Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Bonus Days - earn yours before it's too late!

For every £45 you spend in my Stampin' Up! strore during July, you will receive a £4.50 voucher to spend in August. Cool, right? 
Your voucher will come through via email so keep it safe! 
see more here

There's something extra special you might just want to spend your vouchers on!

In just a few days time you'll be able to order this gorgeous and super versatile bundle that will meet so many of your crafting needs.

Esther xx

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Two important things...

Hi all

Stampin' Up! gave us two really great offers to choose from this month but as June is almost over, so are the offers.

Here's a reminder:

Sounds like a silly question to me! Join my friendly team by the end of the month and you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets in addition to the already fab starter kit which will cost you just £99 for £130 of goodies. Contact me if you'd like more info or head to

There's just one week left to grab yourself some FREE stuff! Earn EXTRA Stampin' rewards when your party hits £250 meaning you can get even more of the new catalogue goodies on your wish list.
As there's only one week left the options are:
Spend the £250 yourself 
I'll throw a facebook party that you invite your friends to and you get all the rewards when your friends order
Grab a catalogue pack from me, pass them round your friends and family, collect orders and you get all the rewards.
Don't delay though, time is running out!

Esther xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Friendship Easel using Stampin' Up!

Hi all

I thought I'd share something a little different today!  I do love making 3D projects, they're always fun to give as gifts or use as home decor.

When I saw the Playful Palette stamp set in the new catalogue I knew it would be perfect for more than just cards.

I bought a mini easel a while back with the typical crafters mind set of 'I'm sure I can do something with that' and this stamp set was just the thing! 

I stamped directly onto the canvas with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo then added some gold wind of Stella by 'flicking' it onto the project.

The Sentiment and frame were stamped onto Whisper White card and cut out using the fantastic new Layering Squares framelits.

Thanks for stopping by!
Esther xx

You will find all you need to make these projects here online Store
Browse the catalogue:

Use the Free gift code when shopping online and you'll receive a little something from me:)
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Don't forget Dad! - Cool Stampin' Up! technique card for Father's Day

Hi all

Father's Day is only 10 days away - I know!

For me June is always super fun with lots of cards to make including my Son and Dad in close succession plus Father's day of course.

I have a fun technique to share today using the Woodland Textured embossing folder and the fabulous Guy Greetings stamp set which is just perfect for lots of occasions.

You'll need your Big Shot for this one.

Open your embossing on the opposite side to the Sizzix mark as shown.

I used a Whisper White card base. 
Sponge the lower half with Pear Pizzazz for grass and the top with Pool Party for sky.

Ink your car stamp using Memento and stamp twice. Have your Big Shot close by so you can place your card in the folder and run it through the machine before the image has a chance to start drying.

Go over the car with a Basic Gray marker to add some more definition to the lines and also add some to the lines on the trees.
Using your ink pads as a palette (with the ink pad closed squeeze the case and you have some ink in the lid when you open it up) Give each car a colour wash with an aqua painter. I thought Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy looked very smart.

Do ask if you have any questions regarding this technique or let me know what you think, I love hearing from you :)

I hope you give this fun technique a try.

Esther xx

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Not to be missed offer!

Hi all

I have a not to be missed opportunity!

Join my friendly team of stampers in June and you can choose 2 FREE stamps sets OF YOUR CHOICE as well as your fully customisable starter kit with £130 worth of Stampin' Up! products for only £99! You will also receive business supplies, so you can hand out catalogues to your friends and family, when they order from you, you'll have extra cash to pay for your craft stash!

Contact me if  you have any questions or check out my website for more details on how to join.

Esther xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Happy Home

Hi all

I'm bidding a fond farewell to one of my favourite stamp sets, Happy Home, with today's project. It's retiring at the end of the month but it's still available in my online store both as a stamp set on it's own or as a bundle price with the Hearth and Home framelits. You'll save 15% on the total price if you purchase the bundle.

I made a birthday card for a male friend, you could easily make it more feminine by adding some ribbon or flowers.

