Monday, 25 May 2015

Michael Kors inspired Jackson Bag, Sweet Dreams DSP Stampin Up UK

Today I am sharing a fab bag that was inspired by a Micheal Kors bag that a fellow demo Elaine Jackson over at Papercraft Button Blog has made, please do pop over to check out the fabulous Tutorial Elaine has shared,  HERE...  Now I have made this bag using the Gift Box Punch Board but Elaine has very kindly done two videos for us, one using the Gift Box and one using the Envelope Punch Box.

I have used the Sweet dreams DSP (this paper is real nice not just for baby creations) , and have picked my favourite colours of the moment, Hello Honey and Basic Grey,..

Are you getting itchy for the new Stampin Up annual catalogue , I have them in the house, if you have ordered from me in the last 12 months one will be posted out to you this week, wooohooooo,   if you want one and haven't ordered through me, the cost will be £5 delivered to your door which will be refunded when you make an order of £20 or more...

Well here is the creations for today, I have to say this bag was super easy to make so please do give it a go and share it with me.....  The bag is big enough to take chocolates or 4x4 cards and envelopes..

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Stampin Up Regionals Telford Swaps and Team GIfts

Hello there
Simple Sunday time here at Simplyfairies

Recently at Stampin Up we had our regionals and at these events its full on with swapping and gifting,  This years event was all about the new annual Catalogue and business training in our new career plan, ...   We had a fun time with Chris our Demo Support who dressed up as a catalgoue myself and fellow sideline team memebers teased him some what with our team scarves, we are called the Stampin Stars and we all have a scarf with stars on,  there were 67 of us Stampin Stars, We always seem to make the company photos, perhaps its because we are always full of fun and laughter at these events,  we have become firm friends and I just know they will always be in my life...

My swap was a 4x4 card using the new colour Watermelon Wonder, I used the Petal Potpourri,  I  know I am using it to death, but hurry up if your wanting this set as I can confirm it has not sadly made the annual catalogue so will no longer be for sale come 3rd June,

If you are purchasing this from me please don't forget to take advantage of the hostess code for your free gift from me when making your purchase from my online shop, the code is over on the right near the top,  

I stamped in momento Black ink, and used my stamp a ma jig to then stamp over in Watercolour Wonder, what I thought was going to be a simple card for swapping, as we do loads,  I did 40 of these and they took loads longer than I anticipated, hence only doing 40 ! I used a design that I had in a previous posting......

I had several of my team join me this year, and I made small gifts full of chocolate and Mint Polo's and hubby managed to get me some star shaped chocolates, they were very well received,  Thank God,....
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Weekly Deals 20 May 2015

More fabulous bargains in this week's deals. Everything is available from my shop. Shop button above.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Weekly Deals

Just stopping by quickly this morning to bring you this weeks fabulous deals. You can buy these from my online shop.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Spring Papercraft Event

Hi everyone!
My name is Lesley and I've been invited to guest blog for Kim today.
You may have noticed recent posts on both Kim's facebook page, or my own, advertising our Spring Papercraft Event. We had change things a little as some people wanted to come but weren't available on the Saturday. With this in mind we decided to to a couple of smaller events on different dates. The first took place a couple of weeks ago.
My project was a mini book. Now, I do have to say, this was not my own design. I've had it in 'storage', aka my brain, for ages and can't remember where I originally saw it. In an effort to give credit to the originator I checked out google but there were so many similar mini books I was unable to pin this down.
Here is the front cover...

The DSP throughout is from the Stacked With Love Mat Stack. A bargain - only £6.25 for 48 sheets (each 11.4cm x 16.5cm).
Here are some shots of the inside....

