Pootler’s Design Team Week 3


Hi, and welcome to week 3 of The Pootler’s Design Team blog. I have had so much fun experimenting with this set! This week I wanted to do something other than a card so had to put my thinking cap on. I have a little box that sits on my desk with post-it notes in it, so I decided to copy the design and see how it turned out.

I was really pleased with the end result – it turned out to be a super easy box to make, all I really had to do was think of the design for the top. To make the box I used the gorgeous new Fresh Fig card stock from the new catalogue, I think it is definitely one of my favourite colours so far this year.


I used a little bit of the new Powder Pink ribbon to make a wee tag to open the box – then of course I HAD to go and buy some chocolates to see how they would fit in the box!!

In the end I decided to make a card as well to match the box as I was really pleased with how cute the box turned out.

I hope you like this weeks project, the supplies I have used are listed below – just click a link to hop over to my shop for a closer look at these beautiful products. – don’t forget to use this months hostess code if you want to shop.

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Happy Crafting,


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Pootler’s Design Team – Week 2


Hi everyone and welcome to week two of this beautiful stamp set – Remarkable You!

I am really enjoying playing with this stamp set – the flowers are so beautiful and lend themselves to so many techniques and designs. This week I decided to combine a couple of different techniques in this card – masking and spritzing.

I stamped the image of the flower, then I did a duplicate one and cut it out. I layed the cut out flower on top of the original flower and stamped the leaves over the top so they would appear as if they were behind the flower. Next I stamped a dupicate leaf set – I put the leaf and the flower masks on the originals and then I spritzed the backgound.

It was a little time consuming for such a simple looking card, but I love the way it has turned out – I really hope you do too!

All the products required to make this card are listed below – if you want to shop with me remember to use this months hostess code to earn extra goodies!

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Happy crafting!


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Pootler’s Design Team – Week 1


Hi everyone and welcome to my latest blog. I feel very priviledged that I have been picked as a Pootler’s Design Team Member for the month of June.  Pootles (AKA Sam Hammond) is a wonderfully talented crafter and she chooses people each month to design a card that will feature on her blog. So for the month of June myself and four other crafters will be blogging for the Design Team every Thursday. I will be featuring the same stamp set over the next four weeks, showing different ways it can be used.

The stamp set picked for this month is a beautiful floral one called Remarkable You.

I absolutely love one of the new Stampin Up colours for this year – Tranquil Tide, and thought it was perfect for the flower I used in this card. As its such a strong colour I decided to just use it along with Whisper White and not add any other colours into the mix. The designer series paper pack Delightful Daisies has this beautiful paper, which has a faded, or distressed look which I love!

I really hope you enjoyed my card this week and that you will come back and take a look next Thursday to see what else I have come up with.  This stamp set is a beautifully versatile set that I am really enjoying playing with!

As always, you can click on the product links below if you want to buy any of the products featured today – and dont forget to use this months hostess code to earn extra goodies!

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Happy Crafting,


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Annual Catalogue 17/18 Release!

It’s here! Stampin’ Up’s new annual catalogue has been released, and it is packed with gorgeous new products and current favourites that have been carried over, and tons of inspiration. I was so excited to get my hands on this beautiful catalogue and I LOVE it.

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You can order from the catalogue from June 1st – but I can send a free copy of the catalogue to anyone who wants one NOW! If you are already a customer you will recieve a copy in the mail automatically, but if you are not a customer yet please feel free to request a copy by filling out the form below. Also if you have been a customer but have requested no contact you will need to fill out the form below if you would like a copy:

In the meantime have a look at some of these Stampin’ Up videos to get a glimpse of some of the awesome products coming your way! Be prepared to drool!

Happy Stamping!


Eastern Place Suite

Get your hands on the colourful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite a whole month before they’re released in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue! Stampin’ Up has released this beautiful suite early – it is available in two exclusive bundles! Whilst the individual items will be available once the new annual catalogue is live, these items as bundles will only be available this month! You will be able to buy either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle of goodies.


Both have free goodies and along with the brand new stamps, dies and papers, you are getting an early chance to shop 3 of the new in colours in the Ink along with the brand new Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and/or the Very Vanilla notecards.

Starter Bundle:


Premiere Bundle:



To see some great project ideas click here

Don’t miss out on this fantasttic offer! If ordering anything this month, dont forget to use this month’s hostess code to get some free goodies at the end of the month. Click here to shop now!


Enjoy a crafty weekend!



Beautiful You Watercolouring

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks blog. Today I am featuring a card that I made for a colour challenge group I am part of. Our colours were Stampin’ Up Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate. These are all beautiful colours but I did find it quite a challenge putting them all together!


I knew I wanted to use the Beautiful You stamp set, it’s high on my list of favourites just now! Once I had decided on my design I decided to incorporate some watercolouring. After a recent class using the watercolouring pencils some of my customers were interested in how to watercolour just using the stamp pads and an aquabrush. So I decided to use this techique and to make a short video demonstrating it.

I used more layers than I would normally on this card in order to use all the colours specified in the challenge, but I really like how it turned out. I also decided to leave it uncluttered and clean looking (I know, unusual for me not to use bling!) -but I did this because I really  wanted the watercolouring to be the main feature.

I really hope you like this weeks project, hop on over to my YouTube video for a closer look at the watercolouring.

Thanks for stopping by,


P.S. Remember we are still in the Sale-a-bration period! This means that for every £45 of Stampin’ Up items you purchase you can choose an exclusive Sale-a-bration item for FREE! Don’t forget to use the Hostess Code when shopping to get extra goodies! You can find it in the sidebar of this post.

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Pootler’s Team Sale-a-bration Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the second Pootlers Blog Hop of the month! I am proud to be a member of a group of crafters and fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrators known as the Pootlers! This time we want to share some of the lovely FREE products that can be gained during the months of January through March. Yes, they are completely FREE with every purchase over £45!

It was hard to choose one product to feature but I decided to go with the Hey Chick stamp set. This wasnt a stamp set that I was instantly drawn to, but as soon as I saw projects made by others with this set it began to grow on me – isn’t this chick super cute?


There are a few characters to stamp in this set but I chose this one, I think its my favourite. Of course, this stamp set also gave me the opportunity to play with the watercolour pencils again, I just love them! I used Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral pencils, the Calypso Coral matches the Carried Away paper perfectly. These pencils are so easy to use and have such great colours too. I also used these fab papers from the  Carried Away Designer Series Paper pack – also free during the Sale-a-bration period! And I managed to incorporate another favourite of mine in this project – the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – these have been pn back order but are now back in stock!

I hope you like my project today and I hope you take advantage of this wonderful offer whilst it’s on – remember for every £45 you spend you will earn a FREE product!

Please take time to click on the links below to have a look at all the lovely projects in the other blogs in this hop.


– http://www.keilacalver.co.uk/en/yankee-candle-mini-box-with-stampin-up-carried-away/


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