Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clearance Rack Release

Delighted to tell you that Stampin Up! have just added lots more items to the Clearance Rack... some at 80% off.... wow.... some real bargains to be had......

From experience... key items and bargains sell out REALLY fast... so if you would like a bargain please don’t delay to order what you want... go straight to my new online Stampin’ UP! shop to order yours today. Your order will be shipped straight to you in about 5 days!

Or just view the clearance rack online, note the item numbers and phone or email me so that I can place an order for direct shipment to you.

Here is the link to the Clearance Rack on my on line shop...

and remember you can actually order all current catalogue products at the same time... not just clearance racks ones.... and whilst you are there check out the Valentine promotion items... the Monster Hugs are just SO cute for kids.....

And as a special offer from me..... spend over £40 this week on a direct ship order and get a £5credit on account to spend with me in January... this will cover that Stampin’ UP! £4.95 postage cost for the direct shipment!! BUT PLEASE ENTER HOSTESS CODE WKHVEBRC WHERE PROMPTED ... this cannot be applied retrospectively and this offer cannot apply if this code is not entered.....


Happy Bargain hunting!!!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Brand New Today - Thinlits Card Dies

 Note that this is my 2nd post today – please don’t miss the details of the 25 stamp sets at 25% off published earlier here……


They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more—but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore!

Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.





Label Card Thinlits Die

39.95 € /£29.95


Circle Card Thinlits Die

39.95 € /£29.95

Check out on the video link here....

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces. With the number of dies you’re getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!

The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are a few suggestions to get you started ….

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)

These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!


And remember – don’t miss the 25 stamp sets at 25% off for one week only – plenty to co-ordinate with these dies there.... link to details here …..

A special Gift from Stampin’ Up! 25 stamp sets…25% off…One Week only… 22-28 October 2013

Introducing a very special gift from Stampin' Up to celebrate their 25 years in business! 25 stamps sets, 25% off!  Sale runs from October 22 - October 28th, 2013

Want a quick look at what is in this sale.... Just look below.... you can see the images & reduced prices for both the Wood Mount (W) and Clear Mount (C) sets.... I know that some of you will be delighted to see sets that are on your Wish List....... see those highlighted in bold!!

Need more detail.....View the flyer HERE to see item numbers and the original & reduced prices. See the big, annual catalogue pages for true size images. 

Note that the “single stamps” are online only and not in the catalogue and that a few are “carryover sets” from last year's catalogue and will come in the old stamp cases as noted.


A Dozen Thoughts pg 59

W.£17.96 C. £14.21


Zoo Babies pg. 54

W.£18.71 C.£14.96


Lots of Thanks pg. 29

W.£15.71 C.£12.71


Happy Day pg. 112

W. £14.96 C. £11.96


Gifts of Kindness pg. 83

W £17.21 C. £13.46


Hearts a Flutter pg. 124

W £17.21 C. £13.46

Note matching Framelit dies 130159 £20.95


Hello Lovely pg. 22

W.£22.46 C.£17.96


Crazy Mixed Up Love pg. 30

W. £13.46 C. £10.46


Bright Blossoms pg.89

W.£11.21 C.£8.96


Itty Bitty Banners pg. 30

W£10.46 C.£8.21

Note matching Framelit dies 129267 £12.95


Yippee Skippee pg. 37

W. £12.71 C. £10.46


Gorgeous Grunge pg. 109

W.£16.46 C.£13.46


Ornament Keepsakes (carryover, old cases)

W.£23.21 C.£18.71

Note matching Framelit dies 127816 £20.95


Apothecary Art pg. 107

W.£23.21 C.£18.71

Note matching Lebels Collection Framelit dies 125598 £22.95


Cuddles & Kisses pg. 56

W.£17.21 C. £13.46


Oh, Hello page 34

W.£17.21 C.£13.46


Label Love pg. 33

W.£16.46 C.13.46

Note matching Artisan Label punch 130920 £14.25


Christmas Star Single Stamp (online)

Clear only £6.71


A Gift for You Single Stamp (online)

Clear only £3.38

Note matching Label Bracket Punch 132153 £14.25


Betsy’s Blossoms pg. 87

W.£19.46 C.£15.71


Morning Post Alphabet page 131

W.£31.46 C.£25.46

Note that this is the matching alphabet to the Morning Post numbers that some of you have just ordered for the advent calendar tin project.....


