November? surely not….

I cannot believe that November was the last time I posted here….I have been to Convention since then, Father Christmas has visited, the year has changed….

….And a Happy and Healthy New Year to you!  Gosh, where does all the time go to?  There must be a huge shelf somewhere that all my time has been put on cos’ I sure don’t seem to have much of it spare lying around and whats more, if the person who keeps taking all my time ( and presumably storing it on said shelf!!!) would just stop…I would be very grateful! Thank you.

Okay so this is the year of being organised…well that is what I told myself back in December….and I am trying…honest! I have got my filofax out – yep – gone back to paper organisation, I have cleaned the household blackboard and started adding family things to it…I have made a list of the Design Team dates for each of the DT’s I am on and I have a plan to buy a Year Planner so that I can keep track of classes etc…so thats the plan…now I need time to put it all into action!!!!

Ok so here is some great news….Stampin Up have started the year off with A Whole Lot of Love flyerTH_wholelotoflove_demo_12.1-1.27.2014_EU

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These have to be some of the most delightful Love stamps I have seen in a long time and you will find me posting projects made with these in the not too distant future (…honest!).  If you want to purchase these – and it is not really long until Valentines!!!! – just head over to my online shop (Did you know you can click the coloured words and be taken directly to the site!!!! how clever...)and place your order – it will be delivered right to your door!!!!

Whats is more – there is 80% off  items on the Stampin’ Up! CLEARANCE RACK – but only while stocks last!!!!!  What are you waiting for? get on over and grab your self a bargain!

Now I am going to round up this post with a photo heavy section showing pictures of makes from convention and some Christmas cards I made for giving away as well as some non Stampin’ Up projects – however there is almost certainly something on every project that is a Stampin’ up product even if it is the paper I have used for the colouring in – Yes, if you are a Copic or a Promarker person, Whisper White card stock gives a really good finish with these pens as well as Prisma pencils. Ok – coffee or tea at the ready…..? And please remember that most of the Christmas items are still available until the end of January if you want something you see in my projects….just drop me an email at stampdelicious@gmail.com and I will tell you the item Name, price and order code!  On with the pics….Oh…and if you see a design, and it looks like something you have created and I have CASED it, firstly apologies for not giving immediate credit for your work but please drop me an email so I can give you credit as I have CASED quite a few designs but lost my notes as to who they belonged to…I am always happy to give credit for CASED items xxxxIMG_3331wtmk

Stampin’ Up Holiday Paper in background and cardstock in matting and layering…..

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Oh Look at the Merry!!!! Silver Mirror card and a die cut all from Stampin’ Up!

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Beautiful Cherry Cobbler seam binding finished this one off….

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Now this one is ALL Stampin’ Up although that is a retired stamp of the Snowmen….

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Lots of Stampin’ Up! here – Ribbon, Paper, Card stock, Embellishments….

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The Stampin’ Up! products are more subtle here but there is Whisper white (stamped and coloured images) Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler for the flowers, a punch for the Sentiment, and two die cuts: the Ovals and the Card stock behind the main image is half a Top Note Die!!!! Also the stamped Snowflake is Stampin’ Up! too!IMG_3267wtmkThe lovely Poinsettia is a Stampin Up stamp stamped and embossed onto Stampin’ Up! vellum and embellished with Frosted Embellishments!!!

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EVERYTHING in these ones is Stampin’ Up!

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This is one from earlier but with the image kept together instead of separated over two cards…..photowtmk Whisper White card stock really does well with Alcohol pens….photo 4wtmkOkay – so there you are – all up to date…Dont forget to visit my sister blog over at www.travellingcolours.com where you will be made just as welcome! So until next time – and lets not leave it so long shall we?…remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

It’s on it’s way……

It’s on it’s way….yep Christmas is coming and as always I am far from ready!  I am still prepping for Convention which is just over a week away now. I am no where near ready for that either.  I do, however, have quite a few cards ready for writing and sending….and today I have two things for you…

Week 5 of Twelve weeks of Christmas…Here is a super quick card – I have managed to make 10 of these little beauty’s just this morning to add to my growing pile.  They are fabulously simple and use the Fabulously easy to use Envelope Board. Now I have been wanting to make something for you with the new tool from Stampin’ Up for a while – since I got it  – to be honest but havent quite got round to it…I also used Be Merry stamp which is one of the single Christmas stamps available right now as well which works really well with the Chalk Talk framelits.  And remember, you can buy any of the items I use in my projects directly from my online shop here – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampdelicious   – just click the link and have your favourite crafting goodies delivered right to your door!

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And second on my list…..

The final Stampdelicious by Stamp of the year (possibly!!!!)  yes this will  possibly be that last one for 2013 – and what a fabulous year you ladies have made it for me. Stampdelicious by Stamp has been far more successful than I could possibly have hoped and lots of you have emailed me with great ideas for moving it forward into the New Year – thank you for those ideas and please keep them coming. I may not use them all but I certainly appreciate the interest you have all taken in keeping Stampdelicious by Stamp going for next year!

