Friday, June 27, 2014

Where has the month gone .....................

Wow, I can't believe that the month has nearly gone.  There is only 3 days of it left.

Yes thats right 3.

So with that in mind.........  Have you ......

  • got all the products you wanted from the retiring list?  (Still some available but be quick)

  • joined up for the £50 offer.  (Whats not to love about this one - you get £55 of products and gorgeous gifts from me too1)

If you've answered No to any of those, then be quick and don't miss out.

Anyway todays post is showing a way to use up my retiring Designer Series Papers.

I have made this lovely notebook and card - (for one my new downlines)  I really enjoy making the, and love seeing what the ladies (or gents) do with them.

Its has been left fairly plain so that it can decorated with all the lovely new products they have got on the way.

The paper here is from Retro Fresh.

How cute is this card.  There are lots of layers on this one.  Some have been made with retiring framelits.  Can you spot them?

I am so pleased to say tho, that the banner framelits are in the new catalogue.  Just love the Perfect Pennants stamp set and those On Film framelits.

Have you got your catalogue yet?  No!  Do you want one.  Yes, then please get in touch.

Also don't forget about the lovely craft sale that I am hosting on Saturday.  Details are on my Facebook page.

And please if you have expressed an interest in joining for £50, don't leave it till its too late.  Do it now, you won't regret it.

Its risk free, with loads and loads to gain.  I have made lifelong friends, learnt new skills, become part of an amazing group of crafters and earnt along the way.  

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

So what are the last two Stampin UP 2014/16 In colours ..........

Here's another sneaky peaky into the lovely goodies you can expect to find in the new catalogue.

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am.  There is so much loveliness inside the covers of that book. Its probably one of the best reads Ive had in ages.  (Could also turn out to be the most costly, lol)

I wanted to do something a bit different with these two colours, so I did make a card, but I also made two ........ yes two, gift bags.

Anyway unveiling the final two colours in my individual colour showcase this week .........

Lost lagoon and Tangello Twist.

Aren't these just the cutest.  (I first saw these in 2013, by American Demo Twilla.)

I have adjusted the design and used framelits instead of a bigz die and voila, two matching bags to hold lovely little goodies.

I made rectangular bags to go in between the flowers.   The flowers were cut using the Floral framelits dies.  I used three in total.  The middle of the big flower is a scallop punch. 

The lovely embossing folder is in the new catalogue as well.  So are the teeny flowers inside the Petit Petals flowers on the card.  

I am just loving this colour combination, really reminds me of sunny days by the sea.

Anyway talking of colour, there are some amazing deals in this week's Weekly Deals, including Calypso Coral Chevron ribbon, Wisteria wonder ink pads and both gold and silver ink pads.

But don't forget these deals won't be around for long.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An old favourite design revamped for a sneaky Stampin UP In colour Peak

Hi guys

Have you got a favourite colour - or is there a colour that reminds you of someone special?

For me that colour is green.  My Nan passed away in my early 20's and we were very close, and her favourite colour was Green.  She loved all shades of green.

So what's the colour that reminds you of someone.  I'd love to see your makes in that colour.

Anyway last year I made a card using the diagonal score board.  Its great for creating unique backgrounds.  I wanted to recreate it and change it up a bit for this year's new In - Colours from Stampin UP.

So here it is ............

Mossy Meadow Flower Card

Isn't the criss cross background so cute, and so simple to do.

But wait ......... ooooh I forgot to say there is another sneaky peak on here as well.

And the inside ........... more sneaky peak.

Of course I sponged the edges of the little flowers with the matching Mossy Meadow Ink.

This lovely punch is part of the New Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  Such cute punches.  I know you'll just love them.  

I have left the sentiment off this card.  But it would look great at the bottom right hand corner.

Don't forget there's only a few days left to get your retiring stock now

And you can still join Stampin Up for only £50 until the end of June (30th)

Check back tomorrow for the New weekly deals and another sneaky peaky. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another sneaky peak ....... am getting so excited for the new catalogue launch

As you guys know there has been lots going on at Stampin Up! recently and its has made it a very exciting time to be a demonstrator.

Its been lovely to welcome new faces to the team, to encourage current team members and to share and create with all of you.

Its also a sad time, as some of my favourite stamps are retiring, but I can tell you that having already got my new 2014/15 catalogue that I will have some new favourites soon.

Anyway wanted to share some of my favourite stamps sets which are being carried over with you, but this time they are in the new In Colours for 2014/16,

Aren't these cute.  They are made with Very Vanilla card stock, and the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set and the Mixed Bunch Stamps Set.  The flowers were then punched out with the Blossom punch and finished with a rhinestone jewel.

This one is Blackberry Bliss matted and layered with a Hello Hunny flower

And this one is Hello Hunny with Blackeberry Bliss flower.

