Kate Bolt. Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Crafting Outside - Soft Sayings Card Kit

Crafting Outside - Soft Sayings Card Kit


Are you enjoying the lovely weather we have been having? I love it! 

It has been wonderful to be outside and I love the long evenings too.

Soft Sayings Card Kit, Crafting Outside

So I have been taking my crafting into the garden in the shade. Did you know that Stampin' Up! carry great all included kits? They have EVERYTHING you need in them. The instructions, stamp set, the cards, layers, embellishments, twine, washi tape, even the acrylic block you need, mini ink pad and dimensional sticky foam pads. And EVERYTHING is pre cut so no trimmer needed.


Cards from the Soft Sayings card kit

They are great quality and so pretty too.


Card from the Soft Sayings Card Kit

Of course you don't have to copy the instructions, you can do your own thing. The only thing you will need is some liquid adhesive and possibly glue dots.

They are perfect for crafting on the go, and ideal for your holiday. They are also great for older children to do in the summer holidays. Oh, and another brilliant thing is that you can buy a refill for it! This means you can buy the consumables to refill the kit without having to buy the stamps, block, ink etc all over again. So at around £20 for the refill to make 20 cards it is a really good price too!

Soft Sayings Card Kit in it's box

The kits come in a really pretty gift box too, so make a perfect present for a crafty friend or just for you! 

I think my favourite so far is the Soft Sayings kit I've been using . It has a little sparkle. But we have a selection so do go and take a peek in my Online store.


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

Expect a little thank you gift in the post with a hand made card too. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.




July Free Ink Pad Offer!!!



If you love ink, stamps and paper and would like to build your stash, Stampin' Up! have an AMAZING offer this July starting Sunday July 1st! I am so excited about this! 


July joining offer Stampin Up, Free Ink Pads,



This offer is amazing! I do hope you will be tempted to take advantage of it!

Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus during the month of July a whole Colour Family of Ink pads of your choosing, 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.


See my FAQ's page at the top of the post or contact me for further information or a no obligation chat if you prefer.


 Let me know if you would like to join my Inkredible team and take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here


July Just keeps on giving!!



Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP , Stampin Up, July paper offer


We have a fabulous offer on Designer Series Papers this month! Buy three packs and get a fourth completely free on select packs and there are loads of beautiful papers to choose from. You can see them all here  and shop on my online shop.


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.








Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 







Friday, 27 July 2018

Coffee and Cards - Dragonfly Dreams!


We are having the most amazing weather here in the U K over the last few weeks. Dragonfly Dreams seemed the perfect stamp set for Coffee and Cards.



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



It is not a new stamp set but it's a favourite, I was very happy to see it carry over into the new 2018 Annual Catalogue. I haven't used it in ages and was very happy to ink it up. The Dragonfly is pretty and you may have seen the Bee before because I have used him SO much !



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up

I wanted to colour in the wings so that it still looked delicate and pretty. The Blends alcohol markers are perfect for this. They give this stamp set a whole new look! 

Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up

I have stamped the background "water" using the dotty stamp in the set, in Soft Sea Foam, stamping off first. I also added a little Coastal Cabana by doing the same but stamping off a second time.

These next cards were all made by the ladies who come to Coffee and Cards on a Monday.

I have it in a lovely community Coffee Shop - such a lovely welcoming place. The coffee is great and so are the cakes!


Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up



Setting up for Coffee and Cards on Tuesday. Such a beautiful view from the Farm Shop Cafe.




These next ones were all made by the ladies who came to Tuesday's session.


Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up

Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up

Stampin Blends at Coffee and Cards


We stamped our dragonfly in Smokey Slate and again used the Blend pens - love them.


Cards made using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Blends at Coffee and Cards. Stampin Up

Aren't all the cards beautiful!!



Here are all the products we used at Coffee and Cards this week with clickable links to my online shop.





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

Expect a little thank you gift in the post with a hand made card too. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.




July Free Ink Pad Offer!!!



If you love ink, stamps and paper and would like to build your stash, Stampin' Up! have an AMAZING offer this July starting Sunday July 1st! I am so excited about this!  There are just a few days left so don't miss it.


July joining offer Stampin Up, Free Ink Pads,



This offer is amazing! I do hope you will be tempted to take advantage of it!

Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus during the month of July a whole Colour Family of Ink pads of your choosing, 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.


See my FAQ's page at the top of the post or contact me for further information or a no obligation chat if you prefer.


 Let me know if you would like to join my Inkredible team and take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here


July Just keeps on giving!! But just a few days left of this great offer!



Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP , Stampin Up, July paper offer


We have a fabulous offer on Designer Series Papers this month! Buy three packs and get a fourth completely free on select packs and there are loads of beautiful papers to choose from. You can see them all here  and shop in my online shop. Do shop online or contact me and I can place your order for you.


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.








Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 






















Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Warmed With Love! Inspire create Stamping Challenge 023. Tea Room Suite

Warmed With Love, Steeped In Friendship
Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #023


Inspire Create Stampin Challenge 023 sketch challenge, Tea Room Suite


This time in the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge we have a sketch challenge! 



