Saturday, 6 November 2010
Well after what seemed like a mammoth train journey (3 changes on the way there but oddly only needed one on the way back - moral of the story is to completley ignore online journey planners!), I am home tired and exhausted but had an amazing time. This was the second European Stampin' Up! Convention, and the first one that I attended, and it was such a fun time. I love meeting fellow demos and sharing ideas and being inspired by others. Not only was it great meeting all the wonderful demos from the UK, Germany and France but Shelli (the founder of SU) herself was there, and you could not meet a nicer lady! Her enthusiasm is totally contagious! Ohh, and we got lots of lovely free stamps - one of the perks of being a demo!
There are so many exciting things in the pipeline, some of which have to remain a secret for a little while longer but if you keep an eye on my blog I'll try and post some photos of the amazing make & takes that we made and the swaps that I received from fellow demos. And if you're thinking of signing up to become a demo, you'll be very excited to hear that next year's convention is going to be in ... Disneyland Paris!!! I can't wait.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
The first card is made using the un-Christmassy 'Circle Circus'. I decided that the circles would make lovely baubles. The middle bauble has been stamped twice - once directly onto the card and then onto a separate piece of card which was then punched out and mounted with dimensionals. The little ties were hand-drawn. A nice, quick card to make.
The second card is made with the new Christmas set 'Contempo Christmas'. Us demonstrators were lucky enough to be able to get this lovely set on pre-order before the catalalogue launch. The matching bauble punch will help to ensure that your Christmas cards are completed in next to no time!These little cards are really quick and simple to make, perfect when you've got lots of cards to send out to friends and family.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Stampin' Up! have introduced new clear mount stamp sets in the UK! You still get the amazing stamping quality of Stampin' Up! red rubber stamps but now you can mount them onto clear stamping blocks opening up your stamping options and making storage of all those lovely stamps a lot easier.
The postage rates have also changed. Postage is now a flat rate £4.95 regardless of the size of your order, so you can now place larger orders without worrying about the postage going up.
With all the new exciting products on offer there is also an exciting new Starter Kit. The Starter Kit is at a special reduced price of £119 (valued at over £230) and contains all you need to get you started. There is also a scrapbooking add-on called Stampin' Memories for just an extra £50 (valued at over £80). What a great time to become a demonstrator! Feel free to email me if you're interested in becoming a demonstrator and would like more information.
If you've not already ordered a copy from me then take a peak at the electronic version in my sidebar. If you can't wait to have the glossy pages in your hands then get in touch and I'll happily order one for you. The new catalogues are £5.95 but throughout October I'll be selling them for £4.95 or if you host a workshop you can get your own copy for free!
I'll be back later tonight with some photos of the cards I've made with some of the new stamp sets but there are some gorgeous ones in there, and the new hostess stamp sets are divine.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Stampin' Up! have released their retiring list for the current catalogue. Items are only available whilst stock lasts. Most of the punches will still be available in the new catalogue but will be in the new compact format that the two-part bird punch currently uses. So if you are disappointed to see one of your favourite colours or stamp sets go, then order it now whilst you can!
The new catalogue will be available to view online and purchase from 1st October. However, if you'd like to get your hands on it as soon as possible then you can place a pre-order with me. I should hopefully receive my copies towards the end of September and will post them out as soon as we are given the go-ahead to do so. There is a slight price increase in the catalogue and it will now cost £5.95. If you'd like to receive a catalogue for free, why not book a workshop with me. All hostesses receieve a free catalogue and you could be one of the first to earn the gorgeous new hostess sets, and of course purchase some of the lovely new stamps in the catalogue.
