Sale a Bration in Full Swing….and It’s Christmas Time….

So Sale a Bration is in full swing…if you havent got your leaflet showing all the fantastic FREE goodies you could be choosing yet, then pop me an email and I will get one out to you immediately, dont want anyone missing out on these lovely, lovely stash goodies.  What can I choose from? Well. I am so glad you asked because I have a rather nifty and easy sheet to show you, just click on the link and a lovely easy to read leaflet pops up…..SAB 2013 – Colour

Now I must give credit – I did not compile this easy sheet, but I actually don’t know who did, so to that clever person – I thank you!  makes life to much easier!  

There are some lovely things to choose from this year, my personal favourite has to be the buttons and ribbons, but then I am partial to buttons and ribbons so watch out later this week for a card coming up with those on…Also love the Vintage Verses and Pretty Petites which will feature this week as well!

It’s Christmas Time….well, no, not really and I confess if it were I would be pulling my hair out by now because, as usual, I would be far from ready for it! However, what i thought, and I think this every year….is that to try and help us get ready fro Christmas, instead of putting all those Christmas crafting goodies away we would keep them out and use them.

So I challenge you to make a Christmas card once a month from now until Christmas. Yep I know that is only eleven, but this gives us the opportunity to make some really special cards that we dont always have time for other wise, or make job lots of cards in fives or tens and really get ahead of the game.  

ANYTHING GOES on this one, so any stamp, any paper, any style.

If you email me a picture of your card I will post it on here (havent quite worked out how to get the link up yet so you can post directly…but I am working on it!). 

So get the Christmas stuff back out, set yourself up with a box to keep them in (and don’t lose it with 50 plus cards in like I did!) and get crafting! I will post the cards on here towards the end of February – so a little time yet – and we can choose a winner for a prize! Oh Yes! more FREEBIES! I have several sets of 6×6 DSP to give away and a Stamp set – details of these will be posted nearer the time – but yes give aways!!!!! And all you have to do is what you love doing best, make cards!

Ok, lots to do so until next time remember to stamp your place in the world….xxxx

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A Mix of Stamps…..a little chat…..a little mixed news

Good Evening Girls….it is soon to be Good Morning and by the time I finish writing this it might very well be Good Morning…..I am not quick at the best of times!

Its been a very busy week, I have been busy prepping for the Demo Days at HobbyCraft…yes they went well, had a fab time and met some lovely people – some crafters and some not – but lovely nonetheless!  The staff at Hobbycraft are to be highly commended, they are tireless in their tasks and never seem to stop – Well done to you all!  The defining moment had to be when the fire alarm went off – I was mid demo and in jeans, vest top, flimsy over shirt (it was very warm in store) and an apron! it was freezing outside and just as we stepped out, wouldn’t you know it! the rain started!!! Just my luck!   Hey Ho! we weren’t out long and quickly back inside in the warm.

I am going to include some pics from the items I demoed…not all Stampin’ Up! of course, but there is something Stampin’ Up! on every one of them….

…And talking of Stampin’ Up!,

Ladies there are only a couple of days left of the Autumn/Winter catty…that soon came around didn’t it! I cannot believe how quick that time has gone! So…..If there is anything that you are still wanting from the Autumn/Winter book, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get your orders into me before 10.00pm on Thursday 31st January because after that…..when it’s gone…it’s gone!

But….remember the fabulous Sale a Bration is on right now….b1_SAB_demo_Dec0112_ALL

PURCHASE £45 of goodies and choose any single thing from the Sale a Bration leaflet FREE! purchase £90 of goodies and get TWO FREE items…..you know how this goes….

And then….DRUM ROLLL…… we have the fabulous new Spring/Summer catalogue coming out very very soon, making those £45 purchases to get your FREEBIES is going to be a piece of cake! and soooooo many lovely and unusual items….I am so excited to be able to sow you these things and as this week progresses, I am hoping to be able to show you more  so WATCH THIS SPACE…..

Pictures…thats what you really want to see isn’t it, not more text from me….

hand made Tatty Teddy box
hand made Tatty Teddy box

This was so easy to make – it is a pre cut pop out and has glittery bits on it but very effective and great for children to put together, which I had several of at the weekend!

Quick Wedding card
Quick Wedding card

Lots of girls and ladies came to talk about wedding cards….well to be honest, I dont make many….my boys are not quite at the age of getting married and most of our friends children are either the same age as our boys or just not getting married just yet!  I felt I needed something simple…this would have benefitted from some pearls I think…but I did have one lady want to do this for her invites so…..

