Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peeks for a Pinkies Blog Hop


Stampin' Up! UK Pinkies Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

I honestly can’t believe it’s nearly time for another new Annual Catalogue, with all the excitement of new In Colours and LOADS of new products. In fact, contained within the 212 pages, there are:

  • 175 new tools & accessories
  • 377 new products overall
  • 450 project samples

Isn’t that amazing?

While we only get a limited selection of products available to us to preorder before the catalogue launches, I found it quite hard to decide what to use…. but then an idea to do some inlaid die cutting with the Swirly Scribbles framelits and the new In Colours came to me (not quite in a dream… but it was close!). This is what I came up with as my sneak peek from the new catalogue:

swirly scribbles

I’ve used Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum – I think these two colours coordinate very well, don’t you? And I HAVE to love Dapper Denim as it won me a prize patrol at On Stage recently.

swirly scribbles close up

If you look closely, you can see how I’ve used the framelits to cut out the shapes from the Sweet Sugarplum layer and some Whisper White cardstock. The white pieces then slot in to the negative left behind. And yes, it was rather like a jigsaw puzzle fitting the Sweet Sugarplum “bits” back in to the spaces. It was made rather harder by the door bell ringing and making me jump… scattering the carefully laid out pieces ALL over the table! Also, cling film doesn’t work quite as well as US glad wrap for keeping die cut pieces in place. I might have to source some of that if I’m going to attempt something similar again!

Thank you for visiting today, and please do hop on through our blog hop as there are lots of lovely projects we want to share with you.

Stampin' Up! Pinkies Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Pinkies Blog Hop


Stampin’ Up! Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! have released their retiring list and it’s time to check your wish list to see if something you just have to have is going to be discontinued. It might even be discounted!


While it’s sad to see favourites go, it’s all in aid of freeing up space for lovely new products in the soon-to-launch annual catalogue.

If there is something on your wish list that you can’t live without, don’t hesitate and hope that it will appear on the clearance rack – place your order with your demonstrator today. Of course I’d be happy to help you get your Stampin’ Up! fix, so please do email me to get in touch.


Last Day of Sale-a-Bration 2016

Today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration 2016, and I hope you agree that Stampin’ Up! have really spoilt us with the free products on offer this year. You’ve still got time to get your hands on these exclusive items, but only if you hurry – make sure you place your order today!

These have definitely been my favourites this year…

What I Love

what I love stampin up

The three-step stampin’ technique allows you to create such lovely flowers.

Botanicals For You

botanicals for you stampin up

This one’s on my list just because of that amazingly huge sentiment!

Party Pants

party pants stampin up

If any of you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll know that besides pinning hundreds of recipes, I’m kind of addicted to fonts and typography. And all of the sentiments in this set are just perfect. It’ll be hard NOT to keep using this one as they also fit so nicely into many of the tag-style framelits.

Don’t forget it’s also your last chance to get £160 worth of products of your choice for only £99 by joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. I’ve welcomed three new demonstrators to my team, and it’s amazing to be able to share Stampin’ Up! with them. We’ve got a team meeting on 7th April – would you like to join us?


Birthday Blooms Make and Take

One of my good friends hosted a party on Friday night, and the Birthday Blooms stamp set has caught her eye. This is the Make and Take project that all of the guests completed.

Birthday Blooms birthday card

It was a very simple design as a few of the guests had never crafted before. It really shows that you don’t have to be an expert crafter to make a lovely card.

You might be able to see a little bit of sparkle on the stamped flower. I had left my Wink of Stella pen in my toolbox, and when one of the ladies asked what it was, I was more than happy to demonstrate. It looked so nice over the top of the tone-on-tone Pool Party image that I just had to colour it all in.

Birthday Blooms close up


Wow Slider Card with Birthday Blooms from Stampin’ Up!

This was the slider card I created using the Birthday Blooms stamp set for my swap for our team training yesterday.

Birthday Blooms slider closed

There were more than 40 of us, and it was lovely to be able to catch up with a lot of Stampin’ Up! friends all at once. Of course, swapping was involved! Michelle, our team leader, had the idea to use smaller swapping groups of only 5 or so people so that we could make more complicated cards. That meant the pressure was really on to create something special. I hope that this fitted the bill!

Birthday Blooms slider open