Sara Sayers – Crafty Little Minx

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By Royal Appointment – Rooted in Nature

Wow we are already back to Monday so it must be By Royal Appointment time. This week I had the pleasure of hosting the Guest blog and went back to a card I made last year just after the beautiful new 2018-20 In colours were announced and  we had just received the amazing Rooted In Nature stamp set! Check out my original post here
Rooted In Nature By Royal Appointment Sara Sayers! Sara shares how to create a masked, blended background with water droplets as a subtle effect on top! Pip Todman www.queenpipcards.com Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator UK

I just adore sponging and especially using our sponge brayers to make simple but elegant blended back grounds. I never tire of playing with colour combo’s so check back later this week for another vibrant sponged background.

Crafty little minx Rooted in Nature sponge brayer card

Doesn’t time fly because I have just got back from the latest Onstage where we were introduced to the latest In colours for 2019 to 2021 and the new 2019 Annual catalogue. Wow there are some fabulous new products, some of which I have been giving sneaky peaks of via Facebook and Instagram over the last 24 hours.

I have another sneak peak showing the NEW In Colours just announced for 2019-2021 at OnStage!! Check them out below.  They are stunning and I’m sure you are going to LOVE them!

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Thank you for reading my “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” & I hope you enjoyed my creation.

2019-21 In Colours Revealed

Check out these beautiful on trend colours which could available to you as a pre-order in May if you join my team or to everyone when the new annual catalogue launches on the 4th June

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Say hello to Rococo Rose, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile

So don’t forget my Stamp-a-versary offers are still available?

  • For every £10 you spend in my shop today and until 28th April you will receive an entry into my birthday draw. The prize will be one of the retiring Big Shots worth £102. Now who would like one?
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose

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If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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By Royal Appointment – Bitty Blooms

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Thank you for joining us on this special day for our “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” post. This is something we will be doing every Monday and each week we will be welcoming a different designer from our amazing team, the Royal Stampers.

So this week our guest designer is Pip Todman from Ash. A huge thank you to her for this pretty project. All the details can be found below which will also link to Pip’s website so you can look at other beautiful creations by Pip.

Enjoy the amazing creativity from Pip and if you have any questions, please drop us a message

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Pip 1st April 2019
Guest Designer – Pip Todman
Date of original post – Feb 5th, 2019
I am loving the lilac with Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss today! What a yummy combination of colours! You could use any colour combination you like, but these are what I chose to use. Of course that’s not surprising since my favourite colours are purple and pink!
It’s a cool combination that’s classy, but fresh because of the gingham and the little Bitty Bloom punched flowers!
It’s pretty and I’m loving the lilac colours that are in the current colour families from Stampin’ Up!
The stamps are from the cute all inclusive Made To Bloom card kit which just keeps on giving even after you’ve made all the cards in the kit!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fabulous project from Pip and if you have any questions, please do get in touch!  I would love to hear how you would use these fabulous punches

Next week we have Barry & Jay from Mitosu Crafts as the official guest blogger, so don’t forget to check in.

If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose.

Sara Sayers Crafty Little Minx Host code March 2019

As always thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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Happy Birthday to…………………

Crafty Little Minx – Happy Birthday to…………….

Me!

Well no it’s not my birthday (that’s August!) but  today it’s my Stampin’ Up! Birthday – I have now been a demonstrator for Stamping’ Up! for seven years!

Wow so let’s celebrate with a happy birthday card.

I’m also offering some super birthday celebration presents so be sure to read on to the end of this post.

Today’s card was one we made a few weeks ago in class, but I couldn’t share until today as I also used it for a friends birthday

Sara Sayers crafty little Minx climbing roses well said order online

I just adore the climbing Roses stamp set. This time I stamped and coloured two with blends before using the coordinating Rose Trellis dies to cut them out.

Sara Sayers crafty little Minx climbing roses well said order online

I then coloured the background to match the smoky slate card stock. Doesn’t it just make those flowers pop? The sentiment is die cut from the the beautiful Well Said bundle. I finished off with some black sequins. Voila!

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So what about those special birthday offers I was mentioning earlier?

  • Place an order online today using the host code below.
    • Not only will you receive the usual little gift that I send to all my customers that use the host code, but you will also receive a goodie pack worth at least £5 stuffed with some of the best papers and embellishments from Sale-a-bration, which ends on Sunday (boo hoo!)
  • PLUS there is more!
    • For every £10 you spend in my shop today and until 28th April you will receive an entry into my birthday draw. The prize will be a big shot. Now who would like one?
  • REMEMBER you only have four days to pick up those last minute Sale-a-bration items before they are gone forever!
  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to choseSara Sayers Crafty Little Minx Host code March 2019

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you would like to purchase today you can simply click on the icon above or any of these items below which takes you over to my online shop, where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

Please be sure to use the current Host code to receive a free gift from me in the following month.

Happy Stamping!

As always thanks for looking

Crafty Hugs

Sara

Here is a list of supplies I have used for this project.

