Friday, 1 September 2017

It is Autumn Winter Catalogue Day


So today is another of my favourite days in the Stampin' Up! year- the new Autumn Winter catalogue is live today! Crafting for Christmas is the best kind of crafting in this house. I love changing my colour palette to reds and greens and coming up with new gift boxes and card ideas. And of course I can add sparkle to everything!

To see whats new you can check out the catalogue pdf here or pop over to my online store here. If you'd like your own paper copy of the catalogue then just drop me an email on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk and I'll happily pop one in the post for you.

And as if new catalogue loveliness wasn't enough. Stampin' Up! have also announced a fabulous new Hostess promotion for September and October. If you host a party with £250+ sales you will receive the exclusive Merry Patterns stamp set for free.
To see more about this exclusive host set watch the great promo video from Stampin' Up! HQ:


And finally for this fabulous new crafty day I thought I would share one of the fabulous new Stampin' Up! Thinlit sets- the Trim Your Stockings Thinlits Dies. These dies also come as part of the Tags and Trimmings Bundle. These dies have 19 elements to make this gorgeous little pillow box stocking project. I love all the extra little embellishments that come with the dies including the trim die and the snowflake (as well as holly, hearts, tags and a bell die too). The box is so simple to put together and could be used for table decorations or place settings or even a homemade advent calendar!


This shows the reverse of the box and how it attaches to the stocking.


I'd love to help you earn the fabulous free stamp set during September or October. So drop me a line to book your Christmas or Halloween themed party. 

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 the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-XXX-

Monday, 21 August 2017

A Carols of Christmas Flip Frame Tutorial from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning lovely crafters.


What a fabulously Stampin' Up! weekend I have just had. A perfect example of why I love Stampin' Up! so much. I shared a whole day of crafting and fun with 14 lovely crafty friends on Saturday for my 7th annual Christmas Craft Day and then my fellow Stampin' Up! Demo friend Katie brought her gorgeous family to visit Saturday night and we shared a fun filled day with our families yesterday. This is why Stampin' Up! has made such a difference to me. I have made so many new friends and get to share crafting with likeminded lovely people.


And on the theme of sharing I have one of our crafty projects from Saturday to share with you today. Such a simple project to make and could so easily be personalised to your own colours or stamp preferences. I themed this project mainly around the fabulous Carols of Christmas Bundle available to purchase exclusively this month before the launch of the new Autumn Winter Catalogue next month.

For this project I purchased the Tolsby Frames from Ikea. They are designed for two 4"x6" photos. However, if you take out the plastic inserts they are a perfect stand to make this flip frame home decor project.

Once the frame is assembled we started by attaching the two hinged rings to the top of the frame. You can then hang your pages as you go.


It is then as simple as making as many inserts as you would like for your flip element. On Saturday we made 8 pages (4 double sided mini layouts). I made each card base 9cm x 13cm so they fitted easily within the centre of the frame with enough room to flip easily.

Here are the pages we made using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (and a few new catalogue sneak peeks!):









This project would be perfect for a flip advent calendar or a project to match your Christmas colour theme for the year. It is super simple and can be as detailed and embellished as you like.

I used a whole selection of added embellishments to give dimension and texture to my pages including the Hearts and Stars Elements, Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds and Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon.  Also I used Christmas Pines stamp set for added sentiments and stamping (as well as some soon to be released new products too).

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 the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-XXX-

Monday, 31 July 2017

A masked Beautiful You Birthday Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafty Friends. How has your weekend been? I've been super busy making samples and prepping for my big Christmas Craft Day in a couple of weeks.  Yesterday I cut 2448 one inch square paper pieces. To see what we will be making with these squares pop back later in the month and I will share all our Christmas in August projects (and I might even have a few sneak peeks of the new Autumn Winter catalogue too!).

Today I have another Beautiful You share. I adore this stamp set and its versatility. This card was inspired by a greetings card I saw on Pinterest. It uses masking (created with a Post-It) to cover the lady and stamp the background sentiment repeatedly down the card with the one contrasting coloured sentiment to highlight the birthday greeting.


The colour scheme for this card is Rose Red and Basic Grey. I don't often think to stamp with a grey ink pad. But i was super happy with this effect.

To finish the card I added Glitter Enamel Dots and Clear Faceted Gems. I could add these to every project I make as I love an extra bit of sparkle.



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 the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-XXX-

Sunday, 16 July 2017

A Beautiful You Hostess Club Gift from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafters.

