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Loving being with people.

How great is it to get together with friends?
Well, don’t bother to answer that.

“…………….I can tell you it’s fabulous. “

I love each time I attend a Stampin’ Up! event. This photo says it all. What a fun crowd gathered this weekend to craft in Milton Keynes……… roll on June and the Birmingham event.

We braved the weather to be there and what a great time we all had. 3 wonderful craft projects, 3 amazing inspiration tables. Thanks go to Michelle and the ladies who put those inspiring displays together. We swapped samples and I have brought home some superb things.

I ran an introductory product class on Stampin’ Up! products aimed at beginner crafters and those new to Stampin’ Up! products. I seemed to be giving away all my top tips and tricks as I raced through a guide to products.

We were lucky to have Samuel and his mum Liz who is our new area manager. He did have fun even though he looks a bit over whelmed but us silly people in this photo.

So wish you had been there ? No worries. I’m going to repeat the class in a series of You Tube Videos. Same stuff but with lots of extra samples and ideas to try. Get ready by going onto You Tube and add my name, Gilly Hunt In the search bar. Look for the subscribe button You will find it just below the video. Click it and add you email and You Tube will notify you each time I send out a new video so you can follow the series.

Sale a Bration – FREE goodies and amazing team offering.

From January to March it’s silly season at Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to grab a bargain.

TIME TO BUY…………….BUY……………BUY………For any £45 spent in the annual or the newly released mini catalogue you get to choose a special limited edition item from the Sale a Bration catalogue.

If you want to see these catalogues please email me with your address to request them free of charge or just click the red shopping basket on the right for an online browse.

If you fancy an amazing totally un matched deal then pay £99 and join my team. Why ?

Well you get the following specials as its sale time :

£130 to spend on anything you like yes really anything then as as you don’t qualify for Sale a Bration gifts we offer you …..

…. FREE at no extra cost a huge stack of 6×6 papers a stamp set of your choice ( with a few exceptions) and a totally cute extra tiny and really useful desktop mini paper cutter. Cut’s paper up to size 6×6.

GO ON YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO SIGN UP ….GO ON…CLICK THE JOIN tab at the very top of the page and follow the instructions. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You will remain in the team until the end of July 2020 without any further spends.

You will get invitations to special events both my own and Stampin’ Up! ones.

You will get access to the facebook pages with lots of inspiration and help. Chat to fellow crafters in the safety of a private facebook group.

You will also get half price classes for team members

………..and best of all you get 20% off any further orders until the end of July.

Marvellous Memories

As I put away all the Christmas decorations and return to work again. I have been remembering some lovely new memories of my friends and family celebrating together this Christmas.

Thanks go to my super sister Sue for a great Christmas Day lunch, to my daughter Jen and Luke for several fun times at their and our home playing cards , doing the Big quiz together and generally eating and drinking too much, to the Hunt family for rampaging through my home and causing fun and chaos playing silly games and charades on Jam Roll Poly Saturday and to our friends and neighbours for joining us for our annual Christmas Eve bash. Finally to my parents and their friends for a bell ringing, game playing, firework watching New Years Eve meal.

Yes. I’m exhausted. As ever it makes me very grateful that I am lucky to have such wonderful people around me.

It has also made me remember that I was going to scrapbook more so I have these memories to pass along to the next generation etc….

Today I have been working on pages for a scrapbook. I have some great photos of Jenny when she was young on the beaches in Cornwall and need to get them into albums . Why not pop over to You Tube and take a look at what I’ve been up to using this beautiful Moments Stamp set.

Christmas Party Time

Brought to my knees by the Christmas party!

It was my Crafting Christmas Party this week and what a lovely relaxed evening it was. Sadly we were missing a lot of people due to illness as a cold and sickness bug took it’s toll and were down to only 9 of us. I’m sending my love to all who were ill. We missed you. I hope you all recover in time to enjoy Christmas with your family and friends.

Here’s our lovely deer main project card. Inking inside the embossing folder to get the effect. Want to try this then look out for my You tube video next week.

We enjoyed a look at the new mini catalogue, a great samples table with ideas, a sale table for those last minute Christmas buys, and a raffle which spread the winnings around the group with Stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments and fab papers as prizes.

The supper was as usual superb. What a generous bunch. Everyone brought some lovely bits to share and we now know who ate all the sweeties! ha ha

We made a great Christmas card some lovely boxes and I hope I inspired a few people to try something new with their punches during demo time. By the way, I will be sharing these demo ideas on You Tube soon as well as the deer card so why not go and subscribe now in readiness. ( simply add You Tube in the address bar then add Gilly Hunt into the search bar find any of my videos and click the subscribe button you will see below any of the videos) You will then get notified by email when I add new videos.

Have you seen my videos?

Here’s one of my recently introduced You Tube Videos.

Showcasing these lovely teeny tiny boxes.

Please go take a look at my other videos by opening You Tube and adding Gilly Hunt into the search bar. You will find several now including this weeks gift boxes. Another video will be coming on Sunday using these wonderful “Let it Snow” papers.

As supporters I would urge you to take a look give me a comment so I know you’ve been watching and please watch start to finish as I get bumped up the ratings for all videos viewed fully. Many thanks.

