Friday, May 29, 2015

Masculine Card using the Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies

Since the Mini Treat Bag set of Framelits Dies were released in the Spring/Summer Catalogue, I have to tell you that I have had so much use from this set, I absolutely love it!
This project isn't my idea, I came across several versions on Pinterest and really loved that I could make something quite masculine with it, something I'm sure you all struggle with, it's just so easy to create "pretty" things isn't it
The Bow punch is just soooo cute, don't you think?
I used the "Celebrate Today" stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue for the greeting inside, happy to say this set will be carrying over to the new Catalogue.

Isn't that bow just soooo cute!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekly Deals......

..... and my favourite item has to be the
Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack
Don't be deceived by the titles of products, this cute little paper stack just isn't about hearts and love, there are some fabulous prints suitable for masculine cards and projects, I just love it and will be sad to see it go when the new catalogue arrives on 2nd June!!
A real bargain at £4.69
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cupcakes all round!!

Another swap that I designed, this time I used the exact same sketch as previously and just changed the stamped images and colours.
All new In Colours again, I have to say I am really loving them!
So this cute little Cupcake is from the same stamp set as the tree, "Sprinkles of Life" and I can't wait to hold a class with it, I hope you will be able to attend!
Again the Tree Builder Punch works with the frosting on top of the cupcake, love this! 
The "Thanks a Bunch" greeting is also from the "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set.  I punched out the word using my Word Window Punch then gave it flag ends with the Banner Punch and cut a cocktail stick in half to create a Cake Pick!
I have found this Envelope Paper so useful, I had to order more!!  I know you are just going to love these new In Colours and can't wait to share them with you very soon!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Swaps for Telford

I'm back as promised to share one of my swaps I created for the Telford Regional Event.
I used lots of new products for my swap and as my pre-order had only arrived two days before the event, I had to get to work quickly!
I had already drawn a sketch of how I was going to lay out my card, just needed to add stamps and ink with some layers!
So I used the new "Sprinkles of Life" stamps, I absolutely adore this set and the matching tree punch.
I've used some new In Colours
Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe
Watermelon Wonder
I love how this stamp set has so many different stamps that are just so versatile and of course, very, very cute!
Those tiny little flowers can be punched out with the new "Tree Builder" Punch.
The stripy paper is from the pack of "Envelope Paper", double sided sheets which are quite light in weight, suitable for making your own envelopes but perfect for any of your craft projects.
My Thank You greeting is from the set called "Another Thankyou".
Hope you like my card, if you are planning on attending my Catalogue Launch on 1st June then you could be making this card but there will be several designs for you to choose from.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Regional Training in Telford - My Name Badge

 I have been away on holiday to St. Lucia for a family wedding, once the evening function has taken place I will share some pictures with you.
As I was away I was pretty late placing my pre-order.
As a Demonstrator I get to sneak peak and order a selection of new products a whole month before they go live to everyone, it really is an exciting time!
My pre-order arrived two days before our Regional Training Event in Telford so I had to get to work quick, fighting the jet lag to get my swaps, team gifts and name badges created.
I kept my badge really sweet and simple and used my favourite pre-order stamp set called
"Sprinkles of Life"
This is a stamp set that supports the UK Ronald Macdonald House Charities and it's nice to know that for every set sold a donation is made from Stampin' Up!.
For my badge I cut a rectangle of Kraft Cardstock as it is a good sturdy weight, then added a stamped whisper white layer of the tree trunk and flowers, followed by my name stamped from the "Back to Basics" Alphabet set.  I am pleased to say this is making it's way into the new Catalogue.
The leaves for the tree are a separate stamp and what's even better is that we have a co-ordinating punch to cut it out!
I know this stamp set and punch are going to be a huge hit with you all and I have a class planned for you so keep a look out for the info landing in your mailboxes soon!
The clouds are punched using the "Build a Cupcake" punch, great that it has another use and not just for cupcake frosting!
I have used 3 of the new In Colour inks here, Mint Macaron for the leaves and grass, Tip Top Taupe for the Tree Trunk and my name, then lastly Delightful Dijon for the flowers.
The lacy ribbon is a new In Colour range, so pretty and delicate.


Weekly Deals

It's Wednesday again, they keep coming around so fast and that means there's another batch of products on the Weekly Deals List for you
I have my Big Shot Class tomorrow and we are focussing on the Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies and we will be using the Basic Metal Buttons on one of the projects so I will come back and share that with you tomorrow evening
Did you miss out on purchasing the Bright and Beautiful Christmas Star stamp or are you eager to make a start on your Christmas cards, then now is the time to purchase it, great value at £17.21 and it co-ordinates with the Stars Framelits dies too so no cutting out!
You can order your bargains online via my shop
or get in touch if you are local and I will add it to an order I am placing


Monday, May 18, 2015

Getting excited......

...... that soon I will be able to share the new
2015-16 Annual Catalogue with you!!
On Saturday I attended a Regional Training event in Telford and I have to say I had the most amazing time!
I got to stamp using gorgeous new sneak peak products
Swap card ideas with lots of other Demonstrators
Spend time with 11 of my lovely team members
Saw new products on display before their release on 2nd June
Try out new tools that are coming our way
Watch on stage demonstrations and pick up great business tips
Stampin' Up! Demonstrators really are a great friendly bunch of people, 350 demonstrators attended this event and I was so glad to be a part of it
Being a Demonstrator enables me to share my passions for crafting with others whilst earning a discount on the product and also an income
If you'd like to be a part of this community and join my team, why not get in touch, our call will provide you will all the information you need to know to get started and there will be no pressure from me to sign up, just an informative, informal chat!  If you're looking to just earn yourself a discount on Stampin' Up! products then that is totally fine.
So back to that wonderful day in Telford, I made a little gift for each of my team members attending, a cute little treat pouch containing chocolate!
I've used two of the new 2015-17 In Colours
Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe
These are two my favourites from the new selection of In Colours!
The lace trim is also new, comes in each of the new In Colours, love it!!
The greeting is from a fabulous new set called "Sprinkles of Life" and I really like this greeting.  The set has a variety of greetings that work really well with the images contained in it.  The little flower is also part of this set and there's an AMAZING punch that co-ordinates, you'll have to wait to see that one!
Well I have to go and take Alfie out for his walk now as I can actually see Blue Sky and it's been raining on and off most of the day.
I will be back to share with you the beautiful Make and Take card we created at Telford.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Kinda Eclectic

Today's card is one of a set of three that I designed for a recent class.
The picture isn't that great as the sun was shining into my craft room so the colour isn't quite as vibrant as it should be, but hey, I'm not complaining that the sun is shining!
I love how this set has so many beautiful images in it.
My colour combo is:
Sahara Sand
Early Espresso
Blackberry Bliss
Lost Lagoon
I love how the set also works with two of our Butterfly Punches, the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly.
The Starburst image is such a useful one, great for backgrounds and the perfect sun!
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