Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Easy Peasy–Water-colouring Bundle with FREEBIE!

I made these cards using a new stamp set called Happy Watercolor.  The set can be used in many, many ways, not just for watercolouring.  I think it will be a great set to enhance your ‘grunging’ projects.
I’ve used them on these cards as a simple, ‘easy peasy’ way of ‘colouring in’ the heads of the flowers.  These cards literally took about 2 minutes each to complete !  That is definitely what we like, quick and easy cards !
watercolour 1
watercolour 2  watercolour 3
On the ‘greeny blue’ card, I used Coastal Cabana ink and Bermuda Bay.  On the ‘yellowy’ card, I used Crushed Curry and So Saffron ink.  To stamp the flower image, I used black Stazon ink. 

Here is the bundle I used. 
  • Happy Watercolor stamp set (clear) - £21.95
  • Naturals White Cardstock - £6.75
  • Bermuda Bay Inkpad - £4.95
  • Coastal Cabana inkpad - £4.95
  • Stazon Inkpad - £5.95
  • Pack of medium envelopes - £4.50
  • Total - £48.55
You could order this bundle and receive :
  • *FREE Sale-a-Bration product of your choice
  • *FREE postage
To place an order or to request a Spring/Summer catalogue, please contact me on or 07747 465186

If you prefer, you can place your order online HERE and I will reimburse your postage costs if your order is over £45.

Come back tomorrow for more samples from SAB and the Spring/Summer catalogue x

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Today’s the Day …..

At long last … never has a new catalogue been so eagerly awaited !

The NEW Spring/Summer Catalogue AND Sale-a-Bration are now available for purchasing from … the link to both catalogues are on the right hand side >>>>>>>>>>>>

Grab a brew and a chocolate biscuit, and have a good ole’ meander through these brochures.

Sale-a-Bration OFFERS:

  • You get to select ONE free item for every £45 you spend - see the Sale-a-Bration catalogue on the right hand side >>>>
  • FREE postage on orders over £45.  I will contact you to reimburse online orders.
  • If your order (or a combined order) reaches £250 or more, you get an extra £25 hostess benefits to spend !
  • Want to sign up as a Demonstrator ? then for £99 you get to choose £150 worth of any products that you like !  To sign up with my amazing team The Hearts, just click HERE and just sign up online !

SAB NEW demo offer

To place an order, please contact me on , call/text me on 07747 465186 or SHOP DIRECT via my online shop (click on the pink SHOP NOW link) or via HERE.

Happy Shopping !  Cal xxx

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Challenge … Filling in time ….

As there’s only 2 more days Surprised smile until the launch of the NEW Spring/Summer catalogue AND Sale-a-Bration … I’m getting restless.  As the weather is so appalling and I don’t fancy going out, I decided that I would set a challenge – are you up for it ?

Simply follow this scrapbook sketch either in paper or digital – and link to it from the comments below or either of my Facebook pages (Carole Bryson Wood OR Heartfully Yours) … the names will go in a hat on Tuesday evening, and the winner will be sent some delicious NEW goodness …..

Here’s the sketch and my sample (using the FREE MDS digital download from Sale-a-Bration).

facebook sketch challenge 1 Challenge 1-001

What are you waiting for ?!?!

If you would like to receive a copy of the new Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure, then please contact me on or 07747 465186

Have fun !  I can’t wait to see your creations !   Cal xxx

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Less than a Week to go …

Yes! Yes! Yes!  Just under a week to go until the launch of the new Spring/Summer catalogue and the launch of Sale-a-Bration 2014 !  Whoop whoop – two huge launches in under a week !

Here are a couple more cards that I made this weekend using some of the new products out of both of the catalogues.

This first card was made using the beautiful Petite Petals bundle.  It includes a stamp set and punch, and matches beautifully with the Flower Shop bundle – or without it !  The little greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, and I’ve combined the card with some halloween washi tape, and bakers twine. I used Bermuda Bay, So saffron and Tangarine Tango inkpads.

petite petals 2

The next card is a card that was inspired from Pinterest – I’m madly trying to find the link to the original – but it was so adorable, that I couldn’t help but be inspired by it.  The card uses the gorgeous Banner Blast stamp set and punch that is available FOR FREE during Sale-a-Bration. I used whisper white cardstock, crumb cake cardstock and inkpad, coastal cabana cardstock and inkpad and some natural twine. So, so cute !

