Sunday, 24 February 2013

Its French .....

... Foliage that is ...

Isn't this an amazing set of cards  - well you can make them all, and the gift box to contain them for £45 (plus postage) !  PLUS a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift of your choice !

Included in the kit is :-

French Foliage stamp set - unmounted
4 x ink pads (midnight muse, real red, gumball green and soft suede)
Pack of White Cardstock
A selection of Real Red, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake cardstock

PLUS you will receive the instructions FOR FREE to make the cards AND the gift box.  (if required, I will die-cut the labels for you).


To order this kit, please email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186


Sale-a-Bration ends on the 22 March - so that means you have less than a month to earn any FREE GIFTS.

It also means that if you are considering signing up to become a Demonstrator to receive the extra 25% of stash in your starter kit, then you don't have long to do it.  Sooo.... the Starter Kit is £99 and YOU get to choose £162.50 worth of products - You can pick anything you like from any of the current catalogues - bargain or what ?!!!

You can either sign up to get the bargain kit, or, if you would like to start your own business, then I can support you to get started.  I run an extremely successful team of Demonstrators called The Hearts - and each and every one of them bring something special to the team, so you will be in safe hands ... oh, and above all ........ we have fun !!!  It doesn't matter where you are in the Country - our team spreads from one end to the t'other !

Again, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465196 for an informal chat.


Friday, 22 February 2013


Winner of my REVAMPED BLOG competition, as randomly selected by Random Generator is No. 9 - Jak .... would Jak please contact me by email with your full name and address please - Congratulations ! :D

Cal xxx

Thursday, 21 February 2013

I've had a Makeover

I've just had a BLOG makeover, courtesy of the amazingly talented Leanne Weaver !

In celebration of said makeover, I am offering a fab Stampin Up prize of card, designer papers and stamp set for one person selected at random who leaves a comment on my blog before lunch time tomorrow :)
By the way, Leanne Weaver also accepts commissions, so if you would like a BLOG makeover, or a WEBSITE makeover, please contact her via facebook or email her at :)

I will annnounce the winner tomorrow xxxx

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

ETA extra class - NOW 13 Different Crop Class Kits

As many of you know, I am running a 2 Day Crop on Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th April (there are 3 places left for Saturday and 4 for Sunday – contact me for more details).  During the weekend, you can :-
  • choose to take 6 out of the 12 classes
  • choose to take 6 out of the 12 classes and purchase the remaining classes and tutorials(or whichever ones you want)
HOWEVER … for those of you who can’t attend, but would still like to join in, you can purchase the fabulous Class Kits.   Each class kit is £6.50 (except the Mini Album kits which are £15 each), and you will receive all the supplies that you will need to complete each project (lots of extras), together with email step-by-step tutorials (or coloured printed instructions if preferred).  There is a choice of 6 Scrapbooking Classes, 4 Card Classes and 2 Mini Album classes.
If you would like to purchase any of the 2 Day Crop Class Kits, you will need to choose which kits you want, and pay for them by the 28th FEBRUARY, as I am ordering all the supplies needed at the beginning of March.  The kits will not be released until the beginning of April.

(Unwatermarked Tutorials for Demonstrators only are £5 per scrapbook class, £7.50 per album class and £5 per card and box/bag class).

Here are the classes :-

Scrapbook Class 1  Scrapbook class 1
Scrapbook class 2 sneak peek  Scrapbook class 2
Scrapbook Class 3  Scrapbook class 3
 sneaky peek 1 sbooking Scrapbook class 4
scrapbook class 5 sneak peek 1  Scrapbook class 5
Scrapbook Class 6 sneak peek 1  Scrapbook class 6 (double layout)
Card Class 1 Monograms sneak peek Card Class 1 Monograms sneak peek 2
Card Class 1 – Monogram Cards with Card Box
Card Class 2 Mens envelope box with matching cards
Card Class 2 – Mens Cards with Gift Box
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Card Class 3 – with Gift Box

Card Class 4 – with box

Mini Album sneaky peek 2
Mini Album Book 1 – Flag Book Album
mini album 2 (2) sneaky peek
Mini Album Book 2 – 6x6 Album

Mini Album Book 3 - Fan Fare Album

To book your place, pre-order your kits or pre-order instructions, please contact me on or text/class me on 07747 465186

Cal xxxxxxxx

Monday, 11 February 2013

Team Training & Shoes

Well Team Training and a Shoe Box swap !!! 

