Wednesday 9 October 2013

What a great day to join Stampin' Up!

What an amazing offer Stampin' Up have come up with for those who are toying with idea of joining! For only £25 you get a starter kit (including goodies of your choice worth 26.95 plus free business supplies) and with that you could:

Make like-minded friends and enjoy belonging to the best craft club in the world (in my opinion anyway!)
Get your fabulous Stampin' Up goodies at a discount
Get to see and order all the latest crafting supplies before they're released
Start a Stampin' Up business if you want to, with all the help, advice and support you need from me 

You'll have until the end of April to decide whether you enjoy being a part of Stampin' Up or not. If you love it, you can just carry on; and if you decide it's not for you, you can just stop - there are no penalties for dropping and you get to keep your starter kit and anything else you've bought.

If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, you can click here to go ahead and join my team. If you'd like to know more, just email me or phone me on 01280 820593 - I'll be happy to answer all your questions.

Are you smiling yet?

With fabulous news like this going on I think we need a bright and happy card for today:

YAY! If this doesn't get you smiling nothing will! Just take one look at this gorgeous Strawberry Slush colour and dance about the room singing whoopee doop! Go on - no-one's watching!

The paper is from the gorgeous Quatrefancy pack that not only makes me feel happy whenever I look at them but also coordinates beautifully with the Mosaic Madness stamp set, punch and embossing folder. It's quite a full-on paper but by making the frame in the same paper, and keeping the rest of the design very simple, it doesn't overpower.

The frame was cut four times using my lovely Ovals framelits, once in the designer paper and three times in plain card stock. These were glued together in a stack to look like chipboard and used to frame that fabulous sentiment. I finished the card with some of Stampin' Up's super-sparkly rhinestones for a real celebratory feel.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Day
Ink: Stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Other: Ovals framelits, Big Shot with magnetic platform, Simply Scored, Quatrefancy speciality designer paper, Extra large and Basic rhinestones

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.
• Customers placing orders of £250+ will get a whopping £65 worth of freebies during October!

Last night, I overheard my daughter muttering to herself: "Duckling - like a duck, but smaller..." I laughed and joined in. "Earthling," I said. "Like an earth but... no wait!" That got me thinking so I had to look it up and, if you're interested in words and language too, you might be interested in this little overview of the suffix 'ling'.

See you tomorrow,


  1. I rarely comment on blogs (sorry...bad, I know), I have to let you know that I absolutely adore your style of cardmaking. This one is, indeed, a very happy card. Thanks for describing how you framed the sentiment; I never think to beef up the frame with added layers. And thanks for loving language...makes your blog very fun to read. Whoopee doop!! --Doris

  2. Beautiful card Vicky-So simple,yet very effective-and I just love that colour!
    Nessa xx

  3. Fab card Vicky, so cheerful and I love that patterned paper, such a lovely shade of pink.

  4. A pretty card Vicky, and I love your idea of sticking several frames together to look like chip board. Bev x


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