Sunday, 18 November 2012

Little bit Christmassy!!

Thought I would share a project we are going to make at tomorrow's card club in Esher.
I love the snowflake die and the ornament framelits....would you like up make this? Drop me an email and we can arrange a date and time....

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Some swaps....

A few more photos from Convention.....did I mention we had an amazing time?....

In Mainz, sadly the shops were closed but we did a bit of walking around the old town. 

With Shelli - the Co Founder of Stampin' Up! 

Look at this box! It was over flowing with swaps....

 I was going to show you all the free stamps sets and then I realised that I had some that were top secret!! I will have to re take the photo and post later!! 
My Convention bag, lanyard and gifts from Amanda.

Tomorrow I will start sharing swaps, they are so lovely and some contain delicious chocolates and sweets and I have to be quick and take photos before my children eat them!!!

Until then have a good day xxx 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

November Special Offers

Hello, Well I am just back from Convention in Mainz Germany where I spent the weekend with 829 other demonstrators, swapping ideas, learning new ways to help our businesses, receiving free stamp sets and some recognition for our work all whilst sharing this time with talented friends. It was AMAZING!!! 

Here are a few photos to show you just a bit of the weekend and I will be sharing more and some of the most fabulous swaps over the next few posts. 

Some of my swaps, Ill be sharing what I got in return soon. 

Jerome (French Development Mgr) and Axel (Germany Development Mgr) singing along to the SU song - it can be seen here on U Tube...

Some of my fellow Stampin' Up! with Amanda, Michele and Angela

Crazy swapping!!

Now to the fabulous Stampin' Up offers in November.....

For customers holding workshops in November when your sales  go over £300 then you can qualify for a whole set of FREE inks!! Yes a WHOLE SET!!! See the attached folder on the right....or click here....FREE Ink!!

Also customers can get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. Click on this link or details on the right....Free Paper Piercing offer

Friday, 12 October 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

Betsys Blossoms is a fabulous new stamp set. I love this new stamp set. It's simple and fun to use.
I thought I would share two cards, virtually identical ......can you spot the difference?....prize in the post to the person who comments with the three main differences!!

Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue, FREE paper, so much in store for October and November and beyond!

Well Happy October!!

Today sees the launch of the NEW Annual catalogue.

It is very exciting as we now have the same catalogue world wide!! All 205 pages!!

Click on the link or contact me for your own copy.

Plus I have to share the fabulous joining offer. If you join in October or November you will receive FREE DSP every month for SIX WHOLE MONTHS!!! Fantastic news there!

Fabulous FREE Paper!! See details....
So call me for more details or click on the link on the side. I would love to welcome you into the Stampin' Up! family.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Blog hop day!!

Welcome to my Blog for all those visiting for the first time as today I am very excited  to be taking part in a Blog Hop with other members of our Stampin' Up team. I am sure you will enjoy all their projects and be inspired. 

I thought I would make a simple 12 x 12 page with products from the new Autumn Winter catalogue. 

This page is made using the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' set. 

This set is fabulous and you can use it for scrapping, making quick and easy cards and other Christmas projects. There is SOOOO much in it!! As you can see from previous posts, I used it to make the Christmas ornament too. 

I know we all like to be prepared for Christmas and now I am ready with the first page of my Christmas photos this year!! How is that for organisation?!! Now all I need to do is finish the cards, make some gifts, bake some cookies etc etc...but luckily most of my presents will come out of the NEW catalogue due to be launched October 1st. Drop me an email with your address and I will pop one in the post asap so you can be one of the first to have one and enjoy 205 pages of crafty loveliness.

Now I am sure you are excited about visiting the others in today's blog hope so I hand you over to the fabulous Amanda Fowler....
Click on Amanda's name or the Blog Hop button to continue on your trip but do come back and see me again soon. xx 

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

I have been loading photos on to my new PC and found some lovely projects so I hope to share some that I haven't shared before. 

