Friday, 22 December 2017

Stampin Up Sale A Bration Lots of Lavender Jan 03 2018

On the 3rd January after all of the festive celebrations are over and the New Year has begun Sale a Bration begins.  For those of you who do not know what Sale a Bration is it is Stampin Up big FREE offers.  For every £45 you spend in any current catalogue you can get a FREE products from the Sale a Bration brochure.

Lots of Lavender

This lovely stamp set has 11 images and can be used to create lovely lavender bouquets.  However I think that it could easily be used for wisteria branches.

This is a simple example using the lavender stamp in Old Olive Classic ink pad
stamped seven times around the cardstock and then coloured just the leaves in

Stampin Blends are professional quality alcohol markers and are so easily to colour and blend.

Just a touch of the Old Olive light blend on the leaves gives just a little pop of colour.  Wisteria hangs in beautiful boughs of colour and I especially like the white, so kept this simple and left it white.  With all the fabulous Stampin Blend colours the colour variations are limitless.

So save some pennies till January and treat yourself to some Stampin Blends and get yourself the FREE Lots of Lavender to use them with.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Happy Hours

I have the joy of working in an elderly people day centre and have doing a Stampin Up card class there every week for the past four years.  I have a lovely bunch of ladies who get the opportunity to create cards for family and friends throughout the year and they really love what they do.

Stampin Up has a lovely

Statement from the Heart
To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity & worthwhile this we make a difference.

Today a received a Christmas card from some of my ladies with these lovely words inside which really put a smile on my face.

Thank you for all the Happy Hours making our lovely cards.

This is what Stampin Up is all about and I am truly blessed to be part of it.

Monday, 18 December 2017

How to make a festive candle holder using Stampin Up products

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

How to make a festive candle holder

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas and cards have been made and sent, presents and gifts bought and wrapped or ready to be, so there is time to sit and make some fun items for the festive table.

The great thing about this project is it uses lots of scraps and leftovers.

List of Items for Festive candle holder

  1. Ribbon and Trim. Scraps of any ribbon you may have left over.  I used red and gold and attached the red ribbon with our Tear and Tape adhesive. and stuck it round the rim first and then adhered the red ribbon and tied the gold ribbon over the top.
  2. Leaf Punch. this is just the perfect punch to create leaves in any colour you wish.  I used scraps of gold, silver and glimmer paper and adhered them with our mini dimensionals making sure that each stalk was covered by the next leaf.
  3. for the inside I used some gold washi tape for the rim and a circle of Cherry Cobbler with one of our delicate white doilies. and then embellished it with some metallic sequins.
  4. The glass pot was a recycled pot originally filled with a chocolate dessert however any small glass container would work.
  5. The candle is a battery operated tea light with a flickering flame ideal for this type of project as a naked flame tea light is not recommended.
I finished the project with a little die cut snowflake and a rhinestone.

So with a few scraps and a recycled glass pot you can create a lovely festive table decoration, or make a gift box and give it as an extra stocking filler.

So I hope that all your festivities are filled with fun, love and joy.  I would just like to give a big THANK YOU to all my followers, customers and friends for all their support during 2017 and I hope that 2018 brings everything that you wish for.

Don't forget 3rd January 2018 is the start of Sale-a-bration.  A great way to start the new year with lots of FREEBIES.  If you haven't received the new brochures then just get in touch as I'd love to be your demonstrator.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Teenage Cards Using Stampin Up Epic Celebrations.

Who doesn't like an Epic Celebration.  Well Jan 1st 2018 Sale-A-Bration begins. For every £45 spent throughout the current Stampin Up catalogues you get a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

So today I thought I would give you a sneak peak of one of those products Epic Celebrations.  Now if you have teenagers then cards can be a bit of a problem.  Teenagers like something that is on trend and particularly something that is cool.

I have a granddaughter who will be 13 in 2018 and these trainers with the "Here's to an Epic Celebration" is just perfect.  I Used Berry Burst Classic Stampin ink pad.
and coordinating cardstock and my favourite water colouring tool the Aquapainter.

Over the next few days I will show you some other ideas for a teenage boy and a guitar fan using this up and coming FREE stamp set coming Jan 1st 2018.

Want to receive your copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure together with the Spring/Summer catalogue then just drop me a line.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Stampin Up Large Number Framelits Dies 70th Wedding Anniversay

Stampin Up Large Number Dies.

There are moments in time which are celebrated and I was lucky enough to be part of a 70th wedding anniversary with a lovely couple that I work with at the elderly Day Centre.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Framelits Dies. are perfect for whatever celebration

This lovely couple met when they were in primary school, married in their early twenties and now both in their nineties celebrated this 70th wedding anniversary milestone.

When you are lucky enough to share such a special event, a card is a special way to share the memory.  I made the card in Berry Burst and Wisteria Wonder dsp with a big bow on the side.
Everyone at the Centre signed the card with congratulation wishes Muriel was so delighted and overwhelmed she proudly showed the card off to everyone all day.

Lunchtime arrives and the lovely couple with the card proudly displayed on the table enjoy their 70th anniversary lunch.

The Stampin Up Large Number Framelits Dies and the Number of Years Stamp set are a must for the crafters tool box

Get yours today by clicking the SHOP link above or the highlighted links.

Remember every celebration is special and a card makes someones day.

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.