Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Weekly Stampin' Up! deals

Hi all

Welcome to my last blog post of 2014! Can't believe 2015 is almost upon us, time flies when you're having fun :)

Check out this weeks deals here

Year-end close outs

Lots of you have snapped up bargains (including me!) and there are still deals left to be had but the sale must end 5 January. See them all here.

New Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-Bration coming 6 January 2015! 

I will post the link when it goes live but if you'd like your own paper copies to love I'll be happy to send you one.

Enjoy the New Year celebrations and I'll be back next year!

Esther xx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas and thank you.

Hi all

So the big day is nearly upon us. Today is about family time, last minute jobs and the nativity at church this afternoon.

The boys will get their 'Christmas Eve' gifts of Christmas PJ's, hot chocolate, popcorn and a Christmas DVD (Elf!) to watch after church and a meal out.

Thank you so much for being part of Stamp with Esther this year, I appreciate you all.

Have a happy, blessed and restful Christmas.

Esther xx

It's also weekly deals day!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Super Simple, stylish anniversary card.

Hi all

I took a break from all things Christmas to make a super quick anniversary card that I need to deliver this week. After de-cluttering and tidying my 8 year old's bedroom this morning I didn't have much energy for a grand project!

That's where Stampin' Up! comes to the rescue. There are many stamps in the collection that require very little effort to make a beautiful project without the need to add many elements.

Here's what I used:

  • Note cards & envelopes whisper white 131527
  • Whisper White card (as mat) 106549
  • Flowering Flourishes Stamp set 126367
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp set 120024
  • Strawberry Slush Ink Pad 131178
  • Sequins 133631
Shop 24/7 for these items and many more by clicking my online store button at the top right of this blog.

I love comments, feedback and questions so go ahead and contact me :)

Esther xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals 17 December 2014

Hi all

Well I can safely say that Stampin' Up! have done it again, here's another set of too good to miss weekly deals for you all.

I can spot at least 3 of my fave 'go to' items, what's yours or should I say will be yours?

Esther xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Last date for Christmas Delivery

If you have a wishlist from Stampin' Up! this Christmas then you have two days to let Father Christmas know what you'd like!

You can order from me or my online store.

Esther xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Weekly deals - 10/12/14 Stampin' Up! deals

Hello all

I hope you're all enjoying the run up to the festive season and have been busy with all your Christmas crafts.

Here's another generous helping of weekly deals for those of you that fancy treating yourself!

See them all here. What will you choose?

Esther xx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Mini Milk Carton with instructions

Hi all

I made some mini milk cartons for a Stampin' Up! event I attended on Thursday. It's always fun to meet other demonstrators and swap ideas.

I've prepared a quick tutorial for those that I swapped with and the lovely ladies who requested it on my Facebook page.

Credit goes to Jose from Treasure your memories for giving me one of these cute cartons at the European convention in Brussels and I knew I had to make some myself.

I used the following items on my swaps:
Stampin' Trimmer 129722
Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334
Bone Folder 102300
Handheld Stapler (Autumn/Winter catalogue) 135850
Paper Snips 103579

A Round Array 129090

Paper, ink and Card
All Abloom Stack 133703 
Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush.

7/8" Scallop Circle 129404
1" Circle 119868

Sticky Strip 104294
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755

I welcome your comments, feedback and questions! All items available to order from me or by clicking my online store button, top right of this page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Esther xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Weekly deals - 3rd December 2014

Hello all

I have some fabulous weekly deals to share with you all today:

Perfect for all you embossing fans. The Texture embossing machine would make a great Christmas gift for the crafter in your life (or you!) and affordable enough to add an embossing folder or 2. 

The Lucky Stars embossing folder is one of my all time faves and I use it on so many projects.

I think it looks especially beautiful on this Curvy Keepsake box which I made from vellum. The tags come with the Curvy keepsake die which makes it super simple to make a quick and elegant gift. I popped a battery tea light in this one which shows off the vellum and the stars really well.

Other items used were:

Happy stamping!
Esther xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

For one week only!

We have a great set of weekly deals for you. Check them out here.

And, drum roll please!!

Stampin' Up! are offering 25% off the starter kit for one week only. That means you choose £130 of products from any of the current catalogues AND free P&P to your home for only £74.25!

That's not all, you will also receive 5% cash back on all orders placed in December 2014 which you will receive in January 2015.