 


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By Royal Appointment – More than Words

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Thank you for joining me on this special day for our first “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” post. This is something we will be doing every Monday as each week we will be welcoming a different designer from our amazing team, the Royal Stampers.

So I’m delighted to welcome our first guest designer, Lola Lorenz from Germany. You can see more of her beautiful work at www.stempelritterin.de.

 A huge thank you to her for starting us off with this amazing and very yummy looking project. All the details can be found below which will also link to Lola’s website so you can look at other beautiful creations by Lola. If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project including More Than Words stamp set, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to our Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7
Enjoy the amazing creativity and post below from Lola and if you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a message.
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Lola 25th March 2019
Guest Designer – Lola Lorenz 
Date of original post – Feb 27th, 2019 
One of the things all of my friends know about me: I’m a self-confessed non-cook. But – and this is thanks to Mary Berry and the blue-eyed silver-back – from time to time I like to bake. My mental trick is to see it not as cooking but as crafting food. In addition, one can put crafting and baking very well together. By that, one can even make muffin tops look really pretty.
Ok, maybe not the kind of muffin tops you get after eating the muffins. I’m talking about small, hand-crafted decoration on the muffins. I usually do that by stamping and punching the sentiment and then sticking them on a toothpick or longer wooden skewers with a coloured layer by using a hot glue gun.
The sentiments I used can be bought in March (and only in March!) – I really love them! especially since the sentiments work so well together, front and back belong to each other. 
The muffins needed the extra chocolate on top that wasn’t mentioned in the recipe as sprinkles on the top because adulting is hard. That is also the reason I didn’t make 12 small but 6 big muffins. I like my muffins like I like my men: big and sweet ☺
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this fabulous project from Lola and if you have any questions, please do get in touch!  I would love to hear how you would use this fabulous stamp set  Next week we have our very own Queen Pip Todman as the official guest blogger, so don’t forget to check in.

If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! items used for this project, click on the product photos below. You will be taken to my Online Shop where you can find more information and order craft products 24/7!

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose.

Sara Sayers Crafty Little Minx Host code March 2019

As always thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

 


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Onstage 2018 – Presentation

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2018 presentation

So the bit of news that I have yet to share is that I had the huge honour to present one of our new stamp sets last weekend. I have to admit it was slightly scary and hugely exhilarating to present to 600+ fellow demonstrators and peers.

EDITED: just to note I was half way through writing this post when our modem blew up so everything is a little later than planned. Hopefully it was worth the wait!

Luckily, I was the first to present so I was able to sit back and relax for the rest of the day! One of my lovely team members took these photos which were much appreciated, but I really didn’t realise how many faces I pull wen talking! Some of the photos were hilarious…….. and didn’t make the cut.

The products I showcased were the fabulous Piece of Cake and the matching Cake Builder punch.

 
Here is my Signature dish!
 
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The premise being that this is something simple to make which you can make over and over again with perfect results every time. Great for beginners or those new to crafting, yet still works for those of us that have everything but need a stunning card in a hurry.
So set of simple Ombre cards using notelets, Ink and our beautiful watercolour pencils
 
Next in the GBBO format is the Technical project and uses the Delightfully detailed laser cut papers to show that you don’t need a bug shot to make gorgeous cards.
 
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 I used one of the sentiments to create the background and liked the fact that it wasn’t perfectly straight. My technical element was the embossed sentiment and cake. A perfect way for someone who doesn’t craft often to really wow the recipient. Don’t you just love it when the powder melts and creates that magical raised effect. Don’t know what I mean?  Well this card will feature in my January TLC class. Check out my events page for more details.

My final project was the wow finale or in GBBO terms the Showstopper. 

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I’ve seen lots of wall hangings which capture birthdays, but I wanted something to remind me of all of the key upcoming dates when I would want to send a card. Weddings, anniversaries, births, christenings and birthdays. Well basically any occasion that you would want to send a card and celebrate with cake!  

I have posts scheduled for the rest of the week focusing on each of my projects and some bonus examples. So don’t forget to follow my blog so you don’t miss out!

I had lots of fun presenting and Onstage is such a great event. We even get the opportunity to attend the live event if we wish.  The live event this year was in Orlando with 6000 attendees. The next one is in Auckland and I hope to be going to the European one in Dortmund Germany next November. 

So do you fancy joining me? Click here to find out more

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I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so if I have inspired you or should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code below and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend! That’s free stuff that you get to chose.Hostcode November

As always thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

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Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Mar 2019! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read all about us!

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Only 11 days left to secure this very popular suite of stamp sets, dies and accessories. The velvet paper has very sadly already sold out to. So don’t miss out click HERE to shop without delay.

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Onstage 2018 – what’s it all about?

