Friday, 18 December 2015

Share it Out!

In preparation for the NEW 2016 Spring/Summer Catalogue, I am now taking reservations for the upcoming 2016 Stampin' UP! Spring/Summer paper share!  Paper shares are a great way to try out samples of ALL the paper packs and be ready to order just the paper that you particularly love.

You will receive 78 sheets of 6x6 paper in total, with an extra bonus of a sample of the NEW glimmer paper.

The following is just a sample of the papers that you will receive :-

Reservations now being accepted!
  • email me at or message me via Facebook, to tell me you'd like to join this paper share
  • include your name, address, contact phone number and the email address you use for Paypal
  • I will begin sending Paypal invoices to participants on 3rd/4th January.
  • All invoices paid by the 4th January will be included in the first batch of paper shares processed
  • Paper will be ordered on the 5th January and emailed out on 15th January latest.
  • Paper shares paid for after the 5th January will be filled as groups of 8 people join
This is just the FIRST share ... but as stated above, the shares will continue in groups of 8 whenever you are ready to order.

The cost is £15 per bundle INCLUDING postage, a discount AND a free glimmer paper sample.

Remember, you have until the 4th January to confirm and pay.  

If you would like a copy of the catalogue (and Sale-a-Bration pamphlet), then please email me on the above address.

For all other products, place your Stampin' Up! orders in my online shop HERE

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

HUGE SALE - Retiring List, Weekly Deals and 60% off! wow!

It is all happening here at Stampin Up Towers ... sales, sales and more sales ....

You can find the retiring list HERE

You can find the Year-End Sale HERE

And lastly .... you can find the Weekly Deals HERE

Has there ever been a better excuse to go shopping?!?!?!  ha ha ha ... and don't forget, the new Spring/Summer catalogue is launching in January, together with Sale-a-Bration, so keep your eyes peeled for more details, news etc.,

HUGE REMINDER:  Once items have gone on the Retiring List, then they won't return, so you need to buy them now to avoid disappointment.

To Place your orders:-
*  kindly shop via my online shop link (all the links above), 
*  Email me on
*  Call/text me on 07747 465186

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

It's soooo not a video!

Well, I made a video last night ... it's hilarious, but lots of amendments needed to it, as I managed to get my black bobble hat in it, and my frizzed hair after getting caught in the rain ... it's a disaster!  So I promise that I will re-film it!

However, to make up for it, below I've given you all the instructions on how to make these quick and easy money bag/gift card bags .... I promise, they are beyond easy, and I managed to make 12 decorated bags in less than an hour - I swear!

This is a great project for using up scraps of paper and card stock, as the size you start with is only 4" x 5 1/2" - meaning that you can get 4 bags from one A4 sheet or 6 bags from a 12x12 sheet.

How cute are these?!?!?!

There are so many different ways that you can decorate them, and I used just the one stamp set!  It's called A Little Something, and as you can see, it can be used for lots of different occasions, and can also be used for producing amazing backgrounds .... and such great value at only £15 for all these stamps! (unmounted) The link is HERE  I used two punches for the sentiments - the label bracket punch - which is current ... sadly, the other punch is discontinued,but you could use a circle punch instead.  The paper I used is called Into The Woods HERE and Farmers Market HERE

I added bits of ribbon, clips, pegs etc. etc... but you can use up anything you want.  On the right hand card, I punched out a window and added a scrap of window sheet behind it (so that nothing fell out) .. I punched three flowers, the sentiment and voila another bag made of scraps!  Easy!

Here's a close up of two of the bags

So ... here we go with the instructions ....

Money Bag / Gift Card Holder INSTRUCTIONS

You can make 4 bags from 1 A4 sheet of paper. Finished size is approx ½” deep x 2” x 3 ½”

To start you will need a piece of card measuring 5 ½” x 4” (or 13cm x 10cm)

  • Score on the long side at 2”, 2 ½”, 4 ½”, 5”  or (5,6,11,12 cm)
  • Score on the short side at ½” (1cm)
  • Burnish all the folds
  • Snip out the little corner where the folds meet on the bottom, then snip upwards to the score line on the other three short score lines
  • Now close up the bag using double sided tape, tape runner etc.  on the short flap side (you will see what I mean once you have scored the bag), then add tape to one of the longer bottom flaps.
  • Pop in your money or gift card, and pinch the top sides of the box together 
  • punch two little holes to thread ribbon through and add your ribbon to close the top
  • That's it - you can decorate it now!

