Friday, 19 February 2010

Hi everyone. Well, it's Friday again and for those of you stampers who also have 9-5 jobs, you'll be pleased it's the end of the week! Had a crafting day today, trying to get some inspiration ready for when I have to make my first lot of swap cards ready for the regional training in Sheffield in March! I'm not sure how many I'll need at the moment, but I need to make sure I've got enough supplies if I want my production line to run smoothly ... I've used the lovely stamp set "A Beautiful Thing" (my favourite at the moment) together with the Bella Bleu designer paper and Pale Plum and Not Quite Navy cardstock.

Meantime, hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the sun manages to shine to lift our spirits ...

Thursday, 18 February 2010

New Punch Coming in March!

Hi everyone.

Just to let you know about the fantastic offer Stampin' Up! have for the month of March (see Stampin' Up! Promotions link on the right).
During the month of March you get 20% off selected punches when you purchase the coordinating stamp set. Plus, get a sneak peek at the brand-new Full Heart punch - not available again until the release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!
March's perfect pairs promotion is also an ideal opportunity for all you first time stampers to get coordinating stamps and punches that make crafting simple at a special price! Plus, be the first to purchase the brand-new Full Heart punch - now available in the UK for one month only (or while supplies last).
Qualifying stamp sets and punches are listed below.

Simply Said stamp set (p59) ... £22.95
Full Heart Punch** ... £10.00
**The Full Heart punch will not be available again until the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (Oct 2010). You can purchase the Full Heart Punch separately for the full price of £12.50.

Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (p43) ... £23.95
Butterfly punch (p88) ... £10.00

Say it with Scallops stamp set (p58) ... £14.95
Scallop Square punch (p88) ... £10.00

Oval All stamp set (p59) ... £14.95
Scallop Oval punch (p88) ... £10.00
Contact me by telephone: 01759 371959 or email: to order your perfect pairs today!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

To my Valentine ...

Here's the Valentine Card and Valentine Matchbox I made for my husband. I loved Michelle Last's (my upliner) tutorial that I just had to make one myself. However, as I didn't have the heart punch, I substituted the SU stamp Love You Much. Hope you like! (and thanks Michelle for the inspiration)!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Welcome to my first blog

Hi there! This is my first blog on my new journey into stampin' and I hope you'll find lots and lots of interesting card making ideas, inspiration and perhaps a few more unusual ideas in crafting I have up my sleeve ... so join me on my new adventure!

It's almost a month now since I received my Stampin' Up Starter Kit. What a bargain! There were lots of fantastic goodies and of course I just couldn't wait to start my crafting journey!

The same week I received all my lovely stampin' stuff was the same week my friend retired from work and so that was a great opportunity to get out all my new crafting stuff and start on my stampin' journey! I took my inspiration from the lovely wrapping paper I bought and used SU Baroque Motifs and Fresh Cuts stamp sets. I think they work really well, especially with the matching gift tag!