Friday, 7 July 2017

Holidays in July - with a Twist




Welcome to the 11th Bloghop of Global Stamping Friends - a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. 

This month the theme was not the easiest for me. I love Christmas but generally just reach for one of the wonderful Stampin' Up! seasonal stamps. This time though I had to think a bit more and think outside the box! Our theme was to make a holiday card, and it could have been any holiday, whilst using a non-traditional stamp set...not the easiest when Stampin' Up! have wonderful sets for all of the holidays over the year.

I came up with this!



They were so much fun and really easy to stamp - think you may have already guessed it uses the Swirly Birds stamp set.  A great set with swirls and dots and lots else as well.


Really simple to do as well, a couple of bits of card angled to make a triangle top and a couple of post it notes to hold them in place with one flat across the bottom for the base- easy!

 This one used the clear facet gems; they are lovely and shiny and the picture doesn't do them justice at all.

A few rhinestones for a bit of bling; I have to admit that these are the old rhinestones but the new ones are just as pretty and shiny.



I cannot get enough of the Finely woven ribbon and love it in Fresh Fig, one of the new incolours.


Finally one of the Metallic Foil Doilies- they come in a set with both gold and silver of varying sizes so a great product to have on hand.


The kids even had a go, and the various colour combinations are never ending! Add a few embellishments and they're done.  Think this might even be one of my Christmas card designs this year and not a Seasonal stamp set in sight, except for a sentiment.  

Which one is your favourite?

Hope you enjoyed my little project and next up is the amazing Kristie - check out her Seasonal Project with a twist by clicking on the next button 

www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com


Roll call- if for any reason the sequence goes a little haywire don't fret as here is the full list; happy hopping!





Saturday, 1 July 2017

Oh what a wonderful time of the year.....

July is a fantastic month for Stampin' Up! 
There are 2, yes 2 amazing specials on at the moment!



 
Yes!  Bonus days are here for all of July. So for all order of £45 (excl pp) you get a coupon worth £4.50 to spend in August!  How fantastic is that?  So for a purchase of £90 (excl pp) you get two vouchers and so on and so on.....
I am more than sure you'll found products you love in the new catalogue so why not take a look at my online shop OR if you'd like your own catalogue just get in touch!
 
 
OR it's a great time to join my Team and get lots of feebies!
 

A fantastic way to get crafting goodies for free is to join my team.  If you're in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands you can sign up under me!
 
 
Not only do you get the usual wonderful joining offer of £99 gets you £130 of product of your choice + free business pack + free postage and packing
 
Santa included the The Essentials Pack worth £47 and includes
 
 
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder
 
 
PLUS

           The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18

 
 It is available in both French and German - so just get in touch if you'd like to see those versions.

So an EXTRA £65 worth of Stampin' Up! products for FREE!

So for £99 you get £195 worth of goodies + the business pack + free postage and packing - wish I could join again just for this!!

It's an amazing joining deal and if you'd like to discuss it more please just get in touch! There really are no catches!

Happy Crafting

Sarah
  
  
  

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Birthday Memories Suite

How cute is this??


Birthday Memories is one of the new suites in the catalogue and for me it brings get memories of childhood, and I can imagine a children's party using this suite in it's entirety.  From party invitations to goodies bags!



It has a bundle of stamps and dies - yes saving you money,The The paper is just adorable  and it gets even better because the dies can by used to cut some of the matching Designer Series Paper!  How amazing is that?


The paper is itself is adorable and comes in 12 different designs! 
The rest of the suite also have matching ribbons as well as cute embellishments!


I'd love to hear your views and if you'd like to order please head over to my online shop.


Happy Crafting
Sarah


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Extra Rewards


June is a fantastic month for Stampin' Up! customers - not only is there a new catalogue but there are also extra rewards for hostesses - and actually you don't even need to host a party in your own home as there are lots of way to get the rewards.

If you spend or host an event and the spend is over £300 (excl pp) you get the 12% hostess rewards (that is you get 12% of you spending to get yourself some extra goodies, whether it be one of the exclusive hostess sets or something else you desire) PLUS you get and extra £30 to spend!

A great way to get goodies!

Not sure what you want- get in touch and we can discuss your needs.

Happy Crafting

Sarah

Monday, 5 June 2017

Need a planner- check out the new one from Stampin' Up!

