line at both 2.5" and 6" score lines.

Next take your oval punch and punch into the middle rectangle on each end this will be your handles so make sure you go far enough in up to the edge of the first score line is good.

Then you are going to fold and crease the squares next to the middle cuts outward toward the handle section. Do all 4 squares.
Here is another picture for you.

Now you are going to reinforce your folds in the middle and flip up those flaps and you will fold each side towards the middle.

Once it is all folded, it looks like the photograph above, from the side view.

I made some 3x3 cards to co-ordinate with the box.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Simply Scored - The Rolls Royce of Score Boards!

score board

Product Details
  • Item 122334; £25.95
  • Simply Scored includes
    • 1 scoring board
    • 1 stylus
    • 3 place markers
  • Dimensions of scoring board: 38.5 x 33.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Additional products available:
    • Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate
      • Item 127531; £10.95
      • Plate slides securely over scoring tool
      • Left side of plate includes scoring tracks every 1 cm and five specialty tracks to score standard metric card sizes
      • Metric ruler at top of plate has markings down to 1 cm
See pages 6 and 7 of the new Summer Mini here to find out more

Introducing…the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!

Easily and quickly create distinctive envelopes, boxes, and more using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, created by and exclusively for Stampin’ Up!
  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base*
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate
  • Has etched grooves every 1/8" (3.2 mm)
  • Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Thank you pop up 3x3 card

Nursery Nest Fancy Fold Mini Book

What a shame the little birds ended up upside down on the flap. I won't do that again! The pull down pages are ideal for journalling or photographs.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Nursery Nest and Framelit Treat Holder

This was so quick and SO easy to make but is just adorable!

The aviary stamp set is so versatile.

Nursery Nest and Aviary Stamp Set. A perfect combination?

Love the colour combination of Perfect Plum, Marina Mist. Pear Pizazz, Basic Grey and Blushing Bride. The frames were made using the framelit label collection for the BigShot that are available from Stampin Up!'s new Summer Mini catalogue. They are fab!
 Why not have a browse of the whole catalogue here

There are six sizes in the set.