Just for my blog friends here’s a couple of others I have made after finishing the video. Hope you like them. Go search the red trolley to shop for bits and bobs for decorating and for wonderful Designer papers which are stunning quality. Perfect for this little itty bitty job!

Paper hand made earrings ready to gift in these pretty package wraps.
Nothing simpler than white ribbon edged with silver.
Real Red Ribbon with a bunch of silver threads looped and topped beautifully.
Crumb cake card stock stamped with a leafy image and tied with linen thread.
A simple wreath with red rhinestones.
Gold Foil adds the glitter and Polka Dot Toile Ribbon makes a pretty bow.
Pleated ribbon using tear tape between each pleat. Then a lovely metal embellishment.

Joining a Team

Joining a Team can be fun. Honestly ! Really ! I was always last to be picked at school, with a curvy figure and being under 5 foot tall, I was never going to be a great sportswoman. I did enjoy hockey and swam like a fish but still never chosen. Now I’m not after sympathy because many years later I have discovered the sheer delight of being a team player.

Now I have experienced Stampin’ Up! teams. I’m converted. I love teams. Really Stampin’ Up! teams are simply crafting families. I love being part of and leading an arty team. Above is a fab photo of my Team mates and I at a great event in Germany recently. I’m the one in the middle with the red trainers.

So what can I do to persuade you to join my team.

Well here goes you will get :

  • Access to exclusive invitation only craft events both here in the UK, in Europe and World Wide.
  • Local hand on get togethers for crafters in Worcestershire including a yearly BBQ and Christmas Party with a focus on papercrafts.
  • You get access to team chat and special craft help on the internet 24/7.
  • Inspiration from around the globe in safe closed Facebook groups where everyone is positive and friendly.
  • Regular product shares including ribbon and paper shares so you get more choice for your money.
  • Thank you gifts on team anniversaries.
  • At least 20% off all catalogue purchases while a team member.
  • The chance to make a bit or even a lot of money by becoming a demonstrator yourself.
  • And…. much…….much……more……

BUT of course you will want to think about it as there is a cost to joining.

For £99 you can join Team Gilly for up to 7 months. That’s less than £15 a month. YOU GET the following and believe me it’s an amazing deal.

You get to choose £130 worth of goods from the catalogue ( no specials, you can choose absolutely any items you want from any current catalogue up to the £130 value ). They are yours forever if you choose not to renew your team membership you simply walk away no contract to cancel no money owing and you keep all your goodies.

So why am I posting now. Well I know Christmas is on the way and Some of you maybe lucky enough to get money as presents.

ALSO If you can bear waiting till January then I will be offering a mini trimmer and free designer papers and a Stamp set of your choice on top of the existing amazing deal as part of our January Sales joining deals.

F A B U L O U S Darling !

Email me to discuss this deal further or simply go to the top of the page and join the team using the top tab.

Scandinavian Style Tree

A lovely Christmas tree. Heat embossing adds dainty details. Beautifully trimmed in vanilla ivory lace with a tiny snowflake topping the tree. The Crumb Cake ink and card stock provide a softness with a simple seasons greetings message completing the design.

Made using the dainty tree from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set. I have a great video showing you how I made it.

I am Brave !

Yes! This is such a big deal for me. I have posted a You Tube video. I’m really not the most techy person. Although I know a four year old could probably do it in their sleep, for non tech old me, it’s a huge deal. I now have 3 posted and one ready to show you on Friday show casing this card.

Please hop over to and in the search bar add my name gillyhunt and find my videos. Every person who watches to the end and leaves a comment means I get a boost up the system with You Tube. Thanks a million in anticipation of your help. Each video is aimed at total beginners so if you have friends that you think might like to start card making why not link them to my videos. x

Stampin’ Up! event in Germany

I’m just home from Germany…. Phew! I’m exhausted!

What an amazing time I’ve just had in Germany with my Stampin’ Up! pals, old and new.

Once again I’ve had the privilege of joining my fellow team members and crafters from around the world at a Stampin’ Up! event. This year’s European venue was in Dortmund.

Several days with a fun packed daily event program, including crafting, watching stunning demonstrations, business talks, indoor fireworks and drumming entertainment,  along with swapping handcrafted items and cheering each others successes.

Late nights and new friends.

I have chattered about crafting from dawn and on into the early hours most nights. I’ve caught up with many wonderful friends from round the world and made new friends which is such a treat. It’s amazing meeting new people at these events as we all share an instant connection. We share a love or art and crafting. With the new mini catalogue in hand   ” ohhs”  and  “ahhhhs” and lots of pointing brings us together no matter what our native language. Watch this space later in the year because the New Year will start with a huge bang as I introduce you to the new papers, stamps and much more as the mini catalogue goes live. I’m just sorry we are sworn to secrecy till then.

Shopping and socialising at Essen’s Christmas Market.

We even managed time off from crafting one evening to visit the Christmas market in Essen. Plenty of mulled wine and hot chocolate crepes, and some of my favourite ladies for company just perfect.


I really do urge you to consider joining this wonderful group so you too can come to the next event  email me  for details.