Thursday, 25 November 2010

Change to Bundle in Bundle up for Christmas Promotion

Due to unforeseen quality issues with the Ornament Punch, Stampin' Up! are now pleased to offer an updated Delightful Decorations Bundle option:

Item Bundle Description Price

Delightful Decorations Bundle

Includes the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and the Sparkle & Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel


Stampin' Up! are working with the manufacturer to resolve the issue with the Ornament Punch as quickly as possible and will update you on its availability as information becomes available.

To order the new Delightful Decorations bundle, or any other Stampin' Up! products please email me at:

Thursday, 18 November 2010

I just realised I hadn't posted pictures of my other convention swaps yet. I made a stepper box which has four origami fold boxes inside, and another for the lid.They're very easy to make but just a wee bit time consuming when you have to make 10 of them - I actually made 12 so I had a couple to spare for gifts. Anyway on the bus on the way to Addigton Palace I realised I hadn't taken any photos of them so here are the photos taken on the bus! LOL

I used papers from the Jolly Holiday set and some Old Olive satin ribbon.

I don't have any pictures of the box opened and it's too dull today to get a decent photo. However you can see what the box looks like when it's opened from this post here from when I made a similar box a couple of years ago.

Will be back later this week with some more photos of some of the 3D swaps I received plus some card candy and other cards.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Product News: Ornament Punch

Have just heard the following:

  • Ornament Punch (item 119847) - not available to order at this time.
Stampin' Up! is currently working with the manufacturer to solve a quality issue that has been experienced with a few of the punches. As the Ornament Punch is part of the Bundle Up for Christmas promotion this option will no longer be available to purchase. Please be assured that Stampin' Up! are doing all they can to solve this problem as soon as possible. I will post another update when this item again becomes available. I'm so sorry to any of my customers who were hoping to purchase this punch before Christmas.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Convention Swaps

Part of the fun of Stampin' Up! Convention is swaps. Basically most of the demonstrators who attend make up lots of swap cards all the same and then swap them with other demonstrators. That way you end up with lots and lots of different cards. I absolutely loved taking part in this as I now have approximately 60 gorgeous cards full of new ideas and that are sparking my own creativity.

Here are the swaps I made:These use the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper. These papers are perfect for this type of card as they are patterned on both sides.

I made up cards using the same design in four different colour ways.

My next design used the Eiffel Tour stamp from the new Artistic Etchings set. I bought these stamps in the clear mount option. These stamps are the same red rubber (NOT clear polymer) as the usual wood mounted stamps but they have a sticker that goes directly onto the back of the grey cushioning foam and then they stick directly onto a clear stamping block. They are fab! I think I now prefer them to the wood mount stamps now.

The sentiments are from the level 3 hostess set Occasional Words - one of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demo is that we have the opportunity to purchase both a Level 2 and a Level 3 hostess set before the launch of the new catalogue.

The brad is from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit and the background stamp is En Francais (mais oui! LOL ). I can't tell you how quick and easy these cards were to make but lets say I started them at 10:40pm the night before I flew down to Convention!

My 3D swaps will follow soon, plus card candy and then some photos of some of the swaps I received in return at Convention. I'll also have them on display if you are coming along to my workshop on Thursday 18 November - my place 10am-12 noon. Please call (07949 101534) or email ( as soon as possible if you would like to come along.


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Ribbon Bundle offer - with some photos!

I just wanted to quickly remind everyone about the free ribbon promotion that is running from now right through until the end of December...with some photos this time.

First of all we have:

The Gifted Bundle: Gifted Stamp Set and a pack of Jolly Holiday Designer Series papers. £35.70 in Wood Mount and £30.70 in Clear Mount

The Welcome Christmas Bundle: Welcome Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper. £36.90 in Wood Mount and £31.90 in Clear Mount. This Designer Series Paper is only available as part of this bundle and only while stocks last!

The Season of Joy Bundle: Season of Joy Stamp Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel. £36.45. This stamp set is available in wood mount only.

The Delightful Decorations Bundle: Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and the Ornament Punch £37.45. Again this stamp set is available in wood mount only.

