Friday, 7 April 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Bloghop 8 My Favouite Bundle

 
Well it must be that time of the month- The Global Stamping Friends Bloghop, and would you believe this is the 8th one!

We have lots of regulars as well as a few new people participating, so I am sure you'll get to see some wonderful creations.  Fingers crossed that it goes to plan, but bear with us if there are any glitches, as a number of the participants are at an event called OnStage.  This is a wonderful event where Stampin' Up! Demonstrators get to learn about new products, get business tips and have a great time in general.  The April one is pretty big as they get to see the New Annual Catalogue!! Yes some people already have it in their hot hands, and Yes I am a little envious, but as a demonstrator I'll get to see it soon!  Exciting times.....

But, there is still lots of time to enjoy the current Annual Catalogue and the Spring/Summer Catalogue so there's no rush and we want to focus on the amazing products that you can buy!

Stampin' Up! do great bundles and the best thing of all - they come with a discount!  They also have lots of stamps sets that match punches or dies but this bloghop is all about the bundles!

My favourite bundle has to be....Swirly Bird Photopolymer bundle.  I have to be honest when I first saw it I only bought the dies, thinking I wouldn't use the stamps. Well, how wrong I was!  I then went and bought the dies - but missed getting the bundle discount!



This set has endless possibilities and here a only a few....





I love the fact that you can use the cutout middle from one of the dies to look like a Koru (for those that don't know I'm a kiwi far from home and this makes me a little bit, well a lot, homesick!)



And I love the swirls!  Dies and stamps - what more could you want in a bundle? The only thing missing - a sentiment, but I'm sure everyone has one of those sitting around!




And there's even more male orientated card, something that always seems harder to do than female focused ones.  This card had a both die cutting and stamping and I love the waves.

 


I hope you enjoy the bloghop and don't forget to hop along to see other favourite bundles, you can use the arrows below to move forward and backwards.  If you're able please leave comments and we love to know what viewers think.



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Hop forward to Courtenay's project


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Hop back to Marieke's project


 Blog Hop List:

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk ** you are here **
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
4.Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
5. Georgia Missy Gaydos www.Livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
7.. Christine Wrede WWW.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
8.. Erica Jones http://fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca/
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
10. Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffStampers.com
11. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com

Friday, 31 March 2017

Great Deals....



Sale-a-bration is great time and I just thought I'd remind you of the special deals around at the moment.

This post will remain pinned until the end of March, just to make sure no one misses out!

1. Free Products

For every £45, excl pp, you spend you get to choose one product FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure - look out for the hot air balloon symbol to see what you can get for free. Some amazing products are available from papers, to stamps, to a amazing card tin.

2. Extra Rewards for Joining

Join my team, a great option if you have a long wish list.

             For £99 you get to choose £130 worth of product from either the annual or spring/summer catalogue
PLUS  2 stamp sets of your choice (no matter what the value!)-this is only available during Sale-a-bration
PLUS a business pack including catalogues to share and lots of other things
PLUS free pp (saving £4.95)

*you cannot however choose any of the free SAB products as part of this

If you'd like more information just get in touch.  There is NO OBLIGATION to do anything more once you've got your Starter Kit, unless you want to of course!


3. More Rewards

You can get an extra £20 rewards to spend on all spends over £200 (excl pp). This is above the normal rewards you get for orders over £150 excl pp.


These great deals are only available until the end of March 2017, so you don't want to wait.

Happy Crafting

Sarah

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

NEW Sale-a-bration Goodies added

I cannot believe that more goodies have been added to the Sale-a-bration freebies.  There are some amazing ones there and I especially love the Succulent Papers- might need to get some more.

So for every £45 you spend + PP you can choose 1 goodie,  for £90 + pp you get to choose 2 etc

Here's the new ones added - remember to use the code on this rather than in the catalogue.



Any queries just get in touch!

Sarah

Friday, 3 March 2017

Global Stamping Friends- Bloghop 7; Design Sketch Challenge

 Well we are onto our 7th Bloghop. We meet on a Facebook page designed for Demos only and have been going strong since it started.  People drop in and out depending on their time commitments but we've always had a good group of us giving the challenges a go.

This is however our first Design Sketch Challenge! 




This was the sketch that was created by the wonderful Angelique and we could make it as plain or as complex as we wanted.


Here's what I made.





I went with a simple card, but I really love it. A quick and simple card to make. The spotty paper is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I think this is an overlooked item and it is really great value for money and you get 40 sheets for £20-so a bargain. It comes in the different colour families so if you're interested pop over to my shop to have a look - it also has 4 different designs!

