Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Time to get your Christmas Cards started

 

Have you thought about Christmas Yet?

For many people the answer is probably a no.  For some it's a definite No!  For my husband, any mention of it before December 1st and he gives the stare and a growl.  For him it doesn't start until at least December 1st. I love Christmas and am happy to see Christmas stuff even in January!

So for the likes of me, and other crafters and artisans (and other Mums as well I expect) planning Christmas probably started within the past few weeks, maybe even months.   If you love making your Christmas cards then you'll probably have started, at least in the planning stage anyway.  But if you are stuck for ideas, here's one we made at one of my recent Cards & Coffee mornings and was the Make and Take at a local craft event at Jennets Park the other weekend.  Don't forget if you want to see it in it's colourful glory, please do pop on over to my blog on the internet.
 
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All the products used are from Stampin' Up! of course, and it is in very traditional colours.  The card uses Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler inks, the base card is Real Red and it has a touch of Cherry Cobbler 1inch Grosgrain ribbon.  The lovely stack of presents and greeting is from the Wishing You stamp set that can be found in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.  If you would like to purchase any of these items do get in touch, I am listed in the back of this book.

If you would like to come along to one of my classes, I have the "cards and Cuppa" mornings every other Wednesday during Term Time, plus there will be another "Christmas Stamp a Stack of Cards" on Tuesday 3rd December.

Happy Crafting

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Craft Fairs, Classes & Workshops

 

Oh my gosh, it is such a busy busy busy time of year!!!  I have classes, workshops and Craft  or Christmas Fairs going on!  I love this time of year, the lead up to Christmas. 

So my lovely readers here are some dates for your diary….

Sunday 13th October 2013 – Craft Fair 1 – 3pm Jennets Park, Bracknell.  A wonderful craft fair local to me, do pop by and grab some wonderful handmade crafted Christmas presents, have a go at my make and take Christmas Card table and have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Tuesday 15th October 7:30pm – 9:30pm Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Workshop.  £12

Stamp-a-stack of Christmas cards.  Get ahead this winter and get some of your handmade cards made with time to, plenty of time, to spare!

Wednesday 16th October 2013 9:30 – 11:30am – Cards & Cuppa morning.  Come along to this informal and relaxed Cards and a cuppa morning – for just £5 you get tot make 3 fabulous cards to take away with you.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Love Stampin’ Up? Buy Online Today!

 

 

Online shopping with me and Stampin' Up!  Want to buy your stash direct, choose your goodies online any time night or day?  Well now you can!

Click on the button below and use the SHOP button in the top right hand corner of my new Business website.  This will enable you to buy through me.  You need to have a demonstrator when buying, but you don’t need to now drop and order round or send an email if you don’t want to!

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Don’t worry though, I am still taking orders at class, 1-2-1 sessions and through parties.  So you cant still get the benefit of splitting the postage costs that way.  It’s just the shop now option gives you the flexibility of ordering when it suits you and still getting it delivered to your door.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

August promotion – Stock up on your favourites

 

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Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Offer

Collect a paper stash for every creative mood and project. Feeling cool and eclectic? Check. Need something bold that’ll pop? We’ve got you covered.

During our limited-time offer buy three of your favourite packs of Designer Series Paper and then choose one for free—so your paper stash will be ready for any mood that hits.

See your options on pages 151, 153, and 154 of our annual catalogue! *Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers not included.

Which ones will you choose?

Talk to me today to get yours!

 

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

 

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Grab Your Greetings Promotion

We have three greetings stamp sets on sale for 25 percent off through 31 July! Our stamp sets don’t go on sale very often, so make sure to take advantage of this offer. You’ll be all set with greetings for every holiday and occasion. So go grab your greetings! 

Here’s what you can get:

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Contact me today to place your order, or to get your copy of our new catalogue.

 

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Monday, 8 July 2013

New Catalogue Time

 

Have you seen the new catalogue? No? What do you mean no?

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Seriously, it is jam packed with some stunning new stamps, papers and accessories. All matching and coordinating, taking the guesswork out of crafting for you! No more hunting
for the right reds to go together. They're all in one book.

Want your own copy? Well for the price of posting only you can have yours sent to you.

