Thursday, 30 September 2010

IT's HERE!! New Catalogue time!!

Its been long awaited and I am so happy with it, the new catalogue is fab and there are so many lovely new things!! I am sooo excited to share it with you

I know you will want to look straight away so I will be back with projects later on!!

In the meantime if you would like to purchase one for £4.50 posted then please use the link on the top of my blog!!

Jules x


OMG It's here, the Last Chance list for 2010. Grab it while you can, there are some amazing bargains on there to be had, to view it CLICK HERE
Lots of items are reduced by up to 50% so dont delay. I am placing my first order today and orders most days after that.
These items are only available WHILE STOCKS LAST and lots of them have been REDUCED!!!
If there is also something you have been after that isnt on this list then please let me know. From 1st October the new catty prices will be slightly higher to take into account the current market and the forthcoming VAT increase. Grab them in September while they are cheaper!!!
I will be placing regular orders so dont delay!!!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hello Again!

So sorry there have been no new posts or projects for you to see. I have been really busy making samples from the new catalogue and planning classes and workshops. I will finally be able to show you some things on Friday!!!
On Friday night I attended some Stampin Up training in Manchester, 35 demos and the lovely Stampin Up staff got together and we had a great time. I was lucky to be asked to deliver some training which was quite nerve wracking but I did OK!!!
As usual we all swapped cards. This is my swap using the little stamp set Hello Again. I decided to use this set as I think its one of those sets that doesnt automatically jump out at you!!!
Colour combo is Old Olive, Richa Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie

I have filled my Stampers 10 club but I have now starter recruiting for a Stampers 6 hostess club, the same rules apply but the spend is £25 a month for 6 months. Please email me if you would like more information

Jules xx


Oh my word!!!

I have seen the new catlaogue that comes out on 1st October and I have to say it is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! If you would like a copy delivered to your door then please use the Paypal button below and I will ship one to you delivered for £4.50 once I have my stash at the end of September!!!

Its bigger and better than ever before!!!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Getting into Scrapbooking!

Phew - What a week!! Its been a hard week this week with one thing and another (I think its my punishment for having such a fab day on Sunday at the dancing comp!)
I did have a lovely evening though on Tuesday when I had 3 ladies round for Scrapbooking!!! I have got another class tomorrow and am really looking forward to it again!!
Here is the table! As part of the Scrapbooking classes the ladies got a 12x12 album included and each month they get a kit for a different theme - this month it was Christmas and I asked them to bring 4 photos!
Here is my double layout. I am a beginner scrapbooker myself and I am just getting really into it! Really enjoying it.

This is the second page. The colour combo is Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Choc Chip, Real Red and Old Olive. The background is stamped with Versamark using the Serene Snowflakes set.

Added some Real Red ribbon stapled on for a bit of texture!

This is the first page (dont know why I uploaded them this way) and I have used the Big Deal alphabet which is retiring next week!!! We also used Tree Trimmings to dangle the baubles from the pciture. Some of the ladies had them hanging from the letters which looked really fab!

Hope you like my layouts, they are very simple but I am getting there!!!!
Very excited as I am at some Stampin Up training tonight and I am delivering a 20 minute presentation!! (bit nervous about that!!)
See you soon
Jules x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Retiring Bargains!

Good morning!!

You will be pleased to know my camera issues are now sorted!! Yipppee!!!

There are some amazing bargains still to be had on the Last Chance List, only 7 days left!!!

Here are some gift cards I made last Christmas using a number of retiring products. Pink Passion card, snowflakes background is from the Best Wishes and More set - AMAZING VALUE at £11.48 - HALF PRICE!!!
Then we have the Tags for All set, so useful and some are not just for Christmas!! This is also HALF PRICE, and amazing £14.98!!!!

Orders are going in regularly if you would like something just let me know

The list can be found HERE

Jules xx


Good morning
I still have problems with my photo uploads but hopefully these should be resolved today!!!
I am now just needing 2 people to fill up my Stampers 10/Virtual Hostess Club
If you are interested but wondering how this works, here is how!!!
Would you like SU goodies every month, this is an opportunity to build up a collection of Stampin Up goodies over 10 months with a very small monthly commitment. It means you can earn hostess benefits without having to host a party and spread the cost over 10 months!
Here is how it works
  • I need 10 people (I have already got 8) so just need the 2 more
  • Each month you commit to ordering a minimum of £15 worth of product on the same date each month.
  • One of the months you will be the virtual hostess so you will be entitled that month to a minimum of a FREE level 1 hostess set and £15 worth of FREEBIES from the catalogue
  • At the end of the 10 months all the 10 customers will have had a chance at being the hostess.
  • Goodies will be subject to a postage charge if you are not able to collect.
If you like the sound of it and would like one of the last places please let me know. If you have already been in my clubs before and opted not to re-join this time you may like to know that there are LOADS of gorgeous new things in the new catty!!(wink wink!!)
Bye for now
JUles x

Monday, 20 September 2010

It's all go!

