Friday, 20 November 2015

OnStage 2015 in Brussels


 As I mentioned in my last post I'm just home from a fantastic four day trip to Brussels for Stampin' Up's first OnStage Live event.  It was great to get together with my friends and team mates for 3 days of fun, chat and crafting.
 One of the things demos like to do when they get together is exchange swaps. I made two sets of swaps this year, a Santa gift bag and a card front. 
 And these are some of the swaps I received in return, there were so many beautiful ideas shared. 
 There were lots of 3D items as well, I love the pink flower badge from one of my teammates as well as the cute little easel at the back.
 We received lots of goodies over the 3 day event with a goody bag, Prize Patrol and All Attendee giveaways. I just about managed to squeeze everything back into my suitcase for the flight home! 
 On our first evening, Demos holding the title of Silver Elite of above were invited to a special recognition event on board the Pureliner 2, enjoying dinner and entertainment. We were thoughly spoilt the whole night. 
 
 
 We got our first look at the NEW Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure with lots of fantastic new products inside, you're going to love it!!
 We did find a little time to take in the sights of Brussels, the window displays never cease to amaze me.
But of course the best part of any trip is spending time with friends, we shared so many laughs during the event.


If you are interested in joining Stampin' Up and coming along to our next Onstage event in Telford on 16th April 2016, you can find more details HERE.


Monday, 16 November 2015

20% off Selected Stamps for 5 Days Only!!



Stampin' Up have launched a fantastic 5 day Promotion with 20% off selected stamp sets between 16th - 20th November. This is a deal you won't want to miss!! There are Christmas sets included in the offer as well as one of my favourites sets ever - Gorgeous Grunge!

Here is a list of the stamps included in this offer, click on the image to be taken to my online shop. The price shown here is not the offer price.
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Why not check out Stampin' Up's Pinterest board featuring projects made with some of these stamps!
You can find the board HERE
 
A few points to note:
  • The stamps shown above are English language version but French/German options are also available
  • The 20% discount only applies to the stamps listed above and the alternative language options
  • A wood mount option is also available for some stamps
  • There are no limits to the number of discounted stamps that can be placed on an order
  • There is no minimum purchase requirement for this offer
The deadline for orders is 10.50pm on Friday 20th November
 
Don't forget to use the Hostess Code for November when ordering which is 2FWMSSTX  so you can receive free product from me. 
Only use this code for orders between £25 and £150, orders over £150 will qualify for their own Stampin' Rewards. See the sidebar for more details on using the code.
 

Hot Chocolate Tag a Bag Gift Box

Hello again, I'm just home from a fantastic few days in Brussels for Stampin' Up's first Onstage Live event and I will have loads to share with you over the next few days but I want to start with the gift I made for my upline Michelle.

 
I covered a Tag a Bag Gift Box with some Merry Moments paper and Burlap Ribbon. 
 
 
Inside there were two jar of hot chocolate mix with some marshmallows and chocolate pieces. I stamped the name of my upline and her husband onto the wooden spoons with the Alphabet Rotary stamp and decorated the jars with more Merry Moments paper.
 

I finished off by wrapping the box with some Gold Cord and adding a die cut star topped with a jingle bell for the perfect festive touch.

Here are the products I used to make this project if you would like to make your own version.

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Don't forget to use the Hostess Code for November when ordering which is 2FWMSSTX  so you can receive free product from me. 
Only use this code for orders between £25 and £150, orders over £150 will qualify for their own Stampin' Rewards. See the sidebar for more details on using the code.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Countdown to Christmas

I love making crafts to decorate my home and this Christmas Countdown Tree was no exception! I bought the MDF base last year at a craft fair and have used Stampin' Up's Merry Moments paper to cover the tree and number tiles.


I used the Little Letters Thinlets to cut my letters from Whisper White card and I added some Home For Christmas Enamel Dots which I think made the perfect "baubles", don't you?


The star for the top of the tree is actually a wooden Snowflake Element with a Rhinestone Embellishment in the centre. I can't wait to put this on display with my other Christmas decorations, the only problem will be stopping my girls arguing over whose turn it is to change the numbers each day.

Would you like to make your own Christmas Countdown Tree?
I am holding a class on Thursday 26th November where you can do just that. You will receive all materials and instructions to decorate your tree, along with some tea/coffee and a bit of cake!
Class fee is £25 and must be paid at the time of booking. Booking closes Monday 16th November.

Can't make it to class? You can still take part at home,  as I am also offering this project as a Class to Go. For the class price plus p&p, you will receive the kit and full instructions to make your own tree. Email me at mapleleafmemories@hotmail.co.uk to order your kit today.

Here is a list of supplies I used in this project, just click on the photo to be taken to my online shop.
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Don't forget to use the  new Hostess Code for November when ordering which is 2FWMSSTX to receive free product from me. 
Only use this code for orders between £25 and £150, orders over £150 will qualify for their own Stampin' Rewards. See the sidebar for more details on using the code.
 
Do you have a Big Wish List? Why not consider purchasing the £99 Starter kit and using your demonstrator discount (starts at 20%) when shopping? There is no obligation to make any future purchases and no penalty if you decide to leave. Learn more about the benefits of purchasing the Starter Kit HERE
  

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Starry Night Sleigh Ride

Today I want to share a card from class a few weeks back, using Stampin' Up's Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and co-ordinating stamp set Jingle All The Way. This was the first time I had a chance to use these dies and I had so much fun playing around with different ideas, look out for more cards with this set soon.


I cut out the house die from a piece of Whisper White and a piece of Gold Foil card before overlapping them. The shining star comes from the Every Blessing stamp set and I embossed it with Gold Embossing powder.
The small stars are punched from Gold Foil with the Confetti Stars Border Punch.

 
I used the negative piece of  Whisper White card for the inside and embossed the sentiment in Gold.

Here is the list of the supplies I used to make this card. All items can be purchased from my online shop by clicking on the picture.
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Don't forget to use the  new Hostess Code for November when ordering which is 2FWMSSTX to receive free product from me. 
Only use this code for orders between £25 and £150, orders over £150 will qualify for their own Stampin' Rewards. See the sidebar for more details on using the code.
 
Do you have a Big Wish List? Why not consider purchasing the £99 Starter kit and using your demonstrator discount (starts at 20%) when shopping? There is no obligation to make any future purchases and no penalty if you decide to leave. Learn more about the benefits of purchasing the Starter Kit HERE