Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A little bit of card class creating

Evening all and welcome to a new crafty week.

I am not sure what happened to my Thursday post last week. It didn't seem to publish. So that'll have to be a project for another day ;0)

To make up for the blogging gap recently I have a couple of projects to share with you today.

The card above is one of the projects from this month's card class. When I got my hands on the new catalogue I instantly fell in love with the Hostess Stamp Set, Simply Sketched. I had seen this card by Brian King on Pinterest and knew I wanted to have a go at it. I love the stamping on Very Vanilla and cutting the main flower image out to make it stand out from the newsprint. The colour scheme is Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush. I coloured the images using my ink pads and a Blender Pen.

Simply Sketched is a stamp set exclusive to Hostess orders. If you'd like to get your hands on it you can book a crafty party and earn yourself lots of lovely crafty freebies (including any of the exclusive hostess stamp sets) as well as have a fun evening with friends. To find out more please get in touch on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249.

The second project is another of our card class makes using the fab Tag A Bag gift boxes and accessories. I love these ready made gift boxes and all the matching loveliness of the accessories pack.

We stamped the gift tag with stamps from the Chalk Talk stamp set. We then stamped the tissue paper insert in matching colours using Mosaic Madness. The colours we used are Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed our crafty projects.

Please let me know if there is anything Stampin' Up! related I can help you with. I am more than happy to chat about craftiness and especially Stampin' Up! and the products.

Happy Crafting ;0)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A very Happy Flower Shop Birthday

Hello crafty lovelies.  I hope you had fantastic weather where you are this weekend. We were sweltering here on the Isle of Wight and so Sam, Summer and I went adventuring in our camper.

Today's card is a floral making that I put together for a crafty friend of mine that comes along to my classes. I was once again inspired by our new In Colors, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, & Pistachio Pudding. I paired these new colours with the fantastic Flower Shop Bundle (Flower Shop stamp set paired with the Pansy Punch). I finished with the coordinating In Color Boutique Details.

The Happy Birthday banner is from one of my favourite new stamp sets, Sketched Birthday.

I really enjoyed putting this card together and I find the new In Colors so inspiring. I used our fab washi tape on the inside of the card to attach a Stampin' Up! gift card for Pat.

This card uses:

Sketched Birthday (130423 £21.95 / 130426 £17.95)
Flower Shop Bundle (132727 £31.75 / 132726 £28.25)

Thanks for popping by today. Better publish this and get ready for work ;0)

Please get in touch with any questions or queries about Stampin' Up! and the products: poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Flower Shop Scrapbooking

Good morning lovely crafters ;0)
Well what an adventure our scrapbooking class turned in to last night. Would you believe we had a power cut? Luckily we'd completed one page and most of another and so all the ladies managed to take home the component parts to finish the page at home (it was dark by this point and we had to do the orders and cheque writing in a very dark haze!!)

But we got there!

 Unfortunately the power cut out during my recording of The Apprentice Final (already seen the headline on the news! Shocked at the result!) so it was an early night for us and a catch up tonight on IPlayer.

So here is our second page of the evening. It is another page inspired by our beautiful new In Colours; Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush & Baked Brown Sugar. I used the Designer Series Paper Stack for the patterned elements (the label behind the photo is cut from a matching sheet in the Afternoon Picnic DSP) and also created texture using the fab In Color Coredinations cardstock. The background stamping uses A Round Array in Whisper White. The floral embellishments were stamped with Flower Shop and punched with the coordinating Pansy punch. The final details are the butterflies stamped with Papillon Potpourri and punched with the matching butterfly punches.

Products used:

Stamps:   A Round Array (129087 £16.95 / 129090 £13.95)
                         Papillion Potpourri (132058 £16.95 / 123759 £13.95)
Bundle: Flower Shop (132727 £31.75 / 132725 £28.25)

Thanks for popping by today. Just to let you know I have one final spot left for my new hostess club. All orders to be received by July 25th to qualify. Please get in touch if you'd like all the benefits of joining the club: poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249.

Happy Crafting ;0)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

In Colour scrapbooking: Life's a Breeze

Good morning and welcome to a new stamping crafty week here at Stampin' Sarah!

I finally got the chance to sit down and do a bit of scrapbooking last night. I am planning some projects for this month's scrapbooking class (Wednesday 17th 7pm). Here is one of the pages I created last night. Three of my scrapping ladies are mainly scrapping cruise photos so I was looking to create something that would be suitable for summer-y photos as well as fitting a cruise theme also.

For this I used a Very Vanilla 12"x12" base card coupled with Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana accessories. The patterned DSP is from the 2013-2015 In Colour Paper Stack, the label is cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelits from Coastal Cabana Coredinations card, and the button embellishment is from the In Color Boutique Details (fab! Page 169).

I created the background using a post it note and cutting a cloud shape from it. I then used a sponge and Soft Sky ink to sponge around the edges of the cloud mask. I did this all around the page to create the cloud effect.

The stamping is the globe from The Open Sea and the Cotton Ribbon is stamped using Burnt Brown Sugar and the compass from the same stamp set.

I am absolutely in love with all our new Stampin' Up! colours, especially the new In Colors, and loved using the blues to create this page.

If you'd like to find out more about the products or find out more about my classes or placing an order, please get in touch either via email: poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or phone: 01983 609249.

Thanks for popping by today and happy Tuesday crafting ;0)

Friday, 12 July 2013

A bit of Mosaic Madness

Morning all and welcome to the nearly weekend (only a few hours to go.....)

