Friday, 29 October 2010

All Day Christmas Class Projects

Morning All
well it's been a busy week here, I'm frantically trying to finish all of the projects I need to have completed before going to the Stampin' Up! convention next week, i have a lovely group of ladies coming to help me with some swaps on Sunday, but before then I have 6 design team samples to finish before Sunday, and 6 gift items.  in the meantime I thought I'd better pop by and show you some of what we got up to last weekend at my Christmas class.  We had a full day session, and I for one was exhausted by the end of it! in the morning the ladies made six cards using the one sheet wonder technique and Serene Snowflakes stamp set
We used a slightly unusual colour combo for Christmas cards - cherry cobbler, marina mist, crumb cake and whisper white. For those of you who'd like to give it a try at home, there is an instruction download and a class kit purchase option available - just click here for more details.   we then made a couple of 'make and take' style projects, unfortunately I don't have any photos of these at the moment, so I'll have to share those at a later date. in the afternoon, following a yummy lunch (including of course mince pies!), we went on to make a flip album to record our Christmas memories using half a Christmas Jingle scrap kit.
That's all for now, thank you to the lovely ladies who came and took part in the class. The next one for your diaries is Saturday 20th November from 1pm-4pm, and we'll be making some last-minute Christmas cards using Contempo Christmas. Please call or email me to book your place - the class cost is £10 for the class only or £20 for the class plus the stamp set (RRP £15.95).

I'll be back at some point over the weekend with pictures of my design team projects for this month, and a sneak peek of my swaps for convention.


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Join My Team and Earn Free Stamps

Have you been considering signing up as a demonstrator?
Well there's never been a better time, as well as the fantastic benefits and the reduced price starter kit offered by Stampin' Up! I myself am offering an extra bonus of a free stamp set, to anyone signing up as my downline between now and Friday 29th October. If you've been considering it, there's further information here

Please do get in touch for a chat!

Monday, 25 October 2010

And the winners are...

Thank you all for your orders, the winners of the prize draw were as follows:

Ladies, if I could ask the winners to contact me ASAP with their product choices please and I'll place the order first thing in the morning.

Many thanks

New Catalogue Celebrations!!!


Well folks, 
it's been out for a couple of weeks now, so hopefully you've had a chance to get inspired, compose your wish-lists and decide which of the yummy new products you'd like to get your mitts on!  

If you place an order of £45 or more with me between now and the 25th October, you'll get a chance to win even more goodies. For every five orders I receive, there will be a draw for the following prizes:

1st prize 
£45 towards a stamp set and punch of your choice from the new catalogue (or merchandise to this value) 

2nd prize
a level one hostess set

3rd Prize
£15 to spend in the catalogue 

if you spend £90, then you get two entries, and if I receive 10 orders then there will be two prize draws, each with the same prizes etc.

Please note, prizes are in addition to your order and cannot be subtracted from it. the draw will be filmed and posted on my blog the day after orders close, and you will have 24 hours to make your selections - winners will also be notified by email. This is an offer from me personally, and is not part of any current promotion from Stampin' Up, it cannot be combined with any other offer, and previous orders/class kits can not count towards it.


Peterborough Training

Happy Monday all!
apologies, I meant to share some more crafty items with you last week, but before I knew it, Saturday morning was upon me and I was busy with my all-day Christmas class, I'll share some photos of the projects from that later in the week. In the meantime however, I realised that I hadn't shared any photos of the projects I made for our demonstrator training event last weekend in Peterborough. My lovely upline Monica asked me to make and demonstrate some samples using a selection of our products. Given the fantastic range of new punches that we have in our catalogue, I opted for punch art, and here are some of my creations 
(thanks to Monica for the photos - I completely forgot to take any!!) my favourites have to be the reindeer in the treat box and the singing reindeer, and the best of it is, they can all be created using SU punches. I'll try and prepare some tutorials in the next couple of weeks - once I've managed to complete a mountain of swaps!

I'll be back shortly with my prize draw for qualifying orders.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Pretty Post!!

