Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!!!!

I'm probably rushed of my feet like everyone else, with the hustle and bustle of cooking the Christmas dinner with excited children around your feet squealing with delight about what Santa bought them (i know mine will!!

Todays cards are my favourite....... both use the new Holly Berry Designer Papers and new stampsets the first one being Polar Party.

and the Second one using one of the single stamps Sweet Snowglobe which teams up really nicely with the treat cups.

As you can see from the first picture I have added some fake snow to make it tactile for  children, I've also added it into the treat cup and the little girl that recieved that said "WOW"....... I just wish that we could have had a white christmas this year!

I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their Christmas and Wish you all a Happy New Year !!!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 5

Wow I can't beleive its Christmas Eve already.......doesn't time fly when your having fun!! well I finished my baking yesterday after 9 dozen mince pies and 4 dozen jam tarts, half of which have been whisked away by my dad and little bro!!

Todays Cards that I'm going to share with you are using Pennant Parade and matching punch and a retired stamp set Silent Night (which is an old favourite that I couldn't bare to part with).

  For this card I have also used the Top Note die in my Big Shot and added some ribbon around it. The cardstock colours are Whisper White and Real Red, the inks used are Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Read Red.

As I mentioned early this Stamp set is now retired but its just perfect for the Brayer resist technique which I have used here with Baja Breeze ink.  The base card, matting card and Seam binding ribbon are from Stampin' Up!s current colour range - Cherry Cobbler and went well with the paper I found amongst my stash.

I really must play more with my brayer now, the effects are awesome!!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 4

Today I'm going to be rather busy baking mince Pies and jam tarts (for the BIG kids that don't like mince pies). Every time I bake my brothers and other family memebers ALWAYS turn up so I have now learnt to purchase extra supplies of everything!!

but before I get started I thought I would share another couple of Christmas Cards with you, using the Pine & Pointsetta and Welcome Christmas Stampsets.

If you would like to purchase any of the items made to use these cards then please email

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 3

Todays cards use one of Stampin' Up!s single stamps Dasher and the sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas stampset.

For this card I have used  Bravo Burgundy as my main colour and added Serene snowflakes in Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette adding a little Dazzling Diamonds here and there to the centres. Instead of ribbon I have used Stampin' Up!s new Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch...its ideal as it means you can have ribbon in any colour you like!!

The second card is a case of a card by one of my downline's Vanessa. I like the layout and the manly colours it used making it ideal for some of my customers "man friends".

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 2

Todays cards are using one of my all time favourite sets Lovely as a Tree. I made up 2 examples for the ladies to see one using Dazzling Diamonds and the other with out.

Everyone had a lovely evening getting very "blinged up" using Dazzling Diamonds with the Stampin' Up!s Heat and Stick powder. (Even the hostess Washing Machine was very sparkly by the time we had finished!!).

The sentiments are from the Curly Cute and Heard From Your Heart sets. If you would like to purchase any items used to make these cards please email

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 1

As I'm convalescing at home at the moment and been told to take it easy. (Yep ALL presents are bought, wrapped and under the tree!! ALL the food and drink shopping done well apart from the fresh bits, Frank will have to get those!! first year ever I'm this organised)
I thought that I would share with you some of the Christmas cards that we have been making in my classes over the last few months.

Both of these cards are using the Winter Post stamp set and using mainly the Neutrals card stock and inks  - Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and the added colour is Bravo Burgandy from the Regals Collection. I think Dasher looks quite handsome in this colour.

I used 2 of Stampin' Up!s border punches- Lace Ribbon  and Scallop Trim and added some pearls in the centre of the Lace ribbon one.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make these cards please email

Monday, 12 December 2011

Love and Sympathy

Today I am going to share with you a card that I made for my uncle  who sadly lost his wife last month.

This stampset I feel is perfect for this occasion as I am all ways at a loss of a verse to write for the inside of these cards.

I used is Baja Breeze as the base, stamped on Not Quite Navy with corrosponding ink with Enfancis and mounted this on Very Vanilla.

For the flower I used my markers Old Olive and Baja Breeze again on Very Vanilla, all the sentiments are stamped in Not Quite Navy.  To finish the card off I have used Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon and some Perfect Pearls

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Button Buddies

On Friday it was my daughter Lucy's  birthday........and she loves pigs as soon as I saw the Button Buddies Stampset in the New Idea Book & Catalogue I knew it was a must have for me.

Here's the card I made her

All products are avaliable from the current 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. To place an order please email at

Friday, 25 November 2011

Santa Baby

I've spent the last couple of days getting ready for the Church's Christmas fair!!  I love this time of year it brings out the BIG kid in me!!!!!!!!

