Saturday, 21 March 2009

Can you believe that I have actually crafted today.....for me!

Well, the above is actually a card for my mum for Mother's Day tomorrow - nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
Anyway on Monday, my mum is flying off to Malaysia for 10 days and so as there wasn't much point in buying her fresh flowers - she wouldn't be here to appreciate them - I did the next best thing and made a bouquet of paper ones!

I have to say that I really wasn't very keen on this collection in the new Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up!, but it really has grown on me.
The paper flowers in the bouquet were individually cut out from a sheet of one of the patterned papers from the Tea Party papers as is the cone that they sit in. Each flower is held in place with a hat pin and a crystal from the SU Pretties kit!
The image on the card is actually stamped from the co-ordinating Stamp Set called Playful Petals and coloured with my new marker pens. Ooo0o - I think that I love them even more now - they don't dry streaky at all on the Whisper White card - it's a really beautiful finish.
Anyway, I've got thank you cards to make and a class to prepare for over this weekend, so better get on - just thought that I would share these with you and wish you all a
Happy Mothers Day tomorrow - whether you are one or not - go and spoil yourself and enjoy the rest of the beautiful weekend.
Have fun!
Natalie x

Thursday, 19 March 2009

I'm in love.......

Look what arrived today!
I have been waiting for these for a long time.
Thanks to a lady in my Stampin' Up! downline (Hi Cate!) who had her first promotion, it meant that I promoted too and as such had £100 to spend in the catalogue FREE. I had promised myself that once I had achieved the Silver 1 promotion, this is what I would spend my money on!
And on other news - WOW! Have you had a look at Stamp With US! It seems that over 1100 people have looked! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about this - there are lots of great things planned - make sure you don't miss out and there is FREE stuff to win too!
Have fun!
Natalie x

Monday, 16 March 2009

Okay, big fanfare please ..........

Here is some very very exciting news as far as I am concerned - something that we have been working on for quite some time - we all love it:

Stamp With Us

Why not go and have a look by clicking on the above blinkie to find out how you can win all of this......

There is lots and lots and lots more to share but hey, gotta take it one step at a time!

Natalie x

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Sharing the Stampin' Love!

Here are a couple of photos of what I was doing on Saturday! There is a lovely group of ladies who get together once a month in a small village close by to craft - some make cards, some scrapbook. They enjoy each others company and Karen's (the organiser) husband, makes the best home cooked lunch and brings it to them half way through the day.
Well, I was there on Saturday morning making a card and matching tag with them showing the two step stamping technique similar to what I did with my mum's birthday card and the Rose is a Rose set.
I have lots of exciting things coming up that I should be able to share with you over the next day or two - just watch this space, so much going on - and all good!
Natalie x

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Does this week just keep getting better?

Oh yes, your eyes are not deceiving you - Stampin' Up! can't wait until October to give you new products, so they are introducing a Mini Catalogue from 1st April - woo hoo!

As a demo, I have been able to pre-order everything this month (and at an ADDITIONAL 20% discount to my normal 20% discount - did I tell you how great it was being an SU Demo? :) ). There are more stamp sets, more ribbon, more buttons, more paper - do you want me to go on, or do you just want to click on the above image and have a look for yourself.

I am taking pre-orders for the mini catalogue now and for anyone who wants to order and pay before 1st April, I will give you free postage and packing saving you 5%.

AND for all pre-orders received and paid for, I will put all the names in a hat and randomly pick a winner to receive Stampin' Up! goodies to the value of £50 - what are you waiting for?

Go have a look at that Mini catalogue now and get back to me with your pre-orders!

Have fun!

Natalie x

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Reasons to be cheerful, 1..,2...,3.....

There is lots of reasons to be cheerful, but here is one of them.

As Stampin' Up! are attending the Hobbycraft shows, they are offering a 10% discount on the Starter Kit from 12th - 25rd March 2009. But what is really great, is that they are letting us offer it too!

This now gives you £240 worth of goodies for just £125. You can pick your own four stamp sets (up to a total value of £82), your own five inkpads, your own wheel and your own card to completely personlise it to match your wish list.

Now, I'm sure that we all know how easy it is to have a wish list entering the £100's so why not treat yourself during this special offer time?

And just to confirm, Stampin' Up! encourage Hobby Demos (people who order just for themselves at a discount) or people who want to their own business -it's entirely up to you.

So, what are you waiting for? Email me now to find out more info or give me a call on 01293 888816 and why not join my team where you will receive my support and much more.

Have fun!

Natalie x

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Get Onboard with Chipboard!

During the month of March, get 25% off Stampin' Up! chipboard assortments.

No minimum purchase is required, and there is no limit to the number you can purchase!

Stampin' Up!’®s On Board chipboard is designed to co-ordinate with many of their stamps and accessories, and is perfect for adding depth and colour to cards, scrapbook pages, or any other project you can think of.

This is another great offer from Stampin' Up! and makes their great chipboard really affordable. Fantastic value anyway, you can see that you can get their packs from £8.81 now. They are great quality, so versatile and add dimension to your projects! There are 100's of things you can do with them and here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Use them as they are "naked"

  • Stamp onto them

  • Colour them with marker pens

  • Colour them with inkpads

  • Paint them

  • Add rub-ons onto them

  • Add glitter to them

  • Cover them with card

  • Cover them with patterned papers

  • Doodle on them

  • Do you need anymore convincing?

So, email me at or telephone me on 01293 888816 to claim your 25% off chipboard and I will get an order done for you.

Chipboard is also great to use at parties, so if you are thinking of having a party in March, then contact me again too as I've not got much space left for March bookings!

Have fun!

Natalie x

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Stamp A Stack class

Last Thursday evening I ran a Stamp-A-Stack class. The ladies coming had said that they wanted to make 9 cards aimed at mainly men / boys and the above cards are the nine cards that we made. Sorry about the bad pictures again - bad light around today matched with the fact that I couldn't use my tripod! Must get that sorted out!
All the patterned paper, card, ribbon, buttons and adhesive die cuts were all from the Rock Star Card Elements kit from Stampin' Up! and the other bits used were some circle punches, white and blue doodling pens and the co-ordinating SU Starring You stamp set.
I love the Elements kits! Not only are the blues and greens of this kit right up my street, they also have a set which is all pink, purple and flowery. The kits come with everything that you need to make 10 cards and three of the cards above are the examples that come with a "how to" sheet in the kit.
At the bargain price of just £12.50 per kit, I think they are both great value and are ideal for quick cards when you are running out the door.
I just want to let everyone know that you don't have to order at a party to get the Stampin' Up! products that you like! Contact me at any time and I can have your order delivered directly to you from Stampin' Up! So, if you fancy one of the Elements Kits or anything else, then email me and I'll get it organised for you.
On other topics.....Hubby and I ventured off to Oxford this weekend and had a lovely time. I think we both just needed to get away from everything and just do "whatever we want to do, whenever we want to do it!" If we want to get someone else to cook dinner and eat it in bed, we could do, same for breakfast, afternoon drinking and relaxing, visiting the spa - it was pure bliss! Reminded us of why we fell in love in the first place and we toasted our 17 years together (oh blimey, that makes me feel old!!!!!!!)
Lots and lots to share with you this week - exciting offers and news from Stampin' Up! and a few more cards etc to share with you too so will be trying very hard to update more regularly!
Have fun!
Natalie x