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Saturday, 31 January 2015

New Monthly Blog Hop

Morning! Bit chilly here with our 'icing sugar' snow.
I plan to take part in a new monthly blog hop along with some friends. The new hop is called the 'Stampin Creative Blog Hop' and I'll be joining in from next month. Unfortunately my trip didn't allow time for me to take part in this first hop.
Their first hop is today and went 'live' at 9am - the theme this month is 'Valentine'. If you'd like to take a look at what they've made and get some inspiration then you can join the hop at any of the links below. Don't worry which you choose, they all link up so you'll get to see them all.

Do feel free to leave comments, the demo's love to know who's stopped by. 
Happy hopping!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

SAB Product of the Week


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Little tardy here bringing you this post, due to playing 'catch up'.

Stampin' Up! have decided to highlight a different Sale-a-Bration (SAB) product each week. Today I bring you their chosen item from last week - the Lotus Blossom stamp set. You will have seen my card, shown again below, an earlier post of mine - 

Here is what Stampin' Up! wants to share with you 
"This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks."

Below are more cards which have been created by their team to show off this stamp set. If you'd like to earn this set for FREE, it can be yours for a £45 order (not inc., p+p). The item code is 139143.
You can easily and quickly place orders in my online store. If your order is less than £150 please use this weeks Hostess code at checkout: UREPKER7 - Thank you! Of course, if your order is £150 or more then do take advantage of the extra benefit this entails!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hello, I'm back!

Hello everyone, I'm back from my break and my hands are itching to craft.
Whilst away I shared some of my photos on instagram and facebook. As you can see below, they're only taken on my phone so aren't super duper snaps.
I'll be using these to complete the nifty little album, the So You Project Kit, which is featured in the new Spring/ Summer catalogue on page 48. At only £17.95 it's a steal. Not seen it? I almost didn't notice it myself as I flicked through the catalogue. There are so many pieces in this kit, it's like a little tardis! Here's a short video showing you more...
If you like this it can be ordered from my online store. Button to the righthand side. Item number 137951. Don't forget that if you're ordering, every £45 order placed (not inc., p+p) earns you a free product of your choice from the sale-a-bration leaflet.
When I get round to doing my book I'll share it with you.
Happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by.
Lesley x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bit of a Challenge

As part of a group on Facebook, I was challenged to make a Double Pocket card.
I'm really not so sure about this one and do hope the recipient is not sorely disappointed.

What do YOU think of it? Does it 'work'?
I defiinitely need to try this out again on another occcasion.
However, the sentiment remains the same - Marilyn, I hope you had a super birthday, my lovely!xx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Last of the Christmas Lovelies!

Here are some more of the lovely handmade cards I received for Christmas. As I said previously, some are SU, some not but all were lovingly handmade.

from Jasmine Patmore

Made by Pat Stubbs

Made by Lesley Gillett

Made by Lesley Boyle 

From Kati Reeve

Made by Nikki Acton

By Sam Coates - shown standing....


and laid flat

I think that brings me to the end of my Christmas card stack now. I do hope you've enjoyed looking and sharing the talent of these ladies.
Do stop by again soon!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Catching up on Christmas!

Hi everyone! I was sorting out my recent facebook post when I realised that I hadn't shared with you all the lovely handmade Christmas cards I received, how did that happen?
In an effort to resolve that I'm sharing some today and some at the weekend. A sort of 'quick catch up'.
So, here we go - most , but not all are SU.
Made by Lynn Noldart

Sent by Jane Ditchburn

Crafted by Dee Mead

Made by Tara Palmer

Crafted by Gill Moore - laid flat

.......and standing

Sent by Diane Marlowe

Made by Wanda Binyon
Well, that's a little bundle of crafty goodness for today. Even though these are Christmas cards, many of these designs could be adapted for other occasions.
Pop back on Sunday for some more inspiration from the lovely ladies!"

Monday, 5 January 2015

Two New Catalogues!!!


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We say farewell to the Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue and WOW!
Today sees the release of our Spring/Summer 2015 catalogue AND Sale-a-Bration leaflet. How lucky are we!!!
There are a few items being carried over from the retiring catalogue, these can be viewed towards the back of the new spring/summer relrease.
Have you got your copies? I have some, ready and waiting to post out.
Here is one sample using a new stamp set called Lotus Blossom.
This stamp set is one of the FREE products available with a qualifying order. It's a 3-step set, such fun to try, easy to get great results!
I look forward to hearing about your favourite products and 'must haves' from the new catalogue, and don't forget - every £45 spend (not inc., p+p) earns you a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) leaflet.
If your wish list is creeping up then take advantage of our joining offer during SAB and bag yourself some extra goodies! Get £130 in goods of your choice from the catalogues for just £99 and you'll also be entitled to exclusive goodies!
Thinking of joining? Then this special offer is for you!  
Contact me for more details!
This week's deals:

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Welcoming 2015!

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A very happy new year to all the lovely visitors to my blog!

I had time to play a little today and came up with the above projects. Can you spot the new item from the spring/summer catalogue?
Here are the projects in close-up...

If you like my matching bottle tag and card there is a list of products used below.

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In addition to the above I used the now retired Good Greetings stamp set for the greeting and a BRAND NEW PUNCH which is featured in our upcoming new spring/summer catalogue..... the Bow Builder Punch. Item number 137414 £15.50. I know that many of you are just going to NEED this in your stash!

Pop back on the 6th for the online catalogue. If you'd like a paper copy then please email me at or call 07725 217695.
Don't forget...SALE-A-BRATION starts on the 6th too! I have slae-a-bration leaflets if you'd like a copy!
Thank you for your company during 2014, I look forward to sharing with you again in 2015.