I do hope you've enjoyed a little peep at the project. I know Kim will love to share all the fab things she taught that day too!
Thank you to Kim for letting me join you today and thanks for your company!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Weekly Deals

There's been so much excitement this past week due to the release of our Retirement List that it's easy to overlook our regular Weekly Deals. I'm bringing them to you today - you never know....there might be something you just NEED! All items available from my shop - button is to the right, level with the bottom of this post.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Hallett bag for Simple Sunday

Hello There,

A new challenge blog is up and rung, and it has an awesome design team, all are Stampin Up Demos and are some of the best around, I am excited about this challenge blog it's called TGIF  you can pop along HERE and check out the fantastic creations the design team have made for their first ever challenge,
It's a colour challenge, and i decided to make a gift set in a bag, which I am calling the Hallett bag , since this bag in a box is taking Facebook by storm after my friend and downline team member Jan B HERE made some and showed them on Facebook, and it uses a tutorial  HERE from a demo friend Caroline, AKA Crafty Hallett, hence the Hallett bag, .... Please do try it , it really is very simple to make..... The bag is really dinky  and holds four 4x4 square cards and envelopes, I adore it, I can't stop looking at it, Ha Ha, ...

Anyways I am entering this set in the TGIF challenge #TGIFC01 

 I used the masking technique as I wanted to over lay the flowers on each other, I used the fab  Stampin Up Petal Potpourri  stamp set again, I am gutted to say it has not made the new catty thats coming so if you are like me and love this set you have until the beginning of June to purchase it, If you wish to purchase through my online shop please use the current Hostess in the right hand panel of the blog at the top...

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

New Stampin Up 2015/2017 In Colours announced

Would you like to see some samples shown at  South Pacific's Convention there is some beautiful Stamp sets / bundles coming our way...

Get a load of these.......
Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon

How lovely are these samples, and don't they just show off the new In colours just beautifully...

TONS of delicious new goodies. Simply can't wait.  If you'd like to get your new goodies early - join my team here

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

It's your perfect day....... Stampin Up UK

It's what would you like to see Wednesday time, ....

I got a request for wedding cards, now I don't in general make many of these, infact perhaps
in my whole crafting lifetime I have made a handful if that,,...   That said I do love the spring catty offering of, It's your day stamp set and thought it could be  used for all manners of occasions,   I took inspiration from other makes on the net, I loved what fellow demo Michelle Last did with her make recently and Incorporated the vellum flowers, such a lovely touch...

I have used the beautiful no more to be brushed Gold card stock , oh why oh why Stampin Up have you got rid of this stuff!!! *sniff sniff*

Firstly I stamped the Circle image in Sahara Sand then the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing powder, punched out three flowers in vellum, finished off with pearls one flower punch is retired, One card I used the mask from the beautiful Artisan Embellishment kit and sponged Sahara Sand through the openings and then once again stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Gold...

      Simple and understated

Sorry for poor photo quality I will try and take better ones and replace them.

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Monday, 27 April 2015

Gift Box Card set for Simple Sunday

Hello there!

What a lovely day after yesterday's rotten weather,

A day late apologies for that, been very busy week ,  we had our all day spring event on Saturday and Sunday was spent at the cemetery to visit my sisters grave,
Now she was 5 when she was killed and we have a lovely stone for her and my mum made some beautiful troughs with a plant in to sit on the stone the last time we were there a couple of weeks back, and when we returned yesterday someone  had pulled out the plant dumped and dumped it on the stone and pinched the trough, now what is that all about, well mum had bought three of these from poundland and they had a particular pattern on them and had put one on each of my nans grave, my cousin and my sisters,

  So off we went in search for the trough only to find it a couple of rows back on a grave that had  a stone but been newly dug and full to the brim with wreaths, and there sitting on the stone complete with the peat that the plant was in, and a hole where the plant had sat in it still, ....  Rather upsetting to say the least , to pinch from anyones grave is bad enough but to pinch from a child's one, well beyond me I have to say..

Well the daffodils mum planted around the grave was in full bloom and looked beautiful just as my sister was....

  So when I came home I set about making some thank you cards gift sets, using the Petal Potpourri set from Stampin Up  to make some daffodil looking images, when I finished I realised that the colour way was this weeks colour challenge #ctd339  #colorthrowdown over at Colour throw down challenge blog HERE,

                              Peculiar where one gets ones inspiration from ain't it.

