Saturday, 31 March 2012

Big thanks, little card ;-)

Hello there,
I needed a few quick thank-you cards the other day and so I have a super little card in an unusual (for me) colourway, but I do likey!
Crumb Cake base with Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight scalloped border and Melon Mambo spotted ribbon, Trendy Trees stamp set was used, this one hasn't seen ink for a while!
 I stamped Outlined Occasions inside and coloured it in with my Versamark pen again, I love this look ;-)
and all three together
Quick post from me tonight, I'm off to work in a bit but I will be back tomorrow with a special card and a mini tutorial too!
Thanks for visiting,
Stampin' Hugs for today,

New Virtual Stamp Club starting in April

**Just ONE place left, message me now to join this exclusive club!**
Hello there,
I would like to tell you today about the virtual stamp club which will be starting in April. This is a 6 month club where you spend £25 (plus post) each month and for one of those months you will be the hostess and receive all the the hostess benefits which will be at least £25 "hostess pounds" without ever having to have a workshop (unless you want to of course!)
So, a few details:
What are "Hostess Pounds"? Well, "Hostess Pounds" are brilliant because they are exclusive for workshop hosts (which you will be one of the months) they can be used on pages 8-12, where you will get the BEST VALUE for your hostess pounds, these exclusive products are only available to purchase with the hostess pounds, you can also spend your hostess pounds any where in any current catalogue too of course.
I will obviously send you a hard copy of the catalogue when you join. 
To view the catalogues now go HERE and the mini HERE
So, why should you join my club? Clubs are a brilliant way to build up your SU! supplies and have the added bonus of receiving the hostess benefits one of the months (or more if you take more slots!) In addition to this I run a club access only blog where I post a card for inspiration each month, sometimes with a little tutorial (if needed) and in your parcel I will add the kit for this card too, just as is you have been to a workshop with me, I have the last 2 months cards to share with you today as I don't think I did already? ;-)
January's club card ready for Valentines day
 Glimmer paper, so great as the glitter doesn't come off!
and February's with shimmer scrunched flowers using SAB papers
 this month I added a tube of shimmer spray too
So, if you would like to be a part of this fab club then please message me and I will add you to the list, hurry places are filling fast though!
Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, 30 March 2012

Fresh Vintage Showcase and last chance to Sale-a-Brate!

Hello there,
As you may know Saturday (tomorrow!) is the very last day to Sale-a-Brate, that means after tomorrow you will NOT be able to get hold of these lovely stamps or Designer Papers for free with your order or at all, ever again! Please, if you would like to own any of them then please get in touch before 7pm Saturday night.
So, I will share with you the lovely Fresh Vintage makes from the last couple of months tonight :-)
My Mum's Mother's day card which I think is my favourite card right now ;-)
 Quick and easy
 Fresh and modern colours
 silver embossing powder with spotty scalloped ribbon
 and a more vintage colour way
 I used the flowers on the background for these little handbags
I hope you have enjoyed today's showcase and if you need this stamp, please get your order to me asap :-)
Thanks for visiting today,
Stampin' Hugs,

Special Offer from me!

Sale-a-Bration is nearly over and I want you to get everything you need!
So, I am running a very special LIMITED TIME offer, this offer is from me and not SU!
 I am offering you, in addition to the free goods shown HERE with each £45 spent,
**Half price postage for all orders over £45 (so just £2.50)**
**FREE postage directly to your door an all orders over £90!**

This offer finishes on the 31st March.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Joining SU!

Hello there,
I just wanted to share with you today the Welcome pack I send to all my new team members. I thrilled to Welcome to the Southern Belles team Sarah and Angela this week.
As I always do, I sent the ladies a little bundle to get them started on their SU! journey (as well as much help and support they want or need)
This is Sarah's package, I used the lovely Creative Elements stamp set to make these goodies
 and Angela's too
A close up of the card
scrunched vanilla seam binding ribbon
I covered the note books with Spice Cake DSP which dictated the colour scheme
and stamped this cute "Share" stamp inside on each page, I purchased this at convention, another fab demonstrator perk!
and in the milk carton??
 ....a large selection of ribbon so they can have a play :-)
So, if you would like some information on joining my friendly team then please do get in touch asap as until Saturday you can choose ANY stamp set for FREE in addition to your starter kit!!
This is the BEST time of the year to join SU! so if you would like more details on me, SU! or joining the Southern Belles then please email me or call for a chat 023 8084 3597
Stampin' Hugs,

