Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Chris

A card for a really great guy. Hope he likes it x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Sorry to have been away, just been busy.  My lovely husband is now back from San Francisco and I am so pleased to have him home.  It shouldn't make a difference how far away he is but somehow the further it is the worse it feels.

I am counting down the minutes now to the new catalogue launch and I have a wish list as long as my arm.   Will have to pace myself I think.

If you want a FREE catalogue I have two spots left in October for a party if you want one.  Just you and a few friends and you could be enjoying a free class, make and takes, free stamp sets and merchandise and a catalogue all of you own.  Just e-mail me back.   I may even have a little extra prize for you if you name a date TODAY!! I like to reward people who read my blog regularly.


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Do you, like most of us, have a long wish list of things you would so love to get from Stampin' Up.   I am offering a Wish List service.  I will post a PDF of a blank wish list here, you print it off and fill it in - always great fun - then give it to Hubbby, Friend, Sister, Mum, Dad or whoever has no idea what to get you for Christmas and then they can e-mail me an order for you.   You get your goodies on Christmas day all wrapped up by yours truely.   Now that's what I call CHRISTMAS... just have to work out who to give my wish list to - of course, as my 8 year old just pointed out Santa !

Right click on the image on the left and click save as to download as you wish onto your pc.  Then just print it out.

Christmas Already

Time has come to lead up to Christmas. Those cards don't make themselves. This box and set of cards was a project we did at the Crawley Stamp With Us day. It uses the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrapping set. This set is great value with loads of stickers and cardstock and patterned papers. You could easily make all your cards with it.

Hope you like it x


At last I have designed and made my swap for convention - all I have to do is make another 50 or so... hope it goes down well.  I had an idea what I wanted that it should be simple, not use too many resources and have a couple of techniques in it (and absolutely NO cutting out!).  With a little inspiration from someone who had an idea along the same lines I think I have cracked it.  I will show it to you after convention as I want it to be a surprise to those I give it to.

Good day today, stroll, lunch, long way home stroll and then made some lovely muffins which I forgot to photograph before we completely demolished them... I must get on that diet soon...

Had some great news from an e-mail yesterday and will explain all when the time comes, but all good at the moment.  Will upload some of the lovely cards we made for christmas at our class in Crawley later.

Have a good weekend.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good Morning

Hi all. I am typing this on my phone so forgive my typos. Have a busy few days ahead getting ready for the new catalogue launch. Not complaining as really loving the new papers and colours and feeling really inspired by them. I will, however, have to be good and plan my Christmas make and takes for my parties. I also have my swaps for Convention to make ( about 100 is normal apparently arghhh)

Just wanted to say hello to Sarah and Jo who I met last night. Nice to meet some new crafters and welcome if you are reading this.

A certain someone is having a great time in SF too so happy about that.

Life is good especially with a large Starbucks and a pad to plan my week ahead.

Have a treat day too.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Order Your New Catalogue Now You Will Love It.

As I said it is no coincidence that this new catalogue matches my blog, I don't just throw these things together you know LOL

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bird on a branch card.

Don't miss out on this great stamp set. Only a few days to go before it is lost forever :(

New card

Not sure about this one. Looks dark in photo sorry. Any comments please advise gently x

This is my first attempt at pleating paper,which you will see if you look at the bottom closely. This is deffinately something I will be trying again.

Monday, September 20, 2010


This designer series paper handbag is one if the lovely things we made at our stamping dat in Crawley. Thanks to Natalie O'Shea for permission to publish this.

Pretty bag from the side


Back soon promise x x

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Sailing Day

So the eldest is off sailing again and the youngest is reading his new library book so a bit of peace and quiet for a while.   Got another very important text last night so a happy bunny.   Finally have time to go into my craft space and make something with the fantastic new papers and cardstock I have, not to mention the lovely new stamp set.

Hopefully will have pretty piccy to put here when I am finished.

