Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cards for men

Why do we find it so hard to make cards for the men in our lives, I know most of us are in the same boat on this one.

Creating a pretty card is just too easy isn't it, but when we need one for a middle aged man I always struggle.  I find making cards for little ones much less challenging, but older men is tricky, I know I'm not alone!

I recently ran a class using the High Tide stamps that are in the Spring/Summer Catalogue, and I'm happy to say they will be carrying over into the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.
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 So here's a creation made with the set....
kerry timms stampin up high tide stamps cardmaking papercraft scrapbooking gloucester class hobby female stamping craft creative
I used one of the scallop squares dies from the Layering Squares set, placing my top plate away from one edge of the die so as not to cut a square, then I replaced it back into my big shot and cut the other end doing the same with my top plate, I think I need to do a tutorial post on how this is done with pictures to explain!

A very simple card to create, the sponging adds a lovely effect

We made 2 other cards at the class and I will be back to share these with you soon, in the meantime, don't forget we still have the retired list available with lots of reduced items so why not check it out


and also the Eastern Palace early release suite of products


You can visit my shop here to view any of these items or simply click on one of the product pictures below to be directed



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite.... early release bundles available

Have you seen this great new early release Suite?



The Eastern Palace Suite is now available to purchase head of the Annual Catalogue launch in June.



Take a look at the video for a closer look at these lovely new items.



You can purchase either bundle of products listed below



If you would like to place an online order for one of these bundles, or anything else that you are NEEDING (there's always something we need to have isn't there!)

Shop online and spend between £25 and £150 and use my Hostess Code and I will send you a little gift in the post to say thank you.



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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The gorgeous "Bike Ride" set is coming

Stampin' Up! hold 2 events each year called On Stage, these are events that are filled with Inspiration, Excitement, Fun, Friendship and Laughter.  I come away feeling energised and re-fuelled for what lies ahead.

There are several reasons why I love these events so much...

I get to meet up with Demonstrators that I don't see that often
I get to see sneak peaks of products that are upcoming
I get to play with new upcoming products and make samples to take away
I receive a copy of the new upcoming Stampin' Up! catalogue
I get to swap cards with fellow Demonstrators
I receive an On Stage bag filled with goodies
We have Prize Patrols and giveaways
I get to spend valuable time with Team Members
I learn great business tips and come away feeling energised

Of course a favourite part is receiving FREE new product, and this all attendee giveaway was no exception.

It's called "Bike Ride" and I am totally in love with it.

A fabulous set of stamps that contains a huge number of images that all work together but could be used alone with other images.  I love the little basket that could be filled with a multisite of different items.

Here's a card I made using the set....
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I just love how cute this set is, there are lots of images that go with this bike, a dog, books, fruit, the possibilities will go on and on with this set.  I'm looking forward to getting the co-ordinating dies next month, I do love a bit of fussy cutting but time is always against me and you know how speedy it is to cut out with the Big Shot machine.

So whilst we have new products coming, we are still saying goodbye to lots of our favourites so don't forget to check out the Retired List, follow this link to view the full list



or simply stop by my

ONLINE SHOP

Don't forget to use this month's Hostess Code if your order is over £25 and below £150, I can then send you a little gift in the post at the beginning of June to say thank you for shopping with me.



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