Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Light Up Easel Card! Inspire Create Challenge 006





This week over at the Inspire Create Stamping Challenges  we have a theme challenge!



I decided to use the Star of Light Bundle to make an Easel card. I've not used this stamp set this year, I love it and thought it would be perfect for it.




I have used the star die to cut out the aperture in the base, the silver glimmer layer and also the top Whisper White panel. I sandwiched a piece of vellum between the Silver Glimmer Paper and the top Whisper White panel and placed the intricate die cut star in the aperture on top of the vellum.




I have stamped the sentiment  "Star of Wonder, Star of Night" and the swirl in Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.




To support the card front I have added a little panel of Whisper White to the base of the card and added a layer of vellum stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. "A little Christmas spirit brightens all the world" 





And with a little LED tealight behind it , the star can shine and make a very special card!

I really hope you like my Easel card. Hop over to the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here to see what the rest of the Design Team have created. You can see all the other entries too. Do play along, it is easy to link up your entry and its great fun. We would love to see what you come up with for the Fancy Fold Challenge.




All the products I use are from Stampin Up. If you would like to purchase them, click on the product images below. They will take you to my on line shop.

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I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

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I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!


Monday, 27 November 2017

Coffee and Cards with Snowflake Sentiments

Yey for Mondays!. I know Mondays is often a drag yourself out of bed and groan day for lots of us but I have something lovely planned into my Monday mornings.




This is the card we made at Coffee and Cards today. Just a few weeks left until Christmas so it is lovely to get a few beautiful hand made cards done and ready to post.  I hold Coffee and Cards in a delightful community coffee shop called More+, locally to where my son goes to school. Every Monday 10 - 12 (except Bank Hols) and you can drop in anytime to make a card or two. It costs £5 which covers the cost of your supplies, tuition, and your hot drink too. The coffee here is great and they also do some awesome cakes and bacon sandwiches too.


Its just a great way to start your Monday for all of us. Being a Stampin Up! demonstrator is the perfect job for me to fit my paper craft love and job around my children. And what better way to start the week but to do the school run and then wander across the road to hold Coffee and Cards.




The ladies did a great job didn't they? We used Snowflake Sentiments stamps and also the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. This punch is a must have in my stash. I use it so much for lots of things.

Coffee and Cards is a simple one layer card. Suitable for everyone to take part in and enjoy and then leads onto my classes where more techniques are used. Still suitable for everyone though.

I thought we would add a little heat embossing  today though and we have embossed out tag in white embosssing powder to give it a pop.



And added a little silver metallic twine behind.

If you think you would like to join us for Coffee and Cards at More+ Community Coffee shop on Parton Rd. Aylesbury on a Monday,  do drop in we would love to have you.






Another piece of news to make your Monday extra special is the Free Shipping Offer today only! How fabulous. All our goodies are hand picked in the ware house, shipped from Germany and couriered to your door and today it is FREE! So stock up and make the most of saving. Or that small item you couldn't justify the P & P for? Well now it is free! So go for it. 


Looking for a Christmas present? Take a look at our beautiful fully inclusive kits. Everything needed to start stamping inside a beautiful box. Or our gorgeous Planner! With the Free P & P today that's Christmas wrapped up!


And if you would like to take advantage of the fabulous working from home opportunity Stampin Up! offers, do get in touch. I would love to have you in my team ,there is lots of support, training and a whole community of Stampin Up! demonstrators out there to join. Brighten up your Monday too. I'd love to hear from you. Contact me for more information here or click Join in the sidebar.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!




Friday, 24 November 2017

Winter Wonder Christmas Card




I used the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create this simple but effective card.

It is simply embossed onto the Champagne Foil sheet (9.5 cm x 13.8 cm) and layered onto a mat of Basic Black card ( 10 cm x 14.3 cm) . My card base is Whisper White cut at 14. 8 cm x 10.5 cm. The banner is 2.5 cm by around 8 cm and the Triple Banner Punch has been used to make it. I have stamped the sentiment from the Hearts come Home stamp set and raised it on Dimensionals.

Such a quick and simple card but I love it.

Here is my You Tube video for my Five Minute Friday series showing how I made it.





I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Christmas In The Making And New Blends Markers!


