Stampin’ Up Workshop Ideas with Bright and Beautiful

I had a table at an event about 10 days ago.  It was great fun, and while I knew the event would not be hugely busy, I knew those that were going would probably have children with them or even babes in arms so I wanted my ‘make and take’ to be beautiful, yet easy to accomplish while holding a child and a changing bag! I opted for Bright and Beautiful… 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 »

Happy World Cardmaking Day – Using Stampin’ Up Markers on Stamps

This was my first purchase from the Seasonal Catalogue as I fell on love with the sample featuring these sets. My project today is pretty similar – though I must admit, I’m not that fond of one-layer cards, so I used Cherry Cobbler as my base and a mat of Very Vanilla on top. I was a little disappointed with the embossing folder at first as the pattern is larger… Read More »

More team swaps…

There has been so much exciting news from Stampin’ Up this month, that it’s taken me a while to get round to showing you the last of my team swaps. When we swap, we don’t always swap a full card, we just swap the card front or even just an element of the card. With this card, my downline, Caroline Thomas swapped a card front with us. You can see here… Read More »

Stampin’ Up UK – Free Paper Offer

So yesterday was a great day to shop the catalogue with all our reduced prices on basic stamping supplies – read all about it here. If your wish list is creeping near £99, then I suggest you think seriously about joining Stampin’ Up – best decision I ever made!  Not only do you save money on your papercrafting products but you join a wider family of demonstrators, both hobby demonstrators… Read More »

Stampin Up UK – Stock up and Save!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a fabulous promotion starting today to celebrate World Cardmaking Day and runs through to October 6th. Every single Stampin’ Up ink is discounted by 15%, all our card collections are discounted by 15% as well as envelopes, fast fuse and we even have some stamp sets at 20% off. Here is the full list of all the discounted products, but hurry, this is only until… Read More »

Stampin Up Bright and Beautiful…

I hope you have all seen the fabulous products that were added to our Clearance Rack yesterday, have a quick look and if there is anything you would like, do not delay as items have sold out already – no surprise, what crafty person doesn’t like a bargain?! Today’s card was a quick one I made at the weekend as  Thank you for some orders.  I usually send actual Thank… Read More »

Stampin’ UpStampin’ Up Crafty Bargains – But you’ve got to be quick!

A very quick post today as it’s a double whammy where bargains are concerned.  We have some fabulous items in the Weekly Deals section of my online shop. There a few things in there that have not yet made it into my collection and at these prices – that will most definitely be changing. To get straight into the weekly deals section of my shop, click here And if those bargains… Read More »

More team swaps…

As promised, here are more of our team swaps, this time from Alison Swann.  Ali came to my very first class and signed up on the spot.  She fell in love with the products and as a certain supermarket says, she thought why pay more?!  If you have ever considered saving on your Stampin Up purchases, have a read here. Ali is the ‘A’ in my ‘Aces and Diamonds’ team and… Read More »

Team Meeting Swaps

Every 4-6 weeks, I organise a team meeting with the ladies on my team, we have a couple of make and takes and we make a couple of swaps so that we have samples on hand to show customers for those of us who are business demos or simply to provide some cardmaking inspiration and see different styles.  We usually have a lovely cheese board to nibble on and we… 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 »

Stampin’ Up – New Video Tutorial

Thank you for all the kind comments and your visits since Saturday’s Blog Hop. I feel confident enough in my endeavours to take part in another one 🙂 Today, I have a video direct from Stampin’ Up UK to share with you. It highlights the Little Letters thinlit dies. These are a great size for a card embellishment, or to add to a scrapbook page or a Project Life Spread.… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Final card from Technique Tuesday

I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Stampin’ Stars Blog Hop, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, a blog hop is where a group of us design a couple of projects, post them on our blogs and then link all our blogs to each other so you can hop from one project to another without fiddling about with blog addressees.  You can go directly to the blog hop by… Read More »

Stampin’ Stars Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Stars Blog Hop.  This is the first team blog hop that I have taken part in and no pressure, yikes, being sandwiched between Pip from Queen Pip Cards and Emma from Coastal Crafter!!  If you’ve come from either of these two blogs, I’d safely bet you loved their projects. With no further ado, here is my first project.  The stamp set I have chosen to highlight… Read More »

More Christmas Card Inspiration with Stampin’ Up’s White Christmas

You may have gathered that I just LOVE this set from Stampin’ Up’s Christmas catalogue.  (You can view the catalogue by just clicking on the image to the right of this post).  Honestly, I do have other sets, and I will share some samples using those in the next few days, but first another one from my FAVOURITE set. This is another card from my Technique class this week, where… Read More »

September Technique Class Samples

It’s Technique Tuesday and tonight’s class was all about sponging!  This is one of three cards we made in tonight’s class. I will admit sponging is a bit of a learning curve but I do love the effects.  The one thing to remember is to take off the excess ink on a piece of scrap paper first.  I suppose it’s a bit like taking up blusher or bronzer on a… Read More »

Stampin Up Simply Pressed Clay on our Weekly Deals – Catch it quick!!

If you are new to my blog or to Stampin’ Up, you may not know that every week starting on Wednesday, for one week only, a selection of Stampin’ Up products are discounted.  These are regular catalogue products and once the week is over they return to their normal catalogue price. You can view these products in my Online Shop above, or go directly to the Weekly Deals section of… Read More »

Welcome September and hello to more Stampin’ Up Freebies!!

So September has arrived and it was my daughter’s first day back at school, my son’s very first day at school and my little daughter’s first ‘big girl’ swimming lesson. I am pleased to report that all these firsts went down really well and everyone is ready to do it all again! The house was quiet and though it was a bit strange without them, I did manage to get… Read More »

So Summer is over – but so much more to look forward to with Stampin’ Up…

Well, I am back from my holidays, school starts back next week, the weather has turned so it would seem there is not a lot to look forward to but…. HOLD THE PAGE!!!… The Stampin’ Up Seasonal catalogue went live a couple of days ago. While it may only be August, most of us crafters are already thinking ahead to the biggest card making occasion of the year – yes,… Read More »