Saturday, 9 December 2017

How to Have A Fun Happy Birthday

Birthdays are a really special time of the year and  I celebrated my birthday last week.

Make Hand Made Birthday Cards

I have lots of Stampin Up friends and there is nothing like receiving a hand made birthday card.


Stampin Blends alcohol markers. are the markers that I used to colour this lovely card using one of the brand new products Bird Banter which launches in the Spring/Summer catalogue coming 1st January 2018.

I am blessed with a large family. I have two sons and daughter in laws and six gorgeous grandchildren.  The sentiment on this card "still suspiciously young looking, I see" made me chuckle as the family gave me a birthday cake and put a huge pillar candle in the centre as they reckoned they wouldn't be able to fit small candle on the cake as I was now sooo old.  I just love their humour.

This is the video of the cake, which makes me smile every time I watch it.

Smiles and laughter is what birthdays are all about and mine had plenty of both. 

The launch of the Spring Summer catalogue and Saleabration where for every £45 spent across any of the current catalogue you can choose a FREE product from the Saleabration brochure starts 1st January 2018.  If you would like a copy of both of the brochures then just drop me a line and I'd be happy to send you ne.

There is still time until the 14th December to buy last minute Christmas gifts from Stampin Up so have a look in the SHOP button above and get those last minute gifts for the crafter in your life.




Friday, 8 December 2017

Stampin Up Stampin Blends with new product coming Jan 2018 Bird Banter

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Stampin Up Spring/Summer Catalogue 2018

The launch of the Spring/Summer catalogue from Stampin Up begins 1st January 2018 and as a demonstrator we get to buy the products early to show you some of the amazing products that will be coming 1st January 2018.


Bird Banter.......a little birdie told me

This is the perfect stamp set to use with our Stampin Blends.

What are Stampin Blends?  They are professional twin tipped alcohol markers in a light and dark shade for the perfect seamless blend.

If you have never tried alcohol markers before then this is the perfect set to start.  If you are a pro then these Stampin Blends will become your favourites.


Still looking for that last minute Christmas gift for crafters?

then the Stampin Blends are perfect.

The Stampin Up Spring/Summer catalogue launches 1st January 2018 alongside Sale-a-bration, a brochure full of FREE products which you can get for a spend of £45 from any of our current catalogues.

Excited? you will be.  If you haven't got a demonstrator and would like to receive your copy of the Spring/Summer catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure then I would be delighted to send you one.  Just drop me a line or give me a ring.

Check back over the coming days before 1st January to see more sneak peeks of the up and coming brand new products from Stampin Up.





Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

The month of December is an exciting time in the preparation for Christmas and as a crafter making and sending cards is one of the joyous things to do.

The Joy of Sets Christmas Blog hop will hopefully give you lots of ideas for your crafting Christmas.  So please after you have seen my blog, hop along and see all the other lovely creations.



Lovely As A Tree. is one of Stampin Up oldest and most popular sets which can be used all season. This card I have used dapper denim ink an cardstock and used the little hearts die from the Jar of Love.



Lovely As A Tree. This card uses dapper denim ink, with marina mist and some smoky slate for the background and the trees have been stamped in chocolate chip.

If you haven't tried the torn paper background technique before then her is a video to show you how it is done.



The Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop will show you many other cards and designs for all you crafters out there.  So hop around and share the love.





Monday, 27 November 2017

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My Name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Lovely As A Tree 

This stamp set has been around for many years and will always be a part of Stampin Up repertoire of fantastic stamp sets.  When this set was launched many years ago they guaranteed that it would always be in the Stampin Up catalogue.  This really is a must have stamp set as it is perfect for all year round in so many projects with trees and of course perfect for Christmas.

Chocolate Chip was the ink I chose for this lovely image and the technique for the background can be found in the video below.


Look at adding the Lovely As A Tree. to your collection and try this lovely technique to create a background for this Christmas Card.

The Colours I used were, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Pool Party with a touch of Smoky Slate.

This set would make a great Crafters Gift to put in their stocking this year for Christmas.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Stampin Up Free Shipping One Day Only

On Monday 27th November (tomorrow) for one day only  11am till 10.59pm UK time there will be


FREE SHIPPING on all Stampin Up products.


So if you were hanging on to place a big order but only wanted a small item take advantage and order.



Friday, 24 November 2017

Stampin Up A Little Wild.

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.


A Little Wild bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits)

A Little Wild Bundle. is such a great set as it is perfect for baby cards, baby showers, gift packaging and just a cute card to send to an adult or someone you love.

I have chosen the lion image for this card and used the framelits to cut out three images, two face front and one back view.

Colouring these images was so easy using our new Stampin Blends Collection.  These are fantastic alcohol markers which give a professional seamless blend.

The colours I used were, Daffodil Delight dark, Crumb Cake light and dark.  The alcohol markers can be bought separately, in pairs of a light and dark, or the complete set. (Crafters Gift for Christmas)

The Stampin Blends collection is a perfect crafters gift for Christmas or a real treat yourself gift.  Remember is you order by the 14th December your Stampin Blends will arrive for Christmas.

Quick Tip For Using Stampin Blends

Lay down the colour using the lightest colour first and getting the area to be coloured saturated first.
Use the darker colour to add shadow and  then blend using the lightest colour again.
This gives a seamless professional blend.









Thursday, 23 November 2017

Stampin Up On Line Extravaganza

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Demonstrators.

Stampin Up On Line Extravaganza

Looking for some great bargains (while stocks last) 


Click on the above link and take advantage of some great discounts on current products.

Deals of up to 40% off and extra deals to celebrate 10 years  of Stampin Up in the UK.

Hurry hurry hurry and shop early for Christmas and get your crafty gifts here.

With all the Black Friday deals online Stampin Up Online Extravaganza is one not to miss.

Good luck and happy shopping.