Friday, April 30, 2010

Colour renovation has started

11 New Products are now available to buy from today.

The papers & ribbons are only available whilst stocks last

Item #

Product Name



Melon Mambo A4 card stock



Rich Razzleberry A4 card stock



Soft Suede A4 card stock



Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad*



Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*



Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad*



Cottage Wall Designer Series paper**



Melon Mambo Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon**



Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon**



Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon**



Flower Fantasy Window Sheets**


The Designer Series paper, ribbon, and window sheets are only available while supplies last and will not carry over into the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue.

All of the above products are available to purchase from Stampin' Up through me.

The first day of May brings a fresh month of challenge projects

I decided that my challenge for May would be to incororporate the 36 colours that are being retired in October.

I am absolutely loving the Vintage vogue set from the current mini catlogue really hope that it is carried forward into the new catalogue on 1st October as I love working with it.
Can you spot the fond farewll colours?

Vintage vogue 117690
Very vintage wheel 117693
Summer sun (FF)
Old olive
Garden green
Mellow moss (FF)
Summer sun (FF)
Old olive
Garden Green
Very Vanilla

All of the above products are from Stampin' Up and are available to purchase through me.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shelby Squirrel Punch art

My favourite punch art is the last one of the month, where did April go?
Shelby was inspired by a fellow USA demo's squirrel he is so cute & even the tree is punched using the scallop circle.

I promise that i'll keep working at the flowers & when I work some out I will add them to my blog. However on my blogging travels I found an amazing lady who has mastered the art of punched flowers, check out her blog for inspiration, truly remarkable.
Punched flowers
All of the products used in the above project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Floral punch art

These floral punch art are really challenging me, to anyone who knows there flowers they are probably the easiest of the punch art, but truthfully the only time I have ever had green fingers is when I am using a green ink pad.
So the flowers are a challenge, here is todays offering, its supposed to be a sunflower, one of the few flower names that I know.

All of the products used in the above project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Fond farewell

My challenge for may has been right there staring me in the face the whole time.
With the Stampin' Up colour renovation happening in October I thought I would use that as the my much needed personal challenge.
There are 36 colours that are being retired in october, some of the colours I loved whilst others I've, so my challenge is to use at least one of hardly ever used, the retired colours in my daily project. This can be included as cardstock, ink, ribbon or embellishment.
So check back during may to see how I get on.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dreaming of summer again

This knickerbocker glory has me dreaming about long summer days at the beach.

All of the products used in the above project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Harmoy hippo

The inspiration for harmony was taken from a fellow demo's blog, she had made a lovely baby welcome card but being an American demo she has access to quite a few more punches than we do here in the Uk so I had to improvise a lot with Harmony, but that said I was very pleased with the results.

All of the products used in the above project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring flowers punch art

I guess that these aren't just for spreing but the colours are spring like. I have decided this week to try my hand at a variety of punch art flowers & see how many I can make, I dont know many flower names so I will not even try to name them.

All of the products used on this project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

What a fantastic day

After much preparation the 1st Stampin' Up experience day with fellow Demonstrators Sharon & Michelle finally arrived.

On the third attempt we were on the road to the village hall, It is a lovely new hall surrounded by fields.
As they say that many hands make light work the hall was quickly set up so A big thank you also has to go to Paul, Abi & Shaun.
We didn't have long to catch our breath before the first of our 30 ladies arrived.
We had a lovely project planned for the Morning, a super cute handbag using the new sweet pea papers & four 4 x 4 co-ordinating cards.

Tote bag & Cards
Instructions for the tote bag
Instructions for the 4 cards

We had a staggered break for lunch & the view from the upstairs lunch room was lovely over the fields which were full of sheep & lambs.

There were three projects for the afternoon

Foxy friends Photo note padDesigned by myself

Instructions for Foxy friends

Vintage Kindness

Designed by MichelleInstructions for Vintage Kindness

Bird punch card
Designed By Sharon

Instructions for Bird punch card

We already have two further dates arranged so if you enjoyed today & want to book for our next events please contact us to book your place.
Places are already limited for both dates
3rd July 10 ~ 4pm
31st October
10 ~ 4pm

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New baby punch art

This bouncing baby would look lovely on baby shower invitations or so cute as part of a scrapbook layout.

