Friday, 27 December 2013

Delayed Christmas greetings!

Hello, I hope I find you all well and that you've all been enjoying the festivities.

Did anyone get any crafty goodies from Santa this year? Do tell!

Now that my family have opened their Christmas cards I can share a couple of them with you.

I used the Season of style Designer Journaling Tags for all of the Dear Santa card and for some of the 'All I want for Christmas' card. 

Crumb cake, Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler card stock.
Cherry Cobbler bakers twine
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack and Journaling tags.
Christmas Collectibles Bundle
Chalk talk dies
Cherry Cobbler ink
Small heart Punch
Essentials Hardware Clips

I'll be back very soon with some exciting projects!

Esther xx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clearance Rack Blitzed today!

Get ready to grab a bargain, buy a last minute Christmas Gift for a crafty friend or even better...a gift from you to you :) Well, you deserve it!

With prices slashed by up to 80% on retired products you can expect things to fly off the shelves pretty quickly so I strongly encourage you to browse the clearance rack as soon as you can.

Have fun shopping and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Esther xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Latest Digital Downloads

Check out the latest Digital Downloads from MDS by clicking on the link below.

I think this is my favourite :)

Sorry, not the best pic but the website have a better image as well as the breakdown of what's in this kit  (there's loads!) and all the others.

If you feel a little overwhelmed by MDS or want to get even better, then why not get yourself a MDS lesson?

You could also be in with a chance of winning a FREE lesson by entering the competition on the My Digital Studio Facebook page.

Happy 'virtual' crafting!
Esther xx

P.S You can download your free 30 day MDS trial, just click below. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Gift Certificates

If  you would like Santa to take care of your Stampin' Up! Wishlist then why not ask for a SU Gift Certificate? I can supply these in any denomination over £10.
Payment for the voucher to be made via cash or bank transfer 
You will have one year from the date of purchase to spend your Gift Certificate but I'm pretty sure no one will make it last that long :)

Esther xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Christmas Craft Fair Season!

Helen (one of my team members) and I kicked off the Christmas Craft Fair Season yesterday evening! The Fair was at our Church and run by a team called Konnections that support families with disabled children.

It's always fabulous to support a worthy cause whilst flying the Stampin' Up! flag.

This is what our table looked like

And some of the stock

Thank you to all of you that stopped by, if you missed me yesterday I'll be at Warfield C of E school shopping evening on 20 November.

Esther xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Hopefully lots of you have enjoyed savings on My Digital Studio items with our special offers this week.

If you didn't have a chance to take advantage of the daily deals then I have good news!
ALL of the Daily Deals are going to be back on sale for 24 hours! Just get you order in between Midnight 8 November 2013 and Midnight 9 November 2013.

Here's what's on offer:

  • Amped Up Ampersands Kit (item 134844)
  • Hello There Kit (item 133374)
  • All Time Fave Photobook Template (item 132915)
  • Modern Medley Overlays Kit ( item 134839)
  • Be Brave Pocket Cards (item 134840)
  • Nobody's Business Photobook Template (item 134812)
  • Autumn Tradition Kit (item 127600)
  • Afternoon Daydream Kit (item 130861)
I don't have any projects using the above kits but I thought I'd share this Christmas card I made using MDS.

You can view the kits on offer and the whole MDS collection here

Esther xx

p.s why not check out the MDS Facebook page too!

Friday, 25 October 2013

No more mystery :)

I often post pictures of the projects we make at my classes but for those of you that have never been to one I thought I'd share a picture of where it all takes place and what it looks like!

So, this is it. It's basically my dining room/craftroom/family room. Well you get the idea. I love this room and I hope you will see that it's really informal but also the perfect space for crafting. I also hope that if you've ever considered holding your own classes but have been put off by not having a craft room that this will set your mind at ease. You just need a table, Stampin' Up! goodies & guests. Maybe some cake too, you always need cake, right? 

If you're one of my ladies coming along, see you tonight!

Esther xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Check out the latest digital downloads

Have you downloaded My Digital Studio yet? Don't forget you can get a FREE 30 day trial!

For those of you that already have it, you'll love the latest downloads.

For more info click on the shopping button at the top of this blog!

Esther xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

More Birthday Treats

I'm about to brighten up this dull Tuesday with some lovely Stampin' Up! news :)

Lets kick off with this!

Yep, a very exciting 25% off all those stamps! The catalogue page numbers are listed in the second column so grab your copy of the catalogue or check them out here
It's a BIG list, see all 4 pages here 

Hurry - sale ends 28 October 2013!

That's not all!

Today we launch the long-awaited Thin-lit card dies.

Make stunning cards in a matter of minutes with these fabulous dies. Don't forget that each set comes with dies that can be used on ALL of your projects. 
If you don't believe me check out Pinterest for a wealth of inspiration!