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Misty backgrounds
Misty backgrounds

These three cards all use a similar blended background. Using sponge pads, I created these lovely soft backgrounds to show how easy it is to use tone on tone and get great effects. Lots of interest was generated using this simple technique and I am pretty pleased with the end results.

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Quick Stick 'em together cards
Quick Stick ’em together cards

Kind of speaks for itself doesn’t it?  Very quick, very simple kit cards…although this is one of my faves as it also has lovely glitter on it too!  and you know how I love my glitter…

Another misty card
Another misty card

Finally, another misty card, this one using VersaMark as a resist on glossy card stock….leaves a really soft effect a bit like a water mark….

So tomorrow I am beginning to box up, ready for shipping, all the class kits from the very first Stampdelicious by Stamp! I am overwhelmed by the response, and delighted that so many of you signed up for this! it was so popular that I am not able to make any more this month whatsoever! I truly thought I would have loads left over but NO! not a scrap left!    I know you are going to love the projects and I am already taking pics of next months goodies for you. They will begin to show on the blog late next week so look out for those….

Finally mixed news…as many of you know my youngest boy had several trips to the hospital last year with various undiagnosed infections so it was with huge amounts of worry that he developed another high temperature last wednesday and had to be off school again – in fairness he is still off! – however, I am grateful to be able to say that so are many of his year group with identical symptoms so I am assured that he is suffering te same virus as every one else! In addition to this he received some certificates in the post today from the prelim exams he sat in November…for his Maths and Physics he got really good results (not holding my breath on the others…I am a realist!!!!) and he was still only 14years old when he sat them!  I suspect that there will be some rivalry banter going on when his big brother comes home as the youngest has achieved slightly better marks at an earlier age than the older one! Oh dear…well that’s siblings for you!

Until next time, remember to stamp your place int he world! XXX

 

 

 

At Last…….the final sneak peek….Sale a Bration…..

Yes the very last one for this month, the final sneak peek of the projects from the very first Stampdelicious by Post!!!!   What am I talking about? well, before I reveal the final sneak peek, here is a quick reminder of what it is all about….

Starting at the end of January 2013 we are launching Stampdelicious by Stamp!  OOOHHHH! I am so excited about this so here are the details:

Join the Stampdelicious by Stamp club and receive your stamp class by post! 

Each month we will have different projects, between three and five makes and will cost £17.99 per person including postage direct to you.

What will you get? in your project pack you will get card stock, die cuts, ribbons, brads, rhinestones, pearls etc to make your project, as well as full colour instructions.

What is not included is sticky tape, dimensionals and your usual craft tools like scissors, rulers, glue etc

You opt in and choose to buy that months project….. if you dont want the next one….no problem. We will show sneak peaks of the projects around the middle of the month  – usually around 15th – so you can choose whether you want that particular months project pack. Easy payment using Paypal buttons on the blog secures your project pack which will be dispatched the last day of the month. 

okay…ready for it?

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This delightful wall hanging uses Island Indigo, So Saffron and Calypso Coral card stock with matching ink-pads and Island Indigo ruffle ribbon, The lovely Two for Tea Designer Series paper from the new Spring/summer mini catalogue coming out shortly and Madison Avenue stamp Set from Sale a Bration which begins 22nd January….OooooH and that is only on tuesday!!!!   

So, news about Sale a Bration…..b1_SAB_demo_Dec0112_ALL

Sale a Bration is an annual Stamping party with loads of FREE gifts!  and as this year we are Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the party’s going to be BETTER than EVER!!!!  There are three ways to enjoy it:

HOST:    Host a party and get FREEBIES…. if your friends spend £150 or more you will get a FREE pack of Glimmer Paper as well as £25 of hostess credits to spend on anything in the SU catalogues….BUT if they spend £300 you will get a FREE pack of Glimmer Paper, a FREE Product Bundle (stamp set, ribbon, buttons, Designer series paper) £50 of hostess credits to spend on anything in the SU catalogues AND 50% off any full priced item…WOOHOO!  get your friends round right and Get the party started!!!!!

SHOP: Spend £45 and get one FREE product from the fabulous selection of Sale a Bration goodies, Spend £90 and choose two FREE products  from the fabulous selection of Sale a Bration goodies, Spend £135 and choose three FREE goodies….okay, I think you are seeing a pattern here….

