Sunday, November 30

No dont faint

I have Stampin' Up! cards to share... Yes a bit flipping amazing eh? Since I am usually promoting so much for others and I overlook the wonderful goodies SU has. So the other night at the school fair I stamped three cards. Two of which are here, the other one is on my private Clubs blog for Stampers ten people only. These are my loyal customers who are joining me in January for another year of Stampin' Up! goodies for the next ten months. If you like the idea of joining in with this here is what you get.

*£15 of goodies that you choose each month

* One month in the ten you will get to be "hostess" and receive benefits as if you had hostessed a party - thats one level one hostess set and £15 off goods to choose

* names are drawn randomly for the months hostess

* if there are any extra incentives for any months these will be put up for a prize draw for all of those in the group - this is because SU dont offer specials each month and to make it fair it will be put for draw and not just given to hostess.

Email ; for more info

Right with no more waffling about the S10 group, here are a couple of simple but fun cards. I used Unfrogettable, Crazy for cupcakes, summer picnic papers, the whimsey wheel, dazzling diamonds, watercolour wonder crayons, punches and more!

Saturday, November 29

WOW what a bargain!

Did I get your attention? I went to the Glitter Pot today and WOW paper pads for 99pence each.. Like the one above, in different colours, shaped brads, vellum ect go and buy some!!

Today we had a "Do what you want" time in the studio and it was very enjoyable and just like a bunch of friends stamping and sharing. I made two cards using stamps from the New Year collection from Magnolia. I got mine from Magnolia via the club kit but The Glitter Pot just got theirs in too so whilst you are zapping up the PM goodies you can get some of these too ;0)

Friday, November 28

Another T & B card

Here is another Toodles & Binks creation made today.

Coloured with Promarkers, ribbon is SU Choc Chip, Craftwork Cards Embellishments

I cut the paper so that the image card slotted behind and then used the CWC candy dots to embellish. Lots of glitter but cant quiet see it.

Thursday, November 27

Just for fun

I stamped for fun tonight and it was! Both boys in bed before 8pm, thats a record in this house!

Here I got aqainted with Toodles and Binks on ice and made this cute bag. I hope you like?

Toodles and Binks can be purchased from

** edited with new photo

Feeling charitable

I have about 8 of the Reindeer food bags left... anyone local that would want to collect these from me for a charity sale or something please email me and tell me what charity the sale is for.



Fair update

Well it went well in a selling pespective. I sold all but 3 notepads, but speaking to a mum this morning she asked about one I had left and Harvey has pinched the other one. The reindeer poo was a hit with just 1 coming home which my boys will eat tonight. The reindeer food didnt go well, not sure why.. I brought about 10 of those home... the bookmarks went well too with about 8 coming back with me. SU wise it wasnt really the right place for it, but you have to try dont you? People were comign to buy stuff for Christmas so not looking for that type of thing.
Before the event - Lovely black velvet table cloth ;0) and Ikea star lights

After the event

This was my friend, Tamsins stall... very professional eh? Beautiful country items check out her blog she has a website too but I cant remember the link. Lovely stuff though.

Wednesday, November 26

Show and tell

This card was one of the spinner cards we made at Crafts U Love yesterday - I used fluffles stamps that can be brought from them at

A few more notepads to show and tell and thanks for all the feedback re these ;0) More girlie ones and a few boy ones too. I have really enjoy dusting off my Sugar Nellie stamps and my Bellas too and breaking in my stamposaurus stamps too. I know lots of people love the new Sugar Nellie stamps but I am not into the more recent ones (no disrespect just not my style) I love their Nellie and Luca and I CANT WAIT for the new ones coming in the new year!! Check it out as they have some amazing new artists joining them.
Craft Fair is tonight.. I am selling the notepads for £1 and I think I will lower the prices of the reindeer food and poop to 50p...
Fingers crossed for me... these things have a habit of going terribly and in which case I will be coming back and selling them off my blog!! LOL
See ya

Sunday, November 23

A few things to share

Here are a few things to share... My very colourful Reindeer poop
the shop ran out of chocolate raisins so I just went with M & M's..... here is my poem, a little bit from others I have seen but with my bits added.

