Hi all

I’m so excited that the pre-order for my online class is open!

This amazing class includes BRAND NEW 2018 Spring/Summer items and you will have tutorials on video for four projects!

The videos will be yours to access whenever you wish, craft anytime, anywhere…even in your PJ’s!

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Your class to go will include:

4 Stampin’ Spots Inks

Tutti-Frutti Bundle which includes four mini punches and stamps

24 sheets of Tutti-Frutti DSP

20 Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes (free Sale-a-Bration item)

Selection of self adhesive sequins, 2m ribbon, 1m bakers twine and card to complete the projects.

In addition you will need:

Paper Trimmer

Adhesives: Glue dots, fast fuse, multi purpose liquid glue

Stamp blocks

Cost is £50 including postage.

Please contact me within 2 hour of payment for substitutions or to add items to your order.

Booking closes 29 December. Kits will ship Week Commencing 8 January 2018.

Payment via Paypal 

Please do contact me with any questions, I’m happy to help.

Esther xx

Only 5 more days!

14 December (1)


The big day is drawing nearer and the UPS elves are getting very busy!
If you are ordering gifts to give or keep (I won’t tell) please complete your orders by 14 December. Orders placed after the 14th may not arrive in time for Christmas.

If you are shopping online please use the hostess code NCQ2J2UF for treats and rewards from me.


Get your hands on 2018 products now!
Demonstrators are now able to order from the new Spring/Summer catalogue and earn Sale-a-Bration items. The good news is you could add them to your starter kit right now! And kick off 2018 with 20% discount on any other orders.
FYI Starter kit price is £99 for £130 of product and free P&P
2018 are not available to view on the website, if you have made a definite decision to join I can share them with you.


Happy crafting!

Esther xx






Hearts Come Home – Picture

Hi all

I have a piece of home decor for you all today! The Hearts Come Home bundle is SO versatile for many crafting projects and I just had to make a cute little picture with it.


There’s even a die to make tags, you can see it top right on the image above. You can use the houses individually, cut them up or make an entire village!

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I used an Ikea Tysslinge picture frame and it’s quite teeny! 8x9cm to be exact. As you can see I took just one house and tree, cut it 3 times in Real Red, Whisper White and Dapper Denim and paper pieced it to create a multi coloured image. Some Daffodil Delight was glued to the back to create a ‘glow’ in the windows. The tree was cut from Emerald Envy and Early Espresso with a Daffodil Delight star to top it off. The photo doesn’t show it well but I added some sparkle using Wink of Stella.


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Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus Pre-order opens again tomorrow!


Blink and you might have missed the last Stamparatus Pre-Order window as we had a sell out in 15 minutes! This is THE must have stamping tool for 2018 and clearly lots of you agree!

Due to the unprecedented demand there have been some changes to the pre-order system.

The window will open again at 9pm (GMT) 5 December and REMAIN OPEN until 31 December. Stampin’ Up! will start shipping the Stamparatus from 19 March on a first come first served basis. So, the sooner you place your order the sooner you’ll have your hands on one!

Reserving your Stamparatus is easy, just go to my online store and follow the instructions. You WILL NOT be charged until your Stamparatus ships and you’ll be able to add other items to your order should you wish to once you have your shipping notice.

There will be no 3rd window to pre-order. After this window closes, the next opportunity to purchase will be June when the Stamparatus will be in the new Annual Catalogue.






Good tidings! Especially when it’s in the sale!


The Year – End Sales Event starts today! This is your chance to grab Autumn/Winter catalogue items before they retire on the 2nd of January. Not all items are retiring, and in some cases it’s the bundle that is retiring.

What does that mean?

If you flick through the catalogue or my online store you’ll see bundle pricing on some stamp sets and their coordinating dies or punches, buying the bundle saves you 10% of the cost of purchasing them separately. Some of the items will carry over but bundle prices only apply to the catalogue they were first published in. I hope that makes sense!



On the website there are two sections to choose from, Retiring Favourites and Discounted. Click the banners above to be redirected to my online store.

If you would prefer a PDF list, you can download it here

I do have a project to share with you today, it features the Good Tidings stamp set which is on sale!



The Sheet Music background stamp with inked with Soft Suede and stamped off.

The first layer of leaves was inked with Garden Green and stamped off, the second layer was full strength Garden Green. I didn’t quite line up the second image right but I was doing mine in a hurry on a instagram video! I see nothing wrong with displaying a little human error, nobody’s perfect!

