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-

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Sneak Peek New Catalogue Floral Pop Up Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafters.

How was your weekend? I'd like to say I was hugely crafty and productive. But that is not the case. It was more a snuggle under a duvet and cross stitch kind of weekend. I did, however, manage to make a very special card for a very special friend who is currently in hospital.  Have you seen this video? It keeps popping up on my timeline on Facebook. Such a simple but effective idea. I knew it would be perfect to take to my friend in hospital as actual flowers aren't allowed on the ward.

Here is the card I made:


I used a gorgeous new stamp set from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue called Happy Birthday Gorgeous to create the floral background and the sentiment is from Beautiful You.

You open the card and here are the flowers inside. I created these using 6" square pieces of DSP from my piles of retiring papers. They pop right up out of the card. It is super effective (and hard to capture in a static photo). My lovely friend was a joy to see today and I'm glad my card could bring her a little floral sunshine to her bedside table.


If you'd like your own copy of our upcoming catalogue please let me know and I'll pop one in the post to you. And please pop on over to my online store to see all the fabulous discounted product on the retiring list (only available until May 31st).

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-

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite Early Release


Happy May lovely crafty friends.

And to celebrate the start of a new month Stampin' Up! have given us a sneak peek of one of the new catalogue suites a whole month early! These fab bundles are only available for this month and come with lovely free gift extras too .;0)

I wasn't taken with the suite at first even though I absolutely ADORED the new In Colours featured in the suite- Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. However, I found this suite of products an absolute delight to stamp with. Once I got going cutting and creating medallions and stamped greetings I was in my element. I haven't used my Big Shot in quite a while so I merrily sat trying all the different combinations of medallion.

Here is what I came up with.


I created the little holder for the card set using the Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper and added a medallion cut from Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim cardstock. I finish I added one of the gorgeous Vinyl Stickers and a Gold Tassel (only available in the Premier Bundle).

I had fun using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set with the coordinating Designer Series Paper to create the different card designs and patterns. I just love the simplicity of stamping and using the stamps for colouring. I cannot recommend this stamp set any more highly as I just love playing with the patterns and adding stamped details.


Details on the two bundles of products can be found below or click on the image to be connected through to my Online Store. The Hostess Club code for the month is MUYACK6W. If you use this code to order online you will receive a lovely handmade gift from me in the post next month ;)


 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-

Saturday, 22 April 2017

A Jar of Love Silhouette Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Saturday crafters.

I have a huge task ahead of me today. I have cleared my schedule and I have the Stampin' Up! Retiring List ready in front of me. I am going to tackle my piles of stamps, embellishments, papers and dies and sort out those that are retiring from those that will be carrying over in to the new Stampin' Up! catalogue (which I've had a peek at and is overflowing with loveliness!). I love this time of year, making way for lots of new crafty fabulousness. If you'd like to have a look at the items that are on the retiring list click on the picture below (only available until May 31st).



Today's crafty share is a card I created using my Jar of Love stamp set. I often overlook this set when I am sitting down to craft but when I had a look at some of the smaller images I realised they'd make a perfect silhouette layered over one another. 


I started by punching a circle from a Post-It to create a mask. I then used So Saffron ink with a sponge dauber to ink the circle in the background. Then I simply layered the Jar of Love elements in Memento Black ink over the top. Adding the greeting last.


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-

If you are placing an order during April (and your order is under £150 as you will qualify for your own rewards if the order goes above this amount) please use the hostess code ZBACWNNR and you will receive a special gift from me in June.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring Products List is Live


Hello fellow Stampin' Up!-ers.

The Retiring Products list for 2017 is live. Click on the photo above to be connected to my online shop where you can see all the products that will be retiring.

All the retiring products are only available until 31st May or until stocks run out. Historically items sell out very fast from this list so don't wait if there are any must have items on there. And also this is your last chance to get your hands on the 2015-2017 In Colors (Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder).




If you place an order using my special Retiring List Hostess Code ZBACWNNR you will also get a special gift in the post from me in June once the new catalogue is released (I will be sharing all the hostess rewards for the order amongst all customers who order using the code). This will come beautifully packaged as a crafty summery surprise during June.

Please get in touch if you have any questions and I'll be more than happy to help.

-XXX-

If you are placing an order during April (and your order is under £150 as you will qualify for your own rewards if the order goes above this amount) please use the hostess code ZBACWNNR and you will receive a special gift from me in June.