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Christmas in July – Joining gift worth £65 in July?!

  No, your eyes are not failing you, you have indeed read correctly!  If you purchase a starter kit for £99 between 01-31 July which you can fill with Stampin’ Up’s! amazing crafting products of your choice worth £130, the following joining gift worth £65 will be added to your order 2 x clear D blocks Paper Snips Grid Paper Snail Adhesive Bone Folder Carols for Christmas stamp set So not… Read More »

Seasonal Decorative Masks – Part Two

I hope you enjoyed my card in my last post using the Seasonal Decorative Masks.  Today, I wanted to show you another card using the same masks.  This time I opted for the striped mask. Without any further ado, here is the second card. So this time, instead of sponging a trio of colours onto a taped mask, I have used versamark. Here are the instructions in three easy steps… I taped… Read More »

Special Offers for November

  I have a great new offer to tell you about that starts today, November 1st. Not only do we have a brand new set of dies launching today, but we also have 25% off a selected number of stamp sets during the full month of November Here are the dies in action… As I mentioned earlier, we also have several stamp sets that will fit these shapes perfectly on offer… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative October Blog Hop – Trees and Leaves

Hello and a very warm welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. You may have arrived from our Guest Hopper Heidi (thank you so much for joining us this month, Heidi) or this may well be your first stop, ether way you are very welcome. Our theme this months is Trees and Leaves and I did wonder for a while, would I go Autumnal, Winter or A-seasonal?! In the… Read More »

Crafty Escape Retreat News

Well what a weekend we just had! It was exhausting but exhilarating to organise a successful Crafty Escape Day for a group of wonderful crafty ladies here in Wiltshire.  I thought I would share a little medley of photos from the day. We had a technique class in the morning – luckily noone had too late a night or too early a start as we had a full morning’s sessions… Read More »

Male card using Hardwood for CC&S 175

This is my final card as guest designer for CC&S this month and Caroline has a great sketch for us. Admittedly, this sketch did stretch the old grey matter but I hope you like what I came up with as I tried a male theme this week. Here is Caro’s sketch and here is my male-themed card I’ve just noticed on writing this post that I might have my circles going in the… Read More »

How to make the most of Sale-a-bration 2016

So Sale-a-bration, or SAB for short, has just started so how can you make the most of it? Firstly by shopping or hosting an event and collecting sales! For every £45 you spend, you can choose one item for FREE from the SAB brochure. These are exclusive stamp sets, papers and memory keeping products that are not available anywhere else. But that’s not all! As the person collecting the order -either… Read More »

Happy Birthday to me!!

As it’s my Birthday today, any online order between £25-£150 using the Rainbow Rewards shopping code (X9CB6TBJ) will receive a FREE pack of Baker’s twine in the colour of your choice from me in addition to my usual gifts. Please don’t tick No Contact as I won’t be able to contact you to find out your colour choice and address. I want to highlight one of my favourite cards I’ve… Read More »

Some of my favourite sets at 20% off

You may have seen my post yesterday about our fantastic promotion. I thought I would show you some cards I’ve made using one of the sets, Gorgeous Grunge.     And It’s a great set to colour with, like I coloured my leaves in the first set, to add a graffiti style background like my Happy Birthday card pictured above, or just to add some background interest. If I’m totally… Read More »

Better late than never…

I really wanted to do a challenge this week and found one on CAS(E) this Sketch that I liked. Unfortunately, by the time I got round to uploading my card, I realised the challenge had closed 🙁 However, as the title says ‘better late than never’ so I thought I would share it with you. My card uses the brand new set Watercolour Words. I just love the sketchy effect… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team Night

I recently held our monthly team get-together.  We usually get together once a month to craft, chat, and swap ideas and inspiration. I wanted to show you the swaps that my talented team made to share.  It’s a little picture heavy so I’ve reduced the size of the photos just so this post is not too hard to read.  Although my details are on the photos, these cards are entirely… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all! Here in the UK, we have just under an hour to go until the big day! My kids are fast asleep in bed dreaming of all things Christmasy, there will be so much excitement in the morning. To celebrate the big day and my recent birthday (yes, 21 again!!), I am offering FREE delivery on any online orders over £35 using the hostess  code RYRRARNY between now… Read More »

Christmas Cardmaking Classes – The Week Begins…

I’m kicking off a week of Cardmaking classes with my Mum and Me class this morning at 9.30am – and I couldn’t think of a better way to kick it off with a group of Mums and their little ones! We will spend the morning making 4 cards – similar to my Fast and Fabulous class but just with a little extra time to allow for a few cuddles, feeds… Read More »

More Christmas card ideas using White Christmas from Stampin’ Up

I had to return to my favourite set from this year’s Christmas catalogue – White Christmas – as I hadn’t used all the elements yet! This time I decided to use the car with a Christmas tree on top. I fussy cut it and gave it some dimension with a dimensional behind it. It was a very quick and easy card to make. I used the Blendabilities markers to colour in… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Christmas Washi Tape

A little while ago, I saw a card on the very talented Mary Fish’ site, that I just loved. Even though I had none of the supplies she used to make the card,  I still loved the layout and decided to use my own supplies to make a Christmas version. I used the colours featured in the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape to guide me in my colour choice.  So,… Read More »

First Stampin’ Up/Project Life Pages!!

I am very excited to share my first Project Life pages with you.  They are very basic and I’m sure I will look back at them in months to come and be shocked at how basic they really were (just like I do with my first cards).  However, I just love the system. It really couldn’t be easier.  You start off with a basic kit of pocket pages and a card collection… Read More »

Last few days of Happy Watercolour

By now, I am sure you are all familiar with Happy Watercolour.  It is one of my absolute favourite sets and the source of many of my cardmaking ideas and inspiration. I am sorry to report that it is not being continued in our new annual catalogue.  That means it will be retiring on June 30th.  . I also used it most recently in my private class that I talked… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Convention – Aussie Style!

Stampin’ Up! host some fantastic events and our Annual Convention is the highlight of our calendar.  For us in Europe, it takes place every Autumn, for those in the South Pacific, it has just happened.  If you would like to have a little taster of what happens at our events, have a look at the video below. Most of our events including Convention are Demonstrator only events.  So how do… Read More »