Friday, 19 January 2018

A quick look at the Spring/Summer Catalogue

Sometimes it is nice just to see a snippet from the new catalogue with some pretty music. Just click on the picture below, sit back and enjoy!

If you'd like a catalogue, just get in touch!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Favourite set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue

If you are like me you flick through the catalogue once, then again, then again and make a wish list.

On my first flick through this is the set that really caught my eye.  It's called Waterfront.

I LOVE it - yet to purchase it as I would obviously want to add a few more goodies to get a SAB product!

I also love how the catalogue gives you so much inspiration. The above project is straight from the catalogue. 

What is your favourite set, kit or embellishment of the new catalogue? I'd love to hear your views.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 15 January 2018

Sale-a-bration and Joining Offers

It is that time of year again. A very busy time in the Stampin' Up! Calendar with amazing offers.

Haven't heard of Sale-A-Bration or SAB as it is commonly known, here are a few details.

SAB runs from 3rd Jan to 31st March - so not long, but long enough to at least get some of your wish list

There are 3 benefits available during SAB

1.  SHOP

For every £45 (excl pp) you spend from either the Spring/Summer catalogue, the Annual Catalogue or a combination of the 2 you earn a Level 1 item of your choice FREE.

For every £90 (excl pp)you spend you earn a Level 2 item or 2 Level 1 items. NEW for 2018

Then it goes up in increments of £45...amazing!

Host a party with me OR spend £200 (excl pp) and earn an extra £20 Stampin' Rewards in addition to what you have already earned...

3. JOIN 

Join my Stampin' Up! Team for £99 you get the following:

£130 worth of product of your choice
Free P&P
A business pack; including copies of the Annual and Spring/Summer catalogue for you to share with friends/family
PLUS 2 extra stamp sets of your choice!  Can be from either the Annual or Spring/Summer catalogue

Interested and would like more information or copies of the catalogues then just get in touch.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 5 January 2018

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop- Sale-a-brate good things

Welcome to the first Global Stamping Friends bloghop of 2018 - we are still going strong and this hop will be a great one for sure.

Well the time is finally here!  Sale-a-bration and the new Spring/Summer catalogue.

There are lots of new products in the Spring/Summer catalogue but also some returning favourites!  I have focused on those as I am still waiting for my new goodies to arrive (sad me!)

But I am delighted that the mini pizza boxes have carried over.  These were a hit at Christmas and I made them to hold both notecards, mini cards as well as tags.

This time I've CASED an idea from Kelly Kent to use it with a calendar with notelets - how cool is that?  Wish I worked in a an office so I could have it sitting on my desk.

I stamped each of the notelets individually, you could have lots of fun with lots of different designs but I went with the Orchard stamp, from the Climbing Orchard stamp set- just beautiful.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I taped down the sides of the lid and then covered with a piece of card stock to make a border for the calendar. I thought it just made it a bit neater when opened.

I hope that you liked this little project with one of the carried over items into new catalogue and please help hop along to see the amazing projects from my fellow demonstrators around the world.

Hop over and see Lisa's fantastic project by clicking the next arrow.
Happy crafting



Friday, 1 December 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Festive Celebrations

It's that time again for the Global Stamping Friends bloghop - Welcome.

This hop will feature lots of festive celebration projects, so hopefully you will find something that meets your festive needs whatever they may be.

I chose to do two types of crackers, a large one to hold a gift and some smaller ones to hold sweeties or small toys perhaps.

This first cracker is simple to make and uses the Envelope Punch Board, an invaluable tool that you'll want to get if you don't have one.

These are really simple to make. It's matter of scoring, punching with the EPB and a bit of glueing and decorating as you with.

The second is based on a project by Kim Fee, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I loved this cracker last year and adore it this year with the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper - it's a retiring product so get yourself some before it sells out.  I also love the Pretty Pines Thinlits, they are been around for a while but new for me and I just wish I'd gotten them sooner!

It opens up to reveal a small compartment which think would be ideal for a little piece of jewellery!  I heat embossed the sentiment with Fresh Fig and clear embossing powder - the photo doesn't do it justice,

It is simple to make and Kim has a video on her page here.

I'll post written dimensions shortly, but want you to be able to enjoy all the other amazing creations on the hop first.

Please hop over to see Anita's amazing project.
Happy Crafting

If you get a little bit lost along the way please use the list below:

18. Sarah McDermott  YOU ARE HERE

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Stamparatus is coming soon! RESERVE YOURS FROM 16th Nov

The time has finally arrived!  Yes, tonight is when you can reserve your amazing new stamping tool from Stampin' Up!

It is sooooo much more than other tools on the market and it is a definite must for all crafters!

Need more product details - here you are
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Check out the video link to see how it works - want one? Just get in touch!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Anything but cards

Welcome to the monthly blog hop of Stamping Global Friends, a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world.

This month's theme is Anything But Cards - so with lots of Birthdays and Christmas around the corner, I thought I'd focus on a very simple package.

I like to call this my 2,4,6,8 box - a very simple box to make.

Usually, I have a lid on the box, but having made one as a thank you gift, the sweeties bought to fit in didn't quite fill it.  No panic, put the lid went on the bottom a staple with ribbon to hold the top together and a happy accident is born!

The stamp set used is the Magical Mermaid set and I am in love with it.  I used a cut out of the mermaid as a mask and this allowed the mermaid to look as though it is in front of the plants. I also gently pulled the colour from the mermaid stamp with an aqua painter. Another happy accident as I was crafting at the library and forgot to take my Archival Black ink.

The box height is easily changed, just by altering the paper size on the long side.  The basis is still the same, one score at 2" on the long side, creates the base and then on the short side 2, 4, 6, 8 - simple!
Above you can see different height boxes and one with a lid.

TOP TIP: Score the 2" on the long side for the base first and then stamp and then score the 2,4,6,8 lines on the short side. Just helps with the stamping as no defined breaks.

I hope you liked my project and please hop along to see Georgia's project using the next arrow below.

Happy crafting

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