Wednesday, 30 June 2010

On a Pedestal

Last night was my Tuesday night class, we have had a break for a couple of weeks due to Monaco and Robins birthday so it was nice to have the girls back round again!
They had asked to use the On a Pedestal set so I turned to the very lovely and talented Jenny Moors for one of the projects, this gorgeous little card in a box. You can purchase the online instructions HERE
The colour combo was KRaft, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose and it also uses the Cupcake wheel. Inside the box opens up to look like this!

The girls were very worried when they arrived as I had asked them to bring their scorers, but we worked through the scoring together and they did a fab job and no need for an emergency card!!

We also made a matching card to accompany the gift box. I love the little cherry stamp, it looks to effective when making backgrounds with it.

We also decorated inside the card too.

Here was the conservatory last night, a bit tidier than usual!!

If you are in the Leeds/Bradford area and would like to come to a class please get in touch with me at the e mail address at the top of this blog. I run Tuesday nights fortnightly (usually full up but occasional spaces) and Saturdays monthly. I also try and run a Thursday morning class doing the same project as the Tuesday but I need more people for this class. If you are at home during day and would like to come on Thursdays please get in touch.

Thats all for now folks. See you tomorrow
Jules x

A Special Anniversary Offer!!

Good morning to you
Sorry I didnt post yesterday, I have been running around trying to get ready for my trip to Monaco tomorrow!!!!!!
Anyway I have some exciting info for you today. Today I have been a Stampin Up Demonstratori for 2 WHOLE YEARS!!!! Its been the best 2 years ever and I have loved it so much so I have a special offer for you
For the rest of the month of June for every £30 you spend (before postage and packing) you can claim a FREE INKPAD (worth £4.25). You can therefore spend £60 and get 2 inkpads etc.....
To my lovely club ladies, dont worry you will still qualify for this and I will honour this offer on your next club order!!!!!!
If you would like to place an order please use the button at the top left of my blog!!!!
Right I must dash now!!!

Speak soon

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Back to the cupcakes

Hello hello, how are you???
Todays its my Niece Amanda's birthday (she is a grown up Niece, so no kiddie cards). I realised last night that I havent made anything with cupcakes on for a while! I realy do still love them!!
Here is the card I made for Amanda which is inspired by a card that my lovely friend down south Jo made for me for my birthday last year!
The papers are from the Sweet Pea Paper Pad and are left over from the project my card class will be making tonight, come back tomorrow for that!! The stamp is of course from Crzy for Cupcakes which I have stamped in Chocolate Chip and then coloured in with the ink pads and blender pens.

Amanda's names has been stamped with the Just Perfect alphabet stamp set in Close to Cocoa. The co-ordinating pink card is Regal Rose as is the ribbon.

I used the 2 way glue pen to add some glitter to the cupcakes which I have tried to show you in this photo!
Looking forward to seeing my card class ladies tonight!!
See you tomorrow
Jules xx

Monday, 28 June 2010

Make and Take

PHEW, got my laptop problems sorted out thankfully!!! Bit of a panic there!!!!!
On Friday night I did a workshop for a lovely bunch of ladies and we had a great night. The hostess was lucky enough to get lots of freebies due to current promotion running for June and July. If you would like a workshop in July in the West Yorkshire area please contact me asap.
This card is the make and take we made on Friday. I wanted to use the new colours that came out in May so came up with this. Becki had also asked me to demonstrate the Stampin Around Wheels so we used one to create the background.
The card base is Rich Razzleberry and has been decorated with the It's Beautiful wheel also in Rich Razzleberry. The stamp set is Bird on a Branch with the Oval All for the sentiment

There were 2 brand new crafters at the workshop and they made a fantastic card each, well done to you!!!
I would like to thank my lovely friend Vicky for joining me again at my workshop, she is my lovely travel companion, helper and Sat Nav all rolled in to one!!!!!!!!
Right I must dash, the boys are on a training day today!
Jules xx

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Missing in action!

Hi there

Sorry for not posting!

I have a problem with my laptop!

We had our dance exams yesterday and all seemed to go well! My boy, Evan was amazing! He honestly blew me away!

Here he is just before we went to the exam! He is as cool as a cucumber!!!! No nerves at all! Watch out Anton!!

Hopefully will be back really soon!

