Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Sign Up to Stampin' UP!

Almost 4 years ago I took a big decision in my life and decided to turn my Papercrafting hobby into my work.
Never did I imagine when I signed up to Stampin' UP! I would not only fulfill this dream but I would help others too and it would also bring some wonderful people into my life. 

Stampin' UP! are offering 2 great ways to join the team. 

Firstly there is the regular £99 kit which gets you £130 of product plus a business starter pack or for a LIMITED TIME  the option to join for just £50. 
With this option you get £55 worth of product which you still get to choose yourself and a business pack.

You don't have to join Stampin' UP! to run a business. There are many options available to you as a Demo.

* Discount Demonstrator – Likes the idea of buying stamps and products for personal use or at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family
* Short-Term Demonstrator – Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when goal is reached
* Hobby Demonstrator – Loves doing workshops (parties) and classes and earning extra money when it’s convenient, works a lot some months and very little or not at all other months.
* Seasonal Demonstrator – Works hard at business during September, October and November doing workshops (parties) for seasonal money. Maintains minimum sales during the rest of the year.
* Stay-at-home Mum (or Dad) Demonstrator – Wants to stay at home with your children and make some extra money working hours around the family
* Career Demonstrator – Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long term career potential. Pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder. Regularly attends Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators, works at their business in a consistent manner.

If you would like to know more about how to join my team then please contact me using the Contact me button on the right hand side. 
If you know this is the deal for you then please use the Join Now button at the top right. 

I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


This morning I am heading out to share Scrap booking with someone new so I thought I would share a page I did a while ago for a class.  
My new lady asked me the other day if I scrapped to fit a photo or fitted the photo to the page? 
The truth is I do both.... This is a page I loved putting together but it is waiting for it's perfect photo. Somewhere in my future the right photo will come along for this page. Until then I just enjoy it for the creative process it was. 
There is no right or wrong way to scrap!

Here are a few close ups of the details...

Pennants add detail but can also be used to showcase smaller photos or journalling. A little splash of colour too which can easily be changed to suit the photo.

Grouped areas to add your photo or journalling or a bit of both. Here I used Stampin' UP! Hung up cute clips to add a little detail. 
The two smaller mounts are only fixed at the bottom to allow me to slide photos in at a later date.

A few punched hexagons using Stampin' UP! Hexagon punch to bring a little balance to the page

And here you go..... 

The finished page just waiting for it's special memory. 

Till next time - Happy Crafting 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Stampin' Up! training...

Last weekend I was at Stampin' UP! Regional training in Telford with over 300 other Demo's. All as excited as me to be there and all keen to show off their creative side.

With all the lovely weather we have been having recently and a commission to make some pieces to decorate the window of my favourite Cupcakery,  my mind had been firmly fixed on Weddings so it seemed only natural that my swap for the day was in keeping.

So here it is...

I kept the colour scheme light and simple, doing the one above and also one in Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and gold... 

Both were a hit and I came home without any of mine but a whole heap of gorgeous swaps and tonnes of inspiration.

A new challenge was set to demo's of a certain level to gain promotion and I am fired up to make that next promotion but I would first like to say a huge THANK YOU to my customers and team for getting me to where I am today.

Till next time - Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WOYWW - Swap Central...


Good morning  WOYWW'ers.... My desk this morning looks a little crowded and for good reason. This Saturday I will be in Telford at a Stampin' Up! training day and joining with loads of other Demo's to swap, share ideas and most importantly catch up with friends. 
On my desk today there is...

150 pieces of card
150 embossed images
50 stamped and die cut images
200 punched flowers
100 pearls
100 rhinestones

All of these will combine together and I will be back to show the finished result on Sunday when I am back from Telford.

Till next time - Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

A challenge or 2...

A new day and a new challenge, well 2 actually. For a long time I have been a paper stroker/hoarder and have always found it difficult to use DSP on my cards. No matter what I do it looks clumsy. 
A good friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demo Zoe (see her blog HERE) suggested I try a challenge to help me. 

So I had a look and found Freshly Made Sketches whose simple yet challenging sketches appealed to me. Their sketch for this week is the one below
So my card today fits their sketch and my own challenge to use more DSP. As you can see I have started with baby steps incorporating just a touch of  DSP and using the colours to inspire the rest of the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my challenge card. I would love to hear what you think of the end result so please leave a comment and let me know you stopped by.

Till next time - Happy Crafting

80yrs Young....

Good Morning...
Yesterday I shared with you a photo of a very messy desk and promised a photo of the end result. Well here it is! This is a card I was asked to make for a lady who turned 80 years young this week. the brief was keep it simple, blue and floral. I think I hit the brief and am informed that both the giver and recipient were over the moon with the card. 
I used 80 as the focus and teamed it with Stampin' Up!'s  Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals. Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate combined with Whisper White give a fresh yet subtle feel.

A close up of the stamped detail and here you can see the raised flowers with added bling curtesy of Stampin' Up! Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the end product. I would love to hear what you think of the end result so please leave a comment and let me know you stopped by.

Till next time - Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Messy Desk.....

It's been a while but I'm back into the swing of things and joining in with WOYWW again. For the newbies amongst you this is where we get to have a nosey at the desks of the creative and see the work behind the creations. 
I love to see gorgeous finished projects on blogs but even more I love to see the process that goes on to get the end results. 

Here is my desk, taken at early o'clock, this morning. I was working on a special commission card and this is the storm before the calm. 

I hope you have enjoyed this peep into my world and be sure to leave a comment so I know you have stopped by. Enjoy the rest of the desks.

Pop back tomorrow to see the finished card.

Till next time - Happy Crafting