If you've been good all year
something good is on it's way
a lovely present from Santa's sack
is sure to make your day
but if naughty days outnumber nice
Santa picks up his little scoop
not for nuts, or fruit or coal
oh no, for you its Reindeer poop!
Here are some decorated notepads... six down and a load more to make.
Things have not been on my side, my candles just werent working, although I had made many before it just didnt like the poundstretcher ones! The mints were a no go, too much work so I went for these adorable notepads. I am pleased how they turned out... do you think I could get £1 for them?
Got a busy day tomorrow, looking after Caiden (of course) but also prepping for my class at Crafts U Love Tuesday morning.... if you want to come along a make a spinner card give them a call ;0) Then of course I have the sale thing Wednesday night too. Unfortunately I have had to cancel going to a SU demo meeting Monday evening as time is just too much in demand for me and I really need to get the prep done for both things.
Thanks for the few people that are still bearing with me and commenting too!! I know I am not talking to myself when someone replies ;0)
Speak later
PS I have used a mixture of SU items, Bella, Stamposaurus, Stampendous and more....

Friday, November 21

The reindeer food worked!

I just cut out these little lovelies.... well if I used anything but my SU scissors my fingers would be crippled but these scissors are fab to use.

Anyway... all that reindeer food has certainly attracted these little critters and here is the lovely Joel from Toodles and Binks. These will be attached to my reindeer poop baggies with a handful of chocolate raisins and at little poem I made up too... will update with photo when done but I need to purchase the raisins first.


I am sorry for lack of posts... been busy with sick kids and work. Also I am having a table at school shopping night next week and here are a few things I am making.. I have made about 40 bookmarks and am hoping to get 50p each for them.
The reindeer bags I was hoping for £1 for those..
I am also making reindeer poop bags
candles, bags and mints
Do you think they are OK? and do you think prices are fair??

I will show you more when I have more done, also show you my table.
speak later...missing ya!

Tuesday, November 18

Paper Craft Planet

I know I added an invite to this place the other week, well I set up a new group on there for Toodles and Binks Fans (hope that was ok Kay) anyway, here is the link

Come and join me!

Monday, November 17

Stuff to share

Here are a few things I wanted to share with you.... some cute stamps picked up from NEC, some wonderful sweet candy dots from Craftwork Cards and some lovely punches that came from a kind lady in the USA who did some personal shopping for me!

Now I never thought I would be seeking out Joanns Sheens website (no disrespect - but its not my style) but having seen her Messy Rabbit stamps I wanted to get some and was really disappointed when they had sold out of all of the rabbits apart from the below.

Also liked the fun stamps from stampsaway.

Then opposite us was Stamposaurus and those are the cute stamps I have stamped below. Their packing doesnt allow you to see a great deal on the designs but they are cute!

Stampin' Up! stand was very popular and everyone that visited got a FREE idea book. We had a really busy day, lots of fun, chatting, make and takes and all in all a good day.

I cant wait to play with these goodies..

I am at Glitter Pot tomorrow for a candle stamping class.... should be fun! I'll report back with photos soon.



Toodles & Binks! from Toodles & Binks and.............................

Yet to unveiled by name.... a cutie patotie boy and his cat (or squirrel)

Saturday, November 15


Caiden is on the mend... at least he is sitting up chatting and not just flopped out. I will be going to NEC and I cant wait to meet lots of keen stampers!! Come and have a chat and better still come and join the SU team.

I am getting train to my demo friend Rachels today, then off to NEC in morning. I havent been for so many years.


Worrying night

Caiden hasnt been well for a few days, Hot, sick, coughing ect... had a REALLY bad night last night, he was sick on me last night and this morning, hot all night.. so now I have a few hours to decide if my trip to NEC to work sunday is doomed.

What would you do?

Edited to add I have removed my list of bellas, someone thought it were rude of me, it wasnt meant for random strangers to buy me stuff, more a list for hubby to choose from for birthday and also serve as a reminder on the ones I wanted. Sorry to have offended - I have seen these on many blogs before and never thought much of it

Wednesday, November 12

A few cards to share

These were to be in the Beautiful Cards magazine that came out this week but unfortunately for me the wording that I sent the magazine didnt get there, they had been emailing me on the wrong email and so these were left out the magazine. Really sad coz I thought they were quiet nice cards and also I dont get any money and we were really counting on that coming this month ;(

So I thought I may as well share them with you. If you enjoy seeing my cards in the magazines drop them an email saying so as there are so many designers now that I dont seem to get many comissions and you never know I might be in some more next year ;0)
Penny Blacks - The Glitter Pot
Magnolias - Sir Stampalot
Craftwork cards messages - The Glitter Pot
Bella - Dies to die for

Tuesday, November 11

An invitation

To this fun new craft place.

If you join tell them Stampingcaz sent ya! and come and join the groups.... I am in Magnolia, Cuttlebug, SU Demos, Spiral Whisper and more....


