Monday, 30 December 2013

Get stuffed !

Morning everyone !  I hope that you are all well stuffed and happy from your Christmas celebrations – were your stockings stuffed full of Stampin Up supplies ?

If not, and you need your fill of SU supplies, then start getting your wish lists completed as Sale-a-Bration is on its way !!!! YAY !!!!  This year, the 2014 SAB (sale-a-bration) leaflet is stuffed full of exciting NEW products for you to earn FOR FREE !

Sale-a-Bration starts on 28th January and the NEW Spring/Summer catalogue launches on the 2nd February – so put these dates in your calendar. 

I promise you, you will not be disappointed by either of these launches.  It constantly amazes me how Stampin Up just keeps getting better and better, and as a Demonstrator, I get to see all these products first – another bonus to becoming a Demonstrator !  Why not join up during Sale-a-Bration, and earn lots of FREE and/or extra products ?  If you want me more details, then contact me on

So for now, I will leave you with this mini banner that I recently made while having a play date with my Stampin Up friend Linda Welch – how many NEW products can you spot ???!?!?!?!

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For more details on the products used, or if you would like a non-commital chat about becoming a demonstrator, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

PS:  The new products used are … the banner kit itself (the kit includes canvas banners, cardstock banners, pom poms, twine), TWO new stamp sets, plus a matching NEW punch …. cool huh ?

I’d like to finish by wishing you all a Happy New Year, and that 2014 brings you all you wish, and more.  Stay safe … its blowing a hooley here !

Big loves – Cal xxx

Saturday, 21 December 2013

UKS Christmas Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone ! and welcome to my project for the month-long Christmas Projects UK Scrappers Blog Hop.  I hope that you have been following all the blogs, as there have been some amazing projects to date.   There will be more to follow, as the hop doesn’t finished until the 24 December !

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I have made a cascading album that is beyond easy to make – I promise !  I have used Stampin Up! Etcetera designer papers and cardstock. 

Here are the pdf instructions – just click on the link !

If you have any problems with the pdf or require the document in Word format, then I will make both documents available on the UKS thread above.

I would love it if you made this project, and posted a link to your version.  You never know … there may be a prize or two up for grabs – actually there IS a prize or two up for grabs – so let me see your mini albums !

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your friends and families, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom this past year.

If you would like to order any of the products that I have used, or if you have any questions about the project or products, then please contact me on

Keep an eye out in January for exciting news about Sale-a-Bration which commences on the 28th January !

Merry Christmas everyone !   Cal xxx

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A little gift for you ….

… some gift tags made in My Digital Studio.  Just click on photo and save as (to somewhere on your computer)

You can punch the circle out with a 2” punch, and the rectangular tags are approx 2” x 4” …. enjoy !

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Don’t forget – you can get a FREE trial version of MDS via my online shop !

Cal xxx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

I’m Lovin’ It !

80 percent off

I have placed my discount order – have you placed yours ?  Lots of you are really lovin’ the 80% off offers – don’t forget, these items go out of stock really quickly, so if there is anything that you want, then please order them as soon as possible – HERE is the link (or click on the logo below) !

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These items will NOT be restocked !

If you would prefer to order via myself rather than my online shop, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have fun shopping – Cal xxx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Up to 80% OFF Stampin’ Up! Supplies …

Yes, you read right Surprised smile 

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Stampin’ Up! are clearing out their warehouse and are adding to the Clearance Rack – with prices up to 80% off !  BUT, these are only WHILE STOCKS LAST ! So you have to be in it to win it .. well buy it !

The earlier you can order, the better, as once the stocks have gone, they are gone ! 

Click the image below for quicker access to the Clearance Rack !

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From now on, everyone has the chance to win the Hostess Benefits for each month.   Either comment below OR place an order via my online shop, using the Hostess Code for December : 62BV2BWU.  If you place an order online, then you will receive an extra ‘chance’ to win.

Please note:  Due to new rules from Stampin Up! if you forget to use the Hostess Code, then I can no longer add it afterwards.  Sorry x

So don’t forget – Tomorrow is Clearance Rack day, and don’t forget to use the Hostess Code: 62BV2BWU.

To place an order via my online shop, please go HERE or you can contact me direct to place your order by emailing me on OR call/text me on 07747 465186

Have a good one !  Cal xxx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Bargains (lots) and Gifts ….

How would you like 80% discount on your Stampin’ Up! supplies ?

Well, I know I would like 80% off, so I will be checking out the online Clearance Rack on Tuesday 10th December, as Stampin’ Up! are releasing lots of retired products with 80% OFF …. bookmark my shop page HERE and be up bright and early to snag those bargains !  Put the date in your diary – DON’T FORGET !

One of the things that I love about Christmas, is receiving lots of handmade cards and gifts.  There is nothing nicer, and it really warms me to think that people have taken the time and trouble to make something for lil ole me. 
I don’t have a lot of free time for crafting, so when I find something quick and easy that I know people will love receiving, I have to pass it on. 