I went with a simple flower from the Botanical Blooms Builder die set, I am in love with this set at the moment. Think with Spring they are a great standby.  Did you notice the flower centre?  That's one of the circles from the Owl punch! It has 3 different circle sizes so you can ususally find one to meet your flower needs!

The sentiment is from the Spring/Summer catalogue from a set called Love Sparkles - it has some great stamps and all very sparkly looking. It's on dimensionals to give it some lift, but that's hard to see in the photo.

I hope that you like this simple and quick make - I do!

Thanks for stopping by be sure to hop on over to see Cary's project using the below


Www.2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
 or back to Marieke's project.
www.mintymik.blogspot.nl

Thanks for joining us on the Design Sketch Challenge Blog hop. If for any reason things have gone a bit haywire or you want to go to a specific project all the links are at below.


1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk   YOU ARE HERE
2.Cary Buckham http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/global-stampin-friends-blog-hop-7.html
3. Jenn Curtis Charles http://bffs.dehaine.com/2017/03/03/global-blog-hop-7/
4.Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
7.. Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
8. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
9. .Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.nl





Friday, 3 February 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop

 
I love this time of the month, when a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together and create projects to share.  Also don't you love our new logo?  Thanks to Christine's husband for designing that for us! 

This months hop, our 6th Hop (hard to believe) is a colour challenge! In reality it should have been simple for me as I chose the colours, but it wasn't actually, as I selected them a while ago without a project in mind, so having put my thinking cap on I came up with these.






I cased the idea from Papercraft Button, aren't they just cute!  They are little easel boxes and of course I had to make a matching card!



This one is 3" x 3" and uses her directions, however I realised when I tried to put my 3 x 3 memo paper in it that the box was actually slightly smaller.  I then decided to make some bespoke notecards for put in.  I love them and it's always useful to have some note paper to hand and I can't wait to have some notes to write!

The stamp set I used was the Blooms and Wishes set, in fact it was it's first outing, so I'm really pleased with the stamping. And, I really love these colours together.  Stamping off the Rose Red gave the lighter flower, it's such a versatile technique. 

Each little note card also has a small piece of stamping on it in different combinations of the colours - cute!



For this one I decided to go for a more simple effect, thinking of what my husband could put on his desk; didn't think he'd be that keen on the flowers. I was thinking was would be good in green, and of course it had to be a frog!  The Rose Red also made cute little lady birds.

I adjusted the dimensions so that it held some 3" x 3"  memo paper that I found in the pound shop.  The memo paper even matched, well almost, the colours in the challenge!

I think that this is the size I'll be making in the future as it will also hold 3" x 3" little cards.



Best of all the easel lays flat for easy gifting/posting!


I hope that you like this project and I'll be posting the full dimensions in a blog post shortly so if you'd like to know when that's available if you like my Facebook page it will come on that, or follow my blog.

There's lots more to see in our Global Stamping Blog hop colour challenge. To move forward to Hannah's project just click on the next button, or to move back to Claire's the previous button.



www.hancraftedcards.com
 
 
www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
Happy Crafting

Sarah

A full list of the blogs is here; just in case things haven't quite worked to plan you can always find you way!

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones www.handcraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4.Kristie Neal Walthall www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles Www.bffstampers.com
7. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
8. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart www.MintyMik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Great for weddings



Isn't this suite just the sweetest?  I just love all the lovely delicate items in this set and have wished at times that I was planning a summer wedding - shame I'm already married!

If you are planning a spring/summer wedding this would suite would be great for invitations to guest gifts....want to know more?  Just get in touch as now would be a great time to get all the goodies you need for your wonderful day!


To see some of it in action check out the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTUGdP8LHyw


Happy crafting and if you need any crafty supplies remember to head over to my shop.

Sarah

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Another great Sale-a-bration freebie...

Sale-a-bration is going strong; lots of lovely freebies are winging their way to customers who have ordered £45 (excl pp) and this is a great freebie to choose.

The Pretty Pocket card kit - this is a great standby to have when you need to make cards in a hurry.
Simple yet pretty!


If you like this freebie as your Sale-a-bration gift just head on over to my online shop....once your order hits £45 you'll be prompted to choose the gift of your choice. And, remember for every £45 you spend you get to choose 1 freebie- a great offer!

Hope you enjoy the video that gives a bit more information about the pockets!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTNB_lY6wnQ
 
 
 
Happy Crafting
 
Sarah