Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #012 Wild About You!






The Inspire Create Stamping Challenge blog hop runs every other Wednesday and this time we have an animal theme!




Hop over to visit the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge Here, to see what the other talented crafters on the Design team have come up with for this challenge and also all the other entries too. Do play along. It's a lot of fun!


I love the little animals in the Pick a Pattern DSP and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. 
I am going to a big team event the weekend before this blog hop and am taking part in a swap group. They are small groups of 6 and the theme for our group is Love! Hence the Wild About You! 


Stampin Up Inkstampshare swaps

The Designer Series Paper has all these cute little animals on. You can get 6 card fronts from each piece of 12 x 12 paper, so very economical too. I originally bought the paper to use in my scrap booking but it's perfect for cards too.

Here is my You Tube Tutorial of how I made it.



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My card base is in Flirty Flamingo card stock. A4. Cut at 14.8cm and scored at 10.5 cm
The DSP layer is 14.3 cm x 10 cm.
I have die cut the ovals from scraps of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White card.


Wild About You Card . Pick A Pattern. Pieces and Patterns.

I have used Gold Embossing Powder on the  stamped "Wild About You". 
Do you see the cute little characters I have cut from the DSP? 
I have also added a few gold sequins to the front of the card to add a little sparkle.

Card inside. Love theme.

I have taken the inside sentiment from a stamp set called Layering love. How sweet is this little bear from the Pieces and Patterns stamps!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for this sketch challenge. Visit the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here. You can see all the projects by the design team, all the entries and also join in. Do play along. We'd love to have you.
Inspire Create Stamping Challenge logo
All the products I have used are shown below in the clickable links that will take you to my online store.






Saleabration is going on until the end of March which means you can get stamp sets for FREE! Visit my shop HERE to see how.

You can choose a Saleabration item with an order over £45, or two for £90 or instead, one of the higher value reward items which are free with a £90 spend. 

However, there is a much better deal than that going on during Saleabration. Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus a further two stamp sets of your choice of up to £90 value plus free shipping all for £99! That's £220 of products for £99! WHAT A BARGAIN! 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, only on during Saleabration or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what i have been up to. Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Thanks for stopping by! Kate x




Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sale-a-bration Sunday! Ombre Stamping Birthday Card!

Woohoo! It's time for Sale-a-bration Sunday!  This week I have a Birthday card with the Amazing You stamp set.


  You can get Saleabration items FREE including this Amazing You stamp set with a qualifying order in my online shop here 

Saleabration runs for 12 weeks until March 31st which takes it right up to British Summer Time on March 25th marked by the clocks going forward bringing in the lighter evenings. I am SO looking forward to that but in the mean time we can craft the winter away. Win/Win!



Amazing You  stamps. Birthday Card.Stampin Up

My card base is in Bermuda Bay card stock. A4 cut at 14.8 cm and scored at 10.5 cm.
The Designer Series Paper is from the Picture Perfect Party Paper Stack. Cut at 14.3 cm x 10 cm.
The ribbon is Berry Burst and the squares are 2.5 inches in Berry Burst, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay.

Celebrate stamp from Saleabrations Amazing You

I love this star burst stamp!


I have used Stampin' Write Markers to create the ombre effect with the Celebrate stamp. I have used Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. I used the stamp in a similar way in my last Saleabration Sunday post. You can see it Here. Its amazing how using it in a different colour way gets such different results.


Here is the You Tube tutorial showing how it's done.



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Icard inside. Happiest of Birthdays To You. Picture Perfect Birthday stamps.

I decided to make it into a birthday card so have stamped the inside sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Berry Burst ink.


Birthday cards. Amazing You. Stampin Up

These colours with this stamp shout Birthday to me.

I have used this Amazing you stamp set from Saleabration for so many projects and it was the focus stamp set for my class last Friday he ladies attending made such beautiful cards!  It has such versatile stamps in it. 