I have a couple of crafty projects to share with you this morning. Both showcasing lovely new stamps and punches from the new annual catalogue.

The first card is our Make and Take project from last weekends Open House. I wanted to showcase the fantastic Mosaic Madness Bundle in all its coordinating glory.

This card uses the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, the fantastic Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper, the Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating Mosaic Punch. We also embellished with tiny flowers punches using the Itty Bitty Punches set. The colour scheme showcases the lovely new 2013-2015 In Colours, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush & Coastal Cabana.

A lovely quick and easy card to use lots of lovely new product and fun for us to create during my crafty Open House.

The picture below showcases all the fabulous Mosaic Products:
Mosaic Madness Bundle:
(Stamp set and Punch)

Clear-Mount:  £29.25 132733
Wood-Mount: £33.50 132734

Other coordinating products:

Quatrefancy Speciality DSP:              £11.50      130141
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder:     £7.50      129984

The second project for today is this quick and simple Thank You notelet I created as my workshop thank you card for my lovely July customers.

It uses a Daffodil Delight card based coupled with Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and then a label stamped and punched using the Label Love bundle of products. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who have ordered from me this month.
And for more handmade treats, I still have a couple of spaces available for my new Hostess Virtual Club (Stampers 10) club. I have an extra special handmade gift for anyone signing up and then you will receive all the perks of the club for the next 10 months. For more info please click here

Please get in touch on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249 if you'd like to book a spot in the hostess club or place a customer order.

Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you. I'm off to the beach in the motorhome today with Summer. We've discovered a lovely local splash park that she absolutely loves. And I'm thinking of braving it in to the water with her today too. Got to make the most of this sunshine before it disappears ;0)

Have a lovely crafty weekend all.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Wildflower Meadow Bundle Bargain

Good morning and welcome to a new crafty week on the Isle of Wight with Stampin' Sarah!

Its been a hectic few weeks with Stampin' Up!'s new catalogue and introducing my lovely customers to all the new products. Thank you to everyone who came along to my Open House on Saturday. It was lovely to catch up with customers (old and new) and members of my fab crafty team. I really appreciate you all popping by and hope to see you all again soon.

Thank you all for bearing with me recently. My blogging has taken a bit of a backseat with all the exciting new products to play with. I'll hopefully be sharing lots of fab new products with you over the upcoming weeks.

So the first of this weeks crafty projects is one of the shoebox projects from my team get together last month (if you'd like to find out more about my team and joining the Stampin' Up! family please click here). This was created by Sandy and uses Wild Wasabi and the fantastic Wildflower Meadow Bundle of products (I do love a good discounted bundle- of which there are many in the new catalogue!) The matchability & coordination of all Stampin' Up!'s products is what first made me fall in love with the catalogue and started my SU journey. And I still love this side of SU craftiness ;0)

The Wildflower Meadow bundle includes the stamp and the embossing folder with a 15% discount on both products together:

Wood-Mount 132735 £19.95
Clear-Mount 132985 £17.25

Thanks for popping by today. If you have any questions about joining the Stampin' Up! family, the products or techniques featured please get in touch. I love to chat Stampin' Up! (as many customers already know!) and welcome the opportunity to meet new crafters. Get in touch on poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249.  

Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Welcome to the New Catalogue

Good morning and welcome to the new Stampin' Up! catalogue. 

Here it is in all its new colour shiny glory. If you click on the photo below it will take you directly to the new catalogue and all the loveliness contained within it.

With the start of the new Stampin' Up! crafty year I also have lots of exciting announcements to share with you today.

July sees a brand new 'Best of' stamp set, Best of Butterflies. I am a sucker for a butterfly stamp and I absolutely adore this collection. I really love the small sketchy butterfly. Cannot wait to add this set to my collection.

 And here is the new discount promotion Stampin' Up! are offering on three lovely sentiment sets for July only. Who doesn't love new product and a price saving too. These are a real bargain so get yours while they are 25% off. I'd be more than happy to help you place an order.

If you'd like any more information, to book a party or place an order, please get in touch. And if you are local to me don't forget it is my new catalogue celebration Open House on Saturday 6th July from 10.30am to 3.30pm at my home in Newport. Please pop along for a copy of the catalogue and some crafty fun. Fabulous prizes to be won on the day as well as incentives for joining my hostess club or booking a party. Bring a friend, it would be lovely to meet you.

And finally a little bit of craftiness after all the excitement of a new catalogue and exclusive new sets. Here is a card we made at last months card class using the fabulous Best of Flowers (still available through March 31st) stamp set. 

This uses the white craft ink watercolour technique. We heat embossed the sunflowers with white embossing powder and then coloured using an aqua painter and white craft ink refill (I squeezed a few drops of white ink on to an acryllic block and drew the ink from the ink). Once this was fully dry (we heat blasted with a heat tool to speed up the process) we then coloured over the white ink with Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze to give this lovely subtle coloured technique. We used the rock and roll technique for the Papillon Pot Pourri butterfly which was then punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.

The sentiment was stamped and punched using the fantastic Label Love stamp set and coordinating punch, both available as part of an exclusive bundle (saving 15% if you purchase them together!).

Bundle details:
Label Love and Artisan Label Punch
Clear: 132722 £28.95
Wood: 132723 £31.75

I think that is enough information for one day.

Please get in touch for any further information about the products or techniques featured. I would be only too happy to help: poulton_sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 01983 609249.