Monday, 19 November 2018

Beautiful Gifts...

Quick share of the lovely gifts given to me by my fellow team members, Julie, Julie and Sharon... 

But before I start... the Online Extravaganza sale event is coming this week! Deals start 23 November (Black Friday) through 28 November. Check back tomorrow, 20 November for more details.
We gift these to each other just before the Stampin Up Centrestage event (held for leader demos who reach a certain title and above) on the Friday night before the all day On Stage event... #feelingspecial

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Signs on Sunday Share ... with a Smile!


Couldn't resist sharing these altered sign variants with you today... these colours make me happy!!! Much brighter and merrier... but  Click here for the original version... These use the Twinkle Twinkle papers for the starry sky... which annoyingly I forgot that I had in the class kit when I made the original!! But hey...time has rectified that oversight...

So here we have Caroline, Lisa and Dianne's signs... gorgeous... and we missed you Elaine... but I know you want to see these sooner rather than later!
Again the signs being simple to create once the stamping, die cutting and colouring were all done... using the stamps and dies in Farmhouse ChristmasMerry Christmas to All  and Winter Woods

Making good use of the Festive Farmhouse papers... Twinkle Twinkle papers too... and the Festive Farmhouse embellishments... which were finger daubed with the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint...


And how is this for a happy smiley face!! This is Dianne who had her first day papercrafting with me last Wednesday... so we had lots of happy faces and ecstatic oohs and aahs too... Definitely makes me love my job!!! And didn't she do well!
So last but not least is Dianne's sign... with the introduction of the Dashing Deer too... and lots and lots of glitter... love it!
And a quick last word about the products I used here... Most of the dies are on the "soon going out of stock "list! So please don't delay if you want the products... just click here to read all about these on yesterday's post...

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Carryover Products & Low Stocks announcement...

We have a few imminent stock outs expected from the Autumn Winter catalogue over the next week or so... These are not expected to come back into stock before the Autumn Winter catalogue ends in January... And some may have already gone out of stock due to this announcement! 

So I thought I should let you know... If you have any of these items on your list... please do not hesitate to order them now...

But the good news is ... that as a result... we know about a few carryover products* too!! So you might as well know about those too... 

But before I begin... 
Now I happen to have a few of the
Santa's Workshop Memories & More cards and the Red Card & Envelopes here available to purchase!


  • So please contact me straightaway if you are interested... as ... I have just been told they are both now out of stock!
  • Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes 
    So first up... products going out of stock in the European warehouse...



  • JOYOUS NOEL SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (item 147816)
  • SPRIG PUNCH (item 148012)*
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • FROSTED FLORAL SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (item 147800)
  • CHRISTMAS TAGS THINLITS DIE (item 147926)
  • SANTA'S WORKSHOP SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (item 147809)
  • SANTA'S WORKSHOP ENAMEL SHAPES (item 147811)
  • SANTA'S WORKSHOP MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (item 147815)
  • SANTA'S SIGNPOST FRAMELITS DIES (item 147911)
  • BLACK 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBON (item 147897)*
  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • CAULDRON FRAMELITS DIES (item 147914)

    * denotes a product that will carryover through to the next years catalogue - Hoorah! So these will come back into stock at some point...
     just don't know when!

    And here a few more that are now low in stock in the USA... and so may even go low or out of stock in Europe too... but that we now know are carrying over!! So they will be back too...
  • Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies *
  • Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder *
  • Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies *

    And just to finish off this round up... Here are a few more products that are in imminent danger of stock out in the US... and so are likely to be on last available stocks in Europe too... so lets hope there are plenty of them over here!
  • Farmhouse dies (Oh No!!)
  • Sincerely Santa Project Kit
  • Detailed Leaves dies
  • Takeout dies
  • Alpine Sports dies
  • Galvanised Clips
  • Galvanised Buttons
  • Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements
  • Tranquil Tide 1/4" Velvet Ribbon
  • Real Red 3/8" Satin Ribbon
  • 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine

  • Also... whilst I am on the subject... note that the White Velvet paper in the Snowflake Showcase is already out of stock...

    Friday, 16 November 2018

    Dashing Deer in the Winter Woods...

    Another little scene built using my favourite Winter Woods and Dashing Deer stamp sets... with some Rooted in Nature trees thrown in for good measure...

    Click here for the card tutorial... though I added 2 hand-torn and glittered pieces of 8cm wide x 2.5cm high Whisper White to the back and central section too...

    Set on A Twinkle Twinkle Paper background.... no sponging required!
    Finished off with a 1 1/2" circle punched moon... and lots of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter....

    Thursday, 15 November 2018

    3D Sweet Treats...

    And there's more...

    As explained in my post here... we demos like to meet up on the Saturday evening for a post-On Stage meal ... catch up some more and share a sweet treat or two... and here is the beautiful table setting I was presented with last Saturday night at Zizzis in Solihull..

