Saturday, 18 December 2010

Opps Done it again!!

Sorry again. I have been a bit naughty and not done any posting for a while!

Since I last put a posting on my blog, lots has happened. On 26th November I had a stall at the Walberton Craft Fayre where I met lots of lovely ladies, who I hope will go on to host one of our mini card classes. It was a very festive evening and made me feel that Christmas was well and truly on its way.

Also Helen and I have done another class at The Windmill and a couple of mini classes at my house and at Mum's.

Well Christmas is steaming towards us and the kids have broken up from school. Most of my Christmas cards have been written and sent. Pressies almost wrapped and decorations about to go up. Just the turkey to buy and I think I am almost there!

Once I have done all that and I have a bit of time to myself, I will start putting together some more selections for our mini card classes ready for next year. Helen will be busy making up the packs for the next two classes which are featured on the classes page. Please let me know if you want to come and join in the fun and I will make sure that Helen has a pack with your name on it!

I am also now taking bookings for parties and mini card classes for 2011, so give me a buzz if you want to organise one for you and your friends and relatives.

Well the house is stirring so I had better go and get the show on the road.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you all.

X Sue

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Christmas is Coming

Hello, hope you are well.

Once again I have to apologise for being quite for a while. Helen and I have been so busy again!

We have been to the annual Stampin' Up! convention at Addington Palace in Croydon, where we spent two days with like minded people picking up new ideas and tips, ready to pass on to you. When I get a mo I will post some of the fabulous swaps we made with other SU demonstrators.

We have also been getting all our November and December classes prepared ready for you and have even started thinking about next year! Scary isn't it!
On Monday we did two classes at the Windmill. One at 2.30 and one at 7.30, where we made six Christmas cards. Here they are.

The next class is on the 13th December when we will be decorating a Christmas candle and tin along with a tri shutter card. Please let me know if you would like me to reserve you a place.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Project Photos

Here as promised is a photo of the projects we made on Saturday. We also made a Tri Shutter card. All the projects used Stampin' Up!s Jolly Holly papers and matching card.
Each lady had a goody bag, which included spare papers, gold cord for their tags, a pot of Dazzling Diamonds, along with a personalized note book, pen and bottle of water.
As everybody enjoyed the day so much and all wanted to do another one, Helen and I will be planning and plotting and will hopefully be putting another Craft Extravaganza together for Spring next year. So keep watching for further details.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Craft Day Update

Wow what a fantastic day we had yesterday. The feedback at the end of the day was great and I would like to thank all those that came and helped make the day as good as it was.

The ladies made six projects which included a decorated bottle tube, paper ribbon, tag box with acetate lid, a treat bag and two cards.
They all went home happy the end of the day but did look a little tired. Next time I promise we will take it a bit easier!
Here are some photos of the day and I will post some photos of the projects in the next couple of days.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Christmas is coming!

Hi still busy! Not only getting ready for Saturday's Craft Day but also preparing for Windmill classes and 5 for £5 classes, which are beginning to fill up! Don't forget if you want to have one of your own and get a group of your friends together for a girlie evening give me a buzz to arrange a date.
Here is a card I have made for one of the classes using a new set called Delightful Decorations and the matching punch. It is really versatile and I will try and get some examples of how it can be used in different ways as soon as I can.
Still a couple of places left on the Stampers Group and don't forget to leave those wish lists around for family and friends to find for Christmas pressy ideas. Make sure they know that I can be contacted at any time and will of course be very discreet!! I will even wrap the gifts for them.
Will let you know how Saturday goes and maybe post a few photos of the ladies in action!
X Sue

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Hi sorry I haven't posted for a while but Helen and I have been busy getting everything ready for the Craft Day which is now only 2 weeks away. We are both so excited and pleased with the projects that we have lined up. Its just the final bits to do nearer the time that we have left to do now.

Also following the Launch Party it is now time to start thinking about Christmas and we are getting things ready for all the Christmas classes we have lined up. Keep and eye on the classes page and I will do my best to keep it up to date.

Also at the class I had enough people who wanted to join my new Stampers Group to make it a Stampers 10! This means each member only has to spend £15 a month to join and have the hostess benefits. There are still two places left if anyone is interested and it will start at the end of the month.

Everybody that came to the Launch Party thought the catalogue was fabulous and I have to agree. With a large number of items being retired, it has been replaced with some great new products and the new colours give it all a fresh feel. If you would like a catalogue let me know and I can send you one for £5 including P&P, or you can take a look online at, and email with your order. Don't forget I accept pay pal, as well as cash and cheques and Stampin' Up have just started to accept credit cards.