The gorgeous grunge has been stamped in both colours.

The card was finished off with a little bit of linen thread.

Hope you like this one.

Don't forget if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue just send me an email and i'll get one straight out to you.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Were you left out ................ and a sneak peak of the New In Colours from Stampin Up

at School when teams were picked, or were you lucky enough to be one of the ones that was always picked first.

I was quite chubby at school, and no matter what I did, I just didn't do PE/Games.  My body and I didn't like it.  So for me those line ups when teams were picked were horrendous and I was always one of the last ones to be picked.  How hurtful kids can be.

But looking back,  it was a great life lesson ............. I learnt that I might not have been good at those things, but in other areas I shone.  However, I also learnt that I would never treat anyone else like that.

So with that in mind I want to share some of the fun that I have being a Stampin UP Demonstrator with you guys.  It doesn't matter if you are an amazing super duper talented person, or perhaps someone who has just embarked upon their very first few creative projects.  I am inviting you to join my team.

My team, The Crafty Birds, is a lovely group of crafters.  We get together, both in person and vitally on the computers.  We love to chat on the phone - or via FaceTime or Skype.

But best of all we love supporting and helping each other.  We love to share our projects and ideas, and are always there for each other.   There are members from all over the country.  You don't have to live close by to be a successful and fully participating team member.  (With the aid of technology the country has become a much smaller place)

There is a very special offer running until the end of the month.  You can join Stampin Up and my Team for £50.  How brilliant is that.  Whats more you actually get to choose the £55 of products that you get for that £50.  You also get your stationery kit worth £45 and postage and packing for free.  So that means you can be running your own lovely craft business in no time at all and for a start up cost of only £50.  Amazing.

You can of course still join using the £99 offer and get £130 of products plus all the other bits.

So I ask you, what have you got to loose.  You have everything to gain.  Since becoming a demonstrator I have made lifelong friends, met hundreds of new people and enjoyed every minute of being a demonstrator.

Every team member has access to training tools, both from myself and from Stampin Up.  The Crafty Birds is a growing team and is a part of the most successful team in the UK, The Pinkies.  So if you want support from not only me (which is FREE), but also from this lovely team then now is the time to join.

Stampin UP have great tools to help you run your business, and these include Bi-monthly demonstrator magazines, tips and tools on their dedicated demonstrator sites and Facebook forums.  There is so much support that you will instantly be inspired.

And believe me, now is a great time to join.  The New 2014/15 Catalogue is launching at the end of the month.  You will get your very own copy for free and be able to pre-order some of the lovely new crafting goodies before everyone else.

Whats more, is you get 20% commission on every order, but if you place an order of £150 or more within your first 45 days, you get and extra 10% - giving you 30% commission on your first order.  Wow, how awesome is that.

Want to know more?  Then click here to find out more about becoming a demonstrator.

Ready to join then click here.

Have more questions, then please contact me, Lisa, on or give me a call or drop me a text on 07823 883769. I'm happy to help and answer your questions.

Here's a little sneak peak made with products that you could find in your first order box if you join.

This gorgeous card was made using the New In-Colours and the wet wipe technique.

The embossing folder is also in the new catalogue.

The sentiment is from perfect Pennants and the gorgeous hearts are cut using one of the new punches available.  Its such a cute heart and so perfectly shaped, its one not to be missed.

Don't forget

Retiring Products - you can shop here

and of course you can click below to shop with me.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

9 ....... Owls, in colours, gift bags and lots of fun ...... #Stampin Up

Sharon and Jaylyn
Hi everyone.

Sorry I've been a scent for a couple of days.  It's been so busy here.  

On Friday evening I went to see the lovely Bernie and her friends, and had a lovely craft evening with them.

Yesterday afternoon was spent socialising and having fun at Churchingford village Fete.  I had a craft stall and really enjoyed talking to everyone.  

And today I went to see the very pretty Jaylyn, and 5 of her friends.  Both Mum and Nan joined in, so it was a real family affair.

Sharon and Jaylyn

Sharon, Jaylyn, Emma and Victoria

Amanda, Monty, Rosie and Freya. 

We had a great afternoon, stamping, punching, sticking and creating.  I'm always amazed at how wonderful and individual each persons makes are.  Well done guys I'm really proud of you all.

I love doing these kids parties and workshops, the kids are so enthusiastic and love having something they've created at the end of it.  It's always noisy and boisterous around the fable, as hey get really enthusiastic about it all, but what fun.

If you would like to know more about hosting a children's party, or perhaps you run a children's group such as the brownies, rainbows, cubs, scouts or a school club, and would like me to come and show the children how to stamp, then please get in touch.  Either by clicking the "email me" button, or sending me a message on Facebook.  

Hope you've all had a great weekend.