Monday 31 December 2012

Winter Memories - Project Class

December's Project Class used the Winter Memories stamp set - from the Autumn / Winter catalogue (page 19).

The class consists of 3 cards and a sweet little treat box made using the Fancy Favour Die (main catalogue - page 194).

Stamps : Winter Memories
Colours : Real Red, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Big Shot : Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accent Framelits
Ribbon : Early Espresso Scalloped Tulle, Victoria Crochet Trim
Other Products : Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Basic Rhinestones
Other Products : Mini Silver Brads, Basic Rhinestone

Saturday 29 December 2012

Team Training Day - Final Project

This was the final project my lovely Team completed on the day. I encourage my Team to make their own Business Tools for use in their businesses. They are so useful when doing classes and parties because they can give our customers a much better idea of what our products look like and do - it can be difficult to do this just by looking at the pictures in the catalogues.

This tool showcases all the current standard Embossing Folders. There is a separate Top Note for each of them. This enables our customers to not only see in detail what the folders do - but touch and feel the effects too. They can also see the 'reverse' side!

The front cover and book ring are decorated with more of the Stitched Satin ribbon and some of the really sweet In Color Dahlias (page 175 main catty).

Have you been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!? Would you like to find out more about it and what's involved? Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to have a chat about it. Remember there is no pressure to sell or have parties if you don't want to :o) If you would just like to purchase the Starter Kit for it's incredible value - that's absolutely fine. 

There is more information about joining Stampin' Up! under the 'Join My Team' Tab at the top of my blog.

I would love to have you in my Team of Dazzling Stampers and would welcome you at all my Training events. 

My next all day Training is scheduled for Sunday 17th March. You are welcome to come along for the day before joining if you would like to - give me a ring to find out more :o)

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Phone No : 01225 768107 

Mobile : 07873 174983


Monday 24 December 2012

Training Day - Another Project

The above fancy fold card is called a Handkerchief fold :o) You can make these from any size square of cardstock. The above one uses a 8" x 8" square. 

Again, it's a really quick and easy project when using the Simply Scored board and the Diagonal Plate - it takes less than a minute to score all these folds!

I used my favourite Christmas stamp set of this year again to stamp the centre panel - Evergreen. The 'block' tree was first stamped with Gumball Green ink - followed by the 'word' tree stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. Finally the 'outline' tree was stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with the new Iridescent Embossing Powder (page 159 main catty) - this gives it a beautiful subtle sparkle.

The papers used are from the Be Of Good Cheer DSP and the ribbon is Gumball Green Stitched Satin.

The belly band just slides off so you can open the card - although you can undo the ribbon if you want to. Two Antique Brads help to keep the ribbon secure at each end of the band :o)

Saturday 22 December 2012

Training Projects - 2

This is the third project created for my team training day. The inspiration for this one came from Pinterest. 

A simple tree decoration created using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching Framelits. The rosette is created using the Simply Scored board. They have all been finished off with a little of the Crumb Cake Tulle ribbon, some Champagne Glimmer paper and an Antique Brad. 

We didn't make all three on the day, everyone got to choose which one they wanted to make :o) 

Each ornament consists of 5 single stamped and die cut ornaments folded and glued together to make them 3 dimensional.

This next project isn't the actual one created on the day - my dogs managed to destroy the original when my back was turned! You can see the original one in the second photo on the previous post. This is one I demonstrated at my parties in November.

The little treat holder is created using the Fancy Favor die. It's very quick to make because the die does most of the work :o) The top layer of DSP pulls off to reveal the goodies inside. 

To make this you cut a full Favor box from cardstock for the base. For the DSP part you cut another with the die, but omitting the bottom tabs.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Team Training Day

 At the beginning of December I held my first all day training for my Team of Dazzling Stampers. It was a really lovely day with nine of the team attending.

From the front left is Sandra with Kath stood up behind. Diane is just peeking through between them :o) At the back left is Caroline and opposite her we have Jane Brotherton, Emma, Jane Brown with Wendy right at the front. 

Sue managed to hide on the first pic, but I got her on this one - working hard! :o)

These are the swaps everyone brought on the day - don't they look fab?

