Who is Liz Yuille? Did you know you can find out about me on my Website?
I thought that over the Christmas break I would let you know a little about me. I have taken this information from the ‘About Me’ page on this Website.
I live near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. We moved here from West London only a few short years ago and love it here. Our home is on an unmade up track and is on the footprint of the old stable block for one of the original farms in the village, hence Old Stables Crafts!
My husband, Martin, and I have been together since 1992. We have no children but do have three rescue cats (Mustard, Salt and Pepper), know collectively as The Condiments. The way we worry about them, they may as well be children. I think they are our children in fur coats!
Hello Stampin’ Up!
A few years ago, I took the decision to stop working full time at a stupidly serious job in the City of London. Working there for too many years, enduring the 2 hour commute each way from home to desk was not worth it. This means I am in the very fortunate position that I can commit more time to my Stampin’ Up! business. I am able to share my paper crafting passion with others and introduce them to the joy this can bring.
Stampin’ Up! products make this so easy as they are all in colour families. You come to know that the colours are consistent across all the products, so they are a perfect match every time. This is so helpful for new paper crafters who are often daunted by having to find products that ‘go together’. Never a problem with Stampin’ Up! and I am here to help you every step of the way.
Although I have crafted in one way or another all my life (and went to Fashion College along the way), my first foray into papercraft was through Scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is still my main passion and I am fortunate that many of my family are recorded on film; the oldest photo dating back to the 1880s. Most of the photos I have inherited are now in scrapbooks with as much detail about those depicted as I have been able to find.
About 20 years ago I started working with another craft company, travelling round the country in my spare time to Demonstrate in local craft shops. This was great fun and meant I got to meet lots of new people, but it did not completely satisfy my wish to run my own classes and be my own boss. I was told which products I had to use and what to promote, this was very restricting. Then I found Stampin’ Up! and knew straight away that this was my home.
My Stampin’ Up!
Since joining the amazing Stampin’ Up! family, I have worked hard to create my Stampin’ Up! Business and in 2020-2021 was Ranked 5th in both Leadership and Team Building, as well as OVERALL in the UK; it was also the year I earned my very first Incentive Trip. In 2021-22 I ranked 6th Overall in the UK and, again was fortunate to earn the Incentive Trip. I have a Team of fantastic ladies who have joined our Sparkling Sunflowers Team. We cover Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany, so are a very international group now. They are all so amazing and I love them all. I am blessed that they chose to join our growing Team.
Over the years I have found that crafting is a wonderful way to get through some very difficult times. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and went through 6 months of Chemotherapy and 5 operations, not much fun. Happily I am here to tell the tale, but without crafting to keep me distracted I am not sure I would have got through it as well as I did. That experience helped me decide that I must bring the joy of crafting to as many people as possible. Did you know that just 30 minutes of creativity can make a significant improvement to your well being; more is even better! You now have the perfect excuse to craft forever!!
I have loved meeting lots of budding and experienced crafters as I travel around the area running classes and hosting parties. Sadly, because of the Covid Pandemic, I had to stop running face to face classes and events. But not to be deterred, I transitioned my business to being exclusively online, and am now running Class by Mail, as well as regular YouTube events. I hope you will be able to join me ‘at’ one soon.
Now you know a little more about me, why not contact me and let me know a little about you and your crafting needs. I would love to hear from you. Send me a hand made card and I will return the favour.
If you shop with me you will always receive a Thank You card and small gift. Every month I have an ordering special for those placing a Qualifying order (see the information on my Blog Posts for this month’s Special).
I have an ordering special for qualifying Online orders placed before 31st December 2022 that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £50/€65 (before P&P) will receive the BEGIN WITH A DREAM HOST CLING STAMP SET (#159143) as a gift from me. This is in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers. EVERYONE using the Host Code (or placing an order of £150 or more) will receive the Customer Card Kits too. Please note that there is only one Gift Pack per customer per month.
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 get the Thank You Pack and Card Kits.
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:
Why not save money on EVERY Order?
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! For just £99/€129, you still get your choice of ANY products up to the value of £130/€175 AND FREE SHIPPING, you just pay less.
As a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win, Win Right?
Whether you are in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium or The Republic of Ireland, just click on the picture to join the Team. If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
Catch me on YouTube LIVE!
You can catch me LIVE on YouTube twice a week:
- Tuesday – Coffee & Card at 11am UK Time
- Thursday – Craft & Chat at 3pm UK Time
I can’t wait to welcome you. If you log in to your YouTube Account you can leave LIVE Comments, so we can CHAT. These are my favourite events each week, so please come along. My YouTube Channel is: