Tuesday, 16 August 2016

An Autumn Winter Jolly Friends Sneak Peek from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafters. How was your weekend? It was a beautifully sunny few days on the Isle of Wight which was perfect for our RSPCA Gala Day on Sunday. What a lovely day it was enjoyed by all. My girls love visiting and seeing the variety of dogs entering the dog show as well as seeing all the resident and visiting cats and rabbits. The day raised over £5000 for the Centre which was a fantastic day and well reflective of all the effort put in by the staff and volunteers.

For all those eager Christmas crafters awaiting the 1st September I have a fun little sneak peek for you today. This is a card I CASED from the new Autumn Winter catalogue featuring a fab little set called Jolly Friends. I adore moose and knew I had to have a go at this card as soon as I saw it in the catalogue.


Now for those eagle eyed Stampin' Up! fans you might see another couple of sneak peeks used for this card- the fab new Jolly Hat Builder Punch and Mini Jingle Bells. The new Autumn Winter catalogue is chock full of festive inspiration and if you would like a copy posting out to you direct you just need to drop me a line on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk and I'll get a copy straight out to you.


I know I'm biased as I love all things Stampin' Up! but this years Autumn Winter offering is one of the best I've seen in the 6.5years I've been with the company. There really are so many different styles and tastes catered for as well as beautiful Autumnal sets and fun Halloween crafting bits and bobs. There are also lots of fun embellishments and accessories and lots of glitter too.

Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

Friday, 12 August 2016

A Fairy Celebration from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning lovelies. How has your week been? I've been enjoying creating with my gorgeous Autumn Winter preorder products. I have some sneak peeks for you next week. As you read this I will be finalising my table and prep for my 2nd Christmas Craft Day today. I have lots of fun in store for my ladies today and having received some great feedback from last Saturday's creating I am sure some beautiful creations will be made today.

My creative share for today was the result of a challenge I set myself to ink a stamp I'd not created anything with yet. The Fairy Celebration stamp set was on my must have list when I saw the new annual catalogue yet I hadn't gotten around to creating with it. I wanted a colourful but simple card to highlight the gorgeous fairy image. This is what I came up with:


I simply stamped the fairy in Memento Black ink and coloured with a selection of ink pads and Blender Pens. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the toadstool and brushed Clear Wink of Stella over my Soft Sky background to add extra sparkle. The final embellishments were the stars taken from the In Color Accents pack and the tiny pearls.


Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

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Monday, 8 August 2016

A Stampin' Colouring Book Gift from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafters.

What a weekend it has been.  I hosted the first of my annual Christmas Craft Days on Saturday. What a fantabulous day we all had. My ladies created some lovely projects and I gave them a little sneak peek of my Autumn Winter goodies. I am definitely now in Christmas crafting mode and think I might make a start on my Christmas card stash imminently.

I have a different little project to share with you today. This was the gift for my Hostess Club ladies with their July orders. If you'd like to find out more about my virtual clubs you can click the tab above. But in essence I run a monthly club where each member places a monthly order (£15 minimum) and one month you receive the hostess freebies and each month with your order is a handmade gift from me (as well as a gift for joining too). You also receive a copy of each catalogue launched during your time in the club. I welcome new members at any time for a duration of 10 months. You are more than welcome to join from anywhere in the UK. You don't have to be local to the Isle of Wight. I post lovely crafty packages all over the UK on a monthly basis.

With the current trend for adult colouring books and mindfulness I thought I would have a go at creating my own Stampin' Up! mini book for my lovely club members which I packaged with a little pack of colouring pencils. 


Creating my colouring ages allowed me to go through my stamp shelves and pick out all the sets with black and white outlines. I inked up some images I haven't used in ages. It was fun to just go through and just stamp without worrying about lining up and stamping in exact positions.

I think these little colouring sets would make lovely little gifts or could be adapted in to a colour your own birthday or Christmas card set.



Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

A Jar of Love Birthday Celebration from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafty friends. How has your week been so far? Its been a busy one here. I am still putting the finishing touches to my Christmas class projects for Saturday's all day get together with some lovely ladies. It is my favourite class of the year.

Today's crafty share is a birthday card I created for one of my lovely card class ladies last month. I combined lots of my favourite products from the Annual Catalogue for this card including the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Jar of Love Bundle.


I stamped the jar on to a piece of Vellum and then cut out with my matching Thinlits to give the see through glass effect. I then stamped the two step flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set and added them with Brights Sequins around the top of my birthday jar of flowers.


Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin' Up! August 2nd-31st

Morning lovelies. 

I have exciting news to share with you today. Until August 31st Stampin' Up! are offering the lovely Thoughtful Branches bundle for sale. This is an exclusive limited time bundle only available while supplies last.

I purchased mine through an exclusive Demonstrator pre-order in July and it is a lovely and versatiles stamp set and matching thinlits.  And don't forget, if you ordered £45+ last month you will have received a Bonus Days coupon in your inbox which can be redeemed against this Stampin' Up! exclusive.




Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

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Monday, 1 August 2016

A Sunshine Wishes Bouquet Birthday from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafters.

Hope you had a lovely crafty weekend. I've had a little sneak peek of the new Autumn Winter catalogue which has kept me entertained with many cups of tea over the weekend. So many lovely seasonal products coming up. I cannot wait to get my hands on them and start creating. If only I could shoehorn some extra hours in to the day.

I have a birthday card to share this morning. I created this for a lovely crafty friend of mine. She celebrated her birthday last week and I wanted to stamp her something special to celebrate.


I created layers of flowers with the Jar of Love stamp set. I used the two step stamping technique to add detail and depth to each flower and then hand cut them to add to my Sunshine Wishes heart die cut. I added sequins from the Brights Sequin collection for added sparkle. The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.


Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A Fresh Fruit One Sheet Wonder Gift Set from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Tuesday Crafters.

How was your weekend? The Isle of Wight has been sprinkled with the most beautiful sunshine all weekend. In celebration of the summer I designed this gift set to teach at my July Monthly Card Class on Saturday. I haven't created with a one sheet wonder since  I first joined Stampin' Up! 6 years ago and had forgotten what fun they can be (stamp an A4 sheet of cardstock with multiple images and then use this as the basis of a series of cards). This was a project inspired by my lovely upline Michelle who created a similar project using the Blooms and Wishes stamp set.

This set is made up of 7 cards which I housed in this lovely little presentation box (instructions for the box can be found here thanks to Lyssa at Song of My Heart Stampers). I used up little scraps of DSP to make my decorative panel on the front of my box.


Here are the 7 cards that fit inside the box. I used the In Colors 2016-2018 as my color scheme combined with Pear Pizzazz. I also used highlights of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper alongside the Sunshine Sayings Bundle to create my sentiments.  I also added washi tape from my washi stash.


I thoroughly recommend returning to a one sheet wonder if you haven't had a go for a while. It is a fun and super quick way to create a whole series of cards along one theme. And the set as a whole would make a lovely gift.

Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love 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 (no crafting experience necessary!)

 -XXX-