Above you can see this fabulous card from convention last year (Hence the German phrases). Isn't it wonderful? Did you know you can buy our stamps sets in English, French and German. The different languages are marked in the section with the codes under the stampsets so make sure you write the correct code down. 

Tomorrow I will be taking part in my very first blog hop, so I hope you can join me. See you then.....xx 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Ornament Keepsake decoration Part 2!!

Well after making my first decoration (see previous blog post) using the Ornament Keepsakes bundle (£38.95 clear mount- includes both stamps and Framelits giving a 15% discount) I decided to try omitting the stamping and just using DSP. I used paper from the fabulous Merry Moments Simply Scrappin kit (£18.95) I LOVE this kit, it's perfect for not only scrapping but also quick cards and other Christmas projects.
Anyway here are the finished decorations...what do you think?....

Thursday, 13 September 2012

More Christmas projects using the Ornament Keepsakes bundle

I thought I would share the card I made for today's First Level fun day Shoe Box swap.
I really love this stamp set and framelits and I made this card using the Holiday Frame impressions embossing folder too.
In case you wondered the bundle is on page 3 of the Autumn Winter catalogue and the embossing folder on page 7. You can find a link on the right hand side of my blog....
In the photos you will see both the front and inside of the card and of course I stamped the envelope too.
I hope you like it.

Autumn Winter loveliness....

Many of you have seen and loved the decoration on the front cover of our new Autumn Winter catalogue. I have been itching to make it so when the new product bundle arrived I locked myself away in my room and got to work. What do you think? Isn't it lively? The bundle can be ordered from the catalogue and its fun to make. I'm doing a class soon so you can make one alongside me.
I'm off today for a day of Stamping and I'll share with you in the next few days what we got up to!!!
Happy Stamping.....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Stampin' Up!! are Expanding in Europe!!

Stampin’ Up! Expanding in Europe 

Exciting news!!!!

Yes Stampin' Up! are expanding their markets and removing borders across Europe. From October 8th those in Netherlands and Austria will be able to join Stampin' Up! along with those in Germany and France.

Stampin’ Up!  are always looking for more ways to help you share what we love with even more people. Last year they made improvements to our career plan. This year they have announced improvements to our catalogue and product strategy. Today I am are excited to announce that Stampin' Up! are preparing to open for business in the Netherlands and Austria !! I'm also thrilled to let you know that they will open borders in our European markets (UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Austria)

Opening borders
It is fantastic to see how people within Europe are coming together. New media is helping people connect quickly and easily across borders. Stampin' Up! want to support friendships with as many people as possible and help explore new cultures. Likewise, we want our circle of customers and downlines to reach across all European Stampin’ Up! markets. When we open for business in the Netherlands and Austria all demonstartors in the European markets will be able to do business (sales, recruiting, and downline leadership) in all of our European markets.

If you are interested in hearing more please send me an email to:
or call 07795 098817. I would love to tell you more about this fabulous company and welcome new people to my team.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Retiring lists.....

Here is todays retiring list for products from this years annual catalogue.

Be sure to email me and snap up the bargains before they are gone....



I look forward to hearing from you

Friday, 24 August 2012

Sharing the Dream!!!!

Well they say you need to share the dream to make it break it down into bite size pieces and make it manageable.

But first you need to share it.....

Here is my dream...Stampin' Up have announced their 2014 Grand Vacation. An incentive trip that all demonstrators world wide can earn. It is an all expenses cruise to the Western Carribean!!!

And what makes it more exciting it is just ten days after I turn 50!!!!

Now wouldnt that be an AMAZING way to celebrate!!!!!

So I thought I would share my dream of achieving this trip and taking the love of my life with me to say thank you for being there when I need him and for all he does for me and to do that in style!!!

SO....bite size pieces......I need to book classes where I can share the love of Stampin' Up! with others. I so love this company and the friends I have made through it and the products....well the products are just amazing and getting better....did I mention the new Autumn Winter mini catalogue that is out in just a few days and the new main catalogue due on the first October, which will have most of the products that they do in the US as Stampin' Up align all their international markets!!

