Monday, 23 April 2018

Retiring List - So very sad to see these going!

Last-Chance Products
I have been asked by a few people to highlight products I am very sad to see going from the Stampin' Up! range... so I will attempt this over a few parts...

First up... some products that I know I will struggle to create without in the future ahead!! Call them my Top 10 of Retiring Must Haves! Not including any stamps...

Now most of my ladies already have most of these... but if not... please do think about ordering them now... as they will soon be gone... All still available now... but only while supplies last (or 31st May latest) And for my locals... I will be placing my next orders late tonight Monday, 23rd April and then 2nd May...

Just click on the product photo to go straight to the item in my Online Store...

Stamp A Ma Jig... 
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
What no stamp positioner to use with our Wood Mount stamps!! 

The new Stamparatus tool is brilliant... but it does not replace the Stamp A Ma Jig for wood mount OR for a one-off greeting... Whilst it will not disappear from use in my classes... life with your stamps at home will not be the same without it!!

And fellow demos... please feel free to add your voice to the Product Sandbox for this tool to continue... I know many of us have already...

Large Numbers dies
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Most used dies in classes... and most used by my ladies at home too... what is a special card without shouting out the age or number of years after all!! And the Large Letters will still be available... so if you like to have everything matching... then please get them now...

And fellow demos... Sandbox!? Again many of us have already...

Hearth & Home dies
Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
GULP!!! Personally my most creatively used dies over the years... a round-up post on these would be very long! Though may have to be attempted before they go!! In the meantime I have linked a few in the sentence below!!!

Not just for Windows (of all shapes & sizes) ... but also for Doors... and Fireplaces... and Wardrobes... and Gates... and iPads... and Tardis... and Telephone Box... and Chests of Drawers... and Super Extra Large Letters!! GULP AGAIN!! Very SAD face on here...

Love these ... and used these... so much... that I actually have 2... can't believe I am going to have to create for classes etc without them... Actually I think I may have to Sandbox again!! Though I think this one is a more personal loss!!!

Brick Wall embossing folder
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Gulp again! Perfect for so many of my architectural and flowery creations over the years... and for those wonderful Graffiti cards for the men and boys...

Bow Builder Punch
Bow Builder Punch
So perfect for doing the bow-creating job it does... it will be so missed...

Glimmer Paper
Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
Now I didn't spot this one straight away... but suddenly I saw a few bulk buys going on!! Yes... the Glimmer Paper as we know it is retiring...

But not all is lost with this one... as there is an alternative coming... described as "thinner"... mmm time will tell... and I will keep you posted as and when I can... but in the meantime... feel free to stock up too... Gold and Clear (Dazzling Diamonds) still available... and the Myths & Magic multi-pack ... but Silver already all gone...

Bloomin Heart dies
Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Very special... and beautiful... making for easy cards for all occasions... and I know they are still on a few Wish Lists... 

Sweet & Sassy dies
Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies
Can't tell you how useful I found these recently... again make for super easy cards for all occasions... and I know they are still on a few Wish Lists...

1 3/8" Circle Punch
1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Circle Punch
One of my very first Stampin Up! buys... and yes I know that there are dies... but they are just not the same as a punch when you just need to quickly punch and go! Mine is still in constant use every week...

Fast Fuse adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
Whilst this is not my personal favourite... I know that there are a lot of you that are going to REALLY miss this glue system SO much... so please don't delay in stocking up if you have come to love it... Holder and refills still available for us in Europe... though not elsewhere in the world I believe...

Sunday, 22 April 2018

On Stage Swaps #7 - the Other Blues...

Rounding up my Mini Series of General Swaps from the Stampin Up 2018 On Stage UK Telford event the other week... read more about the series here...

Today I bring you the Other Blues... mainly Bermuda Bay... but with Pool Party and Soft Sky thrown into the mix... and even some Pacific Point and Marina Mist...

And back to normal transmission now... as I am back from a few days away after having dropped the son & heir a long way away in South Wales... It's so nice to be able to make the most of the journey... and have a good mooch around a part of the country we didn't know very well... but are now getting to know rather well...

