Saturday, 14 October 2017

5th CRAFTY INKLINGS BLOG HOP

A really warm festive welcome to you today.

You join us today for another small Blog Hop round a few local team members.  Our theme for today was 'Deck The Halls', anything to decorate our homes for the festive season.

Depending on where you joined us, you may have joined me from Barbara's blog HERE and her gorgeous festive projects.


Today I'm sharing with you one of my recent Retreat projects, using the 'Hearts Come Home' bundle which attendees received in their goodie bag. Today I had another 7 ladies creating the same project, plus a few co-ordinating cards. 



This is mounted in frame but has reflection on glass.


Here is the blank before mounting, to give a clearer photo. 

To continue along your hop and carry on your tour, click Tanya's Blog HERE to see the wonderful projects she has to share with you.


Here is a list of all those taking part, with links to their blogs :-



1.   Sandra - HERE  you're here already :-)
2.   Tanya - HERE
3.   Jacqui - HERE
4.   Cheryl - HERE
5.   Barbara - HERE

Happy craftin'

Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for OCTOBER   is  KMNDNKXM

Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

2nd Annual Pink Blog Hop

Today is my very first 'Global' Blog Hop, taking part in this 2nd Annual Ultimate PINK Blog Hop, with fellow Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the Globe, hosted by RemARKablycreated.com.





These days, most of us can relate to a friend, acquaintance or loved one who has, or is, suffering from the dread 'C' word, so I naturally turned to Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage Stamp & Die bundle, inspired by Million Sales Achiever Patty Bennett, for todays project.  Purchasing the Stamp and Die bundle together, you can save 10% using #145341 Wood mount or #145342 Clear mount.


Here I have used one of our gorgeous 2017-19 In-Colours, Berry Burst.  The Ribbon of Courage image has been stamped in Berry Burst ink and coloured in using an Aqua Painter.  The Ribbon motif, was cut twice in the gorgeous Champagne Foil Sheets #144748 from the 2017 Autumn/Winter catalogue, wrapping either side of the front image, leaving a narrow foil border.  In real life, these have kind of a lovely rose gold finish.  Both the Ribbon and sentiment have been raised on 3D Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth.

The small heart punch was stamped at the bottom of the front panel, continually stamped rising upwards to the top, with ink getting paler with each stamp.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and enjoy continuing your 'hop' around the Globe.  Follow links here to enjoy over 50 fellow Demonstrators in this PINK hop.




Happy craftin'


Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for OCTOBER   is  KMNDNKXM
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

TERRY's CHOCOLATE ORANGE BOX

Today I'd like to share with you, a very simple way to make a £1 Terry's Chocolate into a more attractive gift. 


This box has been created perfectly to fit a Terry's chocolate orange inside, with complete box construction using just one 12" piece of card.  Simply add mat layers and Designer Series Papers of your choice.   


Remember, these can make great little gifts at any time of the year, so why not make a few to store flat but ready decorated, for quick assembly when you need an unexpected gift. 


This lovely Die is part of the Hearts Come Home stamp and Die bundle. I think it was intended to be the top of tags, with the cute little heart being where your string or thread goes.   Crafters often find alternative ways to use, so here, I've used it top and bottom of a small square of card, adding a curved banner through the centre for sentiment.

Pop back soon to see more fabulous projects using Hearts Come Home bundle, that my Retreat ladies created last month in their Retreat Goodie bag :-)

Happy craftin'

Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for SEPTEMBER   is  3HN46GBM
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAPS - September

Welcome back !

Today I've been well and truly in the festive spirit again, creating Christmas cards with some of my Stampin' Up! UK Downline team.


These are my swaps created using the NEW Hostess exclusive set, Merry Patterns, available purely for hostesses holding a qualifying workshop/party during September and October. 

This is a gorgeous stamp set and customers are already asking if it's available to purchase ...... sadly no, not even for Demostrators.  However, I am looking to help as many crafters as possible, earn this for FREE before 31st October, on top of all the other usual Hostess benefits.   

So why not gather a few friends together and I'll bring the party to you ?  Now that Stampin' Up! is my full time job, I'm no longer confined to evenings and so very flexible on timings.  Perhaps a group of fellow school Mums getting together after dropping off children in the morning, an afternoon craft club gathering or make an evening of it, with a glass of Prosecco ?  The choice is yours but be quick ........

I'm celebrating and so can you !  The first FIVE workshops/parties booked in my diary, I will be bringing a bottle of Prosecco to get the party started (or for the hostess to enjoy later) !!  Get yourselves booked in quickly to get better choice of available dates !


Happy craftin'

Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for SEPTEMBER   is   3HN46GBM

Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

MY FIRST INCENTIVE TRIP - ALASKA 2018


I’m so excited to share with you that last night I achieved my first Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip for David and I to go on the Alaska Cruise next summer. A ‘bucket list’ destination for us both, which we are really looking forward to.

This has been a huge, but well-planned goal for me for the last 12-months, since SU released their destination video last September.



A HUGE thank you to all my lovely customers who continue to support me and also to my wonderful team who have been routing for me to achieve it and worked so hard to ‘do their bit’ to help.

Thanks again to you all. xxx


Happy craftin'


Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for SEPTEMBER   is  3HN46GBM
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Friday, 1 September 2017

CHRISTMAS IS COMING ......


Let me be one of the first to wish you the compliments of the season, with today's release of our 2017 Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue, valid from today, right through until 2nd January 2018.


Several customers I see regularly, have already received their copy, but if you wish to have your own copy, please contact me and one will be in the post to you straight away. 

