Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What’s on your workdesk Wednesday



Nothing exciting really on my desk this week but a means to getting exciting things ~ let me explain, i have taken part in a card front swap over on ILWS and you can see my swap made here using the serene snowflakes stamp set in perfect plum and pretty in pink, but it does mean that i’ll receive nine gorgeous swaps in return which is fab!!

I love swapping i love seeing what other people do with our products as everyone has their own take on things although it does usually mean my ‘i NEED this’ list gets bigger! lol

On another note i would just like to say thank you to everyone who views my blog and another thank you to those that take the time to comment on posts.  I love reading the comments and it is so nice to see that i am not rambling away to myself here.  So thank you.

Until Next time



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saffron Walden Craft Group

I organise the Saffron Walden Craft Group, which is held at My home in Saffron Walden Address on application.
We meet once a month usually on a Monday 7pm til 9pm, it costs just £3.00 for the session including refreshments.
The Next Meetings Scheduled are

Monday November 7th 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Monday November 28th 7.30 pm -9.30pm

Please contact me for further details

or you can find us on facebook

until next time 

'An Introduction To Stampin' Class'

Just a quick reminder that the Class 'An Introduction to Stampin' is to be held on Wednesday November 2nd

In this class we will be using the 'Dasher' Stamp as our focal but the class also utilises all of the stamp formats that Stampin' Up! produce ~ Woodmount, Clear Mount and Wheel Stamps.

We will make three projects as shown below;

Class costs £10 payable before Friday October 28th to secure your place and includes all materials to complete the projects, tutition and refreshments

give me a call NOW to book your space as spaces are limited.

Until next time




Hello! Just to let you know that we are home from holiday we cut it a bit short due to our accommodation being awful ~ lesson learnt there i shall be back tomorrow with a new project and some exciting news!

Until then


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Off on Holiday....

Just a quick one i am off on holiday this afternoon and due to organising a pamper evening for the PTA at my daughters school last night i have totally forgotten to schedule posts for while i am away. 
I have been banned (!) from my laptop for the week as my hubby says i really need to rest, so i will deal with all emails when i get back next weekend.

Take care every one and i'll post again once i am back from Norfolk
 (i may be blue and need thawing out though! lol )

Until Next Time


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Come join us...

Has It been a long week? Kids driving you mad? Or just too Much hassle at work??

Then why not join us at ST Mary's Night of Indulgence TOMORROW night??

We have lots of therapists ready to pamper you, sweet treat to tempt you and lots of stalls for a bit of retail therapy and a raffles with prizes Kindly donated to us from The Ruby Room, Johnny / Jenny Briggs and the Steamer Shop Plus all over our lovely Stall Holders.

Tickets available from me or on the Door £5.00

all tickets include a welcome drink and a strip of raffle tickets

We would love for you to join us

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What’s On Your Workdesk?

Whats on my work desk today?? 

A LOT!!! lol so much so that i have had to spread on to our welsh dresser and even on to our dining table!



So there you are that is what is on my desk a lot of mess!! i am mid prep for an indulgence evening that i am also organising!!

Until Next Time



Monday, October 17, 2011

Yet more Snowflakes!

Yep another snow flake card to share today.  This time i stamped randomly a piece of Confetti White, with snow flakes in Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, cut it into a square blank added some ruffled Baja Seam Binding and mounted the sentiment from ‘Contempo Christmas’ on Crumb Cake.


I really like this one i think i may use these colour ways for my own Christmas Cards this year.

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Upcoming Classes

Hello, just a quick post to let you know my upcoming class dates, I’d love for you to join me for a class soon.
Upcoming Paper Crafting Classes
Wednesday November 2nd:- ‘An Introduction to Stampin’ 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday November 16th:- ‘Christmas with all the Trimmings’ 7.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday November 23rd:- ‘Gift Boxes’ 7.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday December 7th:- ‘Christmas D├ęcor Elements’ 7.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday December 14th:- ‘Thank you’ 7.30pm-9.30pm

Classes are held at my home {address upon booking} in small groups of no more than 5 people.  All Classes include all materials needed to complete the projects and refreshments.
Payment is required in advance in order to secure your place, as I have to order the products in advance.
If you would like more information or to book a space then please contact me
Until Next Time

More Snowflakes

More snowflakes again today, i have had this card in my head for days but my stamp set only arrived on Wednesday so i didn’t have time to get in down on card till the weekend.
I randomly stamped a piece of Confetti White cardstock with snowflakes in Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede Inks.  i then cut it down and mounted the panel on to a 5” square blank of Crumb Cake, finishing off with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (also new this catty), the sentiment is from ‘Contempo Christmas’ in Cherry Cobbler ink.
If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me
Until Next Time

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Snow Flakes

Hello another Christmas card today, and still not in traditional colours!
I have used the ‘Serene Snowflakes’ stamp set in Crumb Cake (again lol!) and Soft Suede, the card blank is Crumb Cake with mounted Confetti White cardstock panels.
The sentiment is from the ‘Contempo Christmas’ stamp set in Soft Suede and finished with a bow of the new completely stroke-able Very Vanilla Seam Binding. 

