Friday, 30 September 2011

Jelly's Off to Vienna

Oh my gosh I'm so excited I can hardly breathe (inbetween coughing and wheezing!). Yesterday evening I got a phonecall from Stampin' Up! to say I'd officially earnt the 2012 incentive trip to Vienna!!! I have to say a MA-HOOSIVE THANK YOU to all my customers and my team both downline and upline for all your help and support. I couldn't have done it without  you. The cut off date for achieving the trip is today so I've managed it by the skin of my teeth!

So, I managed another little play yesterday afternoon with my new stash and made this:

I've used Pool Party (new in colour) for my base and teamed it up with Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant. The gorgeous image is from Easy Events and is fast going to become one of my new favourites as it contains eight stamps covering many themes. I was lucky enough to win on prize patrol at recent Stampin' Up! leadership training and have put my prize to good use here. I stamped the image in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder.

Must pause here to mark such a moment. To know Jelly is to know how much I have longed for coloured embossing powders - especially the pink variety. Heaven in a small tub.

The embossing powder is so fine as you can see from the delicate lines on the image. I've done a little shading too using a blender pen and some Whisper White ink. Above you can also see a close up of the new Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon (Jelly pauses for yet another dramatic swoon). Did you spot the other new products I've used?

Phwoar - In Colour Designer Printed Brads! How lush are these babies? Now the new products are all available to purchase from me from this Saturday but if you're still hankering after any of the retiring products or items in the current mini catlaogue, today really is your LAST CHANCE to order. Orders have to be in the system by 10pm this evening - once it's 10.01PM they are no more!

Now I mentioned the incentive trip to Vienna next year, if you'd like to be one of the lucky ones earning the trip the following year, why not join Team Jelly, start earning money for Christmas, get discount on all your Stampin' Up! stash, make loads of new crafty friends and love doing what you do for your job?

Give me a call on 07748 707845 or email me at I'm waiting!

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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wanna see something new?

I thought it was about time I shared some projects made with some of the goodies out of the new Idea Book and Catalogue that I was able to pre-order. Here I've made a couple of gift boxes and cards:

I've used four of this years brand new In Colours which are Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Island Indigo. Other new products I've used are the very gorgeous Lace Ribbon Border Punch and one of the gorgeous scalloped circle is from the Perfect Pennants Big Shot die. oh and of course the circle sentiment is new too - it's from one of the hostess sets Happiest Birthday Wishes.

I've used Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding ribbon as it was the closest match I had in my stash. You can see I've used the round tab punch to make the ribbon closure too.

Here's a close up on the sentiment stamped in Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo:

Now if you're loving these products and want to get your hands on some, why not join my new monthly club which is due to start next month? you can see the details HERE - I have 4 places remaining now!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Big Bold Birthday

I should have posted this yesterday but I had to focus on Zac as he didn't have a good weekend health wise and needed to see a Dr. Got to keep an eye on him but my little lad is on the mend now thankfully.

So it's challenge time over at Die Cut Dreams and this fortnight we have a colour challenge for you. We want to see you using Pink, Brown and Cream on your creations. Here's mine:

I've used Pretty in Pink as my card base layered with Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card. The Vanilla card has been embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder, love it! I stamped the cake in coordinating colours and cut them out, sticking them down with Dimensionals and added a button from the Subtles collection rather than a cherry or candle.

The fabby cake is from the retiring set Big Bold Birthday and you only have until Friday this week to order it before it is gone for ever. Mind you, you might want to be quicker than that 'cos I posted a card using On A Pedestal the other day and then it sold out pronto! the Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain ribbon is also retiring (boo hiss). The sentiment is not a Stampin' Up! one, it's a digi image from my friend Lynn on our Design Team.

My boxes of the brand new Idea Book and Catalogues have arrived, so if you'd like one you can buy from me at just £5.95 including post and packing to your door.


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Monday, 26 September 2011

CRAFT SALE this Sunday

I'm having a crafty sale this Sunday! You will find craft supplies at fabulous prices and also handmade gifts ideal for Christmas presents!

Come and see me at:
John Godber Centre Cafe
Oggle Street

12 - 3.30pm entrance is FREE

Come and order your copy of the fabulous new Idea Book and Catalogue. 
Stampin' Up! goody bags will also be available for £5 
Loads of other crafty goodness!

