Thursday, 21 August 2014

Absurd Announcement !

This is one announcement you do NOT want to miss !

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From the 22nd August – 29th August, you can purchase the starter kit for just £99 and receive £150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products !


  • Up to £150 worth of products from :
  • any current catalogue
  • clearance
  • weekly deals
  • specially priced bundles
  • that’s £51 of FREE product

PLUS! You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalogue NOW! One week early Surprised smile

PLUS! FREE POSTAGE:  another saving worth £4.95

PLUS! - The gift that keeps on giving:

  • · 20% off all future purchases
  • · Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of £150 or more within your first 45 days
  • · FREE catalogues
  • · FREE Stampin' Success Magazine
  • · Special offers, sneak peek products before customers
  • · Become a part of my amazing ‘Hearts’ team, and receive FREE training!

There's absolutely no risk.  If you have a Stampin Up wish list  then now is the time to either purchase the kit and/or sign up to become a Demonstrator.

Click on THIS SAFE LINK to take advantage of this offer.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Congratulations and Challenging Changes Ahead!

Sorry for the absence of posts (that's if anyone is still following me)! I've had such a busy month this month and it doesn't look like its calming down any time soon. 

 Firstly, I had the Croydon 2 Day Sizzling Summer Crop down South. What a fabulous weekend it was. The accommodation we stayed in was a Girl Guide Headquarters - and we all slept in bunk beds ! It was hilarious ! The place itself is situated in a beautiful conservation area, and the Brownies and Guides have set up a badger home, bird houses, mole mounds .. oh allsorts, and the area attracts all sorts of animals and insects - its stunning ! Although we went on a badger watch, we sadly didn't get to see any, although we did spot a beautiful young fox, and lots of really unusual birds. 

The weekend itself was a huge success, and I'd like to thank Jane Bryan, Debra Li and Brenda Miles for helping me with the organisation and cooking over the weekend. Secondly, thanks also to all the attendees, without whom, it would have been ... well ......... boring ! ha ha ha !

The first photo is the nature reserve, and the second photograph is a selection of the attendees playing the 'Getting to Know You' game!  

As I say, a great weekend, and one I won't forget in a long time <3  thank you all, and well done to everyone for 'earning' their Brownie Craft Badge, a medal and a Certificate for achieving the weekend challenges !

Did I tell you about the forthcoming AUTUMN/WINTER catty ?  I'm sure I did ... well I have been playing with some of the NEW products - whoop whoop - are you gonna luuuurv this catty <3  Seriously, it is one of the best we've ever had !   Here's a few sneaky peaks from you - but you can start ordering from the catalogue on the 28th August !

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet die

Wondrous Wreath Stamp & Framelit Set
The first sample is a beautiful favor box made from a NEW framelit set that is in the catalogue. I made the box and the tag using Sky Blue cardstock, and then punched a 7/8" scallop from silver glitter cardstock, and then a Island Indigo 3/4" circle and mounted them on top of the new lace in the main catalogue.  I tied the tag using the silver bakers twine, which is fast becoming a favourite !  Isn't it cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

The second photograph is using a beautiful new stamp and framelit set called Wondrous Wreath.  The stamp set has sentiments as well as two-step stamping, and is a firm favourite with lots of demonstrators.  The Joy is cut out from one of the sentiments from the framelit set - isn't it fab !!!!  I kept the card plain in order to show off the new products, but the inside does have a greeting - I promise !

If you haven't ordered an Autumn/Winter catalogue from me - then why not !  Email me at to ensure you get a copy !

Challenging Changes Ahead

My lovely Son & Heir has done remarkably well in his 'A' levels, and I am beyond proud of him.  He has earned himself a place at Brighton University studying International Business with a language of his choice - sadly not Japanese, which is what he wanted, but he's thinking about adding on French.  

I am not ready yet to lose my wonderful Son, but I know that he is ready to spread his wings and fly, and as an advocate of living ones dreams, I grudgingly have to let him loose.  I don't think I've cried so much in my life the last few days, and I'm sure that when we eventually 'drop him off' ... there will be more to come.  

Sadly though, we are struggling to find accommodation in Brighton.  There are not enough rooms in the Halls of Residence for all the students, and he's having to find private rented accommodation - so if anyone knows anyone, then please send them my way.  We've coming down to Brighton the weekend of the 28th/29th/30th August to try and sort it out - so please keep us in your prayers and thoughts, that we find something !

Here's someone else who is definitely going to miss him !


I just wanted to make you all aware, that there might be a slight delay in any email replies or responses over the next couple of weeks.  I'll still have access to everything, but I don't want you to think that I'm ignoring you if you don't get the normal speedy response from me. 


I hope you enjoyed these sneaky peaks, please do use the hostess code to support heartfully yours, if your order is less than £150.  If it’s more than £150 then YOU get the rewards instead!  (hostess code shown below)

Current Hostess Code : WNBVEYYP

If you would like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalogue, then please contact me at  You can of course shop at my online shop 24/7 HERE

If you’re thinking of joining Stampin Up! and would like to join my team, the Hearts, then I’d love to hear from you at or 07747 465186 for an informal chat.

