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The final all day event for 2012

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Sharon & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Saturday 1st December at Hethersett Village Hall for the last all day event of 2012 & a Christmas Card & gift event
Theme - A whole day crafting
Cost - £25

Future Dates:

Saturday 1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a

(Draw to take place during December's Event)


Do you fancy a catalogue party?

Did you know that you can qualify for hostess benefits without having to hold a party?

Just by showing your catalogue around to your family, friends or craft group, If you collect together orders totalling over £150 you will qualify for a free hostess benefits.

If your interested please contact me for further details.

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Stampin' Up Contact details I have set these business hours to preserve my home / work life balance.

Email ~ Anytime ~
Or call me between 9.30 Am ~ 8Pm ~ 07092984580

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Join my Stampin' Up team & grab a bargain.

Become a Demonstrator and Get 10% Off the Starter Kit!

In conjunction with our participation in the Hobbycrafts show, we are offering new demonstrators 10 percent off the cost of the Starter Kit from 22 October-13 November! That’s over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125--10 percent off the regular price of £139.
The Starter Kit contains

  • Four complete stamp sets
  • Stampin’ Around jumbo wheel, ink cartridge, and handle
  • Ribbon
  • Card stock
  • Love Notes and envelopes
  • Five Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Stampin’ Pastels
  • Craft & Rubber Scissors
  • Stampin’ Scrub and Mist
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Blender pens
  • Adhesives
  • Business supplies

To join the Stampin’ Up! family today, contact your demonstrator. But you must act fast because this is a limited-time offer!
Just contact my at

01603 462057

As an added bonus I will also add a free stamp set of your choice to the value of £25
{ this additional bonus is added by me & is in addition to the above special offer}

Monday, 26 October 2009

A little bit of scrapping

Life is funny, a couple of weeks ago I went on a scrapbooking retreat & did two Annie Hafermann projects & I was completely enthused and felt so creative, during the following week I finished the 4 projects that I started during the retreat & since then we have had so much going on family wise that I haven't managed to sit & complete anything.

Well on sunday afternoon, fortified by a plate of reese's pieces cookies I managed to complete a couple of scrapbook layouts, I am not enthused with any of them & feel totally at a loss as to where to start with my scrapbooking again, i have had the magazines out, cruised my favourite blogs & nothing seems to jump out at me..........I really dont like this feeling of being in a scrapbooking no mans land.

Sunday is baking day at our house

Sunday is baking day in our house, paul makes us treats it used to be muffins, now we have moved onto cookies after being loaned an american cookie book.
Our current favourites are white chocolate chip cookies & peanut butter cookies, this is not helping me with my wish to loose weight, but the smell of the cookies baking totally seduces me.

Peanut Butter & Reese's pieces cookies

In a medium bowl add and combine with a fork or wire whisk
350g Plain flour
2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon Bakng powder
200g Soft demerara sugar
225g Dark brown sugar

In a large bowl cream together & blend well
225g Soft butter
250g Smooth peanut butter
2 Large eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence

Gradually fold dry ingredients into butter mixture. Because the cookie dough is very stiff we find it easier to use a wooden spoon. Mix just long enough to combine all of the ingredients, dont over mix.
Add 1 small bag of reese's pieces
Using a tablespoon drop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet covered with a silicon non stick mat & flatten the dough with a fork.

bake in a pre heated oven Gas 5 / 190c / 375f

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown. When cooked move to a wire cooling rack.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Learning curve

Technology is not my forte so for the past few make that months I have been struggling to get the hang of Photoshop, I now have photoshop elements and it is so cool, I wouldn't go as far as too say that I have mastered it, but I am getting the hang of it & am very pleased with the results, I have even managed to load brushes, use brushes & add text.

I am pleased with the 4 pictures I have manage
d so far.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

stampin' Up Christmas extravaganza

Stampin' Up have a very special promotion starting on 1st November & it lasts all of the way through until 29th December.
You will love it

So make a note in your diary to check back on 1st of November or book a party with me to benefit from this promotion.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Paul has been busy

Paul has been busy this morning making up some bracelets

I am loving the bungee style bracelets with the cane slices.

When your wearing hese bracelets they jingle beautifully & are so tactile.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A few days away

Well we did manage a few days away despite everything & before we came home prematurely today we went down to the beach so I could try out Dan's lens & take a few pictures.

