Thursday, August 28, 2014

I got a thank you card .........

Hi everyone.  How are you today?  Me, I'm ok.  Just about to pop out and walk the dogs, then off into the craft room to play.  Read on down and you will see why.... there is so much exciting news today.

In this post:

  • Ali's Thank You Card
  • Christmas is coming -
  • Hostess Special Offer

Ali's Thank You Card.

Thank you Ali for your lovely card ........  I always send out thank you cards to all my customers.  I think its important to thank people.  Even as a child I wrote my thank you letters.

So imagine how touched I was to receive this lovely 8 x 8 work of art.  Its absolutely stunning.

Ali has used the gorgeous Swallowtail butterfly, maksed over it and then used En- Francais and the Happy Watercolour sets to create this stunning card.  It has pride of place in my craft room.

The gorgeous butterfly has been coloured with our lovely new Blendabilities pens.  Isn't it gorgeous and with some much depth and tone.  Love it.  

Thank you Ali.


Yes, it is.  I know you don't want to think about it yet, its still only August (Just).  But it is coming, and to help you guys get your crafting for Christmas sorted we've launched our new autumn/winter brochure today.  
Am I excited, am I ever!!!  Christmas and Crafting.  Two of my most favourite things.

 The front cover followed by some sneaky peaks

Oooh lovey little gift boxes

Baubles and sentiments and much more

Icy Blue and lovely washi tapes.

Curious, want to see more ...... I know you do, so heres the link so you can download it ....

If you would like a paper copy then please email or call me and I will be happy to send you out a copy free of charge.
Keep watching the blog for more ideas and makes using the lovely new winter products.
and as if that wasn't enough


Would you like to be able to own an exclusive stamp set, that money just can't buy?  Yep, me too.
Well here is your opportunity.  For all orders, either single or combined in a workshop, over £200 you can earn the Good Greetings free stamp set.  Yes Free.  Thats in addition to the free hostess credit you already get.

So for instance if your party total sales reached £250 you would get £40 free to hostess credit to spend plus this free stamp set.   Wow, and you've had great fun crafting with your friends as well.  Whats not to love.  

So come on, anyone who would love me to come and do a workshop in their area please give me a call or email me and we can fix a date.

But don't forget this offer isn't around for ever, its only available until 31st October, so what are you waiting for ....... give me a call and book your workshop today.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

just walking in the rain and the ................... sun (hopefully)

Morning everyone.  How are you?  Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I was out and about with the kids and the dogs, and then I was with the lovely Nicky last night playing with the wonderful new products from the new annual catalogue.  

Anyway I was up early again this morning, and have walked the dogs.  This is part of our walk along the river.  It was taken on Saturday morning and the colours in the hedgerows and along the river bank are so pretty.  They remind me of the lovely colours shown above.  There are hues of orange and reds and pinks in the foliage along the banks.  I find the walks very relaxing.  They give me time to reflect as well as plan my next creative project.

With these colours in mind, here's a sneaky peak of something I am working on at the moment.

Its made using a single stamp set, and a matching punch, alongside a set of framelits.

You will be able to see the finished item tomorrow.  Any ideas as to what set I am using?

Anyway its Wednesday again, which means that its time for a new set of weekly deals.  There are some great bargains to be had this time ............

Check out the gold and silver foil.  Amazing value.  Perfect for Christmas.  

Want to create texture in your backgrounds then what about these two sets of embossing folders.  Super cute.  

And tape it .......... I love this set.  Its super super cute.

Here's a simple project using this fab stamp set. 

How about the cute heart framelits.  Get ready for Valentines and weddings etc with this great set at a great price.  You could create a nesting hearts card using lots of layers of DSP.  Would love to see what you come up with.

Don't forget the two great deals ending this week.

just click the link above

don't forget about the great deals in this promotion.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Memories of those special days made extra special with Stampin Up ......

Hi guys, I have something extra special to show you today made using Stampin Up products

In this post:

  • Memories of those special days
  • Short and Sweet
  • Big Shot, Big Deals

Many years ago I lived in Cornwall, for a while and at that time my kids needed a Nanny, to sit with them during the summer holidays.

I was lucky enough to find a lovely young lady called Sammy, who my kids adored,  she's a star.

Anyway many years later the lovely Sammy has got married and had a little one of her own.

Here's what I made her to celebrate her wedding

The outside box.  Crumb cake stamped in early espresso using the gorgeous Hardwood background stamp.  I made the lovely tag from crumb cake, sponged the edges.  The cute flowers are made using the itty bitty punches.  

Gift Box in Crumbcake, stamped in hardwood from Stampin Up

Stampin Up Crumb cake card and Designer Series Paper

Inside was a matchbox.  A very long matchbox, but how cute.  This is covered in some retired DSP from last Christmas.  (This book has used up left overs from two now retired stacks. - never chuck these things away, they always come in handy)

Matchbox drawer using Stampin Up products

The sentiment on the tags and the box and the book are from a retired wedding set.  I borrowed these from my friend Sandra, as hey said just the perfect thing.

The drawer pulls out with the aid of the lovely antique button.   The box is nearly 7" long and just over 4" wide, and an inch deep.  

Mini album using Crumb Cake from Stampin Up

Here's the front and side of the mini album that goes inside.

Stampin UP Designer Series Papers make this so cute

showing all the lovely pages with their gorgeous colours

Stampin Up products make great mini albumns

and here's how the accordion pages pull out.  Each side has 7 photo/jouranal sections when fully extended.  

This was so lovely to make and I know that Sammy adores it.

Its so nice to be able to make something so personal, and to make someone special smile.  I love my job and I love what I do, and days like that just make it even better.

Talking of loving what I do:


Don't miss out on this amazing offer.  You get 50% free.  Yep, thats right, spend £99 and get £150 of goodies of your choice.  Its a win, win situation, and one not to be missed.

The risk, why there is none.  Its a bit like joining the a great crafting club.  You get discount every time you purchase.  Your initial £99 covers you for six months membership.  Its great, with absolutely nothing to loose and everything to gain.

Go on, give me a call and start your Stampin UP membership today.

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Want to know more or would like to join my team.  I welcome everyone, hobby demos, personal shoppers, those who want to purchase for friends and family and those more serious about having a business.  Its great fun, a great way to get discount of your craft products and you've nothing to loose, its risk free, and you get 50% free.  Win, win.


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