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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.

Monday, 28 October 2013

SALE - One Week Only!!!!


25% Off 25 Stamp Sets

 


We’re celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (25 October to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course! 

Dates:  22-28 October 2013 

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets

See what's available HERE

Order online and use Hostess Code B4WYD4QZ when you check out to be in with a chance of winning some hostess freebies!

Or contact me if you'd like me to place your order.

07786266722
01256335270


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Upcoming Crafty Bug Classes

CLASS REWARDS



I am doing a reward scheme whereby you get a reward card and for every class you attend you will get a stamp on the card.  
After five classes your card will be full and you then get a class for free

Held in my home in Chineham, Basingstoke
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday Card Classes
10am – 1pm
£7.50 or FREE with a £25 order
(max 12 spaces)
 
16th November - Christmas Class
7th December – Big Shot Extravaganza

 
Christmas Stamp-a-stack Dates
2 – 5pm
£15.00 or FREE with a £50 order
(max 8 spaces)

16th November - Christmas Special
7th December - Christmas Special


Friday Card Classes
10am – Noon
(max 8 spaces)

Monthly Technique Class
Learn 2 new techniques - includes instructions sheet plus making 2 cards £7.50
3rd Friday of each month
15th November

Quick Cards and a Cuppa Class
Make 4 quick and simple, yet stylish cards for a range of occasions £5.00
2nd and 4th Friday of each month
25th October / 8th November / 13th December

Stamp-a-stack
Make 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) £10
1st Friday of each month
1st November / 6th December

Contact me to book
Julie Halls - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270
http://www.the-crafty-bug.stampinup.net
 

Information

Refreshments and 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.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

SINGLE MARKERS

NEW COLOUR MARKERS



In the 2013–2014 annual catalogue, we offer the Stampin’ Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. 

Now, we’ve sweetened the deal. 

For a limited time, from 2 September 2013 until 3 January 2014, you can buy some of the colours in the New Colour Kit individually! 

Go on, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot. 

 ITEM  PRICE  DESCRIPTION
 130034  31,95€/£23.95  Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Colour Kit
 Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo,
 
Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  3,95€/£2.95  Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
 131901  3,95€/£2.95  Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
 131900  3,95€/£2.95  Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker


Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Best of Christmas Stamp Set

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets 


 
As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. 

Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!



Best of Christmas - Clear Mount Only - 134384 - £13.95

 Merry Christmas coordinates with Christmas Ornament Punch #132152

Images fit Block B, C and D

View the official flyer HERE

Contact me to order

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk



Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until 31 March 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

SEPTEMBER OFFER - 15% Discount on Butterfly Bundle






See the flyer HERE

Dates: 29 August-30 September, 2013 

Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Bundle Item Page in Catalogue Description Catalogue Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
135311 90
183
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
37,20€/£28.20 31,62 €/£23.97 5,58 €/£4.23
135312 90
183
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
42,20 €/£31.20 35,87 €/£26.52 6,33 €/£4.68






Contact me to place your order!

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Best of Shelli Stamp Set

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets
 
As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. 
Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!



Best of Shelli - Clear Mount Only - 133488 - £13.95
 Never before seen floral image (bottom right) - co-ordinates with3/4" Circle Punch
Images fit Blocks B, C & D

View the official flyer HERE

Contact me to order
Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until 31 March 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

Monday, 5 August 2013

August Offer - FREE Designer Paper Pack

BUY 3 GET 1 FREE - Designer Series Paper Promotion



See the flyer HERE

Offer Dates: 1-31 August, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don’t qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stack
    • Speciality Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalogue pages 151, 153, and 154.  



Contact me to place your order!

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

NEW - Class Rewards

CLASS REWARDS


I have lots of lovely ladies that come to my classes on a regualr basis and I wanted to offer them a little reward............... but this reward is something that anyone new to my classes can also get!

I am doing a reward scheme whereby you get a reward card and for every class you attend you will get a stamp on the card.  After five classes your card will be full and you then get a class for free.

