Thursday, 9 May 2013

A few snippets of inspiration

So I've been crafting for fun - mainly for gifts to give on occasions. I'm going to try to update the bigger projects here (the ones that people always ask, "How did you make that?!") so that others can have a go, and the smaller snippets I am posting on facebook. Here's a few of the things over on my facebook page if you want to come and say hello...

Friday, 19 April 2013

Follow me on Facebook

So crafting has returned!
Just for a hobby, so I craft as and when I have the time and inspiration. I've been enjoying papercrafts (never fails!), crafty gifts, cookery/baking and a few random things I find along the way. Come and follow me on Facebook - I will save my blog for longer posts that need explanation or tutorials, and for the small, regular snippets of inspiration - I am updating my page at

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Well, life has been particularly busy and it has taken me this long to get around to updating my blog to say that I am no longer a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love their products and I loved all the perks I got, I just simply don't have the time anymore to make it work for me. In fact this last year - apart from making my own wedding stationery I have not had the time at all for any crafting!

Moving house and planning a wedding has taken up all of my time - and I get married next week! So I may come back and post as and when I craft as I will still be doing it as a hobby and I hope once I am settled into my new house and taken over a room as a craft room (!) that I will be back to crafting. And I may share some wedding pics ;o)

In the mean time, you can find inspiration on my facebook page by clicking 'like' - I will be updating that as and when I craft. I hope you are all still enjoying your crafting.


Jenny x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

*FREE* stamps - Sale-a-brate

Who doesn't love FREE stamps? It's the best time of the year for Stampin' Up! as the Sale-a-bration has just started, and that means free goodies!

Choose from these four lovely stamp sets or this gorgeous pack of patterned paper as your free item when you spend £45 or more on an order from the Stampin' Up catalogues (main or mini). For each £45 you spend, choose a stamp set, if you spend £90 choose TWO FREE sets and so on until you have them all.
This sentiment stamp set is my favourite, though I am desperate to get these patterned papers too.

This is a great universal set - for all occasions.

The Elementary Elegance set is very trendy right now.

All you have to do is email me with your order from the Stampin' Up catalogues (find my email address in the right hand bar) and tell me which FREE stamp set you want to choose today! That simple. We will then arrange payment and your order will be on its way to you. Have fun choosing...

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The brand new Stampin' Up mini catalogue is out today!

View the new Mini Catalogue here

You can view both the main catalogue and the new mini catalogue here

So it’s January 4 – and this year Stampin’ Up! have decided to treat us in the new year with the new mini catalogue much earlier than usual! You no longer have to wait until April to choose lots of new goodies, this new mini catalogue is available from today, alongside everything in the main catalogue still.

My favourites and a few of the things you MUST check out are:

•P5 - ‘Swirls and Curls Verses’ is a definite favourite – only available to be earned as a hostess gift – see below how to get this for free!
• P7 - ‘Simply Adorned’ for those of you who fancy trying making some jewellery with your papercrafts!
•P10 - ‘Spice Cake’ new designer series patterned papers – love the colours on these and the matching fabrics are gorgeous!
•P15 – ‘Blossom Party Originals Die’ – flowers can be used on so many different designs!
•P20 – ‘Perfect Postage’ stamps and matching punch are going on my must have list….
•P22 – More beautiful cupcakes and a matching punch this time – wahoo!
• And finally – maybe I’m considering the wedding set on p21 – great for wedding and anniversary cards and as I’m making my own invites this year, maybe I’ll chose that set. Hmmm.

I could go on but there’s lots to browse. If you want to place an order simply email over your list to me and I will confirm the order and then payment with you.


Don’t forget - if your order comes to £150 or more (this can be you and a few friends clubbing together to put an order in) – you get the full hostess benefits which starts from £25 worth of free goodies from the catalogue! The more you spend, the more free items you can choose (see the front of the catalogue for details), it works just the same as it does with the main catalogue and your orders can combine between the mini catalogue and the main catalogue. The catalogue says that you are the host of a stampin up party workshop but you can also just club orders together as friends as a 'virtual party' to get the same benefits, without the party!

