Annual Catalogue

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter - Kit Offer

A very Happy Easter to all my visitors!
I was hoping it would be a little more spring like to post this picture - it's a wreath that I've been trying and trying to get right. I first spotted the idea last year when I saw a picture of  wreath made with the perfectly preserved dsp, loved the idea but not 'my colours'. Hope this brightens your day and puts a spring into your step!
 On another note - do you love the goodies in this?
Have a wish list as long as your arm from this?
Today is your very last chance to pick £162.50 in goodies from them and pay just £99. Nearly 7000 people have taken advantage of this fab starter kit offer, which ends tonight. Will you be the 7,000th?
It's quick, it's simple. 
Choose what you want then click on my link  to sign up online. You don't have to be an active demonstrator and can returning any drop at anytime without repaying any money or returning any of those goodies. 
What are you waiting for?
Want questions answered? 
Email: or call: 07725 217695

Thursday, 28 March 2013

EXTRA, EXTRA, Read all about it....

Sale-A-Bration has disappeared for another year. 
You really did promise yourself the fabulous value starter kit - £162.50 worth of catalogue goodies for just £99 and are kicking yourself for letting the opportunity slip by...
Stress no more! Stampin' Up! have extended their starter kit offer until the end of March, but that's only a few days you will need to act quickly.
Contact me NOW to place your starter kit order and join my team.
If you don't want to remain a demonstrator  no goods to return, nothing to pay back,
WHAT have you got to lose?
Contact me NOW - 07725 217695 or email

Monday, 25 March 2013

A HUGE Thank You!

Sale-A-Bration is over for another year but I wanted to leave a message to all of you who supported me during the promotion and to all those who took the the fabulous starter kit offer and signed up as demos. I have seven new recruits!
So, here is a little card to express my thanks.

It's been good to have you visit my blog today. Call in again soon!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Last day to Sale-A-Brate!

Today is the last day to sale-a-brate Sale-A-Bration. Your last chance to get a fabulous goody absolutely FREE with each £45 purchase. Your last chance to get £162.50 worth of your choice from the catalogues for £99. What have you been waiting for???
Sound interesting? call me 07725 217695 or email
Here is another card made using the Vintage Verses stamp set. This is one of my favourites and I shall be sooo sorry to see it go.

On these two I've used the Pretty Petites Stamps and matching Petite Curly Label Punch. 

Wonder if we'll see the punch in the next main catalogue??? We'll find out 1st July - put the date your calendar.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

More Sale-a-bration Cards

As promised, here are some more Sale-a-bration cards that I've not yet posted. These are made using the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set along with the Sycamore Street DSP, ribbon and buttons. On the second card I also used the Vine Street Embossing Folder..

These next cards were made using the Madison Avenue Stamps. A couple of the cards were CASED, but I can't remember where I first saw them. If anyone knows then please email me as I'd like to give credit to the people who designed them.

Let's end today with this cute little Des.Res. which has been covered in Sycamore Street DSP. And don't forget, You've only until tomorrow evening to get your last orders in in time to get a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE! Call 07725 217695 or email

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Sale-a-bration samples.

Just today and tomorrow then Sale-a-bration will be gone for another year. I'm going to post the rest of my Sale-a-bration samples here, some this afternoon and the rest by tomorrow afternoon.
Kicking of with 2 of the 4 cards from my favourite - Feeling Sentimental.

And now, 3 of the 5 Patterned Occasion cards:

Along with the other 2 cards, in lucky limeade and pool party, these make a nice set.
It's not too late to get your FREE gift (with every £45 order). Call or email me, 07725 217695 email

Monday, 18 March 2013

5 Days Left!

Our fabulous Sale-a-bration event is drawing to a close. Have YOU made the most of Sal-a-bration? Friday is the last day to get a FREE goody for every £45 spend, the last chance to get £162.50 in goods of your choice from our catalogues for just £99. Do you want to be part of our creative world, getting a discount on every order? Then you need to contact me NOW.
Call 07725 217695 or email 
Here's another card made using the Feeling Sentimental stamp set:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Only 9 Sale-a-bration days left!

Yes, Only 9 days left of our fabulous Sale-a-bration!
March 22nd is creeping closer and closer, have you taken advantage of  Sale-a-bration freebies? One free for every £45 spend. Our already incredible starter kit is always amazing value but sign up by 22nd March and you'll get 25% extra value! Pay £99 for the kit and you get to choose £162.50 in goods of your choice from our catalogues.

Here are another two cards for you, both made using the FREE Pretty Petites stamp set & FREE Petite Curly Label Punch

 Two very different looks using the same stamps and punch. What would you make with these goodies?

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

I don't get to make Mothers Day cards now but want to take to opportunity to wish all our Mums out there a very happy day. I've opened one of my own cards and am waiting for my other son to arrive before I open his. In the meantime, here are few hearts out there for anyone who doesn't have a card today.
I made this for the Make It show using our heart punch on cardstock in the blues from our colour families and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit in tempting turquoise for the central heart.
I'd like to wish my fellow demo, Lesley Gillett, a very happy birthday, enjoy your lunch Lelly!
Whatever you do today, have fun!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Treasure Hunt

One of the groups I belong to is called Positively Late Night Stampers (LNS). It's a group run by Stampin' Up! demonstrators with my dear friend Sherrill Graff at the helm. 
Until the 15th May LNS are running a Treasure Hunt. Sherrill has donated a prize for the winner. I'm taking part and am going to tell you how the treasure hunt works so that you can all participate. 

