Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas Wish Lists and Gift Vouchers

Are you fed up getting the same gifts year after year for Christmas? Why not help your loved ones pick the perfect gift for you by registering for my free wish list service?
 

All you have to do is email me at mapleleafmemories@hotmail.co.uk so I can send you a copy of the wishlist for you to fill in, then pass my details on to your nearest and dearest and sit back and let me do the rest. I will help choose the perfect for you within their budget and then gift wrap it in time for Christmas, no more slippers or toasters for you!! Gift Vouchers are also available in all denominations.

Until next time
Clare

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Stampin Up! European Convention Day One


 
Well it's been a few days since I got back from Stampin Up's European Convention 2013 and I am still on a bit of a high after such an amazing fun weekend in the company of so many wonderfully talented ladies.
 
 
 
The three days that I spent in Manchester were completely crazy with lots of fun and inspiration.  I spent time with old friends and made lots of new ones as well. I flew over to Manchester on Thursday afternoon and checked into the beautiful Midland Hotel, where I was sharing a room with Nicole.
 
 
 
              This is the main lobby and reception area, and below is our bedroom, although we spent very little time in it as there was just so much going on.



After dumping my bags off in our room it was straight over to the Convention Centre which was just across the road to register and collect my convention bag ( pics to follow later) which included lots of freebies.
The first thing on the agenda was the service project where we made some cards in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charity which provides "Home Away From Home" accommodation for families with children in hospital.


We just had time to squeeze in a quick class before heading back to the hotel for a drinks reception hosted by our team leader Michelle, which was probably the only time the whole team of over 80 ladies were together in one spot during convention. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some of the friends I'd met in Birmingham and Telford and exchange swaps(pics to follow later as well).
Nicole and I chatted into the early hours before falling asleep only to be awakened again by the alarm at 6.30am. More details of Convention to follow soon.

Until next time
Clare






Sunday, 24 November 2013

I had a wonderful time at Stampin Up's European Convention 2013 in Manchester and will have lots of pictures and ideas to share with you in the weeks to come but the first thing I wanted to share with you is a brand new product that launched while we were at Convention.
 
It's a brand new stamp carving kit called Undefined which allows you to turn any design you wish into a stamp.
 
 
Here's a video to see how it works
 
 
The kit is so easy to use that the only hard part will be choosing what design to carve first. This kit would be perfect for making a stamp for the back of your handmade cards or a stamp with your group or team logo, the possibilities are endless. I plan to make a stamp of Scout group logo with mine.
 
Here's what included in the kit
 
 
 
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit  133402 £17.95
 
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates 
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    There is also a refill kit available:
     
     
     
     Undefined Refill Kit 134808 £8.95


     
     
     
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet 

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    You can get started by ordering your own kit HERE 
     
     
    Until next time
    Clare
     
     
     
     
     
    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


     

    Sunday, 17 November 2013

    Baby Bunny Card

    We made this card at my Tuesday class a few weeks back, the theme for the week was baby cards and I thought the Everybunny stamp set would be perfect.
     
     

    The colours scheme is Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight. We stamped the backround in Wisteria Wonder using the heart from Bundle of Love and then added a strip of dotty paper from the Afternoon picnic papers. We also did a bit of paper piercing using the Occasions paper piercing pack. The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.

    Supplies used:
    Very Vanilla Cardstock 106550
    Wisteria Wonder Cardstock 124389
    Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper 131390
    Wisteria Wonder Stampin Pad 126985
    Coastal Cabana Stampin Pad 131175
    Daffodil Delight Seam Binding 125583
     
    To purchase these or any other Stampin Up products visit my online store HERE
     
    Until next time
    Clare