Thursday, 30 December 2010

Stampin' Up! SALE-A-BRATION 30 December 2010 - 28 February 2011

It's sale-a-bration time again at Stampin' Up! and free products is what it's all about! Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition stamp sets they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how sale-a-bration works:

Spend - when you spend £45 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free sale-a-bration stamp set (there are 4 stamps sets available). There's no limit … so for example, if you spend £90 then you can select TWO sale-a-bration stamp sets … and so on!

Become a Demonstrator - anyone who joins as a demonstrator during sale-a-bration can choose any stamp set to the value of up to £44.95 from the current Idea Book and Catalogue. Click on the following link to see why there's never been a better time to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Don’t let this one pass you by! If you are new to Stamping or Scrapbooking, or are looking for a creative way to start the New Year, your first £45 will purchase all the basics you need to use with your new free stamp set.

The four stamp sets are as follows:

So Happy For You

Sweet Summer
BlissPunch Bunch



The co-ordinating 1" Circle, Scallop Square, Scallop Circle & Large Tag punches are all available to order from the current catalogue. The two-step owl punch will be available to order from the new mini catalogue in April 2011.

PLEASE NOTE: All my customers will be receiving a copy of the sale-a-bration leaflet within the next few days. If you are not on my mailing list and would like a copy posting to you, please email lindacarey@live.co.uk with your name and address and I will post you a copy by return.

Let's make 2011 a Stampin' Up! year and take creativity to a whole new level!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

"For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,
the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you"

Hi everyone ... sorry I didn't manage to post my blog showing all my completed Christmas cards earlier - so here they all are at long last ready for their envelopes and posting out! Whew! At least that's one job less to do before the festivities!

Hope you're all managing to keep nice & warm with all this really cold weather we're having. I managed to defrost my car yesterday and make a (rather late for me) start for Christmas shopping. Although it was still bitterly cold with temperatures barely reaching more than -10 degrees, when the sun came out it was a magical scene with all the trees covered in ice!


I had a good morning shoppping as the shops were so quiet (I think everyone has decided to stay at home) then stopped off at my favourite sandwich shop (Pret-a-Manger) for a bite to eat before returning back home laden up with shopping ... well at least I've made a start!

Happy shopping to you all.

..... Lindy

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hi everyone ...

Just look at these wonderful cupcakes my daughter-in-law made for my birthday yesterday! Don't they look so delicious? And the good news is that I got TWO boxes full of these delectable creations (which is just as well as they were handed to me by my grandson Logan who just happend to tell me that cupcakes are his favourite!

Then he gave me this card that he'd hand-stamped ... guess I've got some competition there so I had better watch out! My birthday present was just as impressively wrapped with matching paper!
And here's a picture of Logan and his baby brother Luke having 40 winks after birthday lunch! (Well Luke's having 40 winks ... though I don't know what Logan's planning .....)


What a wonderful day I had with all my family! I love them all to bits and am so lucky.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

How magical is this?

This is the winter wonderland I call home! How seasonal is that? And here's a picture of me all wrapped up cosy and warm ...

It was only a winter's tale ....

Hi everyone ...

I couldn't have asked for a more festive feel to make a start on my Christmas cards ... with almost 10" snowfall last night - it really is a winter wonderland outside. So, sitting here in my nice warm cosy home, I gathered all my crafting stuff together, put on some nice Christmassy music and set off on my (rather mammoth) task of stampin' over 70 Christmas cards!

Here's what it looks like half way through the marathon ... now I need a breather ...

Visit my blog again tomorrow for a further update and (hopefully) the complete batch all finished!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Growing Green & Woodland Walk


Hi everyone. Thought I'd try out one of the lovely new stamp sets, Growing Green, today, together with the co-ordinating Woodland Walk Designer Paper! What a lovely combination! I shall certainly be doing lots more like these. The good thing about Stampin' Up! is that everything co-ordinates so well, I just needed to get all my "GREENS" out - cardstock, stampin' write markers and DP and the task was easy peasy! Love the Curly Cute stamp set for the greetings which is also a new set.

Here's the cards individually ...




If you'd like to purchase any of the above stamp sets or designer paper, why not take advantage of the vouchers which were included with your catalogue? REMEMBER, your vouchers are valid up until 31 December 2010 ... so ensure you've got plenty of crafting supplies to keep you stampin' during those long dark evenings ahead ...

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Growing Green, Curly Cute
Inks: Growing Green, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Markers: Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Woodland Walk
Punches: Corner Punch
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Tobow Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, 1 November 2010

Bundle up for Christmas Promotion


This Christmas season get an exclusive package of ribbon for FREE when you purchase a Christmas giving bundle! With Christmas just around the corner, I'm here to help you dress up your gifts! Take advantage of this special promotion by ordering your supplies now to make handcrafted tags, packaging and cards.

