Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone from Stampin' Snowflake x

Merry Christmas!

No proper post today! Getting ready for the upcoming Christmas and Boxing Day sessions with Husband and Family.
Just a quick message to say:
Merry Christmas Everyone from Stampin' Snowflake x
I will be taking a short break and will resume blogging from Wednesday the 2nd January 2014.
Happy New Year Everyone xx
Sarah

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Stampin' Up! A Fitting Occassion & Perfect Polka Dots

Hi Everyone!

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you a few cards I have made using the stamp set - A Fitting Occassion, the In colours for 2012-2014 and various embossing folders. These are very simple cards but I just wanted to highlight the beautiful impressions the embossing folders create (and I have not had much time as been catching up on Christmas Commissions).




This card uses the colours Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals. The Embossing Folder is Perfect Polka Dots and creates beautiful crisp texture. Co-ordination punches are: Curly Label, 1" Circle and 1 1/4 Scallop Circle.
Thanks for looking.
Sarah

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Stampin' Up! A Fitting Occassion & Honeycomb

Hi Everyone!

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you a few cards I have made using the stamp set - A Fitting Occassion, the In colours for 2012-2014 and various embossing folders. These are very simple cards but I just wanted to highlight the beautiful impressions the embossing folders create (and I have not had much time as been catching up on Christmas Commissions).
  


This card uses the colours Raspbery Ripple, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit. The Embossing Folder is Honeycomb and creates beautiful crisp texture. Co-ordination punches are: Curly Label and Scallop Oval.
Thanks for looking.
Sarah

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Stampin' Up! A Fitting Occassion & Square Lattice

Hi Everyone!

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you a few cards I have made using the stamp set - A Fitting Occassion, the In colours for 2012-2014 and various embossing folders. These are very simple cards but I just wanted to highlight the beautiful impressions the embossing folders create (and I have not had much time as been catching up on Christmas Commissions).
 


This card uses the colours Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit. The Embossing Folder is Square Lattice and creates beautiful crisp texture. Co-ordination punches are: Curly Label and Modern Label.
 
Thanks for looking.
Sarah

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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Stampin' Up! A Whole Lot of Love Promotion Continues!

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing with you the second new -  A Whole Lot of Love Promotion. Maybe you are bored with Christmas? Or love all things Romantic and want to get a head start on your Valentine and Anniversary cards? 

I am very much in love with the Monster Hugs range which is available from 9th December. This is on my wish list as they are both very cute and can been seen in the picture below!



Available 1 December –27 January or while supplies last. 

Message me if you wish to order anything from the leaflet or catalogue x

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri Butterflies

Hello and Welcome!

Here I am sharing with you another one of the swap designs I made for the Stampin' Up! Convention in Manchester. 

I have used the stamp set Papillon Potpourri and Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper.
The backing is Early Espresso and the Stamps and embossed Perfect Polka Dots Folder are on Whisper White. I have used Marina Mist and Melon Mambo ink.
 


This was very well received as lots of crafters love the pretty card ideas and many love butterflies (as do I). Swapping is one of my favourite things as it helps generate ideas and you learn to see how many different things you can make from the same product!

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Easel Card Calendar for desk using Swallowtail Stampin' Up! stamp

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing with you the gift one of the limited hotel gifts I made for my team members who went with us to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Manchester. I have used retired DSP Papers and previous Sale-a-bration buttons but all the other products are current. 


This is my Easel Card Calendar for the Desk - very handy!

I have used my favourite Rich Razzleberry Ink and the gorgeous stamp Swallowtail. This easel card features a mini calendar. 



I have used Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and layered the Whisper White onto Crumb Cake cardstock.



Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Stampin' Up! - A Whole Lot of Love Promotion

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you the new -  A Whole Lot of Love Stamp set Promotion. Maybe you are bored with Christmas? Or love all things Romantic and want to get a head start on your Valentine and Anniversary cards?


Available 1 December –27 January or while supplies last. 

Message me if you wish to order anything from the leaflet or catalogue x

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Stampin' Up! Rev Up the Fun Swap for Manchester Convention 2013

Hello!

Here I am sharing with you one of the swap designs I made for the Stampin' Up! Convention in Manchester. 

I have used the stamp set Rev Up the Fun and Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.
The backing is Crumb Cake and the Stamps are on Very Vanilla. I have used Early Espresso, Indigo Bluem Summer Starfruit and Crumb Cake ink. Distressed edges with daubers and sponge.
 


This was very well received as lots of crafters look for inspiration for men's cards and lots of people love the distressed look. I was so much fun meeting lots of crafters from all over Europe. Swapping is one of my favourite things!

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Stampin' Up! Swallowtail Calendar Card - Room Gift!

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing with you the gift I made for the lovely lady I shared a room with at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Manchester. I have used retired DSP Papers and previous Sale-a-bration buttons but all the other products are current. 


