Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Back from Convention!!

What an amazing weekend!! I am just home from fabulous weekend in Disneyland Paris at the Stampin Up! European Convention.

I will let you see more photos of the weekend with some of the highlights of the four in the next few days. There are some things I will not be able to share for awhile but rest assured there are some fantastic new products coming soon!!!!

But first here are just a few highlights......

I met some Disney characters....Pluto was there just after we checked in at the Sequoia Lodge.

Mickey was at the New York hotel where the Convention was being held.
I was awarded with Amanda's Inspiring Inkies Rising Star award.

And here I am with Shelli, the founder of Stampin' Up!

More tomorrow.......

Friday, 21 October 2011

New punches and colours

Good morning (well it is here as I write this!!)

I thought I would share some cards from our most recent SU regional training.

The first shows the new penant punch and stamps. See how diverse they are? I think they will be fabulous in scrapbooks as well as cards.

The last one is a card using the new In Colours. Arent they lovely?

And the set of all new papers and inks can be yours FREE when you sign up this month with Stampin Up. If you would like more details give me a call: 01489 891321 or email zippyanne@gmail.com

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Happy New Stampin' Up year!!!!

Its October and you know what that means?.........Yes a brand new Stampin Up year!!! New catalogue, new products, new hostess benefits, new starter kits!! And some special offers for you.
It is available to purchase for £5.95 (free postage from me) and it is jammed packed full of exciting new stamps, papers and accessories. I cannot wait to share some of the new products at Stamp Camps and workshops this month.
The catalogue is also full of ideas and inspiration too. So drop me a line and I will pop one in the post to you. You can also view it from the link on my website too.
New hostess benefits start this month, including the opportunity for hostesses to get items for HALF PRICE!! Yes you could get the Big Shot for half price or anything else in the catalogue. See the side bar or Sunday’s blog for more details.
New demonstrator kits too, which now include the Colour coach and remember you can pick your own stamps and colours of paper and ink to fit your style. Contact me for more details. Or see my blog Monday when I will be giving more details.
Talking of my website, I will be keeping you up to date with new ideas, offers and classes so please make it a favourite by subscribing to it. Also for each comment and new subscriber  during October I will put your name in a draw for a fabulous stamp set. (More details to follow) So all you have to do is leave a comment and/or subscribe and for each I will put your name in the draw. So the more you do it the more chances there are to win!!!
Upcoming classes and workshops: These will be updated as I add more on my website.
Stamp Camp – second Thursday of the month in Swanmore. 10 -12 or 1 – 2pm Make six projects (usually six cards or sometimes 5 cards and a 3D item) £14 or free with £20 order.
Scrap Club – fourth Thursday of the month in Swanmore – 10 -1pm Make 3 pages  each month £14. Or free with £20 order.
Stamp Club -   last Friday of the month Swanmore – Have the option of Scrap Club or Stamp Club projects. 7pm – 10pm
ALL DAY Christmas Workshop – NOVEMBER 12th
Come and join us for a crafty day or just for one session.
MORNING: 10am – 12.30pm Make six Christmas cards and six tags. £16 or two sets £25.
Get a head start on your Christmas cards. Mums and daughters special: Choose to make one set or two sets of each card and tag.
Teas, coffees, biscuits etc available. Raffle. All ages welcome, you don’t have to bring your Mums (as long as you are over 16!!)
AFTERNOON 1pm – 5pm
Card class – Make Christmas 10 cards (two of each design) £20
Christmas gifts and decorations class – Make some fabulous Christmas bunting, some tags, 2 tree decorations/gifts and a gift bag. £20 (Bunting each bunting flag will be approximately six inches long and tied together with Stampin Up ribbon spelling out MERRY CHRISTMAS)
You can do both classes for £30
Place an order over £40 and get either afternoon class half price.  
Please book by November 5th to secure your place. Get some friends and book some places. Lots of Christmas ideas, display, maybe even some festive music to get us in the mood!!
Call 01489 891321 or email zippyanne@gmail.com
CARD CLUB/STAMP CLUB – Coming to you……
Gather a group of friends together and I will bring Card Club/Stamp Club to you – including the Christmas ones too!!! Get hostess benefits for hosting it at your home or venue on all sales.
Card Club/Stamp Club is FREE for each person if they order £25 or more.
Contact me for more details.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sneak peak at luscious new products from Stampin Up.......fabric......