A little bag to share

I made this the other week for the make and take at one of my SU parties. I used the fantastically versatile Season of Joy set which as well as Christmas gifts makes lovely all year round things too... Simply change the colours to more seasonal ones to make a cute little bag.
The base was made using white copy card and stamped with Bashful Blue, Pritty in pink and Certainly Celery. I also made one of these little bags this weekend at The Glitter Pot and it went down well there. If people are interested in a little tutorial for this let me know and I will try and hunt down the video I saw, either that or I will make one myself.. I am due to do another actually really disappointed with the flip video I brought for myself earlier in the year, the software wont work on my PC and the flip video always freezes, so I will stick with my regular digital camera in video mode.

Monday, November 10

And now for something completely diffferent...

More Magnolia I am afraid.
- Magnolias are mostly from Sirstampalot,
- Craftwork cards words are from The Glitter Pot,
- The lovely red flowers are from Crafts U Love ,
- the beautiful red and green papers are Stampin' Up! these are so lovely! I need to order me some more actually..... they have been discontinued, but are still available until stocks last. If you like them I strongly advise ordering them before they go!
- The pink papers are from Sirstampalot.
- The round additions are zoomz from stamp galaxy so there really is a bit from all my fav places!

Sunday, November 9

Getting ready for my Sunday at NEC

I am at the NEC this Sunday with Stampin' Up! where you can come and have a chat with us and find out all about SU. No doubt blog readers of mine will know by now! We have been asked to wear the same sort of clothes so we all look smart and uniform. So I was wondering what necklace to wear. Well a SU! one of course..... Bet you didnt know they did necklaces eh? Well with a little inspiration and products you can make one too.
Materials Used :
Hodgepodge Kit, Fire Jewelled Brad, True Friend Rubber stamps, Dazzling Diamonds, white card, Ruby Red ink.
Needed a few misc jewelry bits, jump rings, clasp bits and thin leather. Not bad eh? and image and brad can be changed easy enough.

Saturday, November 8

120 Prismacolor for sale


I have a set of 120 used prismacolor pencils. I have not used many, the flesh colour, a few browns and greens have been used a little. I would like £50 plus postage for these. email me I would prefer cheque or paypal.

Reason for sale is I want to get some different pencils.


Friday, November 7

Working my socks off!

To make samples for NEC show. Go up there and you may see some of these cards on display!

More to come ... still working away on them. Quiet simple... hey whats new there?!


Cards from Crafts U Love class

Had a lovely Magnolia class at Crafts U Love the other day. here is what we made.

I used a variety of Tildas. I can never remember the name to be honest I think each shop calls them something slightly different.

I had a fun evening and I think they all did too.

Been REALLY busy this week.

Got some more cards to share today, will post seperately. Also have 2 classes at Glitter Pot tomorrow so will have some lovely Penny Black cards to share too (lovely in that the stamps are lovely, not that I am saying my cards are!)


Tuesday, November 4

Magnolia Alert


Magnolia are also starting to ship out their winter club kits and apparently they are not the same as ones released so far, although I havent read that bit officially myself. Glad they are shipping thought as we are in November now and need to use these stamps!

Got a SU party this morning... Mum is looking after Caiden. Class tomorrow night at Crafts U Love using Magnolias ;0) Infact November is a pritty hectic crafting month what with other classes, NEC, school sale night (for which I havent made a thing!) I will try and post as much as I can thought, but if I go awol you know why

Monday, November 3

Want to join SU?

SU as you know has some fantastic products, I love SU products and I love to get out of the house once or twice in a month in the evenings sharing my love for SU. Do you think you would like to do this too? Well for £139 you can.... as a special offer to people wanting to join me in the SU journey I am offering the next 3 people to sign up with me an extra special gift. So as well as the fantastic starter kit you will be getting I will be throwing in a little extra too!

To maintain your active status for SU you need to achieve £250 minimum comissionable sales each quarter. SU give's you until your first full quarter after joining to reach the first so that means join now and get until END MARCH to find that first £250, by which time you will have hopefully found your feet with SU and got a few customers, parties ect.

If this is of interest to you and you are within the first THREE people to join with me you will get a extra special incentive too!! (offer running until first three people are joined and only up to end of December) email me NOW

Stampin' Up! are a fantastic company to work for... you do well and they will reward you! With instance income on every order too you can help fund your own purchases!

Sunday, November 2

Demo cards from Crafts U Love

Had a lovely demo time yesterday at Crafts U Love. Weather was terrible, raining most of the day, still we had some visitors braving the elements and I made a few cards and some bag/box things. I also used the lovely Forever Friends stamps, flock and showed people how to make flowers from the scalloped punches.

to view all there lovely goodies and they are having a HUGE stamp sale so grab yourself a bargain too!

I was looking through some photos this morning on the PC and came across this one, I dont think I shared it before. A quick card I made for one of Harveys friends in the summer. Doesnt my garden look nice! Spot Linny!


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