Friday, 30 September 2011

Something you’ve all been waiting for…

The Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Updated Retired Items List
I am sooo sad to see some of my favourites going but I am also so excited with what the New Catalogue will be bringing us… I can’t wait for the 1st October so I can share it with you all… There are so many new and exciting changes ahead!!!

Some sets like Cheers to You and Occasional Greetings now have 40% off their price.
You will also see that the configuration of the 12x12 single colour card packs is changing – you will still be able to get single colour packs of 12x12 card but they will not contain a mix of textured and smooth card, so you should also consider stocking up on those.

It is also worth noting that items in the Mini Catalogue are only available until the end of the month, so while they don't appear on this list only a very few will be available from October so make sure you have ordered everything you want from the Mini Catalogue too.

I have to tell you that items on this list are only available while stocks last or until the end of the month, so please check the list now and then contact me

I am offering a special offer of FREE Postage to all orders over £50

My next offer is the New Catalogue at a lovely price of £4.95 plus Free Postage

Members of my Virtual Hostess Groups get a FREE copy of the New Catalogue… I have a few more spaces available for October 1st Kick-Off… for more information about Virtual Hostess Groups please drop me an email at

Maybe you’d like to simply Pre-Order the 2011-2012 Catalogue… which will ship mid-September… so if you’d like to get yours a little early then please drop me an email at
Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

I’m Here…

I’m alive… just… buried under a house full of rubbish trying to climb my way out!!!

Do you remember Keira from This Post… well she is now a mummy to 5 beautiful little puppies… 2 girls & 3 boys… they are gorgeous Open-mouthed smile

We have first pick of the litter…


Demon was chosen as soon as I saw him… he is so cheeky looking and so different from his brothers…




At first we were told we weren’t allowed the girls as they were being kept with mummy… so HisLordShip had a real struggle on his hands to choose one as he’d wanted a girl… even had his name picked… but after nearly a week he got a text from his friend to say that he could have the darker girl! We went for a visit again on Sunday and he was told he could in fact have the sable lady instead… he was over the moon as she was the first born and already has a beautiful mask! I think Mishka & Demon are already bonding together really well…




They seem to find each other for snuggles… aren’t they adorable… I can’t wait for the 7 weeks to end and they come home!

I had been telling HisLordShip for quite a while now that we need to get on with the House Clearance, so he can put the boards back down in the loft, plasterboard it and get the units in for storage etc… and move his & boys pc’s up there… but as usual he kept putting it off… I couldn’t do anything as I needed him to bring the stuff from loft down for me to sort through… so with the birth of Keira’s puppies it’s spurred him on and for the last week I have been sorting through lots of stuff/rubbish from the loft… I have had 5 bags of rubbish, lots of the boys old games sent to school for HisLordShips sister to use, lots of toys etc sent next door for the 2 little ones and another big bag of toys sent to where Keira is living for their little boy! I have 3 boxes for the Charity Shop and I haven’t made that much of a dent in what is actually up in the loft Surprised smile… it’s going to be a long 7 weeks, there is sooo much to do, so please forgive me if I am a little absent from here… I am trying to work on Swaps, Samples etc from the New Catalogue as well as trying to make my way through all the rubbish we have kept from the last 15yrs Crying face

Talking of the New Catalogue… I have them in my handsOpen-mouthed smile… they are flying out the door pretty fast… so if you’d like to get one through your door (£4.95 + FREE postage) please send me an email at


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last Chance Blog Hop…

And updated Retired Items List (grab them whilst you can)

So you should have arrived from The Lovely Alison's Blog… Thank-You Alison for organising this blog hop… hope you enjoy the creations!

So for the Last Chance Blog Hop I decided to use the Nursery Suite Papers & Quick Accents Pack. I’ve had a very busy week and my plan was to use every scrap of paper and accents, but I failed as I still have loads left Embarrassed smile and to top it all off I can’t share one of the projects as I couldn’t find my Velcro Hook & Loops or Magnetic Snaps Sad smile so that will have to be added a bit later… it’s been one of those weeks… some ups and some downs… but mostly ups Winking smile

Ok… so onto the projects that I can share with you today…

First up are 2 layouts that as soon as I have some better lighting (lets face it weather has been pants) I will take photo’s in their box frames, so some quick shots whilst the sun peeked out for a second or two!


