Wednesday, 23 July 2014

It’s a great life ….

…. being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. 

I love that I can buy my fabulous craft supplies with a 20% discount.  I love being able to preview all the new products before any one else, and I love having an amazing and inspiring team – The Hearts.

Above all, I love being able to meet so many wonderful people.  Most of my customers are now friends, and most of these, I would not have met without Stampin’ Up!   I love holding ‘gatherings’ and being able to share my passion of crafting via Stampin Up!  My classes, crops and retreats, are a great joy to me, and aside from the side-splitting laughs, the highlight is being able to share ideas and inspire each other.

If you have a handful of friends, and would like a fun evening making a project of your choice, then contact me to organise your ‘Grateful Gathering’.  Maybe you organise a ladies group, and would like to learn about card making or memory keeping … if so, then please contact me and we can work together to organise your ‘Grateful Gathering’

Why Grateful Gathering ?  We don’t always have a lot to be grateful for nowadays – but gathering with friends and loved ones is one of the ways of being grateful for what we do have …. Now imagine being able share and inspire each other to create some beautiful projects, or to learn new skills ?  I can organise everything for you – you just need a table of some description, some friends or family … and that’s it !  If you would like more details about a ‘Grateful Gathering’ then please contact me on

Sssssshhhhhh …. Christmas !

Keep your eyes peeled on my blog for more details of my Annual Christmas Gift & Card Class – At the moment, I have two dates .. Sunday the 14th September and Saturday 20th September – so put those dates in your diary !

As the Autumn/Winter Catalogue is launching on the 28th August, you will be using lots of amazing new products, which will make your jaw drop – I promise you !   The projects include:

  • A stunning Boys or Girls ‘palpable’ Advent Calendar (your choice)
  • An all year round ‘To Do’ Blackboard
  • A beautiful and unusual Picture Frame
  • Christmas Cards & Tags

The cost is £50 for the day including a lunch-bag lunch, refreshments and christmas cakes Smile

Contact me to reserve your place as soon as possible as places for this event fill up quickly !


Blendies flower with technique for background

The final 6 sets of blendabilities will be available to purchase on the 1st August – HOWEVER – there is already a back order for them, so if you do want to order some, or all of them, then please be aware that you might need to wait a few days extra (possibly a week or more), until the next supplies of them are available.  I am sorry, but it shows how popular they are !

Have a look on You Tube at all the amazing blendabilities videos – there’s some amazing ideas !  OR … pop along to my Rochdale Crop on the first Saturday of every month, and try them for yourself !  Again, contact me for more details !

Project Life Offer

ALL of the card sets and embellishments are now available to purchase ! YAY ! I am loving ALL of them, and the hardest thing is deciding which set to use !

Below are two sample pages from my 2014 Cruise album using Everyday Adventure, and one of my own MDS Project Life Cards.


Offer:  Purchase any card and accessory set together, and I will email you a sheet of ‘flair’ buttons for FREE !   Each sheet of flair buttons contains buttons in different colours, styles and topics.  What are you waiting for ?

Offer 2:  Don’t forget – if you spend over £45 on Project Life products, then I will send you my Introduction to Project Life Class Instructions and Journalling Ideas for FREE !

And to finish … a recap

Weekly Deals – can be found here

Clearance Rack Items – can be found here

MDS New Downloads – can be found here

MDS Project Life Downloads – can be found here

And if you would like to place an online order for anything else, the link to my ONLINE SHOP can be found HERE

If you would like to

  • join my team, The Hearts
  • place an order
  • or if you have any questions or queries

then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Catch ya soon – Cal xxx

Monday, 14 July 2014

It’s a Love Story !

Well sort of ….

PL album 1

PL Love Story

You may have seen in the new catalogue, that this fantastic Love Story Project Life set would be available in September – Well .. fantastic news – it’s available NOW !! YAY !!!

Love Story Project Life Card Collection (item 135308; p. 189)
Love Story Project Life Accessory Pack (item 135310; p. 189)
Black Faux Leather 12" x 12" Album (item 135292; p. 188)

To place your order, you can either visit my online shop HERE or you can email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Catch ya later ….. have a great week !

Friday, 11 July 2014

Thank you & Scrapbook Class Kits to go !

Incentive Trip 2015

Thank you to my wonderful team, The Hearts, and my amazingly fabulous customers !  I have been lucky enough to earn the Incentive Trip to Madeira next year.  I truly couldn’t have done it without you all – so very, very many thanks for your trust and loyalty *insert big heart*

Why not join our amazing team ?  You too can earn lots of incentives and bonus’ for doing what you love !  The starter kit is currently priced at £99 Surprised smile Where else could you start your own crafting business for £99 !  You get to choose £130 worth of products of your choice AND you will receive a FREE stationery kit worth £45 to help you get up and running ! 