You can shop with me by contacting me or online 24/7 just click on the link at the top of this blog.

Happy Crafting!
Esther xx

Friday, 4 October 2013

Join Stampin' Up! for £25 - FINAL DAY!

Yep, you read it right!

You can join and enjoy all the benefits (including a delicious 20% off all orders) for only £25.

Your Kit will Contain:

  • £26.95 of Stampin' Up! products OF YOUR CHOICE
  • A box of Annual Catalogues
  • A package of Seasonal Catalogues
  • Getting started DVD
  • Order Forms
  • Guest invitation Postcards
There's more!

If your first order placed is within 30 days of joining and £150 value or more, you will receive 30% off that order via instant income AND you can choose ANY stamp set from the 2013-2014 catalogue on you first demonstrator order in December.

If you choose to purely join to enjoy the benefits that's fine, you're under no obligation to hold workshops, classes or demonstrations.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please do contact me.

This offer starts 7 October and must end 21 October 2013.

Esther xx

p.s click on the link from Shelli for more great reasons to join the Stampin' Up! family!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October News!

Hello all!

Well, I don't know what it's like where you are, but it's perfect crafting weather here! i.e gloomy & rainy.

Let's cheer things up a little with some Stampin' up! news.

We have a brand new Best of stamp set to enjoy:

So pretty. I think I'd make gift tags out of the for you stamp which co-ordinates with the 1 3/4 circle punch.

Party Time
As we're celebrating our 25th year, it's time to party! So, why not have a Stampin' Up! party? Invite your friends and I'll bring all you need to make a fun Stampin' Up! project.
Would you like to hear the best news?

£25 EXTRA Hostess Credit when your party sales reach £250! That's £65 for you to spend across the catalogues. This is valid for October only so get booking!

There's one more piece of news that I need to hang onto for just a bit longer but it'll be worth checking back in a day or two :)

Esther xx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Creative Tour -Swaps

If you've received one of these from me this evening then we swapped at the Creative Tour! It was fantastic to meet you all and thank you so much for swapping with me.

For those of you who haven't got's a lollipop holder :)

Here's how to make it.

The original idea and template are from this lady and it includes a video tutorial. 

For this version use:
In colour card and Ink
Whisper White Card
In colour DSP Stack
A Round Array Stamp Set
1 3/4", 1 1/4" & 7/8" Scallop Circles Punches
Organza Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, if you have any question please do ask.

Esther xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Clearance rack is open!

I'm so excited to tell you all that the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is now open!

On there you'll find savings of up to 80% off a whole host of stash but hurry because supplies are very limited!

Simply click here select 'Shop' then 'Clearance Rack' and grab yourself a bargain.

Esther xx

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Friday's Class

I love holding classes, it's just great to gather together and do something fun and creative and have a good chat of course!

Here's the projects we made this time:

Projects 1 & 2
Pool Party, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Card/Ink
Flower Shop Bundle
From My Heart Stamp Set
Gingham Garden Washi Tape
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stazon Ink
Scallop Circle (7/8") & Small Heart Punches

Projects 3 & 4
Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake
Circles Collection Framelits dies
Bermuda Bay & Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Santa's List Stamp Set
Real Red Goodie gear Simply Created Kit 
Oh Goodie! Stamp Set
Big Shot
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

I decorated bags to put everyone's goodies in!

To make the tag you'll need:
Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon & Ink
Christmas Collectibles Bundle
Glimmer Paper (silver)
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Winter Frost DSP stack
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

You can order any of the above items online here and enter the code 3G6GZJCM to associate it with these projects.
If you're local and able to pick your order up, you can contact me to order and I'll cover the cost of the P&P for you. Deadline for this order is Wednesday 25 September.

That's it! Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous, I'm very excited because Downton Abbey is back on tonight :)

Esther xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Lovely new goodies :)

Hi all

It's been a busy old week with celebrating my little boy's 7th birthday and prepping for my class on Friday but I thought I'd make time to share these scrummy stamps with you!

(you'll find them under New arrivals)

They are individual stamps, so choosing your favourite might be difficult. I know I love them all!

Esther xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A very MDS Christmas!

As promised, a My Digital Studio Project for you all!

I was just playing around, but if you're the type of person that likes to watch tutorials there are plenty about. Just search the usual sites like: Pinterest, Google and Youtube.

I'm also happy to answer any questions you have regarding the download or how to use My Digital Studio.

Esther xx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Have you got yours yet?

Stampin' Up! released My Digital Studio on 1 September and you can try it FREE for 30 days. Go on, download it and have a play :)

Click here for your free trial, before downloading please check that you see my details in the top right hand corner. Thank you!

Esther xx

P.S  I'll be posting a My Digital Studio project soon!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Stampin' Up! Online Ordering is live!

The long awaited online ordering is up and ready to use!