Apologies for being away, I have been hit by a horrid bug. Off to the Doctor today to see if he can give me some magic pills to vanquish it forever!!!

But I thought I would share with you something I made from our sneak peak selection of fabric - yes as Demonstrators we get to buy some new products a whole month early so we can play with them and tease you with what is to come!!

Anyway I have had this pattern for some time and wanted to make a bag to carry my tools around and other bits and pieces. So I decided to use our fabulous new fabric - which also has coordinating stamps, paper and Big Shot die!!! Yummmmmmm

It is a tad bigger than I first thought it would be but now I have some bits in it I think its actually a perfect size to carry workshops,classes and crops.

Can you see the new catalogue peaking out?!!!!!!

Monday, 19 September 2011


Saturday saw a gathering of Stampin' Up demonstrators in High Wycombe. It was a lovely day and we got to see sneak peaks of the new products coming in October - we even got to bring a stamp set home each too!! We also learnt more about the new generous career plan and hostess benefits.

And of course in true Stampin Up fashion we swapped!!!!

I came home with lots of fabulous swaps and cant wait to put my own slant to them. The other demonstrators are truly an inspiration.

Here are the swaps I took - all 56 of them!!! Using a sneak peak of one of the new Big Shot dies coming on October 1st!!!

I firstly used the Daisy Die and punched out the negative of the smallest flower with the scallop circle punch and also a flower using the flower punch.

 Then I placed a folded card of 7.5cm x 7.5cm (to fit our new envelopes coming soon) on the new Penant and Doilies die (oh yes...coming soon!) and cut out the shapes. Then I just glued them together using tombo and a button on top!.....Here they are in the basket.
 And here are two sizes in more detail.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

More card club cards to share....


I thought I would share two cards today from card club.

Firstly this was a request from Rachael as she (and I) love the new Fall Foliage stamp set.

It is made using a retiring word set and the scallop oval punch. Very quick and very easy.....


And then lastly today this lovely card using the Big Shot Daisy die and adapted from an idea I CASEd from Amanda my lovely upline!!!  (CASE - Copy and Share Everything!!)

Friday, 16 September 2011

Card club - retired wheel......

Hi Otday I am sharing a card we made at Rachaels card club this weekend.

Here she is working hard with her friends.

And here is the card they were working on using the retiring Neighbourhood wheel and a little bit of colouring in....

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Inky storage......

I dont know about you but I cant always my  remember which colour family my inks are in and so I have come up with a cunning plan!!

It involves our white uni-ballSigno Gel pen!! Oh yes, I have labelled each little ink pad with a letter relating to its family, i.e. B for Bright etc etc.

I store my inks (in limited space!) in a sea grass baskets - LOVE baskets but we wont go there now - and they sit very happily on my desk shelf.

Here they are: (some inks were out doing inky things but you get the jist of it!!)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Schools back, let normality resume!!

Finally on Monday my oldest went back to school - well sixth form college now!! And peace reigns in the house (well apart from the cat and dog!!)

So now to fill you in on a few card projects we have made at card club and workshops this month. I will post one a day. I do hope you like them.

Here is the little owl box we made using the milk carton box die and the owl punch. He is just SOOOoooo cute!

Our retired list is out and its here and the list is updated regularly
Just pop me an email with what you want to order.

Here are  the stamp sets that are retiring.....and some are discounted too!!! Great time to pick up a bargain!!

