Saturday, 27 April 2013

Quarterly Training Swap - Dapper Dad Black Tie… in Soft Sky! New colour alert….

2013_04_Jems Training_Swap Card by Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SU UK demonstrator  (6)

Just popping onto share the swap card I made for last weeks Julies Jems’ quarterly training.  As always I had a great & inspiring day crafting, catching up with friends / fellow team members and learnt & shared lots of new things too….. I can highly recommend these sessions! We were challenged to make our swap samples  with the theme of Males….. I came to realise I must be quite strange though…. as I actually enjoy doing cards for Males… I seemed to be almost alone in that area! But although this theme moved many out of their comfort zone….. I came away with 30 fantastic samples with the Male in mind! Thank you ladies….. such talent!

I was inspired by this card by Debby Hughes… I saw this ages ago but it never left my head.. so it had to be!

2013_04_Jems Training_Swap Card by Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SU UK demonstrator  (3)

For my actual swap on the day… the bow tie colour just had to be Soft Sky… a new colour coming to us from 1st July with the launch of the new 2013-14 catalogue in Europe. More on that another day!!! Soft Sky has been around the SU world before… but not in Europe… so this was a chance to use a “naughty pad” I had in my stash and so allow all of my fellow team demos a sneak peek of a new colour….. Needless to say you will probably see a lot of this colour from me after 1st July …. LOVE it!!

A really simple … but I think very effective card for males….. and for all occasions…..  There should be a wedding ( morning suit) version pictured too using Basic Grey…but an open ink pad landed on it before I could take a picture…. so I will try to remake and share another day…..

Not sure if the details will show… but both shirt sides are scored 3 times on the Simply Scored Board.

The gemstones have been coloured black with a permanent marker ( aka Sharpie in my world!!)

And the tie has been stamped twice… with one cut up into 3 parts, shaped using a bone folder and layered on top of the other…. adds real definition …..2013_04_Jems Training_Swap Card by Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SU UK demonstrator  (2)

And here are all 30 … ready to party!!! Or should I say…swap!

2013_04_Jems Training_Swap Card by Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SU UK demonstrator  (1)

SU! Supplies

Stamps - Dapper Dad ; Perfect Punches ( Alternatives - Cheers from Happy Hour; Birthday Wishes from Bring on the Cake)

Punches – Wide Oval

Embellishments –  Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Inks – Soft Sky; Staz On Black ( Alternative Ties – Real Red; Staz On Black)

Monday, 15 April 2013

£200 of crafting goodies for just £99 with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit

Oh what a nice surprise on the Stampin’ Up! web site this morning….. especially for those of you missing out on the recent Sale A Bration promotion….


Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products? Consider it done.

Join Offer

Join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May and get an extra 35 €/£25 for your Starter Kit. SO… get £200* in your starter kit for £99. That's another £25 for free.

£200* value is £155 product plus £45 pre-selected business supplies

Contact me today or simply choose your £155 of product from the catalogues and just go here to take advantage of this offer…… 

Hostess Offer

Between 15 April and 30 May just host a 350 €/£250 or higher party and earn an additional 35 €/£25 in FREE products! That’s on top of the hostess pounds and benefits you already get!

So why not get some friends round and combine your crafting needs!

SO… order £250 and get £315 product from today until 30 May. That's another £25 for free. (ie £65 free)

SO…order £300 and get £375 product plus an item at half-price from today until 30 May. That's another £25 for free. (ie £80 free)

Take a look at our already-awesome hostess benefits that you’ll get to ADD more hostess pounds to:

Contact me today to take advantage of this offer!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Classes Schedule Page Just Updated

P1100475Just popping on to let you know that details of the classes have just been updated.

See here or on the Classes Page Tab above for the new Schedule to cover April through September.

Apologies to the many of you that have been visiting my “rapidly becoming empty” Classes Page over the past few weeks!!! Oops…

A few changes to highlight!

Want to attend a £12.50 class for free???
Just order £35 of SU! products and get a £12.50 class for free ( OR just £5 for the class with a £22.50 order OR £7.50 for the class with a £15 order)

I am going to run a Saturday Card Making Session alongside the Saturday Scrapbooking Class as I know that there are some of you that want to make cards but can’t make it midweek – so here is your opportunity – and I really hope we can now see you soon….. we miss you!!!! £12.50 for a half day 9.30-12am or 12-2.30pm ( or £15 if you want to join us for lunch at 12am….)

Scheduled Mon-Tues 27-28 May classes have been re-scheduled to 3-4th June to take into account the 27 th May Bank Holiday.

NOTE – the class projects pictured above were created in a class during Feb 2013. This class was based upon the wonderful Card Keeper Box & Cards we made at Julies Jems’ Team Training in February. Thank you again Julie….