Enjoy 🙂 xx

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Fancy Fold with Memory & More cards

Just in case you didn’t know why Stampin’ Up! named their memory keeping system Memories & More I thought I’d illustrate it with a card! Cards are pretty much the best way to get most messages across of course 🙂


The Merry Little Christmas Memories & More pack includes:

72 Double sided cards

1 x card stock sticker sheet

1 Acetate sticker sheet

4 acetate card overlays

all for only £9.00!

We all want more bang for our buck and the coordination that Stampin’ Up! is renowned for and Memories & More is just perfect for both of those expectation. If you’re a scrapbooker you’ll do amazing layouts with them, or maybe your prefer a quick layout with the pocket system. You could even just add a pocket layout to your Love today Planner.

Those are the obvious so I wanted to think outside of the box a little.




Card recipe

Cut Old Olive card on the short side at 10.5cm (length ways)

Score at 7.5cm and 14.9cm

Stamp sentiment on Whisper White and leave to dry, archival ink has a longer dry time.

Take 2 small M&M cards and 1 large. You may need to take a couple of millimetres off the second smallest card. Trim the large card to 14.8cm x 9.9cm

Wrap ribbon around the second card, I adhered the bow separately with a glue dot.

Adhere all the cards to the base

Add wink of Stella to ornaments on big card, and number 25. Add one rhinestone to the sticker ornament.

Add rhinestones to some of the ornaments

Add  ornament  sticker to first card

If sentiment is dry punch out using 2 1/4 circle punch. Glue on and add holly sticker

Here’s all the supplies you’ll need

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Esther xx

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I love my job! #bts

I think we are all a little guilty of not counting our blessings from time to time, right? We can get caught up in the busyness of life and not take time to appreciate all that is good.

Today I’ve been reflecting on how much I love my job as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and thought I’d give you some behind the scenes of my day.

It started with the usual school run (we cycled) and I almost passed out, again. I will get fit, I will get fit. Quick trip to the supermarket on the way home then a couple of chores to finish before my ‘working day’ started.

But first, tea!


Do you love my pretty mug? We were given them at Onstage on Saturday, along with the pens that are perfect to use with my Love today planner 

I have many exciting plans using the gorgeous Spring/Summer catalogue and some changes to the way I do things that I’ll tell you all about soon!


I designed the cards we’ll be making for the Christmas Cheer Challenge, they are all super easy and perfect for quick stamping. Well, I have set a total target of 200 cards after all! Everyone that attends will receive:

Merry Mistletoe Stamp set
Be Merry Designer Series Paper
2 packs of notecards and envelopes enough to make 40 cards but I ask only for 10 on the day
Be Merry Cardstock Pack
Double-Stitched Ribbon
Metallic Enamel Shapes
All for only £45 – Contents are Worth £58

A great way to kick off your Christmas card making AND supporting a worthwhile cause!

Finally I’ve been busy spreading the word about the Stamparatus. Stampin’ Ups BRAND NEW precision stamping tool that will change the way you stamp for ever!


Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price/£44.00

Okay, I’ve got to have one. how do I get in line?

Stampin’ Up! Are trying a new system for this exciting launch. Usually only demonstrators can take part in a pre-order but for the Stamparatus EVERYONE can part!


The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last only.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.


Head to my online store 9pm tomorrow (16 November) and reserve your Stamparatus! You won’t have to pay until it ships and you’ll also be able to add extra items to your order at that time.

I hope you had a good day too. If you would like to make crafting YOUR JOB and receive 20% off EVERY ORDER join my team today!


Esther xx

My team gift for Onstage – Christmas Bauble

I’m back from another amazing Onstage, Stampin’ Ups! twice yearly conference. Fun, friendship, inspiration, and playing with NEW goodies can always be guaranteed and I absolutely LOVE being a demonstrator.

I can’t show you new stuff yet but I would love to share the team gift I made and all the awesome gifts I got in return. Feeling very blessed indeed by all the care and thought my friends put into their crafty gifts.


Much excitement as we wait for the event to start!


With my lovely team leader, Fiona. Photobombed by the equally lovely Carol and Maggie!


The gifts and swaps I received


And this is the gift I made. I got plastic baubles from Amazon and also put some sweets and other gifts inside the bauble. The reverse of the image has gold foil embossed with softly falling embossing folder.

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