Monday 28 February 2011



Now is the best time to join Stampin Up! We have the fantastic Sale A Bration promotion which entitles all new recruits to a FREE STAMP SET of ANY VALUE (NOT PICTURED) included in the already fabulous Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit costs £119 and gets you over £270 worth of products to set you on your way!!If you have been toying with the idea of signing up as a Business Demo or a Hobby Demo please do get in touch with me as we have room in our fantastic team for all types of demonstrators. EVEN BETTER IS THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE STAMP SETS TO ANY OF YOUR CHOICE!


We are a fun team who love stamping and of course STAMPIN UP!!

I am dedicated to Stampin Up and my team and work on my business full time from home.

For the last 2 years I have been in the Top 3 Recruiters in the UK, 2009 I came 1st and 2010 I was 2nd and have been honoured to be 2nd and 4th in the Demo of the Year for the last 2 years.

We hold regular monthly training and are launching our Quarterley All Day Training in January 2011

If you feel you wold like more info then please email me on or call me on 0792 199 7148 and I will call you back.

Plus when you join our team I will provide you with a little welcome kit to get you started and a beautiful brooch to show you are a Jem!!!

Hope to hear from you

Jules x

Monster Birthday Invitation

Hello there. Back to normal today, my boys are back at school and I am busy working away!!! I have also got lots of Stampin Up training this week! 2 sessions with my team at my house and then some Stampin Up run training in Leeds on Saturday!! How exciting that Stampin Up are running the training in my home city!!!!!!! Got lots of Jems attending!!

So here I am with another child themed project. I just LOVE Make a Monster! I wasnt really sure at first, I will be honest. I thought it might be a bit fiddly but I love it! I am a huge Monsters Inc fan and a Mike Wasowski fan (I do a mean impression - ask me next time you see me!)

So this is a little pocket styled invite. I was trialling these out for my Nephew's 2nd Birthday as he loves the SU catalogue and the Monster page is one of his favourites!! However my sister informed me today he is having a pirate party!! :(

Inside I have used the handy invitation stamp from Cheers and Wishes and stamped a couple more monsters! I didnt make them hold hands on purpose!! It was a happy accident!!

I just love this colour combo for boys. Pacific Point, Old Olive and Real Red.

I am going out tonight and really looking forward to it. One of my theatre friends has just left drama school last summer and got his first professional job in Buddy the musical - as Buddy!!! Gosh I am so proud to know him so I am looking forward to seeing him in action - Oh Boy!!!



Hello there!!!

Its one of my most favourite times in the Stampin Up year!

Everyone benefits during Sale-A-Bration

CUSTOMERS - For every £45 you spend you can earn a limited edition free stamp set from a choice of 4. See below for card examples

HOSTESS - Host a Stampin Up Sale A Bration workshop with me and if the sales are over £300 you will get an extra free Sale A Bration stamp set!

RECRUITS- Thinking of joining our Stampin Up family?? If you sign up before the end of February you will get a FREE STAMP SET in your Starter Kit, OF ANY VALUE. Taking the value of the kit to over £270 for only £119!!!!!! Please mail me for a recruit pack or more info!
A copy of the leaflet can be viewed at the top left of my blog!
PUNCH BUNCH - and yes we are getting the matching OWL PUNCH very soon!!!



SWEET SUMMER (dont know why its so small compared to the others!)

Here is an example of a card with Sweet Summer, check back soon for more cards!

Happy Sale-A-Bration

Love Jules x

Sunday 27 February 2011

School Days album

Hello there and happy Sunday to you!!!! Only 2 days left to get your hands on those free stamp sets, please get in touch with me if you have an order!!!!

Recently I have been making lots of baby and child themed projects as I am having a stall at an event at my son's school. I am trying to spread the word with the parents at school to try and get more people to my scrapbook and card classes so with that in mind I created this fab album (well I think its fab!!)

This is based on an album we made at the first ever Stampin Up convention. Well I say, "we made" in the loosest term as I never finished mine at convention as I was too busy gassing!!!!! So I put it to the back of my mind and then I have customised it for this school days album.

I have found all the photos of the activities that Evan did in his first Reception year and I must say I enjoyed looking back on the photos like it was yesterday and not over 3 years ago!!!

The papers used are from the Playdate range and I have also used the Quick accents which are adhesive die cuts and are perfect for scrapbooking.

I hope you like this. I am going to make a similar one for a baby theme and also a wedding theme.

