My First Card

So inbetween everything else I have managed to make my first card for this blog.
Here it is:-

To make this card I have used Not Quite Navy cardstock matted onto a card made with Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the Not Quite Navy cardstock with a small flower stamp from the Little Flowers stamp set using Not Quite Navy ink. I then matted Bordering Blue cardstock onto more Not Quite Navy cardstock to go across the centre of the card. I then cut lots of small circles and made them into a scallop border top and bottom of this panel. I then stamped the flower stamp from the Seeing Spots set twice in Bordering Blue and punched them out using a punch, I again matted them onto Not Quite Navy Cardstock. I then stamped the Enjoy stamp from the Be Happy set using Not Quite Navy ink, masked it and stamped the Tag stamp from the same set over the top of it in Bordering Blue ink using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it in the right place. I coloured all the open dots in with More Mustard Pen and yet again matted it onto Not Quite Navy cardstock. I stuck a strip of More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon across the centre of the panel and stuck the two circles onto it using the foam pads to give it a bit of dimension. I then added a Jumbo Eyelet to the tag and stuck that to the end of the panel with foam pads. I stamped another of the Little Flowers onto the Whisper White cardstock in More Mustard ink and just punched out the very middle of it and added it to the middle of the circle flowers with a small foam pad and Voila, a finished card. Here is a more close up photo...

Items Used:- Little Flowers, Be Happy, Seeing Spots stamp sets, More Mustard, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy inkpads, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White cardstock, Jumbo Eyelet, More Mustard Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" (6.35mm) Circle Punch, 1 1/4" (3.18cm) Circle Punch, 1 3/8" (3.5cm) Circle Punch, 1/2" (1.3cm) Circle Punch.

Thank you for looking. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please contact me at

I've Become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator

I have just become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and thought I would make a new blog with all things Stampin' Up on it. This is also an opportunity for anyone who would like to buy Stampin' Up Goodies but have been unable to, to purchase them through me. If there is anything you would like drop us a line at:- If you live local to me in Essex you could host a workshop and earn yourself a free stamp set and money to put towards other items too. Just click on the catalogue at the side and you can browse the online catalogue.


Why not become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. You can work hours to suit yourself, or you can just buy goodies for yourself at reduced rates. You will get 20% instant income off your orders. The initial layout is £139 and for this you get an awesome starter kit worth over £240 with everything you need to start making items to demo straight away, and if you are not happy with the items in the Starter Kit you can change them for items of the same value that you do like. During January and February Stampin' Up! will also give you an extra Stamp Set of your choice, value up to £38.95 absolutely free, and I will also match this offer by giving you another Stamp Set of your choice, value up to £38.95 absolutely free, and if that isn't enough I will also send you a Free Saleabration Stamp Set which will not be available in the Catalogue. Contact me for more information at .

Stampers 10 Club

What Is This?
This is a monthly club run for 10 people for 10 months.

How Does It Work?
Each month each of the 10 people spend £15 or more in the Stampin' Up! Catalogue. If 10 people spend £15 each this adds up to £150, which equates to a virtual party, and this means that you are entitled to a Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set plus £15 of free goods of your choice out of the catalogue. Each of the 10 people take it in turns to be the virtual hostess.

What Do I Need To Do?
Just let me know you are interested and I will add your name to my list as we need 10 people to start a club. Once we have 10 people I will send out a catalogue to you and you can decide on what you are going to buy for £15 or more in your first month.

What Do We Get Out Of This?
You get a free Stampin' Up! catalogue worth £4.95, at least a free Level 1 Hostess Set plus £15 of free goods of your choice from the catalogue (you can get Level 2 plus more money to spend if your sales are higher). Plus you get to join my Stampers 10 Forum, only for my club members plus every other month you will find a little freebie in your box of goodies, it could be a make and take, a step by step project guide, or just a little gift from me. You also get to buy some of the things on your Stampin' Up! wishlist.

When Can We Start?
We can start as soon as 10 people are interested, at the moment I have 2 people on the list so need 8 more people. Just contact me on to either be added to my list or for more information.