X Sue

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

New Stampers Group

I have a new Stampers Group starting October 2010

Do you have a long Wish List from the new catalogue
but can't afford it all at once?

Want to earn FREE products but don't want to host a party?

Then my Stampers Club is the Club for you!

What do you have to do?

You would commit to a six to ten month membership, depending on how many people want to join the group. You would agree to spend £15 - £25 per month from the catalogue. More is allowed, and if you know that you will want to spend at least £30 per month, then you can take two slots and get twice the benefits.

What are the benefits?

1. You will receive a free catalogue from me when the club starts.
2. For one month during your ten month membership (two if you take two slots) you will receive a free level one hostess set (Level 2 or 3 if you generate more orders from friends and families or hosting a workshop that month too!)
3. For one month during your membership (two if you take two slots) you will receive your choice of £15 worth of free items from the catalogue (again, more if you can generate more orders during your month!)

When does it start?

As soon as I have enough members, the club can start - so if you know anyone who would be interested please let them know .
Contact me if you are interested in joining our merry band.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Not long now!

Only a few more days to go till the new catalogue!!!

And only a few more days to order from the old one and the retiring list!!!

Only a few more days till the launch party on Sat 2nd Oct!!!! Everyone welcome. 10 - 1 pm. Goodie Bags with catalogue available for £5 or catalogue on its own for £3.50. Also free make & take and prize draw for all those that attend.

If you are interested in any of these please contact me as soon as possible so you dont miss out.


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Next Card Class

Good news. We are starting back at the Windmill following the summer break and refurbishments that have been taking place there.

The first one is on Monday 11th October and monthly thereafter on the second Monday of the month.

We will be making these five cards and the cost will be £10, to include tea and biscuits. We are also looking for new members so if you know anybody that might be interested please bring them along. For those new members who just want to see what we do there will be a small charge for a cuppa and the chance to make one of the cards.

Hope to see you there, but please let me know if you are joining us so we will have enough packs for everyone.

Thanks Sue

Friday, 17 September 2010

Further Reductions!!

Just to let you know Stampin' Up! have made further reductions to the last chance list!

Check it out. There might just be that bargin you have been looking for!

Happy Browsing!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

It's all Happening

Well its a busy time at the moment. Busy preparing for the launch party on 2nd October and for the Craft day 0n 23rd October. There are still places available for the Craft Day, but we would appreciate a £10 deposit when booking and the balance of the money by 8th October to allow plenty of time for us to get all the bits we need for the day.

Don't forget to have a look at the Last Chance List before it goes on 30th September. As stocks are limited, don't leave it till the last minute!

The new catalogue is released on 1st October when I will be able to order the new products. I have had a sneak preview and there are lots of lovely new items being added to the Stampin' Up! range. All of the designer papers are being replaced so if there are any in the current catalogue you like you need to order them asap, along with any of the coordinating card stock that is retiring.

There will be some increases in the prices in the new catalogue because of the world wide increase in paper prices and to take into account the forthcoming rise in VAT, so buy now to save a few pennies for the future.

X Sue

Sunday, 29 August 2010

"Hi Honey I'm Home"

Well back from my hols. Although the weather wasn't brilliant it didn't stop us from doing anything, as the washing pile shows. Spending the next couple of days dealing with it then back it full flow for the Launch Party.

Last reminder for those that wish to come to our Christmas Craft Day. I really do need names and deposits this week as the hall needs to be paid for next week and the materials and lunch ordered.

X Sue

Friday, 20 August 2010

Holiday Time!

You would be excused for thinking that I had been on holiday for the last couple of weeks. But I haven't, I have just been busy with the kids etc and school holidays, sorry.

However we are off next week for a few days so I wont be posting anything until next week, when I hope to return with avengence!

When I do get back it will be full steam ahead with preparing for the New Catalogue Launch day and the Christmas Stampaganza.

Don't forget if you haven't booked your place yet for the 23rd please let me know and send your deposit asap. The day will include at least 4 projects to make, tea & coffee and a buffet style lunch. There will also be a free prize draw so you wont go away empty handed. The more of you there are the more fun we can have. I might even persuade Helen to bring some of her cup cakes!

I will still check my emails and will have my phone so don't be afraid to contact me with any queries.


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Wayne's Wedding

Wayne, one of the guys I work with is getting married to Erica on Friday. Here is the card that I made for him and his future wife.
It is using Stampin' Up! wedding paper.

