31 January 2013

One day to go!


Only one day to go.........

 .......before the Spring/Summer catalogue is live!  Have you made your lists?  Have you remembered that you can get lots of freebies for every £ 45.00 you spend during Sale-A-Bration?   


.......before my first blog hop begins.... eeek.   Actually looking forward to seeing all the lovely ladies' of Stampin' Stars beautiful creations.   I am very proud to be a part of Stampin' Stars :)

See you all tomorrow !!

30 January 2013

Thank you

Just thought I would share my little "Thank You" card which I sent out with the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochures this week to the ladies who had recently placed an order.
I must admit, I do like to make the smaller cards when using the new Pretty Petites stamps and Petite Curly punch from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

I'm getting a little excited but also a little nervous now as I am participating in Stampin' Stars blog hop on Friday 1 February 2013, this is the first blog hop that I have joined in with. So why not log on on Friday and spend some time looking at all the Stampin' Stars lovely work.

Well, I will be off now and hope that you have a lovely day.


27 January 2013

Sale-A-Bration is here!

What is Sale-a-Bration?
SAB leaflet picture

Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest annual promotion which enables you to collect loads of free products! And this year’s promotion is better than ever as Stampin’ Up! celebrates its 25th anniversary!  

Sale-A-Bration!   - How does it work? 
As a customer for every £45* you spend in any of the current brochures, you can choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure completely free.  Spend £90* you can choose 2 products etc.  For example you can get the Petite Curly punch as one of your free products and with the second you can get the Pretty Petite stamp set.  There are so many things to choose from you will not know where to start!

*Excluding shipping & handling

How about Hosting a Party!

Hosting a party during Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversay is the best time to do it! 

  • Get one FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a £150 workshop!*
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a £300 workshop!*
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes

  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
*Offers are not incremental (i.e., a hostess does not receive two packages of Glimmer Paper for a £300 workshop or two bundles for a £600 workshop).

Join SAB

Would you like to join Stampin’ Up!

Joining as a Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! has great advantages but during Sale-A-Bration it is even better!  

To celebrate 25 years, Stampin’ Up! are giving new recruits an extra 25% of Starter Kit products for free!
So, during Sale-a-Bration, you can choose £162.50-worth of products for just £99.. you’ll also receive a pack of business supplies with a value of £45 to support your new venture.

In essence if you find your wish list is over £99.00 why not join  -  if you would like more details on this, why not drop me an email.

I am starting Stampin Up classes in February 2013.  Do you think you may be interested ?  If so, how about bringing a friend (or two!).
I am hoping to show that there a so many things that can be done using Stampin Up products.  Throughout the year I am sure there will be lots of fun things to create!

19 January 2013

Snow day card

Well the snow arrived.  Although it wasn't very much it was enough to keep me indoors today.
I feel very sorry for the all the Stamping Stars that were due to meet up for a training day today but were snowed off.  However, us lucky ladies that weren't able to go to training have benefited because all their pics have been posted on Facebook!

Here is my snow day card.   (It is also my Paper Craft Crew Sketch 25 challenge)
I am really looking forward to receiving my Sale-A-Bration goodies so that I too can play!

Enjoy your evening and lets hope we don't get any more snow.
Jan xx

17 January 2013

Using my scraps

Well no snow for us yet but my word hasn't it turned cold.  I hope you are all managing to keep warm.

Here is another quick and easy 4 x 4 card using up some of my scraps.

Only 5 days to go before Sale-A-Bration..  Not long now

Enjoy your evening 

Keep warm & keep safe

Jan x

Products used
  • Cardstock  -  Very vanilla,  crumb cake, Naturals Ivory
  • Designer Series Paper    -    First Edition Speciality,  Twitterpad
  • Tools  -  Elegant Butterfly punch
  • Stamp set -  Mixed Medley
  • Ink  - Cherry Cobbler
  • Embellishments  -  Nautrals Designer buttons,  Linen thread, Rhinestones

14 January 2013

Sneaky peeks

How was your Monday?  Did you get lots of snow?    I was rather disappointed that we only had a very light dusting on the car this morning.    It was funny to watch my dog enjoying the snow coming down.  She spent half an hour just chasing the flakes.

