Thursday, October 20, 2016

Flourishing Thinlits for a Team Promotion

One of my lovely team members recently took promotion to Bronze Elite, which you get rewarded with an extra 5% discount, on top of the 20% that you receive from the moment you join. 

I like to acknowledge all promotions, no matter if achieved through Customer orders and events, or through the Team Member's own personal purchasing and I like to try and tailor the Congratulatory card I send to reflect that of the colours that match the promotion they have achieved.

Here I chose to use an unusual card fold, using a base colour of Soft Suede and coupling it with Delightful Dijon and the ever so gorgeous Copper Foil to give a beautiful Bronze feel.

I'm so fortunate to have such a lovely Team of ladies, who like me are always ready to welcome in new crafters to our little community and help each other achieve what it is we each desire from Stampin' Up!

If you'd like to obtain a bumper starter kit of £130 worth of products for just a £99 outlay and become a part of our little Team, who each earn a minimum of 20% discount on their crafting products, then be sure to get in contact with me today. 

You can simply have your demonstratorship to help fund your hobby, or you can turn it into a mini Business, it's entirely up to you ... and you don't have to live close by to be a part of my team either. Read more about the benefits by clicking below.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Copper to Celebrate our 7th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our 7th Wedding Anniversary and I was feeling right on trend with it representing both Copper and Wool. 

Each year, hubby and I check out what our Anniversary year represents and this year, depending if you followed the Traditional or Modern calendar, it represented both Copper and Wool. 

With this in mind, I felt right on trend with some of the Stampin' Up! products. 

Oh my goodness, I couldn't not make use of the Copper Foil and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. The two went hand in hand, just like a match made in heaven …. and so here's what I came up with. 

I turned to one of my favourite set of Thinlits, Sunshine Sayings to die cut this beautiful heart out of the Copper Foil. Hubby was so impressed with this, that he literally thought it was Copper on the card. 

I used Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Embossing Folder to create a warming cabin knit feel to represent Wool and then added the number 7 in Old Olive, which was a colour that appeared a lot throughout our special day. 

Hubby was very impressed and picked up on all the various, elements of relevance that I'd used. My mission was complete and our Anniversary suitably celebrated with a delicious Lamb Tagine meal in the evening. Just perfect! … but seriously … seven years??? Where has the time gone?

Do you follow the Traditional or the Modern calendar, or does it depend on what it represents? 


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop - To Die for

Welcome to this month's Creation Station Blog Hop and this month its all about Die's and keeping within the theme, I thought I'd consider Halloween. 

I've had the wonderful Home Sweet Home Bundle for a little while now, but just haven't had the chance to really sit and play … until now. I see so many ladies create some amazing things from Die's when they've had a chance to really play with the products and adapt them to other things. 

I started off seeking inspiration from Pinterest and saw some totally cute 3D items, but I wanted something a little less 3D. 

When I think of Halloween, I think of the film Beetlejuice and the striped jacket, which lead me to this striped paper from the Pop of Pink selection. I took the largest part of the dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits pack and die cut to wrap around a tube of Smarties, using the tab at the bottom to snip and fold in to cover the base. I then covered this with a 1" circle of Black Cardstock to neaten it up. 

I'm not a Purple person normally, but when it comes to Halloween, Elegant Eggplant seems to be a favourite for me, especially coupled with Crushed Curry. I decided to use the Framelits from the Home Sweet Home bundle to create this Gift Tag that I attached to the treat with some brightly coloured thick bakers twine.

I saw this super idea on Pinterest, to use Vellum for the Ghost and the Spiders web and felt that the transparency worked really well. 

I hope you'll continue the hop and see what the others within the Creation Station Team have to share. Head back to see what Jennifer Downey has to offer, or forwards to see what Kimberley VanDiepen has. 

Thanks for hopping by, I hope you liked what I had to share with you today.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Want to see what Celebrate World Card Making Day offers?

I shall be crafting with a whole host of ladies at my quarterly Stamp-a-Stack on World Card Making Day this coming Saturday (1st October) and invite you to craft along at home and celebrate in your own way. 

Stampin' Up! have announced some amazing offers in celebration of this day and offer a whole host of supplies to you at a 25% discount, so take a look and get your order in from 1-5 October, remembering to apply my Club Code at check out to receive a further gift from me. 

