Monday 9 April 2018

Retiring Lists

.....  are HERE and HERE

Grab a coffee, a biscuit a pen and paper ..... go!

You can search the online store to see which retiring items are still available; items that have been discontinued will not appear in the store. .... see the 'shop now' image to reach the store ..... 

REMEMBER once it's gone, it's gone .... 

That's it for now .... I'll be back soon with details of the new catalogue and heaps of other news ... unfortunately, my lips have to be sealed for a few more days.

Take care out there ....  Cal xxx

Monday 5 March 2018

Absence makes the heart grow fonder .... honestly!

Good afternoon everyone!

Massive apologies for my absence - I have been in hospital having yet another ear operation and although not as major as the first operation on my ear, it was still a major op.  I had forgotten how long it would take to recover and I had totally forgotten about the pain that I would be in - however, this time was nothing compared to the first operation, so I have a lot to be thankful for.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send cards, emails, messages, texts and telephone calls.  I was truly touched that people cared so much and took time out of their own busy lives for me.

Well, onwards and upwards.  Some news to start ... well there is some news, but I can't spill the beans yet ... but in other news ... it's Sale-a-Bration still! Yay! I am delighted that so many of you are happy with the offerings in this years Sale-a-Bration, and I have to say, that I love almost everything!  You have up until the end of March to continue earning free products when you spend over £45.  Let's be honest, with the fantastic products in the main catalogue and the Spring/Summer catalogue, spending £45 isn't difficult.  If you have any questions regarding Sale-a-Bration, please ask!


Anyway, on with today's offerings from me - it's a NEW technique, and believe me, the internet is already buzzing with the Wreath Bouquet technique.  I'll show you my cards first, and then i'll post the link to what I think is the best video to show how to make your template. I also used my Stamparatus - Oh my days ... I am so in love with this.  I know a few of you may already have a stamping 'helper', but to be able to use all four sides is such a bonus when stamping the same card!  I'll have lots of ideas over the next coming days, weeks and monnths using the Stamparatus, so please keep popping back.

This first card was made using stamps from the Colourful Seasons stamp set, and the finished card is 5"x5" the Coral mat measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and the white mat measures 4" x 4".  The sentiment is also from the same set, and has been punched out using a 2" circle punch.

This second card was made using the same technique and using the Thank You sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  The dimensions are all the same as above, except that I haven't used a centre punch or sentiment.  You will see on the bottom left, that I lost my concentration slightly and didn't notice the 'extra' ink on the stamp 😕 I am so annoyed with myself .. but I decided to still post the card to show A) what you can do with the template and B) that we all make mistakes! 

I used a selection of different coloured inkpads with each of the above cards, and I found that using the small ink cubes made life a little easier.  If you have reinkeres, then definitely consider buying the cubes and making your own cubed inkpads.

So here is the template that I used .. on my Stamparatus ready for stamping.

And here is wonderful You Tube video explaining it all .... and how to very simply make your own template.

I hope that if you make your own template, that you will share a link to your results with me.

Don't forget, as always, if you spend over £45 with me, then I will reimburse your postage - and you will also receive your choice of a free sale-a-bration product too ... all are available to see from the links on the right.

If you have any questions or queries, or wish to place an order direct with me, then please contact me on or text me on 07747 465186 OR you can place your order direct from my online shop 24/7 - again, the link is on the right.

Have fun and Happy Crafting.

Cal xxx

Saturday 6 January 2018

Lots of Happy!

I am so happy to introduce you to the Lots of Happy Card Kit that you can find in the 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue.

This is an all inclusive kit, which means everything is included!

Included in the kit are four watercolour pencils that are not included in the watercolour pencil sets!  A great way to add to your pencil collection! 

These are two of the cards that I have made using the kit - although I have altered them slightly as in I used different card bases .... and here is a useful Stampin' Up! video showing you the full kit.

Once you have completed the kit, there is a Refill Kit available to purchase too - I have already had to order a refill kit, as I've used up my first one!

