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June Specials!


How are you enjoying the new annual catalogue? Got a long wish list yet? 😀

Well those lovely peeps at Stampin’ Up! have some great offers this month to help you get the most bang for your buck! (And they don’t usually spoil us as much as this in the month the catty launches so … “thanks SU!”).

You can get extra whether you host a party or join up.


Stampin’ Up! parties are the best kind of parties: you can hang out with friends, make cute projects and get free products. Yes – FREE! Plus, you can get even more free products in June. You’ll get £25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a workshop/party/private class with £250 or more in orders before 30 June. That’s in addition to the usual 10% or more of sales you get as rewards.

You can use Stampin’ Rewards to buy any catalogue product, or you can use them for exclusive hostess-only items. Want more? You can also use your Stampin’ Rewards towards becoming a demonstrator.


That’s right! Everyone who joins my team this month will get two extra FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to £92, depending on which stamps you choose.

You choose your own starter kit, paying just £99 for £130 of products of your choice, plus business supplies, free shipping on the kit and those two additional FREE stamp sets.

If you’d like to book a party then please email me ASAP as my June diary is already pretty chocka!

To join my team, sign up now!. You can do it online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

You’ll receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! and from me, followed up by a welcome package from me by snail mail!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Sara xx

Have a sneaky peek and set a date for January

lotus blossom close up

We’re having a booking blitz at Stampin’ Up! over the next five days and I’m looking for friends to stamp with me in January and help me fill my calendar – will you join me? 🙂

How would you like an excuse to get together with friends after the holidays, make some sweet projects and all get the chance to earn fabulous freebies? Yes it’s coming up on that time of the year again. Sale-a-bration is just around the corner and I’m dying to show you what I think is the best set of goodies that I think we’ve ever offered.

As a teeny sneak peek, this card is made with the Lotus Blossom set, a stunning but easy to use, three-step stamp set, that you can get free during Sale-a-bration.

lotus blossom

The Lotus Blossom set is just one of ten exclusive products in the Sale-a-bration catalogue. And if none of them capture your fancy, (believe me, I think that’s unlikely – there’s some corkers)  you could always choose a set of Blendibilities instead!

Book a date with me in January for your workshop/party/private class and I’ll send you copies of the Sale-a-bration brochure and the Spring/Summer catalogue, so that your can start making your wish list. Be one of the first five to book with me and you’ll get an extra booking reward as a special thank you from me.


Please email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886 if you’d like to have a chat about what’s involved first (it’s really simple and easy – you just need to provide everyone with a drink of some kind 🙂 ).

Hope to hear from you soon.

Sara xx

Extra hostess benefit during April

Sale-a-bration is technically over for another year and Stampin’ Up! haven’t announced an offer for April … so we’re going to provide our own offer exclusive to Sara’s Crafting and Stamping Studio!

Book a workshop with us during April and choose a 2014 or 2013 Sale-a-bration (SAB) freebie for being our hostess. There are a limited range to choose from so the first ones to contact us and book, get first choice of freebie as well as first choice of dates.

SAB 2014 may be fresh in your minds but here’s a refresher of SAB 2013:



Book your workshop now and we’ll let you know the items left to choose from.

And don’t forget you’ll still qualify for all the usual benefits of hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop:

hostess benefits

and …

  • You get to have a fun and sociable event with your friends, learning new crafting skills and techniques and trying out the products;
  • You can choose hostess benefits from a selection of exclusive stamp sets;
  • You can still have a virtual event and get the same hostess benefits ie. skip the workshop, simply share the catalogue with your friends, collect the orders and send them through to us.

We can’t wait to deliver you a great workshop – book now.

Sara xx

Sweet Sorbet kimono card – just one workshop option

sweet sorbet kimono close up

How would you like to learn how to make this sweet little kimono card?

sweet sorbet kimono

This is just one of the projects that you could choose from if you book one of my  workshops. What could be better on a cold, rainy evening or afternoon than to have a fun couple of hours with a group of friends, learning to make stunning but simple cards that will WOW those lucky enough to receive them!