Over the weekend I spent a little time putting together some cards using some of the products that are going to be available during Sale-A-Bration which starts in just 8 days time.

What is Sale-a-Bration?    Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up's biggest promotion of the year. How it works is for every £ 45 you spend on Stampin' Up products you will be able to choose a Sale-A-Bration product absolutely free!  Yes FREE!  We all love to get something for free eh?

If you would like to receive the Sale-A-Bration brochure, when available, please let me know.  You can email me on twinksstamping@live.com.

So..... for the first card of the week.
I decided to make this little 4 x 4 card.  The Pretty Petites stamp set and Cute Curly label punch were absolutely perfect for this sized card.  Both stamp set and punch are exclusive products available during the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  So you know what you have to do !!!!

Hope you liked.

Enjoy the snow, for those that have it.   Wrap up warm and keep safe

Take care
Jan x

Products used:
Card: Very Vanilla, Pool party
DSP:  Polka Dot Parade

Stamp set:   Pretty Petites
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Curly label
Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Natural Buttons
Bakers Twine

13 January 2013

Challenge No. 5

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  The weather here has turned rather cold but at least we have no snow.

Here's Challenge No. 5 (using JK Cards Challenge No. 24 from last Wednesday)  Hope you like it.
Doing these challenges are great as they make me sit and craft. Normally I would only craft when "I felt like it" or when a birthday or celebration card was needed.  This way I have to be creative more often!

Right I had better get off and do the sunday roast for my hungry family.  
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Keep warm and safe


All products used were Stamping' Up 
Base card - Naturals White
In colour -  Summer Starfruit
In colour  - Raspberry ripple
DSP  -  Twitterpad
Stamp Set - Flowering Flourishes
                -  Mixed Medley
Ink -  Cherry Cobbler
          Summer Starfruit
Punch  -  Elegant butterfly
Embosslits  -  Beautiful Wings

7 January 2013

December's Swaps

I thought I would share with you the swaps that I made for our December team meeting.  I know they are a bit late and you are all probably "christmas'd out" but humour me!
The first one I'm going to share today is the calender.  

I was totally out of my comfort zone with these colours , however I did manage to get Cherry Cobbler in there somewhere!

I usually make these for my  grandchildren to give to their teachers.  I always think handmade gifts are far nicer to receive.  But that's just me.......

Will share more tomorrow,  but for now enjoy your evening.

6 January 2013

Challenge No. 4

Good evening,
Hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend and have managed to put your feet up after all of the Christmas and New Year festivities.   
I am now back at work so really look forward to my weekends at home in my craft room, so hopefully I will be able to produce more cards for you to see. 

For now here is my attempt at Challenge no. 4  using JK Cards template from Wednesday 2 January.   I really enjoyed doing this one.  
I must admit to loving the Flowering Flourishes stamp set especially when using it with Cherry Cobbler ink......

Hope you like this one as much as I do!

I'm really looking forward to all of the things that Stampin' Up has lined up which will be starting with the lovely My  Little Valentine offer.   Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a £8.25 value—when you buy the brand-new My Little Valentine Stamp Set!
This offer runs from 3 January until 21 January 2013, so hurry up or you will miss it!!

On 21 January "Sale a Bration" will be starting with some fantastic new products that you can get for free! Then at the end of January the new Spring/Summer mini catalogue is out.  I will be posting details of these shortly.

Will speak to you all again soon.  Have a good week.


Products Used:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Bitty Banners Stamp set and framelits
Polka Dot embossing folder
Scallop Trim border
Stiched Grosgrain ribbon - Real Red
Scallop Punch 1 1/4"
Neutrals collection -  button
Framelit Labels collection

3 January 2013

Challenge No. 3

Hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for 2013.
I'm really looking forward to all the new products and offers that Stampin' Up are planning for us all in a few weeks time.  I will keep you posted.   
For now I would like to share with you the JK Cards challenge that was set before Christmas, I know its late but hey........ 
So, that's it for today.  Hope you like my effort.  I really must learn how to take better photographs because the base card is actually blue! May try and get a better picture of this and re-post.

Speak to you again soon

Jan x
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