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Everyday Enchantment DSP

I am so going to miss this lovely DSP when it goes forever on Saturday!
I think it is one of the nicest DSP Stampin' Up! have had and it could be yours for FREE if you place a £45 order with me before the 31st March, I will share with you a few of the very many times I have used this beautiful paper the last couple of months :-)
File folder using the papers the same as my all day class
 a card from said folder ;-)
 and another simple little card for most occasions
 February's Stampers 6 workshop card, NEW Stampers 6 starting soon, see HERE for more details, just 2 places left!!
with a ribbon rose, I love this one! 
 and this weeks Stamp-a-Stack class, I still have one or two places left, message me if you would like to attend (I am on the edge of the New Forest, near Southampton)
 and finally the 3d pop up card I shared the other day, tutorial in side bar <<<<<<
well, I'm sure these papers have been some of the most popular papers with my ladies this Sale-a-Bration but you still have a couple more days to get your hands on them, message me with your order today so you don't miss out!
Stampin' Hugs from me today in the sun on Zoe's birthday too :-))))
Hope you have a fab rest of your day!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Outlined Occasions

As this is the very LAST WEEK you can get hold of FREE Sale-a-Bration products I thought I would share with you some of my favourite cards made with the freebies :-)
I really do love the SAB sets, but I think this (and Fresh Vintage perhaps) are my!
I made this one for Neil's birthday in Feb
 A simple thanks
 and it works well with pattern too...
 and finally, another mans card
Don't forget, it's not too late to place an order and get your very own set of these wonderful stamps and I am still offering FREE post on orders over £90 and half price postage on orders over £45.
Message me to place your order today, remember SAB finishes this Saturday!!
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Hello there,
It's going to be a lovely day again by the look of it and I already have a couple of loads of washing on the line! Shame I have indoors stuff to do today ;-)
I was playing around with a cleaner look the other day, and I love Borderlines for this, and I made this little thank-you card
 Borderlines stamped in Wild Wasabi with Melon Mambo itty bitty flowers, great little punches!
 and curly cute for the sentiment, now it wasn't meant to be on a banner, but I was trying to be a bit clever and not use a stamp-a ma-jig so it ended up wonky! hence the lil' banner ;-)
Well, that's me for today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit today, thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Hugs,

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Pop Out Card Tutorial

First warning, VERY picture heavy post, you may well need a cuppa for this one!
Well, here I am finally with the tutorial to make this card! Again, I must say this is NOT my idea, I have just changed the measurements from inches to centimetres as I couldn't do it in inches ;-) HERE is the original and brilliant tutorial with a video too but I do hope that my centimetre version is a help to somebody. Just for info, this card also fits in SU! square envelopes too ;-)
 So, to begin, cut your 12"x12" DSP down to 30cm x 24cm
 score along the 30cm side at 3,9, 21 and 27cm
 score the shorter 24cm side at 6cm and 18cm
fold in along the 30cm side as shown here,
 unfold again
 and then fold in the two score lines along the 24cm side
Unfold again and trim off the points diagonally along the corner scored rectangles
 Fold back in as you did at first
 then fold up at the bottom
 and then the top comes down too
 take a corner like so
 and fold the top free corner down to the centre, do this on both sides to make a point, repeat at the top also
once creased unfold to get this shape
 take a corner...
OK this is where it gets tricky to explain! Push this point in to make a box shape
 and fold the sticky out corner around the box
 like this!
 repeat the other end to meet under where the flap is 
 and fold down the flap to secure, no adhesive needed
This is what you should have now which stands like this
 Take a piece of thick card (I used the backing card from SU! DSP) and cut it to 19cm x 1.5cm, score at 6cm and 15cm
 fold to make a "Z"
 and adhere inside as shown (not the other way up like I did at first!)
 take an 11cm square piece of Very Vanilla card and write your message now, then adhere it inside the box
 add decoration to the pop up "Z"  I used the new 2+3-8" scallop circle and Four Frames stamps with matching punch
to close fold the pop up in like so
 and when it stands the point holds it up too
 to make the belly band take a 4cm x 26.5cm piece of soft suede card
Hold the end, slightly overlapping the gap at the front, and bend it around the box
 add a dab of glue and adhere to make the band
 add a topper to cover the seam
 and the card is finished!
PHEW!! That was a long one wasn't it!!
I hope you stuck it out and it was useful to you perhaps?
Thanks for visiting, I'm off for a cuppa in the sun now!
Happy stampin' to you today :-)
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