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Catherine
Harrow, Middlesex UK
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Just when you thought you didn't need any more craft supplies this year, Stampin' Up! come and throw a spanner in the works... There are lots of bargains to be had on products that won't be available after 4th January. The last date for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is 13th... Continue reading
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While most of my fellow demonstrators were having fun at the first On Stage Live event in Brussels, I was holding my monthly class at the Beacon Centre in Harrow. It was lovely to have some more new people joining us, and it was rather lucky that we'd been double... Continue reading
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This is another of the cards we made in our Shoe Box Swap evening. This isn't a stamp set that jumped out of me from the catalogue, so it was a great chance to get to create something with it. The vellum was embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.... Continue reading
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Welcome to another Pinkies Blog Hop! As it's World Card Making Day today, we hope everyone will get some time to craft, and we've created some lovely projects to help inspire you to create your own beautiful card. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep... Continue reading
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I hosted my first Stamp, Snack and Chat at a local community centre this week. I shamelessly stole the name from Shelli Gardner, and I think it completely sums up what is fun about getting together to make new friends (or just catch up with old ones!) and craft. I... Continue reading
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Join us on a Pinkies team Blog Hop to showcase some of the amazing new products in the Autumn Winter seasonal catalogue from Stampin' Up! Continue reading
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This year's Autumn Winter Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is well worth a read. With no fewer than 17 bundles, there are not only amazing new products for your Christmas crafting but great savings to be had as well. Here are some of my top picks - I won't be able... Continue reading
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While I liked my first proper attempt at a Pop Out Swing Card, made using the Butterfly Basics set, I have to say that I am really pleased with this version. The Flower Patch photopolymer set (with matching Flower Fair Framelits) from Stampin' Up! are just gorgeous! I used the... Continue reading
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I have always been a fan of so-called "fancy fold" cards. So when I first saw the pop out swing card, I knew I wanted to give it a go - but it has taken me a while to get round to it! I actually saw it on Julie Davison's... Continue reading
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Thank you cards are the most frequently requested cards at my classes, and the new A Whole Lot of Lovely hostess set from Stampin' Up! has a gorgeous thank you sentiment which is perfect as the focal point of a card. I used Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe (I've... Continue reading
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While I've not gone as far as triple time stamping, I wanted the try a layered stamping technique to make a simple card with the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up! With my craft room all boxed up so that the room could be repainted, I managed to lose... Continue reading
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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping! You should have joined me from Caroline's blog - I am now... Continue reading
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This was a card we made at a recent class. I was quite proud of myself for pulling some Melon Mambo off the shelf and really making it bright and cheerful. It goes just as well with Crumb Cake as more muted shades. It was also really easy to decorate... Continue reading
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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping! If you're following our blog hop around, you should have joined me... Continue reading
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This was going to be my swap at a recent team training weekend, but as I couldn't go in the end, I added it to my monthly class. Let's just say I think they were too excited about the mini Green and Black's chocolates on offer! As I think I've... Continue reading
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The Curvy Keepsake Thinlits die from Stampin' Up! is a very, very quick and easy way to make a 3D gift for someone. All it needs is a couple of suitably sized chocolates to fit in it, and you have the perfect hostess or table gift for any occasion. I... Continue reading
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It's taken me a while to ink up the gorgeous Sheltering Tree stamp set. There have been so many lovely cards made with this set and shared on blogs and Pinterest that I don't know if this is my own idea, someone else's, or a mixture of the two! A... Continue reading
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Today is the day that Stampin' Up! release the retiring lists, and there are some great bargains to be had - some things are for sale at 50% off their original price! There is a list of all the retiring products available, which will be updated every day to show... Continue reading
You are very welcome, Janine, and thank you for your comment :)
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Don't forget that today is your last chance to get hold of this year's Sale-a-Bration special products with each £45 you spend. If you are even just thinking about considering joining up as a demonstrator, I'd say go for it! I joined during Sale-a-Bration 5 years ago and I've never... Continue reading
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I've been playing with my Bow Builder punch this week. I think I've managed to get more of them stuck to my fingers than to anything else. My husband has started hiding from me as I keep asking him to hold the bits while the glue sets... time to order... Continue reading
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I have a confession to make.... my craft room is a mess! I don't think I should even call it a craft room as it's just become our dumping ground for anything that doesn't have a home. Anyway, the result of this is that I only have my most recent... Continue reading
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The Lotus Blossom set was the first one we got to play with at the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration tour event before Christmas. We all knew it was going to be popular. I think that's why I've left it so long to get my set good and inky! I've paired it... Continue reading
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As soon as I saw the Best Day Ever Sale-a-Bration set in this year's offering from Stampin' Up! I knew it needed to be paired with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. And that wasn't just because of the sample on p3 of the SAB brochure - that uses the Angled... Continue reading
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I needed a hostess gift that was suitable for the dreary days of January. Chocolate being definitely off the cards, I hoped that some scented candles would be better received. They also fitted a square box much more easily than my usual matchbox pattern, so a new pattern was called... Continue reading