And these are the four different ribbons you can choose from. You get free ribbon with every bundle you order so if your order one bundle you can chose one ribbon, two bundles choose two ribbons etc... There is no limit to the number of bundles and free ribbon you can order.

Do however remember that this offer is only available whilst stocks last so don't leave it too long to place your order.

Convention highlights

Just wanted to quickly post some highlights from convention.

Firstly thanks to Diane for being my lovely room mate again. Was just like the scrapaganza days.
Thank you for my beautiful room mate gifts - pictures to follow later when I get home. Sorry your gift wad delayed due to circumstances beyond my control! Hopefully will get it posted to you soon.

Also it was great to meet up with all the Tartan Stampers again. We had so many laughs. Thanks for making it so much fun. And it was great to meet the new members of the team as well. I hope you all enjoyed your first convention as much as I did.

Huge congratulations to my second level downing Emma who achieved an outstanding award as the #13 demo in the UK. What a brilliant result. Well done Emma.

Also big congratulations to my SU "sisters" Elaine and Kara who were both in the top 25 demos of the year, and my upline Dawn who was in the top 10.

And thank you so much to Dawn for her very generous gifts that she have to each of us.

I have so many beautiful items from the 3d swap and card candy swap. And lots of stunning cards from the general swaps. They are inspiring and I have so many ideas in my head for new projects.

I learned so much from Julie Kettlewell and Michelle Last's presentations. And we saw some really amazing projects from Shelli and Pam Morgan.

We also got to see the new saleabration sets available to buy from 1 January and they are fantastic. Something for everyone. We even got given one set to take away with us.

And best of all they announced that next years convention will be held at Disneyland Paris so if anyone wants to sign up and come with me next year just let me know. The dates ate 18 and 19 November 2011.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New Ribbon Promotion

Dates: 1 November -29 December 2010

Promotion Details

During the Christmas season, you can get a FREE spool of exclusive Stampin’ Up! ribbon when you purchase a Christmas gift-giving bundle.

Choose from these bundles:

Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price
Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124051 £35.70 124052 £30.70
Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
124063 £36.90 124064 £31.90
Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel
124055 £36.45 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
124058 £37.45 --- ---

*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last

Choose from these ribbons:

Description Item Retail Value

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals

116792 £11.50

Sleigh Bells Ribbon

116795 £8.50

Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

113099 £10.25

Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

115608 £10.25

Things to Remember

  • There is no limit to the number of bundles you can purchase. For every bundle you purchase you may choose another spool of ribbon.
  • Bundles and free exclusive ribbon are only available while supplies last. If any of the components of a bundle run out of inventory, the bundle will not be available to order. If any of the free ribbons run out of inventory you may choose another free ribbon.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Further Reductions

Stampin' Up! have announced that from 11pm tonight there are some further reductions to some items on the retired list.

More information can be found by clicking on the link below

The further reduced items have a tick in the far right column.

If you'd like to place an order please let me know as soon as possible whilst stocks last.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Stampin' Up! retiring list

Click here for the last chance list.

Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue are retiring. Now is the last chance for you to get them before they’re gone for good!

  • Some last-chance items are discounted. Please refer to the Last Chance List PDF for discount pricing information.
  • Some items on the Last Chance List will be available in the new catalogue, but in a new configuration (e.g., a new punch body style). These items include (but are not limited to) punches, card stock assortment packs, etc. Any item being reconfigured will be noted on the Last Chance List.
  • Last-chance products are only while supplies last.
    • Because these items can go quickly, you may not receive all the items they have ordered and where possible you should provide a substitute item in case the original item is no longer available when you place the order.
Please phone me on 07949 101534 or email me at to place your order.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Two Step Stampin' Promotion - Save 20% on selected stamp sets throughout August

Two-Step Stampin’ Promotion

Dates: 1-31 August 2010

Promotion Details:

Two-Step Stampin’ sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And from 1-31 August, you and will get 20% off selected Two-Step Stampin’ sets from the current catalogues--no limit, no minimum purchase required!

