Monday, 23 March 2009

Mother's Day!

Hope all you mum's out there had a faberooney day yesterday, I know I did. My kids bought me some rubber stamps although they never knew till yesterday, lol.
Anyway I would like to share a project I made for my mum. she is nearly 80 and is very fit and active for her age. I think that is what keeps her so young.

This is a Tote that I purchased through Here. Her tutorials are fabulous. I did have to enlarge some of the measurements to fit our A6 cards. I used cardstock rather than designer paper. I also used one of the background stamps to make my card look like designer paper. This one I used the paisley stamp.
Onto the cards.
For these cards I used the Tea and crumpets designer paper. The stamp set is birthday best. This is one of the cheaper sets from Stampin' Up! but the quality is fabulous all the same. I have used pretty in pink, and always artichoke cardstock.

Again I have used tea and crumpets DSP. Chocolate chip cardstock and Always artichoke. The stamp set is Crazy for cupcakes. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to just stamp two lots of the cupcakes, side by side. This really is a great piece of kit. I have embellished it with chocolate chip and pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. You get heaps on a reel for only £5.50
This last one is using the same DSP. Chocolate chip and So Saffron cardstock. The stamp sets used where again Crazy for Cupcakes (my all time favourite) and the hostess stamp set Best yet. This is available for free if you order products of £150 or more. Obviously the more you order the higher the free merchandise you would also be allowed to get for FREE! If you want to know please get in touch.
Just a little update on my brother. He had a heart attack last Thursday and was taken to hospital. They have since unblocked the artery that has caused the problem. Hopefully he may of been sent home late yesterday but as its a tad too early to ring him, I don't know if he has yet. He seems to be in high spirits considering everything he is going through. Thanks again for all your well wishes, they do mean a lot.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Thank you to eveyone who has sent some lovely emails and also replies to the posts. Just want to do a quick update on my big bro. He has been diagnosed with mesiothelioma which is a rare cancer. It is caused by working with asbestos years ago. Not many people know much about the disease but from experiance its not nice at all. Fibres can get into your tissue and grow and turn into cancer, not sure how but it can take 20-30 years to come out. Some people lead a horrible life after diagnosis. He has yet to visit the top man to see if there is any treatment but I know when my father had it, there was nothing they could do as it was too far advanced, but that was 12 years ago. So I am hoping as medicine has come along way since then. That there is hope of treatment.
Well I am trying ever so hard to get back into things. I have just received a delivery of a couple of new sets from the new mini, plus the new mini books have arrived too. So I going to try and create something.
I am also working on putting some nice blog candy together for some very lucky person. So keep watching.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Where oh where is my mojo?????

Ever had one of those weeks when your mojo just goes. Well I am having one of those weeks. In fact I have never felt on top form since we came back from Scotland a few weeks ago. Sadly when we came back, we had some bad news that my BIG brother was in hospital, really poorly. Anyway to cut a long story short he has been diagnosed with cancer as he has tumours in his stomach. They have taken some biopsy's last week but we are still waiting on the results. He has gone down dramatically since Christmas. Loosing a lot of weight. Hopefully when he gets the results they can then start on some treatment but the doctors are hush hush until they get these results back as to what type of cancer it is. As he worked with asbestos years ago, we are almost sure its got to do with this. But nothing has been confirmed as yet.
My mum has been really down and I really feel for her and I am trying to stay strong and focused for her, just in case she needs me. Please keep them in your prayers.
So this is why I haven't been posting very much the last couple of months. I am trying to get back into everything but its just so hard to concentrate on anything else.
So if anyone see's my mojo on their travels please send it back home as I really could do with the therapy of crafting right now.

Another Stampin' Up! OFFER

Have you ever wanted cheaper craft goodies?
Have you ever thought about running a crafting business?
Well this month Stampin' Up! are having special on their starter kits. If you sign up to become a demo between 12th-25th March you would get the starter kit for just £125 instead of £139.

Don't worry if doing demo's are not your thing, or even doing parties in peoples homes You can still be a demo but what we call a hobby demo. If you would like to know more about this please email me and I will give you more details.
Here is the flyer.

Just look at all you get for £125, All this retails at over £240 (this is including all the business supplies too).

Monday, 2 March 2009

New Products coming....

.....VERY SOON. Check them out, click on the link at the right hand side to view some new products that will befcome available from April 1st to30th September 2009.
I am sure you will just lurve something that is in there. I already have my catalogue and will be ordering some later this week. I must say my list has nearly everything on it, but then I just lurve everything Stampin' Up!
I ask a lot of my customers what they like about Stampin' Up! and the majority always say its the way everything co-ordinates. With having four colours families you are never short of colour combo's. They are just fabulous. So what are your thoughts about Stampin' Up!


Sorry its been a while since I last blogged. There has been just so much going on through February, holiday, kids half term and then a very sick member of the family was in hospital. I am trying to get back into things but for the moment, I feel a little out of sorts with the shock of things.

Anyhow for March Stampin' Up! Offer it's 25% off chipboard. For all your scrapbookers its a fabulous offer, but its not just for scrappers. Card makers can use it too and also those of you who do altered art. I just love using the stuff.
If you would like to place an order with me please don't hesitate to get in touch. Details are on the right hand side.