Saturday, 3 December 2011

Crop and Stamping Away Classes

I know it's a busy time but sometimes we just need a little time for ourselves. On December 10th I've book a Blackness Community Hall (Next to Blackness Primary School) for a crop. You don't have to be a scrapbooker to come along, you can do cardmaking, knitting, or sewing, just for a catchup with crafty friends before it goes The hall is booked from 10am to 4pm and will cost £10. I'll bring along the tea and coffee, just bring your lunch and your craft for the day. Let me know if you're coming along.

Also looking into the New Year, I'm planning on making the crop a regular thing and will be offering a class as an extra if there is interest.

Stamping Away will start again February 4th (venue to be confirmed). information will be sent out shortly but we are going to kick off with a punch which we feel you're going to love.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Convention News and More...

Sorry I've not posted for a while, I was so busy getting ready to go Stampin' Up! Convention in Disneyland Paris, it's been a whirlwind.

Well it was worth it as Convention was GREAT. The best ever. I'll posted some photo's tomorrow.

It was full of like minded ladies and the odd gent and we swapped ideas, listened to inspiring people and of course bought in Momento Mall.

There is a Gala Dinner on the Friday Night followed by an Awards Ceremony. Well I was awarded for Recruiting this year. I received a stamp set Creatively Yours and a special pin. PLUS, much to my surprise...Demonstrator of the Year. This is where the top 25 demonstrators for each country receive a pin, certificate of achievement and a rose from Shelli. I was no. 23. Not bad out of 750 UK demonstrators. So to all my downline and customers, I thank you for helping me achieve these milestones, I'm so grateful. I also have to thank all my fellow demonstrators, especially the scottish contigence, for the big cheers they gave me when I walked the stage.

Convention finished Saturday afternoon, so we took a train into the center of Paris and went up the Effile Tower. The lift freaked me out a bit but what fantastic views at the top.

Our flight back wasn't until the evening, so we had a day in the parks at DLP. What a great way to finish off a great weekend.

Next year is the 2nd and 3rd November in Germany, fancy joining me?

Then it all went downhill...
I had a sore back and a touch of Sciatica on Sunday night that the usual tablets didn't shift, so I made an appointment at the Drs. Well I never quite made it to the Drs. The pain got worse and on walking to the Drs, I collapsed and ended up at A&E and then admitted. Home now with strong painkillers and a crutch..wonderful. Lesson, don't ignore back pain.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

November Promotion

Hostess Bonus Promotion

Dates: 1 November – 15 December 2011

Promotion Details: If who host a £300 workshop from 1 November – 15 December, you will receive the Paisley Petals Bundle Set and a package of Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper—up to a £33.90 value–for FREE in addition to the regular hostess benefits! Which for £300 party is £50 free product PLUS 1 item from the catalogue at 50%. WOW WOW

Qualifying hostesses can choose between the wood- or clear-mount Paisley Petals Set.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Petal Cone Die

Do you like my Halloween Bat. Great for filling with some little sweets for Halloween. This is a new die in the catalogue. I've also used the new Glimmer brads for the eyes and a little Melon Mambo embossing powder for the lips. The fangs are created from the Pennant punch.
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Monday, 10 October 2011

Workshop Book a Thon

The whole of Stampin' UP! will be having a Workshop Book a Thon tomorrow Tuesday 11th October. We have 24hrs to book as many Workshops in the UK, Germany, France, USA etc, so if you are interested in holding a Fun Workshop let your LOCAL Demonstrator Know. It's wonderful to think that the WHOLE of Stampin' UP! will be doing the same thing all on the same day all over the WORLD!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A couple of classes you may be interested in...

I saw a few of you last week and Saturday and we had a little chat about things people wanted to do. So:

Saturday 29th October 2pm - 5pm. Christmas Stamp a Stack.
Make 12 cards. 2 of 6 designs plus envelopes £15. Blackness Community Hall. With this class, you'll also get a packet of the NEW GLIMMER brads.

Please book 21st October to enable me to get the supplies and prep for the class.

and...drum roll...a CROP Saturday 10th December 10am - 5pm. Blackness Community Hall.
I'm not totally sure of the cost yet as it comes down to numbers. If you want a class kit included, let me know and I can come up with something. I'm hoping we can do this for around the £10 or with class £15 mark.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome, well this is exciting. A New Catalogue Blog Hop. A group of very talented Stampin' Up! demontrators are partipating in a Blog Hop which will give you lots of inspiration with some of the fabulous new products.