Do you have more questions ? Good … go to my FAQ page HERE for more details.

Ready to sign up ?  Then click the link HERE to sign up online !

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.


In August, I am running a 2-3 day Crop in Croydon.  All of the places have now sold, but I am making the scrapbook kits for the crop available to you to pre-order!

Below are sneaky peaks of the layouts, and they are available to you for £5.50 per kit – and include enough products to complete TWO layouts at least AND the instructions will be included for the main layout.

There are 6 available kits, and they will be posted out to you first class on the 6th August – just in time for you to ‘virtually’ join in the merriment !  Payment will be due by the 26th July so that I can order the products and pack them ready to post out to you.

Demonstrators:  The instructions only, are available to purchase at £2.50 per kit, and will be available on the 11th August.

Layout 1

Grateful theres you 1Grateful theres You 2

Layout 2

Love You 1Love You 2

Layout 3

Thankful 1Thankful 2

Layout 4

Today we 1Today we 2

Layout 5

Layout 5 sample 1Layout 5 sample 2

Layout 6

Last layout 1Last layout 2

There will also be a card kit available AND a mini album, so keep popping back for more details !


There have been more items added to the WEEKLY DEALS HERE

and more items added to the CLEARANCE RACK HERE

Don’t forget, if you order a half or full Project Life kit from me, then you will receive my Online Class for FREE !

To pre-order the scrapbook kits, or if you have any questions, queries or wish to place an order, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have an amazing weekend !  Cal xxxxxxx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

It is NOT a house !

arrow punch 2

…. no sirreee … this is the BEST arrow punch in the whole wide world.  I promise !  (I won’t admit that at first, I DID think it was a house punch) Surprised smile

Arrows punch 1

How adaptable is this punch ?  Well very !  It can be used for Scrapbooking, Card making, Art Journalling, Project Life etc. etc. 

Sadly, I did not put it on my first order when the new 2014-2015 catalogue went live, as I completely over-looked it, however, Helen brought hers to the crop yesterday, and I fell in love with it !  The diagram above shows the two sizes of arrows, which I’ve put on the grid paper to give you an idea of size.

At only £15.50 – this punch is well worth the money ! And it is definitely going on my next order !

I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend – pop back for more NEW product updates.

As always, if you have any queries, or would like to place an order, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have a great week ahead !  Cal xxx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Have you got yours ?

Before I start, I must apologise for the miss-match that is my blog – for some reason, I can’t change the background, despite spending hours on it the last few evenings, I just can’t manage to change it – I’m waiting for the amazing Leanne Weaver to bail me out, and get it all sorted for me, so please bare with the mess for now !

Well hopefully, you have all got your NEW 2014-2015 catalogues by now – if not, please let me know, or email me (details below), and I’ll get one in the post to you !

Have you seen my bundles share HERE ?  If you fancy a bit of something, or a bit of everything, there is something to suit everyone !  Details on how to order, are on the page.

Project Life

Album 1 photo 1

You are lovin’ Stampin Up Project Life, and who wouldn’t !  Everything co-ordinates beautifully, and now that the new catalogue has launched, you can order IT ALL !!!!!!  I love the fact that all the cards, embellishments etc., match our cardstock, ribbons, buttons, inks etc., it makes building a breeze !

Also, if you order over £45 worth of Project Life products via my online shop, I will not only reimburse your postage, but I will also email you some additional journalling cards designed by myself and some flair buttons, also designed by me. 

Three sample buttons sample of flair buttons

lined paper and banners-001  sample of journalling cards


blendies 2

The benefit of purchasing Stampin Up( s ) alcohol markers (blendabilities), is that they are packaged in sets of 3.  One dark, one medium and one light colour – they are all hues of each other, and will therefore save you lots of time trying to find the right colours to co-ordinate with each other, and makes it a breeze to blend !

Here, Katina Martinez has shown a great example of the difference between Blendabilities and our normal Marvelous Markers.

katina martinez samples

And here, you can see a great example of shading from Heather Van Looy, together with a fabby video showing you how to achieve such great results.

Heather van Looy samples

And here is the You Tube video from Heather.

Stampin Up! 10 Club (formerly Stampers Group)

I have opened up a new group starting in July.  You commit to spending £15 per month for 10 months (plus postage), and for one month during your 10 months with the club, YOU will be the ‘virtual hostess’ and will earn ALL the hostess benefits for that month.  This means that you will have AT LEAST, £25 to spend on whatever you like from the current catalogues.

To secure your place in the group, please email me (details below).

To place an order, or contact me regarding any of the above, please email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have an amazing weekend !  Cal xxx

Monday, 30 June 2014

Out with the Old, In with the New !


