Friday 4 October 2013

A bargain and a video tutorial to brighten your weekend!

Everybody's talking about the 'join Stampin' Up for only £25' offer! But what's it all about?! Well, the Stampin' Up starter kit is normally £99 (a great bargain as you get to choose £130 of products to put in your kit and you get free business supplies too); but as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Stampin' Up has devised a way for you to experience for yourself the discounts, the resources and the family feel of belonging to the Stampin' Up family for only £25. There are no strings attached and if you don't feel it's for you, there are no penalties for dropping. Here are the details:

• For two weeks only (7th October - 21st October) the usual starter kit will be suspended and you'll be able to buy a starter kit for only £25. You'll get to choose items worth £26.95 and will get business supplies for free.

• You can buy the kit just for yourself or you can decide to share Stampin' Up with family and friends.

• After you've received your starter kit, you'll get a 30% discount on your first order of £150 or more placed within 45 days.

• You'll get 20% discount on orders of any amount after that.

• You'll only need to place orders of £275 or more by 30th April 2014 to be able to carry on being a Stampin' Up demo!

• There'll be lots of chances to earn freebies if you choose - and you'll also be in time to book yourself in for Stampin' Up's exciting 25th anniversary Convention in Manchester!

If you'd like to know more, feel free to email me or phone me on 01280 820593 for a 'no pressure' chat.

And now for something quite different:
I was staring at a Ferrero Rocher chocolate the other day, wondering whether I could turn it into a pumpkin...

... and this is the result! How did I make them? Well, I've put together a video tutorial so you can see!

I am frequently asked to do video tutorials and today's pumpkin treat is hopefully the start of a whole series of them. Even if you don't celebrate halloween, you'll love this quick little treat box, and it could work as an apple for going back to school treats, or a tangerine for Christmas...

I was rather late with this post today so I do apologise if you were wondering where I was. My daughter made me laugh at breakfast the other day when she turned up late and I asked crossly where she'd been and complained that her breakfast was going cold. "Never," she said, "ask a girl who wears cats-eye eye-liner why she's late!"

Have a great weekend, enjoy world cardmaking day and I'll see you soon,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous video .... Looks so easy..... Lovely to hear your voice again.... My favourite Choccies.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  2. Wonderful Vicky - you're a natural star. My Chocolate is still intact - unbelievable!

  3. You are a SUPER STAR!

    Love the video. Very clear . . . and you look FAB.

    Sarn xxx

  4. Really enjoyed your tutorial Vicky and such a lovely idea which I will 'pinch' to make the grandchilden little Halloween treats..


  5. Terrific tutorial, Vicky, love your little pumpkins! (and the choccies inside, hee hee).

  6. Loved the video tutorial - glad it's the start of a series ;-)

  7. Such an informative video and cute idea. I love your video so please send us more.

  8. So o o o cute. You are too! Hope you will do more videos. Nothing beats a good demo. Thank you.

  9. Great video tutorial Vicky, and lovely little treat boxes!

  10. My goodness, Vicky, you are amazing at presenting - a real professional! Great video, great little pumpkin/chocolate treats, beautifully done.
    And your daughter is quite right, cats' eyes take time! xxxx

  11. Wonderful easy to follow video Vicky, love that little box and so ingenious too.

    Not sure I believe that you didn't have at least one choccie LOL

  12. These look gorgeous Vicky,sadly,my internet here in the evenings is the speed of a snail:( so,i shall have to watch your tutorial in the morning-looking forward to that! I am thinking Christmas table choccies here :)
    Have a lovely weekend-see you in the morning,Bright and early mind!
    Nessa xx

  13. hi Vicky
    wow you make it all look so easy. really clear instructions as well.
    a briliant tutorial which I know will be so useful for seasonal trreats - that is If I manage to keep the sweeties redy for wrapping!


  14. hi Vicky - wow you made it all look so easy. An absolutely brilliant tutorial and would love to use this for some seasonal treats - that is, as long as the choccies remain intact in readiness for wrapping of course!
    Just wonderful.

    best wishes

  15. Loved your tutorial Vicky, I hope you make some more, you are a natural, Great idea as well, the pumpkin is so cute, and the chocolate is an added bonus! x x

  16. How fabulous are these
    Rosie x

  17. Hi Vicky-What great tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to show us how you made them-you made it look sooo easy!
    Hugs,Nessa x

  18. Oh these are just too cute Vicky! A fantastic idea! Would be great as wedding favours too! :)
    Lizy xx

  19. I forgot to say, great tutorial too! You really are a natural at it! I've been trying to get myself organised for making one too, but I just have no idea how to go about it lol!

  20. Great project and equally good tutorial - well done!

  21. Bravo on the video tutorial, you're a natural and I look forward to more :0)
    It was fun seeing how you made the little pumpkins although opening it and eating the choccy to see how you made it, was also a good idea :0)

  22. Dear Vicky,
    these are lovely little boxes. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Many Greetings from Germany,


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