You are also welcome to come along to place your Stampin' Up! order or to sign up for one of my clubs or ask about joining my team.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bye bye my lovely cake

As a self confessed cake fan, On a Pedestal is one of the retiring stamp sets I'm very sad to wave goodbye too. So I had a play with it today!

For a change I've used Whisper White as my card base, not something I do very often. I stamped the cherries in Poppy Parade and stick a strip of the Early Espresso Grosgrain ribbon down. Did you realise this is retiring too? I confess to stamping all elements of the cake in individual colours and cutting them out!

I must say a very BIG thank you to everyone who is putting orders in through me this week.

Many of my regular customers know I'm so so close to earning the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Vienna next year and only have until Friday to nail it. So every order no matter how small or how big is helping me get one step closer! Remember I'm offering 15% off all products ordered from me between now and Monday next week, so if there's something you need want, please get in touch!

Oh and if you've already pre-ordered your new Idea Book and Catalogue from me, I take delivery on Monday and will post out to Tuesday morning.

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Friday, 23 September 2011

Fabulous Christmas Offer

I've got a bit of an offer on! This offer is just from me and not Stampin' Up!

As all the current Christmas papers have now sold out, I've put together a tutorial making cards and tags etc with no Christmas papers involved. What's more you can buy all the products you need to make these projects and loads more at a very special price from me!

So to make these projects you'll need:

  • Holiday Hoopla Clear Mount Stamp Set - £12.71
  • Brights Designer Series Papers - £15.50
  • Whisper White A4 card - £7.50
  • Tempting Turquoise A4 card - £6.25
  • Real Red A4 card - £6.25
  • Basic Rhinestones or self adhesive pearls- £4.50
  • Tempting Turquoise ink pad - £4.95
  • Real Red ink pad - £4.95
Normally this would set you back £62.61 but as I'm offering 15% off all products between now and Monday 26th September you can get your mitts on this lot for just £53 with FREE P&P!

For my projects I've also used some Real Red ribbon and a Christmas sentiment from another set, but I've not used any punches, dies or embossing folders. So all you need to add are scissors and glue!

If you'd like to order this kit, I'll also email you the PDF instructions to make all the projects shown above.

It's a kit well worth getting as the Brights Designer Series paper stack has 40 double sided sheets in 2 patterns and 10 colours - so along with your card and rhinestones, it's good for use all year round. Plus it's worth knowing that in the new catalogue - these are going up a fair bit in price, so very worth while buying now.

Email me at or phone me on 07748 707845 to place your order. Remember you can now make payment by Mastercard and Visa credit or debit cards too!

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Products on Last Chance List and FREE postage

Wow I have just been pouring over the products that we're saying goodbye to on the last chance list and am trying to decide what I need to order now before it is too late! If you click ob the photo below it will take you to the current last chance list on the Stampin' Up! website.

I can tell you the gold elastic thread was already showing as out of stock this morning! I'm placing orders every day throughout September so please get in touch with me ASAP to place your order before your favourite products sell out - because once they're gone - they are really gone!

Everyone who contacts me to place an order for £50 or more during September will get FREE postage and packing on their order too. PLUS - order the gorgeous Pick a Petal Stamp Set and get my PDF class instructions for free:

The brand new all singing all dancing Idea Book and Catalogue will be available soon too, if you are in one of my Stampers 10 Clubs or are hold your own Stampin' Up! home party with me from October onwards, you will be the lucky recipient of one of these catalogues for FREE!

I have just 5 places remaining in my next Stampers 10 Club starting in October so if you want a place - grab it whilst it's there!

However if you'd like to pre-order a copy of the new catalogue because you simply cannot wait - you can do so now by clicking on the paypal button below. The total cost is £4.95 including delivery to you - how fab is that?

Pre Order your NEWcatalogue
If you're local to me - why not give me a call to book your very own Stampin' Up! retiring products party to take advantage of the hostess benefits you could earn from your friends going sale crazy?

07748 707845 or email me


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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

New Class PDF available

Ooh it feels cold today. A customer just popped round and said we've got snow forecast for the start of October and it's going to be really cold then - eek!

Anyway, thank you so much to everyone who has been buying my class instructions, I'm getting some lovely feedback which always makes me smile. So today I have another PDF for you and it's for my Flower Daisies Big Shot Class:

So if you'd like the PDF you can buy it now over on my right hand side bar!

