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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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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas wreaths

I have so many Christmas wreaths over the last couple of weeks I have absolutely no idea what I will put on my front door this year, When I was looking through a Christmas magazine in the shop yesterday i even saw an Eco wreath that was made out of sprouts, Not that I fancy one of those.

The wreath on these cards is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set, stamped whole it is a wreath but if you only stamp half of it across the top of the card then it makes a garland swag.
 A fake bow is a great way of adding texture to a card, by making a fake bow you use a lot less ribbon, but make sure if you are putting any kind of embellishment on a card that you take it to the post office to make sure that it fits through the slot & has the correct postage on it.
I always use fake bows on my cards, I can tie a bow but i'm never happy with it and always find the it sticks up at the wrong angle, I do also have a bow maker which does work, but is not very economical with the amount of ribbon you need, hence you wont ever see a hand tied bow on one of my cards.

Happy crafting until next time

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Can you spot the Punch?

Did you spot the punches that I've used to create this cute card?

Did you guess?

The flames of the fire are made from the bird punch & a little less obvious the logs in the fire are made from the word window punch.
I love these two cards & they are very simple to make, The fireplace is embossed using the square lattice embossing folder. The wreaths are stamped before embossing, using the wreath from the Welcome Christmas stamp set, I did make the original sample in the wrong order & stamped the wreath after I had embossed the fireplace & it doesn't work, well they do say you learn something new everyday.

Until next time Happy crafting

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Last nights Stampers 6

Last night was the final meeting of our current stampers 6 group. So we made three cards inspired by a workshop that Monica shared on her blog a few weeks ago.

The card above Was the original inspiration for the card set that we made I just love the real red & the crumb cake together, I chose confetti white for the mat, I love the confetti white for this style of card as it isn't such a bright white as the whisper white & the little confetti flecks just add a little something..
 This was the last card that we made during the evening so some of the ladies took theirs home to finish, I am mindful of time with this group as two of my ladies travel for around 50 minutes to get to me & yesterday was a very foggy day here in Easy Anglia. We usually make just two projects but we did manage to squeeze in a third last night.
As the ladies were colouring the little bird from Beautiful season, they decided they would mount their panel up slightly differently to my original sample, I love it when they add their own twist to their cards.
This card uses stamps from; Beautiful season, Serene Snowflakes  & Heard from the heart.

 Here is the first card that we made a nice simple card that would be relatively easy to mass produce, I know some people make batches of each design of card, I personally like to make one or two of each design. The card is the zig zag style card again in Real Red & Crumb Cake. The snowflake baubles are so sweet. The card is nicely glittered but thats not very clear in the pictures.

And lastly everyone's favourite Dasher, you can see from the second image that the snowy hill that dasher is standing on is torn from a white piece of card, the whisper white works better for this than the confetti white, on the rough edge of the tear we added dazzling diamonds with 2 way glue pen, this is great as it goes on blue so you can see where you've added the glue & dries clear.
We had a lovely evening & were spoilt with a beautiful sugar free fruit cake from Veronica who was the hostess & scrummy little chocolate tarts that Marie bought with her from Steph, Thank you ladies.

I plan to start another Stampers 6 group in January, if you are interested I will post further details later.

Many thanks ladies for a lovely 7 months

Monday, 21 November 2011

Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas I love Christmas, especially the preparations before Christmas & now that a certain advert has been shown on television I know that Christmas will be upon us in the blink of an eye.

 The colour way for these cards is Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & very vanilla. I love the vintage american look that this colour combo makes.
 Using the square punch to make the window frames is easy if you use a post it note to make a mask, ensuring that after punching the first hole you then place the mask securely on the card in line with the first hole, leaving enough space between the squares for the bars of the window pane.
To make the front of this card easier to construct I cut an additional front panel a fraction smaller than the A6 card & punched the window frame the same way as above. The window panels are made from acetate.

The Stamp set Welcome Christmas is one of my current favourite's I have seen some wonderful samples online so it it always seems to be at the top of the pile just lately when I'm making up my own Christmas cards & samples.

