Thursday, October 27, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Goodness, where has the time gone, I have a confession to make, it has been one whole week since my last blog post!!!!!!  I have been soooo busy this month, I am afraid that my blogging has become a little lapse but I have lots to show you so will try and spare some time to share them with you.

So today it is Jane's (Jane Cutting, my Stampin' Up! mummy) birthday and as I have been so busy this week, I was sat at 8.00am in my craft room creating her card.  I took some inspiration from the Catalogue for this one and gave it my own "stamp"!

I think this stamp set is just so beautiful, it is called "Everything Eleanor" and is just so feminine with a touch of vintage style.  The large swirl is gorgeous and great for creating backgrounds.  You can find it on Page 57 of the Catalogue, priced at £26.95 Clear Mount or £33.95 Wood Mount and it consists of 8 gorgeous stamps.

My colour combination is Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Concorde Crush, all "In Colours" and they work beautifully together.

I also used "French Foliage" on the Very Vanilla layer which I have distressed and daubed with crumb cake ink then the "Birthday Wishes" greeting is from one of the Hostess Stamp Sets called "Happiest Birthday Wishes", a lovely set. 

Can you see the new Punch?  It's hiding just under the Vanilla layer, the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and it is so sweet.

If you would like to earn yourself some exclusive Stampin' Up! products, why not host a party yourself in the comfort of your home, all you need to supply are your guests and I will do the rest!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Shot Class

At this month's Big Shot Class we concentrated on ways of using the "Milk Carton" die.

Here are our three projects, a Milk Carton Carrier, Butterfly House and Cracker:

and a close up of the Butterfly House which I am sure you will have seen before.  I was inspired by Hayley Gillie who had a Christmas Version of this little house on display at our recent show in Bristol and then saw that Jenny Moors had a feminine version with a bird and I just fell in love with the size of it, much bigger than the general Bird Houses we have all made before.

Isn't it cute, would hold a lovely little gift inside don't you think!

If you would like to learn new ways of using your dies with your Big Shot, why not come to my next Big Shot Class at Whitminster Village Hall on Tuesday 15th November, 7.00pm.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Virtual Club "Stampers 6"


Morning Everyone, I have a new "virtual" club starting:

Stamper's 6 Club

Would you like to receive lots of Stampin' Up! products and have the opportunity of being a hostess but don't have enough creative friends, time or space in your home to get a party together, then this Club is for you.   By joinging my "Stampers 6" club you will receive all the benefits of being a hostess without having to hold a party in your home.

The new Hostess Benefits in the 2011/12 are fabulous, Stampin' Up! are giving you so much more choice and value for money and you really don't want to miss out on this opportunity, it is great.  Your Hostess Pounds can be spent on exclusive Hostess products or on anything you like from the Catalogue.

Here's how it works:

For this "virtual" club I need 6 people to join (I will find these people but if you have a friend who may be interested then pass on this information).  The club runs for 6 months, each month every member agrees to place a £25 minimum order on an agreed date(excluding p&p) which will give a qualifying workshop order that is required to obtain Hostess Pounds to spend in the Catalogue.

Each month a different member of the club will get the opportunity to be the Hostess and choose her free Stampin' Up! goodies.

Payment for your order can be made by Cash, Cheque, Visa/Mastercard or Bank Transfer.

Each member will also receive a FREE copy of the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue valued at £5.95.

If you are local to me you can collect your order but there will be a £2.95 charge for posting any orders if you are not local.

I would like to start this Club on 1st November so don't delay, contact me now on 07717 068909 for further information.  Once I have 6 people we can get started and I am more than happy to run further clubs if the need is there.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Waterfall Card

Last week we made a Waterfall card at our monthly card class and I decided to do another using some of the new stamps from the Catalogue.  I chose Delicate Doilies and Easy Events.

My colour combination is Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder (one of the new In Colours) and Concorde Crush teamed with some Whisper White.

We stamped the Delicate Doiles in Concorde Crush ink onto the Wisteria Wonder layer and daubed around the edges, this was mounted onto our Pear Pizzazz layer.

I used one of the new stamp sets called "Easy Events" to create my waterfall images, inking them with Marker Pens to omit the wording at the bottom of each image.

