Monday, 30 March 2015

Sketch challenge - Glitter is always good!

Hi all

It's sketch challenge time!

CAS Colours and Sketches Blog
Challenge #117

At first glance this sketch seemed pretty easy but when I started to think about my design I struggled for a while but luckily the creative juices started to flow when I chose my DSP for the left hand side of the card. Yes, I did use Blackberry Bliss....again! But I've tried to change up my usual style a little in the design.

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Esther xx

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Sale-a-Bration ends 31 March 2015!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Love life! If you also love free stuff...time is running out!

Hi all

I can't believe we are the final 2 days of Sale-a-Bration! A massive thanks to all of you that have made it so much fun. I hope that you're all enjoying the freebies you've earned so far.

I guess I'm about to show you my final project of Sale-a-Bration 2015 (sob)

I'm featuring the stamp set 'A happy thing' I love feeding the birds in my garden and watching which varieties I can entice in so I've chosen the bird image and 'love life' is a great sentiment.
You can watercolour using Stampin' Up! inkpads and an Aqua painter. Simply squeeze the inkpad while it's closed and you will have enough ink inside the case to use as your pallet.

If you've fallen in love with any Sale-a-Bration item that you haven't ordered yet, please remember they will not be available after Sale-a-Bration. I don't want you to miss out!

You can add a SAB item for every £45 you spend, good times :)

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Swaps from training day and weekly deals you won't want to miss!

Hi all

I had a fun day on Saturday, training with some of my Stampin' Up! colleagues.  I have lots of new ideas to try out so watch this space!

And as is customary on these occasions, we all made swaps. I received beautiful and clever swaps in return.

Here's mine

Wrapped up they looked like this

I used the envelope punch board to make these in a cute 3x3" size but you can make them using any size you want. And guess what? If you don't already own the envelope punch board, check out the weekly deals below because this week it's on sale! 

First I'll give you all the info you need on supplies for my swap.

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Now the yummy Weekly deals folks!

Lots to feast your eyes on, right? I think the Regals DSP has my name on it :) 

Esther xx

Only 6 Days of Sale-a-Bration left
Remember FREE SAB gift with EVERY £45 spend

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Colour challenge - Spring has sprung!

Hi all

This weeks colour challenge had spring written all over it in my opinion and Stampin' Up! have the perfect stamp set for it.

CAS Colours and Sketches challenge #116

and this is my entry

The From the Garden stamp set is just too adorable. It has matching framelits available as a bundle so you save 15% on the price when purchased separately.

I used Strawberry Slush thick bakers twine and pulled threads from it to give a more delicate finish.

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Oops! I forgot to add the DSP is All Abloom Paper Stack

Final Week!
Free gift with every £45 spend

Esther xx

Friday, 20 March 2015

Swaps from team get together

Hi all

I thought I'd show off what a talented bunch my team are by posting pictures of the swaps they made for our recent get together.

I won't post all the ingredients etc for each one but if there's anything you need to know about specific projects just get in touch, I'll be glad to help.

 Lorraine A

Elaine F

Tracy C

Helen B

Michelle M

Diane C

And this was mine :)

Aren't they all fab?

I'm off to team training with the wider team tomorrow so there will be more swaps news soon!

Have a great weekend

Esther xx

Only 11 days left!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Weekly deals and more free stuff to choose from!

Hi all

It's been a lovely day with lots of sunshine despite a very chilly start! I've been busy making some swaps using the Envelope punch board for a Stampin' Up! event I'm going to on Saturday - I'll share some pictures of them over the next week so be sure to check back for that.

Onto this week's deals then!

Some of that yummy Crushed Curry ribbon may just have to fall into my online shopping basket this week :)


New Sale-a-bration items added. Choose one FREE for EVERY £45 spend

See the full range here but hurry, offer ends 31 March 2015

Esther xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sketch Challenge - Label Love

Hi all

I'm a little late with this week's challenge, I usually make them on a Sunday but as it was Mother's Day I was too busy being spoilt :)

This is the sketch challenge CAS colour and sketches blog set this week

Anything with a banner shape is just fine by me!

I used the Label Love bundle which come with the Artisan label punch saving you 15% on the price if you were to purchase these items separately. It's a great stamp set with a good range of sentiments.

To give my punched sentiment a border I punched it out again twice in Daffodil Delight and cut them as per image below. Tombo (a wet adhesive) gives you that 'wiggle room' whilst lining up to create the perfect border.

Esther xx

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More items added today!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Team time fun!

Hi all

I had a fun evening yesterday getting together with my team. It's always lovely to catch up with everyone and of course crafting together! I love that Stampin' Up! is as much about friendship as it is crafting.

We made this fun project

We filled them with mini Easter eggs, any excuse for chocolate :)
I've shared the instructions for the mini milk carton before, you can see them here 
Thanks to on pinterest for the genius idea of using the bird punch to make an Easter chick. 

You can be part of the fun too! Contact me to join or check out the website.

Join the fun

Join before 31 March 2015 and you can choose one of these extra gifts for free on top of your £99 starter kit with £130.

Or any 2 Sale-a-Bration items.

Esther xx

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Weekly deals { A little kindness goes a long way }

Hi all

I think you are all going to love this weeks deals! We've got punches, ribbon, twine and....Well just read on :)

The punch on this week's deals is a very special one indeed and I didn't need much of an excuse to craft with it. It is the very beautiful Elegant Butterfly Punch.

Here's what I was inspired to create with it:

As you can see I also layered the Bitty Butterfly punch onto it, both of which co-ordinate with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

Here are the Weekly Deals

Supplies for my featured card:

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Don't forget!

Free gift with every £45 spend, offer ends 31 March 2015

Esther xx

Monday, 9 March 2015

Colour challenge - Stampin' Up! in colours

Hi all

This week's challenge is a colour challenge using some of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! in colours.

I decided to create a stamped background using these colours including some 'stamping off' to vary the intensity of the ink.

My entry

Blackberry bliss is such a beautiful colour, I just had to make it the main feature of this card.

Esther xx

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Don't miss out on fun!

Hi all

I've added some dates and info including classes and a catalogue launch to the events page on my website.

Recent class projects

Head over and mark your diaries for fun :)

See the events here

Esther xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Stampin' Up! weekly deals - discounted punch, stamp set, washi and more!

Hello all

Lots of lovely choice for you in this week's deals, I thought I'd share a card that uses the amazing fringe scissors in this week's deal. Such a fun tool that's great to have in your crafty stash.

I've used the Best day ever stamp set which is only available until the 31 March BUT the good news it's one of the FREE items you can earn when you spend £45 during our Sale-a-Bration promotion. This set also has coordinating designer series paper and an accessory pack and you can choose a free gift for EVERY £45 you spend so why not add some more to your collection?

I chose my stamp set in photopolymer which means you can see exactly where you're stamping and you'll be able to achieve the 2 step layering technique easily and get those flower stems exactly where you want them!

Let me know if you have any question regarding the deals, my project or anything else Stampin' Up! 

Esther xx

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Don't forget to check out the brand new items added this week! Just click the pic ;)

Monday, 2 March 2015

Sketch challenge - Cupcake!

Hi all

This week's challenge from CAS was a sketch challenge and I must say I love it.

CAS - Colours and Sketches challenge #113

Here's my entry:

It uses some of favourite 'go to' Stampin' Up! items which is the Sweet Taffy DSP, Cupcake party stamp set and matching punch.

Any day is a cupcake kind of day, right??

Esther xx

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