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Category: Spring/Summer Catalogue

Hello Life!!!

Hello there!!!

I am delighted to sit and write this blog entry tonight!  It has been a most busy week since I blogged with you last – mostly boring stuff like work but I was delighted by my eldest son ‘popping’ home for the weekend. He is in his first year of his post grad job and working and living in Forres in Scotland – a long way from where we live.  Obviously, we don’t get to see him as much as we would like, however, his work brought him closer to home this last week, to Glasgow and when he found he was going to have to stay in Glasgow for a further week with his work he decided to head home.  Not a hard decision I guess: four hours from Glasgow to Forres, do his own washing and then four hours back on Sunday or an hour and fifteen minutes from Glasgow to Carlisle, MUM will do the washing and then an hour and fifteen back on Sunday…NO CONTEST! Terrific to see him and spend time with him even if it has meant a very hectic weekend.

So, I promised I would do a Project Life project this time around, and I fully intended to. My printer however, had other plans and when I started printing photo’s out on it, they got progressively worse.  My son – see above – informs me that what I really really need is a printer that prints photo’s and not a document printer that will crank out the odd pic now and again! New photo printer duly ordered!

I didnt want to have NOTHING to blog so I thought I would try and used the pics that did come out okay, and here they are…The event was New Years Eve 2014 – MB and I found ourselves with no children and no plans for New Year, We did a last minute hotel booking, caught the train and headed into London for the fireworks and some child free fun.  I am not going to spoil all by telling the whole time right now as I still want to Project Life it, but these are some of my favourite moments…


I have used the `Hello Life Project Kit (137949 £22.95) to show off these pictures.  Now I am always a little wary of kits I have bought elsewhere as they never seem to have enough to make a solid project and you always have to add to them, but when this arrived and I was going through the items, I quickly realised there was almost enough kit to do this twice!!! so a very generous kit indeed and it comes with the metal frame as well so DOUBLE BRILLIANT!!!

4I really love the die cuts and the letters ( lots and lots of letters!!) in the Hello Life Project Kit, all the little silver spring pegs are included as well as the Bakers twine. There is some fabulous Crushed Curry ultra thick twine to make pompoms but I decided to not use them this time around as I have another set of pics in mind for the pompoms. But they are in the kit!


You can also make this little shaker heart frame and all the little hearts in Basic Black, Silver and Crushed Curry are all included as well as a self adhesive foam circle to make it easy as pie to make. Yes, those are Giant M&M’s …..

2The kit is teamed with a Photopolymer stamp set – Hello Life (137136 – £22.95)  which has 10 stamps in the set and will get lots of use on other projects!!!  Perfect for Valentines as well as other occasions.  You can see I have used the heart stamps with Whisper White stamp pad on BlackBoard card stock. These would look brilliant in any of the new Color Box Chalk Ink colours that feature in the Spring Summer catalogue which can be viewed HERE.


All in all, I think this is a fabulous project kit – whether you use it yourself or gift it to someone you know has an event to say Hello Life about…..If you want to purchase this kit or any other Stampin’ Up! item, please either email me on  or visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop where you can shop 24 hours a day! Here is a link to the online Stampin’ Up! shop right here.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the Hello Life Project kit…until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

Whoosh…..So here we go….Loads and Loads to share…..

It’s one of those posts that requires a cuppa and at least half a pack of biscuits!  SO MUCH TO SHARE!!!!

Lets start with the Official Stampin’ Up! Stuff…

My Little Valentine
My Little Valentine

Sooooooo, with Valentines Day just around the corner (really? it seems like Christmas has only just finished….) Stampin’ Up! are offering a unique offer….Get the Simply Sent set FREE (Worth £8.25) when you buy My Little Valentine stamp set (£9.95) between now and 21st January!  IT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AGAIN after this date! You can click on the pic below for BIGGER detail….and place your order with me to have your products sent direct to your door….


…and here are a couple of  things I have made using this delightful My Little Valentine set….

