Sunday, 30 September 2012

Its coming, so these have to go...

Yep, the new Annual Catalogue starts tomorrow. I am putting an order in for everything I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE tomorrow morning, so to make room, all of these items have to go.
[w] indicates that the stamp set is wood mounted, [c] is clear mount so you need a clear block to use them.

Oh, and before you start looking at the items, I have 2 places left on my class next Saturday so book now if you are wanting to come. The Launch Party for the New Catalogue starts straight after so come and have a look at the amazing goodiness...

2011 – 2012 Ideas Book and Catalogue
Page No
Sale Price
11Faith in Nature [w]£8.00
14Sail Away [w] £6.50
15All a Flutter [w] £4.00
15 Triple Treat Flower [w] £5.50
16Dasher [w] £5.50
16Flower for You [w] £5.50
16 Stylish Star [w] £4.00
25Season of Joy [w] £21.50
26 Welcome Christmas [w] £20.00
27 I {Heart} Hearts [w] £19.00
31 Under the Big Top [w] £17.50
33 Crazy for Cupcakes [w] £17.50
34 Party This Way [w] £11.50
38 Wedding Sweet [w] £17.50
44 Fox & Friends [w] £12.50
46 All in the Family [w] £31.00
50 Ornate Flowers [c] £10.00
50Pocket Silhouettes [w] £13.00
51 Paisley Petals [w] £17.50
52 Butterfly Prints [c] £9.50
52 Growing Green [c] £12.50
53 Cottage Garden [c] £11.50
53 Greenhouse Garden [w] £19.00
54 Happiness Shared [c] £10.00
55 Autumn Days [w] £17.50
60 Flight of the Butterfly [w] £20.00
75 Vintage Vogue [w] £17.50
76 Style Beautiful [w] £17.50
77 Solid Stripes [w] £7.00
80 Just Perfect Alphabet [w] £15.50
80 Monogram Sweet Alphabet [w] £17.50
80 Varsity Alphabet [w] £33.00
83Curvy Verses [w] £16.00
99 Well Worn Designer Series Paper £7.50
100 Country Club Simply Scrappin' £14.00
100 Tea Time Simply Scrappin' £14.00
100 Tickets &Tags Simply Scrappin' £14.00
104 It's Your Day [w] £5.50
104 You're Cherished [w] £5.50
107 Real Red 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon £5.00
107 Very Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon £5.00
110 Fleurettes II £7.50
112 Stampin' Pastels £16.00
115Stampin' Scrub * £10.00
116 Butterfly Punch £11.00
116 Doily Punch £16.00
116 Lace Ribbon Punch £13.00
118Heart to Heart Punch £11.00
122 Leaves #2 Originals Die £10.50
123Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies £60.00
123 Alphabet Simple Numbers Bigz Dies £30.00
125 Flower Burst Embosslits Die £7.50
125 Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits Die £3.00
125Timeless Types Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die £49.00
128 Baroque Border Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128 Contempo Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128 Cupcakes Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128 P Is for Paw Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128 Petite Petals Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel £6.00
128Sandy Speckles Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128Soft Holly Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128Sparkling Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel £6.00
128Sweet Swirls Standard Stampin' Around Wheel £4.50
128Texture Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel £6.00
Old Stamps

In my Garden (Hostess set) £6.00

Fresh Vintage (Sale a Bration) £6.00

Family Accessories £12.50

Sanded £11.00

Loads of Love £14.00

Loads of Love Accessories £11.00

Sense of Time £14.00

Occasional Greetings £23.00

Baby Blossoms £16.00

Plane and Simple £13.00

Thanks for Caring £10.00
Now, I am open to offers if you have a few sets you would like to have from the sale items above. I can arrange postage if necessary, or you can collect if you like, just contact me to arrange.  Most of the stamp sets have had VERY little use and all are in very good condition (in fact some are unused).


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thank You Card From Olivia

I have been playing a lot these last few days but not with my craft stuff - on Facebook!  Yep, I'm getting technical!!!

There's so much to take in though, so I thought I would have a bit of a break and show you this card from a lovely little girl called Olivia, who is five.

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to her mum who mentioned that Olivia loved crafting so I put a few bits & bobs together and gave them to her mum and here is the thank you card she has made me - I think we have a new Glitter Girl.

Thank you Olivia - Looks like I might have some competition soon!


Monday, 24 September 2012

Another Snowflake

Ive been practising again - I just LOVE making these!

When we first saw the dies and stamp set in the Winter Catalogue I was hooked. We couldn't get the stamp set at first so I got the dies anyway and had a bit of a play making them with plain cardstock, but when you use the matching stamps - WOW!

I used the Ornament Keepsakes bundle of stamps and dies, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Snow Festival DSP, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle with Baja Breeze and the brand new Midnight Muse ink.  The centre of the snowflake has a Rhinestone Brad - I'm so sorry these are retiring.