I have used my favourite Rich Razzleberry Ink and the gorgeous stamp Swallowtail. This is an easel calender card with post-it-notes inside the box underneath the calendar. 


I have used Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and layered the Whisper White onto Crumb Cake cardstock.



Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Stampin' Up! 2013 Seasonal Catalog Project: Festive Flurry Gift Tags

Morning Everyone!

Today I am sharing - Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry Gift Tags


Hope you enjoyed the video!

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds -- Bonnie Thurber

Morning, Just a quick video I found which has the lovely Bonnie Thurber demonstrating the Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds.

I met Bonnie at Convention and even had a hug from her :) 
Such a lovely and inspirational lady! Her wow technique class and talk on the main stage were brilliant.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Undefined--Stamp Carving Kit

Good Morning!

Oh my gosh, back from the Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 at Manchester!
(More descriptions and photos to follow over the week!)

But here is some exciting NEW PRODUCT! I love this! How fun is it to design your own stamp and make it? At Convention we was given a sample and lots of people had a play and created some beautiful stamps! I have not tried mine as of yet as I like to mull over the idea first and them create! Once inspiration strikes I will post the results!!!



Hope you enjoyed the video!


Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Season of Style This and That Journal

Morning Everyone!

Another video I wanted to share - Stampin' Up! Season of Style This and That Journal ideas.



Hope you enjoyed the video!

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Season of Style with Warmth & Wonder


Hello!

Today I bring you a second version of the cute card made using Stampin' Up! Hostess Set - Warmth and Wonder.
 From this set I have used the tree, dots and greeting. This makes use of the DSP - Season of Style all from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

The Raspberry Ripple ink on the two step stamping technique really pops with colour against the patterned background. A tiny but of ribbon in Wild Wasabi to finish.

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
 
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Postage Due Card


Good Morning!

I've been having a play with my Stampin' Up! Postage Due stamp set and decided on the colours - Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I inked the stamp in the three colours and stamped over the crumb cake rectangle - intending to leave a white box in the middle.

 
When I began to assemble the punched out stamps (using the Postage Stamp co-ordinating punch) I decided to keep in the rectangle as part of the design. I love these colours on Whisper White and am very pleased with the overall feel and look of this card.


Thanks for looking.
Sarah
 
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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card Dies

 Morning Everyone!

Just wanted to share this video I found, these dies are so lovely and fun. 


Hope you enjoyed the video!

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Stampin' Up! Warmth and Wonder Tree


Good Morning!

Today I bring you a cute card made using Stampin' Up! Hostess Set - Warmth and Wonder.
 From this set I have used the tree, dots and greeting. This has been matched to the DSP - Winter Frost both from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.


Here is a close up of the two step stamping technique. The tree is stamped first in Old Olive and then the bauble dots are stamped over top is Island Indigo. A tiny but of ribbon in Wild Wasabi to finish.


Thanks for looking.
Sarah
 
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thank You Stampin' Up! Wonderfall Card


Hello & Welcome!

With the changing weather and the coldness of Autumn setting in, I decided to go with a themed card as a thank you. I used the lovely Stampin' Up! set Wonderfall and the In Colours 2012-2014 Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.



For the leaves I inked up the stamps in two or three of the colours and stamped and cut out the different designs. I matted and layered with Summer Starfruit and Whisper White and the stamped the Thank You Greeting from the set Sassy Salutations.
This card was so much fun!



Thanks for looking.



Sarah

 





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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Ghost & Frankenstein's Monster made from Stampin' Up! owl builder punch

Good Morning!
Here are two more in my cute monster experimentation. For the ghost I have just punched the owl body in whisper white, turned upside down and added googly eyes. 



For my Frankenstein's Monster I punched the body in Gumball Green and the chest in Basic Black. For the hair I used punched feet and upside down hearts. I then cut out some T shapes for the bolts in the neck. Lastly I added some googly eyes for a fun aspect to the character.

Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Cute Monster made from Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch

Hello! Today I bring you a cute monster as part of the "things you can make from the Owl Builder Punch" experimentation. Using the Rich Razzleberry for the body and gumball green for the chest and spikes. 


The tail is the body punched again and then punched along the same edge (if that makes sense) The chest is the waist jacket trimmed down once stuck to monster. The spikes are hearts cut in half and glued along the head, body and tail. Googly eyes are essential to finish, with white gel pen to add in the teeth!

Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Busy . . . Busy!

Hi all!

Apologies as I have been very busy with craft fairs and other things, so my Stampin' Up! posts are suffering. Will make some time this week to get some new work on here!

In the mean time check out my other blog . . . magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

for other card inspirations!

Thanks, Sarah x

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Tag It Bundles Offer

The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available 29 October–30 November 2013

To view the flyer online, click here


If you would like to order, please contact me!

Thanks Sarah x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Halloween Ideas using Owl Builder Punch

Good Morning!

