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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Christmas wreaths


Only 4 weeks until christmas, eeek 😱, have you done any xmas shopping yet?! I have not done anything but just card making, as yes I know I keep going on about this but I have been busy making stuff for my stall, and yes it is still the on on the 3rd and 4th December! lol.

So this time I have been making cards to sell in packs of 5 made from the Wondrous Wreath collection:


This collection is made up of the Wondrous Wreath photopolymer stamps and the Wonderful Wreath framelit dies.

These make such lovely christmas cards, and a tip when cutting them out is to cut out the middle first (using the smallest wreath die), do the stamping and then cut out the finished wreath with the largest wreath die. This just allows you to cut it out and stamp it perfectly without anything getting missed off and allows lining it up a bit easier, but try it out yourself and see which way you prefer to do it.

These are my finished cards, I used embossing folders behind to give the look of snowfall or a wooden door/background. The white card uses the Softly Falling embossing folder and the brown card uses the Woodgrain embossing folder. All the main products will be listed at the bottom of this page for you to click on and purchase from my online shop!

Everything else on the cards were either from the framelit dies (Noel) or the stamp set (Happy Wonderful Christmas). Another tip though, is to stamp the sentiment before you put the card through the embossing folder as otherwise it could make it harder to get a clean image from the stamp. I also used the negative of the Softly Falling embossing folder as I wanted to have the snow fall inwards instead of sticking out, just a personal preference and wanted to try something different!

Anyways they are my cards for now, I hope you like them and thank you for reading my blog until next time...

Sarah xx
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Black Friday week!

Guess what as America is having a Black Friday extravaganza then so are we!!!!

The following items will be available from the Stampin' Up website from Monday 21st November at a discounted price.

Some items will be discounted at 10%, some at 20% so forth until 40% off, but you will have to keep an eye out as some items are only reduced on the Monday 21st November or until the last day which is on Monday 28th November.

Click on the images and it will take you to my online shop where you can purchase the items there.

Craft with Sarah L Stampin' Up! shop

Craft with Sarah L Stampin' Up! shop

Craft with Sarah L Stampin' Up! shop

Craft with Sarah L Stampin' Up! shop

Get your wish list goodies whilst they are at a reduced price!!!

Sarah xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas tags for my stall!

Hello everyone!

Today's post is about tags! 😊

So the following tags are made with the Holly Jolly Layers stamps and the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Papers. I love the papers as they give a nice homely and comforting feel like a warm fire in a cosy cottage or a pub!

Using the above items I made the below tags, and I just love the look of them especially using kraft card for the tag bases. The tags themselves were cut with a Bigz die but this is no longer available from Stampin' Up!. I used Real Red for the stamped label, and the string is Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Basic Black twine. The red and green twine comes in a pack of three with gold and I love every one of them as they are perfect for christmas right now!

Also using the bigz dies I made some more tags but this time with the other tag that gets cut out at the same time as the above tag bases, which saves time and makes it that more quicker to make lots and lots of tags!

I used the cookie cutter bundle for this tag and the Oh What Fun photopolymer stamp set. The cookie cutter stamps are such fun to craft with and the punch makes it easy to cut out but with me I had to fussy cut the antlers on the deer I just could not leave them as they were, don't ask me why I just couldn't!

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp SetCookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Bundle

So these are the tags I made below with the above set, the gingerbread men I stamped in crumb cake and the teddy bears I stamped in soft suede. The reindeer I stamped in black on crumb cake cardstock and the santa I stamped in black ink onto whisper white cardstock and coloured in with the Real red and basic black stampin markers and clear wink of stella. You cannot see in this picture but the wink of stella really makes the santa sparkle!

That is my tags for now, I hope you like them and if you would like to purchase them then they will be available on my stall at the Casino Rooms in Rochester, Medway on the Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December! Hopefully I will see you there. Or alternatively you can make them yourself with the product list below, just click on the item and it will take you to my online shop.

Thank you for reading 😊

Sarah xx

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Stampin' Up! Onstage November 2016

Wow! So last Saturday was one of the best crafting days ever, and that is because it was my first SU! onstage event.

Also my upline Sam Carlton did brilliantly on promoting to Silver and getting ribbons for recruiting and leadership!
And Congrats to Julie Kettlewell (my upline upline) she awesomely (if that is a word!) she was #17 globally overall in sales, leadership and recruiting, that is so amazing something to aspire to!

There were some fabulous products in the new occasions catalogue and I cannot wait to buy them and try them out, also do a few classes with them too!

So as I said before on my previous post I was chosen to be one of the Display Stampers for the event and was so happy to be picked!

(my name is the 6th one down ;-))

 So I was given items from the Falling in Love suite, and they were gorgeous products. I had the DSP, the So Detailed thinlit dies, the embellishments, the Falling for You and So in Love stamp sets, the Falling Petals embossing folder and the Very Vanilla satin Ribbon. It was so hard not to tell anyone what the products were that I managed to get my hands on, especially my upline, but I did it though!

Here is what I was given in pictures...

