Annual Catalogue

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Christmas Fair

Hello everyone, I've got some seasonal news for you today. Next week I will be at the annual Christmas Fair which is being held, in aid of Woking Hospice, in Sands at Bleak House, Chertsey Road, Woking, between 5pm-9pm.

I'll be inviting everyone to join me in a simple 'Make and Take' - FREE, of course. The fair will have other local, independent stall holders, each bringing something different to the evening. Why not join us? Start the evening off with a seasonal glass of mulled wine FREE if you download the voucher at just click on the link and go straight to the site.
It should be a fun evening and I'd love you to join us - see you there!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Happy Birthday Pat

Okay, so I make cards. But when it comes to friends and family you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be making their card at best the night before, but more often than not, on the day of the event. What is it with me??? It's nothing to do with not planning, I plan and write lists, then I have lists of lists. Then lists of lists of get the picture.
Here's what I made this morning for Pat:

I know she loves this new 'Postage Due' stamp set so thought I'd stamp using re-inkers from our Regals range. It's a while since I used the re-inker technique and I'm pleased with the result.This produces lovely, vibrant colour. Why not try our re-inkers for yourself? They're available individually for £2.75 each in all the colours in our range. A lovely inky little treat to play with.
For those of you not acquainted with this simple, effective technique then here's a little heads up - in January I'll be running a class to show you how.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Current Classes

It's drab and miserable outside but I've got some bright, colourful cards to cheer your day. Below you'll see  some photos of the current classes available - do excuse the background!. At all the classes you'll make 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs. Please note: some of these cards have been CASE'd  but I don't have a clue where I saw them, so they're not all my original design.

The first is from the lovely Jenny Moors. Making use of one of our latest embossing folders - holiday frame - and the fabulous snow flurry die, along with champagne glimmer paper. All featured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Catalogue. Simple, yes. But I think that you'll agree -they're classy.

Jenny Moors class

This next photo (not one of my best, try to ignore the cars) showcases our Snowflake Soiree stamp set in a departure from the traditional red/green combination. Here we have shades of very vanilla and soft suede. We will also use the brand new Illuminate stamp pad and yes, just a touch of that glimmer paper again. Can you guess that I like it????

Snowflake Soiree

In this third photo I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps this year - Heart of Christmas, again from the Autumn Winter Catalogue. Teamed with naturals ivory and cherry cobbler this set makes good use of a single stamp.

'Heart of Christmas'

Finally, for those of you trying to hang onto the remnants of autumn and not think of the impending season, here is a class based on the super 'Wonderfall' stamps and matching die. I'm afraid to say that this set was on my list of 'must-haves' as soon as I saw them.

If you're interested in doing any of these classes then contact me as soon as possible by email: or by phone 07725 217695. I have a few dates available but spaces are limited on a first come/first served basis.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Quick Catch Up

Just a quick mesage to catch up. I've been a little slow updating after my catalogue launch last weekend and it's all down to a nasty bug I've had. But, I'm back!
Thank you to my lovely ladies who came along and grabbed a BOGOF bargain, and welcome to the two new ladies that I met.
I've still got a few BOGOF sets left, if anyone is interested.
As a 'thank you' for supporting me in my recent little promotion I put the names into a hat of everyone who came to my Stamp Camp along with members of my Stampers 10 and those who came to the launch. Sue Jacobs was the lucky lady whose name was drawn and received a set of stamps.
I'd been busy making cards prior to the launch, including some seasonal ones, and hope to post some pictures this coming week.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

My Shooting Stars

Or, I should say, 'shots of my stars' because today I've finally got a few photo's of the ornaments and stars that I made for my catalogue launch last Sunday. It's taken a while to get them photographed and on here because I felt so poorly. Seems it all boils down to laryngitis - a simple word for feeling sooo ill!
The first picture is of all of them together.

Here is my version of the ornament that appears on the front cover of the Autumn/Winter catalogue,not in traditional red and green but lovely Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake. Both these colours are more suited to my decor.

View from the front
...and from the back

This is my take of the ornament shown just inside the same seasonal catalogue:

The final 3 stars were a 5 point star, a 6 point star (accidentally created by folding the 6 point one too many times! happy accident!) and a folded star similar to a star book.

Thank you to my lovely ladies, for helping out and learning to lip read so quickly!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Try B4 You Buy Catalogue Launch

This coming Sunday I will be launching our new catalogue. As on previous occasions, this will also take form as a 'Try B4 You Buy' session. I like my customers to be able to get their hands on our fabulous products and try them out for themselves.  
We'll kick off at 12 noon with my BOGOF and sale of retired DSP. You will be able to buy the new catalogue at a special 'on the day' price of £3 (normally £5), buy it and you'll get a copy of our 'Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2012' free. Or, place an order for £25 or more from the catalogue (not linked to BOGOF items) and you'll get the catalogues entirely free of charge. 

Stampin' Up! Catalogue 2012-2013
2012-2013 Catalogue

Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2012
Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2012

There will be a card to 'Make and Take' and some of the new stamp sets to try out. Sign up for a class, take time for a cup of tea or coffee and view some ready made samples of our products. 
I have £10 gift vouchers for sale, these would make a lovely Christmas or birthday surprise. What about registering a Wish List with me to enable your friends and family to purchase goodies that you're guaranteed to want and love?
Come along and have fun, the cost is just £3.
Join me this Sunday, 7th October, between 12 - 2.30pm, at Tringham Village Hall, Benner Lane, West End, Woking, Surrey GU21 9JP.
I look forward to your company!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Happy New Year!!!

A very Happy Stampin' Up! New Year to you all!!!
Today is the start of the Stampin' Up year and brings the release of our new catalogue, 204 pages crammed full of loveliness for you to enjoy. I've been excitedly waiting to share this with you, trying not to spill the beans, especially now that we get all the lovely goodies previously only enjoyed by our U.S. friends.

2012 -2013 Catalogue

Where to start? Good question. Take a look at the front cover. There's a little glimpse of 3 of our new In Colours, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals. Open, and the co-ordinating Stampin' Up! colours burst out. There's a fabulous choice - loads of new stamp sets, dies, ribbons, buttons. Not to mention all that wonderful DSP. All just waiting for you to use.
But wait - there's more. Talk of DSP (our super range of Designer Series Paper) takes me onto another snippet to blow your socks off...........

That’s right! Get FREE Designer Series Paper for SIX MONTHS when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during October or November.
As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits such as
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free subscription to Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator magazine!
  • Access to a thriving online community of stampers and paper crafters from around the world!
  • An open invitation to fabulous Stampin’ Up! events!
There's no catch. Sign up as a demonstrator, choose £130 in products of your choice from the current catalogues for only £99 and you'll get free paper.

  • New recruits who join in October or November will receive one free package of Designer Series Paper of their choice per month starting November or December 2012 and going through April or May 2013.
  • New demonstrators and recruiters may choose from any Designer Series Paper in any current catalogues. Designer Series Paper that is part of a new-catalogue preorder is not eligible.
  • This offer does not include Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
Want to know more?
Contact me by phone 07725 217695 or email to ask me for details.
This is a fab promotion, so, what are you waiting for???