It's been a while..........

It has been a while since my last post! In that time I have been pondering/dwelling on mostly what makes me happy.I made quite a big decision to end my time with Stampin Up, as it stands I am no longer a demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator for 3 years and in all that time till the end of last year I was very happy in what I was doing.
When I began my SU journey I had left a job in the industry that I loved but circumstances made it hard for me to carry on with that so SU seemed the obvious choice to pursue.
I could work from home and still do what I love, so for anyone pondering whether to join just go for it, everyones circumstances are different!
And I am forever grateful to Su for my Artisan design team spot, It was amazing!
Why did I make the decision to leave SU?
Well it's quite simple, if you are a cardmaker you will 'get' what I am saying.
I have been a cardmaker for 10 years.
In this time ' LIFE' happens
My son fell Ill the past 3 years.
That has been challenging.
My Goals changed
My main passion is for copic colouring and cute illustrations.
If you look here at Katy's Bloggeroo you will understand.

Once I had made that decision to go back to where my heart is in crafting I started to explore online for a cute stamp and I found this WPLUS9 set Holiday Hugs at Sevenhillscrafts, they stock all the latest MFT, Mama elephant, Lawn Fawn etc releases.
This card I made for my other half for christmas, he likes a busy card!

Whimsical Winter Mama Elephant

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed putting this card together!

This is not the only 'do what make's your heart happy 'thing' I am doing this year!
Last year in october we took over an abandoned allotment that is literally a 5 minute walk away from our house. In this time my other half has transformed the plot we were offered.
It was a BIG mess!

So the whole area the local council agreed to chop down.
It was 5ft high in something?
After they had chopped it down that's where we came in ( I say we but it was him really)
He has transformed this little area and I can not wait to grow our veggies and harvest our eggs!
Yes we have chickens!

and we have even hatched our own!

This is this space.....

Thank you so much for visiting today. I will be back soon xx

Merry cafe Artisan blog hop

Hello and welcome to the final Artisan design team 2017 blog hop.
My year on the team has flown by! It's been a lovely experience and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity. So a big thank you to Stampin' Up! and the girls on the team.

This week we are showcasing the Merry Cafe stamp set and coffee cup thinlit dies
Here is what I created!

The Merry cafe stamp set offers so much more than Christmas!
It's a super cute set that will see you through the stamping year

You can find all the 2017 Artisans here below

Shannon Lane

Thank you so much to Stampin Up! for letting me be a part of such a creative journey this year, I wish the new girls on the 2018 team all the very best! and enjoy!

Next on our hop is Kimberly, just click on the logo below to continue hopping

Congratulations to the new Artisan design team for 2018!
You can find them all here!


United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom



Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Jennifer Frost (returning)

Artisan design team hop Smitten Mitten

Hello, welcome to our Artisan blog hop!
This week I am sharing with you a card I made using the lovely Smitten Mitten bundle.
A clean and simple card, perfect for mass making!

I love this cute winter bundle!

You can find all the Artisan's below!

Tanya Boser 

To continue with this week's hop just click on the logo below.
Next up is the talented Kimberly!

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Merry little labels artisan blog hop

Welcome to the Artisan blog hop.
This week's hop is all about the Merry little labels stamp set
and the Everyday labels punch

I made a simple envelope box using the Envelope punch board
then set to work decorating with the DSP, stamps and punch.

Merry little christmas DSP is my favourite!
I love the green and black colour combo.

Next we have Kimberly, just click on the logo below to continue hopping

Allison Okamitsu

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Leaf Punch
Green Sprigs

Colour me happy Artisan hop

Hello, welcome to another Stampin' Up! artisan blog hop.
We are so excited to share with you the new Stampin' blends and the color me happy kit and stamp set!

Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends are high-quality, dual-tip markers that come in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, each with a light and dark shade. Maybe you don’t think of yourself as an artist, but you don’t need to be because these markers make it super easy to blend colors and create gorgeous works of art!

This stamp set is so perfect for easy colouring
and great for all occasions too
How gorgeous is this kit! 

• 16 card bases, 4 each of 4 designs
• 16 envelopes with printed design inside, 4 each of 4 designs
• Gold foil accents
• Die-cut cardstock background and accents
• Printed and gold foil die-cut accents
• White Baker's Twine
• Mini Pool Party tassels
• Circle and star sequins
• Gold foil tape

Watch the video below, see how easy the new Stampin' blends are.
They make colouring images a breeze!

You can find all the artisan here 

Katy Harrison you are here
Tanya Boser 

Be sure to click on the logo below to continue hopping.
The lovely Kimberly is next

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