Monday, 29 August 2011

New baby boy card and Retirement List is coming!

Here's a new baby boy card that I made recently for our friends who have just extended their family! I've used the soft subtles patterned paper from the paper stack for the spotted background paper. The main stamp is from the Sale-a-bration set which has now retired, and so is the sentiment.

Talking of retired items - coming soon is this year's retirement list from Stampin' Up! For those of you who don't know what this is, let me explain.

Every year Stampin' Up! release a new catalogue full of ideas and projects, and of course scrummy new craft goodies to buy. This means.... that some of the products in the current catalogue are retired when the new catalogue is released - and they really will be gone forever! On September 1st the retirement list is released - and it really is first come first served! If there is anything in the current SU catalogue that is on your must have list but you haven't bought it, now would be the time to do it.

Also - some of the products are discounted! And we all love a bargain. So when the list comes out, I will email it around to you and also post it here. If there's anything on the list that you want, contact me ASAP to place your order as some of the items sell out very fast, especially the discounted items. Once these items have gone, you will not be able to get them ever again so grab them while you can - whether it's your favourite stamp set, patterned paper or ribbon!

I'll be back soon with that retired list...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

More cupcake birthdays

Wow - I didn't realise it had been so long since I've updated! Here's another birthday card I made for my lovely friend who has turned 30 - this was one that Monica Gale made a long time ago and I'd been waiting forever to make it - it only took me a year haha.

I love this beautiful colour scheme - I always seem to enjoy using Chocolate Chip in all of my cards. It's made using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set, with the scalloped edge border punch, using also Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink colours. So cute! I'd love to make some more of these cards all in different colours.

Don't forget there's not that many weeks left to book onto my Christmas Craft Day - it might be the only one I get to arrange for this year so don't wait until I'm full - that would be sad. Details are here

Friday, 5 August 2011

Christmas Craft Class Sat 17th Sept

Holidays are coming!

**Christmas craft class bookings are now open - just four weeks to book your place**

It might seem too early but the time is here to take bookings for my Christmas class!

Date: Saturday 17 September
Time: 11.00am
Place: Ardleigh Green Family Centre, Gidea Park
or my house, Barking (depending on numbers)
Price: £20.00 per person

In this class you will make a selection of window boxes using the Ornament punch plus a selection of cards using the Contempo Christmas stamp set and patterned papers.

Price includes refreshments and everything you need to create this pretty set to get ahead for Christmas!

Deadline for booking - 3rd September


Last year we had such a good time - there were 15 of us all crafting, eating mince pies and listening to Christmas songs - enjoying getting ahead of the Christmas rush. Everyone loved their Christmas creations so much that many comments were "I don't want to give them away!". It takes time to get everyone's bookings in, order the supplies and make up the kits, so now is the time to book your place with me! I also don't know if I will be able to hold another Christmas class as I have a very busy year so this may be the only chance. Don't miss it!

I would love you to join in the fun this year - spaces are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis with your deposit so please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come along. September isn't as far away as it seems being August already!
Why not bring a friend with you to add to the fun? Feel free to forward this email onto anyone you know who might be interested in coming along. We have a raffle too if there is enough people in the class.

This class is suitable for all levels of crafters, including beginners. I guide you every step of the way and if you do not have your own tool kit, I provide tools to share. This class will vary very slightly from the photograph shown.

Payment is required to secure your class bookings. You can book now using the pay now button above, or by internet transfer, cheque, or cash if you see me regularly.

Jenny x

Monday, 1 August 2011

FREE gift - bag, ribbon and embellishments!

Ooh we've just received the details of this month's offer from Stampin' Up and it's a great one! You get a FREE "exclusively-designed cosmetic bag, along with Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and a 24-piece Clip Assortment" with every order of £75 or more!

This doesn't happen very often and I've been waiting for a week or so before I place my next order to see what this month's offer was - and it was worth it! You can click on the photo for details.

Email me today with what you want to order from either the main Stampin' Up! catalogue or the mini catalogue (you can browse these with the links to the right of my blog and also find my email address there) and I'll place your order so that you can have this gift on its way to you as soon as possible! (You can join with a friend and place a joint order as along as it reaches £75, you will get one free bag and the contents).

I'm putting in my order tonight!