If you would like a fun evening with friends, a chance to earn free products, to make some great projects and play with fabulous products then let me know and I will book you in to the diary.

Thanks for reading this and letting me share my dream with you..........

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

More scrapbooking!

Hasnt this weather been fabulous? My children are all away at Scout camps in the sunshine and I am at home working and decorating.
I will share my new workspace with you later in the week but I thought I would share another beautiful page today.
This one is quite bold in its use of the flower punches, the flower stamps and paper flowers but as you can see it doesnt drown the photos and as per normal with Stampin' up! it showcases how beautifully everything coordinates (even coordinating with the little girls clothes!!).
Again apologies I dont know who did this wonderful page.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Well by now you all know that I love scrapbooking and so I thought I would share some pages from a recent training we had. This gorgeous page is from the competition we have each time and I love it. Its so simple, gentle and focuses the eye and mind onto what is truly important about this page - the photos of a memorable day. It is so fabulous. I'm sorry but I couldnt remember who made this page - I really need to make a note next time - but they certainly are very talented. The other thing I love about this page is that it showcases the main qualities of Stampin' Up! The fact that the products go naturally together, the papers, the inks and the punches. There is also small amount of embellishements and texture that just lift the page.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Simply Scrapping

At a recent training I took lots of photos of the most amazing projects - they were both inspiring and creative.

Here is a wonderful scrapbook page. So simple but so lovely. I cant remember who did it, I'm so sorry, but who ever you are it's just lovely.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

New products and promotions for July

Hi I thought I would share some exciting news. Firstly for a short period Stampin' Up are offering extra albums.
Real Red 12" x 12" Linen Post Album£23.95
Real Red 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album£26.9
Natural 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album£26.95
Navy 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album£26.95

Also if you spend £45 this month you can get the beautiful Everyday Enchantment brad and ribbon set FREE and for a limited time the wonderful paper is back in stock. I think this is perfect for scrapbooking.

Summer Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack
  • 1/8" Organdy Ribbon
  • 2 spools: 10 yards ea. spool
  • 1 Lucky Limeade, 1 Calypso Coral

  • 3/8" Printed Designer Brads
  • 30 brads: 5 ea. of 5 designs
  • Coordinating colours: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Friday, 6 July 2012

Stamping on glass

Today I thought I'd share a couple of fused glass projects that I made recently. I used Stampin Up letters and Versa Mark and mica powder and then it was fused in a kiln.
I attend stained glass and fused glass classes with the lovely ladies at Decima designs and being a stamper I find any excuse to add a little stamping!!
If you want to find out more let me know how I can help. You can find out more about my lovely glassy friends at

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Worthing good bye...

Well thank you for joining me this week and sharing some of the photos of our wonderful weekend.

Today are the final photos of us having dinner on Saturday night and having Sunday afternoon tea before packing up to go home. There was much talk about next year.

I would like to thank all my customers that came for the wonderful card and gift. Oh and I have bought an Ipod dock so we can have background music next year!!!

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Apothecary card class

Today I will show you the cards we made in the Apothecary class.

I love this set and it works perfectly with the Framelits.

 A cute little scrapbook album/card.

 Four cards. The first one a little crushed in packing but Im sure you can imagine it in better (less loved) shape!!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Weekend away gifts and projects

Today I thought I would share some of the gifts that my customers received over the weekend.

I love making little gifts so having a whole weekend to spread them out was fabulous. Due to a slight blip on Thursday I was unable to prepare all the gift ideas I had but rest assured next time there will be even more!!

 Do you know what the little blue shape is with the ribbon?
Its a bowmaker!!! Makes a perfect ribbon every time.
Below are some of the other gifts and items from the Apothecary card class and the no sew class. More details of those later in the week. 

Everyone received a frame and all the supplies to make this fun picture.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Over the Seas class

Today I thought I would share with you the cards and box that we made at the weekend away.

It is using the wonderful Over the Seas stamp set and the Framelits.

Hope you like them.