I'm having a class on the 6th October so I needed to make a few samples, in different colours - this one is definitely my favourite though.  And just look at the coverage with the new ink pads - no mottled or blotchy finish...   I can see me changing to the new ink pads soon.

The bundle offer from Stampin' Up! gives you 15% off the dies and stamp set, so £38.95 for the clear stamps and £43.95 for the wood mount set (plus I then get 20% discount for being a demonstrator - I love this job!).  Now, if you'd like to order the bundle from me, I am offering you the chance of a class to learn how to make the snowflake for FREE!  This offer is only available from me, and I need to have your order in before the 1st October to get your bundle delivered in time.

You can still come to the class if you like though, its £8 per person and will be at our local community centre in Shafton, Barnsley.  Contact me now to order the bundle and/or book your place on the class.


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ornamental Frame

Hi everyone, I have been quite busy with work and stuff this week so todays post is a card I made a few weeks ago using the Ornamental Frame embossing folder. 

As it was the first time I used it, I hadnt taken too much notice of the design of the folder.  The image has a christmas tree and baubles on - but the detail is so small, you really have to look closely to notice.  I actually put the embossed card on upside down!!!

After running the Concord Crush card mat through the Big Shot and the Ornamental Frame embossing folder, I punched the corners using the Scallop Trim Border punch before matting small squares of Very Vanilla card behind the corners to highlight the punched design.

The 'Thanks' image was stamped using Concord Crush ink (from Perfect Punches set), then it was punched it out using the Scalloped Oval punch and mounted to the centre of the oval with dimentionals.

To finish off, I mounted the embossed card mat onto a Concord Crush card blank and used a ruler to draw around the mat with the new gold Stampin' Dazzle marker to create the look of another mat.

Retiring Products Sale - 30th Sept 2012

Just before I sign off, I will be holding a sale of my retiring products and the list of sets for sale will be listed on my blog on the 30th September at midnight.  If you are in the Barnsley area and want to see the sets for sale, please contact me for details and my address.

Take care
Jan x

Friday, 14 September 2012

Don Valley Craft Show

Hi everyone

Last Sunday, Me, Sara, Hazel and Mari had a stand at the Don Valley Craft Show and as usual we had a ball chatting about Stampin' Up! all day.

Here is a photo of the stand.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to say hello ***waves***.

Whilst Im here, I also wanted to mention a few things you may be interested in.

Last Chance List - theyre going fast...

Click here to see the latest update from Stampin' Up! on items which are still available.  Items with an X in the 'Available' column are now sold out.  Items are going fast so you need to email me ASAP to get anything still left.  The list is being updated on a regular basis, so keep checking to see whats available

Events and Classes

Click here to see the updated list of my classes and Retired Products Sale.

Stamp Club

Click here to see how you can build your craft stash for the minimum cost.  I still have some places available so contact me to join our club.

Have a great weekend

Jan x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Scentsational Christmas


Ive had a REALLY busy week with a Pampered Chef training night, two cooking shows, a Stampin' Up! Workshop and full day craft show at Don Valley in Sheffield.  So not surprisingly, I havent had any time for crafting.  Here is a card from our Paperdolls Training day - some of us swap samples to share ideas and inspiration in the team.

The images have stamps with matching dies so you can cut them out in a flash to make really cute projects.  There is also some scented embossing powder to make them smell of Christmas!!!

The Autumn Winter Catalogue is now live, so if you would like to order them, email me and I will put in your order.

Want to see something else I made this weekend?

Well, here are my first EVER Yorkshire Puddings...
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Last Chance List is Here...

Hi there, are you having a nice weekend?

Its all go at Stampin' Up! now.  I can now show you the Autumn Winter Catalogue as it is now available to customers. 

Here is one of the first items I made, an ornament which I will put on my Christmas tree in December - and will be making more soon!

I used the new dies and the lovely tulle and copied the ornament from the front page of the catalogue - I will be getting the matching stamp set very soon which is gorgeous, but I just couldnt wait to play.

Here is a link to the new Autumn Winter Catalogue.  CLICK HERE to view it on-line, or email me to get a copy through the post.

I will be posting about a little promotion I am doing soon, so check back in the next few days to hear more.

They also announced all the products which are retiring at the end of September, including stamp sets, designer series papers, textured card stock and accessories.  Although there seems to be loads going - that's to make way for all the gorgeous goodies coming our way! 

Here is a link to the Stampin' Up! website which has the lists - bob back regularly to check if the items you are thinking about getting are still available, the lists will be updated daily as items become out of stock.

As Independent Demonstrators, we get to see the new catalogue a month before it goes live to customers so we can prepare for the new items - I cant show you them yet, but if you join our team, you will get access to all the lovely goodiness! 

All I can tell you is that we will get a much bigger catalogue with more stamps and more accessories, including a new type of ink pad.  But dont worry, the main colours are staying the same, its just the materials used for holding the ink that are changing.

Thanks for stopping by.