Banner 1

Don’t forget – that it is also a week to place your orders from the current Autumn/Winter catalogue.  This catalogue finishes on the 31st January, and once it ends, you won’t be able to order the products contained in it.

Don’t forget 2 – I have 3 places left for the 10 Club.  Why not spread the cost of buying your supplies ?  You commit to spending £15 per month (plus postage) for 10 months, AND, during one of those months, YOU are the VIRTUAL Hostess and earn AT LEAST £25 worth of products !  Contact me immediately to secure your place on the next group which is starting in February.  There are lots of other benefits to becoming a member of the group, so have a look HERE for more details !

Don’t forget 3 – Keep your eye out for special ‘Demo signing up’ deals during Sale-a-Bration !

Don’t forget 4 – There are still a few places left for the 2 Day EGGstravaganza Crop on Saturday 12th April and Sunday 13th April being held in Rochdale, Lancashire.  Join us for 2 days of fun, laughter and crafting.  If you would prefer to ‘do your own thing’, then you are more than welcome to do so, but there will be lots of amazing kits and classes available to keep you busy over the 2 days.  The cost is £30 per day (plus the cost of classes), and includes all meals, refreshments and surprises !

If you have any questions or queries, please contact me on or 07747 465186.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

If Carlsberg ran Crops ….

The Birkey 1

… it would probably look like this !

Yesterday was the launch of our first crop in Crosby, Liverpool.  It will continue on the 3rd Saturday of every month … and its held in a pub !  The Birky on Cooks Road, Crosby – and what an amazing venue !  The men (in the bar) were extremely interested, and we were challenged by one to make his Mum a 62nd Birthday card in 5 minutes … who were we to disappoint him !

birthday card 1

You might spot a new product on this card ? and the 62 is inside the card, as I felt there was enough on the front.  Once again, the amazing envelope punch board came in handy, and a matching envelope was knocked up in seconds ! YAY !!

It was a really great day, and a journalist from the local paper turned up to see what it was all about – we even talked her into making a card, and she wants to come back next month to take the class ! YAY !

If you would like more details about the crop, please contact me on or 07747 465186.  Emma Lee from our team is also running this crop with me, so if you would like to contact her, then her details are 07925 222317

Have a great Sunday ….. Cal x

Friday, 17 January 2014

Follow my heart …

I know I keep saying it, but there really are some stunning new products in the new 2014 Spring/Summer catalogue.  I just can’t wait for you all to be able to see the goodies that I have been fortunate enough to play with.

In the meantime though, one of the products that you can currently purchase, is the stamp that I have used in the following cards.  It is one of the Valentine ‘special’ sets called Follow My Heart, and I think the sentiment in it is stunning, and really sets of these two cards.

Valentines 1Valentines 2

I very rarely use non-SU products nowadays, but these dies cried out to be used with this stamp.

Back to all things NEW … This banner has been made using the FREE Sale-a-Bration banner kit.  The banners are a combination of fabric and cardstock, and come in a kit with pompoms (cute cute cute), twine, mini-pegs and other ‘bits’.  When I received the kit, I couldn’t resist having a play, and you can see some of the stamps that I’ve used from the Follow My Heart stamp set.  The link for the stamp set is HERE

tag banner 2

I couldn’t wait to get another kit, and so I decided to make my own using cardstock, and because I wasn’t sure whether SU would allow me to use the original as the template, I decided to make a smaller set, and came up with the following banner ..

banner 1

You can see that I have used the chevron punch (which is continuing in the Spring/Summer catty – yay), Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and one of the NEW SAB stamp sets.

I hope you get to have as much fun as me, when you eventually get your crafty hands on some of the new products.  If you would like to receive a Spring/Summer catalogue and SAB brochure, please email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

To place an order, or if you have any other questions or queries, again please contact me on

Have an amazing weekend !  Cal xxx

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Quickest Little Album–ever !

