About thwaite2craft

Hi my name is Jacqui and I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. I live with my husband Darren and 2 children, Oliver and Kezia. We also have a variety of pets and animals who also live with us in rural Suffolk. I have always loved crafting and I love being part of the Stampin' Up! Family! I have met some of my best friends, enjoyed the fantastic training events, enjoyed discount products and love helping others discover that they can craft too! So if you like making Cards, Memory Albums or 3 d projects I hope you enjoy my Stampin' Up! Journey! Xxx

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: jacqui2_lawrence@yahoo.co.uk 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’








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 jacqui2_lawrence@yahoo.co.uk 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