My extremely talented teamie Tammy Ogden, made these fantastic calendars at a class she was teaching recently, and I thought they would make a really quick and easy gift for those people who I don’t spend a fortune on, or for those people who I normally just send a card to.

They were made using the top note die, and Tammy used the Flower Shop bundle to decorate them with.  I decided to change the stamp set on mine, so I used the Secret Garden stamp set with the matching dies.  I also changed the colour scheme to Rich Razzleberry, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit. I made one using Flower Shop just out of curiosity !  Which is your favourite ?

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Don’t forget, there is FREE postage on orders over £45 (UK only)

To place an order or if you have any questions or queries, then please contact me on or call/text on 07747 465186 OR place an order via my online shop HERE

Have a great week everyone Smile  Cal xxx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thank Yous and Responsibilties

I am pretty old-fashioned when it comes to thank you letters.  I think there is nothing nicer than receiving a thank you letter for a gift that I have sent to someone.  When it comes to gifts, someone has taken the time, trouble and expense to either buy or make something special, and that effort, in my opinion, should be rewarded.

Last weekend it was my Son & Heirs 18th Birthday, and boy oh boy, was he spoilt rotten - he had a lot to be thankful for believe me!

It doesn’t wash with me that ‘he’s a boy’ is an excuse for not sending out thank you letters, and it also doesn’t wash with me, that just because he’s studying means that he can shirk his responsibilities. However, I’m not all cruel, so to save him some time handwriting all his letters, I made him these Thank You cards with matching envelopes.

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These were so quick and easy to make – I literally used Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the sentiment from the Chalk Talk stamp set.  I used the Stampin Up! naturals cardstock, which has become a firm favourite of mine, and the following inkpads in summer starfruit, old olive, bermuda bay and crisp cantaloupe. 

I used the same colour combination on some notelets that I am gift wrapping and giving out as Christmas gifts, which were make ‘n’ takes from Convention this year !  Here’s just a couple of them …

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Don’t forget 1 – the Valentine’s Special HERE

Don’t forget 2 –  FREE postage on ALL orders over £45

Don’t forget 3 – Undefined ! The new Undefined stamp kit – fancy making a one-off, individual stamp for a special occasion ?  Then it will be no problem with the Undefined kit – think of lino etching when we were kids, and this is similar – its great fun !  Or make your own business watermark stamp !

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And here is a video showing how easy it is to produce your own stamps !

As always, to place an online order, please click HERE, or to place your order via myself, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186




Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Hell on Earth …

Are you stuck for ideas with your Christmas Shopping ? Well I am … it is truly hell on earth ! I have no idea what to buy anyone (except crafting family members and friends), and I hate being stuck in queues and being pushed and shoved around !   Is it bad for you too ?  Well read below at some of my suggestions for gorgeous Stampin’ Up! gifts for both crafters AND non-crafters … and I guarantee, you will NOT be pushed or shoved, and you won’t have to stand in a queue !

The Envelope Board is THE hottest tool around and does a lot more than just make envelopes ! 

 Envelope Punch Board – only £17.95 (133774)

Check out this YOU TUBE search HERE which shows you just how many different projects you can make with this amazing tool – I love it ! 

I made the inside pages of this mini album using the envelope board and spare journalling/photo pages … cute eh?!

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If you haven’t got the time to make your own album as a gift, then how about buying the Season of Style Journal with co-ordinating journalling cards and stickers – OR – the Season of Style Scrapbook Album for those people who take lots of photographs.  With divided page protectors and co-ordinating journalling cards, this album is quick and easy to put together – and a great reminder of Christmas with friends or family.


This is a photograph of my This & That Journal, which I have used throughout the year to journal different events and occasions – its always to hand … and I confess … it does have shopping lists, and reminder notes to myself written in it too !!

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If you still can’t decide what to buy – then why not give bundles some consideration ?  With a 15% discount given off the price, these are great on the purse as well.  Current bundles include :-


  • Chalk Talk Stamp Set & Framelits bundle – page 12
  • Label Love Stamp Set & Artisan Label punch – page 32 & 33
  • Backyard Basics Stamp Set & Framelits – page 79
  • Wildflower Meadow Stamp Set & Embossing Folder – page 83
  • Flower Shop Stamp Set & Pansy Punch – page 94 & 95
  • Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set & Embossing Folder – page 113
  • Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Mosaic Punch – page 123
  • Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set & Matching punch – page 125
  • Tag a Bag AND Tag a Box Bundle – page 158 & 159



AND … if you STILL can’t find anything, then why not consider giving a Stampin Up! gift voucher, all beautifully wrapped by me !  I will provide you with a gift voucher of any £5 denomination, I can personalise it and then wrap it up Stampin’ Up! style for you. 

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As always, if you would like to place an order, or if you have any questions or queries, then please contact me on OR to order your gifts/products online, then please visit my online shop HERE

Happy Shopping !   Cal xxxxxxx


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