Tuesday, 27 September 2016

World Card Making Day!

Did you know that this coming Saturday, 1st October, is World Card Making Day?  Well to help you get going Stampin' Up! is offering some great products at discounted rates!

The following products are being discounted:  Which ones interest you?  Go to my online shop to shop for crafty goods 24/7! 

ItemDescriptionDiscountRetail PriceSale Price
1383462015-2017 In Color A4 Card stock15%9,75 €/£7.258,29 €/£6.16
1414342016-2018 In Color A4 Card stock15%9,75 €/£7.258,29 €/£6.16
1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%13,50 €/£10.0010,13 €/£7.50
1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%13,50 €/£10.0010,13 €/£7.50
133774Envelope Punch Board25%23,00 €/£18.0017,25 €/£13.50
141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%32,75 €/£24.5024,56 €/£18.38
129027Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE!9,00 €/£7.00FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Birthday Card; Botanical Builder framelits

Well I am safe to share this now as the recipient has received it on time!  And for me, that was a great achievement as I had to send it to New Zealand and I am always forgetting how long cards take to get there.

I just love this card. I did CASE it from someone who created a wedding card using the same idea however I cannot recall who it was. If you know I'd love to give them credit!

Isn't it just beautiful? It is also very simple to make; Stampin' Up! have amazing products that let you create beautiful items. 

I've used a couple of stamp sets; gorgeous grunge for the background (a must have set) and Butterfly Basics for the sentiment.  The flowers are made with the Botanical Builder Framelits - another must have set.

Hope you like it; I know that the recipient did and that's what is important.

If you'd like any of the products just head over the my online shop; open 24/7 and if you'd like to buy the card just get in touch as I can create in any colour combinations with different sentiments.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 8 September 2016


Stampin' Up! is offering Special Offers throughout September and this weeks offers are;

Now £12 - I think this is a great bargain!

Now £18

Now £4.88

Now £4.88

NOW £4.13
 What a lovely selection of goodies!  What's your favourite?  I think mine has to be the punch as these cute little cutouts would look great in a shaker card!

If you'd like any of these products at their discounted prices you need to order before 14th September

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Colour Challenge

One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that you get to be part of a bigger family of demonstrators. I am so luckily to be part of a group called Stampin' Twinklets; a group of local demonstrators.

Recently a colour challenge was set for the Stampin' Twinklets by one of the members and the colours were these;

Not exactly colours I normally work with but I thought why not give it a go as I love any opportunity to craft.

So I came up with this;

I actually love it!  The flower and leaves are from the Botanical Builder Framelits set; an amazing set! and the dots are from the Polka Dot embossing folder.  I often forget about my embossing folders and was really pleased that I remembered that I had this one as I think it makes a lovely background.

A bit of gold thread to finish it off and there it is!

I purposefully left it without a sentiment as I decided that I liked it as it was.

Oh, in case you're wondering the colours I used were Early Espresso and Delightful Djion; glad I didn't have to use them all!  The background is Very Vanilla; one of my favourite colours at the moment and within the rules in case you were wondering.

Hope you like the simplicity of the card like I do and Happy Crafting!


Friday, 2 September 2016

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - The New Seasonal Autumn/Winter Catalogue with a Twist!

 I am so glad that you are joining all of us on this first Global Stamping Friends bloghop to show off the new Seasonal Autumn/Winter Catalogue. However, this hop is one with a difference; we're showing you how to use the products in different ways than you may have originally thought!

Hope you're excited, I know I am as I love to see products being used in different ways as then you really feel that you are getting your monies worth!

If you have arrived here from Marieke's blog after seeing her fantastic creations, Welcome, if you have found your way here by some other route, also Welcome.

Make sure to use the buttons at the bottom of the page to hop through all the blogs, the journey will amaze you and hopefully inspire you to realise that sometimes products aren't what they first seem!

If you get a bit lost during your journey don't fret as all the links are at the bottom of the page so you'll always find a path.

Right, got your coffee? Got a danish or biscuit to keep you going?  Then sit back and enjoy your journey looking at lots of new products with a twist from the Seasonal Catalogue!
I fell in love with this set when I first saw the catalogue a few months ago; one of the many perks of being a demonstrator!  Aren't they adorable? Of course I've made lots of Christmas goodies with this set and I'll share those at a later date, but for this bloghop I thought I'm sure I can do something different with them and I did!

Look, they also make fantastic Birthday and Celebration cards, or in fact any other occasion that you'd like really.

The card below uses one of the mice from the set of three. I'm not going to go into detail here as to how I stamped her but I will post more indepth details later in the week for those interested.

I think any little girl would be delighted to receive this card, and in fact I know that I would too!

The next card uses the single image stamp and doesn't he look a happy chap holding the balloon?  I know my little boy would love this, especially because his favourite colour is red!

My final card also uses this little chap again, but this time he is fussy cut..it wasn't as hard as I thought. 

I hope that you enjoyed my creations, I know that I enjoyed making them!  Oh, the other set I used is from the Annual Catalogue the amazingly versatile Balloon Celebration stamp set that also has a matching punch!

Now, hop on over to Kimberley's blog to see her take on the Seasonal items with a Twist!


Or to hop back and see Marieke's blog again use the button below.

List of all blog posts;
1. Sarah McDermott  -- you are here!
If you'd like to purchase any of the items used please pop on over to my shop; open 24/7

Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Seasonal Catalogue

Well the new catalogue is now live!  What an amazing catalogue it is full of delightful products covering from Halloween to Christmas, to Autumn and lots in between!

I'm in love with so much and my wish list is huge...but I've made a small dent in the list so look at for some new products over the coming blog posts!

Once you'd looked at the catalogue I'd love to see your favourite crafty item.

Happy Crafting