Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Card With More Front! ....

well that's what Amanda calls it, my friend and fellow Stampin Up demo, Amanda Bates  Amanda has taken this design to a whole new level and there are many examples on her blog, but I took up the challenge and just by following her instructions, I managed to make a sample "all by myself" LOL (well the instructions were great) :) Thanks Amanda.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sign Up and Save ....

For One Week Only .....
Launching today there is an amazing offer for those of you who have been considering joining Stampin Up. From 25th November until 2nd December you can sign up for only £74.25 (usually £99 so a 25% saving). This could be an early Christmas present for you! You get to choose £130 of products from ANY of our catalogues and it ships to you for FREE all for £74.25.
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Even more exciting is that as well as the reduction in cost you also get a chance to earn an extra 5% back in December. So as well as earning your usual 20% commission (after VAT) you will also get 5% cash back on any orders in December. During December we have our pre-order for the Spring/Summer Catalogue so there will be new products to choose from as well!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up and save :)

Monday, 24 November 2014

White Christmas ....

The must have of the Autumn Winter seasonal, just makes me think of last years John Lewis Ad with Lilly Alan singing the Keane song "Somewhere Only we Know". I love that song, but had to admit I fell in love with it all over again last year with the Lilly Allen version. Julie came up with an idea for a class named "5,4,3,2,1" and one of the team Rebecca Deary helped design the cards for this class where you make 5 easy cards, then four a little harder and then three with a little more effort and so on, so that in the end you have made 15 cards.
Call me crazy, but I wanted to teach the class and use the stamp set so much. So after gathering dates that suited people, the date we had to choose was the Sunday as I returned from my holiday on the Saturday!
It went really well, I was prepared with my kits ready and everything I needed. I had also set out a display on my sideboard the night before I set off on holiday, so all I had to do was refresh my memory with the jist of how to make the cards, and wait for my guests to arrive :)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Little Smile ....

I have been meaning to post this (well finish the card and post it) for ages. I fell in love with this single stamp when the annual catalogue was launched. It was the first thing I bought and I must have stamped the image at least three months ago. My friend Kathy coloured it in (she is so much better than me at colouring), and I just haven't got round to finishing it off. I thought I would give myself a break on Monday, we had just returned from our holiday, and we are almost always straight back to 100 miles per hour, but I needed a little time to make a name badge for an SU event in a few weeks, and also do a bit of crafting. The ironing pile will have to wait and I also know just the person who I want to send this card to today :) I hope you like it too.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Little Break ....

Happy to say we have just had a little break in the sunshine, boy was it needed, it seems to have been a long year. We haven't managed to get away since February and were both very tired, so although we didn't fancy the flight, it seemed to guarantee some sunshine, we had to go a little further afield and ended up in the Caribbean. Can't complain !!! It was lovely, relaxing and warm, unlike the Uk when we got back, ah well :) We just had one little hiccup, and that was that Craig got burnt on our second day, he was so annoyed with himself, he should know better as he is very fair. Because it was overcast, he sat without cream on for 15 minutes, that's all it took, and then he had to spend three days out of the sun :( It didn't spoil it for me, I don't sunbath. It just gave me more time relaxing and reading rather than trotting around .... bliss :)

By the way the ridiculous "Tash" is for Movember!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Endless Wishes ....

We had a lovely monthly training session with my upline Julie this week, where we made a workshop sample from this great set. Julie has put together an idea for a "bundle" where you buy the stamp set, three ink pads, ribbon and note cards. With this you can create 20 gorgeous Christmas cards, and you still have the stamp set and ink pads to keep :) I have managed to make a few cards to add to my sample from training, and wanted to showcase this stamp set that I have been coveting for a while. I'm afraid this is a night photo, so it may not be the best, but I wanted to get something posted :)