Monday, 3 December 2012

New Trimmer and This month's offers

A new trimmer from Stampin' Up! is now available. See the video below for more details.  The one in the video is the American version and measures in inches only, our trimmer has the added advantage of having metric measurements as well. 

Catalogue No. 129722 price £25.95.  I have mine ordered and it should arrive soon.
The offer this month is a free set of inkpads - choose from Brights, Regals or Subtles when your workshop sales total £325, this is in addition to the usual great hostess benefits. Click on the "Ink-redible!" link on right to see more information.
Happy Crafting,
Joy x

Craft Room Update

Just a quick update on progress of craft room.  It's above the garage.  I am lucky that the slope of the roof is above head height so I have the full width of the garage for space.  The electrician will be putting in 2 4m track lights, each with 4 spotlights and lighting above worktops at sides of the room.  In addition to the front window there are two velux windows so there is plenty of light (at this time of year up to 4pm, so I am very happy with it.  Completion date is 4 January.

I am sooo looking forward to this.

Happy Crafting
Joy x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Craft Room To Be

At the end of day 2 (Friday), the foundations are dug and the concrete is poured, they are coming back on Tuesday to start building walls.

Don't worry I will only update progress occasionally, you will not be getting daily updates, lol.  It's just that I'm very excited that work has finally started. 

Happy Crafting
Grass place to turn
The Works

My back doorstep


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Here At Last

Hi All
I'm really excited that the new Seasonal Catalogue has launched today.  Click on the link to see all the fantastic goodies for Halloween and Christmas.
As you know we are coming to the end of the Stampin' Up! year with the current Idea Book & Catalogue ending on the 30th, unfortunately some products have to give way to make room for the new.  Click on the links on the right to see what will only be available up to 30th (if stock available). There are some good bargains to be had. 

Please contact me to place an order or if you have any questions -

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Problem with Posting Pictures

Thought I'd show you pictures of the cards I have made for swaps at Leadership Training I am attending on Saturday.  For some reason Blogger is not giving me the option to upload any pictures,  it is not loading the editing bar completely. 

The cards are A6 landscape, they have Early Espresso base, Bashful Blue matt and Whisper White embossed with Snowflakes.  The snowflakes have been enhanced with drops of Dazzling Details.  Dazzling Details is a new glitter glue from Stampin' Up! available to purchase from 1 September.  I really love it, it is loaded with quite a fine silver glitter and dries reasonably quickly, touch dry in approx 30 minutes.  An easy way to add glitter to your cards that will not fall off in the envelope.

I will post photo as soon as I can, although I'm not sure the picture will do justice to the sparkle from the Dazzling Details.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 20 August 2012

A Reason to Smile

Hi All

Just a quick reminder that the stamp set A Reason to Smile will only be available until 31st August.  This pretty stamp set can be yours free with purchases of £60 or above.  You can also purchase the stamp set for £18.98 (wood mount 130826) or £14.95 (clear mount 130828).

Colours Used
Whisper White,  Wild Wasabi,  Pretty in Pink,   Rose Red.

Happy crafting


Friday, 17 August 2012

Christmas Card Club

At the first meeting we made four punch art cards.  The Ornament Punch (119847  £15.50) was used on three of the four cards.  We will be making more cards using the ornament punch, it really is very versatile and not just for Christmas.
The Elf Card was cased from Connie Babbert and the 3d Bauble Card was cased from Alison Langford.  If you recognise either of the two other cards as your design, please let me know and I will give you credit.

Please contact me if you wish to purchase any of the supplies used in the card/papercraft clubs.

Joy x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Anniversary Card

I had a last minute anniversary card to make last week, I used the owl punch, basic black and whisper white card stock and Neutrals paper stack.  I am quite pleased with the way it turned out considering the short time I had to make it.

Thanks for looking,
Joy x

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Stampin' Up! Pastels

Hi All
The Papercraft Club made these four cards using different ways to use Stampin' Up! Pastels. 

Stamp with Versamark and use sponge daubers to apply pastels to image.
Use cotton wool balls to apply colour patches and eraser to make patterned background.
Use pastels to neatly colour in stamped image.
Black Magic:- stamp image with white ink on black card, colour with blender pens and pastels.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
108606   A4   Not Quite Navy Cardstock (24 sheets)   £6.25
121688   A4   Basic Black Cardstock (24 sheets)   £6.25
106549   A4   Whisper White Cardstock (40 sheets)   £7.50
119962   3/8"  Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (9.14m)   £6.25
109070   3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon(9.14m)   £6.25
109111   Brads - Circle Ice (80)   £8.75
119247   Jewels - Pearls (150)   £4.50
101731   Whisper White Craft Ink Pad   £7.25
101179   Basic Black Classic Stampin' Ink Pad   £4.95
102283   VersaMark Pad   £5.95
102892   Sponge Daubers (12)   £8.75
102845   Blender Pens (3)   £7.95
120962   Stampin' Pastels (40)   £22.25
Stamp Set    Paisley Petals   Wood 122545  £23.95  or  Clear 122547  £18.95

Non Stampin' Up! Supplies - Cotton wool balls, cotton buds.

