Thursday, 8 June 2017

Birthday Memories Suite

How cute is this??

Birthday Memories is one of the new suites in the catalogue and for me it brings get memories of childhood, and I can imagine a children's party using this suite in it's entirety.  From party invitations to goodies bags!

It has a bundle of stamps and dies - yes saving you money,The The paper is just adorable  and it gets even better because the dies can by used to cut some of the matching Designer Series Paper!  How amazing is that?

The paper is itself is adorable and comes in 12 different designs! 
The rest of the suite also have matching ribbons as well as cute embellishments!

I'd love to hear your views and if you'd like to order please head over to my online shop.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Extra Rewards

June is a fantastic month for Stampin' Up! customers - not only is there a new catalogue but there are also extra rewards for hostesses - and actually you don't even need to host a party in your own home as there are lots of way to get the rewards.

If you spend or host an event and the spend is over £300 (excl pp) you get the 12% hostess rewards (that is you get 12% of you spending to get yourself some extra goodies, whether it be one of the exclusive hostess sets or something else you desire) PLUS you get and extra £30 to spend!

A great way to get goodies!

Not sure what you want- get in touch and we can discuss your needs.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 5 June 2017

Need a planner- check out the new one from Stampin' Up!

I LOVE a paper planner. I am hopeless at working of devices so always like to have a planner/diary on me.  And when I saw the new Stampin' Up! catalogue and realised that there was a planner in there I couldn't wait to order it!

It is scrumptious!  And you can get refills!

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! to get an idea of it and don't forget to head over to my shop if you'd like to order one!

Stampin' Up! Planner

Happy Crafting

PS; it's under the kits tab if you're having trouble finding it!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Hello New Friends

It has arrived!  Yes for all those waiting the new 2017/18 Stampin' Up! catalogue is now live.

We've decided to show you some of new products on this hop, but there are lots more in the new catalogue so don't forget to take a look!

I've decided to show the new Ronald McDonald House stamp,  Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  I was very lucky to receive this yesterday as I am part of a 10,000 card Birthday Wishes Challenge here in the UK. This is where over 3 days the aim is to make 10,000 birthday cards for the Ronald McDonald Houses- luckily I'm not doing it by myself!  This is also a great set as SU donate a proportion of each sale to the RMHC in each country. Plus it's cute and yes does match the Jar framelits!

So on to the cards.

Above is selection of cards I made, sometimes I just like to play around with stamp sets to see what happens.  There is no right or wrong to crafting and sometimes you just need to give it a go.  The Happy Birthday is also from another new set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, isn't it fabulous?

At the moment my favourite is this one - clean and simple and can be used for both feminine and male cards- always a bonus!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects and please hop along to see what other goodies the new catalogue has in store for you by using the next button to hop along to Rachel's blog to see her lovely project.


If you get a little lost here's the full list of the bloghop participants.

1. Sarah McDermott **You are here
2.Rachel Macleod
3. Erica Jones
4. Jenn Curtis Charles
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken
6. Kimberley Anne Morris
7. Courtenay Heuston…/hello-new-friends-globa…
8. Marieke Bart

PS - if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue please just get in touch. I am limited to which country I can send to but it might cover yours!

Monday, 29 May 2017

New Catalogue goes live 1st June 2017

Not long now!  I have nearly finished my wish list, but it does keep growing and what I want first moves around a lot- I've  few more days thank goodness!

Just a heads up however due to shipping delays there are a few things that won't be available to order on the 1st, they are anticipating that they will be available from the 12th June, but I'll keep you updated.

Products not available from 1st June
Lemon Builder Punch
Lemon Zest Wood Bundle
Lemon Zest Clear Bundle
Starburst Punch
2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Circle Tab Punch
Tabs for Everything Bundle
Tabs for Everything Bundle (French)
Tabs for Everything Bundle (German)
Tabs for Everything Bundle (Dutch)

If you've yet to have a copy of the catalogue and would like one (unfortunately I can only send to UK, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands- sorry) please contact me here.