I LOVE a paper planner. I am hopeless at working of devices so always like to have a planner/diary on me.  And when I saw the new Stampin' Up! catalogue and realised that there was a planner in there I couldn't wait to order it!



It is scrumptious!  And you can get refills!

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! to get an idea of it and don't forget to head over to my shop if you'd like to order one!

Stampin' Up! Planner

Happy Crafting
Sarah


PS; it's under the kits tab if you're having trouble finding it!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Hello New Friends


It has arrived!  Yes for all those waiting the new 2017/18 Stampin' Up! catalogue is now live.

We've decided to show you some of new products on this hop, but there are lots more in the new catalogue so don't forget to take a look!

I've decided to show the new Ronald McDonald House stamp,  Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  I was very lucky to receive this yesterday as I am part of a 10,000 card Birthday Wishes Challenge here in the UK. This is where over 3 days the aim is to make 10,000 birthday cards for the Ronald McDonald Houses- luckily I'm not doing it by myself!  This is also a great set as SU donate a proportion of each sale to the RMHC in each country. Plus it's cute and yes does match the Jar framelits!







So on to the cards.


Above is selection of cards I made, sometimes I just like to play around with stamp sets to see what happens.  There is no right or wrong to crafting and sometimes you just need to give it a go.  The Happy Birthday is also from another new set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, isn't it fabulous?




At the moment my favourite is this one - clean and simple and can be used for both feminine and male cards- always a bonus!


I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects and please hop along to see what other goodies the new catalogue has in store for you by using the next button to hop along to Rachel's blog to see her lovely project.




HAPPY CRAFTING

If you get a little lost here's the full list of the bloghop participants.

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk **You are here
2.Rachel Macleod  http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
3. Erica Jones  Www.fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
4. Jenn Curtis Charles  Www.bffstampers.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken  http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris  procrastistamper.blogspot.com
7. Courtenay Heuston  http://bagsthatone.blogspot.co.uk/…/hello-new-friends-globa…
8. Marieke Bart  www.destempelcoach.nl

PS - if you'd like a copy of the new catalogue please just get in touch. I am limited to which country I can send to but it might cover yours!







Monday, 29 May 2017

New Catalogue goes live 1st June 2017



Not long now!  I have nearly finished my wish list, but it does keep growing and what I want first moves around a lot- I've  few more days thank goodness!

Just a heads up however due to shipping delays there are a few things that won't be available to order on the 1st, they are anticipating that they will be available from the 12th June, but I'll keep you updated.

Products not available from 1st June
Item
Page
Description
143712
208
Lemon Builder Punch
145359
90
Lemon Zest Wood Bundle
145360
90
Lemon Zest Clear Bundle
143717
206
Starburst Punch
143720
207
2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch
143721
206
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
143754
207
Circle Tab Punch
145364
43
Tabs for Everything Bundle
145365
43
Tabs for Everything Bundle (French)
145366
43
Tabs for Everything Bundle (German)
145367
43
Tabs for Everything Bundle (Dutch)


If you've yet to have a copy of the catalogue and would like one (unfortunately I can only send to UK, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands- sorry) please contact me here.

I hope that you like the new catalogue with lots of new goodies and also some great carry over products- I know I do.

Happy Crafting

Sarah

Friday, 5 May 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop 9: So Sorry You're Leaving



Another bloghop from a wonderful group of Stampin'Up! lovers. Yes, I'm sure the others in the hop will agree we LOVE Stampin' Up! From their fantastic products, wonderful customer service to their events for demonstrators!

This time of year however, is bittersweet for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator as we are farwelling products we have fallen in love with, some have been like old friends, there forever, others newer friends BUT we also know that just around the corner is lots of new friends! Yes the new 2017/18 catalogue goes live 1st June, and yes as a demo I've had a chance to order some newbies already, and yes new friends are being made swiftly!!

Anyway on to today's card made with retiring products where we can send our friends off in style.


 
 

I loved this stamp set when I first saw it, even the name Love Sparkles.  From the font to the sentiments to the little stars , it was a wonderful versatile set.  I also loved the Star Framelits, all the different sizes, and as for the ribbon, I have to say I am a little bit devastated! But I know I'll soon find a new favourite and I'm sure you will too!





Guess you also can't have a leaving party without farewelling the outgoing In-colours. They however weren't a shock as we know when they arrived that their time with us would be limited; still going to miss them though. I've used Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder in this card today and love them together.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and please hop along to see everyone else's fond farewell to some favourite friends.

