Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack Bargains!

Very quick post from me today as I’m totally mesmerised by the fabulous bargains on our Clearance Rack. So as I say a very quick post just to direct to you to my online shop. Check down the left hand side when you are on the shop page, for Year End Close Outs and Happy Shopping. There are some fabulous bargains, you won’t want to miss them.  If there is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Private Classes

I hold regular monthly classes in my craft room, but I also hold private classes here too for a minimum of four people.  Here is my room just before  a recent private class began.   This was my last class with this group of ladies before Christmas, so I had a couple of little gifts for them that you can see on the table.   One of the cards we… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Cheerful Christmas Case

I love looking at other people’s designs for ideas and inspiration and I saw this lovely card on Debbie Henderson’s blog (an SU demo from the US) a little while ago, which I thought would showcase a lovely technique for my Technique Tuesday class.  You can see Debbie’s card here – she even has instructions on how to create the card. I decided to change it up a little bit,… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! – Christmas Gift Ideas

  Have you seen our fantastic offer that I posted yesterday?  If you missed it, you can read the full details here. How about combining this offer with some Christmas shopping? Have you seen the great kits we have in our catalogue?  These are perfect for the busy crafter who wants to make a handstamped card quickly, they are also great for someone who would like a introduction to crafting as… Read More »

Christmas has just come early – fabulous joining promotion starts today – read on…

How would you like to get £55 worth of Stampin’ Up goodies for free?  Yes, for one week only, for just £74.25, you can get £130 of SU goodies delivered straight to your door at no extra cost. That’s right, there’s not even a delivery charge. This offer starts today and only lasts for one week – until December 2nd. But it doesn’t end there – we have a never-before offer… Read More »

Holiday Home Tealight Lantern complete with Instructions

I’ve had a great reaction to my tealight lantern that I posted recently. Many of you have requested the instructions so here goes… I was first inspired by a tealight lantern I saw by a Dutch SU demo Aida.  You can see her version on  her facebook page .  I knew I wanted to use the Holiday home bundle and unfortunately Aida’s measurements didn’t suit my design so I had to… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Christmas Crafternoon!

So Saturday was the day of my Christmas Crafternoon!  I don’t do these events very often, but I really enjoy them. Having four hours together gives me the opportunity to showcase projects we wouldn’t normally have time for in a normal weekday class.  So what did we get up to this time, well you may remember my sneak peak photos from a couple of weeks ago, but if not here… Read More »

Christmas Card Ideas using the Stair Step Card for Technique Class

As promised, I am back with a look at the cards we made in my recent Technique class.  This month, one of the cards we made was a Stair Step card.  I saw an example of this style of card on a Youtube video by Amy Celona and wanted to make my own version.  It is not as complicated as it looks and is perfect for the Holiday Home stamp set.  The… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Project Life – December Daily

A couple of nights ago, I decided to spend some time catching up with Project Life.  I have several pages on the go at once and have over 600 photos to get through – this is pretty much covering the last 6 years of our life! I must say, I really enjoyed my time, and must set more time aside to catch up with it all. I got several pages… Read More »

Stampin Up Team night – last of the swaps…

Firstly, a big Hello to all my new visitors.  I had quite an influx of new visitors yesterday, so I do hope you come back again and do leave a comment and let me know where you are from.  If you are commutable to Swindon, do look at my class calendar and get in touch if you would like to come to one of my scheduled classes or book your… 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 »

Team Meeting Make and Takes – Christmas Card Inspiration

Half term is over – phew – back to porridge as my Dad says! I hope you had a great time whatever you got up to. Just before we had half term, I held my team meeting. We like to swap cards so that we exchange ideas and see our different styles. Of course, we make a couple of cards too. Here is my first one: It was quite an… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Happy Hallow’een!

Happy Halloween! We’ve always had some fun around Halloween as I’m from Ireland.  As children, we used to have plenty of games on Halloween night such as dunking for apples and special prize filled apple tarts, plus of course, sparklers around the obligatory bonfire.  I’ve never sent Halloween cards before, but with some of the sets that featured in this year’s seasonal catalogue, I couldn’t resist this year. I saw… Read More »

Stampin’ Up All Occasion Wreaths with Petite Petals

We had our team meeting last week and we do like to swap cards with each other.  I decided to make a Christmas wreath but not having the Wondrous Wreath set yet, I decided to use my Petite Petals set. I used Petite Petals to stamp on Garden Green and punched it out with the coordinating punch. To decorate I used the little flower from Something to Say on Cherry… Read More »

Even more Stampin’ Up Christmas products available

If you have worked through your wish list from the Autumn Winter catalogue, guess what?  We have even more Stamping delights for you in the brand new Autumn-Winter supplement.  The Catalogue was so jam-packed with loveliness, we had to create an extra supplement.  Feel free to download your own copy using the links on the right hand side-bar. It will be a little strange on opening as the real life paper… Read More »

Need any more Christmas card ideas??

Every month, I hold two regular classes – my Fast and Fabulous class where we make four cards that are not too labour intensive and my Technique class where we make two or three cards that focus on a particular technique or that may just take a bit more time. This month, in our Technique class, we focussed on the Emboss Resist technique.  This is where you add colour over an embossed… Read More »

Merry Christmas from Sassy Salutations

I’m sharing another card today from my recent Fast and Fabulous class.  I was inspired by a card by Megan Daves who used Sassy Salutations in a similar way. I used the little arrow stamp from What’s Up in between the words – it kind of reminded me of pine needles – though must admit, I’d never looked at it like that before! So all in all it’s a quick… Read More »

More Fast and Fabulous Christmas cards with Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Home

Today’s card is another one we made at last week’s Fast and Fabulous class.  I used an idea from a card featured in the Seasonal Catalogue.  Having the co-ordinating framelits made the card a very quick one to make, in fact the only bit that took any time at all was cutting out the little trees!   I have used the Good Greetings stamp set for the sentiment and it’s… Read More »

Stampin Up – More Christmas Card Inspiration with Bright and Beautiful

I am going to share another card from my Fast and Fabulous class this week.  As I mention a lot, White Christmas has to be my favourite stamp set from this year’s Seasonal Catalogue but Bright and Beautiful is fast catching up.  I’ve also become more and more fond of Night and Navy.  I must admit, I’ve only used it as an accent colour before, rather than basing my whole card around… Read More »

Stampin Up Bright and Beautiful meets Northern Flurry

Once a month, I run a Fast and Fabulous class here at my craft room.  As the title suggests, the cards are both quick to make yet hopefully, both the creator and recipient will agree, fabulous at the same time. This was my personal  favourite from last night’s class and is so quick and easy to make, it would be perfect to mass produce for your own batch of Christmas… Read More »