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Sorry I haven't posted anything recently, but Helen and I, along with our SU colleague Emma have been busy organising our craft day. I can now confirm that the hall is booked and that plans are being drawn up!

It will take place on Saturday 23rd October between 9.45 am and 3.30 pm, at The Martin Saunders Scout Hall, Linden Park, Littlehampton. It will cost £35, but this will include a buffet lunch, tea and coffee, all the materials required for your various projects and a free prize draw.

I can't give too much away at this stage, but it will be making boxes, bags etc ready for the festive season.

Places are limited so please don't delay booking your place. There is a £10 deposit required when booking.

I do hope you can join us!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Something different

Thought I would have a go at something different today, so my friend Sally and I dusted off our sewing machines and made these very cute patchwork rag bags. Great fun to make!! Although a lot of tying off to do and a bin full of cotton.
As you can imagine I was not popular with 'him in doors'.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Stamper's Elbow!

Boy was I busy yesterday. I did all the stamping for our Rose is a Rose classes, about 6 sheets in total. It was using the 2-step technique and the stamp-a-ma-jig. It took a while but gosh the results were well worth it. Hope you agree.

X Sue

Monday, 28 June 2010

Still Here!!

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while, but I had another op last week so haven't really felt like doing much. However feeling much better now so trying to get back to normal as Helen and I have classes coming up in the next couple of weeks. Don't forget to take a look at the classes page if you are interested in joining us.

I just thought I would show you the card I made for my nephew Jack who is 18 today. Happy Birthday Jack! Oh to be 18 again!

I have used papers from my stash and Stampin' Up!s Cheers to You stamp set along with their star punch, which is the latest addition to my growing pile!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Cottage Wall '5 for £5'

Just a quick reminder that Helen and I are holding two classes this week, on Wednesday and Friday. There are still a couple of places left on both so contact me as soon as possible if you would like to attend.


Monday, 7 June 2010

Baroque Motifs

Here is a card a made using the Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs set. I am a bit of a sucker for swirls and the earthy colours used here. As I have used coloured card for the base I have stamped an insert for added interest.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Bag in a Box

Here is a Bag in a Box I made to other day. I was very pleased with the way it worked out and didn't prove to be as difficult as it looked.
If you book a party, this could be one of the things we could demonstrate.
Don't forget to take a look at the class page, as I have just added some new dates.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Still Here!

Hi still here! I have been busy designing the next 5 for £5 using the Cottage Wall papers ready for the class on 16th June. Here it is. It is actually only 4 cards this time, but with a folder to put them in. Ideal for a pressy or gift. There are still some places left, so please let me know if you want to come so that I can put your name on the list.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Greenhouse Garden Tote Bag & Cards

Here is a picture of the project we will be making at the classes we will be doing on 7th & 9th June.
You will be making this lovely little bag and 4 cards.
The cost is £10 to include refreshments. See the "Class" page for further details.
There are still a couple of places left on Tuesday 18th May, for the Bella Bleu Crossover Box & Card Set.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Emma's Birthday

This is my first non-crafting entry ever, but I was so pleased with the cupcakes I made for my lovely daughters birthday bbq on Sunday, that I thought I should show you. She has reached the grow-up up age of 13!

Ususally when I make any sort of cake it turns out to be a frisby! So to actually have something that looked like a cake and was edible was truely amazing.

I also almost ran out of time to make her card, but managed to get one just in time. Hope you like the card and cakes. You never know, I might actually make some for one of the classes, if you are very unlucky!

X Sue

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Mini Card Classes

I am holding a mini card class featuring the Tea & Crumpet papers on Thursday 29th April between 7.30 and 9.30 pm. I still have some spaces left if anyone is interested. Please contact me if you would like me to reserve you a seat.


Saturday, 17 April 2010

This weeks classes

Helen, my Stampin' Up! colleague and I have had a busy week this week with two classes, plus preparing for an open house at Helen's and a craft fayre next Saturday 24th April at the Windmill Entertainment Centre.
This is a box we made on Monday, with a lovely bunch of ladies from Ashington, into which a packet of Malteasers fits perfectly. Ideal for a inexpensive but impressive present.
On Wednesday at the Windmill we had a very pleasant afternoon with the ladies, making 6 Petal cards, a page marker and a sweetie pouch. The next class is scheduled for Monday 10th May for which I will post further details and a picture of the project next week, along with dates for mini cards classes that we will be doing in Littlehampton.
Helen is having an open house between 11am and 9pm on Tuesday at her home in Ashington to promote Stampin' Up! products and everyone is welcome. If you would like to come please email me for further details.
Also don't forget we will both be at the Spring Craft Fayre on Saturday 24th April, at the Windmill Entertainment Centre in Littlehampton, between 2 & 4pm. Helen will be manning the Make & Take table and will also be bring along some cardmaking and scrapbook bits and bobs that she had left over from her shop. So come along and grab some bargains.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