Gently Falling page 65

W.£26.96 C.£21.71


Snowflake Soiree (carryover, old stamp cases)

W.£20.21 C.£16.46


That’s The Ticket Page 33

W.£15.71 C.£12.71

Note matching Ticket Duo Punch 126883 £15.50


Jewish Celebrations (old cases, carryover)

W.£17.21 C.£12.71

Monday, 7 October 2013

Join Stampin’ Up! for just £25…yes you read that right!!!


From today, Monday 7th October until Monday 21st October, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special starter kit for just £25 (to celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary!) This is a one time only amazing offer for you to try out!

Have you been thinking about joining up?

Are you a former demonstrator who misses the Stampin Up family?

* The £25 kit includes up to £26.95 worth of OF YOUR CHOICE# of products PLUS a business pack containing 8 ANNUAL CATALOGUES, 8 SEASONAL CATALOGUES, ORDER FORMS AND A DVD. THIS SHIPS TO YOU FOR FREE! You must choose between £25 and no more than £26.95 in your kit. The usual £99 kit will not be available during this time.

* Your £25 will mean you will be a fully fledged Stampin Up demonstrator and have access to exclusive resources and discounts until the end of April 2014 - NO STRINGS ATTACHED! Your first target does not need to be met until this date and if you don't make it you owe nothing back!! No risk!

* Your £25 will allow you to  receive a 20% discount on every order (after VAT) you place during your time as a demonstrator and it will allow you 30% off your first order of £150 or more within your first 45 days.

* FIRST WORKSHOP PERK - those hosting a workshop of over £150 within the first 30 days will also get a  FREE STAMP SET OF ANY VALUE IN DECEMBER!

* Your £25 will get you exclusive sneak peeks and pre-orders for the Spring Catalog and Sale-A-Bration 2014

Just go here to sign up on line or contact me today at thecraftspa@gmail.com to find out more….

# Choose products from 2013-14 Annual Catalogue, Autumn/Winter Catalogue, Clearance Rack or even a new exciting one only currently available to demonstrators!!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Creative Share… at long last…. Joyful Christmas

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Leeds Creative Tour, Joyful Christmas CAS Card , 2013_09

Last week saw the Stampin’ Up! UK Creative Tour come to Leeds… so I was there like a flash…. great opportunity to meet up with fellow demo friends and do some sharing…. (more on that another day!!)

So (and don’t faint Nicola!!!!) a quick post today to share the very simple Swap card I made…. though I have to add that …although it has been the simplest Christmas card sample in my craft room… it is the one that has caught most people eyes & produced the most comments…. so I decided to make loads of them to swap with my fellow demos….

The gorgeous poinsettia image is simply stamped in the new Encore metallic inks from the Autumn Winter catalogue … which are fabulous….. no more heat embossing for bulk cards for me!!!! And then just a dot of the Dazzling Details to add some definition to the image……

Here is the alternative colour version… which was actually the most popular on the night… ( though for some reason Blogger appears to be having problems with it… so you may need to click on the gap to find the picture!!)

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Leeds Creative Tour Swap, Joyful Christmas CAS Card 2, 2013_09

Sorry that it has been SO long since I have posted a project… I have been far too busy designing & making them…. as I particularly love making Christmas projects… so I have lots and lots to share….. watch this space…..

SU! Supplies

Stamps – Joyful Christmas

Embellishment – Dazzling Details Clear or Cherry Cobbler

Inks – Encore Silver or Gold; Midnight Muse or Cherry Cobbler

Card – Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate & Whisper White or Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Christmas Single Stamps from Stampin Up!