I used the the box measurements from my friend and team member Linda Kaspairian's gorgeous card and gifts sets she makes, you can visit Linda HERE...

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stampin Creative April Blog Hop with Petal Potpouri Stampin Up UK

Hello there
Apologies for no Flexi Friday been a very manic week this week trying to get organised for todays all day Spring Event that myself and fellow Demo and Friend Lesley Lendon is holding, and whom is the previous blog you may or may not have hopped from HERE , hasn't Lesley made a super stunning card, love all those ickle flowers, ....

It's  Stampin Creative time of the month and the challenge this month is to use the out going Stampin Up In Colors ,

Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Costal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush,  unfortunately these colours have gone already with in the first day of the retired list sale, Wowzers!!!

I have to admit when these first came out I was like Yuk!! What the eck..... But you know what they are really quite lovely and they proved to be very very popular indeed....

Anyway I am going to tease you now, I do feel a little guilty since you cant get these anymore , but you know what you can still case the cards in other colours, and you never know what the new offering may bring, perhaps even better colours,  not long till us demos get to see what is coming, only a few more days, yippppeeeee!!!   Want to see before everyone else does,   come join my fabulous team...

Right enough gabble you want to dont you, well they are nothing too special, I needed to do some thank you cards for the ladies that booked the class, so had to keep them simple due to the amount i had to make, and you remember THESE they match them...  When you have finished please do pop along to the lovely Emily  HERE, plus there is a full list of blog participating at the bottom...

Thursday, 23 April 2015

What would you like to see Wednesday, with Stampin up UK Petal Potpourri

Hello there,  Yes I am a bit late with this one, didn't quite get it finished in time, but it's here now, ...

Today the suggestion was to make a 3D item,   and I knew just what I wanted to make,  a fellow demo Elaine Jackson AKA Papercraft button,  made a fabulous handbag HERE and showed it on video too, this lady is a lady after my own heart, talks like me, a little bit of a rebel and loves her dog too!! Pop over to her blog you wont be disappointed ......

I have used Daffodil Delight seam binding which is now in the retired list half price.... Arrghhhh just after I bought it...  I am sorry but I have used that gorgeous irresistibly yours DSP from sale a bration I have loads of it left, trying to use it up rather than  let it gather dust it's far too lovely for that....

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

2015 Retirement Lists

The long awaited Retirement Lists are now online.

Retiring Products here

Retiring MDS here

To purchase any of these items or non retiring products go to my online store - link to the right of this post.
These items are already flying out of the warehouse - stocks WILL NOT be replenished. Get yours before they're gone!
Be patient, there are many people trying to get online for their bargains!

Monday, 20 April 2015


Well that time has arrived, and one thing we knew for sure was going for good is the In Colours , Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, (oh my I will miss that  one), Crisp Cantaloupe , Pistachio Pudding, and Costal Cabana...

 I have made some table gifts for the ladies coming to my spring fling class, I have got a good few more to make, but am getting there,

 I wanted to show you so you can see how fab the in colours that are going are, ,.. sorry the photos aren't that clever but you get the gist!  I used a pootles tutorial for the construction of the box, its the triangular box, see further photos below and I decorated it using the fab Petal Potpourri stamp set that i just had to have after receiving and seeing fabulous creations made by my friend Crafty Hallett whom also makes fabulous boxes and shares her you tube vids, ....

Get in there quick if you have the ink pads and markers for these colours..  As in previous years things sell out rather quickly so don't hang about if you wish for your order to get to you quickly or don't want to miss a thing please use my online shop ,   Don't forget to use the online club Hostess code, oh yes and don't forget to tick the contact box as I will not know whom to thank...'

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Simple Sunday with Painted Petals Stampin Up UK,

Hello there and welcome to Simple Sunday's as I said in my previous post I am now challenging myself to blog more regular, .

Today's creations are 4x4" cards just perfect for Thank you cards...

