Wednesday 14 February 2024

Happy Valentine's Day...

A Teepee Fold card ( aka 3D Triangle Fold) format and a few variants of heart chocolate shadow-boxes to share this year...

Used Enjoy The Rhythm stamps, retired Everyday Chic papers and a few retired stamps and dies - such as Sweet & Sassy, Playful Alphabet and Word Wishes...

Card open and closed...


Couple of different choclate box lids... fully enclosed in black on top.. and flap style in acetate below... TBH I changed from the acetate as my (none SU!) acetate sheet was too thick for the job... so it would have been difficult for everyone to score in class... as well as being rather destructive to the box frame when opening!














 


Monday 5 February 2024

More to Sale A Brate!


Now even more products to choose from... Available for free... for each and every £45 Stampin' Up! product you order... Lots to Love!

Just click on the image below to see and download the flyer (or Click HERE)...  

Also...  don't forget the original exclusive Sale A Bration promotional products you can choose from too ...as shown here...

All only available for free until the end of this month...




Thursday 4 January 2024

Happy New Catalogue Day!

But first of all a very Happy 2024 to you.... may it be the best year yet!

A few things to share today!

The 2024 Jan- April Catalogue (aka Spring Summer!) is now live... 
Click on the cover image below or here to download your own on-line copy... or email me if you would like a hard copy and you want me to be your demonstrator... and/or click HERE to access via the online shop...

2024 Sale A Bration is now live too! 4 Jan - 29 Feb... You know the one...

(1) SHOP: Free products for each and every £45 purchased.
Again click on the cover image below or here to download your own on-line copy... 
and/or click HERE to access via the online shop...

(2) JOIN - 2 options for you…

·   Option 1: Your choice of £160* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £99. *That’s £30 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

·   Option 2: The new Stampin' Glass Mat Studio (RRP£56.00) +  your choice of £130 of Stampin’ Up! products for £99


The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colours or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant. 

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio (item code 163988) includes:

GLASS MAT
* 5 mm thick
* 17" x 14" (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
* Safety-tempered
* Heat and scratch resistant
* Wipes clean with water or alcohol
SILICONE MAT
* 8-3/8" x 6" (21.3 x 15.2 cm) 
* Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant
* 4 palette squares for custom-colour mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots
* Product colour: white
CLEANING CLOTH
* 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" (21 x 21 cm) 
* Durable, reusable
* Lint free
* Cleans stamps and other surfaces with only water
* Product colour: dark grey

Already know what you want in your kit? Then just click HERE to join us! Otherwise please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions...

(3) HOST – Extra free £27.50 product of your choice for orders over £275...

And if that's not enough...  

A couple of new Kits released today... the new Rock Legend Kit and Panda Friends Kit...

Perfect for all year round use... and do be sure to check out the new Rock Stars bundle if this Rock Legend kit is your thing... 




And last but not least...don't forget to add my current Host Code MSTS3Q4H  to orders under £150 for that extra gift from yours truly... 






Tuesday 12 December 2023

Free Shipping - 24 hours only - Thursday, 14th December

 
Free shipping for orders over £60 placed Thursday, 14th December*... for 24 hours only...

*Please note for Ireland and UK...  this promotion starts on 13 December 2023, at 11:00 p.m.and ends 14 December 2023 at 10:59 p.m.

And whilst you are there.... don't forget ...

(1) The Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago... so lots of new bargains still to be had ...

(2) The Autumn Winter Last Chance aka Retiring Sale is still on...

(3) To check out the Online Exclusives...

(3) To add my current Host Code MSTS3Q4H for a free gift from me with a qualifying order...

(4) To check out the Kits - new (very pretty) Painted Wishes added just this week...




Please note that shipping lead times are delayed due to seasonal demand... so it is possible that goods will arrive after Christmas... 

Sunday 19 November 2023

Retiring Autumn Winter Last Chance List and some discounts...


The September-December (aka Autumn Winter) catalogue Retiring List and Carryover List have been published...  and for orders starting 11pm tomorrow, Monday 20 November... select items have been discounted too... up to 60%....

CLICK HERE to download the full Excel sortable list or view my (somewhat smaller) sorted list below... please feel free to email me to request a copy should it not be clear enough... 

CLICK HERE to see the Carryover List

Products only available whilst stocks last... or until  3 January 2024... but order early to avoid disappointment... and don't forget to add the current Host Code when ordering... for an extra gift from me!

This Host Code will soon expire... The Current Host Code can always be seen at the top Right hand side of this blog or on the SHOP NOW page






Tuesday 14 November 2023

The Annual Catalogue Sale is Live...


Up to 20% off 
many products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue! So now's a good time to build your colour collection ...

For 3 days only... ending Thursday 16th November at 10.59pm UK time...

10%
 off ribbons and trims.
15% off inks, including pads, refills, markers, and Stampin Blends (Bundles not included)
20% off 'papers', including cardstock, specialty paper, and Designer Series Paper

Click Here to Shop online to see the full selection of discounted products available... there's rather a lot!

Check out more details in this earlier post... including information on other newly released products...

And don't forget to add the current Host Code, QWEXPZBA when ordering online to get a gift from me... though claim your own Stampin Rewards instead for orders over £150... I will still send you a gift.... More details on this offer here...


