Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas and Future Freebies–does it get any better ?

As Christmas is quickly creeping up on us, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  I would also like to thank you for all your continued support whether its as a customer, one of my Stampers Group/10 Club members or class/retreat attendees.  I truly appreciate you all, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas and that the New Year brings you everything you want, and more !

Talking of New Year …

Well, its nearly time for the annual launch of Sale-a-Bration ! YAY !  It launches on the 6th January together with the Spring/Summer Catalogue for 2015 !!  Two amazing events together – can it get any better ?

Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Ups way of saying thank you to its customers, but offering free products for sales.  If you spend £45 you get to select one free product of your choice from the SAB leaflet – which I will be posting the link to on the 6th January.

For example … if you purchase the Berry Basket Bigz die (£34.95) and the Bow Builder Punch (£15.50) you will be able to select one free gift of your choice !  PLUS – you will receive FREE postage !

Oh .. you don’t know what the Berry Basket looks like … hmmmm let’s fix that..

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I’m sure you’re also asking “What Bow Builder Punch” ?  Shall we fix that too?

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And freebies ?  Well how’s this for ONE of them …


As a Demonstrator, one of the perks is being able to view and pre-order products from the new catalogues, and I know I say it time and time again, but I really do think that this new Spring/Summer catalogue, is one of the best we’ve ever launched.  There are so many new products, that I couldn’t begin to tell you about them all.  However, just one of the new products is/are ‘Project Kits’.  You will find FIVE new projects kits – there’s at least one kit that everyone will like – and everything is included in the kit except adhesive – you will love them !

There are lots of new dies, framelits, punches, stamp sets and of course, lots of new bundles, offering a 15% saving at least !

I have a new 10 Club starting in January.  If you would like to spread the cost of buying Stampin’ Up! supplies AND earn at least £25 worth of free products, AND receive FREE catalogues, then look HERE for more details or contact me on

Well, this is beginning to look like an e-book, so I’ll round off by saying ‘thank you’ once again.  Without you all, I wouldn’t have achieved what I have this year, together with my amazing team, The Hearts. 

Oh, just before I finish, there is a Demonstrator Offer starting on 6th January during Sale-a-Bration, so if you have ever considered becoming a demonstrator, whether that is to just earn your craft supplies for free for you and a friend, or if you wish to run your own business, then again, please contact me on

Don’t forget the end of the year sale on my online shop, and the weekly deals … all available via the ‘shop here’ logo >>>>

Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year – much love – Cal xxx

Friday, 5 December 2014

End of Year MEGA Sale !


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End of Year SALE – Starts TODAY – Link is HERE – the offers are bigger and better than ever !!! 

NOTE – These items sell out quick – so please your orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment !

Either place your orders direct from the website, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Go Grab those offers !!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

AMAZING (and I do mean amazing) RECRUITING OFFER !

If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, or if you have ever thought about joining my even more amazing team, The Hearts, then this promotion is definitely for you!!!!

If you sign up to become a Demonstrator between the 25 November to the 1st December, you will receive a HUMONGOUS 25% discount on the cost of your starter kit! You will still get to choose £130 worth of whatever products you want, but you will only pay £74.25 instead of the normal £99!  

That is an incredible £55.75 worth of FREE products!

AND there's more ……

On top of your normal 20% commission, you will receive an additional 5% commission from all orders that you place throughout December!  However, if you place a £150 (or more) order within your first 45 days of being a demonstrator, you will receive 30% commission PLUS the additional 5% commission – meaning a total of 35% commission !  Seriously, what more could you ask for ?  Well actually, you can ask for more, because you will also receive FREE postage !   I told you this was a good one!!!

REMEMBER:  This promotion is only available for 1 week so you need to be in it to win it !

Use THIS link to join the team on Tuesday onwards.  What are you waiting for ?  Grab those catalogues and start putting your starter kit together !

If you have any worries or concerns, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186 for an informal, non-committal chat.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mad Merry Monday !

Ha !  That got ya !

While you’re here, have you seen the amazing Many Merry Stars stamp set in the Winter Supplement ?  It is so diverse, and definitely one of those stamp sets that you can use all year round – I love it !

Many merry stars

I love this one on the left by Susan Campfield, who has used the set and the star framelits to make a shaker card !  Linda Higgins (card on the right) has used the outline stamp, and then used the star framelits INSIDE the stamp, finishing off with the ‘Joy’ sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath framelits– very clever !



And lastly, the one above from Karen Titus is the opposite of the first card – I love the simplicity of this, and yet the effect is amazing !