The banner shape is a sneak peek :) it's coming very soon! The new catalogue launches 1 June and I'll be adding the link on here but if you'd like me to send you a paper copy just let me know and I'll mail one out to you.

Esther xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Background technique -hello baby

Hi all

I have a technique card for you today. It uses clear blocks (that you cling your stamps to) and markers and is lots of fun!

I chose Rose Red and Melon Mambo and scribbled directly onto the block.

Then spritzed with water

Use the block to stamp directly onto your card and leave for around 20 seconds to allow the ink to soak in and you'll have a fab background!

I used the Something for Baby bundle for the vest and flower and 'hello baby' is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, I've listed everything at the bottom but do let me know if I can help with anything.
I hope you give this fun technique a try too! 

Esther xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

Friday Update!

Hi all

I have the most up to date retired list for you from Stampin' Up! It's only published on Friday's so wanted to share it with you super quick so that you're not missing out on goodies before they're gone for good.

Retirement PDF

It's £1 postage Friday so place your order direct with me by 8pm tonight and providing you can collect from me you'll enjoy the discounted P&P. BUT I cannot guarantee your item will still be in stock.

If you order online from me using the FREE GIFT code you'll enjoy a little surprise from me in May and your order delivered straight to your door.
Free gift code: MD2KFT46This code will close 1 May, I'll announce the new code in the May Newsletter.

May Class

Here's a little sneak peek for you! If you'd like to be part of the fun please RSVP by 2 May.
Full details under the classes and events tab or go to:

Esther xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

My Friend - #GDP033

Hi all

Global Design Project #033 | Colour Challenge

Time for a challenge! I was really excited to see the colours chosen for the challenge on Global Design Project this week and couldn't resist joining in.

It's such a sophisticated combination. These colours would suit male and female projects and any occasion so of you're just starting out on a stamping journey these would be great to add to your collection.

I used the Bloomin' Love bundle in my project which you'll actually find in the Stampin' Up! retiring section. The good news is that it's not actually retiring (phew!) it's the bundle price that's retiring and you can currently enjoy 15% off the stamp set and coordinating die set when purchased together.
Price now: £31.25
Price from 1 June: £37

Esther xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Stampin' Up! #Onstage2016 swaps, fun and more!

Hi all

I had a fantastic time last weekend at the Stampin' Up! Onstage event. It's so much fun seeing my Stampin' Up! family and all the new goodies coming your way in the 2016-2017 annual catalogue. Can I just say a very BIG YUM!!! You are going to love it!!!

First order of the day is always swaps. Here's mine:

To make the box cut card at 21x12cm

Use the gift bag punch board lining your card up at the start line. The final tiny score you can see is made at the side line and this is where you'll apply your adhesive. I also snipped off the tiny tab you get at the top.
If you've been quick and checked out the retired list posted on Monday you'll have noticed some of the items I've used are now retired. I'll post the recipe at the bottom of this post and you may just be lucky to grab what you need.

You can see the full retired list here:

Me and my new BFF! :)

The lovely swaps I received

We're doing it all again in November and if you'd like the opportunity to come along then you can join my team or find out more by clicking the 'join the fun' tab at the top of the page.



Esther xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The final week of Weekly Deals and they are awesome!

Hi all

It may be the last ever weekly deals but they sure are awesome and plenty of them!
The final day is is 19 April 2016, so if you love the product and the discount....don't delay!

There's so much choice, I have my eye on a few things :) what will you choose?

Weekly deals will be replaced by periodic special offers sometime in the near future. I'll let you know when they happen so be sure to check either the blog, facebook or  twitter for updates.

Esther xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

April's Customer appreciation card

Hi all

To show my appreciation, every order receives a hand stamped thank you from me. Please keep in mind when you're ordering online and choose 'no contact' I won't be able to send you a little something!

When you order from me this month, you'll receive this:

It will come to you un-signed to use however you wish!

Below are the ingredients so you can have a go at making one yourself :)

Esther xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Foam Party!

Hi all

At the March Class we used a technique using shaving foam and everyone had a great time!

I thought I'd share the technique details so that you can have a go too.