This is a photo of all the cards together.  Isn't it an elegant kit?
You could also add a couple of sets of the new Blends, and together you would earn a free product from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration range .... talking of Sale-a-Bration


For every £45 you spend, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.
For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting 
new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility 
and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend £45, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend /£90, you get one free level 2 product, OR, 
  • you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend £135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or
  • one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!
When a host holds a qualifying party with at least 275 € | £200 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, 
you will earn £20 more in Stampin’ Rewards!* These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, 
allowing hosts to also join and become demonstrators.
*Additional Stampin’ Rewards can also be earned by an individual purchase or order of £200 or more.

In addition to hosting, there are some fantastic benefits of joining as a Stampin’ Up! as a 
demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. Joining at this time gives new demonstrators their starter
 kit at £99, along with your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—
any stamp set, any price.* Plus,  the kit ships for free!
*Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.

I am thrilled with both the new catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration items on offer this year -
 I personally think that a lot of the items in the catalogue and the SAB leaflet, tie in together perfectly.  
What do you think?

If you haven't got your catalogue and leaflet, please drop me an email at 
and I will hurry a copy out to you.  Otherwise, you can view the Spring Summer Catalogue HERE 
 and a video HERE AND  Sale-a-Bration leaflet HERE and a video of Sale-a-bration HERE

As always, to place an order please either shop via my 'shop now' button which will take you
 directly to my online shop, OR email me on  Your can also 
call/text me on 07747 465186.  

If you wish to join my team, please follow the link HERE or see details on the 'join my team' 

I'll be posting more samples in the following days and weeks, so please pop back!

Happy Crafting - Cal xxx

Thursday 4 January 2018

Spring has sprung!

the new Spring and Summer catalogue for 2018 launched yesterday, together with this years Sale-a-Bration offers!


You can see the Spring Summer catalogue HERE and the SALE-a-BRATION leaflet HERE

As always, order £45 worth of any products, and receive your choice of a FREE gift! For every £45 you spend, you can choose a different free gift.  This year, SU are offering two different free gifts for orders over £90... you can pick one of these special items for each £90 spent ... one is a double stamp set and one is a framelit set.

Over the next few days, I’ll be showing you some samples from the new catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration leaflet.

I will add pictures to this post, but at the moment I’m struggling to work out how on my new iPad ... I’m getting really frustrated and have tried everything... looks like I will have to go on to the laptop for blog posts ...

This is one of my most favourite suites from the new catalogue


Also with it being SALE-a-BRATION, there is an amazing deal for new demonstrators who sign up either for the business or just for the starter kit. As normal you will receive £140 worth of products OF YOUR CHOICE all for £99 .... but also you will have the choice of ANY two stamp sets of your choice for any current catalogue. For more details, please contact me!

As always, if you wish to place an order, please either order direct from the shop now button or contact me on or call/ text me on 07747 465186

I promise to add photos Soon.

Hugs .... Cal xxxx

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Merry a Christmas and Exciting New Year News!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and that you are looking forward to 2018.

We had a fabulous family Christmas. The Son and Heir was home from Uni and although not home for the big day, my twin brother and his wife were home too. It was great to spend some quality family time with them, and my mum was in her element.

The start to the Christmas celebrations was my cousin Geoff’s wedding. It was a beautiful event held at Thornton Hough Manor which used to be the home of Lord Leverhulme ... who was the founder of The Lever Company in Port Sunlight. This is a photograph of some of us including mum, my twin brother Colin and his wife Delene, and of course my Son & Heir Aaron.

I didn’t think that I would get to the wedding as I was due to have surgery on my ear two days before, but due to a horrendous cold, the operation was cancelled. So a bitter sweet happening really.

So onwards and upwards to Christmas ....presents were all bought and wrapped and we had made plans to travel down south to take the presents to Terrys sons’ family.  I’d popped in to my friends warehouse to drop off her presents when she accidentally knocked over a huge 20kg roll of paper onto my foot.... the result? ....