 As I say, this is a great way to use up scraps .. and let's be honest, we all have tons of scraps!

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

My direct shop link is HERE
Mobile: 07747 465186

I hope you enjoy making this quick and easy project - why don't you email me your samples so that I can feature them on my blog?!?!  Care and share!

Have fun!  Cal xxxxxxx

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Monday, 16 November 2015


Whoop whoop!   It's a Stamp Sale!

Stamp sales are the best sales, and this one is no exception! Save 20 percent off retail on select stamp purchases 16–20 November. Now is the time to purchase those stamps that are on your wish list - take advantage of this limited time sale!

The stamps below are those available to purchase with the 20% discount .

The pdf document is available HERE

What a great selection to choose from and just in time to buy for a crafty friends' Christmas present!  
 This type of event rarely happens, so check it out here and get your stamps ordered today!

This sale IS ONLY ON FOR 5 DAYS - today until 20 November!



The 2015 Retiring Products List is available HERE

Again, check those wish lists, and get these products BEFORE they run out on 4th January - HUGE discounts on many products. Once they are gone, they are gone!

This list will be changing regularly as products run out - so get your orders in NOW!


As always, if you wish to place an order, you can:-

*  click on the SHOP NOW image top right (look for stamp sale on left hand side of my online shop) 
* click HERE to gain immediate access
*  email me on
*  call/text me on 07747 465186

Don't forget, if you are ordering online and your order is under £150 then please use the Hostess Code PSTFMBV2  - one lucky customer will receive the hostess rewards for November!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

A wee Weekly Deal for you!

This weeks Weekly Deals have been announced - and they're all Christmas deals - yay!

I am delighted to see that the Embellished Ornament stamp set is in the deals - this is a fabulous set including images and Christmas messages - so if you only buy one new Christmas stamp set this year, this has to be it!

You can also add on the framelit set to match the baubles - which gives you the option of intricate die-cuts, or a basic die-cut that fits around the stamped images.  You can buy this set as a bundle also which has a 15% saving.

I made the following shadow frame box using a combination of the stamp set and the framelits.

I can't tell you how often I have used the matching red cards and envelopes with the holly and berry embossing folder - all I needed to do was add a sentiment, and I have quick and easy Christmas cards - win win in my book!

As always, if you would like to place an order you can either:-

* click the shop now link above
* email me at
* call/text me on 07747 465186

Just a quick thank you for all the recent orders, I really appreciate my customers and friends loyalty considering how long I have been out of action.  

Happy Crafting!   Cal xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Be Berry and Merry .... does that sound right?!?!?!

Are you berry and merry, or merry with berries?!?!

Either way - you MUST see this amazing bundle from Stampin Up! called the Berry Merry Bundle.

Firstly, this whole bundle is only £18.50 ... yup, you read that right .... £18.50!!!!!!

Secondly, that price includes 17 stamps in the stamp set!  Wow! now this IS a bargain!

Imagine how many stunning backgrounds you can produce with the smaller stamps in this set - and not just for Christmas, but all year round!  I personally, also think that you could get away with using the embossing folder all year round as well ... what a great base for any card!

Even just using Whisper White as the card base, you can tart it up by adding an envelope made from scraps of scrapbook papers ... I love this idea!

I can highly recommend this incredible bundle and with an automatic 15% discount - it really is great value for money!

To order yours, please either use the 'shop here' button above, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Have fun!   Cal xxx

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

It's a Wrap!

So following on from my previous post showing off a selection of gift tags, over the next few days and weeks, I'll be showing you different ways to gift wrap your Christmas presents, in various ways.

Today's gift, has been made using one of my favourite new framelit bundles - the new Square Pillow Box Thinlets die.  It has 8 different dies in the set, which make producing different styles of box, a doddle!  Believe me, if I can do it - you can!  This set isn't just for Christmas though, it has dies to suit all occasions, so will last you a lifetime - at only £30 for the set, this really is a bargain!  Think Wedding Favours, Childrens Party Gift boxes, Birthday presents, Easter ... the list is endless!

I have used Real Red card stock and underneath the cut out christmas trees, I have used Mellow Moss card stock.  For the tag, I used the A Little Something stamp set.  I added real red ribbon, pom pom trim and a touch of silver twine.  I finished the tag off with one of the cute snowflake embellishments called Winter Wonderland.