All of the products used on this project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

I need a new challenge

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to let me know how much tou've enjoyed my collection of punch art, i'm quite sad that April my self inflicted punch art month is drawing to a close, I am already working on Halloweeen & Festive punch art for later in the year when they become more time appropriate.
So I am just sitting here pondering what May's challenge should be?
I value your feedback so please let me know if you have any ideas.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cute Pansy panda

I keep looking at the punches & am trying to work out if it's possible to make all of the zoo animals & then I would be able to make some scrapbook pages with some of our zoo piccies

All of the products used on this project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Poppy Piglet

This piglet in no way resembles it's namesake...... Sorry darling

All of the products used on this project are from Stampin' Up & are available to purchase through me.

Last nights Stampers 10 ~ yumminess & creative punching

Last night was the penultimate meeting of my current stampers 10 group & Alice was my very creative hostess. Alice made us Stampin' Up cupcakes, like she made for her wedding.

Total yumminess with edible rice paper butterfliesA tip from Alice melt some white chocolate & dip the middle of the butterfly into it to attach it too the cake & it prevents the brown icing running into the butterfly.

The butterfly punch is from Stampin' Up 117404
Have you been creative with your punches?
Send me a link & let me know what you've been using your punches for.

After much hilarity & catching up we finally managed to make some cards.
Alice's chosen set was Trendy tree's

Card 1 has two different versions
Old Olive
Whisper white
Close to cocoa
Really rust
Apricot appealRose red

Designer series in Old Olive 113646
Trendy trees 113258
Basic Phrases 110530
Stamp a ma jig
Cutter tool

Card 1 version 2
Old Olive
Whisper white
Close to cocoa
Old Olive
Designer series in Old Olive 113646
So saffron 113645
Rose red 113647
Pumpkin pie 113644
Trendy trees 113258
Basic Phrases 110530
Stamp a ma jig
Cutter tool
Boho blossoms punch

The second card of the evening was using the funky forest Stampin' Up wheel
Tempting Turquoise
Whisper white
Cameo Cotal
Taken with teal
So saffron
Close to cocoa
Certainly celery
So saffron
Rose red
Cameo Coral
Trendy trees 113258
Basic Phrases 110530
Funky forest wheel 114695
Stamp a ma jig
Scallop border punch

All of the above projects have used products from the Stampin' Up range & are available to purchase through me.

Virtual hostess club

Have you ever wondered what a Virtual Hostess club entails?

A Virtual Hostess club is an opportunity for you to build a nice collection of NEW Stampin’ Up! product over a period of time while spreading the cost and ensuring you are still receiving the fantastic hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order. A qualifying order has a value of minimum £150. For this the hostess is eligible to the following FREE benefits

-One level one hostess stamp set of her choice (those are sets that cannot be bought, they can only be earned free with qualifying orders of £150 or more)

-£15.00 worth of free product to be spent as you wish in the catalogue.

So here comes our Virtual Workshop:

6 people get together ( I advertise for those people you don't have to provide 6 of them yourself, although of course if you know a crafting buddy who will love being part of this please let her/him know) and form a club, the club runs for 6 months, each member agrees to place a minimum order of £25.00/ month plus p&p. This will give us the minimum qualifying order we need every month. Each month a DIFFERENT member in the club gets to be the hostess and collects all the free benefits associated with that month's total. By the end of the 6 months all the members in the club will have had their turn to be the hostess. The virtual hostess club will start as soon as it is full.

It's as easy as that and each month a box of goodies will drop on your doorstep.

As part of my club you will get a FREE copy of the catalogue and any mini catalogues released through the club duration

Every month I will supply one of the following

  • A project kit with details on my blog
  • Product samples
  • Tutorial or template online.

Fancy taking part? email me NOW at to reserve your place.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hobbycrafts Show Recruiting Promotion

Join My team for less

Dates: 23 April-7 May 2010

Promotion details:
In conjunction with our participation in the Hobbycrafts show, Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited-time 10 percent discount on the Starter Kit to new recruits. When your customers join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator during the promotion period, they’ll get over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125--10 percent off the regular price of £139! This is a perfect occasion for you to introduce the Stampin’ Up! opportunity to your customers.

Just e-mail me for a chat to find out more