Friday, 31 July 2009

Stampers 10 Club


As the SU range is so collectable, I will be starting a STAMPERS *10* CLUB for those people who are willing to commit to spend £15 a month for the next 10 months. How easy is that? It’s the best way to build your collection without breaking the bank!
How it works:

You commit to buy items from the catalogue to the value of £15 or more each month, and then you receive a FREE hostess stamp set + £15 of goods from the catalogue for ONE of the the 10 months. If you feel that you could commit to £30 or more, you would take up 2 slots and receive 2 FREE hostess stamp sets + £30 of goods from the catalogue.

Just let me know that you’d like a place by dropping me an email.

To help my upline has put together an FAQ.

How long do I need to be a member?
The Stampers*10*Club lasts for 10 months
How much does it cost?
Your monthly commitment of placing an order of at least £15 from the SU catalogue will guarantee that you will receive a FREE level 1 hostess set + £15 of goods from the catalogue in one of the next 10 months.
There will be a minimal P&P charge of £2 for all orders up to £40 (1st class recorded delivery) and any orders over £40 will be P&P FREE (1st class recorded).
If you would like your order shipped direct from SU, they will charge minimum £3.95 or 5% whichever is the lower.
Can I spend more than £15?
You can spend as much as you like each month so long as you reach the minimum of £15. If you can commit to at least £30 per month, you can take up 2 slots and then receive the same rewards, but twice. So, 2 x level 1 hostess sets + 2 x £15 of goods.
Can I choose the free gifts for my ‘host’ month?
Yes! It is your choice of hostess set and your choice of free goods.
When do I place my order?
All orders must be placed by the 20th of each month for delivery by the end of each month. Either by email or call or text 07833 957827.
Where can I see SU products?
There is an online catalogue but as a member of the Club, you will receive your brand new catalogue FREE from me (normal cost £4.95).
How do I pay?
You can pay me by credit or debit card (over the phone) or by cheque to my home address on the back of the catalogue. If you are paying by cheque I will need your order and payment by the 12th of each month.
If there are any other questions you may have, please let me know and I will answer them by email or phone call. I will send each member an agreement form with full details of the club as soon as we have 10 people.

If you live within an hour or Northampton (have sat nav will travel!!!), you may want to arrange a demonstration in your own home with crafting friends; and if sales of £150 or above are reached, you will receive the free goodies (hostess set(s) + £15 or more of extra freebies) for yourself, as the hostess. If your school or local organisation would like a demonstration, I am more than happy to arrange this for you. Just let me know.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Stampin Up Colour Challenge

I've been a bit of a naughty blogger and been very quiet, I started a new part time job to bring in a few extra pennies - it's perfect 10am - 2pm term time only. With Thomas starting school in September I couldn't ask for better hours, unfortunately they were also my peak 'playtime' hours! So thankfully now it's the summer hol's and I have much more time to play!!!!

I wanted to share a picture of my entry for the Stamp With Us challenge this week. It's a colour challenge based on this picture.

So here's my take on it....

Items used:

Stamp: SU - Crazy For Cupcakes

Image stamped on SU cardstock in Whisper White, other cardstock from my stash (still collecting the gorgeous SU card!)

Flower and Brad from stash

SU Scallop Edge Punch

I used my SU blender pens to ink the stamp and colour the image, colours used are barely banana, real red and basic gray.

The creation of this card was really interesting for me. Firstly the colours are not what I would normally go for. Secondly I drew a sketch for the card and worked from that, the final outcome is a little different to the sketch but it was a really useful starting point. All in all I'm happy with the outcome, not what I might usually do but change is a good thing!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Been a busy bee!!!!

Well the blog header says it all really, I've been really busy lately. I just started a new part time job in a school and also signed up as a demo for Stampin Up. I've been busy with a couple of crafty projects too so I thouught I'd come share some piccies. I also want to share some pictures from workshops that I have attended - some a little while agobut it's taken till now to work out how to get the pictures from my phone onto the computer! Nevermind!