Sunday 12 November 2023

What's On Sale from tomorrow....? Up to 20% off...

Up to 20% off some staple products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue! So you may wish to build your colour collection now...

From 11pm tomorrow night, Monday 13th November for us in the UK... for 3 days only... ending Thursday 16th November at 10.59pm UK time...

10%
 off ribbons and trims.
15% off inks, including pads, refills, markers, and Stampin Blends (Bundles not included)
20% off 'papers', including cardstock, specialty paper, and Designer Series Paper



Shop online to see the full selection of discounted products available (from 11pm Mon 13 Nov)  And whilst you are there... don't forget the other newly released products... click on the image (s) at the end of this post to go straight to the details... 


Please order asap to avoid disappointment... as some items will probably go out of stock... and no backorders are available... 

I personally will be placing my order at 11.30pm on Monday, 13th... so my local ladies who collect need to advise their Wish List 'by return'... Please bear in mind I will be out 5.30 until 9.30pm  Monday eve...

Discounts are automatically applied when sale items are added to any order, including Demonstrator Starter Kits.

Please keep in mind that due to the high volume of orders, typical shipping timeframes may increase. Rest assured, Stampin' Up! will do everything they can to return to regular service levels asap.


And don't forget to add the current
Host Code, QWEXPZBA when ordering online to get a gift from me... though claim your own Stampin Rewards instead for orders over £150... I will still send you a gift.... More details on this offer here...

And don't forget the other newly released products... click on the image (s) below to go straight to the details... 



Tuesday 7 November 2023

Shining Brightly Bridge Fold Card with Tutorial

Another simple but stunning paper-and-card optimising fun fold card... as this sizing is all the better as you can make 3 cards from one piece of A4...! 

But before I start... check out the newly released ONLINE EXCLUSIVES HERE... in particular the stunning Meandering Meadows suite... and the fabulous Feathered Flight stamp set (if you like ducks!)


S ... back to the card... the dimensions of this card were originally sized to make best use of 6x6" wide paper... hence why quite a few other cards shared will be pointing to this tutorial!  Such as this scenic one I made last year...

Though... the paper-optimising element wasn't key for this actual card... but the width of the gap/back was just perfect for the Christmas Classics die cut label...

The alternative navy blue version was shared here last week...   

Recipe

A4 Cherry Cobbler 7¼“ x 10.5cm *
Paper (Front Centre) 2½ "x 10cm
Paper (Front Sides) 1” x 10cm (x2) **
A4 Thin Vanilla (Back) 2½"x  10cm (for Greeting panel)

* To get 3 card blanks from 1 piece of A4...
Place A4 Card LANDSCAPE... cut at 7¼” wide. Then turn 90degrees so PORTRAIT and cut in half at 10.5cm.
Then pick up leftover piece. Place PORTRAIT & cut down to 10.5cm. Then turn 90degrees so LANDSCAPE and cut down to 7¼” 

** If you want paper on the Inside Side panels... they want be 3/4" wide for each side (so
3/4" x 10cm (x2)...   AKA if cutting all from one piece of 6x6" paper... cut the paper panels 10 cm High x 1", 3/4", 2 1/2", 3/4" and 1"

(D) Gold Foil 4” Square

Cherry Cobbler 9.5cm x 2.4cm

(St) Very Vanilla 9.9cm x 1¼”

 

Bundle – Christmas Classics

Paper – Shining Brightly

Ink - Cherry Cobbler

 

Instructions

1.     Cherry Cobbler panel LANDSCAPE

2.     Score at 1¼”, 2¼“, 5” and 6”

3.     Bone Fold Mt, V ,V , Mt (where Mt=Mountain & V=Valley)

4.     Adhere papers

5.     Ink up, stamp & die cut as necessary

6.     Adhere greeting panel to Cherry Cobbler panel & trim the 4 corners by hand

7.     Adhere all parts – ensuring that the card folds flat to go in an envelope… Tip- Fold the sides over to the RHS, adhere LHS of die cut frame to left [think about where glue can go!], then open and fold sides over to left and then stick RHS of die cut panel to right…


Tuesday 31 October 2023

Christmas Classics Shining Brightly


Another month... and another apology for not sharing projects... until today! 

But just a quick share today... a Bridge Fold card using the stunning Shining Brightly papers and the Christmas Classic bundle...  CLICK HERE for the Tutorial ... as this is just such a great fun fold card for bulk christmas card making... particularly as it maximises your card & paper usage... 

I have to come clean ... and admit that although I'm still designing and creating projects... and taking the photos to use on a blog post... I then find it very difficult and time consuming to see and find the photos when I need them... and so I have been defeated... 

You may remember that I had a new PC set up at the beginning of the year... and thought that would make things easier and quicker... well that changed a few unexpected things... and I have struggled since... though today I have just remembered  a short term work round... 

I've also had a few extra things on for the last few months... most great! a holiday in Tuscany, Italy in September... and another in the Lake District during October... and then the ultimate holiday present after our time in the Lakes.... Yup...covid! Though I was generally ok with that... and its now gone! Phew...


And before I leave... don't forget that today is the last day to get a starter kit with an extra 35% product- or 35% off - plus a free Stampin'Up! event... Just click HERE for more details...