Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Clearance Rack Blitz!!!
Stampin' Up! Are currently updating the online clearance rack with lots of products with up to 80% off!!! Don't miss out, it goes live today, (Tuesday 10th December) and is only WHILE STOCKS LAST.

There are some amazing bargains including paper, card, ribbons, dies and embellishments.
 Follow the link below to go straight to my online clearance rack and bag a bargain!!


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Clearance Rack

Exciting news in the SU world today!! For the first time ever in the UK there is now a clearance rack available online.  What does this mean for you?  If you visit my online shop you will see a new section in the left hand menu called clearance rack, and you will be amazed by the amount of bargains.  There are packs of 12x12 card for £3.59, and there are some packs of designer paper for just £1.99!!!  But please be warned, it is only while stocks last, and some items have already sold our even though it only went live last night, so hurry along and take a look.

I have also been neglecting my blog, again, and I think it's about time I admtt that perhaps blogging regularly isnt my thing, so no promises to do better this time.  I have however had a bit of an update, so there are now links to the current catalogues on the right, and a "shop now" button to allow you to fulfill your crafting cravings anytime, night or day!

I will hopefully be back sometime soon with some projects, but as I said before, not promises!! 


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

So Many Fantastic Things!!

Well, I've received my second batch of goodies from the new catalogue, and I have to admit I'm a bit overwhelmed!!  There are soo many stunning products, and just not enough time to play properly.  I've got a class coming up using the Mosaic Madness stamps and punches, so I better get busy!! |The first date for the class is fully booked, but I have updated the events page with a second date if you want to join the fun.

I've also had a chance to play with the new

FIVE WAY FLOWER - 131088 (woodmounted only) £8.95

stamp, and created this very simple, but effective, card.

And do you know the best thing about this card?   There are offers on TWO of the products used. 

Stampin' Up! are running a GRAB YOUR GREETING promotion, offereing 25% off 4 different greetings stamp sets, just for July.  Sizzling hot, or what?  And it includes Sassy Salutations, which I have used here.  CLick on the image for more details.

And then, I am offering a Button Share from the new catalogues, which includes the In Colour Dhalia embellishment that is in the centre of the stamp.  This one is in Primrose petals, but you will also get 1 of each of the 2012-2014 In Colours.
plus, all of this:
1.  NEW Designer Buttons, - 72 buttons (1 each of 3 design in 24 colours)
2.  Naturals Designer Buttons - 6 buttons (2 each of 3 designs)
3. In Colour Boutique details - 5 embellishments (1 each of 5 colours)
4. Very Vintage Buttons - 6 buttons (2 each of 3 designs)
5. Vintage Faceted Buttons - 6 Buttons (2 each of 3 designs)
That a grand total of 100 buttons for a bargain price of £15 (plus £1.50 postage).
So, after you've had chance to take in all this awesome information, contact me to let me know which of these stunning offers you would like to order.
Happy crafting

Friday, 5 July 2013

New Catalogue - And it's stunning!!!

Well, what else did you expect?  a new annual catalogue from Stampin' Up! of course it's going to be stunning!

I wont keep you in suspense, here it is, just click on the picture to view all the gorgeousness.

There are some amazing bundles of products as well to save you money when buying co-ordinating products, and some beautiful new colours in all of the families.
If yoiu want to order anything, or ask any questions, drop me an email or phone me on 0795 8222 317
I will be posting some samples made from new products over the next few weeks, and there will be some details of some classes using the new products as well, and some amazing project shares so you can get a bit of everything.
As well as giving us a beautiful new catalogue Stampin' Up! have also given us some amazin offers for the month of July.
So watch this space for more details.
Signing off so I can go and play with my new loveliness!!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Coffee Shop Card Class

I had the chance to meet with a fantastic group of ladies last night and run a card class for the Manchester WI craft section.

It was an awesome night, not only were they all lovely, and really friendly, but they meet in a beautiful artisan Cafe in the very trendy northen Quarter in Manchester called Takk!!

I was very excited to be there, and hope that I get invited back some time soon, but in the meantime, here are some pictures of the class, the beautiful venue, and some of the cards they made.

Thanks ladies.


And don't forget to watch out for the new catalogue going on line at midnight on Monday 1st July!!


Friday, 12 April 2013

We Are Having a Colour Refresh!!

Stampin' Up! have today announced......

Below you will see the changes, some old colours are returning, some new colours being introduced and a bit of swapping around in the families will happen

Now those colours which are being discontinued are available only WHILE STOCKS LAST, so don't miss out, stock up on your favourites before they are gone, and word is they are going fast. Don't forget to stock up on the re-inkers as well!!
These changes won't take effect until the release of the new 2013/14 Annual Catalogue in July. You won't be able to purchase any of the new colours until this time but watch this space for some samples!!
And here's a video link for more explanation.