This gorgeous bundle were all made using Stampin Up items at a 'stamp a stack' workshop I attended a while back. I really love the reflection in the pond on the 2nd set, the stamp set - forest frineds is in the current mini catalogue. Get in touch to find out more about getting any of the items you NEED to add to your stash or for more details on the stampers 10 and markers 4 clubs that I'm running.
Now here are some of the other things I have been playing with lately. I took part in some great online tutorials with over at stampwithus and decided that I wanted to have a go. Now, the speed challenges aren't really my thing but a friend has just had a baby and I know that she'll love these little booties!

The last pictures that I want to add tonight are from yesterday's workshop - I had to leave early so the cards don't have sentiments but actually I quite like them that way. I can add them later maybe.

Well that's me all 'blogged out' for now - we actually made two different gift 'boxes' with cards - I will have to share the others another time - bedtime for me!

Night Night - happy crafting!

Friday, 12 June 2009


Morning all!
Just thought I'd share some exciting news! I am now officially a Stampin Up Demonstrator! I love the product range and am so excited to have the chance to bring it to more people.
As I get on top of things in the next few days I will share news on how you can feed your own addictions to all things crafty and get hold of items from our fantastic range. I will also be adding more pictures as I build my samples! I can't wait to play!
Enjoy your friday! I've got a busy one today but will definitely add more before the weekend is up.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge 1

Well the Stamp With Us blog officially launched - yesterday now but I'm having trouble sleeping which is why it's so late!

The SWU team set a challenge and I decided to give it a go. This was the first time I'worked from a sketch. I also don't often go for pink but I had some bits out from a new baby card I've recently made. I'm really pleased with the results.
The items I used to make this card are ....
  • Stamps - "One of a Kind" from Stampin Up.
  • "Boho Blossoms" punch from Stamin Up.
  • Corner Rounder punch from my stash.
  • Cardstock and plain pink paper from my stash.
  • Pink grosgrain ribon from Dovecraft.
  • Versa Color inks in Orchid and Raspberry.
  • Double sided tape and 2mm sticky pads from my stash.
  • Quickie Glue Pen.
  • Glitter from my stash.
Tha card is a 5 1/2 inch square. I cut a slit into the spine of the card a little over a third of the way up and threasded the ribbon through before I tied a knot. I cut the striped card and pink banking paper to size by eye and matted it up, and stuck to the card using sticky pads for dimension. I stamped the sentiment and the flowers onto white card. I used both colours of ink together first applying the light colour all over the stamp and then gently tapping on a little of the darker colour. After trimming the sentiment and rounding the corners I inked the edges using the darker colour. I cut out the largest flower and used the boho blossoms punch to cut the 3 smaller ones - I used one of the smaller flowers on a sticky pad in the centre of the larger flower. I attached the sentiment to the flower with a tiny brad and then used a little glitter for a touch of sparkle. Hope you like it :-)

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

ATC's - Health warning needed!!!

Well as I said in my last post, I made my first load of ATC's over the weekend - they're REALLY addictive! I really enjoyed making them and I have to say it's lovely sharing them too! I had some lovely comments on Trimcraft and only a few minutes after I posted them in my gallery have had requests for swaps. A lovely confidence boost that I really needed - thank you sammay and kaz!

Will post some more later as I have some Pampered Chef News to share - watch this space...

Monday, 30 March 2009

Can't sleep!!!!!

Well the clocks have changed and now I can't sleep! It's bad enough losing an hour as it is but to still be awake at nearly 1am is daft!

Oh well, it's been a productive weekend - I've tidied the tip that was my office so now I can get to the desk without having to fight through piles of peel offs, paper and card scraps etc.

I have also made 37 toppers for my brother's wedding invites - only about 40 more to go for the evening invites!

I have also made my first foray into ATC's this weekend, I'm taking part in a swap on I must admit that I am more than a bit nervous but I am really looking forward to recieving my swaps! I can't upload piccies at the moment as they are on my phone but will be able to tomorrow - think I'm going to try and sleep now.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Easter Basket

This is the last post for today - I have a Pampered Chef Show to get ready for and chores to do! I wanted to share my images of an easter basket I made this week, I was inspired after seeing the idea on Angie Kennedy Juda's Blog she has some gorgeous tutorial videos. Unfortunately I don't yet have a huge stash of SU bits and pieces so the materials are from my own stash - can't give more details sorry as it's all stuff I bought years ago!