Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Team Swaps Papillon Potpouri

Oh, I cant even begin to tell you how excited I am - Im flying to Germany tomorrow to attend the Stampin' Up! European Convention!!!  Im taking my Mum for her first event, and there are 6 members of our team going to so we will have a ball!

Hubby is staying at home (I don't know why hes not as excited about it as I am...) so he will be looking after Mrs Miggins - who wont even realise I'm not at home.

Two days of crafting, shopping and meeting over 800 lovely SU demonstrators, I cant wait.  As soon as I can share anything, I will but I will be trying to update my Facebook page - hopefully, this link should take you there.

We had our team training last Sunday (thanks for coming ladies!) and here is the card I made for our swaps.

I decided I didn't want to start thinking of Christmas yet, so decided on a bright and cheerful card with butterflies - the stamp and matching punch are fab arn't they?

I used the babywipe technique to stamp the butterflies (Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant & So Saffron ink) then used the matching punch to punch them out.  The fancy edges are cut from Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock using Adorning Accents Edgelits die.

The card blank is Elegant Eggplant with a length of Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon.

Right, its a flying visit as I need to make some swaps.  Bob back in a few days for details of what we got up to at Convention (Oh, I hope Mum behaves herself...)


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Stamp-a-Stack Card

Hi there

As promised, here is the card I demonstrated at our Stamp-a-Stack event on Saturday.  We had a fantastic day (thank you ladies!) crafting, chatting and chocolate (three of my favourate things!

Its a really clean and simple design - and quick to make - we made 5 in just over an hour.

The Whisper White card was run throught the Big Shot and the Holiday Frame embossing folder and then matted onto Rich Razzleberry card and the Night of Navy card blank.  The sentiment from Curly Cute was stamped onto Whisper White card and the end punched with the 1 1/4" square punch before matting onto a strip of Rich Razzleberry card - the end of this was punched with the 1 3/8 Square punch.

To finish, the sentiment was mounted on with dimensionals and three Basic Rhinestones were added.

Thats it - simples.

Thanks again to all the lovely ladies who made it a brilliant day by coming to the event!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

I know, I know...

I have been naughty and not blogging again, haven't I!?

Well, I am sorry about that but things have been a bit manic - but lovely too!

Our new team member (Hi Joanne!) had a workshop and I helped her get LOADS of fabby freebies last week.  The workshop was fantastic and I loved every minute of it.  Here is the make and take we made.

Its using some of the items from the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and the bauble folds flat if you are going to post the card!  I couldn't decide which sentiment to put on (there are so many nice ones, I still haven't made my mind on which ones to buy - and it has to be a new one...)

The ink is one of the new In Colours - Gumball Green - you will not believe how amazing these ink pads are.  The coverage and clarity (that's a posh word for this early on a Sunday!) of the image with this ink is amazing.  Looks like I'm going to have to buy all the inks in the new firm foam now (oh, dear!).

The fine scalloped edging along the strip of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper was just strips punched out using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch with just the scallop showing.

What else have I been up to?  Well, I held a fundraiser event last Saturday for Cancer Research UK for Pampered Chef - all the proceeds and all commission from the event are going to the charity, so please let me know if there are any quality cooking items you would like - the order is going in at the end of the month.  Id like to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause.

Did you come to our Stamp-a-stack yesterday?  if you didn't, you missed a CRACKING day - I will post about this in a couple of days.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Very Quick Post

Good morning!

Just a very quick post to remind everyone that we have our Christmas Stamp-A-Stack this Saturday and have some places spare!

Make 20 cards for £20 - bring a friend and you get 20% off so you each pay £16.

I need to know by Thursday 8pm if you are wanting to book your place (or places!).


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Christmas Stamp A Stack

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators
Sara Rayner, Jan Jones & Hazel Ford
invite you to their:
2012 Christmas Stamp a Stack
20 cards for £20!
Get a head start on your Christmas card making. Come along to our Stamp-a-stack and by the end of the day you’ll have 20 cards ready to send. We’ll be making 4 sets of 5 identical/matching cards in a variety of A6 and small square sizes so that standard postage rates will apply. These cards will be much more straightforward than our Stamptacular designs – simple but pretty!
And … bring a friend and you both get a whopping 20% off, reducing the price to just £16 each!
Price includes:
  • 4 separate projects (5 identical or matching cards for each project) with full demonstration and access to three Paper Doll tutors for any questions you may have;
  • All materials needed (including envelopes);
  • Additional demonstrations if we have any spare time;
  • Refreshments throughout the day (but please bring your own lunch);
  • Prizes
The Stamp-a-stack takes place:
10:30 – 15:30
Saturday 20 October
Shafton Community Centre, S72 8NP
(directions will be emailed on receipt of your booking)
To book your place(s) please click here to go to Sara's website and use her Paypal button.
Hope to see yuo there.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Holloween Treats

I hav never been a fan of Halloween - mainly cos I dont like monsters or zombies (I ALWAYS had nightmares if I watched a scary film).  But I am so tempted to get this stamp set - I stamped a couple of images out at our last team meeting as they are SOOOOOO cute!

You can get the stamp set and the kit to make the little treat bags separately, but you can save money (15%) by buying them together in a bundle.  There's enough product in the bundle to make 10 treat bags - and as you get the stamp set included, you can make lots more stuff for Halloween gifts.

Googly Ghouls Stamp set - Wood £14.95, Clear £11.95
Ghoolish Googlies Bundle - Wood £18.50, Clear £15.95

Please tell me I shouldnt get this stamp set...


Monday, 1 October 2012

Its Here

At LONG Last, I can show you the new catalogue - so grab a cuppa (and some chocolate~!) and have a look through all the lovely goodiness.

Just click here to view it on line.