Jules x

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Friday, 25 June 2010

All a Flutter

Hello there
Quick post from me today. I have Lucas here and he has been quite hard work today!!!!!
I am doing a workshop tonight for a lovely regular bunch of ladies and yesterday whilst prepping my class I re-jigged all the cards on my display boards.
I have started just making card fronts now as I find it easier for packing my boards up and also it uses less card!
The hostess tonight has asked me to demo the wheels so I have made this simple card to show the Very Vintage wheel. The colour combo is Soft Suede, Old Olive and Regal Rose. The image is the single stamp, All A Flutter, great value at £4.99 and perfect if you are just starting out in stamping! The ribbon is of course the Soft Suede polk Dot grosgrain!

Sorry its such a short post, will be back tomorrow
Jules x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

A whirlwind post of my trip to Monaco!

Good morning

Well at last here is my little report from Monaco! I have decided to cram everything into one HUGE post for you, so grab a drink and have a sit down!! Its taken me nearly an hour to upload these photos!!!!

OK so this is the first photo I took on arrival on the Wednesday, this is the view from my room, it over looks the front od the hotel and the drive way. On an evening one of the Concierge used to light the lamps and it looked so beautiful.

I forgot to take my camera to the meal on the first night so I have pinched this photo from the lovely Michelle (hope you dont mind!) I am sat with Axel (the German manager) and Jeannette a German demonstrator. It was nice to be able to practise a bit of German although I am very rusty und ich bin nicht so gut!!!!!!

Later on in the evening I had the most horrible headache and Shelli overheard me telling Paula. Imagine my embarrasment when Sterling (Shelli's husband) kindly offered to give me a head massage!!!!!! I was mortified but very grateful at his kind gesture. Anyway I had this lovely massage from Sterling but I still felt bad (nicht so gut) so I went to bed at about 10pm. I never a party early but I just wanted to be right for the next day!!

The next day we travelled on a little coach to Gras and the perfume factory, this is the lovely Jenny and the lovely Moira (from France)

Me and Monica, gosh we laughed so much on this trip!!! This was the only time in the whole 4 days that I wore my little jacket!

When we got to the factory we were ushered up to the "school room" and we walked into this beautiful light and airy room, at this moment I knew we were in for a great day!

Everyone was so excited that we were going to have a perfume lesson!!!

This was our little desk, all laid out so beautifully.

We had a wonderful lesson in perfumery and although the perfume didnt quite turn out to be the next Chanel no 5, I had a fabulous time.

We then travelled on to Eze Village, a wonderful quaint medieval town on a hill. The views were spectacular and we climbed to the top and our restaurant was out of this world!!!! The views were just amazing, I felt like I was in a dream!!!I texted Robin a picture like the one below saying Wish You Were Here, his reply was "It's just like Pudsey!!!!" Ha ha

I love this photo of all the UK girls and Paula, our manager. From left to right we have Me, Dawn, Jenny, Michelle, Amanda, Paula, Monica and Natalie.

There was a lot of fish on the menu on this trip and although I am not a big fan I couldt fail to appreciate the presentation of all our meals, just superb!

So after our meal we wandered around Eze village doing a bit of shopping etc and then got the coach back to the hotel. That evening we went to the Cafe De Paris for a little snack before our PJ party night. We had to get ready in our pyjamas for 9pm and we were greeted by this in the room.

We got a stamp set, ink pads, rub ons, stiched felt, loads of stuff and 3 projects to make. I did make 2 of the projects but I really enjoyed chatting, swapping and eating the lovely "yummies" as Shelli called them.
Amanda very kindly invited us back to her room but before I went I nipped into my room and guess what!! SANTA HAD BEEN!!!!! Woo hooo, there was this gorgeous bag that greeted me on the bed! Oh my word, I love this bag.

Inside was this fantastic beach towel which I will use with pride on my hols to France in a few weeks!!!! It matched the Pink Flamingo papers in the catalogue!

Also we got these fabulous flip flops too!!!

And finally this wonderful cardigan, it is truly gorgeous, the photo does not do it justice, it also fits me perfectly and its 3/4 sleeved so its fab. With me being short I do struggle with arm lengths on clothes as they are too long usually, so this is perfect!

So we went back to Amandas for some fizz (I only had 1 glass but still managed to embarrass myself!!!), here we all are on the bed!

