Wednesday, 31 December 2008

I'd like to just finish by thanking everyone who has supported me throughout 2008 and wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2009.

I have started on a project for a class I'll be doing in January. Review of 2008 in a mini Flap Book. Let me know if you are interested, I'll be firming up the date once everything is open again next week. Here's peek at the outside, but it's not finished yet.

Thinking ahead I have been playing with my Sale-a-Bration stamps and come up with Valentine's card.

Well I hope you had a lovely christmas, we did. I made these little Thank You cards that now I have to write and get sent off.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Sale-a-Bration 1st January to 28th February 2009

First ever in Europe. FREE STAMPS

CUSTOMERS For every £45 spent you can choose a free Sale-a-bration stamp set.

HOSTESSES hosting a party if your sales reach at least £300 you will choose a free set.

NEW RECRUITS you can choose ANY SET UP TO £38.95 from catalogue.

Very soon I'll post some samples made with these stamps.

Get in touch as these sets are exclusive and after 28th February 2009 you will no longer be able to get them.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Reminder for Christmas

Today I made a very quick gift card holder.

Cut Chocolate Chip cardstock 4" x 10.5". Score at 3" and 7". At the 3.5" section cut a half circle using 1 3/8" punch. Using a craft knife, cut a slit the width of the gift card. Decorate with DSP. I used Holiday Treasure. I stamped DEC25 from Perfect Presents in Ruby Red. Attach the Scallop circle using a foam dimentional. I think that is a better way to give an iTunes voucher.

Just a quick reminder. If you were wanting a loved one to buy you that SU set for christmas, then please get the order to me no later than this Thursday 11th December, this will make sure there are no disappointments at Christmas.

Christmas Class

Thanks everyone for coming to my Christmas class. I know there was a lot to fit in and we did run out of time. Here are pictures of the finished samples to help you if you need it.

Friday, 21 November 2008


I saw these on Creations by Patti blog and had to have a try. What do you think? I used SU cardstock in Real Red, Whisper White and Black, 1/4" circle and the round tab punch, 1/4" real red grosgrain ribbon and a ribbon slider from the Silver Hodgepodge set. They stand no bigger than 3 1/2" tall. You could fill them with sweeties for the children. I love it.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Rub ons and Brayer

Been having a play. First I made use of the November offer and got myself some of the rub ons. Thought I have a go on a very cheapie frame for a family photo my son wants in his bedroom. Swimming at Discovery Cove in Florida was one of the best days of the holiday this year. The background paper is from the Designer Paper set Cutie Pie. The Rub Ons came off very easily and with the offer of spend £20 and then get 20 % off the rub ons, fab value at £3 a sheet.

Next I thought about the using the brayer. I haven't used it in years, so it was good to get familar again. I used three colours for the sky. Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey and Perfect Plum. I had to roll some of the Basic Grey off to get 2nd or 3rd generation ink as it was quite dark. I added a piece of Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon. Then I stamped Lovely as a Tree in black and stamped over it again in Versamark so I could add the Heat n Stick and Dazzling Diamonds. The verse is from the Level 1 Hostess set. I need to practise more but I loved the technique.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sneak Peek...

As promised, here is the first sneaky peek of what you could be making on the Christmas Extravaganza class. There will be more throughout the week until the last day of booking, this Friday. So keep checking back.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Vellum and Tealights

Today I've been having a bit of a play with Vellum and battery operated LED tea lights. I've seen numerous designs in the blog world and thought I'd like to have a go.

I used SU vellum, what a lovely weight it is, not all flimsy.

On the tall lumiere I used Wonderous Gift scribble tree. I stamped it with Versamark and the applied Heat n Stick on it, once heated and sticky, I threw on some Dazzling Diamonds and heat set it. I then stamped on the stars (from the same set) in Real Red.

On the dish shape holder I stamped a Tree for all Seasons again in Versamark and embossed it in white.

Lastly the shade for the wine glass was stamped using the Snow Burst set, again with the Versamark and embossed in white.

I think they will be lovely at christmas and using the LED tea lights very safe.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Christmas Extravagance Class

Christmas is coming......

Wednesday 26th November 7pm to 9:30pm. Low Port Lounge, Low Port Center, Linlithgow.
Cost £10. Payable by 14th November to reserve your place. Contact me on
We will be making cards, planner, gift boxes and decorations all ready for the festive season, using Stampin' Up! products.

