Friday, 30 May 2014

Time to say Goodbye!

The Retirement Lists are here and the links to them are below



Please note the Stamp set list also contains French and German sets so please make sure you select the English alternative. It is probably best you go through the list with the catalogue in your hand!

The accessories list is in page number order.
Things to note

ALL the Stampin’ Around wheels and accessories are retiring. If you’re a fan of wheels, make sure you have all the ones you love, and don’t forget to stock up on uninked cartridges if you want to 
add to your range of colours. The wheels are being replaced with border stamps in photopolymer, which are completely clear for ease of positioning. 

ALL of the alphabet stamp sets are retiring. These, too, are being replaced with new alphabets in photopolymer, so you can see exactly where you’re stamping. 

In Colors
The following In Colors are retiring: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals. If you have the ink pads, it's an excellent idea to purchase an ink refill for each one. Better safe than sorry!

Every year I hear plaintive cries of “WHY are they retiring THAT?” when a favourite product ends up on the list. In most cases, the reason is pretty simple: if it doesn’t sell, it goes.

Tactical tips

Some of the items are reduced in price. This usually means that stock levels are high – but it also means they will sell out first, as everyone loves a bargain! As to what else will sell out fast, that’s anybody’s guess. But if you’re thinking  “WHY are they retiring THAT?” somebody else probably will be too, so it’s likely to go fast. 

Favourite stamp set gone already? If it contains mostly images with one or two sentiments, check if it’s available in French or German. If it’s reduced, this is a good way to get the images you need. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Free stamp set!

Stampin Up! have a special offer in MAY - 

You may have seen that Stampin Up in the USA have had Photopolymer stamps for a while, to great success. They've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And they've found it! We're excited to announce that with the release of the upcoming 2014-2015 annual catalogue, we will have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps. Our top-quality photopolymer stamps stick extremely well on our acrylic blocks, are durable, and the transparent nature of these sets makes it easier to line up your images without the need of a guide. This is a feature that is particularly helpful with alphabets, borders, and backgrounds! Photopolymer is clearly a great choice.

When you spend £60 in May you get to choose one of the following sets for FREE!!!! This can be on an order through me or on my Online Store!

Here is a little video by Stampin UP all about the new products!

If you are a PINTEREST user you can see examples of the stamps on projects HERE