The stamp set used and the Square Pillow Box framelit set, can be bought as a bundle.

If you would like to purchase any of the above, please either click on the links below, or email me at or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Tomorrow, I'll be showing you a selection of cards made using the Wonderland stamp set - so don't forget to pop back!

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tag! You're It!

 It's one of those things that we can never find when we want one ...

How many times have we made a beautiful card, and bought a stunning gift, wrapped it and then discovered that we haven't got a tag to match?  Well it happens to me all the time, so this year I decided that I wasn't going to be caught out.

The tags below have all been made using the fantastic Home for Christmas designer papers.  I love the fact that the papers are not only bright and vibrant, and that they are double sided, but more than anything, I love the fact that I can 'fussy cut' most of the papers, and have cheap, affordable 'toppers'. As well as buying the papers, I bought the matching Home for Christmas cardstock pack, which simplifief the whole process of having to match cardstock to the papers.  All I needed to add was scraps of ribbon and twine - job done!

I've also added some of the cards that I initially made.

Home for Christmas Papers - £10

With matching tags

Another card and tag

Various tags

As you can see, matching the cards and tags has been a pretty simple process, and I've not had to add a great deal more.

If you would like to place an order, then please click the 'shop' sign above, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Other News
1.  Please be aware that Stampin Up! has recently moved warehouses, and there will be a slight delay in deliveries.

2.  Next Rochdale Crop is on Saturday the 7th November - it is a special crop as it will be my mums 80th Birthday, so we will be having a little bit of a celebration for her - therefore if you are attending, I would be grateful if you could let me know in advance.

Join My Team
Would you like to receive a discount on your orders, or have you ever thought about running your own crafting business?  Our starter kit is currently only £99 and you will receive £130 worth of products of your choice, plus a free stationery kit to help you get started, plus free postage.

I am hoping to recruit at least five more people to join our amazing team, The Hearts - you are guaranteed FREE training, and 24/7 help and assistance from myself.

If you would like more details on how to become a Demonstrator, then please click >>> JOIN MY TEAM for all the information you need. I look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Happy Crafting - Cal xxxxxxx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

It's a Watercolour Day!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have fun checking out Stampin' Up's Watercolour Wishes Card kit!  I absolutely love this kit and I hope you do, too! It is so easy to create beautiful projects with this kit, and everything you need fits neatly in this beautiful box!  That makes it perfect to give the kit to a crafty person in your life or to make the cards from the kit and wrap them in that gorgeous box and gift them to anyone who loves greeting cards!

It's also an ideal gift to give to someone who doesn't think they are arty or crafty, but who you know would love to give it a go.  Everything is included - except adhesive, so why not add a tube of Tombow glue as well.

This kit also includes an EXCLUSIVE stamp set which features 12 sentiment stamps (not available anywhere else), TWO mini inkpads, cards, envelopes, sentiments, ribbon, twine, foam pads, sequins, wood cut-outs etc. etc.. it is amazing value at only £31.50

You also receive a full-colour instruction booklet with the kit, so not only is this kit great value, it's also amazingly quick to make up - win-win in my book!

Below are the samples that my teamie Leanne Weaver made using this kit - aren't they beautiful cards?!?!

Remember, this is an EXCLUSIVE stamp set - you will NOT be able to purchase it anywhere else.

To order your kit direct, please click HERE (safe link), or email me on or, call/text me on 07747 465186.

Happy Crafting!  Have a great weekend - Cal xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Good to be back!

Hi everyone!   Sorry for the delay in getting back to my blogging, but my ear operation was a lot larger than expected, and the recovery time is still ongoing.  However, I can at least now put my glasses on for a short period of time, and see things!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for supporting me and helping me run my business while I've been incapacitated, and also a HUGE thank you to friends and customers for all the cards, flowers, gifts etc.,  During some extremely 'down' moments, your loving thoughts have really helped me get through some painful times.

Anyway, I'm back on track now ....  Below are a selection of cards and tags that I have made using the fabulous Home for Christmas designer series papers, together with a hostess stamp set called Antique Tags.  I've used a mixture of different ribbons and punches to embellish the projects, and also the amazing Woodland Textured embossing folder.