This means you can order any time day or night, at your convenience.  You can find me here or just click the online ordering button which is to the right of this blog.

There's lots to explore and it's super easy to use but if you'd still prefer the personal touch, I'm more than happy to take care of your order for you. If you're local and able to collect it will be worth checking if I'm placing an order as you'll save yourself the P&P.

All you need to do is register and when you're shopping, ensure you're shopping under my website. You'll see my name in the top right corner if you're in the right place!

Orders will be shipped directly to your home from our warehouse.

If you have any questions I'm more than happy to assist.

Happy shopping!

Esther xx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Deck The Halls

Well, we are almost at the end of the school hols, my boys go back on Tuesday so just one more day left before the madness of homework, lunch boxes and lost PE kits. I have to say I'll be sorry to see the end of the holidays but I'll just have to take my mind off it with lots of crafting.

Those of you that receive my newsletter will have seen the project I'm posting today. As promised, here is all you need to know about it.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used

Stamps & Punches
Christmas Messages
Christmas Collectibles and punch bundle

Card, DSP & Inks
Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Card Stock
Season Of Style Designer Paper Stack
Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Ink

Tools, Dies & Embelishments 
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine 
Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon
Circles Collection Framelits
Big Shot
Stampin' Trimmer
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Snail Adshesive

Have a great day!

Esther xx

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Busy morning!

Wow! I've woken up to a busy morning regarding The World of Stampin' Up! I have some exciting things to share with you all.

The first bit of excitement is in the form of our BRAND NEW seasonal catalogue which launched TODAY! I have sent some copies out but am happy to send more, just ask! In the mean time, you can view the catalogue by clicking on the link to your left.

Next we have a great offer.

Bundle & Save Butterflies

All things 'butterfly' have been a runaway success with crafters and I'm sure you'll fall in love with them too.

Best Of 25 Years

The last bit of news is a new BEST OF stamp set for September. I can't quite pick my favourite of the images and I'm so excited that the Christmas Ornament matches the punch in the seasonal catalogue. The deer is so elegant and I would, of course, add some serious Christmas bling to it! Father Christmas is guaranteed to jolly up any project and the nativity scene will be a sure fire hit with the children.

I think that's enough to spoil you all with for now!

Any questions? Feel free to call, text or email me.

Esther xx

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Hurry! Only 3 days left!

Soon we'll say goodbye to August and this amazing offer. View all the details here

As an added extra, I'm offering FREE P&P* with all orders over £30 until 31 August!
Now you'll just have the tough job of choosing which ones you'd like!

*not to be used in conjunction with any other offer received from stampwithesther.

Happy choosing!

Esther xx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

New phone cover!

Hello everyone!

Those of you that have been around for a while will know that I like to use Stampin' Up! papers to jazz up my phone. Basically, If anything is still for long enough in my house it's going to get some crafty treatment. So my Husband and children have got off lightly, for now :)

Just buy a clear case for your phone and cut some scrummy paper the same size and Voilà! Your phone is looking very lovely indeed.

My paper of choice was from the Designer Series Paper Stack - In Colours 2013-2015

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!

Esther xx

Monday, 26 August 2013

Free Class Pass!


I'm very excited to have 98 likers on my facebook page and to celebrate I'd like to give a Free Class Pass to the 100th Liker!

If you're local to me and would like to have an informal evening of crafting using gorgeous Stampin' Up! products then why not try to be my 100th liker?

Esther xx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

A fine romance...

Today's offering is subtle and romantic (in my opinion!) I'd love to know what you think of it! Maybe it stems from being the only female in a house of 3 males, apart from Dot the cat but I just love all things girly and lovely.

I've been wanting to use some colours from the subtles collection and was particularly keen to try So Saffron, I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Here's the full list of supplies:

Hearts a flutter dies and stamps
Itty Bitty Banners dies and stamps

Ink and Card
Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pool Party, Whisper White

Other Items
Big Shot
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Designer Buttons
Pool Party Bakers Twine
Organza Ribbon
Snail Adhesive

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Mosaic Kindness

One of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue has to be Mosaic Madness. The clean, classic lines just always look stunning. The matching punch and embossing folder mean your projects can look classy and professional with very little effort required.

The colours I chose for today's project would work really well for Christmas cards too, just change the sentiment for a Christmas one.

Stamp Sets used
Mosaic Madness
From My Heart

Pool Party, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Punches and Embossing Folders
Modern Mosaic
Mosaic Punch

Tools and Accessories
Big Shot
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Pool Party Bakers Twine
Stampin' Trimmer
Anywhere Glue Sticks
Glue Dots

Esther xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

New Goodies!

I'm like a little girl on Christmas morning every time I'm due a Stampin' Up! delivery! Today was no exception, especially as I had goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue in my order.

So as soon as my youngest Son had gone to bed I got my new stash out for a play.

