Saturday, 6 January 2018

Lots of Happy!

I am so happy to introduce you to the Lots of Happy Card Kit that you can find in the 2018 Spring/Summer Catalogue.

This is an all inclusive kit, which means everything is included!

Included in the kit are four watercolour pencils that are not included in the watercolour pencil sets!  A great way to add to your pencil collection! 

These are two of the cards that I have made using the kit - although I have altered them slightly as in I used different card bases .... and here is a useful Stampin' Up! video showing you the full kit.

Once you have completed the kit, there is a Refill Kit available to purchase too - I have already had to order a refill kit, as I've used up my first one!

This is a photo of all the cards together.  Isn't it an elegant kit?
You could also add a couple of sets of the new Blends, and together you would earn a free product from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration range .... talking of Sale-a-Bration


For every £45 you spend, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.
For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting 
new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility 
and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend £45, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend /£90, you get one free level 2 product, OR, 
  • you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend £135, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or
  • one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!
When a host holds a qualifying party with at least 275 € | £200 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, 
you will earn £20 more in Stampin’ Rewards!* These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, 
allowing hosts to also join and become demonstrators.
*Additional Stampin’ Rewards can also be earned by an individual purchase or order of £200 or more.

In addition to hosting, there are some fantastic benefits of joining as a Stampin’ Up! as a 
demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. Joining at this time gives new demonstrators their starter
 kit at £99, along with your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—
any stamp set, any price.* Plus,  the kit ships for free!
*Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.

I am thrilled with both the new catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration items on offer this year -
 I personally think that a lot of the items in the catalogue and the SAB leaflet, tie in together perfectly.  
What do you think?

If you haven't got your catalogue and leaflet, please drop me an email at 
and I will hurry a copy out to you.  Otherwise, you can view the Spring Summer Catalogue HERE 
 and a video HERE AND  Sale-a-Bration leaflet HERE and a video of Sale-a-bration HERE

As always, to place an order please either shop via my 'shop now' button which will take you
 directly to my online shop, OR email me on  Your can also 
call/text me on 07747 465186.  

If you wish to join my team, please follow the link HERE or see details on the 'join my team' 

I'll be posting more samples in the following days and weeks, so please pop back!

Happy Crafting - Cal xxx

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Spring has sprung!

the new Spring and Summer catalogue for 2018 launched yesterday, together with this years Sale-a-Bration offers!


You can see the Spring Summer catalogue HERE and the SALE-a-BRATION leaflet HERE

As always, order £45 worth of any products, and receive your choice of a FREE gift! For every £45 you spend, you can choose a different free gift.  This year, SU are offering two different free gifts for orders over £90... you can pick one of these special items for each £90 spent ... one is a double stamp set and one is a framelit set.

Over the next few days, I’ll be showing you some samples from the new catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration leaflet.

I will add pictures to this post, but at the moment I’m struggling to work out how on my new iPad ... I’m getting really frustrated and have tried everything... looks like I will have to go on to the laptop for blog posts ...

This is one of my most favourite suites from the new catalogue


Also with it being SALE-a-BRATION, there is an amazing deal for new demonstrators who sign up either for the business or just for the starter kit. As normal you will receive £140 worth of products OF YOUR CHOICE all for £99 .... but also you will have the choice of ANY two stamp sets of your choice for any current catalogue. For more details, please contact me!

As always, if you wish to place an order, please either order direct from the shop now button or contact me on or call/ text me on 07747 465186

I promise to add photos Soon.

Hugs .... Cal xxxx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Merry a Christmas and Exciting New Year News!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and that you are looking forward to 2018.

We had a fabulous family Christmas. The Son and Heir was home from Uni and although not home for the big day, my twin brother and his wife were home too. It was great to spend some quality family time with them, and my mum was in her element.

The start to the Christmas celebrations was my cousin Geoff’s wedding. It was a beautiful event held at Thornton Hough Manor which used to be the home of Lord Leverhulme ... who was the founder of The Lever Company in Port Sunlight. This is a photograph of some of us including mum, my twin brother Colin and his wife Delene, and of course my Son & Heir Aaron.

I didn’t think that I would get to the wedding as I was due to have surgery on my ear two days before, but due to a horrendous cold, the operation was cancelled. So a bitter sweet happening really.

So onwards and upwards to Christmas ....presents were all bought and wrapped and we had made plans to travel down south to take the presents to Terrys sons’ family.  I’d popped in to my friends warehouse to drop off her presents when she accidentally knocked over a huge 20kg roll of paper onto my foot.... the result? ....

Yup .... a broken toe 😩

APOLOGIES!!! I thought this post had posted a week ago, but the schedule didn’t work.

