Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Help to Share Sunshine through these COVID19 days...

Oh this is something completely new...  And so for now!

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin' Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.
Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in their global communities and caring about people first. 

As part of their Making a Difference programme they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organisations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both light-hearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing times we're in... 
You can use the download in your cardmaking and all papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends, family and front line and key-workers by sending cards!
Help us make a difference today! Click here (or on the BUY NOW image below)to go straight to the Share Sunshine page to purchase and download... and have some fun with some sentiments appropriate for the current situation we find ourselves in... you won't be disappointed!
The download will be charged in US dollars($12) but your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates. Which will be approx £10

Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders. 

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:
  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
Learn more about WHO here.
United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.
Learn more about United Way here.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Retiring List has been published...

This is the List informing us of products that do not carryover to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue (which comes out in June 2020)... so these items are now only available while stocks last... which means in some cases not through the night!

Number of ways you can view the list(s)... just click on the highlighted links to view or download...

In the Online Store.
Quickest way to view with the images too!
Though if not already done with this link... please make sure you check EN (for English) to take all the French, German and Dutch Variants out...

Edited to Add - I have a combined and sifted UK spreadsheet version available if you require... I have just emailed it out to my newsletter customers... but if you have not had that... please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking here and requesting a copy by return email (and please advise if you would also like adding to my newsletter circulation in the future...)

Annual Catalogue PDF   Excel
Spring Mini           PDF   Excel
Please note that many Bundles appear in these Lists even though many of the individual products do carryover to the New Catalogue... but they do not carryover bundled with the 10% reduction... so if you want any of these I do recommend that you buy now rather than wait... but feel free to email and check with me if you really need to know whether a bundle does indeed retire or not...

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Birthday Bonanza Card #9

A quick little creative share and an update as I am being somewhat quieter on here than usual...

All fit, well and safe here in our little shielding bubble at home... We have a weeks holiday this week... though with this beautiful weather it's a shame it can't be in Wales as was planned... But finding this all so hard and sad...  as some friends going through really tough times... and the sending of a card just doesn't seem enough...

Though otherwise my card making abilities are being put to good use... but more on that another day...
Just finished off another card in the Birthday Bonanza card series... making 7 cards in the series made at Training... plus this extra Baby Bear on a Star one... and a few more to share with you as I carried on with a few more whilst the papers were out...

So here's a group shot of the original set of 7...
And just click here for all the details on the product suite...

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

The Clearance Rack has been updated...

The Clearance Rack has just been updated... discounts of up to 60%... but supplies are limited and so only available whilst they are available!

Go have a browse in our new look... easier to use... Online Shop... and enjoy picking up some bargains along the way! Especially products for Christmas and Autumn... Just think how organised you could be this year!

But remember to ...
(1) click on NEWEST in the Top Right drop down list to see the new items first!

(2) if ordering under £150... enter my Host Code SMUXM3HE  where prompted... for a gift in the post from me for orders from £20...

(3) Live in the UK... and your order is over £40... then you can choose to have the Bench Fold Series 1-3 as your gift instead... enter the Host Code SMUXM3HE and then email me by clicking here to tell me that is your wish! Please quote your order number...
So sorry that I can't offer that option to the Rest of the World!

(4) Add any items to your order...Clearance Rack or rest of catalogues!

And for those of you looking for the Bench Fold Card tutorials... for the Dressing Table, Desks and/or Shop Window... just scroll down or click on the image below...



Friday, 10 April 2020

Bench Fold Card Tutorials are now available for the Desks & Dressing Table and the Shop Window...

And finally... I can now say that I have finished the next 2 series of Bench Fold Card Tutorials... only taken 5 weeks solid between start and finish! Wow! 5 times longer than I ever ever expected! Such is life at the moment!

So.... just click on the Paypal button below to order yours now... 
Select the required option(s) using the drop down list and then click the Add to Cart button (s) below.


Please select the option(s) you require
You will then be taken to a new screen showing your order and the amount to pay. Just click CHECKOUT to then enter your details. Payment and currency conversions handled by Paypal. Though actually no Paypal account needed as major credit/debit cards can also be accepted. 

So more details for you... Click on the highlighted card name to go straight to the relevant blog post with more photos... 
Series Two covers the Dressing Table...
The Crafters Desk...

