Pootler’s New Catalogue Blog Hop Summer 2016

Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop!! This blog hop is all about the yumminess that is the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I can not believe how quick the year has gone, yes we saw some of our favourites retired but I have to say I LOVE the products in this catalogue…..do I have a wish list?…..no I just want it all! Anyway my project focuses on my favourite stamp set.

I know it is ADORABLE!! We spotted the Love You Lots Stamp Set when we were given a sneak peek at the new catalogue back in April at On Stage Live. Thankfully it was available in the pre-order (two excellent reasons to become a SU Demonstrator right there), so I snapped it up and couldn’t wait to make these cards with it.

So taking four pieces of A4 Whisper White Shimmery Cardstock (3 3/4 inches x 5 7/8 inches) I stamped all four of the adorable images in the stamp set in Archival Basic Black Ink. I then did some very simple and quick water colouring using Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe and Marina Mist Classic Inks. Whilst this dried I made my card bases from Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Basic Grey and Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches).

Before adhering my card front I cut a strip ( 1 1/2 inches x 5 7/8 inches) of co-ordinating DSP from the Designer Series Paper Stacks (In Colours 2015-2017, Neutrals and Brights Collections). I adhered this to my card base with some Fast Fuse Adhesive and popped up my card front on some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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To finish off my cards I took another strip of matching cardstock (1 inch x 3 inches) and heat embossed each of the sentiments in White Stampin Emboss Powder and adhered these to my cards. I stamped the little thought bubble sentiment on my little frog card along with drawing a couple of mini red hearts with my Real Red Stampin Write Marker.

Thank you for hopping by today and joining us on the Pootler’s Blog Hop, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, now off to the next stop on the hop, Karen Taylor or if you are going backwards you will be off to see Fiona, enjoy the rest of your day Louise xx

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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.

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That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?

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Colour Throwdown Challenge Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentine’s Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I couldn’t not share a Valentine’s Card on Valentine’s Day! I don’t feel like I have made that many this year, compared to last year. You know those memories that you get notified of on Facebook, well I have had one every day this week and they have all been cards that were published on my blog last year, I was obviously feeling the love!!

For today’s card I have tried a bit of a different challenge. I have noticed a few people taking part in this challenge on Instagram and I am always looking for ways to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour combinations so I thought I would give it a whirl…..

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So I chose Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock for my base, cut at 4 1/8 inch and scored at 5 7/8inches. I then cut a mat from Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches which I adhered a mat of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over measuring 3 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches.

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Using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and my BigShot I die cut the heart from Gold Foil Sheets. The matching Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Die set are available as a Bundle saving 15% and it is gorgeous, I will not be parting ways with mine for a long time to come!

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I stamped the accent flowers in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on to some more Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them and adhered them on to my gold heart. I then adhered some gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I popped my heart up on some Stampin Dimensionals and popped my card front up on to my card base.

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Finally breaking out the stamps in the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set I stamped the Banner stamp and my sentiment inside my banner in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on some more Blushing Bride cardstock. I also stamped three hearts and fussy cut these out with my Paper Snips. I popped my banner and hearts up on dimensionals and covered my hearts in Dazzling Details and my flowers on my heart in Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen for that extra bit of glitter!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend whatever you are up to and don’t forget to go and grab those Sale-a-Bration items that retire for good on Monday 15th February!

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #6 Sky is the Limit Valentine’s Cards

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

So this is week 6 in our challenge and it coincides with one of our fellow Pootler’s birthday, Sam from Samscraftythings.com so don’t forget to wish her happy birthday along the way! Happy Birthday Sam xx

So for today’s sketch….

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Today’s post is a huge mash up of points to get across, so we have our sketch and as I mentioned above we have Sam’s birthday, then there is Valentine’s day tomorrow but also we have a few items from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue that are only available until 15th February, yep two more days to grab these amazing products! I have gone in to more detail about the Sale-a-Bration promotion at the end of this post if you need to know more about how to bag these bargains.

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For my card bases I used Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.

Then taking the gorgeous Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, and you don’t realise how gorgeous this paper is until you open it! I cut four strips, two from the Melon Mambo/Blushing Bride colour, and one of each of the Crushed Curry/Daffodil Delight, Soft/Tempting Turquoise, measuring 3 x 5 5/8 inches.

I adhered these to my card fronts and then with some more Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped my sentiment from the Sky is the Limit stamp set, and like the DSP this is only available for two more days and would be perfect for Father’s Day cards!!, in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool.

As I can’t resist using my Prismacolour pencils on Crumb Cake Cardstock I coloured in the trailing smoky heart image that I lined up under my sentiment using my Stamp-a-mi-jig in matching colours. I then punched these out with the 2″ inch Circle Punch.

I did add in a Happy Birthday sentiment for our Birthday girl! To finish my cards off I adhered my sentiment pieces on to some 2 3/8″ Scalloped Circle punch outs from the Perfectly Artistic DSP.

To add a bit of interest behind my sentiment pieces I made some “Pootle Loops” with some of the White 1 1/4 Jute Ribbon and popped my sentiments up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. To round the cards off I punched out three hearts, it is Valentine’s weekend, with my heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and popped these up and added some Basic Pearl Jewels.

