Thursday, 30 May 2013

Retired Lists Available Now.....

Yes it really is that time already.....
New Catalogue is on its way,
So its time for the Retired Lists.
Retired Stamp Sets Click Here

The red dot has 40% off,
The orange dot has 25% off.
Retired Accessories Click Here
I will be placing my orders, so if you fancy anything, please do email me.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Online Shopping with Me is NOW LIVE!

Afternoon All,
I am so excited to tell you that I can now take your Stampin' UP! Order ONLINE....
That means you can shop when you like -
up early?, up late?, in your pj's, with hubbies credit card! hee hee
Right Now?
When ever you fancy your Stampin' UP! Fix.
Click Here or The Order Button at the top left hand side of my Blog.
All you need to do is create an account for yourself, ie name and address and then you are ready to shop.
You can earn Rewards and a Little handmade card will be sent from me per order.
Of Course I am still here to take your orders as you wish as usual, or help with any queries, so please just shout.
Thanks for your support,

Christmas Blessings Stamp Class.....

We will be using the Christmas Blessings stamp set for today's stamp class.
We haven't done any heat embossing for ages and these images were just asking to be embossed, so I went with gold for a change as well.
I also chose three different ways of colouring in the poinsettia flowers.

We are making a fold out matching gift box as well.

I used the Oval and Label framelits.


Undo the bow and the box opens up to reveal the inside box.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bells and Bough Stamp Class

Hello Everyone,
Yes I know Christmas Cards already!!!  Hey ho, Never too early.
This stamp class uses the Bells and Boughs stamp set, its only £13.95 for 4 images.  I used the Scallop Square Clear Bigz die to make the selection of different cards and  Two Money Gift Card Holders plus a Matching Gift Box.
You will need a couple of sheets of 12" x 12" to make the box and trifold card and money holder though.
This is the Gift card holder version.

 This is the Money Holder...

This is the Gift Box its actually just over 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square.
All the images are coloured in with the blender pens and ink pads.
Trifold card using the Scallop Square Clear Bigz die.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bells and Boughs Stamp Class.....

Oh! Look  One minute Sid is fast a sleep - YES he does move the cushion in that position its NOT me!
Then I was taking photo's of my Stamp Class,
I turned around and look who was posing for his photo!!!
He is nearly ready to be stripped, what a hairy dog......

This is the Project for this week using the Bells and Boughs stamp set.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Telford Swaps...

Hello All,
These are all the wonderful swaps I was lucky enough to receive on Saturday at the Stampin' UP! Regional.  Lots of super ideas.

Thank you to all who swapped with me.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 13 May 2013

Telford Regional Swap Card - Slider Card Tutorial....

Afternoon Everyone,
This was my swap card for the Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Telford on Saturday.
Its a slider card.  The stamp set is called Summer Silhouettes.
I used Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Whisper white for my colour combination.
Pull on the ribbon to reveal the inside of the card.

First you will need a half sheet of cardstock for the base card, pocket.
I used tangerine tango, 21cm x 14.8cm, Score along the 21cm at 10cm, 20cm.
For my US friends, half a sheet is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", Score along the 8 1/2" at 4", 8"
Stamp the border top and bottom on the section with the thin section on the right, this will be the front of the card.  Add some double sided tape to the thin section and chop of the corners top and bottom on the thin section.
This makes the sliding action much smoother.

Use the thin section ie tab to join up the opposite side, to make this pocket, for the inside layers.

Use the itty bitty shape to punch through both layers at the same time.  The punch should be pushed all the way in until it won't go any further.  This is the right hand side of the pocket.
Use a 3/4" circle punch to take out a half circle through both layers.

Take a piece of ribbon, I used the lovely wild wasabi stitched ribbon about 50cm ish or 20"
Thread it through the itty bitty punched hole.  Both layers.  Pull out so the front ribbon is the same length as the back.

The insert layers are 14cm x 9.5cm rich razzleberry and 13.5cm x 9cm whisper white or
3 3/4" x 5 1/4" rich razzleberry and 3 1/2" x 5" whisper white.
Decorate with the summer silhouette images.
TIP make sure your sentiment in not stamped in the middle or the ribbon will be going over it.

Insert the inside layers in the pocket, going between the ribbon as shown.

Push the insert in and the ribbon will go inside as you push. 
Tie a bow to finish.