I will be running a class on this on Saturday 7th May, in Pudsey. The cost is £15 and includes a full pack of the Quick Accents (worth £7.50). Please mail me if you are interested.

Back tomorrow

Jules xx

Saturday 26 February 2011

Baby Door Hanger

I have been making a lot of baby and children themed items lately as I am exhibiting at my sons school soon and wanted to showcase our products to appeal to parents.
I saw a gorgeous door hanger on Caroline Skinner's blog and had to have a go at making my own.

I used some thick card double layered and covered with papers from the Nursery Suite papers and some gorgeous Pretty in Pink satin ribbon. I also used some chipboard which was a new purchase for me and I had a bit of messy play by covering it with white craft ink and then adding some Dazzling Diamonds glitter!

I used the Spiral punch on the edge for a nice border (Shazza in my team was asking about this punch so here you go Shaz, here is an example for you!!)

I hope you like my door hanger, I must admit I love it and I cant stop looking at it. I am hoping its the door hanger I love and NOT me being broody!!!!!

Back tomorrow with more baby themed projects

Jules x

Friday 25 February 2011

SO Happy for You - Last few days

Good morning folks. Well its the last few days of Sale A Bration and I dont know where the 2 months has gone. Only 4 more days for you to get your hands on those FREE stamps and remember if you spend £45 with me before tomorrow evening you can be entered for my SPECIAL DRAW!!!!

Here are some well done cards that I made last week for girls in our team. Our lovely team have worked so hard during Sale A Bration and lots of them have had promotions, which of course deserve a little well done card from Mummy!!!!!!

I have used the So Happy for You set to make some quick and simple cards and used some of my fave striped grosgrain ribbon!!!!

The colour combo is Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo!!

See you tomorrow!

Jules x

Thursday 24 February 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah-Jane

Today it is my lovely Sarah-Jane's birthday!! Happy Birthday SJ!!!! I have known SJ for coming up to 2.5 years now and its all thanks to Stampin Up that we have become such good friends, as well as me of course being her upline!!! Even though we live very far apart and every week I wished she lived nearer, we have such a good friendship that distance doesnt matter!!!!!

Anyway enough of me being sentimental!! Here is the card!!

I have made an A5 card which is unusual for me but I wanted to fit her name on the bunting!!! The colour combo is Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum

The stamp set is of course Party this Way again, I really love this set - such good value! The alphabet set is Just Perfect!
I have added some balloons and some fine strips of card as the string!

Bit of an arty farty angle and I have also decorated inside!

Hope you have a lovely birthday SJ and that Neil and the kids have spoilt you!!!!! Have a great time at training on Saturday!

Jules xx

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Monster Birthday Celebration

On Sunday Evan went to yet another birthday party so of course a boy themed card was in order!! I love Make a Monster, its one of my favourite sets in the new catalogue and I havent used it for a few weeks

I teamed it with the Celebrations papers as I still had them out from my Scrapbook Club prep the other day. I also used the Celebrations Quick Accents to run across the middle of the card, really quick and very effective.

The star punch came in handy as usual for male cards but it got 2 uses, for the stars and for the bunting too!!

Colour combo is Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive and Bashful Blue

The sentiment is from the Party This Way set and the number is of course from the Schoolbook Serif numbers set.

It was a hit with Evan so I am sure it was a hit with his friend too!!!!

Back tomorrow

Jules x

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Good Luck Chris

Today lovely Chris in our team of Jems goes into hospital for a knee replacement. LAst week I asked all the girls if they could send her a card so I am hoping she has lots of lovely cards to wish her well and let her know we are thinking of her!! Hope it all goes well Chris, cant wait to see you soon!!!

I have used a Colour Combo of Concord Crush and Crumb Cake (all the C's) and made quite a bit of a vintagey card. Not really my usual style but I was really pleased with it

I made the flower with the Fancy Flower punch and a ribbon rose from the In Colour ribbon, I still have a couple of shares left! The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

I also used the Medallion stamp and plenty of inking around the edges!
And inside I used a sentiment from the Hopeful Thoughts set

Thats all for today, will be back tomorrow with a Monster of a birthday card

Jules x

Monday 21 February 2011

Dancing Birthday Card

Good morning! Yipppeee got a bit of a lie in today as its the school holidays here this week.

Yesterday after my dance lesson I went for a couple of drinks at a party for my dance partner's special birthday. He is 50 on Tuesday but he still only looks 40!!!

