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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Craft Bug Classes - What's Coming Up?

Come and be a Crafty Bug at my Saturday card classes. 

Coming Up........

17th March

10am - 1pm
Sale-a-bration Card Class
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 cards using the Sale-a-bration collection
(or free with a £20 order)

2 - 5 pm
Spice Cake One Sheet Wonder Class
An afternoon card class where we will be making a card box, plus 9 cards using the One Sheet Wonder techniqueand the Spiced Paisley stamp set
(or free with a £30 order)

Come along to both sessions for £15
*bring a packed lunch and have a fun filled crafty day*
(free with a £50 order)
*that also means you get to pick a FREE Sale-a-bration set as well*

Project Sneak Peek Coming Soon......

Other dates

21st April

10am - 1pm
Easy Events Card Class
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 cards using the Easy Events stamp set
(or free with a £20 order)

2 - 5 pm
Candle Gift Class
An afternoon class where we will be decorating a candle, making a gift box and matching card
(or free with a £30 order)

Come along to both sessions for £15
*bring a packed lunch and have a fun filled crafty day*
(free with a £50 order)

5th May

10am - 1pm
Summer Mini Launch Coffee Morning
 This is a FREE open house event where new Summer Mini Catalogue items will be on display, with loads of inspiration and make and take fun!

19th May

10am - 1pm
Summer Mini Spectacular
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 cards
(or free with a £20 order)

2 - 5 pm
Technique Class
In this class we will be making 4 card showcasing an array of techniques using a variety of Stampin' Up! products
(or free with a £30 order)

Come along to both sessions for £15
*bring a packed lunch and have a fun filled crafty day*
(free with a £50 order)

23rd June

10am - 1pm
Just For Men
Come along and have a fun filled morning making 5 cards for men
(or free with a £20 order)

Advance booking and payment (cheque or Paypal) is required
Please contact me on

All supplies, except glue, included in the price - please bring your own glue, both wet and dry, and anything else you cannot craft without.

If you would like to attend but the date / time are not suitable to you, please do let me know.  If I have enough interest I will add additional dates and times for all classes, but I need to know people are interested.

Alternatively I can bring the class to you!
Just gather a minimum of 5 people and we can hold the card class in the comfort of your own home.  The same pricing applies.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

SAB – Fresh Vintage

Hi, I hope everyone is having a good weekend. 

I have a few more Sale-a-bration creations to share today.  I know with so many of us having attended Cate’s baggie book event, you will probably have seen these cards numerous times over if you hop across a lot of SU Demo blogs!  So, you’ll probably be pleased to know that after this post I shall be showcasing cards from my last class based around the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Builder Punch, plus some other lovelies……….

So on with the show:

The first card uses the flower image to create a gorgeous background on Pool Party card.  The base is Crumb Cake and I used the Ribbon Border Punch to create a little scalloped edging at the top and bottom where the Pool Party meets the Crumb Cake (quite hard to see in the picture though).  The butterflies have been punched from some Everyday Enchantment DSP with the Butterfly Punch, then a bit of Linen Thread tied round and a Basic Pearl added.

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The second card has a Basic Gray base and the circle image from the set has been stamped in Versamark down the left edge three times.  Some Whisper White has been mounted on Pear Pizzazz card, then the floral image stamped on top.  The Fancy Flower punch was used for the two flower layers in Pink Pirouette.  The top flower has been scrunched, then an Antique Brad put through them both.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, made into a banner and Basic Pearls added to each end.

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The next card has a base of Pumpkin Pie onto which the wavy design stamp in the set has been added for a background.  Onto this is a panel of Whisper White which like the first card is edged top and bottom with the Ribbon Border Punch.  The floral image has been inked using markers to get the different colours, then stamped in two corners.  The butterfly is cut using the Big Shot and Beautiful Butterflies Die, then it has been stamped with the floral image and Versamark ink.  This is then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. 

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The final card is probably my favourite out of every card we made.  I’m not usually a fan of Whisper White card bases, but it works so well with this card.  It is teamed with Soft Suede for a centre panel with another strip of Everyday Enchantment DSP.  The bottom section of the card has been embossed using the Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The stamp image has been inked with Poppy Parade ink, then trimmed square and mounted onto a Scallop Square of Soft Suede.  Finally Hello was stamped in Soft Suede ink.  Simply gorgeous!