Another sneaky peak for you today.  Don’t forget, it won’t be long until you can get your hands on all these amazing products – 2 weeks today !  Why not consider becoming a Stampin Up! Demonstrator, and like me, you will have access to lots of Stampin Up! supplies before anyone else?  If you fancy the idea, then please contact me for an informal chat, or for more details by email (

This little mini album was made in approx 15 minutes.  The front and back pages are double layers of crumb cake cardstock, punched with the NEW Scallop Tag punch.  I punched out the rest of the album using a combination of crumb cake cardstock, and some of the NEW Retro Fresh designer papers.   That is literally it … apart from the decoration – so can you spot any more new products ?

Mini album 1

The second project I would like to show you, is again made with the new Scallop Tag punch, together with a different range of papers from the new Spring/Summer catalogue, and available in a stack !  I also used a new stamp set called Starburst, which has a set of matching framelits – believe me, they are lush, lush, lush … just wish I could show you them Sad smile

scallop tag gift box 1

Anyway, its not long ….. 2 weeks today ! YAY !

Don’t forget – there are spaces available for my 10 Club (stampers group) starting in February – you don’t have to buy stamping products, but any products that you wish from any current catalogue – there are heaps of benefits of being in the 10 Club !

Well, I’ve rabbited on long enough, so please contact me on or 01706 351299 if you have any questions or queries (my mobile phone is unusable at the moment, as it was recently lost/stolen …)

Thanks for stopping by – Cal xxxxxxx

Friday, 10 January 2014

Spread the Cost, FREE goodies and 2 Day EGGstravaganza !


Firstly - Want to spread the cost of buying your crafting supplies and earn FREE products ?

Then why not join my ‘virtual’ 10 Club ?  The way it works, is that 10 people commit to spending at least £15 per month (plus postage).  It doesn’t matter where you live in Europe – you can still be a member.  For one of those months, YOU are the VIRTUAL hostess, and will earn at least, £25 worth of FREE products – and you can spend your hostess £££s on whatever you want from the current catalogues !

For more information and to have your questions answered, please visit HERE.  The new 10 Club will start February, and to reserve your place, please contact me on or text/call me on 07747 465186.

Secondly – Sale-a-Bration starts on the 28th January !!! YAY !!!  Sale-a-Bration is the time of the year when Stampin Up give you FREE goodies, just for placing an order.  For every £45 you spend, you will earn a FREE product.  Keep your eyes peeled on my blog or facebook page (Carole Bryson Wood), for the ‘deets’ on the day !

The New Spring/Summer catalogue also launches on the 28th January, so another reason to keep your eyes peeled on my blog !

Lastly – come and join us for 2 days of Easter fun and frolics !

rochdale easter crop 1-001

To secure your place, please contact me on or 07747 465186.

Can you see any sneaky peaks on the poster ?!?!?!?

I will leave you with another sneaky peak ….

SAB six sided sampler

These cards have been made using one of the FREE SAB products, and the incredibly diverse Six Sided Sampler bundle – check back on 28th January, for a bundle deal that will earn you this card set FOR FREE !

Just to round up this post, I thought I would show you the team swaps that I made for Convention.  I had these coat hangers made, and then ‘decorated’ them Stampin Up! style – don’t they look fabulous ?

coat hanger 1coat hanger 2

As always, I am here to serve you, so if you would like to place an order, or if you have any questions or queries regarding this post, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Have a fabulous weekend !  Cal xxx

Monday, 6 January 2014

More Sneaky Peaks !

Good afternoon everyone from a very wet and windy Rochdale !  I just managed to get absolutely soaking wet just running to the car Surprised smile

So to cheer up a totally drab day, here are some sneaky peak MDS samples.  I know, I know that a lot of you haven’t got MDS (My Digital Studio) yet, but have you tried out the FREE version yet ? Seriously, I use this programme for ALL my crafting.  I use it for making my own distinct journalling tags for scrapbooking.  I use it as ‘hybrid’ elements in both scrapbooking and cardmaking.  I use it to make my own greeting cards, flyers, hand outs for school, business cards … the list of uses for this programme is never-ending.

Not only that, but the programme is without doubt the easiest programme that I have ever used.  ALSO … there is a dedicated My Digital Studio website – that has answers to everything – and access to ‘how to’ videos – seriously, give it some thought !

