Sunday, 13 July 2014

July Workshop

Welcome and I hope you are all sharing some of the lovely weather we are having here on the south coast of the UK.

Yesterday Tena & I were joined by 14 lovely ladies for a rather warm workshop.  Despite the heat - I am not complaining as it's gone all too soon and it wasn't forecast - we still managed to enjoy ourselves and welcomed new faces too. 

We were excited to be able to share the new Annual Catalogue in our workshop and to show off some of the lovely new products that are available. 

The ladies started with my cards and then after a cold buffet lunch, the ladies moved onto Tena's projects. 

Unfortunately my photos did not come out particularly well as the light was not great.  For this card, we used Blushing Bride.
Soft sky for the boy card - such a great colour.  We used the new Something for Baby coordinating stamps and dies.  What a beautiful collection.

As soon as I saw this stamp it was on my list!  It stamps fabulously and has such a great vintage feel about it.  The daisies were made using the flower punch from the new Itty Bitty Accents punch set. Great value as you get three punches for £15.50.  I picked up the tips for making cute little daisies from one of Michelle Last's tutorials on You Tube Here

A card for the chaps was a must as we often overlook them!  Two new stamps used in this card - World Map and Traveler. 

Three cute mini cards were demonstrated after lunch

Beautiful notebook project.  This project has so many ideas - brag book, recipe book, mini album, little girl diary or even just a lovely book to keep on my desk for those spur of the moment crafting ideas

The final project of the day certainly woke our ladies up again!  I love the effect of this card but keep putting off making it myself! 

If you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue which is packed full of project ideas as well as the new and returning products, please do get in touch with me. 
Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you a great week.
Best wishes,
Sam x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New Catalogue

Hello & welcome

Today is a fabulous day because it's the launch of the new 2014/15 Annual Catalogue....and what a catalogue it is!  250 pages of gorgeous products - a few favourites which have been carried over and a wealth of new products and masses of ideas.  Whether you are a new crafter, a casual paper crafter or an avid crafter, there is something to suit everyone.

So what's new in the catalogue?  We have five new gorgeous In-Colours which, having seen them in "real life" are scrummy; beautiful ribbon selections; a whole new range of Designer Series Papers (DSP); bundle & save offers make a welcome return and a great way to save money on coordinating stamps and dies an increased selection of digital kits, all-inclusive kits to make cards, packaging, invites and celebration banners; the new Blendabilities which are an alcohol-based marker to give fabulous blendable dimensional colour to your designs and Project Life which offers a great way to memory keep using coordinated exclusive collections......I could go on but have a look for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Now is also a great time to join Stampin' Up.  The starter kit is available for £99 and you can choose £130 worth of any current products of your choice.  Future orders you make after that are at a discount of 20% and your first order of £150 (placed within a set time frame) is at 30% discount.  There is no obligation to hold classes, you are simply welcome to join to receive discount on the gorgeous selection of goodies available...and make a dent in your wish list!   I would be happy to chat in more detail if you are interested. Please do get in touch.

Without further ado, I will leave you to browse the on-line version of the catalogue (see right).  If you would like your own paper copy, this can be purchased from me at £4.95 which includes postage.  Alternatively if you place an order of £150 or more, not only will you receive Hostess benefits (including choices from the new hostess sets) you will receive your own copy of the catalogue as a thank you from me.

Happy browsing.

Best wishes,