13 December 2012

12 days of Christmas from Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow is the start of our clearance rack blitz when once  retired items are available for just a  short time at prices up to 70% off RRP, whilst we wait with bated breath to see what we have on offer here's a bit of a giggle xxx

8 December 2012

Treats for the tree & for the tum

Happy weekend to you all. I've been busy the last few weeks getting ready for my work's annual craft market - this was the first time I have made & sold the skinny cello bags with wee toppers.

#124134 $5.50/50 bags 8" x 1" or 20 x 2.5 cm

I'm going to try doing some Rudolph noses next with Jaffas & I won't be doing jellybeans again - too hard to poke into the bags but M+M's were easy, quick, cute & great fun to make as a few ended up in my tum.

The wee saying came from More Merry Messages which is a very versatile set & loving it.

7 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! are temporarily taking hundreds of products out of retirement with discounts up to 70 percent off retail–only while supplies last! There will be four different groups of products on sale between 14 December – 21 January.

There are FOUR sale periods:

14-20 December
21 December-3 January
4-10 January
11-21 January

So make sure you check back on 14 December to see what’s on sale and when!

Take advantage of these amazing bargains on previously retired products while they’re here!

4 December 2012

Making old into new

Hi all I'm getting ready for my work's annual craft market this coming Thursday so clearing out all those kits & stuff I have stored in my garage. This 7's box was an Extravaganza project of mine way back in February 2010 for "Valentine's" - well I've got rid of the hearts & added some glitter & blinged it up for Christmas 2012. My original post you can see HERE.

I've used my retired So Swirly wheel, which even though it's now retired from SU! it'll never retire from my stash, as I love it & it's so versatile & I've used my most favourite thing now Irridescent ICE embossing powder.  I used our Illuminate pad as it's a watermark pad that is luminescent in case I missed anywhere & made my box all sparkly. Then a red glimmer snowflake, gorgeous faceted button & voila the soaps & bath bombs are ready for sale to someone as a small gift.

If you haven't had a go at making a 7's box do try them they actually make a substantial wee box with very little effort. If you check out the original post it'll send you off to Marelle Taylor's blog with step by step instructions "how-to".

Well I hope everyone's Christmas preparations are going well I may need a week to tidy up my house ;)

1 December 2012

Double triple time

These are the images from my last home class for 2012; just a  quick share & a few snaps from my "herb garden" which is growing in size & content (thanks Pete). The cat on patrol is my Tiger and the stamp sets used are The Open Sea which is perfect for masculine & isn't that natural button just divine & more Creative Elements for the feminine card.

Masculine Card:
Stamp sets: The Open Sea, Curly & Cute
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Other: Natural Designer buttons, dimensionals, sponge, mini glue dots

Feminine Card:
Stamp sets: Creative Elements, Petite Pairs
Ink: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red
Other: Rose Red seam binding ribbon, mini glue dots