Tuesday, 29 December 2009



CUSTOMERS - For every £45 you spend you will qualify for one of the stamp sets (there are 4 available to choose from). So if you got lots of money for Christmas and want to spend £90 you will qualify for TWO free sets!
HOSTESS - If you host a Stampin Up workshop with sales of £300 or more you will qualify for a FREE stamp set in addition to the generous hostess benefits.
DEMONSTRATORS - If you sign up with Stampin Up to become an Independent demonstrator you will receive A FREE SET OF ANY VALUE from the catalogue valued up to £38.95 in price!
What are you waiting for - get in touch with me now and book your workshop, place your order or contact me for details on how to become a demonstrator.
Simply email me at katemartin@sky.com

Monday, 28 December 2009

It's sale a bration time!

You can view the fantastic sale a bration offers by clicking


Sunday, 27 December 2009

SU Desk Calendar

Here's the pictures of the desk calendar I have made today.

This was made using a stamp class instruction sheet from Jenni Moore. Isn't it fabulous - Thanks Jenni.

Christmas Cards

Hi there
thought that I would post these piccies of this year's SU Christmas cards that I have made. I used the same basic template, but just changed the colours. Was quite pleased with the results.
I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms with not being able to play golf due to the weather. The good thing is that I have been able to concentrate on my SU samples. Today I have made a desk calendar that will be a Craft class project in January.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

Hi there - long time no post.

I have just purchased the instructions to make this lovely set of cards, so we will be doing these in our Craft classes in the New Year. I have got to try out Julies instructions first to check them out for her - might do this tomorrow as I have only got an appointment at the hairdressers in the afternoon.
I think that these are great don't you?
I have finished all my Christmas cards now, so I can relax a little. I have also all but finished the pressie wrapping. All the washing has been done, but I still have a bit of ironing to do (yuk).
Am looking forward to playing with all my gorgeous new stamps that I received as my "Stampin Start" reward - 3 free sets!!
Have you seen what the next Stampin Up promotion is?

I shall be having an "open house" in January to give all my favourite customers the opportunity of seeing for themselves what lovely cards can be made with these FREE stamp sets on offer during Sale-a-bration (from 30th December to 28th February)
Watch this space for more details

Friday, 11 December 2009

Where has all the time gone?