Now I would have shown you my cards using this stamp set, however, I loaned my star framelits to somebody, and I can’t remember who, and whoever ‘who’ is, hasn’t brought them back to me yet !  Eeek !  However, I will show you more uses for this set as time goes on as it is a firm favourite of mine already, and I like to get value for money !

Be warned though - This set is only available while stocks last – so you have to be in it to win it !

This card and tags are ones that I DID made using the Holiday Home bundle – shown below. Again, this is another stamp set that can be used all year round – so so cute !

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Homemade Holiday Bundle

To order any of the products shown, you can order direct from my website HERE or you can email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Thanks a million – Cal xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Movember Makes & More !

Morning everyone !

I’m not sure if your husbands are like mine, and take part in Movember ?  Well Stewarts aggravating, bushy caterpillar is now resting happily on his top lip for the month.  He moans that it itches and scratches, and despite me saying ‘shave it off, we’ll still donate’, he insists that ‘’it’ sits in residence for the month!

At our recent Rochdale Crop, we included a Stamp a Stack card class.  For those who don’t know what one is, a Stamp a Stack is where you make a ‘stack’ of simplified cards that are quick and easy to make.  The cards contain a few techniques, but basically, you are able to set up a production line and bang out lots of cards!

In honour of Stewarts ‘it’, and in honour of Movember, the class also included these Santa Stache cards !

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In all honesty, I wasn’t a lover of this stamp set to begin with, and although I had previously ordered the ‘stache’ framelit, I hadn’t ordered the co-ordinating stamp set !   However, I accidentally ordered it by entering the wrong product code, and it therefore arrived in the Bryson household quite unexpectedly!  I decided that I would ‘have a go’ with it, and thankfully I did, because I fell in love with it !

Isn’t he cute ?  There’s also a cute Nutcracker guy as well to complete the set !

Santa Stache Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Santa Stache Clear-Mount Stamp Set

You can order yours direct from my shop HERE or contact me on and I’ll order for you !

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)


Don’t forget – to check out the Clearance Rack HERE and the Weekly Deals which are HERE

So, what are YOU doing for Movember ?

Catch you later !   Cal xxxxxxx

Monday, 27 October 2014

It’s Stamp-a-Stack Time !

Have you started your Christmas cards yet ?  Running out of time ?

If so, then you’re in the same position as me – time just runs away, and I start worrying that people expect a hand made card from me for Christmas, and I haven’t even started !

Help is at hand though !  I have put together this Stamp-a-Stack Class for purchase. The Class contains everything you need to make these quick and easy cards, plus basic instructions. (no step-by-step photographs).

Stamp Stack 1-001

  • The Ornamental Pine Class is £7.50 plus cost of the stamp sets. (makes 10 cards)
    The Endless Wishes Class is £9.50 plus cost of stamp set (makes 10 cards plus a bonus One Sheet Wonder 4 cards and box)

The cost of the stamp sets are :-
Ornamental Pine: £22.95 mounted or £16.95 unmounted
Endless Wishes: £13.95 photopolymer

This class is available by post also just add £3.50 postage (weight of cardstock)

If you attend my crop (next Saturday 1st November), you will be able to use my stamps, inks etc. But obviously, you will have to share.

Please either message me or email me on to book your Stamp-a-Stack Class. I do have some Sunday dates available, so please ask me. Thanks - Cal xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Stars * Stars * Stars * (and 23 more Stars)

OMG OMG OMG have you seen the Autumn/Winter Supplement yet ?

Have you seen the fantastic Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit ? (Item No. 138104 £23.95)

Merry-and-Bright Star Kit

Hmmm it doesn’t look much on this photo does it, but it makes the most beautiful 26 star decorations that you have ever seen !

Ironically, as I was typing this post, I’ve just received an email from the fantastic Sandi MacIver, and this is what she has created with the kit ! You can also see more samples in the supplement HERE

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Sadly, this kit was demonstrated at the recent European Convention by the amazing Pam Morgan, but sadly I wasn’t there to see it Sad smile  She got rave reviews, and because of her demonstration, this kit is selling out fast !  The kit contains EVERYTHING you need to complete ALL of these decorations!

Don’t forget, that ALL of the items in the supplement are ‘UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST’ – so they won’t be around for long, believe me !

Please do use the hostess code to support heartfully yours if your order is less than £150. If it’s more, then YOU get the rewards instead! (hostess code shown on the top right hand side of this blog.

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 again at

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A whole lot of Extra !

