Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Do you want another sneak peak?

Here is the last sneak peak until the mini catty goes live tomorrow - are you as excited as I am? I wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I've made using the fabulous new Vintage Vogue stamp set. I love this set, and I think it will be out on my desk for quite some time. Both of these cards were really quick to make, ideal for when you've suddenly remembered a birthday - or in my case realised that it's Good Friday and therefore no posting!

So here they are. The first card is a 4x4 card (I love this size) that I made for my friend Astrid in Austria. She sent me some lovely goodies for my birthday and I just wanted to send her a thank you card.

The second card was a design that I saw over on Carole's blog and I just had to use it. The blank space on the left hand side would be perfect for a birthday or seasonal greeting. The card uses the fabulous new bird punch - with its new flat design, which is great for storage, and the co-ordinating wheel for Vintage Vogue. I've used colours from the Soft Subtles family. If you'd like your own copy of the new mini catalogue then please send me an email.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Things are not what they used to be

Once upon a time, going to see a gig meant seeing Manic Street Preachers or the Stereophonics, nowadays it means going to see Andy from CBeebies perform with his comedy partner Mike! I spent this afternoon in a very modern church hall (it used to be a warehouse) with 100 other toddlers and their familes watching Andy and Mike's Big Box of Bananas, and I have to say that I throughly enjoyed it! I just took my eldest son as I wasn't sure that my youngest would have sat all the way through it, but Robert loved every moment of it - especially the funny noises - amazing how a noise that sounds like a fart can always get a laugh! Robert got two more signatures for his autograph book and I got some slightly blurry photographs to hopefully make a great scrapbook layout! I'll try and upload a couple of photos tomorrow. In the meantime I really need to finish my ILWS wedding card invite swaps!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sneak Peak

After receiving so many lovely swaps at the Reading Training, I felt it was only fair to share some of them with you. So here is just a little sneak peak of what's going to be coming on the 1st April. Sorry about the poor photo! This cute little owl is part of a new set of adorable animal critters ... make sure you check back on 1st April to find out more!

Reading Training - thanks girls!

One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! (other than all of the gorgeous products of course!) is the support that you get from SU! I spent Saturday in Reading for a training day and it was such good fun! We had lots of sneak peaks of the new products that are going to be in the new mini catalogue (come back on the 1st April for more details) and it was a great chance to meet up with fellow demonstrators. I was a tad nervous as I'd not met any demos yet, but I needn't have been.

The top photo shows me with the other Emma H (!) and fellow Stampin Star. It was great to meet someone else in our group, even if our upline Natalie wasn't able to make the training event. I really shoudn't let the camera anywhere near me though!

And here are some of the other lovely girls at our table busy making our challenge project (Emma, Alex and Jackie). I can't show you what we made just yet but all will be revealed on the 1st April! Big hellos also to Nickie, Carol and Sue who were also on our table but I got distracted and neglected to take their photo, sorry!

I received some amazing swaps and was blown away by some of the demonstrator's choices projects - in fact, make that all of them! Again, more pics to come soon!

Huge thanks to all of the presenters who showed us some wonderful projects and made it such a fantastic day.

If you're interested in becoming a demonstrator or want to come to my Open House for the mini catalogue launch then please send me an email.