Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Festive Flower Hello for GDP020

Hi all

My first challenge entry for 2016 - and it's only January, go me! :)

I've been admiring the Global Design Project challenges and entries from afar for a while now and today I finally took the plunge and joined in the fun.

#GDP020 - CASE the designer

My design was led by the gorgeous stripy DSP and I thought Crushed Curry would be a perfect, contemporary match for it even when using a traditional flower shape. There are co-ordintating stamps for the flower but I wanted to keep the lines very clean so kept the petals naked.

Esther xx

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Stampin' Up! It's a good day, training fun!

Hi all

I had a great day today at a Stampin' Up! training event yesterday organised by my upline Fiona and Pip for our respective teams.

These events are always super fun because you craft with your buddies and play with all the new things that have come out :)

As some of you already know, it is customary to 'swap' at any SU gathering. This means making a card front or 3d project that you then swap with the other demo's meaning you come home with lots of their swaps which equals lots of ideas and inspiration!

Here's mine

I made no secret of the fact that I loved the Hearth and Home framelits at Christmas and was so happy to see they made another stamp set to match it for the Spring/Summer catalogue. You can get them both at a bundle price too if you haven't already purchased the dies, saving you 15%. 

To me it looks like just the kind of view you want to find outside your window, with the lovely blue sky which I am not seeing outside my window today!

I created the 'sky' and 'grass' by sponging the whisper white card after I had stamped the image. I wanted I mottled look which was easily achieved with the sponging.
I squeezed the Mossy Meadow inkpad (when shut) which gave enough ink in the lid to water colour the tree. Some of the Early Espresso from the tree mixed in with the green but I rather like that as it gives dimension to the image.

I'll be posting pictures of the swaps I received, so be sure to check back for those.

If you have any questions do let me know and if you'd like to be part of the fun, this is a great time to join Stampin' Up!

During Sale-a-Bration you can choose £160 of SU products for only £99 AND receive discounts on your orders AND join in special demonstrator only events. Join during January and receive all the benefits until the end of June!

Esther xx

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer catalogue has launched today!

Hi all and a very happy New Year!

You may not recognise the stamps and dies used to make the New Year card above and that's because they are from the BRAND NEW Spring/Summer catalogue, launched today! Exciting, right? 
I love Christmas but it's always refreshing to head into spring crafting with all the beautiful colours. 

Scroll down for the ingredients list for the card. But for now, let's talk new catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration.  SAB for short.
If you haven't heard of SAB before you are going to love it because it means FREE stuff, yay! For every £45 you spend in any SU catalogue you can choose a free item from the SAB brochure.

We also have fantastic joining and hosting offers.

To view online:

Shop - We have a fantastic line-up of FREE goodies to choose for EVERY £45 you spend across the current catalogues.

Join - Join Stampin' Up! during SAB (5 January-31 March 2016) and you can choose £160 of products for only £99! 
Contact me for more details or visit the website

Host - Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration and earn £20 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit.

If you would prefer a paper copy of the catalogue, let me know and I'll get one out to you. As ever, don't hesitate to ask if there's anything I can help with.

Esther xx

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