All participating blogs will have a picture of the treasure chest pictured below and a picture of their clue posted.

Make a note of what the clue is, and which blog you found it on. Once you've collected 55 clues, email them to me at listing each clue and where you found it.You'll have from 1st March to 12th May 2013 to collect 55 clues. 
Every correct entry I receive will be entered in Sherrill's drawing on May 15th. New blogs are still being added to the list so be sure to check back regularly.

My clue is:  Many Marvelous Markers.

Many Marvelous Markers - by Stampin' Up!

Participating Blogs

Treasure Hunt Participants 2013

1. Angela Carter  
2.Lisa Kmiec      
3.Jane Hignite     
4.Deborah Smart 
5.Penny Hanuszak
6.Kimberely Morris
7.Trish Cortez     
8.Beth Robinson  
9.Rhonda Gabriele **corrected 28/Feb
10.Jackie Watson
11.Cynthia Millan 
12.June Reister    
13.Debbie Broughton
14.Joni Metras     
15.Laurie Reaume **corrected 28/Feb
16.Sherrill Graff    
17.Nicole  Tugrul  
18.Shelly Peck    
19.Megin  Gallagher
20.Marcee Rodgers
21.Karen Philipp   
22.Kris Sobolik    
23.Heidi Weaver   
24.Carolyn Bennett
25.Betty-Ann Manghi
26.Jan Schoenfeld
27.Glenda Mollet  
28.Kat Zariengo    
29.Katherine Roberts **added 28Feb p.m.
30.Bev Farmer      **Mar 1st
31.Tanya Stottlemire **Mar. 1st 
32.Ligeia Baird     **Mar.2nd
33.Carolyn Rakowski **Mar. 3rd
34.Danielle Calder  **Mar. 5th
35.Jaye Catalano  **Mar.  7th
36.Lesley Lendon  **Mar. 7th
37.Lori Ann Rogers**updated Mar.14th
38.Vanessa A. Terrell **Mar. 8th
39.Dawn Johnson  **Mar. 12th
40.Melissa Banbury **Mar. 19th
41.Janet Yates      **Mar. 19th
42.Cathy Parlitsis  **Mar. 19th
43.Laura Camacho *Mar. 19th
44.Lori Sinden      **Mar. 20th
45.Kit Gosha        **Mar. 20th
46.Beatriz Redd    **Mar. 20th
47.Cynthia Simpson **Mar. 21st
48.Jayne Stenstrom **Mar. 21st
49.Kelli Lichtenberg **Mar. 22nd
50.Julie Fields      **Mar. 22nd
51.SuZan Brown   **Mar. 22nd
52.Lauren Huntley **Mar.22nd

53. Siara Acdal     **Mar. 24th
54. Tonawanda Yost **Mar. 24th
55. Wendy Cranford **Mar. 24th

THANK YOU for playing along, and HAVE FUN!!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

And The Winner Is.....

Throughout the weekend we invited visitors to our stand at the Make It show to take part in our free Prize Draw. The prize? Take a look:.
A basket crammed full of goodies. Some of them tipped towards the back of the basket in this photo as I hid the prize in a huge bag, all because I was trying to surprise the recipient.
So, who did get this basket of loveliness??? Well, the winner is...(drum roll)... Wanda Binyon from Woking!
Wanda was so surprised and absolutely delighted to win, she'd been so sure that she didn't stand a chance that she almost failed to complete the entry form. Here is a photo of her taking delivery of today.
 Congratulations Wanda! Happy crafting.

Monday, 4 March 2013

....And finally

Here are a few of the photo's of the team at Make It this past weekend. Was going to take part in the WOYWW blog - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday blog, but can't even see my workdesk or the dining table, the floor.....after dropping everything about the place when I got home yesterday.
The 'Team'
A 'quiet' shared moment
Having fun before the 'onslaught' - boy did we get busy!
Set to go
Friday's Make n' Take
Fiona's demo
'Fuzzifoto' - breakfast
Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the other team members who were there, including Cathryn, who took some of the photo's - not the fuzzifoto, the better ones, of course! 
Ooops, just found one with Cathryn included....
And finally, I've hung my pinny up, albeit temporarily.....

........until this evening when I'll be making Mothers Day cards with the Brownies. Thankfully, I have support and help from Pat, who is in my team, also the lady running the pack is one of my team members.
Next post - I'll show a few of the bits an pieces that I made in preparation for the show.
Have a great day - pop back soon!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Another Sale-a-bration card

Just spent another busy day on our stand at the Make It show, met so many lovely crafters but feeling a little tired this evening. Just to perk things up I've got another Sale-a-bration card for you.

Shades of Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party (embossed with our Houndstooth folder) are shown off together here. I've used the tangerine ribbon and the Pretty Petites stamp set. To finish, the stamped images have been punched out with the Petite Curly label Punch.
Have You spotted all the items that are available as part of our Sale-a-bration promotion? I've used 3 of them on this card.

  1. Tangerine Tango ribbon (part of the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack).
  2. Petite Curly Label Punch - (fits no.3 perfectly)
  3. Pretty Petites stamp set.
Don't forget - Sale-a-bration ends 22nd March. As with all things Stampin' Up! when it's finished, it's finished. Until then you can still choose 1 item free, from a choice of 17, each and every time you spend £45 (not including p+p).
If you'd like to get a freebie then contact me with your qualifying order - phone 07725 217695 or email