Thursday 27 September 2012

Halloween ..........

The card I am sharing with you today uses the fabulous Googly Ghouls stamp set from the Autumn / Winter Seasonal Catalogue.

I'm not really a Halloween fan to be honest - it's just not a holiday that I've grown up with. BUT I do love the stamps and other halloween products in our catalogue! As soon as I saw these, I wanted them :o)

You can find them on page 27 - and if you love savings - you can purchase them in a bundle with the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit and save 15% on the total price!

This year I am planning to make little sweet treat goodies for all the Trick & Treaters who call - and I'll be using both the stamp set and the co-ordinating kit :o) I know all my little callers will love the goodies I have planned ...... and it's really just a little bit exciting :o) I am looking forward to treating them!

The above card also uses the wonderful Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (what a great name!). These papers are perfect for halloween - but as they haven't actually got any 'halloween' images printed on them, you could use them for all sorts of occasions - especially men's cards.

Stamp set : Googly Ghouls
Card stock : Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
DSP : Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Other Products : Googlies (Eyes), 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon
Tools : 1 1/4" Square Punch, Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  

Sunday 23 September 2012

Retiring Lists ....... And ..... Autumn/Winter Catalogue!

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September offers the last chance to purchase products from the Retired List! Some items have been reduced by up to 40%

If there are items on the lists that you NEED, don't leave it too long to order because once gone ...... they are gone forever!

Retiring Stamps List : Here
Retiring Accessories List : Here

These products are only available while stocks last ..... items listed below have already gone!

119880 5-Petal Flower Punch
119876 Large Tag Punch
119881 Heart to Heart Punch
119864 Round Tab Punch
119853 Eyelet Border Punch

104153 Replacement Cutting Blades
104154 Replacement Cutting/Scoring Blades
100670 12x12 Page Protectors

121078 Textured Neutrals 12x12 Card Stock
121076 Textured Regals 12x12 Card Stock
121075 Textured Subtles 12x12 Card Stock
124300 Tempting Turquoise 12x12 Card Stock
124273 Chocolate Chip 12x12 Card stock
124265 Baja Breeze 12x12 Card stock
Elegant Eggplant 12x12 Card stock
121691 Concord Crush A4
106558 Confetti Cream A4
Confetti White A4
117158 2010 - 2011 In Color DSP Stack

119801 In Color Markers 2010 - 2012
119782 Poppy Parade Ink Pad
119793 Peach Parfait Ink Pad
Blushing  Bride Ink Pad
Concord Crush Ink Pad
Concord Crush Ink Refill

111836 Riding Hood Red Ink Pad
119671 Cajun Craze Ink Pad
Bravo Burgundy Ink Pad

105210 Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad
103162 More Mustard Ink Pad
102272 Garden Green Ink Pad
103008 Not Quite Navy Ink Pad
102977 Night of Navy Ink Pad

119667 Daffodil Delight Ink Pad
111837 Pacific Point Ink Pad
111834 Tangerine Tango Ink Pad
115656 Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad

101437 Perfect Plum Ink Pad
111838 Pink Pirouette Ink Pad
105213 So Saffron Ink Pad
105211 Regal Rose Ink Pad

101179 Basic Black Ink Pad
109120 Basic Grey Ink Pad
121030 Crumb Cake Ink Pad
100908 Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
119670 Early Espresso Ink Pad
109010 River Rock Ink Pad
105208 Sahara Sand Ink Pad
115657 Soft Suede Ink Pad

119715 Neutrals Stampin Spots
119713 Regals Stampin Spots
119712 Subtles Stampin Spots
119714 Brights Stampin Spots

119694 Brights Classic Ink Pads
119692 Subtles Classic Ink Pads
119693 Regals Classic Ink Pads
119695 Neutrals Classic Ink Pads

115223 Medallion Stamp
118565 Fox & Friends Clear Stamps
117020 Fox & Friends Wood Stamps
113826 Nature's Nest Wood Stamps
115711 A to Z Stamp
115332 Dot Dot Dot
Serene Snowflakes - Wood Stamps
French Filigree
119894 Decor Standard Wheel
117651 Sandy Speckles Wheel

113466 Pillow Box Die
115951 Timeless Type Sizzlits Dies

121715 Candy Cane Fabric

103104 3" x 5" Cello Bags
101618 Paper Crimper
Natural Linen 6x6 Scrapbook Album
Stampin Scrub
Heat Gun
Paper Piercing Tool
105741 Jumbo Wheel Storage 
108362 Crop-a-dile

Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

September also sees the release of our new Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue ....... no longer a 'mini' because this catalogue is HUGE! 40 A4 pages crammed full of gorgeous new products.

You can download the new catalogue from the link in my right hand sidebar.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Team - Make & Take

I have a very simple card to share with you today. This was the Make & Take we did and this month's training evening.

The colours used are Gumball Green, Melon Mambo and So Saffron.

The fabric is Twitterpated, which is not currently available BUT you will see it again in October :o)

The background is stamped in Gumball Green with one of the stamps from Everything Eleanor.

The leaves were created from Gumball Green Core'dinations cardstock and sanded just a little to give them some interest.

I wanted my ladies to have a go at using one of the new Jumbo Sticky Rounds to create a flower - you can see these on page 31 of the new Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue.

The flower is very easy to do - you tie a knot in one end and place this in the centre of the Sticky Round. You then twist the fabric and press it down around the knot, continuing until you use all the fabric. Once done, you just peel off the Sticky Round and adhere it to your project.

Monday 10 September 2012

Mens Class - The Open Sea (plus)

I ran an additional class last month for my ladies. This consisted of 3 cards and a 3D gift item suitable for the men in our lives :o)

I struggle to come up with 3D papercraft projects for men. Women are so much easier to cater for :o)

The colour scheme here is Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. 

The class included a half pack of the Well Worn Designer Series Papers, a full pack of Clips and several yards of Linen Thread.

The motorcycle card is a CASE of a card from the fabulous and very talented Jo Dumbleton. 

I found the design for this desk Memo Block Holder on Jan Ferring's Blog. It was designed for US paper sizes, so I re-jigged the measurements so it could hold quarter sheets of our A4 copy paper. It makes a brilliant gift for a man, but of course you could decorate it to give to a lady as a gift too :o)

Sunday 2 September 2012

Stampin' Up! Reading - Training Day

I spent the day at Reading yesterday with over 80 other Stampin' Up! Demos. We were all there for Stampin' Up! UK Leadership Training day.

It was a fabulous day spent with Demos from all over the country.

Whenever Demos get together we like to share and swap ideas :o) I received some wonderful, inspirational swaps yesterday.

The above picture shows the swaps I took with me. I made 85 of these cute little treat holders using the forthcoming new In Colors. Each one holds two little Hershey's Extra Creamy Kisses :o)

To make them you need a 5 1/4" x 1 5/8" piece of card stock.

Score this along the length at 3/4",  2 1/8",  3 1/8"  and 4 1/2".

Crease all your scored lines.

To create the 'Heart' top ....

Feed each end of the card stock into the Fancy Flower Punch.
Line up the first score line with the 'points' at each side - and punch. 

You will need to cut the scored line under each 'heart' half way across. Make sure you do this from opposite sides, so the 'closure' will work!

Then decorate as required.

I used a couple of stamp sets coming in our new Main Catalogue in October to decorate mine plus the new 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch now available in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue (Page 7 - £14.25).