Stampin’ Up UK Independent Demonstrator “What I’ve been up to!”

 

I just wanted to check in with you today and let you know what I have been up to!

Its been a busy couple of weeks on the Stampin’ Up calendar, we had our On Stage event which I attended, we had the retiring list come out which you can still take advantage of up until 31st May 2016. At On Stage we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this years new 2016/17 catalogue which I have to say is amazing and I am so excited!!! We as demonstrators are allowed to place pre-orders for some of the scrummy new delights so we can share them with you in the run up to the catalogue release, which I will be doing so shortly.

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Onstage was an amazing day. I got to meet up with my fellow Pootler’s and my Upline Sam. We got to try out some of the new products, we were given lots of goodies (including a copy of the new catalogue) and we learnt so much from representatives from Stampin’ Up as well as fellow demonstrators whom shared some amazing makes and ideas. It didn’t stop there we also had a team training day on the Sunday organised by Sam for her team which again was brilliant, I loved every second of my Stampin’ Up weekend! Oh and bonus I came away with some beautiful swaps, some I have eaten 🙂 (not the packaging hahaha….)

I made some cute little boxes for my swaps. As I have said before, I have to step out of my comfort zone when making 3D projects so I hope my fellow demonstrators enjoyed their swap and the little chocolate surprise inside 🙂

For my boxes I used the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper, co-ordinating A4 Cardstock in Crumbcake, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Basic Black. I also used Co-ordinating Classic Inks in Crumbcake and Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Rose Red, Mint Macaron and Garden Green and finally Crushed curry and Tangerine Tango. I used the Flower Patch Stamp Set and co-ordinating Flower Flair Framelits. For the sentiment I used the Many More sentiments Stamp Set and the Word Window punch.

 

We were set a few challenges that weekend, Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up set us a goal of booking one extra event every month for 6 months #sixmonthstampingoals. So with this in mind I took part in my first carft fair at the weekend and I have to say I really enjoyed it, I made some great contacts with other stall holders and ultimately got myself out there!!

I learnt a few things too, what people like to buy and I was mainly asked for male themed cards!! So this week that is my challenge to myself, make some male cards. Again, stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging myself…I will be sharing these here with you this week! Also I have a project week planned where I will be sharing some of the amazing project kits that you can get in our amazing catalogues, including a sneaky peek of a kit featured in the new catalogue!!! This will kick off a few sneak peek projects using some of the gorgeous new products.

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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RETIRING LIST 2016

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Crazy Crafters and Pootlers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters/Pootlers Blog Hop for December. This month we are excited to show off our “2016 Occasions / Sale’a’bration Sneak Peeks”. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Louise at Whiteflagdesigns or you may have come from the person previous to me, Sue Vine from MissPinksCraftSpot. Be sure to click on the next button further down to continue your journey on this extra special blog hop with my fellow Pootler’s and our International crafting sister’s from Australia.

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I was so excited to get my copy of the new 2016 Occasions catalogue, but I was even more excited when I saw the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set I love it and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The new 2016 Occasions Catalogue starts 2nd January and then you will also be able to get your hands on all these lovely goodies! Not forgetting from 5th January (excitingly jumps around) Sale’a’Bration starts!!

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For my card base I used a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. Using some of the gorgeous Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack I cut two strips measuring 1 1/2 inches x 5 7/8 inches. I adhered the Crushed Curry piece to my card front using Snail Adhesive. With the Bermuda Bay piece of DSP I did some partial die cutting with the tea cup die from the matching Cups and Kettle Framelits Die Set (which is available as a bundle saving 15%…….Amazing!!!). I then adhered this to my card front also.

I stamped the main image from the stamp set on to some Whisper White A4 Cardstock with some Melon Mambo Classic Ink. I did some “fussy cutting” and popped this up on some Stampin Dimensionals onto my card front.

To finish off the front of my card I stamped the “Steaming” Heart image above my teacups in Melon Mambo ink using the stamping off technique to go along with our theme for this blog hop of “One die or punch, One Stamp Set, One DSP and One Ink”. I also had to add some of the New Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen to my stamped hearts. To top it all off I added some of the It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

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For the inside of my card I stamped a sentiment and a cute little heart, in some Melon Mambo ink, from the stamp set.

Well that’s my card for this extra special blog hop with our International friends.

Thanks for hopping by, Louise xx

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