If you purchase the combination of items I have used in my card you will earn the Amazing You stamp set for FREE! and will also have lots of very useful product for loads more projects and cards.  Click on the images to see the details and to go to my online shop. I really hope you like the card.


You can choose a Saleabration item with an order over £45, or two for £90 or instead, one of the higher value reward items which are free with a £90 spend. 

However, there is a much better deal than that going on during Saleabration. Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus a further two stamp sets of your choice of up to £90 value plus free shipping all for £99! That's £220 of products for £99! WHAT A BARGAIN! 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, only on during Saleabration or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what i have been up to. 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, 11 February 2018

Sale-a-bration Sunday! Stamping with Stampin' Write Markers. Amazing You!


Woohoo! It's time for Sale-a-bration Sunday and this week I have paired the  Amazing You Salebration Stamp set with Stampin' Write Markers.


  You can get Saleabration  items  FREE with a £45 order in my online shop here 

Saleabration runs for 12 weeks until March 31st which takes it right up to British Summer Time on March 25th marked by the clocks going forward bringing in the lighter evenings. I am SO looking forward to that but in the mean time we can craft the winter away. Win/Win!



Amazing You Celebrate Card


 I just love the images in this stamps set. So pretty and also useful for loads of different occasions too.

I wanted to colour the different parts of the flower so I put my Stampin' Write Markers to good use. I chose the 2017- 2018 In Colours for this card. They make a great combination. You can see how the card stock, inks and ribbons all match perfectly. I have used the Fresh Florals Designer Paper too in Powder Pink. Can you see it peeking out?


Stamping with Stampin Write markers


The In Colours are from right to left : Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Powder pink, berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. The only colour from these I have not used this time is Lemon Lime Twist though I do love it alot!

The markers are dual tipped and I have used the brush end to colour in the stamps.

Colouring on Stamps with Stampin Write Markers

 Such an easy thing to do. I haven't used any ink pads on this card. Not one! So you can see how versatile they are and perfect for building up your stash or very economical if you are starting out. These pens have so many uses, they are great for water colouring too and can also be refilled very cheaply using the matching re inkers.

Ombre effect, colouring on stamps with markers

I created the ombre effect by colouring on the Celebrate stamp in different colours. 

Here is my You Tube Tutorial of how I made it.




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If you purchase the combination of items I have used in my card you will earn this stamp set for FREE! and will also have lots of very useful product for loads more projects and cards. I have included the Fresh Florals papers in the matching colours. It is a stack of 40 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided papers and they are gorgeous. Click on the images to see the details and to go to my online shop. I really hope you like the card.


You can choose a Saleabration item with an order over £45, or two for £90 or instead, one of the higher value reward items which are free with a £90 spend. 

However, there is a much better deal than that going on during Saleabration. Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus a further two stamp sets of your choice of up to £90 value plus free shipping all for £99! That's £220 of products for £99! WHAT A BARGAIN! 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, only on during Saleabration or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what i have been up to. 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, 7 February 2018

Heart Happiness Valentines. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #011!

We have a sketch challenge at the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge this week.



There are so many pink Valentines cards, I wanted to make one a little different, that you could easily give to the man in your life. so I pulled out the Pool Party ink. 


I love the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper. It is so versatile and makes a card very special. I pulled the Very Vanilla card, the Pool Party and the Gold foiling on the DSP together by using some of the Vanilla Gold trim and a little Gold heat embossing.



A slightly different version.

I have pulled the sentiment from the stamp set Layering Love.  I prefer it to "Happy Valentines Day"

Here is the You Tube Tutorial for this card.



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Dimensions: Card base is Very Vanilla. A4. Cut at 14.8 cm and scored at 10.5 cm.
DSP layer. Bundle Of Love  is 14.3 cm x 10 cm.
Pool Party layer is 10 cm x 7 cm. 