Until next time Happy Crafting

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Yes, you read it right!
Running until the 15th of December if you host a workshop with me and it totals over £300 you will receive a FREE Paisley Petals Stamp Set (in either Wood or Clear) and a pack of matching Paisley petals DSP.
This bundle is worth up to £33.90!!
I have just a few dates left in November and just a couple at the begining of December too, CONTACT me now to host a workshop and earn this fab bundle for FREE!
November and December is the best time to host a workshop! 
Get ready for Christmas, and get that SU! wish list in your stocking this year!
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Can you guess what this little cracker is made from?

I wonder if you've spotted it? 

The cracker is made from punch outs from the extra large tag punch. This is one of the quick & easy cards that you could make a whole batch of in an evening. The stamp set used is one that I've now been using for the past three Christmas's so you could dais that it's an old favourite Season of Joy. This card also uses some of the 2011 / 2013 in colours Calypso Coral & Pool Party.

Until next time Happy Crafting

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Welcome Christmas ~ A new Favourite

What is your favourite stamp set? which set do you always reach for first?

With my Christmas card preparations well under way I seem to be favouring the Welcome Christmas stamp set. The two cards in this post are both made using the same main stamp from the set but both have a completely different look.

 Did you spot the stamp? the family Christmas scene.
The above card uses the fir tree from lovely as a tree as the branches to hang the baubles from.
The silhouette scene in this card is simply adorned with basic rhinestones.
The greeting is stamped twice, with the top of the greeting " Welcome Christmas" positioned under the top of the panel and the bottom of the greeting "Into your heart" positioned under the bottom of the card.
Just making an additional way that the greeting can be used.

Until next time Happy Crafting

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The new catalogue is a week old

The new catalogue is now a week old & i'm sure that you've been through from front to back a number of times already.
One of the many bonuses of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator is being able to receive the catalogue at the beginning of September & then purchase sneek peak items in advance of the October 1st release date. There are of course many other advantages, if you would like to know what the benefits are then please drop me a line at
Well I thought you may be interested in my top 10 favourite Products from the 2011 / 2012 idea book & Catalogue are in no particular order.

1.First Edition speciality papers

121878 First Edition Speciality papers £11.50
These papers are so versatile as they can be coloured with ink pads, they can be stamped over & punched for a variety of projects.

2. Creatively Yours
Creatively yours Wood mounted ~ 122610 £16.95 Clear Mounted ~ £13.95
A nice set for Stampin your mark on your creative projects & a must for anyone selling Stampin' Up cards to enable them to comply with Stampin' Ups Angel policy.

3. Broadsheet alphabet
Broadsheet Alphabet Wood Mounted 118724 £44.95 ~ Clear Mounted 120585 £36.95
If you only ever purchase one Alphabet then I would urge you to look at this one as it is so versatile for Monograms, Scrapbook titles & cards. So beautiful & everyone is different.

4. Page 67 has the loveliest layout using the new set called Creative elements.
Creative Elements Wood mounted 122645 £29.95 ~ Clear Mounted 122647 £23.95
5. On Page 51 I love the Paisley petals set & Paisley petals Designer Series papers, the whole page is a feast for the eyes, I love the notebooks that they've made as the display samples.
Designer Series papers 122367 £9.95

Paisley petals wood mounted 122545 £23.95 Clear Mounted 122547 £18.95

6. Pennant Parade & the co-ordinating punch
Petite Pennants Builder punch 122361 £15.50

Pennant parade 122740 wood mounted £20.95 122742 Clear mounted £16.95
So far I think this is probably the set that I have found most samples made with from the new catalogue.

