Monday, 4 October 2010

It's Christmas time!

Well not quite, but one of hostesses this week wanted a Christmas themed workshop so I've been playing with my new and not so new stamp sets and colours. They both use the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler and ever so essential Old Olive. I can see these two colours being used for a large number of my Christmas cards this year!

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

It's the 1st October!!!

And that means it's the launch day for the new catalogue! There are lots of new goodies to get excited over, plenty of new ribbon, the gorgeous new colours, patterned paper, and of course lots of wonderful new stamp sets. I already have a long list of favourites!

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.