Kre8tors May Blog Hop – Goodbye Occasions


Hello and welcome to May’s Kre8tors Blog Hop. I am a Independent Demonstrator from the UK.  Today I am joining other Demonstrators globally to showcase items which we will be saying goodbye to from the Ocassions catalogue. You may have joined me from Sue and her fabulous project.

Over the past few days it has been very unusually hot here in the UK and it got me thinking of the lush Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Now I must hold my hands up and admit that I have been stroking the papers rather than using them because they are so lovely.  It was time to use them and decided upon on a scapbook page.  I found a lovely picture of my Mum and Dad meeting my daughter for the first time.  I know that she was born on a cold November day but somehow the paper and photo combination worked.


I used  the Heart Happiness stamp set, stamping the group of small hearts and the decorative outline heart on 11″ x 11″ calypso coral card with melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry ink . This was mounted on 12″ x  12″  Melon Mambo card.  Then designer paper was cut to various sizes and one was mounted on Rich Razzleberry card. I also cut a word from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies using the Big Shot Machine.  I didnt  use embellishments as the gold flecks in the paper was enough from me.

I have listed the products used below. If you would like to place an order of any of these or any other supplies then please CLICK HERE quoting MAY’s HOSTESS CODE  B37TZKXK (only if your order is below £150.  You will receive a free gift if your order is £30 or above).

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

Thank you for stopping by if you would like information regarding the supplies I have used, online classes, hosting a party, or perhaps you would like to join my team then please contact me by email or by phone on 01449 768116.


Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to Cheryl and her lovely project.




Flower Shop Cuppa n Card

Good evening, every Thursday I host Cuppa N Card at the lovely Fairchild’s Tearooms in Diss.  If you haven’t already visited this quaint gem then you don’t know what you are missing. We make a card whilst enjoying a cuppa and yesterday I had the pleasure of my upline Sandra Roberts joining us.


With the retired list recently being released I thought I would bring out my Flower Shop Stamp Set and matching Pansy Punch.  Once I had chosen my sets I then had to decide which colours to use.  Having looked on Pinterest I found the combination of Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Dapper Denim.


I stamped and punched the flowers and then stamped a smaller flower from another retiring set Blooms and Wishes which was then fussy cut.  Blue splats was used from the Swirly Bird Set and finally leaves stamped with Wild Wasabi Ink from Painted Harvest which again were punched out with the Leaf Punch.  This is why a love Stampin’ Up! So many stamps which have coordinating punches and dies..

Two Stitched shaped circle framelit dies  were cut out on the Big Shot  together to make a frame in Dapper Denim Card stock and then finally a cut a strip of whisper white card and made a fish tail one end with another stamp from Blooms and Wishes stamped on it and edgeded green ink.  This was then all layered up and mounted on Whisper White and Rose Red Card stock.

09F5E0AA-4D4F-4359-BDC1-6AB1F7412E3EWith the above card I have blinged it up with some Rhinestones and Wink of Stella. I have also used a bone folder to curl the larger flowers to add dimention. Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!


The products used are listed below.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
I hope you liked the card we made and if you wish to join us next Thursday we would love to see you.  It is a later start than normal as I have an appointment so I hope to be there for 10.30 but Justine will look after you.
For more information with regards to Cuppa n Card, Retirement list or would like to know how to find out about the new Annual Catalogue then please contact me.
You can also place an order direct to your home by visiting my online shop, please use the APRIL HOSTESS code TWPZBCKJ if your order is under £150.  By placing an order over £45 you will also be placed on a FREE catalogue list and receive a FREE gift from me and a thank you card.
Thank you for stopping by and happy Crafting!


Time to Say Goodbye



As a Demonstrator it is always exciting to get our hands on a copy of the new annual catalogue and we eagerly look to see what is new however we also look to see what we will be saying goodbye to.  We have a colour revamp so we will be sad to see 13 colours and 2016/18 incolours go.  Click  occasions and annual catalogue retired list if you place an order (under 150) on my online shop then please quote the Hostess code which you will find in the side bar. 

Here are  some things to consider with regards to the retiring list.

While Supplies Last – Your favourite products can sell out very quickly! Retiring Stamps Sets will be guaranteed available until 7th May all other products are not guaranteed and only available while stocks last or 31st May.

Bundles – Some of the sets which come in a bundle with a 10% discount will carry over but you will have to buy them as separate items.

please  contact me if you have any questions.











Kre8tors April Blog Hop – Colour Combo


Hello and welcome to April’s Kre8tors Blog Hop which is a “colour combination”.  We are a group of global demonstrators featuring projects using Stampin’  Up! products.  You have hopped over from the lovely Lisa Edwards Kmiec and you are visiting me in a small village in Suffolk, UK.

If you have been following the Kre8tors previous blogs you will know we have themes and this is our first one using certain colours.  So below is the critria.

img_6850 Such a lovely bouquest of flowers with vibrant colours which means the spring/summer is on it’s way at last. With this in mind I decided to use flowers on my card.  I  needed to make a card for someone who will be celebrating their 80th Birthday, so I used the Number of Years Stamp set and matching framelits for a quick but pretty card.


As well as stamping the flowers and sentiments (Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi)  I used some Silver Glimmer Paper for numbers and the dots.  The dots were cut using one of the borders from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies, you can cut 12 at the same time and it is a great way to use up scraps!  You could also use a hole punch for the same effect.


The Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon matched perfectly and I’m pleased that this will be in the new catalogue.

Please see below the products I have used. If you would like to place an order of any of these or any other supplies then please CLICK HERE quoting APRIL HOSTESS CODE TWPZBCKJ  (if your order is below £150) you will receive a gift and thank you card from me.

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


Thank you for stopping by and please visit the other blog hoppers for more inspiring projects and don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop on.

Enjoy the rest of the hop, your next blogger is Cheryl and her lovely projects.



Melissa Tennison
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence  You are Here
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
‪Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill

Happy Crafting



Onstage April 2018 Team Gifts

Good morning, I am still enjoying my Onstage get away and can’t wait to share with you all the news from Stampin’ Up! but you will have to wait a little bit longer.

Part of the Onstage experience is getting together with other members of the OWLS Team (Obsessed With Lovely Stamps) and swapping gifts.  It is just like Christmas!


I made 14 team gifts and matching gift bags in the 2017/19 in colour card and Fresh Floral Designer Paper Stacks.  Circles were cut out using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon finishes the bags off nicely.

img_6846 I managed to get acrylic coasters which you can insert photo’s or in my case a handmade work of art.  I used one of my favourite stamp sets Friendship is Sweetest Thoughts from the Spring/Summer catalogue.  I also used my new Stamparatus Stamping platform to make sure the image was perfect on all four sides and for multiple cards it was so easy!  The Stamparatus will be in the new catalogue and will be available to buy in June.  I might even be brave enough to make a video showcasing how brilliant this tool is.  I used ink pads to watercolour the images.

img_6845Alphabet dies were used to cut out of the initials in the Whisper White card stock and then I inserted the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper letter in its place.  I  used the  redundant letter on the tags of the gift bags. The beauty of the coasters is that you can change the design to suit your own taste or use to showcase the new products!

Below is the products I have used and if you wish to place and order then CLICK HERE  quoting APRIL HOSTESS CODE TWPZBCKJ (for orders under £150).  You will receive a gift and card from me.

I have listed the wooden stamps in my product list but you can get in Clear mount to use with acrylic blocks (see Catalogue) or the Stamparatus when available.

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


Thank you for stopping by and dont forget to leave a comment before you leave.  I will be back later this afternoon with the Kre8tors Blog Hop.

Happy Crafting


Onstage April 2018 Swaps

Good morning from Telford!  Twice a year Stampin’ Up! hold’s an event called ONSTAGE.  This is where hundreds of demos meet up for training, sneak peeks at new products and catalogue’s, crafting, swapping and enjoy spending time with team members.  I arrived yesterday and I would have already a brilliant day but I will tell you all about it on my return.

Even though I would like to own every product in the catalogue I know that this is out of my reach so the next best thing is swapping cards or 3d projects with fellow demonstrators so that I can get inspiration and samples of the sets I don’t have.


For my swaps I have stamped this lovely image from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts set on Whisper White Card Stock with Basic Gray Ink.  I then used Blushing Bride, Calypso Cora, Soft Sky, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi Ink to watercolour the image.  Hightlighting the flowers with a touch of Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.  I then mounted them on Blushing Bride and Soft Sky Card stock.

img_6843The sentiment was from the Thoughtful Banner set and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. 


Below is the products I have used and if you wish to place and order then CLICK HERE  quoting APRIL HOSTESS CODE TWPZBCKJ (for orders under £150).  You will receive a gift and card from me.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Ooops I forgot to add Early Espresso Ink 126974
Thank you for dropping by and I look forward to showcasing my team swaps with you tomorrow.


Tick Tock, Crafty Clocks Bog Hop

Good morning and welcome to a mini blog hop between myself and two other members of the Crafty O.W.L.S team, Sandra and Chery.

In January I was lucky enough to help Sandra, along with Cheryl at the Sincerely Yours show in Thetford. One of the projects we made for the display was a cute clock using products from the Spring/Summer catalogue.  As Sandra had planned to do a class with the clocks, we agreed to wait post our creations until after then. So you have joined me from Cheryl and isn’t her clock pretty!

So it is quite a coincidence that following the Kr8tors Blog Hop where I used Magical Days and Magical bundle that I am showcasing this set again.


The Clock is made using a CD decorated with designer papers, stamped images and pearls.  Such a cute gift for a child’s room.


I also made two samplers, one for the girls and one for the boys to complement the clock.


I have used the blend pens to colour with (which you can buy as a combi, complete bundle sets or singular), you can also use marker pens, pencils or inks to watercolour with. I have listed the products I have used below.  Double click on the image which will take you my online shop for more details.

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

So now you need to hop over to Sandra’s clock and it is such a lovely clock.  It is great to see such different clocks from each us .
Jacqui You are here

I hope that you have enjoyed our hop today don’t forget to leave a comment!
As always please contact me for further information about the products used, orders, joining my team and any other questions you may with regards to Stampin’ Up!.

Sale a Bration Ends 31/3/18

Free Products for every £45 order

Extra £20 Hostess Rewards on total orders of £200

Two extra Stamp Sets of your choice if you join my team (£130 worth products + SAB promotion stamps for £99).

Happy Crafting!