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Stampin Stars and Twinklets 16-17 blog hop

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Stampin Stars and Twinklets blog hop

Thank you for joining us for this amazing 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Blog hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue.

We have an incredible line up of talented Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators that are either members of the Twinklets (essentially my immediate Stampin’ Up!® family) or the Stampin Stars. The much larger extended family of demonstrator’s that I sit within.
 You may be starting here or have come from the incredibly talented Sarah McDermott and if so …….. hello. Wasn’t her project stunning?
 If not, then don’t worry just click on the arrows at the bottom of the post and you can get on your blog hop journey. Alternatively  you can also  use the list down towards the end of this post to make your way around the hop.
Please feel free to leave comments as you journey round as we love hearing from you. I will also be randomly selecting one person who comments on this blog post to receive a little something from the new catalogue.
If you’re on Pinterest or some of the larger Facebook sites then chances are you may have come across the new Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set.  It’s everywhere along with  thousands of posts about Flamingo’s (‪#‎ifoundaflamingo!, but that’s another post).  And it’s that type of set that you didn’t think you  wanted……………………………. until you started seeing it everywhere!
Fortunately this set paired with the equally versatile Swirly Scribbles Thinlets,  was part of our limited pre-order so I spent a whole afternoon last weekend ‘playing’ (without being distracted by all the other loveliness that went into my huge order on the 1st June) and came up with this little project for Fathers day. Don’t worry I won’t be spoiling the surprise!
This set comprises a card, a box to hold a bottle of home made salted toffee vodka and a matching bag to hold everything all together.
I’m a bit of a ‘re-purposer’ and made a cover tag to go over one of the bags that my local deli uses to deliver my lunch when I’m at work.  I used one of the new 2016-18 In-Colours Dapper Denim as the base colour and teamed it with Real Red stripy DSP.
I sponged the whisper white card to create an ombre effect and then over stamped in the same colours to create the spray. The dazzling diamonds glimmer paper made fabulous crests of the wave once cut with the die from the complementary set. Just to note if you buy them together as a bundle you save 10%
My card followed the same technique, but this time I created a small flotilla of yachts sailing in the sun and finished the layout with a small sentiments.
I also tucked the boats under the die a little so it looked a little more realistic and created a twinkling/shimmering sun with a combination of stamping and a few splatters of the clear Wink of Stella.
Finally this little box was one I adapted from one I saw on Pinterest  by Ann Melvin. Isn’t it fab!
Once again I based the design around the Dapper Denim/ Real Red stripy DSP and I think the belly band not only serves its purpose in keeping every thing together in transit, but just finishes it off.
I cut two of the ‘waves’ and stamped two of the boats to hide the joins.
A simply stamped and handwritten wrap finished off the bottle to go inside. Below is a view of the box partially opened.

In the meantime please pop on over to my shop and place an order for all the lovely new products.  If your order is £20 and over and less than £150 please use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.


If your order is £150+ you will receive the hostess rewards for yourself so please check out the lovely new hostess items at the back of the catalogue as there are some gorgeous ones all at subsidised prices just for people spending £150+ or hosting a party

Thank you so much for joining me today. I am sure that you are going to love seeing all the amazing projects as you travel round! You are in for such a creative treat. Next up are the amazing Jay & Barry. I just know you will love their take on the shiny new products.

So grab a cup of something lovely, sit down and enjoy the rest of the ‘tour’


2016/17 Annual Catalogue Blog hop

Cary Buckgham & Gill Moore     2 Big Girls Crafting

Mandy Sullivan                               Stamp with Paper Panda

Helen Winstone                              Craft Bunnies

Cat Herrington                               Wiggle Craft  

Katie Jones                                       Deep Blue Crafting  

Lesley Lendon                                 Lelly Jelly’s Stamp ‘n Scrap

Fiona Stanton                                  Fi’s Papercraft    

Sarah McDermott                           Papercraft Artistry  

Sara Sayers                                       You are here        

Jay & Barry                                         Mitosucrafts

Karen Ripley                                      Sunny Stampin  

Fiona Harris                                       Stamping with Fiona

Fiona Whitten                                   Oakfield Crafts    


Sending you thanks for looking

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Price: £99.00

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Let’s go fly a kite!

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Let’s go fly a kite!