Choose from these bundles:

Gifted Bundle
Comprises: Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (p23)
Woodmount Item No 124051
Price: £35.70
Clearmount Item No 124052
Price: £30.70


Welcome Christmas Bundle

Comprises: Welcome Christmas Set (p27) & Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper (click here to view)
Woodmount Item No 124063
Price: £36.90
Clearmount Item No 124064
Price: £31.90


Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set (p22) and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel (p22)
Woodmount Item No 124055 Price: £36.45

Delightful Decorations Bundle
Comprises: Delightful Decorations Set (p26) and Ornament Punch (p104) Woodmount Item No 124058
Price: £37.45

*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last.

Choose from these FREE ribbons:

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals, Item No 116792 (Value £11.50)
Sleigh Bells Ribbon, Item No 116795 (Value £8.50)
Riding Hood Red 1.1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Item No 113099 (Value £10.25)
Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Item No 115608 (Value £10.25)
Contact me today by emailing: lindacarey@live.co.uk if you'd like to place an order for any of the above bundles and take advantage of a FREE spool of ribbon!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Babies & teddy bears, rattles & pins ...

Hi everyone. Today I went to visit a friend and after we'd had a good chat over a coffee and (tut, tut, naughty, naughty) the most delicious Raspberry Muffin, we then set off to look round the local craft shop. Look at this lovely hanging frame I found ... just had to buy it as it matched the baby card I've just made for my neice's first little baby girl that was born a couple of days ago! What a good match - just look at that pram!

Here's a close up of the card - I've used the lovely Occasional Quotes for the wording and couldn't have said it better!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake
Inks: Craft Stampin' Pad (Whisper White)
Stampin' Write Marker: Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets: Occasional Quotes, Tiny Tags, Fun & Fast Notes
Punches: Corner Punch
Bits & Bobs: Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Snail Adhesive

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Garden Dream


Thought I'd have a break from all things Christmassy and rummaging through my designer papers from the old catalogue, thought I'd post a couple of quick thank you cards. These are really simple cards to do and thankfully (because of my dodgy hand & strict instructions not to put any pressure on it) there's no punching whatsoever involved!?!



Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White
Designer Paper: Tall Tales
Stamp Sets: Garden Dream (Hostess Level 3 set), Cute by the Inch, Wonderful Words
Stampin' Write Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Classic Ink Pads: Basic Black, Old Olive
Bits & Bobs: Striped Grosgrain Old Olive 1.1/4" Ribbon, Grograin Certainly Celery 1/4" Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Stampin' Up! now offers repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps, in addition to their award-winning wood-mount rubber stamps. These new clear-mount stamps are designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin' Up! stamps, while at the same time offering the flexibility, ease of use and storability inherent in repositionable rubber stamps.

Traditional Christmas Suite


The Traditional Christmas Suite - perfect for cards, pages and gifts - features coordinating stamps, paper and a punch in classically fun designs.

Designer Printed Albums

Stampin' Up's new Designer Printed Albums are the creative choice for all your scrapbooking projects.

Email me today lindacarey@live.co.uk if you'd like to know more about any of these exclusive new products or if you'd like to receive the new Stampin' Up! Ideas Book & Catalogue.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Injury stops play .....

Hi everyone

Sorry to say, but I can't continue my 12 Joys of Christmas as I'm having quite a lot of difficulty crafting at the moment! Early in May I had a nasty fall and thought I'd just sprained my wrist, but this has gradually been causing me more and more pain that I had to have some x-rays a couple of weeks ago when they found out that I may have fractured a couple of bones way back in May and obviously because this hadn't been x-rayed immediately, the bones had now fused together with the resultant deterioration in the use of my left hand. So I'm now waiting to have an x-ray guided injection to the STT joint on my left wrist which, hopefully, will make things easier for a while (though I am to have a local anaesthetic where they'll freeze my arm from elbow down - so that sounds a bit drastic just for an injection if you ask me!?!) However, they have advised that this may not be successful, and may only give me temporary relief, in which case it could be a splint and plaster job after that which could then disable me for much much longer ... though I'm sure I wont be able to keep away from my crafting, so you'll just have to put up with one-handed cards!

Meantime, I've been advised to rest my hand until my treatment, which I'm hoping wont be too long as I've still lots of cards and bits and pieces to craft for Christmas.

So despite this slight setback, it's still "business as usual" and I still look forward to receiving all your orders leading up to the busy Christmas period. Don't forget to take advantage of the FREE p&p vouchers I enclosed with your catalogue!

Hopefully normal service will resume as soon as possible!

Take care.

