Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop Week 4

Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around 10 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.
Currently you’re visiting Sarah from Gloucester in the UK.  Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.
I’ve been busy creating with the new in colour Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Marcaron I love these two together.  As you can probably guess there are two new stamps sets “Love & Affection” and Playful Backgrounds”  I know I’m going to be be using these lots over the next few weeks on numerous projects!
Thank you for visiting today.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at what I have been up to
The next stop is the talented Caroline Van Der Straaten.
There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

New Catalogue Time!

I always feel sad when a catalogue goes and stamps and accessories retire but I always know a new and exciting one is on its way, and this one does not disappoint, I love it!

Click on the catalogue to have a look at all of the new and exciting goodies.

I’ve been lucky to have been able to have a play with some of the new items before it goes live, and I will be holding a party night in a few weeks time to share all these new products with my crafty friends.

So here’s the invites my ladies will be receiving using all of the new “In Colours”  aren’t they gorgeous?

new cat pic

Hope you enjoy the catalogue as much as I do.

Happy Crafting Sarah xx




Hi everyone,

I have been playing with my new incolours again this week and I just love sweet sugarplum, I think this is my favourite out of the five.

I have used the sketch design from the CAS colours and sketches blog to start getting creative.  I love butterflies and this sketch worked perfectly with the watercolour wonders set.

triple butterfly.jpg

I love the fact that you can layer this stamp set over each other and create so many different images using different colours.  I’ve used different shades of the same colour, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Rose Red which all compliment each other.

If you would like to create this card keep checking back for my online tutorial or purchase the products from my online shop.  All of the details are below.

Product List


Card Stock

Tools & Adhesive


Please note the Love & Affection stamp set and Sweet Sugarplum ink pad are not available until the new catalogue arrives on June 1st.

Happy Crafting Sarah xx

Happy Birthday

Another birthday party for one of my girls to attend, which means another card created by me!  I was short on time so this one was a case from the new catalogue.

birthday cake.jpg

I’ve used the gorgeous new colour’s, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum on this cute little card.  A really quick and simple make, if you would like to make one too there is a list below detailing all of the products used with a link to my online shop.

Product List


Card Stock

Tools & Adhesive

Happy Crafting Sarah x

Sending a smile

One of the ladies that attends my craft parties and classes has been poorly and unable to attend the last few session.  I thought how lovely it would be to receive a pretty card through the post to show that I was thinking of her.


This is a gorgeous new set available from Stampin Up when the new catalogue arrives, I LOVE it!

Please get in touch if you would like a copy of the catalogue posted £2.50 plus P&P xx

Happy Crafting Sarah xx



CAS Colours and Sketch Challenge

I saw the CAS challenge on pinterest from another demo and thought it would be fun to play along and see what I came up with.

CASsketch 173

I love using sketches as a starting point, it gets you thinking outside the box and using papers, punches and stamps that might get left at the back of the cupboard.

Here’s my take on the above sketch:


If you would like to play along check out the link here:http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/sketch-challenge-173.html

I have used the following items to create my card, if you would like to order anything click on any of the products below and they will take you to my online shop.
Product List
Stamp : Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set [140273] , Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set [138813]

Ink : Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad [131172]

Card Stock : Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock [106550] , Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock [138343] , White Vellum A4 Card Stock [106584]

Tools & Adhesive : Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755]

Punch : Elegant Butterfly Punch [127526] , Bitty Butterfly Punch [129406] , Curvy Corner Trio Punch [139683]

Accessory : Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246]



Happy Crafting, Sarah xx


Hi and welcome to my new blog showcasing all of my crafting fun using the latest Stampin Up products.   I’m still in the process of getting it all sorted so stick with me and hopefully I will be up and ready very soon.

Sarah xx