Yup .... a broken toe 😩

APOLOGIES!!! I thought this post had posted a week ago, but the schedule didn’t work.

Also, my new catalogues and SAB post hasn’t worked. I’ll get onto the laptop after tea and see what’s happened .... I’m trying to post this from my new iPad, but the screen doesn’t seem to be scrolling as I’m typing!  

Ok. I’m going to see if this posts ...... fingers crossed!

Friday 1 December 2017

It's the End of Year Sale - starting now!

So maybe we didn't get the one day EXTRAVAGANZA that we were led to believe was going to happen ... however, we DO have the END OF YEAR SALE starting TODAY!

HERE is the link to the .pdf showing you what is in the Sale - however, you can get more updated information direct from the website HERE

IMPORTANT:  The products on sale WILL NOT be replaced - so if you snooze you lose.... check those Wish Lists and order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment - once it's gone, it's gone!

You an either  place your order direct online HERE or, you can email me on and I will place the order.  Either way, if you spend over £45 you will receive FREE postage from me!

Earlier this year Stampin Up held the Birthday Wishes Challenge weekend as part of a 10,000 cards challenge. Now, we want to make the next challenge even BIGGER and BETTER! This weekend is the start of the Christmas Cheer Challenge weekend and SU have doubled the goal set for the entire year of 10,000 cards to 20,000!! The cards will then be sent to the Ronald McDonald House charity and sold from their outlets to raise funds.

This Saturday, if you fancy coming along to make some Christmas Cards to help with my target, then please message me for details. I’ll make you a brew for helping! Or pop along during the day from 10am-4pm.#SUChristmasCheerUK and #SU20000cardsUK

The above card uses an old favourite of mine - Lovely as a Tree - it is a really simple card with an embossed background, one image stamp and one sentiment stamp - quick and easy!  This is one of the cards that i will be making tomorrow at my 'at-home Christmas Card Challenge event' ... if you're in the Wallasey area, and want to pop in, then please drop me a message.   Good luck to everyone taking part - i'm aiming for about 50-100 cards, but who knows .....

Lastly, I may be a little quiet for a while as i am going into hospital on the 14th December for another ear operation.  Unfortunately, the cholesteatoma that I had has recurred and necessitates the need for immediate surgery.  Although I knew this would happen, I didn't expect it to recur so quickly. 

I will be round and about though :)

So don't forget - get your END OF YEAR SALE orders in quickly!

Happy Crafting - Cal xxxx

Monday 20 November 2017

One Day Flash Sale, One Week of Extravaganza and One Hell of a Blowout Sale!

Please join me for a week of Online Extravaganza Deals.

The first incredible offering of this promotion is the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets have a 20% discount for the first 24 hours of this Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on some  amazing stamps! It's started NOW until 22:59 (GMT).

See ALL of the Online Extravaganza deals HERE (pdf) or direct in my online shop HERE

For a week only there are other amazing offers including papers, cardstock, inkpads, framelits etc. and you can order these anytime.

Remember the discounted stamp sets are available for 24 HOURS ONLY at this price!

To complete the week, there will be a 24 HOURS FLASH SALE on the 27th November - so make sure you pop back to see what is available - I have no idea what is included, so I'll be eagerly awaiting the email from Stampin Up myself!

If your order is under £150 please use the Hostess Code MRSNFYET  when prompted - one lucky winner could win the hostess benefits for November.  If your order is over £150 then you will receive the hostess benefits during the ordering process.

As we are celebrating our 10th year in Europe this year, there is an EXTRA exclusive offering for our UK customers ....

To place your Orders, you can shop HERE from my online shop (free P&P from me for orders over £45 - contact me and I will reimburse the postage for online orders).

OR you can email me your orders at or call/text me on 07747 465186

PLEASE BE WARNED - Products will sell out quickly during this Extravaganza, so act quickly to avoid disappointment

Don't forget, you could sign up to join my team and earn even more products for your £99 starter kit by including these Extravaganza items!  For more details, please contact me or see HERE.

Have fun! 


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