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me
Until Next Time

Friday, October 14, 2011

Contemporary Christmas Colours

Hello All, today i have a Christmas card to share with you.

I have used the poinsettia stamp from the ‘Season of Joy’ stamp set {110384}

but not with the traditional red, i have stamped it in Baja Breeze ink and the swirls are Crumb Cake this is one of my favourite colour combos.  I think it gives such a lovely feel to Christmas projects still elegant but slightly different.  I have just discovered a gorgeous card stock from Stampin’ Up! called Confetti this is Confetti White but it also comes in cream and has a handmade quality about it with all these tiny flecks in the fibres.


So what do you think??

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time



Monday, October 10, 2011

O Christmas Tree…..

Morning, Hope you are well?

Just a quick post to show you a little project i came up with few weeks ago.  This cute little tree uses a polystyrene blank some pins and not much in the way of effort.

It was a fun hour spent before the school run last week (we get up very early in this house)

and i recycled a tub that Stampin’ Up! button come in so this project helped my cut down on my waste – sort of!


What do you think??

I maybe Offering this project in an upcoming class if there is enough interest.

Until Next time



Sunday, October 09, 2011


Morning All!, these last few weeks i have been putting together my yearly Christmas card portfolio for my customers too see my offerings for the season and hopefully order some! lol

So here is a quick post with one of the cards i have made using the Contempo Christmas Stamp set and the matching Ornament Punch.

With this card i went for a more modern feel with a muted colour scheme of Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.


I hope that you like it?

If you would like any products used to produce this project then please contact me

Until Next Time



Wednesday, October 05, 2011

tonights craft group

unfortunately due to circumstances out of my control tonights craft group is cancelled i am very sorry.

Monday, October 03, 2011

New Catalogue, New Changes.


So this weekend was the release of the brand new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.  Now that you have had time to peruse it at your leisure how are those wish list going? lol! Have you got you a list as long as your arm? My wish list goes out of the window and down the street!!!

And with a New Catalogue comes lots of yummy new products, normally i am all about the stamps but this catty has brought us -


We now have this gorgeous range of 100% cotton printed fabrics which coordinate perfectly with new Designer Series Papers and Stamp Sets, as well as the range of Stampin’ Up! inks, cardstock and ribbons {would you have expected anything less from SU?!? lol}

Add to that 5 new fabby ‘In Colors’ that will be will be with us right through to 2013 have joined the 5 existing ‘In Colors’ {which retire at the end of September 2012}

in_color_new 2011-12

The new colours (pictured above) are Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder (which is my fave!) these new colours are available as ink, markers, cardstock ribbons and even brads!! As always Stampin’ Up! are number ONE for coordinating products!! 


And …..

As well as all the fab new products there is a BRAND NEW HOSTESS REWARDS SYSTEM!!!

Instead of the old hostess sets in different levels determined by workshop sales – A hostess with a qualifying workshop {£150+ workshop sales total before shipping and handling} would get ‘'Hostess Pounds’ to spend on anything in the catalogue!!

Plus…. Hostesses with workshop sales of £300+ also qualify to chose one (or more, dependant on sales total) item at 50% off! 

What more excuse do you need to get some friends round for a great night of crafting??

Get together a few people you love spending time with or would just like to spend more time with add a few simple refreshments and I’ll do the rest!

To Book Call me now on

07583 371 239

or email me

Until Next Time





Sunday, October 02, 2011

New Idea Book and Catalogue!

Happy Sunny Sunday Everyone!!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine.

Just a quick post to let you know that the Brand New

Stampin’ Up! 2011-2012

Idea Book and Catalogue

Has Arrived!!

20111001_IBC_en-GB 2011_12 catty pic

With tons of gorgeous new products plus some favourites, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Just click on the photo to be taken to the online version.

If you would like to have a ‘real life’ copy in your hands to flick through at leisure

then give me a shout as they’re are available to purchase exclusively through Independent Demonstrators

I will be placing an order at 7pm Tuesday so if you would like to add to it then email me asap!!

Now would be a great time to schedule a Workshop or book onto a class

For our Hostesses we have a great revised rewards system

give me a call for more details

Until next time