Gorgeous Colourful Stamparatus Fun

My Product of the Week this week has been a suggested starter kit bundle containing the Stamparatus. The complete bundle comprised of:

Stamparatus and bag; grid paper; 2018-2020 In Colour Stamp pads, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad; In Colour cardstock pack; Whisper White Cardstock; Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and Classic Label punch. Added together, this costs £170, but you can get it all for £99 until the end of March. For £125 you can have the gorgeous tote bag as well.

The cards from the Facebook Live

I used the goodies in this bundle to create 3 cards on my Facebook live, but there was some technical glitch and the live video didn’t post to my Facebook page. I thought I would go ahead and record a different video, same basic projects and upload it to my You Tube channel and you can find that below.

Twice on the video, I mistakenly said that to create a C6 card base, you cut a piece of A4 card in half at 14.9cm (correct) and score at 10cm (wrong). It is of course 10.5cm!!! The other mats on the C6 cards were: 14.4cm x 10cm and 13.9cm x 9.5cm. The square card base was 9.9cm x 19.8cm, scored at 9.9cm. The mats for that card were 9cm and 8.2cm

Here are the three cards I created in the video. There are some tweaks from the original Facebook samples and I have used some coordinating ribbon and enamel dots.

Check out all the products I have used here. You can click on them to be taken through to my online shop.

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Craft & Carry Stamparatus® Bag





Small Grid Paper







Whisper White A4 Card Stock



Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad




Classic Label Punch










Balloon Bouquet Punch





Banner Triple Punch







If you are interested in getting your starter kit, then don’t hesitate to get in touch, or you can find more details here

Do have a go at these techniques yourself and if you are interested in even more Stamparatus techniques, then keep watching for details of my online class that will be released very soon.

Happy Crafting

Helen xx


And The Sale-a-Brations Just Keep Going

I am bursting with excitement to share a new twist to Sale-a-Bration that’s never been available before! We now have the chance to get our inky fingers on specially designed products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration reward items.

These limited-time products, like framelits that coordinate with the popular Hello Cupcake stamp set, make your favourite Sale-a-Bration items even better.

No more fussy cutting the adorable frogs from the So Hoppy Together Sale-a-Bration stamp set, just get the coordinating framelits.

Need more greetings to go with your favourite Sale-a-Bration sets?

The new More Than Words stamp set (#150069) has a whole selection of greetings that coordinate with the styles and themes of all the
Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.

I think you can see why I’m so excited by these new coordinating products – check out all the new coordination options!

On top of that, Stampin’ Up! have also just released MORE rewards you can earn while supplies last so check them out too.

Go to my online store to check out all the sale-a-bration items that are available when you spend either £45 or £90.

There is just one month left to make sure you get all the benefits from sale-a-bration, whether you want to shop, host an event or join my team. Make sure you don’t miss out




Let’s Twist and Pop

Over the last couple of months I have created a couple of the popular and appealing twist and pop cards. I took my measurements for the card and mechanism from watching a You Tube video from “Mixed Up Craft.” You can see it here

I made the first of my Twist and Pop cards back in January for my sister’s birthday,

I deliberately chose bright colours, as a complete contrast to the Christmas colours that were still hanging on in our homes and shops and I had fun with a host of products from the Spring/Summer Occasions catalogue

The second Twist and Pop card was created for a Fancy Fold Technique class I ran last week. More butterflies and more bright colours. I had fun adding details with both the “splatter” stamp and the “Bokeh” stamp from the “Beauty Abounds” stamp set.

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Hope you have a go at one of these fun cards




2nd Release Sale-a-Bration

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New Reward Choices!

Have you heard the news? Stampin’ Up! has just released exciting new Sale-a-Bration Reward choices! Which is your new must-have freebie? I can’t decide between the All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set and Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Guess I’ll have to get them both!

Download the brochure here or click on Shop Online button to check out the new products and see more sample project ideas.

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Earn the amazing All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! for FREE
when you make a qualifying purchase of £45 during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event.

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Check out this gorgeous bundle that you can earn with a £90 order.



Let’s Party

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When you host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration with at least £200 in sales, you earn £20 more in Stampin’ Rewards. There’s no better time to be a host than now!

You’ll enjoy some quality time with friends

You’ll create projects that are playful and useful

You’ll get free stuff that’s beyond awesome!