Check out my upcoming classes and book yourself on so you can start getting rewards too!

Full class details can be found HERE

Contact me to book
 
Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Best of Butterflies Stamp Set

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets 


 
As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. 

Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!


Best of Butterflies - Clear Mount Only - 133345 - £13.95

 Never before seen butterfly image (top right) - co-ordinates with Elegant Butterfly Punch

Images fit Blocks B, C & D

View the official flyer HERE 

Contact me to order
Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until 31 March 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

Grab Your Greetings Promotion


Grab Your Greetings Promotion



We have three greetings stamp sets on sale for 25% off through to 31 July! 

Our stamp sets don’t go on sale very often, so make sure to take advantage of this offer. You’ll be all set with greetings for every holiday and occasion. 
So go grab your greetings!  


Here’s what you can get:

Sale Price
Catalogue Price
Description
Item
21,71 €/£15.71
28,95 €/£20.95
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
132070
17,21 €/£12.71
22,95 €/£16.95
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
126707
17,96 €/£13.46
23,95 €/£17.95
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
132085
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set
126457
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Tendres basiques Clear-Mount Stamp Set
128225
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Kleiner Wort-Schatz Clear-Mount Stamp Set
128315
26,21 €/£19.46
34,95 €/£25.95
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
128706
20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set
122497
20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Quelques lignes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
125682
20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Perfekte Clear-Mount Stamp Set
125307


Contact me to place your order!

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk
















































Tuesday, 2 July 2013

NEW CATALOGUE BLOG HOP

Good morning one and all..........

The day has finally arrived that the NEW 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Catalogue is released!!!!!

A group of us have arranged a blog hop so you can get a great taste of what's new from SU this time around.  

You've probably arrived here from Queen Pip who always has something fabulous going on, and today will be no exception!

I have a couple of cards to share with you that I made in preparation for my open house event this past weekend.

This first one uses the Mosaic Madness stamp set and co-ordinating punch (which can be bought as a bundle for 15% discount!), plus the Quatrefancy Speciality DSP.



I've picked colours from the DSP which includes the very lush Strawberry Slush (one of the new In Colours for 2013-2015).  It makes my feel hungry whenever I use it!

The second card is my favourite..............  the new Washi Tape that Stampin' Up has included in this new catalogue is just lovely.  It really can be used to make a card in a matter of minutes!

 
The stamped images come from a new set called Happy Day, which contains lots of lovely word images plus the swirl I have used on this card and also a doily type image.

I think the hardest part of this card was using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up as it was at at angle.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of the new catalogue, then email or call me and I can either drop one off or pop it in the post.  Also, if you simply have to get your hands on some of the new products right away, then contact me to order as I shall be placing orders frequently over the coming days and weeks.

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Right, that's all for me for the moment.

Please hop on over to Lauren's blog to see what lovely Stampin Up creations she has to share with you today.


Sunday, 30 June 2013

Join my Stampers 10 Club - starts July 2013

STAMPERS 10 CLUB
(NOTE - This post will remain at the top of the page until 30th June.  Please scroll down for new posts)


 
Do you have an ever growing wish list of Stampin' Up! products?
Would you like to start ticking things off the list a bit at a time?
Would you like to receive the Hostess Benefits without having to have a Stampin' Up! Party in your home?
Then my Stampers 10 Club is for you!
Here's how it works:
  • I need ten people to join in this Stampers 10 Club.
  • Each member will commit to spending £15 per month for ten months. (If you live locally to me then there will be no postage fee, you can either collect, or I can deliver - please check with me).
  • During the ten months, each of you will take a turn at being the 'virtual hostess' (each member’s month will be randomly selected).  When it's your turn to be hostess you get to choose at least £25 of goodies from whichever catalogues are current - you can also collect additional orders from friends and family to increase your hostess benefit value.
  • You will receive a FREE copy of the NEW 2013/2014 catalogue which starts 2nd July 2013, plus any seasonal catalogues that come out whilst you are a member of the club.
  • I will email you on the 1st of the month to remind you to make your choices and I will place the orders on the 10th of the month.
Extras

  • Every month each member will receive a project pack with their order.  Inside will be everything needed to make a beautiful card or 3D project, including instructions.
  • During the 6 months the club runs you will also receive various mini packs of Stampin’ Up! Products to sample – card stock / ribbon / brads / buttons etc…….


