Sale-a-Bration on Sunday

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wish I was crafting, but I am at work instead, oh well!

Time for Sale-a-bration on Sunday, my weekly look at the Sale-a-bration goodies available for FREE with any £45 spend with me and Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration You Brighten my day

I have already mentioned the delights that are contained within the pages of this years Sale-a-bration brochure. I think though that the most surprising is a pack of Designer Series Paper – Irresistibly Yours. A pack of paper which when it arrives in your hands appears like 12 sheets of white cardstock. But then you feel it, and feel its glossy patterns. Then you ink it and it comes alive! 12 sheets of white paper with 6 white glossy designs on, all waiting for ink!

Stampin' Up! UK Irresistibly Yours Sale-a-bration

The stamp I have selected for this card also comes from the Sale-a-bration offerings. You Brighten My Day coordinates with several different punches including; the Note Tag Punch, the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, the Banner Punch, and the What’s Up! Punch. Check out this weeks Weekly Deals for some great punch offers!

The Card was simple enough to put together too! Half a sheet of A4 Lost Lagoon Cardstock cut in half, and then folded in half to create an A6 card. A piece of Irresistibly Yours cut to 5 3/4″ x 4″ and inked using a sponge with Lost Lagoon ink.

I grabbed my Lost Lagoon ink again to stamp the tag stamp, punched it out with the Note Tag Punch, as well as punching out a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock. Before finishing the card with a bow tied with Whisper White Bakers Twine! Lovely!

 

Sale-a-bration on Sunday – lotus Blossom

Welcome to my first Sale-a-bration on Sunday for 2015! Each Sunday between now and the end of March I will be sharing with you some great projects using the Sale-a-bration stamps and papers from this years brochure!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration SAB lotus blossom

I love this card! actually, I love this stamp! Back in November I attended a Stampin’ Up! event about this years Sale-a-bration, and this was the stamp they allowed us to play with. I love the 2-step stamping technique, and this stamp makes it so easy to get a really pretty effect.

This card uses a Lost Lagoon card base with a Whisper White mat. I stamped the flower with Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky. The flower image comes in three pieces, each piece adding more detail, from a larger backing piece to the detailed petals. So I stamped the first stamp in Soft Sky, before layering the other two stamps over with Lost Lagoon. The best way of using these two-step stamping is to stamp off some layers; where you ink up your stamp and stamp it once on a piece of scrap paper, before stamping finally onto your project.

This stamp set is part of Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration period, lasting from 6th January to 31st March 2015. For each £45 you spend with me and Stampin’ Up! you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure, which could be this stamp set, or some of the great Blendabilities markers!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Its’s Challenge time again! – AW32

I do love a good challenge! And this challenge over at Around the World Stampin Challenges is particularly good!

AW32

I love using sketches when I’m scrapbooking, but using a sketch when I’m card-making isnt something I do much of! So, this really was a challenge for me.

Stampin' Up! UK AW32 Sketch Challenge entry

I decided to use new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue (and a little something from Sale-a-bration!) for this card. I just love using my new stuff! Don’t you?

The card base is Pear Pizzazz, with a matt of that fabulous Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure. This paper is fabulous! When it arrives it just looks like 12 sheets of white 12×12 cardstock, but when you ink or mist it, it comes alive! The white paper has a glossy white pattern hidden on it, 6 different designs – dots, flowers, stripes, vines, stars and a sort of scaly pattern! So I grabbed for the dots here and sponged it in Pear Pizzazz Ink – I love that inky / blotchy look. It says “this card was handmade! with love and effort!”

The hearts punched using the Sweetheart punch, and the heart from Itty Bitty Accents. I stamped the new background stamp, Something Lacy, in Pink Pirouette, onto Very Vanilla cardstock before punching out the hearts and creating the sentiment banner. That sentiment by the way is another Sale-a-bration item!

I love the Sale-a-bration offerings this year. There is a great selection of stamps, papers, embellishments, Project Life cards, AND some blendabilities! all for FREE when you spend £45 with me and Stampin’ Up! between now and the 31st of March! Awesome!

Anyway, thanks for reading all my waffle today, and I hope you enjoyed the card!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Happy Birthday!

to me!

 

Before I get into the full post about my birthday card to myself (yes, today really is my birthday!), I just want to quickly remind you that today is the LAST DAY of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue AND the End of Year Clearance! But, tomorrow is the day the NEW catalogue launches! Yay!

So, today, is a little sneak peak of what is coming tomorrow!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration 2015 Big Day Birthday Card

I love this card! I actually originally made it in Soft Sky and Night of Navy, but due to timing I had to give it away before I had photographed it 🙁 so, I made it again, this time in Pool Party and Marina Mist!

The Stamp set is Big Day, which you can choose as a FREE gift when you spend more than £45 from tomorrow (January 6th!) as part of Sale-a-bration. I stamped the sentiment from the set on Marina Mist in White Craft Ink. I love the look you get from this ink but its worth remembering that it takes an age to dry! But its just so pretty that I really don’t mind (but its no good for a card in a hurry!)

The polka dot background was created by stamping the large dot stamp from Work of Art in Pool Party onto a Pool Party cardbase.

Isn’t it lovely!

Right, that’s me done for the day, actually I’m writing this slightly ahead of time, I am probably currently in the middle of Ikea eating a 99p breakfast and shopping for my new office! Exciting!

See you all again tomorrow for the grand reveal of the new Stampin’ Up! UK Spring / Summer Catalogue 2015, AND the Start of Sale-A-Bration!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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