I'm off to have a play with some of my pre-ordered stash from the new Idea Book and Catalogue now, mmmm mmm, a fun afternoon me thinks!Athough I think I'm going to be a bit nesh and pop the heating on.


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Monday, 19 September 2011

Cocktails and a Winner!

Oh yesterday I had a fabby retiring products afternoon at home. Thanks so much to everyone who managed to come along. Keep reading as I'll be announcing the winner of the £30 free spend in the new catalogue in this post!

I made this card for my Step Mum's birthday and I know I'm very safe to blog it now:

It's an A5 card using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango, I love these colours together. Both the stamp sets used on this card are retiring this month, Cheers to You for the cocktails and sentiment and Schoolbook Serif Alphabet set. Can you guess I had to use the stamp-ma-jig to get all these lined up? I coloured the cocktails with Markers and also coloured the sentiment stamp with Markers before stamping too. The very gorgeous Sweet and Sour papers are also retiring this month so if you love them as much as I do, please give me a call to place your order before they're all gone.

The orange gems are the Basic Rhinestones, coloured with a permanent pen. I decorated the inside too:

The sentiment stamp used on the inside is the retiring On A Pedestal. Makes me a bit sad as both this set and Cheers to You were in my starter kit when I first joined Stampin' Up!

So.......who has won a £30 spending spree in the new catalogue in October? Congratulations to:

Alex Cross

Well done Alex - I'll get in touch with you in October to let you know when you can choose your goodies!

If you want to order any products, retiring or not did you know you can just give me a call or drop me an email to place your order? UK addresses for delivery only though! Call me on 07748 707845 or email me at

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Party Time at Jelly's Place

Wanna come and play? I still have room for a few more. I'm holding my own Stampin' Up! retiring products party today between 2pm and 6pm. If you'd like to come along and grab yourself a bargain please give me a call on 07748 707845 or email me at to let me know what time you can drop in.

We'll be making this gorgeous card below and I'll be demonstrating too.

PLUS for one day only I'll be having a fabulous offer on the Big Shot which you won't want to miss out on! This is an offer only from me for folks coming to my party.

Hope to hear from you later
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Saturday, 17 September 2011

All Day Christmas Class more photos

What a nightmare week! the whole family have taken it in turns to be ill, myself included resulting in two days in bed, which to be honest is the most sleep I've had in a long time! Still, everyone is well again now so back to normal.

In my last post I'd said I'd share more photos from my Christmas all day class. I've also popped the PDF tutorial in my right hand side bar. Obviously the Jolly Holiday papers have now sold out, but you can substitute with other papers easily enough.

Here are a few of the projects:

And some more:

And some of the cards and projects in the making:

I'm spending today prepping for my Stampin' Up! retiring products party tomorrow. If you'd like to come along please get in touch with me as I still have a little but of room! We're going to be creating a fabulous make and take project and I'll be demoing throughout the afternoon too.


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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Christmas came early in Nottingham

Cor it's been a while hasn't it? I've had so many emails and messages asking if I'm OK as I haven't blogged in a while - thank you so much! I am fine, have just been super busy and then had a poorly Zac followed by a poorly hubby and a lot of work in between to organise my all day Christmas class which was on Saturday just gone.

I had a fabulous day with the help of my lovely downline Tracy. We had Christmas music playing, lots of Christmas projecta nd of course celebration chocolates out to scoff! I took loads of photos but stupidly I must have switched it to the wrong setting so the mojority of the photos are too blurred to share. However I have managed to rescue some of them!

Here's a shot of part of the hall! We made use of the room dividers as they were the perfect height for setting up stamping and die cutting stations!

Here are Sarah and Lexie showing off some of their creations (these two are the tidiest crafters I've ever met!)

And here's Margaret, busily working on her Christmas banner!

Megan, Ellie and Gwen busy at the stamping station, but stopped for a smile!

Jill working at the speed of light. Poor Jill had double booked herself and had to sccot off at 1.30 to get to the theatre!

A view of the stampin station!

I'm afraid no close up photos of the projects as they came out so badly, but I shall steal some from the instructions I've put together over the week and share them that way. There were just so many projects to make including a luminary, gift boxes and tags, a banner and loads of cards too!