Let us get a date in the diary.


Sale-a-Brate Good Times. Come on!


The biggest sale of the year! Earn exclusive products with every qualifying order.

Happy New Year! I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Personally, I think the New Year really kicks off on January 3rd when the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration start.

The Spring/Summer Catalogue is blooming with everything you need for your Spring occasions and holidays from Valentine’s to Father’s Day.

Sale-a-Bration is the most popular sale of the year because you get bonus rewards whether you shop, host, or join.

  • SHOP – Choose exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each purchase of £45. Earn even bigger rewards when you spend £90.
  • HOST – Earn £20 EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards with party sales of £200.
  • JOIN – Choose £170 in Stampin’ Up! products for only £99! New this year – ask me how you can earn our exclusive Craft & Carry Tote!

This year is the year to add a dose of creativity to your plans. Join me for all the fun!


Look out over the coming weeks for lots of ideas and inspiration for using all the beautiful new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue and also with those fabulous “money can’t buy” Sale-a-Bration items.

And don’t forget to ask how you can get your hands on this fantastic tote.

Let’s make 2019 the craftiest year together yet.




Your Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for giving, so now is the perfect time to share the gift of creativity with your friends and families.

Gift Certificates. I have gift certificates issued by myself that can either be exchanged through me for Stampin’ Up! product, or can be used towards the cost of a class. Contact me for more details.

Santa is busy, busy, busy. Help him out with a wish list so he doesn’t have to guess what you’d like in your stocking. Santa will appreciate the tips.


Give new stampers the gift of independent crafting with all inclusive kits. These kits include all the pre-cut card supplies plus stamps, acrylic block, and ink so your lucky stamper can get straight to the fun of creating.

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Colouring is a popular trend and is a great step-up technique for casual stampers.

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For the stamper that has it all go for the hottest new tools and crafting accessories.

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What’s On this Month

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‘Tis the season to get the stockings hung by the chimney with care, bake favourite treats, and most importantly, spend time with those we love.

I look forward to sharing some time with you this month while you take a moment to slow down and enjoy some fun, seasonal creativity! Check out what’s happening this month and give yourself the gifts of time, relaxation, and friendship!

2 classes I am holding at home this month are:

Friday 7th December, 10am-12.30pm – Mega Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. At least 10 cards, 2 each of every design.

Wednesday 12th December – Thank you card gift set. This has become a traditional Christmas time class. Keep the cards for yourself, or give them away as a gift.




Roll up, roll up! Get it while you can


Online Extravaganza

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? I can’t! Luckily we still have time to make this Christmas season a special time filled with handmade cards and gifts that share the joy of creativity.

The Year-End Closeout Sale starts today, December 5th! It’s the perfect time to check a bunch of great creative gifts off your list, and maybe even add a little something special to your stocking, too! You’ll find great savings on a selection of retiring and surplus items—only while supplies last.

So place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of these favourite retiring items will be gone for good!



This is no Black Friday

Today may be called Black Friday, but black is only one of the options available in the rainbow of colours in cardstock, ink, paper and embellishments on offer from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been looking through my stash of gorgeous Designer Series Papers, cardstock and ribbons to see what I need to stock up on during the first two days of the Online Extravaganza. These items form the backbone of our crafting endeavours.

DSP can be cut up to produce beautiful cards, but it has many more uses than that. On my Facebook live yesterday I was demonstrating a couple of projects using the beautiful Petal Promenade DSP. You can find that video here.

Whether it is to create card bases, mats and layers, for die cutting or creating boxes, where  would we be without our cardstock. There is a real joy in being able to match the colour of cardstock to the project you are making – whether it is Christmas red, or spring fresh greens and pinks.

And who doesn’t love some ribbon – as an embellishment on a card, or to give a gift that extra special flourish.

Visit my online store November 23 & 24 to find savings on products from our 2018–2019 Annual Catalogue—all at 10% off!

For this 48 hour period the items on sale will cover:

    • Bags
    • Brads and Buttons
    • Cards and Envelopes
    • Cardstock
    • Designer Series Paper
    • Embossing material
    • Glitter
    • Ribbons
    • Twine
    • Specialty Paper
    • Tags
    • Washi Tape

Stock up and save!

Follow the links to buy these products, or go to my online store.
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