Contact me to book and we’ll have a quick chat to set a date and time for a workshop at your home or usual meeting place. I’ll check with you the level of crafting that you and your friends are at (I have projects to suit everyone from complete beginner to advanced) and suggest projects that I think will suit you all.

Your workshop can be tailored to either:

  • a free craft session, after which you and your friends choose which products you want to buy from the catalogue; or
  • a class where everyone pays a fee to cover expenses but isn’t expected to make any other purchase (though you can still choose to do so if you wish).

Hold your workshop now, during Sale-a-bration and you and your friends can benefit from the FREE Sale-a-bration goodies too!

Book now.

Sara xx

£25 extra to spend!

Extra products

A quick reminder that there’s just over a fortnight left to get an extra £25 to spend!

If you host a £250 workshop before 30 May, then you’ll not only earn the usual £40 hostess credit that is a regular hostess benefit but … we’ll give you an extra £25 to spend!

Email me to book your workshop now, it’s not too late … yet, but we are starting to run out of time Wink

Or, if you join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May then we’ll also give you an extra £25 to spend on your starter kit, making it £155 of products for just £99!

If you’d like to chat it over first then you can email me and I’ll give you a call, or you can sign up now, online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

If you have a long wish list and your order is anywhere close to £99 then instead of placing a regular order, then it makes more sense to order the Starter Kit instead (there are more details here). You choose any products* from the current catalogues (either main or Spring/Summer), there’s no further commitment if you don’t want it (but you can opt to build a business or be a hobby demo getting a discount for yourself and friends) and you’ll get the usual demonstrator perks, such as being among the first to see the new catalogue products and a chance to attend Convention! Woohoo, what’s stopping you?

* With the one exception of hostess products.


Host a Workshop

Sale-a-bration has been in full swing for three weeks now and there are just four weeks left to go, to grab your fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

Did you realise that you can get even more freebies if you host a workshop?



We don’t mind whether you call it a party, a workshop or a class. To us, it’s any chance to get together and have fun crafting Laughing

You bring the friends and we’ll bring the crafts. There’s no need put on lots of food and drink – a cuppa and maybe a biscuit is all it takes (unless you want to do more). Don’t have space? Then just keep it to a small, select group or why not have a “virtual workshop” – just share the catalogues out to friends and collect the orders in.

Either way, if you and/or your friends between you, have orders amounting to £150 or more, then as the hostess you’ll get a free pack  (two 12″ x 12″ sheets) of Silver Glimmer Paper, great for adding some sparkly trim, punched shape accents and die cuts to all your crafting projects.

… and the Glimmer Paper is in addition to the regular hostess benefits that you can qualify for at any time of year!

For £150 of orders that’s £25 of hostess credit (that you get to spend on anything in any current catalogue, not just the hostess products – the hostess products just represent better value Smile). Here’s just one example of what you might choose:

hostess £150 workshop

And of course if you’ve placed your own order of £45 or over then you’ll also have a separate Sale-a-bration freebie on top of that.

Maybe you’re having quite a few friends round or sharing the catalogue with your regular craft group?

If the orders come to £300 or more then you’ll get the free pack of Silver Glimmer Paper and the Madison Avenue stamp set (your choice of clear or wood mount) and the Sycamore Street DSP (the photo shows 6″ x 6″ but you get full 12″ x 12″) and the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (4.6m each of three ribbons and 36 buttons) …

hostess £300 workshop

… and you’ll qualify for £50 hostess credit to spend on anything you want …

… and you’ll get 50% off any full-priced item. That Typeset Alphabet that I mentioned yesterday usually costs £80.95 but you’ll pay just £40.48. Or if you don’t have a Big Shot yet, then instead of it costing £87.95 you’ll pay just £43.98!

… and you’ll still get your Sale-a-bration freebies if your personal order was £45 or over.

Win! Win! Win!

Ready to book your workshop/party/class/get together? Still not sure what you can get and have a few questions for me? Then just email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

New Summer Mini Catalogue launches 1 May

I’m enjoying a nice glass of wine and just chilling a little, after a busy and fun couple of hostess events, in the company of a lovely bunch of ladies.

My hostesses are great enthusiasts for crafting generally and Stampin’ Up! products specifically and although they’ve already been received lots of great freebies with their workshop orders, I really appreciate them opening their home to me and I like to spoil them a little more.

I’ve been extra busy the last few days working on samples to share with them and on their little gifts. Here’s a sneak peek of their gifts:

The samples mean that I’ll have lots to share with you when the Summer Mini launches on Tuesday 1 May and I’ll be taking part in a blog hop which goes live (hopefully) at 10am on the same day.

If you’d like a copy of the new Summer Mini catalogue then please email me and I’ll get one out to you.

And the start of the Summer Mini means the end of the Spring Mini so there’s only a couple of days left to order from that catalogue. If you can get your order (over £25) to me before 9pm Sunday night (29th April) I’ll pay the postage. Please note that this is an offer exclusive to me, not an SU! offer but it can be combined with the free pack of DSP offer if you spend over £45. Just email me your order and I’ll take care of the rest.

Sara xx

Reminder – only 2 weeks left of special hostess promotion offer

Just a quick reminder that the current hostess promotion runs until 15 December so there’s only a couple of weeks left to make the most of it.

Hostess Promotion

Host a £300 workshop from 1 November – 15 December, and you’ll receive the Paisley Petals Stamp Set and a package of Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper—up to a £33.90 value–for FREE in addition to the regular hostess benefits!

And you get to choose between the wood- or clear-mount Paisley Petals Set.

The stamp set is a little quirky in design, great for colouring in or using stamped in matching ink to create an interesting background.

Paisley Petals stamp set

The papers are perfect, you have a choice of bright and bold on one side or soft and subtle on the other – ideal for any project.

Paisley Petals DSP

My calendar is pretty busy up to Christmas so if you’d like to book a workshop and aim for these great extra free gifts, then please contact me straight away, to see whether we can squeeze something into our diaries.

Sara xx

Earn free products by hosting a workshop

You’ve always been able to earn great benefits by hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop but our new hostess programme is now even more flexible!

Here’s how it works:

hostess benefits

So …

What stays the same?

  • You still get to have a fun and sociable event with your friends, learning new crafting skills and techniques and trying out the products.
  • You still get an increasing amount of free goodies based on the total sales from your workshop – the higher the total orders, the more you get.
  • You can still choose hostess benefits from a selection of exclusive stamp sets and papers.
  • You can still have a virtual event and get the same hostess benefits ie. skip the workshop, simply share the catalogue with your friends, collect the orders and send them through to me.

and …

What is different?

  • You can now choose to spend all your hostess pounds anywhere within the catalogue. So if you have already earned and collected the hostess stamp sets or if you’re simply not that into stamping then you can choose to spend your hostess pound on punches, or cardstock, or Big Shot Accessories etc.
  • You can get more for your money if you do choose from the exclusive hostess products. Each stamp set (or paper pack) is specially priced and you’re making a large saving on the value of the product eg. you only have to pay £11 in hostess spend for the wood mount Posy Punch stamp set that is actually worth £17.95.
  • You can choose any of the hostess products – no more levels. Hostess products start at £8 and even the minimum qualifying level of workshop (£150 sales total, earning you £25) will allow you to buy the  most expensive hostess product (the wood mount Happiest Birthday Wishes – £20).
  • You can get 50% off one or more items, based on your workshop sales total*. You could buy the Big Shot for just £43.98 by hosting a £300 workshop.

Want to book your real-life or virtual workshop? Please email me at or give me a call on 0775 1133886.

Here are just a couple of the new exclusive hostess products and samples of how I’ve used them … but remember you can choose to spend your hostess pounds on anything in the catalogue!

faith in nature stamp setelegant faith


posy punch stamp setposy hello

*Please note that you cannot use your hostess pounds to pay the 50% and the 50% item does not count towards the workshop sales total.