Today I bring you two Halloween Ideas using the fabulous Owl Builder Punch which is so versatile and fun! I have just been playing with the shapes to create a few Halloween creatures for a card.

 With the bat I punched out a 1-3/8" circle and used the 1" circle to create the shaped part of the wings. I added the face with the white gel pen and googly eyes.

 With the monster I punched the body out in gumball green and the hearts in tangerine tango to create the fun ears. Check back to see more fun "monsters" this week.

Thanks for looking.
Sarah
 
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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board

This is on my wish list - avaliable from 1st November 2013!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card Dies


These are on my wish list . . . 


Let me know if you wish to order!

Thanks - Sarah x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Stampin' Up! 25% Off 25 Stamp Sets Offer

 To view the full list of stamps click here!




Stampin' Up! Hostess Offer!

 



Get £25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party this month! That means it’s easier than ever to earn even more free products as a hostess. It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary so let’s bring on the parties and free products in October!
 
To Book your Party call 07843142147 or email me at: sarah.bell221011@talktalk.net


*350€/£250 in party sales (catalogue price before shipping and handling). 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Season of Style DSP Christmas Tree Card

Hello and Welcome!

Here is the final instalment of my experimental session using the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

This paper is double sided and so with the left over strips I alternated the pattern and torn each piece to create branches for my tree. 
 


I added Gumball Green ink with a sponge to the edges to help convey the tree idea and  I added the glimmer paper decorations using the owl builder punch as I did before. I a carefree and inky way I think this card works and is a good way to use up scraps of paper strips.
 

Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Tape It Christmas Tree Card

Morning Everyone!

Here is the second instalment of my experimental session using my new Stampin' Up! set - Tape It. This is a stamp set that looks like WASHI TAPE! So exciting :)

So I experimented with the stamps, Old Olive & Gumball Green ink and the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

So my problem with before (see Tuesday's post) was the overall image did not seem tree like - as in shaped. I decided to use the scrap pieces to make a torn triangle point and taped the paper down to use as a mask. See below . . . 



Once I had stamped my layers of "tape" I added the glimmer paper decorations using the owl builder punch. .

I was much happier with the overall look of the tree and decided to go a step further.

 

With my next card I decided to make a glimmer tree trunk using the waist coat / chest from the owl builder punch, I cut across the top to keep the lines clean.

I think this tree looks a lot nicer than the other experiments :)

Check back Saturday to see a card make with the leftover DSP scraps!
Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Tape It Season of Style Tree

Hi and Good Morning! 
This last week I have been horribly poorly and so have had an experimental session once I started to feel better.
My new Stampin' Up! set is the Tape It selection which I have wanting since the new catalogue came out. This is a stamp set that looks like WASHI TAPE! So exciting :)

So I experimented with the stamps, Old Olive & Gumball Green ink and the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

My first card had a Sassy Salutations Greeting in Real Red and some circles and heart punched in glimmer paper using the owl builder punch. 
I felt this looked cramped and messy and not very tree like.


 

My second card I decided to make an obvious tree trunk at the bottom and added and extra layer of "tape" - still I did not feel this seemed very tree like.

Check back on Thursday for my next lot of experimentation as this developed into something I was happier with :)
Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Best of 25 Years October – Best of Sale-A-Bration

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets
As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image! 

 October – Best of Sale-A-Bration





To view the flyer online click here


Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
 
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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Ornament Punch Card.

Hi All!
Here is a Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack Christmas card made using the Christmas Ornament Punch from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which is another one of the samples for my Make & Take Demo! 

The Christmas Ornament Punch has a matching stamp set. (Available as a bundle where you can save 15% on the total price!!!)



I punched the ornament shape out of a card blank and the DSP, then stamped the greeting (from the sassy salutations set)  I put the DSP on the inside of the card blank and added punched small hearts for decoration.

Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Happy Hour Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you are all well?
Today I have a simple card which I made for my Brother-in--Law's Birthday.
I used the stamp set Happy Hour and the That's the Ticket set with the co-ordinating punch - Ticket Duo Builder.


Finishing touches are made with the Essentials Hardware Clip and distressing the edges using the sponge daubers. 

Thanks for looking,
Sarah.
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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Stampin' Up! Make & Take Christmas Ornament Punch Card

Hi All!
Here is a Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack Christmas card made from the Christmas Ornament Punch all from the 2013-2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which is one of the samples for my Make & Take Demo from last Monday! 

The Christmas Ornament Punch has a matching stamp set. (Available as a bundle where you can save 15% on the total price!!!)





Stamps
• Sassy Salutations

Paper
• Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack*
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Silver Glimmer paper

Ink
• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Baker's Twine (pool party - discontinued)
Christmas Ornament Punch*
•  Small Heart Punch

*From the 2013-2014 Seasonal Catalogue


Thanks for looking,
Sarah.

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