Upcoming Classes

Thursday 9th June: 10.00-12.30: Cardmaking.. cards for men using the Plane & Simple stamp set.
Thursday 23rd June: 9.30-12.30: Scrapbooking.. we'll be continuing with our 8"x8" mini book, theme: Book of Me!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

And the winner is...

You know that little prize draw I mentioned on Monday? Well, this afternoon I got my little boy Harry to pick a name out of the Easter basket (unseasonal, I know, but it did the job!).. and here is the result...

 Congratulations, Linda! I'll include the prize with your purchases and be in touch about dropping them round to you (delivery is expected on Friday so it'll be this weekend, ladies, if that's convenient!).

Next Thursday is the start of the annual Stampin' Up! convention so I'll be off to Addington Palace, near Croydon, for a couple of days of training, Make & Takes, a fancy Awards night and dinner, and lots of socialising with my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators. It promises to be heaps of fun, and I'll be back next week brimming with ideas (and a bag full of freebies and swaps I hope!). *Sigh* It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it!

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please get in touch and I'll let you know what it's all about. And if you decide it's the right opportunity for you, I'd be delighted to welcome you into my Seaside Stampers team!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Be super-quick for a chance to win a prize!

Are you feeling lucky? I hope so, because I'm about to let you know about some exciting opportunities for you to win a prize!

First of all.. I'll be putting an order in to Stampin' Up! this afternoon. If there's anything you'd like to add to the order, just let me know by 2pm today and – providing you can collect from me, or I can deliver to you - Shipping & Handling will be FREE OF CHARGE. Click on the link in the side-bar to download the Idea Book & Catalogue... or let me know if you'd like your own copy for a discounted price of £5.

What's more, I'll be doing a little PRIZE DRAW for everyone who joins in on this order! {The prize will consist of samples of one of the new Designer Series Paper packs, Greenhouse Gala, along with matching cardstock and ribbon... definitely worth going for!} So far I have three ladies in with a chance for this lovely prize.. would you like to join them?

Secondly, I've been thinking about ways in which I can reward my regular class-goers and catalogue customers to show you my appreciation... and I've decided to start a MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW! Every time you make a purchase – either for a class or for goods from the catalogue, you will receive a numbered, dated receipt. On the first of each month, I will draw one number from the receipts of the previous month – if your receipt has that number on it, you'll win a prize!

I am currently in the process of writing receipts for ALL purchases made during October.. if you're due a receipt (or receipts) , you'll receive them soon! So the first monthly Prize Draw will be held on 1st November. The results will be posted here on my blog, along with details of the prize – and if you're the lucky winner, you'll get an email too!

Finally.... as you may be aware, Saturday was the first of my monthly Scrapbooking Club sessions. Thank you Linda, Janette, Nicola, Becky and Michelle for coming along and making such a beautiful start on your journals.. I really look forward to seeing how they progress. 

{These photos are from my journal.. I'll post more on the Scrapbooking Club page as they are completed!}

 Next month's Scrapbooking Club is on Saturday 27th November and we'll be making a Christmas Planner using Jolly Holiday Designer Series Papers. Full details of the kit and project will be available soon – if you'd like to book a place, please let me know by email or phone by Friday 12th November. Payment (£10 to include the kit) is required at the time of booking.. I can accept Paypal (you need my email address - slpiggott73@gmail.com - and mark it as a personal payment) or cheques payable to Sarah Piggott.

Next card-making class is on Friday 12th November.. followed by Saturday 20th November... please see the Class Dates and Details page for information... again, booking in advance is essential and payment in advance much appreciated!

Thanks for reading.. and I hope to see you soon!

Sarah x

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Delightful Decorations class

Thank you to the ladies who attended my first Saturday class this morning - you all made two really stunning cards to be proud of!

We used two of Stampin' Up!'s new Christmas stamp sets - Delightful Decorations and Contempo Christmas - along with the matching Ornament punch and Serene Snowflakes stamps.

Here's the first card:

It's based on a similar card I spotted on Splitcoast Stampers here - this is a fabulous site for finding inspiration with Stampin' Up! stamp sets - definitely worth a look!

The colour scheme used is Baja Breeze (the base card), Silver (non-SU!), Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink. The flat-backed pearls and beads are from the sadly-retired Pretties Kit and the snowflakes background was stamped using Platinum Shimmer Paint.

Here's the second card we made:

Same colour scheme but a more retro style. The ornaments were stamped first in ink, then over-stamped with Champagne Shimmer Paint using the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig for accurate positioning. This gives the ornaments a subtle shimmer.

My next class is Scrapbooking Club - next Saturday from 10am til 12.30pm, where we'll be making a journal to review our year (so far!).

Next card-making class is on Friday 12th November - the format is 'Five for a Fiver' using the Tree Trimmings stamp set. If you'd like to book a place, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Sarah x

Monday, 11 October 2010

Vintage Vogue cards from Friday's class

Just a quick post to share the three cards I made for Friday's card-making class using Vintage Vogue stamp set, along with the Very Vintage wheel and a few other goodies..

