Saturday, March 25, 2017

Last Chance Sale-a-Bration with Stampin' Creative

With just days to go before this year's annual Sale-a-Bration Promotion ends, we at the Stampin' Creative thought we'd share some Last Chance reminders of what is available to you for FREE and what bumper opportunities there are available if you have an extensive Wish List.

If you've started the hop here, then be sure to hop around and see what all the girls have to offer and if you've hopped on over from the lovely Caro then you'll have already seen some fabulous inspiration. 

For me, I have loved the "Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper" that has purposely been designed in Black and White to allow you free reign to colour in to your hearts content. 

We could all benefit with a spot of mindfulness colouring to clear the head of daily stresses. 

Following the Incentive Trip last year and a Swap that I saw, I couldn't help but CASE the Notecard holder from Rachel Teesman with this fabulous print from Inside the lines. 

The notecards and envelopes are those that we sell in a pack of 20. I've chosen to use the off cuts of the paper to simply embellish the front of the notecards and the envelope flaps. 

Although I have used mini magnets to keep the flap of the notecard holder in place, I've also used some FREE Sale-a-Bration Ribbon to pull it together with a ribbon. This ribbon can also be seen on the front of each Thank you notecard.

Colouring is so therapeutic and coupled with a pack of our gorgeously soft Watercolour Pencils, a beautiful Gift idea. I'll be sad to see this Designer Series Paper go, so if this project is something you'd like to recreate, then be sure to get your order in before Sale-a-Bration ends on 31st March. 

If you're still with a wish list as long as your arm, then you'd be wise to take advantage of the amazing fully customisable Starter Kit offer. There are no catches just two FREE Stamp Sets of your choice, of ANY value, plus £130 worth of products, a FREE Business kit of Catalogues, FREE postage and all for just £99. You'll even have the opportunity of seeing products from the new Annual Catalogue ahead of it launching to the public. 

Don't miss out on this amazing offer and the freebies that Sale-a-Bration offers.

Now don't forget to hop on over to see what fabulous inspiration the lovely Gina has to offer you. Enjoy the rest of the hop and take advantage of the remaining few days of Sale-a-Bration. It will be another 9 months before the next.

Blog Hop List

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oh, So Succulent at Kettering Park

Last weekend I held my first ever Overnight Retreat and at what better place than Kettering Park Hotel & Spa. 

Many of my ladies had pestered me for a while for an overnight crafting session and so I set to work planning and organising ... and our Overnight Retreat was born. 

The ladies had access to the Spa from midday on the Friday and could check into their rooms from 2pm. Many had made use of the pool, some even had booked in for Spa Treatments ... it certainly sounded relaxing. 

We all then met up at 6pm to settle into our Craft Room and set to our first project.

I wanted a fairly relaxed project for the first night. Nothing too precise and certainly no measuring and cutting. 

This Succulent display was what I decided upon. It was lovely to see the various dishes adorning the tables the next day, so they acted as table decorations, which was wonderful. 

Made purely from cardstock, these Succulent flowers are so easy to create and look so very real. 

Once our project was completed, we headed off to our Private Dining Room to enjoy a delicious three course meal and a good few giggles with each other.

The night ended with some special treats and a good night's sleep. 

Celebrating 5 Happy Years with an abundance of Giveaways
Make a Wish and click on the cake to see what's on offer.

Use this Gift Code at Checkout

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrating 5 Years with a Give Away of Cool Treats

How do you fancy celebrating 5 Happy Years of Stampin' with me? ... 

Well, Five Years ago today, was indeed when I joined Stampin' Up!  Never in a million years did I expect that my Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit would bring me to hosting regular classes, All Day Events and Retreats, with a Team of my own and with a wealth of new friendships. I am delighted to say that I couldn't be happier.

To celebrate this wonderful milestone, I have decided that from today and for the next 5 weeks, I shall be sending out party bags for every qualifying order placed with me. 

Week 1 - Today until 31st March

For every qualifying order of £45 you will not only receive the above Enamel Shapes and some Designer Series Papers* but have your name entered into a Bumper Prize Draw to receive this Cool Treats Bundle. 

You will receive not only the Cool Treats Stamp Set, Framelits and Designer Series Paper, but also the Sprinkles, some Washi Tape and the Ombre Ink Pad in Peekaboo Peach (total value - £75). 

The Draw for this amazing Prize will take place on Saturday 1st April when I will announce what treats I will be offering in Week 2 of my Celebrations. 

What's more? ...  for every £45 spent before the end of March, you'll also get to choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration offering, completely FREE. What a way to celebrate hey?

* Please note that your Treats will be dispatched under separate cover to your original order.  Apologies ... this offer is only open to UK Customers. 

Use this month's Gift Code at check out

We just have a little over one week to take advantage of the amazing Starter Kit deal. 

Choose 2 Stamp Sets (of any Value) for FREE, plus choose £130 worth of products, obtain a Free Business pack of catalogues and Free Postage, all for just £99. You'll also gain access to exclusive websites for inspiration and on going discount on your crafting purchases. 

