Sunday, 29 September 2013

Its a wrap … with Bows !

Have you seen the new Stampin Up! Gift Bow die yet ?

Gift Bow Bigz L Die

At first I thought, well I can cut that out myself, but this is a seriously multi-functioning die, and can be used for lots of other crafting projects other than using it just as a paper bow ! 

And here are some samples of the different bows that you can make.

Look at these amazing samples from Wendy Cranford – aren’t they fabulous ?!

This one is my favourite – it is so effective, and so quick and easy to replicate ! 

Here’s a beautiful hairband made using the bow die and felt – how cool !  I want one ! (sample from

KB Papercraft. Bow made from felt and Stampin' Up! gift bow die.

To order your Bow Die, please either visit my online store HERE or email me on  You can also call/text me on 07747 465186

Friday, 27 September 2013

Beautiful NEW Christmas Card Kit

Christmas Desk Set Marketing Image (2)

How beautiful is this stationery box and card set ?!?!  If you think it is as fantastic as I do, then it is available for purchase for £15 plus £2.95 P&P and includes ALL your supplies (except the stamp set).

Why not add on the Festive Flurry stamp set for £28.95 (clear) or purchase the bundle, which includes the dies for £42.25 (clear) and the crumb cake inkpad (£4.95).

If you attend my crop, then I will be running this class next month (November) for £25 which includes use of all my tools and supplies – but I will need at least 2 weeks notice, and a £15 non-refundable deposit (you will still get sent the kit).

For more information, or to place your order, please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Cal xxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Bargains ! Bargains ! Bargains !

I have the most amazing NEWS to tell you – we now have a CLEARANCE RACK section – yay !!!

clearance rack

You can find the Clearance Rack section in my shop HERE

These are products that have been massively reduced, are either discontinued or near exclusion, and are offered at a massive discount.  The list changes daily, so please make sure that you drop by every day to see what offers are available.

You can only order Clearance Rack by ordering online, as these items tend to fly off the shelves – what a great time to stock up now for Christmas gifts !

You can find the Clearance Rack HERE !

Happy Shopping !   Cal xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Hostess Code reminder ….

Just to remind you, that if you place an online order via my website HERE then you may be randomly selected to be the virtual hostess, and earn lots of FREE products from any of the current catalogues or offers !  The total combined orders must amount to £150 for a hostess to be selected, but with such amazing offers, this will easily happen !
This current code will run until 30th September, so who knows how much you will receive in FREE products, and don’t we all love free products !
The current code is HAGXGNRZ
You can still place orders by contacting me on or call/text me on 07747 465186
ALSO – for anyone who places an order over £45 you will automatically go into the draw to win a fabulous Canvas Mini Album Kit worth at least £25 !
What are you waiting for ? 
shop now button 2 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Limited Edition–SINGLE Christmas Stamps !

single stamps christmas

Aren’t these single Christmas stamps amazing – and they are a double whammy because they match a lot of our punches and framelit sets too !  whoop whoop ! They are available up until 31st January OR until stocks last – I have a feeling that these might prove popular !

I can already think of lots of different ways that I can use some of these stamps, and I’m definitely going to be first in the queue for ordering the star – how gorgeous !

To place an order, you can shop on my online shop HERE or you can email me at or call/text me on 07747 465186

Don’t forget that time is running out to get your discount on the fantastic Potpourri Butterfly Bundle – 15% off the regular price !

Butterfly bundle

MDS UPDATE:  There are lots of new products in the MDS section on my online shop – so scoot over and see what delights you can purchase to add to your MDS software – I am soooo lovin’ this programme !

SINGLE MARKERS – these single markers are still available, but supplies are running out (unless bought in a set), so make sure you add these to complete your marker collections !

single markers christmas

To place an order, you can shop on my online shop HERE or you can email me at or call/text me on 07747 465186

Monday, 16 September 2013

Amazing Incentive !

Every customer who spends over £25 (not incl. postage) between now and the 30th of September, will have their name put into a hat, and will be in with a chance of winning this amazing Canvas Album Kit.  The kit comes with everything needed to complete this album, including full written instructions.

The kit itself is valued at approx £25 and was designed by Penny Kafai – it truly is a masterpiece !



Out of the frame

You can either place your order at my online shop HERE or you can place your order with me via email, or you can call/text me your order on 07747 465186

I will use Random Generator, to announce a winner at 6pm on the 30th September !

