Sunday, 11 February 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - February 2018

Today is my first participation with a very new Kre8tors Blog Hop group, joining up with fellow Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, sharing our creativity globally.

One of my New Year goals was to focus more on my Blog, and am enjoying taking part in different Blog Hops to get  some of my creations shared on Social Media. 

Our theme this month is "Sale-A-Bration" which I'm sure many of your know, is our favourite time of year, THE best sale ever, with something FREE for everyone with a qualifying purchase, hosting a workshop/party or joining my Team.

Today I have chosen to share a set of cards I created using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840 and I'm excited that this is the first time Stampin' Up! have included Dies in their FREE Sale-A-Bration product selection.  


This card collection was created using half a pack of the Whisper White Stampin' Up! Note Cards & Envelopes #131527.

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies # 146840


Each of these cards feature one of the Thinlits Dies. in the set.  I have used our wonderful Painted With Love Designer Series Paper #145580, which has definitely become one of my firm favourites. 



These Designer Series Papers just lent themselves to all the Die Cuts being cut in Basic Black cardstock to really make them pop.

I'm now excitedly waiting delivery of my next order, to create some more projects for my upcoming Classes & Retreat Weekends.  

I hope you have been inspired by these products and projects I've shared with you today.  We do really appreciate reading your lovely comments on our posts. 

Enjoy the rest of your 'hop' around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit Maria Calia and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List














Sanda Roberts ***You are here***







Stampin' Up! has really changed my life, introducing me to many, many new friends, several of whom were never crafters but 'got the bug' and are now wonderful customers, some of whom also joined my downline Team.

If you wish to know more about being an Independent Demonstrator and the fabulous joining offer at the moment (until 31st March), then please contact me on the details below.  Now who wouldn't like up to £210 craft stash in their starter kit ,plus catalogues, stationery and free postage on top ... all for just £99 !!  Give me a call.

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for FEBRUARY is V9XEBQUT
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, 10 February 2018

OWL CALENDAR - True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper

Today, I was supposed to be 'hopping' around the globe with fellow Demonstrators from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

Unfortunately, whilst focusing on "Anything But A Card" I used Spring Summer Designer Series Papers instead of Sale-A-Bration products, so withdrew myself from the official 'Hop'.  



However, I still need to share my project with you !!

Back in November, several members of my downline team and I attended Stampin' Up! On Stage Local event here in the UK.  It's customary when we get together to share small gifts with each other, team gifts, pillow gifts, whatever we want to call them, usually including all our hotel party, so includes a few 'honorary' O.W.L.S. team members.

My gifts for my 'parliament' of O.W.L.S was this calendar below, but using Designer Series Papers from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.


I have revamped my project above was created using True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper #145593 in our Spring/Summer catalogue.  It's always hard to create projects for the men in our lives, but these papers make it much easier. 

These two close up photos show you in more detail, however, if you would like a mini tutorial to make yourselves, please pop back again tomorrow evening and I will share how this project was created.

If you wish to visit my global friends at the original hop, then please feel free to pop along CLICK HERE.

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for FEBRUARY is V9XEBQUT
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, 23 January 2018

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop ~ January 2018

Welcome back for another Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop for January !  Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the Globe, are once again bringing you more fabulous projects, featuring Sale-A-Bration and Spring Summer catalogue products.



Today I am show-casing the new box from Lots of Love Box Thinlits #145653 with one of my favourites from the new catalogues, Petal Palette #145973 (wood-mount bundle) or #145974 (clear-mount bundle).


These cute little Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes #145583 are the perfect size to go inside this finished box.  Today I have made my own co-ordinating envelopes, each from a 6" square of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper #145589 using the Envelope Punch Board #133774.
This design has a Pink Pirouette card layer and has been decorated using the Petals & More Thinlits Dies #145655.  The 'Amazing' Die is from Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840, FREE from Sale-A-Bration with a £90 purchase.  I was excited to see free dies in the choice of Sale-A-Bration products as I've never know Stampin' Up! to offer Dies in this selection before. 
My next design has  Pool Party card layer and has been decorated using the Petals & More Thinlits Dies #145655.  The 'YOU' Die is from the Sale-A-Bration  Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840.