Here are some of the "Santa book marks" I made using the Owl punch, to make it more fun for the kiddies I used googly eyes and a pom pom.

Isn't he adorable!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Scrapbook class

I held my monthly scrapbook class this evening, knowing that I was going to be exhausted from convention I planned tonights class back in October whilst I was away on my retreat.
The ladies got to play with the new Flirtatious Designer Papers as well as using the Flirtatious Fabric to make some flowers..... the back ground of the Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink card stock have been stamped in Versa Mark using the new Delicate Doilies Stampset (which unfortunately the photograph doesn't pick up).

I have had these photos lying around since they where taken back in 2009 and can't for the life of me think why or who sent them to me (But whoever or why I just loved them and thanks again because I know that I would have said that already....... and I know it wasn't Frank as he vowed way back never to buy me flowers!!!!!)

Obviously they where just waiting for the right papers to come along before being scrapped.....if you would like to order any of the items used above or would like to attend my scrapbooking classes then please email me

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Simple thank you card

Today I'm going to share with you another card that I have made using a Hostess Exlusive Stampset... and it happens to be my favourite set there is sooooooo much that you can do with it. 

Here I dusted off my Stamp-ma-Jig to do some 2 step stampin' Ive used Pool Party with Baja Breeze and used my blender pen with Old Olive for the leaves.  I put the base card through Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder and emblished it with some Baja Breeze Seam binding. The sentiment is from the Curvy Verses.

To order any of the items used in this project then please email me at

Friday, 18 November 2011

Convention Swaps

Hopefully this is appearing on my blog as I'm in Disneyland Paris at this years Stampin' Up! I'm going to share with you one of the swaps that I have done....the rest are from the batch I made for our High Wycombe training (that I left on the kitchen table) and I have previously shared them with you.

I've used both of the purples from the InColours......Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush, along with whisper white card stock and Concord Crush Designer Paper.  The Stamp set is Precious Butterflies which is a Hostess Exclusive set.......which if you host a workshop or place an order of £150.00 is avaliavble to you along with other sets.

So if you like this set and wish to own it then why not contact me to book your workshop or place an order.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hot Wheels...........

Today I'm going to share another layout that I did whilst on my scrapbooking retreat..........

This was using some papers that I have had in my stash for ages and well thats as far as I would let Frank  drive...............I'll give plenty of warning if he was let loose on the roads!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


When I went to Ashford shopping with Lucy the other week we went into the sports shop and I fell in love with a pair of trainers and all I could think of was the Stampin' Up Colours that they reminded me off......  Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade and Tempting Turquoise!! 

I just had to have them, Heidi runs a mile when I wear them so their going to Disneyland with me....

Then when I went away with the girls on our annual Scrapbooking retreat...... I participated in a swap a kit challange..... strangley I got my own kit back.... and it was  FANTASTIC as it matched with my new trainers perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I mentioned earlier in this post I'm off to Disneyland Paris for  Stampin' Up!s annual european convention, Frank and Heidi are going with me so they'll be catching up with Mickey and friends  as well as doing the rides!!!

I will be timing some posts to pop up on my blog whilst we're away.....hopefully they'll come up with out a problem.

Catch you when I get back


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Craft Day...............

Sorry I haven't been around recently but I've been busy getting ready for my Christmas Craft day that was held today. I believe a fun time was had by all who attended............. I know I certainley enjoyed myself!!! 

All 14 ladies were kept really busy with 3 projects this morning followed by making 30 Christmas cards after lunch and an extra Bonus project should they have finished all those before 4pm......and yes they got there!!  Well Done Ladies.

Now I'm going to share with you one of the Projects  that we made an "Advent Calander"

Using the "Diaper Fold" we made 24 for little pockets  from the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Papers, for the chocolate Santa's to stand in. As these are on the small side the numbers were computer generated and punched out with  the 3/4" Circle punch. We then added some eyelets and Wild Wasibi Wide Striped Ribbon to hang it with. 

Amy I hope you like it, when your back from Uni later this month its ready and waiting for you to take it back with you.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Double Scrapbook page layout

Today I'm sharing with you double page layout I did using Stampin' Up!s Just Add Cake new designer papers along with the new Pennant Parade Stamp set and matching Punch.

Some of you where lucky enough to see it a Biggin Hill, as I rushed to get it finished in time for the display I didn't have time to do my journalling which will go on the baja breeze and whisper white semi circles.....