Gosh what a couple of days I have had!!!!
Yesterday Evan and I went to a dance comp and had a fab day. Sadly Evan didnt do as well as last time but since coming home he has had a bad tummy bug so I don't think he was himself on the day!!!
I, however had the best day ever!!!!!
I was very lucky to come FIRST in the Jive competition, I cant believe it!!! Only my 2nd ever competition!!!!!!!
I also came 3rd in Waltz, 3rd in Latin pairs (dancing Cha cha cha) and 4th in Latin 5 Dance (yes we danced 5 dances on the trot!!)
So a wonderful day in all!!!!
Today I have got my camera out to upload photos and something is wrong with the USB and it will not recognize it and its driving me mad!!!!!!
Love technology but only when it goes right!!!!!
Will keep trying!!!
My catalogues have arrived so if you ordered one then watch your letterbox!! If you would like one please use the Paypal button above or on my sidebar!!!

Friday, 17 September 2010


Stampin Up have just announced some further reductions to LOADS of items on the Last Chance List
Have another look at the list HERE
The items with the TICK are the ones that are either newly reduced or further reduced!!
If you want anything orderding please contact me ASAP, I will be ordering today!!
Jules xx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Cupcake card in pinks!

Hello there

I am finding it really hard to post things at the moment. All the cards I have made have been with new products and colours and I am not allowed to blog them until 1st October so I have very little to show. I am busy getting samples ready for my October workshops and my New Catty Extravaganza on 9th Octber.

This is a card I have made for a very special friend

It is of course made with the Crazy for Cupcakes set and the colours are Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink which fits in for a challenge on a forum I go on, In Love with Stamping. The theme was monotone. The cupcakes were coloured in with ink pads and a blender pen. The ribbon is retiring, Regal Rose, I will really miss this one!!

As you can see its a lovely sunny day here today, was hard getting photos in the conservatoire this morning!!!!

I also decorated the inside to match!!

Hope you like and I hope the birthday girl does too!!!!

Jules x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

True Friend Class

Good Morning!!

I am working hard this morning so I can then get tidied up this afternoon for
tonights card class. I have 8 lovely ladies in the Conservatoire this evening!!
Tonight we are making a project featuring a retiring Stamp set TRUE FRIEND and some retiring ribbon. I got the template for this bag from Splitcoast Stampers but I have changed the measurements so it is better for UK sizes.
The colours are Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. Both the colours are staying but the ribbons are retiring.
The bag fits 4 mini cards which are 9cm x 9cm and I think they are so cute. To make it easier there are 2 of 2 designs but the colours are just swapped round.

Hope you like them, I really enjoyed making these. The stamp set is still available and it is ONLY £10.98, amazing value for a fab stamp set, I just love the sentiment on it!!!
I am still taking PRE ORDERS for the new catalogue. If you would like a copy delivered to your door for £4.50 please use the Paypal button below.

Jules x

Monday, 13 September 2010

A Fab Weekend!

Good morning!!!
Hope you have had a lovely weekend? I have had a fab weekend and taken a couple of days off from blogging!!!!
On Saturday morning I took Evan to his dance class. He has been a bit nervous lately and he has struggled getting over this but he did the class fine and was really fab!!
In the afternoon I had 2 of my pals round, Jill and Vicky and we made this lovely project which I am really pleased with. It is using lots of RETIRING PRODUCTS, such as Live Your Dream stamp set, Night and Day papers, Pink Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Black Gingham ribbon
I went with a colour scheme of Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White.
This card has been left blank to add the sentiment later on.

This one is my favourite card, just love it!!

And finally a combination of stamping and die cutting!.
On the Saturday evening Evan and I attended the Presentation Evening for our Dance Exams. WOW we were overwhelmed. Here is Evan getting a very special award. He got such good marks in his Waltz (95%) and Cha Cha Cha (92%) that he won the Award for top grades in his age group!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of him!!!

I also got fab marks too, passing with HONOURS, the highest rating!!! I got 89% RUmba, 89% Quickstep, 90% Waltz and 93% Jive. Evan thinks he is better than me as his marks were better, I havent the heart to tell him my exams were harder!!!!!!!
So we are really pleased with our efforts and its given Evan a huge boost!!!!!
We are competing next Sunday so fingers crossed!!
Jules x

Friday, 10 September 2010

Retirement List update

Good morning, its a miserable day here and very cold, have got my woolies on!!!!!
Here are a couple of quick (and I mean really quick) cards made using scraps.
The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations for the greeting, these sets are both staying! The colours are Night of Navy (staying) and Brocade Blue (retiring). The Brocade Blue ribbon is on the Last Chance list if you fancy some!!
Talking of the Last Chance List the following items are now SOLD OUT!!!
Creamy Caramel A4 card
Close to Cocoa A4 card
Sage Shadow A4 card
Autumn Meadows papers
Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set
Bold Brights Textured 12x12
I will be placing an order on Sunday if anyone would like anything!!
Take care now
Jules x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Wedding Card and Gift

Hello there
A couple of weeks ago I went to an Evening Reception for a wedding that I had made the stationery for.
I decided to make a card and a gift to match their stationery.
The colour scheme was Mocha and Ivory and I have used the paper and the ribbons that I used on their invites on the card. I have also used the cake image from the Fun and Fast Notes set.
I love this cake image, its great!!!

