Saturday, 11 January 2020

JOS Blog Hop - Something New - January 2020

The Joy Of Sets Blog Hop is taking place today and with the start of the new Year it is "Something New".

Well as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the launch of the new Mini Catalogue as well as Sale-A-Bration where you can get free products for a qualifying spend, my choice was huge.

I decided to use the Gang's All Meer one of the free Sale-A-Bration sets.  I wanted to do a masculine card so decided to use the lovely cactus image and colour it simply with our ink pads and an aquapainter.

The colours I chose were, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green for the cactus, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo for the flower, and Crumb Cake for the ground.

I have had various male members of my family who have grown cacti, whether in greenhouses or on the window sill, so thought this would make a great Birthday card for one of them/  I finished the card of with a simple twist of linen thread.

Here is a video tutorial to show you exactly how to make this card -

Please go across and have a look at some of the other ideas from other Joy of Sets hoppers. You can hop round over 20 blogs with lots of inspiration and ideas.  So please visit everyone and leave a comment to share the love.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Joy Of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Jan 2020 Design Team Member Jane Allmark

Well it is now  2020 an the start of a new year with the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I am delighted to be part of the design team for the second year.  It is always challenging being given a grid and having to choose what to use and then how to design the card or project.

This grid had me really thinking.  Don't really do hearts, and I'm a purple girl so struggle a bit with pink.  However after a bit of a think I chose. PUNCH  RIBBON  PINK

Want to join in and see what you can create with this grid.  All crafters are welcome so pop over and have a go.  Just click on the link HERE and it will take you straight there.

There is a lovely stamp set and punch in the new Stampin' Up! mini catalogue called Under My Umbrella and this is what I chose.

Under My Umbrella stamp set & punch £28.75 buy it HERE

Life's Showers bring Love's Flowers is such a sweet sentiment particularly as there has been so much rain and flooding in the UK this past month.  So my wish was that there would be more flowers and not so many showers.

This is a very simple and quick to make card so is suitable for every level of crafter.  Sometimes being an experienced crafter it is easy to add everything to a card so this time I kept it simple and although Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride are not my favourites I was pleased how it came out.

Here is a link to my Stampin' Up! website where you can see current products, special offers and then buy what you want from my shop. Click HERE

Ever thought of joining Stampin' Up! - buy lots of Stampin' Up! products because you love the quality? Well this time of the year while Sale-A-Bration is on is the most popular time to join as the offers are amazing. There is no obligation when you join  to do anything but enjoy over £200 of goodies for £99.  Watch the video I have compiled to see how you can get your starter kit to exactly £130, choose one of the most expensive stamp sets for free, plus get a free mini cutter & huge 6" x 6" patterned paper pack.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Thoughtful Blooms Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Want to get crafty products for free? Sale-A-Bration  running from 3rd Jan - 31 March you can get a wide selection of stamp sets, papers, dies, punches and more for free with a qualifying spend of over £45.

Thoughtful Blooms is one of the lovely stamp sets you can get for free (with a qualifying £45 spend from the Annual catalogue or new mini catalogue)

Find out more about Sale-A-Bration and the new mini catalogue on my website click HERE all products available from 3rd Jan - 31st Mar.

Want to join Stampin' Up! ? Great offer starting 3rd Jan -  For £99 get your choice of £130 of products, plus a free mini cutter, plus a sample pack of 6" x 6" patterned paper, plus choose any stamp set you want from the Annual Catalogue or the new mini as an extra bonus. This is an offer not to be missed.  Go to my website from 3rd Jan 2020 - 31st March Click HERE to join and take advantage of this fantastic offer.

Thoughtful Blooms FREE with any order of £45 - Get it HERE

So this is the gorgeous card using the Thoughtful Blooms and two of my favourite colours Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Now if any of you have the Petite Petals Punch from way back when, then it will fit the flowers perfectly.  There is a little point to each one of the petals on the punch , but they are super easy to just round off with some snips. (will save you some hard earned spend to use on other saleabration items)

Here's a video tutorial so you can see how to make this lovely card.  If you like what I do then please feel free to comment and if you are not already a subscriber I'd love you to join my YouTube channel family.  I have over 3,000 subscribers and over 200 craft video tutorials using Stampin' Up! products.