Linda
-x-

Monday, 4 October 2010

~ Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same wamth that enfolds our hearts and our homes ~

Welcome to this first blog of the 12 Joys of Christmas - where I'll be featuring 12 delightful projects to help you prepare for the festive season over the next 12 weeks. There'll be something for everyone from Candles Galore, Perfect Presents, Wrap up in Style, Dine in Style, All things Yummy, Trim the Tree, Christmas Memories & lots more festive treats.

So, first of all ...

Let's get organised ... and where better to start than a Christmas Planner. I just love this gorgeous Christmas Planner. I first saw this idea at http://www.feeling-crafty.blogspot.com/ and knew I had to make one. Isn't it just so cute? It is passport size and so handy that it will easily fit into your handbag (or even pocket for that matter), so you never need be without a reminder ...


Inside you'll find pockets for your Gift List, STOCKING STUFFERS, Menus & Shopping Lists, together with two little pockets with flaps in the centre of the planner so that you can store all those receipts ... of course you could easily adapt this planner to suit your particular requirements and you could easily insert more pockets if required. The pockets are made using SU envelopes which are cut in half and the top flaps removed (except for the inside secret pockets).



If you would like full instructions on how to make this delightful planner, then please email bekka@feeling.crafty.co.uk.

See you in a week's time for our next project ...

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Designer Paper: Greenhouse Gala
Stamp Sets: Perfect Presents
Punches: Large Tag Punch
Bits & Bobs: SU Envelopes, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Snail Adhesive

Friday, 1 October 2010

Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 New Catalogue Launch!

The New 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue is now available and waiting to meet you!

It's absolutely gorgeous and packed full of new colours, STAMP SETS, embellishments and so much more ...

You can view the catalogue online by clicking HERE or on the picture above. If you would like to place an order, please contact me by email: lindacarey@live.co.uk

Here is a card using the lovely new Designer Paper Greenhouse Gala. The main colour is Pear Pizzazz from the new colour collection (see page 81 of the catalogue for co-ordinating cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers and designer paper).


Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Greenhouse Gala
Stamp set: Happy Moments
Punch: Two-step bird punch
Bits & Bobs: Grosgrain Ribbon (Early Espresso), Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Don't forget the 12 Joys of Christmas will be starting on Monday 4th October .....

Monday, 27 September 2010

Hit the Jackpot with men's cards ...

How many of you have struggled when it comes to men's cards? No doubt quite a lot of you. I've used Jackpot DP for these two cards and although this DP wont be available any more after 30th September, the new Newsprint DP out on 1st October is a lovely alternative and will work just as well. I have quite a few birthdays at the beginning of October, so I'm trying to use up some of the DP that will no longer be available. Look out for some more designs in the next few days as I try and get all my birthday cards completed before my huge delivery from the new catalogue arrives ..... ahhhhhhhh!
Bye for now and thanks for calling by.
Stampin' Up! supplies
Cardstock: Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Happy Moments, Happy Everything
Little Helpers: Stamp-a-ma-jig
Bits & Bobs: Linen Thread, 1.1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Basic Black), Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Friday, 24 September 2010

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue

If you think the cover is gorgeous, just wait until you see inside!

There's so much excitement about this new catalogue ... new colours, gorgeous stamp sets, ribbons, buttons ... over 113 pages of glorious products and inspiring projects!

From 1st October you'll be able to view this gorgeous book on my blog, but if you'd like to admire your own copy, then you can buy it today and not only will you receive the catalogue, but tucked inside you'll find a booklet of coupons from me so you can buy even more of the things you love!

I guarantee you'll not be able to put it down!

To purchase the catalogue at the special price of £3 (plus £1.32 p&p) a saving of £2.95 on the cover price, then please email me: lindacarey@live.co.uk and I'll make sure your copy is sent to you first class post!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Season of Joy

Hi everyone

Whilst I'm waiting for the new catalogue and all the exciting new goodies to arrive, I thought I'd make a start on my Christmas Cards ... I've got over 70 cards to make so I can never start early enough! I absolutely love both these Christmassy sets - Season of Joy and Serene Snowflakes and thought I would add a bit of sophistication this year by doing all my cards using Kraft, Soft Suede & Whisper White in different combinations.





Stampin' Up! Supplies

Cardstock: Kraft, Soft Suede & Whisper White
Inks: Soft Suede, Whisper White (Craft)

Stamps: Season of Joy, Serene Snowflakes
Bits & Bobs: Dimensional, Snail Adhesive


STOP PRESS .......

DON'T FORGET to visit my blog regularly as I will be starting my "12 Joys of Christmas" over the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas.


Starting from the 1st week of October and leading right up to Christmas week, I'll be showcasing 12 festive themed ideas to get you ready for the holiday season, from Christmas cards to inspirational decorating ideas!


Hope you can join me!