Other demonstrator benefits include:
  • 30% off your first order over £150 placed within 45 days of joining
  • 20% off all orders
  • The opportunity to see new catalogues and purchase pre-order items before they go on sale to the general public
  • Invitations to Stampin' Up! events
  • A ready made business or a way to fund your hobby - it's your choice
  • Access to fun and informative online communities
  • Receive ALL the benefits with no penalty to drop until March 2015, if you want to remain active then £225 per quarter (commisionable sales) is required.

Offer ends 2 December 2014!

Join today!

Esther xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

A little spot of Bokeh

You  know when you see a  new crafting technique and just have to work out how it's done and make it?

That's how it was for me with the Bokeh technique. The best part of this project is that it was EASY! Yay! I can be a bit of a lazy crafter and prefer things that aren't too long winded.

So here it is, my first (of many) Bokeh cards.

Did I mention that this is easy??

Start of with Watercolor Paper secured with masking tape to piece of cardboard.
Wet paper thoroughly
Choose your ink pads (2 or 3)Squeeze the pad leaving colour in the lid and use that as your palette and apply colour with an Aqua Painter Let the colours merge together. I used Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.
Leave to dry completely.

I used a full sheet so that I could get 2 cards out of it.

Make a mask using Window sheet  and cut at least 3 sizes of holes using punches or circle dies.

Use Sponge Daubers  to apply white ink. I used Stazon to cut down on drying time!

The sentiment is from Kinda Eclectic and stamped on to a piece of whisper white card cut with a  Deco Labels framelit. The project was finished off with a Bitty Butterfly and a rhinestones Of course!

I'd love to know what you think and hope you  give it a try! 

Esther xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Memories of Brussels, Stampin' Up! style

Hi all

Last week was a very special week indeed, I had the privilege of attending the Stampin' Up! European convention in Brussels!

It was an amazing few days of chatting and sharing ideas with demo's from all over Europe, fabulous demonstrations, business advice and even an awards night complete with after party! I was delighted to win a recruiting award so thank you if you're a member of my team and helped make that happen.

The swap I made

My gift to my team

Check out all the highlight here.

If you'd like to be a part of all this fun next year AND receive a heap of other benefits then why not join my team of friendly demonstrators.
Plus there's as extra reason to sign up by 24 October:

You will receive a FREE pack of designer series paper every month (starting November) for 6 months as an additional benefit to the already very generous starter kit.

or feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Esther xx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Happy world card making day!

Hi all

Well if you ask me, everyday should be a card making or any kind of craft day!

What better way to celebrate than with money off more craft stash, it makes perfect sense right? That's why we love Stampin' Up! because here you go, lots of lovely basics at discounted prices to celebrate in style, but hurry the offers end Monday 6 October. 15% off selected paper, envelopes, inks and adhesives and 20% off selected stamps.

To order or check out other items in my online store, news and offers, click here.

Esther xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Training day - swaps

Hi all

I had the privilege of spending a lovely day crafting with my my wider Stampin' Up! team this weekend. Organised by my fab upline, Fiona and another very talented demo who runs her own successful team, Pip.

It's customary for demo's to  exchange 'swaps' and I received some very beautiful projects which will serve as inspiration to me and my customers.

This was my swap.

I love the bright colours of the All Abloom dsp stack and I popped chocolates inside too!

This design was shown to demo's in America at their catalogue launch and I used the dimensions provided by BJ's Stampin' Spot here.

All Abloom dsp
Banners framelits
Large oval punch
Strawberry Slush Stampin' pad
Daffodil Delight & Whisper White cardstock
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Stamping Sponges
Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set

Esther xx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Weekly Deals - 3 September 2014

Hello all

The school holidays are over and it's a great time to get back in the craft room!

As well as sharing this weeks deals I'm also going to share a project I made to show you how to use some of the products in this weeks selection.

(sorry about blurry pic, click on image to take you to deals)

As you can see we have a selection of re-inkers and our simply pressed clay on offer. These products are really fun and easy to use, let me show you.

Take a small piece of the simply pressed clay.

The clay comes in white so simply add your re-inker to match your project. I'm using Melon Mambo as I don't have any of the colours in the weekly deals (yet!)

You will get messy! It's a good idea to wear disposable gloves and make sure you protect your work area. Once the re-inker is on your clay, work it in until you have a good even colour.

You will receive two silicone molds with the simply pressed clay enabling you to make buttons and flowers. Each mold has 3 designs and I've chosen the flowers to show you.

Press your clay into the mold

Pop your flowers out of the mold and leave to air-dry.

I added some bling  before they dried :)

And made this tag using the flowers

If you have any quetions let me know! Thanks for stopping by.

Esther xx