I have used the retired papers Irresistibly Yours from Sale a Bration last month, I do hope we get similar in the new annual catalogue thats coming our way on the 1st of June,   In keeping with the simple theme I have used a very Simple yet great technique using a sponge and ink pad for sponging colour making the pattern pop, a simple sentiment popped up on dimensionals to give texture, and using the sentiment from the Painted Petals Stampin Up stamp set...

Another pop of colour form the card stock using the itty bitty accent flower  and star punches with a dash of silver metallic cotton thread behind it, and finished with sparkly rhinestone.

If you would like to have a go I have some kits to sell, you will need to supply the ink and the sentiment, but everything else is supplied cut and prepped read for you to stamp and assemble for £3.50 including postage.

Hope you like!

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Simple Sunday's, What would you like to see Wednesday's and Flexi Fridays...

Hello there, I am getting a massive amount of blog hits this week, not sure what I am doing but i thank you all for popping by, perhaps it's blogging more and sharing my creations, perhaps i am inspiring you to have go, what ever it is you are much appreciated, ..

Now whilst I don't have anything  creative to share with you in this post, I will explain the title..

Having got together with some lovely demo's, we were fooling about with matching words, and on my way home I thought Mmmm now how can I incorporate this into my blog and make me blog and share regular..
Well I came up with the following.

Simple Sunday's   =  I will share a simple and quick  make on a Sunday, Something easy to case...  starting this Sunday so do pop by....

What would you like to see Wednesday's =  Viewer's choice, you let me know what you would like me to make and share on a Wednesday, you can let me know by leaving a comment or email me at

Flexi Friday = (At Stampin Up we are having a career plan change, and it's fabulous and incorperates a flex points system where you can earn points from sales and team members and use them for product or to pay for convention, wooohooooo......)  well Flexi Friday is as it says Flexable so  anything goes!!

Are you going to pop along and join me, I hope so,   I will blog on the other days but on these days I aim to be regular....... not as and when .....

Thank you for popping by if you wish to sign up for my newsletter where I will show makes not necessarily showed on my blog or face page just subscribe on the side bar....

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Stampin Up Uk Weekly deals

Weekly Deals for 7 days from today in my online shop  

are up don't forget to use the online Hostess Club Code, 9GYEY4TA for all orders over £20 I will send you a free gift from the Hostess Rewards

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Butterfly Basics, Pop Up Book Card Stampin Up UK

I am loving this Pop Up Book technique, I am planning a class around these so if your interested in attending please let me know, ...

Today's card is using the beautiful Butterfly Basics set, in the Crushed Curry, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla colour ways,   i love this colour way its my favourite, I have my Kitchen done in these colours, modern yet traditional old world kinda colours..

The tutorial for these designs is on you tube under Deb Valder......

The front of the card i cased from a training sample we made at team training,, I loved it so why not...

If you wish to order through my online shop please do remember to use the current Hostess code on the right hand side, i will send you a thank you gift...

Do check it out as new Daily Deals have arrived ad the CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN UPDATED FAB CHRISTMAS BITS HAVE BEEN ADDED YOU MAY HAVE BEEN AFTER........ Check out my on line shop  Click HERE Dont forget to add me as your designated demo so that i get your details to send your free gift...

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Sheltering Tree Pop Up Book Card Stampin Up UK

More green I hear you say, ,,,

Earlier I came across a Pop Up Book card on a fellow demos from  across the pond called Deb Valder, just click HERE          FAB-U-LOUS.....

Deb said don't put this card aside it's NOT hard at all, well I had to try and to be fair to Deb it really isn't it has all the WOW you need and not a lot of FUSS to do... It's all about the inside....

This one is going to be entered to the CAS Challenge 118 HERE, yes another one, there was Greens on the table so I just got on with it, and then thought oh I can enter this one too might as well.......

I am in the process of doing another one, I liked it that much...

 Oh I did say that I would show the retired creations , perhaps I will do that tomorrow.....

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