Annual Catalogue

Friday, 28 June 2013

3 Days And Counting!

In just 3 days our new catalogue will be unveiled! So, when I saw this poster on Training With Wanda I just had to post it!
I love the sound of this - what a fabulous maxim to live by! I've got 2nd July in my diary - have you?

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

More Stamp Camp Samples

A couple more cards from Stamp Camp. You may have realised that I love this stamp set - By the Tide, it was the very first set that I used in the Blog Hop when the current catalogue was released. It feels like we're peering in to an underwater world in this card. This is because I've used a piece of window sheet behind the aperture and, behind that, the fish (which has been stamped onto glossy card) is raised on dimensionals. I'm so pleased that pool party isn't retiring but is now in one of our main colour families.

This second card is slightly pretty - not my usual choice, but I do like it's simplcity.
I mentioned our last Blog Hop up above, I'll be taking part in another on 2nd July as our new annual catalogue is released. Not quite sure yet what I'll make so I best get my thinking cap on!

Monday, 24 June 2013

1 Week Left!...and Sneak Peeks

Only 1 week left to order items from the Retirement Lists. The last day to order is Monday 1st July. After that you will not be able to order retired items even if Stampin' Up! have a warehouse full - once it's gone, it really is GONE!
To order products from these lists call or email - 07725 217695,
Tuesday 2nd July sees the appearance of our brand new annual catalogue. Some products will carry over but there are tons of lovely new ones to feast your eyes on. Put the 2nd July in your diary!
Here are another couple of cards from Stamp Camp. 
The first not only features a new hostess stamp set but also one of the new In Colours as the base card. Don't forget - you could earn this set FREE when you have a qualifying party or workshop!
The second card uses the flower from the set mentioned above along with the background stamp and words from another new set.
Expect you're looking forward to seeing the new catalogue with all these sneak peeks! Not long to wait. Call or email me to get your own paper copy.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Denbies Time Again!

This is where I'll be with my Stampin' Up! buddies, Cathryn, Cary and Andrea on Sunday 23rd June...

We'll have a free Make n Take on our stand, parking and entry are free. Come along and join us!

Training Swaps

Our next team training day is Saturday 22nd June. This training session will see 32 demos from our team (of around 230) get together for the day in Crawley.
Here are the swaps I made. Very similar to those I made for last month's regional training in Telford. This is because over 50 of our team went to Telford (a fabulous time was had by all!) and we chose not to share within our own team, had we done so many of us wouldn't have had enough items to swap with the other teams attending.
This is one of the tags 'up close' - you can see the technique - floating letters.
 And ready to go....
Just hope none of the team pop by and see these before I'm able to deliver them!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Favourite Sets

I do so love the stamp sets that I used on this card - Daring Adventure and Word Play. I really can't believe that both are retiring at the end of this month.
As much as I'm not happy about that, I have seen the new catalogue, which is crammed full of lovely new sets and ideas. We''ll still have a few sets carried over from the current catalogue.
If you'd like a copy of the new catalogue contact me - orcall 07725 217695.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of a card I made for my stamp camp last weekend. It features a product which will be in the new catalogue on 2nd July. What do you think? Like the colours? 
Here's another card from the weekend. So, you probably recognise the DSP , ribbon, die and, possibly remember the stamp.  But you won't have seen our new In Colours. You can just about spot one of them on the base card, crisp cantaloupe.
Our new catalogue is chock full of lovely goodies, it will be released on 2nd July. To get your copy contact me on or call 07725 217695.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Final Swaps

Today I'm posting the last few swaps from Telford. Then we've just got a short time before our new catalogue arrives -yeah! However, between today's post and 2nd July I'll be sharing cards from my recent stamp camp,including a few sneak peeks of new products. 
All three of these 3D items are lovely close up but are not looking their best since the camera briefly came in contact with the pacific ocean! That explains the fuzziness!
A beautiful easel card by a lovely member of our team, Liz Orme....
Made by Rebecca Chivers, this hides a roll of Love Hearts - surprised they've remained uneaten for so long!..
 A clever way to use the dress from by Rebecca Davis...
Hope to post some stamp camp samples next time. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Telford swaps 3!

