Cards in the Mail to Me – Sympathy. Earlier this week I shared the handmade cards I had received after I was diagnosed with Covid. Today I am sharing the cards I received after the sad news of my wonderful, amazing Father passing away almost 3 weeks ago.
The family has been so touched by all the amazing cards and letters we have received and the very kind words that they included. We knew Father was an amazing person, but I don’t think any of us knew just how many lives he had touched. The kind words I have read from people who I don’t know, but who wanted to share just how important Father was to them, has been so touching. As one of them said ‘You are getting yet another card from a person you don’t know’. But, reading these has been such a blessing. They have all had me in tears, but not in a sad way, in a way that warms my heart that this wonderful father was loved by everyone who got to know him. He will be missed by so many.
The cards I am sharing today are the ones that I have received that used Stampin’ Up! products. I share them so that you can both see them, but also so you can see some amazing projects for such a sad time.
The first is a very pretty, and visually, simple card. It is actually slightly deceiving in its simplicity. Can you spot the delicate die cut and the heat embossing? This card is from my lovely upline and friend, Michelle Last.
This 2 step stamping card is from another Liz. Liz is the Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Development Manager. She only started stamping a couple of years ago, but is becoming more and more confident in her crafting. I love the simplicity of this card.
Next is a card from one of my closest friends. Karen and I met when we were both involved in a local musical theatre group in West London. We now both live in South Oxfordshire and love to spend time together, when allowed. During Lockdown we have kept in touch each week on Zoom. You just know she knows me well, because she has used Sunflowers for this card.
This card from Jan is another card that is amazing because of its simplicity. Jan has been a customer of mine for a while now, and like so many of my other customers, we exchange emails often. Being able to get to know my customers is one of the joys of doing what I do, and receiving a wonderful handmade card from them is just a bonus.
The last card I am sharing with you today is from someone I have known for 60 years! Seriously, Belinda and I have known each other that long. Our parents were great friends, in fact, her mother and my father went out together for a while, so this is a long relationship. Bea and I lost touch about 30 years ago, but she found me again thanks to YouTube and my unusual surname. Long story short, she is now on my Team of Sunflowers and we have rekindled our friendship.
What more can I say? I am so lucky to have so many amazing people in my life. I am so lucky to have had a father who was such an amazing person. I am so just so lucky!
I have an ordering special for qualifying orders placed between 1st and 31st March that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £50 (before P&P) will receive a Clear Wink of Stella, worth £7.50, as a gift from me. These are in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers.
Who wants the chance to win a FREE Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine??
During March, in addition to my Ordering Special, I am continuing the Sale-a-Bration Celebrations by holding a Draw. Anyone placing an order in March will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit from me. This will contain products to make 2 cute cards using some of the Papers from Sale-a-Bration. All you need to provide are adhesives, ink and a sentiment. BUT, and this is where it gets exciting, you will also be entered into a Draw to win a Mini Cut & Emboss Machine as a Gift from me. If your order is over £25 (before P&P) you will get an additional entry for every £25 you order (before P&P) using my Online Store. The Draw will take place on Thursday, 1st April and the prize will be sent out soo after that. Only orders placed through my Online Store are Eligible for entry into the Draw. For a FREE Entry, you can also send a handmade card to me (Liz Yuille, The Old Stables, Fieldside, Long Wittenham, Oxon OX14 4RG), using CURRENT Stampin’ Up! Products only. Cards must be received by me no later than 31st March 2021. Prizes can only be sent to those with a UK Postal Address.
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I pride myself on my Customer Service, so am always thrilled when someone chooses to shop with me so they can experience it for themselves. Each month I have an Ordering Special, so keep your eyes open for that!
But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member. But, even better, if your order is even close to £100, please, please DO NOT ORDER!! Please get the Starter Kit and save money on this order and every future order until at least the end of July 2021.
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! It is such amazing value at a total cost of just £99 (129€) for your choice of £130 (175€) of products (with no additional P&P)! During Sale-a-Bration you will also receive 5 FULL PACKS of 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper (worth a further £53.75/€70) that will not be available to buy until the launch of the new Annual Catalogue.
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Nail Varnish Colours
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