The PDF instructions will be on here tomorrow.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Simply Said

Ooh why is it sometimes I wait until products are retiring before I realise how fab they are? I've had Simply Said for ages and very rarely used it. And now I could make squillions of cards using it. I took my colour inspiration from teh also retiring Nursery Suite Speciality Papers:

So I've used Regal Rose for my card base layered with Early Espresso and Whisper White. I ran just the middle of the card through the Crimper to create a little texture then stamped my sentiment in the corner. I stamped the flowers in Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzaz and then patiently cut them out. Yes that's right, Jelly is now happy to do a spot of cutting out every now and then! I've popped them in place using Subtles Brads.

I'm popping an order through later today so if you want to grab something of the retiring list before it's gone for good, or something out of the mini catalogue, please email me on or phone me on 07748 707845 to place your order. Remember orders over £50 get FREE P&P off me this month!

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A Free Tutorial for you


I'm a bit late in posting today because I've been busy (with the boys out for the day) prepping for my all day Christmas class this Saturday - I can't wait, I have some fabulous projects lined up for everyone who's coming. Anyway, last week I promised to post a tutorial on how to make the tea light boxes I've been making a lot of recently. So here goes:

  • Trimmer with cutting and scoring blades
  • Real Red card - 8 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Chocolate Chip card - 6 1/4" x 7"
  • Chocolate Chip card - 6" x 1 1/2"
  • Patterned paper - 5 3/4" x 1 1/4" (I've used some from the christmas Jingle Scrappin' kit)
  • 12" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Scrap Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip card
  • 1/2" circle, Oval and Scallop Oval punches
  • Sentiment stamp and Real Red ink

  • Score the Red card on each side at 1", trim off the corners to form triangles and cut two slots on opposite sides to form corner flaps
  • Apply Tombow to the corners and fold in to form your base

  • Use the 1/2" circle punch to punch a half circle slot on each end ad pop in 4 tealights (OK so I only had 2 left!)

  • Score the Chocolate Chip card along the 7" side at 1 7/8", 3", 4 7/8" and 6"
  • Stick down the Real Red layer and the patterned paper, sentiment and scallop oval
  • Apply Tombow to the 1" flap and glue to form your wrap

There you go!

Did you notice I've created a tab at the top of my blog to be updated each day with items that have sold out from the retirement list? Quite a few products have gone already so if you'd like to place an order with me - please either email me at or give me a call on 07748 707845.


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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Guest Book and a New Class

Aw Zac just got home from his first full day at pre-school. He'll be doing two full days a week now, the house has been very quiet today with just me and Blake! Right then, I'd better share a project. My step mum is celebrating her 70th Birthday this weekend with a bit of a do, so I made her this guest book as a present:

The book and tassle are from my supplies and the sentiments have been type don the PC - everything else is Stampin' Up! I made this to match her party invitations which I'd already made using Daffodil Delight card and satin ribbon.

The Daffodil Delight Satin ribbon is retiring this month so if you love it - you need to order some quick before it's all gone! The patterned paper is from the Greehouse Gala pack which is also retiring!

If you've been waiting for my Pick A Petal stamp class instructions, they are now available in my side bar. Sorry for the delay!

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Razzleberry Ribbon Class

Did you notice that the Rich Razzleberry 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon is retiring? Well if you have some or would like to buy some I have designed a class around it:

The class also features the Clips assortment and the Mini Milk Carton Die too. The PDF instructions are available in my side bar now. By the way, you will need a needle and thread for the brooch / hair clip!

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Friday, 2 September 2011

A simple anniversary

I blinked and missed my wedding anniversary this week with hubby having his accident. Thanks so much for all your kind words and messages. To update you - he is doing fine and has returned to work, his eye is a mess but it will get back to normal! Anyway, I didn't show you the anniversary card I made for him so here it is:

I've used Crumb Cake card for the base and rounded off the corners with the corner punch (love it so much) Then I punched squares of plain card using the 1 3/8" square punch and smaller squares from the designer series paper stacks using the 1 1/4" square punch and stuck then down. I use the grid paper to line them up straight!

The letters and hearts are all die cut using the Big Shot Timeless Type alphabet die set, did you know the set contains numbers and shapes too? Bargain! I added the second layer of the heart on a dimensional and added highlights with the white gel pen to make it look like a sweetie. Finally I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. the sentiment is part of one of the retiring sets - Cheer and Wishes and has a whopping 40% off!

If you'd like to order any retiring products from me - please view the post at the top of my blog.

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