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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
BIG SHOT BUNDLE.

(Draw to take place during December's Event)

All DAYS HAVE VERY LIMITED PLACES SO BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. YOUR PLACE IS ONLY SECURED ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.



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 ~ lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk
Or call me between 9.30 Am ~ 8Pm ~ 07092984580




Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Inky fingers

I have an aching neck from sitting at the sewing machine making bunting so I decided to take a break and get Inky and make a couple of Christmas cards. I am loving the Dasher stamp from the mini catalogue & I really hope that he will stay with us in the New Stampin' Up catalogue.
The cardstock is Kraft that is soon to be renamed Crumb cake & Garden Green. The inks are Versamark Garden Green & Creamy caramel. The stamp sets are Wondrous gift, Dasher & En Francais. The backing papers are from the great value scrappin kit called Christmas Jingle. The images are hi-lighted using the shimmer mists that are in the current mini catalogue, I have a sneaking suspicion that they may appear in the new catalogue as the are beautiful & very versatile.


The cardstock used in this card is Kraft & Ruby red. The inks are Versamark, Creamy caramel & Old olive, I love old olive it just keeps sneaking onto my cards I am so glad that it isn't one of the retiring colours at the end of September. The stamps used are Large medallion, Spotlight on Christmas & Dasher.The backing papers are from the scrappin kit Christmas Jingle. Dasher is stamped in Versamark & covered with the Heat & stick powder, heated with the heat tool & then covered in the dazzling diamonds glitter & reheated briefly. Very vanilla Taffeta ribbon is tied around the backing paper with a fake bow. The sentiment joy is from the spotlight on Christmas set & stamped in Old olive onto craft card & punched out using the 1 1/4" punch & mounted on a 1 3/8" circle of Ruby red card, I used a blender pen & the shimmer mist in Champagne to hi-light the sentiment.



Monday, 30 August 2010

Stampin' Up sets for sale

I have decided to sell some of the retired Stampin Up sets, some of them are from the UK and many from the US, with nearly 250 sets I need to make some space.If you would like to purchase any of the listed items please email me to let me know which ones if they have not already sold, I would require immediate payment through Paypal marked as a gift.Once you have paid for the item i shall mark it as sold on my blog. 
All Prices include P&P within the UK, for international Shipping please ADD £2.00 for one set and £1.00 for each additional set.
lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk
 
Thanks

Basket of kindness £12
In the spotlight £10

Delight in life £10
Watercolour Mini ( two step ) £10
Love without end £12


Frienship blooms £12
 Polka dot punches £12
Petite patterns £10

Mini Borders £10
Botanical blooms £10
 Springtime stems £10 
 Garden blocks £10 
'Tis the season £10 
 Flutterbys £10
Burst into bloom £10
Polka dots & petals £10


Remember that all prices include Postage within the UK, for International shipping please ADD £2.00 for first stamp set and £1.00 for each additional stamp set.


Bunting on my mind

With Bunting taking up a lot of my thoughts & time I thought that i'd make a bunting card. I idea was from a card design in craft stamper a few weeks ago using heart stamps that Jeanette one of my stampers 6 pointed out to me, so I thought that I would give it a try using my Stampin' Up stash.
I have used the I {heart} Hearts set & Happy everything set, the papers are from the Sweet pea paper stack. The frill at the top of the card was stamped with the largest heart stamp from the I {heart} Hearts set & then the bottom of the heart was cut off to make the frill. The idea was to use the bottom of the heart for the bunting but it was a little too big & didn't work as planned. back to the drawing board & I knew that i'd read somewhere that you could use the Large Star punch to make the bunting.....hey presto the first bunting card.

All of the products used on this card are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

I cannot believe that I am Mum to a 19 year old

I really cannot believe that I am Mum to a 19 year old, where does the time go? Happy Birthday Dan I hope you have a wonderful 20th year.
It has been quite a week in our household, starting with A level results & Dan got 'A' levels in Photography & psychology which means he now has 13 GCSE's & 6 'A' Levels which meant that he had the grades he needed to get into his first choice university at Nottingham Trent. Then Came GCSE results for Abi who got 4 B's & 5 C's which is a very good start on the exams she has taken & she is already looking towards year 11. 
Last week my website went live which Dan & Paul have designed for me to advertise my new venture a bunting hire company, so if you need to decorate an event then take a look www.lavenderbunting.co.uk so I have been working hard during the evenings and weekends making the beautiful bunting. Last week I was making some beautiful boy bunting & dying the cotton tape turquoise I had a mishap & too many things on my mind, I went to fish the cotton tape out of the dye & instead of using the wooden spoon that was sat next to the bowl I plunged my hands in. Much to my family's amusement I spent the next few days looking like a smurf.
I made Dan a card for his birthday using some Scrapbook papers that I had for a layout with a photographic theme.
The words on the card are stamped with Basic phrases set & 'Dan' is stamped with the Just perfect alphabet also from Stampin' Up.