So what are we getting for the final projects Lorraine? I am so glad you asked me…..I thought we would finish the year off with a stamp a stack…that means that you will make a stack of cards – Christmas of course! – ready for sending out.  I am going to put a strict time limit on this so I can get everything out to you as quickly as possible so…

Christmas Stamp A Stack by Stampdelicious by Stamp

We will make 20 cards5 x 4 designs and I will provide the envelopes as well so this is really good value at £17.99 for hand made cards everyone will love to receive.

Usual kit, I will provide card stock, ribbons, rhinestones pearls etc and you will provide tape, glue, scissors and artistic licence!

All orders MUST be in by Friday 22nd November – I cannot take orders after this date and get the kits out to you in good time. Kits will then be sent out starting Friday 29th November so you should have them over that weekend and first couple of  days into December, that way you can get cracking with them ready for sending out! 

So…Go ahead and book your place now – I MUST close this down FRIDAY 22nd November to get your kit out by 29th November….Use the PAYPAL button up there on the right to book your place now.

Okay, all done for today – I will be back briefly to give you next weeks Twelve Weeks of Christmas project so that you are not missing out whilst I am away at convention next but until then…remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

Lest we forget….

To day is Remembrance Sunday….need I say more. I find this to be terribly emotional and cannot watch the Remembrance Sunday ceremony on the television except at a distance. This doesn’t mean that I am ignoring it or denying anything. My Mum, who was born just before WWII, was very big on remembering what happened, the people that she personally lost as a result of the war and all the terrible things that went on and people endured. My Mum held some strong opinions about the bad people on all sides and took time to ensure that we understood there were two sides to every war and that neither ever did anything to recommend themselves. Both side were equally as heinous in their own way.

She never missed the Ceremonies and programs about it. Consequently neither did  we as children. As a result, I have a pronounced view on the war, the atrocities and consequences. Winners and losers and in my opinion, there were very few winners.

My Mum is no longer with us and she is badly missed. She would have loved to see the Remembrance Service today on such a clean and crisp morning, with the sun shining and the world looking good in it’s frosty coat.

When I observe my minutes silence this morning to remember all the fallen, I will also remember my Mum.

Lest we forget….

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Hey Girls

I am feeling particularly childless right now – my eldest boy is away at Uni and my youngest is away playing rugby with his school in Amsterdam so for the first time ever – I have no children.   It is not a great feeling I can tell you…there are no Halloween preparations going on, no! NONE at all! we dont make a big fuss but the boys usually have come to ‘discuss’ some costume or other they need help making, I am sure you know the sort I am talking about: the scary mad scientist outfit covered in fake blood, the strange glowing alien from outer space covered in fake blood, the mad psychopath with the blood encrusted saw….Yep , I have made them all!!!   But not this year. So I  made a Halloween banner instead! And here it is….Now there are lots of pics as I was taking them with my phone – I have hung the banner up across the window above my sink so I get to see itIMG_3087wtmk IMG_3088wtmk IMG_3089wtmk IMG_3090wtmk IMG_3091wtmk

I have used the fabulous Halloween Banner kit for this but because I have made a 9 piece banner I have added some retired images onto there as well – I love this stamp set the images are fabulous!!!

Right I am away to wallow in self pity and wait you my boy to come back form his trip – we are attending a bonfire and firework display at the weekend and then bonfire food back at home – I cant wait!!!

Till next time , remember to stamp your place in the world!!! XXX

Deviant….me? It is Halloween….

Just a quickie ladies to show you something I have been working on lately…It is not Stampin’ Up! I warn you….however, breaking away from Stampin’ Up! crafting to do something else allows me to come back refreshed….

The image comes from Deviant Art – the link is HERE, and I used Copics and Coloursoft/Prismacolor pencils to colour it…..I hope oyu like this and I will be back later in the week with some Halloween fun!

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Lets Get the Party Started!!!

Lets get the Party Started!!!! I know you know…I have said it so many times now….This is Stampin’ Up!’s 25th birthday!!! WOOOHOOO!!! and they are making so many offers right now it is hard to keep up but I just had to share this one with you….

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Yep – the party has started and Stampin’ Up! are offering

25 Stamp Sets with 25% OFF!!!!  

I am so excited because there are several of my favourites in the list and a couple that I don’t yet have…and NOW I GET 25% OFF!!!

IF you like a bargain then you can see the full list by clicking HERE and by heading to my online shop HERE.

NOT ONLY do we have 25% off 25 stamp sets but we have

New Products too….

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You can click on the pic for a bigger look……..

These GORGEOUS Thinlits frame to make fabulous swing cards are NOW available from Stampin’ Up!   Now, I currently dont have either of these fabulous new products and there is a good reason….because I can’t make my mind up which one I love the best!!!! I need to get a scoot on as I intend to make my Christmas cards with them so watch this space for makes to come!!!

Right I am away to work now so will be back later with 12 Weeks of Christmas….Until then remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Ending So Soon……

So… today is the very last day to “Join for £25”.  Yep.. no catch.. you really can join Stampin’Up as a demonstrator for only £25.  So why is this a good deal?

