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.
You can view them by clicking the links below: PLEASE USE THE CURRENT APRIL HOSTESS CODE OF ORDERING ONLINE X9WKDAPC

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

STAMPIN UP RETIRED LIST 2015 IS NEARLY HERE....

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 simplyfairies@yahoo.com

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 .....

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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...

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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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Monday, 6 April 2015

Stampin Up Uk! Hooray It's your Birthday

It's all about the Greens, 

Hello there, I hope you have had a fabulous Easter, I had a very lazy one felt a bit like Christmas day, where you have your massive lunch and fall asleep watching the telly afterwards, but not before pudding, ha ha,....

Todays creation is a CAS Challenge card,  I am entering it in the Challenge ± 118 Monochromatic shades of Green HERE ....



A simple clean design, that can be used for any celebration, I used this layout in a recent retired items class, perhaps I will show you  those tomorrow...

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Amazing weekly deals this week.......



Are you after the Gift Box Punch Board, then get it at the best price you can down from £17.95 to £13.46 how amazing is that!

New weekly deals are up in my online shop HERE  Please use the current Hostess Code 9GYEY4TA
when placing your order.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Creative Blog Hop and CAS Challenge

Stampin UP Demonstrator Creative Blog Hop




Welcome to the creative Blog Hop


I have been nominated by the lovely and talented Louise Sims HERE whom I have had the absolute pleasure to have inherited in my Stampin Up team Louise's original up line Victoria resigned to take up other creative opportunities and I hope I do her justice as her next active upline, ,,

Before I show you my creation I would like to answer the questions that have been put before me........

1. What are you working on right now?
I am working on projects for my up coming all day Spring event, and i am very excited about it, I am doing it with my lovely friend Lesley Lendon whom I have nominated in this Blog Hop and also my Swaps for Stampin Up's Regionals event in May, I love these events and the Friendships it has brought me including Yvonne Bevan whom I have also nominated, Two very Talented and Generous ladies I have been very lucky to have crossed paths with ...
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I am not sure i do differ from others in my Genre, there is a fashion for quick clean and simple in all creative corners at the moment these days, my work is a mix of mine and a combination of mine and others, i love to case don't you? 

Having a Husband that has had a Stroke, my time is not always my own unless it's late at night and by then i am ready to drop of the face of the Earth, So Pinterest and Google are in there with my Best Friends, can'y do with out them!!

3. Why do you create what you do?
I LOVE IT, I can't help it, Creating is in my bones, before Card Making was Ceramics, before then was Soft Furnishings and before then was anything I could get my hands on as a child........

4. How does your creative process work?


I see a stamp set, and think oh now what can i do with that? It swims around my head for a few days, I look for inspiration in colours , clothes, home ware, anything really , my best work is always last minute stuff the stress and adrenalin kicks in and the mojo flows, sometimes it wont stop, ha ha!!

Now onto my cards which i am entering into the CAS challenge HERE Challenge 117 sketch time again in Masking mode, using the same colours and stamp set as Saturdays post






So thank you for joining me today. Next week on the 7th April  it will be time to hop on over to my 2 nominations. I have selected my Stampin’ Up! Sisters,  Sideline Team Members.  We at Stampin’ Up form a family of demonstrators and the person you sign up with, your upline, is often called your mum – there to support you as you begin your Stampin’ Up journey with advice and encouragement, just as Sisters do!

My First nomination is Lesley Lendon HERE she is a real jewel in our crown not sure what I would do without her....  


My Second nomination is Yvonne Bevan HERE a real classy lady who sparkles too in her very own way......
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Stampin Up Petal Potpourri and Fabulous Four , Stampin Creative Blog Hop

It's Stampin Creative blog hop time again,  and you hopefully have arrived via the lovely Eimear HERE,  and this the challenge was suggested by myself,  Masking, I have been in Masking mode for the last couple of weeks it seems,....

I have some promotions in my Team so needed some congratulation cards, I have been doing  few of these lately and I am very happy with how these ones have turned out...





  I have used the masking technique in two ways,  Masking off a section for the sentiment, and then masking for the flowers,  I stuck to two colours and a neutral to stamp on... It was going to be a busy card so didn't want to overwhelm it by too many colours and spoil the effect I was after....  The post is photo heavy as I have photographed the card step by step incase you are a newbie to card making and stamping....

The colours I have used are Rose Red and Wild Wasabi, I so enjoyed making these, and of course I have used the Envelope Punch board which is on offer at the moment in the weekly deals at £13.46 down from £17.95 just until Tuesday, below is a tally of items i have used.. 
The box was inspired by my friend and downline Linda Kasparian made at her SU Party last week...





















Hope you have enjoyed my creations, don't forget to pop along the hop to the lovely Mikaela HERE

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

More from Guy greetings

Ha Ha I did say I was crazy taken with this technique, ......

These cards are 4x4 inch ones, using the each of the elements from the Guy Greetings stamp set, I do think this set is a must have in your stash, they have gone down well in my classes..

I really like these ones and I think I will use these for my swap at the regional event in Telford with Stampin Up in May,  with the new catty just around the corner come May I really hope we get more male themed stamp sets......
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