I hope that you like the new catalogue with lots of new goodies and also some great carry over products- I know I do.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 5 May 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop 9: So Sorry You're Leaving

Another bloghop from a wonderful group of Stampin'Up! lovers. Yes, I'm sure the others in the hop will agree we LOVE Stampin' Up! From their fantastic products, wonderful customer service to their events for demonstrators!

This time of year however, is bittersweet for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator as we are farwelling products we have fallen in love with, some have been like old friends, there forever, others newer friends BUT we also know that just around the corner is lots of new friends! Yes the new 2017/18 catalogue goes live 1st June, and yes as a demo I've had a chance to order some newbies already, and yes new friends are being made swiftly!!

Anyway on to today's card made with retiring products where we can send our friends off in style.


I loved this stamp set when I first saw it, even the name Love Sparkles.  From the font to the sentiments to the little stars , it was a wonderful versatile set.  I also loved the Star Framelits, all the different sizes, and as for the ribbon, I have to say I am a little bit devastated! But I know I'll soon find a new favourite and I'm sure you will too!

Guess you also can't have a leaving party without farewelling the outgoing In-colours. They however weren't a shock as we know when they arrived that their time with us would be limited; still going to miss them though. I've used Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder in this card today and love them together.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and please hop along to see everyone else's fond farewell to some favourite friends.


Click Below to go to the wonderful Courtenay's project

The full lineup is here if you get a little bit waylaid!
1. Sarah McDermott  ** YOU ARE HERE***
2. Courtenay Heuston
3.Georgia Missy Gaydos
4. Kimberley Anne Morris
5..Angélique Stempelkeuken
6.. Lisa Ann Bernard
7..Rachel Macleod
8..Anita Wifladt
9..Erica Jones
10.Jenn Curtis Charles
11..Ilse van Vliet
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
13. Marieke Bart
14. Petra Wenninger

Friday, 7 April 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Bloghop 8 My Favouite Bundle

Well it must be that time of the month- The Global Stamping Friends Bloghop, and would you believe this is the 8th one!

We have lots of regulars as well as a few new people participating, so I am sure you'll get to see some wonderful creations.  Fingers crossed that it goes to plan, but bear with us if there are any glitches, as a number of the participants are at an event called OnStage.  This is a wonderful event where Stampin' Up! Demonstrators get to learn about new products, get business tips and have a great time in general.  The April one is pretty big as they get to see the New Annual Catalogue!! Yes some people already have it in their hot hands, and Yes I am a little envious, but as a demonstrator I'll get to see it soon!  Exciting times.....

But, there is still lots of time to enjoy the current Annual Catalogue and the Spring/Summer Catalogue so there's no rush and we want to focus on the amazing products that you can buy!

Stampin' Up! do great bundles and the best thing of all - they come with a discount!  They also have lots of stamps sets that match punches or dies but this bloghop is all about the bundles!

My favourite bundle has to be....Swirly Bird Photopolymer bundle.  I have to be honest when I first saw it I only bought the dies, thinking I wouldn't use the stamps. Well, how wrong I was!  I then went and bought the dies - but missed getting the bundle discount!

This set has endless possibilities and here a only a few....

I love the fact that you can use the cutout middle from one of the dies to look like a Koru (for those that don't know I'm a kiwi far from home and this makes me a little bit, well a lot, homesick!)

And I love the swirls!  Dies and stamps - what more could you want in a bundle? The only thing missing - a sentiment, but I'm sure everyone has one of those sitting around!

And there's even more male orientated card, something that always seems harder to do than female focused ones.  This card had a both die cutting and stamping and I love the waves.


I hope you enjoy the bloghop and don't forget to hop along to see other favourite bundles, you can use the arrows below to move forward and backwards.  If you're able please leave comments and we love to know what viewers think.
Hop forward to Courtenay's project
Hop back to Marieke's project

 Blog Hop List:

1. Sarah McDermott ** you are here **
2. Courtenay Heuston
3. Anja Reuss
4.Lisa Hardie
5. Georgia Missy Gaydos
6. Kimberley Anne Morris
7.. Christine Wrede
8.. Erica Jones
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Jenn Curtis Charles
11. Marieke Bart

Friday, 31 March 2017

Great Deals....

Sale-a-bration is great time and I just thought I'd remind you of the special deals around at the moment.