Have a great day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Good Day

Had dreaded today for reasons I won't go into but turned out ok. My eldest had a great time sailing with the cubs and I spent a lot of time at the lakeside with friends/mums just relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. We even had a little impromptu Birthday party!

Took youngest to the library and he has had his head stuck in one of the books he borrowed most of the afternoon. Easily pleased.

Just got a text I was waiting for ages so not too shabby a day.

Hope you had a good day too. And welcome welsh lady KSH to my blog you know who you are x x x

Life is a bit scary right now but in a very good way and it certainly helps you feel alive.

Oh and my most important news the new catalogues arrive with me on Tuesday so if you are one of the lucky ladies who get a free one you will see it soon drool drool :)

If you want a free catalogue just book a date for your first party with me! Or you can just purchase one. Let me know

Sweet dreams


Special message

If C is reading this. M.T.Q.S.


Friday, September 17, 2010


Thanks to all of you who made orders today, you really spotted some bargains in the new list (see below left if you haven't already).

Stamp sets at 50% discount include, Snow Flurries, Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories, Wonderful Words and Happy Everything, and a lot of the wheel stamps are 50% too.  That is along with lots more and others discounted at 25% it is worth a look.

I am now going to make another order, can't resist..



Check out the new LAST CHANCE LIST here - just click on the catalogue on the left below  - there are a LOT  of further reductions there.   A lot of the products have sold out, so don't wait too long to order.

Have a great day

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New friend card

Once again I am rushing to make a card for somebody's birthday. Hope she likes it.

P.S. Don't look Martina x

Macho Man

Here is my man and his chain saw chopping down a tree that is making my life very difficult at the moment.
Home from his lovely office and it was time to get all lumberjack on me. Very Macho.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Here us some detail

New Kit

Managed to play a bit with my new kit this Sunday. LOVING the new clear block stamps. They work really well and are so much better for storage as they come in a DVD box. I am a complete convert. The colours are from the scheme below. Will do something with the so saffron when I get inspiration.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I am offering 20 sheets of retiring cardstock of your choice with every order over £10. So you can get two ink pads and cards to match or a set of stamps that will be gone soon or whatever you like with your £10.  The retiring colours PDF is below on this site on the left. Just click on it to have a look at them.  I have varying amounts of all of them at the moment but obviously they will run out quickly.


I am also offering some retiring but slightly used stamp pads for £3, these do match the free cardstock but  these are just ones I no-longer need so very limited numbers, and again it is first come first served.

The colours include Orchid Opulance, Gable Green, Crushed Curry, Taken with Teal, Pixie Pink etc....

What are you waiting for ladies e-mail me now.

Home at last

Got home last night and sooo glad it is the weekend, you know what it's like, you have a couple of days away and come home shattered even though you did nothing much.   Nice to have the weekend ahead especially as we have so much to do around the house.

The weather is foul so looks like housework will be first on the list!   I have been promised at least three hours today or tomorrow to play with my new cardstock, Designer Series Paper and inks so I should have something here to show you soon.

Hava a great weekend till then...


Friday, September 10, 2010

And here is my colour scheme.

This if the new colour coach. It is already proving a great tool the colours are not quite navy, baja breeze, so saffron, sahara sand and very vanilla. Hopefully will have a card to show you later. X

Here is the view .....


This is fast becoming a foody blog not a stamping one - I don't normally photograph everything I eat it just so happens I have managed to have some lovely food lately.   I PROMISE I will do some lovely cards for you when I get home from Poole, in the mean time I am looking out at the sea from my room and thinking how lovely the colours of the bay, think I have a great colour scheme for a card/ layout... see above

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More food

Here we are in Poole eating Italian yay

Hello from Poole

We are here for one night and two days no kids. Believe it or not no chocolate consumed yet.

Morning Coffee

Yes food again. But it is so pretty! I am having morning coffee with my wonderful Dad in Polly Tea Rooms in Marlborough. Posh x

Monday, September 6, 2010


Don't forget the new catalogue is out soon. I am waiting for my order to arrive - I will keep you posted. Don't forget you can order your catalogue NOW and have hours of fun just enjoying looking at it - I know I do...


