Saturday, 12 November 2011

December "Cards and More" Class, and Scrapbooking Club, Bookings Now Open!

Hello! There is nothing quite like receiving a gift that is prettily wrapped and presented with a beautiful hand-made tag. My husband always teases me for taking ages to open presents - I never like to tear the paper - and I always save handmade tags along with handmade cards. Somehow it's all that little bit more personal and precious, I think.

In December's "Cards and More" class, we'll be making gorgeous tags to adorn those special gifts, using a variety of Stampin' Up! products. I'll also show you how to adapt the ideas to make any last-minute cards you may need. As always, there'll be free tea, coffee and soft drinks on offer, as well as the obligatory biscuits, and of course lots of laughs and good company. Come along and join in the fun, and bring your friends too!

The class will take place on Saturday 3rd December from 2:15pm to 4:45pm at Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave and costs £10 per person, which includes all materials. If you order £35 worth of Stampin' Up! products from me on the day, I'll refund your class fee in full (I realise this is an increase from last month. My introductory rate on the room has come to an end and so my room hire costs have increased by 50% this month).

For those scrapbookers, or would-be-scrapbookers amongst you, why not come along to my Scrapbooking Club? Not just for experienced scrapbookers, nor exclusively for beginners, this club can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of your level of experience or skill. We cover a variety of techniques, and you'll find that you can transfer the ideas you'll come away with, to cardmaking or other papercrafting types as well. From tackling the fear of the blank page to climbing out of a scrapbooking rut, to discovering ideas and techniques you might not associate with scrapping, this club aims to provide a relaxing and friendly environment in which to spend a couple of hours creating beautiful pages and layouts that you can be proud of, whatever your scrapbooking history. Pages are designed so that there is no need to bring your photos along with you - they can easily be popped onto your pages afterwards. Come along and join in the fun!

(Please note the change of date. Scrapbooking Club is being held earlier than usual in December, so it doesn't clash too closely with Christmas.)

The club will be held on Wednesday 7th December from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Cedarwood Primary School in Kesgrave. If you've been before, then the club costs £15, which includes all materials. If you haven't been along before, then the cost for your first month is £33, which includes the monthly kit, plus our luxurious Linen 12" x 12" Scrapbook, to keep your beautiful pages in pristine condition.

This month, we'll be using the scrummy "Tickets and Tags" Simply Scrappin' kit. Colours are Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and Basic Gray and I know you're going to be knocked as far sideways by this kit as I was when I first saw it. You can see the catalogue picture of the kit at the top of this post - isn't it just DELICIOUS??!!

If you don't live locally, then you can still join in by post - for the same price I will send your monthly kit to you (in the UK), along with full colour photographic instructions. Just send me a note saying you want to take part by post when you book your place.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, and thanks for visiting!



Tuesday, 1 November 2011

It's Good To Be The Hostess....

November already! It really feels like autumn now, with all the leaves falling and that extra hour in bed in the morning after the clocks went back. Hallowe'en has been and gone and the countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. I love this time of year!

And now there's even more to love! Hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop is always a lot of fun, and the benefits available to our hostesses are superb, but from now until 15th December there is even more on offer....

Stampin' Up! workshop hostesses who host a £300 workshop from 1 November – 15 December, will receive the Paisley Petals Stamp Set and a package of Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper—up to a £33.90 value–for FREE in addition to the regular hostess benefits! You can see a sneak peek of this beautiful stamp set and luscious Designer Series Paper in the photo above; they are both truly gorgeous and you will have so much fun and get SO much use from this bundle of goodies!

And don't forget - when your workshop nets sales of £300, as a hostess you will already qualify for £50 worth of products free from the Idea Book and Catalogue, plus any product from the IBC at Half Price. So with this new offer you will be getting nearly £84 worth of scrummy Stampin' Up! goodies FREE, plus anything you want from the catalogue at half price - how great is that?!

If you have been thinking of hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop, then now really is the time to get your diary out and schedule that date. Give me a call, email me or contact me via Facebook to book your party, and let's get planning to earn you this fab stamp set and paper. I can do workshops whenever suits you: daytime, evening, week or weekend. My calendar is filling up but I'll squeeze you in somewhere - this offer really is too good to miss....