And the Student Desk... 
Series Three covers the Shop Window ... This will be emailed out tomorrow to those that have pre-ordered!
I wanted to create another version- or two ... but I reckon it would take me another 3-4 weeks the way things have gone... so I stopped myself! And so note that this is the one... 
And you can also get Series One at the same time - for a significantly reduced rate if you buy all three... 
OR slightly reduced if you should just buy it alone... This covers the Aga (ie Range cooker), BBQ and the Tool Bench... 
And for those of you reading this far! Have to admit... I had completely forgotten how much time  -  and focus - these step by step photo tutorials take... And so they have been incredibly hard to do in a time of life needing a lot of different focuses to normal. But anyways... all done now... Phew! Onwards...

But these really have taken their toll in the last 5 weeks or so... so please do not be surprised if I don't post for a while... a little break to proceedings is required! Or (as Freddie would say!) I would probably go slightly mad!

Happy Easter Three Ways from Stampin' Up!

Happy Easter everyone... 

This Easter is obviously going to be different for all of us... but I hope that you still get to do something  lovely... make some special memories... and eat some nice things!! I am really looking forward to the Hot Cross buns that a kind neighbour has just left on our doorstep! Yum!

I have three Easter cards to share today, and each one features a unique tip that you can add to your paper-crafting repertoire.
If you’d like a card with simple lines and a subtle touch of colour, try the Direct Marker technique featured on the Easter Promise Happy Easter card. Simply use Stampin’ Write Markers to colour directly on the rubber. This gives you perfect control over the depth of colour in your stamped image; it also lets you easily incorporate more than one colour for a clean, sophisticated look.
Go bold with Melon Mambo and Pool Party, as we did with our Welcome Easter Sweet Friend lamb card. Pro tip: Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper isn’t just for birthdays! We love how it makes the Melon Mambo Cardstock pop.
The adorable You Brighten My Day chick card features the Distinktive Full of Happiness Stamp Set. The varying rubber densities give your image depth and complexity, making it super fun & easy to stamp with and get extra texture....

Not got Stampin' Write Markers... then click here to contact me for more details on a Marker Share...  

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Welcome Easter Bites

So I had some of these Aldi chocolate bunnies... chicks... and lambs... left after filling some of these...
So a VERY simple little plan came to mind... so a few of these were made and posted out to family friends... and the best bit! They won't be expecting a thing!!

Wish I had had more chocolates... as if so... there would have been a LOT more of these made! But an hour round trip to the nearest Aldi wasn't something I could've asked a neighbour to do!

Happy Easter to you and yours... and may the Easter Bunny be kind!

Monday, 6 April 2020

Graces Garden Mirror Stamping

Back another day with more details on how I produced the flowers in mirror image ie in the other direction ... but thought I would just pop on and leave something pretty for now...
Furiously focused and still beavering away to finish the Bench Fold Card tutorials... both the Dressing Table and Desks... and then the Shop Window... normal service will resume after they are done!

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Penguin care of Birthday Bonanza Buddies

So I mentioned the penguin in my last post... and so here he is... fashioned from the Toucan...

The lovely Julie Wade sent me a photo of our little friend and the card she made with her "leftover star"... inspired make Julie! Thanks for sharing... and letting me share here....

Trees also care of the hat in the Bonanza Buddies stamp set...




Thursday, 2 April 2020

Birthday Bonanza Buddies - Baby Bear #7

Well I couldn't waste that Birthday Bonanza paper Stitched Stars star could I...
So yes another card created from the scrap from this one!
Spot the creativity of my friend and fellow teamie Julie Wade this time... turning the Bonanza Buddies lion into a bear (in this case a teddy type bear)... so yes... more animals (than you thought) for your money...
I did laugh at the time... and say how about a penguin for christmas...so Julie did... but I didn't get a photo to share with you... but maybe I'll be back with that thought when I get a minute in a few weeks time!!

Oh and greeting from Little Twinkle...

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Brand New suite & Wednesday Wideo - Ornate Garden

Stampin' Up! have just pre-released a beautiful new suite of products... the Ornate Garden suite... click here to see in the Online Store...

This features in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue... which comes in June... so not too far away...
Last Day to Preorder Ornate Garden Suite
Check these out... click on any of the images to download the full size flyer
 And I particularly love the Ornate Thanks bundle - as not only do I have a lot to say Thanks for at the moment... but check out those gorgeous borders!


And click on the image below to see in video format...

And sadly... in case you were wondering... the Sale A Bration promotion is now over... but I am sure it will be back next year! Only 9 months to wait!