Friday, 30 August 2013

Wish Lists

I always have my "wish list" of Stampin' Up products close to hand and will always provide my workshop guests with their own copy to fill in and keep.  My wish list has always been handy for my Husband too as it meant he could buy the Christmas & Birthday presents that I wanted without having to give it too much thought (brownie points for him and presents I love!)

No matter how large or small, if you have a wish list that you would like pointing your other half, family or friends in my direction then I am happy for you to give your list to me and let your present giver contact me to arrange or you can share it with them directly and they can choose your gifts and contact me to place an order.  

  • Email
  • Call me on 07900 920503 or 02392 528790

Happy wishing.

Sam x

Gift Vouchers

Do you ~
  •  need a gift for someone special? You know they love card making or scrapbooking but haven't a clue what they really want or need?  
  • Have a wish list but would prefer to choose your own products?

I now offer Stampin' Up! Gift Vouchers in all denominations from £10 upwards for the lucky recipient to spend however they wish.

 You can also prepay the postage & packing charge of £4.95 so that the recipient can spend the full value of your gift on Stampin' Up! goodies, which will be shipped directly to their home address or, alternatively, you may like to pay £3.00 towards P&P and the recipient can collect their order from me instead. You choose.

All you need to do is contact me with your details, the value of Gift Vouchers you'd like to purchase, details of the occasion & payment.

I will send out the voucher to the purchaser with a hand-made card with space for your own personal message.  Alternatively if you are short on time, I can post the card & voucher out directly to the recipient. 
  • Email me at
  • Call me on 07900 920503 or 02392 528 790

.  I hope I have just solved some of your Christmas gift ideas! 

Have a great weekend

Sam x

Workshop Dates **updated

Our next workshop is on Saturday 28th September from 10am - 4pm at Nicholson Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire. 

Our last workshop for 2013 will be on Saturday 2nd November 2013, same times and venue.  In this Workshop you will be focusing on Christmas projects and we have some fab products already lined up for you.

If you would like to join us, we would love to see you there.  Please email me at to secure your place.  Beginners welcome.  Craft space and two projects is £20 or you can just pay for your space and work on your own projects for £12.  There is a £5 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking.  Lunch and beverages included.  

Take care, 

Sam x


Are you groaning or squeeling with excitement at the title of this post?

I am sorry for mentioning Christmas when the sun is still shining and we are still wearing t-shirts but I have been excited for a few weeks since getting my sneak peek of the new Stampin' Up Autumn/Winter catalogue which has some gorgeous Christmas crafting products and is packed with lots of ideas too. 

I am looking forward to getting some time this weekend to start crafting with some of my Christmas goodies which arrived a couple of days ago.  If you would like to join in with a workshop, Tena and I will be holding our Christmas Workshop on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at Nicholson Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire between 10am - 4pm.  All the projects you make that day will be Christmas focused, using some of the products from the new catalogue.  If you would like to join us, please email me to book a place.  There is a £5 non-refundable deposit due at booking and the total cost of the workshop is £20 which includes lunch, beverages and sweet treats. 

Have a great weekend & thank you for popping by my blog. 

Sam x

Friday, 2 August 2013

Cards & Projects


I have been a bit laid back about crafting at the moment because I have been enjoying the gorgeous weather that we have had on the South coast.  I also managed a long weekend away with my Husband so, all in all, it's been a very relaxing time.  

In July, Tena and I held another workshop.  It was a warm day and Tena's lovely Husband made us fresh lemonade (I don't think he expected it all to be gone!) and we worked our guests hard, making a total of 10 things.  Admittedly some were duplicate cards (the new In-Colours are just too gorgeous to choose one colour) but everyone had a good time.  

Tena demonstrated two 3d projects and two cards and I demonstrated a set of cards.  I like to make up a few simple designs in one go so I always know I have a card to hand if I need one (like my Mum always had a drawer with a packet of notelets in)

3d project - tealight holder.  This is a fabulous simple design and makes a great little gift or table present

Post-it note holder

Great idea for a male card

Embossing & some clever cutting

A quick & simple design which we replicated in all of the 2013-14 In-colours
Our next workshops are on the 28th September and 16th November 2013 in Gosport, Hampshire.  If you would like to join us, we would love to see you there.  Please email me at to secure your place.  Beginners welcome.  Craft space and two projects is £20 or you can just pay for your space and work on your own projects for £12.  Lunch and beverages included.   

Enjoy your weekend. 

Sam x