Please do get in touch today if you'd like a copy.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Cards & Coffee Mornings–New Dates…

 

Hello All,


Well it is that time again now the children are back in school for the Cards and coffee mornings to start again.

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Dates for our next Cards & Coffee mornings are:-

Weds 12 June 9:30-11:30 am
Weds 26th June 9:30-11.30 am
Weds 9th July 9:30-11.30 am

Cost is £5 per person to make 3 cards using exclusive Stampin' Up! products.

Each session you will get to make 3 beautiful cards (Envelopes provided) to take home with you. These morning sessions are great for both new and seasoned card makers.

Plus you get the opportunity to order any of the product that we use for you to use at home.

All classes are in Finchampstead, Berkshire.

Please do share with any family of friends that may be interested.

See you soon

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Just a quickie from me today!

 

Well it’s Party time today for my youngest.  She turned 4 on Wednesday and is having a birthday bash with her friends.  So unfortunately for you lovely lot this is a very quick post today.  I will post up a photo of the card I made her soon – It  uses a retired Stampin’ Up set but then I love going back to some of my retired sets as they just do not seem to go out of fashion!

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Here’s a neat little birthday card made using the postage stamp punch, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Papers (Spring/Summer Catalogue), Itty Bitty Banners and matching framelit.

Such a super quick birthday card for a special little girl or boy!

Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting

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Friday, 7 June 2013

So Many Birthdays

 

 

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!  I don’t know about you, but I seem to have lots around this time of year; Family, friends, my children’s friends too.  I always need a card or 6 on hand for such an occasion.

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I put this pretty card together using Everything Eleanor from Stampin’ Up!  I do love the large background swirl; it makes for a great background.  The colours I used were Pool Party and Calypso Coral inks and cardstock.  I hand cut the flowers and banner, which was stamped with the Happy Birthday phrase from Create a Cupcake.  The gorgeous little butterfly was stamped using Papillion Potpourri and then punched out using the matching punches. 

So all I have to do now is pick out who it is going to go to.  If you would like to get to make cards like these then come along to my cards and coffee morning please do get it touch.  It runs every other Wednesday during term time.

Back soon, Happy crafting

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Online Shopping–Only a click away!

 

Do you recall I had some exciting news a few days ago?  Yeah you do!  The one that said about This and That annnnnnd online shopping, well guess what!  It’s here!  Online shopping!  Woo Hoo!

It's arrived - Online shopping with me and Stampin' Up!  Want to buy your stash direct, choose your goodies online any time night or day?  Well now you can!

Click on the button below and use the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner of my new Business website.  This will enable you to buy through me.  You need to have a demonstrator when buying, but you don’t need to now drop and order round or send an email if you don’t want to!

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Don’t worry though, I am still taking orders at class, 1-2-1 sessions and through parties.  So you cant still get the benefit of splitting the postage costs that way.  It’s just the shop now option gives you the flexibility of ordering when it suits you and still getting it delivered to your door.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

ElaineSmithSignature_byAngieWhalley12

 

We have blast off!

 

Isn’t this stamps set just so cute fro the little astronaut in your life?  It just what every great adventurer need to receive on his birthday.

Using the Outer Space Jumbo Wheel along with a Versamark cartridge I ran the planets & stars across my Marina Mist base.  I then spritzed the card using some Champagne Mist mixed with Rubbing alcohol in my Stampin’ Spritzer for a cosmic shimmer look.

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The spaceship was stamped in Marina Mist and Night Of navy on to Whisper White cardstock and cut out.  I love the Basic Rhinestones that look like lights around the outer edge of the space craft.  My little astronaut is seen looking out of the window.

This is such a great set for Birthdays, Invitations and thank you cards.  You can team it up with many of our fantastic sentiments.

Hmm, my son will be off to another of his friends birthday parties soon, so this definitely be used for that.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

***NEWS FLASH***


 

Wow!  Have I got news for you!!! News is coming out of the Stampin’ Up! home Office quicker than Superman at the moment!  Some I can share today, and some you’re just going to have to wait for….Sorry. 

