Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Sale-a-Bration Kick Off 2018 Blog Hop!  


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If you are joining me straight from Cheryl's post thank you for hopping on over.  If you are starting with me, welcome - grab a cuppa and have fun hopping with us, don't forget to leave comments (we like that)!

As a Demo I am able to pre order items from the upcoming Spring / Summer and Sale-a-Bration brochures but, as I have been so busy it was only a few days ago that I finally got a chance to play with my goodies.


After several false starts I finally decided to use a free stamp set (with a qualifying order) called Lots of Lavender.


I am loving the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes - I used them a couple of weeks ago for a C & C session and my crafty ladies loved them (you can see the cards we made here).  These tiny cards measure 6.4 x 11.4 cm and they can easily be overlooked on page 19 of the Spring / Summer Brochure.


I stamped the main image from Lots of Lavender using Basic Gray Archival Ink.



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I used a selection of Stampin' Blends to colour my images.  I started with the Light Rich Razzleberry pen using the wide nib to add splodges of colour to each petal. 


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I then added Dark Old Olive to the centre of the leaves.



Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I used the Light Old Olive pen to blend the darker colour and fill in the rest of the leaves and the stems.

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I then went over the flowers again with the Light Pink Pirouette to blend them together.

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I used Light Pool Party to colour the ribbon.



Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

In no time at all I had coloured five tiny panels of thick WW cardstock.  Then, I was face with my usual indecision - what was I going to do with them next?


If you are a regular reader of my blog you will probably know that I like white cards with lots of free white space on them and, I liked scuffed edges!


Card 1

After assembling the card I added a tiny dot of Rich Razzleberry in the centre of the petals to add some depth and definition.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Card 2
This time no scuffing!  I used a paler pink and added tiny dots of the dark Rich Razzlebrry pen.  (I like this one a lot).  The white panel has been raised on Stampin' Dimensionals.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Card 3
The panel on this card was mounted onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  All edges have been scuffed.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Card 4
This panel has been mounted onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, both layers are unscuffed.
  
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This card was my least favourite coloured in yellow until that is, I added some tiny dots of colour using the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend - what a difference it made!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Card 5 
For the final card I went with unscuffed edges and Stampin' Dimensionals again.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I finished off all the cards with a few jewels for a bit of sparkle.

The Lots of Lavender set is a two step stamp set and I could have used the stamps to add colour to the flowers and leaves.  This would have created a very different look - one of the things I love most about stamping!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


I have been very kindly invited out for lunch on New Year's Day; I was told I must not bring anything with me but I thought a little gift would be ok.

I made a little box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies - it came together so quickly (phew).  I stamped and coloured some lavender on the front panel and then finished it off with some of my new favourite ribbon - Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon - it is so pretty.  Unfortunately I could only fit four of my cards into the box - hey ho!



Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here are all the cards and the box together.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Lots of Lavender, Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Blog 2018, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I am sure that Marie-Ann will find someone to send these cute little note cards too very soon.


Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.  Please note that some items are not available until the 3rd January with the launch of the Spring / Summer and Sale-a-Bration brochures.  I haven't listed all the Stampin' Blends that I used - I am lucky enough to have all the colours.  If you have any questions re the colours please message me, I'm always happy to help!


Thanks for looking at my blog today - be sure to hop over to Lisa Ann (using the link below) to see what she has been up to.


Susan xx




Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a copy of the  2017 - 2018 catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.  


If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Would you like to receive a FREE gift from me? All orders placed directly with me or online receive a handmade card from me as a thank you but did you know that all orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a gift from me too?  If you use the current Hostess Code: AE6QGJVV I will pop something in with your order or post directly to you, (please remember to allow me to access your contact details otherwise I won't be able to contact you). 

For orders over £150 please do not use the Hostess Code to ensure that you receive the benefits.

I have already handed out the new Spring / Summer catalogues and the Sale-a-Bration brochure to my C & C ladies - you should have heard the squeals of delight that erupted with each turn of a page!




I have posted out copies to everyone else who has either shopped with me in the last 6 months or attended a class or workshop.  If you would like a copy (and you don't already have a Demonstrator) or you don't receive yours, let me know asap and I will pop them in the post for you free of charge.

I have posted out copies to everyone who has either shopped with me in the last 6 months or attended a class or workshop.  If you would like a copy or you don't receive yours, let me know asap.

If you are in the UK, please click the images below to go straight to my online store.





The following items that I used will be available from 3rd January, 2018 - not too long to wait!


Lots of Lavender(11 photopolymer stamps, 2 step)
Item No 147194 
Free with a qualifying order of £45

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (coordinating stamp set also available as a bundle = 10% saving)

Item No 145653 £30.00

Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

Item No 145583 £7.25 (x 20 cards and envelopes)

12 comments:

  1. VERY Pretty! Love this set also and plan on making it mine.

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    1. Thank you Jan there are so many possibilities with this set - I am sure you will love it!

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  2. What a sweet gift those cards made. They all are lovely. I especially like that last dot you made on your flower coloring. I agree that it makes a huge difference in the final outcome. Happy new year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you to Laurie. Pleased to say friend loved them - phew!

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  3. Lovely set of cards which would make a great gift. Thanks for the ideas

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  4. Susan, these are so very elegant. I love them all.

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  5. Beautiful set of cards Susan. I love that you can use the STampin' Blends with this stamp set. So many wonderful possibilities.

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    1. Thanks Tricia - I needed some crafty me time and colouring is so relaxing!

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  6. Susan, thank you for sharing the different color options. It really shows the versatility of this awesome stamp set!

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