I did teach this layout at my scrapbook class this wednesday and they enjoyed the fun layout and just loved the Pennant Parade Stamp set and punch......." it goes really well" I do have to add that they did take the cheats way out and pretended to stitch the bunting together......mine is sewn by hand...about as far as I go though.

Should you wish to place an order or attend one of my classes then email me at

have a fab Saturday......whatever your up too!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Here are a couple of items that I did for the display at Biggin Hill for Halloween.

The Bat card used the following punches - Owl, Decorative Label, Scallop Oval, Large Oval and 1 3/8" Circle. The card stock colours where Basic Black,Basic Gray, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

The banner idea was from a good friend of mine Bekka, using the new Frightful Sight papers cut with the new Perfect Pennants Sizzix Die and the sentitment "BOO" was made using the Broadsheet Alaphabet stamp set. 

And the trick or treat bag ghost where made with the oval punches mentioned earlier.

I hope my visitors like them ........

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Just recovering from Biggin Hill !!!

On Sunday Vanessa one of my team and myself took part in the "Sincerley Yours" Show at Biggin Hill. Its an event that takes place there twice a year....... we worked really hard to get the display boards updated especially as Stampin' Up! had released their 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue on the 1st of October.

I have a very talented customer Jude who kindly made the lovelly bag on our display using the new Flirtatious Fabrics.......I'm not that good with needle and thread and she did a fantastic job.....Thanks Jude.

For those of you who didn't manage to make it here are a few pictures of our display boards and people doing our make n take...

For our make n take we used 3 of the new In Colours... Pool Party, Wistera and Island Indigo, the Deleicate Dolies Stamp set along with sentiments from the hostess exclusive section in the catalogue which can be found on pages 7-12 of the Catalogue..... email me at to book your party or if your interested about signing up as a demonstrator ......Don'f forget about the special offer Stampin' Up! are offering this month!!!!

 Over the next few days I'll post individual photographs of cards on display so be sure to sign up to follow my blog if you already havent to get the updates...

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A great time to Join Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! have announced a Special Offer for those people who are looking to make some money sharing what they love..........
They will give you ink pads in the 5 new gorgeous in colours and a pack of assorted A4 cardstock to match!!

This is in addition to the New Starter Kit which is valued at over £250 and costs only £119. So if you add the cost of the free ink pads and cardstock your getting Stampin' Up! goods valued over £277. The starter kit has everthing you need to start a successful business.......

With Stampin' Up! you can make profits from your very first order and there is a chance to earn free stamp sets and the cost of your starter kit back in the first six months and that is just for starters!!!!

Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is  Fanatastic......I get to make money sharing something that I love to do and also help others. So why not join my team I will help you do the same.......

Remember I said that I would give you an EXTRA incentive well I haven't forgotten when you sign up with me then, you'll receive a Stamp Set of your choice up to the value of £25.00 from the current catalogue.......... that means you'll be receiving goods worth over £300 for just £119

Email me at and lets get you all signed up and ready for some fun  sharing what we love doing best.................Stampin'

Monday, 10 October 2011

Easy Events

Below is a picture of some swaps that I made for our High Wycombe Training using the new stamp set that was avlaiable to us as demonstrators on Pre Order........Easy Events

My customers got to play with this set on my Catalogue launch on the 1st of October.... We stamped the images using Stazon and then coloured the images using Stampin' Up! Blender pens. We then emblished them with ribbon, flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch set and of course some pearls and bling!!

Can you name the New InColours we used...........Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Claypso Coral and Wistera.

I don't know about you ladies but I'm still drooling over the new Catalaogue......those just so much I want, need and must have.......what about you??? not sure how you can afford it all in one go then I may just have the soloution for you.
  1. Why not host a party/workshop where you not only get to spend the evening doing something fun but aslo get to spend the hostess pennies anywhere in the catalogue when you reach the minium sales requirement.
  2. Sign up to  my  Virtual Club.......spreading the cost over 10 months and receive the hostess benfits in your "hostess" month
  3. Join my team of "Paper Daisies"  and get a  whole range of benefits when you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
I will be back to tomorrow to tell you more about the benefits of becoming a demostrator tomorrow with not only an offer from Stampin' Up! but and extra incentive from ME!!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

It's HERE!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to shout ladies but I'm so EXCITED to share the 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue from Stampin' Up! with you...... theres loads of NEW items I don't know which one to share with you first!!!

I'm still finding new favourites every time I browse throught it.........first it was the new Punches then the Designer Papers, at the moment its the Fabric......(I just wish I had paid more attention in my home ecomonics class!!)