But hey, if you want to get the low down before everyone else, then why not sign up to be a demonstrator too?  You can sign up with me today for just £99, get a ton of goodies including an extra £25 worth of product in your kit…and you get to choose exactly what you want! Click here to join today

First up - Do you love journaling?  Love Smash Books?  Love Stampin' Up!?  The you'll love the This and That new range!

 Click here to see This & That Flyer!

Clicker to see This & That Video action!

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Epic Day This and That Journal

£9.95 /13.50 €

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Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

£9.95 /13.50 €

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Remember This and That Rotary Stamp

£5.50 /6.95 €

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Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers

£4.50 /5.95 €

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Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

£4.50 /5.95€

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Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.

£29.24 /36.76 € 15% off the Retail Value!

 

Contact me today about this fantastic product and offer off the full bundle of 15%!  I can accept orders from France, Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, Germany as well as the UK.


*****And That's Not All*****

Coming soon, you will be able to order all those fabulous  Stampin' Up! products ONLINE!!!  Yes that’s right online.   Now you'll be able to order any time (Day & Night - Great for us Late Night Crafters)  for direct delivery from 21st May.  You will need a Demonstrator in order to place an order so....Here I am ;)

I am so thrilled about both of these bits of news!!

Get in touch today to find out more!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Yummy Honeycomb.

 

Well i do think it rather yummy.  Sorry if you were thinking it was gong to be a Crunchie bar.  Mmm Crunchie!  Sorry I digress.

So the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder, isn’t it great?  Have you got yours yet?

I ran some Tea for Two Designer series paper through the folder and trimmed up some of the inner hexagons to glue onto the So Saffron Hexagon base.

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I stamped my greeting onto another piece of the Tea for Two DSP, and trimmed it into a banner.  The flower is made using a doily that has been scrunched together and then a large Designer Builder Brad pushed through.  I glues a Vanilla Flower from the Flower Trim to the front.

And there you have it, a yummy honeycomb card.  I hope you liked it.

Until next time, happy crafting!

ElaineSmithSignature_byAngieWhalley12

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Colour Refresh – Coming Soon!

 

I am so super excited about the up coming Colour Refresh that Stampin’ Up! has in store for us all!  As you can see from the lists below, we will say a fond farewell to some fabulous colours, but we will also be saying a huge hello to some returning In-Color favourites and a welcome to some very new colours such as Bermuda bay, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry and Smokey Slate.

Stampin’ Up! have put together this great video to show you the gorgeous new colours.   You can see it here

All the new colours will be available from 1 July when our new catalogue is released.  So don’t delay in ordering any of your favourite colours that may be retiring!

Contact me today to place an order.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Cards & Coffee Mornings

 

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Good morning all!

Well it is that time again now the children are back in school for the Cards and coffee mornings to start again.

Dates for our next Cards & Coffee mornings are:-

Weds 24 April 9:30-11:30 am
Weds 8 May 9:30-11.30 am
Weds 22 May 9:30-11.30 am

Cost is £5 per person to make 3 cards using exclusive Stampin' Up! products.

Each session you will get to make 3 beautiful cards (Envelopes provided) to take home with you.  These morning sessions are great for both new and seasoned card makers.

Plus you get the opportunity to order any of the product that we use for you to use at home.

All classes are in Finchampstead.

Please do share with any family of friends that may be interested.

See you soon

ElaineSmithSignature_byAngieWhalley12

Monday, 15 April 2013

Get more for your money .

 

Well lets face it, we all love getting more for our money don’t we?  Of course we do!  Well with Stampin’ Up! you can. 

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From now until 30 May you can get £25 more products in your Stampin’ Up! starter kit, for no extra money! Contact me to find our more.

Between 15 April and 30 May just host a 350 €/£250 or higher party with me and earn an additional 35 €/£25 in FREE products! That’s on top of the hostess £’s and benefits you already get! Take a look at our already-awesome hostess benefits that you’ll get to ADD more hostess credit too

You could have a party in the comfort of your own home, have a catalogue party by gathering orders from your family and friends, or have a club party with your craft club members and earn the extra freebies for yourself or your craft club!  Contact me to find our more.

You can contact me via email at sassystampers@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Rain or Shine

 

There’s something about umbrella’s and cards I just love.  And how great is it that Stampin’ up! have given us this wonderful set?

