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.

Monday, 10 April 2017

A Love Sparkles Watercoloured Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton




Good morning crafters and a very happy Monday to you.

How was your weekend? I hope it was as beautiful and sunny as it was here on the Isle of Wight. I had a lovely weekend catching up with an old travelling friend who was visiting the UK from Australia. I gave her a whistle stop tour around the island. My girls loved finding out more about Australia and asked a lot of questions about kangaroos.

Today's crafty pair of cards were inspired by a masked card I'd seen on Pinterest. I'd been having a play with different masking techniques and I loved the simplicity of layering these Love Sparkles hearts using a Post-It note mask to give the added dimension.

Once I stamped the top row of hearts in Memento Black I then masked and added the background hearts. Once stamped I then coloured with Watercolour Pencils and blended with my Blender Pens.


To give a little added sparkle I added a thin strip of Glimmer Paper either side of the hearts.

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, 27 March 2017

Swan Lake Watercolouring from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafty Friends.

How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything exciting? I had a play with some watercolouring and some new stamp sets I ordered from the Spring Summer catalogue. I enjoyed just creating and seeing where I ended up. We are on the last few days of Sale-A-Bration now so it is the perfect time to treat yourself to a few crafty essentials. I thoroughly recommend ordering a new stamp set and just seeing where the making takes you.

Here is one of the cards I created. I saw something similar on Pinterest and had a go myself. I started with a Whisper White card base that I scored to give the double layered frame top and bottom. I then positioned the images from Swan Lake within the lines and coloured with my Watercolour Pencils (blending over the top with a Blender Pen and highlighting the water with a little Clear Wink of Stella).


And this is the inside. I love the way the sentiment carries over to the inside. And those little cygnets are just too cute.


I enjoyed colouring and playing with texture and blending to create this card. And I love the simplicity of creating a card with just a simple Whisper White base and everything coming from simple stamping.

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.

-xxx-

Friday, 17 March 2017

Watercolour Big on Birthdays Notecards from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Friday crafty friends. Hope you've had a good week and enjoyed a little sunshine wherever in the world you are. The Isle of Wight has had a couple of really lovely bright days this week.

What does your weekend have in store for you craft wise? I am making good progress with my patchwork quilt so will devote some time to getting some more rows of that stitched I think. Plus my other half is off camping tomorrow so I'll have an entire evening to watch Greys Anatomy and stitch- my perfect Saturday night.

I have a set of 4 cards to share with you today. I was experimenting with creating watercolor backgrounds with my acrylic blocks. For these cards I used some brightly coloured Twinkling H2Os I found in my crafty stash (not Stampin' Up! matching colours i'm afraid). That is what gives these cards their shimmer. As I have done with my Stampin' Up! ink pads in the past I applied the H2O paints directly to the acrylic block and sprayed with my Stampin' Spritzer. I then squished the block on to my Whisper White to give me the watercoloured mixed colour background.


Once I let the backgrounds dry a little I used the sentiments from the Big on Birthdays stamp set from Stampin' Up! with my Memento Black ink to stamp over the top of the watercoloured background.


To finish I added a little rhinestone bling for added sparkle.



Hoping you all have a lovely crafty weekend. 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.

-xxx-