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Onstage 2018

Onstage 2018 is over!! I’m a little bit sad (bottom lip is definitely out!) – but even more excited to share everything with you.   It’s going to be impossible to explain to you in just one post what an amazing time I had over the weekend.  So tonight I’m going to share just a little of the  highlights  – however there is still so many things I still have to show you!  A special opportunity that I can now share, the gifts we received and of course – SWAPS!! I have SO MANY swaps to share with you

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I often get asked why I became a demonstrator rather than stay a customer and initially I will be honest it was just for the discount. Nowadays I can tell you its most definitely all to do with the people that I get to share my passion with. Be it my wonderful customers, other demos, the larger team that I belong to or my own team of Crafty Little Minxes. It’s all the inspiration and creative sharing. Put simply I just love my job!

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Twice a year Stampin’ Up! hold an Onstage Event. This year is the 30th Anniversary of the company and the live event was held in Orlando with 6000+ attendees .In the UK local event over 600 demos descended on the Vox in Birmingham for the weekend.

It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones. Here is a photo of my larger year the Royal Stampers that I had the privileged of sharing the day with.

As you can see we have a little bit of a penchant for pompom’s and a little song!!! Honestly check out Facebook or wait until I’ve had a glass of wine if you don’t believe me!

We also got the chance to see a copy of the new Spring/ Summer catalogue and boy the excitement in the room was electric.

We can only show the cover right now, but if you have ordered from me in the last 6 months you will receive a copy  in early January. Don’t worry if you haven’t, just drop me an email and I can send you one.

Another benefit if attending is we get the chance to try out some of the products and get some of the products in our hands. There are also random Prize patrols of new products which is always very exciting.

I will show you some of the gifts I received later this week but in the meantime here are some more photos with some of my amazing teamies,  fellow demos and amazing staff

I had such a fun time and I will be back tomorrow with some more news.

Think this is the sort of event that you would enjoy? Not sure?

This is a quote from one of my fellow demonstrators Deb Cooper who has kindly allowed me to share her post this morning .

For those that have never been to OnStage… (Notes from an (onstage) virgin)

1) Go! OMG you have to see it to believe it. It’s amazing!!!!
2) Book a hotel asap for the next dates.
3) When it says what you need to bring in terms of tools etc, you really don’t need anything else… Unless you are desperate to use that wonder thing me pick up doodad.
4) Bring a bag. A big bag. Ideally with wheels and a person to carry it for you…
5) Don’t be shy and hide yourself. Embrace the whoop, the cheer, the clapping. Be proud to be you. Stand up. Wave. Talk to anyone and everyone.
6) Bring swaps. They can be as simple or as complex as you like. Make more than you think you will need. So many inspirational ideas are now sat in my (huge) bag.
7) Bring your phone. Tweet, post, take photos, tell the world what you are up to.
8) As soon as its over start planning for the next one.

It’s amazing!

I really couldn’t have put it better my self! Contact me for more details on how you could be at the next event in April.

 

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!Hostcode November

Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

Join Stampin’ Up! and The Little Minxes

Join my Team

Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Mar 2019! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

 

 


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A Rainbow of Elephants

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – A Rainbow of Elephants

Happy September. The sun seems to have made a reappearance this week and its inspired me to bring out all of my bright colours before I get into more seasonal projects.

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This project looks complicated but is easy peasy when you use the Stamparatus and the wreath technique. I will be back on Monday with a Facebook live showcasing this technique so jump on and like my page to see it first.

The super cute little elephant is from the Little Elephant stamp set and it has an adorable coordinating punch which you can buy as a bundle and save 10% off the total price. It has some very versatile sentiments so can be used for loads of different occasions.Crafty_Little_Minx_Little-Elephant

I used mine for Swaps at training on my birthday weekend and they went down a storm. You may have spotted the corrugated daffodil delight mat which is a sneak peak from the new Autumn Winter catalogue. Check back Monday for more information.

I’m grateful to all my customers for their loyal support so should you wish to place an order via my online shop please check out the following

  • Is your Stampin’ Up! order less than £150? If so, use the current Reward Code up in the right hand corner and receive a free gift from me along with other perks!
  • If your order is over £150 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!

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Thanks for looking

Stampin Hugs

Sara

SEASONAL STAMPIN’ SCHOOL

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So do you fancy a day of chilled out crafting? I’m pleased to say that my next event on Saturday 6th October is now open for booking. Places are strictly limited and filling fastso contact me directly to book.

DASHING ALONG HOST PROMOTION

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Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love gorgeous Designer Series Paper? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact me to book your event. What’s the occasion? Birthday, girls night in or simply some time out? Right now if you host a party with 275 €/£200 in sales, you will earn the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE. This offer ends on 30 September, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!

REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAYS COUPONS!

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If you’ve earned Bonus Days coupon codes in August, it’s time to redeem them! Bonus Days is the perfect time to check off items on your 2018 autumn/winter catalogue wish list, or purchase that big-ticket item you’ve had your eyes on. Hurry! You’ve got until 30 September to redeem your coupon codes! Learn more about earning and redeeming during Bonus Days here.

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Click HERE to Join Stampin’ Up! for just £99. Choose £130 worth of product and don’t pay shipping! Plus 20% off until at least Dec 2018! WOW what an offer. Join my fabulous team the Little Mixes today or Click here to read about us!

All the products you need to make this project