Monday, 26 July 2010
I held a prize draw on the day to win this sweet starter card making kit with the lovely All a Flutter stamp from the mini catalogue. This has to be one of my favourite stamps from this year's mini. The lucky winner is ...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
If you'd like to find out more then please give me a call, or drop me an email. But remember this offer is only on for a limited period and orders have to be placed before 7th May.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
On top of all the lovely new colours we'll also be getting In Colours! These will be a range of five new colours that will be introduced every year and will stay around for two years before being retired. This year we will only have 5 In Colours but each year after that there will be 10 new In Colours running alongside each other, so at any one time there will be 50 colours - 40 core colours and 10 In Colours! Think of all the colour fun you can have with them!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
There are some absolutely lovely new products in the new mini, new flat design punches, single stamps from £4.95 and some gorgoeus new designer paper. Even us demonstrators don't know which items will make it into the main catalogue in September, so if you see something you like, order it now. Two of the designer papers will only be available for the lifespan of the mini catalogue (April - Sept) or until stock lasts.
Click on the image of the new mini catalogue cover on the right to see all the loveliness that could be coming your way!
If you want to see some of the lovely new stamps for yourself then why not come along to my Open House on Monday 12th April from 8pm. We'll be making a card using the lovely Vintage Vogue set. If you'd like to come please email me so that I can reserve you a make & take pack.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
So here they are. The first card is a 4x4 card (I love this size) that I made for my friend Astrid in Austria. She sent me some lovely goodies for my birthday and I just wanted to send her a thank you card.
The second card was a design that I saw over on Carole's blog and I just had to use it. The blank space on the left hand side would be perfect for a birthday or seasonal greeting. The card uses the fabulous new bird punch - with its new flat design, which is great for storage, and the co-ordinating wheel for Vintage Vogue. I've used colours from the Soft Subtles family. If you'd like your own copy of the new mini catalogue then please send me an email.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
The top photo shows me with the other Emma H (!) and fellow Stampin Star. It was great to meet someone else in our group, even if our upline Natalie wasn't able to make the training event. I really shoudn't let the camera anywhere near me though!
And here are some of the other lovely girls at our table busy making our challenge project (Emma, Alex and Jackie). I can't show you what we made just yet but all will be revealed on the 1st April! Big hellos also to Nickie, Carol and Sue who were also on our table but I got distracted and neglected to take their photo, sorry!
I received some amazing swaps and was blown away by some of the demonstrator's choices projects - in fact, make that all of them! Again, more pics to come soon!
Huge thanks to all of the presenters who showed us some wonderful projects and made it such a fantastic day.
If you're interested in becoming a demonstrator or want to come to my Open House for the mini catalogue launch then please send me an email.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
And if that wasn't exciting enough, for a limited time you will be able to order the Full Heart Punch that is not currently available in the main catalogue. This punch has been out in the States for some time now but this is the first time that we've been able to buy it in the UK! It's a gorgeous punch and coordinates perfectly with the Simply Said stamp set. This punch will only be available whilst stock lasts and then once stock sells out you'll have to wait until the release of the new catalogue in September to get your hands on it, and who wants to wait that long?! So, if like me, you can't wait to own the Full Heart punch then get in touch and I can place an order for you. The punch is available on its own for £12.50 or at £10.00 if you buy the matching Simply Said stamp set at £22.95 (or any other set in the offer). Postage is £3.95.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
You can see example cards made using this stamp set on page 43 of the catalogue. If you'd like to order either a catalogue or the stamp set, then please contact me. I will also be donating £2 for every Greenhouse Garden set sold to the Red Cross. If you want to find out how the Stampin' Up! headquarters are helping the relief effort for Haiti, please read Shelli's blog.
Applogies for the poor photo setting, but the best light is from my son's bedroom window! I really do need to find somewhere more scenic to take photos from! Anyway, I hope you like them, and please leave a comment if you do. It's always nice to hear from you.
Ingredients: (all are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Stamp set: A Rose is a Rose
Inks: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Garden Green, Old Olive
Ribbon: from my stash
Ingredients: (all are from Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Old Olive
Ribbon: 1/4 grosgrain ribbon in very vanilla, which I've coloured with my pens.
Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, It's Beautiful jumbo wheel
Inks: as per the previous card
Sunday, 17 January 2010
- tasty nibbles & wine
- Makes & Takes
- door prize raffle
- a chance to get creative!
The night will be lots of fun and a chance to catch up with everyone for a good natter. I'll be posting some sneak peaks of some of the cards I've made in the next two weeks, so do check back if you want to see what will be on show.