Monday, 31 December 2012

Its a Mash Up ! & a sMASHing MEGA New Years offer !!!

Happy New Years Eve !  I hope 2013 will be everything you wish for – and more !
Talking of the start of 2013 means only one thing in the Stampin Up! world – the start of Sale-a-Bration, which this year starts on the 22nd January !  As Stampin Up! is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, then you can be assured that this years Sale-a-Bration is the best EVER !  You will seriously NOT be disappointed – so if you have Christmas money left, then save it until the 22nd January !!
Just to give you a little taster of what is ahead in 2013, I have made another little video for you …… this is my “Mash Up” Scrapbooking Kit and SAB sneaky peak !
Its a Mash Up!
I will be offering a monthly “Mash Up” Scrapbooking Kit starting in January.  You will receive two of these divided pages each month together with scrapbook papers, cardstock, journalling tags, embellishments etc., , so that over a 10 month period, you will be able to complete an album.  Each month I will be showing you 2 completed pages, but you will receive enough products to complete at least 2 x DOUBLE SIDED pages (four pages total).  I have a dedicated customer only page on my blog (password protected), where I will upload a video each month, and instructions on how to complete your pages.
sMASHing OFFER – If you sign up or commit to the “Mash Up" kit for 10 months, then at the end of the 10 month period,  you will receive a 12” Linen Ring Album for FREE ! (only if you sign up before the 7 January).
DETAILS – The cost per month is £15 (plus £2.50 postage), ETA:  Kit is now £10 plus postage and you will receive everything mentioned above.  If you are interested in committing to the kit, then please contact me on or 07747 465186.  If you wish to pay by paypal, then please send me your paypal email address, so that I can invoice you each month, together with your name, address and contact phone number.  If you wish to pay by standing order/bank transfer, then please let me know in your email or text, and I will let you have the details.
(I will be able to accept credit/debit card payments shortly – but I will keep you updated on this).
So there you go …. lots to look ahead to … but I will leave you with another, little Sale-a-Bration sneaky peak …
As always, if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on or 07747 465186
Happy New Year to you all !   Cal xxx

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Thanks

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of my wonderful customers and friends for your valued orders and friendship this past year.  You have enabled me to achieve so much, that thank you hardly seems adequate.

I have a lot of ideas and projects that I know you are going to love in 2013,  and I hope that you will all come along for the journey ….

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, and I hope that 2013 brings you everything that you wish, and more.

card 1a

Hmmmmmmmmm notice anything new ?

Happy Crafting – Cal xxxxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A Change from Christmas ...

As I am poorly sick at the moment, and have no energy whatsoever for crafting, I thought I would show you this christening set that was a commission for a friend - I loved the way that the set came together using Patio Party papers, and the new In-Colours for 2013.


YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAMPER !!!!   Its just a great way to spread the cost of buying stash !
I have 3 places left for a stampers group beginning at the end of January - it has never been a more perfect time to join a stampers group, as Sale-a-Bration will be starting on the 22nd January - which means, lots of freebies and offers !  

You commit to spending £15 plus postage per month for 10 months, and during the 10 month period, you are the 'virtual' hostess for one of those months, and earn AT LEAST £25 worth of free products from any of the current catalogues - what you select for your freebies is entirely up to you !

All you have to do is email me on with your home address, contact phone number and any queries you may have - easy !

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

Happy Crafting !

Monday, 10 December 2012

Cards for Men–Christmas Event: Day 8

Hi everyone !

Welcome to my entry for the Cards for Men ‘Days of Christmas’ Event which is running from the 1st until the 14th December.    If you haven’t discovered this little trove of loveliness, then the link is HERE

Each day a different team member will host the event and demonstrate a quick Christmas card/project suitable for those of us (like me) who are still doing Christmas cards.  There will be a different sponsor each day and a prize to be won.

Pop over to the main blog each day to find out who is the host for the day and then give them a visit, leave a comment and a prize winner will be drawn the following day.  Hope to see you all there! Just click HERE to visit the Site.

The prize for today is 3 downloads from KennyK downloads.

This is an unusual, but welcome diversion for me.  I am normally, a scrapbooker, and tend to give anything digital a very wide berth!  However, Donna Walker who is the organiser of the Cards for Men blog, asked me to join in.

I was extremely lucky to be asked to use a KennyK download.  I had the choice of using any digital image that I wanted, and once I saw the Scrooge image, I just knew that I had to have it !

My husband, when asked what he wants for Christmas, always says “nothing”, and so when I saw this stunning digital image of Scrooge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I originally decided to make the following card, and add a pack of crayons inside …….. ha ha ha !