 Pull on the ribbon and the insert will pull out .....Fun!

 For my outside layers 10.5cm x 7cm rich razzleberry, 10cm x 6.5cm white
or 4" x 2 3/4" rich razzleberry, 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" white
Decorate as you wish, the sentiments are the petite pairs.
I pricked all around the outer edge and stamped and cut out two more flowers.
Use the itty bitty circle punch to punch out the stamped centre of the flowers and finish with popping up this layer on the front of the slider card.

You are finished.....
Why not have a try, I would love to see yours, leave me a link in my comments.

Thanks for looking,
Don't forget the Special Offers are still on this month,
JOIN THE BLOOMIN BUDS for only £99 and get to choose £155 worth of products, plus a welcome gift from me.
Also Spend £250 either yourself or get together with friends and receive £65 FREE Products of your choice for FREE. Or have me come and do a Workshop for you and your friends.
This and That Bundle, which I am still stroking is on Special this month as well for £29.95.
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Telford Regional .......

Afternoon All,
Another Month for busy Stampin' UP!  I have just been away to the Regional Stampin' UP! Event held in Telford.  I was lucky enough to go with 5 of my Bloomin' Buds.  We met up on Friday afternoon, all of us having made a long journey.
We had a lovely evening meal, it was a peaceful meal until out came our deserts!  All in all different shapes and sizes which set us off in fits of laughter.  The poor waiter really earnt his TIP!  He soon found out that Stampin' UP! Demonstrators were in TOWN!!!
We crafted in our room until 11.30.  We all did a shoebox swap and made each other a Wow! Swap. Cor! these were beautiful, thanks girls.  I will show you in the week.
The next morning we all headed up to the Venue where the Regional was being held.  There were 300 odd lovely Stampin' UP! Demonstrators.  The Stampin' UP! Team did a wonderful job in providing us all with a Fabulous day, we saw fantastic Demonstrations, learnt lots of exciting news.  I have been a Demonstrator for 5 and a half years now and I am proud to work with such a wonderful company.  LOVE my JOB.....
This is Me, Marisa and Angie.  I am based in Poole, Dorset and Marisa and Angie are based in IPSWICH.  Marisa and Angie do lots of creating and classes with children, who all love these two ladies to bits.

This is Maria and Jill.  They have been with me for nearly 5years and are great friends.  They are both based in Lancashire.  We are so lucky to be having the Stampin' UP! Convention in Manchester this year.  Poor Maria has invited us all to stay on afterwards.
Maria is coming to the Utah Incentive Trip with Me in July, as my hubbie is staying home to look after our two sons and sid!
This is Kathey.  We had a fun drive home from Telford.  Kathey's satnav is OBSESSED with taking us home via Salisbury, coming up to Telford the satnav wanted to go via Salisbury as well.  We made it home finally, thanks Kathey.  Kathey is based in Poole, Dorset as well.

I got thoroughly told off for not updating my blog these last few weeks, so I thought I would show you a few things we having been making in class recently.
My classes are on every Tuesday morning and Wednesday Evenings.  Email me if you fancy popping along to try a class.  FIRST CLASS will be FREE and I offer a loyalty card, Come to Five Classes and the Six one is FREE.
A couple of weeks ago, we used the Best of Everything Stamp Set.  These are what we made.

A Z Fold Card.

A Cut away front card.

A Fun layout....using the circle punches.

A Slider Card. 


Pull on the ribbon to reveal the inside of the card.

One of my ladies asked me to make some cards using a Retired Stamp Set called Garden Whimsy,
so I used the same layers as the previous cards but used the Garden Whimsy stamp set.

A Z Fold card.  I popped up one of the tulip heads with a foam pad which holds the front of the card open.

A Trio of butterflies.

The slider card, using Garden Whimsy.

Finally the cut away front card.

I will be doing a Tutorial for the slider card tomorrow, so pop back then.
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

New Product Line from Stampin' Up!

Morning Everyone,
We have been keeping our fingers crossed that europe would get this exciting new product line from Stampin' UP!  Well we can order from today
If you purchase the bundle, then you will receive all this.....
Available seperately in the New Catalogue on 1st July.

New Stampers Clubs are starting on 1st June. 
Email me if you fancy taking part either stampers 6 or stampers 10 clubs.
Only 4 places left for my Stampin UP Extravaganza on 29th June 2013.
Thanks for looking