Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Technique Tuesday - Inked Embossing

I forgot to post yesterday about my Technique Tuesday FB LIVE 😳  So - here it is now.

Embossing Folders may seem like a one-way-to-use-it-product but, here is another one.  Check out the video (they'll get better with practice 😜) and have a go yourself - I'd love to see what you create, so don't forget to add a photo to the comments below.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Help Us Make A Difference Today! Share Sunshine!

This popped up in my Weekly Updates today from Stampin' UP!  We all have a chance to help with the COVID-19 Response.

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Help us make a difference today! You can purchase your own download by clicking here!! 
The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Funky Fold Friday - Double Flap Fold

Today I recorded the first Facebook Live of my Funky Fold Friday series based on a card made last year by Lynn Dunn.

You can see the replay on my Facebook Page.  I had a lot of fun making this card - join me next week at 10.30am for the next fold in the series.

If you have a go at making this card yourself, please do add a photo in the comments - I love seeing what others come up with.

Stay safe, and Happy Stampin'
Babs 😘

Monday, 20 April 2020

Get Your Craft On In May!!

I'm so excited to announce my first 'Class In The Mail' featuring the gorgeous Positive Thoughts Stamp Set to make 10 stunning projects designed by the oh-so-talented Liz Shannon.  She has kindly put these projects together to help fellow Demonstrators keep our businesses running during this uncertain time.

This class has a very short sign-up deadline (sorry for this but I want to get this class started asap) - you can find all the details including how to join the class on my Facebook Event Listing for the Positive Thoughts 'Class In The Mail'.  The class costs £32 for 4 kits (one for each of four Zoom sessions starting Saturday 2nd May) which contain all the cardstock, paper, die cuts and embellishments you need to complete 9 cards and a Pizza Box.  In addition you will need the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set which you can buy through my website - other products such as Ink you can either use what you already have at home, or there is a list of these items on the Facebook page which you can add to your online order.

The deadline for signing up is THURSDAY 23rd APRIL 2020 at 23.00 BST.  Places need to be booked and paid for by this time so that I have time to get in the supplies for the kits, get them cut and prepped, and then get them to you via the good 'ole Royal Mail service. Details for the Zoom sessions will be made available to you via a private FB Group where you can also chat to other participants.

Here are some close-ups of each week's projects:-

(NOTE:- Some of the kit contents may vary slightly)

Happy Stampin'
Barbara xx

Lockdown Organisation - are you in the club?

It seems that a lot of people, like myself, are taking advantage of the lockdown to sort out cupboards and bedrooms etc. Are you one of them? If so, how cool would your cupboards look with labels like these on the boxes?

Available in three sizes:-
Small (letters approx 1/2cm x 1 1/4cm) @ 4p per letter
Medium (letters approx 3/4cm x 1 1/2cm) @ 7p per letter
Large (letters approx 1 1/4cm x 2cm) @ 10p per letter

Colours:- Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Pink or Orange.

Finished labels will be sent via first class postage in a board backed envelope charged at cost plus packaging.
To order just send an email to with a list of words including the size and colour you want. Payment details will be included on the invoice.

Monday, 6 April 2020

It's Time For A Lockdown Prize Draw!!!

Hi guys - how are you all doing with this lockdown?  I'm being 'shielded' due to my health conditions so I'm starting to climb the walls now!  I don't know about you, but I'm really missing social interaction - Zoom, FaceTime, Skype etc just isn't the same.  But, needs must.

I thought it was time I did something to help cheer us all up - so I'm have a Prize Draw during April.

How would you like to get your hands on THIS??  Little Ladybug was the absolutely gorgeous Host SAB Stamp Set which was awarded when a Host's order reached £275 or over during Sale-A-Bration.  Well, I have one to GIVE AWAY to one lucky customer.  All you need to do to be entered into the draw is place an order through my online shop at which is over £25 before shipping during April 2020 (any orders already placed in April will also be included).  Your name will be put into the hat, and a winner will be drawn BY HAND in a Facebook Live Broadcast on 1st May 2020 - watch out nearer the time for announcements of exactly when that will happen.

Happy Stampin' & Stay Safe!
Babs x

PS - don't forget to use April's Host Code when you checkout - you'll find it in the sidebar over there →

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

This is NOT an April Fool!!

I know that it's the 1st April, but this is NOT an April Fool!  We really are bringing you the chance to buy a GORGEOUS floral Suite from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalogue TWO MONTHS EARLY!

The Ornate Garden Suite contains not one but TWO Stamp Sets and TWO Die Sets, which can both be bought as Bundles, saving 10% on the individual price!  You also have a 3D Embossing Folder, stunning Specialty Designer Series Paper which is accented with Gold Foil, a two reel Ribbon Combo and a pack of Gilded Gems.

You can buy the entire Suite for £127.75/165.50€, or buy select items for their individual prices.

For more details, or to place an order, you can visit my ALL NEW STAMPIN' UP! UK SHOP - yes, I have even more exciting news!!

Over the next few months, all Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Shops are going over to country specific domains and are having a make-over - and the UK is the first to undergo this process.  You can still access my shop via then click on SHOP NOW - just double check that my name is at the top of the page when you get there πŸ˜‰  Regular visitors will notice a distinct difference with new filtering capabilities, more concise category groupings and less 'lingo' - for instance, 'Designer Series Paper' is now called 'Patterned Paper', hopefully making the shopping process a bit less daunting for Beginner Crafters.  You can even mark your favourite products by clicking on the ♡ icon! I'd love it if you could take a few minutes to check the new shop out, and if you get a pop-up asking for your feedback, it would really help us if you could take the short survey.

Lastly for this update - I've set up a new Host Code for online orders from 1st-30th April 2020 of NHG9H46H - you will also find this over there πŸ‘‰ at the top of the sidebar 😏.

Stay safe during this COVID-19 virus outbreak and as always - Happy Stampin'!

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...