Kate Bolt. Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Autumn Thanks - Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #030


Autumn Thanks! Colourful Seasons

Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #030




Colourful Seasons Thank You Card. Inspire Create Challenge





This time on the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge our theme is Thankful. This came at the perfect time as whilst I have a lot of reasons to be thankful, I needed an extra special thank you card to give out to one of my team who helped run my all day Christmas craft event last week. I have such a lovely team!




Colourful Seasons Thank You Card. Inspire Create Challenge


I am in love with Copper this season. It seems to go so perfectly with Merry Merlot and Garden Green to give that lovely, cosy Autumn feeling and whilst we don't celebrate thanksgiving in the UK, it feels right to have autumn leaves on my thank you cards at this time of the year.

I wanted my leaf to have a "frosty" feel to it and still keep the warmth of the copper. Who knew you could heat emboss onto Foil Card!  I took my inspiration for my card from one I saw on Pinterest by a Stampin Up Demonstrator called Bj Peters and changed it up to suit what I was after. I chose to emboss in Silver and I love the effect!  


Colourful Seasons Thank You Card. Inspire Create Challenge


I added some of the gorgeous Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon along the top of my card to tie in the colours and of course because I love it!


Colourful Seasons Thank You Card. Inspire Create Challenge

I wanted a "clean" look to the card and a simple Thank you on the front. The sentiments are taken from a stamp set called Fabulous Flamingo . You could use any you have in your stash of course. 

Head over to the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here to see what the rest of the talented design team have come up with for this challenge. Do play along too! It is very simple to link your entry and you never know, you might win!



I really hope you like my card, here are all the products I have used with clickable links to my online shop.





I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 


PP34VAD9




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.



EXCITING NEWS!!! The new seasonal catalogue has come out !!




Autumn Winter Stampin Up Catalogue 2018


View The New Seasonal/Christmas Catalogue Here


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕





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 













Sunday, 28 October 2018

Coffee And Cards - Feather and Frost


Coffee And Cards - Feather And Frost


Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up


I really love the simplicity of this stamp set, the robin and the foliage. Perfect for Coffee and Cards too.


Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up

And the sentiments are perfect.

Coffee and Cards Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up

Lots of beautiful cards were made!

Coffee and Cards Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up

Envelopes were stamped too.

Coffee and Cards Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up

We used the new Sprig Punch to add a little green and silver glimmer, lots of scope for creativity!

Coffee and Cards Christmas Card using Feather And Frost Stamps. Hand made card, Robin Card, Stampin Up


We used Watercolour pencils ito colour in the foliage and Robin, with an aqua painter (water filled brush). The robin was stamped onto Whisper White card and punched out with a circle punch to give him a little depth and the "Joy" and "To The World" was stamped in Real Red.

Such a simple yet effective card don't you think!

This stamp set is perfect for making a lovely pile of Christmas cards to give out using just stamps, ink and paper. Definitely one to have in your stash.

Here are the products we used to make the card, with clickable links straight to my online shop.





I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 


PP34VAD9




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.



EXCITING NEWS!!! The new seasonal catalogue has come out !!




Autumn Winter Stampin Up Catalogue 2018


View The New Seasonal/Christmas Catalogue Here


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕





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 








Saturday, 27 October 2018


Christmas Craft Retreat Day - Joy To The World 








I can't believe it's been almost a week since I held my all day Christmas Craft Event. There was a flurry of excitement and preparation in the run up to it, cutting card bases, layers and elements all ready to go in the kits.


card off cuts, preparing card kits


You can see all the Christmassy colours in the off cuts!



card off cuts, preparing card kits


Many, many copper foil Baubles were cut.



I am so blessed to have had one of my team running the day with me. Linda is very creative and excellent at teaching. I really couldn't have done it without her.


Christmas Craft Day. Inkstampshare


We had a whole day of crafting, chatting, laughing and creativity. Accompanied by Mince Pies, biscuits and a flow of teas and coffees.



Christmas Craft Day. Inkstampshare


The ladies made four different cards, five of each.





Christmas Craft Day. Inkstampshare

We used punches and stamps, heat embossing, die cutting and water colouring.


Victoria Sponge Cake

We had a light lunch of soup/rolls and or Jacket potatoes crispy from the oven with cheese and butter and or baked beans - simple but tasty! There was of course plenty of cake!!

