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)

Friday 2 November 2012

European Convention - Bag Tags

At Convention we get many free gifts. One of the first ones is the 'Convention Bag'. Everyone gets the same one. With 850 Demos all carrying the same bag, it can sometimes lead to problems when identifying your own. So ......... everyone makes a Tag of some description to help make your own bag unique.

This year, I haven't made Tags as such, but Brooches :o) I am so fortunate to be going this year with Sandra - one of my Downline. As a little surprise for her, I've made her a brooch too :o) We will be able to pin them to our bags as soon as we receive them.

I have used some of the Essentials Designer Fabric to create them (page 170 main Catalogue). The colours are Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight. Our Convention bags will be Daffodil Delight with Grey trim. Sadly we haven't got any Grey fabric, so I've added the Early Espresso  I'm sure they'll look lovely on the bags anyway :o)

Thursday 1 November 2012

European Convention - General Swaps

If this post is published when I think I've scheduled it for then - I'm now on my way to Stampin' Up!'s European Convention! I am so looking forward to it. I wasn't able to go last year and missed it enormously. Hopefully I won't miss any more!

It's being held in Mainz, Germany this year. Approximately 850 Demo's from the UK, Germany and France will be attending.

It all starts tonight with a Reception for all Demonstrators at Silver 2 Level or above. This is the first time this is being held and it's very exciting :o)

Those not attending the Reception will get to book in early and do Make & Takes - so everyone will be looked after.

The cards above are those I have made for my general swaps. I've made almost 200 of these - it's a good job I love this stamp set! They are very simple, because I wanted to make lots - but still pretty :o)

Stamps : Field Flowers
Colours : 2012 - 2013 In Colors
Other Products : Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Fingers crossed there will be another post tomorrow!