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