Happy shopping and good luck !   Cal xxx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

For no good reason its a Scrapbook Sketch !

Evening everyone !

Here’s a scrapbook sketch for you to play along with.  It would be great fun if you would link to your creations in the comments section, and share your work with everyone.

Sketch 5-001

I often find that my mojo just disappears, and I have no idea what I would like to create.  I do know that I want to scrapbook, so that’s the start for me.  Then I have a good old cyber search for scrapbook sketches and see if anything ‘takes my fancy’.  I then have a look for the photographs that I think will suit the sketch, and then papers, cardstock and embellishments.  That is my thought process when I’ve lost my mojo … or even when I am just thinking about how I want my layout to proceed.  Maybe you have a different thought process, so come on, what’s yours ?!?!?

I created the following layout from the sketch using Stampin Ups retired Tea for Two papers.  You can purchase these papers from the new main catalgoue as they have been produced in a different colour way ! YAY !!

Sketch 5 sample LONDON-001

Anyway, its getting late, and I have a good book calling me … Don’t forget – please link your creations if you accept the challenge !

Happy Scrappin’ …… Cal xxx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Its here !

magnetic platform

NO more sticky notes !!

Were you too late to get your Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot right after the catalogue launched ? Stampin' Up had ordered what they thought would be enough for 13 weeks and sold out of those in only 3 weeks. After that the item number was turned off until they could get more stock.

Well guess what?!?  Tomorrow (Friday 12/9) you will be able to order your Magnetic Platform !!! YAY !

So make sure you order yours soon, these are gonna fly off the shelves fast because they are such an awesome, amazing, wonderful tool! A must have for any Big Shot owner!

The new BFF for your Framelits and Edgelits! Exclusive magnetic platform to hold your Framelits and Edgelits in place over stamped images when you cut them. Learn how to use this lovely tool by clicking HERE

You cannot order these anywhere else until the end of October – so be one of the first of your friends to own one !

To place your order, please either order online HERE via my online shop, or email me on OR call/text me on 07747 465186


The winners of the mini albums in support of Help for Heroes were:-

  • Caroline Norcross
  • Fiona Douglas
  • May Carlin

I now have all your addresses, so will ensure that these are posted to you post haste !

Thanks to everyone for their generosity. *heart*

See you all soon !  Cal xxx

Monday, 9 September 2013

UKS (UKScrappers) Blog Hop

Welcome to The UKS End of Summer Blog Hop and also welcome to my Blog - you have probably arrived here from furrypig whose blog is HERE

DO NOT FORGET to leave a comment on this post to ensure that you are on Mary Anne's list of UKS Blog Hop participants.  If you complete the whole UKS blog hop, then you will be in with a chance of winning some super prizes !

My offering is a digital layout, made using MDS (My Digital Studio), which is a new digital programme from Stampin Up!  It really is an amazing programme that can be used for more than just scrapbooking.  You can make cards, flyers, business cards ... the uses for this programme are endless.  Add to that, the fact that you can add digital stamp sets, punches, designer papers, cardstock, matching ribbons, twine ... staples ... the list goes on and on.  You can order it all from my own ONLINE SHOP HERE.  Just go to MDS and off you go - oh, and Stampin Up! are even offering a 30 Day FREE trial !!

Please carry on below, as I have added two FREE digital journalling cards for you to use.  Just click on the image and save to your own computer.

This layout was made using Season of Style designer papers and stickers.  I have also used Season of Style embellishments and stamp set and the new chevron punch.   It is beyond easy to put this layout together with the combination of supplies used above - plus, you can do so much more !

This layout was made using Season of Style designer papers, chevron punch and star punch, together with different alphabets from my own collection of fonts.

Onto the giveaways - Please find below, two journalling cards for your own use.  Simply click on the image, and save to your own computer.

Thank you for joining in with the blog hop, and you are now invited to 'hop onto' Ifa, whose blog is HERE

If you should get lost, then please return to UKS where you will be able to see the complete list of participants - DO NOT FORGET to return to UKS as well to confirm that you have commented on this Blog (and all the others) to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Happy Hopping - Cal xxx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

I’m going Chevron Crazy

Have you seen the NEW chevron punch from Stampin Up! yet ?  It is absolutely amazing, and can be used for so many different genre’s of crafting, and of course, lots of different techniques.

Chevron Border PUnch

Punch out a strip as above, and simply use it as a mask and dauber ink all over it, to give an amazing background effect. 