Jane Allmark UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happy New Year to you all in my crafting family.

I would just like to wish everyone in my crafting family a Happy New Year! 2020 and a new decade has begun. and  I hope it brings you everything you wish for and above all health and happiness.

Find me on my website - click HERE this is where you can see current products, special offers, and where to join Stampin' Up! and of course SHOP.

I am approaching my 5th year as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I must admit I love it more as each year passes.  I have made some lovely crafty friends throughout the world and the support and love that I have been shown as I branched into video tutorials and online presence has been truly  heart warming.

So what will 2020 bring?  More of everything I love, so more video tutorials, more blogging and more engagement with all of you lovely followers.  So with that in mind I would like to ask you all what you would like to see from me in 2020?

  • Comments - I love comments from you all and my YouTube channel is filled with comments from my lovely subscribers around the world.  These comments keep me going and help me know that I am on the right track with videos that you enjoy and want to try for yourselves. My blog has always been a bit quiet on the comments front, so I am hoping that you will all find your voice in 2020 and leave me some comments.  

  • YouTube Videos - are there any techniques you would like me to demonstrate for you?
  • what do you like about my videos?
  • what don't you like and think I could improve on (please be kind)
This recent video has had over 1,000 views in the past week, so has proved very popular.  If you haven't subscribed to my YouTube channel then please feel free to do so.

  • My blog - I tend to post only when I have a video on YouTube to link as I have over 3,000 followers on YouTube and just 114 followers on my blog? So would you like to see more content on my blog and if so please tell me what you enjoy.
I'm looking forward to growing all of my social media in 2020 and am thankful and grateful  that you are all along for the ride.

So here's to a fantastic 2020 filled with love and joy and plenty of crafting.

Hugs and love


Thursday, 26 December 2019

Stampin' Up! New Peaceful Poppies Suite Jan 03rd 2020

Stampin 'Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite is a complete collection of stamps, dies, papers and elements which gives you everything to create beautiful cards and projects.

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas, however you celebrate I hope it has brought love and joy and togetherness with family and friends.  I had a lovely few days with the family sharing memories, good food, and the delight of the grandchildren.

With the 3rd Jan fast approaching I thought I would share the Peaceful Poppies suite with you.  If you are in the UK, France, Germany or the Netherlands and would like a copy of the new mini catalogue together with the Saleabration brochure, then just drop me an email at   and I will pop one in the post.

I started this suite using  a few of the stamps and dies from this collection.  Use the link to my online shop to buy any of these products come Jan 03  click link here

As always I like to show you a step by step video tutorial, so you can see how I made these cards and give you the choice to see which of these stamp sets and dies appeals to you the most.

I would like to thank all of the over 3,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel for your support and lovely comments throughout the last year and to my blog followers the same. 2019 has been a wonderful crafty year and I have lots more for you all in 2020.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Stampin' Up! 2020 Mini Catalogue Review of some of the products available 3rd Jan.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator when a new catalogue arrives it is always a very exciting time. The new mini catalogue is available to customers on 3rd Jan 2020 and if you havn't got a copy yet then just drop me a note and I will send one out in the post free of charge together with the Saleabration brochure full of free products to earn with a qualifying order. You can buy products from me if you are in the UK, Netherlands, Austria or France.

As a demonstrator I get to order from this catalogue early so I can get a head start in using the products, giving you my honest reviews and ideas with lots of inspiration, so by the 3rd January you have a good idea what will work for you and your favourites before you buy.

My Stampin' Up! website has the latest products, special offers and is where you can shop.  The website is and here is the link

So to start off this exciting preview I have made a video showing you the products I chose in my pre-order and give you a taste of what is to come.  My viewers and subscribers already know that for each stamp set, die set and collection I will make several step by step video tutorials to get the most out of everything I have bought.  If you haven't subscribed yet then please do so you don't miss anything.

So grab a cuppa of your choice and watch the video to give you  a flavour of what's to come.

Enjoy x