Monday, 28 November 2016

Hello December Album from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

So this weekend I suddenly realised that December starts this week! Which can only mean one thing- my December album! For those that have followed my blog for a while you'll know I have completed an album every December for the past 6 years. Last years is still half finished as I over complicated things and ran out of steam. So this year I am keeping things very simply - pictures and Hello December cards. That is it!

Well after realising how quickly December was upon me I spent some time yesterday designing and completing my album cover (the first time I have ever completed it in advance!).

For this cover I wanted a magical floaty feel to the stamping. So once I'd positioned all the elements from the Hello December Accessory Pack (including the gorgeous foiled 2016 acetate element) I added my Christmas Magic snowman in Crumb Cake Ink and then added snowflakes, stars and hearts flying above him. To give a little sparkly I added Clear Wink of Stella over all the stamped elements.



And to give you an idea of just how simple my project is going to be this year, here are all my supplies - Hello December Cards and Accessory Pack. I have a small shopping bag which contains a tombow glue, sticky tape, glue dots and a couple of festive stamp sets to go with this. But this is it! I will not spend 3 hours a day on one page this year. I want simply and lovely pages celebrating the season.


And best of all, if you want to join in and purchase your Hello December supplies, they are currently 30% off until the end of today as part of the Online Extravaganza! But all Online Extravaganza prices are only available until tonight. So get your order in quick. And if you use the hostess code for this month I will be able to send you an extra special gift next month to say thank you: 26JB7T6H.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

An Online Extravaganza from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton


Happy Monday Crafters.


What a week for Stampin' Up! Pop over to my Online Store to see all the fabulous deals available in the Online Extravaganza. The deals above are available for one day only today. So to make a huge saving on the bundles you need to get your order in asap. And if you use the hostess code for this month FHT2GQVM then I'll be able to pop an extra Stampin' Up! gift in the post to you next month. 


Deals are available all week but some are just available today and on Friday. So pop back to see a week of special prices from Stampin' Up!

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

A Joyful Christmas Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good evening and a very Happy Saturday to you. What are your plans for the weekend? I have a stack of pre-cut card bases awaiting some ink and stamps to create my Christmas cards 2016. I have the design in mind. I just have to make the time to get the cards actually created ready for writing and sending.

Today's crafty share is another card class make from October. I love the simplicity of the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler tones of this card. I used the Wonderful Year stamp set coloured with my Stampin' Write markers to give the two tone sentiment. I layered this over a piece of This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


I added a length of ribbon wrapped around the card and tied one of my all time favourite embellishments, the holly from the Christmas Trinkets.


This is a super simple stamped Christmas card. Easy to reproduce and the stamped sentiment is simply beautiful so doesn't need a lot of additional embellishment.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

A Christmas Magic Diamond Fold Christmas Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafters. How was your weekend? Mine was spent dealing with a series of moving related mini crisis (including a blocked drain and a smoking washing machine!). But I did buy my very first car. At the grand age of 35 I am now officially on the road with my bright yellow Hyundai, happily named the Sunny Sunflower by Summer.

The card I have to share today was one of the projects for my October card class. I do love a good fancy fold card and I'd seen a few of these on Pinterest and thought they'd make a perfect Christmas card as the shape of the card itself looks a bit like a Christmas cracker.

For the Cherry Cobbler card base I used the fab Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. I then added my Garden Green panels and stamped my images on to the Whisper White layers.


The pictures don't quite capture the sparkle of the card which I added with my Wink of Stella brushes. I stamped in Memento Black and coloured with my Stampin' Write Markers.

And the beauty of this Fancy Fold is that it folds down in to a compact 4" square envelope.


Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Fab New Stitched From The Heart Framelits + 25% Selected Coordinating Stamp Sets

Hello Crafty Friends.

I'm finally back online after our recent move. I got up with the girls bright and early to find it had been switched on overnight. So I can now catch up on this weeks Walking Dead as well as celebrate the internet with this blog post.

This week Stampin' Up! have released an exclusive new catalogue product called the Stitched From The Heart Framelits. These are a lovely layering Framelit to add texture to your cards with a stitched effect edging to the circles, squares and ovals.

And even better than a sneak peek product is a 2nd promotion offering 25% off selected coordinating stamps sets through to the end of November. To find out more click on the pictures below.



View the Stampin' Up! Stitched from the Heart commercial below:


I am hosting a Partylite Candle party this upcoming Friday (November 11th). Have you seen their lovely new festive products? There are some irresistible warmers and scents in their seasonal catalogue.  If you'd like to add an order in with my party just drop me a line on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk. I'd love to help you get your hands on all your Christmas fragrance must haves.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

Monday, 24 October 2016

A Peace This Christmas stamped wreath from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafty lovelies.


What have you been making? I've been busy with a super jam packed crafty weekend. Saturday was my monthly card class and we were joined by a lovely old school friend of mine (and her 15 week old little girl) and her Mum. Lots of cards, cakes and cuddles! Then yesterday I went to a local papercraft show with some fab crafty friends. I only went to buy adhesives and came back with a groaning bank account! Isn't that always the way?


So today I have a card I created for my September crafty parties. I like to show effective basic stamping techniques to interest new crafters and experienced crafters alike. For this card we used a plain Whisper White cardbase and added a light pencil circle drawn around a roll of washi tape (or anything roughly the size of the wreath you want to create).

Starting with the darkest shade of green we stamped the leafy image from Peace This Christmas around the circle covering the pencil line. We then layered up the wreath using two further shades of green to give added depth and dimension to the wreath.


Once we'd created the basic wreath shape the banner was stamped in Real Red and adhered to the bunch of berries which were colored with Stampin' Write markers and hand cut. The banner was adhered with Dimensionals. For the final embellishment sequins and jewels were added to the wreath for decoration.


I love showing the simplicity of layering and stamping. This card could easily be sparkled up with glitter ribbon or added wreath decoration. Or it could be created by stamping only on one layer for quick and easy posting. Every lady who stamped during my September parties created their own unique wreath with different decorations. 


Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help.  All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A Little Christmas Magic from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Hello lovelies. Its been a couple of weeks since I've been able to catch up with you all. It has been crazy and I've not had a chance to create new things for my blog. I grabbed some time over the weekend to do some prep for my upcoming class as well as create a few things to share with you all.

The first was inspired by a make I found on Pinterest by another Demo named Miranda Mols. I love the Christmas Magic stamp set but couldn't find a way to use the bell image that I was happy with. I adored the idea of using the bell for a background and layering the lovely little snowman over the top.

For this card I used Memento Black for stamping the bells and then coloured with my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. I added a little Gold Wink of Stella sparkle to the middle band around the bell. The little bells are from the Jolly Friends stamp set, stamped in Daffodil Delight.


For the snowman I simply stamped and coloured and then punched with my 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  I then layered over a 2" Garden Green Circle. I finished by cutting a strip of Real Red and adding the greeting. I then hand cut the pennant shape and added Pearls.


Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help.  All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too!

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