Annual Catalogue

Monday, 28 January 2013

Denbies Pamper Season

On the Sunday 10th February I will be at Denbies Wine Estate, sharing a stall with with my friend Cary. We'll be there between 10am - 3pm.
Why not pop down, we'd love to see you!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

So, how are you liking SAB 2013?

So, tell me, what do you think of our lovely Sale-a-bration range so far? Isn't the choice this year just fab?!
Here's another card for you:

This crd is made using the Vintage Verses stamp set and Sycamore Street DSP, both of which can be obtained as freebies - don't forget , you get to choose 1 free item for every £45 spend (£45 does not include p+p). All tied together with Baja Breeze seam binding. I really like the way this card turned out.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A BIG hand for Cathryn!

Just a short post today.                                                 Please join me in congratulating my lovely downline, Cathryn on her promotion to Bronze 2.
She's been a great support to me and it's lovely to see her doing so well.
Onwards and upwards, Cathryn!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Celebrate Sale-a-brations!

It's here, it's here, I've been waiting a whole year".
Sorry! I'm just having a little sing-a-long with myself. Don't groan, it's better than what I was going to sing - " Sale-a-brate good times, come on!". See, I told you so!!!
Today is the start of Sale-a-bration - a very merry time in Stampin' Up! land. So many good things. 
In a nutshell:

  • Spend £45 between 22nd january - 22nd March 2013 and choose a FREEBIE
  • Spend £90 or multiples of £45 and you get more FREEBIES
  • 17 FREEBIES to choose from

BUT - wait a minute, If you choose to go for 2 FREEBIES on a £90 spend, why not get our starter kit instead? 

  • For £99 you get to choose £162.50, yep, that's right, £162.50 worth of products of your choice from our current catalogues. That doesn't include the £45 business supplies that you'll get in addition. Normally you'd get £130 of goodies for your £99 but order your starter kit between 22nd January - 22nd March this year and you get 25% MORE.
This Saturday, 26th January, I'll be showing off many of the freebies to you. I'll be at the Salvation Army, Sythwood, Woking, between 10 am - 12 noon. In addition the these exclusive goodies I've got some lovely baggy books to show you. Baggy books are sets of cards to give an example of what you could make with the freebies, but of course, you can create your own masterpiece.
Pop in to see me, plenty of parking at the rear of the building.

And now for today's Sale-a-bration card - one of my favourites:

Here I've used the new Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set. Like it? It could be yours with a £45 order plus p+p. Contact me on 07725 217695 or email

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Vintage Verse Sneak Peek

Another quick Sneak Peek for you from our upcoming Sale-a-bration  event which starts on Tuesday.

The sentiment comes from the new Vintage Verses stamp set and is so useful for those times when you want to get in touch with someone for no particular reason, just because.....
Here it's teamed up with our Twitterpated designer series paper (£9.95). At first glance I thought that, though pretty, this was going to be just a flowery pack of paper but turn to the reverse and there are some other fab designs to use. I've also used the Top Note Bigz Die (£18.95),  Decorative Label Punch (£15.50), add a little bakers twine, an antique brad and our super cardstock - it's easy to make up your £45 order* and get this stamp, plus the other 3 that make up the set, absolutely FREE! 
Offer starts from Tuesday 22nd January. Contact me to place an order or for further details.
* £45  not to include p+p.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sale-a-bration in the flesh

Well, that headline caught your eye, didn't it
Tuesday is fast approaching and with it comes the release of Sale-a-bration 2013. 

To celebrate Sale-a-bration I will be holding a 'pop-in' session on Saturday 26th January between 10am-12noon at the Salvation Army, Sythwood, Woking. As the name suggests, this is a chance for you to just pop in to view some of the fabulous FREEBIES you can get during this year's event.
There are 17 FREEBIES to choose from (including 6 stamp sets, an embossing folder, punch...), you can choose one every time you spend £45* on an order between 22nd January - 22nd March.2013. I have 11 of them to show you along with over 20 examples of cards that can be made with these goodies.
Orders on the day will only incur £1 p+p per order instead of the regular £4.95, providing you are within my delivery area or are happy to collect from me.
* £45 not to include p+p
Just to whet your appetite, here's another sneak peek, a card using one of the free stamp sets, Pretty Petites:

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

PS You may have noticed my new facebook button to the right of these posts. I'll be posting some of my sale-a-bration samples on there, too, over the next couple of days, be sure to check it out!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Only 2 weeks left!

There's now only 2 weeks left to place an order from the current Autumn/Winter catalogue.

I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again - when it's gone, it really is GONE!!! Even if there are stocks in the warehouse you will not be able to order these items.
PLEASE NOTE - There is a small carryover list from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. This list comprises of items that will remain available when the new Spring/Summer catalogue is released on 1st February and can be seen at the back of the new catalogue.. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Sneak Peek 4

Here's another peek at one stamp from a new set to be released as a freebie during Sale-a-bration.