The day consisted of lots of crafting, a little business training and lots of getting to know each other! I have several distance team members now who live too far away to attend my monthly evening team meetings - so the day gave everyone the perfect opportunity to meet and get to know some of the rest of the team.

There were 6 projects to complete on the day......... here are the first two!

This simple, but beautiful card showcases a technique - Colouring Silver Glimmer paper. 

There are several ways to do this, but the one we used on the day was to put drops of reinker onto a palette and then pick up the ink using a sponge dauber. The ink was then daubed all over the die cut snowflake. You can deepen the colours just by adding more ink. When you have finished, you need to dry the ink with a Heat Tool - be careful though because the Glimmer paper can melt and burn!

Colours : Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Big Shot : Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Other Products : Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Brad

This little box contains 4 'Thank You' cards. It's really quick and simple to make using the Simply Scored board - and there is no gluing!

The box is held closed by a magnetic closure - although you could use a velcro one which would work equally as well.

Stamps : Field Flowers, Just Believe (sentiment)
Colours : Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ribbon : Gumball Green Stitched Satin
Other Products : Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Magnetic Closure

I've made lots of these sets over the last few months - and they look great in all the colours!

Thursday 13 December 2012

Evergreen - Project Class

For my November Project classes I used one of the Christmas Stamp Sets from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. Evergreen (page 18) is one of my favourite sets from this year.

My inspiration came from the catalogue itself for this set. In the top left corner of the page is a beautiful picture frame - I followed the design to create the first card. 

The papers used are the equally gorgeous Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP (page 4). You get 10 12"x12" double sided papers in this pack together with 2 12"x12" sheets of beautiful Flocked Window Sheet. I used the Flocked Window Sheet for the window in the lid of the box.

The colour combination used for this project was Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla - although there are touches of Naturals Ivory too. 

I also used the Champagne Glimmer paper (page 5). 

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you within 48 hours ....

Evergreen - Class Instructions - £3.00

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Betsy's Blossoms - Project Class

My October Project Classes used the lovely Betsy's Blossoms stamp set - page 72 in the main Catalogue.

The class consists of 3 co-ordinating cards and envelopes and a box to hold them all.

The papers used are the beautiful Floral District DSP which matches the stamp set perfectly!

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ....

Betsy's Blossoms - Class Instructions - £3.00

Monday 3 December 2012

The New Stampin' Trimmer Is Now Available!!!

The New Stampin' Trimmer is now available! I can't wait to get my hands on it, it looks FABULOUS!

You can find all the details on page 180 in the main catalogue - or have a look at this video to see the main features.

The price is £25.95 and the Trimmer comes with both a cutting and a scoring blade. The item code is 129722. 

Replacement cutting blades and scoring blades will be available shortly. 

Note : Our Trimmer will have both inches and cms on it! :o)

Contact me to order yours today!

Friday 30 November 2012

November / December Promotions From Stampin' Up!

There are several Promotions running with Stampin' Up! at the moment!

For NOVEMBER only :

If you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Papers 


If you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Papers 

You will receive The Festive Paper Piercing Pack absolutely FREE! (value £7.25).

You can find the full details of this offer in my right hand sidebar.

The second offer runs from .....
1st NOVEMBER until 16th DECEMBER:

If you host a Stampin' Up! party that reaches sales of at least £325, or if you place an order of that value .......

You will receive a set of 10 New Firm Foam Ink Pads absolutely FREE! (VALUE £44.50)

You will be able to choose either the Subtles, Regals or Brights sets as your freebie!

You can find the full details of this offer in my right hand sidebar.

The third offer runs until the end of NOVEMBER .....

Anyone signing with Stampin' Up! before the end of November will receive the additional benefit of a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper of their choice each month for 6 months! (Total value £59.70).

You can find full details HERE.

Monday 19 November 2012

Scentsational Season - Project Class

I seem to have got a little behind with updating my blog with my recent classes!

This was the September class ......

It uses the fabulous Scentsational Season stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue .... and also the matching Holiday Collection Framelits (Page 16).

These two items can be purchased as a bundle in the catalogue - saving you a lovely 15% on the total price!

The set consists of a Cross Over box, large enough to hold our standard envelopes - plus 3 co-ordinating cards.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ....

