Saturday, 14 June 2008


To celebrate the launch of our 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat we are offering this set of 36 Copic markers.
For more information about the retreat (and to find the answer to the question) please click HERE
To be in with a chance of winning the candy simply place a link back to here on your blog and answer this easy question:
'How much is the Northern Papercraft Retreat?'
Place your answer in this comments section. Even if you haven't got a blog you can still enter.
A winner will be picked by on Friday 31st July 2009. Good luck everyone!

Friday, 13 June 2008


The 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat
9th, 10th & 11th Oct 2009

Hello!!! We are a couple of northern independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators who want to offer a fantastic, affordable, fun weekend with like minded people, here in Yorkshire. Being northern means we expect great value for money so we have negotiated a fantastic deal of £225.00 per person (based on 2 people sharing a room). We have kept the numbers to a minimum (20 people) to ensure the personal touch. We want you to meet new friends, share ideas and have a whole weekend to indulge your passion for creativity. If this sounds like fun, read on;

The fantastic price of £225-00

Bed, breakfast, lunch & dinner;

All crafting equipment;

5 workshops (over 2 days);

10 Copic ciao markers; and

A goody bag worth around £40-00.


Friday 9th October 2009

Arrive at hotel any time after 1-00 pm

Meet with the hosts, Jo and Paula

Settle in to your room and explore the hotel facilities

6-00 pm meet & greet


Social get together or time to relax, the choice is yours

Saturday 10th October 2009

8-30 am - 10-30 am Workshop 1
Copics Workshop with Rachel Byass
Learn how to use your Copics with an expert artist
Break for refreshments
11-00 am - 1-00 pm Workshop 2
Colouring with Ink with Rachel Byass
A new papercraft medium
Break for lunch
2-00 pm - 3-30 pm Workshop 3
Fimo with Maddy Hill creator of Calvin Mouse
Using Fimo on cards
Break for refreshments
4-00 pm - 5-30 pm Workshop 4
Stampin' Up! with Monica Gale
Make a 3d project and matching cards
Break to prepare for dinner

Social get together or time to relax
(once again the choice is yours)

Sunday 11th October 2009

9-00 am -10-30 am Workshop 5
Stampin' Up! with Paula & Jo
Punch art animals & stamping fun
Break for refreshments
11-00 am - 12-30 pm fun and creativity time
An opportunity to hone your new skills and win prizes


We would love you to join us. This is a fun packed weekend where you can indulge your passion for crafting.

Remember, there are only 20 places.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

To place a booking a non returnable (unless event is cancelled) deposit of £75-00 per person needs to be paid by Friday 3rd July 2009. This can be paid by bank transfer or cheque (e-mail for details). The balance of £150-00 is due by the 28th August 2009.

If you would like further information about this friendly, exciting, inspirational weekend please do not hesitate to contact us at: or

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Paula & Jo

Thursday, 12 June 2008




No Cutting Required Note Card Holder & 3 co-ordinating cards

The class will include all materials needed to complete the above project.

WHERE: The Junction, Pontefract Rd, Purston.
WHEN: Tuesday 30th June 2009
TIME: 7-00pm to 9-00pm
COST: £5-00/person

Please contact me ( to confirm your attendance before Tuesday 23rd June, thank you.

Look forward to seeing you

Jo x

Wednesday, 11 June 2008





Have you ever wondered what a Virtual Hostess club entails? Here is a bit more info:

A Virtual Hostess club is an opportunity for you to build a nice collection of NEW Stampin' Up! product over a period of time while spreading the cost and ensuring you are still receiving the fantastic hostess benefits associated with a qualifying order. A qualifying order has a value of minimum £150. For this the hostess is eligible to the following FREE benefits

-One level one hostess stamp set of her choice (those are sets that cannot be bought, they can only be earned free with qualifying orders of £150 or more)

-£15.00 worth of free product to be spent as you wish in the catalogue.

So here comes our Virtual Workshop: 6 people get together ( I advertise for those people you don't have to provide 5 of them yourself, although of course if you know a crafting buddy who will love being part of this please let her/him know) and form a club, the club runs for 6 months, each member agrees to place a minimum order of £25.00/ month plus p&p. This will give us the minimum qualifying order we need every month. Each month 2  DIFFERENT members in the club get to be the hostess and collects the free benefits associated,  either the stamp set or free spend. By the end of the 6 months all the members in the club will have had their turn to be the hostess and receive their benefits.

It's as easy as that and each month a box of goodies will drop on your doorstep.

As part of my club you will get a FREE copy of the catalogue and any mini catalogues released through the club duration plus free samples, projects and freebies a few times/clubs. Fancy taking part? email me NOW at to secure your place.


Jo x

Sunday, 1 June 2008

One for the Fella's

The challenge on Papertake Weekly this week is 'One for the Fella's'. Perfect theme for me to use the Sporty George digital downloads available from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Isn't rugby George fantastic, and as I'm from a town with a rugby team I think he'll come in quite useful :o)