Sarah
xxx

Click Below to go to the wonderful Courtenay's project
 
http://bagsthatone.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/global-stampin-friends-blog-hop-sorry.html

 
The full lineup is here if you get a little bit waylaid!
 
1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk  ** YOU ARE HERE***
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3.Georgia Missy Gaydos www.livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
4. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
5..Angélique Stempelkeuken
http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6.. Lisa Ann Bernard Www.queenbcreations.net
7..Rachel Macleod http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
8..Anita Wifladt www.letsgetstampin.wordpress.com
9..Erica Jones Www.fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
10.Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com
11..Ilse van Vliet www.ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson www.Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger www.frauwolkenblau.de
 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Bloghop 8 My Favouite Bundle

 
Well it must be that time of the month- The Global Stamping Friends Bloghop, and would you believe this is the 8th one!

We have lots of regulars as well as a few new people participating, so I am sure you'll get to see some wonderful creations.  Fingers crossed that it goes to plan, but bear with us if there are any glitches, as a number of the participants are at an event called OnStage.  This is a wonderful event where Stampin' Up! Demonstrators get to learn about new products, get business tips and have a great time in general.  The April one is pretty big as they get to see the New Annual Catalogue!! Yes some people already have it in their hot hands, and Yes I am a little envious, but as a demonstrator I'll get to see it soon!  Exciting times.....

But, there is still lots of time to enjoy the current Annual Catalogue and the Spring/Summer Catalogue so there's no rush and we want to focus on the amazing products that you can buy!

Stampin' Up! do great bundles and the best thing of all - they come with a discount!  They also have lots of stamps sets that match punches or dies but this bloghop is all about the bundles!

My favourite bundle has to be....Swirly Bird Photopolymer bundle.  I have to be honest when I first saw it I only bought the dies, thinking I wouldn't use the stamps. Well, how wrong I was!  I then went and bought the dies - but missed getting the bundle discount!



This set has endless possibilities and here a only a few....





I love the fact that you can use the cutout middle from one of the dies to look like a Koru (for those that don't know I'm a kiwi far from home and this makes me a little bit, well a lot, homesick!)



And I love the swirls!  Dies and stamps - what more could you want in a bundle? The only thing missing - a sentiment, but I'm sure everyone has one of those sitting around!




And there's even more male orientated card, something that always seems harder to do than female focused ones.  This card had a both die cutting and stamping and I love the waves.

 


I hope you enjoy the bloghop and don't forget to hop along to see other favourite bundles, you can use the arrows below to move forward and backwards.  If you're able please leave comments and we love to know what viewers think.



www.mintymik.blogspot.com
Hop forward to Courtenay's project


www.mintymik.blogspot.com
Hop back to Marieke's project


 Blog Hop List:

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk ** you are here **
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
4.Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
5. Georgia Missy Gaydos www.Livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
7.. Christine Wrede WWW.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
8.. Erica Jones http://fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca/
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
10. Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffStampers.com
11. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com

Friday, 31 March 2017

Great Deals....



Sale-a-bration is great time and I just thought I'd remind you of the special deals around at the moment.

This post will remain pinned until the end of March, just to make sure no one misses out!

1. Free Products

For every £45, excl pp, you spend you get to choose one product FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure - look out for the hot air balloon symbol to see what you can get for free. Some amazing products are available from papers, to stamps, to a amazing card tin.

2. Extra Rewards for Joining

Join my team, a great option if you have a long wish list.

             For £99 you get to choose £130 worth of product from either the annual or spring/summer catalogue
PLUS  2 stamp sets of your choice (no matter what the value!)-this is only available during Sale-a-bration
PLUS a business pack including catalogues to share and lots of other things
PLUS free pp (saving £4.95)

*you cannot however choose any of the free SAB products as part of this

If you'd like more information just get in touch.  There is NO OBLIGATION to do anything more once you've got your Starter Kit, unless you want to of course!


3. More Rewards

You can get an extra £20 rewards to spend on all spends over £200 (excl pp). This is above the normal rewards you get for orders over £150 excl pp.


These great deals are only available until the end of March 2017, so you don't want to wait.