It was a Christmas Stamp A Stack event so we had to have a little Christmas music playing in the background whilst we crafted and pretended it wasn't October. Many beautiful hand made Christmas cards were completed. It was lovely!


We rounded the day off with more tea and cake and a fabulous raffle with some great prizes.


Christmas Craft Day. Inkstampshare

Lots of beautiful papers were used!

We had such a lovely day I can't wait for the next one. I hold a regular class every month and and all day event like this, quarterly - this generally coincides with the release of new products which means we get to play with new goodies!



It was such a fun day with an amazing group of ladies. Some experienced and some new to paper crafting. Sunday was followed by Monday's Coffee and Cards. There was no Tuesday session this week due to half term but I have been crafting as well as having some fun half term days out.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing what we got up to at the Christmas Craft Day . I will be updating my Classes and Events page shortly so do get in touch if you think you might be interested in attending, I'd love to have you.


I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 


PP34VAD9




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.



EXCITING NEWS!!! The new seasonal catalogue has come out !!




Autumn Winter Stampin Up Catalogue 2018


View The New Seasonal/Christmas Catalogue Here


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕





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, 23 October 2018

A Little Wild!


Stampin' Up's 30th Birthday Sale Today!


Tags made with A Liitle Wild

I just love this A Little Wild stamp set!

A Little Wild Stamp Set


You can stamp both the back and the front of the animals and you can also buy matching dies that cut them out with the back and front attached! So fun. It is just one of the stamp sets that is in Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Sale today.



You can see all the stamp sets in the sale in this short, fun clip.





Just a few of my favourites that are in the sale.






 Best Bunny - This has a matching punch.




Sweet Baby - This has matching dies.

All of these would be perfect for New baby cards or to make Baby Shower items, but there are so many more to chose from in the sale. 


This fab- One Wild Ride set is great for male cards and motorbike lovers.




Apron Of Love is perfect for anyone who loves baking.



There are stamps for all occasions!




All of the stamps in the sale have 15% off! Just one day only.

If you are a demonstrator you already receive 20-25% off, so if you shop the sale you will receive a whopping 35-40% off!




Great news also if you would like to buy the starter kit. You already receive £130 of goods of your choosing for just £99, if you add stamp sets from the sale into your kit you will be saving even more. This birthday celebration sale is for one day only so don't delay if you are interested, get in touch, I'd love to have you in my team.


I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 


PP34VAD9




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.



EXCITING NEWS!!! The new seasonal catalogue has come out !!




Autumn Winter Stampin Up Catalogue 2018


View The New Seasonal/Christmas Catalogue Here


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕





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, 17 October 2018

Do Something Creative Every Day!

Do Something Creative Every Day!



Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #29 Sketch Challenge!



Crafting Forever card, Stampin Up, Inspire Create Challenge #029


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


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #029

I love having a sketch to work with, it's like the "bones" of the card is already there. You just have to fill it in. I hope that make sense. If you ever have one of those moments where you want to make a card, but don't know where to begin then a sketch can be really useful in moving forward.


Crafting Forever card, Stampin Up, Inspire Create Challenge #029


I thought the Crafting Forever stamp set was just perfect for an Inspire Create Challenge, so I picked out one of my favourite images and the "Do Something Creative Every Day" stamp. This card would be just perfect for a handwritten note to a crafty friend- I have lots of those!


Crafting Forever card, Stampin Up, Inspire Create Challenge #029


I stamped one of the pens inside by masking off the others and added some more of those ink splatters, it's so useful and comes from the Timeless Textures
 stamp set.

I really wanted a clean and simple card with just two colours. I used Rich Razzleberry ink and card and some Basic Black card with Black Memento ink to make the colour pop on the Whisper White.
Those pens are just shouting to be coloured in. Just like when you see a pristine colouring book just waiting. I love it! Am I the only one who feels like that about colouring ?!😂


Hop over to the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here to see what the rest of the talented design team have come up with for this sketch challenge. Do play along too! It is very simple to link your entry and you never know, you might win!




Here are the products I used for this card with clickable images that will take you straight to my online shop.






I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 


PP34VAD9




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.



EXCITING NEWS!!! The new seasonal catalogue has come out !!




Autumn Winter Stampin Up Catalogue 2018


View The New Seasonal/Christmas Catalogue Here


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕





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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