JOIN: Join Stampin up and you can party all the time!!!!  What do you get?  OOOOHHHH SO much goodness: as well as joining a fantastic group of talented and inspiring friends, as well as getting 20% off all your products (with a fantastic 30% off your very first qualifying order) you will also get a further 25% more in your starter kit!!!!!  YEP! Thats right! You can choose £162.00 worth of goodies for your starter kit and pay only £99!!!!! That is an incredible way to party!!!!!  want to know more…then give me a call or drop me an email for a completely no obligation chat (contact details above), and you could become one the Stampdelicious Stampin Gals!  Phew! Thats the most incredible Stamping Party Ever and I would love for you to join me!

So much excitement! I am thrilled to be starting the Stampin Party on the 22nd January so if you havent got your Sale a Bration leaflet yet, let me know and I will get one int he post to you….In addition the new Spring/Summer Mini catalogue is now available, you just need to let me know you want one and I will have it right in the post to you….my regular ladies – yours is on it’s way already!

Not sure I can take too much more excitement so better go for tonight but you know I will be back shortly to show you some more new goodies so until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Another Sneak Peak….

As promised another sneak peak of one of the class projects…hope you like….it features the most wonderful Tea for Two Designer Series paper and has a delightful vintage feel to it…

Time For Tea

This rather unusual fold also features the fabulous Oval die cutting Shapes from Stampin Up which I found fit perfectly inside the elegant fancy die cutting shape that I have also used here to keep that charming vintage feel to the project!  These die cut shapes will be all cut out for you (although you can get the lovely oval shapes through me from Stampin Up! of course) and included in your Stampdelicious by Stamp kit….order yours now!

Final Sneak Peak tomorrow…until then, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Sneak Peak of Stampdelicious by Stamp and New Products…..OOOOOHHHHHH!

Okay Ladies…..the first sneak peak…..

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This delightful card…..features some fantastic new products which will be available for the New Spring/Summer catalogue which arrives next month. First up we have the Oh! so versatile, Honeycomb embossing folder, the very delicate and pretty Flower Trim and I can tell you this is really lovely and easy to change the colour on! A couple of elements from the Artisan Embellishment kit and the fabulous and dreamy More Amore speciality papers. It is not often that you hear me say this but I am totally taken with this paper and can see so many uses for it out side of the Valentines day period.

So this is the first sneak peak of the first Stampdelicious by Stamp kit which comes out this month. You can sign up for yours using the PayPal button, the cost is £17.99 including p&p to Mainland UK. It is important to order your kit before, up to and including 23rd of the month to ensure that it ships between 1st and 5th of the month. You are not obliged to take a kit every month, you can just chose which month you want to buy it.

Next sneak peak is tomorrow when I am revealing a fancy fold that I have not done before in any of my classes…….oooooohhhhh! yes indeed! So till tomorrow, remember to stamp your place in the world! Xxx

Stampdelicious by Stamp… Stampdelicious by Stamp… Stampdelicious by Stamp

Just a very quick reminder that Stampdelicious by Stamp sign up starts this week…..

There will be a sneak peak later in the week so your appetite is wet for this Fabulous Launch!

Just in case you forgot…here’s the details again:

Starting at the end of January 2013 we are launching Stampdelicious by Stamp!  OOOHHHH! I am so excited about this so here are the details:

Join the Stampdelicious by Stamp club and receive your stamp class by post! 

Each month we will have different projects, between three and five makes and will cost £17.99 per person including postage direct to you.

What will you get? in your project pack you will get card stock, die cuts, ribbons, brads, rhinestones, pearls etc to make your project, as well as full colour instructions.

What is not included is sticky tape, dimensionals and your usual craft tools like scissors, rulers, glue etc

You opt in and choose to buy that months project….. if you dont want the next one….no problem. We will show sneak peaks of the projects around the middle of the month  – usually around 15th – so you can choose whether you want that particular months project pack. Easy payment using Paypal buttons on the blog secures your project pack which will be dispatched the last day of the month. 

Ao until the sneak peak, remember to stamp your place in the world…xxxx

Just a Very Quick quickie…

For all those who have requested the Sale a Bration leaflets…..they are out in the post today, if you have requested the new Spring/Summer Catalogue… I am still awaiting arrival and will get these out as soon as possible.

DON’T FORGET…….

The Autumn/Winter Catalogue comes to an end 31st January at 10.00pm. Please ensure that you have everything from this fabulous catalogue as only a few items will continue to be available after 31st…..Get Your Favourites Now!

Until next time…don’t forget to Stamp Your Place in the World! xxx