A new, Christmas-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The festive season will be here before you know it, and these Christmas-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.  Note that these are all clear mount stamps…..

Go to my Current SU! Promotions here to see a round up of all the promotions currently available…..

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

50th Birthday Very Special Offer from Amanda at The Craft Spa

Well tomorrow, 12th September, marks my half century!!!  So I think there needs to be a special offer to mark this special event ......

So hows about.... If you spend £50 on SU! products between 12-24 September, then get another £15 for free .... Aka £65 product for just £50...... Plus any p&p if relevant....

Now I know that, with this offer, a few of you will now be pondering whether to sign up in my team this month after all.…so I have put aside some stamp sets and an exclusive shopping bag each for you girls... so ..... if you sign up this month ... You will get the £130 product for your £99 from Stampin Up! (with none of that P&P either)  plus a gorgeous bag and a stamp set from me . Bags and stamp set whilst my supplies last.... First come first served.....

Link to the current catalogues here

Friday, 30 August 2013

Autumn Winter Catalogue now live–and 2 new promotions too…..

Today sees the launch of the new Autumn/winter catalogue... Link here for Flipbook and here for pdf version.

Also 2 new promotions ...

15% off a bundle of Papillon Potpourri stamps and Bitty Butterfly Punch... Link to details here and here






A new Best of Christmas stamp set in the Best of 25 series.... Link to details here

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Not got your copy of the Autumn/winter catalogue yet.... Just email me using the contact me button at the top right hand side.....

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Now available from Stampin’ UP!–and Single Stamps Offer finishes 31 August

The World Map stamp is now ready for order, item 130342 (wood) and 130345 (clear mount):

The new rotary attachment and accessories for your Stampin' Trimmer are also now available.   Full details are on pages 176 and 177 of the Annual Catalogue.

Don't forget that the Single Stamps offer finishes this month. These will not be available after 31st August.

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And also that the Buy 3 - get a 4th for free - offer on 12x12 Designer Series Papers is only available in August.  

New Colours:
If you want to get your hands on just the 10 new colours in the 2013-14 Catalogue (not including the 5 new In Colors) , Stampin Up! have put together three bundles to help you.  You can get just the cardstock, just ink pads or buy both in a bundle and save.  All the details are in the flyer below .


And if all that is not enough… we also have the 3 sets of “Best Of Stamps” released so far……. go to My Current Promotions Page for the round up on those….  Best of Flowers; Best of Butterflies and Best of Shelli.

As well as the lovely new 2013-14 catalogue in its entirety…. and wait for it….. the NEW AUTUMN/WINTER CATALOGUE to be released on 29th August…….

Friday, 2 August 2013

Stampin’ Up! August Promotions

Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper - Get Another 1 one Free Offer

Offer Dates: 1-31 August, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get a fourth for free!

The Fine Print:

  • These items don’t qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stack
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the autumn-winter catalogue due out 29 August 2013

  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two more for free. Nine? You’ll get three more for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalogue pages 151, 153, and 154.
  • 1Aug 2013 -31 March 2014 - Best Of Shelli

    Wednesday, 3 July 2013

    BUNDLE & SAVE with the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

    First of all…. for those of you that want to go straight to a catalogue....  here are some extra direct links

    Page Turning version

    PDF version

    In the Catalogue, there are 8 Bundles to be found – with savings of 15% compared to buying the items separately.

    But they are proving difficult to spot.......  so here is a summary including small image pictorials  but you can find them at full size on the noted pages:

     Chalk Talk Bundle – page 12
    (Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!!! Tag Heaven!!)

    Chalk Talk stamp set and co-ordinating Chalk Talk Framelits Dies (p187)

    £37.95 - 132731 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £32.95 - 132730 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Label Love Bundle – page 33
    ( Really useful & a great new shape)

    Label Love Stamp Set and co-ordinating Artisan Label Punch (p181)

    £31.75 - 132723 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £28.25 - 132722 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Backyard Basics Bundle – page 79

    (Love it or Hate It – you decide!!?)