This post will remain pinned until the end of March, just to make sure no one misses out!

1. Free Products

For every £45, excl pp, you spend you get to choose one product FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure - look out for the hot air balloon symbol to see what you can get for free. Some amazing products are available from papers, to stamps, to a amazing card tin.

2. Extra Rewards for Joining

Join my team, a great option if you have a long wish list.

             For £99 you get to choose £130 worth of product from either the annual or spring/summer catalogue
PLUS  2 stamp sets of your choice (no matter what the value!)-this is only available during Sale-a-bration
PLUS a business pack including catalogues to share and lots of other things
PLUS free pp (saving £4.95)

*you cannot however choose any of the free SAB products as part of this

If you'd like more information just get in touch.  There is NO OBLIGATION to do anything more once you've got your Starter Kit, unless you want to of course!

3. More Rewards

You can get an extra £20 rewards to spend on all spends over £200 (excl pp). This is above the normal rewards you get for orders over £150 excl pp.

These great deals are only available until the end of March 2017, so you don't want to wait.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

NEW Sale-a-bration Goodies added

I cannot believe that more goodies have been added to the Sale-a-bration freebies.  There are some amazing ones there and I especially love the Succulent Papers- might need to get some more.

So for every £45 you spend + PP you can choose 1 goodie,  for £90 + pp you get to choose 2 etc

Here's the new ones added - remember to use the code on this rather than in the catalogue.

Any queries just get in touch!


Friday, 3 March 2017

Global Stamping Friends- Bloghop 7; Design Sketch Challenge

 Well we are onto our 7th Bloghop. We meet on a Facebook page designed for Demos only and have been going strong since it started.  People drop in and out depending on their time commitments but we've always had a good group of us giving the challenges a go.

This is however our first Design Sketch Challenge! 

This was the sketch that was created by the wonderful Angelique and we could make it as plain or as complex as we wanted.

Here's what I made.

I went with a simple card, but I really love it. A quick and simple card to make. The spotty paper is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I think this is an overlooked item and it is really great value for money and you get 40 sheets for £20-so a bargain. It comes in the different colour families so if you're interested pop over to my shop to have a look - it also has 4 different designs!

I went with a simple flower from the Botanical Blooms Builder die set, I am in love with this set at the moment. Think with Spring they are a great standby.  Did you notice the flower centre?  That's one of the circles from the Owl punch! It has 3 different circle sizes so you can ususally find one to meet your flower needs!

The sentiment is from the Spring/Summer catalogue from a set called Love Sparkles - it has some great stamps and all very sparkly looking. It's on dimensionals to give it some lift, but that's hard to see in the photo.

I hope that you like this simple and quick make - I do!

Thanks for stopping by be sure to hop on over to see Cary's project using the below
 or back to Marieke's project.

Thanks for joining us on the Design Sketch Challenge Blog hop. If for any reason things have gone a bit haywire or you want to go to a specific project all the links are at below.

1. Sarah McDermott   YOU ARE HERE
2.Cary Buckham
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4.Angélique Stempelkeuken
5. Christine Wrede
6. Claire Napper
7.. Lisa Hardie
8. Kimberley Anne Morris
9. .Marieke Bart

Friday, 3 February 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop

I love this time of the month, when a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together and create projects to share.  Also don't you love our new logo?  Thanks to Christine's husband for designing that for us! 

This months hop, our 6th Hop (hard to believe) is a colour challenge! In reality it should have been simple for me as I chose the colours, but it wasn't actually, as I selected them a while ago without a project in mind, so having put my thinking cap on I came up with these.

I cased the idea from Papercraft Button, aren't they just cute!  They are little easel boxes and of course I had to make a matching card!

This one is 3" x 3" and uses her directions, however I realised when I tried to put my 3 x 3 memo paper in it that the box was actually slightly smaller.  I then decided to make some bespoke notecards for put in.  I love them and it's always useful to have some note paper to hand and I can't wait to have some notes to write!

The stamp set I used was the Blooms and Wishes set, in fact it was it's first outing, so I'm really pleased with the stamping. And, I really love these colours together.  Stamping off the Rose Red gave the lighter flower, it's such a versatile technique. 

