Saturday, 29 April 2017

Flower Patch

Morning all,

Just a very quickie today as I need to get on with designing my projects for next weeks classes - and I'd like a little free time to play with my exciting new toys !

We made this card last week and it seemed to remind people how versatile the Flower Patch stamp is particularly for backgrounds, looks lovely in all sorts of colours and although it is sadly retiring , it is still available. And if you haven't got the Decorative Label punch - where have you been ? - sorry, it's all gone now, but check out the other ones that are still left. I really love the Stampin' Up punches, so quick and easy.


Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend

Julie x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

So Succulent

Evening, apologies it's late in the day again.

I've had a very busy but enjoyable crafty day today. Firstly, with my Wednesday class ladies and then a little team training session where I was able to show some of the new products to some team members who weren't able to get to Amsterdam . Think they enjoyed playing with the new In Colours - and looking through a real life catalogue !

My project today uses the Oh So Succulent dies. I must admit I am disappointed these are retiring as I had big plans for them, but time ran away with me and so I literally just put a few together so I could show my class ladies......


Although it's a shame they are going, the good news is that they are reduced from £30 to just £18 ! And at the time of writing are still available so if you want them pop over to www.juliewade.stampinup.net but don't leave it too long as things are selling out fast !

While I was tidying away my craft things, a little baby robin came and sat on the outside of my window sill looking in.....


He was chirping away and just sat there until his parents came to feed him. I didn't like to take a photo while they were feeding him in case it disturbed them but the little one was more than happy to sit and pose for me, despite only being inches away ! The innocence of youth - or maybe he just wanted to check out what's in the new catalogue lol !

Julie x




Monday, 24 April 2017

New catalogue alert

Just a very quick post to say it's getting to that time of year when I need to start ordering some new catalogues !!!
If you don't already have a demonstrator and would like me to send you one please comment below and I will make sure I reserve one for you.....


You won't be disappointed

Julie x

Friday, 21 April 2017

Retiring products

Happy Friday to you all !

I've had a few days away this week, which was lovely, but got home to find a wet patch on our bedroom ceiling. This was particularly alarming as we suffered a severe leak while on holiday last year and ended up having to have some major repairs done. Thankfully , this time we caught it quickly and hopefully it will dry out without any lasting damage.  I think I'm jinxed lol !

Today's card features more sadly retiring products, in particular the So Succulent stamps and dies. I had big plans for these but to be honest time has run away with me and I haven't made any of the things I'd planned. The butterflies however, I have more than had my money's worth and have used loads across the last few years


Maybe I'll play with the succulents this weekend - hopefully no DIY will be required !

Enjoy the weekend

Julie x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Nailed It

Morning all,

As promised I'm back with something creative today , although I can't take any credit for it as it was CASED from a card I saw on the swaps board in Amsterdam. It immediately took my eye as being such a clever idea but I didn't swap this time so I have no details of who made the original. If it was you, or you know the details, please let me know so that I can give credit.


Isn't it cute ? The magnifying glass handle is made from the hammer from the Nailed It set - proves its not just for the boys ! I've used some window sheet for the glass and raised it with the very useful foam strips. A big thank you to the original designer and if you want this set you need to hurry as it's very low in stock at time of writing.

Back on Friday with another design in these colours

Julie x

Monday, 17 April 2017

CentreStage

Hi all, hope you all had a good Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate !

I'm back today with some photos from the CentreStage evening which took place after the first day of the conference. This event is for all demonstrators who hold the title of Silver Elite or above and I was very privileged to attend again , especially after the figures were shared that out of 46,664 demonstrators globally only 1475 were eligible to attend !
Stampin' Up always spoil us too, it was held at a 5* hotel, with lovely food , live music and gifts too.
Each place setting had a beautiful tulip...


And the centre of each table and more tulips and tealights....


And this was the menu....

And the food...





Back with something creative next time

Julie x



Friday, 14 April 2017

More from Amsterdam

Hi all,

I'm back with some more photos from Amsterdam. There wasn't much time for sightseeing but I did manage a trip into the city centre and would love to return again one day to see more.




I was amazed by how many bikes there were and we had a few misses and plenty of laughs !

Next time I will tell you more about the CentreStage event that I was lucky enough to attend.

Enjoy the Easter weekend

Julie x