Look at this rainbow of colours! It makes me so happy 😊  When I was small one of the things I liked every Christmas was getting a new set of felt pens. Do you remember that too?! I always liked to keep them in the rainbow order they came in. I'm still in love with pens, note books and all things stationery.


If you didn't know, Stampin' Up! released its brand new range of alcohol marker pens on November 1st. Blends! Colouring pens for grown ups that blend! In Stampin' Up! colours. How exciting is that!




Each colour comes in a light and a dark shade. 27 Dual tip markers. Perfect for shading and blending.

I had a go with the Christmas in the Making stamp set






I love the cutesy 1950's Christmas images in this set. Perfect for colouring in.




I have used Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Ivory here. I've rarely used alcohol markers before so I need to practice but there is very little to it.




I also had a play with This Little Piggy stamp set. Love him!


I would recommend having both the light and dark shades of the colours to create shading and blending.  


Pink Pirouette in light and dark for This Little Piggy and for this image from Floral Statements. I have added Old Olive for the leaves.

They are great to use. and so theraputic. Stamp up a few images or use some of our Just Add Colour DSP and you are away.

They have a great price point too. They are £4 each. You can buy them individually, in pairs or the whole set which also includes speciality pens. These are ivory, bronze and a colour lifter too. The full set of 27 dual tipped markers cost £108

You could of course, buy them all in one go and be done with it, maybe the perfect Christmas present for you? However, I am aware that perhaps a monthly club might be more suitable to spread the cost out.
I have a new Stampin Blends club to do just that.
The Stampin’ Blends Club is £29.50 a month, for 4 months.

Month 1. You will receive:
Stampin Blends Brochure
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Old Olive Combo - Light and dark markers
Cherry Cobbler Combo - Light and dark Markers
Crumb Cake Combo - Light and dark Markers
2nd Class Tracked Royal Mail Delivery



Month 2. You will receive: 
Pool Party Combo - Light and dark markers
Pink Pirouette Combo - Light and dark markers
Calypso Coral Combo - Light and dark markers
Ivory  Marker
2nd Class Tracked Royal Mail Delivery

Month 3. You will receive:
Smokey Slate- Light and dark markers 
Night of Navy- Light and dark markers
Pumpkin Pie- Light and dark markers
Colour Lifter Marker
2nd Class Tracked Royal Mail Delivery

Month 4. You will receive :
Bermuda Bay- Light and dark markers
Daffodil Delight - Light and dark markers

Rich Razzleberry - Light and dark markers

Bronze  Marker

2nd Class Tracked Royal Mail Delivery


The club runs for four consecutive months.

You can pay  each month by card, over the phone or by Pay Pal. Contact me on  07952477702 Monday to Friday 9 - 5 to place your order. You may add other products to your order should you wish.


I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!



Monday, 20 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Sale!

I love Dragonfly Dreams dies. Such a detailed dragonflies.








The dies are just one of many fabulous items in the Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Sale that is on this week.

Bringing you news of Stampin' Up!'s Extravaganza Sale this week.



So happy to let you know, there are lots of great savings to be made! 
Fill your wish list for less or stock up on paper craft essentials. Scroll down to browse all items from inks, ribbons, cardstock, stamps, dies and embellishments! Each pic is clickable.
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Extravaganza sale 20 - 26 November 2017




30% - 40 % off!



20% Off!



10% Off




Is there something you would like in the sale ? Click on the links above or SHOP HERE to place your order or contact me. I would love to help.



I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stampin' Up! 's Hot, New Stamping tool - The Stamparatus!

I am soooo happy to share this news with you. We have been waiting a long time for this. Stampin' Up! have developed their own brand new Stamping tool, the Stamparatus! And it does more than other similar tools on the market.





This tool is a game changer!


See it in action here and all its features and benefits.






I have come back from Stampin' Up! convention absolutely buzzing after seeing this tool in action. It really is brilliant. No more missed stamping, being able to stamp perfectly EVERY time, being able to stamp multiples of the same card easily with perfect alignment every time, but the best thing for me has to be that it has two window to place your stamps! You can build stamped images so easily! and it fits any size paper. The stamping plates are hinged adjustable, reversible and removable! The magnets come as standard too!

