19 September 2016

Play day challenge

Today's card was my entry into our play day challenge. "Play Day" is where a few crafting friends get together one Sunday a month to spend a day crafting.  We each take a make & take and we enter into a challenge amongst ourselves too.
This was my entry.  The layout was to be using a "diamond shape" in centre. 
Think it turned out ok!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Take care
Jan xxxx

Product List
Whisper White 12" X 12" Card Stock
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad
Dapper Denim A4 Cardstock
Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
Builder Bird Punch
Silver Glimmer Paper
Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

1 September 2016

August Craft class - Jar of Love

Hi, just realised that I hadn't posted the cards that we made in our August card class.
We used the Jar of Love stamp set which I absolutely love. 

The above 3 pics were taken using artificial light

The last three pics were taken in natural light

Thank you for stopping by today

Don't forget the new Autumn / Winter catalogue now live! 

Take care
Jan xxxx


Two things to let you know about today!
Firstly our fabulous Autumn/Winter catalogue has been released, so grab your coffee and enjoy.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

The second thing I needed to tell you was that SU are now running a promotion called Special offers   Products here are available from 1 September through to 21 September or whilst stock lasts. 

9 August 2016

Sorry for the rather sporadic blog posts, as some of you may know my home is now home to 12 people from 4 people since 15 July this year and to say that I have been busy / distracted or just shattered would be an understatement!!  I am trying to juggle my full time job, run my busy home and keep up with my Stampin'Up! business!!!   I think it is a pretty good excuse!!
Anyway, I wanted to make sure you all aware that from 1 September 2016 you will be able to order from the fabulous new Autumn / Winter catalogue.

If you would like a hard copy, please let me know.

Have a good day xxx
Take care
Jan xxx

7 July 2016

Bonus days - short period only!

Hi everyone,
Stampin’ Up! has never done anything like this before -   "Bonus Days"  This is where you can receive a £4.50 coupon (via email - coupons cannot be resent so keep them safe! ) for every £45.00 you spend in July.   You can use the coupons in August on any item you want!    The sky’s the limit!
I recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items. Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons.”

Remember we only have a short period of time to take advantage of Bonus Days!

Another surprise to us demos is that there is also going to be a new exclusive bundle available from  2  August which is called Thoughtful Branches, so you could get this limited offer using your coupons!  Here is a sneek peek at the new bundle.

Thoughtful Branches exclusive bundle from Stampin Up

29 June 2016

Oh Happy Day .......

Hi, I nearly forgot to post this one!   Today I wanted to share with you some little projects that I made with the ladies at my craft class.  I also made some for my fellow demos at a get together

The little ladybird gift was made and put in this little handmade box

Absolutely loving this little Hostess Stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today
Take care and have a good day
Jan xxxx

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27 June 2016

Team Training Swaps from me

Spent the day with 19 other Stampin'Up! demo's for team training.  When we get together like this it is an opportunity to share our creations and swap with the other demos.  So today I will share with you,  my creations to swap.
Inside the treat bag I put a little something for the ladies to pamper themselves with!

Love the new In Colours this one is Dapper Denin
Peekaboo Peach
Flirty Flamingo
Sweet Sugarplum
Emerald Envy

 I received lots of lovely swaps and I came away full of inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today

9 June 2016

New demo gifts

Good morning all,
Today I would like to share a little gift set I put together for my newest team member, Kasia Galant, who has joined me on her journey with Stampin'Up!.
Together with Catalogues etc, I presented Kasia with  these little goodies.  I hope she liked them!!
This was the little notebook that I covered and decorated using the gorgeous new goodies from the new SU catalogue  - see below for details of products
Can you see the little bird has a glittery "twig" in his beak?

Just a little embellishing on front of the glassine bag that had the goodies in.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day.

Take care
Jan xxxx

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7 June 2016

Class pics

Good morning all
Today I wanted to share with you the cards we made recently at our class.
I had such a lovely time with the ladies, especially as one of the attendees was the lady who used to run the class!  I was soooo nervous before class but she such a lovely person I really needn't have worried.
Anyway, my first card is the dreaded male card!  Everyone struggles don't they, including me.

This design of card with its fold was taken from a card I had seen demonstrated at Telford convention.

This card was made using my absolute favourite colour from Stampin Up, So Saffron.  I also used the brand new copper embossing powder which goes perfectly with this colour.
This card was made and put together quite a while ago now - pre me being an SU demo.  I loved the design which was originally created by Christine Dyer, a very creative lady who holds classes in Maidstone, Kent.
Although images are not SU,  cardstock and inks were.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day

Take care
Jan xxxx

1 June 2016

Perfect time to sign up with Stampin' Up!


