Friday, January 27, 2012

The sweetest thing.....

Before I show you some Sale-a-bration samples I really should show you the final projects from the Big Shot Class, again using the Petal Cone Die, it's quite amazing what you can turn this die into!  I am sure you have seen these Ice-creams before but I think they are just so sweet and as suggested by Hazel would make a great party invitation!

Your Big Shot Machine will really take your crafting to the next step, it is an investment you won't be disappointed with.

Here we have used a couple of Embossing Folders, the Square Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper to add texture to make this ice cream look more realistic.

The Cherry on the Top is punched out from the new Glimmer Cardstock sold in a pack of two 12x12" sheets, it is really stunning and will add that touch of glam in an instant.

The greetings are all from the stamp set "For My Family" and the flag banner is die cut from the Perfect Penants Bigz Die.

Our final project was the Spice Cake Cupcake Card!

More embossing and sweetness with Cherries on top and of course an appearance of the gorgeous Spice Cake Designer Paper from the Mini Catalogue which encouraged my colour scheme of More Mustard, Pool Party and Soft Suede.  So simple yet of course, so sweet.....

........why not join me in getting the most out of your Big Shot, the next class is on Wednesday 1st February at Alveston where you can create all of these projects or at Whitminster on 14th February where we will be using another die to great some fabulous projects.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's Sale-a-Brate!

Today is the launch of Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Sale-a-bration and the promotion runs right the way through until 31st March.  This is a great offer and I am really excited to share it with you.

If you are new to Sale-a-bration this is how it works as there are different ways you can earn these free goodies plus more:

  1. Place an order for £45 between now and 31st March and you can earn yourself exclusive Stamp Sets and Designer Paper packs for FREE
  2. Be a Hostess, host a party with sales of £300 or more and choose any SAB item for FREE
  3. Join my team during SAB and not only will you get the Starter Kit for an amazing £119 but you can also choose any stamp set of any value from the current Catalogues for FREE.  This means that for £119 you will be getting products worth over £290, what amazing value that is.
There are 4 lovely stamp sets to choose from, all exclusive of course and the most delicious pack of Designer Series Paper that co-ordinates with one of the stamp sets. You can view the stamps here


Stampin' Up! is offering a great opportunity for you.  You may not be looking to build a business like myself, you may just want to earn a great discount on your products to help feed your hobby so here's a little bit of info to help you out:

  • Discounted Products: You will get 20% off any products you buy and if you place an order for a minimum of £150 during the first 45 days of signing up you will get an amazing 30% off. 
  • Want to earn some extra cash: There's every opporunity for you to earn yourself some extra cash, whether you want to run your own business and do house parties and classes or if you just want to show the catalogue to your friends to gain orders on a regular basis or just be your own best customer, the choice is yours and the opportunities are there for you.  You can choose the hours you want to work, as much or as little as you like, it is so flexible you can fit it around your family or part time job.
  • Free Products: You can earn yourself free stamp sets during your first 6 months as a demonstrator, get the cost of your Starter Kit back along with the opportunity of an all expenses paid trip for you and a guest to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2013, wow!!
  • Support: As your upline I will be there to provide you with any help and support you may need along the way whether you just want to be a Hobby Demonstrator or want to set up your own business.  Stampin' Up! also offer you support with guidance to help you on your way when you get started through to Regional Training Days around the country.
 If you would like to know more about signing up as a Demonstrator, call me on 01452 740532 / 07717 068909 for an informal, no obligation chat about the opportunities that there are for you

Friday, January 20, 2012

Petal Cone Die

Here is the first project from this month's Big Shot Class, we concentrated on using the Petal Cone Bigz Die and in total we created two cards and this gorgeous cone shaped box.

My colour combo was inspired by the new "Spice Cake" designer papers and consists of Soft Suede, More Mustard and Pool Party.

The greeting flag is also part of the Petal Cone die and is I have used this so much recently on my projects.

More new products here, the Spiced Paisley stamp set which is just so versatile.  Here we stamped and layered two different stamps in Soft Suede and More Mustard, punched them out using co-ordinating Circle Punches then die cut that gorgeous Scallop Circle from the Perfect Penants Bigz Die in Pool Party cardstock, just so simple but perfect for this cone.

Here is how it opens:

The Pool Party scalloped edges around the top of the cone are also die cut from the same Petal Cone die, it couldn't get easier!!

To finish we punched holes and threaded Seam Binding ribbon through to secure.

Back later with the other Big Shot projects.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Perfect Postage

So with my previous post in mind, I set my creativity into "productive mode" and continued to follow the same sketch and produce similar but different designs with it.

This time we have a Valentine's Card, quite bright and cheery using Melon Mambo, Pool Party teamed with Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Again I have used the Perfect Postage stamp set and this time I embossed the heart images with Melon Mambo embossing powder, it really adds an interesting feature and is so simple to achieve, just stamp with VersaMark Ink, pour powder over the image then heat with the Heat Tool, the second pictures shows this much more clearly.

The oval greeting is from "Petite Pairs" stamped in Pool Party ink and the ribbon flag greeting is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" which is a really great set as it caters for so many different occasions.

I am really liking this set, quite versatile and great that it has the co-ordinating "Postage Stamp" punch too.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New Arrival

On Monday evening, Jason's nephew's wife gave birth to "Jensen" and here is the card I have made for him.

I have been playing with the "Perfect Postage" stamps and came across a sketch which worked really well and here is how it turned out.

I am loving the new In Colours and chose Island Indigo, Pool Party and teamed it with some Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

I used another new product, the Postage Stamp Punch which of course co-ordinates with the Perfect Postage stamp set, another punch which has many uses.

The letter "J" is from the Timeless Type sizzlits set and I die cut it out using the Big Shot Machine.  I also embossed the Pool Party layer with the Stripes embossing folder, loving this one, so versatile and very classy!  I tied linen thread behind my squares to add some texture and bring in the Crumb Cake from the base card.

On the inside I used a greeting from "Bundle of Love" and stamped a Babygrow because it is sooo cute!!  I added more DSP and a Pool Party border to finish it off.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The new Sping Mini Catalogue is here.....

So here it is, our first ever "Spring Mini Catalogue", full of so many gorgeous new products that you will love I am sure, including the new "Simply Adorned" range of chains, charms and baubles perfect for jewellery making, home decor and of course papercrafting.  I have been so excited about this since Convention in November and being a Demonstrator I have been able to pre-order items a whole month in advance so have already been playing with some of those goodies.

Click here to go direct to the online pdf version or simply call me today and I will pop one in the post to you.

Spurred by the release of this new mini I have arranged an all day event in March, details as follows:

10.00am - 3.00pm



Call me on 07717 068909 / 01452 740532 to book your place

Back soon with some samples to share

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I know I am a little behind schedule but here goes:


and thank you for your support in 2011

Well I am officially back at work today, busily planning for upcoming classes and events.

I can't wait to share the new Spring Mini Catalogue with you tomorrow so stay tuned to view the online version before you get to see the real thing in person at the next class or workshop. 

If you are planning on attending the Spice Cake Desk Tidy Class at Alveston on 14th January booking closes today so don't delay in contacting me!!

Here is a sneak peak: