Kre8tors Blog Hop September 2018 – Sympathy Card



Hello and welcome to September’s Kre8tors Blog Hop.  This month we are showcasing  Sympany Cards. So you may have joined me from the fabulous Jo Blackman .Although as a crafter I enjoy making cards this is one card I do not enjoy making but alas there does come a time when such a card is required.

The set chosen is called Follow Your Dreams and has a matching die set called Chase Your Dreams but you can purchase them as a bundle and save 10% which is fantastic.  I loved the look of this set as soon as I saw it and feel that it can suit any occasion and  thought this set would be perfect for a sympathy card as the dreamcatcher can be used to protect the sleeping.

final-4 I wasn’t sure what colours to use so I looked at colour combinations online and decided Merry Merlot which is one of the new naturals colours would be perfect with Night of Navy and Smoky Slate.


The Dreamcatcher was stamped along with the flowers and feathers (which were cut using matching framelit dies) on whisper white card. The flowers were watercoloured using the inks and aqua brush. Coloured card was used to die cut the dreamcatcher and decorative circle.  As I didn’t have a sympathy sentiment stamp I used thinking of you from Apron of Love which was punched out with the Classic Label Punch.  The background stamp is from Waterfront. A rhinestone finished off the card nicely.

The products I have used are listed below.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and seeing my card.
You now need to hop over to Kathy Maurer’s blog for more inspiration. But before you leave please leave me a comment below.

If you wish to place an order the please visit my online shop here.  For orders under £150 please apply SEPTEMBER’S Hostess Code  36TRS44N and if your order is £30+  you will receive a thank you card and gift for orders £30 + to compensate for p&p.  Orders of £150+ will receive hostess rewards.


Keep Craftin’




Two new offers for August

07.01.18_HEADER_COLOR_YOUR_SEASON_UKWelcome on this hot evening.  I have great news, Stampin’ Up! have two new offers!.  First is a lovely stamp set called Blended Seasons which as the name suggests caters for all seasons.  Then there is the Stitched Seasons framelit set which has not only stitched edges on the die cut but also on the negative piece of card. If you buy the stamps and framelit bundle you receive a 10% discount. Then finally a set of watercolour pencils in new colours.  But hurry these are only available during AUGUST or whilst stocks last.


As you can see all the products work perfect together and with others such as Designer Series Paper.



The next great news is the Bonus Days Are Back!


So for every £45 spent in August you will receive £4.50 worth of vouchers to spend in September!  There is no limit to the amount of vouchers you can receive.  Please note though you must have an email address for the voucher codes to be sent to you (You can use a friend or family member address if needs be).  Keep them in a safe place as lost vouchers cannot be replaced.


If you wish to place an order the please visit my online shop here.  For orders under £150 please apply August Hostess Code S6CX4HDZ and if your order is over £30 you will receive a small gift from me to compensate for P&P.  orders of £150 will receive hostess rewards. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding ordering, classes, joining my team and hosting a party.

Happy Crafting



Dandelion Wishes and Dragonfly Dreams


Today I thought I would show you a lovely card I’ve been waiting to make using Dandelion Wishes and Dragonfly Dreams.  The inspiration for this card was………


A blouse I saw whilst out shopping.  So don’t be shy about getting your phone out to snap pictures of clothing or items which inspire you.  It could be patterns or colour combinations.

9F240523-95D3-4FCD-970F-D602E4BC140ATo make this card I stamped the dragonflies in Momento Black, the dandelions  in Blackberry Bliss and the seeds (not sure of the correct name) was stamped with Highland Heather on to Highland Heather card.   I then mat and layered Blackberry Bliss card,  Whisper White card and the stamped background card.  Polka Dot ribbon was wrapped around a strip of Blackberry Bliss card.  A sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings was stamped in Highland Heather on Whisper White card which was die cut out with a scallop circle die and Big Shot die cutting machine.  As always, rhinestones add the finishing touch to any project.

I will be experimenting with other colour combinations and it is such fun to create your own backgrounds!


I have listed products used below

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit,  if you would like any information with regards to Stampin’ Up! such as ordering, classes or joining my team then please contact me on 01449768116 – 07561142973 – Email

Orders can made HERE quoting July’s HOSTESS code 2QNVPVDC  if  your order is under £150 (orders of £150+ you will receive Hostess Rewards). You will receive a thank you card a FREE gift if your order is £30 and you have quoted the Hostess code  to compensate for postage.



Happy Craftin’



Stamp-n-Hop – Favourite Designer Series Paper- July

Hello and welcome to my first blog hop with Stamp n Hop. You may have hopped from Cheryl and her inspiring blog. If you haven’t visited me before, I live in a rural village in the UK.  This month we are showcasing our favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I have to hold my hands up and confess that I haven’t really looked beyond my favourite DSP, which is Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  I love the colours, patterns and the pearlescent sheen which makes every project so much more special.  In this set you get 24 sheets (4 of each 6 double sided designs). I will however be looking at the selected DSP which is on special offer this month (Buy 3 Get 1 Free-See below for more details). Please note the  Share What You Love DSP is not included in this offer but there are some equally lovely papers which I;m sure you will agree.

I thought I would showcase a 12 x 12 Scrapbook page which I have been working on to celebrate my Mum’s 80th Birthday on 19th July which is why there isn’t a photo or  jounaling. Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive card stock have been mat and layered along with a sheet of the DSP (which has been cut slightly smaller).  Using an old template I cut a shaped piece of card but only applied adhesive to the ends so I can slip the photo in when I am ready.


Letters for You were stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White Card and the die cut out with the Large Latter Framelits.  I also cut the letters out in Old Olive card to make a shadow look. Basic Pearls were place on the letters to make it look like a banner.


When I started writing this this hop I didn’t realise that Mum would be having major surgery two days before her birthday and would therefore be still be in Hospital for her big day.  Because of this I folded some of the lovely velvet ribbon in Rich Razzleberry into a support ribbon tied with bakers twine from the embellishment kit.


The Share what you love embellishment kit comes in a lovely presentation box and includes silver roses, bakers twine, paper clips and labels which I have used on my layout plus so much more.  I also added some Artisan Pearls to the label which will be used for the journaling.

Below is a closer look at the patterns.


If you haven’t tried scrapbooking then I suggest you give it a try as it is so important to keep your memories alive in decorative albums rather than stored on your electronic device.

Please see below for the products I have used.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.




Thank You for stopping by and if you would like any information regarding classes, hosting a party or perhaps you would like to join my team and enjoy the benefits of being a demonstrator then please contact me by Email: or by phone 01449 768116.

You can shop online HERE.  If your order is under £150 please use JULY’S HOSTESS CODE 2QNVPVDC and If your order is £30+ you will receive thank you card and a FREE gift from me to compensate for postage.  If your order is £150 you will receive HOSTESS REWARDS!

Please now hop over to  Susan to see her fab project.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!


July’s Stamp n Hop Roll Call

1.Mikaela Titheridge – (UK)

2) Tracy Marie Lewis (USA)

20) Cindy Blancett

Kre8tors Blog Hop July- Card Sketch Challenge


Hello and welcome to July’s Kre8tors Blog Hop. You may have hopped over to me from the talented Kirsteen.  This month we have our first card sketch challenge.  This is such a good idea and I should look at sketches more often especially if I am stuck for a design.  Below is the Sketch and measurements, You could also turn this sketch round so that the card is landscape which would give you a different design.


For my card I decided to use designer series paper DSP) rather than a stamped image  which is very unusual for me. Natures Poem Designer Paper is a set which is included in the Buy 3 get one Free offer for July. It is a great for both feminine and masculine cards and of course your scrapbooking pages.

final The card base is Blackberry Bliss with a piece of DSP as the first matt (A) square (B) and strip (C).  The square is cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits and Grapefruit Grove cardstock was used with the flower from the Flourish thinlits both cut with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Whisper White cardstock was used for strip (D), the circle (E) is Blackberry Bliss cardstock punched with the 1 1/4 punch. Leaves were stamped on vellum cardstock with Soft Suede as was the sentiment.  Both the stamps were from the Painted Harvest set.  Linen Thread and a Faceted Gem added some texture.


Below is the list of products used

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
My online shop is HERE  and the HOSTESS CODE FOR JULY IS 2QNVPVDC.  Please use this code for orders under £150.  You will receive a thank you card and gift for orders £30 + to compensate for p&p.  Orders of £150+ will receive hostess rewards.
Thank you for stopping by and if you would like any information with regards to the supplies I have used, online orders, classes, hosting a party or perhaps you would like to join Stampin’ Up!, I would love to welcome you to my team.  There is a fantastic joining offer this month (JULY).  Contact me by email or by phone 01449 768116.
Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop over to Diana for more inspiration.
Keep Crafting



I am so excited to announce the two new offers from Stampin’ Up! for the month of July.  First there is the best Sign up offer I have ever seen!  Would you like to have the benefits of receiving  discounts on your orders, order before everyone else, meet new friends, have fun at team events and attend Stampin’ Up! Conventions?  If the answer is yes to one or more of the questions then this is the perfect time to join my team.


In the Limited time starter kit sign up you  will get to choose £130 worth of products  and a colour family set of 10 ink pads  (worth £63) for just £99!! That is a staggering £193 of products!!!!  On top of that you will receive catalogues and order forms to start your business if you so wish.  And once you have your starter kit you can start recruiting and sharing your love of crafting or if you decide it is not for you then you have loads if new goodies to play with! Hobby demo’s (where you just place orders for yours) are more than welcome to. Can’t beat that can you?

Please either contact me on 01449768116 for a no obligation chat or  click JOIN HERE


The next new offer is  BUY Three and Get One Free on selected designer series paper!  The papers are gorgeous and colour match ink and card perfectly also it is a thicker paper so you can use it for 3d projects as well as card making and scrapbooking projects.  Please See details below



Don’t forget to apply July’s HOSTESS CODE Q3D2REC6 when you place an online order which is over £30 (but under £150 as You will receive Hostess Rewards)  you will receive a FREE gift from me to compensate for postage charges.  Please Click for my online shop HERE 


If you have any questions or want further information then please contact me.  I am sure you will agree such fabulous offers this month.

Happy Craftin’






All for a good cause!

Yesterday I had a stall and make and take card table at a local fundraiser in Thorndon, Suffolk.  It was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s charity which is close to my heart as both my Dad and Mother-in-Law passed away from this dreadful disease.


The light box I received at onstage (a Stampin’ Up! event) came in handy to advertise the make and take.  If you would like to know further information on how to attend onstage in November and celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary then please contact me.


A cute card for the make and take using the lovely Varied Vases stamp set and matching punch. This stamp set has outline and filler stamps and some lovely sentiments.  And as with all new stamps and matching punches you can buy them as a bundle and save 10%!. The background stamp was Bokeh Dots which I love.  A Black Marker  was used to outline the image just to give some definition.


I also did a stepped up version of the card in new colours Gorgeous Grape and Balmy Blue.  Also Lemon Lime Twist which is one of our in colours.  The new Detailed Trio Punch, white bakers twine and some rhinstones finishes it off .


Stallholders were also asked to donate a raffle prize so I made a envelope using the Envelope Punch Board ( a tool I should use more often and it doesn’t just make envelopes) to put my Crafty Cream Tea voucher in.  This was decorated with the Leaf punch, vellum and Love what you do stamp set.  The limited addition statement of the heart sentiment which is now unavailable was perfect touch.


I am pleased to say a whopping £606 was raised which is fantastic!


Below is a list of the products I have used.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
If you wish to place an order then please visit my online shop HERE and don’t forget to use June’s Hostess Code Q3D2REC6.  Please only use this code if your order is below £150 (if over, not including postage you will receive Hostess rewards) and your order is over £30 you will receive a little gift from me to compensate for you paying postage.
Of course you can contact me to place an order, host a party or you would like to find out about classes or the benefits of becoming a demonstrator and joining my team I would be more than happy to help you.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of you evening and don’t forget to leave a comment.
Keep Crafting


Kre8tors June Bog Hop – New Annual Catalogue

kre8torsbannerHi and welcome to our latest blog hop which features products from the new catalogue.  We are a group of demonstrators from around the world who get together each month to share and inspire with our love of Stampin’ Up! Thank you Tricia for inspiring us with your project and I hope you enjoy continuing your hop with me!

As a demonstrator I was allowed to preorder a selection of items from the new catalogue before the launch date.  Exciting, I know! (Which a good reason to sign up to the Stampin’ Up! Family). So yesterday it was our team’s bi- monthly shoebox swap and I chose to do a lovely card with the new Springtime Impressions thinlit dies.  In this pretty set you get the corner flower, small flower and a detailed butterfly. (You can buy this with the Abstract Impressions stamp set as a bundle saving you 10%)

8FAD19BF-C3CE-4D40-9C39-002BF8DE5B15I cut the Very Vanilla card with the corner thinlit die, (The best way to cut detailed dies is using the precision plate, giving you extra fine cuts)  and then I used the sponge daubers with ink to colour the flowers and leaves. Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla card stock was used for the mat and layering and Pinapple Punch for the cute flower. Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, Flirty Flamingo and Pinapple Punch inks were used for the sponging.  The Stamped Sentiment is from the Lots of Love Card Kit (this is a great kit as you get everything you need to make quick and easy cards) and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.  Gold Metallic edged ribbon and a Rhinstone adds a bit of glitz to the card. 0684602E-EEA0-4E3A-ADD2-51F9A2F43731 I did another version using my favourite colour combination, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst.  The Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon added some texture.


Here you can see both cards together.

Below is the list of products used if you would like to place an order of any of the products I have used or any other supplies then please CLICK HERE  quoting JUNE’S HOSTESS CODE Q3D2REC6 (only if your order is under £150) You will receive a Free Gift from me if your order is over £30.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Oops I missed of Tailored Tag Punch, so the code is 145667 £17.00
Thank You for stopping by and if you would like any information regarding classes, hosting a party or perhaps you would like to join my team and enjoy the benefits of being a demonstrator then please contact me by Email: or by phone 01449768116.
Don’t forget to to leave a comment before you hop on to Jackie and her lovely projects,
Happy Crafting


New Annual Catalogue is Here!


If you’ve been waiting patiently for New Stamp sets, New Punches, New Dies and New Colours then your wait is over.  Today the new catalogue is live!

Click on cover image below to view



The amazing stamping platform “Stamparatus” is available.  Such a great tool for your stamping and it does so much more than other platforms on the market! See the video below with all the information!

The Stamping Blends Markers will be available mid June (Watch out for updates)

Due to unexpected shipping delays, the following products will not be available to order at the moment.

  • METALLIC PEARLS (146282)
  • LEAF RIBBON (146905)
  • METALLIC BRADS (146929)
  • BASIC BRADS (146930)
  • 2018-2020 IN COLOR MINI BINDER CLIPS (146932)


To order from the comfort of your home then you can visit my online shop HERE  Please use the Monthly Hostess Code which can be found on the side bar on the right. June’s Hostess code is Q3D2REC6.

If you wish to invite your friends round for a crafty party then please contact me for more details.


If however your wish list is over £99 then consider joining my team.  You can choose £130 of products for £99!  You will receive a demonstrators discount on orders, get news and pre-orders before customers and best of all you will be joining a friendly group of crafters’ who love to share and inspire each other at team meetings and Stampin’ Up events.  You can join as a hobby demo (just to receive discounts) or work as a business.  Again please contact me for more details.

So enjoy looking at the new catalogue and please let me know if I can help you with your order or if you need further information with regards to Stampin’ Up! on 01449 768116 or 07561 142974.

Happy Craftin’