The next day we were "At Leisure" so we could do what we wanted. A group were going to Italy but the train left quite early so I had a leisurely day with Natalie. We had a lovely day wandering around Monaco in the blazing heat and saw some wonderful sights!

We bumped into Shelli and Sterling near the Cathedral so we walked for a bit with them and I took this photo of them outside the Cathedral.

We did have a laugh that day and almost got stuck on one of those little tourist trains that drive around the roads. We thought it took us back to the Casino but then realised it did a round trip so we had to dive of the train when it was stationery for a few minutes!!!
We had a lovely couple of chilled hours around the pool with the German, French and UK demonstrators until it was time to get ready for our Final Night meal. We were told to meet in reception for 7.20 and would be taken to the venue!!!! We were escorted over the road to the Hote De Paris, OMG what a hotel that was, like something from a film!!!! We went up to the 8th floor, fabric lined walls and the strong smell of fresh lillies hit us as we got out of the lift! It was stunning and we had pre-dinner fruit cocktails overlooking the marina!!

We dined in what used to be the private dining room of Sir Winston Churchill which you can see behind Shelli and I, we were truly treated that night and every minute of the trip!

When we got back that night there was another gift for us, this gorgeous patent black bag, oh my it is divine!!

I will leave you with one of my favourite parts of the hotel. NEar the restaurant there was library area but one of the panels had flase books in it a bit like in the Scooby Doo programs. If you look at this photo you can see a handle and it is actually a door to the toilets!!! My boys think this is really cool!!!!

Inside the Scooby Doo toilets!

Even the towels to dry your hands on were perfectly presented!!!

I hope you have enjoyed todays post, it has been really lovely to reminise over last weeks trip. I do feel truly honoured to have been on the first ever European Incentive trip and I than all my customers and my downline for playing such a large part in getting me on the trip - you are so valued by me!!!!
Right better get some work done now and get my head out of the clouds!!
Jules x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Robins card from me!

Had a lovely day yesterday, had booked Robin the day off work and asked him what he wanted to do. He just wanted to go and look around at new cars, as he is due to get a company car very soon. I also saw a car that I fell in love with so I am hoping that I might get a new one too!!!!
Here is the card I made for Robin
It is using the cricket stamp I used for Ross's card the other week and the colour combo is Old Olive and Real Red. I have used the Old Olive designer papers. I do find these really useful, particularly for men's cards.

Of course I used the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet again (I must be up to 50 cards with this now) and also the Schoolbook numbers. The fabulous star punch from Stampin Up, a must for all male cards.

We had a lovely meal last night, I booked a table at a local restaurant for us and Robins Mum and my Mum and Dad, my treat!! I decorated it and got a cake too, will show piccies tomorrow!! Today we are having a BBQ for the England match/Robins birthday.
If you would lie any info on Stampin Up products or to purchase any then please do get in touch with me!
Jules x

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Happy 40th Birthday Robin!

Good morning to you!!!
Today my lovely Husband is 40 years old!! I cannot believe it!!!!! When we met he was 21!!!!!
Here is the card I have made for him for him from the boys. I love Soft Suede at the moment and I have teamed it with Bashful Blue and Old Olive.
The stamp set is of course All in the Family and I have also used the Schoolbook Serif (again!)

I also decorated inside the card with the hearts from I (Heart) Hearts.

He really liked his card!

We are off out for the day now aas I booked the day off for him without telling him.

Back tomorrow with the card from me!

Jules x

Sunday, 20 June 2010

The Trip of a Lifetime!

Hello there!!

I am back from the most fantastic trip to Monaco!!!! What can I say about Stampin Up? They are just the best, and have treated us like royalty for 4 days!!!

Here are a selection of my favourite photos. I will do full details of the trip tomorrow. Feeling really tired today and trying to catch up with things!!!

Here we go

Monica and I getting excited at the airport!!

The view from my hotel room

All the UK demonstrators who made the trip alon with Paula our UK manager. This photo was on Thursday at the Perfume factory

The lovely lovely Shelli and Sterling, they are just the nicest and kindest people ever!

The view from the restaurant where we had our lunch on Thursday


PJ Party and then me and Natalie on Friday outside the Cathedral

Me and Monica on the last night!

The view from the restaurant on the last night!

Please check back tomorrow for a full report!!!
Jules xx