You may have arrived at my blog from Glittermum who has no doubt WOWed you.

So firstly I'd like to show you that we have a Pennant Punch (Picture me manically clapping)..PLUS after much nagging from UK demonstrators Halloween stamps and 12 x 12 papers. Those eagled eyed amongst you, may have also noticed a decorative circle die cut that matches our scallop trim border and corner punches. This can be found on our Big Shot New Perfect Pennants Die.

The Halloween Papers are called Frightful Sight. You get 12 sheets in a pack. 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. Every year we go with the children Trick or Treating, so I look forward to using these papers for my scrapbooking later this month. The stamp set is called Jack of all Trades. A set of 8 stamps.

For the little treat bag topper, I used the wonderful Top Note Die. I'll be making a few of these for the 31st.

My next offering is a decorated candle. This used the beautiful set Delicate Doilies. This is a set of 4 stamps. I have very simply stamped onto Whisper White in Real Red and Old Olive. The middle layer (Old Olive) was punched out with the 1 3/4 circle punch and the other two layer I cut around. The belly band was punch out using the new Lace Border Punch and Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon threaded through. Of course I had to add a bit of bling with the Rhinestone in the middle.

Thank you for stopping by . If you'd like more information on anything here or to purchase any Stampin' Up! products, them please get in touch.

Your next stop is to off to SarahLP who will have more fantastic ideas for you.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Promotion

Be a part of the ‘In Color’ crowd!

A new Idea Book & Catalogue means new In Colors—a collection of fresh and trendy colours that are introduced each year. And during October, you can get select 2011-2013 In Color products for FREE when you join the Stampin’ Up! family!

Join my team in October and get the Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit—containing five Classic Stampin’ Pads and an assortment of A4 card stock in Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, and Island Indigo—absolutely FREE!

This kit—a £27.95 value—in addition to the many new and exciting products you’ll receive in the recently updated new-demonstrator Starter Kit (£119, valued at more than £250!) gives you the tools you need to start a successful business or simply support a hobby you already love.

Why be a demonstrator?

Wouldn't you love to make money while stamping? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? Or supplementing your income with a successful home business? With Stampin' Up!, being a demonstrator means you'll enjoy all of this and more. Whether you want to earn additional household income, create a full- or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can help you achieve your goals.

My team are a very friendly group of ladies. We have regular team meetings and get togethers here in Central Scotland. Together we can offer you unlimited support.

I look forward to hearing from you.

!st October means NEW Catalogue..

New Catalogue 2011-2012

Lots of fab changes as well of lots of lovely new products in this catalogue.

Hostess Benefits have changed for the better.

Another 5 new In Colors which will available until 2013.

New Starter Kit available.

The cards in this picture have been made using the new In Colors
Calypso Coral
Island Indigo
Lucky Limeade
Pool Party
Wisteria Wonder

I have used the reinkers onto a baby wipe and then used that as an ink pad. I've used one stamps from of the New Hostess Set Posy Punch and punch it out using the Fancy Flower punch.

I'm updating my blog with the new catalogue through out the day and then tomorrow from 10am, I'm partipating in a New Catalogue Blog Hop. So check back to see some fab projects by some brilliantly talented Demonstrators.

Ok, lots to do as tonight I'm having my Launch Party.

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last Chance Blog Hop

Welcome to ILWS Last Chance Blog Hop.

You have possible come from Sarah's blog where she has WOW'd you with her project.

As you may know Stampin' Up! new catalogue is out the 1st October. That means we have to say goodbye to some old favourites to welcome in the new. I'm showing a stamp set called A Flower For All Seasons.

Your next stop is Rozelle to see her beautiful projects.

If you want A Flower for all Seasons or anything else from the retirement list, please check my link on this blog or from the link on the main Stampin' Up! web site and get in touch. At the end of this month we will be saying goodbye to these forever. There are some products already no unavailable.

Enjoy the hop.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Christmas Stamp a Stack Class

I know we really don't like to think about this too early, but it catches us out every year. So how about making a head start - by coming along to my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.

This will be a fabulous event - very relaxed and productive.
You will make 12 Christmas cards (2 of each design) in 3 hours!

It will be held at The Painting Cafe (Upstairs)

22/3 Mill Road Industrial Estate, EH49 7SF Linlithgow, United Kingdom

27th September 2011 10am to 1pm.
All materials will be included, but if you have a preference bring along your own scissors and glue.