I had a fantastic time yesterday at our He[art]s team training day.

Firstly, I gave everyone a marketing/strategy talk, which led on to upcoming training events and Convention – did I mention Convention is in Manchester this year – whoop whoop !!! Smile and then, we got to the serious business.

I was never happy with the idea of buying all the products and designing projects for the craft aspect of our Team Training, as I don’t think its fair that I get the sales, when I am asking and helping my team to increase their sales.  Also, the Hearts team has so much talent, that I felt I wasn’t using the resources available  – ourselves !  Sooooo we went with the idea of running our team training ‘crafting’ sessions as a shoe box swap.

A shoe box swap is where each person brings a project that they have designed, and a shoe box full of all the products needed to replicate it. That way, we can show off our individual styles, and also share the sales.  Win-win !

Below, is a sample of just some of the projects that we made yesterday. Oh, and we finished off our session with Emma’s Birthday cake …. nom nom !  Happy Birthday Emma !

Firstly, is Julie’s fun Easter Bunny Box made using the amazingly adaptable cone box die. Isn’t that bunny bottom soooooo cute huh ?!!!

Julie 1 1

Next is Tammy’s elegant project.  Tammy used the stunning Everything Eleanor stamp set, which is fantastic for both Scrapbookers and Cardmakers.  This is definitely one of my most used sets that I own !

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Next is Emma’s extremely pretty project.  Emma used the beautiful Comfort Cafe designer papers.  These had never appealed to me really, but having used them yesterday, they instantly went on my wish list !  Emma also used the gorgeous Secret Garden stamp set with matching framelits.  Isn’t this a beautiful project ?

Emma 1 1

Lastly for today, is Helen’s stunning card using the Honeycomb embossing folder, and the Oh Hello Stamp Set – I just adore this stamp set, it can be used for both male AND female cards – definitely a winner, and in the new Spring/Summer catalogue !

Helen 1 1

I will post MY project tomorrow when I will hopefully get a decent photograph of it … and I’ll talk you through it …..  you are gonna love it, I promise !

WANNA JOIN OUR GANG ? – then DON’T FORGET – the Starter Kit is now only £99 and for the Sale-a-Bration period only, you get to choose £162.50 worth of products – seriously … £162.60 worth of products for only £99.  Where else can you start your own business for £99 let alone, get all the additional benefits …   ( you can sign up for just the kit if you wish).

If you want to please an order, know more details , or if you would like to sign up as a Demonstrator and join the Hearts team – then please contact me on or 07747 465186

Have fun with your crafting – Cal xxx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Shhh … Its a Secret ….

……. Garden.   How beautiful is this matching stamp set and framelits ?  I can already think of a million and one uses for it !

This set can be used with or without the stamps or dies – its just so usable !  How often do we say that about our craft stash !!!

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Stampin Up! have offered both the stamps and the framelits as a bundle, so you are saving 15% rather than buying them individually !  You can also buy the stamps mounted ( cost of bundle £36.95) or unmounted (cost of bundle £32.95)

However, that’s not good enough, so why not add on the honeycomb embossing folder that I have used and an ink pad – total £45.50 and earn yourself a FREE product from Sale-a-Bration  (leaflet is on the right hand side of this blog) AND free postage ?!

All of the above for £45.50 including postage !

If you would like to order this bundle, or place any order, then please contact me on or text or call me on 07747 465186


For Sale-a-bration only, the cost of our Starter Kit is only £99 and you can personally choose £162.50 of whatever products you want !!!  Why not consider signing up as a Demonstrator and take advantage of this great offer ?