The tide was coming in & the sea was spectacular

Abi looks so deep in thought

Paul was caught unawares

Family time
Hopton October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Retreat project 3 ~ finished

This is one of my favourite projects from the retreat & it was taught by the lovely Annie who was such a wonderful teacher & so inspiring.

If you ever get a chance to attend a workshop that annie is teaching then it is a must as she is inspiring & witty.

I love this interactive layout & to be truthful is my first double spread layout.

I love the retro kitchen papers that are in vogue at the moment & this layout uses them so well, the tree little photo books are really cool & I had never thought to cut my page protector so you can open the pages of the flip books ~ A top tip from Annie.

Flipped One

Flipped Two

Flipped Three

One of my favourite parts of this project "summer 2009" was reviewing & choosing the pictures It made me realise what a lot of fun we had dring the summer & how much we had managed to cram in with our family & friends. I sat at my laptop annotating the three mini books & printed them out that way I could get as much information in a small space whilst leaving loads of space for pictures.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Weekend retreat ~ project 2 finished

Well better late than never
Here is the second project from the YTOC retreat that I enjoyed so much at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago.
One of the things that I loved at the retreat was the attention to detail, here is our water bottle that was on the table when we arrived.

This project is one that I have managed to finish, with everything that is happening at home at the moment, finishing that project is quite an achievement.

My collection to fill the double sided crate

Post it note holder made with beer mats

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3
The project was taught by Suezie Howard

Monday, 19 October 2009

Join the Stampin' Up family

Are you interested in joining the Stampin' Up! family and becoming part of my team?
Do you love the SU products?
Then why not become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and share the journey with me!!!

I currently have an additional special offer on top of the package from Stampin' Up Join my team & I will give you a free Stamp set to the value of £25 or punches to the value of £25 and to start your sample boards off i will send you 10 full handmade cards.

You don't have to do workshops, you can merely join to satisfy your cravings and enjoy products for a discounted price.

The Starter Kit costs £139 and contains £240 worth of products to get you started with your Stampin Up business.

Please mail me on for more details
Remember that with the new catalogue just out now is an excellent time to join the Stampin' Up family.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Stampers 10 project from cancelled workshop

Many thanks to everyone who sent kind wishes when I had to cancel my Stampers 10 workshop.
My Mum had been taken into hospital & she had been there for 4 days before anyone contacted me, Paul & I went down to see her as she was having major surgery.
She is now on the mend and although she will need help for the next 6 - 8 weeks she is making good progress.

So thank you everyone for your understanding.

Christmas lists books

Inside the books covers are mini envelopes for receipts & vouchers

I have used the Stampin' Up tab punch to make sections in the book
Food shopping
I am sure there are many more sections that could be added & also the book could be used & altered for a number of different occasions.

The project is a Christmas list book as featured in a previous post
In two different colourways
All of the stamps, papers & inks are from Stampin' Up & can be purchased through me.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Weekend retreat ~ project 1

Project 1 a work in progress

Sunday was a spent in Newmarket on a scrapbooking retreat arranged by Amanda & sara. It was a lovely day and to make it even better when we arrived we were greeted by the wonderful aroma of Sara's homebaked cookies & brownies.
I shared a scrapping space with Dawn, it was lovely to catch up with her.
We did 4 classes throughout the day with the most georgous papers & of course those georgous papers made georgous projects.

The first was with Suezie and we made the extending card with the yummiest flocked papers, I still need to add the pictures to this lovely home decor project.

It extends

and extends

This project was designed by & taught by Suezie Howard The pictures of the blank project are also taken by Suezie. When I have completed my project i will also add my pictures, I am just awaiting the delivery of a pack of black & white pictures.

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Crafts are here

Crafts are here, crafts are there,

My craft supplies are everywhere.

I really should clean this mess,

but I like it I confess.

Floor is littered, chairs are piled,

Kitchen's looking pretty wild.

On the table, counter too,

Seems that any place will do.

Hall is stacked with cartons high,

filled with things folks like to buy.

Garage is full, but so far....

there's still room to park the car.

I never have an idle day,

New ideas come my way.

Don't know yet what I'll create,

but my imagination's great.

My family smiles, they don't complain,

although at times I am a pain.

but when all is said and done,

I really am a crafty one!

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