19 Love You Much 113756 £24.95
19 New Year's Celebration  116872 £22.95
20 Autumn Harvest 110372 £17.95
20 Good Egg, A 11497425%£17.21
21Four the Holidays116921  £  13.95
21 Occasional Greetings 11052040%£18.57
23 Gifted [w] 11698225%£20.21
23 Gifted [c] 12048025%£16.46
24 Sparkly & Bright 115346 £16.95
25 Holiday Hoopla [w] 11691225%£15.71
25 Holiday Hoopla [c] 12045025%£12.71
30 Big Bold Birthday 10943940%£16.17
30 On a Pedestal 11381425%£12.71
32 Cheers to You 11103725%£11.21
33 Tag Alongs [w] 11701825%£13.46
33 Tag Alongs [c] 12051325%£11.21
34Choo Choo113982 £16.95
35Forest Friends113748 £14.95
36Animal Stories116716 £14.95
39Little One116925  £  16.95
40Fun & Fast Notes113500 £33.95
41 Beware Pirates 115187 £24.95
44 Hello Again 113780 £10.95
45 Razzle Dazzle 11671425%£14.21
46 Kimono Kids [w] 117000 £21.95
46 Kimono Kids [c] 120498 £16.95
47 Simply Said 106598 £25.95
48 Family Acccessories too113760  £  20.95
53 A Flower for All Seasons111592  £  12.95
55 Garden Whimsy 113502 £25.95
61 Bella Toile 111598 £16.95
61 Friendly 11052840%£10.17
61 Sanded  109294 £16.95
63Sense of Time113804 £22.95
67Fresh Cuts111634 £21.95
67Pick a Petal109445 £26.95
68 Seeing Stars 115352 £21.95
68Tart & Tangy111514 £12.95
73 Special Blessings 113411 £17.95
74 Compliments to the Chef 114397 £18.95
75 Cheer & Wishes 11052440%£10.17
76 Basic Phrases 11053025%£25.46
76 Jumble Alphabet 115199 £44.95
77 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet 113510 £44.95
77 Schoolbook Serif Numbers 111680 £24.95
78 Art by Design 10939940%£10.17
86 Engraved Greetings 117116 £12.95
86 Hello, You  117118 £8.95
112 Flower Accent117686 £7.95
112So Many Thanks 120173 £7.95
113 Sweet Birthday 11556425%£5.21
113 Sweetness Unlimited 11556225%£5.21

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Big Shot Daisies!

Today is yet another Stamp Club card. I love its bright colours and it was SO fast and easy to make.

Stamp Club is the second Thursday of the month in Swanmore or it can be brought to you if you can gather together some friends.
The cost is just £11 or FREE with an £18 order. We make 6 projects.

Call me to book a space. Times are 10am - 12noon or 1 - 3pm

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Baby Blossoms

Today I am sharing another card from Stamp Club.

We used the Baby Blossoms stamp set, Springtime Vintage designed series paper and the lovely seam binding ribbon.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

French Foliage

Today I am sharing with you the card we made at my workshops this month. It was a very simple and fun card using the In Colours and the new French Foliage stamp set. This stamp set is so versatile - look at the "splodge" stamp! Inspired by a card I made with Amanda last month.

Workshops are great fun and a chance to gather some friends around to see a demo and make a card to take home with them. You will get all the hostess benefits from having the class - yes that means FREE products!! Just let me know and we can arrange a date.

Monday, 18 July 2011

SWAP time!!!!!!

Quarterly training is SO much fun and so inspiring and I am very lucky to be part of Amandas fabulous team. In fact if any one joins my team they too are welcome at Amandas training too!! It is a day full of planning, trying new ideas and meeting up with new and old crafty friends. And of course SWAPS!!!!!!!

This time there were 35 of us together so I decided to do something quick and easy as I had had a really busy week. This is what I made.....I used the Flower Daises die and Brights.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Owl punchmania

Now you may know that I LOVE the new owl punch and so the first card I am sharing from this months card club is the owl card!! Enjoy.......
Oh and I have learnt to time my posts so over the next few days I will be sharing some of the other projects we made and some photos of our quarterly training.

So here is the first card......isnt he cute and despite what you may think he is really quite fast to make. There are a number of punches used but it just shows how versatile they are. He was inspired from a 3D card by Jenny Moore and some other samples I had seen on blogland.
We used the Owl punch, the Boho Blossoms, Modern Label extra large, the leaves from the Two Step Bird punch and Word Window large with the Top Note die and Vintage Wallpaper embossing template.
Ah he is so darn cute......