Monday, 29 December 2008

I'm so excited and

I just cant hide it! So I should warn you this is going to be a long post ... but I hope that as you read it you will be as excited as I am ...

Well we have just finished our last Christmas meal and our last Christmas guest has just left. I hope you all had as wonderful time as we did.

Now the celebrations are over can’t wait any longer! I am very excited about this but I promised myself I would wait until after Christmas to share three fun new things with you for the New Year.

Create Your Dreams

I am really excited about being able to offer you this, my first on line course. There are lots of reasons that I am excited about this but mostly because of the difference it could make to you when you want to make your dreams a reality, make positive changes in your life and achieve your goals.

Like many people, last Christmas I found myself thinking about what I wanted to change during the next year and what I wanted to achieve. Like many people this is something I had done for many years and when I looked back over the lists from the previous year’s many of the things would be the same. Each year I was making resolutions and then not sticking to them.

So as I thought things through last year I decided I was going to do things differently. In my non craft life I am a life and business performance coach so I decided to apply some of the techniques I help other used with great success to myself. I combined them with my love of crafting. The results – well they have been many and positive and I have had a great time achieving them during what has been a year of massive change for me.

As many of us are thinking about the new year at the moment, this is the ideal time of year to start this course, but you could chose to start it whenever you want.

So what does this course offer you? During the course you will learn a process which will position you to succeed in reaching your goals, in creating your dreams.

For the first month you will receive weekly prompts which will help you

  • clarify your dreams and exactly what it is you would like to achieve

  • work out how you would like to do this and what experiences you would like along the way

  • create a system which will support you in making these dreams come true. This system can be stand alone or can be adapted to work with any diary or planning system that you use (either paper based or electronic)

For the next year you will achieve a monthly prompt to help you along your journey. Each prompt will contain a fun project which will help you towards your goal and will help you see how far you have already come.

Additionally, you will have access to a special blog on which you will find regular motivational quotes, additional support and inspiration and on which we can share our journeys.

At the end of the year not only will you have achieved the things you set out to achieve but you will have learnt a process for creating the reality of your dreams
This course is available to everyone and will cost you just £10.00 so if you would like to sign up to achieve your dreams just email me at If you have any questions please feel free to ask them

Card Making Classes in Dunstable

Starting on Saturday 31 January I am going to be running monthly card making classes at Priory House in Dunstable. The first class is going to focus on Love and Valentines cards – be sure to check back on the blog to see the cards and treats we are going to be making. If you are in the area, and would like to come, please contact me as soon as possible to book your place.


For more than ten years, the Sale-A-Bration promotion has been one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. That’s why I am very excited that we are having our first Sale-A-Bration in January. With rewards for customers, hostesses, new recruits, Sale-A-Bration gives everyone a reason to celebrate!

So how does it work? During our Sale-A-Bration you have the chance to receive one or more of four special stamp sets FREE – yes you read that right - free. These stamp sets will only ever be available during the Sale-A-Bration period which runs from 1 January to 28 February 2009.

As a customer you will earn one free set of these exclusive stamp sets for each £45 that you spend (before post and packing), so if you spend £90 you will earn two sets etc etc.

If you chose to host a Stampin’ Up! Party during Sale-A-Bration there are even more reasons to celebrate. If you host a party you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration set for each £300 of sales at your party.

If you have been considering becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator there are extra benefits for you too – you will be able to select an additional set of Stamps from the main catalogue free.

And that is not all – I will match that offer from Stampin’ Up! and you can have another free set from me – all in addition to the £240 worth of goodies you get for £135 when you purchase your starter kit. Don’t worry if you don’t want to host parties you can sign up just to enjoy the demonstrator discount – there is room in my team for everyone. Contact me today if you would like to take part in this offer or find out more about becoming a demonstrator.

To see details of the lovely Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets click on the picture below

So are you excited now to? Thank you for reading this far

Happy Crafting


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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Seasons Greetings

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Sorry I am not here at the moment, please leave your message after the post!

Hello! Remember me – I am so sorry I have been such a bad blogger.

With just over a week to Christmas things have been somewhat hectic round here – I hope you are all getting time to enjoy the build up, everywhere I look there are lovely sparkly lights and everything is so pretty.

I have been busy in my craft space getting ready for the Dunstable Christmas Extravaganza this Saturday (20 December). As part of the town’s Christmas preparations they are having a number of events during the day and evening all designed to be a lot of fun and to help people get ready for Christmas. I will be in Priory House (where Tourist Information is) between 10 am and 4pm. If you come and see me you will have the chance to make some cards, get a few stocking fillers, win prizes and much more! If you are in the area it would be wonderful to meet you.

I am also going to be running a monthly class at Priory House starting on 31 January 2009. I will post more details soon, but in the mean time put the date in your diary!

I will also post some photos as soon as I have had a chance to take them.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting


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Monday, 8 December 2008

Never a dull moment!

Goodness don’t things get busy at this time of year! Yesterday we went for a family lunch, which ended up taking the whole day! It was lovely to see everyone and it was a good thing we all had lots to talk about. We had pre-booked in a nice looking pub, sent our food order in weeks ago, but despite that had to wait well over an hour for our starters. There was then another wait of at least an hour for our main courses which when they arrived were cold, looked terrible and some of them were not what we ordered. At that point we gave up! Having had a wonderful demonstration of poor customer service we left and went to an all you can eat Chinese Buffet in the nearest town. So the lunch that started at 1 did not finish until about 7pm!

On a craftier note I have been very busy making my Christmas Cards and hope to get them in the post this week. I have made well over 100 now and have still not finished, its hard to believe that I have pruned my list this year. I will share the cards we are sending in batches between now and Christmas so for today here are a few using the Season of Joy stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

As well as making some Christmas Gifts (which I cant share here!) I have also been making some things for the Dunstable Christmas Extravaganza. I have been asked to do a card making stand as part of the town’s festivities which I am really excited about. The Extravaganza is on 2o December and I will be based in Priory House, the local Heritage Centre. As well as card making I aim to have a number of gifts and stocking fillers people can buy. Aside from this there is lots else going on including Father Christmas so if you are in the area it would be lovely to meet you so please pop in and say hello.

One of the things I have made for the Extravaganza is some bookmarks. These use my favourite ribbons and some of the adorable Hodge Podge Hardware from Stampin’ Up! The stamp set I have used is A Tree for All Seasons. If you would like directions on how to make them drop me an email. I am really pleased with how these have turned out and its going to be hard to part with them!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting


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