Read more information about Joining, by clicking HERE

So, lets get this party started ... I look forward to celebrating with you and thank you for your continued support. It really has been 5 Happy Years ... and I couldn't have done it without you. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

One for the Men on the Urban Underground

Here's some masculine inspiration for you using the Urban Underground Suite from the current Spring/Summer Occasions 2017 Catalogue. 

Many a crafter finds male cards difficult to create, as they favour all the beautiful shimmery, pretty embellishments, colours and stamp sets, but Stampin' Up! have excelled themselves here with this suite, offering us a kind of Retro feel to the Urban Underground set. 

I thought I'd add a pop of Pool Party to give it a lift, but really love the Delightful Dijon colour, coupled with the dark Basic Grey. 

It had been a while since I last created Rosettes with my ladies, so I thought we'd use the Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper to create this Box Topper. The box was made using the Gift Box Punch Board, which created gift boxes at such easy speed, it's crazy. 

This was a set that we made in class, where I gave my ladies the choice of sentiments, so that they could tailor their cards to that of either a simple Birthday Card or that of a Father's Day Card. We covered cards for Mother's Day last month, so this month, I'd thought we'd follow on with a potential Father's Day card.

At Christmas I loved the thick Cable Knit Embossing Folder and now I'm in love with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It offers such a deep impression with such texture ... it's gorgeous!

A simple, yet effective fold for this card.

The tools were coloured in using the Watercolour Pencils, which are so soft, that they made shading so easy. They smoothed out the shading with a Blender pen. 

I hope you like today's share and perhaps you'll consider purchasing this set to get creating some Masculine cards. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New FREE Products added to Sale-a-Bration

Can you believe that Stampin' Up! have added more FREE product choices to Sale-a-Bration? ... as if it wasn't good enough, it's just got better!

Stocks on some of the items are starting to run low, so don't delay, get your orders in today to secure the FREE product of your choice, but consider these newly added ones.

Just how amazing is this?! Do you see that gorgeous Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper is listed?! Oh I so love that one. Place your order and remember to use this month's Gift Code 37EP9WVT at checkout. 

What would your choice be? ... or are you unable to decide? Too much to choose from and want it all? Then consider the fully customisable Starter Kit. It's a bumper offer at the moment. Choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS of any value, then choose £130 worth of products, add a FREE Business supplies kit of catalogues and order forms to give to your friends and FREE Postage, all for just £99. There couldn't be a better offer and you'll have access to the Demonstrator website, my Team Page, Team and corporate Events and you'll be the first to see and order items from the new Annual Catalogue that's due to launch on 1st June. 

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity

Friday, March 17, 2017

Craft Retreat & Spa

How do you like the idea of heading off to a Spa on a Friday afternoon with friends, staying overnight and combining it with some fun crafting?

Well this is just what's happening today for a group of my ladies and is the very reason I've been somewhat tied up of late. Yes, behind the scenes, I've been busily preparing for this event ... the first of it's kind for me and one I'm very much looking forward to. 

Comfort will certainly be on the cards at Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, Cambridgeshire, where the ladies can enjoy the Spa, take a dip, book a treatment or simply read a book, before crafting and dining with friends. A whole day of Crafting together on Day 2, at a relaxed pace with their own space, I can't think of a better way to spoil yourself. Some much needed ME time, in a hectic world of busy. 

If you would be interested in hearing about a Christmas Themed Overnight Retreat to be hosted later in the year, then be sure to get in contact and I'll happily keep you in formed.  I'd love for you to join us and for you to experience the fun that we'll be sharing. 

Don't forget that we're in the last two weeks of Sale-a-Bration and right now you can still earn yourself FREE Products with every £45 spend (before p&p).

Use March's Club Code at Check out to receive a gift from me


The Amazing Joining Offer, where you'll earn two additional Stamp Sets, will also end in two weeks. So don't delay, Sign up for your bumper Starter Kit today. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Builder Birdcage Hi There card

A little birdie says .... Hi there!

I previously loved the Avery set that was once available in the catalogue, so had to purchase this set, just to have another play with this style of images.

This card was a simple CASEing of a layout in the Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue. 

I felt that the card needed a little more punch of colour, so sat the matting layers on a So Saffron yellow card base. 

A really simple yet effective little card and one that makes good use of any Designer Series Paper that you're in need of using up. 

I think this bird looks a little lonely though, so I may have to create another to provide a little love bird friend for him ... so watch this space.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Missing You, Get Well Soon Bear

For a little girl, the comfort of a soft teddy bear when they're feeling poorly, would just hit the spot. 

Very sadly, one of the little girls in our son's class at school, recently had a nasty car accident that had her off school for a number of weeks.Thankfully after some amazing care, she and her father were recovering back home, but still she remained off off school. The children clubbed together to purchase a gift and send a few words in a card to express how much they were missing her. 

This card seemed the most fitting at a time like this. 

I just love the three step stamping of this bear and the textural detail that the layering ink offers. Doesn't she look so cuddly?

These layering framelits are just a must have in your craft stash. They offer such a professional finish. I love them. 

Thankfully, since preparing this blog post, the lovely little girl has returned to school and was welcomed back with open arms. It's heartwarming to see her looking so happy to be back.