October 29, 2013

Stampin up offers starting today

Hi All
Stampin up have introduced two special offers today which both run up to the end of November. this is a great chance to stock up on items to make all your Christmas gifts look beautiful. the first is  two Tag it bundles which include tags, ribbon and the boxes to make your own pretty packages .

And that’s not all you can also save 30% of some seasonal MDS goodness. If you haven’t downloaded My Digital Studio yet what are you waiting for? You can either try out the FREE 30 day trial or just jump in straight away and purchase it for only £13.99. Just think of all the lovely cards and projects you can make using your computer.

If you would like any further information on either of these offers please contact me on:margaret@margaretjones.net.

Until next time
Margaret X

October 24, 2013

Festive Flurry

Hi All

 I have been really busy preparing Christmas gifts and cards for my demonstration day at Hobbycraft in Southampton on Saturday.
I thought that I would show you a couple of card in a box projects which I will be taking with me to Hobbycraft. I originally saw them on Monica Gales blog and wanted to do them as soon as I saw them. They look complex but they are quite easy to achieve. Monica has produced a video showing how they were done so please take a look.

Don't they look great, I just need to find a suitable sentiment for the front flap.

Until next time

Margaret x

October 23, 2013

25 Stamps with 25% off

Hi All
A lovely sunny day on the South coast and I am pleased to announce that as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations Stampin up have introduced 25% off of 25 stamps from the current catalogue. This is a great chance to get your hands on the stamp that you were thinking of buying
The offer lasts to 28 October , so hop over to www.stampinup.co.uk and find out which stamps are on offer.
You can purchase online through my blog by going to the Shop Now button in the right hand bar.

Bag yourself a bargain !

Until next time
Margaret  x

October 20, 2013

Christmas card class

Hi All
 A blustery wet day on the South coast.

On Friday one of my ladies from the crop kindly held a private Christmas card class at her home. This was followed by an open house for Charity , a pink bake off for breast charity. We had a lovely plough mans for lunch and a cake sale, book sale , raffle to raise money. The sum of £235 was raised which was great.
During the morning some of the ladies made 4 Christmas cards, here is what they produced.

Some of the ladies were complete beginners, but they made some great cards and said they enjoyed it. If you would like to start a new hobby you would be very welcome at my evening classes. I run one at Bishops Waltham on the last Thursday of each month, and another at Romsey which is on the first Thursday of the month. Both classes run from 7pm to 9.30 pm.

By next public event is next Saturday 26 October at Hobbycraft in Southampton where I will be demonstrating the Big Shot and free Make and Takes will be available . Please drop in to find out more about card making and paper crafting

Until next time
Margaret x 

October 17, 2013

Kraft Boxes

Hi All

Stampin up Kraft boxes are an easy way to dress up a gift . The boxes can be covered and decorated with the designer papers and embellished with ribbons and other beautiful embellishments which are in the current catalogue.
This box could be used for a number of different Christmas gifts and has a window sheet which slides onto the box. They are so easy to decorate ,but look great. Here is another one.
I have used the new Festive Flurry stampset and framelits for both of these boxes and plenty of glitter ! 

All Stampin up items can now be bought directly online. Please go to my shop by clicking the button in the right sidebar.
Until next time
Margaret x 


October 16, 2013

Masculine cards

Hi All

 It can sometimes be difficult to design cards for the men in our lives, so at one of our workshops a few weeks ago I demonstrated 3 different cards. Come and have a look at what I produced.

This one would be great for a sports fan. The stampset is called Great Sport and is does iclude other types of sports balls.

This card uses the stampset Wetlands and could be used for several different occasion cards.

The card on the left hand side of this photo uses The Chalk Talk  and could be adapted for a feminine card by using different colours and a different embossing folder.

On 26 October I will be making Christmas cards and demonstrating the Big Shot stampin Hobbycraft in Southampton from 11am . Please come along and take a look. There will also be so free Make and take so you could join in and take a handmade card away with you

Until next time

Margaret x

October 14, 2013

Christmas Stamp a Stack part 2

Hi All

 A lovely day on the South coast with a blue sky and the sun shining.
As promised I am sharing with you the projects that the ladies made on Saturday at the Christmas Stamp a Stack.

These two cards use the stampset Daydream Medallions and the framelits Floral Frames, great for producing Christmas wreaths.  

These two cards used a snowflake stampset and lettering, both using colours from the new In colours, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana .

Until next time

Margaret x 

October 13, 2013

Christmas Stamp a a Stack

Hi All

 A really miserable day on the South coast with it pouring all day. My craft room has been looking a real mess for so while and I keep losing things (might be my age!) so I made a visit to Ikea and bought some banana fibre storage boxes. I have worked all afternoon and now it is looking great and so I am going to try to keep it that way. I even managed to make 2 cards, so I have had a very productive day

Yesterday we had our Christmas Stamp a Stack where we were joined by a lovely group of ladies who made 12 cards during the day
These are the cards they produced during the morning:

Two cards using Festive a Flurry using two colours which I love, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse.

Two gatefold cards using Medallion Daydreams 
Two cards using Ornament a Keepsakes

Dates for your diary
Saturday 26 October. Demonstrations of the Bigshot. Hobbycraft Southampton
Thursday 31 October Card making  Jubilee Hall Bishops Waltham
Thursday 7 November Card making Crosfield Hall Romsey
Saturday 9 November  Bags, Tags and Boxes class Valley Park Community Centre

If you would like further detailed about any of the events please contact me

Please come back tomorrow when I will show you the cards that the ladies made in the afternoon .

Until next time
Margaret x 

October 04, 2013

Card Classes

Hi All
Last night I held the second of my new card classes. The first one the previous week was held at the Jubilee Hall in Bishops Waltham and last nights class was in the a Crosfield Hall in a Romsey. A lovely group of ladies attended and took away with them 8 different cards.
These are the cards they made:

The dates for my October events are:

Saturday October 12   Christmas Stamp a Stack    Valley Park Community Centre. 10 - 4
Saturday October 26    Demonstrations using the Big a Shot  Hobbycraft. 11 - 3
Thursday Octobet 31  Card Class. Jubilee Hall Bishops Waltham  7 - 9.30
Thursday November 7. Card a Class Crosfield Hall Romsey 7 - 9.30

If you would like to join me stampin any of these events please get in touch

Until next time
Margaret x 

October 03, 2013

New Single Markers

Hi All

For a limited period, you can buy Stampin up markers in the new colours individually. The New Colour Kit is offered until 31 may 2004 but the single markers will only be available until 3 January 2014. So if you would like to try them you need to get them soon. Don't miss out!

Until next time
Margaret x

October 02, 2013

Best of 25 years stampset

As part of Stampin up's 25-year anniversary celebration,  they have been bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image This is the last set in the collection  and will be available until the end of March 2014.
If you would like to purchase this lovely set please get in touch

Until next time

Margaret x

October 01, 2013

Join Stampin up for £25 !

The first of October brings with it some very special offers from Stampin up

Firstly from 7th  - 21st October 2013 you can join up to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator in my team for only £25!!!  Further information will be released before 7th October but if you would like to contact me to register your interest please email me at margaret@margaretjones.net

Secondly we are also looking after our hostesses this month and for all orders over £250 you will earn an extra FREE £25 in Hostess Spends! So a typical £300 party would now earn you £75 in freebies instead of £50! Amazing. This offer is for the whole month of October. I still have a few spare dates so please contact me if you would like to have a chance of getting your hands on extra goodies.

If you would like any further details about the above offers please get in touch

Until next time
Margaret x