I cant wait to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for this sketch challenge. Visit the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here. You can see all the projects by the design team, all the entries and also join in. Do play along. We'd love to have you.
Thanks for stopping by! Kate x


Supplies Used








 Saleabration runs from January 3rd until March 31st and offers lots of ways to benefit. You can earn free products from the Saleabration promotion for every £45 spend in my online shop. (You can only earn these products, you cannot buy them)  Also Stampin' Up! have brought another reward level to Saleabration this year! If your spend comes to £90 you can earn a gorgeous set of dies. Fill your basket with all your paper crafting needs and get more free!
saleabration



If you host a Stampin gathering, or a private class and your order total comes to £200 you will receive an extra £20 on top of your Rewards you have already earned, plus your free Saleabration items! - perfect timing for your gathering - contact me to book a date in!

Earn Stampin' Rewards


JOIN! Join my team during Saleabration and receive the best deal in the catalogue! Choose £130 of any products in either the Spring/Summer or the Annual catalogue and get an extra two free stamp sets all for just £99. You will also receive free postage and packing, and some office supplies to get you started!
It is the perfect flexible working from home opportunity, fit it around your children or your job. You receive at least a 20% discount, have opportunity to be part of a huge friendly crafting community, attend fun events and travel too if you like. Contact me for a no obligation chat or click JOIN HERE - where you can see all the T's and C's too. I would love to have you as part of my team!

Join My Team


I will be posting lots of new projects using products from the new catalogue so keep popping back for lots of paper craft inspiration. Thank you for reading.

If you would like to shop Stampin' Up! you can SHOP HERE.
If you have placed an order or attended one of my events in the last year you will have received a copy of the brand new catalogue.  If you would like a complimentary copy, request one Here. I would love to earn your custom.


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. X









Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, What It's All About!



I guess that if you are here reading this then you are a paper crafter.  You might make cards, you might be a scrap booker or like to make pretty gift boxes or packaging. You may be new to it and want to do more. Whatever you do, if you are anything like me you get excited by gorgeous patterned papers, new stamp sets and paper crafting products.




This is a little different from my usual post . I want to share with you the joining offer during Saleabration.  I alway share it at the bottom of my post but during Saleabration it definitely needs a post of it's own to tell you more.

What is the joining offer?
So, the joining offer during the Saleabration promotion period is:  £130 of products of your own choice from the Annual Catalogue or the Spring/Summer Catalogue. Plus, another 2 stamp sets of your choice up to the value of £90. This comes with free shipping worth £4.95 too.  So that is a £224.95 spend for just £99!



What's the catch?

There isn't one. Really.

Stampin' Up is for everyone!

You can use it as a business, take all the opportunities it offers, work it around your existing job,  children or other commitments, or,

You can do it as a hobby, no obligation to sell or demonstrate the products to anyone, just enjoy all the demonstrator perks and continue to enjoy the ongoing discount on amazing products.

You aren't tied into anything. There is no obligation to buy anything further if you don't wish to.

To remain part of Stampin' Up! there's a small quarterly minimum to reach either by buying products for your own use , or if you run as a business through your sales. The quarterly minimums are the same for all, as are all the perks and opportunities on offer. If for any reason you don't reach your minimum or you decide it's not for you then there's no problem. Your demonstrator status will just drop at the end of the quarter. You can revert to being a customer if you wish to. Stampin' Up! make it easy for us. They are celebrating 30 years this year - and the reason they are so successful? They are a family orientated company who value their demonstrators.



I am celebrating my second year with Stampin' Up! this month.  After being a customer and falling in love with the product I wanted the discount the joining offer gave me. I had literally no idea what more there was to it.


I'm still completely in love with the products but there is so much more! I'm part of the most amazing paper crafting community. I regularly travel to lots of training events with my wider team, they are entirely optional but I go to all I can. We share ideas, we craft, we laugh and we support each other and I always come back inspired, refreshed and my cup refilled. I go to demonstrator only convention twice a year, see all the new products and catalogues months before they are released, get to pre order them and enjoy all the perks that customers get too. I 've been to events all around the UK, been to Amsterdam and this Autumn will be going to convention in Orlando Florida!  We get spoiled at convention by Stampin' Up! and come back with loads of freebies and merchandise too!