Thanks for looking
Joy x


Friday, 10 August 2012

Bead Weaving

Just thought I would show you the bead weaving project I made on the cruise.  It is a gecko, great as a hanger to personalise my Stampin' Up! bag.

I will be icluding bead weaving in my crafting weekend (see Other Events for more details), we will be making Christmas themed items.
Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting

Joy x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Crafting Weekend

Do you fancy a weekend away from home crafting with friendly people?  I am arranging a weekend in Belleek, County Fermanagh mid November.  (See Other Events Page for more information).  The main focus will be on Christmas, Projects will include bead weaving and Pinflair Sequins.  We will start with making a snowflake on Friday evening and finish with the Sunday Buffet lunch.

Last chance to register for this weekend is 6 August and payment must be made in full by 30 September.

I look forward to seeing you there


A Reason to Smile

Stampin' Up! are giving us a reason to smile this month! An exclusive stamp set that will only be available for the month of August can be purchased OR you can get it free* by purchasing £60 worth of products between 1 and 31 August.  This stamp set will not be available after 31 August.

* only 1 free stamp set per customer per order.

Contact me to get your set

Happy Crafting


Wood-Mount Item
Wood-Mount Price
Clear-Mount Item
Clear-Mount Price
Reason to Smile Set

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Holidays and back to normality

Hi All
I have just returned from a great holiday, 10 day cruise to Iceland, Torshavn on the Faro Islands, and Lerwick in the Shetlands. The weather was great and have got some sunburn.  There were 3 crafting sessions on the ship and I will be incorporating one of the projects (bead weaving) into the weekend at Belleek in November. (see Other Events for details - places still available).

The clubs will be getting back to normal, with the Papercraft Club tonight working with Stampin' Up! pastels.  Places are filling up for the Christmas Card Club on 2 August, only a few remaining and there are still places in the Scrapbook Club, 27 July. 

Sunset at midnight!!

Bye for now,

Sunday, 1 July 2012

July Promotion - Everyday Enchantment

Purchase £45 Stampin' Up! products in July and get an Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack free. 
Organdy Ribbon:   10 Yards Lucky Limeade and 10 yeards Calypso Coral
30 Brads: 6 each of 5 designs
Click on he Everyday Enchantment link on right for more details. 

You could qualify for your free pack by purchasing my suggestion for co-ordinating products to complete scrapbook pages

9.95   Everyday Enchantment DSP 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
8.95   12x12  2010-2012 In Colour Smooth Card Stock 20 Sheets (4 each of 5 colours)
8.95   12x12  2011-2013 In Colour Smooth Card Stock 20 Sheets (4 each of 5 colours)
5.50   12x12  Soft Suede Smoorth Card Stock 12 Sheets
5.50   12x12  Very Vanilla Smooth Card Stock 12 Sheets
6.25   Crocht Trim 4.6M  (choose from Chantilly or Victoria) to give vintage look
£45.10 Total

Contact me if you would like to purchase these or other items from the current catalogues.


Friday, 22 June 2012

Papercraft Club

Papercraft Club Started Up Again
On the third Tuesday and third Thursday of each month 7.00pm - 9.30pm cost £10. You will make 3-4 projects depending on complexity.  Tuesday meet is now full but places are available on the Thursday.    The theme for this month was Cupcake Box.  It was a very enjoyable meet up and members were shown the samples for next month.

 Next month we will be looking at ways to use Stampin' Up! Pastels.

Summer Mini

This runs up to 31 August 2012.  Stampin' Up! surprises yet again with another fantastic selection of products.  Can this get any better?  Have a look inside and see if you agree with me. 

Some cards made with products from this great mini.

Card at back has rosette made using Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Front Left. Framelits Dies - Labels collection, Edgelits Dies - Adorning Accents, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Adorning Accents and Bordering on Romance stamp set.

Front Right. 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon - Baja Breeze, Mixed Bunch stamp set and Blossom Punch.

Friday, 24 February 2012

SU Demos are friendly everywhere

Hi all, I met up with an american demo, Becky Watkins, here in Iowa.  She lives within 10 minutes walk from my daughter.  As soon as I contacted her she invited me round to meet and craft with her and took me to one of her Card Buffets she does in the next town.  We not only crafted but shared business ideas and will be meeting up again before I leave.  She has been generous with her time and knowledge and has got me thinking for when I return.

Happy crafting

Not Posting?

Hi All  just to let you know why there have been no posts for a while.  I always take school Christmas hols then when things should have got back to normal I decided to visit my daughter in Iowa and my sister in Florida.  I will be in USA until March. 
I have just remembered I can post from anywhere so will now update.