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I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend whatever you are up to and don’t forget to go and grab these Sale-a-Bration items before they are gone for good!

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx

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Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

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It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

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Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love Valentines Card

So I am staying with the Valentine’s theme for today’s card. Recently one of the lovely ladies in our team came up with the idea of a card swap amongst ourselves, so we each had someone to send a card to. What a great idea!! It gives us such an inspiration boost and plus as the theme for this months swap was Valentines my husbands face was a picture when I opened up a Valentines card!!

So on with the card. I wanted to do something a little different so I got my card swatches and chose two very different colours that I normally would not go for or put together. I used Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock for my base cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then added a mat of Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches and adhered this to my card base using Fast Fuse Adhesive, which has fast become my go to adhesive!

For my card front I took some more Pink Pirouette cardstock and the absolutely gorgeous Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die and die cut my focal piece using my Bigshot. This die is so pretty, you don’t appreciate how pretty until you see it yourself. I adhered this to another piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3 5/8 inches x 5 3/8inches using Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.  Taking some scrap Blackberry Bliss card stock I die cut some of the matching flower pieces. I covered these in some of the Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen and popped these up on some Stampin Dimensionals on to my die cut heart.

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For my sentiment I used the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set which with the thinlits comes in a Bundle saving you 15%. I stamped my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink onto some Pink Pirouette cardstock and very quickly heat embossed this with my heat tool and some Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Once this was melted I quickly again sprinkled on some embossing powder and heated it again giving a more raised effect. I then covered the heart on my sentiment in Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen.

To finish off I wrapped some Pink Pirouette 1/2 inch Seam Binding Ribbon around my card front. Taking my sentiment piece I tied some of the 1/4 inch Cotton Ribbon, in Rich Razzleberry, in to a knot. I popped my sentiment piece up on dimensionals to my card front and adhered this with dimensionals to my card base. Taking some Crystal Effects I covered my flowers and the heart on my sentiment piece to give some more dimension to them.

So that was my swap for this month, and I am looking forward to next months challenge and I hope you will join me by subscribing to my blog. I will too be posting how I made my cardstock swatches that helped me come up with my colour scheme for this card.

So thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

 

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st 2016, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on any Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in our Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!!

It is also an AMAZING time to JOIN Stampin Up, if you have been considering becoming a demonstrator or just want to make the most of the joining offer now is the time to do it and I would be honoured to have you on my team, so click HERE and lets have some Stampin fun together and you can choose £160 worth of Stampin Up products for just £99!!! You then have until the end of June to meet the first required minimum of £270 sales/spend (and believe me it is easy to spend that on just the things you want for yourself!), there really is no better time to JOIN!

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series You Light Up my Life

For my 4th card in my mini series I wanted to brighten things up a bit and surprised myself actually as this combination turned out to be one of my favourites!

I took my usual piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and sponged on some Daffodil Delight Classic Ink in a couple of different spots and then blended in some Tangerine Tango Classic ink and I think these work really well together.

For my card base I used a piece of A4 Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) and scored at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm ).

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SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

I created my layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch, a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock on to which I stamped the “You Light Up My Life” image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set . I coloured my image and popped it on to the Daffodil Delight tag piece with some Stampin Dimensionals.  I sponged the edges with each of the ink colours and attached some Natural Linen Thread to finish my tag and adhered it along with my piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP to my card base.  I felt my card front needed something else to finish it off so I punched out three four leaf flowers with my flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack, sponged the edges and popped some Basic Pearl Jewels in the middle and popped these up in the top corner of my card.

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SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some leaf accents in the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Inks from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the inside.

 

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SAB Irresistibly Yours You Light Up My Life Card

Join me tomorrow for the last instalment of this series and may be a little surprise!? Who knows!?

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

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Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series It’s True

So Day two of this little series/love affair with the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper from the SAB catalogue. I am so happy, my first ever card series!!

Today I decided to try blending three shades of one colour so I grabbed my Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink pads and got sponging with my Stamping sponges, moving from the darkest to lightest shade and blending into each other.

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For my card base I used a piece of A4 Perfect Plum cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm) to which I adhered my piece of beautifully coloured DSP measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8inches (14.3cm x 10cm).

I pulled out my One Tag Fits all Stamp Set and my Note Tag Punch.  I punched a tag from some Whisper White cardstock and some Wisteria Wonder cardstock. I stamped the “It’s True I Love You” image onto the Whisper White tag and offset layered this onto my Wisteria Wonder tag and finished this with some Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon. I finished the tag with some Basic Rhinestones Jewels and popped it on to my card front.

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SAB It’s True Card

For the inside I kept it pretty simple, just a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) on to which I stamped some small hearts from the ever so versatile Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set which is a must have in my opinion, mind you lots of things are! I used the three ink colours again and used the stamping off technique.

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SAB It’s True Card

Hope you enjoyed my second outing with the Irresistibly Yours DSP, see you tomorrow!

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by, Louise xx

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Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

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Basic Rhinestone Jewels

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Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon

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Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock

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Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock

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Perfect Plum Classic Ink

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Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

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One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

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Stamping Sponges

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Note Tag Punch

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Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

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Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

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Spring & Summer Catalogue

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Annual Catalogue

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Whisper White Cardstock