Created by Yvonne Lainchbury
Created by Lisa Porter
Created by Sadly Unknown. Please let me know if this card is yours so I can amend the post...
Created by Christine at "christinecraftsonline"
Created by Natalie Farrell
Created by Adrienne Brocklebank at "littleinkyfingers" who added the papers and set us some finishing off homework... well I had a stamped stitched square all ready to go... though I should have really added a mat and fussy cut a few pineapples from my papers to finish it off...
Aren't they all lovely... Thank you ladies... not just for swapping with me... but for your truly inspiring makes...

Saturday, 21 April 2018

On Stage Swaps #6- The Tranquil Wonder......

Following on in my Mini Series of General Swaps from the Stampin Up 2018 On Stage UK Telford event the other week... read more about the series here...

Today I bring you the Tranquil Tides & Wisteria Wonder... just a very small selection of these... much to my surprise...

Created by Julie McGleish 
Created by Jess Brown at "jessiebcrafts"
Created by Helen Marland 
Aren't they all lovely... Thank you ladies... not just for swapping with me... but for your truly inspiring makes...

Friday, 20 April 2018

Global Stampin Friends Blog Hop - Exciting Times...

Hello and welcome to the Global Stampin Friends Blog Hop... with a simple theme of sharing our excitement for the new and upcoming 2018-19 Annual Catalogue... whether it be the "new" coming or the "old" carrying over...

So for me it had to be something new... along with a couple of returners...

So I have great pleasure in introducing 3 lovely new products...
The Lovely Floral embossing folder... for the main feature... Used for embossing the card and main panel... as well as fussy cutting for extra 3D effect... and also a little butterfly... but more on that later...

The Love What You Do stamp set... for a bit of extra detail in the wording and foliage to add some colour...

and last but not least... Faceted Dots... for the final pop!
These are part of a great suite ... the Share What You Love suite... which is being pre-released to the world - in 3 exciting bundles to suit everyone's budget - on 1st May... whereas everything else will have to wait until 1st June when the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue goes live...
But if you cannot wait till May... you could join our Stampin Up family right now... and it could all be yours for £99... with another £11.25 of product to add to your starter kit too! Now that is great value...

Here are some pictures of the Share What You love suite leaflet but Click here for the full pdf leaflet... and/or click here for the Stampin' Up! video for an overview... including seeing the beautiful papers...

And the returners I mentioned... well... Minty is back!!! Yes Mint Macaron is coming back into play! I am delighted!! Along with Blackberry Bliss too... which I know will make lots of my ladies very happy! Click here to learn more about the Colour Revamp and the new colour range come 1st June...
And back to that little butterfly off to the right hand side... just a fussy cut of part of the smaller flower... like so...
And now it is time to pass you onto the talented Rebecca Urban... over in the USA...

And here is the full Roll Call...

On Stage Swaps #5 - The Reds & Oranges...

Following on in my Mini Series of General Swaps from the Stampin Up 2018 On Stage UK Telford event the other week... read more about the series here... 
Today I bring you the Reds & Oranges... 

Created by Maureen ( Mo ) Rootes at "crafty-rootes"
Created by Erica Cargle
Created by Jillian Selwood at "Purple Jelly Designs"
Created by Jane Drake
Created by Julie Forbes
Created by Leighsa Allport at "leighsaloft"
Created by Beth Ferrey
Aren't they all lovely... Thank you ladies... not just for swapping with me... but for your truly inspiring makes...

Thursday, 19 April 2018

On Stage Swaps #4 - The Lemon Lime Twists...

Following on in my Mini Series of General Swaps from the Stampin Up 2018 On Stage UK Telford event the other week... read more about the series here... 

Today I bring you the Lemon Lime Twists... the colour that you need in your world to make you feel so happy! Which is probably why this is the largest colour collection in the swap cards...

Created by fellow teamie Angie Smith
Created by Ellie Cliff at "elliecliff"
And look what's in the pocket....  love this little Shrink Dink... that has been put to immediate good use!
Created by Tracy Knights 

A Peekaboo Z Card ... Created by Gill Moore at "2biggirlscrafting"

Created by Allyson
Created by Gaye Taylor
Created by Charlotte Stewart
Aren't they all lovely... Thank you ladies... not just for swapping with me... but for your truly inspiring makes...