Yet more of the fab swaps from Telford Regional training. Starting with this card made by Elaine Harding...
Bookmark by Elizabeth Youd...
Envelope gift pocket by Karen Watts...
Travel sewing kit by my friend, Cary Buckham...
...and clever pocket for emergency 'wound' wipe and finger plaster by Stephanie Alderson...
Hope you've enjoyed looking at today's post. More to follow!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

I'd like to wish my lovely Dad, and all of your Dads a very 'Happy Father's Day' today.
Thanks for all you are and all you do. It's been so good to spend the day together!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Telford Swaps 2

Whilst I'm busy with Stamp Camp here are more of those lovely swaps from our regional training event..........

Maria (GOLDCATS2003):
 Sasha Reade:
 Sandra Langdon:
 Sheree Dryden:
Alison Richmond:
Believe me, these all look far better in real life - away from my bad photographic and scanning skills!

Friday, 14 June 2013


Last month I promised to show you the swaps from our Regional Training event but somehow the time flew past, partly due to my holiday and partly to the many updates, promotions and changes which have been flooding out of our head office. So many exciting things. Finally,today I can share the first of those swaps which I received on the day.
The first is from Shari-Anne
Nicola Dutton:
Becky Wall:
Diana Marchand:
Ashee Ahmad:

It's fun to see so many different styles. More tomorrow!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Treasure Hunt Winner

I'm a little late in posting this due to having been away on holiday. I can finally announce that the winner of the Late Night Stampers Spring 2013 Treasure Hunt is......HEATHER HOPSON. 
If you click on the link below you can see a little video of the name being drawn by Sherrill.

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part. I hope you had fun! Looking forward to sharing the next one with you, thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 7 June 2013


.......Best of 25 Years!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! are bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
First up is Best of Flowers which you can see on the flyer below:

You can probably see the images a little clearer in this picture:

Best of Flowers CM
The single daisy - a 'never seen before' image co-ordinates with our 1 1/4" (3.2cm) scalloped circle punch which is why it's shown with a pink line around it on the flyer.
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
Contact me to order this set, and be sure to watch out for a new set each month.
Email - or phone - 07725 217695

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Holiday Is Over

I take a couple of weeks holiday in the sun and Stampin' Up! sneak in loads of updates and new stuff whilst I'm away! A girl can't take a break without something changing! So, now I'm playing catch up.                       I've already told you about the Retirement Lists. Customers are almost ransacking the warehouse for the items on those lists. So, if you want anything you best hurry. As you know, "when it's gone, it's gone" !!!
Next I want to announce the arrival of
A few months ago the company asked our North American Facebook friends what they thought of the idea of being able to buy single stamps instead of a whole set. The response was so positive that they started experimenting with it in the North American Market. The experiment has been successful—so successful that they've decided to try it out in our market too!
From now until 31 August 2013 (or while supplies last) they're excited to offer our customers five single-image stamps for you to choose from! 

  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, or workshop.
  • You can find the stamp item numbers and the block they fit on below:                        
                  8,50 €/£6.50 132669 Basic Label Block E
                  9,50 €/£6.95 132663 Boutique Blossom Block E
                  9,50 €/£6.95 132675 Hello, Hello Block E
                  8,50 €/£6.50 132667 Oh, Baby Block E
                  9,50 €/£6.95 132673 Spec-tacular Block E
  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four.
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to purchase a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There's no limit on how many stamps you can purchase.
  • These stamps are only available through 31 August 2013, so get them while you can!
Here are some close ups
Basic Label Clear-Mount Stamp Set Boutique Blossom Clear-Mount Stamp SetHello, Hello Clear-Mount Stamp SetSpec-TacularOh, Baby!

So, Retirement Lists and Single Stamps. There's more to come but I'll be back again tomorrow, Friday, rather than bombard you with everything just now.     If you'd like any of the above stamps you can contact me by email - or phone - 07725 217695.
Oh yes, and I did have a fab holiday, it seems so long ago already!

Check These Out.....

You may remember me telling you about the Pay It Forward that I'm taking part in. I promised to make something for 5 people during this year then they have to do the same for 5 more people. You've already seen two gifts that I've received and today I'd like to show you another.
This beautiful tag was made by Stephanie Macquorcodale. It really is so stunning up close and I feel so lucky to have received it. Thank you so much Steph!
Now I want to show you the badge which was given to me by my upline, Natalie, at regional training. She gave one to each of her team - the Stampin' Stars - that attended. I think the colours must have been chosen to match our blog posts when we did our last blog hop. By the way, keep your eyes peeled, we've got another on the way once our new catalogue has been released in July.

Finally, this was a gift, again from Natalie. Decorated to match our stars, this wallet opens to reveal a memo pad. What a useful gift!