Choose from the following stamp sets:




Regular Price

Sale Price



Loads of Love





Big Bold Birthday





Trendy Trees





Greenhouse Garden





Something Sweet





Tiny Tags





Bird on a Branch



*From Mini Catalogue

Offer expires 31 August 2010. Please contact me as soon as possible to place your order.

Remember as well that we are saying a fond farewell to 30 colours at the end of September (see sidebar for details) so don't forget to place an order for your favourites while you can.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Christmas In July Class

I've set this post to stay at the top for now but be sure to scroll down as I'm planning to update the blog over the next few days (don't faint!) to show you some of the cards I've been working on recently.

Why not come along and get a head start on your Christmas Cards. Learn how to make ten unique cards quickly and easily using the one sheet wonder technique.

Even better how would you like to attend this class for FREE?

Simply purchase the Christmas in July bundle from me to use in class, no later than 21 July and your class will be FREE.

The Christmas in July bundle includes the following products:

Serene Snowflakes stamp set (115438)
Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807)
A single sponge dauber
Dasher stamp (116816)
Whisper White craft ink pad (117361)

And the cost is £35 inclusive of P&P

Please either email me at or phone/text me on 07949101534 if you would like to take advantage of this special offer.

Extra supplies?
Additional cardstock, envelope and ribbon bundles are also available to purchase at a cost of only £5 each in case you'd like to make additional co-ordinating cards. (each pack contains the basic supplies to make the ten cards included in the class, excluding ink, stamp sets, tools etc)

Class by post

If you can't make it along to class on the day then you can still take the class for FREE. Simply purchase the Christmas in July bundle and I will post the cardstock, ribbon and accessories needed to make the cards to you along with full colour instructions. There will be an additional charge of £2.95 for this option to go towards postage costs bringing the total cost of the class by post option to £37.95.

If you are taking class by post option then you will also need the following supplies and tools (not supplied) to enable you to complete all ten cards:

Not Quite Navy inkpad (110075) £4.25
Ballet Blue inkpad (110054) £4.25
Bashful Blue inkpad (10056) £4.25
Occasional Greetings stamp set (110520) £26.95 (p25 of current catalogue)
Punches Three (level one hostess set - available FREE with order of £150 or more)
Scallop Edge punch (113654) £12.50
Eyelet Border punch (117402) £12.50
Circle of Friendship stamp set (107137) £15.95
Scallop Circle punch (109877) £12.50
1 3/8" circle punch (110105) £12.50
1 1/4" circle punch (110104) £12.50
1" circle punch (110106) £8.50
1/2" circle punch (110103) £3.95
Basic Phrases stamp set (110530) £30.95

The "No thanks, I don't want to buy stuff, I just want to come along to class" option
If however you would prefer to just come along to class then the class fee is £12 (reduced to only £10 for those who register and pre-pay no later than 21 July).

The class is also available by post for £12 including P&P - this will include the basic cardstock, envelopes and ribbon required to make the ten cards plus full colour instructions (stamp sets, ink pads, shimmer paint and other tools and accessories not included).

To book your place or make a purchase please contact me as soon as possible as places are limited (due to school holidays I am unable to run a daytime class this month, however if there is sufficient demand I will run the class on a second evening):

T: 07949 101534

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

More Vintage style Vintage Vogue and more...

Some more samples made using the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Remember the Vintage Vogue stamp set (£19.95) is currently only guaranteed to be availabe until 30 September (that's not to say it might not make it in to the new catalogue due out on 1 October 2010, but nothing is certain!)

And finally the last two cards made using the Vintage Vogue set (for a wee while anyway):

The first one uses colours from the Bold Brights range for a much more modern card.

And this last card includes a flower that was included in last month's Stampin' Success (a magazine for US & Canadian demos, but we can sneak a peek online ;)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Some Vintage Vogue cards

These cards were made using the gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set that we used at class the other week and some of the ladies who attended (and purchased the stamp set) requested that I put my other samples online. The first five cards were made using the new Cottage Wall designer series paper - not sure how long this will be around, we've just been told "until stocks last" so if you want some it would probably be better to order sooner rather than later.