Donna 1 blank

However, I felt a right ‘nasty pasty’ so I made him another one …… I used the Scrooge digital image to make a sheet of background paper, and then printed off a full sized copy as the focal point.  I used my Stampin Up! marker pens to colour in Scrooge himself – and apologies for the colouring, believe me, its been a long, long time since I’ve coloured-in any images !  I then used some My Minds Eye papers to add some additional colour.  The sentiment is my own, and was printed off and attached using dimensionals.

Donna 1 coloured scrooge

KennyK Downloads


I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey,

Friday, 7 December 2012

Paper Trimmer Video

Oh yes, I’ve done it … I’ve only gone and made TWO videos about the NEW & TOTALLY AMAZING Stampin Up! Trimmer.
Stampin Up Paper Trimmer–Part 1
and ….. Part 2
Stampin Up! Paper Trimmer–Part 2
Ha ha ha ha ha … a friend is lending me a Flip video camera to see how I get on with it – so hopefully, the next ones will be less shaky … and I might have had time to scrub off the ink from my hands and nails – I hope you enjoyed Corrie !

The cost of the trimmer is £25.95 and postage is £2.50 (offered by me not SU!)

As always, if you want to place an order, please contact me on or 07747 465186
Happy Crafting !  Cal xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tell ‘em what you want, what you really, really want !

How to get what you want this Christmas!

Subtlety will get you nowhere.  Share your favourite things from Stampin Up! by sending your gift list straight to the inbox of anyone who owes you an amazing present this Christmas.

Fill in this Wish List including my details, and then send it off  to anyone and everyone !   I will do the rest !

What more could you, or your gift givers want ??

Wish List picture

My contact details are, or text/call me on 07747 465186

My Favourite Things

Talking of Christmas, here is a list of 10 of my most favourite things – seriously, I’d be happy with anything off of this list, but I will love you forever if you send me David Beckham !

favourite things 1

This layout was made using Storytime papers, SU! chipboard alphabet, Apothecary Accents journalling dies and lots of ink !

Continuing with Christmas ….


This is another of the ‘small but quick’ Christmas cards that I have made with matching envelopes using the fabby diagonal scoring plate.

As always, if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on or 07747 465186


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Stampin Up New Paper Trimmer

If you need convincing anymore - HERE is the new paper trimmer from Stampin Up!   The UK version has cm's and inches, which makes it all the more easier for us - whoop whoop !!!

To place an order, or if you require further details, please contact me on or 07747 465186

Sunday, 2 December 2012

If Carlsberg were glitter card ….

….. then it would have to be the NEW Stampin Up! Silver glitter card !

Although described as silver glitter card, it is more of an Ice White colour,  and therefore UTTERLY FANTASTIC, for adding a drop of Stampin Up! re-inker, and changing it into ANY COLOUR GLITTER CARDSTOCK THAT YOU WANT !

Seriously …. just add ONE teeny tiny drop of SU! re-inker, smooch it over the glitter silver cardstock with a dauber– and voila – any colour you want ! As you can see from my two samples below (sorry for poor quality of the photograph – but the sparkle is that bright, that it distorts the photo) … I used melon mambo re-inker and tempting turqoise.   I didn’t want the colour ‘in your face’, so I smooched it into a thin coating.  However, you can smooch it in with an aqua pen filled with rubbing alcohol, and the colour will become more vibrant !

AND …. the piece de resistance … the glitter does not flake off the cardstock – what more could you want ?!!!!


The Silver Glitter cardstock is £4.50 for TWO 12x12 sheets, and the re-inkers are only £2.75 each and they last for ….. well forever !!  Bargain or what ?!!!!

ALSO DON’T FORGET – the new Stampin Up! trimmer is now available – ONLY £25.95 and the measurements are in cm’s AND inches – so win-win !!!!  (see yesterday’s post for full details on the NEW trimmer) … you soooooo need one !!

To place an order, or if you have any questions, then please contact me on or 07747 465186

Happy Crafting !

Saturday, 1 December 2012

It’s Here !!!!!!!!!!!

The New Stampin' Trimmer

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!

paper trimmer

*An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
*The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
*The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
*The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
*When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
*The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
*All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
*The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
*A full 12" cutting and scoring track
*The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
*The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
*The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
*The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
*Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
*The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
*Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
*The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
*The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
*Storage compartment under base
*The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
*Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.

Order in time for Christmas ! 

Price:  £25.95 plus £2.90 postage
Either email me on, message me via UKS, or text me on 07747 465186


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