Follow My Heart for Valentine’s Day

I've surprised myself this year – it's a whole 20 days before St. Valentine's Day and I'm managing to come up with some card ideas… maybe it's a sign that my long-absent crafting mojo is returning?

My husband and I went to Paris to celebrate the end of my first set of finals at university. I love anything with a Parisian theme to it, so the Follow My Heart stamp set is perfect. Don't miss out on getting it yourself – it's only available until 27th January!

Follow my heart1

Now, I'm not one for decorating envelopes, or even the inside of my cards. However, I was inspired by this card to create a lovely banner border for the inside of this one:


Now all I need to do before the 14th is fill it in!






Thinlit Card Dies Available Now

Stampin' Up! thinlit dies UK

Stampin’ Up! thinlit card dies are now available to order! It seems like an age since I got to see these in action back in July at Convention, as we’ve had to wait so much longer than the US demonstrators to get our hands on them (well, maybe not that long really…!).

The extra dies that come with the card dies themselves are worth buying on their own:

circle thinlit label thinlit

You will not be disappointed as they are AMAZING. The magic flip that these clever dies create is sure to impress. Check back soon to see some “flipping” inspiration!





Save 25% on 25 Stamp Sets

save 25% on 25 stamp sets

Stampin’ Up! are continuing their 25th Anniversary celebrations with yet another amazing deal.

Until 28th October, you can pick up some beautiful stamp sets and save a massive 25% off the catalogue price!

Click here to see the 25 stamp sets on offer

And how about a hostess code to make the deal even better? To be in with a chance to win the hostess benefits, use the code CXGQKP7P when you shop in my online store. This code will be valid until 31st October.


Join Stampin’ Up! for £25

Have you ever wondered if being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is for you? Well, now is the perfect time to find out…

Until 21st October, you can sign up as a demonstrator for only £25 you and take Stampin’ Up! on a test drive!

For £25 you get to choose £26.95 worth of product from any current catalogues (MDS included), then Stampin Up! add a business pack containing catalogues and everything else you need to get your business up and running and it is posted to you with no shipping to pay. You get access to the Stampin’ Up! website and a whole lot of resources to help you on your way.

As a demonstrator, you earn 20% commission on your sales – that could be 20% discount on your own craft goodies. Demonstrators always hear of special offers and new products before customers. You also get to go to Stampin’ Up! regional events and training. Booking for Convention (November in Manchester) closes on 10th October, so you could even manage to join the main Stampin’ Up! event of the year if you’re quick!

To remain a demonstrator, you need to sell (or buy) £270 of product (catalogue price) per quarter. Now, if you sign up with this offer your first quarter doesn’t end until the end of MARCH 2014. That also means you will get sneak peaks of the Spring/Summer catalogue and be able to order new products before customers. You will also get an extra 10% commission on your first order over £150 within 45 days of signing up. AND that order could also benefit from the current Party More, Get More offer of an extra £25 of hostess credit once your order hits £250. This deal keeps getting better and better…

You don’t have to do workshops or classes – I know I started off buying a lot of product for myself! If you don’t reach your sales target by the end of March then there is no penalty whatsoever for stopping being a demonstrator.

If you choose to become part of my team of demonstrators, I can promise you as much one-to-one support as you need, as well as dedicated team resources and training events. You will also benefit from special team incentives, rewards and recognitions. I will work with you to help you gain as much from Stampin’ Up! as you want.

I will also add an extra special free gift when you sign up in my team. You can choose one of the following business resources free:

  • Designer series paper sampler
  • Samples of all the ribbon in the annual catalogue
  • Free retired Sale-a-Bration stamp set to use as an incentive in your business
  • Free custom blog design and set-up (see some of my blog designs here, here and here)

There are limited numbers of each of these available, so don’t delay and email me to join Stampin’ Up! today.

The standard starter kit deal (£99 for £130 worth of product and free business resources and shipping) is not available during the next two weeks. You may wonder which is the better deal for you. Do get in touch and we can go through the numbers. You would still be able to choose one of my free business resources when you do sign up!






World Cardmaking Day 2013


It's World Cardmaking Day! If you're like me and often need a reason to clear your busy schedule to craft, then Stampin' Up! are adding an extra incentive to celebrate today by crafting…

This is what you have to do:

Use Stampin' Up! product to make a card TODAY. Either email a photo of a card, or of you making a card, to, or post a photo of a card, or of you making a card, on Instagram (mention Stampin' Up! by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description).

50 winners from our South Pacific and European markets will be randomly selected and will receive the Naughty and Nice Rotary Stamp and Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (valued at 12,90 €/ £10).

A selection of pictures will be posted to Stampin’ Up!’s World Cardmaking Day Pinterest Board as well, so keep an eye on that for extra inspiration to keep you crafting.

This contest is open to EVERYONE, but there is some small print:

You must be over the age of 18 to win a prize. You can enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must feature a different card. Contest will last all day on 5 October, from 12:01 AM to 12:00 PM.

Right – I'm off to craft. Might have to clear up my craft space a bit first though….!