If you click here or on the picture you will be taken to thorough to view the 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue on line.

I would just like to point out a BIG change to the hostess benefits!!! which I am really excited about as it makes our reward program even more fabulous than before. From this catalogue on we no longer have the tiered system of hostess levels.

Instead the hostess simply receives a £ amount based on the totalling sales. She then is free to choose how to spend her money, on hostess exclusive sets or on catalogue items of her choice. This is so much more flexible .

A total order of £150+ will ensure you can still afford the most expensive hostess set in the book if you so fancy it, no longer you need to spend £600 to get a bigger more expensive hostess set, isn’t that cool? 

So if you want to place an order, host a work shop or if you have any questions then just drop me an email at

Be sure to pop back over the next few days so you can see some of the projects I've made using items that I've made using the products avaliable to us on our demonstrators pre-order.

Enjoy the New Idea Book & Catalogue!!!!!


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Your Invited...............

To my Stampin’ Up! New Idea Book & Catalogue Launch Party

Join me for a celebration of the launch of the New Idea Book & Catalogue 2011/2012
Saturday 1 October
Golden Green, Village Hall, TN11


Saturday 8th October
St Mary Cray Church Centre, BR3 5NL

For everyone there will be a chance to browse through the new Idea book & Catalogue, touch and stroke the new papers, punches and ribbons. There will also be some launch party special offers.
If you join me in person there will also be a make and take with the opportunity to use some of the new products.

Everyone who lets me know that they are coming will receive their own goodie bag which will include your own copy of the New Idea Book & Catalogue

RSVP to as soon as possible or telephone me on 07914 360625

Look forward to catching up


P.S. if you can’t make it why not book your own workshop/party as the hostess offerings in the New Idea Book and Catalogue are AMAZING

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Say Goodbye to Sparkly n Bright............

I must admit this is one of my favourite Christmas sets and I will be very sad to see it go from Stampin' Up! s collection at the end of the month.

Here I've used it with some of the retiring papers from the Jolly Holiday collection, Very Vanilla and Real Red Card Stock. Also some Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red again which is retiring at the end of the month.

I made him sparkly by adding glitter to his nose and added a Gem to the wording from this set.

Don't forget to check out the retiring list and place your order so you don't miss out!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Another Stamp Set Retiring......

Today I'm going to repost an old photo of a Stamp Set that is Retiring at the end of this month  (the papers are a few years old too and already retired) ~ Fun and Fast Notes......

Its such a sweet set, that you can grab and whizz a card up quickly with!!!  It's a set that I have  used quite a few times but unfortunatley not taken photographs of the projects.

This one was a class I did and was found some where out there in blog land sorry can't remember where it was when I first started as a Demonstrator!!

Remember to check on Stampin' Up! s website here for the retiring list and I just wanted you  to know that they have discounted a few more stamp sets so don't miss out because once they've gone there's no more!! so email me to place your order at

Friday, 9 September 2011

another retired Stamp Set!!!!!!

Tart and Tangy......Here's a couple of cards that I have made using this stamp set.

Unfortunately this Stamp set has now sold out, along with these items
  • Sense of Time
  • Choo Choo
  • Antique Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
  • Brass Jumbo Eyelets
  • Silver Cord
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Tart n Tangy
to check and see if that stamp set or accessories are retiring or have sold out please check the here and email me at to place your order ASAP.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sad to say goodbye to....these stamp sets!!!

Today I made a card for my nephew's 1st Birthday........time just flies seems like yesterday I was visiting him for the first time.
Happy Birthday Henry!!!!!!

I used 3 of the stamp sets that are sadly on this years retiring list from Stampin' Up!
  • "Occasional Greetings" set of  12 wood mount stamps discounted by 40% so now ONLY £18.57
  • "Animal Stories" set of 4 wood mount stamps at £14.95
  • "Sanded" a wood mount back ground stamp £16.95
To view an up-to-date list please click here. The items on the list are only avaliable until the end of the month or until they have all sold out...........which a few of the items have already done SO!!!!

Please don't delay placing that order or you may just miss out email me at

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Last Chance List for 2011

As the New Stampin' Up! catalogue is soon to be with us along with new goodies, (really looking forward to sharing these with you) Stampin' up Sadly has to say goodbye to some of the sets in the current catalogue. 

You can view an updated list of these items here, because these items are being retired they are on a stirctly first come first served to be sure to get that  stamp set, punch, roller or accessories  before thier sold out  make sure you place that order with me ASAP... you can email me at or give me a call on 07914 360625 to be sure that you won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Birthday Blog Candy...........(this post will stay at the top until 29th Aug for newer posts please scroll down.

