Annual Catalogue

Monday, 31 December 2012

Christmas cards 2012

Hi everyone,
Well, Christmas is over and, as we're just about to go into a new year and take all the decorations down, I thought I'd take the opportunity to show you the seasonal handmade cards I received.
I've scanned them all but those with bulkier embellishments or with a pale/all white background haven't shown up so well.
Some are made with SU products, some from existing stash, others are a mix of the two. All different, all gratefully received! 
So here we go:

Lesley Gillett - using Merry Minis

Wanda - using our ornament punch






Fiona - decorative label punch

Lesley Boyle - scallop trim border modern label & word window punches


Jane - stamp from Christmas Wishes

Cathryn - my no.1 DTL - ornament punch

Natalie - my upline - Merry Minis & Snow Festival Tags

Finally, you've seen it before but I think it deserves another appearance:

Sherrill - stamp from Scentsational Season
It's amazing that everyone comes up with something different to celebrate the season, I hope you've enjoyed looking at the cards.
Enjoy this evening. I can't wait to share some samples with you over the next three weeks as we approach Sale-a-bration. Don't know what Sale-a-bration is?? Then you need to check in again soon and find out what all the fuss is about - look forward to your company!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Festive Milk Carton

I wanted to do something different with the flocked window sheet that came as part of the Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP. I have a small gift for someone, round, not easy to package, and so the Bigz Milk Carton die sprang to mind. With it's steel rule die this die cut through the acetate as clean as a whistle. Fold and stick, two holes in the top and the addition of a piece of very vanilla ribbon, all done!

Festive Milk Carton

I like the fact that it's transparent and you can see right through the carton. Just need to wrap a piece of tissue around the gift and it's ready to give.
Perfect for a happy holiday gift.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

30th Anniversary

This Tuesday my friend Bernie and her husband will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. I wanted to use our luxurious flocked acetate and the Memorable Moments stamp set on their card and this is what I came up with.:

Originally I'd die cut, mounted and paper pierced '30th' to go on the front but my inky fingers left me having to either re-do the piece or have a re-think. Despite the flock being in real red, I managed to use it along with raspberry ripple, white, and a little grey to tone it down. The original piece went inside, along with some pearls. Few more pearls outside, it being her pearl anniversary, and into tomorrow's post. Hoping she like this as I didn't want the card to be too frothy.
I wish them both many more happy years together!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Merry Stampin' Up! Christmas

Those of you who know me well realise that my singing is dreadful and no, this isn't me warbling on the video. Just wanted to bring you all a 'Happy Holidays' greeting from Stampin' Up!.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Dear Santa..........

Don't you just love our latest ad campaign?

Seasonal and all in our luscious colours!
Hope you've already placed your Chirstmas order, if not, then you need to contact me NOW!
Phone 07725 217695 or email

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Orders

Is someone treating you to Stampin' Up! goodies for Christmas? Are you treating yourself???
Avoid paying full p+p, I've got a couple of customers who are happy to split the postage with you. I intend to place their order this evening so if you want to save some money you need to contact me today.
Phone 07725 217695

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

First to arrive

Last week I got my first Christmas card of the year from Sherrill and thought you might like to see it.

Sherrill's card

It survived being in my suitcase and didn't get damaged at all. I really love the bright red and clean look of this card, the candy canes are from the Scentsational Season stamp set which is available from the Autumn/Winter catalogue until 31st January. It has a matching set of dies - order them together and you save money.
Every time I look at this card I think 'I really do need to get mine made and posted'. Where does the time go?

Scentsational Season stamp set
wood mount item 121026 £16.95
clear mount item 121190 £13.95

Holiday Collection framelits dies
item 127814 £20.95

Scentsational Bundle
(order stamps and dies together and save £5)
wood mount item 129945 £31.95
clear mount item 129946 £28.95


Monday, 3 December 2012

The Stampin’ Trimmer has Arrived!

Recently I posted all about our new Stampin' Trimmer, well, it's arrived. I've already got my hands on one, yippee!

Stampin' Trimmer
item 129722 £25.95

Here is a recap of the features of this fab new tool:
  • Full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track (You don't have to remove the blades to get a full 30.5 cm cut!)
  • Extended 15.9 cm wide cutting base and 36.5 cm extender ruler
  • Storage compartment under base to hold additional cutting/scoring blades
  • Cutting track that locks into place
  • Specially designed cutting track and handles for stable and straight cuts
  • Full ruler, with additional printed grid lines under a plastic cover so measurements won't wear off
  • And so much more 
Want another chance to see the video? Well here it is. This was made for the US market and talks just about inches but we're getting inches and cm's on ours, how great is that! See what all the fuss is about, take another look:

If you'd like to get your hands on one of these then contact me:
email or phone 07725 217695.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Team Training Swaps - December 2012

Well, it's that time again. Thanks to help from Lesley I was just about able to get my swaps made in time for training, having been on holiday until last Thursday. At our last training session I won 2 packs from our new Flawless Fabric range. I loved the colours but, not being much of a seamstress, couldn't think what I could use it for. A quick look on the internet and I came up with these: Microwave Heat Pads.
So easy to make, but then came problem number 2 - I don't have a sewing machine. This is where Lesley comes in. She bravely offered to sew all the pouches, leaving me to mix the rice, fill the pouches and hand stitch to finish them. After that, they were bagged and labelled. You can see the results below.

21 microwave Heat Pads, ready to go

The fabric is cut  to 45.7cm  x 68.6cm , each piece a very generous 'fat quarter'. Three different designs to each pack, all colour and design co-ordinated to the rest of our range. The pack shown below is Floral District (item 126893 £8.95).

Floral District Flawless Fabric

Here are the designs in the second pack I used - Summer Smooches (item 125411 £8.95).

Summer Smooches Flawless Fabric
These are just 2 packs from a choice of 8 for you to choose from. Prefer something bolder? Then our Essential Designer Fabric could be for you, a mixture of spots, trellis, chevron and stipes in strong colours.
My little heatpads seemed to go down very well. What a great stocking filler!