Morning all
once again the weeks are whizzing by, and seem to pick up speed as we're approaching the end of the year! I've been busy designing swaps for our demo training session in Peterborough last weekend, I'll share a piccie of those as soon as I have chance to take one! In the meantime I wanted to share a thank you present that another demo, the lovely Vannessa, made for me
 Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you sweetie!! I keep opening it, taking out the yummy contents and then popping them back in, and I'm simply in love with the colour combo and papers.
I'm in the midst of preparing for my all day Christmas class, so I'll have a few more projects to share over the next few days, and then the fun of making 200 swaps will be looming on me, not to mention Christmas preparations!

Well, that's all for now folks
See you soon!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Challenges Part Deux

Hello Again
Twice in one week! I'm back with the second instalment of my entries for the ILWS design team this month. The lovely Karin set us a 'Halloween' theme challenge - to make an item/card for Halloween, which I know isn't massive over here, but I think she's missing home in Canada where it's a big thing.  Well i went off blog hopping, itching to do something a bit different, and found triangle treat pouches decorated as scary halloween characters, and so batty was born.

And finally, Sara set the challenge to make a project which didn't use any card.  Circle circus was sitting on my desk, still inky from Jim's birthday card, so I decided to have a go at melting wax and decorating a candle (it's fiddly, but quite easy to achieve!) so here is entry number one

Then I used up some scraps of the sweet peas DSP stack to create a treat pouch cover, ran a glassine bag through an embossing folder, and used it to make a co-ordinating ribbon gift pouch, decorated with felt sweet pea flowers, which are now sadly retired.

Well, that's all I have to share today - be sure to pop over to the design team gallery and have a peek at what the other lovely ladies have been up to!

until next time

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I've not been idle, I promise!

Evening All!
Well a couple of days ago I promised some piccies of my recent design team cards from the ILWS October challenges, so I thought I'd better get around to actually posting them!  the first one is my sketch challenge entry, here's the sketch we were given to work with

And this is my entry, which having used masculine colours (yum - crumb cake, chocolate chip, sahara sand and early espresso) with the circle circus stamp set, happily doubled for Darren's Dad's birthday :) Happy Birthday Jim!!

Then I made two entries for the colour combination challenge, which this month was Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black - three of my favourite colours together as they make a real statement! I'm still desperately trying to use up scraps of retired papers and ribbons, so out come the 'Day and Night' papers, and here's what I came up with for one of them

I can't show you the other until next week as it's a birthday card for my friend Emma and I don't want to spoil the surprise as she sometimes pops on here!

Well, that's all for this minute, i'll be back tomorrow to show you my entries for the 'Halloween' challenge and the limited supplies challenge. Hopefully the UPS man will be visiting me then with a box full of goodies from the NEW CATALOGUE - I cant wait to get my hands on the new punches!!

Keep your eyes peeled, as later this week i'll be posting some prize draw offers, so that you too can share in the excitement of the new catalogue.

Until tomorrow, ttfn

Friday, 1 October 2010

It's here! New Catalogue Launch Day!!!

Morning all,
just popping by to remind you all that the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue goes live today!  Click the cover picture below and you'll be whisked off to the world of yummy new stamps, ribbons, papers and inks.

The launch of the catalogue sees some exciting changes - firstly the new colours, some of our old favourites have made way for a fantastic new and more modern colour palette - my new favourites have to be baja breeze, cherry cobbler and marina mist - you'll be seeing lots more of them soon!

Secondly, the postage rates have now changed, you'll now pay a flat fee of £4.95, regardless of the size of your order, so you can now spend freely without the postage cost escalating!!!

And finally, we have a reduced price starter kit, for any of you considering becoming a demo yourself, the new kit costs £119 and you'll receive nearly £230 worth of goodies to get your business started. The new starter kit details along with the demo types are available here.  Feel free to email me if you're thinking about becoming a demo and would like more information.

To celebrate the launch of the new catalogue, I'm starting a Stampers 6 hostess club, to help you spread the cost of your new wish-lists and still receive hostess benefits, click here to find out more. I'm also offering a designer paper share for those of you who'd like to get your mitts on the new range of papers, without buying every single pack yourself, more details can be found here.

Right, well I'm off to place my first order!
I'll see you later with some design team samples for October.