If you're interested in coming along you do need to book your place , please email me for more details. It's a will be a fun morning , and you get to make a whole batch of cards to take home!

(or FREE with a £45 Order)

Friday, 2 September 2011

It's September and the retirement list is here...

It's here, sad to see some of my old favourites go and happy to have met some of my new favourites coming in the new catalogue on the 1st October.
You can see the retiring list by clicking on the image below
last chance

I am placing orders so if there’s anything you cannot live without please email me as soon as you can, this items are available only whilst stocks last some items last year went out of stock very quickly. FREE POSTAGE FOR EVERY ORDER OVER £45 OR MORE so don't delay place your order ASAP normal postage is £4.95. Or you are more than welcome to collect for FREE.
I have ordered loads of New Catalogues and I am now taking preorders for them as well. Shipped to you for £4.95 or for Stamping Away customers that have attended a workshop this year will get yours for FREE.

or WHY NOT GET ONE FREE!! How? Is simple
JOIN A VIRTUAL CLUB starting October 1st- see button (Stampers 10) at the top for more information.

BOOK A WORKSHOP NOW WITH ME and claim your FREE copy.

Happy browsing look forward hearing from you xx

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Stampin' Up! August Promotion..FAB

Click on the image to see the flyer better.

Promotion Details:
During the month of August when you place a £75 order, or host a £250 workshop, You’ll also receive a FREE gift from Stampin’ Up!

The gift includes:

  • A beautiful, exclusively-designed cosmetic bag.
  • Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • A 24-piece Clip Assortment.
So if you had your eye on one the bigger ticket items, now may be the time to order it and get your extra EXCLUSIVE FREE Stampin' Up! gift. OR call me to arrange your workshop party this month.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

I was also asked to make a nice large card for a 16 year old niece. This is what I came up with. Put my Big Shot to use with Beautiful Butterflies and the butterfly embosslit and swirls sizzlit. Also the brilliant large swirl from Baroque Motifs stamp in Rich Razzleberry complimented with Regal Rose. Found a piece of retired polka dot ribbon. Sad, I loved that ribbon. Oh well I wonder what October will bring.

I was asked by a friend of mine to make her some EID cards. I have to confess I was stumped as to what to do for a while but I came up with these. I've used my favorite Medallion stamp and the fab jewel like colours of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango. Plus a few rhinestones. Hope she likes them.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sneaky Peak of Stamping Away Class

Just a little peak of one of the projects you'll be doing at the next Stamping Away 20th August. This card was inspired by one of my lovely downlines at a recent team meeting.

At Stamping Away you'll be making three cards and a 3D project along with refreshments and take home a goody bag. You also get to take home your Contempo Christmas Stamp set. Cost for the afternoon is £30.00. If your interested get in touch at

Monday, 20 June 2011

In Aid of St John's Oncology

Come by and see me and others at POP-UP-PAMPER PARTY.
Lowport Centre,
Blackness Road,
Wednesday 22nd June 7pm - 9:30pm

In Aid of St John's Oncology.

Not only will I be there but also:
Pamper Chef : Handbags : Indian Head Massage : Reiki : Tarot : Designer Jewellery : Make Up : Skin Care : Gifts : Mini Therapies : Raffle : Tombola: Aromatherapy : Cupcakes : Manicures : Minx Nails : Massage : Demonstrations : Entertainment :

Tickets: £3 including refreshments.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Stampin' Up! June Promotion

There is a fantastic offer from Stampin' Up! this month.

From 1st June to the 31st July, Stampin' Up! hostesses get MORE.

Hostesses who hold a workshop with sales of £250 will receive an additional £20 of free merchandise of their choice.

Just get in touch to book your date.

Owl Punch???

I'm just loving my Owl punch. Look at all these little creations you can make with this fabulous punch.

The beautiful rose and tulip is from a tutorial by a very talented Australian Demo called Valita. I've lost her link at the moment but as soon as I find it, I'll post.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Sincerely Yours Edinburgh

How lovely it was to see so many of our customers and friends at the Sincerely Yours show in Edinburgh on Saturday.

We had an amazing time. Just thought I'd share a few pictures.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Male cards

Don't we all find the males in our lifes difficult to make cards for. Well I have a few birthdays coming up and thankfully in the new mini there are some stamps that are great for these occasions.

