Cardmaking and Papercraft with Becki Ritson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Hello lovelies! It's Weekly Deal time.


Every Wednesday, during April, our Weekly Deals bring some brilliant bargains for you in our Online Shop. But each set of discounts are only around for a week, so don't hang about!

Here's a quick pic of the fabulous goodies you can choose from this week:

Remember - these Weekly Deals will only be around until the end of next Tuesday, so here's what you need to to if you want to get yours:

Click on the picture (or just click here) and you'll be taken to our Online Shop. Choose your goodies (you can add things from the rest of our shop too, if you'd like to), create an account if you haven't already, place your order and Bob's your uncle** - your goodies will be delivered direct to your door in a few days' time. How simple is that?

If you'd rather, you can contact us and we'll place your order for you. You can still have it delivered direct, or if you can collect from us (in Kesgrave) then we'll be able to bring down your shipping costs a little, 'cause we'll share those costs between anyone else who is ordering at the same time.

Enjoy! And make sure you pop back in a week, and I'll have another, brand new Weekly Deal to tell you all about. It's all good.

**(Actually, Bob's my brother-in-law, but that's another story altogether...)

Tue 15 Apr 2014
Spring is here! Celebrate by joining us for our class on Saturday May 3rd, to create a beautiful, banner-style decoration for your home. Stand it on your windowsill, or hang it on a wall until Summer arrives, then fold it neatly away until next year. You’ll be able to re-use it again and again! 
Why not give the gift of Spring? This gorgeous project folds away into a gift-book presentation cover, and is the perfect size to give or post to a loved one to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Don’t worry if you have no papercrafting experience! This project is easy and enjoyable to make whether you’re a complete beginner or have years of crafting under your belt. Full instructions are included, and you’ll leave with a gorgeous home décor project you can be really proud of. Your friends and family will be SO impressed!
We can't wait to see you for some Spring Creativity!

Sat 12 Apr 2014

I can't believe it's mid-April and I'm only now sharing the projects from our March class with you! They were, of course, our Mother's Day projects, and I had to make sure that everyone who was going to get these lovelies had received them before I spilled the beans. Well, that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it! Ahem. 

Actually, there is another reason for the delay, and that's that we can't find the decent photos that Alan took. We both remember him taking them, and bloomin' good they were, too. But they've gone. Vanished. Nowhere to be found. So, I'm afraid, all I can share with you is my less-than-impressive snapshots taken as I was preparing the instruction sheets. (Did you know that all our classes include step-by-step instruction sheets, so you can recreate the projects after the event without needing some kind of super-human crafting memory? Well, they do, and they're pretty popular, from what I'm told.)

Because there was a more involved, 3-d project included in this class, there were just the two projects this time. The main photo on this post is of the gift - it's a gorgous teabag dispenser. So handy to keep on your desk so you don't have to rummage around in a drawer when you're at work and gasping for a cuppa. Prettier and sturdier than the box the bags come in, too. The poppy is paper-pieced, using one of the beautiful papers from the "Watercolor Wonder" Designer Series Paper pack. The whole pack co-ordinates beautifully with the featured "Happy Watercolor" stamp set - love it!

This next photo shows the Mother's Day card that we made to go along with the gift. Again, the poppy is paper-pieced and although you can't see it too well in the photo, it's beautifully three-dimensional.

I'm really ecited about this class! Not just because I LOVE the projects, and the stamp set is one of my absolute favourites at the moment, but....


I think I'm probably going to remake the card so it's suitable for other occasions, but as soon as I've done this, you'll be able to buy the instructions (and the products needed, too, if you need them) elsewhere on this website. Look out for the link - it'll be coming soon!

Thanks for dropping in. Have a fabulous weekend, and GOOD LUCK to those of you who are running tomorrow's London Marathon - you'll be brilliant!