Can't believe that the last time I posted was the 29th!!
Well you may recall that I placed an order that day (November workshop and 5 for a fiver items I needed) Well believe it or not but I have NOT received this order yet. Its been a complete fiasco! There was a stocktake at SU on the 1st and 2nd of December which prevented orders being processed, then there was an IT problem that has caused me grief. Aopparently when the system restarted, it proicessed the newest orders first instead of the oldest orders first (i.e. mine!!) Subsequently, despite 3 emails and phone calls, my order was not despatched until WEDNESDAY EVENING 9th December. I was appalled and annoyed. Anyway, demo support assured me that it was despatched Wednesday night and gave me a tracking number yesterday to follow its progress from Frankfurt!! It SHOULD be with me today, so I am not leaving the house until it arrives. With the luck I have been having, it will come at 7 o'clock tonight.
Anyway - very very brief update of progress.
Monday 30th - Monday Club Golf, shopping in ntheafternoon - got a few pressies, and in the evening the Thursday Craft Class came (as Thursday is Presentation night at the Golf Club)
Tuesday friend Jackie cam to me (so Tuesday craft class was cancelled) and we had lunch at Brewers Fayre where we partook of our favourite beer battered cod with chips n mushy peas! Had a lovely get together, took her to the market where she bought some pillow cases and I introduced her to Keith! That evening was our DV reunion Christmas Dinner at the Sandygate at Wath. It was great to get together again.
Wednesday, couldn't meet Christine this week as I was taking Mary (Lady Captain) to choose a gift on behalf of the ladies at the Golf Club. She chose a beautiful Rotary watch with matching bracelet. Bought a few bits from M & S and then had a coffee abnd went back to the golf club to make arrangements for Thurday evening's Presentation evening. Wednesday Craft Club - made a SU card in shades of green.
Thursday morning I had my Swine-flu injection, which didn't hurt at the time, but left me with a small lump, which was quite sore for about 5 days after! Then off to the Golf Club to help Mary and Hazel set up all the tables and trophies ready for the evening. Left about 1 o'clock and had a light lunch and made a few cards. Took Barry to Barnsley, then picked Maggie up and off to Presentation Evening. I had two medals to collect and we had a lovely buffet!.
Friday I spent most of the day preparing for 4 "FIVE FOR A FIVER" classes (Monday Tuesday Weds and Thurs (7th 8th 9th and 10th Dec). Took Steve shoppong later, then had a relaxing evening and made a few Christmas cards for myself.
Saturday morning - Christmas Cracker golf with the Ladies followed by a sandwich in the Club House. Secret Santa Gifts opened and exclaimed over. Then back home to shower and change and glam up for the Candlenight Gourmet Dinner at the Masonic Hall at Eastgate. Just to bore you with the details here is the menu. Sherry on arrival.
Grilled goats chees with red onion Marmalade. Cream of tomato soup. Fillet of plaice with parsley sauce. Fillet of beef with red wine jus. Lime sorbet.Breast of roast duck with orange sauce OR poached salmon with prawn sauce, red cabbage and apple, carrots julienne and new potatoes. Brandy snap rolls filled with whipped cream OR Creme Brulee ORMeringue basket with raspberries ORLemon Syllabub OR Sherry trifle. Cheese board n celery. Hot mince pie. Coffee. Port or Cointreau. We were all given a glass of champagne to celebrate an absent couples Golden Wedding (they were on a cruise and wanted us to have a tost to celebrate their anniversary)
All in all a truly magnificent meal. I now weigh half a stone heavier.
Sunday - housework, washing and ironing. Shopping at JTF with barry in the afternoon, then home for Dinner about 5:30 then last minute prep for the five for a fiver events.,
Monday after Monday club golf and a little shopping, wrapped up most of Steve's Christmas pressies for him. Spent some time on the phone trying to organise a changeover of his Internet and telephone provider. Managed to persuade Sky to let him have sky plus free of charge, with a one off charge of £29 towards the cost of the sky plus box, as he has been a sky customer for 20 years and has had no loyalty offers at all. (Had to threaten to cancel to get this!) Got details from them on what to do to migrate his internet stuff from AOL to Sky, but ran out of time, as had to take Barry to Barnaley for 6:30. That evening was Thursday Craft Classes five for a fiver night - everyone enjoyed the night and loved their cards.
Tuesday I spent a lot of time on the telephone at Stevies, where a chap from AOL had me running all around the houses for a migration code, saying they would email Steve in 5 days time. I rang them back and spoke to someone else who gave me a code over the phone!!Then Sky gave me good service, but took ages to sort out the arrangements for Steve's router to be delivered, an installation date and the phone line rental to be changed over. Phew - was exhausted!! Had to dash home for Tuesday Craft Class five for a fiver event. After this dashed off the market where I bought some Cuttlebug Dies from Keith , then another dash to Blood Donors at Wombwell, then off to Barnsley to exchange a faulty Christmas gift for Steve (Maggies). Was supposed to have met up with Jo and Aly in Meadowhall this afternoon, but they cancelled the day before. Gave me a chance to have a little browse for more pressies. Home for dinner then another dash off to the Golf Club for a Committee meeting! What a lot of dashing!
Wednesday Chris came over to ours and we went to Wath to pick up some envelopes from Keith (at Wath) that I coulodn't get yesterday. He didn't have the ones I needed, so I ended up buying a pack of cheap cards for a £1 in order to use the envelopes!)
Made a lovely dinner for barry and me - chicken stir fry - yummy. Wednesday five for a fiver class went without a hitch.
Thursday had a lazy morning and played battleships online! Great fun. Had lunch, then tidied up craft room and conservatory ready for Thursday's five for a fiver. 6 ladies who are not in my weekly craft classes came to this - 4 novices. Michelle and Emma helped with two ladies and I looked after the other two. Excellent cards were made mby everyone! An exhausting week in all, and only 2 classes/fuddles next week, then its a break of Christmas and reconvene next year!
Thats all the progress update - you can see why i haven't had time to update before now!