For the little girl


For the little boy

I saw these designs somewhere on the web and thought they’d be perfect for some little ones due into the world soon!

Next up is a little Envelope made from a 12 x 12 sheet of die cut paper and a card to go inside…


Card Inside


Card Partially Out


Card Out


Close up of the card… the Chocolate Chip Cardstock is where a photo would be attached… inside the card I stamped the lovely baby quote from the Occasional Quotes

Next up is a Baby Boy Scrapbook Flip Flop Album…


Front of Album


First flap opened


Second flap opened


Third flap opened


Back of Album


That is all for now… I will be back a little later to update with the unfinished projects, which will hopefully be finished after a quick shopping trip… but for now it’s onto The Lovely Laura's Blog

Here is a full list of the participants of the Last Chance Blog Hop, just in case you find yourself lost…

1. AlisonP
2. Twintrouble (Erika)
3. Lauralou
4. Sarah (IOW Sarah)
5. Theresa M
6. Rozelle (LittleMoo6)
7. Valerie (valmoody)
8. EmmaH
9. Donna (DonnaM)
10. Julie H (The Crafty Bug
11. Elaine (Sassy Stamper)
12. Sandra (Sarnie)
13. Natalie
14. Kimf
15. CarolineSkinner
16. VickyLou
17. Michelle (ShellieStamps)
18. allyf
19. Maggiemae
20. Evy C
21. Niki
22. Sarah-Jane
23. Tina( Tina Faghy)
24. Sally (Pink Sky)

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Just A Quick Update…

Ok… so it’s just a quick update tonight as I've had ‘One Of Those Days’ today I don't know smile

These items from the retired list have already completely sold out…

Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
Red Riding Hood 12 x 12
Sense Of Time Stamp Set

I wanted some Jumbo Eyelets and Red Riding Hood Cardstock and was upset Crying face I had missed out, just wasn’t quick enough… so if there is anything that you must simply have please contact a Demonstrator and place your order as soon as possible before you miss out!


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A Mini Catalogue Card…

Today I thought I'd share a card made with Wedding Wheels Stamp from the Mini Catalogue… I took inspiration from The Lovely Monica's Card on her blog for a Wedding Anniversary Card that was needed on the 1st September for HisLordShip’s sister!

Again… please excuse the quality of the photo as I was just about to sign it when I remembered it needed photographing I don't know smile… I’ll get there one day!!!


The Front of the card!


The Inside of the card

Stamps… Wedding Wheels, Notably Ornate, Something To Celebrate, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock… Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP… Level 1 Hostess In Colour Designer Series Paper Pack (Poppy Parade)
Accessories… Decorative Label Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals

September is not only the month for the Retiring List it is also the last month for purchasing those must haves from the Mini Catalogue as we all know not all of the Mini Catalogue stays with us Sad smile I wish it could as I love all the products within it!!!

I am offering FREE Postage on ALL orders over £50… be they retiring items, mini catalogue items or simply must haves from the main catalogue… I will be placing another order on Monday evening so if you’d like to place an order before all the retiring items go… please contact me at

Friday, 2 September 2011

Glad It’s Not Gone…

I think this month I'll share with you my ‘Glad It’s Not Gone’ and my ‘Sad It’s Gone’ Stamp Sets, papers etc… There will also be a ‘LAST CHANCE’ Blog Hop on the 10th September… I’m hoping to create a project with some of the retiring goodies I have in my Stampin’ Up! Collection Smile

Today I’m going to share a ‘Glad It’s Not Gone’

Please excuse the poor quality of the photo… It was taken last minute before the card left the building… as usual for me I don't know smile, I get so busy making them that I forget to take photo’s of them!


This a card using the fabulous Vintage Vogue… my all time Favourite Stamp Set… I sat, stamped and hand-cut over 100 of  these flowers out for a batch of cards in all different colours, which I will showcase over time Winking smile

Stamps… Vintage Vogue & Sincere Salutations (Both Staying Open-mouthed smile)
Cardstock… Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
DSP… Bride Designer Papers (Retired)
Inks… Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Accessories… Scallop Oval Punch, 1-3/4”x7/8” Oval Large Punch, Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones


Until Next Time… HUGS ‘n’ XXX