You'll need a can of shaving foam (not gel) and some Stampin' Up! re-inkers

Put a few drops of re-inker on the foam and pull the colour through the foam to create a marble effect.

Place your card in the foam, pressing down gently to ensure full coverage.

Scrape the foam off using a spatula or palette knife to reveal the beautiful pattern.
Keep mixing and experimenting to create even more unique patterns

I just realised as I took the photo that my card bottom right got damaged during class, sorry!

Esther xx

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Hi all

Wishing you all a very happy Easter!

I hope you all have a blessed day of celebrations (and chocolate!)

Esther xx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Quick heads up - don't miss out!

Hi all

Quick heads up before it's too late to order the 2014-2016 in-colours before they retire in June. I know it's only March but judging by the stock levels there are already lots of you ordering it. I would encourage you to order re-inkers and card stock if you already have the ink pads. Some of the collection is out of stock but will be re-ordered and it will be sent as soon as it's back in stock with no further shipping cost.

Esther xx

Monday, 14 March 2016

Just for you - a fun Stampin' Up! colour challenge

Hi all

I took part in a colour challenge this weekend on a team Facebook page. It's always exciting to see what my team mates come up with. My house and craft space was rather chaotic yesterday following a trip to Ikea we were having a big storage over haul but now there are piles of things to sort out after our de-clutter! That meant I was even more pleased that I still managed my card for the challenge!

I love the Botanicals For You stamp set and it's FREE! 
It's part of the Sale-A-Bration offering which ends 31 March so time is running out! 

Esther xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Flowering Fields Sketch challenge for #GDP026

Hi all

I'm back with a sketch challenge! These are always a joy to take part in and also great to see all the beautiful projects other people come up with too.

Global Design Project #026/ Sketch Challenge

I used the Hello You Thinlits dies for the sentiment which I layered up to create a more 3D effect.

The DSP layer is offset to show the Basic Black underneath.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Basic Black A4 cut in half length ways (at 10.5cm) and scored at 14.9cm
  2. Whipser White layer 14.9cm x 9.5cm
  3. 2 strips of Bohemian DSP 1.5cm x 14.9cm
  4. Adhere the 2 strips of DSP to Basic Black Card base
  5. Stamp Flowering Fields in Blackberry Bliss, colour flowers with Delightful Dijon marker and the leaves with Gold Wink of Stella
  6. Cut 4x Basic Black Hello sentiment and 1x Bohemian DSP using Big Shot
  7. Adhere layers using Tombo and glue onto stamped layer
  8. Attach the stamped layer with dimensionals.
Flowering Fields is part of the Sale-A-Bration offering and FREE until the end of the month with a £45 purchase!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mother's day!

Hi all

It's Mother's Day here in the UK and I've had a lovely day so far with lovely flowers, card and my favourite chocolates from my boys and a yummy breakfast followed by a great church service. 

Such a gorgeous bunch of sunshine right there :)

It's also fun to be able to spoil my own Mum! I love how I can make the perfect card and wrap a gift beautifully to create something to treasure with the help of Stampin' Up! 

I hope you're all having a special day, all women should be celebrated everyday!

Esther xx

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

February's Customer Thank You's

Hi all

Every customer receives a hand stamped thank you with EVERY order placed. There's nothing like the personal touch and I love to show my appreciation to you all for choosing me as your demonstrator.

This month's thank you card:

If you're shopping online and your order totals £25 -  £150 or less please use this FREE GIFT code 



expires 29 February 2016

And I'll send you a pack of It's My Party Enamel Dots!

Supplies to make the thank you card:

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bloomin' Love

Hi all

I thought I'd share a couple of the projects we made at this months regular class.

They feature the gorgeous Bloomin' Love stamps and Bloomin' heart thinlits dies from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer catalogue.

You can buy the stamps and the dies at a special bundle price of £31.25 saving you a very healthy 15%! Click on the link at the bottom of this email and it will take you direct to my store where you can see the rest of the range and get additional info.

Watch the video here

I've seen so many beautiful projects made with this bundle but I wanted to keep the colour palette and the style simple for these cards which shows it's versatility brilliantly.

Esther xx


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