Crafternoon Tea with The Stamping shed

Hello there, I'm happy to share with you today an event that I have coming up in a couple of weeks time.
 My first Crafternoon tea of the year! This event is proving very popular and is almost full, I have just 2 places left so I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested that is quite local to me.
If you have any questions or would like to book a place you can contact me at


Be Inspired Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the very first Be Inspired Blog hop!
You may have hopped over here from the talented Kylie Bertucci?

The Be Inspired team from around the globe will be sharing with you twice a month
fabulous creations made with Stampin' Up! products

Our first hop is all about Sale-a-Bration!
From January to the end of March you can earn FREEBIES
 from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration catalogue with every £45 you spend. 
The products in this catalogue are exclusive for this promotion 
and once the Sale-a-Bration ends are no longer available.

I created this card by cutting out elements from a sheet of the DSP Up and away, a Saleabration freebie,
and stamped the large balloon from the Lift me up stamp set

Do check out the rest of our talented team,next in our hop is 
Carolynn at Care Bear Stamps, click on the logo below to continue


Sealed with Love......Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the first Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop of the year!
You may have hopped over here from the talented Jessica Winter's blog?
Well we have a fabulous team from around the world ready to share lots of ideas and inspiration with you over the coming months so do keep hopping and see what lovely projects the Artisan's have created.

Our featured stamp set this month is Sealed with Love
 and with valentines day just around the corner it's the perfect  'go to' set to have in your collection.
Having said that I wanted to create something that was not specifically valentines.
I was inspired by the 'Hello Love' sentiment, ( I do have a habit of calling friends 'love' )
 and it became the focal point of my project,
 a set of note cards with a matching box to keep them in.

I stamped the backgrounds with Pink pirouette and Crumb cake ink pads,
and used the second generation stamping technique to create lighter shades of the same colours,
 a great way to stretch your colour palette.

The Love notes framelits that coordinate with this stamp set has two cute
 mini envelope dies and a lovely pop up heart border die too.

The little wooden heart embellishments are so pretty and just add that finishing touch.

Thank you for popping by today
Keep on hopping, there's so much inspiration from the team!
Next on the hop is the talented Kimberly, please visit her blog by clicking on the button below.

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Jems January Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the first Jem's blog hop of the year,
 it's such a busy and exciting time of year as a demonstrator and for you as a customer
 with the NEW Spring summer catalogue and sale-a-bration release.
 Our theme for this month had to be something from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

For my project I chose this adorable ' Hey Chick ' stamp set.
It was top of my list and so up my street, cute and a little quirky!

I do have a bit of a soft spot for chickens,I had my own little brood when I was a child,
 we lived in the countryside and I would sell their eggs for a little bit of pocket money.
They are such characters and have me in hysterics how they run with their short little legs!

   Read what the illustrator, Lori Sume, has to say about her inspiration for the set:
When I was a child growing up in Canada, I remember some family friends who had little chickens that I thought were so cute. A couple of summers ago here in Utah, I stopped at a friend’s ranch and saw all their cute animals including their chickens. They had typical chickens but also another kind called Polish Frizzle Bantam White Chickens. I think they are so funny with all those feathers flopping around on the top of their heads and how they like to stare straight at you and cock their heads.
So when I was assigned to create the Hey, Chick Stamp Set, I was so excited. I wanted to exaggerate the rounder chickens and really make them round, and I also really wanted to draw one of those funny chickens I saw at my friend’s ranch. It was a really fun set to create.

For this card, I stamped two of the chickens directly on to the watercolour paper using Soft suede and with a wet brush I dragged ink from the outline to colour them in,
 I wanted a soft and subtle look to them both so that the central chicken stood out more. 
The central chicken I stamped on a separate piece of watercolour paper with black versafine ink and coloured it in with Crumb cake and soft suede ink, using Calypso coral for a rosy cheek.
I cut her out and used foam pads to give her dimension and added ground detail using again soft suede ink and pool party ink outlining the chickens to make them pop a little.

I think this set is going to be very popular!
 a great one for Easter celebrations too!

Missed a hop? visit Julie at Create Handmade happiness

 visit Amanda at the Craft Spa, the next Jem in the hop!

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Stampin' Up! Spring summer and sale-a-bration

Hello and a very Happy New Year to you all!
I've had a lovely break over christmas
 but now the decorations are all packed away for another year,
 my craft room has had a good tidy
 and I'm ready to get back to stamping......

It's my favourite time of year on the Stampin' Up! calendar
with the launch of the new spring summer catalogue.
To view just click on the pictures

and the Sale-a-bration catalogue,
full of lovely FREE products
which you can earn with every £45 spend

lots to inspire you and get your crafting mojo going!