April's Paper Pack & Ribbon Bundle

Tea & Crumpets Paper Pack & Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Bundle

This month's featured Stampin' Up! Paper is the Tea & Crumpets range. It coordinates with Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and So Saffron cardstock. The cost is £4.00 plus £1.00 P&P. Please contact me if you would like one.
The ribbon bundle is £2.45 plus 50p P&P

Friday, 9 April 2010

Wednesday's card class

Dont forget that the next card class is on Wednesday 14th April. Its at the Windmill Entertainment Centre as usual between 2-4 pm. We are doing the Petal cards as above. Dont forget to email and let me know if you are coming at Thanks and see you there. Sue

Out with old and in with the new

There is major excitement in the Stampin' Up! world with the announcement today of a shake up of the Standard Stampin' UP! colour families and individual colours.
This is great news for the UK as it means that we get 15 new colours AND we get the In-Colours that the US currently get - that will be 20 new colours to play with.
Now this isn't going to happen from today, but with the arrival of our main catalogue in October. So, I am just letting you know this now for a couple of reasons.
If you are building up your colour collections, you may want to take a look at the list above and only buy colours that are staying.
If there is a colour that you love which will be retiring at the end of September, you've got six months notice to fill up on your inkpads, refills, cardstock colours before you won't be able to get it again.

Here is a better look at the colours that we will be saying farewell to in September:

This is all that we know at the moment but I will be able to share more information with you over the coming months once we know more.

However, in the meantime, we've got six months left of the current catalogue and a BRAND NEW Mini Catalogue to get excited about.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Windmill Craft Fayre

Hi is one of the cards you will be able to make on
the 'Make & Take' table for £1, at the craft fayre which is being held at the Windmill Entertainments Centre on Saturday 24th April. It is using my new Crazy for Cupcakes stamps which have been coloured with Stampin' Up!'s Watercolour Wonder crayons. They are so easy to use and come in the four colour families.
I will also be offering the Idea book and catalogue for a special offer price of £2.75, so come along and pick one up. There will also be a raffle in which the first prize is a Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.
See you there Sue

Saturday, 3 April 2010

April's 5 for £5

Here is April's mini card class designs.

I have used papers from the Tea & Crumpets designer range, which is also the next featured paper. The stamps used are from the Circle of Friendship, Cheers to You and Garden Whimsy sets.

If you would like to book a mini card class of your own or order a Home Pack to make up yourself please email me.

If you order a Home Pack there will be £1 p&p charge, but you will have all the bits need to make all these cards. Dont forget if you order any of the stamp sets used in this project, there will be a 10% discount on them.

Friday, 2 April 2010

The Mini Catalogue

It's here the new MINI

The new mini catalogue has arrived with many more new stamps, papers and accessories for you to yearn for. I particularly like the Christmas ones at the back, so you can guess what theme my cards will take this year. If you want to take a closer look, click on the catalogue where you will find the mini too.

Enjoy Sue

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Stampin' Up Markers

I would love to own the full marker set and wonderful storage case from Stampin' Up, but do not have enough money to buy the whole lot in on go. So I wondered if anybody else wanted to join me in a new collectors club? I need 3 more people who will need to spend £28.95, which includes p&p, for the next 4 months. Each month you will receive one of the colour family sets and on one of the months you will also receive the storage case, which keeps both tips of the markers evenly inked. At the end of it all we will all have collected the whole set of markers and the case too.

You might be wondering what you can do with the makers?
Colour stamps for beatiful stamping
scribble on to acetate and use with an aqua brush to give a watercoloured effect
Die ribbons to be the same colour as the papers
Die flowers from the Pretties Kit to match your project
and of course write with them

All this and you know that they will match with the cardstock, papers, brad , ribbons and inks

Send me an email if you are interested.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

March's Class

Here is a picture of the next project we are making a class on 22nd March, at the Windmill. You will be making two boxes and will need to bring your own eggs as I have eaten all I had.
As usuall please let me know if you are planning to attend so that I can make sure Helen makes up enough packs.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March's Paper & Card Pack

Here are this month's featured paper and ribbons. The papers are from the Tea Party designer paper range and the pack includes a 6x6 piece of each design and sheet of whisper white, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron A4 card, which is the co-ordinating colour card. There are some punched shapes including some Boho Blossoms and a metre of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon. The ribbons are from the Taffetta set and you will receive a metre of each colour. The card/paper packs are £4.00 and the ribbon £5.00.