In this card (above) I used the Very Vintage wheel to create the background on the base card and Vintage Vogue vine stamp on the birds' wings. The colours are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Rose Red and Certainly Celery.

This one uses the En Francais background stamp on the base card and the vine leaves were added behind the flower using the masking technique.

Finally, I used the Very Vintage wheel and Rose Red ink to create the pattern on the lower half of the card. The flowers on the upper half were stamped with Versamark ink. The main flower was stamped in Rose Red with Rich Razzleberry ink dabbed onto the edges with a sponge dauber.

The sentiments are all from the Sincere Salutations set. All three cards were inspired by projects spotted in the new Idea Book & Catalogue - available from me for the special price of £5 posted to your door!

My next class is this Saturday - we'll be making Christmas cards using the brand new Delightful Decorations stamps, along with the new Ornament punch and taffeta ribbons! If you'd like to join us, please call me or email me as soon as possible. Details are on the Contact Me page (see left side bar).

Sarah x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Scrapbooking Club - Kit Details

So here's the plan for Scrapbooking Club on Saturday 23rd October.. I'm going to make an A5-size journal in which to record my Review of 2010 - a double-page spread for each month. The design of the journal will be based on the gorgeous vintage-style journal on page 64 of the new Idea Book & Catalogue - I love it! If you fancy a look, click on the link on the left to download the Idea Book.

I'm offering a fantastic kit this month - it will contain everything you'll need to create the journal, including some beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, ribbons, cardstock and embellishments.

The super-value kit will contain:
  • Two A5 size chipboard covers
  • Black O-Wire binding (I will help you use my Bind-it-All to bind your journal)
  • 7 sheets of A4 Very Vanilla cardstock
  • 1 sheet of Real Red cardstock
  • 1 sheet of Basic Black cardstock
  • 6 half-sheets of Designer Series Paper (Newsprint/Love Letter)
  • 50cm of 1-1/4" Black & White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 50cm of 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon
  • 50cm of 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1 Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Frame
  • 4 Brads
You will also have access to the BRAND NEW stamp set Notably Ornate, along with coordinating oval punch, and a variety of other stamp sets and tools.. everything you need to make yourself a very stylish wire-bound journal!

I will provide you will full instructions on how to make your journal and will have sample pages completed to give you some ideas.. but - as we all have different styles - how you complete your book is entirely up to you.

For £10, you will receive:
  • The amazing value kit described above
  • Full instructions, sample pages and as much help as you need to produce your journal
  • Access to my stamp sets, ink pads, punches and other tools
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits!
You are very welcome to bring your own supplies and projects and make use of my Cuttlebug, stamps, punches and so on. Enjoy a morning of scrapbooking and chatting with fellow crafters! The cost of Scrapbooking Club without the kit is just £5.

If you'd like to come, please book your place by Friday 8th October - letting me know if you require the kit. I can then give you my address details and would ask that you pay by cheque as soon as possible after booking. This will enable me to order supplies and prepare the kits in plenty of time for the session.

Email: slpiggott73@gmail.com
Mobile: 07970 615390

I hope you will join me - I'm so looking forward to it!

Sarah x

Friday, 1 October 2010

The New Idea Book & Catalogue is Here!

At last... we can unveil the new and wonderful Idea Book & Catalogue 2010-2011!

  • If you'd like to download a copy, please click on the picture on the left (beware, it's a big file - 22MB!).
  • If you'd prefer to order a real-life paper copy, just let me know and I will send you one for a special price of £5 (including postage or delivery to your door if you're local).
  • What's more, I will refund your £5 if you make an order from the Idea Book & Catalogue of £35 or more!
Remember, it's not just a catalogue! This beautiful book runs to 113 pages and is crammed full of inspirational ideas for card-making, scrapbooking and home decoration projects that will have you itching to get crafty!

Host a Workshop!
Fancy trying out some of the wonderful new products before you buy? Why not book a home workshop with me! Get a few friends together and I will come to you, share with you what I love about Stampin' Up! and help you all make a beautiful card to be proud of. As a 'thank you' for being a workshop hostess, you will receive a FREE Idea Book & Catalogue and a special gift from me.

What's more, if your workshop product sales reach £150 or over, you will be able to choose FREE exclusive hostess products, along with more FREE products from the catalogue. For full details on the benefits of being a hostess, please click on the Host a Workshop tab to the left.

Come to a Class!
Would you like to learn new techniques, use some fabulous new products and make some new crafty friends? If you, why not join one of my classes? I currently run two monthly card-making classes on a Friday and a Saturday morning - see the Card-making Classes tab on the left for more information.

If you're more into scrapbooking - or would like to find out what scrapbooking is all about - I'm starting a new Scrapbooking Club starting on Saturday 23rd October. This will also be a monthly club, running on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am to 12.30pm. Check out the NEW Scrapbooking Club tab for more information.

Finally, for dates and information on what each class will cover, please go to the Class Dates and Details tab on the left.

Become a Demonstrator!
I really enjoy being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - if you'd like to find out more about what this involves, please get in touch with me and I will happily give you all the details!

Contact Me!
If you need to contact me about any of the above, please click on the Contact Me tab. I hope to speak to you soon!