Monday, 25 May 2015

A few of my favourite things.....

I thought I'd share with you a few of my favourite things that I have purchased over the last year with Stampin' Up!.  Some I bought thinking I would never use them, when in fact, they have become invaluable to me.

Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist

A great product and I wouldn't do without it.  Like most stampers I used to use baby wipes, but they did become expensive and the kids got more ink on their hands as well as not really cleaning the stamps!  These two products are fantastic, and I would even go as far to say, if you don't get any other Stampin' Up! product- get these.  They will transform your cleaning of stamps.

Adhesive Remover

I brought this and didn't even know what it was for - yes I do love shopping.  When I finally figured it out (it is just what is says), I loved using it when a tiny bit of glue got on a card and I could rub it off with this. Really simple to use, and without it I am sure a few cards would have been ruined.


I decided I needed this when I was stamping crooked...this has been a marvellous tool to help line up stamps in the right place.  More and more Stampin' Up! stamps are being made in photopolymer which are see through, but for wooden stamps and clear stamps this helps to line images up easily - no more corrected sentiments or images.

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Some might say this is a luxury, and they would probably be right.  Post-it Note paper does the same thing, hold the die still.  But this piece of equipment has made my life so much easier and allowed me to use paper to its maximum.  It was invaluable when I was creating lots of curvy keepsake boxes of different sorts over Christmas, and again at Easter - a luxury perhaps but also a lifesaver.

What are your favourite crafting accessories?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

If you would like to purchase any of the above just click on the pictures below and you will be taken directly to my shop.  If you'd like to try them out for yourself before buying them, contact me and I'll see what I can do.

Happy Crafting


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Monday, 18 May 2015

Sympathy Card

Driving along today I saw a van with a black swirl on it, and that became the inspiration for this card.  Simple and understated is how I see this sympathy card - what do you think?

Yet again the Everything Eleanor stamp set came into itself, I love this stamp set and in fact would have bought it, just for the swirl. But there is so much more to the set than the swirl, check it out for yourself.

I also just treated myself, sometimes you need to, to the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set- love the little flower.  Also the flower centres are rhinestones coloured in with a Sharpie - simple but effective I think.

Better still, both the stamp and punch set are in the new catalogue!  And of course the rhinestones will be there.

Happy Crafting


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Sunday, 10 May 2015

The new catalogue....

Well, I have seen the catalogue and been able to order from a selected number of items, known as the sneak order is awaited!!!! 

You to can also order from the sneak peeks if you join as a demonstrator up till 1st June, and what a great time it is to join. 

Want to know more about joining for £99 and getting £130 of products (including choosing sneak peeks) + get copies of the new catalogue and lots of other perks-  Just contact me.

Being a Stampin' Up! demo is a great way to meet new friends, play with exciting craft products and even offers you the chance to earn some money...but the best thing for me is the crafting opportunities it offers.

Ready for a sneak peek.....  Yep the new in colours 2015/17 are here......

Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe
Watermelon Wonder
Cucumber Crush
Delightful Djion

What's your favourite?  I am still undecided...

Happy Crafting


Saturday, 2 May 2015

I've seen you want to see it too?

Wow what an exciting day the other day, not only did I find out that Ikea has started their build works so it will be only 15 mins walk away but I also got to see the new 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

That's right, if you are a demonstrator one of the great benefits is you get to see the catalogue in advance of the general public.

To me the catalogue is like Pandora's Box ....the goodies just kept coming.  There are some lovely new additions coming which I think will make you very happy.  There are some things that didn't make it over from the Spring/Summer catalogue that I thought might...but the new additions make up for that.  Some price increases but also some decreases so that is good.

I'm not allowed to share much at the moment online, but as soon as I get a hard copy of the catalogue I can send it out......would you like one???? Just let me know.

Anticipation, can be hard...but sometimes the wait is worth it......

Happy Crafting