About Me...

My name is Linda and I live in Maldon, Essex. I am a SAHM to 10 children, although 3 have left home now and 2 are married. I have 4 grandchildren, 1 girl and 3 boys. My children are Emma 26, Daniel 24, Cherelle 23, Ashleigh 22, Joseph 17, Georgia 16, Bethany 15, Jared, 13, Elijah 8 and Malachi 6. We also have 3 dogs, Faith a Great Dane Puppy, (although she is as big as a horse), Daisy a Cocker Spaniel and Belle a little black Pug, we also have seven cats, Brandon, Eric, Sooty, Toes, Spot, Scaredy and Not George. Our tortoise is called Noah, and we have a crab called..... Crab.

Daniel is an IT Salesman and part time Policeman, Cherelle was an Accounts Manager before she left work to have my little 17 month old grandson Caleb and Cain who is a newborn and Ashleigh is at University training to become a Doctor, I am very proud of my children.

We love geocaching which is where you will find us quite often at weekends, and we all attend church on a Sunday.


To view the patterned papers check out pages 70-71 of the current catalogue) or click on the catalogue picture on the left hand side of my blog.

You will get 1 6x6 sheets of each patterned paper (so that you have one of each side) which makes a massive 84 sheets of 6x6 paper.

Price £14.75 including postage.

To view the ribbons check out page 80 of the current catalogue)

You will get 2 metres of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in the following colours
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
More Mustard
Real Red
Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Certainly Celery
Always Artichoke

Price £7.25 including postage (22 Metres of ribbon)

To view the ribbons check out page 80 of the current catalogue)

You will get 2m of 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in the following colours
Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Bravo Burgundy
Real Red
Regal Rose
Brocade Blue
Certainly Celery
Old Olive

Price £8.35 including postage (16 metres of ribbon)

To view the ribbons check out page 80 of the current catalogue

You will get 2m of 4.76mm wide Gingham Ribbon in the following colours
Light Blue
Light Pink

Price £5.25 including postage (12m of ribbon)

To view the ribbons please check out page 80 in the current catalogue

You will get 2m of 9.52mm wide Taffeta Ribbon in the following colours
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Basic Gray
Mellow Moss
Bashful Blue
Pretty in Pink

Price £11.00 including postage (16m ribbon)

To view the ribbon please check out page 80 in the current catalogue

You will get 2m of 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in the following colours
Rose Red
Bashful Blue
Chocolate Chip

Price £5.25 including postage (6m of ribbon)

If you join 3 groups, you will get a discount of 2.5%
If you join all 6 groups you will get a 7.5% discount (£51.85 - 7.5% (£3.89) = £47.96. Plus if you sign up to all 6 clubs I will give you 2m of the gold elastic and 2m of the silver elastic for FREE.... So that is 76m of ribbon plus 84 6x6 sheets of paper all for only £47.96.


How does it work?
4 people sign up for 4 months and each month they receive a set of markers in 1 colour family and a set of ink spots in 1 colour family.

How much does it costs?
It will cost £45 per month including postage.

What do I get out of it?
You will each get a free level 1 Hostess Set plus £15 of free goodies of your choice from the current catalogue. I will pick names at random and allocate a month to each of the 4 people, they will then need to pick the Stamp Set and Goodies that they want. You will also get the awesome storage for the markers, as each month I will puchase a full set of markers and they come packed in the storage container (which you dont get with single purchases of the markers) and each month 1 person will get their one set of markers in a storage container, so by the end of the 4 months, you will have all Stampin' Up! colours in the inkspots and all the Stampin' Write markers in the awesome storage container without a huge single layout.

If you are interested in any of the above clubs, please e-mail me on

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Please use the form below to submit your orders or to construct a wish list. Don't forget to fill in the Order Total box at the bottom of the form. If you want more than five items, please submit the form as many times as you need! (Please don't forget that a charge of £3.50 will be added to your order to cover postage).

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