If you have any problems or questions regarding My Digitial Studio, why not email me on, and I will answer your questions here on the blog.  

First MDS (My Digital Studio) Question – What should I download first ?

I definitely think that buying the digital kits is the way to go.  You get so much more for your money, and they are amazing value.  Don’t just look at a kit and think “I won’t use that” … click on the image of the kit (via my shop link HERE) and that will bring up the larger image with an arrow >  Click on the arrow, and that will show you all the images contained in the kit.  You will get papers, brush stamp sets, embellishments (which includes buttons, ribbons etc.), and punch images.  Imagine how much it would cost to buy them individually ?  They really are great value for money !

Anyway, on to my samples.  These have all been used using FREE Sale-a-Bration MDS products.  Yes, not only is there physical products offered during Sale-a-Bration, but for the first year in the UK, you are also being offered matching FREE MDS products – yay !!!!

So, what do you think ?  I’d be grateful for any comments ! 

layout 4a-001 

Sketch 2a-001

Lots more to show in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled !

DON’T FORGET 1– You only have 25 more days to order from the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalogue Surprised smile

DON’T FORGET 2 – That Sale-a-Bration AND the NEW Spring/Summer Catalogue launches on the 28th January

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

Have a lovely evening whatever you are doing – Cal xxx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Catastrophe and Apologies!

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope 2014 is kind to you all !

Can you believe that my internet died a death, right on midnight, New Years Eve Surprised smile  At first, I thought that the worldwide web had gone down … then I thought that I might need to reboot the computer because we switched from 2013 to 2014. Then, when nothing at all happened, and the TV started playing up, I eventually realised that we had a problem !

I phoned my ISP, who said that they would send out a ‘dual’ Engineer on Thursday sometime between 4pm and 7pm – well, that was okay because it was New Years Day, and I’m sure they were busy – so I had two whole days without internet.  I managed to get an internet connection via my mobile phone, but couldn’t pair the phone with my computer for love nor money.  We also had naff TV on, because the other channels were playing up - although we could, by a small miracle, access the ‘Dave’ channel.  So, we have spent the last 2 days as a family, watching naff TV and Storage Hunters on Dave ! Deep joy !

Thankfully, the very nice man from Virgin came and repaired our ‘splinter thingy’s and we’re back up and running ! YAY !!

Anyway, apologies ….

I have led you all astray, and told you that the new Spring/Summer catalogue will be starting on the 3rd February.  I told lies, and I am deeply sorry.  The new Spring/Summer catalogue does indeed begin on the 28th January – the same day as Sale-a-Bration !  YAY !

So, lets see some projects …

This gorgeous little monster, is from the current Valentine’s promotion. Look at her cute little botty !! Surprised smile It is also available in blue for boys, and is just as cute !

Monster 1Monster 2

To view all the Valentine’s promotions, please look here

My next project, is a calendar made using lush papers that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  There are 12 double sided papers in the pack, and they are a ‘must have’ without a doubt ! I have also used the Autumn leaf BIGZ die for the leaves and our gorgeous sparkly rhinestones to finish off the individual sequins.

The gold sequin trim is NEW and from the Spring/Summer catalogue, together with the NEW spiral flower die – how amazing is this die !!?!  This is the die that I used for my demonstration on my Demo Booth at Convention.  It cuts through paper, card, leather, fabric, tin cans … I haven’t found anything yet that it can’t cut !  Isn’t it fabulous ?  I have made a video showing you how to use the die, and I will post this on my blog on the 28th January.  We’re not allowed to show actual products before their release, only projects made using them.

Calendar 1Calendar 2

bird cage 1 me convention 3

Don’t forget that during Sale-a-Bration, there will be lots of offers available, including signing up as a Demonstrator offer, and a whole leaflet full of FREE products (including My Digital Studio products) for you to earn.  If you would like a SAB leaflet and a Spring/Summer catalogue, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

DON’T FORGET – that the Clearance Rack is still available, with new products being added, so keep checking it out HERE – there’s lots of bargains to be had !

I would really like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom and your loyalty to me this past year.  2013 would not have been the success it was for me, without you all – so thank you from the bottom of my heart !

As always, if you have any questions or queries, then I am here to serve you.  Please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Again, many thanks – Cal xxx

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