If you would like to see how this card works, why not book a party with me and I will show you how, and at the same time you can be having a fun night in with your friends and earning yourself some free Stampin' Up! goodies!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Delicate Doilies, so pretty

I just love this stamp set, it is just so "delicate" and pretty, the images are so intricate and beautiful.

The picture isn't the best quality but I have used a couple of the new In Colours, "Pool Party" and "Indigo Island" and teamed it with some Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.

The "Delicate Doilies" stamp set is perfect for creating backgrounds and it is from the "Flirtatious" product suite which has some lovely co-ordinating products.  I used the new Lace Ribbon Punch to create the border and the three flowers were also cut from the same punch, really pretty.  It also leaves behind lots of tiny flowers which can be used on your cards and projects.

Other items in this range include the Flirtatious Designer Series Paper, and the gorgeous new Designer Fabric.

The cupcake image and greeting are from another new set called "Easy Events" and as they are one stamp I used a Marker Pen to ink up the Cupcake image first then cleaned the stamp and inked up the greeting separately.  I punched the greeting out using the Word Window Punch then created the label behind using the Decorative Label punch, punching once then re-inserting it into the punch to create the smaller shape.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Marker Pen Club

This time last year I ran a couple of Marker Pen Shares and I have decided to run with it again as it is such a great idea, not mine I might add!  Here's the details:

Would you like to own the complete set of Stampin' Write Marker Pens in their sturdy Carry Case? They are really great marker pens which are double ended with a thick brush tip and fine end for journalling. You can use the pens to colour onto your rubber stamps to create multiple coloured images, for water colouring, colouring in neutral ribbons, colouring on vellum to create stained glass images, the list goes on and the beauty is that they co-ordinate with all of the Stampin' Up! colours so you will have every colour to hand.

I need 5 people to join the share, each will agree to pay £29.95 per month for a total of 5 months. 

Each month you will receive:
  • A colour family of Marker Pens
  • A pack of A4 Assorted Cardstock
For one of the 5 months you will become the "Hostess" and receive "£25 Hostess Pounds" to spend on anything you wish from the catalogue, this includes the exclusive Hostess selection. 

By the end of the 5 months you will have:

  • 48 Marker Pens (this includes the 10 In Colours)
  • The Carry Case
  • 6 Packs of A4 co-ordinating cardstock for each colour family
If you join this club you are commited to the whole 5 months and I will require payment on a set date every month, either by Cash, Card (Visa/Mastercard), Bank Transfer or Cheque.

I already have a couple of ladies interested in this Club so please let me know asap if you would like to take part and we can get the ball rolling!

There will be a postage charge at cost to send out your monthly Markers, Cardstock and Carry Case but if you are local you can collect from me or at a class.

Email me at or call on 07717 068909 for further information.

Thank You Cards

Here are some of the Thank You Cards I have been creating for this month's orders.  They use one of the new stamp sets called "Pennant Parade" which consists of 13 stamps that create beautiful bunting.  Now something that makes this stamp set even more loveable is that there is a co-ordinating Punch called the "Petite Pennants Builder Punch"

I have used a colour combination of Baja Breeze, Pretty In Pink and Pear Pizzazz teamed with a Crumb Cake base and Very Vanilla embossed layer.

The "Thank You" greeting is also from the "Pennants Parade" set which I have punched out using the 3/4" Circle Punch.

I have also brayered the inside of the "Vintage Wallpaper" Embossing Folder with Crumb Cake ink so that you get a two toned finish, although it is difficult to see in the picture.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's here, the new Catalogue....

I am so excited to be able to share the new 2011/12 Stampin' Up! Catalogue with you today.  It is full of so many delicious new stamp sets, patterned papers, punches, Big Shot Dies and some very new things too, including Fabric, yes Fabric.

You can get your own copy for £4.95 delivered to your door, just email me at for details.

There are some fantastic changes to the Hostess Benefits this year, Stampin' Up! are giving you more goodies along with more choice!  You don't have to spend all of your Hostess Pounds on the Exclusive Hostess Goodies, you can spend it all in the catalogue if you wish.  You also have the opportunity of purchasing items at 50% off if you party reaches £300, and this could be any item in the Catalogue, even the Big Shot Machine or one of the Alphabet Die Sets.  See the table below for the details.

Well I don't know about you, but I am off to shop now, my Wish List is huge and will have to narrow it down somehow.

Check back soon for details on my new Virtual Clubs and Shares.