Scentsational Season - Class Instructions - £3.00

More Convention Gifts and Freebies !

Here are some more of the fabulous gifts and freebies I received at convention!

This lovely notebook, pen and Bag Tag was from my wonderful Roomie and Downline Sandra :o)

Yummy toffees and gorgeous Bag Tag from Amanda.

And ..... this fabulous bag of Goodies from my Upline Monica :o) A beautiful Bag Tag, Brooch, Choccies, Wet Wipes (for after the choccies) ..... and three amazingly fabulous bangles!

As well as the Stamp Sets we received in our Convention Bag, there were also several All Attendee Giveaways throughout the two days. The bottom set turned upside down, is one I'm not allowed to show you yet ..... it will be coming in our next Seasonal Catalogue! :o)

We also received both the Silver and Gold Dazzle Markers!

Plus .....  three Make & Take projects too! I've still not made mine up ...... too busy at the mo! But will do them over Christmas :o)

Sunday 11 November 2012

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Event!

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Christmas Stamp-a-Stack!

Join me on Saturday 24th November for a morning full of Stampin' fun at my 
Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Event.☺

You will be making at least 14 Gorgeous Christmas Cards!

Time : 9.15 am until 12:45 pm


Rode Memorial Hall
High Street
BA11 6NZ

Cost : £25.00
(Price includes a Goodie Bag containing products (at least £15 worth),
some of which will be used on the day)

Contact me to book your place .....
Teri Pocock
Phone No : 01225 768107
Mobile : 07873 174983

Please book and pay before 9th November 2012.

There will be a raffle on the day with some fabulous prizes!
Refreshments will be provided.

Payment is fully refundable until 9th July 2012.
Thereafter, if you are unable to make the event you will receive the project packs that everyone receives on the day.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Convention 2012 - Freebies!

For Convention this year we were able to register early - on the Thursday evening. The highlight of this was receiving our Convention bags.

The bags contain goodies ...... a copy of the current catalogue and a commemorative pen.

Also inside were stamp sets! :o)

We also picked up our name tags and lanyard together with a commemorative badge and any award badges we had earned over the year. I had one for sales, which meant that I got to walk across the stage at the awards ceremony the next night :o)

Also on the Thursday evening was the very first European Silver 2 Reception! Anyone with a title of Silver 2 or above gets invited to this. It included presentations and after dinner drinks and nibbles.

At the end of the evening we were all given this beautiful gift.

It was a fabulous night! 

Saturday 3 November 2012

European Convention - Gifts

These three boxes contain gifts for some very special people who are also attending Convention :o) I wanted to make something different and thought for a long time about what I could possibly do! Much to my horror ...... for some reason I decided to use fabric and sew something!

I haven't used a sewing machine for decades and most of my confidence had disappeared over that time. Nevertheless I stuck with it, found a lovely little tutorial on the web and set about making my gifts :o)

 I love all of Stampin' Up!'s fabrics. I love the quality and how they co-ordinate with the various product suites they are in. I'm really pleased with the results - although the first one was a bit dodgy (at the front) - the others got better each time.

The bag can be used for lots of things - makeup, toiletries or crafting tools. They are quite roomy inside.

The back one I made for Sandra and uses the Summer Smooches fabric (page 171).

The one on the left is for Amanda and on the right is for Monica. Both of these use some more of the lovely Essentials Fabric.

The front one was my prototype! And ........ it's for me :o) It uses the Orchard Harvest Fabric from the Autumn/Winter catalogue (page 30).

The flowers on the front are more of the brooches - similar to my Bag Tags - so they will detach if you want them to. I made single flowers for the middle two bags and double flowers for the ones on the side.

My final gift is for another very special person. Chris is one of our Demo Support Team in Germany and looks after all the UK Demos. He is the most wonderful person and so helpful. It's always a pleasure to talk to him - and I have done that many times over the years :o) However, I've never met him. This year he will be at Convention too, so lots of Demos will finally get to meet him - I hope he can cope with all of us!

This box contains a little gift I bought for him. When writing this, I've realised that I've forgotten to take a pic of it - and it's now packed away in my case! But it just contains a little tin mug with the slogan 'Keep Calm .... and .... Rule Britannia' on it. I think he will find it amusing!:o)