Friday, 3 May 2013

Crafting Retreat Weekend in North Norfolk ~ 11th to 13th October 2013

After a lovely retreat weekend last October, Sandra and I have booked another retreat weekend for October 2013.

imageOur fun Crafting Retreat Weekend will be held in a idyllic cottage in Stanhoe, near Burnham Market on the North Norfolk coast.  We will have the whole place to ourselves - a maximum of twelve fellow crafters attending this retreat. This will allow us lots of space, flexibility and the opportunity to make the most of the weekend crafting in relaxed and comfortable surroundings, so feel free to craft in your pj’s/joggers and slippers if you wish.

   imageOur weekend begins on the Friday evening with an informal craft session and a variety of crafting sessions throughout the entire weekend until approximately 4pm Sunday afternoon.
The price for this retreat weekend is £245 per person which includes two nights’ accommodation (twin rooms), refreshments, meals (excluding Friday evening), craft materials for the entire weekend, full colour detailed instructions and a goodie bag of Stampin’ Up! products.

We are strictly limited to a maximum of 12 places and, due to the level of interest shown already, we require your non-refundable deposit of £100 as soon as possible to secure your place. In unfortunate circumstances should you need to cancel, your deposit can only be refunded providing we can rebook your space.

With a wide variety of projects planned for you using the lovely products from Stampin’ Up! we know that you will love what we have in store for you! Please complete and return the attached booking form together with your deposit as places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis.  If you are interested email me or call 079840618098

Saturday, 27 April 2013

New exciting colour changes

They say a change is as good as a rest, well one change that Stampin’ Up! are introducing is a colour refresh.

Unfortunately some colours are leaving us as of 30th June but with their departure we will have some new colours join the colour families. 
You will see that there is no mention about the In Colour’s 2011-2013, well I am pleased to say that Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Island Indigo are staying but sadly Lucky Limeade will be leaving.
So let me introduce you to these new colours:

This is how the new families will look:

These will be available to order from 1st July 2013 with the launch of the new catalogue!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Something new and exciting has just arrived ~ Smash Book kits

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Your life is: Fabulous. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast.

So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go.

This and That debuts in the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it starting 1 May until 31 May, you can get a special bundle with all five products for 15 per cent off! Watch for more information on 1 May!

For more information please contact me and I will email you the leaflet.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin’ Up! products?

Consider it done!
Book a party between 15th April and 30th May with a total sales of £250 or higher can earn an additional £25 in FREE products! That’s on top of the hostess credit and benefits you already get!
Take a look at our already-awesome hostess benefits that you’ll get to ADD your extra £25 to:

Please ignore the EURO’S prices!

Friday, 1 February 2013

ILWS SAB & Spring/Summer Blog Hop


Please accept my apologies, for some reason I wrote this was happening on the 2nd so was not fully prepared (hence only 2 cards) and having spent the day out I am very late in doing this.. so sorry ladies.

You would have landed on my blog from the lovely Vicky and I hoped you found this hopping to be very inspirational.


I made two cards that use Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits bundle (Spring/Summer catalogue) for something other than love, anniversaries etc etc.

I have used the following products – gumball green ink and cardstock, crumb cake cardstock, very vanilla cardstock, whisper white cardstock, owl bird punch (branch) and Teeny Tiny Wishes greeting.

Thank you for stopping by and I will hope you will carry on you blog journey by visiting Michelle.


Bye xxx

Exciting new Spring & Summer Seasonal Catalogue

SAB header 2013Valid from 1st February until 30th June 2013
Why not take a look at the new catalogue and until 22nd March 2013 you will receive a FREE product for EVERY £45 that you spend during Sale-a-Bration.  This will give you even more lovely craft products to play with.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WOYWW ~ What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday #191

I thought it was about time I shared my work desk picture as it has been a long while since my last posting.  As from previous postings you will see I am a bit of a roamer around the house, from monopolising the whole sofa and using the chaise as my desk to having a desk in the craft room.

Well I have moved again… not just rooms but this time house!  I think I got bored of the previous house having crafted in four out of eleven rooms. 

Unfortunately my new house is a small but very quaint cottage that in theory restricts my roaming.



My craft room is now the conservatory (currently a bit congested and disorganised but nearly completed) so as usual I took over the lounge then I decided to clear my dresser in the bedroom to use as a desk (although I only ever placed stuff here) as this picture shows you…



So hopefully next week I will have returned my temporary desk back into a dresser and be fully back in the craft room.  How long that will last ~ I really wouldn’t want to guess!

visit to see other people’s work desks…

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

SAB has started…

….but be quick as it will not be here forever! (ends 22 Mar 2013)

For every £45 that you spend in any current Stampin’ Up! catalogue you will be able to select one free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure..
(click on picture above for link)

If you spend £90 you will be able to select 2 FREE products,  if you spend £150 you will be able to select 3 FREE products and receive and additional £25 of products from any current catalogue.
This offer of free products is in addition to any hostess benefits that you entitled too.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Introducing FIVE new colours exclusive to Stampin’ Up!

colour chart in col 12-14
Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals
Summer Starfruit
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse
These colours come in the following items:
ink pads & card In  col 12-14
A4 card stock ~ £6.25
(24 sheets of assorted ~ 4 of ea. colour OR 20 sheets of individual colour)
12” x 12” card stock ~ £6.25
(24 sheets ~ 4 of ea. colour OR
20 sheets of individual colour)
Ink Pads ~ £4.95 each 
card pack & ink pads ~ £27.95
24 assorted A4 sheets & 5 ink pads
(saving 10%)
SU_in_color 12-14_markers
Pack of 5 marker pens ~ £11.50
dual ended markers (fine & brush tip)

in colour 2012-14 satin ribbon
3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon ~ £7.95 each
each roll is 9.1 metres in lengths and available in each colour.
Four rows of stitches through touchable satin.
(picture for reference only)
paper stack In Col 12-14

12” x 12” Designer Paper Stack ~ £19.50
40 sheets ~ 4 sheets of 2 double sided designs in 5 colours

in col 2012-14 dahlias

Dahlia’s ~ £7.25
20 flowers ~ 4 each in 5 colours
1cm in diameter

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information about any Stampin’ Up! products.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Happy 18th Birthday Son

Kobi Dominik 
Today would have been my son’s 18th birthday.  Unfortunately after fighting a terminal illness (Juvenile Huntington’s disease) he went to sleep on the 21st August 2008 aged 13.
I know this is my crafting blog but it was a result of my son’s illness that I took up crafting again.  I had previously attempted card-making in 2002 but had gone very giddy purchasing crafty items that when I sat down to actually make something nothing went and I gave up the hobby. 
In January 2008 Kobi was taken into hospital on his 13th birthday with pneumonia.  I got chatting to a woman (Nicola) that had one of her twins (aged 3 weeks) in hospital too.  We chatted and laughed and she told me all about scrapbooking.  Two weeks later I was attending a crop she organised and I was hooked!  Many purchases later (still some giddy ones) I was plodding along lovely. 
Now in 2013 I am being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator having never used a stamp set until the week before I joined Stampin’ Up! in November 2011.
Crafting has really been one of the things that has helped me deal with the grief but also enabled me to made some wonderful friends that I would never have met.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sale-a-Bration… starts 22nd January (until 22nd March 2013)

For a limited period only
SAB leaflet 2013
You will receive a FREE product for EVERY £45
that you spend using any current catalogue.
Free products will be available to view from 22nd January until this promotion ends on 22nd March 2013.
Sale-a-Bration leaflet
Link available from 22.1.13 ~ not long to wait until you get to see what FREE products you could be receiving with your orders.