As promised I'm back today  with some blog candy, up to share with people is a Strength and Hope Stamp set, a pack of pattern papers and 1 metre of eachv colour of the taffetta ribbon.

I like to share with other people on my birthday so for the chance to win these gifts tplease leave me a comment  so I know you've passed by and for an extra chance then why not become a follow on my blog.

Closing date 29th August!!!!!!

I'm must dash as I'm getting ready to spend the day and evening crafting with some fabulous ladies......and of course I must get their party bags ready!!!!!!

Good luck every one.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


As you know today is the day the GSCE results were released to the pupils and Heidi was one of those who was a bag or nerves last night and a bear with a sore head this morning until she received her's.

I'm so proud of her she got an A*, an A and the rest were B' I just had to rush home and make that card for her (something else that didn't get done on my to do list in time)

It uses the Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (for the wings), lattice embossing folder, taffetta and satin ribbon and the sentiment is from the Cheers and Wishes I only have to decide which colour to give her!!!!!!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Birthday wishes.......

Here is a card I made on Saturday using one of the hostess sets "Because I Care"  from the main Catalogue.

I stamped the image with Versa Mark and then used my stampin pastels to colour the image and fixed with hairspray so it wouldn't smudge. I've then mounted it on Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and Pear Pizzaz Designer paper another Gift thats avaliable for hostesses of a Stampin' Up! workshop. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

So why not book a workshop before the end of September and see if you can earn one of these items free...........

Why September???  well this is when the current catalogue ends and these two hostess "offers" will no longer be email me today to be sure of your workshop booking at

Friday, 19 August 2011

Birthday celebrations have..........

started a day early!!!!!!!!
The post man woke me up about 8am with a ring on the door bell and gave me a long package and wished me a " Happy Birthday" 

Amy and Victor sent me this lovely bunch of caranations for my birthday tomorrow..... and had addressed it to the "birthday girl Sue"

Thank you both very much and I'll enjoy the choccies tooooooooo.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow and see the treats I have up for grabs as "blog candy" to celebrate my birthday!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Stampin' Up!'s got a Gift for you...........

should you place an order for £75.00 or host a workshop with sales over £250.00

This month Stampin' Up! are rewarding customers and Hostesses with this lovely gift......

an exclusively designed cosmetics bag that is only available this month and which you cannot purchase, some stunning Rich Razzleberry 1 ¼ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon ribbon and a 24 piece clip assortment.

Workshops are FREE, I do not charge anything for coming and you get to make and keep fabby projects. Contact me to place your orders or book your girly night out.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Christmas came early........

I've been a really bad blogger recently and something just have to give, but hopefully things have calmed down and I'm back home so you should see regular postings from me........ and for those of you that don't know its my birthday month so please be sure to pop back for my "Birthday Blog Candy"

Another reason I haven't blogged was because I have been busy preparing for my "Christmas in July" Saturday special class.  Lots of fun was had by the ladies, they came into Mickey & co singing Christmas Carols to them. We had light refreshments but the cook was unable to produce any mince pies   :o(

Here is one of the cards that we made in total we made 4 different cards and 3 other projects.

Products used :~   Top note die, Not quite Navy, Night of Navy and Bashful Blue Cardstock, Night of Navy Ink, Plaitnum Shimmer Paint, small Heart punch, Perfect Pearls, 3mm Night of Navy taffeta ribbon and the two stamp sets used where Serene Snow flakes and Heard from the Heart.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Today I'm going to share with you a couple of cards that I taught my ladies at one of my card classes. 
My ladies have a fear of bows so I thought that I would spend some time  showing/teaching them different ways of tying bows......

As my ladies took their places they looked a little puzzled at the sight of  a dinner fork in front of them but they were really pleased at the out come and how simple it was to make this bow.

I had a couple of spare sets left over so a couple took them home to finish of them my best friend texted me at 12.30 in the morning really pleased with being able to do it all on her own, picture as well!!

The supplies used was Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery Cardstock, Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon,  Chocolate Chip Ink, Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper from the main catalogue and from the Mini Catalogue Four Frames Stampset and the matching Decorative Label Punch.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sneek Peek

Here's a Sneek Peek at one of the cards that we will be making at my upcoming "Christmas in July Class"

The cost of this is £20.00 where we will make a selection of  Christmas Cards and you'll get some "goodies" to take home into the bargain.

Booking is essential  and closes on the 15th July, so please contact me ASAP to reserve your space  at

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