Here's what you need to make this project:


Happy Hour
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Christmas Messages 

Card & Paper & Ink
Whisper White
Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler
Silver Glimmer Paper
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack

Punches & Dies
Circles Collection Framelits
Large Oval Punch

Other Items
Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
2-Way Glue Pen
Stampin' Glitter
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Esther xx

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Coffee to go

Not only is the Stampin' Up! catalogue full of gorgeous products to drool over it's also a great resource when your 'creative' juices aren't flowing. Stampin' Up! even provide a list of products that are used to create the projects in the catalogue. You can find it right here

So today's project is my take on the Coffee Bag project on page 36 of the catalogue. I didn't copy it exactly but sometimes an idea is just a spring board to your own creation. I didn't have any coffee beans to hand so that meant a change of design right away!

For this project I used the following Stampin' Up! Supplies.

Gorgeous Grunge
Perfect Blend

Early Espresso

Card Stock & Paper
Whisper White
Real Red
Early Espresso 
Brown Sugar
Coastal Cabana
In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack

Other Items
Chalk Talk dies
Big Shot 
Itty Shapes Bitty Punch Pack
Corner rounder punch
Essential Hardware clips
Snail adhesive
White bakers twine

I used my digital die-cutting machine to make the bag.

Friday, 16 August 2013

I bring good news!

Good morning and happy Friday to you all! I don't know what the weather's like where you are but it's grey and soggy here. I think we need some colour, right? Better than, NEW Stampin' Up! Colours!

Some of you will have noticed the new colours in the Annual Catalogue and have been waiting to order them in a MONEY SAVING bundle, so I'm delighted to announce the wait is over!

You have the option of three bundles which are all listed on the flyer below:

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to order your new colours today!

Esther xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Single Stamps - Get them before they're gone!

The Single Stamps collection is only available until 31 August!

I love the size of the images which lend themselves to quick and stylish projects.

Here's one I made using the Hello Hello stamp.

Stampin' Up! Supplies.

Hello Hello single stamp
Gorgeous Grunge

Inks and card
Crumb cake & Coastal Cabana ink
Strawberry Slush, Whisper White and Crumb Cake A4 Card

Punches and other Supplies
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Stampin' Trimmer
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Anywhere Glue Stick

Have a great day!

Esther xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Thankful for you

Isn't that such a nice thing to say? 'Thankful for you' I don't think we tell people that often enough so imagine receiving a card with that sentiment?

Stampin' Up! supplies used

Stamp sets
Best of flowers
Banner Greetings (hostess set)

Ink Pads & Card
Pistachio Pudding
Baked Brown Sugar
Whisper White

Dies & Punches
Framelits- Labels Collection
Scallop Circle 1 1/4

Tools & other items
In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack
Big Shot
Stampin' Trimmer
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Esther xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Stampin' Up! Promotions for August

Happy August all! It's a beautiful, sunny day and I've just been looking at our Autumn/Winter Pre-order! That's one of the fantastic benefits of being a demonstrator.

Back to what's happening right now for everyone though. There's lots of exciting things going on that I'm sure you'll love.

Designer Series Paper Promotion.

I've just bought myself a lovely antique filing cabinet which fits 12x12 papers and now I guess I can fill it up with lots of Stampin' Up paper :) Don't forget, there's no limit to how many packs you can buy, see them on pages 151, 153 and 154 of the annual catalogue and if you don't own a copy, I'll be happy to send you one.

Best Of 25 Years Stamp Set - AUGUST Best of Shelli

I can already think of so many cute projects I can make with this set! The images are so versatile, I'm thinking gift tags, note cards, weddings and so much more!
This gorgeous set of stamps comes in clear mount only and is the 3rd in the 'Best of Series' They will be available until 31 March 2014 and are priced at £13.95. 

Right, the kids are pestering me with 'what can we do today?' so best be off to tend to them!

Esther xx

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mix it up a little!

I was sitting at my table and spotted 2 of my ink pads side by side and thought 'I bet they'd look nice together!'
So I set to planning how I would use them together.

This is the project:

I think I was right, and that they do go together. What do you all think?

Stamps sets used
Chalk Talk (bundle)
Happy Day

Card Stock
Whisper White
Rich Razzleberry
Crisp Cantaloupe

Rich Razzleberry
Crisp Cantaloupe

Circle 1 3/8"

Chalk Talk (bundle)

Other Items
Organza Ribbon
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Trimmer
Big Shot

Esther xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Perfect Blend

I celebrated my birthday this month and I was extremely lucky to get lots of Stampin' Up! goodies that I've had so much fun playing with!

One of the stamp sets I got is Perfect Blend and I love it so much! The little coffee cup is so, so cute.

Here's what I did with mine.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used

Perfect Blend Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Whisper White, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso Card Stock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Linen Thread
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Sponges
Curly Label Punch

Have a great Monday!

Esther xx


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