In the meantime, if you want to purchase any of the retiring products, inks, cardstock and accessories then don't delay, you can call or email with your order.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sneaky Peeks

Just a couple of sneaky peeks of the layouts made from the kits for Saturday's crop.  It's not too late to book on the crop, however, it is to late to book kits for this months crop. If you want some for April's though, let me know.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Final projects from Team Training day.

There are 3 more projects I need to share with you from our team training day, and I have decided to do them all in one post, as I still soo many goodies to show you using the Sale-a-bration products that I'm worried I will run out of time.

Don't forget, Sale-a-bration finishes on 22nd March, so there's less than a month to get your hands on the fantastic, exclusive, Sale-a-bration products. 

Anyway, now for the stunning projects.

This is a fantastic 8x8 scrapbook layout which was created and shared by my very talented upline Carole Bryson.



This uses the awesome Tea for Two Designer Series paper from page 3 of the Spring/Summer catalogue, the Hearts a Flutter stamps and Framelits from page 11 (but both in the bundle and get a discout), and the Apothecary Accents Framelits from page 191 of the main catalogue.
Carole also showed us how to take this 8x8 and make it into a 12x12 layout, but I haven't got a picture of that.


Here is the project created and shared by Helen Ding using the Oh Hello framelits and stamps from page 4 of the Spring/Summer catalogue along with the Secret Garden Framelits and dies. 

And last, but by no means least, a card created by Tammy Ogden using one of my favourite stamp sets, Elegant Eleanor on page 112 of the Main catalogue, and the background stamp En Francais from page 129 of the main catalogue.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these projects.  As always, if you would like to order any of the products, or book a private class to create some stunning projects, please contact me.  And if you would like to come to a training event like this, then why not join my team, there is still a month left to get the fantastic offer of £162.50 worth of products in your starter kit for just £99!!!!


Monday, 25 February 2013


I love the Simply Scrappin kits that Stampin' Up! offer.  They are just £18.95, and they provide everything you need to make loads of layouts, 12x12 cardstock, 12x12 patterned paper, and loads of embellishments.

You get at least 2 of everything, 2 of each colour cardstock, 3 of each patterned paper, and 2 of each embellishment, so they are ideal for sharing.  But, what if you haven't got a Scrapbooking buddy who likes they same kit as you?? Well, now it doesn't matter!  I am offering shares in the Bandstand Kit below.  You will get 1 of each colour 12x 12 cardstock, 1.5 of each patterned paper, and 1 of every embellishment, all for the amazing price of £9 (£12 posted).


And look at some of the fantastic things you can do with it.


And look what one of my very talented friends and customers, Christine Dawson, did with it.
If you want to create some fantastic layouts with this kit, then please contact me.  One of the shares of this has already been sold, so as soon as you email me, this other can be in the post to you!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

I hope the title got your attention.  Who doesn't like a bit of choocolate?  Sorry if you've given it up for lent.  Just had to share this photo of the hot chocolate stirring sticks I made with me daughter, decoarted with a bit of the gorgeous ribbons from from the Sale-a-bration offer.  It proves that SU ribbon isn't just for papercrafting!!

And here is another project from our team training, a stunning Easter themed gift box shared by the very talented Julie Smith.  I love the little bunny diving through the hole.  She even provided chocolate for the inside, but surprise surprise, that didn't last long enough for a photo.

It used the Petal Cone Bigz die available in the main catalogue, and also the Autumn Accents die which has been carried over from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

If you wish to order any of the products used in this product, then please contact me, if you would like to book a class for you and your friends at a venue of your choice to make this and other products then email to book at suitable date.
Well, I'm off to enjoy a hot chocolate stirring stick!!!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Team Training

One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (and believe me there are lots!), is the fantastic people that I get to meet.   I am part of a team of demonstrators, and we are lucky enough to meet on a regular basis to share hints, tips and projects.  All of our team are really talented, and its so great to have a go at everybody elses projects.  We made loads of projects at the training, and I am going to share some of them over the next couple of days, but to start off with, here is the one that I made for everybody to make.

It uses the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Papers from the annual catalogue, I love the muted tones in this set, and I'm a bit of a Cajun Craze fan.  I've also used the new Secret Garden stamps and matching framelits.  I love sets of stamps and framelits as I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting out.  A little bit of Crumb Cake seam binding and an antique brad to finish it off, you've just got to have a bow somewhere!!!

If you and your friends would love to learn how to make this or any other cards, then why not book me to come to your house and run a class specifically designed to your needs?  All you need is a table with enough space for you and your friends and I will bring the rest.  Prices vary depending on the length of the class, and the projects made, but can be tailored to meet you budget.  Contact me know to book.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Party Projects

Here is a photo of the projects that I have been doing with people attending Stampin' Up! parties recently, a gorgeous little bag (which may contain some chocolate goodies!) and a matching card. 

