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Pretty Creative new kits giveaway!

Hello and welcome back to Pretty Creative!

This week marked a milestone on my Facebook Stampin’ Up! page as we reached 1000 likes! This is astonishing and exciting and humbling all at the same time and I wanted to find a way of saying thank you and also inviting you in to other Pretty Creative places like Instagram and YouTube.




Many of you will know that I’ve taken some photography courses (Makelight by Emily Quinton) to try and improve my flat lay photography and I have also ventured into YouTube videos in the past year. I try to share different things in both places and as part of my Facebook milestone giveaway, I’m going to also reward people for joining me on other social media too!

So here’s the giveaway!  I will send 10 lucky winners a kit of their choice from the up and coming new Stampin’ Up catalogue. The gift will include the coordinating stamp set, one ink pad and one glue.  You will get an entry into the draw for each and all of the following:

  1. Commenting on this post (one entry).
  2. Commenting on my original Facebook post with the photo above and using the hashtag #prettycreativegiveaway (three entries).
  3. Following me on Instagram and commenting on an Instagram photo and using the hashtag #prettycreativegiveaway somewhere in the comment (three entries).
  4. Following me on YouTube and commenting on a video using the word ‘giveaway‘ (three entries).
  5. Share my blog/Instagram/YouTube page with your friends using the hashtag #prettycreativegiveaway somewhere in the comment (five entries).

The competition will end on May 30th and I will announce the winners on June 1st.

I wanted to share some other lovely news.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I get to share something I love with people at parties and classes (and eat cake!) but I also have the opportunity to have people join me as demonstrators themselves and help coach them in their hobby or business, spend time with them at Stampin’ Up! events and meet up regularly.  This past weekend I organised a crafting retreat just for them!  I set my team some challenges during Sale a Bration and everyone who got it was invited to join me at a day’s crafting retreat where they were fed chocolate and hopefully spoiled a little!  Some of them are further away and couldn’t make it so theirs are in the post on their way to them!  Here’s some sneak peeks of the day:


chocolate and flowers


I’ve also been blessed by them in return, as their love of Stampin’ Up!, along with my loyal customers and friends has earned me the Stampin’ Up! trip to the Mediterranean!  I am so thankful for the people that Stampin’ Up! has brought into my life, and continues to do so, through local parties, Facebook, comments on my YouTube videos or at the NEC show in Birmingham.  You have become part of my life and I’m grateful for you!  So thank you for your support, enthusiasm, tips, tricks, inspiration, questions, laughs and encouragement!  The trip is the icing on an already amazing cake 🙂

My husband and I are taking our four boys and my mum and dad are coming along too! Here are our travel documents, tags and name badges…




And the wallet folded up…




I’ve had trouble with my wifi signal this past two weeks but it’s a little stronger again so I have gotten my latest YouTube video uploaded at last!  Here is a video of everything we got at the April 2016 On Stage event for demonstrators:

One last exciting thing for today is pre-order!  As I may have mentioned (!) the new catalogue launches on June 1st and demonstrators are allowed to pre-order early (and we get a discount!)  Today was the pre-order day and there is so manylovely new things to choose from!  If you think you’d like to join Stampin Up! you can choose pre-order products as part of your kit!  Have a look at my Join Me page for more info, or just email me your questions to paperworks@hotmail.co.uk  I had a lot when I started (most people do), so please feel free to ask.

Being a demo means you can buy your favourite things at a discount, and if you’d like you can order for others. There are no obligations or commitments to host, demo, do classes, parties, videos or anything.  We all start off the same; with a fantastic pile of products of our choice for less than they cost.  What you decide to do with yours it is up to you!

Don’t forget the retired items are still available while stocks last, you can see them here.  And May’s host code for ordering online is below.  If you use it you get TWO gifts from me in the post!




Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to enter the competition for a kit bundle of your choice for FREE!