This Old Olive layer is also topped with small flower from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies #145655.  The 'celebrate' Die is also from Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840.

This is a 'new' box included in Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653.  The flowers are from Petal Palette Bundle - purchasing as a 'bundle' saves you 10% of the individual price.  

All images in this selection have been coloured using the Stampin' Blends, featured on pages 30/31 of the Spring/Summer catalogue.

Thanks for joining us again on this Blog Hop - I know that you will enjoy all the other designers featured on the 'hop' today.  Please make sure to hop round everyone on the list - if you have time to leave some comments, I know that we all very much appreciate them.

Have fun hopping !

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Happy craftin'

Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for JANUARY is F7JBBZKV

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, 3 January 2018

SALE-A-BRATION 2018 BLOG HOP

Hello and Welcome

Today another group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are taking part in a Global Blog Hop featuring Sale-A-Bration products which went 'Live' this morning.

One of my New Years Resolutions is to Blog more consistently.  Here we are three days in and already I'm on my 2nd Blog Hop of the year, plus the one on Boxing Day !! 
We have lots of exciting products to share with you, featuring products from Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2018. 

For my cards today , I've used the Lots of Lavender stamp set #147194, available FREE with any £45 purchase until 31st March 2018.  The more you spend, the more you earn for FREE.

For this Trio of cards, I used Stampin' Up! Notecards, they are slightly smaller than our standard A6 card size but the Lavender seemed to fit much better on this size.


The image on this card was stamped twice onto Whisper White card, using the stamps to colour a scruffy image.  They were then 'fussy-cut' by hand and layered onto the front of an Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White mat layers.

I love the cute little curved arc of flowers but couldn't decided whether to go top and bottom or left and right, so went for both.  These were coloured using Fresh Fig and Old Olive ink pads, squeezed whilst shut to provide a palette on the inside of lid, and a Blender pen.  Wink of Stella was also added to flowers at the end.
My last note card, I wanted a different shape so added an oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372.  These images were again coloured in using ink pads and blender pens.  When mounting 'fussy-cut' images, I added Stampin' Dimensional Mini 3D foam pads #144108, with Tombow adhesive on the outer edges, giving a curved effect.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click to continue to Sandy Ward.  


Here is full list of all those taking part :
Sandra Roberts  -  you are here 

Have you arrived here and don't know what Sale-A-Bration is all about ?  SAB is simply the BEST time of the year.  For every £45 order placed from any current catalogues, you get to chose an SAB item, completely FREE.  There is no limit to the number of items you can earn.

If you are wishing to place a Sale-A-Bration order and don't already have a Demonstrator, I would be pleased to help you.  Click on the link below to go to my online store.  Remember to quote the hostess code if your order is under £150.  Over this and you will earn your own hostess rewards for more FREE products.

Hope to see you back here again soon.


Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for JANUARY is F7JBBZKV

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, 2 January 2018

SALE-A-BRATION KICK OFF EVENT

Sale-A-Bration from Stampin' Up! ....... is live from 3rd January 2018 !!!

As I welcome you to our Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Event, I would like to start by wishing you, your friends and families, a very Happy New Year and may 2018 be filled with lots of creativity ! 

As you read through my Blog post today, I apologise the fonts will not display as saved and having spent 2-hours this evening trying to sort, I now have to publish for the hop. :-(

Today a group of Demonstrators from round the Globe, have joined together to bring you a wide variety of project ideas, all featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products, that can be earned for FREE with every £45 spent, until 31st March.
  

As soon as I saw the new catalogues, I immediately fell in love with this cute stamp set, Panda Party from  Sale-A-Bration.


Sadly, being so hectic over Christmas with two sets of family staying, I've had withdrawal symptoms, not being able to spend time in my Craft Studio.

Before festivities kicked off, I had managed to create the card below using the Petal Passion Designer Series Papers #145589 from the new Spring / Summer 2018 catalogue as my background, adding some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon #144234.