I've got a party o Wednesday where we will be making some more of these, and my host has taken my business name to heart and is serving cocktails as well!!

Would you like to host a party for your friends (cocktails optional) and make these great projects, get a chance to browse the Stampin' Up! catalogues, and, of course, purchase some amazing products?  Now is a great time to do it as its Sale-a-bration.  Not only will you get your normal hostess freebies (a minimum of £25 of free product with party orders over £150) but there are added hostess freebies of free silver glimmer paper and more!!!

And not only that, your guests get free gifts if they place an order of £45!!!  For full details click here

I've also  put together a Sale-a-bration bundle based on the card above, so you can get

Papillion Potpourri Stamps
Elegant Butterfly punch
An A4 card pack of your choice
An inkpad of your choice
and a pack of Gems

All for the bargain price of £45 (+ £2.50 postage)

And not only is it a bargain price, you also get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration leaflet here

Contact me before 20th March to take advantage of this great offer.   If you want to host a party, contact me quickly, as dates during Sale-a-bration are filling fast!!!

Happy crafting


Thursday, 7 February 2013

The New Spring Catalogue

I've just realised that in all the excitement of playing with my new crafting toys from the NEW Stampin' Up! spring catalogue, I forgot to post it here.....How rude!!

Well here it is, and prepare yourself for some absolutely gorgeous new products, click the image to see the full catalogue.

Well, here's an offer to start you off.  There are some fantastic new colours in the co-ordinations card on page 12.  There are 12 12x12 sheets in each pack, and there are three fantastic colours, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, and Real Red, for a fantastic price of £6.25.

But what  if you don't want 12 of each, and would rather have some of each?  Well, for just £10 (or £12.50 posted) you could have 4 12x12 sheets of each of the colours, AND the fabulous Stampin' Sanding System to go with it!!!
Contact me now if you want to take advantage of this amazing deal.

Want to have a share of some of the other things in the catalogue as well, then watch this space, as I will be putting some more share details up over the next few days.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sale-a-bration has started

The biggest event on the Stampin' Up! calander has started! And with 17 different
products available for FREE with every £45 order placed during 22nd January-22nd
March 2013, there is only one question to ask?
SAB How will you PartySAB Host
Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a
Stampin’ Up! party!
  • Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a £150 workshop!
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a £300 workshop!*
Hostess Bundle Details:
  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
Contact me to find out what dates I have available to book a party, but hurry,
dates during Sale-a-bration are filling fast.As soon as you have booked the date,
I will send you a Party Planning kit which includes a catalogue, invitations, order
forms and a small free gift.

SAB Shop
Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!
Customers may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every
£45 they spend. This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as
well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing
folder! Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone!
View the Sale-A-Bration brochure HERE – or click the first SAB logo
SAB Join
Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary = 25% more Starter Kit products
for FREE!
That means you choose a whopping £162.50 worth of products for just £99.
Plus you receive £45 worth of business products for free for you to get your
own Stampin' Up! business started - if you choose to. You don't have to join to
run it as business though, you can just join to take advantage of the fantastic
price on the kit, and as a way to get discount on future purchases of SU products. 
Contact me or click on the "join my team" section of my blog.
Watch this space for some projects using the products, and some great
bundles/offers specially designed to help you earn SAB products.

Take care


Friday, 11 January 2013

It's Crop Day Tomorrow!!

Don't forget it's the first crop of 2013 tomorrow!! 10.30am until 3.30pm at Harwood Methodist Church, Longsight, Bolton.

It's just £5 including refreshments. Bring your own projects and lunch.

Feel like coming down, but can't make it all day? Well it's just £3 for up to 3 hours, so come a join us for the morning or afternoon.

Not sure what a crop is? Why not drop in a have a look?

Want to come and craft, but don't do scrapbooking? That's fine, you can bring any other craft to do, knitting, crochet, quilting, card making, anything.

Want to learn more about scrapbooking, come and have a chat and I can arrange some classes to suit you, or for a small extra cost, can arrange a class at the next crop.

And don't forget, there will be cakes!!!

Have fun today, whatever you're doing.



Friday, 4 January 2013

Valentine Deal

It's not long until the start of Sale-a-bration, but just enough time for Stampin' Up to fit in another fantastic offer. It's just in time for all your Valentines Day projects, although the stamps can be used for soo much more as well.

Purchase the My Little Valentine stamp set (clear mount only) for £9.95 and get the Simply Sent kit FREE (saving £8.25), full details on the flyer above.

Don't delay though, as this offer is only available until 21st January. If you would like to own these wonderful items, then please contact me, and I will be happy to order them for you.