As from 8am this morning, you will find all the new products from the NEW 2014-2015 Catalogue HERE (there is also a link on the right hand side of my blog) !  If you haven’t got your new catty, then please contact me, and I’ll get one in the post to you the following day Smile 

2014-2015 BUNDLES

All of my NEW Catalogue bundles include a 10% discount – you’d be crazy to miss out !  Please see all of my bundles HERE

(the link also gives you more peaks of new products) !


Blendies (1)

While you are waiting for your new products to arrive, Stampin’ Up! have loaded lots of new videos to You Tube, showing you how to use the Blendabilities and how to make the most of them !

How to Blend the Pleasant Poppies Stamp with Blendabilities

How to Blend the Snapshot Stamp with Blendabilities

How to Blend with the Color Lifter and Blendabilities

How to Blend a Floral Image with Blendabilities

Here is one of my samples :-

Orange flowers

I have used two different colour sets on this sample – Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  If you have any questions about them, please message me or email me.

NEW IN-Colours 2015-2015

In colours TOGETHER

It's out with the old....and in with the NEW....NEW Stampin' Up! In Colours.  With each NEW Stampin' Up! Catalogue comes 5 NEW Stampin' Up! In Colours.  ‘In Colours’ are the NEW and trendy colours that are available for two years!  

These are the NEW 2014-2016 In Colours.  They are :-

  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Hello Honey
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Tangelo Twist

Would you like to see how they compare to our core colours?

blackberry bliss

Here is the new Blackberry Bliss (on top) and it's close purple companions.

Hello honey

Hello Honey!!  A fun new yellow that is a bit darker than our Crushed Curry.

Lost Lagoon

You won't get lost with the NEW Lost Lagoon!  A deep, rich blue with a bit of grey undertones.  A great addition to our blue lineup.

Mossy Meadow

The NEW Mossy Meadow is a deep, dark green that is so pretty.  It just seems to fill a spot we needed in our greens.

Tangelo Twist

Bright and Sassy describes the NEW Tangelo Twist In Color.  You can't help but smile when you pull out this fun colour.

(photos of In-Colours courtesy of Jill Coleman)

In colours 1In colours 2

I made both of these cards using some of the new In-Colours.


To help you spread the cost of buying Stampin’ Up! Products, I am starting another 10 Club Group starting in July.  You commit to spending £15 per month (or more, plus postage) for 10 months, and during the time that you are in the group, YOU will be the ‘virtual hostes’ and will earn at least £25 to spend on anything that you like from any of the current catalogues.

Joining a 10 Club Group, is the best way to spread the cost of buying, earn products for FREE, and you will also receive all the catalogues that are launched during your time with the group, FOR FREE !

Another perk, is that I also have a Member of the Month, who will receive either a product or a Gift Voucher.


If you prefer to email me your order rather than order via the online shop HERE, then please email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.  Please use these details to request a catalogue if you haven’t received one already.

Happy Shopping !!!!!!!!  I think I need a remortgage – eek !

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Adding Flair to Project Life, Cards and Scrapbook pages !

Do you remember these little epoxy domes from years ago ?

Epoxy domes

Well, they are now called Flair Buttons … and if you have purchased the Stampin’ Up! Project Life Everyday Accessories Pack (£8.95), then included in your pack, will be a couple of flair buttons.

Accessory Pack

I love them, but wanted more Sad smile  So I designed my own Smile YAY !

I bought the epoxy domes from Fleabay (I will send you the link for the seller if you want it), and then I designed my own ‘buttons’ using MDS.

Three sample buttons

The above is just a sample of the TWO sheets of ‘flair buttons’ that I have designed.  Each sheet contains 30 flair buttons, so you will receive 60 flair buttons in total.  They contain lots of different ‘words’, ‘travel images’ ‘seaside images’ ‘holiday images/words’ etc.  These buttons can be used to add detail to not only Project Life pages, but also cards, scrapbook pages, journals, ATC’s etc. etc., the list is endless !

I am selling TWO pages of Flair Buttons (images only) for £5, and you will receive the documents by email.
You will then need to print off each sheet onto cardstock, punch them out with a 1” circle punch, add your epoxy dome, and Bobs your Uncle – done !

Incidentally, the cheapest pack of 12 Flair Buttons I have found on Etsy is £3.62, and the American Crafts Flair Buttons are £3.99 for 6 Surprised smile  …. wow … you will be receiving 60 Flair Buttons (images) for £5 – bargain !

To purchase your Flair Buttons, please click on the Paypal ‘buy now’ button below.  You can still purchase the buttons even if you don’t have a Paypal account.  You will be asked for your debit/credit card details.  I will receive an email, and then forward you your documents.  If you want the images sending to another email address, then please let me know in the ‘messages’ section.

If you have any questions, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have fun playing !  Cal xxx


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