Monday, 28 January 2013

Stampin Up's Sale-a-bration 2013 has arrived



So for those who may not know what SAB is it's simple, you can earn free SU stash
It starts today and runs until March 22nd

There are lots of different ways to get free products, one way is to place an order for £45 (exc. postage). For every multiple of £45 you get to choose something free this could be either an exclusive SAB item or selected items from the current catalogue.

You can also get extra free products by hosting a qualifying party. With a party of £150 you'll get a free pack of glitter paper (to mark the 25th Anniversary of SU starting in the US) and with a £300 party you'll get the glitter paper and SAB product bundle. This is on top of the normal hostess credits.

Check out the leaflet on the SU website here for more detials and to see the products. I've highlighted a few of the products below.

You can see a card I made with these products here

Here are some thank you notes I made using one of these stamps.

If that wasn't enough SU have also got a fabulous offer on the starter kit during sale-a-bration. Get 25% extra free, so choose a total of £162.50 in goodies as well as a £45 business kit for only £99 (inc postage). You can find my onling IDA to the right to sign up as a demo, but please get in contact with any questions to have about becoming a demonstrator or the sale-a-bration offers.

I hope you are as excited about SAB as I am.
Please get in touch to place an order or book a party.

Sharon x

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Competition time

Do you fancy winning this stamp set? This is one of the current SAB stamp sets on offer that you can get for free when you place an order for £45. Another way you can get this stamp set for free is to enter my competition on facebook. 

You can find my facebook group here

If you don't do FB you can still send me a photo of your project to be in with a chance of wining to

The rules are pretty simple, you have until 7pm on 3rd Feb to upload a photo to my FB group or e-mail me a photo of a project that you've made using at least one SU product.
I will then pick a winner at random (using Mr Random).

I look forward to seeing your entries.
Good luck.

Sharon x


Morning all. I have something a bit different to show you today, scrapbooking. I'm a novice at this but yesterday was inspired at a local crop and managed to get 3 pages done.

This is the first double page spead. I used a retired stampin up scrapbook kit. For me these kits make scrapbooking so much easier as everything co-ordinates perfectly.

I'd like to enter this into a challenge at Allsorts challenge - week 191 - Masculine

The third page was one taught by the lovely lady called Carole that runs the crop. Although the papers aren't SU, all the cardstock is. This was my sons first day at pre-school, the layout is perfect to hightlight one photo, although not the quickest and easiest page to make.

I hope you liked my pages.
Don't forget to pop over to my FB page and enter my competition to win a new Su stamp set. Only one week to enter now.
Sharon x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mens clockwork card

Morning all. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am as it's my birthday weekend, I thought I'd post a birthday card I've just made. My plans have changed due to the weather, but still having fun. Infact off to the pub soon for lunch. 

Anyway back to the card. This is using a sentiment from the wacky wishes hsostess stamp set and all the other stamping was done using a stamp set called Clockworks. This is a great value stamp set, 8 stamps for £17.95 (clear) 21.95 (wood).

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Don't forget to check back on Tuesday as that's when all the details of this years Sale-a-bration will be up.
Sharon x

Thursday, 17 January 2013

January Craft Classes

These are the things we made at the January craft classes in Carterton. We made 3 cards and a box, I had a theme of using a brayer in all but one of the projects.

The first card we masked off the moon/sun and used a brayer and bashful blue ink to create the sky. We used the summer silhoutes stamp set and the 'make a wish' stamp from the sweet essentials stamp set. The effect of the flowers and make a wish was created using re-inkers dropped onto an baby wipe to create an ink pad. We also added a ribbon and butterfly.

For the second card we used the same stamp sets again and used an embossing folder to create the pattern at the bottom using the brayer to transfer the pattern from the inked up embossing folder to the card. It was finished off with gems, ribbon and glitter.

For the last card I gave people a bit of a choice of either a birthday or valentines card and in two different colourways. Both cards used the up, up and away stamp set.

This was the 3D item we made using the SU milkcarton die. We die out two cartons, but chopped off one of the panels, then after scoring we joined both of the three panel shapes together. The letter on the front was made using embossing in clear embossing powder and then going over the top with a brayer in rose red ink. The excess ink was wiped off the letter to reveal the letter.

Thanks to everyone that came. I'm now starting to think about makes for the next class in Carterton which will be on the 7th Feb 7 - 9.30pm. It'll include using the sale-a-bration products which are part of a fabulous promotion that starts on 22nd Jan.

Thanks for stoppping by.

Sharon x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Summer Sihouettes...again

Morning all here's another card to show you using the summer silhouettes stamp set. 
This time I've used spring/summer colours and decorated the crumb cake base card with a stamp from the same set.