This has got to be the perfect time to sign up with Stampin' Up!  Not only are you able to choose your starter kit worth £130  for £99 with a business pack thrown in, you will also receive TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice!!  The value of this starter kit could be over £200 worth of products!!

You can learn more about signing up as a demo here

29 May 2016

Happy Birthday - bold & bright!!

Good morning to you, quick card today as I have a very busy day ahead.
Today's card is definitely bold and bright! 
I just love the way all Stampin'Up! products mix and match so very well.  
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day.
Take care
Jan xxxx

28 May 2016

Birthday Blooms for you ...

 Good morning, well the weekend is finally here and what a busy one I have planned too.
Class today, which I am a wee bit anxious about as there will be a guest who used to run the class. I hope I meet her expectations!   Will let you know, or maybe she will!!!!
On Sunday I will be going with my husband to visit my sister and her husband (who has just come out of hospital having had a heart attack).  My sister and I will go off for a game of bingo and lunch and the two men will go and have lunch and a natter.  Later on that day hubby and I will drive up to Bury St Edmonds  and visit our daughter and the four grandchildren to hand out the 3 birthday girls' presents (3 birthdays in one week and the following week it is my son's  -  very expensive time of year!) . Thankfully it is Bank Holiday Monday so will spend that day doing absolutely nothing except maybe a bit of crafting.

Anyway, today's card is using the gorgeous Birthday Blooms stamp set.  Such a gorgeous set and I'm so pleased that it going to be around for a while.   

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a lovely day.
Take care
Jan xxxx

Product List
Stamp : Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set [140658] £17.00 , Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set [140517] £18.00

Ink : Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad [126956] £6.00 , Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad [126953] £6.00 , Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad [126975] £6.00

Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] £7.25

Accessory : Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes [133766] £5.50 , Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter [133751] £4.50

27 May 2016

Pot of flowers...using up the bits & pieces

Good morning all.
Thought I would share this little 4 x 4" card that I made.  
When I was playing with the hexagon punch it looked to me like a flower pot! Mmmmmm I hear you say.   I found  some flowers that I had stamped and coloured  from the Flower Shop stamp set and the leaves from the Botanical Blooms and placed them over the hexagon. Voila!  It DOES look like a flower pot!!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day
Take care
Jan xxxx

26 May 2016

Happy Birthday.....

Good morning, what is the weather up to?! I wish it would hurry up and be warm so that we can all get out in our gardens.  The sunshine just makes everyone so happy doesn't it?
Anyway, today I thought I would share a quick and easy card.  I quite like the fact that there is a lot of "white space" .  It is just so clean.

Have a lovely day everyone.
Take care
Jan xxxx

Product List
Stamp : Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle [140819] , Happy Birthday, Everyone Clear-Mount Stamp Set [139958] , Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Bundle [140801]

Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549]

7 May 2016

Retiring Swallowtail.....................

Good morning
The Swallowtail has been a very popular butterfly stamp which unfortunately is due to retire very soon.  I love it because it is such a fantastic size... HUGE.
Today's card is another of the projects that we made at our class this month.  I left the sentiment off of my card because I just don't know if I will have the heart to send it to anyone!!
The butterfly is stamped using the Blackberry Bliss ink too, which again is unfortunately retiring very soon.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Take care
Jan xxx

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24 April 2016

Dont walk in front of me ..........

Good morning to you, today I am sharing the project we made at our craft class yesterday.
I think the ladies enjoyed making these, it certainly kept them quiet for a while!!
The hearts were cut out from some mount board and coated in gesso before they were painted with a  chalk paint.    
I used one of my favourite sayings and one of my favourite flower stamps from Stampin Up from the Grateful Bunch stamp set.  If you look closely you can see I also stamped using Timeless Textures on the background. So subtle. Such a versatile stamp set. 

"Dont walk in front of me, I may not follow
Dont walk behind me, I may not lead
Just walk beside me as my friend"

Thank you for stopping by today xxxx
Take care
Jan xxxx

PS   If you would like to get hold of the heart shape to decorate, let me know.

22 April 2016

Birthday wishes......

Today I am sharing the card that I made for my crafting playmate Sarn.  Hope you  had a wonderful Birthday Sarn!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Take care
Jan xxxx
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