I’m absolutely loving the new swirly bird stamp set from the new catalogue, launched yesterday. Tt’s got so many configurable different elements. The other day I had a little play in the crafty nook with the TV on in background. I wasn’t really watching it, but the programme I had switched on finished and the classic Disney film Mary Poppins followed on. It was pretty good background noise, and when the song ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ came on  I really got an a roll and these projects just flew together…… excuse the pun!

On the first card I stamped the sun and highlighted the swirls with a bit of gold Wink  of Stella. I then picked up a bit of ink on my clear Wink of Stella and lightly colour washed the clouds in silvery blue.


The next card utilises a sentiment and a banner of tiny dots from another of the new stamp sets from the 16-17 catalogue, Perfectly Wrapped. This stamp set is designed to partner with the stunning new Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit, which makes 8 bags and 8 boxes and would be great as a project on a crafter-noon party with friends. Let me know if you would like some help in organising one.


Finally in homage to the movie that had inspired me I put together a very simple, bright birthday card which would work for most people and to me is very Disney.

So what inspires you when you are creating? Leave a comment below and lets see if we can inspire each other.


Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, where I will be linking up with some fellow stampers in a blog hop to bring some amazing ideas from the new catalogue.

Finally if  you place an order with me during June 2016 then I will send you a catalogue FOC with a project sheet of 10 cards made with this stamp set. Don’t forget to tick the ‘contact me’ box, otherwise under the data protection rules I am not able to make direct contact with you.

How do you do that?

When you sign up for a Stampin’ Up! on-line account there are two tick boxes at the bottom, they ask if Stampin’ Up! might let you know about offers and specials, and if your demonstrator (aka; me!) could make contact you – You need to tick the YES boxes!

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You can change these settings at any time by logging into your Stampin’ Up! on-line account, and selecting ‘My Account’ in the top right. Then select ‘My Demonstrator’ and change the options to ‘YES! allow my demonstrator to contact me!’

By selecting to allow me to contact you, not only will you receive a thank you card for each order, but you will also be signed up to my monthly newsletter. Alternatively you can subscribe to my emails above.

Sending you thanks for looking

Stampin hugs


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Let’s go – 16/17 new catalogue

Stampin Up demonstrator – Crafty Little Minx – Let’s go – 16/17 new catalogue

The new catalogue went live today. Whoop Whoop!



and if that’s not enough  I have some great news for you. I still have a couple of  free spots to host a party in June!!

There are so many perks when you decide to host a Stampin’ Up! party:

You’ll enjoy some quality girl (or man) time (nibbles & wine optional but why not?)
You get to create some  fun projects that are fun useful (With optional bragging rights – Look what I made?)
You’ll get free products that are beyond amazing (Talk to me about hostess rewards)

How does a Stampin’ Up! party work? You invite your friends round for a morning, afternoon or evening of crafty fun, put the kettle on or uncork the bottle  and I will take care of the rest! I will introduce you to the fabulous range of coordinating Stampin’ Up! products, share a few samples, then everyone will get the opportunity to have a go and make a card using a selection of products which they can then take home at the end of the party. Everyone will then have time to browse the current catalogue and purchase their Stampin’ Up! goodies. The more money your friends spend, the more hostess credits you earn to spend on free craft goodies just for you!

June is an extra special month  Host an event and you have the opportunity to  receive £25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards on top of the standard generous rewards.


Don’t have time for a party? Host a virtual or private Face Book live party instead! I will talk you through the range, share some ideas and samples and demonstrate a project for you to make in your own time. You can invite your friends to shop via my Stampin’ Up! on-line store using a hostess code specifically  designated to you and you will still earn hostess credits for each order they place. If this is something you would be interested in, then contact me to set one up.

If you don’t want host a party, but still want to receive some free products then consider joining my team.

What are you waiting for? Getting started is the best part! All you do is get the Starter Kit. You’ll choose £130 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, and we’ll throw in some business supplies and free shipping. You’ll only pay £99! Yep that’s right just £99!

If that’s not enough then,  if you join my team this month you will also get two FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to £92, depending on which stamps you choose
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Want an even better deal? Ask me about using Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! That’s a potential £222 of goodies for £99 or less.

Stampin’ Up! is a flexible, fun business that you can build to suit your own needs. I offer lots of support to help you meet your personal goals, whether they are to buy products at a discount, pay for your hobby, or earn some extra income.

So enjoy browsing through the new catalogue and if you fancy taking advantage of any of the above offers drop me a line

Sending you thanks for looking

Stampin hugs