I still have some Bella Bleu packs left from last month but have currently sold out of the grosgrain ribbon. I can order and make up some more of the ribbon bundles if anyone would like me too.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Marchs Stampin Up special offer

During the month of March, you can get 20% off selected punches when you order a co-ordinating stamp set. You can also purchase a full heart punch this month which is not currently available in the catalogue and only while stocks last. It will cost £12.50 unless you buy it with a co-ordinating stamp set.
The stamp sets and punches are
Flight of the Butterfly £23.95 ........... Butterfly Punch.......... £10.00
In the Star................... £24.95 ........... Star Punch.................. £10.00
Say it with Scallops.... £14.95 ........... Scallop Square Punch .£10.00
Oval All ........................£14.95 ........... Scallop Oval Punch .....£10.00
Simply Said .................£22.95 ............ Full Heart Punch........ £10.00
Contact me today to place your order

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Stampin' Up! Club

Would anyone like to join my new Stampin Up club? Its a great way to build up your stash and earn free Stampin' Up products without having to hold a party or workshop. It also spreads the cost of your wish list over a period of time.

The club will run for as many months as there are members. During the period the club runs, each member will commit to order a set amount of products each month on a set date. This means that each month the group will be spending at least £150, which is the minimum amount required to earn hostess benefits.

This is the good bit! Each member will take it in turn to be the "Virtual Hostess" and will receive the hostess gift and £15.00 worth of free products!

Until I know how many people are interested I will not know how much will need to be spent, but it will range from £15 if ten people take part to £25 if six join.

Contact me if you would like to join and I will sent you a free catalogue.


Sunday, 28 February 2010

Card Classes

I did another mini card class on Friday and once again I thought I would show you what we did. We had 9 ladies this time and they all did very well. The card stock is all Stampin' Up! and the stamps used were the Pocket Silhouette set, with sentiments from various other SU sets.
If you fancy having a go at making these cards or any of the others featured, but dont want to hold a party or live close enough to come to one of mine, I am quite happy to make you up a kit and post it to you. I will include all the pre cut card, shapes and stamped images.
If you would also like to buy the set of stamps used on the projects, I am happy to supply them too, with a 10% discount. If you are interested just contact me and we will go from there.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Mini Card Class

On Tuesday night I held a mini card class at my home, using the Bella Bleu papers. A great bunch of ladies attended and a good time was had by all, apart from the cat who had to stay out of the way! I thought I would show you the cards they made, along with a mini magazine holder to store them in (not pictured). Hope to do another one next month using Tea Party papers and with an Easter theme. Dont forget if you would like to hold a mini card class do contact me and also if you would like to attend our daytime class on Monday 22nd March at the Windmill Entertainment Centre in Littlehampton give me a buzz to secure your place.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Card Class

Tuesday's card class was a great success, with everybody getting their Celebration Books made with no problems. They were all very pleased with their efforts and some were going home to make more. They did look good and would make idea presents as well as being very practical.

The next class date has been changed to 22nd March and we will be making Easter egg boxes and Easter cards. We will be using Stampin' Up! Tea Party papers.

The Tea Party papers will also be featured next month in our Paper/card packs which seemed very popular with our ladies.The ribbons bundle will be Stampin' Up!s taffeta range.

Please contact me for any further details.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Paper & Ribbon Packs

Each month we will be featuring a different Stampin Up designer series paper and ribbon set. We will be making up card/paper and ribbons packs. This will give you the opportunity to have a play with all the different designs and colours, without having to buy all the products separately.

The card/paper packs will cost £4.oo and will include a 6x6 piece of each paper design, 5 matching A4 sheets of card, along with a selection of coordinating ribbon and punched shapes. This month we are featuring the Bella Bleu design papers.

This months, we are also offering a metre of all the 1/4 (6.4 mm) Grosgrain ribbons - 11 colours in total - for £3.30.

If you fancy having a play, please feel free to contact me for further details or if you would like me to send you one through the post.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

February's Class

We are already half way through January already! How time flies. January's class took place and well done to those ladies who braved the weather. Lets hope we don't get any more of that in a hurry.

February's class will be on Tuesday 9th February at the Windmill Entertainment Centre and we will be making a birthday/celebrations books for all those special occasions.

Advance booking is essential so that we have enough kits made up for all those wishing to join us.