The next club will be starting in July. 
If you'd like to know more, or would like to join the club


Julie Halls
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
07786266722 / 01256 335270



Sunday, 23 June 2013

Quick Cards Class

Hi there,

I'm back with some cards we made at one of my new Friday classes - Quick Cards and a Cuppa - pretty self explanatory really!

Lots of these cards use colours that are retiring, but would be easy to recreate in so many other colour combinations too.

This first card is made using the Clockworks stamp set, which is one I didn't really like when I first saw it, but now LOVE!
Sorry for the dark photos - was a little late in the day when I took these.  The colours are More Mustard (retiring), with Sahara Sand, Early Espresso and Pool Party.   


The centre of the watch was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and punched out so we could pop it up.
 

I love banner cards and used a combination of Lucky Limeade (not so lucky as it's retiring!), Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand.
The DSP along the bottom of the card was prettied up using one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits with the Big Shot.
 

Who doesn't love butterflies on cards..........  We used the Spritzer Tool (another retiree) for the background, and also Comfort Cafe DSP for the sideways banners.  
 

 

This last card is my favourite of the set.  I am so sad to see this Beautiful Birthday stamp going.  Thankfully the Secret Garden set is staying, along with the co-ordinating Framelit Dies.........  The banner strip on this card has been embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
 

My recent love of Red Riding Hood has been used for the base card and the stamped flowers.  We stamped the flower twice and cut out the centre section to pop it up.
 

I am really enjoying running my new Friday classes and have been getting good feedback thus far.  Why not check out my classes page and see what's coming up?
 

Julie Halls
07786266722
01256335270
craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Big Shot Galore!

I'm back with the final three cards from March's class.  

Better late than never I say!

These cards all utilised the Big Shot in one way or another.

The first one is a colour combo of So Saffron and Pool Party which was taken from the Tea for Two DSP.  I love the Honeycomb Embossing Folder :o)

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I used my Colour Coach for the colour combo of this second card - Perfect Plum, Lucky Limeade and Red Riding Hood. 

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I have only just discovered a love for Red Riding Hood and now it's leaving us - so sad.

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We used one of the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders on this card as well as the Secret Garden stamps and co-ordinating framelit dies.

The last card is a gorgeous colour combo of Rose Red and Baja Breeze with some Floral District DSP thrown in for good measure.  

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The top portion is embossed with the Fancy Fan folder and Daydream Medaillions and co-ordinating Floral Frames have been used with the Big Shot as well.

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I'm trying to get all of my class cards from earlier in the year posted before the end of June when lots of the products I've used won't be available any more.  Still quite a few to go so watch this space!

Julie Halls

07786266722

01256335270

craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com

http://the-crafty-bug.stampinup.net

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Florals……….

Good Afternoon,

I have a couple of cards to share with you today from a class I ran in March.  Needless to say, I am a little behind with my blogging!

The first is a bright, simply layout. 

 IMG_1876 

I love all of the designer papers, but so often never get round to using them, so in this class I tried to fit quite a few in. 

The single stamp, Beautiful Birthday, is one of my favourites and I will be sad to see it go at the end of this month.

The next card has a softer feel to it.  The stamp set is Field Flowers which is just gorgeous.  The flower heads have been cut out and popped up with Dimensionals.

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The DSP used for the background layer is Twitterpated.

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It's now less than two weeks until the NEW 2013/2014 catalogue is released, which means it's also less than two weeks until the retiring items will be gone!!!!!

Contact me to reserve your copy of the new catalogue, and to place your retiring items order.

Julie Halls

07786266722

01256335270

craftybugjules@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com

http://the-crafty-bug.stampinup.net