I have been just itching to use some more of these Tea Room Speciality Designer Series Papers and thought they would be perfect for this project.

They have soft, muted colours with flowers, butterflies, bees and even tea spoons running through them. In keeping with the Tea Time Suite they are from.


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 023, Sketch challenge card, Tea room, Time for tea,



I have used Very Vanilla card as a base . 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm
My layer is in Coastal Cabana to match the papers. 10 cm x 14.3 cm.
The papers are then cut into strips 4.8 cm x 7 cm and then in half. I have turned them over to show the other side of the papers. You really need very little to make this card.
The strip of card across the centre is Old Olive to match the paper and ink. 2 cm x 9.5 cm.

I have used the Spot Of Tea Framelit Dies to cut out the focal shape ( love this, so pretty) and stamped the sentiment from the Time For Tea stamp set on to it in Old Olive ink.


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 023, Sketch challenge card, Tea room, Time for tea, Stamped inside of card.


I have stamped the inside of the card in Old Olive ink too. Love this font and the cup of tea!


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 023, Sketch challenge card, Tea room, Time for tea, Copper sticker 


I have used the copper stickers from the suite to continue the theme on the card of the tea cups. Love these little bees!


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 023, Sketch challenge card, Tea room, Time for tea, Tea spoon, copper stickers


And the old fashioned spoons too. I am going to be using these copper stickers a lot!


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 023, Sketch challenge card, Tea room, Time for tea, Stamped envelope . Card.

I have stamped the envelope too using the stamp set. I love the tea cup and it is so nice to dress your envelope.

Do head over to the Inspire Create Stamping Challenges here to see what the other talented Design Team Members have come up with for this sketch. You can see all the other entries and also play along too if you like. We would love to have you. it is easy to add your link and it's great fun. You can add your link to your face book post or your Pinterest post you don't have to have a blog. So do give it a go!



I love this Suite! So beautiful. All the products I have used are listed below with clickable links to my online shop.

It is worth noting that the stamps and dies when bought together are a bundle. That means 10% off!





Shop With Me


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

Expect a little thank you gift in the post with a hand made card too. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.




July Free Ink Pad Offer!!!



If you love ink, stamps and paper and would like to build your stash, Stampin' Up! have an AMAZING offer this July starting Sunday July 1st! I am so excited about this! 


July joining offer Stampin Up, Free Ink Pads,



This offer is amazing! I do hope you will be tempted to take advantage of it!

Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus during the month of July a whole Colour Family of Ink pads of your choosing, 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.


See my FAQ's page at the top of the post or contact me for further information or a no obligation chat if you prefer.


 Let me know if you would like to join my Inkredible team and take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here


July Just keeps on giving!!



Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP , Stampin Up, July paper offer


We have a fabulous offer on Designer Series Papers this month! Buy three packs and get a fourth completely free on select packs and there are loads of beautiful papers to choose from. You can see them all here  and shop on my online shop.


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.








Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 














Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Coffee and Cards - Handwritten Large Background Stamp!

 Coffee and Cards - Handwritten!


We used the new Handwritten background stamp from Stampin Up at Coffee and Cards this week.. 

Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards

And it pairs perfectly too with the Crafting Forever stamp set.



Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards

lovely for anyone who is creative or values anything handwritten or handmade.

Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards

Perfect in Smokey Slate

Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards

Or with added colour with Stampin Write Markers.

Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards

These were all made by the ladies at Coffee and Cards this week

Card using Handwritten stamp and Crafting Forever stamps at Coffee and Cards












So pretty.

I passed on a tip I find useful when using the very large background stamps.
Take the ink pad to the stamp instead of the other way around, then lie the stamp on its back, and lay the card onto the stamp. using even pressure using a brayer or another acrylic block press down evenly. 

Using a large background stamp at coffee and cards

Or, you can improvise a larger item as the ladies at Coffee and Cards did. They found a placement was perfect instead of a brayer!




I love these stamp sets together. I hope you do too. 

You can purchase any of the items used in my online shop.

Here are the products used with clickable links.




Shop With Me


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

Expect a little thank you gift in the post with a hand made card too. I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Don't forget to take advantage of this amazing offer - July only.



July Free Ink Pad Offer!!!



If you love ink, stamps and paper and would like to build your stash, Stampin' Up! have an AMAZING offer this July starting Sunday July 1st! I am so excited about this! 


July joining offer Stampin Up, Free Ink Pads,



This offer is amazing! I do hope you will be tempted to take advantage of it!

Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit, plus during the month of July a whole Colour Family of Ink pads of your choosing, 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.


See my FAQ's page at the top of the post or contact me for further information or a no obligation chat if you prefer.


 Let me know if you would like to join my Inkredible team and take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here


July Just keeps on giving!!



Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP , Stampin Up, July paper offer


We have a fabulous offer on Designer Series Papers this month! Buy three packs and get a fourth completely free on select packs and there are loads of beautiful papers to choose from. You can see them all here  and shop on my online shop.


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.








Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 





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