Monday, 25 February 2013


Yesterday I had a stand at the bi-annual stamping and papercrafts show held in Stevenage - Stamperama.  I have been many times as a customer so it was slightly surreal to be there as an exhibitor.

Did you come and see me?

A BIG thank you to my upline Michelle for letting me borrow some of her samples, to my Mum for helping me set up the stand on Saturday and to my lovely customer Audrey who manned the stand with me.

We had lots of lovely people come and visit us - we were on our feet non-stop from 10am until 4pm!

Here are some of the quick samples I demoed on the day using the SAB sets Madison Avenue and Bloomin Marvelous.  Although they are very simple I still think they are still very effective and showcase Stampin' Up! products.

Don't forget you still have time to get your SAB freebies (click here for more details) - just make sure you hold a party or place an order by 22 March.  Or why not become a demonstrator?  Contact me for more details.

Thanks again for visiting me at Stamperama.

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Pinkies Blog Hop - Spring Summer 2013 Seasonal Catalogue

We’re so glad you could join us on Part 1 of the Pinkies Spring/Summer Blog Hop. We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. We have so much inspiration to share with you so we will be offering two Blog Hops - Part 2 will be tomorrow (Sunday 10th February). Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping. Do come back tomorrow to see what Part 2 has in store. We love comments, so please tell us what you think!

Welcome to those who have joined me from Sandie's blog - weren't her projects gorgeous?

My projects are focusing on the new Just Married stamp set.  My first project is a card to congratulate the married couple.

Next is an invitation using the same colour scheme and idea, but with the "his" and "hers" sets of shoes - actually I probably should have shown the invite first - oops!

Paper/Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Soft Suede marker
Stamps: Just Married, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flowering Flourishes, Make a Wish
Tools/Accessories: Heat gun, clear embossing powder, gold embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Self-adhesive pearls, modern label punch, Very vanilla seam binding ribbon, blender pen, 3/4" circle punch, 1/16" punch

Besides the 2 sets of shoes and the wedding cake, there are 2 other stamps - a car and some champagne glasses.  Although all the stamps in the set have a wedding theme, I also would like to show you how I came up with something entirely different when I tried to think 'outside the box'!

Paper/Cardstock: Shimmery White, Brushed silver cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark inkpad, Real Red marker
Stamps: Just Married, Make a Wish, Flowering Flourishes
Tools/Accessories: Heat gun, silver embossing powder, rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, corner rounder punch, Stampin' dimensionals

Hopefully you grasped that when I made this card I was thinking of Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when she clicked her ruby slippers together saying "There's no place like home, there's no place like home......"!  Just click on the image to get a close up of the ruby slippers and the soft background effect of using the Illuminate Glimmer watermark inkpad with the stamps from Flowering Flourishes - it creates a beautiful subtle effect on the shimmery cardstock.

If you would like to order any of the products I have used to create these projects please contact me and I will be happy to help.  And don't forget for every £45 you spend between now and 22 March, you will get to choose one of 17 fabulous free products in Sale-a-bration!

Have a great weekend and make you sure you stop by Paula's blog as I know she has some fab projects to share with you using the Secret Garden stamps and coordinating dies.  Click on the next button below to take a look....

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Friday, 1 February 2013

Spring is here with Stampin' Up!

What a great way to welcome in February (which is usually such a dreary month!) - today sees the launch of the 2013 Spring/Summer Season Catalogue and I am sure you will agree it is gorgeous!  Stampin' Up! are really spoiling us for their 25th Anniversary Year!

The catalogue is packed with some lovely new stamp sets, tools, embellishments and stunning paper to brighten up your crafting. And as you have come to expect with Stampin' Up! - it all coordinates.

If you click on the image in my side bar you can browse the catalogue on-line or if you email me I can send you a copy in the post.

Also don't forget that you will also receive FREE Sale-a-bration goodies with any orders of £45 or more (up until 22 March).

Come back next week when I will show some projects as part of the Pinkies blog hop! - Edited to add link to post

A la prochaine! \Amitiés!



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