Whoop whoop !  Just in time for Christmas !

Christmas Supplement - click picture

Stampin Up have brought out this EXTRA Supplement just in time for Christmas – There’s lots of exciting, quick and easy projects for you to complete in time for the Christmas festivities !  Oh, and did I mention quick and easy ?!?!?! 

And … there’s an additional Project Life kit !  YAY !!!!  If you want to get those old photographs out of boxes and into albums, then this is the quickest way possible.  Pop in your photographs, chuck in a couple of journalling cards for writing on, or adding bits to – and then decorate if you want.  Voila !  done – and you don’t need any glue !  Shall I say that again … you DON’T need any glue !  whoop whoop !  There’s additional little wallets for keeping memorabilia, tickets, pamphlets, maps etc. so you can keep lots of holiday or event reminders !

To see the supplement in full, either click the picture above, or click the following link -

HOWEVER – this supplement is only available WHILE STOCKS LAST ! So you have to order very very quickly !  Be warned !

You can order directly from my website HERE or you can contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186 to place your orders.

DON’T FORGET – orders over £45 will receive FREE postage also.  If you place your order via the website, drop me a quick message with details on how I can reimburse you.

I will be posting details of my ‘Emergency Stamp ‘n’ Stack’ class(es) shortly – they WILL be available to do at home (will include stamp set), so keep your eyes peeled over the next day or so for more details.

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

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 again at

Friday, 17 October 2014

Got photos? *** and a competition ***

Have you got shed loads of photographs in boxes? Want a quick remedy to sort them out?
Good – then I am looking for people who are interested in memory keeping OR ex-scrapbookers who ‘don’t have time’. Seriously, you do NOT need to be creative or crafty, as half the time, you don’t even have to glue anything!

I can offer you a very quick, affordable way of completing your albums and preserving those precious memories without all the effort (and time) of traditional scrapbooking.

Contact me for more details at or message me via facebook.

For Project Life(rs) – have you seen the latest offerings from Stampin Up? Again, contact me if you would like to purchase any of the below Project Life products from Stampin Up! You get the quality of Stampin Up! with the design from Becky Higgins – definitely a win-win combination. These products are only ‘while products last’, so contact me as soon as possible on the above details.

Project Life extra

Aren’t these combinations just lush?  Love those little wallets – you can keep all sorts of memorabilia in them – whether its Christmas or any other event … e.g. holiday receipts, tickets etc.

I just adore Project Life – I managed to complete a full album in a day! Seriously!

The rest of the Christmas Supplement can be found HERE

Facebook Competition

Add me on Facebook – Carole Bryson Wood OR my Facebook Stampin Up! business page to get involved in the following competition.

It’s the Stampin Up Convention in Belgium this weekend. I sadly can't be there so  I am going to have a huge massive Scrapbooking Weekend Competition.

Notes: The prizes will all be scrapbook kits. You can enter one category or all, the choice is yours. It would be great if you could use Stampin' Up! UK products, but if you don't have any, then you can still enter *is kind*. Everyone can enter - Customers, friends, friends of friends, demonstrators, the dog ....

The competition starts tonight, and last entry will be accepted on Sunday at 4pm.
** Add your photographs/entries to this post please ! *** (facebook page post)

1. Make a funny scrapbook page
2. Make a scrapbook page without a photograph
3. Make a scrapbook page and stamp on it
4. Make a scrapbook page and use 3 photographs
5. Make a scrapbook page and use 3 patterned papers, ribbon, 3 journalling cards and/or tags, 1 'other' embellishment of choice.

Who's in ? You may eat Belgium chocolates and waffles and/or a combination as your are scrapbooking - I promise, they will be calorie free *wink wink*

If you have any questions or queries, or wish to place an order, then please contact me on

Catch you all on Sunday for the results of the competition!
Cal xxx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stock Up and Save !

Stampin' Up! is so excited about this year's World Cardmaking Day, that we're having an amazing 15% off sale on some of your favourite products! From 1-6 October,  you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive—all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!

Now is the time to restock your own supplies and with Christmas right around the corner, it's a perfect chance to make cards!
Stock up and save 2
You can view the full .pdf HERE

To place your orders, please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186


If you have ever considered becoming a Demonstrator, then NOW is the time !  If you sign up to become a Demonstrator during October, you will also earn a FREE pack of designer paper (of your choice but excluding speciality papers), for the following SIX MONTHS !!!!  Wow !  What an incredible offer - this offer is valued at £60 !

If you would like to join my incredible team, then click on this link HERE

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries on or call/text me on 07747 465186

What a great start to October !

