09Dec/18

Your Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for giving, so now is the perfect time to share the gift of creativity with your friends and families.

Gift Certificates. I have gift certificates issued by myself that can either be exchanged through me for Stampin’ Up! product, or can be used towards the cost of a class. Contact me for more details.

Santa is busy, busy, busy. Help him out with a wish list so he doesn’t have to guess what you’d like in your stocking. Santa will appreciate the tips.

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BEGINNER CRAFTERS
Give new stampers the gift of independent crafting with all inclusive kits. These kits include all the pre-cut card supplies plus stamps, acrylic block, and ink so your lucky stamper can get straight to the fun of creating.

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CASUAL CRAFTERS
Colouring is a popular trend and is a great step-up technique for casual stampers.

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AVID STAMPERS
For the stamper that has it all go for the hottest new tools and crafting accessories.

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05Dec/18

What’s On this Month

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

‘Tis the season to get the stockings hung by the chimney with care, bake favourite treats, and most importantly, spend time with those we love.

I look forward to sharing some time with you this month while you take a moment to slow down and enjoy some fun, seasonal creativity! Check out what’s happening this month and give yourself the gifts of time, relaxation, and friendship!

2 classes I am holding at home this month are:

Friday 7th December, 10am-12.30pm – Mega Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. At least 10 cards, 2 each of every design.

Wednesday 12th December – Thank you card gift set. This has become a traditional Christmas time class. Keep the cards for yourself, or give them away as a gift.

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~Helen

05Dec/18

Roll up, roll up! Get it while you can

 

Online Extravaganza

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? I can’t! Luckily we still have time to make this Christmas season a special time filled with handmade cards and gifts that share the joy of creativity.

The Year-End Closeout Sale starts today, December 5th! It’s the perfect time to check a bunch of great creative gifts off your list, and maybe even add a little something special to your stocking, too! You’ll find great savings on a selection of retiring and surplus items—only while supplies last.

So place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of these favourite retiring items will be gone for good!

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23Nov/18

This is no Black Friday

Today may be called Black Friday, but black is only one of the options available in the rainbow of colours in cardstock, ink, paper and embellishments on offer from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been looking through my stash of gorgeous Designer Series Papers, cardstock and ribbons to see what I need to stock up on during the first two days of the Online Extravaganza. These items form the backbone of our crafting endeavours.

DSP can be cut up to produce beautiful cards, but it has many more uses than that. On my Facebook live yesterday I was demonstrating a couple of projects using the beautiful Petal Promenade DSP. You can find that video here.

Whether it is to create card bases, mats and layers, for die cutting or creating boxes, where  would we be without our cardstock. There is a real joy in being able to match the colour of cardstock to the project you are making – whether it is Christmas red, or spring fresh greens and pinks.

And who doesn’t love some ribbon – as an embellishment on a card, or to give a gift that extra special flourish.

Visit my online store November 23 & 24 to find savings on products from our 2018–2019 Annual Catalogue—all at 10% off!

For this 48 hour period the items on sale will cover:
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

    • Bags
    • Brads and Buttons
    • Cards and Envelopes
    • Cardstock
    • Designer Series Paper
    • Embossing material
    • Glitter
    • Ribbons
    • Twine
    • Specialty Paper
    • Tags
    • Washi Tape

Stock up and save!

Follow the links to buy these products, or go to my online store.
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21Nov/18

Bringing a World of Stampin’ Up! Colour to Black Friday

Online Extravaganza

Six days. Three sales. One spectacular promotion!

For savvy stampers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true, our annual Online Extravaganza. Think outside of the big box stores this year and gift creatively!
Shop during the Online Extravaganza sale and you’ll enjoy deals on your favourite crafting products and you’ll avoid all the shopping centre craziness. Deals start November 23 (Black Friday) through November 28.

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 Annual Catalogue—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the Annual Catalogue will have been on sale! (Click here for a list of items excluded).

You will be able to see what items are included by going to my online store and following the link.

If you live close enough to be able to fetch your order from me, then feel free to message me with your order by 9pm on the last day of the promotions for those particular categories:

9pm on 24th Nov for paper and embellishments

9pm on 26th Nov for stamps and kits

9pm on 28th Nov for tools and ink.

I will need to charge £1 per order to contribute towards the postage.

Thanks for shopping with my small business this year, I truly appreciate your support!