Also, my new catalogues and SAB post hasn’t worked. I’ll get onto the laptop after tea and see what’s happened .... I’m trying to post this from my new iPad, but the screen doesn’t seem to be scrolling as I’m typing!  

Ok. I’m going to see if this posts ...... fingers crossed!

Friday, 1 December 2017

It's the End of Year Sale - starting now!

So maybe we didn't get the one day EXTRAVAGANZA that we were led to believe was going to happen ... however, we DO have the END OF YEAR SALE starting TODAY!

HERE is the link to the .pdf showing you what is in the Sale - however, you can get more updated information direct from the website HERE

IMPORTANT:  The products on sale WILL NOT be replaced - so if you snooze you lose.... check those Wish Lists and order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment - once it's gone, it's gone!

You an either  place your order direct online HERE or, you can email me on and I will place the order.  Either way, if you spend over £45 you will receive FREE postage from me!

Earlier this year Stampin Up held the Birthday Wishes Challenge weekend as part of a 10,000 cards challenge. Now, we want to make the next challenge even BIGGER and BETTER! This weekend is the start of the Christmas Cheer Challenge weekend and SU have doubled the goal set for the entire year of 10,000 cards to 20,000!! The cards will then be sent to the Ronald McDonald House charity and sold from their outlets to raise funds.

This Saturday, if you fancy coming along to make some Christmas Cards to help with my target, then please message me for details. I’ll make you a brew for helping! Or pop along during the day from 10am-4pm.#SUChristmasCheerUK and #SU20000cardsUK

The above card uses an old favourite of mine - Lovely as a Tree - it is a really simple card with an embossed background, one image stamp and one sentiment stamp - quick and easy!  This is one of the cards that i will be making tomorrow at my 'at-home Christmas Card Challenge event' ... if you're in the Wallasey area, and want to pop in, then please drop me a message.   Good luck to everyone taking part - i'm aiming for about 50-100 cards, but who knows .....

Lastly, I may be a little quiet for a while as i am going into hospital on the 14th December for another ear operation.  Unfortunately, the cholesteatoma that I had has recurred and necessitates the need for immediate surgery.  Although I knew this would happen, I didn't expect it to recur so quickly. 

I will be round and about though :)

So don't forget - get your END OF YEAR SALE orders in quickly!

Happy Crafting - Cal xxxx

Monday, 20 November 2017

One Day Flash Sale, One Week of Extravaganza and One Hell of a Blowout Sale!

Please join me for a week of Online Extravaganza Deals.

The first incredible offering of this promotion is the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets have a 20% discount for the first 24 hours of this Online Extravaganza. Because of the limited time urgency of this sale, this is a great opportunity for you to stock up on some  amazing stamps! It's started NOW until 22:59 (GMT).

See ALL of the Online Extravaganza deals HERE (pdf) or direct in my online shop HERE

For a week only there are other amazing offers including papers, cardstock, inkpads, framelits etc. and you can order these anytime.

Remember the discounted stamp sets are available for 24 HOURS ONLY at this price!

To complete the week, there will be a 24 HOURS FLASH SALE on the 27th November - so make sure you pop back to see what is available - I have no idea what is included, so I'll be eagerly awaiting the email from Stampin Up myself!

If your order is under £150 please use the Hostess Code MRSNFYET  when prompted - one lucky winner could win the hostess benefits for November.  If your order is over £150 then you will receive the hostess benefits during the ordering process.

As we are celebrating our 10th year in Europe this year, there is an EXTRA exclusive offering for our UK customers ....

To place your Orders, you can shop HERE from my online shop (free P&P from me for orders over £45 - contact me and I will reimburse the postage for online orders).

OR you can email me your orders at or call/text me on 07747 465186

PLEASE BE WARNED - Products will sell out quickly during this Extravaganza, so act quickly to avoid disappointment

Don't forget, you could sign up to join my team and earn even more products for your £99 starter kit by including these Extravaganza items!  For more details, please contact me or see HERE.

Have fun! 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Pre-Order your Stamparatus ( important details)

This product launch is completely different than anything we’ve ever done before, as we anticipate there to be an extremely high demand for this. Your tool will be ordered like a pre-order, reserve your spot, and wait for your tool to arrive. Doing it this way will stop out of stocks and back orders, although we will have to wait slightly longer, we will be more efficient in our inventory, happy and stress-free! Here’s how to reserve yours.
There will be three separate product reservation windows and corresponding shipping dates, (explained in the chart below). The first window opens on Thursday 16th November, at 21:00 GMT.