Happy Stampin’

Rhoda xx






  1. posted by
    May 9, 2016 Reply

    Absolutely chuffed for you that your business continues to inspire others! Your creations are just beautiful xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 10, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Jane! So glad you like them! Isn’t Stampin’ Up such a great job! xx

  2. posted by
    Make your own ink pad technique! – Quick and Easy Crafter
    May 10, 2016 Reply

    […] forget the competition on my previous post, still time to […]

  3. posted by
    May 13, 2016 Reply

    At almost 70 years of age ( July 2016) I thought I’d seen it all. But OH no life is just so much fun with these beautiful ideas to give and share share with friends. Thank you so very much.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 13, 2016 Reply

      Wow! I hope you have a wonderful birthday in July! Thanks so much! There are so many new things to learn and try. That’s the wonderful thing about being a demo, inspiration everywhere 🙂 thanks for your lovely comments, keep sharing what you love! xx

  4. posted by
    Mrs Asokasuri Grantham
    May 13, 2016 Reply

    I have been waiting for a site like this. Great video demos, inspiration and so easy to navigate. Thank You

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 13, 2016 Reply

      Oh wow thanks so much for your lovely comments! That really has made my day. I tried to create the kind of place I would like to go to and videos I’d like to watch 🙂 short, simple and easy to follow. It’s a work in progress :). Stay in touch xx

  5. posted by
    jane hopwood
    May 13, 2016 Reply

    Beautiful and inspiring my new stamping hobby. Thanks so much

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 14, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Jane! I know you’ll love it! Please stay in touch and is love to see some makes of yours on my FB page xx

  6. posted by
    May 14, 2016 Reply

    Beautiful! Great inspiration! 🙂
    I look forward to all your posts. x

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 14, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Joanna! ❤️

  7. posted by
    Anne Margaret Laurenson
    May 14, 2016 Reply

    Your blog is amazing Rhoda, beautiful xxx

  8. posted by
    May 14, 2016 Reply

    Love your ideas Rhoda keep on inspiring ☺️

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 16, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much! So glad you visit and are finding some inspiration from them! xx

  9. posted by
    May 16, 2016 Reply

    Rhoda your crafts are amazing! I often look at them and wish I was as talented as you! Cx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 16, 2016 Reply

      Corinna you’re so sweet but you absolutely are! You can do everything I’ve done and more! Half the battle is finding inspiration but Pinterest and the SU catalogue helps! Love to see you at a crafty event soon! xx

  10. posted by
    Andrea Gilbertson
    May 24, 2016 Reply

    Loved seeing the swaps and congratulations on your trip to the med hope you have a lovely time xx

  11. posted by
    May 26, 2016 Reply

    StamPin Up is so fab. You demos are so inspiring! Shared and commented on Facebook.

  12. posted by
    May 26, 2016 Reply

    #prettycreativegiveaway i love your idea of making your own ink pads, I think some of the ink refills may need to be added to my wish list! Fingers crossed for the giveaway xx

  13. posted by
    Angie bruce
    May 27, 2016 Reply

    So pretty! The craft products and the photography!

  14. posted by
    May 30, 2016 Reply

    thanks for the inspiration and ideas, and the possibility to win stamps!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jun 1, 2016 Reply

      Hi Anna, you’re a winner! Congratulations! Can you have a read of the latest blog post and send me an email? xx

  15. posted by
    Mrs Asokasuri Grantham
    Jun 2, 2016 Reply

    Hi Rhoda It is so refreshing to have such an inspiring site. especially when it makes me feel that ‘I could do that’. Thank you and wishing you success.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Jun 6, 2016 Reply

      Hi Asokasuri, thank you so much for such a lovely compliment! I’m so glad you it inspires you to craft because I think we only find out when we try and sometimes we find out that it is easy it just looks more complicated. Please keep in touch with how you are getting on and if you need anything. I’d be glad to help, or advise, or cheer you on! xx

  16. posted by
    Aug 1, 2016 Reply

    Love it

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      Aug 4, 2016 Reply

      Thank you!! xx

  17. posted by
    Aug 1, 2016 Reply

    Looking forward to receiving more like this x

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