Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Stampin' Up! August Offer - Paper Party

I am pleased to announce that in August Stampin' Up! are having a

Paper Party Promotion

Join the fun this month as we throw a Paper Party--buy three, get one FREE!

Dates: 1-31 August 2008

Promotion Details:

Purchase any three Designer Series papers and get the fourth one (£8.50 value) FREE! No limits, no restrictions.

All Designer Series papers qualify for this promotion (see pages 72-73 of the Idea Book & Catalogue):

Item # Description
109149 Brocade Backgrounds Designer Series paper
109154 Cutie Pie Designer Series paper
109150 Dashing Designer Series paper
109160 Fall Flowers Designer Series paper
109151 Le Jardin Designer Series paper
108503 Petals & Paisleys Designer Series paper
109174 Brilliant Blue Prints Designer Series paper
109178 Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series paper
109169 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper
111108 Old Olive Prints Designer Series paper
109170 Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper
109167 Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper
109157 Wintergreen Prints Designer Series paper

Price Matching

Just a quick post...I have noticed that various other SU demonstrators have their own personal offers running sometimes (as of course I do too :) )

I just wanted to mention to my existing customers that if you see an offer elsewhere online in the UK that interests you, please let me know and I will see what I can do to price match :)

Thank you - I do appreciate each and every one of you that orders from me...especially my fantastic Stampers 10 ladies!

Sunday, 27 July 2008

ILWS Technique challenge - Paper piercing

Our challenge was to make a card using the paper piercing technique - this was mine :)

I used my real red inkpad to dye the chipboard flower and then used some dimensionals foam pads to raise the whole of the old olive card.

Stamp set: Circle of Friendship
Card: Sahara Sand, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Chipboard flower (On Board Blossoms & Basics set), circle punches, dimesionals

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Pumpkin Pie paper - quick & easy card

Sounds like a recipe!

I used my 3/4" circle punch to cut out circles from some of the different papers in the Pumpkin Pie designer series paper pack and then used my tiny 1/4" circle punch to make faux brads.

Stamp sets: Cheers & Wishes
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Paper: Pumpkin Pie Designer Series paper (on offer in August)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Various circle punches and corner rounder punch

Friday, 25 July 2008

Bold bright notepads and post-it notes

These were similar to the Carte Postale notepads I showed you a couple of posts ago but done in brighter colours.

Stamp Sets: Circle of Friendship
Card: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence
Ink:Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:Pumpkin Pie & Certainly Celery ribbon, scallop & various circle punches, spiral punch

Thursday, 24 July 2008

ILWS Colour Challenge

Carole challenged us to make a card using the following three colours:

Chocolate Chip
Creamy Caramel
Real RedSupplies:
Stamp sets: Garden Silhouettes, Cheers & Wishes
Card: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, beads & pin from pretties kit, 1/2" circle punch used to make inverted corners

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Carte Postale Notepads

These are some notebooks that I covered as a gift for anyone who was my guest at the Stampin' Experience event in Edinburgh recently. My guests also got a chocolate mint and a free stampin' techniques booklet too.

Stamp sets: Carte Postale
Card: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
Accessories: circle and scallop punches, tafetta ribbon

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

ILWS Inspiration Challenge

Helen challenged us to make a card inspired by an Andy Warhol print. This was my take on the challenge - all of the circles are popped up using dimensionals foam pads.

Stamp sets: In the Spotlight (level 2 hostess gift)
Card: Sahara Sand, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: circle punches, crystal brad from pretties kit

Monday, 21 July 2008

Big Bold Birthday & Labels!

I love this set. Lots of bright colours this time - I used some of my cuttlebug embossing folders to add texture and then went a bit mad doodling with my white pen! I also used a flower and brad that were hanging around my desk that I "think" came from the Karen Burniston Architecture class I did at Scrapaganza in June...but I'm not sure :D

Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Card: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" circle punch, white uni-ball Signo gel pen, cuttlebug embossing folders

Oh and just to let you know in case you hadn't noticed I've added labels to all my posts, so if you are looking for ideas using a particular stamp set or technique just scroll down a bit to the labels section on the right hand side and you can find the examples and ideas you may be looking for. HTH :)

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Sketch challenge

This was my card for the sketch challenge over on In Love With Stamping. I used my 3/4" circle punch to cut out lots of circles and then stuck them to the larger circle to make a scalloped edge.

Designer Series Paper: Fall Flowers
Card: Kraft, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Garden Silhouettes (level 2 hostess gift); Sincere Salutations;
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, 3/4" circle punch

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Christmas in July!

Yikes! the thought of it!

However I suppose for those of us who like to make our own cards and little gifts it is time to start thinking about it so we are not left in a panic in December :)

I had made these little origami boxes years ago and then I stumbled across some instructions for this stepper box on split coast stampers - unfortunately the original person who prepared the instructions is not credited but if anyone would like the instructions I found then please just leave me a comment with your email address and I will be more than happy to forward them on to you.

I think this would make a lovely gift box for a few very special gifts (eg jewellery sets, or expensive chocolates :)

Supplies used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Patterned paper: Dashing (look out for a special offer on patterned paper coming on 1 August)
Card: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Stamp sets: Terrific Tags (Level 1 hostes gift - yes free if you host a party with more than £150 in sales - or even just place an individual order for £150)
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop punch, small tag punch, circle punches, always artichoke ribbon

Friday, 11 July 2008

Thank you

Thank you Abi for this award - so sweet of you :)

The rules for this award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to these blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

I'll be back in a bit to link to some other blogs :)

OK I am going to nominate the following people whose blogs I love:


Monday, 7 July 2008

Two For You...again!

Stampin' Up!s special offer for July is that if you sign up as a demonstrator then you can chose any stamp set, yes any one at all, for FREE from the catalogue to add to your starter kit. If anyone is interested then please let me know.

For the rest of my customers who don't want to be demos I couldn't let you down and therefore I have my own offer.

This month’s featured stamp sets are Carte Postale and Pick A Petal.

Buy the stamp set and matching jumbo wheel as detailed below and get the jumbo handle absolutely free.

Or if you already have the handle you can chose a stampin’ pad or pack of 24 sheets of cardstock from any of Stampin’ Up!’s 48 colours for free instead!

Just let me know if you want the handle, stampin pad or cardstock when you place the order.
Any Stampers 10 club members taking advantage of the offer please include the free item on your order form but leave the amount blank.

Any questions just ask!

This is a card a made using the Pick A Petal set in a non traditional way. I added some dazzling diamonds glitter for the sun reflecting off the sand.

Stamps - Pick a Petal, Circle of Friends
Cardstock: Bashful blue, Sahara Sand & Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 1/2", 1" and 1 3/8" Circle punches


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