A special card was of course in order so I got out my ballroom stamp (sadly Stampin Up dont do a ballroom one!) and made a large 8x8 inch card.

The papers are from the Nursery Suite but this card shows how they dont have to be for babies!!!! The colour combo is Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze and Early Espresso

I have of course used the Schoolbook Serif alphabet which you could win if you enter my Special Draw, see this post HERE
I love the Star punch for male cards, just adds a really quick accent!

Bit of bling on the bottom of the dress to finish it all off!!!

Pete loved his card and I had a lovely couple of hours. Hope you like it too!!

Jules x

Sunday 20 February 2011

Baby Gift Bag

Hello there. Well did you get snow yesterday?? We got an unexpected delivery of the white stuff on Saturday morning!!! Had to battle our way to dancing but it was fine and I still managed to run my scrapbook class too!!

You may remember this lovely bag we made at our Jems All Day Training, I never showed my version which was because I didnt finish it until Friday!! I have kept it very pink and I have made it into a Baby Girls gift bag

The papers are from Lap of Luxury and the colour combo is Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and a little bit of So Saffron. The stamp set is Bundle of Love.

The bag just fits 3 lovely little pairs of socks rolled up - PERFECT!

Hope you like my gift bag.

Dont forget I have my special off on until 26th February. Spend £45 with me and then get a Sale A Bration set free and a chance to win a prize in my SPECIAL DRAW!

Back tomorrow

Jules x

Thursday 17 February 2011

A BLISSful day!

Hello there
WOW what a horrible foggy day today, yesterday was so lovely and bright and today is just bleurgh!!!!
I had the most lovely day yesterday - crafting with my downline Shazza for most of the day and then last night I attended a workshop with some of my lovely regular ladies - waving hello and a big hello to Andrea who is one of my new customers!!
For my demo I showed them this bag below which is like the one our lovely Chris made at training in January. The ladies loved the bag and I gave it away as a Door Prize which some little Stampin Up treats inside!
This is the card that all the ladies made. My fabby downline Jeannette made a stunning version in Not Quite Navy, its CASED from Dawn Olchefske's blog and I did it in Concord Crush with some Crumb Cake.
Here is the set together with the gift bag.

I then showed the ladies how they can "enhance" their card by adding another butterfly in Crumb Cake and some gorgeous Rhinestones.

And because last night I was focussing on the In Colours I showed them the same card in Blushing Bride

And also in Poppy Parade

I hope you like my projects and thank you to the lovely ladies from last night.
If you would like me to come and demo at a workshop for you and you are in the Leeds/Bradford area then please do get in touch with me. You can earn free stamps and have a lovely girlie evening!!
Jules x

Wednesday 16 February 2011

1000th Post!!!!!

I can't believe it, today is my 1000th blog post!!!!!!
1000 times you have had to listen to me drone on!!!!!
I am going to celebrate by sharing a card I love!! It just seemed to be one of those cards that "worked" and I am really pleased with it!
It uses Ornate Flowers for the background stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake card, The flower is made with the newly available Fancy Flower punch, love making these flowers.

The sentiment is from the Heard from the Heart stamp set

So seeing as its a celebration how would you like a


To join all you have to do is place an order of £45 or more between now and 26th February and you will be entered into a SPECIAL DRAW, (order £90 you take two places ). Please note if ordering outside of my Stampers 10 club then a postage fee of £4.95 will be applied.
There will be 3 prizes available
1st Prize - SCHOOLBOOK SERIF alphabet set - worth £44.95 - I have picked this as I use it most of all!!
2nd Prize - Growing Green Stamp set with matching Woodland Walk papers - worth £29.70
3rd Prize - Fancy Flower Punch - worth £15.50 - as shown above
Stampers 6 and 10 club members can also take part. This is a thank you to all my lovely customers and supporters over the last few years. I LOVE Stampin Up and I LOVE blogging, thank you for all your support - Here's to the next 1000!!!!!
Jules x

Monday 14 February 2011

Butterfly Prints class

Hello there

I have had a lovely day today doing all things Stampin Up and amongst other things I have designed my class for March!!

We will be making a Card holder to keep 4 cards and envelopes. Would be great to give as a gift and is perfect for Mother's Day.

The class will take place on Saturday 12th March and the cost is £10 OR FREE WITH AN ORDER OF £35 placed on the day. Booking is open now, please mail me at to book a place!

The colours we are using are Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight and the matching Sunny Garden papers
Hope to see you there!!
Jules x