Sunday, 27 January 2013

Look what we made yesterday....

Think before you throw out the toilet roll middles....coz look what you can make with them .....
Three flattened toilet roll middles, (sitting on them helps the flattening process!) cover with gorgeous paper, ink round all the edges, punch holes and tie up with ribbon.  Make some inserts or tags for the pockets and voila.... a work of art! 

Use any trinkets to decorate.....

One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is that we can buy and play with products before they are released for sale so that we can show customers just how versatile they are.. here is a fab set called Ciao Baby which will be in our new catalogue on 1st Feb.
Ciao Baby!
Another set available in the new catalogue is Secret Garden which has matching framelets dies, some very subtle shading is achieved by using our blender pen as shown below. 
Secret Garden and Blender Pen
Carry on crafting!
Crafty B! xx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sale-a-bration is here!

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s premiere promotional event, is an annual party with loads of free products! This year’s party is better than ever— Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 25th anniversary! So put on your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti).

Hold a Stampin' Party for you and your friends and as well as earning hostess benefits you can earn extra freebies too! If the sales are £150+ you will receive a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper and if the sales reach £300+ you will receive a FREE product bundle which includes the Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Patterned paper pack and Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack. And you can also earn all these benefits by placing your own order for £150+ or why not gather an order together with your friends and share the postage costs and the benefits?

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!  You may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every 60 €/£45 you spend. This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder! Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone!
And of course if you become a demonstrator during sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up! reward you too by giving you and extra 25% of free products in your starter kit absolutely FREE! Purchase the kit for £99 and choose £162.50 worth of products (of your choice) as well as receiving the business supplies kit to get you started!

We only have till 22nd March to make the most of these fantastic offers so please get in touch asap so I can help you with anything you need.


Friday, 4 January 2013

We like freebies dont we? So how about this ....

My Little Valentine Promotion

From 3-21 January only, Stampin’ Up!’s got a super special valentine offer sure to set your heart aflutter!

Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a 10,95 €/£8.25 value—when you buy the brand-new My Little Valentine Stamp Set!

My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)
12,95 €/£9.95
Meinem Valentinsschatz (German; clear-mount)
12,95 €/£9.95
Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)
12,95 €/£9.95

Crafty B! Offer: If you sign up for my class on January 26th (normally £15) for £25 you will get all the Sweet Valentine stamp set and free kit plus you can also order a classic ink pad in the colour of your choice!  However, you must book by January 11th!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a great holiday.... It really does go quickly doesn't it and before you can blink we're back to the day job!

Something I have managed to sort out is my next class, which is booked for the 26th Jan.  Usual time, 1pm till 5pm, at the Bishop Beveridge Club in Barrow upon Soar.  We will be making some cards to stock our fabulous card files - made in the December class,  and as usual something 3-D! The cost will be £15 inclusive of all materials and refreshments.

For February. I've decided to host an all day class again, well nearly all day, 11am till 5pm.  The venue will be The Soar Bridge Inn at Barrow upon Soar. We'll be working on our techniques for the first part and then putting them into practice in the afternoon to make something special, after a spot of lunch in the pub!  The cost will be £25 inc all materials, lunch and refreshments or £15 if you want to come just for the afternoon.

Here's a couple of pics of my last minute Christmas cards:

And just to prove I'm not in the craft room all the time..... OMG we went to see The Overtones in Nottingham... Fantastic night out with Leanne and Victoria!  Wish we had been in the front row.

And then to London over the holidays to see the brilliant Singin' in the Rain!... where the front row was definately not the place to sit as everyone got drenched by the indoor rain!! 

Then off to Twycross Zoo on a cold, miserable Sunday, (no rain?)... yes there was one day was a great day out .... and I definately saw more pink flamingos than in Spain!! (in joke sorry!!)
Hope to see you soon,
Crafty B! xxx