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So if you have been inspired and really would love to get your hands on one (or all!) of the Sale-a-bration sets, then get in contact.  I can certainly help you with information on any items you might be interested in, or if you are new to Stampin’ Up! products then why don’t you come along to one of my classes and get your hands on the products – try before you buy so to speak!

See details about upcoming classes HERE

Have a fabulous evening xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

SAB – Outlined Occasions

Hi everyone,

Apologies for the long absence……..  I had a big workshop at the weekend to prep for, plus trying to get samples made for an all day event that’s coming up in March.  Put the 24th March in your diaries for a fun fill crafty day!!!!  More details will follow shortly :o)

So today I wanted to share with you some more cards that Cate had us making at our baggie book day back in January.  These cards all use the Outlined Occasions stamp set that you can only get during Sale-a-bration when you spend £45 on items from the main or mini catalogues.

I really liked making these cards as they are all so totally different.  The first one is a mini card that's just so simple, yet effective.  The Thanks image was stamped onto Very Vanilla card using the markers to ink it in the different colours.  The base is Marina Mist, with a little edge of Daffodil Delight punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.  I think this is my favourite punch of the moment!!!

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The second card uses some of the delightful Everyday Enchantment DSP which is another offering during Sale-a-bration.  The base is Poppy Parade and there is a strip of the very touchable Velvet Designer Ribbon which features in the Mini Catalogue on page 11 (you can get some of this in my Spice Cake Product Share – click HERE)  The Thanks image has been stamped onto Baja Breeze and punched with the Extra Large Oval punch, which fits right inside the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder which has been embossed onto Lucky Limeade card.  Stampin’ Up! is all about co-ordination and making life easy!!!!

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The next card uses the Celebrate stamp in this set.  It has been stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black card, then sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heated.  This really pops off the page!  The Basic Black has been run through the Big Shot with the Scallop Square Die, then the card has been moved up and run through again to get a Scallop Oblong shape.  Now you may be thinking “Stampin’ Up! don’t have a star punch in the catalogue” and you’d be right!  The stars on this card have been made using the 5-Petal Flower Punch, then you just snip from the point of each petal to the base where they all join and you get this fab star……………

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The last card is my favourite – and if my other half hadn’t seen it then it would have been perfect for next Tuesday!  Remember – it’s Valentines Day just around the corner!!!  If you want some crafting goodies as a gift, then check out the Gift tab on my website HERE – subtly send a link to your other half and get him to order you a gift voucher so you can pick all of the items you’d love, and take advantage of SAB as well!

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So this card has a Basic Gray base, with a strip of Basic Black DSP running down the spine.  The glittery strip is done by putting a strip of Red Sticky along the card and then dunking it in Dazzling Diamonds.  The glitter sticks really well so you won’t find it dropping off all over the place :o)  The Love image was inked in Basic Gray which is waterproof.  This allowed for the use of Blender Pens.  Using a Melon Mambo marker pen I brushed some colour onto the lower part of the image.  Using the blender pen I then went about dragging the colour up the wording to give a multi-tone effect.  The hearts were all punched out and stuck on in rows – which was probably the hardest bit – getting them lined up.

I hope these cards have given you some inspiration.  Thanks again to Cate for arranging the baggie book day – check out her blog HERE


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sprinkled Expressions

The cards I’m sharing with you today are made using the very cute SAB Stamp Set called Sprinkled Expressions.

Both cards showcase the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Powders.  The Melon Mambo based card has a Scallop Circle of DSP cut with a die and the trusty Big Shot.  A smaller Scallop Circle is mounted on top and this has been Embossed.  The heart image was stamped in Versamark, then sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and using a heat gun the powder is melted.  Once the powder takes on a glassy appearance stop heating and let cool for a few seconds.  The sentiment has been added in the same way.

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The second card has been embossed in the same way, but gives a different effect.  The embossing of the star image has been done on Whisper White card, then once dry Daffodil Delight ink has been sponged all over.  It doesn’t take to the embossed area, so the white embossing then really pops off the card.  This was punched out, layered up with a circle of DSP and a Scallop Square with the sentiment added.

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So, are you falling for any of the gorgeous SAB stamp sets yet?  Have you got an order you’d like to place for £45 so you can grab a SAB item?  They are limited and won’t be available after 31st March 2012, so if you want more than one, order now!

Contact me on 07786266722, or email an order to craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

If you’d like to see the Stampin’ Up! products in all of their glory, then you can book a party, or come along to my next card class.  Check the tabs at the top of the page for all of the information.

Thanks xxx