Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Nottingham but willing to travel - available for workshops, classes and individual orders. Tel 07891476636 or e-mail

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wow, where has the month gone, it seemed only yesterday that I was posting about my last class and here.  Mind you, I've done 2 fairs and have been quite poorly with bad tonsillitis, so it must be nearly a

Anyway, today I held my monthly class and a couple of my lovely ladies couldn't make it for one reason or another so I held it at my house instead of the hall I usually have it at.  As last month was a scrapbook month it meant this month was cards.  I asked my ladies at the last class what they would like to cover this month, as I think it is important to go with my ladies views, and they wanted another Christmas Class.

Well I'm all for doing Christmas cards as it helps me get ideas for my cards too, I just need to make sure I don't send my sister and sister-in-law the same one...haha.   So the stamp set we went for this week was Joyous Celebrations from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.  My ladies also bought the embossing folder and punch that are shown on the same page.

OK so what did we make, well we did a little bag, using the fantastic new Bigz die in the main catalogue, and 6 wonderful cards (well that's what my ladies said).  So here they are in one shot and I'll then show you them individually:

The first thing my ladies did was the lovely little bag you can make with the bigz die.

I used paper from our wonderful 12x12 selection Be of  Good Cheer, you get 2 bags from one sheet.  I can't believe the gorgeous 12x12 papers we have this time.  I have received the wood effect set (sry can't remember the catty name but you will know which ones) and OMG they are just lush, the shine on them is fantastic.  Anyway back to the bag and you will see there is no stamping from the Joyous Celebration but I did use the stamps from Tags til Christmas which I think is a must seeing as Christmas is nearly upon us.  I have also used the Sweater Trim from the Autumn Winter catty and, I hope you agree looks great on this project.

Here are the 6 cards we made today:


You will see that I have used several different techniques and products, some new some old, to make these cards.  For those of you who have the new catalogue you will see that I have "cheated" a little and CASED a card from the catty.  Now its not that I couldn't come up with a 6th idea but I just love this card.  Its so simple yet so effective.  However, instead of using the Itty Bitty Frames dies I have cut the "label" by hand with cutting a "V" either end of the card.

Well, I hope my absence has been worth the wait.  I promise I will be back soon with new projects to show you.  Until then take care of yourself and pop back soon and please leave a comment.

Tracy -x-

Products used:
Stamp sets – Joyous Celebrations, Tags til Christmas

Big Shot – Oval Embossing Folder, Framelits Dies, Bag bigz die
Inks – Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso 
Papers – Be of good cheer, Festival of prints designer series paper stack
Punches – Decorative Label, 1” and 1 ¾” Circle Punch, 1 ¼ and 2 3/8 Scallop punch, Large oval punch, Boarder punch, 2 ½ “ round punch
Accessories –Self Adeshive Rhinestones and Pearls, Round treat cups, BakersTwine, White gel pen, Dazzling details silver sparkle, Big shot long plates, Brads, White Stiched Ribbon, Tulle ribbon (cherry cobbler), Vintage Faceted and Naturals designer buttons, Sweater Trim
Adhesive Paper – Festival of print designer series paper stack
Tools –  Paper trimmer with scoring blades
               Bone folder
               Snail Adhesive
               Tombow Glue
               Stampin’ scrub
               Stampin’ mist cleaner
Ex stampin up – Crop-a-dile

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Scrapbook class

A few weeks ago I teased you with a snippet of a photo of the finished pages for my scrapbook class last month.  Well I held my class last Saturday in which we made the pages and we all had a fabulous time.  Unfortunately my sister wasn't able to make the class due to work commitments but her and my niece came round on Monday to do the pages so they weren't left out.

Here are the pages I made:


The colour choices were Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  I also used the Designer Series Paper Twitterpated which I am pleased to say have remained in the new catalogue.  You might just be able to see it but I stamped the Mixed Bunch flower as a background on the Pink Pirouette in Pink Pirouette Ink.  One of my ladies used Riding Hood Red ink and stamped on the coordinating paper and it was very effective, much more noticeable.  You will also see that I've used punches, the big shot and the scoreboard to create elements of the page.

I have taken pictures of some of my ladies layouts that show you how they have differed from the original layout but I have not yet uploaded them.  I hope to do so over the next few days so please pop back to have a look, there are some great layouts :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back soon to have another look and maybe leave a comment on what you see.

Tracy -x-

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Its finally here......

Yes ladies, albeit 3 days late, I have some great news to tell you ..... The NEW 2012 - 2013 CATALOGUE is here.  OMG is it big, there are nearly double the amount of pages with lots of new stamp sets, the new In Colours, Designer Series papers.  Not only does it have all of these fabulous products but wait until you see all of the big shot products that we now have.  We are almost in line with the USA, how cool is that!!!!!

If you would like to view the catalogue there are several ways you can do it.  Firstly, you can click on the picture of the catalogue in the right hand column and you will be taken on a virtual tour of the catalogue.  However, if like me you like to drool over the pages then there are a few options available to  you:

Firstly you can order a copy directly off me for the cost of £5

Secondly, place an order of £45 or more and receive a copy FREE

Thirdly, join my S6 or S10 club, due to renew in November and, with your first order you will receive the catalogue

Finally, host a workshop and get a free catalogue when the booking is confirmed.

If you are interested in hosting a party, placing an order or would just like a catalogue sending out then I would love to hear from you so drop me a line either by phone or e-mail.  You can also get in touch with me via Facebook

I'll be back soon to tell you about my hectic life since my return from my holiday to Turkey last week.


Tracy -x-