How is your month going? Have you been getting lots of lovely crafting done? I am busy getting projects ready for my big Christmas Crafting Day next month. It is only 9.40am and I've been busy with paper beads and shrink plastic. All to be revealed very soon. I still have a few places available for the day on August 19th. So if you live local to the Isle of Wight and fancy a fun day of Christmas making then get in touch on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk.

Today's crafty make is a project I made for my lovely Hostess Club ladies. I always like to make a little something to pop in the envelopes with the monthly orders so I am always on the lookout for new and interesting things I could make. I came across these fab little books of post in notes in Flying Tiger. I used the Beautiful You stamp set with paper pieced Designer Series Paper to create these cute little gifts.


Here is what each book contained. Lots of pages of different coloured and sized Post-Its.

If you'd like to join one of my Monthly Clubs I have spaces available. You get a handmade little extra each month as well as copies of catalogues and advance info on all upcoming specials from Stampin' Up! You just need to place a £15+ order each month for 10 months and one month you will be the hostess and receive the rewards for the months orders. It is a fun and easy way to build up your Stampin' Up! stash with lovely extras thrown in too. If you'd like more info please pop me  a line on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk.

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 the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-XXX-

Monday, 26 June 2017

A Floral Statement Hello from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Hello crafty lovelies.

How are you doing? Have you been getting much crafting done in this lovely weather we've been having? I've been enjoying the long summer evenings with my cross stitch. My girls bought Sam a fire pit for Father's Day so we've been enjoying sitting outside around the fire and the light nights are perfect for making progress on my hare and the moonlight big stitch.

I've also been busy on the Stampin' Up! front. This past weekend Demonstrators up and down the country were all doing their bit towards the Birthday Wishes Challenge. Over two weekends this year Stampin' Up! are looking to make 10,000 cards to donate to their partnered charity, the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I asked ladies at my events on Friday and Saturday to make extras to donate to the Challenge and between us all we managed to make a fab 45 cards. They've all been packaged and posted to Stampin' Up! UK HQ today.

When I first saw the new Stampin' Up! catalogue I was immediately taken with the Floral Statements stamps. I love the boldness of the sentiment and the flexibility of the colour scheme. The flowers can be coloured to suit any occasion. I chose this stamp set as the focus for my recent new catalogue parties.  I partnered the stamps with our new 2017-2019 In Colours. I am addicted to all things Lemon Lime Twist.


Once we stamped the images in Memento Black we used Blender Pens with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink to colour the floral detailing. To finish we added Clear Wink of Stella over the top of the flowers to give a little shimmery sparkle. The image was then layered over In Colour cardstock to compliment the coloured images.


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 the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-XXX-

Monday, 12 June 2017

Christmas Craft Day August 19th 2017

Yes, you see correctly, I am thinking about Christmas already! It is time to announce details of my annual Christmas Craft Day. A full day of fun, craftiness and seasonal festiveness. What better way to kick start your festive makings for the year.

This year I have a lovely selection of projects lined up for you including festive paper pinecones, a flip frame Advent Calendar, a special gift box for hidden treats as well as a folder to house Christmas cards and matching tags. And all this making runs alongside a fun Stampin' Up! product raffle, giveaways, on the day incentives and the usual fun, chat and festivities.

The day costs £25 which includes £15 of Stampin' Up! papercrafting products. You will just need to bring your own lunch (tea/coffee/squash and cake/biscuits will be provided) and your own adhesives and basic tool kit.

I have limited spaces available and the final day for booking is July 28th.

For more info please get in touch on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 07830 343830.

Or book direct using the Paypal button below:


Full instructions will be provided for all projects and all papercrafting abilities are welcome. I'd love for you to join me at the Compass Room, Gurnard Pines to start the fun of Christmas Crafting!

-XXX-

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The new Stampin' Up! catalogue is launched today!

A very happy June 1st to you! It is new catalogue day. Possibly the most exciting day of the Stampin' Up! year. And here it is. Click on the image below to connect to an online version of the catalogue. If you'd like your own copy in your hands to read then drop me a line on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk and I'll happily get one out to you.


 You can also view all the new products online using my shop link:

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There are so many lovely new items to feast your eyes on. My purse is groaning just at the thought of the HUGE long list of items on my 'must have' list. But my favourite....... the new Stampin' Up! planner.  I love stationery and planning and writing lists so this new product is perfect for me. And apparently two of my customers too as I've sold three already this morning and the catalogue has only been live for a few hours. Click on the picture below to link straight through to the product to find out more:


Also, to see the Love Today planner in action you can check out this fab video from Stampin' Up! HQ:



Please get in touch if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue or if you'd like to book a party to celebrate the launch of all the new lovely craftiness.

-XX-