Friday, 30 March 2012

Look at all this free stuff!!

It was my turn to host our 'informal' stampers hostess group (the last of our agreement) and so I got to choose my free hostess gifts!

If you host a party where the total sales come to £150 or more you get to choose free stamp sets - some of which are only available to the hostess!

These are the ones I chose - I got 4!! (and some money off a punch that is still on it's way!)  The other is my free Sale-a-braition set which was earned by spending £45 in the catalogue before the end of March!

If you want to earn free goodies like these you can do this in several ways:

* Host a party with some of your friends.  I will come along and demonstrate some techniques and everyone gets to make a card too!

* Host a virtual party where we don't actually get together but you can collect orders from your friends.

* Join my Stampers 10 Group whereby 10 people sign up to spending £15 plus postage every month for 10 months.  Each person gets to be the virtual hostess one month so you can choose your free gifts.  This is a great way to get everything on your wishlist by spreading the costs and you don't need to know the other 10 people on the list either!

* Splurge and spend £150 or more yourself!

If you want any more details about any of these options don't forget to drop me a line!

Now I'm off to play with all my new stamps and punches!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Welcome!

Remember when I was a numpty and thought I was having to start a new blog?  Well here's the first post.  I have kept it the same as it gives the blog a lovely 'fresh start' to my new ventures!

Welcome to my little crafty corner of the world. I'm Elin, a craft addict who has decided it's about time I did something with my skills.  I have for the last few years appeared at many local craft fairs and events with my stall of cards, notebooks, bookmarks, stocking fillers and other papercrafts.

Now I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Ayrshire.  This will enable me to share my enthusiasm for crafting with everyone by assisting them purchase the best paper crafting tools and equipment around as well as fulfil a daydream I've had for years of hosting craft classes.

Classes round here are few and far between and it's always lovely to get together with other like minded people.

Not just that though!  I'm a big kid at heart and have been a Brown Owl for nearly 20 years so I'm going to combine my craftiness and Brown Owl skills to host children's parties - specialising in yes, you guessed it crafts!! 

The craft parties are not limited to just children.  I'll be just as delighted to come along to host you an adult only craft party to create for example cards (maybe get a start on your christmas cards!), sewing, needlefelting, wedding stationery or beading with some of your friends - with or without a glass of wine!

I'll be back soon with details of my open house to come and try cardmaking or have a go at a new technique, and craft classes!

It seems I have to move!

I don't know if it's because I haven't used the blog for a while or just changes since I last used it but Blogger will not let me edit the items in the sidebar. Rather than letting you look at where I was last christmas all the time I have moved over to

Please pop over and don't forget to bookmark it!

Edited to add:  OK, I admit, I'm a dafty!  I was logged in under the wrong username!  I don't have to move so I've taken out the link.  What a silly sausage I am!
Well, I didn't manage to keep up to date very well did I?!! To be honest October to January went in a blur with craft fairs and getting ready for Christmas myself. The fairs this year were fantastic and I think people are starting to thing more about handcrafted items as gifts - yey! After Christmas I had a month off crafting which sort of turned into a few as my mojo ran away!

It's back now and I have some exciting plans for it all!

I'm setting up as a crafty party organiser - childrens or adult craft parties - you just provide a venue and food and choose your crafts. I have a new website for this although be warned, it's very much in it's infancy at the moment. The only populated part is the tradtional games parties such as pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs etc Pop over and have a look here - www.partiesbyelin.weebly.co.uk Don't let the basic website stop you booking a party with me - the plans are much more advanced than the website! Just drop me an email to discuss your requirements!

The other exciting news is that I've eventually signed up as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I think Maggie nearly fell off her seat when I told her I wanted to sign up as she's been my demonstrator for years!

I'll be hosting an open house very soon for you to drop by, have a coffee and try your hand at making a card if you've never made one before and if you have maybe try a new technique!

Then I've almost finalised my first class - a One Sheet Wonder class where you make 10 cards in an afternoon or evening!

Look out for more information soon!