Friday, 6 October 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Spooky




Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Bloghop.  This month we are going spooky!  Yes we are looking at Halloween and Stampin' Up! has great Halloween products I'm sure you'll see something you like.


My project uses the Test Tubes from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I love these and so do my children who have taken a pack to use and make their potions!  I wasn't too keen on loosing a whole pack but the fun they had was well worth it.

A quick and simple project that you can decorate as you want. I've filled them with M&Ms - yummy.







I love the Spooky Cat stamp set, it has a great variety of stamps, but what I love even more is the matching cat punch!   LOVE IT!







I hope you enjoy this spooky little project and the test tubes aren't just to Halloween!  Christmas projects coming soon.....

To see another spooky project hop over to Stephanie's page using the button below.


http://www.inkspireme.com/2017/10/gsf-blog-hop-halloween-edition.html


Happy Hopping

Sarah



If things go a little haywire just use the links below.

BLOG HOP 14 Halloween
ROLL CALL










Sunday, 3 September 2017

Smitten Mitten Bundle


As I sit here listening to nursery rhymes with my youngest thought it a great time to share this bundle in the new catalogue.   I'm just waiting for the Kittens that lost their mittens song to come on now!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i21PWckX99A

To see the video just click the picture above.   Aren't they adorable?  So cute and festive. And did you see those small boxes - yes they are in the catalogue too and I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Keep an eye out for more videos from Stampin' Up! over the following week.

Happy crafting

Sarah


Friday, 1 September 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop 13 - Colour Challenge

 
 
Welcome to our 13th Global Stamping Friends bloghop.  We decided a colour challenge was over due so here we are! 
 
The colours chosen were Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pool Party and Night of Navy - all gorgeous colours.
 

 
My project was inspired by a visit to a relative who I never knew crafted so it was wonderful to see her creations. She had made a card with a fold I fell in love with so out came a ruler and measurements were taken and viola here it is.


I used all the colours in the challenge and stamped the pretty paper with the gorgeous Paisleys and Poises stamp set- even my husband was amazed. It was super simple and the colours work so well together.
 
The paisley swirls (yes there are matching framelits) hold the card closed and next time think I'll try a belly band. Love it when I find a new fold to play with.
 
 
Here it is open; and there is lots of space to use as you please.
 
 I decided to add a bookmark, slightly camouflaged in the photo below but I am sure you get the idea.




I also stamped a plain piece of paper and added it to the back. This would be a great place to write the message.
 
 
 
Love the colours together and love the fold!  In fact might make a few as there is space for each of the kids to write their own message - a great way to encourage their writing!
 
Hope you enjoyed this Colour Challenge Project and please use the next arrow to hop along to the amazing Amanda's project.
 
 
https://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/01-global-stamping-friends-blog-hop-colour.html
 
 
Happy Hopping

Sarah
xx
 
 
 
If for any reason you get slightly lost please use the roll call to help with navigation.

New Catalogue LIVE




Just a quick note to let you know that the NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue is now Live!! You can view it online by clicking the link on my blog or if you prefer please contact me for a copy.

Lots of exciting new goodies. Can't wait to get crafting.

Sarah
xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Special Anniversary Hop





Wow, it is hard to believe that it was a year ago that I thought of joining with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to share our projects in an international bloghop!

This hop is a special one to celebrate our anniversary - and I hope there are many more to come.

For this hop I decided to keep my card simple.


I love this heart die, and decided to cut it in two different colours Island Indigo and Pool Party and slightly offset them. To give more dimension I used lots of mats (they really do make a card) and the hearts are raised on dimensionals (the new mini dimensionals came into their own here).

The sentiment is one you may not immediately recognise. It's from the Bookcase Builder set. I masked off some words and was left with the I Love You and isn't it a gorgeous font?


Of course you need to stamp the inside to finish it off and what better than a few hearts. These are from the Ronald McDonald Stamp set Sharing Sweet Thoughts - a great set and also Stampin' Up! donate monies from each sale to the Ronald McDonald Houses another great reason to get one.

So a simple, quick and just gorgeous card for this special Anniversary Hop.

Please hop along and see the other projects in the hop and I'm sure you'll get some great anniversary project ideas.

Just click the next arrow to head on over to Sharleen's project and if for any reason you get a little bit waylaid the full list of participants is at the bottom.

https://stampwithshar.com/special-annivers


Happy crafting

Sarah

 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Bloghop 12; Kids Cards

Welcome to the 12th blog hop of Global Stamping Friends.  I have to say never did I imagine that the group I created a year ago would explode like it has. So sit down, get a drink and maybe some chocolate or biscuit and enjoy the hop of 29 demos!  Yes there are 29 of us taking part around the world- be prepared to find amazing new ideas for your crafting. 

