Thursday, 30 December 2010

Free stamps!

Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales event of the year-is here and I'm very excited – welcome to Sale-A-Bration!

This is the best sale of the year for SU with easy ways for you to get yourself free goodies. These stamp sets are just gorgeous this year – we have words, owls and flowers which I'm so excited about! Click on the image above to see the full Sale-A-Bration leaflet. I've already had my first free stamp set early (one of the privileges of being a demonstrator!) and I've just placed my order to earn my second free set as it's such a great deal - if you've had your eye on some products in the catalogue for a while, now is definitely the time to order them.

This year Stampin' Up! have got four great Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn for FREE:

Sweet Summer

So Happy For You

I know many of you have been waiting for this owl stamp for a long time, so now's your chance to get hold of it - Punch - Bunch

And finally for those of you who like the grungy looks, Bliss...

You really can earn one of these sets completely free - all you have to do is place an order from the Stampin' Up! catalogue of £45 or more, and you can choose which one you would like! the best part is that this offer applies to EACH £45 spent, so if you order £90, you can choose TWO SETS free!

There are three ways for you to earn free stamp sets:

For every £45 you spend (product amounts before shipping), you can choose one Sale-A-Bration set.

For every £300 in workshop sales (product sales before shipping), as the hostess you can
choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration set. This is in addition to the already fabulous hostess rewards!

New demonstrator recruits can choose any stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (valued up to £44.95) when you become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.

All Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are exclusive to this promotion and will never be offered again so grab them while you can!

This promotion is available from 30 December 2010–28 February 2011 but don't delay as once stocks are sold out, they are gone and will not appear in future catalogues. Email me with your orders today! You can find the Stampin' Up! catalogue at the link on the right.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Last minute Christmas cards!

As promised, a final couple of quick cards for inspiration! Again, using my favourite kit this year from the Stampin' Up! catalogue - Christmas Jingle kit.

Patterned paper, die-cut stickers and some gold cord - simples!
If I don't make it back on here again - I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and a great New Year!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Here's a few more made using the Christmas Jingle kit - all quick and easy using the self adhesive die cuts from the Simply Scrappin' kit.

My photography isn't great in the winter light but the cream in the Stampin' Up! catalogue is unlike any other cream coloured materials I've seen before, it is so bright and fresh, it's a dream to work with!

These snowflakes are layered with foam pads and brads through the large and small stickers to add dimension. Probably one more post from me with inspiration before the big day for those real last minute crafters!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Stampin' Up! gift vouchers

Are you ready for the big day yet?! Me neither! I've finished my shopping now but have a LOT of wrapping to do! I've been busy making these lovely gift vouchers for my customers... do you want one too?

They are vouchers to spend in the beautiful Stampin' Up! catalogue available in any denomination, and also vouchers for my craft classes - a gift experience I know many of you love!
I've decorated a pretty pouch for the gift vouchers too to make them a little more exciting. It's not too late to order gift vouchers from me, they can be emailed (without the pretty pouch i'm afraid!) but great gifts to order if you still have some shopping to do.

I still have so much to share with you but the combination of being ill and lots of snow has sent me a bit off edge! I still have my Christmas Craft Day to share with you and also last week's canvas decorating class now too, I will catch up with those posts over the holidays. But for now, some last minute inspiration for those of you still to make Christmas cards - I have one special one to make.

These are made using the Christmas Jingle kit, a really gorgeous kit of lovely festive colours but with a modern twist. A definite must have for those of you who get ahead early for next year - this kit is in the catalogue again so will be available until next September!

This is one of my favourite sentiments in the kit, this and another family saying. I'll share more with you and if you've already made your Christmas cards, you can adapt the other Simply Scrappin' kits for another theme.
I hope you get your shopping all finished soon!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

This is one of the cards from my Christmas craft day and again is made using the 'Christmas Jingle' kit from the Stampin' Up! catalogue. It is simple just using the die cut stickers and arranging them on the card blanks. I really love the effect!

The Simply Scrappin' Kits from the catalogue are really good value as you get six sheets of 12 x 12 double sided patterned papers, six sheets of die cut stickers and eight sheets of 12 x 12 textured cardstock and it all matches perfectly, so whether its cardmaking or scrapbooking, you can make tons from each kit. I'll be using more of these kits in my future classes as I just love them!
Don't forget you still have time to ask for Stampin' Up! goodies for Christmas with my Christmas Wish List, or choose Craft Class Gift Vouchers or Stampin' Up! Catalogue Vouchers - see here

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Here is one of many Christmas cards I have made this year from the 'Christmas Jingle' kit from the Stampin' Up! catalogue. It uses the die cut stickers arranged in a square, with the middle of two of them raised with a foam pad. You can see that one has gone slightly on the wonk in this photo - I'll be adjusting that before I send it out! Then its some simple Old Olive ribbon from the catalogue and that's done. I'll be sharing lots more from my Christmas craft day - I didn't share photos of the day in the end did I? We had a great day, 11 of us making lots of festive items. I'll share more another day - my canvas making class is coming up this Saturday too!
Don't forget you still have time to ask for Stampin' Up! goodies for Christmas with my Christmas Wish List, or choose Craft Class Gift Vouchers or Stampin' Up! Catalogue Vouchers - see here

Monday, 6 December 2010

Ornament Gift Tag

What I love about making gift tags is that they are really just super quick mini cards! This lovely brown and green combo is very festive and uses the lovely ornament stamp set, isn't it lovely? The matching punch that goes with it makes it so super quick and easy to use, as it usually is with Stampin' Up as they coordinate everything for you!


Delightful Decorations*

Whisper White Card Stock
Soft Suede Textured Card Stock

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals®*
Linen Thread
Rhinestone Brads
Stampin’ Dimensionals®
Ornament Punch
1/16" Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch

*From the Delightful Decorations Bundle

Don't forget you still have time to ask for Stampin' Up! goodies for Christmas with my Christmas Wish List, or choose Craft Class Gift Vouchers or Stampin' Up! Catalogue Vouchers - see here

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Season’s Greetings card

Here's another Christmas card idea to keep you going. If you've completed your Christmas cards already - firstly that's good going, well done!, but if so, why not change the patterned papers and stamps on this card to another choice of colour and theme such as birthdays?


Welcome Christmas*

Whisper White Card Stock Real Red Textured Card Stock Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper*

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
VersaMark Pad

Clear Stampin’ Emboss® Powder Riding Hood Red
1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Pearl Basic Jewels
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper-Piercing Tool

*From the Welcome Christmas Bundle

Don't forget you still have time to ask for Stampin' Up! goodies for Christmas with my Christmas Wish List, or choose Craft Class Gift Vouchers or Stampin' Up! Catalogue Vouchers - see here

Friday, 3 December 2010

‘Tis the Season gift bag

Here's some inspiration for you - I'll be posting lots of quick and easy Christmas ideas for those of you like me who are not ready for the season just yet!


Gifted* stamps

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper*

Old Olive Stampin’ Write® Marker
Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

Sleigh Bells Ribbon
Clips Assortment
Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Products from the Gifted Bundle