Had a great weekend. My friend Alexandra and I went for a Stampin' Up! workshop in Crawley. Had a brilliant time.  Will show you some of what we made later.   We did four classes, a make and take and had raffles and a quiz (none of which I won ) :(

The whole thing finished at 10 and so we stayed at a local hotel.   At breakfast a few of us decided to go to a local craft shop which had demonstrations etc on.  It was a massive shop and had some very very nice stuff there - I spent £1.49 - HONESTLY!  How good am I?

When we left we made our way home trying to decide where to have lunch and eventually decided on the Oracle Centre in Reading.   As everywhere was busy we ended up at Jamie's Italian.  We had a really good lunch and quite unexpected.  I was totally not dressed for a shopping centre let alone lunch out but it was a lovely casual restaurant so it was meant to be.

Came home fed and happy.

Hope you had as good a weekend as we did.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stamping and cake

Here in Crawley all ready for my day of stamping.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Well ladies (and gents?) I am away this weekend for a lovely long stamping session with some very lovely ladies, looking forward to ink, gossip and chocolate (of course).  so will get back to you on Sunday.   I will show you what I made and give you all the gossip from the Stampin' Up! group I am meeting up with.

Have a great weekend x

PS HA Managed to put up counter YAY  

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I have had a chance to look at the new catalogue and I AM SO EXCITED!!!! We get to order from the new Idea Book and Catalogue on 1st October - I am going to set up a counter on here for that because I can't wait! There is so much great stuff and it is soooo much better than the one we have now (and that one is good). Loads of new stamps, papers, colours, pens, ribbons, buttons, it really is amazing. So check out the counter if I work out how to insert one (this whole thing is a very very steep learning curve) and let me know if you want to order a catalogue, if you haven't already and you can spend hours and hours enjoying looking at it.  OK give up countdown going to take up too much of my time, maybe later x


See the bit on the right of here, I have a bet going so help me out girls...

Peace At Last

I love my kids but am glad they are back in school. Will probably be missing them by lunch time but right now having a quiet coffee alone. Bliss!

That part was a ruse to see if you are reading this and not just looking at the picture. The first two people to e-mail me will get a free new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalogue. Worth £4.95. Just send your address and I will post it. If you don't want me to keep your details I won't. I just want to see who is paying attention and the new catalogue is so fantastic I will be spending hours enjoying it. Ahhhhh back to my coffee.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


At last. I just ordered all the new colours. Usually there are just 5 new  In Colours each year but now we have the new Colour Renovation (see below left) we have a great new selection if colours.

Don't forget the retired colours are only available until the end of this month so if like me you love gable green or opulent orchid now is the time to stock up.

Off to the Party now. Cinema first me and 5 kids. Do not like those odds LOL


OK ask any Stampin' Up Demonstrator what is the biggest day of the year.  It's not their birthday, anniversary or even Christmas Day - oh no, it is the day the new Idea Book and Catalogue come out!  Today is the day we get our first glimpse at what we will be able to order next month and I am SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!

We are finally along the same lines as the Americans and Canadians so we can order the same colours etc..  We now have 225 pages compared to 97 pages last year so so much more to choose from, but we are also loosing a LOT of lovely stamp sets... so.

In the meantime there is equally exciting news, we now have the ONE LAST CHANCE list with up to 50% off some items.   This is the list of stamps and products which will NOT be in the new catalogue.   This means that once they sell out you will not be able to order them, you will not get them after 30th September either (missed out last year on that one!)  So here is the link if you want to have a look at the list.  It is a bit dry and difficult to negotiate if you don't have a catalogue but here it is

Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to order anything.

Have fun, I am off to put in a HUGE order myself x x x

And no I didn't forget it is my Son's Birthday Party Today, up at 6 with new nerf gun in my face LOL