Sunday, 29 August 2010

I have Lens envy

I have a severe case of Lens envy today. Dan has just come back from the camera store with a new camera lens with his Birthday money from us & my Mum. It is a special lens for his dslr camera. 50mm f1.8 it is lovely & a great portrait lens so I have had a little play & love it......Hint hint Mr L.

Maddie 
I love this Lens
If you would like to see some of Dan's fabulous photography check out his flicker account http://www.flickr.com/photos/in_the_blue

 

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A new crop is coming to town


Yes the rumours are true I am starting a new crafting group / Crop Called Creative Moments
The group is a social crafting group so everyone is welcome whether you are a card maker, Scrapbooker, Patchworker, Knitter etc.....Basically if your craft is portable then come & join us.

The first meeting is Saturday 4th September
10.15 ~ 15.45
Where the United reform Church, Jessop road, NR2 3NG
In the large hall to the side of the church
Cost £5 including Light refreshments
( lunch is not included ) but there is a parade of shops very close which includes a Dominos pizza & Chinese.

Karen from Craftbuddies will be bringing her mobile scrapbooking shop 

Please let me know if you would like to join us as places are limited.
you can contact me
E~mail
 lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk
Mobile
07722779399
Phone
01603~462057

I look forward to seeing you there


Virtual surprise hostess party

I am holding a Virtual surprise hostess party 


When: 1st September from 12.01


Where: Here on my blog


Why: To celebrate the retirement list & the forthcoming catalogue release.


What is it?: Virtual surprise hostess party is the chance to be a virtual hostess & be in with a chance of getting £15 to spend on current Stampin' Up stash OR A hostess only stamp set.


What do you have to do: 


1.log onto my blog on the 1st September to see the *retirements list


2. Place an order with me for any products in the current catalogues before 7th September at 7pm to go into the draw for one of the free hostess goodies.


3. Bonus ~ for each £10 you spend excluding postage you will get an extra entry into the draw.


How do you like the the sound of that? well mark on your calender, set a reminder in your phone & for good measure mark it in your diary as well.
* Retirement list is available throughout the month of September whilst stocks last.


Payment can be in cash if your local, bank transfer or paypal.
I can be contacted at: 
lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk
A message left on this post.


Monday, 23 August 2010

Blog candy to celebrate

I have decided its time for some blog candy. Two weeks today is retirement day & to celebrate I have decided to offer some lovely fat free Blog candy.
The candy will consist of at least 2 sets of stamps of my choice at least one will be retired & I will make up a pack of stash to compliment the stamps.
All you have to do is:
1. leave a comment on this post.
2. make a link on your blog if you have one back to this candy post.

As a bonus if I receive 50 comments I will add to the lovely candy, should I receive 50 more comments I will add to it again.

I will draw a winner at 7pm on the 1st September " Retirement day"

So if you fancy some candy then leave me a comment.

P.S It's not me that's retiring ( I Wish ) it will be some of the Stampin' Up products.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

DMC threads colour match Stampin' Up colours

Fancy using coloured threads on your crafting projects that complement the entire Stampin' Up range?

Well now you can with this easy list.

DMC EMBROIDERY Floss

BOLD BRIGHTS

BRILLIANT BLUE 792
GABLE GREEN 772
GLORIOUS GREEN 911
GREEN GALORE 703
LOVELY LILAC 333
ONLY ORANGE 740/970/971
ORCHID OPULENCE 554
PINK PASSION 3805/603
REAL RED 304/321
TEMPTING TURQUOISE 3846
YOYO YELLOW 307
PIXIE PINK 604

EARTH ELEMENTS

NOT QUITE NAVY 3765
CAMEO CORAL 3706
CHOCOLATE CHIP 838/779
CLOSE TO COCOA 840/3772
CREAMY CARAMEL 386/842
GARDEN GREEN 3345
PUMPKIN PIE 3853
MORE MUSTARD 977
OLD OLIVE 3012
REALLY RUST 919
RUBY RED 3328
SUMMER SUN 743

RICH REGALS

BALLET BLUE 322
HANDSOME HUNTER 501
BORDERING BLUE 3752
BROCADE BLUE 813
ALWAYS ARTICHOKE 936
SO SAFFRON 676
NIGHT OF NAVY 336
BRAVO BURGUNDY 902
ROSE RED 3731/3350
REGAL ROSE 3733
TAKEN WITH TEAL 3810
ELEGANT EGGPLANT 550

SOFT SUBTLES

ALMOST AMETHYST 3747
BARELY BANANA 677
APRICOT APPEAL 3856
BLUSH BLOSSOM 225
LAVENDER LACE 155
CERTAINLY CELERY 369
MELLOW MOSS 523
BASHFUL BLUE 3841
PALE PLUM 153
PERFECT PLUM 3041
PRETTY IN PINK 776/3326
SAGE SHADOW 3817

NEUTRALS

BASIC BLACK 310
GOING GREY 415
BASIC GREY 413
SAHARA SAND 3024
VERY VANILLA ECRU
WHISPER WHITE WHITE

IN COLOR - 07

VINTAGE VIOLET 333
BUCKAROO BLUE 161
COOL CARIBBEAN 3811
TRUE THYME 3011
MARIGOLD MORNING 742
CRANBERRY CRISP 221

In color – 08

BLUE BAYOU 3768
GROOVY GUAVA 352
SOFT SKY 3761
PURELY POMEGRANATE 3803
RIVER ROCK 372
WILD WASABI 320

In color – 08 (#2)

