Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Butterflies and Daisies

The sun has been shining and what a great way to spend an
 evening, crafting with 11 lovely ladies where we created two gorgeous cards and a little gift box.

Butterflies and Daisies were the inspiration for the evening.  I have used the Papillion Potpourri set which is a favourite among my class and teamed it with Gorgeous Grunge.  This card was one I made for the "Colour Throwdown" Challenge and so many liked it, it was definitely one we needed to make.  I created a mini box to match the card using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Secondly we created a Daisy inspired card, using the gorgeous grunge and the Blossom Party Die.
The daisies look like they are just opening up to the sunshine and the Feel Goods sentiment worked perfectly to finish this card.
Below is a list of supplies used.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Papillion Potpourri, Feel Goods, Secret Garden
Inks:  Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Natural White, Baked Brown Sugar
Embellishments:  Natural Thread, Rhinestones, Gold Sequin Trim
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Blossom Party Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Blender Pens.
Sarah x

Monday, 28 April 2014

New member cards

I had three new recruits join my team through Sale-a-bration, I made each of them a new demonstrator goodie bag which they all loved. 
I made each of their packs different but kept the same stamp set, petite petals for each design.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Fabulous Phrases
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red
Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP stack, Crumb Cake, Pool Party , Whisper White
Embellishments:  Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon
Accessories:   1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch
Sarah xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Scrapbook Sunday

Another instalment of Scrapbook Sunday for all of you scrapbookers out there.  I really enjoy scrapbooking and it was one of the reasons I joined Stampin Up! as everything co-ordinates perfectly. 
I wanted to create a clean and simple layout ready for my first scrapbook class on Saturday.  Although the ladies coming are all cardmakers they are all new recruits to the world of scrapbooking and I wanted the layout to be one that everyone could have a go at.
So I decided on the Retro Fresh paper which I love, its fun and funky and can be used for a number of photographs and occasions.  
I have created a grid where 4 small photographs can be added.  I then added the Banner Blast bunting, but it was just missing something and that's where the amazing Washi Tape just tied everything together.

If you would like to create this layout below is a list of supplies.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hello Lovely
Inks:  Costal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Costal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Retro Fresh
Embellishments:  Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim
Accessories:  Banner Punch
Sarah xx

Aargh! Technology

The laptop has been poorly yet again and had to visit PC world so there has been no blogging from me for the last week.  I have so many projects to show you so keep tuned for projects and inspiration from the last week xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wednesday Deals

Here is this weeks deals and what a great bunch Stampin Up! goodies you can get at a discount.
Afternoon Daydream Kit -- Digital Download Christmas Ornament Punch Fun Flowers Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!I Am Me Designer Series Paper
In Color Boutique Details Modern Medley Designer Series PaperStampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
If you would like to order any of these great items contact me on 01452 619753/ 07551979745 xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hoppy Easter Everyone

I hope the Easter Bunny has been to visit you all today.  I know he has been to our house so chocolate is definitely on the menu.  We have a great day planned spending time with our families  I am cooking up a storm in the kitchen with Roast Beef and all the trimmings, then we will be joining Tim's parents and sister for an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden.
Well on my Pinterest search for an Easter Bunny I came a across a post by Stickstickcut who had made a bag into a bunny.  So out came my Stampin Up! Kraft bags and I followed the instructions to create this delightful little bunny, complete with pink bunny ears and a little heart nose.

We are enjoying a busy Easter Sunday, how are you spending yours?

Sarah x

Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Good Friday

A quick post from me today as we are out and about enjoying Good Friday.  Hopefully if the sunshine that we have been enjoying lasts until this afternoon we will be enjoying a BBQ with friends and playing giant Jenga, I love a bank holiday!
So on to the crafting, here is a spring inspired class I ran with my ladies and gents (yes I had a husband tag along) last Friday at Painswick.

We created the little tag using the Scallop Tag Punch and to celebrate the sunshine we used the gorgeous yellow paper from the Polka Dot Parade Collection.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, DSP Polka Dot Parade
Embellishments:  White Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim
Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Scallop Tag Punch

Hope you all enjoy bank holiday weekend.
Sarah xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Fantastic Deal

Wow! the special offers this week are amazing, there is something for everyone.
Whether it's a new punch, that "In Colour" ribbon or some of our Designer Series Paper, take a look there will definitely be something that sparks your inspiration.
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series PaperCrisp Cantaloupe 3/8 Ruffle Stretch TrimFancy Flower Punch - by Stampin' Up!Polka Stampin' Around Builder WheelSilver Glimmer Paper - by Stampin' Up!This and That Epic Day Designer Series PaperFloral District Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Take a look in my online shop, or call 07551979745 to place an order with me xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Silver 1

I am over the moon that I have recently been promoted to Silver 1.  I've been a demonstrator for the past year and I never thought I would have achieved this title within this space of time, I am absolutely  loving being apart of Stampin Up!
I have met so many lovely people, gained new friends and a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. 