7. Welcome Christmas this is a set that carried over from the last catalogue & I bought it as part of a bundle last year & had never used it until this week when I was planning some classes & now i have so many ideas for using it on my own Christmas cards, I have already made 6 different samples.
Welcome Christmas 118736 Wood mounted £26.95 120597 Clear Mounted £21.95

8. Tagtastic Hostess set This set has a tag for most occasions, but why stop at using them as tags they would easily make a focal point or an embellishment on a scrapbooking project or a greetings card.
Tagtastic Hostess set available to purchase with Hostess Pounds 122745 Wood  mounted £12 hostess pounds ~ 122747 Clear Mounted £10 hostess pounds.

9. Teeny Tiny Wishes I have seen this set in the American catalogue and really hoped that it would arrive here in the UK & it has.
Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370 £32.95

I love this set & I think its ideal partner is Elizabeth
117120 Elizabeth A La carte stamp £8.95
10. Delicate Doilies I have this set already & I have so many ideas of what I want to do with it, but everytime I get in the craft room I get distracted & make some different. I love the fact that 2 of the stamps have matching punches.
Delicate Doilies 122590 Wood Mounted £20.95 122592 Clear Mounted  £16.95

I hope that you've enjoyed my top 10 from the new catalogue what is going to be in your top 10?

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Join my team & get the new IN COLOURS FREE

Join Stampin Up in October and you will get some fantastic FREE product in addition to the brilliant value Starter Kit

Valued at £240 the Starter Kit is already amazing value  at £119 but during OCTOBER ONLY you can have an IN COLOUR BUNDLE added to your Starter Kit

Optional bundle add on ~ Stampin' memories
£60 for the bundle worth £95

This contains 5 In Colour Ink pads and a selection of card stock - how fantastic
You will receive
New recruits who join in October will automatically receive 5 In Colour Classic Stampin’ Pads and a pack of assorted A4 In Color card stock:
  • Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • A4 Smooth Card Stock (20 sheets: 4 ea. in new In Colors)

You can make Stampin' Up your business, or just benefit from the fabulous discounts when you order for yourself.

Jack of all trades

Halloween Treats

The beauty of this Halloween cracker treat is beautifully easy & is made using two seperate milk cartons using the Milk carton die.
The two ends are not glued into the central band, they do however fit snuggly allowing a treat to be placed in each end so everyone is a winner.

The colours used are Tangerine Tango & Concord Crush.
Jack of all trades
Wood mounted 122620 £21.95
Clear Mounted 122622 £17.95

The papers used to decorate the band are from the lovely Frightful Sight range 

I have used the Basic Black Satin ribbon, the ends have been frayed, which was incredibly hard, its called "Sods law" If i'd wanted a smooth flawless end to my ribbon it would have frayed, because I wanted a unfinished look It took me ages to get the ribbon to fray.

Halloween sets being in the new catalogue are a result of people power, Stampin' Up always ask for feedback & often send out surveys to demonstrators for feedback. One of the constant requests was Halloween, so here it is. 

So if you have any feedback that you'd like me to pass onto Stampin' Up then please leave a comment.

I'm off work tomorrow so i'm going to try a couple more of these in Christmas colours.

Another little treat

I love these new papers they are just luscious & they co-ordinate so well with one of the new stamp sets that I am yet to ink.

122360 Flirtatious Speciality papers £11.50

The stamp set i'm referring to is on page 69 of the new catalogue & is called Delicate Doilies 
122590 wood mounted £ 20.95 122592 clear mounted £16.95

I have seen lots of these treat bags in the past & never really paid much attention to them but with my mind turned to Christmas & table favours, treats & colleague gifts I thought I would try one out. The Flirtatious papers are lovely for a project like this as they contain a good mix of feminine colours 7 masculine colours as well as the two lovely sheets of laser cut doilies.
Melon mambo Doilies

 The tag was made using one of the lovely new stamps from the new hostess set called Tagtastic, this set can only be purchased with hostess pounds, which are earned by placing an order over £150 or by hosting a party.

Wood mounted 122745 £12 hostess pounds
Clear Mounted 122747 £10 hostess pounds
If you would like to know more about becoming a hostess & how you can earn exclusive hostess sets then drop me a line or comment on this post.

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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.

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