Friday, 23 April 2010

Discounted Starter kit time!!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up Demo yourself??

When you sign up, you receive a fabulous discounted starter kit of stamp sets, cardstock, inkpads, catalogues and a whole load of other goodies which enable you to start creating samples and running your workshops straight away. The kit usually costs £139, and the contents are worth nearly £250 at catalogue prices

Here's a pic of what you get in it!

 The great news about it though is that you can customise the starter kit to suit what YOU like! You can substitute the suggested stamp sets and the wheel for ones that YOU like (of the same or lower value), the inkpad and cardstock pack colours so you end up with a starter set that YOU can work with.

Now - to mark the fact that Stampin Up are running a stand at the Hobbycraft show at Aintree this weekend....and they will be offering a signing up incentive to the show visitors - I am happy to say that they have opened up the same offer to everyone else..... yes if you take the plunge in the next couple of weeks you will get a whopping 10% off the starter kit making it even better value!

Get in touch if you are interested in signing up and I will tell you all about the great add ons I offer my new recruits... shall we say that you will start off with even MORE goodies!

Drop me an email on or ring me on 07973 969153 for more details!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hello and goodbye

Stampin' Up! has come up with some good news and some bad news this week.

The good news is that after a long period of consultation and reviewing of sales - Stampin' Up! has decided to completely renovate its colour palette. We have had the 48 main colours in their 4 colour families for many years but as of October 1 its going to be all change!

Instead of colour families, we will be having colour collections, and they will each contain only 10 colours rather than the 12 in each family that we have now. Below is the chart showing what will be in the new collections - and while there are some familiar names some old favourites will be missing. But the really good news - we are getting the fabulous new "IN COLOURS" which are limited edition colours which have been available in the other SU markets for a while, and they are finally coming to Europe! In colours usually only stayed for a year - but from October they will be here for 2 years - with 5 new colours coming each year.

So what will be missing from the new catalogues when they arrive on your doorsteps in late September?

Well - here's a chart showing the colours which will no longer be available (sob!! No more Taken with Teal or Handsome Hunter!!) - check to see if your favourite is staying or going - and don't leave it until the last minute to order any cardstock, inkpads or refills you may want as no doubt stocks of the retiring colours will soon run down!

As always - if I can help you, please get in touch!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The mini is here!!

Well its the first of April - but the Stampin' UP! new mini catalogue which launches today is no joke.

It has 24 pages of wonderful goodies to tempt you and if you can't wait for the real life paper copy, check out the online version on the Stampin' Up! website. If you would like a real catalogue to drool over please get in touch

Those of you who visited me over the weekend during the ILWS Blog hop will no doubt have seen loads of lovely ideas using the new goodies from my fellow UK Demos and now all of them are available for you to order

Did my offerings below inspire you? Would you like to recreate them yourself? Well here is a list of the products I used

Dasher Christmas card box

Dasher stamp - 116816 (£6.95) NEW!

Sincere salutations stamp set - 105156 (£18.95)

Whisper white A4 card - 109899 (£5.50 for 40 sheets!)

Basic grey A4 card - 110198 (£4.50 for 24 sheets in mixed colours)

Regal Rose cardstock - 110002 (£4.50 for 24 sheets)

Basic Grey Classic Inkpad - 110058 (£4.25)

Basic Black 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon - 117386 (£8.95)

Light Pink gingham ribbon - 110118 (£5.25)

Large and small tag punches - 110113(small) and 110114 (large) £12.50 each

Oval and scalloped oval punches - 115156 (oval) and 115429 (scalloped oval) £12.50 each

Night and Day gift box

Night and day speciality designer series paper - 116768 (£8.75) NEW!

Sincere salutations stamp set and tag punches as above

Basic black A4 card as basic grey card above

Scallop circle punch - 109877 £12.50)

Best wishes collapsible box

Old Olive A4 card - 109991 (£4.50)

Chocolate Chip A4 card - 109982 (£4.50)

Basic black classic inkpad - 110057 (4.25)

Sincere Salutations stamps and whisper white A4 card as before

Stitched Felt flowers - 117266 £6.50 for 52 pieces) NEW!

Vintage Vogue Card

Vintage Vogue stamp set - 117690 (£19.95) NEW!

Black, white and old olive cardstock, oval punches, sincere salutations stamps and black inkpad as before.

Real red A4 card - 109968 (£4.50)

Old Olive classic inkpad - 110076 (£4.25)

Real Red classic inkpad - 109924 (£4.25)

Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - 110121 (£3.95)

Get in touch ( or tel 07973 969153) if you would like to order any of the listed products or indeed any items from both the main and mini catalogues.

If you would like a real catalogue these will cost you £5.95 including first class postage - but the catalogue cost is fully refundable with your first order of £50 or more - just deduct it from your total!