I think the cards and tags are pretty easy to follow just by looking at them, and I really just need to add that the 'bambi's' have been fussy cut from the designer paper, and the tags have been made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.   To add to the effect of the 'trees', after embossing, I rubbed the inkpad gently over the raised image.


Once a month, I am going to highlight some of the amazing projects that my customers have made. Today, I am going to show you a couple of projects by Ian Wharton, and also Debbie Burt.


Isn't this peacock stunning?  Ian hand-coloured the peacock, and then fussy cut the image out.  I think his use of glitter card behind the peacock, really makes it stand out.

Ian has used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching framelits for the card below.  He has used distressing techniques on the background, and has highlighted the card using spritzers.


I just love the colours that Debbie has used in this folding box card.  Debbie has used the pansy punch and pansy stamp set on this card, and has used a mixture of pastel inkpads to create this beautiful project.

For this beautiful card gift set and matching bag, Debbie has used designer series papers, and the Petite petals stamp set.  She has coloured in pearls for the centres using the retired blendabilities pens.


STAMPERS GROUP: I have three places left for a Stampers Group starting in November. A stampers group is a great way to help you spread the cost of buying stash.  You commit to spending £15 per month (plus postage) for 10 months, and during one of those months, you receive the hostess benefits - anything from £15 upwards to spend on whatever you would like.  Orders and payments are due by the 14th/15th of each month.

TEAM MEMBERS:   I am aiming to grow my team dramatically this coming year, and I am looking for people who would either like to earn commission on their purchases, or who wish to start their own business.  For only £99 for your starter kit, you will be able to select products of your choice up to the value of £130 and will receive a free stationery kit worth £45.  You will then be able to earn from 20% up to 25% commission on future purchases.

You will also have me as your upline, and I will be able to guide you and encourage you to become either a successful demonstrator for yourself and a few friends, or, I can help you build your business, and help you earn even more benefits and financial opportunities.

As always, if you would like to place an order, or if you have any questions or queries, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186


Happy Crafting!  Catch you soon - Cal xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

NEW Seasonal Catty LIVE now!

It's that time of the year for the NEW 2015 Autumn/Winter aka Seasonal Catalogue.

 2015 Autumn/Winter Catalogue

You can either click on the picture to take you to the pdf of the new catalogue, or click HERE

There are lots of new products including stamps, framelits, punches, Project Life kits, bundles, Project Bundles - there is truly, something for everyone!

Project Kits

Our NEW Project Kits invite the warmth of the season as you make special projects with friends.  This is the perfect time of the year to make something special with friends.  Plan an evening together to craft away the stress of the season - or you can attend one of my special Christmas classes where I can expertly help you to harness your creativity!

Available Project Kits are :-
To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit
Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit
Season to Season Wreath
Witching D├ęcor Project Kit

I love buying bundles, as you automatically receive a 15% discount off the usual price of the individual products.  

Available Bundles are:-
Pg. 10: Festive Fireplace Stamp Set + Festive Fireside Framelits Dies
Pg. 11: Happy Scenes Stamp Set + Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
Pg. 12: Jingle All the Way Stamp Set + Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
Pg. 15: Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
Pg. 16: Peaceful Pines Stamp Set + Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
Pg. 25: Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set + Snow Flurry Punch
Pg. 30: Berry Merry Stamp Set + Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pg. 31: Reason for the Season Stamp Set + Festive Flower Builder Punch
Pg. 33: Snow Place Stamp Set + Snow Friends Framelits Dies
Pg. 34: Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set + Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies
Pg. 37: Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack  
Pg. 38: Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set + Card Collection + Accessory Pack 
Pg. 39: Among the Branches Stamp Set + Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
Pg. 40: Sparkly Seasons Stamp Set + Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies
Pg. 41: A Little Something Stamp Set + Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies
Pg. 45: Acorny Thank You Stamp Set + Acorn Builder Punch
Pg. 49: Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set + Boo to You Framelits Dies

One of my favourite bundles in this catalogue is the Jingle All the Way Bundle (£30.50 wood or £26.25 unmounted) and includes the stamp set and framelits. 

This beautiful card designed by Mary Fish, is a great example of the type of card you can produce using the bundle.  There are three different Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies to add crisp silhouettes to your Christmas cards, especially when popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Jingle All the Way stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies.