The card below was created as one of my four card designs for my monthly groups in January.  Here, I used the Bamboo effect from Textured Impressions Embossing Folders #145656 on a Lemon Lime Twist card layer.  This 2017-19 In-Colour, is such a lovely bright, fresh colour and goes really well with Basic Black card.
Next, I was looking for a different way to mount the greeting so I punched a Circle Tab punch #143754  in Black cardstock, stamp "Hi" sentiment and punched with 3/4" Circle punch #119873 to attach on to, finishing off with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220.  Some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine #141682 and a quick coat of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush #141897 finished off the card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today.  Don't forget, if you love this stamp set and would like to earn for FREE, please visit my Online Shop in the link below, and quoting the January Hostess Code.

Thank you for joining us today - we are  always happy to have so many people joining us on our blog hop.  Please grab a cuppa and continue 'hopping' round the globe, making sure that you don't miss anyone out, as you will see lots of incredible inspiration along your tour.  If you have time to add some comments too, they are always very welcome and much appreciated.

You are currently visiting my blog - Sandra Roberts.  Please check the list below and enjoy continuing your trip around the Globe, visiting all the wonderful Stampin' Up! creations.

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for JANUARY is F7JBBZKV
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. 

PETAL PALETTE BIRTHDÀYS

Celebrating two friends birthdays this week, I made two similar cards using the **NEW** Petal Passions Designer Series Paper #145589 and Petal Palette stamp and Die bundle #145973 wood-mount or #145974 clear-mount, all available to order from tomorrow 3rd January.

I love that there are several nice co-ordinating Dies with this bundle.  I don't mind fussy cutting but having a Die makes it so much easier !
My base cards are Night of Navy with a mat layer of Bermuda Bay.  The Petal Passions Designer Series Paper has been sponged with Bermuda Bay ink.

Flowers have been coloured using the Watercolour Pencils #141709, adding a little Wink of Stella Glitter Brush #141897 to finish.  Sorry the photos were not taken in very good light but had to make it to the Post Office so couldn't wait for daylight !

Hope you like today's projects.

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for JANUARY is F7JBBZKV
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, 26 December 2017

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop December 2017

Welcome back for another Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop with fellow Demonstrators globally, who have also earned the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip, that only a limited number around the world achieve.


We are continuing to hop together once a month, sharing with you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up! products.  I live in a small village just outside Attleborough in Norfolk, UK and would love to help you if you have any questions, or enquiries about Craft Retreats in Norfolk, here at my Stamp & Craft Studio. 

Today I'm sharing with your a project made as part of my team gifts this year.  This beautiful NEW Stamp & Die bundle Petal Palette #145785 (wood mount) #145788 (clear mount) is coming very soon on page 22/23 of the Spring / Summer 2018 catalogue.  

Images were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink #132708 (AC 2017-18, p200), die-cut with corresponding Petals & More Thinlits Dies #145655 and coloured with our NEW Stampin' Blends (SS 2018, p30/31).  Some elements have been raised using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals #144108 and additional die-cut elements using Old Olive cardstock #106576 and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315.  Once complete, Fine-Tip Glue Pen #138309 was added and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #133751.

Here are the first 14 complete but an additional 10 were then made for special friends and helpers.
Thank you for joining us today - we are all so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop.  Please grab a cuppa and continue 'hopping' round the globe, making sure that you don't miss anyone out, as you will see lots of incredible inspiration along your tour.  If you have time to add some comments too, they are always very welcome and much appreciated.
You are currently visiting my blog - Sandra Roberts.  Please check the list below and enjoy continuing your trip around the Globe, visiting all the wonderful Stampin' Up! creations.
Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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


HOSTESS CODE for DECEMBER is 24X2RW7B
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. 

Monday, 25 December 2017

HALF FULL ~ Stamp Set

Welcome back for another card created recently, using the Half Full stamp set from Stampin' Up!

David is one of those unfortunate people who celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day.

Knowing how he loves his glass or two or vino, I couldn't help but use this set all over again.

I'm hoping you are loving this set as much as me.  Don't worry if you haven't bought yet.  This set will not be retiring at the end of December....... it is one of the lucky ones, rolling over into the Spring Summer 2018 catalogue. 

If you haven't bought it already, make sure it's added to your first order in January to go towards earning a FREE Sale-A-Bration set during the 3-month promotion.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Day, celebrating with family and friends.

Pop back soon, there's lots going on !!


Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

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

HOSTESS CODE for DECEMBER is 24X2RW7B

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.