You can also use the punched out pieces as a chevron border, or punch it out and use it as is on the edge of a layout or card … so, so many uses.

Here is a round up of projects that I have found around the internet.

chevron 1 (jk cards)

chevron 2 j k cards (jk cards)

chevron 3 patty bennett (Patty Bennett)

chevron 4 stampin up (Sarah Sagert)

chevron 6 sarahsagert blog (Sarah Sagert)

Chevron 5 (Pinterest)

You can also find the chevron punch in MDS, and I’ve used it here for a FREE journalling card (click on the picture and save to your desktop)

Arrows coloured-001

To order your Chevron Border punch (Item No: 132154 £19.95), simply email me on, call/text me on 07747 465186 or order online at my online shop HERE

Have fun with your borders !   Cal xxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Colour Refresh Bundles

As promised, here are the NEW Colour Refresh Bundles for you.  Again, deep apologies for the mistake in the current main catalogue, but hopefully, this will please you !

Colour refresh

Just click on the picture to be taken to the document.

You can also purchase some of the marker pens individually :-

Markers individual

To place an order for any of the above – you can either shop online direct via my online shop HERE or you can email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have a fantastic weekend – Oh … and please join me on Monday for the UKScrappers End of Summer blog hop !!!

Cal xxx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Online Shopping is LIVE and MDS (My Digital Studio) is available for purchase NOW !

You can now shop online with me DIRECT !!!
shop now button 2
Simply click on the shop sign to the right >>>>  and this will bring you to my online store.  You can shop online 24/7, 365 days a year – whoop whoop !!!  Anytime, any place, any where … isn’t there a song with these words ?!?!? Smile

You will need to create an account to get started, but then you simply fill your shopping cart and check out. There is a delivery charge of £4.95 no matter how much you order, and your products will be delivered directly to you via UPS and will take between 3-5 working days.

MDS – its here !
With the relaunch of Online Ordering, we now have access to a brand new product that can only be ordered online:
MDS Image
My Digital Studio is crafting at the touch of a button!  You simply download the software to your computer and you can start creating straight away.  Anything from cards to scrapbook pages, invitations to home decor.  MDS is easy to use and extremely versatile. Its exclusive artwork coordinates seamlessly with your existing Stampin’ Up! collection allowing you to create entirely digital projects or mix them up to produce fabulous hybrid projects.

Other benefits of My Digital Studio include it’s portability.  Work full time?  With MDS on your laptop, you could easily get in a little crafting in your lunch break, or perhaps on the train journey to and from work.  Or how about those times you’ve wanted to take some crafting away on holiday with you – all you will need is your laptop!  Maybe you have limited crafting space at home like me, then if this is you, then My Digital Studio is the answer ! My Digital Studio really does suit all needs!

Here’s a You Tube video explaining My Digital Studio :-
My Digital Studio–Stampin Up!

The AMAZING thing is that Stampin’ Up! are offering a 30-day Free Trial to any customer who would like to try it out.  However, if after all my sneaky peaks, you simply HAVE to have it – then you can go direct to my online shop and order the full product for ONLY £13.95
(Simply access my online store from the link above, create your account and then download it straight from the store.  Once in the store, simply click the ‘My Digital Studio’ link in the left hand column and choose between the free trial (130910) or the full software (130646).

There will be new content – digital designs and artwork – released each week, so you can add to and build up your collection of digital downloads regularly.
MDS products must be ordered online, but can be ordered in conjunction with physical products which will be shipped straight to your door (shipping charges apply on physical products, but not digital).  All products qualify you for hostess rewards, so if your order is £150+, you get choose even more goodies for FREE!

Here are a couple of projects that I have made using MDS and believe me, if I can do it, then you can – I am a true technophobe, and MDS is seriously easy to use :-

Christmas 4 layout-001Christmas 6 layout-001

Are you a Project Life fan ? Then make your own using MDS – image it, your own PL cards at the touch of a couple of buttons !

PL 14-001Project Life 2a-001


For the remainder of September, every customer who shops online with ME (make sure my name is in the top right hand side of the online ordering screen) will be entered into a prize draw.  The winner will receive ALL the hostess benefits for the orders ! Just enter the code HAGXGNRZ into the Hostess Code on checkout.  At the end of September, I will contact the winner to place their hostess winning order.

Don’t forget – I am always available to help and assist you whether you order online or via myself.  If you have any questions or queries, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.


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