Friday, 5 October 2012


It’s arrived !!!    Here is my first box of new stash from the STAMPIN’ UP! NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE which launched on 1st October.

This was quite restrained for me but for 1st ‘hit’ wasn’t bad.  Items were mainly bought around the 300 swaps I will be making for SU European Convention at the beginning of November, cardstock and re-inkers from the New 2012-2014 In-Colours in Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple, which I think is my new favourite.
My biggest ever order went in for the North Norfolk Retreat Weekend that Alison and I are running in a couple of weeks.  I am so pleased to be running this weekend with one of my downline with slight OCD tendencies ….. she has done a fantastic job of working everything out in spreadsheet format and is now busily preparing our class kits, whilst I am stuck in an office job.
Whilst it’s exciting to use all new products, it’s a bit close for comfort timewise when SU unfortunately sent 14 of the wrong stamp set for class freebie.  Fear not, everything is in hand to still arrive in time (although fingers firmly crossed !!).
I have some lovely half-price items too but they went in the shipment to Alison so I have to wait a bit longer until I can collect those :-).
Some of the extra bits were the new shaped butterfly which I am loving and have some lovely ideas spinning round in my head already.  The material is for a project I have been working on for a while which was first inspired by a German Demonstrator I met at last years Convention and will be for my roomie/teamie Convention gifts.  If they are a success, the rest of the team will have in time for Christmas.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to place an order or find out more about becoming a demonstrator with the fantastic offer on earlier recent post.
Happy craftin’ until next time !

Monday, 1 October 2012


It’s that time of year again when Demonstrators over on In Love With Stamping get together and showcase an assortment of projects made using NEW and exciting items from the Autumn and Winter supplement and also the NEW Annual catalogues.

Demonstrators will be scheduling blog posts at 10am this morning.  If you have just joined me here then make yourself a cuppa and grab yourself a notepad and pen. I’m sure there will be some wonderful inspirations along the way. 

You may have just joined from Sarah's blog  so a very big warm welcome to you.  I hope you are enjoying your ‘hopping’ so far.

Apologies that I have been absent from blogging for a while but pleased to have joined in today,  easing myself in gently with today’s small contribution from recent class.

With so many lovely new items it’s hard to know what to play with first !!  In the Autumn/Winter supplement, Stampin’ Up! have introduced co-ordinated product bundles at discounted prices.  This means that purchasing a stamp set and dies together, you can make even bigger savings.

My first two cards feature the NEW Scentsational Season and the Holiday Collection Framelit Dies  that I created for my ‘Ink-Illicious’ classes held this Saturday in Bury St Edmunds and Sunday in Norwich. 

Scentsational Season - mug 

Here I have inked up brayer with Early Espresso ink and brayered the raised surface on the inside of the NEW Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing folder #127819.  Next I processed through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439.  This pushed the ink into the crevices to create a lovely effect.  The card is layered with Very Vanilla and Soft Suede onto an Early Espresso card base.

Scentsational Season - tree

To give a different effect, this card follows the same style but using the Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing folder #119976 with the Christmas Tree from Scentsational Season.  The cute greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments #129579 (W) #120024 (C).


I’m sure there will be a lot of this stamp set featured on this hop today.  It has been really popular with customers already.

This card features the NEW Ornament Keepsake stamp set, also available as a product bundle at a discounted price #129949 (W) #129950 (C).

The ornament has been centred on the NEW Holiday Frame Textured Embossing folder #127820 on River Rock, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso card layers.

The new 3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle ribbon was too heavy at full width for this card so I trimmed down the centre to make two pieces.  I think for this card it’s more balanced.  NEW Tulle ribbon is available in Cherry Cobbler #127841, Crumb Cake #127840 and Early Espresso #127839.

The edges of the bauble have been finished off with Tombow Multipurpose glue #110755 and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter #102023.

If you wish to browse the NEW Catalogues, please click on the images at the top of my blog.  If you would like your own copy in the post or wish to place an order, please feel free to contact me on 07806 616704 or by email

I hope you have enjoyed your stop with me today.  Please continue on your way by popping across to Sharon's blog and enjoy the creations she has in store for you.


Happy ‘hopping’ and please make sure to pop back soon.





Wow !!!!  I’ve just woken up to find this on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website.
FREE PAPER - OCT 2012  -  banner
That’s right !!! Get FREE Designer Series Paper for SIX MONTHS when you become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during October or November !!
With the fully customisable Start Kit already a fantastic deal – with up to £175 products and business materials for just £99 – the deal just gets better and worth just under £60 on top.
So if you have a long wish list and fancy a package of products worth £235 for just £99, please get in touch and I will look forward to welcoming you to my team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.
Click link FREE PAPERS LINK to download flyer with more information.
An offer too good to miss.  Catch up soon.
Sandra  Roberts
Tel : 07806 616704