    And here are the treats close up... thank you so much girls... beautiful!
    And apologies for this very quick share today... but not only have I got back to back classes this week...
    But my mum is not good at all... so I am very stressed and meeting myself going backwards...
    Good job I am (very almost) perfectly OK after my radiotherapy treatment... 
    So please do not worry if I do not achieve my usual daily blog post service for a  few weeks...
    It just may have to be...
    But it won't be because of me... I am feeling great!!
    And I will be back to it as soon as I can...

    And a sad story about this last Malteser reindeer picture (though Angela may not be happy with me!!!)... just in case any of the team didn't know...  
    Angela spent all her time making the 28 or so treat holders to pop her treats in on the day ... but then left the packaging at home!!! Don't you just hate it when that happens... 


    Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    On Stage - Swaps and stuff...

    So for the first time I was not able to take swaps with me to the On Stage event... I decided that that activity on the Saturday would probably prove too much for me in the circumstances... so I took the decision.... And guess what... it SO did not feel right on the day... I even felt a bit "lost" for an hour or two...

    But some lovely ladies gave me a Swap or a Team Gift in any case... thank you so much ladies... and here they are for you...as there is lots of inspiration here...

    So in no particular order...

    Nic's beautiful stationery gift... isn't this stunning... thank you so much Nic...


    Julies Team Gift...
    Sarah Janes sweeties treat...
    Lucy's cheeky elfish card... check out the elf greeting at the top...and the elf in the snow to the bottom left hand side...
    Gill Moore's gorgeous Fun Fold card...now I was cheeky here... as this card is so me... that I (for the first time without a swap in my hand!) asked if I could have one... and Gill is such a sweetie!!
    Nikki's magnets...
    Anna's celebratory tag...
    Nic's stunning Flip card... thanks for those words too Nic... 

     Gill's chocolate Team Treat...
     Sarah's Team badge...
    And a couple more handed to me...but sadly no name on... so I don't know who these were from... though think the post it note was either Donna or Uma... 

    Thank you everyone... I love all of these... and they are all taking pride of place in my new display! Even though this should probably read Swaps or Not as the case actually was...





    Tuesday, 13 November 2018

    On Stage 2018 - New Stamps & Catalogue (s)

    Spoiler Alert....

    I am beyond excited to have lots of sneak peeks from the new Spring Summer Catalogue and the 2019 Sale A Bration promotion to share with you...

    Now I can't share the inside pages of the catalogues... but I can share the front cover with you...

    First up the Spring Summer Catalogue (aka Occasions in the US) Can you spot how dog-eared the bottom right corner is already!!!
    And second up, the Sale A Bration promotion leaflet...
    And I can't share any projects made using my new stamp sets that I was given for free (love all of these so samples will be coming along soon!)... But for the first time... I can share the front covers of those too!!
    And howsabout a more close up shot of each of them...

    Itty Bitty Birthdays - lots of fabulous greetings for those essential occasions for our cards!
    Part of My Story... love all of these greetings... a bit different but rather useful for those occasions when that is what we want to say! Available for free with a £45 order January to March 2019... I think this one will be popular!
     Amazing Life - great words and images... I think this set will get a lot of use at The Craft Spa!
    Incredible Like You... a great all rounder for lots of occasions... with 2 greetings I will use a lot (and 2 that I won't!!!)
    And lastly... Stamping Your Way to the Top... which I really love... and can't wait to use it with "treats" for the ladies in my team as we celebrate their achievements... But only available to the Friday night CentreStage attendees (for which you need to be Silver Elite or above in title... and I guess there were about 50-60 of us in the UK (as about 15 of our top demos were actually over in Orlando to celebrate the 30th Anniversary) And I think this will be a Demo only set... as that makes sense!
    Lots more to come... but setting up & prepping for and running a whole week of classes means that I need to share a bit at a time... so bear with me!

    Monday, 12 November 2018

    Dashing Deer

    So by the time you ready this... 2018 On Stage is over... and I am back home busily preparing for a busy week of classes... but I will be back with you to share lots of news very soon....In the meantime this is the last of my pre-On Stage-prepared blog posts...

    Another clean & simple Dashing Deer card for you... with a bit more colour! Gray Granite meets Poppy Parade...

    Sunday, 11 November 2018

    Team Treats for On Stage 2018

    So all good demonstrators like to treat their friends to something sweet in lovely packaging!!! And our team always love to rise to the challenge when we go to the Stampin Up On Stage events...
    Most of us meet up on the Saturday night for a meal together... so I made 28 of these Chocodipper treat holders... yup... took a while!!! But our ladies are all worth it!!
    I will be back another day with the directions... as it is Thursday night and I am madly getting blog posts on to cover all the days I am away!!

    And this is what is inside... a small but perfectly formed chocolate "drop" with breadsticks to get it out!! For my chocoholic demo friends!!!
    Love that I could replace the brightly coloured film wrap lid with a Stitched Shapes circle!! Perfect size... I could not have planned it better!! Though luckily I did remember to add a small tab (1/2" circle) at the front so that we can rip the lid off in the same fashion!!

    Stampin Up products used
    Papers - Twinkle Twinkle
    Punch - Pretty Label