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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stampin' Stars Sale-A-Bration & Spring/Summer Blog Hop

Woohoo! Spring has sprung! Okay, don't go looking through the window just to prove me wrong. In Stampin' Up! land spring starts today with the release of both our Occasions Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-bration. 
Who'd have thought it possible to have so much goodness in one day???
Stampin' Stars are kicking off the Celebration with a blog hop but, before we dive in, just a little reminder or two....
Our Occasions Autumn/Winter winter catalogue is due to end soon. 
Occasions Spring/Summer runs until 30th June 2014. Sale-a-bration runs until 31st March 2014. We have wonderful offers during Sale-a-bration, more about that tomorrow!
Back to the blog hop. You may have arrived here from Kim's fab blog - she's a lovely friend and talented demo who always comes up with super ideas, or you could just be starting here...either way - WELCOME!
My first project is a bendy card. I've cut the base by hand as opposed to e-cutter. I think it makes a pretty 3d card for the recipient. On this card I'm showcasing the brand new Petite Petals stamp set and co-ordinating punch.

Petite Petals bendy card by Lesley Lendon
It reminds me of balconies filled with flowers. What does it remind you of?
This has been made for a special February birthday so I do hope the recipient is not viewing! I do hope she likes it.
This next card would make a perfect contemporary card for Valentines Day, or what about an anniversary? Made using one of the stamps from the new Language of Love stamp set. Oh yes, forgot, also the Fresh Prints DSP paper stack - 
Language of Love
Not normally one for pretty,pretty cards - I really like how this one has turned out.
On the next card the lovely poppy is from the Happy Watercolour stamp set and the card that it's mounted on is from the Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecards pack (15 in the set,3 each of 5 designs, with envelopes). I cut one in half and mounted it onto a pistachio pudding base card. Why? Because I stamped the words crooked! My friends and customers are now screaming "Stamp-a-majig" at me! But, as you can see, all was not lost - I turned it into a 'happy accident'! Thought I'd stamp the poppy several times and decoupage the petals, then coat with crystal effects for a 3D image.
Happy Watercolour poppy card
Very simple, but maybe that's your style?
For my last project I wanted to show something from the SAB leaflet. As soon as I spotted the Decorative Dots embossing folder I knew just what I would make. I've had this idea for sometime now and think it worked well. I look forward to your feedback. I've made a mans gift wallet using the embossing folder, clear embossing powder and a heat gun to emulate a leather effect with a brad to finish. Here's the outside...

...and inside, holding a gift card...

Do you think my idea works? I was quite pleased with the end result.
Thank you for visiting, I do hope you've enjoyed stopping by and call again soon!
The next blog is Cary & Gill's, to see their great ideas click the button below to go forward

Did you miss Kim's blog? Click the button below to go back

Here is a list of the bloggers taking part in the hop:
Cayleigh May 
Kim Fee      
Lesley Lendon YOU ARE HERE
Cary Buckham
Nicky Johncock
Pip Todman             http://
Christine Widdowson
Joanne Penney
Emma Goddard
Fiona Whitten

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Stampers 10

How would you like to earn FREE stamp sets and products from the current Stampin' Up! catalogues, without having to host a party in your home?
Join my Stampers 10 and you can!
Each Stamper 10 club member will receive:-
  • A complimentary copy of the current annual Stampin' Up! catalogue
  • Complimentary copies of seasonal/occasions catalogues for the duration of the group
  • Minimum of £25.00 to spend on products from current catalogues when it is their month to be the "hostess" 
When you join my Stampers 10 group, you get to build your supply of products over the ten month's life of the club while earning free "hostess" benefits during one of those months.

So, just how does this work???
  • It runs for 10 months, beginning as soon as all the places are filled.                     
  • There are ten places available in the group and you can book more than one space as long as you agree to the minimum for each space you book.  
  • Each member agrees to spend a minimum of £15.00 a month for each of the 10 months (plus 50p p+p). You can choose which products you buy from either of the current catalogues.
  • Goods are delivered to me for your collection (if don't live near to me, NO problem. The standard Stampin' Up! postage of £4.95 will apply - you'll have your order couriered to your door)

Each month, a different club member will have an additional £25.00 to spend for free! 
You might ask "How comes???"

It's simple..........             
When the 10 orders are placed together they qualify for 'Hostess Pounds'.
If you would like to take part and earn yourself £25 in FREE product then please contact me, email or phone 07725 217695. Or, use the email button on the right hand bar.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Occasions to Sale-a-Brate!

We are now a couple of weeks into our new Occasions Spring/Summer catalogue which launched on 28th January. Have you seen a copy yet? You can use the link to the left or get a paper copy from me.
2014 Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue – Celebrate the Everyday
28 Jan – 30 Jun 2014

I love this time of the year.  It is a time for you to earn FREE rewards.  There is a great mix of stamps, papers, and a punch that you can choose from.  I just love the Banner Stamp set and the matching punch!  Banners are in vogue right now. So, what are you waiting for, get a group of friends together and book your party NOW.
Thinking of joining us? There’s even more value in your starter kit during Sale-a-bration! £150 in goods of your choice for just £99!
            28 Jan – 31 March 2014

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sales event.  From 28 January-31 March, there are so many ways for you to get involved whether it’s through shopping, hosting a party, or joining Stampin’ Up! 
If you'd like to see the items that are FREE on qualiffying orders then click the link on hte left or get a paper copy from me.
Book your dates soon for your workshop or party.
Don’t forget if you do an online order under £150.00 to put the Hostess Code in.  The current Hostess Code is in the right hand column (it changes every 30 days) 

          Let's celebrate Sale-a-bration!

To find out more about classes, a party or to order  - email me - or phone  07725 217695
I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

E-Cuts Perfectly!

You've seen our colour families - 38 fabulous colours that go, oh so well, together. Then there are our In Colours, 2 sets, giving us 10 more fun colours. So, before we even think of ink,buttons,ribbons... that's 48 colours just in our cardstock! I thought I'd give it the 'E-Cutter' test, that is, I'd make a simple, layered card on my Silhouette and see just how our super cardstock stands up.
Well, you can see for yourself...
I used a slow speed but deep cut, double cutting - just to be sure! I wasn't disappointed. I made a little error on one of the letters, but that was down to me being a little too hasty. The base card is just some pearlescent card from my stash which has smooch silver spray spritzed over it. Shame the pearlescent and smooch don't show up too well in this photo. but at least it isn't fuzzy! The other five colours are all SU.
What do you think?
I can't wait to try with a design from MDS, cut on the e-cutter using our cardstock.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Very Happy New Year!!!

Thank you to all the lovely visitors to my blog during 2013. 

Happy New Year!!!
I'd like to wish you all good health and every happiness in 2014 and I look forward to your continued company!
(Look carefully at the card above and you should spot 2 new products from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue, due out 28th January. Pop back for more information!)