What a cheerful card this is to send to someone who may be having a tough time to give them a little smile and to know that you are thinking of them.

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The pretty little Umbrella paper comes from the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Papers, which also matches with Oh, Whale stamp set.

There are so many combinations with this set, and it goes so well with so many others.

 

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What combinations will you make?  I’d love to see your projects!

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

 

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Thank you, can mean so much.

 

Isn’t it wonderful when someone helps you out, does something out of the blue to cheer you up or perhaps just looks after your children without being asked when you’re not well.

It’s those times when a simple thank you just doesn’t seem enough.  So nothing says thank you more than a handmade card.

I love the colours on this card.  The base is Early Espresso (I think I love this colour), the mat is So Saffron which has been textured with the Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder.  This has all been accented with Regal Rose. It’s such a gorgeous old fashioned colour and yet also looks great in Modern Simple Cards.

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I used my marker pens in Regal Rose, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade to colour in the flower from the Oh, Hello stamp set.  And stamped my greeting from the same set onto Whisper White, which I then cut out using the Apothecary Accents Framelit die.  I cut a second one in Regal Rose cut off either end then split it in 2 to make the outer edge frame.

A Paper Doily, some Victoria Crochet Trim and Basic Pearls just finished it off nicely.

So next time someone does something nice for you, send a handmade thank you.

Until next time.

 

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Create and call it a job! Join Today

 

Stampin’ Up! have extended their generous 25% extra free in the Starter Kit until 31 March!  That’s £162.50 worth of product for only £99 So if you thought you were too late to get in on the freebies, you’ve still time.  Turn that wish list into a reality and sign up for a starter kit today. 

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Don’t worry if you just want to get all those goodies on your wish list and not become a full Demonstrator – it’s OK.  The kit is yours to keep whatever you decide. 

To join click on the picture above or click here

I can’t wait for you to join my team today!

Happy Crafting,

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Circle Circus, So Simple and Neat.

 

Just a quickie today...

I love the simple design of this card.  The images from Circle Circus work so well here.  I used a Pretty In Pink card Base and then a Basic Black Mat topped with Whisper White.

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The Circle Circus images were stamped in Gumball green, Elegant Eggplant and Pretty In Pink. I added a Basic Rhinestone to each of the larger circles and under the My Friend sentiment.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Shoe Box Swap Part 2

 

As per part 1 This is a little photo heavy again, so my apologies.

So first up we have this fabulous card from Leanne.  I love all of the different layers and pieces to this card.  The use of the Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder with the little hexagons in looks great. And don’t you just love the little dotty spotty butterfly?  I used one of our Stampin’ Up! white gel pens to do the dots. 

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I just love this stunning Collage stamped card created by my good friend Rachel.  Look at all those different stamped layers, then by adding the ticket, rose and ribbon the whole thing just pops to life! 

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Even the Envelope gets a stamping!

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I love this next card by Lucy.  The little bees from Nature Walk work so well with the new Honeycomb Textured Impressions folder.  These were stamped and then gently watercoloured.  I love the greeting from Wacky Wishes Hostess set.

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Wow, paper tearing and sponging on this next one by Sasha!  I just love the Early Espresso edged on to the Island Indigo cardstock.  The frame from Papaya Collage works so well on the First Edition Speciality Paper.

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And finally here is my project.  I wanted to give everyone a little something that they could pop all their cards into to take home.  i love this little card holder and it is so easy to make!  I used he Tea for Two Designer Series Papers and made kits to compliment the papers.

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I used the greeting from the Oh, hello stamp set, sponged the edges and added the utterly gorgeous flower from the flower trim which can be found in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

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First up is this very simple card using the images from the Tea Shoppe stamp set.  I used some of the left over Designer Series Papers to make the strip and circle.  I really love that stamp set!

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Well, we’ve seen tons of these banner cards but they are so fab, so here’s another! Again I used up some of my left over DSP to make them.  the greeting is from petite pairs which is then punched using the largest Oval punch.  A little sponging around the edges and a couple of our larger pearls from the mixed set of basic Pearls and there you have it.

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We all had a ton of fun on the day, there was lots of chatting, and laughing.  Plenty ooh’s and ah’s and some great crafting creativity!  I cannot wait for the next one.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

 

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