Have you considered starting your own business ?  Again, what a great way to start your business by considering this great offer !  You will also receive a £45 stationery bundle FOR FREE when you sign up.  Together with help from myself, my amazing team (the Hearts), and Stampin Up! we will soon have you on your way to running a successful business.

Did I mention the 20% discount that you will earn on all the products that you sell ?  Also, you will have the opportunity to earn the cost of your kit back, lots of FREE products, and incentive trips ? 

If you would like to sign up, or if you would like more details, then contact me on or text me on 07747 465186 for a friendly non-commital chat.

Have a great weekend – Cal xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Want a bargain ? or Want to start your own Business ?

If you have answered yes to either of these two questions, then read on ...

It is now Sale-A-Bration and also, Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary, which can only mean one thing - FAB OFFERS !!!!!!!!!   Lets start with 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE! That means you choose a whopping £162.50 worth of products for just £99. Plus you receive £45 worth of business products for free for you to get your own Stampin' Up! business started - if you choose to. You don't have to join to run it as business though, you can just join for the amazingly priced kit. If you would like to join my extremely successful and fun team, then please contact me.

I am sure you will have lots of questions, or maybe you aren't sure, then again, please contact me, and we can have a non-commital chat.  

If you want to become a Demonstrator to start your own business, then I am able to help you with workable hints, tips and ideas.  You will have access to my Facebook Team Page, which is jam packed with ideas to help you build your business, and become successful.   Together, we will customise your business, to work around YOUR lifestyle.

Now opportunity comes at a lower price, and with complete customisation, sharing the Stampin’ Up! opportunity has never been easier. By reducing the concern about the cost of getting started, you can focus on what matters most: starting a business, YOUR way.

OR - if you just want to sign up for this AMAZING OFFER ..... please contact me on or text me on 07747 465186 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 07747 465186 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and I will call you back !

Chat soon - Cal xxxxxxx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Fancy a bit ?

….. of everything ? ….. then read on ……

Firstly, I’m going to share these two cards, which I made using the fabulous Tea for Two designer papers, the gorgeous Hearts a Flutter stamp set and the matching framelit set.  Then, I’m going to give you the option to get your inky mawlers on some of these products without having to pay for full packs of everything – what could be better than sharing ?

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As you can see from these cards, I’ve used more or less the same products, except that I have changed the buttons, and changed the colours – how easy ?!!


You can have as many shares of each group as you would like – If you order all three shares, then postage will be a flat £2.50

Paper Share

  • 24 sheets designer paper (6 – 6x6 sheets of 4 different designs)
  • 12 sheets Print Poetry paper stack(4 1/2 x 61/2)

£6.25 collected OR £7.25 posted

Accessory Share

  • 1 strip - Approx 25 roses – Roses Ribbon Trim
  • 6 paper doilies
  • 3 of 2 designs Crepe Filter Paper
  • 10 large Rhinestones
  • 4 Designer Builder Brads
  • 4 Soda Pop Tops (2 of each size)
  • 12 Cute Clips (2 each of 6 designs)
  • 4 Basic Designer Buttons (2 each of 2 designs)

£9.50 collected OR £10.50 posted

(Why not add on the Artisan Embellishment Kit for £8.95)

Ribbon Share

  • Strip of Roses Flower Trim (approx 25 roses)
  • 2m of Two Tone Ribbon – 1m (rose/pink) 1m (grey/black)
  • 6m of 3/8” Striped Organdy – (2m Marine Mist, 2m Melon Mambo, 2m Old Olive)
  • 1m of 7/16” Natural Trim

£11.25 collected OR £12.25 posted

As always with my shares, please contact me to secure your place.  Once each group is full, I will notify you for payment.  If you prefer to pay with a method other than paypal, then please let me know when you email me.

Contact me on or 07747 465186 to secure your place in the share group

Have a great weekend – Cal xxxxxxxx


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