I shall be pulling together orders from my event on Saturday, so if you live locally, then I'd be happy for you to message me with your order and you can piggy back this order to save yourself on Postage & Packing. 

To add to this, Stampin' Up! are offering you some amazing discounts on a variety of Designer Series Paper, including two Christmas paper packs from the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. 

This is a fabulous offer … Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and get your fourth one FREE. Don't need four packs? Then why not consider splitting with a good friend and sharing the discount? Think of all the Christmas Cards you could make with the packs of Christmas Papers you'd buy.

October really does have some amazing offers that you really don't want to miss out on. 

I hope you'll be crafting on 1st October like me and 22 of my ladies. 

Enjoy the fun and take advantage of these amazing offers. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

More All Star Tutorial Bundles available now!

The new release of Tutorial Bundles is here!

Another amazing bundle of no less than 12 project tutorials from some fabulous Demonstrators from around the globe. We started this last month and it has proven to be a huge success with some truly fabulous creations from these very talented ladies, whom I feel honoured to have teamed up with. 

Great for beginners or seasoned papercrafters, these tutorials offer step by step instructions with both metric and imperial measurements to suit your needs.

This is a Sneak Peek of what we have in store for you this month. 

How to purchase:

Option 1

Buy it now for £12 for the September Bundle
(Paypal will adjust the figures to your chosen currency) 

Option 2

Subscribe to the full six months worth of Tutorial Bundles, receiving a discount.
Pay for just 5 months and receive the 6th one FREE

(Paypal will adjust the figures for your chosen currency)

Option 3

Receive the latest edition for FREE when you place a £50 order with me, before p&p. This applies to those living in the UK who place their order with me. 

Missed last months and want to buy August's edition?

You can shop online HERE through my online shop, but remember to apply my current Club Code to your order at check out to receive a Free Gift from me. The current code can be found at the top right of my blog. 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop - Trick or Treat

It's blog hop time again with the talented girls from the Stampin' Creative Crew and this month it's all about Trick or Treat. 

Not into Halloween I hear you say? … Well don't worry, you'll see a variety of makes from Cards that offer Tricks, like Fancy Folds, to Treat packaging, plus a few things Halloween too … so lets get started. 

Welcome to everyone who's started here and a warm welcome to those who have hopped on over from the lovely guest, Danielle who herself deserves a hearty welcome for being our guest hopper this month. 

I'm not heavily into Halloween … but I do enjoy making a few treat holders for the kids in our village, who come Trick or Treating. We're very lucky, as we have some wonderful children in our village, who all respectfully come escorted and enjoy the fun of getting dressed up and feeling part of the community.

Not having many Halloween supplies in, I had to think on my feet here, so created these mini treat holders using some patterned paper from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper pack, along with the Gift Bag Punch Board. 

I thought it would be fun to create a kind of stitched top to it, so punched a series of holes along the top to thread the Black Twine through. Can you see how I've used the little White Perfect Accents for the Moon?

I may well have used a variety of Stamp Sets and Dies here, but I hope I've demonstrated how we can pull together a theme from a random selection of supplies.

Hopefully you won't be scared off now and you'll hop on over to see what the lovely Caroline has in store for you. Enjoy the rest of the hop and stay safe. Thanks for hopping by. 

Blog Hop List

Monday, September 19, 2016

More All Star Tutorial Bundles coming your way ...

Last month I shared with you the launch of Tutorial Bundles, a bundle of no less than twelve tutorials compiled by an amazing line up of International Demonstrators from around the globe.

Every month, for a period of six months, these Demonstrators each come up with a project to share, that's presented within one PDF tutorial bundle with instructions in both metric and imperial measurements. 

Many of you signed up for this last month, so you'll already know how fantastic the projects are and many of you received it for FREE for placing an order with me of over £50. Well, we're getting ready to release the next bundle of project tutorials for you. 

If you missed the projects from last month and would still like to buy them, or subscribe to the full six months, then you can read how to do this, by clicking on this image. 

Here are the Sneak Peeks for the tutorials that will be released later this week. For now though, be sure to check back on the last issue, see the sneak peek of the up coming issue and get subscribing today … Six months of tutorials for just five.