Friday, 27 January 2012

Cupcake Class 11th February 2012

Fancy having a play with some of the fabby new products from the Spring Mini Catalogue?

My next class (courtesy of the amazing Sara) is planned for Saturday 11th February and I have some places available.

Here is what we will be making.

The uses of this punch and matching stamp set are endless!!!

The class will be held on Saturday 11th Feb from 10am to 1pm at the Doghill Community Centre, Shafton.  Cost is £10 which covers the cost of all materials, refreshments and hire of the hall.

Contact me for more details and to book your place now.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

Yep, get ready for your chance to get free products during the BEST time of the year with Stampin' Up!

There are three promotions in one until the 31st March
1) Spend £45 on products and choose a free stamp set or 12x12 DSP pack
2) Hold a craft party during the promotion with sales over £300 and get a free stamp set or 12x12 DSP pack
3) Join my team and get a FREE stamp set ANY VALUE from the main catalogue.  I will match this too so you will get 2 FREE stamp sets ANY VALUE.  In addition to this, you will get full support and all the other benefits of being a demonstrator - contact me for full details!

There are also additional benefits for demonstrators - and if you join early, you will also have the chance to get these benefits too.

Here is a link to all the details.  Don't forget, this is THE BIGGEST promotion of the Stampin' Up! year.  Please don't miss it, contact me ASAP for more details or to book a craft party (I have a couple of dates available in February left).

Just one thing before I dash off.  Here is the card I made for out Team Meeting Swap last Sunday (Hi Joanne, Sara, Hazel, Chrissi & Christa!!!).

This stamp set is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine, Its called Easter Blossoms and is stunning.
The tag was stamped using another favourite stamp set of mine, from the Tiny Tags set, onto a Mini Vintage Tag.

I stamped the little girl in Sahara Sand ink onto Very Vanilla card and then used the spritzer tool and Chocolate Chip marker to get the speckled effect.  I tore the edges on three sides before using the Eyelet Border punch on the bottom then did this again with a mat of Sahara Sand cardstock, mounting the Very Vanilla on top.  Then I put a strip of sticky strip near to the punched border, positioned the Mini Vintage Tag roughly where wanted it to sit and pleated some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon along the sticky strip, adhering it behind.

The Branch was stamped twice onto a mat of Very Vanilla card then I ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder with the Big Shot.  The edges were inked in Sahara Sand ink and I coloured the flowers using a Pretty in Pink marker.  The card blank is pretty in pink which seemed a bit girly at first but I liked all the colours together.  I did try a Chocolate Chip base card, but felt it looked a little bit dreary.

Off to get some work done now, but don't forget, if you want to hold a craft party or place an order to get some freebies, contact me ASAP - I don't want you to miss out!!!


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Baby Card

Hi there,
I managed to sneek into my craft room yesterday to make a REALLY quick baby card.  I was very good and even used up some of my old products - I need to use up some retired stuff for a change!!!

The card blank is 8"x8" and I used bits from the Nursery Suite Quick Accents kit and the matching Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper.  Both of them are now retired and after over a year of gazing at them, I thought I would have a play.  Even the ribbons are retired - Pretty in Pink Taffeta and Pretty in Pink Gingham.

The Quick Accents sets are lovely to use (as you would expect from Stampin' Up!) and because they are designed to work together, they coordinate perfectly.

The letters are die cut from the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet and I just added a few tiny Basic Pearls to finish off.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Craft Show

Well, Me, Hazel, Sara, Joanne and Mari had our first craft show in Sunday at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield and it was absolutely brilliant!  In the past we have done lots of craft fairs where we sell small handmade goods, but at the show we spent all day talking to crafters about Stampin' Up!

As those of you who know me, I get a teeny weeny bit enthusiastic about Stampin' Up! so you can imagine that I was in heaven all day. 

I was so surprised at how big the event was - there were loads of companies (and some big ones) - it was VERY professionally organised too.  We are already looking at booking for the next one in May, So I will let you know more once its confirmed.  I will need to take my thermals though as it was soooo cold.

We held a prize draw on the day for a free class for the winner plus up to 5 friends to attend and one of the winners was a lovely lady called Ruth from Barnsley (****Hi Ruth!!!!****). 

We were so busy, that we forgot to take some photos, but the stand looked lovely.  Me & Sara have just bought some banners with our contact details on which looked really nice - I was gutted when we had taken the stand down & I realised that we hadn't a photo of it :-(.

What else has been happening in the last week? 
- Well, I had my Easy Events class on Saturday
- The show on Sunday
- We got a buyer for the house 
- and had our offer accepted on the house we fell in love with 18 months ago!

As you can imagine, Ive not had any spare time the last week, but Im hoping to get back in my craft room soon. 

Friday, 13 January 2012

Don Valley Craft Show

Hi there, just a quick post to let you know about a craft show that Me, Sara, Joanne & Hazel are doing on Sunday 15th January at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.  A map and details of how to get there is here.

The doors open at 10am and it runs until 3pm so come along and see the new Sale-a-bration stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. You can also get to see the new Mini Catalogue up close & personal.

We will be offering some suggested bundles to order (special show prices!) and there’s free parking.

We are also having a free prize draw!!!

Entry is £3 but I can send you a voucher for £1 off if you email me ASAP.


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Easy Events Class 14th January 2012

Hello everyone.

I meant to get this post on yesterday but have been a little busy getting ready for the Craft Show at Don Valley next week.

The next class I am holding is a basic card making class where we will be using different colouring mediums (ink pads, crayons, pencils & markers) to make 8 cards for a selection of occasions.  Its on Saturday 14th January 10am to 1pm at Shafton, Barnsley.

As there is lots of preparation needed for this class, I need to know by Weds 11th January if you would like to attend.

The cost of the class is £10 which covers the hire of the hall and refreshments.

To book your place, email me now to avoid disappointment!


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Adorable Simply Adorned

Want a craft party with the chance to get freebies but havent any crafty friends who are into making cards or scrapbooking?

Well, theres now a range of new products from Stampin' Up! which they may like to get from your free workshop!

The Simply Adorned range of chains, charms and baubles offer more choice and creativity as they are great for decorating with ribbons, papers, pearls and rhinestones.  There is even a stamp set designed for the range.  Heres what I have been wearing for the last few weeks.

The glass locket opens so you can insert special momentos, or like I have done here, trimmed a small piece of desigher series paper, a scrap of ribbon and a tiny die cut and embossed butterfly which has a couple of adhesive rhinestones.  A bow fastened on the top of the clasp finishes it off nicely.  It took less than 5 minutes to make and didnt cost much as I only used up scraps of paper & ribbon I had in my stash.

When I saw all the charms and baubles, I was so excited!  I have a few charm bracelets (the old fashioned - or should I say 'vintage' style LOL ;-) ).  So I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the new items.
The ribbon I used is Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon on both the necklace and the bracelet with the ribbon on the bracelet just threaded through the links of the chain and tied in a not.  I had lots of comments whilst I was wearing them and the best thing is that I can change the ribbons and insert in the locket to match any outfit - bonus!

Im hoping to get some crafting done this weekend as I am starting to feel better now.  Thanks for stopping by, and if you would like to have a free craft party and get to see more of the new products, contact me now.


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Its Here!

Oh, I thought I was going to burst before I could tell you about the new Mini Catalogue.  Its fantastic!

There are so many new products, including jewelry (yes, I know!!!) charms, velvet ribbon, new punches, stamps and Glimmer Paper.

Just click here to access the link and view it on line - and email me NOW to place your order!!!

I am still getting over a shocking cold and havent done much crafting but bob back over the weekend to see some items using some of the new products.