Kate Bolt. Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Beautiful Butterfly Card - Tea Time Suite. Stampin Up

Butterfly Card - Tea Time Suite. 




Card using Tea Time DSP and Butterfly from Tea Room Memories and More Pack. Stampin Up


This has got to be one of my favourite Suite in the new Annual Stampin Up catalogue. I think it was the combination of the colours and images in the Designer Series Papers and Memories and More Cards that caught my eye.




This butterfly is just beautiful. Do you see its image echoed in the papers behind it too. These papers and the Memories and More cards are part of the Time For Tea Suite. The images that run through are the butterfly, bees, and of course teaspoons too. The Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral draw it all together beautifully. It reminds me of the perfect summer afternoon with a cream tea in a beautiful garden.



I have taken the little hello from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. I have stamped it on Whisper White. and it just fits the classic label punch perfectly.

These beautiful Artisan pearls and the pearlescent doily give the finishing touches to this card. It really doesn't need much as the stunning papers do all the work.


Card using Tea Time DSP and Butterfly from Tea Room Memories and More Pack. Stampin Up


The Suite has a gorgeous stamp set and dies as well as the papers, cards ribbons and some gorgeous copper foiled stickers. I have lots of projects coming using this Suite so do pop back for some crafty inspiration.

Here are the products I have used as well as the other items in the Suite with clickable links to my online shop




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We have a new catalogue !! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours in our colour families. You can see the PDF of the new Annual Catalogue here too  or click the catalogue image in the side bar.





Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is XMRF7M9X



 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x















Thursday, 14 June 2018

Painted Glass Thank You Cards at Coffee and Cards.

Painted Glass Cards at Coffee and Cards

For Coffee and Cards this week I brought along the Painted Glass stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. It is part of the Graceful Glass Suite and it's all about the Stained Glass.

I wasn't sure about this set at first but the Mandala type image caught my eye. I started playing around with it and now I'm hooked!

It is perfect for the Global Design Project #142 sketch challenge this week. #GDP142.You can see all the amazing projects the  Design Team have come up with and all the other entries too here!







The 2 inch circle punch fits it exactly!


Cards with Painted Glass stamps at Coffee and Cards


Using a lighter and a darker colour it's easy to create simple and pretty images.


Cards with Painted Glass stamps at Coffee and Cards


Here we have used Coastal Cabana and Soft Sea Foam and also Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove stamped off.


Cards with Painted Glass stamps at Coffee and Cards



The sentiments from the Eastern Beauty stamps lend themselves well as they mirror the curve of the circle.


Cards with Painted Glass stamps at Coffee and Cards

Lots of these pretty cards were made on Monday



All ready for coffee and Cards on Tuesday. I run two sessions a week. I hope the ladies will love it and then are tempted to come to my monthly classes where we use more detailed techniques and more products too.




There was a lot of fabulous creativity . I love Coffee and Cards. there is always a lot of laughter and chit chat. We did a little Face Book Live too, just to show what we were making. You can see it on my Inkstampshare Face Book Page here.

Cards with Painted Glass stamps at Coffee and Cards

Some of the cards we made. Always useful to have a Thank You or a Note For You card ready to send.

All the products we used to make the cards are listed here with clickable links to my online shop.




Shop With Me


                           You can shop with me here  or click the link at the top.



We have a new catalogue !! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours in our colour families. You can see the PDF of the new Annual Catalogue here too  or click the catalogue image in the side bar.





Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is XMRF7M9X



 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x






Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Graceful Glass - Fun Fold Stained Glass Window Card . Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #020

Painted Glass - Fun Fold Stained Glass Window Card

Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #020


It's time for another Inspire Create Stamping Challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge.


Communion Card using the Painted Glass stamp set and Graceful glass DSP. Stampin Up



I love a sketch challenge. They are perfect to get your creativity flowing and it's always so interesting to see how different everyone's projects are following the same sketch.


Communion Card using the Painted Glass stamp set and Graceful glass DSP. Stampin Up

The Painted Glass stamp set is part of the Graceful Glass Suite and has just come out in the new Annual catalogue. 

I have a close friend whose child has her first communion coming up, the stained glass images and sentiment are perfect to mark the occasion.

Here are all the products I used to make the card with clickable links to my online shop.


The Vellum papers are part of the suite too.

There are so many lovely designs to use. They are perfect as they are but lend themselves to colouring too. Here I used the Stampin Write Markers in Night Of Navy, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.


You can see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge came up with here. You can see the entries here too and add your link to take part. Do play along, we'd love to have you!

How I made the card


The card base is Night Of Navy, with a Whisper White layer and the Vellum DSP. I have stamped the circle image on vellum and coloured that in the same way. I have used the 2 inch circle punch to cut it out and have backed it with  Whisper White cut out in a 2 inch circle. 


Communion Card using the Painted Glass stamp set and Graceful glass DSP. Stampin Up


This card is a little different. I have used the classic label punch to punch out an aperture in the front, I have then folded the stamped circle image and placed and adhered it through the aperture so that it pops through the front and when opened is on the inside.


Communion Card using the Painted Glass stamp set and Graceful glass DSP. Stampin Up


Fun isn't it! I'm sure this technique would work well with different fold cards.


Shop With Me


                           You can shop with me here  or click the link at the top.



We have a new catalogue !! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours in our colour families. You can see the PDF of the new Annual Catalogue here too  or click the catalogue image in the side bar.





Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is XMRF7M9X



 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x








Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Crafting Forever at Coffee and Cards

Crafting Forever at Coffee and Cards



Cards using Crafting Forever stamp set. Pens, scissors. Stampin Up

This was the card I designed for Coffee and Cards this week using the Crafting Forever Stamp set by Stampin Up.


Every week  I design a simple but pretty one layer card for Coffee and Cards. I took along my Stampin' Write Markers so that they could add more colour if they wish and get creative too!


Cards made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up


There are lots of sentiments in this set. My favourites are Do something creative every day, and Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever!


Cards made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up



Tags or bookmarks  made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up

I brought along an example of a tag too and they set to work with the Tag topper punch. Perfect for tags or a book mark with this set.

Fun at coffee and cards


Cards made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up

If you would like to know more about Coffee and Cards, all the information is in the link at the top of the page. If you are local, do drop in!

Cards made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up


Such a great stamp set. So easy to put together a card easily and quickly without too many supplies.


Cards made at coffee and cards using Crafting Forever stamps by stampin up


To make one these you just need two colours of card and two ink pads. Here I have used a neutral and a bright and half a sheet of Whisper White card which is enough for the front layer and to go inside to write on and the stamp set. So you could make a whole stack of these for very little outlay.

I have added a more "stepped up" card at the bottom of the post.

Here is what I have used with clickable links to my online shop.




There are 24 sheets in each of the packs of card stock. Thats a lot of card bases and layers.



You can add in the punches too to step your card up a little. They are so useful for layering for sentiments and embellishments. The circle punches are so versatile and definitely great tools to have.
Stampin Up punches are great quality and very robust.





Card made using Crafting Forever stamp set, ink splodges and Bakers Twine.

Here is a more "stepped" up card I made using the same set for the Inspire Create Stamping Challenges a while ago. You can see that post here including how I made it.


Shop With Me


                           You can shop with me here  or click the link at the top.



We have a new catalogue !! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours in our colour families. You can see the PDF of the new Annual Catalogue here too  or click the catalogue image in the side bar.





Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is XMRF7M9X



 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x







Sunday, 3 June 2018

Open House Fun! New Catalogue Launch Party

Open House Fun! New Stampin Up Catalogue Launch Party


Last night I held my annual Open House to celebrate the launch of the new Annual Catalogue. This is a fun affair. Lots of chat, and laughter goes on. We catch up with friends and make new ones too!


Catalogue launch party ,Open Houses, Annual catalogue Launch



We browse the new catalogue, and chat about our favourites. So much more fun doing this together.



Stampin Up Annual Catalogue 2018


There is of course tea, coffee, cake and nibbles.

And it wouldn't be a party without some fizz!



Prosecco for catalogue launch party, open house event


After lots of chat we get down to some crafting.

Time For Some Fun Make n Takes!


 I have prepared some Make n Takes with product from the new catalogue to play with.




Fun at my Stampin Up Open House

This was fun!


Pretty projects, using Animal Outing and Painted Glass stamp sets.


Card using Painted Glass stamp set  Stampin up


This one uses Pool Party card , Whisper White card, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Ink Pads and the stamp is from Painted Glass. The "note for you" sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.


Card using Animal Outing stamps set . Stampin Up

This one uses Old Olive card, Smoky Slate card, DSP (patterned paper) from the Share What You Love papers, Blends Markers in Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Burlap Ribbon.



All the products used for the Make n Takes can be found here with clickable links to my Online Shop




Then a raffle. I had two stamp sets for raffle prizes wrapped in a metre of pretty ribbon.😊

Always time for more refreshments and catalogue browsing too. 🍰

 If you would like to order from the new catalogue you can SHOP ONLINE HERE



Getting together to craft, is just so relaxing. We all deserve a bit of "me" time don't you think?

I hold classes and Coffee and Cards and Stamp a Stack events too. Have a look at my Classes and Events list for details. 



Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x


Friday, 1 June 2018

Exciting News - So Much To Share!

Exciting News - So Much To Share!

Woo Hoo! The New Annual Catalogue Launches Today!





So excited that I can at last share the new Stampin Up catalogue with you !


This is what you have been waiting for!!







Stampin Up have really pulled it out of the bag this time.

It's full of gorgeous stamps, papers, ribbons, dies, embellishments, Memories and More and of course card stock to match.

I will be posting lots of inspirational projects from the new catalogue. Do pop back to see those. 
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We also have our brand new revamped colour families and new design ink pads too!





The Brights are bright and the Subtles, more pastel. I love the small pop of colour in the Neutrals too.




New Colours! And if you notice we have some old favourites returning !



Some colour combinations so you can see what works well together. 






Have a look at this short fun clip to get a flavour of some of the brand new products.


You can view the PDF or browse a paper copy. I'm generally a paper copy girl myself. So, if you don't have one and would like one do get in touch so I can send you a copy.



I have started sending copies out to my customers and have my open house tomorrow to celebrate the new catalogue launch where some of my customers will receive their copy too. I can't wait. It always much more fun to browse in company! 

Would you like to join my customer VIP group? 

Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products!- Have you got yours? Let me know if you would like a copy and I will pop one in the post. We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x































Beautiful Butterfly Card - Tea Time Suite. Stampin Up

Butterfly Card - Tea Time Suite.  This has got to be one of my favourite Suite in the new Annual Stampin Up catalogue. I th...