I created this gorgeous silver inspired card as a celebration to me, I think a scrapbook page is definitely on the cards.  I'm just waiting for my new pin, hopefully it's a bit sparkly!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hip Hip Hooray, Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Silver Encore Pad, Basic Grey, Versamark
Paper: Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Embellishments:  White Grosgrain, Rhinestones
Accessories:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Retro Sketches #110

I instantly wanted to play along with this challenge when I saw the sketch on the challenge blog Retro Sketches.

You can check out their blog HERE
I've used one of my favourite stamps at the moment, Harwood from the spring summer catalogue and I've teamed it with Simply Stars which is one I haven't used for a while, don't you think the two look great together?
I've used the colour combo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry, the three together look fresh and ready for the summer sun.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Cycle Celebration, Simply Stars
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:  Gold Sequin Trim, Naturals Designer Buttons
Sarah xx


Yay New Team Members

I have loved Sale-bration, all of the Free products, meeting new people and creating great project, but most of all I have 3 lovely members in my team of Ink-tastics.

Creating with Stampin Up! has been amazing and I am so glad that I can share this with others.  I have created these gift bags ready for my new members which include a Demonstrator manual, a notebook for all of those important lists and design ideas and a gorgeous card welcoming them to the team xx


If you would like to join my team give me a call on 077551979745 for an informal chat., I would love to hear from you.
Sarah x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Poorly Laptop

Well the last week I have been without the laptop so no blogging!   When you suddenly are unable to use something it really shows have much you rely on it and I have lots of things to blog about.
So I came across the challenge site - Colour Throwdown check out the blog HERE, and decided to play along with this weeks colour theme, the gorgeous pastel colours just inspired me to create.
Firstly I came up with this dinky little notecard.
I've used Gorgeous Grunge, it's such a versatile stamp set.  When I hear grunge I automatically think of mud, dirt and boys but when teamed with pastel shades, butterflies and a bit of bling it becomes very girlie.
I have nearly finished a scrapbook page using the same colour combo but it's not quite there yet so you will have to stay tuned for that one.
Supplies Used: 
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Papillion Potpourri
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, So Saffron
Paper:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Natural Thread, Rhinestones
Accessories:  Large Butterfly Punch
Sarah xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Scrapbook Sunday

I have loved playing with the spiral flower die this weekend. I created flowers using the Real Red cardstock and they looked just like the red roses I had in the bouquet when me and my husband were married.

I created this layout with these flowers in mind.  I have mounted it in a box frame and it is now sat nicely in my lounge for all to see.

The foliage at the two edges was created using the Everything Eleanor set , I then stamped the leaves from the Secret Garden set and placed them under the roses. 
I didn't want the photograph to get lost on the page so I have  framed it using the Papaya Collage set and heat embossed the frame in gold.  Some Gorgeous Grunge and Pearls just add that little something to the background so it doesn't look to plain.

Why not try and create something special for your home, details of all the supplies used are below.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Everything Eleanor, Secret Garden, Papaya Collage
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red
Embellishments:  Pearls
Accessories:  Heat Tool, Secret Garden Framelits, Spiral Flower Die

Sarah x

Friday, 4 April 2014

Iv'e got that Friday feeling xx

Well here is another Friday and another morning with my Painswick ladies.
They love the Zoo babies stamp set and with so many grandchildren and new arrivals between them it's always good to have a stock of children's cards.
Here is the card we created, the Harwood stamp and Stars remind me of the circus and this works really well with the little lion stamp.
It's Easter cards next week so I will be back with gorgeous bunnies, chicks and flowers.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Simple Stars, Zoo Babies
Inks:  Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Natural White, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Retro Fresh Washi Tape
Accessories:  2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Word Window Punch
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Mothers Day

I celebrated a lovely Mothers Day with all of my family.  Me, my husband and two girls enjoyed a delicious bagel and  cappuccino breakfast then we headed to lunch with my Mum, Dad and Sisters.  The fun didn't stop there, our next stop was my sister in laws to see Tim's mum and enjoy some chocolate dipped viennese  whirls, they are sooo nice if you haven't had one you must try it.

So on to what crafty adventures I've been up to.  I ran a special Mother's Day class on Thursday with 11 ladies. Here are the two cards which we created, I gave my mum the "1 in a million card" she loved it.

I created her a special gift using a  white wicker heart, which I then decorated with flowers created from the spiral flower die.  The larger flowers were created using two die cuts wound together.   I like to spritz them with water first as it helps when winding them up and manipulating the petals.

Did you create something special for your mum?
Supplies Used:
1 in a Million
Stamps:  My Mother, Petit Petals, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Embellishments:  Doilies, Chevron Ribbon, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinstones
Accessories:  Border Ribbon Punch, Scalloped Tag Punch
Happy Mothers Day
Stamps:  My Mother, Petit Petals, Hardwood
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Oval Framelits
Paper:  Pool Party, Naturals White, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:   Chevron Ribbon, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon
Accessories:  Fringe Scissors
Sarah xx