I've used pumpkin pie, gumball green, dafodill delight, rich razzleberry and soft suede ink. I've embossed the card using the SU elegant bouquet folder, added some daffodil delight stitched grosgrain ribbon and butterflies cut from the beautiul wings embosslit die

Do you also recognised anything new? The sentiment and punch used to cut out the sentiment are products that you can earn free during sale-a-bration which starts on Jan 22nd. Check back then to see how you can earn these free products.

Happy Stamping.
Sharon x

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Summer silhouettes card

After falling in love with this stamp set whilst designing my Jan classes I decided to have another play with it this weekend. I've used the Summer silhouettes stamp set as well as a sentiment stamp from the create a cupcake set.

For the card I've stamped in Bravo burgundy and garden green ink, used midnight muse cardstock and stitched grossgrain ribbon.

This stamp set is available for £17.95 in clear and £21.95 in wood and comes with 9 stamps. If you'd like to order a set for yourself please get in touch.

Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by.
Sharon x

Friday, 4 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Talking Tag

Have you heard about the talking tag from Stampin' up!?

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalise birthday cards, gifts or even record quick instructions for a recipe. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

It's very simple to use as long as you have a smartphone
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Sounds great and they cost just £7.25 for a pack of 10.

If you would like to place an order and make your cards totally unique then get in touch to place an order.

Sharon x 

Christmas craft class

Many thanks to all those that came to my class last night and made it so enjoyable. I have some cards to blog about today from a previous class. You'll have to wait a bit longer to see what we made last night as running the same class next Thursday and I want it to be a bit of a surprise for my ladies.

These are cards from a Christmas craft class in Messingham, N. Lincs. In this class we make 3 cards and is the class I run with my Mum, I designed the two cards above and she designed the third card.

The card on the left is using paper from the festival of prints paper pad and using the bells and boughs stamp set. It's coloured in using SU inks and blender pens. The middle card, yes it's that stamp set Can you tell it's one of my favourites? It's usng the owl occasions again and some retitred SU ds paper, lots of different stampin markers and if you look carefully we used a roller stamp for the background. The final card is one I also taught at my Carterton classes in November  using the Christmas deer stamp set and shimmer paint for the background and for the snowflakes.
Happy stamping.
Sharon x

Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Stampin Up Promotion - My little Valentine

Today is the launch of the latest SU promotion, details are below:
Dates: 3-21 January 2013
Details: During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a 10,95 €/£8.25 value—when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after 21 January!

The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.
Buy one of the following for £9.95
My Little Valentine (English)
Mon petit amour (French)
Meinem Valentinsschatz (German)  

Get this FREE (worth £8.25):
A/W catalogue
Sealed with Love Simply Sent

The Fine Print
  • For every My Little Valentine Set that you purchase, you will get a Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE!
  • There are no limits to the number of My Little Valentine sets that you can order and the number of Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kits they can earn for free.
  • Promotion deadlines:
    • Phone: Monday, 21 January 2013; 17:50 (CET) in the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Germany / 16:50 (GMT) in the UK  
    • OEX: Monday, 21 January 2013; 23:50 (CET) in the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Germany / 22:50 (GMT) in the UK

    To place an order and take advantage of this really great offer please get in touch.
    Sharon - 01993 837064, 

Owl Birthday Cards

Hello again, I'm back today with a couple of birthday cards using the same owl occasions stamp set that I used in yesterdays Christmas card. This time I made two birthday cards, one for my Dad and another for a good friend. I used the same ds paper (floral district) and just used those papers that fitted a man or lady better. I also used the stitched ribbon on both cards, just different colours. The round sentiments were made with of my newish SU sentiments stamp sets called a fitting occasion (pg 101 of annual catalogue), this is a great stamp set and can be used for many different events.

If you'd like to place an order please get in touch, delivery can be anywhere in the UK.

Also my classes are up and running again, the first one is tonight. I'm fully booked but may have space for next Thursdays class.

Happy stamping.
Sharon x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Pink Owl Christmas Card

Happy new year to you all, wishing you a very happy 2013 with lots of happiness and creativity. One of my new year resolutions is to get up to date with my blog. So expect a few posts over the next few days, whilst I catch up. 

Here's the first card that I made for a friend who loves owls.
I used the owl occasions stamp set and the 'be of good cheer' ds paper. I chose some of the paper out of the pack that has a bit of pink in it as that's her favourite colour. The owl was stamped using the stampin write markers directly on the stamp, the main body is in rose red. The sentiment is from the wacky wishes hostess set. 
Thanks for stopping by, pop by tomorrow and I'll show you a couple of birthday cards I made using the same stamp set.
Sharon x
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