    Backyard Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating Backyard Basics Framelits Dies (p187)

    £36.50 - 132729 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £32.95 - 132728 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Wildflower Meadow Bundle – page 83
    (LOVE LOVE LOVE using this one!!)

    Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp and coordinating Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder (p191)

    £19.95 - 132735 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £17.25 - 132985 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Flower Shop Bundle – page 94
    (aka THE PANSIES!!! Think this one will fly!!!)

    Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating Pansy Punch (p183)

    £31.75 - 132727 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £28.25 - 132726 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Beautifully Baroque Bundle – page 113
    ( Oops I just totally missed this one for myself when I ordered!!!)

    Beautifully Baroque Stamp and coordinating Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (p191)

    £17.25 - 132732 Wood-Mount Bundle


    Mosaic Madness Bundle – page 123

    (oh very useful!)

    Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and coordinating Mosaic Punch (p180)

    £33.50 - 132734 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £29.25 - 132733 Clear-Mount Bundle


    Six-Sided Sampler Bundle – page 125

    (The One every-one has been waiting for!!! Note that these hexagons are larger than those to be found on the embossing folder most of you have)

    Buy the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and coordinating Hexagon Punch (p180)

    £33.50 - 132725 Wood-Mount Bundle

    £29.25 - 132724 Clear-Mount Bundle


    There are also some Great-value Colour Kits:

    New Colour Cardstock and Pad Kit – page 139

    ( note that there is an error in the catalogue for this item – wrong item code & wrong price!)
    10 inkpads, 20 sheets cardstock in the 10 new colours. Save 16%
    £46.95 – 132281


    In Color Cardstock and Pad Kit – page 141

    5 inkpads, 20 sheets cardstock. Save 11%
    £27.95 – 131293 THE NEW 2013-2015 In Colors Gorgeous!!!
    £27.95 - 129503 2012-2014 In Colors


    Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit – page 163 Save 19%
    10 markers + case insert - Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
    £ 23.95– 130034

    Tag a Bag Bundle & Tag a Box Bundle - Perfect for Gift-giving:– page 158. Save 15%

    Bags and accessories in a bundle £9.25 – 131371
    Boxes and accessories in a bundle £11.50 - 131372

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013

    Presenting… the new Stampin’ Up! 2013-14 Annual Catalogue–and Grab Your Greetings promotion


    Proud to present...... the new 2013-14 Annual Catalogue from Stampin’ UP!

    Here is the link to the on line versions but for those of us that prefer the hard copy.... they are available at my Launch & BOGOF events over the next week – or can be collected for £4 or posted for £7.50.  Just contact me to arrange yours! (note these prices cover copies of the Autumn Winter catty due out 1st Sept and Spring Sumer catty due out 1st Jan too)

    For those of you plotting your Christmas cards…. and that panic over the lack of Christmas stamps in this catalogue….. Note that there are some carryover Christmas items shown there as a separate link too……. and remember that the Autumn Winter catalogue will be released from 1st September.


    And if that is not enough for today..... we also have a fantastic new GRAB YOUR GREETINGS promotion for July only.... which I know will please many of you ....as there are 3 VERY POPULAR greetings sets at 25% off.... ( that many of you have been itching to get!! And which are 3 out of the 4 of my most used sets.....) namely SASSY SALUTATIONS, SWEET ESSENTIALS & PETITE PAIRS.... images shown below....

    For those of you local & wanting to avoid the extra P&P charges….my next planned order will be placed 13 July......

    And finally ....as there are a number of live Stampin’ UP! promotions at present.... I have added a new Current Promotions page to my blog to sum them all up!! Grab Your Greetings, Best of Butterflies, Best of Flowers and Single Stamps Assortment 1