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Gift that keeps giving …

…………. all year round - Yes … calendars !
These fantastic desktop calendars were introduced to me by my amazingly talented downline Julie Smith.  They are so quick and easy to make, and are the ideal project for ‘production line’ gift making ! They’re that quick, that you could make them for all the teachers in school !
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They have been made to be stand alone, but you could also add a magnet to the back and use them on fridges etc.,
I made mine to a female theme and a male theme, however, they would be lovely made up with a Christmas theme, and maybe give them as favours on Christmas Day Smile or even New Years Day !

Instructions via Julie Smith

The top layer is 9.5cm square, the second layer is 9cm squared and the final layer is 8.5cm squared.
This is the template for the stand.  Score first, then cut as shown below.

Can you believe that there are still people who do not own the Stampin Up trimmer and/or the Stampin Up scoreboard Surprised smile  seriously, how do people manage without them ?!?!  
If you order both the trimmer and the scoreboard through me, then I will email you a document containing 25+ projects .. actually, last time I looked at the document there were over 100 pages to the document, so I’m sure there are more than 25 projects !!!!

Keep your eyes peeled on my blog on the 1st October for some great offers that are coming up, including for new demonstrators !

To place your order, or if you have any questions or queries, please contact me on

Monday, 22 September 2014

Giveaway and Updates!

What a busy time it has been lately !

I’ve had a lot of things and events happening lately, but mainly, my son Aaron, has moved to Brighton to go to University.  We’ve had all the stress and hassle of finding him accommodation as the Uni only has Halls of Residence accommodation for 30% of their pupils Surprised smile We therefore had to go down to Brighton to find somewhere for him to live, and then all the hassle of deposits, advanced rent etc. etc… Finally, we had the ‘big move’ … and to say that I am distraught is an understatement.  That’s all I will say for now, as I am a mess at the moment.  I just miss him so much Sad smile

Here’s a couple of photos from the past weekend.

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I am now back on the ball …. and will be bringing you lots of ideas for those Christmas cards and gifts …. ooops, I said the ‘C’ word ! Eeek !

Below is a set of gift cards that I made using the AMAZING Four Feathers stamp set and framelits from the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  The stamp set and framelits are so adaptable, and for only £18.50 for both (unmounted) and £20.95 for both (mounted), these represent great value for money !

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Offers !

Until 31 October, host a party of £200 and you can earn for free the Good Greetings Stamp Set! Don't miss out on this limited time offer – so grab some friends, and place a qualifying order – you do not want to miss out on this amazing stamp set !

ALSO – you will earn £30 to spend on any products of your choice !

PLUS – I will email you a FREE online scrapbooking class !

PLUS – I will re-pay your postage which is a saving of £4.95 !


I am going to give away, a full scrapbook kit to one lucky person. For every order placed until the 31st October, I will add to the kit, so you may end up with quite a few kits (all with instructions).

ALSO - EVERY order will receive a free online scrapbooking class !

So … what are you waiting for … grab those catalogues, and off you go !

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

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 again at

Ciao for now !  Cal xxx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

YAY !!! It's Live & An Offer

Autumn/Winter 2014 Catalogue
The wait is over, the NEW Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now live and launched ! YAY !

To see all the amazing NEW products, please click HERE.


Here are some of the projects that I have been making using some of the new products :-

As you can see, there is something for everyone - so grab a brew and a piece of toast, and start writing up those wish lists !

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

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 again at

Enjoy Shopping !  Cal xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

It’s all happening this week …

Phew … what a week this week is … lots and lots of reminders.

1. Recruiting Special !

You have until the 29th (this Friday), to take advantage of the new recruit STARTER KIT SPECIAL.  Only £99 to sign up to become a demonstrator, and you get to choose £150 worth of products – that’s an extra £51 for FREE. 

PLUS! You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalogue NOW! A few days before the launch – whoop whoop 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.

2. The Big Shot AND Bundles Specials

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.

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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 – this Friday !

3. Carry Over List

The end of this years Carry Over list finishes on Thursday 28th August – see the list HERE and then to avoid disappointment you need to place your order before the 28th, tomorrow !

4. NEW Autumn/Winter Catalogue

The NEW Autumn/Winter Catalogue launches tomorrow !  There are shed loads of new products, so make sure you pop back tomorrow to see the catalogue !

5.  NEW Weekly Deals

The new weekly deals can be found HERE.  Happy shopping !

Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for the launch of the new Autumn/Winter catalogue !

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

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


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