Simply Sent
Simply Sent
My Little Valentine
My Little Valentine

This fabulous box card also features the lovely new In Colours: Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple. Here I have teamed it with Very Vanilla and a little of the Be of Good Cheer seasonal paper which just show that DSP is not just for Christmas…..

My Little Valentine and SAB
My Little Valentine and SAB

Aahhhh… this one ties in the In Colours again, the My Little Valentine Stamps and….a sneak peak of a lovely embossing folder coming in the Sale a Bration due at the end of January….


…and talking of SAB…..My children were very fortunate to be given lots of lovely gifts this Christmas so I had around 40 Thank You cards to make…I was stumped I have to say as the boys are almost 21 and 15 years old now so they want hip, cool and trendy Thank You cards these days. I am happily they loved these which were made with Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, a fabulous new stamp Set called Vintage Verses (coming in the Sale a Bration due at the end of the month…..) and I teamed this all up with Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon and white gel pen….

Whats next…? Oh! Yes! at the end of the month it will be Sale A Bration time again …..did you see how I introduced that to you gently?  


Well you will be glad that I did because there are some really exciting things coming.  

This year Sale a Bration is going to be MASSIVE! There are so many lovely things you can choose from…..and you get ONE FREE for every £45 spent in a single transaction…which means that if you spend £90 you get TWO FREE ITEMS and so on………

Do you want your leaflet now? of course you do…..Pop me a comment on this post or drop me an email at and I will put yours in the post right away….You are going to just LOVE these products….

Sadly the Autumn/Winter catalogue finishes at the end of January ….ahhhhh!!!!…Yes I know…I am sad too as there are some amazing products in there…Did you get your favourite? I keep skimming through to make sure I have everything I think I NEED!!!!

If you havent got yours yet, you can now order with through FaceBook…YES I said Facebook….. how cool is that? just head on over to and leave messages, orders or just browse whats on there…I am trying to get pics on there as fast as possible (which I admit isnt terribly quick at the moment….) but still….

OOOH! YES! and on the 1st February we launch the fantastic new Spring/Summer catalogue!!! YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE!!! I am so excited for this…I have seen it and there is almost nothing that I am not in love with! Here is another sneak peak….

Spring Summer Catalogue
Spring Summer Catalogue

This is the amazing made for Stampin’ UP! exclusive Petite Pocket Bigz XL die which I have then used a delightful and versatile stamp set called Spring Sampler which features in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue. I cant wait to make lots of projects with these fantastic new products…there are bundles and accessory sets as well as stamps, papers, and die cuts….A….MAZE…..ING!

Again, if you want your Spring/Summer Catalogue NOW, just leave me a comment or pop me an email over to…waiting to hear from you….

Anything else…anything else?   Ummm…..OOOH! Yes! Almost forgot and it is really important too…..

As you know I recently left Glasgow and all my lovely and delightful ladies who came to my classes up there….. it was very sad and I was sorry to say goodbye to them all…..but….one of them joked that, since I was so into technology (who? me?)  I should be still giving them their classes but either online or in the post…..Soooooooo….

Starting at the end of January 2013 we are launching Stampdelicious by Stamp!  OOOHHHH! I am so excited about this so here are the details:

Join the Stampdelicious by Stamp club and receive your stamp class by post! 

Each month we will have different projects, between three and five makes and will cost £17.99 per person including postage direct to you.

What will you get? in your project pack you will get card stock, die cuts, ribbons, brads, rhinestones, pearls etc to make your project as well as full colour instructions.

What is not included is sticky tape, dimensionals and your usual craft tools like scissors, rulers, glue etc

You opt in and choose to buy that months project….. if you dont want the next one….no problem. We will show sneak peaks of the projects around the middle of the month  – usually around 15th – so you can choose whether you want that particular months project pack. Easy payment using Paypal buttons on the blog secures your project pack which will be dispatched the last day of the month. 

Exciting isn’t it! I am thrilled to be able to offer these classes and it means I get to stay in touch with my Lovely Ladies ‘from up North’!

Okay, I think that is everything…I am off now to put the finishing touches to the very first project pack and and the instructions to go with it…I am sur eoyu will love them and I am only an email away if anyone needs any online help…

So till next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

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