RIDING HOOD RED 3721
TANGERINE TANGO 720
PINK PIROUETTE 963
PACIFIC POINT 517
BAJA BREEZE 598
KIWI KISS 166

In Color 09-10

Soft Suede 610
Rich Razzleberry 3802
Bermuda Bay 958
Melon Mambo 3805 or 335
Crushed Curry 728
Dusty Durango 921

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THE COACH IS NOW FULL. Many thanks

Just to let you know that I have booked a coach trip for the big stamping & scrapbooking show at Alexandra palace in London.
It is a great show & has something for everyone have a look at there site to see who was exhibiting at the April show

There are just 49 seats available on an executive coach with toilet, washroom, reclining seats & air conditioning.  Unfortunately the coach does not have disabled facilities.



When:            Sunday 26th September 2010
Pick up:         8am at the car park behind Earlham Library ~
A second pick up point has been arranged at The Bucks Head pub, Thwaite,
Norwich Rd, Thwaite, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7ED ( The pick up time will be approx 30 - 45 minutes after we leave Norwich )
 
Price:             £20.00 which includes entry
Payment:        In full at time of booking. By cash or cheque or direct bank transfer

Please contact me if you would like to book your place
Leave me a message on this post
or at
lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk

This is arranged by myself & not in association with my Day job, so please only contact me using the above methods, Many Thanks

Please feel free to forward this link to your crafty friends.

Friday, 20 August 2010

A jolly Holly Christmas ~ Make & take

The second of Wednesdays make & takes is using A Jolly Holly Christmas
The tags on the card are made from Kraft card & the card blank is Chocolate chip, the backing papers are from the sweet pea paper stack. The stamps were coloured using the Stampin write pens.
Dis you know that you can create your own reinforcing rings using two of the Stampin' Up circle punches.
Firstly punch using the 1/4" circle, not too close to the edge, then using the 1/2" circle punch held upside down over the first hole & punch & you then get the fake reinforcing rings







All of the above products are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

My other passion

I treated myself last week & thought you'd like to see my latest Pandora bracelet that is a charity bracelet for Breast cancer. Isn't it lovely & pink.

I also found this great comparisons chart so now if I see a bead by another company I can check that it fits my bracelet.
Charm Compatibility


Beads and bracelet / necklet compatibility chartCharm Bracelets and Necklets
"Charmed" WatchBlogChamiliaLove LinksPandoraPetiteTrollbeadsTruth
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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Bird on A Branch ~ Stampers 10 card

Last night was the stampers 10 group meeting & I knew that many of my ladies wanted to take advantage of the August Two step Stampin' promotion so I used the set as one of the make & take projects coupled with the lovely Rich Razzleberry card stock.


For the month of August there is 20% of the BIRD ON A BRANCH SET.

Just £11.96 until the end of August

The card uses Whisper White, Rose red, Garden Green, Regal rose & Rich razzleberry card stock. The inks are Garden green, Soft suede & Regal rose. The greeting is from occasional greetings which is a set I am reaching for more & more. The backing  papers are from the Sweet pea paper stack. All products are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.


The tiny tags & matching punch are used on the last card

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

How would you like to earn Free Stampin' Up goodies? & build up your stash ?

I am starting up a brand new Stampers 6 club with effect from September

Heres the deal!!

*JUST 3 PLACES LEFT*
I need 6 ladies to join the club who commit to spending a minimum of £25 a month (plus P&P) for 6 months September - March. This is without a December meeting, which I can do ( If required ) as an additional meeting with a draw for hostess, so the chance of a bonus hostess month.
*
Each month one of the 6 ladies will be classed as the "hostess" for that month and will receive freebies of the minimum of a Level 1 stamp set and £15 worth of goodies from the catalogue. Dont worry being hostess simply means you get freebies that month, it doesnt mean you have to let us all come round to your house!!!!!

*
I hold a workshop at my house where we do two make & take projects that I design for you, You don't have to attend the workshops, as some of my stampers are distance stampers & they get a kit with their order.

*
You will receive a free Stampin Up catalogue at the start of the club (
this will be the new release catalogue on 1st October) and any further mini catalogues that might appear during the club run.

*
Occasionally I will send out challenges and prizes to some lucky winners

Do you like the sound of it ???
Please mail me for more information or to register a place before they fill up !!!!!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Brayering

Have you got hang of the Brayering technique?
I know that it is something that I would like to do more of & I am convinced that it is the type of technique that more is more & if you only dabble with it you don't get the best effects a little bit like vintage, the more ink you put down on paper & the messier your fingers get the better the results, where usually when you go to a class the demo will always say"less is more".
When I was researching Brayering I came across this blog & it is truly awesome, Michelle Zindorff has it off to a fine art. Check out her tutorials.

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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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