Paper Pumpkin Cards

I'm officially hooked
These cards were a go to make from the latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  

If you're interested, please contact me. Everything is included (expect a stamping block), but card bases, envelopes, stamps, ribbon, twine ... the list goes on, even dimensionals.  The cost is £20 and you won't be disappointed. 

Paper Pumpkin

Stampin Up is bringing us once again, something new and exciting. We can now in the UK, get our hands on a Paper Pumpkin kit. What you ask is Paper Pumpkin? I'll admit, I thought the same thing.  Well its a monthly paper kit, which currently is only available in the United States and some parts of Canada.
So what's included in the kit?

  • An exclusive stamp set that is not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin' Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards
Everything in this gorgeous box is pre-cut and ready to go. 

This beautiful kit is described as "A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture" 

I can't wait to get my hands on it, but be aware this kit is only available while stocks last. 

Shop With Me

My Stampin' Up journey is certainly a big learning curve, and today, I've been trying to add my "shop" to my blog; I'm hoping its worked and will make ordering for you all a little easier.

Please just click the link to the right and it will take you straight to my Stampin' Up shop.

I've lots of exciting things planned on this journey; coffee and card events, craft clubs and hopefully a scrapbooking crop. It is after all, it was my first love.

Stampin Up Trimmer

The excitement of the new catalogue due soon, always means certain products are retiring.  This has its plus points, as lovely new products will be here soon, but also sadly, some of the much loved ones are finishing.  Now one of those much loved ones will be the Stampin' Up Trimmer.  I know, big shock!!

Stampin' Up have recently had some quality and supplier issues so, are taking this opportunity to explore alternative products. Whatever this is, it will not be the same as the current trimmer.  There will also be a gap before a new product does become available. 

At present replacement blades are out of stock, but I'm keeping a look out for that to change.  Sadly, these too will be unavailable when the new catalogue comes out. 

Please let me know if you would like to place an order for some. 

I'll be sharing with you the retired products list next. 

Castle Craft Club

Yup, that's the name I've given our new craft group being held at our local Community Centre.

I have a friend who comes along, and in her own words "Doesn't have a creative bone in her body".Well I can tell you know, that's just not true.  She's been to both classes, and her cards have been fabulous.  She gets craft!, and by that I mean, she experiments and plays with some ideas, and I do think she's been shocked at how well they've all turned out.

Let me share with you the cards we made from our first class.  We used the "Time for Tea" bundle, which is just perfect for most occasions
Our second meeting we used "Hello Cupcake" stamps, as lets face it, who wouldn't want a card with a cupcake on it.
I'm so enjoying my time with these crafting ladies, that I'm thinking of making it a weekly event.

Moving Direction

I apologise once again friends, for being missing in action (so to speak), but life has taken a big change for me recently, what with a house move and Simon taking early retirement.

The past few years, I've felt a little lost and disconnected with blogging, but enough is enough! I've given myself a stern talking too and feel its time to find my feet again.  Sadly this little blog lost its way a bit, and all I was showing was my weekly photos; where did all my creative passion go?

So, I'm starting afresh with this and a new blog. My new one, will be mainly interior based as this has been my focus recently, but you'll also find styling, cookery, gardening and all things home life.

You'll find me hanging out on my new blog, called Little House Happiness.  Its actually a hashtag I use over on Instagram and it really sums up how I feel about our new home and the new adventure that awaits.

So what about here, I hear you say! Well All Things Pretty, is going to have a little makeover, and recently (last month, to be exact) I took the plunge and became a Stampin Up demonstrator.  I know, I just can't leave craft alone, can I.  So here, I'll be sharing all my love of all things creative, including Stampin Up, but also, and yes, I know you've heard this before too, but I will catch up with Project Life.  I also want to reconnect with scrapbooking again, after all it was my first love.

So wish me luck, and watch this space.

Weeks 14, 15 and 16

Goodness, I'm shocked how long its been since I blogged!  Well, its certainly been a busy few weeks.

So let me do a catch up; I will be using these posts a memory jogger for me when (not if) I catch up with Project life.

Weeks 14 
Betty got moved this week into her forever home lol.  It took 3 days in all, one day here being dismantled and two days at the little house.  Work continued at the little house on the garden, I can't believe how amazing the chaps are that work there.  The fire was installed this week too. I love love love the oak mantles.

Things that happened here in Epsom, that I loved and made me laugh.  While I shower, I leave the back door open, so the bears can go and come. I keep the gate to the lawn closed; but they have figured out how to open it; which one morning they did; only they don't know how to get back in as the gate opens outwards.  I laughed so much seeing there faces stuck the other side.

Lastly, our lovely neighbour Brenda, made the most amazing cakes, which she shared with us.  I sure will miss our neighbours.

Weeks 15
Well week 15 started really well, sadly it didn't end that way.  So first things first; Simon came home with a beautiful Easter Egg for me, from Fortnum.  The garden was finished this week, and honestly it couldn't be better.  I love it. 

I also packed up my craft room this week, as we need to turn it back to a bedroom. 

My highlight was lunch at the House of Commons.  They open it for a few days each year to the public, and Simon got in early and booked us a lunch.  The food, was amazing as was the venue .... stunning.   The staff too, were so lovely; I asked if I could keep a menu, and she said sadly no ... then she came back and said, if she dropped it, and it fell into my bag, then no one could moan lol.  One for the project life album, for sure.

Now for the bit, that didn't work out well! On Thursday I didn't feel well.  That sure did show itself.  I  got the dreaded Novo Virus.  I have NEVER been that ill; I then sadly, passed it onto Simon.  So that was us done for on Good Friday! We were so so ill.  Not what you want for Easter. 

Week 16

Still, feeling weak this week, but we had far too much to do.  We had a van booked for the Tuesday, and a storage unit too.  Happy, to say its filling up nicely.

Work at the little house is progressing well.  Simon went on Wednesday as the fire installation finally finished; only when he got there, the house had no power! Luckily they fixed it, but not before taking up most of the road.  Simon also installed our new shutters ... I can't wait to see them.

Thursday saw Jo and I take a trip to the Stitch, Sew & Hobbycraft show at Excel.  We usually go twice a year, as for some reason I get sent free tickets.  I will say this was one of the best ones yet.  We both have a new hobby too ... Print Blocking lol.

The weekend was spent catching up on the finishing bits of the house; Painting our back door and the cupboard in the utility room.  Something that has made me smile. UPS delivered some shelving for the little house, and left it with our neighbour as we were out.  Obviously our neighbour or someone mentioned to the driver we were moving; and he wrote the nicest thing on the slip. If you can't read it in the photo.  It says "I hear your moving ... sad times (sad face)"  Yes its going in Project Life.

Ok, I apologies for a long post, and I'll try and keep my blogging more up to date.

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