My brother was motorbike mad until he hurt his back and then found it not so comfortable. In the new mini there is an A la Carte stamp of a motorbike and I had to get it. At our regional training Charlotte showed us a card similar to this one and I have tweaked it to make this for his birthday.I have used Crystal Effects over the paintwork to make it glossy and stand out and the new Glass Glitter for stones.
Inside I repeated stamped the motor bike without reinking to give it a look of driving away. The sentiment on the front is out of the Plane and Simple set and inside from Level 3 Hostess set Occasional Quotes. Hope you enjoy this fun card.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Loving the new mini...

I have been playing again and thought I'd share.

This card says everything I love about Stampin' Up!. Everything co-ordinates, the Designer Series Paper, the cardstock, ink, ribbon, stamps and punches. Plus now we can do so much more as we have the Big Shot.

I've seen them everywhere, these quilted cards. So this is my version. Using the Springtime Vintage DSP I've punched out some 1 1/4" squares and stuck them down on the good old grid paper. When I had roughly an A5 piece covered, I cut it out and using the Top Note die, put it through the Big Shot. I then put it through the square lattice embossing folder and it came out looking just like fabric. Beautiful. Then stamped one of the Four Frames stamps using Crumb Cake and punched out using the decorative label punch. Then a thanks from the Thank You Kindly set in Rose Red. All wrapped together with some Rose Red Seam Binding.Hope you like.

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the ILWS Mini Blog Hop.

Well if you've followed the blog hop you will have come from the very talented Lindsey.

Well, we have finally got the Big Shot. I made this brooch using the Circles #2 die. I bought this polyester material remment at the local fabric shop and in one pass cut 8 circles each of the four circles on the die. I roughly layered them up and then secured them in the middle with a giant crystal brad. I heated the edges with my heat gun. This curls the edges. When I was happy with the look I glued a pin back to the back of the brad. I made some for my team too.

This Top Note die I think is going to be very popular, it is so versatile. Here is a basket, kindly shown to us by my downline Michele and of course don't throw away the negative. It can be a fabulous frame. Also it fits all of our cello bags, so makes a great topper. The Beautiful Butterflies are just that..beautiful and with our new the embossing folders, the possibilities are endless.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop, next stop is staying in Scotland and visiting the wonderful Evelyn.

Thanks for stopping by.

New Mini Catalogue.

I'm so excited for you to see this new Mini, it is the best yet. My mini launch party is next Saturday at Blackness Community Hall. If you'd like an invite, please get in touch. If you are unable to attend, please email me at if you'd like a copy.

Also if you want to see some lovely projects using products from the mini, pop back tomorrow at 10.00am as I'm taking part in a Mini Catalogue Blog Hop.

April 1st means New MINI Catalogue.

It's here....

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A New Month ... a New Offer from Stampin' Up!

Get great Stampin Up! products up to 30 percent off during our March Frenzy sale -
1 - 31 March only!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

SALE-A-BRATION 2011 Blog Hop

Thank you for joining in the Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop. I'm the first blog in group 2, so you will either have started with me and come along from Laura at the end of group 1.

My first card uses the cute owl from the Punch Bunch Sale-a-Bration set. I stamped the owl twice in Soft Suede on Whisper White twice and cut it out and then again in Concord Crush and Blushing Bride on the corresponding colour Designer Pad that is a level 1 Hostess set.

The background was stamped using the Love you Much set and the Poppy Parade Red heart where again from the Designer pad using the Heart to Heart punch.

Watch out for the Owl Punch coming in April.

My next card uses the Sale-a-Bration set Sweet Summer. The stems are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and using the blender pen the leaves were coloured in. The heart flowers are the tiny heart fron the Heart to Heart punch. One in Early Expresso, Baja Breeze and So Saffron. These have been embellished with the tiny self adhesive pearls. The butterfly was stamped in So Saffron and again coloured using the blender pen. The image was then mounted on Early Expresso and Pear Pizzazz ribbon is tied around. This was then mounted on the Baja Breeze which was stamped with one of the flower heads also in Baja Breeze.

This next card I did with my team. The base is Baja Breeze. Using Red Riding Hood I stamped the large image from the Sale-a-Bration Bliss set in each of the four corners. Added a couple of butterflies also from this set. A panel of Red Riding Hood that has used the Scallop Trim Border punch. Again using the Punch Bunch set the scallop Happy Birthday square and punch out uing the scallop square punch.
The flowers are our new paper flowers that have been spritzed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Peach Parfait mixed with rubbing alcohol and embellished with a large pearl.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my offerings and now your next stop is to very talented Emma.