 The pictures do not do the products justice, but once you order them yourselves then you will love them even more! The main colours used on these papers are Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and Sweet Sugarplum.

Here are the samples I made with them, I did do two little bags and two boxes (one hexagonal and the other cube shape) but I have them on my camera at the moment and not on my phone so cannot upload them yet.

With this project I used the Falling Petals embossing folder to emboss vellum to make it into a save the date cover. The main bit was made with the Falling petals side of the DSP and the black section is created with one of the So Detailed dies. I then used the Project Life Date It stamp set for the calendar section and finally the Brushwork alphabet for the names and title. I also used a bit of clear Wink of Stella over the whole project!

This calendar was made again with the Project Life Date It stamp set, with each month stamped onto a seperate bit of card then hole punched with the 1/16" circle handheld punch and binded together with metallic twine. I again used the same DSP page as above and I cut some Very Vanilla card using one of the other So Detailed thinlit dies. I then finished it off with Very Vanilla satin ribbon.

 These two cards above used the third So Detailed thinlit die that I have not shown yet on my other projects above. Love these dies as they are so delicate and pretty. I thought the colours on the left with the black makes the die cuts look more heat embossed rather than a die cut as it is so intrinsic and fine, which looked perfect for what I wanted to show. The card on the right has the die cut layered on the DSP but this time it is an image of a wedding veil or dress.

  So this card uses the So Detailed thinlit die that I just used in the previous two cards but I used it as a stencil and sponged Blushing Bride ink over it on Very Vanilla card.
I then used the flowers from the Falling for You stamp set inked in versamark, then poured heat and stick powder on the stamped images, heated it then put Silver glitter over top and heated again for it to set. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I finished it off with silver ribbon.
These two cards use the SO Detailed thinlit die as a tag. The above image is a tag that you could use for a wedding present with the sparkly silver and blushing bride colours, and for the card I wanted to show that it doesn't have to be soft subtle colours for it to be romantic and it gives it a bit of sunshine too! 


 This card uses the So in Love stamp set. I thought I would do a bit of masking and show that you do not need embossing, glitter, etc to make a pretty card, but all you need is ink and ribbon!

This card was the first one I made and I was really nervous as you only get so much of these items especially the DSP so if something goes wrong then you cannot get anymore, so I was very nervous about cutting up the precious DSP!

So embossed some vellum with the Falling Petals embossing folder and layered it over some of the bokeh effect DSP. I then die cut love and the tow hearts out of soft sky and blushing bride cardstock using the Sunshine Wishes thinlit dies, which I thought went rather well! Then finished it off with the Very Vanilla satin ribbon.
  For this final card I thought I would show the versatility of the DSP and show that it does not have to be used just for romantic and wedding occasions but can be used for christmas! I just think that this background look like trees with snow on them when in fact it is crystals and rhinestones on wire like in a tiara. The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set from the Autumn-Winter catalogue.


 And finally these are my two scrapbook pages, I am not good at scrapbooking because I do not really do it myself but hope that it showcases the papers and dies nicely!

I will try and upload piccies of my other four 3d items when I get the chance but I hope you like my projects so far, and I am sure you will see plenty more once people get their hands on the items!!!

Keep watch as I will also be posting pics from the event and all the other items that were shown and made for Onstage!

That is it from me for now, hope you liked it and thank you for reading and please feel free to leave me a message.

Sarah xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

New stitched framelits!

Good morning everyone!

At the moment I am currently at November Onstage in Telford, my first ever one!!!! I have written this before hand as I won’t get a chance on Saturday. I have no idea what Onstage is going to be like so will let you know once I am back, also I have not told anyone but I am also a display stamper for the display boards and the products that I was given to produce samples are gorgeous and you won’t be disappointed! Once I have the go ahead I will post my samples on my blog for you all to peruse, hopefully I have done the products justice.
Even though I have been able to have a go with some of the products I still have not seen all of the things available in the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue so am looking forward to those and also I am looking forward to seeing what others have done with the same products I had, as I am sure they will be quite different.
Unfortunately I have not had time to make swaps for Onstage as I have heard that you make around 25 items all the same to swap with fellow demonstrators at the event for their makes so that you have plenty of samples to show at card classes and to fellow customers. I bet there will be some brilliant makes, hopefully next time I will be able to participate in this!
Also another bit of exciting news, I have a new demonstrator to my downline! I won’t mention their name incase they would like to remain anonymous but I love having new people to share my enthusiasm of stamping with and hopefully share some ideas between us.

Stitched Framelits

So there are some new products for you to get your hands on from the 1st November, these are the Stitched Shapes Framelits! These were supposed to be officially released in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue but we are getting them ahead of time, woop! You also get 25% off if you buy them with the coordinating stamp sets.  The 25% off only lasts until 30th November 2016 but you can continue to buy the stitched framlelits after that date.

Below is a video showcasing them:

And here are the prices of all the offers related to the stitched framelits:

 Well that is it from me for now, and I hope you come back again soon!

thank you for reading

Sarah xx


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