Each little note card also has a small piece of stamping on it in different combinations of the colours - cute!

For this one I decided to go for a more simple effect, thinking of what my husband could put on his desk; didn't think he'd be that keen on the flowers. I was thinking was would be good in green, and of course it had to be a frog!  The Rose Red also made cute little lady birds.

I adjusted the dimensions so that it held some 3" x 3"  memo paper that I found in the pound shop.  The memo paper even matched, well almost, the colours in the challenge!

I think that this is the size I'll be making in the future as it will also hold 3" x 3" little cards.

Best of all the easel lays flat for easy gifting/posting!

I hope that you like this project and I'll be posting the full dimensions in a blog post shortly so if you'd like to know when that's available if you like my Facebook page it will come on that, or follow my blog.

There's lots more to see in our Global Stamping Blog hop colour challenge. To move forward to Hannah's project just click on the next button, or to move back to Claire's the previous button.
Happy Crafting


A full list of the blogs is here; just in case things haven't quite worked to plan you can always find you way!

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Hannah Jones
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken
4.Kristie Neal Walthall
5. Christine Wrede
6. Jenn Curtis Charles
7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. Anja Reuss
9. Marieke Bart
10. Claire Napper

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Great for weddings

Isn't this suite just the sweetest?  I just love all the lovely delicate items in this set and have wished at times that I was planning a summer wedding - shame I'm already married!

If you are planning a spring/summer wedding this would suite would be great for invitations to guest gifts....want to know more?  Just get in touch as now would be a great time to get all the goodies you need for your wonderful day!

To see some of it in action check out the video below.

Happy crafting and if you need any crafty supplies remember to head over to my shop.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Another great Sale-a-bration freebie...

Sale-a-bration is going strong; lots of lovely freebies are winging their way to customers who have ordered £45 (excl pp) and this is a great freebie to choose.

The Pretty Pocket card kit - this is a great standby to have when you need to make cards in a hurry.
Simple yet pretty!

If you like this freebie as your Sale-a-bration gift just head on over to my online shop....once your order hits £45 you'll be prompted to choose the gift of your choice. And, remember for every £45 you spend you get to choose 1 freebie- a great offer!

Hope you enjoy the video that gives a bit more information about the pockets!
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Watercolour pencils are here!

I am so excited!  Watercolour pencils are now available from Stampin' Up!  For those who like colouring these pencils will be a welcome addition to your crafting products. The colours are existing Stampin' Up! colours so all your coordination is still there. 
You can use them dry (just colour with the pencil), with a blender pen or aquapainter and viola a wonderful creation is made. You can even use them with our whisper white paper, you just need to be a little bit careful. 
For more information and great examples of different ways to use the pencils just check out the video below.

If you'd like to order these or any other Stampin' Up! products just follow the link to my online shop, open 24/7. Or if you have any questions just get in touch.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Love is in the Air...

Not long to Valentines Day now!  I don't generally go overboard on this occasion but know that lots of people do and I know that you will love all the products Stampin' UP! have to make this a wonderful celebration. 
The Sending Love suite has a lot amazing products from ribbon through to dies. I think my favourite has to be the little envelope die, aren't they cute?

I also think this paper is absolutely divine and notjust for Valentines Day. It comes in pack of 48 pages 6" x 6", 6 sheets of 8 different designs.

If you'd like to see the suite in it's entirety head over to my online shop and you'll find it under Product Suites - Sending Love.

Remember for every £45 excl pp you spend you get to choose a free Sale-a-bration product + if you use the hostess code for orders under £150 excl pp (for those over you get your own rewards!) you get a little something extra from me.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 9 January 2017

Sale-a-bration: Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Series Paper

Adult colouring is on trend at the moment and I have fallen in love with this Designer Series Paper, which is one of the free products you can choose with a spend of £45, and yes it is colouring paper from Stampin' Up!

Check out the video for more information on the product and don't forget to check back later as my order has arrived! so I'll be playing with this over the next few days....

If you'd like to get any more information about the wonderful Sale-a-bration products or the wonderful joining offers that are currently available, please just get in touch!

Happy Crafting