Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Final Countdown!

The new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue goes live tomorrow – and its fantastic – full of lovely things that will have you drooling. That means from tomorrow you will be able to order the products I have been giving you sneaky peaks of and many more things beside.

Check back tomorrow for more details.

So one last sneaky peak for you – yes its a stamp set you wont be able to get from tomorrow (Garden Silhouettes) but what is that you can see in the corner – yes beautiful stitched ribbon! This was made from a small scrap of ribbon so as you can see even the scraps are lovely and can make all the difference to your cards

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow to see the new catalogue
Happy Crafting

Friday, September 26, 2008

Seeing Stars

Oh and Sneak Peak Number 4!

Look who I met last night ...

What a lovely man - we had a great conversation about dyslexia, personal development and of course crafts! I was at an awards dinner and he had lots of people to meet and what amazed me was how much time he had for everyone.

Today's sneak peak is of a set I am really excited about. I have wanted a set with stars for ages and this set is amazing! Great for male cards, my theatre friends, Christmas an of course for days when you are as star struck as I was yesterday!

The catalogue launches on October 1st - contact me for details

Thank you for stopping by, please visit again soon for more sneak peaks!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sneak Peak Number 3

I hope you have all been enjoying a lovely weekend - we have been having some lovely sunshine for the first time in quite a long while!

I promised you another sneak peak and a tutorial this weekend so here goes ... This Christmas Card is very quick and easy to make. It uses the new Season of Joy set - I adore this tree and the swirl so I think you may well see lots more of both of them!

OK so if you want to make one of these here is the tutorial:

If you would like a larger copy of these instructions please email me by clicking here. I hope you are enjoying these sneak peaks - there are more to come :-)

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sneak Peak Number 2

Another Sneak Peak for you - again using the new True Friends stamp set - available in just two weeks time!
Check back at the weekend for another sneak peak and a tutorial for a very quick Christmas Card ...

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sneak Peak Number 1

In my last post I mentioned that there were lots of exciting new things for you in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue... Things like the scalloped punch and some wonderful new stamps.

This card was made for Taylor Vanbruggen's Cupcake Challange and uses the new True Friends Set which will be available to buy in October ...
Dont forget to check the previous post for details of the produts that you will only be able to buy for a little while longer. If you want to know anything more about the new catalogue and stamps drop me an email

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Last Chance to Buy ...

Its another rainy Sunday Afternoon here but its not all doom and gloom! As you may know the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue will be out on 1st October. To make way for some exciting new stamps some of the current products and stamps will be retiring.

Check out the list of products which are being retired
here. These items are only available while stocks last. If you look closely you will see that the price of these sets has been reduced – here is some more great news - you can expect more price reductions in the new catalogue too!

If you have always wanted one of the hostess sets in the current catalogue (pages 14 to 20) they are only available until the end of this month – so hurry and book your workshop or place your order with me.

You can see the current full idea book and catalogue by clicking on the picture below.
Here is a card I made using one of the retiring hostess sets – I think it is my current favourite – Garden Silhouettes (page 17). The card base is Bashful Blue, with Certain Celery stamped with the Scratched Background (page 57) using Always Artichoke Ink. The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations Set (page 61).

If there is anything you have been meaning to get on the retiring list please don’t delay – order it today to ensure you are not disappointed.

I love reading your comments so why not let me know what cheers you up on a rainy afternoon

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PS Dont forget to check out the post below to see if you were a winner!

And the Winners Are ...

So I hope you all enjoyed the Lighthouse Party! Sorry its taken me so long to wrap things up – we could call it a hangover but it was more an interruption by life!

Pass the Parcel winners…

I hope you enjoyed playing along as much as I enjoyed reading all your lovely comments and emails. A big thank you to all of you who took the time to enter

So without further ado here are the winners …

Catherine (email 15 August)
Fiona (comment on 10 August posting)
Ann Christine (comment on 26 August posting)
Emma (email 16 August)

And the main prize winner
Jakey (comment on 10 August posting)

Would the lucky winners please email me their postal addresses by clicking here

I will be back soon with lots of exciting things to share with you – a tutorial, some Christmas Card ideas and kits and some sneak previews of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue so please check back soon

Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for stopping by