To reserve your Stamparatus, you must have a customer account in my online shop. If you haven’t got one, you will need to go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Shop (shop now - right hand side of my blog), then click Create Account and follow the on-screen instructions.
STEP 1 – Click the reserve button, RESERVE HERE or directly in my online shop! (This link will not work until Thursday 16th November at 21:00 GMT/ 22:00 CET)
STEP 2 – Your product reservation will appear on the screen. Customers are limited to 1 Stamparatus per Reservation Window. Please note, if you’d like to cancel your reservation you can do this on the same screen.
STEP 3 – A confirmation email will be sent to your email inbox, no payment will be taken during the reservation.
When the Stamparatus stock comes into the warehouse you’ll receive an email notifying you that your Stamparatuds order is ready. Your Stamparatus order will sit in your shopping cart, it is important that you DO NOT DELETE this item from your shopping basket, as your reservation will be cancelled. Then simply complete the checkout as normal, and yes you will be able to add other products to your shopping basket.
That's it!
Thanks to Sarah Berry for the fab instructions - it would have taken me forever!
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on or 07747 465186
Happy Crafting - Cal xxxx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Eeeh it were good! NEW products too!

What a fabulous time we all had at convention this past weekend.

Six of our team and myself all tootled off down to Solihull for a day and a half of fun, laughter and sharing.

These were the team swaps that I made for each member of my team, together with a product-based thank you gift.

And these were the general swaps that I made - the smaller ones were the general swaps and the larger ones were for friends.  I made the contents of the jar myself and I must say that the house smelt beautiful for days!  It is Handmade Lemon & Lavender Body Scrub, and for those who have messaged and emailed me, the contents are:-

*Epsom Salts
*100% natural coconut oil
*100% Lemon essential oil
*100% Lavender essential oil
* Dried Lavender seeds

This is how they started off ....

... and then they became this ....

I used the Lemon Zest Stamp Set and matching punch (available as a bundle) to produce the 'decoration' ... I only bought the set for these swaps, but I truly fell in love with the set, and fully intend to use it a lot more!  Isn't it funny the way that happens ... 

I received tons of amazing swaps in return, and over the next few weeks, I will post some of them on my blog for you to see, and may have a 'live' Facebook session to go through them with you.

Anyway, Julie and I drove down on the Friday and stayed at the Crowne Plaza NEC - our room was phenomenal and the bed ... oh my giddy aunt - it was the most comfiest bed that I have ever slept in, in my entire life .. I wanted to take it home! ha ha ha 😁

On the Friday evening, I was very fortunate to attend a Stampin Up leaders evening called Centre Stage.  At this event, we have Leader training and then a very very nice meal afterwards.  We also receive our Convention bag and some goodies ... I can't show you the goodies yet as we're not allowed to show anything until tomorrow - I think ... I'll check!

Saturday came all too early, and as I said before, I did not want to leave my comfy bed .. however, I did, and was ready to be up and at it in no time.

Here are a few photographs from the day.  I love being able to share what I love with 100's of other demonstrators - rekindling old friendships and making new ones.  It really is a wonderful experience.

Nicky struggling with her Pre-Pre Order choices!

Tammy won the stamp set she wanted during one of the Prize Patrols!

During the day, we are allowed to pre-pre Order selected products from the new Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-Bration catalogue ... it really is hard to decide what to choose - if I had the money, it would have been all of it!  Honestly, there's lots to look ahead to, but that can wait for another day or so ...

Surprisingly, this also happened :o

Considering the last two years that I have had, this came as a huge surprise to me.  This was only achievable because of my lovely loyal customers, who have helped me through some hellish times.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Anyway ,... on to new news ... the Stamparatus is almost with us ... I'll leave you with the information for now, and if you have any questions or queries, please ask ...  I was lucky enough to be on the L2L demonstrator team who worked on producing this, and I really do believe that it is AMAZING!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you ever crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamps crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates
  • and precision placement

I need product details!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price– £44.00

IMPORTANT:  Customer Q&A's can be found HERE on a .pdf.  Details of how YOU can reserve your Stamparatus can be found HERE

Want even more details?  then look at the following You Tube video and see the Stamparatus in action!

Amazing isn't it?!?!  I can't wait to get hold of mine ... so get ready to reserve yours from 16th November!  Whoop whoop - I can't wait!

And for those who want to know - 


At Stampin’ Up! we want to learn from and collaborate with our sales force to develop exciting, new products—which is why we introduced our Leader to Leader (L2L) programme. This volunteer team of experienced demonstrators works closely with Stampin’ Up! to create innovative products via brainstorming, prototyping, and testing. L2L team members also assist in the development of marketing and training materials, try newly-developed L2L products first, see them through to launch, and participate in focus groups. It’s a huge team effort that involves demonstrators from all over the world, and we love the results we’ve seen so far.
I'm sorry for the really long blog post - but there's even more to share - from the 20th November, SU will be announcing an Online Extravaganza, so keep your eyes peeled on my blog for more details.
If you wish to place an order, or get in touch for more details, please email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186

Catch you soon - and once again, very many thanks for all your support - Love you all xxx


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