This month's topic is Kids Cards. I love making cards for kids but seem to have made so many with dinosaurs, trains and aliens that I decided to go with butterflies!

I love this card and am sure that some little child would too!





The inside is also stamped with the Butterfly Basics gorgeous butterfly stamp.



For something a bit different the card front actually comes off to create a hanging. I would have loved this in my room as a little girl.




I just added two bits of tape to the back and didn't only stuck down one piece. This picture shows one of the ribbon pieces stuck down already - hope it makes sense.




I thought it was too pretty to leave it on the card, but also wanted the card not to be naked when removed so I had added the second panel stamped with the Stylized Happy Birthday stamp - a very versatile stamp to have. The panel can't be seen until you take the front piece off.





And what card would complete without a present?  I decided to create a coordinating treat bag that holds the gift.





I love how the butterfly holds to giftcard in place.





I hope that you enjoyed my project and please hop on to see what Lisa has created for you by clicking the next button.
https://thestampingirl.com/gsf-blog-hop-kids-cards


Happy Hopping
Sarah

PS: Please excuse the photo quality...my phone decided to find the floor just before I was taking the pictures!!!! Time for a new phone maybe...


If for some reason you need to move around the hop not using the arrows please find all the links here! Just click on a name to go to their post.






Friday, 7 July 2017

Holidays in July - with a Twist




Welcome to the 11th Bloghop of Global Stamping Friends - a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. 

This month the theme was not the easiest for me. I love Christmas but generally just reach for one of the wonderful Stampin' Up! seasonal stamps. This time though I had to think a bit more and think outside the box! Our theme was to make a holiday card, and it could have been any holiday, whilst using a non-traditional stamp set...not the easiest when Stampin' Up! have wonderful sets for all of the holidays over the year.

I came up with this!



They were so much fun and really easy to stamp - think you may have already guessed it uses the Swirly Birds stamp set.  A great set with swirls and dots and lots else as well.


Really simple to do as well, a couple of bits of card angled to make a triangle top and a couple of post it notes to hold them in place with one flat across the bottom for the base- easy!

 This one used the clear facet gems; they are lovely and shiny and the picture doesn't do them justice at all.

A few rhinestones for a bit of bling; I have to admit that these are the old rhinestones but the new ones are just as pretty and shiny.



I cannot get enough of the Finely woven ribbon and love it in Fresh Fig, one of the new incolours.


Finally one of the Metallic Foil Doilies- they come in a set with both gold and silver of varying sizes so a great product to have on hand.


The kids even had a go, and the various colour combinations are never ending! Add a few embellishments and they're done.  Think this might even be one of my Christmas card designs this year and not a Seasonal stamp set in sight, except for a sentiment.  

Which one is your favourite?

Hope you enjoyed my little project and next up is the amazing Kristie - check out her Seasonal Project with a twist by clicking on the next button 

www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com


Roll call- if for any reason the sequence goes a little haywire don't fret as here is the full list; happy hopping!





Saturday, 1 July 2017

Oh what a wonderful time of the year.....

July is a fantastic month for Stampin' Up! 
There are 2, yes 2 amazing specials on at the moment!



 
Yes!  Bonus days are here for all of July. So for all order of £45 (excl pp) you get a coupon worth £4.50 to spend in August!  How fantastic is that?  So for a purchase of £90 (excl pp) you get two vouchers and so on and so on.....
I am more than sure you'll found products you love in the new catalogue so why not take a look at my online shop OR if you'd like your own catalogue just get in touch!
 
 
OR it's a great time to join my Team and get lots of feebies!
 

A fantastic way to get crafting goodies for free is to join my team.  If you're in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands you can sign up under me!
 
 
Not only do you get the usual wonderful joining offer of £99 gets you £130 of product of your choice + free business pack + free postage and packing
 
Santa included the The Essentials Pack worth £47 and includes
 
 
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder
 
 
PLUS

           The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18

 
 It is available in both French and German - so just get in touch if you'd like to see those versions.

So an EXTRA £65 worth of Stampin' Up! products for FREE!

So for £99 you get £195 worth of goodies + the business pack + free postage and packing - wish I could join again just for this!!

It's an amazing joining deal and if you'd like to discuss it more please just get in touch! There really are no catches!

Happy Crafting

Sarah
  
  
  

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
Sarah


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

Sarah

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
Sarah


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.




HAPPY CRAFTING

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

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk **You are here
2.Rachel Macleod  http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
3. Erica Jones  Www.fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
4. Jenn Curtis Charles  Www.bffstampers.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken  http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris  procrastistamper.blogspot.com
7. Courtenay Heuston  http://bagsthatone.blogspot.co.uk/…/hello-new-friends-globa…
8. Marieke Bart  www.destempelcoach.nl

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!