Thursday, 15 June 2017

Love Today Planner Kit ....

It's nice to see Stampin Up! following the trend into planners. If your already a fan of Project Life, pr pocket scrapbooking as I prefer to call it, then maybe planners are your next big thing :) If you enjoy lists, memories, photo's and keeping a diary, then this may be right up your street .... take a look at this kit on page 12 of the annual catalogue for an easy and quick way to get started ....



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Jar Of Love ....

I was worried that this stamp set was going to retire as I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, so I'm relieved that has carried over into the new annual catalogue. I have seen some very pretty samples made with it, but besides all of the pretty floral things you can make, it is a really versatile stamp set. Can you belief that I made all four of these cards from one set, and they are all very different in styles ... 




To finish off here's a "Scraplift" I made from Pinterest

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue launched ....

It's that exciting time of year when the new annual catalogue is launched. Lots of lovely new products and fabulous new coordinating in-colours. Here's a lovely image that has been put out by Stampin Up, it shows the projects that are on the front cover of the catalogue, which is full of inspiring samples and fabulous new products, take a look by following the link on the right ....

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

UK Scrap Addicts ....

Slightly proud face, asked to guest design for UK Scrap Addicts blog ...... felt awkward doing the blerb about me, but I was pleased with my layout :)     UK Scrap Addicts



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pick A Pattern DSP ....

So who'd like to see a new product from the eagerly awaited 2017 - 2018 Annual catalogue? Being a scrapbooker I had to go for paper of course! So here's a quick layout I made today with something from my Demo pre-order period .... Pick - a Pattern colours include flirty flamingo, emerald envy and crushed curry, there's also a sneak of some gorgeous little acrylic shapes, enjoy.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

National scrapbooking day ....

had a lovely relaxing day today doing a little scrapping. Here's a layout that I completed using Simple Stories Carpe Diem and a little of there Faith collection.

I spent the rest of the day doing a few scraplifts and sketches, which always makes for an easy day :)

Thursday, 4 May 2017

New Catalogue Launch ....

Nearly that time of year again when June will see the new full annual catalogue launch. Just to wet your appetite, hers a sneak of the front cover ....


Monday, 1 May 2017

Scrapstars #2 ....

so a full week has passed and I have just about sorted my craft room after all the boxes were unceremoniously dumped in there! I was looking back at my layouts, and just had a quick play with scraps from one of the kits. The original layout (designed by Morag Cutts) was made using the Simple Stories Domestic Goddess range. I loved Morag's layout and used photo's of my friends and I crafting (something all of us would rather be doing than Housework). I decided to make a further layout from scraps for my daughters album, using the same theme of Housework ! (not today).....
Morag's original (I haven't photographed mine)


My layout from leftovers, just need to add Robyn's photo :)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Scrapstars ....

It's been a busy few weeks since my holiday with the build up to my retreat Scrapstars. Another fabulous fun weekend, with masses of creativity, fantastic teachers, and great projects. I love the weekend and it has been wonderful to meet up with people that I now consider to be friends, and to meet and make new ones ....



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

AWOL ....

well what can I say, I have been absent for a whole month, I can't believe it and how the time has flown. Having said that, I was rather busy for a week before my holiday and then spent a wonderful 2 weeks in sunny Florida. It was a holiday of two halves, in our first week my nephew, his wife and their two children joined us for their first trip to Disney World. Although we have been to Florida a number of times, we haven't "done Disney" since our first trip in 1999. It was lovely to share the Magic with little ones again, and we had a full throttle 7 days with 6 consecutive days at the parks..... already talking about all the things we didn't do, and looking forward to next time :)



Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sale-a-Bration ......


Don't miss out with one month left !!!
also new items added

and as promised some samples from one of the sale -a- bration stamp sets, yours free with a £45 order






Sunday, 19 February 2017

Carried Away DSP ....

as promised, I did say that I would show some of the sale-a-bration freebies in my next few posts, don't miss out on these free items as we are half way through the sale-a-bration period already. All you have to do o qualify for a freebie is spend £45 and for every £45 spend, you can choose from a selection in the sale-a-bration brochure ...follow the link to the right. Carried Away designer series papers ......



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day ....

Just a quick post today but I had to share this gorgeous pop and twist card that the lovely Amanda Bates from The Craft Spa taught me this weekend. It showcases the lovely Sending Love paper stack and I can't wait to find time to make lots more of these great WOW cards :)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Team Training cont:

another great thing about going to team training is "THE SWAPS" :)  it's a great opportunity to see lots of stamp sets that you haven't had the chance to buy yet, and come away with samples, of course the down side is that you end up "having" to have them!  Here's a sneak of some great sets in the new seasonal brochure .... I'm going to follow this post with some samples of sale-a-bration freebies, so if you are tempted by any of the new seasonal products, remember for every £45 you spend, you can choose a sale-a-bration free item.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Team Training ....

last weekend I attended my up-lines team training, it was great to see some of the team as I haven't been able to attend an event for a while. Julie had planned 6 cards across the day, and it was nice to use the Cool Treats suite and the Urban Underground papers with the tool stamps known as the Urban District set.





Friday, 3 February 2017

Sealed With Love ....

The Sealed with Love Photopolymer Stamp Set offers 27 stamped images and the Love Notes Framelits Dies offer 14 coordinating shapes.  Save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle!


Monday, 16 January 2017

Urban Underground ....

Just made a few quick scrapbooking layouts with the new Urban Underground designer papers from Stampin Up, they are in the new Spring Summer seasonal catalogue, great colours and so versatile ..

on the second layout I have teamed the papers with the Urban District stamps, but more from these later, I have used the small stamps of screw, nuts and tacks that come with them to form a background mount for my photo, and then I have stamped and coloured the tools .....

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sale - A - Bration .....

Special Offers ....


So the benefits of shopping during SAB are that you get a FREE exclusive item from the SAB brochure with EVERY spend of £45 so YES if you spend £90 you do get 2 items. Please see the links to the right of the blog.


When you host a party OR place an order of your own that's over £200 you will get an EXTRA £20 in Stampin Rewards!


If you join my team during SAB (please ask me for an online link) then you can choose an extra £30 worth of goodies in your Starter Kit. This means that you will get £130 worth of product for £99 AND as it is sale - a- bration you can also choose 2 extra stamp sets of your choice of any value (excluding SAB sets and bundles) there's no better time to sign up :) see the join my team tab at the top of the blog and follow the link ....

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Sale - A - Bration ....

Hi there, well firstly I apologise for not being at home to change the catalogue links to the new seasonal and sale-a-bration brochures, I will do it as soon as I get back on Friday, but in the meantime I'd like to share a sample with you of the Avant Garden stamp set that you can get absolutely free with an order for £45 from the Seasonal or Annual catalogues .... watch out for more new products over the forthcoming posts ....