Friday, 12 November 2010

Back from Convention - Roommate Gift

Oh wow! The Stampin' Up! Convention is something you really should go to - it was just a fantastic weekend!!! I'm still sorting through all the photos I took, and I'll show you some as soon as I've ploughed through them, but in the meantime I thought you might like to see the gift I made for my lovely roommate, Tara.

I love how this turned out. The frame was from Ikea, and I sealed it with white acrylic paint before wiping my Baja Breeze inkpad across it and then buffing with a baby wipe, which gave a lovely distressed effect. I was worried about the ink running if it got wet, so I varnished it using Crystal Effects. I added a variety of punched-out flowers made using the Boho Blossoms punch (I've only just got this one and it's going to be a firm favourite!) along with the Scalloped Circle punch, over-stamping some of them with the "En Francais" background stamp, to add a bit of visual texture. They were layered together and finished off with some of our gorgeous new rhinestones, then glued on with more Crystal Effects. The colours used are Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and more Baja Breeze. Gorgeous combination!

The wording in the centre was stamped using my "Jumble Alphabet" set, which I got free as part of my reward for hitting part one of my Stampin' Start, which is a sales reward programme Stampin' Up! has set up for its new demonstrators. Now I love my stamps, but there is nothing better than FREE stamps - hee hee, I LOVE my job!!

Tara was a brilliant roommate to share Convention with, she's great fun and we had a ball. I really hope she liked her pressie. I was really touched by the gift she gave me - she made me a gorgeous bag-charm, which now lives suspended from the zip on my "go-everywhere" black backpack. I'll take a photo to show you, 'cause you'll love it. Do pop over to her blog to say hello.

Back soon, with more photos to share. Thanks for visiting.



Monday, 1 November 2010

Special Offer - Bundle Up For Christmas!


Don't you just love a special offer?! Stampin' Up! do some great ones, and they have just announced a new one, which means that you can get a spool of beautiful, exclusive ribbon absolutely FREE with the purchase of selected bundles* of Christmas gift-giving products.

Choose from these bundles:

Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-MountPrice
Gifted Bundle Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 124051 £35.70 124052 £30.70
Welcome Christmas Bundle Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper 124063 £36.90 124064 £31.90
Season of Joy Bundle Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel 124055 £36.45 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch 124058 £37.45 --- ---
*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last
Choose from these ribbons:
Picture Description Item Retail Value
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals 116792 £11.50
Sleigh Bells Ribbon 116795 £8.50
Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 113099 £10.25
Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 115608 £10.25

Contact me if you want to take advantage of this fantastic special offer.

**I've just realised that the first table hasn't reproduced very well on here (sorry!) - click on this link to be taken to the original, on the Stampin' Up! website.**