In the meantime, it can be viewed by clicking on the icon at the top of this blog, or by clicking link below in red to view in my online shop. 

Stampin' Up! always surprise us with so many lovely products.  What will YOUR favourite be ?

Happy craftin'

Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for SEPTEMBER  is  3HN46GBM

Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

CRAFTY INKLINGS - Festive Blog Hop


Welcome to another Crafty Inklings Blog Hop, with a group of my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and a bit beyond, who regularly get together for team events here at my Stamp & Craft Studio.


Sadly, because of holidays and other commitments, we are only a small group today but none-the-less, have a lovely selection of projects to share, all with an Autumn / Winter theme.

Depending on where you have started from today, you may have just joined me from Sue's Blog HERE and the projects she is show-casing. 

One of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that we are able to order a limited selection of brand new products ahead of their release, to enable us to create samples and plan classes.  The NEW Autumn / Winter 2017 catalogue launches on 1st September.

Today I'm giving you a sneak peak of our upcoming Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack #144638.  With 72 double sided cards, plus cardstock and acetate sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlays, this really is a fabulous value for money pack.  Last weekend I had fun using half the pack to create 25 cards. You can see these are not just for memory making in albums, but can also be used for festive greeting cards.  The sentiments I've chosen are from another new set Watercolour Christmas stamp set #144835 (W) #144838 (C)
Can't beat a bit of bling to infill these numbers !
Sparkling Dazzling Diamonds added to centre of these letters.
I love that this font matches a new set 'Carols of Christmas'

These gorgeous snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751 in the Annual Catalogue.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today.  If you are interested in attending my Bumper Bundle Christmas class on Sunday 8th October, please get in touch as soon as possible as these are proving very popular.  Additional dates will be added to accommodate customer needs.

To continue along your 'hop', click HERE to see what lovely projects Tanya has to share with you.

1. Sandra - you are here already!
2. Tanya - Tanya's Blog
3. Cheryl - Cheryl's Blog
4. Becky - Becky's Blog
5. Sue - Sue's Blog


Happy craftin'


Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

If you are wishing to place an order before 30th September,  please contact me as I have THREE fabulous offers for customers at the moment, with FREE products for everyone. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

CHRISTMAS IS COMING ......... FREE PRODUCTS !!!

Christmas is coming! Let's start with some extra shopping fun!
WHO WANTS TO WIN A SHOPPING SPREE?
 
1. Just email me ASAP but by Wednesday 23rd August that you want to participate. I will make sure a ‘hot off the press’ NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue will be posted to you immediately.  You will need to place an order of at least £100 from the current 2017/18 Annual Catalogue and/or 2017 Autumn/Winter catalogues.

2. I need 10 people to sign up for this incredibly Special Offer.  
All 10 orders from the 10 participants will be put together to make up one £1000 order.  All Hostess benefits plus part of my commission for the £1000 party, will be dispersed between all 10 participants.

3. Email me your order of minimum of £100 by Monday 28th August.
Please do not enter your order online. I need to process in order to qualify for this special deal. You can pay by credit card, cash, Bank transfer (call for details) or Paypal: sroberts07@btinternet.com.

Remember, everyone that orders at least £100 will get a PRIZE.
All the Hostess benefits that go with a £1000 party, plus part of my commission, will be split between all of the Participants.  Everyone gets a prize!
 
PRIZES INCLUDE:
2 participants will get to choose £40 in FREE SU items of your choice
4 participants will get to choose £30 in FREE SU items of your choice
2 participants will get to choose £20 in FREE SU items of your choice
2 participants will get to choose an item for 50% off of your choice

Participants will be entered into a random drawing of the prizes, to be drawn LIVE on FB on Monday 28th August, 9pm. I will confirm to all participants of their prizes on Tuesday 29th August and will need your prize orders by Thursday 31st August, 5pm.

Now let’s get you in the Christmas spirit, make your wish list and plan ahead!



Happy craftin'


Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for AUGUST  is  MQX9XJBH
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

SANDRA's SPECIAL OFFERS

When it comes to our crafting stash, there's nothing better than getting something for FREE, especially when we can choose free items ourselves !



Since finishing my part-time job at the end of March and being purely self-employed, I have been setting myself goals to ensure I continue to stretch myself each month.



I have been extremely lucky to move to such a wonderful property and Studio and, for the next two-months, I am sharing fabulous "Special Offers" and giving my customers FREE Stampin' Up! products. 



Watch your emails or pop back tomorrow for full details.

Happy craftin'


Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for AUGUST  is  MQX9XJBH
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

SNEAK PEAK ........Sshhhhh

The Autumn / Winter catalogues will be launching shortly, but look what arrived yesterday ....... 

In the meantime, a quick 'sneak peak' of a NEW Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #144686, that you will find on page 36 of the new catalogue and available for you to order from 1st September. 


Here, I have simply embossed a square of white card and attached to centre of a Fresh Fig base card. A thin strip of Silver Glimmer card was added to top and bottom to cover the join.  A Silver Glimmer medium snowflake from Colourful Seasons bundle was die cut and attached to the centre. 


The sentiment from one of the Merry Little Labels stamps #144798 (W) #144795 (C) was coloured with Fresh Fig marker, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut into a small banner shape using Paper Snips.  Edges were sponged using Fresh Fig ink pad and attached to card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

A very quick little sample with this new embossing folder.  Hope you like it.


Happy craftin'

Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for AUGUST  is  MQX9XJBH
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.