Anticipating high demand for this product Stampin' Up ! are releasing this product through a pre -order reservation system. This is the only was to be able to get one for the time being but it means you can reserve yours. No payment is required to reserve one but your name must be down to be able to get one!

The first Pre order period is 16th - 30th November and goes live tonight at 9pm

See my You Tube video on how you can get yours!




If you would like yours, you can do so at http://katebolt.stampinup.net, click on shop and fill out the form to reserve from 9pm tonight. No payment is required to reserve. Once all the slots Stampin' Up! has allocated for the first pre order is full, you will need to wait until the next pre order slots open up on December 15th so get in quickly if that's what you would like. Both demonstrators and customers are ordering them at the same time. So I will be doing the same too!

I hope you have found this useful information so you can get your hands on one. Any questions at all, do get in touch x

I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!


Stampin' Up! Onstage 2017!


I am just about coming back down to earth I think from all the excitement of our Biannual Stampin' Up! demonstrator convention Onstage last weekend! It was AMAZING!


Stampin' Up!  do these events so well and they really do spoil us. 
Onstage is held in various locations worldwide and our local UK one was this time held in Solihull. About 450 of attended and the event was sold out in less than a day!

I travelled up and went to a team craft event nearby on Friday where we had afternoon tea, fun, crafted and were spoiled!













A beautiful gift from my team leader. It has my initial on it! 







Gorgeous view from this venue.


Demonstrators travel from all over the UK for Onstage and it is a very sociable occasion. There is always someone arranging a meal in the evening and everyone is welcome. Stampin' Up demonstrators are such a friendly bunch and always ready to welcome newcomers into the fold. The evening brought more fun and laughter as a group of us met up again for dinner.




Into bed late and up early on Saturday morning to go to Onstage.








They had a great breakfast at the hotel we stayed at including a waffle iron! I thought I'd be brave and have a go. It turned out ok didn't it?! It was delicious.




I was so thrilled to have one of my team coming to Onstage with me!



The day at Onstage is a full one, at check in you receive your convention bag full of goodies and your name badge and ribbons.  There are display boards showcasing all the brand new products from the up coming Spring Catalogue to ooh and aah over as well as sample projects too.

I was so happy to unexpectedly get a recruiting ribbon thanks to my team. 😊



 Early in the day is the perfect time to get ahead with your swapping. The convention room is full of people swapping, hugging and catching up with old friends and swapping is the perfect way to make new ones.

See here my You Tube video of my swap and all the fabulous ones I received at Onstage plus my convention bag, contents and special Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary pin.





We had so much fun. We are thoroughly spoiled throughout the day. It Is Stampin Up's 10th Anniversary in Europe this month and after a lovely lunch we all had a celebratory cupcake as well.










Amanda with her cake 😀





We were also gifted a gorgeous Stampin Up limited edition silver 30th Anniversary pin which is what my table were all holding in these little orange bags.


We got lots of goodies throughout the day, namely stamp sets and product. I got a great one in prize patrol. They are all from the new catalogue so no spoilers here, after all it's not even Christmas yet. Needless to say I am very excited and you wont be disappointed.

We saw lots of footage from the Live Onstage event in Utah as well as lots of presentations at our own event and at 11 am  we held a 2 minute silence for Armistice day and you could have heard a pin drop in that room of 450 people. I was a little proud of that.








I caught up with friends.





More of our team.






So many demonstrators gathered together having fun. There was lots of recognition for achievements and lots of cheering! We got Stampin Up news, saw new products showcased all day, received lots of goodies and had such a great day. I always come back feeling so inspired. I have to say getting the starter kit with Stampin' Up! was the best decision ever. I have had the best time and met some amazing people. All for the love of paper and ink.  

I'm already planning for the next event and Im hoping to take more of my team along. its so much fun.  If you think you would like it too and would like to join my team, get in contact and see if its right for you. 

I really hope you like to see what I have been up to, click on the subscribe button at the top for my posts to drop into your inbox if you don't want to miss anything!


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code Z29XEWW3 on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.


Have you got a big wishlist from the catalogue? Would you like to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN MY TEAM HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a few moments to read my blog post. If you like any of the products used you can click on all the products used at the bottom or Shop Here
I value all my customers. Without them I wouldn't be here. All my online customers receive a small thank you gift from me at the end of the month they have shopped. Happy Crafting!

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