Thanks for popping by, and don't forget to come back to see some more sneaky peak projects !

Have a great day - Cal xxx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Brilliantly Big Roses and Brilliantly Big Bundles Offer !

We are having an amazing summer here in the Bryson Household.  Mr B and I have been working in the garden with the help of Jack Jnr, and not only are we making the garden as safe as can be for Jack, but we have finished removing huge trees and bushes, to give us room for planting.

I adore roses, and this year, my roses have started coming up a treat – lots of buds and blooms, and the most beautiful smell you can imagine.  I even bought some miniature tea roses from Aldi for £1.29 and they are absolutely full of heads – one at the moment has 8 heads on it ! Surprised smile   (ignore the wooden board at the back of the tea rose, that’s to stop Jack from escaping)!

roseroses 1

Anyway …. on to Stampin’ Up! News !

There has never been a better time to invest in the Big Shot. With the upcoming launch of the Autumn/Winter catalogue (end of August), you will kick yourself if you don’t own one. The Autumn/Winter catalogue has even more matching stamp and framelit sets, and unique Stampin’ Up! only dies. *heart*

Big shot 2

Purchase a Big Shot from me, and you will receive one of the bundles shown below FOR FREE ! Valued at up to £47.50, this is a HUGE offer that shouldn’t be missed!

Simply order a Big Shot from me, and pick which bundle you want FOR FREE – easy !

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Do you already own a Big Shot ? If so, then there are offers for you too !

Have a browse through the selection of five stamp and framelit sets, and if you purchase one of them, you will automatically receive a 15% discount ! So now, it’s not just easier to create amazing projects, it’s cheaper too ! Win-win !

PLUS – If you place an order of £45 or over, then I will reimburse your postage costs!  (excluding stampers group orders). 

Have a look at the videos that I have posted below for help and advice using the Big Shot, and for even more ideas on how to use yours !

Everyone loves the big shot – you tube video

Big Shot Basics – you tube video

PLEASE NOTE: This offer only lasts until the 31st August !

You can either place your order from my online shop HERE, or you can contact me on or 07747 465186 – you can also contact me from those above details if you have any questions or queries, or just wanna good old chat about roses ! ha ha ha !

Very many thanks for all your continued custom and support – I truly appreciate you all xxxxxxxxx   Cal xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

It’s a Weekly Kinda Deal …

… well actually, it’s not Kinda … IT IS  a deal !

The NEW weekly deals are here, and I can’t believe that I’m saying this … the NEW Hexagon Framelit is in the Weekly Deals Surprised smile  £15.71 – I think they must have made a mistake ! Winking smile

Weekly deals 30 July

Lots of other offers too, so make sure you place your orders as soon as possible.   I also can’t believe that I only bought the hexagon framelit last week Sad smile  

The amazing bow die is also on the list this week, and if  you remember, last year, I made the cute little angels using this die.

bow die Angels bow die

It’s also fantastic for decorating gifts, gift bags, making felt hair bows, etc. etc… it is definitely the die that I personally use most for decorating.  At only £21.71 it’s a steal !

ALL the Weekly Deals can be found HERE

ALL the Clearance Rack products can be found HERE

Other News

In other news, I am taking on an additional job with a Skin Care and Make Up company that is due to launch shortly in the UK.  As my ‘Son and Heir’ will be leaving the nest and going to University (hopefully), I need to raise extra funds to help finance his Education.  I am NOT, and never will be, leaving Stampin’ Up!   SU is my passion in life, and is more than just a hobby to me. 

So if you see me advertising skin care and make up, please be assured, that this is in ADDITION to my Stampin Up business, NOT instead of !

Christmas Class

My Annual Christmas Gift & Card Class – At the moment, I have two dates .. Sunday the 14th September and Saturday 20th September.  I appreciate that it is a little away yet, but you will definitely need to pre-book your place, as this class is always popular.

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 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 goodies/cakes Smile

Don’t forget - Contact me to reserve your place as soon as possible.

Autumn/Winter Catalogue

I know that the NEW Main Catalogue has only just launched, but to get us in line with Demonstrators and products from all over the world, the Autumn/Winter Catalogue will be launching on the 28th August this year.

If you are not on my catalogue list, and would like a catalogue, please email me to reserve your copy.  I will be sending these out, as soon as I am able to order them and they then get delivered.

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Croydon Class Kits

These are the classes that I will be teaching at the Croydon Weekend Crop next weekend (8th,9th,10th August) and the kits are now available to order – although they will not be sent until 12th August.

See my post HERE for the kits.

  • Scrapbook kits are £5.50 each and contain enough for 3 layouts
  • Mini Album Classes (four in total) is £25
  • Card Class is £15 and has 10 card samples, and enough products for you to make even more cards.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, or wish to place an order, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

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


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