Blog hop

If you want to see lots of great ideas made using these items there is a blog hop going on – where you visit one blog, then keep following the links to the next ones, each blog will show a different great idea for how to use these items. You can start with my Stampin' Up! team leader, Natalie - here

Let me know if you have any questions and happy browsing,

Jenny x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


So you might have noticed a serious lack of posts - I am still alive, but I've been so busy with weddings, houses and illnesses that my blog has been seriously neglected. With the new Stampin' Up! mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration fast approaching, I'll be back with some posts on that.

Until then...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Christmas Craft Class - Sat 3rd December

I am teaching a Christmas craft class at Rainham Library on Saturday 3rd December and you are all welcome! It will follow a similar format to my usual classes, we will be making a trio of cards pictured above and the class is two and a half hours long. Come and join us to get in the festive season!

We will be making a trio of Christmas cards using stamping, punches and embellishments (suitable for all levels of crafters). The details are:

Rainham Library
Sat 3rd December 2011
11am - 1.30am
£15 per person

The deadline for bookings is Saturday 19th November.

Please note - this is a class run for Rainham Library therefore the bookings are taken directly through the library, not through me.

To book your place:

Call 01708 434970

Payment must be made to secure your place - you can pay at any Havering library or discuss with them over the telephone payment options.

There is a limited number of places on this class and it is being advertised through all of the Havering libraries so I would definitely recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

For details of the library and its location click HERE

Hopefully you can make it, it should be good fun and just in time for the festive month of December!

Jenny x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Baby Girl card

Here's a CASE (copy and share everything) of a new baby girl card - you will have no doubt seen these circulating the internet for a while now so it's hard to credit the original person. I sat and made this lovely detailed card, we wrote in, then I was told, "I did think it was a bit strange you've made us a pink card to give though.". It was a new baby boy!!!! So, next post will be a boy version which I promptly then had to make haha!

I'm running short of time at the moment so I might just try posting my photos of cards even if I can't give you a good description. Made using a stamp set from Stampin' Up of course and all the inks and coordinating ribbons etc too.

Made a long wish list from the new catalogue yet? I'll be doing my Christmas wish list service again this year so if you want to send me your wish lists then get your loved ones to contact me - I can arrange for them to buy you lovely SU products for the festive season, what more could a girl want ;o)

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Cards using brand new products!

Forever young

The tree image above is from a brand new stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue called Forever Young, which is easy to gloss over on first glance at the idea book but it's a really pretty set. I know certain members of my family are going to love this card. It was one of the cards that we made at the Stampin' Stars Team training on Saturday too inspired by Kimberley Van Diepen on her blog (US Stampin' Up! Demonstrator). The sentiment is from a great set called Petite Pairs. It's a set with lots of greetings that can either be used individually or together as a pair, so it means you can either split the greeting on the front of the card or put one on the outside and one on the inside!

There is also some new patterned paper on there too. This sheet is from the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper. These papers, together with this stamp set, form part of the Timeless Portrait Suite of products which also includes the Parlour Prints background stamp used below too!

Christmas Gift Box
This Christmas box is also from our team training. It is on a tutorial offered by the wonderfully talented Linzi Mortimer and the original template came from Lauren Meader. The colours used are Real Red and Soft Suede, the patterned top which looks like patterned paper is actually the Parlour Prints background stamp mentioned above and then the greeting is from the lovely Welcome Christmas set which I'm happy to report carried over to the new catalogue!

Ordering and spreading the cost

So... take a long hard look at the brand new catalogue and send me your orders! You can email me or leave a comment here for me to contact you. You can make your payment to me by internet transfer, paypal, cheque or credit card (over the phone).

If there is alot in the catalogue that you would like, and would prefer to spread the cost of your items over several months but still get the benefit of the hostess freebies then get in contact with me about my Stampers Six club - all I need is six members (I have one already waiting), committed to spending £25 each per month for six months, and you will get the free hostess benefits! At the start of the six months you also get a catalogue for free!

My next craft class is being held at Rainham Library on Saturday 3rd December. Add the date to your diaries!

Don't forget - FREE P&P on all orders direct to your door for the next 7 days until midnight Friday- saving £4.95! Let me know if you have any questions.