On the face of it, it doesn’t sound all that amazing. I mean, you get up to £26.95 worth of product.. so that isn’t sounding like the most amazing deal of the century. But this is a very clever special.. because you get A LOT when you place your first order.

As a demonstrator you get a standard 20% commission on every order – whether that be product for yourself, or orders from friends.  But if you place an order of over £150 in the first 30 days after you have signed with this special, you will also get an additional 10% in commission back in your pocket (so 30%) PLUS a free stamp set OF ANY VALUE (you choose the set).  Not to mention the  hostess benefits you get on an order over £150.

And because we are currently running extra hostess benefits on workshops over £250.. if that first order is £250 or more, you will also get an additional £25 worth of hostess benefits if you order before the end of October. Phew! So much for so little…..now that is refreshing these days!

This promotion runs from Monday, October 7th through Monday, October 21st, 2013 so don’t delay.

Join the Fun!

There is support and a whole community of awesome demonstrators that share ideas and inspiration. We have a facebook group and ask questions when we need help or answers.  The company also offers support in the form of an awesome website and a bi-monthly mag with lots of ideas too.

I’ve been doing this for approximately 4 years years.. and I have NEVER regretted my decision to join Stampin Up. They are an amazing company to work with. So if you have any questions about this awesome offer please contact me TODAY… as this special ends tonight!  Some of the benefits I mentioned above expire with this offer too… so don’t miss out!

Until next time….remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

12 Weeks of Christmas….Week 2

Hahahahah!!! bet you thought I would forget???   I almost did!!! I have been a bit under the weather this last couple of weeks, a nasty bout of sinusitis seems to have settled first on my throat and now on my chest making me wheeze and need my inhaler a lot more than normal. I have a cunning plan though as I am determined NOT to be dogged by poor health this winter. I have started a morning routine of vitamins and minerals designed to boost my immunity and try and help me keep well this winter which is a really good idea since they are forecasting severe snow….and you all know how much I LOVE snow!!! I will not want to miss out on snowballing with my boys!

Ok, a few things to tell you tonight but will start with

WEEK 2 of 12 days of Christmas!

First the project….Golden Star

The plan with these makes is that I want everyone to feel that they can make them really and this one is so simple and straight forward – I used Raspberry Ripple card stock, the fabulous Gold card stock (see how that gold card positively lights the card up and shimmers beautifully!!! already one of my favourites!!!) Magical Season and Christmas Star stamps – did you know they can be purchased separately and not as part of a set? OH! Yes they can!!! – and gold embossing powder with Versamark and my heat gun. Now every single item, including the rhinestone gems – can be bought over at my online shop and when you do I will send you the instruction on how I made this lovely  Christmas card ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!  This is the link to the SHOP.

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Okay – what else…Oh Yes!!! You only have 7 days left.   What for I hear you shout….Well, in 7 days the most fantastic off that Stampin’ Up! have made in ages will end.  

Come and JOIN THE FUN!!!

 

Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn’t you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin’ Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

And 7-21 October, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating its 25th anniversary in a BIG way—with a £25 starter kit!

Join Stampin’ Up! for just £25 and get products for less, tons of ideas, and more.

And even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customisable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just £25, you get

  • Your choice of up to £25 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
  • A streamlined business supply pack!.

If you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the Join Now image above to join Stampin’ Up!
  2. Read and agree to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement.
  3. Purchase your Starter Kit. The online form will prompt you to choose up to £25 worth of products to create your own custom Starter Kit, allowing you to start your business, your way!

Once you’ve completed the above steps, Stampin’ Up! will send you a password so you can log in to the demonstrator website where you’ll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you.  What are you waiting for…?

There is totally no obligation inside your first six months and if by then you feel it is not for you…well no problem, you will have enjoyed promotions and discounted products and hopefully made some new friends along the way! So come along and Join my group of fabulous Stampin Gals….

Questions??? Of course you have questions, and I am an email away from answering them.  Of course, you can email me and I will happily call you back for a no obligation informal chat so you can get a clear idea of why I do what I do and love doing it!

Finally, Stampdelicious by Stamp…. Ladies I am a little behind I realise and some of you will not yet have got your kits, they will all have been posted by wednesday morning and every one should have their kits and instruction by Thursday night. I hope that is okay with everyone….please let me know if it is not.

Until next time (which I hope will be later in the week!!!!) remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

12 Weeks of Christmas….Week 1

Yup, it is ‘that time’ again Ladies.  Did you start making your cards in January like you said you were going to? No ?  me either and from half term until 23rd December always seems to be filled with so much to do that I am often working late into the night trying to make sure I have enough Christmas cards made!

BUT….I thought we might try to be a little organised…so I am going to make a Christmas card every week from now until Christmas…and share it with you. Hopefully you will be inspired to start making your own.

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This first card is made with the lovely Winter Frost DSP, Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelits, Silver Glimmer card (so Lush!) Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate cardstock, Soft sky Seam Binding, Silver Ribbon, and finally A Banner Christmas stamp set.

If you wish to purchase any of the items I have used here, please head over to my online shop HERE and place your order. All orders for items on this card will receive the instructions on how to make it for yourself ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!

Until next time – Remember to stamp your place in the world!xxx