~Helen

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November 23-28
Each Sale Ends at 10:50 PM (GMT)

November 23–24
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

November 25–26
STAMPS & KITS

November 27–28
TOOLS & INK

05Nov/18

Upcoming Classes

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

Autumn is officially here so it’s time to grab your favourite sweater, a warm drink and get ready for some cosy crafting time!

Join me this month to fall in love with wonderful new autumn, winter, and Christmas inspired projects!

RSVP now as spots fill up extra fast this time of year!

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~Helen


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02Nov/18

I’m Loving Angels

I have loved creating Christmas cards with the Angels on Earth stamp set, because I love the vintage feel you can create with it. There is lots of opportunity for sponging, heat embossing, water colouring, ripping and using beautiful papers..

The corner stamp, that I have embossed in copper, is so pretty

You can still have fun with non-traditional colours

The beautiful copper foiled paper from Joyous Noel speciality pack brings classic elegance to this card

I unashamedly cased this card from inspiration on the internet. I loved all the different sponged and torn elements and that merry merlot ribbon is stunning.

Gold embossing and a watercolour wash with a big swirl of ribbon

 

If you are feeling inspired to get all angelic, check out the links below. Don’t forget, for every £30 you spend with me in a single order this year, you will colour in a star on your loyalty card. 10 stars and you will earn a voucher to spend on more lovely goodies.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
I have Christmas cards all over the place now, so I’ll hopefully be back to share more inspiration soon.
Happy Crafting
Helen
xx

 

27Oct/18

What a Day

My daughter snapped this beautiful atmospheric picture of the lock on the River Nene as she got out of the car at Wadenhoe Village Hall, all ready to set up for our day of crafting fun last Saturday.

I hadn’t used this venue before, but we were really pleased with the facilities as well as the location.

It took 2 cars to transport all the crafting essentials and food over to the venue, but we at least ensured that nobody ran out of either. The tables were groaning with crafting goodies and inspiration and the food kept coming from the kitchen in abundance all day.

We had a funky playlist on in the background that ensured a regular outburst of singalong and dance along and there were smiles, chatter and laughter all around.

Everyone seemed delighted with their goodie bags and table gifts. It was certainly a day to be pampered. A creative escape as promised.

It was a fabulous day and I can’t wait for the 2 days I have planned for 2019.

You can find more details about my day retreats here and the PayPal buttons are there for both dates, ready for when you want to pay your deposit and subsequent payments.

Places are limited, so do ensure you secure your place soon.

Helen

xx

 

09Oct/18

Rumours of Snow

During November, Stampin’ Up are going to be offering a beautiful collection of exclusive time-limited products. As a demonstrator, I have been able to order mine and I am eagerly watching to see when they are going to arrive in my hands so I can start playing.

While I wait, there are a few things Stampin’ Up! have published to whet my appetite.

Like the pictures of the products:

Not 1, but 2, stamp sets.

This one is very Christmassy. Gorgeous tree

This one can be used all year round. I love the fonts with the sentiments

How about this for a collection of dies. Lots of layering potential and it co-ordinates with both stamp sets

And to embellish we have white velvet paper and lightweight silver charms

All together that adds up to a fantastic collection that is going to take you through Christmas, New Year and way beyond.

How about some samples of cards that Stampin’ Up have created

Not seen enough? Stampin’ Up have released a video to show the products up close.

You can watch it here:

Just stunning. Now you see why I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Do you want to get your hands on it too? You’ll have to wait until November I’m afraid…

UNLESS…

You can place all these items in your starter kit basket. along with other products of your choice and take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s continuous special deal.-£130 of product for £99. Find out more about joining the Stampin’ Up family and all the benefits, including the 20% discount on future orders, here. 

The other benefit of joining my Love-a-Ducklings team now, is the extra time you get to make your first quarter minimums. In order to stay as a demonstrator and keep getting that discount, Stampin’ Up do ask that you place a minimum order each quarter. However, you are never expected to achieve that minimum in the quarter that you join. That means, join today and you have until the end of March to reach your first goal.

  • So lovely goodies now
  • Discount now
  • Goalpost months away.

Look out for me to start playing with my goodies when they arrive. If you are coming along to my retreat on October 20th, there will be an opportunity to play with them there. Find details of my retreat here

This is one forecast of snow this winter that I am really looking forward to.

Helen

xx