Alison Richmond - Stampin'Up Independent Demonstrator, North Wales.
01690 750222

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Get Well soon

Hello lovely blog followers.
Today I wanted to share with you as promised a card made using a fabulous technique shared at the Stampin Up Regional Training day in Telford. Lynne Fahey a fellow pinkie demonstrated this super easy but effective way of creating fabulous backgrounds for your stamped images and all you need are some Stampin up marker pens,  an acrylic block, a water spritzer and some whisper white cardstock.
I made this card for my Husband...on Tuesday he underwent an operation a very anxious time for us all...but I am pleased to say he should be home with us again tomorrow...cannot wait.

The background is very easy to do.....I picked four SU markers - Daffodil delight, Tangerine tango, Pumpkin pie and Real red and coloured an acrylic block  starting with the lightest colour at the top. When I had coloured the whole of the block I simply spritzed water over the entire block surface then stamped it onto the whisper white cardstock- keeping it presed down firmly until I could see the ink being absorbed into the card. Once dry you can stamp your image of choice onto it....I love this set "Just Believe" it has these wonderful silhouette stamps. I created mats from Real red and tangerine card, distressed the edges and added it to a card base created from Early espresso and the Woodgrain embossing folder. I also added some Natural trim,  a pewter slider and I couldn't resist adding a squirt of champagne mist and dazzling details to the flowers. The sentiment is beautiful and comes from set "Word Play"
If you would like to get your hands on any of the supplies used for this card please get in touch...and give this wonderful technique a try.
see you soon x

Monday, 13 May 2013

Stampin' Up! Regional Training Telford what could be better than spending the whole day with 300+ crafters...all sharing their love of Stampin'Up and their wonderful products.
On Saturay 11th May Stampin' Up held a Regional Training Event in Telford. It was a great oppurtunity to meet up with my lovely upline Michelle Last and fellow Pinkies, share new ideas and we even got to have a sneak peak at some fabulous new products coming our way with the launch of the new catalogue in July- very exciting!
It was a very busy, action packed day with some very inspirational presentations from fellow demonstrators. Pinkie team members Lynne Fahey and Sarah Poulton took center stage. Lynne gave a wonderful demonstration of a stamping technique using SU's clear easy and very effective. I have already given it a go and will post some photographs soon. Sarah gave a talk about using social media to enhance her business...and how she juggles being a mum with a baby daughter and her Stampin Up career ....I made lots of notes! 
Another fun part of the day is "Swapping" I made 65 swaps to share with other demonstrators and received some gorgeous swaps in return..It is a great way of collecting ideas. I made 2 different swaps, both Tags...what do you think?
 Hope you enjoy...I will be back soon with Photographs of some lovely swaps.
thank you for dropping by. x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A little Bit of This....and a Little Bit of That!

 SOME EXCITING NEWS- today we have a new product that is on SPECIAL OFFER from Stampin' Up!  for the month of May. The THIS AND THAT journal/smash book and accessories are available at a 15% discount if you buy as a bundle from me in May.This new range of products includes a journal, rotary stamp, 3 rolls of washi tape, 12 sheets of coordinating patterned paper and 4 sheets of stickers.They are perfect for storing all of your bits and bobs for scrapbooking, keeping track of your everyday, or storing memories of a holiday and they would also make wonderful gifts. These new and exciting new additions to this range will be available at full price in the new 2013/14 Catalogue in July...but why not place your order with me today at a 15% discount.
Have a lovely day x


Monday, 15 April 2013

A Fabulous new offer from Stampin' Up!

  Stampin' Up! have announced an AMAZING new offer for you this morning!

Offer date - 15th April - 30 May

JOIN my team and get an extra £25 worth of goodies in your Starter Kit! That's £155 worth of ANY Stampin' Up! products for only £99! PLUS you get a business pack worth £45 included free (this contains all your catalogues and stationery).

HOST a workshop (or individual order) that's over £250 and get an extra £25 worth of Hostess credits, that is a huge £65 worth of spends for a £250 party. Why don't you get some friends together and give me a call to book your party in.

Why dont you have a look through the catalogue (click on Image in sidebar) and decide how you can spend your extra pounds!
Contact me today with your order or for details on joining my team.
Have a good day

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bordering On Romance

Hello and good morning. It is very grey and wet here at the foot of Moel Siabod today.....come on spring...get a move on!
I can see very little in the way of Spring Colour from where I am sitting...Just as well I have created some of my own using Stampin' Up! 'Bordering On Romance' stamp set. This is a lovely outline set.....great if you enjoy colouring in.

It also has a decorative edge stamp that coordinates with 'Adorning Accents Edgelits'

I used the new In Colors and made a card base of Raspberry Ripple, I then used a mat of Very Vanilla and a sheet of DSP from 'Print Poetry' paper stack..a great way of getting your hands on 24 different designs and they are a perfect size for matting C6 cards...and great value at £6.25
I embossed the image onto watercolour paper and then coloured it in using my markers and my blender pen.  I then made the image pop with some Crystal Effects....added some Raspberry Ripple ribbon and a sentiment from our recent Sale a Bration promotion.(you can still get your hands on the little punch.. will be carrying over to the new catalogue).
Hope you liked my little bit of Spring.
Please get in touch if you would like to place an order for Stampin Up supplies.
Have a good day!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside.........

Hello and Good morning.
I was actually singing the title to this post as I was writing it....mmm I know a bit mad...but it does make you feel nostalgic and look forward to warmer weather and trips to the beach.
Creating the card I want to share with you today made me feel the same. I have used the stamp set "By the Seashore" from Stampin Up.
Stamped layers of Whisper White with Pool Party, Midnight Muse and So Saffron Inks. Made a Reef knot from some Twine and added some dimension to the star fish with some dazzling details. I love this fresh color combo and I think this card would be great for male or female

I really enjoyed putting this card together....I wanted it to feel like a beach hut and a holiday postcard...I had fun with the woodgrain embossing folder and distressed the cardstock with some light sanding and sponging. Sponged the sky and sea and added a bit of sparkle to the water and sand.

Similar layout to the previous card...but this time I had ago at heat embossing on our vellum....I wanted the colours of the sentiment to match the I inked first with Versamark and then lightly with Bravo Burgundy, stamped and then covered with clear embossing powder. I also love this collection of sentiments from Stampin' Up "Feel Goods"(available in Spring/Summer Mini).

and Finally....I have used this colour combo and layout before....It was a lovely quick card to put together...with a bit of distressing and again a touch of dazzling details sparkle.

All the items used in todays cards are available to purchase from please get in touch if you would like to place an order today.
Many thanks for dropping by....see you soon. x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

"Refreshing" News from Stampin' Up!

Today Stampin' Up! have announced that they will be refreshing the four colour famillies from 1st July when our new Annual catalogue is released.
Colour refresh 
 10 colours will be replaced there are some new colours but you will also see the return of some of our favourite colours from past In Colour collections. Check out the list below which includes all the new colours as well as the discontinued colours.
Colour efreshi
All the new colours will be available from 1st July.
As from today, colours that will be leaving us will only be available WHILST STOCKS LAST ! If you need to order your favourites then please get in touch.

Before I go........ if you did not get your hands on the petite curly label punch during sale-a-bration it is now available to purchase and will go into the new Annual catalogue.
Petite curly label punch
It is £11.50 and can be added to your order anytime from today!

Many thanks for dropping by