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!


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

 or back to Marieke's project.

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.

Happy Crafting


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.


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


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!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Watercolour pencils are here!

I am so excited!  Watercolour pencils are now available from Stampin' Up!  For those who like colouring these pencils will be a welcome addition to your crafting products. The colours are existing Stampin' Up! colours so all your coordination is still there. 
You can use them dry (just colour with the pencil), with a blender pen or aquapainter and viola a wonderful creation is made. You can even use them with our whisper white paper, you just need to be a little bit careful. 
For more information and great examples of different ways to use the pencils just check out the video below.

If you'd like to order these or any other Stampin' Up! products just follow the link to my online shop, open 24/7. Or if you have any questions just get in touch.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Love is in the Air...

Not long to Valentines Day now!  I don't generally go overboard on this occasion but know that lots of people do and I know that you will love all the products Stampin' UP! have to make this a wonderful celebration. 
The Sending Love suite has a lot amazing products from ribbon through to dies. I think my favourite has to be the little envelope die, aren't they cute?

I also think this paper is absolutely divine and notjust for Valentines Day. It comes in pack of 48 pages 6" x 6", 6 sheets of 8 different designs.

If you'd like to see the suite in it's entirety head over to my online shop and you'll find it under Product Suites - Sending Love.

Remember for every £45 excl pp you spend you get to choose a free Sale-a-bration product + if you use the hostess code for orders under £150 excl pp (for those over you get your own rewards!) you get a little something extra from me.

Happy Crafting