Wednesday, 30 December 2020

My WHY For Joining Stampin' UP!

 At our On-Stage events, we are often reminded to think back and remember WHY we joined Stampin' Up!  So, I thought I'd let you guys in on why I joined (not the most flattering part of the video for YouTube to freeze onto 😖 but hey, ho!)

If that has piqued your interest and you would like to find out more about becoming a Demonstrator, whether that be as a Hobby Demo to take advantage of the minimum 20% discount, or to make it a business like me, then I'd like to invite you to an exclusive Opportunity Event being held by our team - The Platina Stampers.  It's on Tuesday 5th January at 19.30hrs (GMT) via Zoom.  If you'd like to join us, then send me an email to or text me on 07413096364 and I'll send you the meeting details.  We have lots of fun things planned and may even have a prize or two to give away!

That's all for now so, stay safe & Happy Stampin'

Babs 😘

Saturday, 19 December 2020

A Big Transformation!!

Does anyone recognise this Faux Fur Coat from either my Facebook Page or Instagram?

Well, check out the photos below to see what it became ......

Isn't he cute?!!  Not only that, but he comes in a box ...... and has two friends with him!

These three beauties will be at their Forever Homes at Christmas, but in the meanwhile they are spending some time with their Nanny 😆

It's the first time I've made jointed bears and I (and the customer) am really pleased with them - and the acetate box makes them that little bit more special.  I really hope their new owners will love them as much, and that they evoke lots of happy memories of their beloved Grandad.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments below xx


Friday, 11 December 2020

Stampin' Around The World Advent Blog Hop 2020

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin' Around The World Advent Blog Hop 2020, where demonstrators from around the world will be showing you their Christmas Projects up until December 25th.  Each day at 8am (CET), the next demonstrator will be opening their crafty advent door - haven't we had some amazing projects so far?  

Well, today it's my turn to give you a little Christmas Crafty Inspiration, so let me present my Merry And Bright Card and Tin Combo.

I've listed at the end all the products I used to make this gorgeous set, which are linked to my shop, should you wish to purchase anything to have a go yourself.  Please note - many of these items are from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue and will be retired on 4th January or while stocks last, so get yours sooner rather than later.  I have to admit, I'm sad to be seeing the Round Tins going - I may just have to order an extra box or two to keep for future use.

I'd love to know what you think of my projects - please feel free to leave a comment below, and of course, don't forget to carry on hopping each day until the 25th.  I've also added a full list of blogs that are part of the hop after the next button, and will be updating the missing links as soon as I have them.

Click below tomorrow for the next project, which is being brought to you by Linda Moore from the USA.

Here is the complete list:-

1st - Elisabeth Pirolt - Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) 2nd - Sue McDonald - (UK) 3rd - Heike Hülle-Bolze (DE) 4th - Judith Weiß - Stemmpelkuss (DE) 5th - Daniela Bruckner - Bastelerie (AT) 6th - Kathrin Fuchs - stempelfux (DE) 7th - Linda Moore - Moore Fun Stamping (USA) 8th - Astrid Hofmann - Astrids Papiereuphorie (AT) 9th - Claudia Strauchfuß - Kreative Machenschaften (DE) 10th - Simone Schmider - simone-stempelt (DE) 11th - Barbara Maynard - Studio@316 (UK) 12th - Linda Moore - Moore Fun Stamping (USA) 13th - Karin Hobelsberger - StempelPünktchen (AT) 14th - Jana Trautmann - Janas Bastelwelt (DE) 15th - Samira Merzouk - Samira’s Kreative Welt (DE) 16th - Barbara Meyer - Barbara's-Kreativ-Studio (AT) 17th - Manuela Auer - Papierteufelchen - (DE) 18th - Sigrid Joch - Sigrid's kreative ART (DE) 19th - Carolin Meinhold - Caro’s Bastelbude 20th - Kathrin Fuchs (DE) - stempelfux 21st - Simone Schmider - simone-stempelt (DE) 22nd - Sandra Hagenlocher (DE)-stempelauszeit 23rd - Claudia Strauchfuß - Kreative Machenschaften (DE) 24th - Sigrid Joch - Sigrids kreative ART (DE) 25th - Judith Weiß - Stemmpelkuss (DE)

Stay Safe & Happy Stampin'

Babs xx

Monday, 23 November 2020

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza - 24 Hours ONLY!

Don't you just love Pre-Christmas Sales! Well, ours starts at 23.00hrs (GMT) TONIGHT (23/11/2020) and gives you a 10% discount off a large selection of products from our 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue (there are a few exclusions - if you want to know more about these, then drop me an email to

The Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza runs for 24 HOURS ONLY, so make sure you place your order early so as not to miss it - you only have until 22.50hrs (GMT) tomorrow (24/11/2020) to place your online order at the usual place -

Now is the ideal time to be checking off some of those MUST HAVE items from your Wish List - I know I'll be stocking up on some of mine!

That's all for now - Stay Safe & Happy Stampin'

Babs 😘

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

21 Day Live Challenge & More

As part of a Business Masterclass Training I am working on, I have been challenged to stream LIVE to Social Media everyday for 21 consecutive days.

Find out what it's all about, and how it involves you, by watching today's video.

Well - what did you think of that?  Does it sound like something you're interested in doing?

I hope to see lots of you watching and taking part in the chat on the posts for the next 18 working days!

Stay Safe & Happy Stampin'
Barbara 😘

P.S. - as promised here are the links for my FB Page and Group.

24/7 Stampin' UP! Shop -

Remember - LIKE, JOIN, SHOW & SHARE!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

It's Time!!!

Time for what? you all cry!

It's time to order your exclusive GLOBAL Paper Pumpkin Kit - Joy To The World.  And, I have another image that I can share with you, giving you a little more of an idea as to what the kit contains.

My order is going in today - I'm so excited!  I can't wait to see what is inside - in fact, I'm ordering an extra kit to give away to ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER who places an order over £20 with me via my online store during the month of November.  I'll put everyone's name in a hat and draw a winner on 1st December.

So - enough waffle - here is the kit with a couple of cards made using it.  

Stay Safe & Happy Stampin'
Babs xx

My WHY For Joining Stampin' UP!

 At our On-Stage events, we are often reminded to think back and remember WHY we joined Stampin' Up!  So, I thought I'd let you guys...