Sunday, 29 September 2013

Things with wings...

I have been busy making cards that will  be going  into card boxes and without realising I seem to have been caught up using things with wings...

Starting with the cute little bird... I used the chalk talk framelits for this card and  deliberately left the central panel plain to give some contrast to the embossing beneath...only once I had fixed it to the card front (and it was stuck firmly because I should hate anything to fall off a card...ever!) I thought it looked a little plain... so I grabbed the new (and totally fabulous) chalk talk marker and I simply doodled - Problem solved!    

  From birds to butterflies and this simple card (left) with random background stamping and  one of the lovely butterflies from Papillion Pot Pourri  stamp set, using matching butterfly punch....

and another card (right) using the butterfly and framelits from Backyard Basics. I punched out a circle form the embossed layer and stamped the greeting on the base card. I used ribbon to draw the eye to the wording panel and framed this with a scallop punch circle.   The butterfly acts as a bow...or at least that was my design intention...

Hope you like the samples . If you  have any questions, would like to know more about how these cards were made or the products used please drop me a line          

 Until next time

take care

Christa   xx                                           

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Love Stampin' Up! and love a Bargain?

Clearance rack is here!  

Bargains galore available on discontinued items, many at less than half original price. Available right now via my online store while stocks last . Just follow the link, hit shop now and select clearance rack to see what bargains are available right now. (Once the clearance page opens, choose show is much easier than flicking through all the pages one by one)

What's in clearance rack? 
Clearance rack is filled with items that are no long featured in the current catalogues. Right now there is a selection of cardstock, designer papers, inks, markers, dies, embossing folders, ribbons , embellishments and more. They are available while stocks last and once gone, they are gone. The clearance rack will be updated as and when items are available and all sales are final (unless of course there was a fault with a product in which case Stampin' Up! will of course provide an exchange)

Clearance rack is not a  time limited promotion and is a full time feature of the webstore so it is worth checking back to see what's available.

And while you are there, if you haven't already done so, why not download the free  My Digital Studio 30 day trial - you do not have to buy anything to be able to download the free trial, its completely free with no obligation to buy.

As if that wasn't enough, anyone who purchases goods via my webstore between now and the end of October 2013 will go into a draw to win a prize... Just make sure that you shop through my webstore or choose me as your demonstrator on the main website and the prize goodies could be heading your way at the beginning of November.

As always if you have any questions please just let me know..

Until next time

take care

Christa   xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Timeless Talk

Its about time I shared a few cards made with some of the fabulous sets I got this year...and Timeless Talk is one of my new firm favourites ...and seems like a perfect match for the modern medley designer series papers.

 The first sample card  is made with a die cut circle and a circle frame. The phonograph and the black circle frame and both popped on dimensionals and the phonograph has a line of decorative  pearls
The second one was made using some papers I found
 lurking under a pile on my desk and since they were
the right colours and matched the vintage style, I figured
 it was easier to use them up than to put them away...

I used some coredinations card for this one and gave it a quick scuff with a sanding block. I stamped the image in red this time and matted it onto black. I liked the contrast.

Back to mainly black for this one with an offset matt on a flash of red.

I was quite pleased with this little set of cards, similar designs but all slightly different and quick and easy to make.

Timeless talk has three fun vintage images and sentiments to match and makes for gorgeous simple note cards too. Definitely a staple in my stamp armoury.

If you would like to get this set or the modern medley papers please contact me today or go direct to my online store

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Online shopping is live!

Delighted to be able to confirm that the online store is now up and running and you can place an order any time day or night here  or simply by clicking on the online SHOP NOW icon in the right hand side bar. This will take to  my online demonstrator website and the store where you can order any Stampin' Up! products

Here's a little reminder about demonstrator websites and online shopping

What does this mean? 
The demonstrator  website provides a central place for you to check out up coming events, book workshops, parties or classes. You can also search project ideas for inspiration and browse or download the online catalogues...but best of all is the online ordering online shop for Stampin' Up! products that is open 24 hours a day!

How do I order online?
 The simplest way to shop online is go to my demonstrator website (Please bookmark that page so you can find it again later, the online shop page will not remain as bookmarked) and click on one of the SHOP NOW buttons to take you to the online store. As you browse the store you can select items to add to your shipping bag. When you have finished making your selections you simply press the checkout button. At this stage you will be asked to log in or to create an account.  You will be asked to fill in your details and choose your password. You will then be taken to page to process payment for your order.  The next time you visit the online store you will simply need to enter your email address and password to log in.

You can also shop online via the main Stampin’ Up! UK website. If you choose this method please be sure to select me as your Demonstrator so that you can continue to benefit from being one of my Serendipity Stamper cusomers.  The easiest way to do this is to search for my name on the demonstrator directory - just enter Christa and you will find me. There is a SHOP NOW button on my demonstrator details page that will take you direct to the online store.  I am always very grateful for your orders and the opportunity to share what I love with you.

 Does it cost  more to order on line?
No - The product prices are listed in the catalogues and items will cost the same as they do when you order them through me.

What about post and packing ?
Stampin' UP! charges a flat rate £4.95 p&p on all orders. When you order on line  for the goods to be delivered direct to you via UPS there will be a post and packing charge of £4.95 regardless of the size of your order.  

 Can I still order by phoning or emailing you?
Of course you can - on line ordering is  simply an additional option for you to be able to place an order at any time of the day or night. I will still be available by phone and email - the personal  contact and service is very important to me

 Will you still be doing Parties and Classes?
Absolutely!  Parties and Classes are so much fun and you will still be able to order products at them.  They also give you the chance to try the product before you buy and to get hints and tips on how to get the most from your products.  

 Will I still get the same special offers and rewards when I order on line?
Yes you will.  You will be shown the latest offers when you order and if your order goes over £150 you will earn Stampin Rewards to spend on additional products.  Additionally when you order with me you will benefit from any personal promotions I may be running.

Will you still be my demonstrator if I order online?
Yes I will but I will only be linked to  your orders  IF you  shop via my online store or select me as your Demonstrator, so please make sure you do this.  It is by linking online orders this way that will allow me to continue to offer the things I offer to you.

What should I do if I have any questions?
You can still contact me in the usual ways – email me or via my facebook page.  You can also phone me on 07944603433

I hope you find this additional service beneficial and if you have any questions about it please just ask.  

In the online store you will find all the Stampin' Up! product lines including the fabulous new My Digital Studio downloads.

MDS is fabulous digital crafting system from Stampin' Up! . Packed with digital content including designer papers, images, embellishments and templates for scrapbook pages, card and much much more, it is wonderful and super easy to use. You can even download a 30 day trial version for free -  just go to the store and  click on My Digital Studio and select MDS free trial

I am definitely not a digital crafter and I gave away craft CD roms because I hated them, but  when  I tried MDS I was hooked and in  one session I made these  scrapbook layout samples...


The photos were uploaded from my pc but everything else is MDS...and if I can do it, anyone can!

So what are you waiting your free trail today and get creating... I would LOVE it if you would upload your projects and link back here so I can see what you have made.

As always if you have any questions please just let me know..

Until next time

take care

Christa   xx