Fun times at convention!


Charity event for Ronald McDonald House Charities. 


I get access to the demonstrator only web site, which keeps us continually updated, and informed. It has a Stampin' University too, full of all the information you could need.

I have a quarterly Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine full of inspiration delivered to my door.

I run as a business demonstrator and I am currently at Silver status working towards Silver Elite and my first incentive trip. I have a growing team of demonstrators which is amazing. A mix of hobby and business demo's. It's absolutely brilliant to share our Stampin' Up! journey, share ideas and travel to events together. I like to look after my team , and offer support and training. There are so many opportunities with Stampin' Up! and I'd love to share them with you.

So whether you would like to join Stampin' Up! for a business opportunity or as a hobbyist to get a discount and fund your paper crafting hobby why don't you give the starter kit a test drive? You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! Win Win !

Wherever you are in the UK I would love to have you in my team. Get in touch to have a chat to see if it's right for you or Join Here. You can see all the T's and C's there too.

Make the most of Saleabration , fill you wish list and get the best deal in the catalogue with the joining offer.

Crafty Hugs. Kate x



Sunday, 4 February 2018

Sale-a-bration Sunday! Sweet Soiree Memories and More!


Woohoo! It's time for Sale-a-bration Sunday and this week I am using the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack.

  Saleabration  items are FREE with a £45 order in my online shop here . 

It runs for 12 weeks until March 31st which takes it right up to British Summer Time on March 25th marked by the clocks going forward bringing in the lighter evenings. I am SO looking forward to that but in the mean time we can craft the winter away. Win/Win!

The cards in this pack are so gorgeous! I have seen them used for making cards quite alot but I have been itching to make a scrapbook layout for ages and I couldn't resist

Pocket page scrapbooking is a quick and easy way to make beautiful scrap book pages, getting your photos off devices and into albums you can flick through. You can make your pages as simple or elaborate as you like.



My double page layout is of a weekend away to Oslo we had in December 2016. We went as a big group of friends, there was lots of laughter and a lot of memories were made.

I cut the title out of matching Calypso Coral card stock using letter dies. All the Memories and More cards match the Stampin' Up! colours of course taking away all the guess work and makes it so easy.




Here is my You Tube video showing how easy it is to put these pages together.



I hope you like the video. If you do, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe.



It is so easy to add memorabillia to the album.

It is honestly so easy to put an album together of a holiday or event and so much nicer than a photobook or worse, leaving them on the computer or phone never to be seen.

These Sweet Soiree cards are free in  Saleabration!  Each pack has 72 double sided cards. 2 of each design. I split my pack and gifted half to my lovely sister who made a layout with them  straight away! 



A beautiful page of her afternoon tea with my lovely niece!

We have used the same card pack on both of our very different pages and I love them both! And you can get this set of Memories and More cards for free during Saleabration.



You don't need a huge array of products to get started with Memories and More scrap booking. An album, some pocket pages and a card pack. Don't forget your photos of course. All of the products are available from Stampin" Up! in my online shop. I have listed all the supplies below.



This is literally all that you need to get started! If you added in one of the other Memories and More card packs at £9 for a 72 card pack, you would qualify for a Saleabration item which means you could have the Sweet Soiree pack I have used in my lay out for free! It would keep you going for ages!


You can choose a Saleabration item with an order over £45, or two for £90 or instead, one of the higher value reward items which are free with a £90 spend. 

However, there is a much better deal than that going on during Saleabration. Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus a further two stamp sets of your choice of up to £90 value plus free shipping all for £99! That's £220 of products for £99! WHAT A BARGAIN! 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, only on during Saleabration or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what i have been up to. 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

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