And Amy K shows you HERE how to perfectly line up your framelits to produce the stunning card below. (scroll down Amy's blog for the instructions)

For examples, please see the Pinterest board HERE

For examples from the whole Autumn/Winter catalogue, please see my Pinterest Board HERE

If you haven't received your copy of the Autumn/Winter catalogue, then please message me via Facebook, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186 to secure your copy.

Please use the above details to place your orders, or if you have any questions or queries.

Whether you are making projects for the Christmas season, or would like a whole year of ideas, our annual catalogue includes even more great products!  Contact me today!

Happy Shopping - Cal xxx

Monday, 3 August 2015

Quick one ... video sneak peak!

I know you're all dying to get your hands on our new 2015 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  As a Demonstrator, I am lucky enough to already have a hard copy in my hands.  However, as I'm not able to order yours until tomorrow, I'm going to whet your appetite by giving you a link to Patty Bennett's video showing lots of our NEW products.

You will be able to purchase from the new catalogue on the 1st September - but for now, grab yourself a note pad, a large cup of coffee,  and watch this!

Enjoy!    Cal xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ssssh... don't tell anyone!

.... but it's a sneaky peak of some new products from the upcoming NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue!  The catalogue will be launching to customers on the 1st September, but if you are a Demonstrator, then you already have access to the catalogue via the SU website.

What new products can you spot?

If you are toying with the idea of becoming a Demonstrator, then you can order new products in your Starter Kit!  How amazing is that?   For more details on joining my amazing team The he[art]s, please contact me at

If you would like to receive a FREE copy of the new Autumn/Winter catalogue, then please email me on the above address, and I will add you to the list!

Don't forget Weekly Deals HERE and Clearance Rack HERE

Rochdale Crop

A quick reminder that the Rochdale Crop is on this Saturday.  The crop is held at Turf Hill Community Centre, Neston Road, Rochdale, OL16 4XW from 10am - 4pm.  The cost is £10 for the day and includes your own cropping space, use of all tools, dies, stamps, inks etc. and oodles of brews and goodies!  If you require more details please contact me on 07747 465186 or email me at

As always, if you have any questions or queries or just want to say hello, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Have a great day!   Cal xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Looking for a Weekly Deal!

Have you checked out this weeks Weekly Deals? Just to give you an idea of what's available, then this card and gift set were made using the Choose Happiness stamp set, which is currently in the weekly deals at only £16.50 wood mounted!

This stamp set is one of those that is ideal for all different genres of crafting, particularly as it includes so many different images.  It can be used for Birthdays, Get Well, Thinking of You, Condolences etc.
Don't forget to check out the Clearance section too, as there are some AMAZING deals in there too.
Check out the Weekly Deals HERE and the Clearance Rack HERE

STAMPERS GROUP/10 CLUB - spread the cost!
I have 3 spaces available for a new group starting in August.  You commit to spending £15 per month (plus postage) for 10 months, and for one of those months, you become the 'virtual' hostess and will earn AT LEAST £15 to spend on anything you would like from the current catalogues.  It's a great way of budgeting for your crafting!
You will also receive any catalogues that are launched during your period with the group, for free!
Don't forget.  If you introduce a new crafter to the group, you will be thanked with a gift voucher to spend on anything of your choice (after 3 months of orders).  More details can be found HERE

I am looking for new crafters who would like to earn an income.  Did you know that you can earn at least 20% commission off your orders if you become a Demonstrator.  In October, there will be quite a few changes to our Compensation Plan, which means that you will have the potential to earn up to 25% off your orders.  Imagine that ... 25% off all your craft supplies, and add to that the potential for financial overrides, free products, free help and guidance, and it all adds up to a really generous Compensation Plan.

There are a lot more benefits to becoming a Demonstrator, and if you look HERE, you can see them all.  However, one of the great benefits of becoming a Demonstrator, is that you will become a part of the amazing 'Hearts' team.  We are a friendly, helpful bunch of crafters, and I am proud to say that all of the team are willing to share their ideas and knowledge.  We have a dedicated Facebook Team page, and somebody is always around to help you if needed.

There are so many more benefits that I could type for days - sneaky peaks and pre-orders from  upcoming catalogues, a generous discount on your purchases, and joining the 'Hearts' team - what are you waiting for - sign HERE !

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

To place your orders please either contact me on the above details, or click on the 'shop now' button above. 

Thanks - Cal xxx


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