In more monochrome shades today of basic black, basic grey, whisper white and, just to zing it up a bit - our lovely silver glimmer paper.
Just 6 days to go now, then I can show you the fabulous stamps and other items that you can get free with an order of £45 (p+p not included in the £45).

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A new baby & sneak peak 3

A Christmas arrival has,finally, triggered me into action and below is the result. The card is to celebrate the birth of Joseph, Wanda's new grandson.
A good opportunity to use one of the new sale-a-bration stamps along with my existing stash to make a card. I hope you like it.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sneak Peek No.2

A very quick, short post here as I'm on this computer way too late, yet again.
Here's another sneak peek - a card made using some of the freebies from our upcoming sale-a-bration event which starts on 22nd January. This card was made for me by Pat and is in lovely shades of Crumb Cake, Island Indigo and Pool Party. I'm afraid that it's not the best scanned image I've ever seen ( the seam binding ribbon looks 'ridged' and is way more delicate in real life) but I don't have time to do more as I need to get to my bed.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

*NEW* Talking Tag

Talking Tag

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalise birthday cards, gifts or even record quick instructions for a recipe. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy ‘em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just 9.50 €/£7.25 (item 129723).
Helpful Tips:
  • Adhere Talking Tag to a flat surface, otherwise the scanner can’t read the code.
  • Multiple tags can be attached to one surface, but don’t place them too close together. When scanning a message, you shouldn’t be able to see another code on the screen. 
  • Do not write or place any decoration over the label.
  • Talking Tag has a permanent adhesive and cannot be repositioned once attached to a surface. Attempting to remove it could tear the label, making it impossible to listen to the content.
  • A Talking Tag message label can only hold one message. Once a message is confirmed, it cannot be deleted or re-recorded.
 Take a look at the video below and, if you'd like to get your hands on our Talking Tags, contact me on 07725 217695 or email

Friday, 4 January 2013

My Little Valentine Promotion


My Little Valentine Promotion

From 3-21 January only, Stampin’ Up!’s got a super special valentine offer sure to set your heart aflutter!

Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a 10,95 €/£8.25 value—when you buy the brand-new My Little Valentine Stamp Set!

This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after 21 January!

BUY THIS:     (Price 12,95 €/£9.95)
132242 My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)
132251 Meinem Valentinsschatz (German; clear-mount)
132248 Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)

GET THIS FREE:   (Value 10.95 €/£8.25)
126923 Sealed with Love Simply Sent      

Don’t get your heart broken—contact me today to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

January is a very special month in Stampin' Up! land. It's when we bring you Sale-a-bration.
For those of you new to our world, Sale-a-bration is a fabulous time to buy your Stampin' Up! goodies. For every £45.00 you spend (not including p+p) you get a freebie. That's right, something absolutely FREE! Something for nothing! How often do you hear that??? And don't forget - it's accumulative so if you spend £90 you get 2 freebies and so on.
Last year we had 5 feebies to choose from, this year we have 17, okay let me run that by you again - SEVENTEEN!

Want to take a look at what's on offer? From the 22nd you'll see an online link on the left had column of this blog, contact me if you'd prefer a paper copy.
So, what is it? SALE-A-BRATION
When does it start? 22nd January
Where can I get the freebies? From me! With every £45 purchase.
BUT - there's more...........
Buy a starter kit for only £99 and instead of getting the regular offer of £130 of goodies plus £45 of business supplies you'll get more. Join us as a demo in the Sale-a-bration period from 22nd Jan - 22nd March and you'll get to choose £162.50 in products from our catalogues. you'll still get the business supplies and you'll still pay only £99 !!!! That's a whole 25% more !! Why?

Because it's Stampin' Up's 25th anniversary this year and it's also their 5th anniversary in the UK.
Here's our first Sneak Peek - a matching pair....... 

These are just 2 stamps from the Patterned Occasions stamp set - you get 3 more in the set. Check back for more from the upcoming Sale-a-bration celebration!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to you!

First a timely reminder - there are, including today, only 31 days left to place an order from our current Autumn/Winter catalogue. Be assured - when Stampin' Up! say it's gone, it's really gone. There are a few items carrying over to our new seasonal catalogue which is released in February but, apart from those, you will not be able to order the retired items from thie Autmn/Winter catalogue from 1st February.
So, check out what you need NOW! Don't leave it and get caught out.

January is a very special month in Stampin' Up! land. It's when we bring you Sale-a-bration.
For those of you new to our world, Sale-a-bration is a fabulous time to buy your Stampin' Up! goodies. For every £45.00 you spend (not including p+p) you get a freebie. That's right, something absolutely FREE! Something for nothing! How often do you hear that??? And don't forget - it's accumulative so if you spend £90 you get 2 freebies and so on.
Last year we had 5 feebies to choose from, this year we have 17, okay let me run that by you again - SEVENTEEN! 
When? Sale-a-bration starts on 22nd January
Don't forget to stop by before then for more information - there's also a fantastic offer on the starter kit - and sneak peeks.