I also made them a photo album too and decorated a plain cream photo album to match in with their whole theme!!

Sorry for the short and rushed post!!
Jules x

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cupcake Birthday

Good morning to you
Well, in the excitement of waiting for my PRe Order goodies from the new catalogue yesterday, I totally forgot to update my blog!!!!!! The goodies did not arrive until 5.30, Mr UPS man made me sweat it out until then!!! But I was a very happy girl once he had been!!!
Today I am sharing a card I made for the lovely and very hardworking Angela in our Team of Jems!! Angela joined up with me in February and has well and truly got the Stampin Up bug and has done fab with it!!! It was her birthday on Sunday and I know she made sure she got pressies that she really wanted from her family!!!!!!!
I have gone for the Crazy for Cupcakes set with a Colour Combo of Real Red, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink
The background is stamped with the cherry from On a Pedestal.

And inside I stamped and cut out another cute little cupcake!!!
Hope you likey!
I must dash as I am still in my PJ's at 8.15!!!
Jules x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Before and After!

Morning all!!
Something a bit different for you today!!!!
As you know Stampin Up have announced which Stamp sets are not going to be carried over into the new catalogue and are retiring them!!
SO I thought it was time to clear my stamp shelves to make way for some new sets!!!!
Here are my stamp shelves BEFORE!!
And here they are AFTER!!!!

I am losing quite a lot of sets but I love to make way for new ones!!!!

If you are local to me and would like to come to my NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH on 9th OCTOBER, you can be in with a chance of purchasing these retiring sets for a bargain price when you place an order from the new catalogue!!!!!
Please mail me for more info!!
Jules x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Card for Chris

As some of you know I now go to ballroom and latin dance classes (and so does Evan). Well one of the fellas at the class left this week as he is joining the Merchant Navy. We are so sad to see him go, not only because he is lovely but also becuase the men are a bit thin on the ground at the dance classes!!!!
I decided to make him a card from our dance class group. Its a large card, 8 inches square and I have used a non SU stamp as we dont do a ballroom set!!! Everything else is Stampin Up.
I have used Night of Navy (get it, he is joining the navy!!!) and Brocade Blue (which is retiring). The papers are from the hostess paper pack. His name has of course been stamped with my ever trusty Schoolbook Serif alphabet!!!

I have glittered the skirt to make it more fancy.

Hope you like it, Chris really did!!!!

Jules x

Friday, 3 September 2010

More retirement showcasing!

Good morning! I will have to make this post as short as I can as I have Lucas sat on my knee and its hard to type!!
Below are some more older cards of mine showcasing the reitiring products. Will be back to normal service tomorrow.
Remember if you want to check what items are on the Last Chance List please click here
Ok the first card has a number of retiring items, the stamp set Nursery Neccessities, the Nursery Letters wheel (25% off), Close to Cocoa cardstock and the gorgeous double stitched Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon (25% off)
Next up we have the flowers made from the Playful Petals stamp set, the Tea Party designer papers and the sentiment is from One of a Kind

Up next a favourite of mine, Just Soccer stamp set - £10.95 and also both the Yo Yo Yellow and the Brilliant Blue card and ink are retiring, DONT WORRY THOUGH, MY FAVOURITE ALPHABET IS STAYING - PHEW!!!!!!!!

Next up is Seeing Spots!! Fab for making backgrounds like on this card, this has 25% off and is £10.46.
Blooming with Beauty is next, its a real beauty and great for colouring, the black gingham ribbon is also going and has 25% off, £3.74

And finally one I am sad about is Live Your Dream. Such a lovely flower to stamp and make quick cards like I have done here!

Hope you have enjoyed looking through my cards. Must go, Lucas is now on the floor!!!!
Jules x

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Last Chance Stamp set features

Good morning
Its a big day in the Kettlewell house as Ross is off to High School!!!!! OMG I am so nervous for him!!!
Anyway I have gone through my photos of cards and this morning am featuring 4 cards using retiring sets and accessories
Below we have a recent favourite of mine, the Mr & Mrs stamp set. Please dont miss out on this set, it is lovely for wedding and anniversary cards and will no longer be available after the end of September or maybe even before if it sells out!!
Next up we have True Friend. I got this set 2 years ago and I love the sentiment on it "A true friend is you friend" Now this set is a bargain as it has 50% off and is only £10.98. It has been one of my most popular sellers from the Last Chance List, grab it while you can! Also on there is the Chocolate Chip ribbon that will be retiring, oh no, Choc Chip, stock up quick!

Next up we have Silent Night, again this has been one of my best selling Christmas sets over the years, great to make really quick and stylish cards. Also retiring is the Bold Snowflakes wheel that I have used for the background in 2 of the cards, this has been reduced by 50% and is only £3.75, again another popular one from the list. Also retiring is the red gingham ribbon with 25% off at £3.94.

And finally the Rose is a Rose stamp set is going!! Gosh I have loved this set, so versatile for a number of different occasions!!

I have enjoyed looking back at some older cards I have made and will be back with some more. Hope you have enjoyed too and please get in touch if you would like anything ordering!!
Jules xx