Friday, 27 January 2012

Everyone loves a SALE, especially when it is crafting things!!!



Stampin’ Up! (click here)

*~*~*~* sale now on *~*~*~*

free stamp sets & paper packs

with orders over £45.

Ask for more information!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

My first Stampin’ Up! party

On Wednesday evening I did my first party and I was lucky enough to met a group of lovely ladies.  I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful host Annie as she made feel so welcome and she has a some great crafting friends.

mini wine bottle holder

At the party I demonstrated how to make this Miniature Wine Bottle holder.  As a ‘thank you’ to the Hostess I slide a bottle of wine inside.


Stampin’ Up! products used

cardstock (old olive & whisper white),

shimmer paint (champagne),

punches ~ itty bitty shapes, scallop oval, large oval & scallop trim,

dies ~ Sizzix Beautiful Wings,

embellishments ~ pearl rhinestones,

extras ~ double sided tape, tombo glue

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


WOYWW 25.1.12 1          WOYWW 25.1.12 2
WOYWW 25.1.12 3          WOYWW 25.1.12 4
Well after my embarrassment at the state of my desk and craft table on the 11th January I made a effort to tidy my work space.
Now although it would not be classed as ‘tidy’ and can be classed as a ‘major improvement!’  How long it will stay tidy will depend as I will be demonstrating at a Stampin’ Up! party tonight therefore, tomorrow I will most probably ‘DUMP’ everything on there when I return from the party.
Thank you for popping by and I hope to see or hear from you again soon!!! 
Let me know if you fancy ‘Crafting in Company’ in Norfolk!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sale-a-Bration time @ Stampin’ Up!


current Stampin’ Up! catalogues

2011 - 2012 uk catalogue PICTURE     20120104_SpringMini_en-GB       20120124_SAB_en-GB


Fancy 20% off every order???


please do not hesitate to contact me to place and order or for more information!

my first birthday card using Stampin’ Up!

amy 21st cupcake 1

I made my first birthday card for my hubby’s niece’s 21st birthday using mainly Stampin’ Up! products (mirror card, ribbon & diamante's non-SU). 

Once I receive my future orders then the products will be purely SU.  I really enjoyed making this card – trust me with the amount of birthdays in both my Hubby’s and my family I will be very very busy!


SU products - whisper white and basic black cardstock, cherry cobbler, soft suede and early espresso ink pads, 2 3/8” scallop circle and cupcake builder punches, create-a-cupcake stamp set, double-sided tape, dimensional foam pads and crystal accents.

Monday, 16 January 2012

In Love With Stamping – SAB/Mini catalogue swap January 2012


This swap was created to swap with other crafts on ILWS using products from the new Spring Mini Catalogue (valid from 4th Jan ~ 30th April 2012).

ILWS swap Spring Mini Jan 2012 (1)


Charming stamp set, pool party & wisteria wonder cardstock and ink pads, white cardstock, white embossing powder, 3/8” taffeta ribbon in crumb cake, metallic brads.  It was assembled using foam pads, tombo glue and double-sided tape.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday ~ WOYWW

Desk? What Desk?…. spot the desk!!!!
11.1.12 - desk               11.1.12 - table
This is my first time posting on the WOYWW so please be kind!!!
As you will see in the picture on the left there is a desk under there somewhere, and picture 2 is the extension of the desk - my crafting table.  Prior to having the table I used to craft on my desk and it was tidier than it is now.
Now i use the table as my desk and sometimes for crafting, (when Hubby has annoyed me) so most of the time i craft in the sitting room on my knee, glad we chose a sofa with a chaise on it, makes a perfect place to put my things.
Now the reason the table is sooooo messy is because i had been busy crafting (on the sofa) for a Stampin’ Up! training session (8.1.12).  I also got busy crafting on a swap for ILWS using products from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring mini catalogue.
Thank you for visiting and please be gentle on me….
Look forward to you visiting next week.
Happy Crafting
Alison x x x
*~*~*~* Bringing you card-making & scrapbooking classes to Norfolk. *~*~*~*

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

ILWS Un-convention card candy swap for Fiona W

easy events & petite pairs card candy

This was my first attempt at creating card candy and although it took my longer than I thought it would I really enjoyed it!

TIP - make a set/copy for yourself.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

* * * Happy Crafting New Year! * * *

So as usual every New Year I come up with resolutions that I hardly ever keep. 

However, last year I actually managed to stick to ONE of them... get published in a crafting magazine!  I was published in Scrapbooking Magazine on several occasions and will be this coming year!

This year I plan to make a success as a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator - one resolution I am adamant to keep!!!