Happy Crafting

Sarah

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

NEW Sale-a-bration Goodies added

I cannot believe that more goodies have been added to the Sale-a-bration freebies.  There are some amazing ones there and I especially love the Succulent Papers- might need to get some more.

So for every £45 you spend + PP you can choose 1 goodie,  for £90 + pp you get to choose 2 etc

Here's the new ones added - remember to use the code on this rather than in the catalogue.



Any queries just get in touch!

Sarah

Friday, 3 March 2017

Global Stamping Friends- Bloghop 7; Design Sketch Challenge

 Well we are onto our 7th Bloghop. We meet on a Facebook page designed for Demos only and have been going strong since it started.  People drop in and out depending on their time commitments but we've always had a good group of us giving the challenges a go.

This is however our first Design Sketch Challenge! 




This was the sketch that was created by the wonderful Angelique and we could make it as plain or as complex as we wanted.


Here's what I made.





I went with a simple card, but I really love it. A quick and simple card to make. The spotty paper is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I think this is an overlooked item and it is really great value for money and you get 40 sheets for £20-so a bargain. It comes in the different colour families so if you're interested pop over to my shop to have a look - it also has 4 different designs!

I went with a simple flower from the Botanical Blooms Builder die set, I am in love with this set at the moment. Think with Spring they are a great standby.  Did you notice the flower centre?  That's one of the circles from the Owl punch! It has 3 different circle sizes so you can ususally find one to meet your flower needs!

The sentiment is from the Spring/Summer catalogue from a set called Love Sparkles - it has some great stamps and all very sparkly looking. It's on dimensionals to give it some lift, but that's hard to see in the photo.

I hope that you like this simple and quick make - I do!

Thanks for stopping by be sure to hop on over to see Cary's project using the below


Www.2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
 or back to Marieke's project.
www.mintymik.blogspot.nl

Thanks for joining us on the Design Sketch Challenge Blog hop. If for any reason things have gone a bit haywire or you want to go to a specific project all the links are at below.


1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk   YOU ARE HERE
2.Cary Buckham http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/global-stampin-friends-blog-hop-7.html
3. Jenn Curtis Charles http://bffs.dehaine.com/2017/03/03/global-blog-hop-7/
4.Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
7.. Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
8. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
9. .Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.nl





Friday, 3 February 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop

 
I love this time of the month, when a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together and create projects to share.  Also don't you love our new logo?  Thanks to Christine's husband for designing that for us! 

This months hop, our 6th Hop (hard to believe) is a colour challenge! In reality it should have been simple for me as I chose the colours, but it wasn't actually, as I selected them a while ago without a project in mind, so having put my thinking cap on I came up with these.






I cased the idea from Papercraft Button, aren't they just cute!  They are little easel boxes and of course I had to make a matching card!



This one is 3" x 3" and uses her directions, however I realised when I tried to put my 3 x 3 memo paper in it that the box was actually slightly smaller.  I then decided to make some bespoke notecards for put in.  I love them and it's always useful to have some note paper to hand and I can't wait to have some notes to write!

The stamp set I used was the Blooms and Wishes set, in fact it was it's first outing, so I'm really pleased with the stamping. And, I really love these colours together.  Stamping off the Rose Red gave the lighter flower, it's such a versatile technique. 

Each little note card also has a small piece of stamping on it in different combinations of the colours - cute!



For this one I decided to go for a more simple effect, thinking of what my husband could put on his desk; didn't think he'd be that keen on the flowers. I was thinking was would be good in green, and of course it had to be a frog!  The Rose Red also made cute little lady birds.

I adjusted the dimensions so that it held some 3" x 3"  memo paper that I found in the pound shop.  The memo paper even matched, well almost, the colours in the challenge!

I think that this is the size I'll be making in the future as it will also hold 3" x 3" little cards.



Best of all the easel lays flat for easy gifting/posting!


I hope that you like this project and I'll be posting the full dimensions in a blog post shortly so if you'd like to know when that's available if you like my Facebook page it will come on that, or follow my blog.

There's lots more to see in our Global Stamping Blog hop colour challenge. To move forward to Hannah's project just click on the next button, or to move back to Claire's the previous button.



www.hancraftedcards.com
 
 
www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
Happy Crafting

Sarah

A full list of the blogs is here; just in case things haven't quite worked to plan you can always find you way!

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones www.handcraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4.Kristie Neal Walthall www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles Www.bffstampers.com
7. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
8. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart www.MintyMik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com