However if you just want a taster then these are also included in the Stampin' Up! New Colour share.

The first three cards were CASEd (ie shamelessly copied) from Canadian Stampin' Up! demo Deanna Tam. My crafting mojo had got up and left for a seriously long time and I just didn't know where to start. But luckily once I had made the first three cards I was inspired to come up with my own ideas once again...thank goodness!

CASEd card #1
CASEd card #2CASEd card #3

Half & half! LOL ie some of my ideas
All my own work!!! *smile*

Monday, 14 June 2010

Vintage Vogue Class - 24 June 2010

Just a quick up date to say there are only a couple of spaces available in the 10am to 12 noon class so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come along.

There are a few more spaces for the evening class being held from 7pm-9pm.

Also there are a couple of spaces left in the Stampers 10 starting this month. Contact me at if you'd like to join in. Minimum spend is £15 per month, plus P&P, over 10 months. You will then be a "virtual" hostess one month and will receive the usual hostess benefits ie a free level one hostess set AND £15 worth of FREE product from the catalogue. You will also receive a free copy of the Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Idea Book (usual price £4.95)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Stampin' Up! New Colour Share

Would you like to get a taste of the new Stampin’ Up! Colours now.

Sign up to this share and you will receive the following:

3 metres of Melon Mambo ribbon

3 metres of Soft Suede ribbon

3 metres of Rich Razzleberry ribbon

12 sheets of 6x6 Cottage Wall papers

6 sheets of Melon Mambo A4 card

6 sheets of Soft Suede A4 card

6 sheets of Rich Razzleberry card

ALL THIS FOR ONLY £13.00 (inc p&p).

To order please email me at

If that isn’t enough for you and you want to add inkpads in the three new colours as well then the price is only £26.50 (inc p&p)

Vintage Vogue Class - 24 June 2010

Come along and make three cards using the gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set and some of the brand new Stampin’ Up! Colours - Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede.

The class will include instructions on how to make two types of three-dimensional flowers and we will also cover the brayering technique.

The class will take place on Thursday 24 June and due to customer demand I will be running two classes:

- from 10am to 12 noon

- from 7pm to 9pm.

Please remember to let me know which time slot you will be attending.

The class will take place at Dip N Doodle, 6 Gallowgate Lane, LARGS, KA30 8BE.

The cost of the class will be £10 and payment should be made on or before the registration date of 15 June.

Special Offer: Treat yourself to your own Vintage Vogue stamp set to use in class and pay the special low combined price of only £28 for both the class and the stamp set.

To book your place please either email me at or phone/text me on 07949 101534. Payment should be made by cheque to reach me no later than 15 June.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Some retired and US sets for sale

I have the following sets for sale:
Please note that stamps are all previously used and there may be some staining on the rubber and/or the wooden blocks.

Office Accoutrement £20

Typeset Alphabet Lower £20

Cause For Celebration £15 (level 2 hostess set 2008-09)

Botanical Blooms £5

Polka Dot Punches £5

Mixed set of 13 stamps - ideal for demos to use as incentive stamps. Includes some (but not all) from the US set Taggers Dozen £10

Post and packing will be charged at cost - let me know which stamps you are interested in and I'll let you know the cost of P&P.

Payment by paypal preferred - please email me at if you are interested in purchasing any of these sets.

Thanks for looking - any questions just let me know.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Exciting News from Stampin' Up!

I am so excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! is having a Colour Renovation!

What does this mean for you - well starting from 1 October 2010
there will be some fabulous new colours for you and we will be saying a fond farewell to some other colours.

There will be 15 new colours to chose from:Daffodil Delight
Early Espresso
Marina Mist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Melon Mambo
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
River Rock
Soft Suede
Riding Hood Red
Rich Razzleberry
Wild Wasabi
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze

and Crumb Cake = Kraft :-)

The retiring colours are Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Going Gray.

From now until the end of September you can stock up on all of the retiring inks, reinkers, papers, ribbons, and other accessories. Remember once they are gone, they will no longer be available. Please don't wait until the last minute. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you. If you would like to place an order please email me at or phone me on 01475689958.


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