Sneek peek to appear soon.

This is a 2.5 hour class and a lot to get through. If we do run out of time do not panick, I will have instructions for you and will have made sure that you have EVERYTHING you need to complete the projects.

Look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, 1 November 2008


I want to share with you the opportunity of becoming a Stampin'Up! demonstrator today. Would you like to start earning some money from your crafting interest? Would you like to make something you absolutely love (crafting) your main JOB? if your answer is YES then join my team and become a Stampin'Up! demonstrator! You can even become a hobby demo which means you will NEVER have to conduct a workshop if you don't want to but you can join JUST to get the fantastic discount for yourself and your friends. We also welcome everyone, at StampinUp there is room for everyone! And what's even more amazing is that you can start your new business with a mere £139, now how many businesses can you can set up now a days for that amount of money? This is the cost of your starter kit which you can customise to suit your taste and style and contains everything you need to get started. You get over £240 worth of gorgeous product ( of your choice) for a cool £139.00 .

Too good to resist, then contact me on

'Tis the Season

Want to earn a free stamp set for FREE. Just read on...

1 November – 31 December 2008

Promotion Details:
Host a £150 or more workshop, and choose a free stamp set from the selection below:

Item # Pg

Stamp Set

Retail Value
109467 17

Wondrous Gift

107930 20

Snow Flurries

110528 56


110536 60

Seasonal Wishes

109324 91

Dotted Autumn

105979 91

Cold Play


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stamper 10 Club

Would you like some free stamps and free product?

Who wouldn’t? Well with Stampin’ Up! and a helping hand for me this is something everyone can have a little bit of!

There is a minimum requirement of £150 sales to qualify for hostess benefits of a free stamp set and £15 of product, when you host a workshop.

With a Stampers 10 club -
There are 10 members
It runs for 10 months
Each member agrees to spend £15 minimum per month on product(no maximum!)plus postage (£1.50)
Each Month a different person hosts the virtual workshop
When it is your turn to host YOU get the free hostess level 1 (see Catalgoue) stamp set of your choice and £15 to spend in the catalgoue - GUARANTEED - may even be more if you collect orders from outside!!!
You also get a free copy of the new catalgoue delivered direct to your door!

Those who live close by will also be invited to a free workshop once a month, where we will focus on new/different techniques.

By joining a Stampers 10 Club you get the chance to spread the cost while building up your collection, and still being able to enjoy the opportunity to earn free products. It really is that simple.

I already have two or three people interested in this scheme so if you would be interested in this great opportunity get in touch before the places fill up.


Well the November Offer from Stampin' Up! is a fabulous one. As part of Stampin’ Up!’s twentieth anniversary celebration, they are offering you 20 percent off ALL Rub-Ons and textured card stock with a qualifying purchase of just £20.

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: 10-30 November 2008

Promotion Details:

Spend £20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase all Rub-Ons and textured card stock at 20 percent off:

Item # Page # Description Regular Price Discount Price
113659 77 Hidden Garden Blossoms Rub-Ons £7.50 £6.00
113660 77 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons £7.50 £6.00
113634 68 Bold Brights 12” x 12” textured card stock £9.25 £7.40
113635 68 Earth Elements 12” x 12” textured card stock £9.25 £7.40
113636 69 Rich Regals 12” x 12” textured card stock £9.25 £7.40
113637 69 Soft Subtles 12” x 12” textured card stock £9.25 £7.40
113638 67 Neutrals 12” x 12” textured card stock £9.25 £7.40

The textured cardstock is very similar to Bazzill if you are familar with that.

That works out at £3.00 a sheet for the rub ons and 25 pence a sheet of textured 12 x 12 - WHAT A BARGAIN!!

I know a few people expressed their interest in a SU party workshop at World Cardmaking Day so with the busy 'C' word luming for cardmaking why not book now.

Friday, 26 September 2008

New Catalogue.

Another card I made with the same set is this wrap around card.

This week I received my new Stampin' Up catalogues for 2008/2009. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised. More wheels , more stamp set and more punches. Plus better prices.

I love with Stampin' Up the ink pads match the cardstock and ribbon , the punches coordinate with the stamps this gives us all such fabulous results.

Talking of which here is my card that won the Scottish Demonstrator choice.

Another card I made with the same set is this wrap around card.