Pootler’s New Catalogue Blog Hop Summer 2016

Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop!! This blog hop is all about the yumminess that is the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I can not believe how quick the year has gone, yes we saw some of our favourites retired but I have to say I LOVE the products in this catalogue…..do I have a wish list?…..no I just want it all! Anyway my project focuses on my favourite stamp set.

I know it is ADORABLE!! We spotted the Love You Lots Stamp Set when we were given a sneak peek at the new catalogue back in April at On Stage Live. Thankfully it was available in the pre-order (two excellent reasons to become a SU Demonstrator right there), so I snapped it up and couldn’t wait to make these cards with it.

So taking four pieces of A4 Whisper White Shimmery Cardstock (3 3/4 inches x 5 7/8 inches) I stamped all four of the adorable images in the stamp set in Archival Basic Black Ink. I then did some very simple and quick water colouring using Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe and Marina Mist Classic Inks. Whilst this dried I made my card bases from Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Basic Grey and Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock (cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches).

Before adhering my card front I cut a strip ( 1 1/2 inches x 5 7/8 inches) of co-ordinating DSP from the Designer Series Paper Stacks (In Colours 2015-2017, Neutrals and Brights Collections). I adhered this to my card base with some Fast Fuse Adhesive and popped up my card front on some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


To finish off my cards I took another strip of matching cardstock (1 inch x 3 inches) and heat embossed each of the sentiments in White Stampin Emboss Powder and adhered these to my cards. I stamped the little thought bubble sentiment on my little frog card along with drawing a couple of mini red hearts with my Real Red Stampin Write Marker.

Thank you for hopping by today and joining us on the Pootler’s Blog Hop, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, now off to the next stop on the hop, Karen Taylor or if you are going backwards you will be off to see Fiona, enjoy the rest of your day Louise xx

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June is an epic month for hostesses!! For each event a hostess has with 350 €/£250 or more in sales, that hostess will receive 35 €/£25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.


That’s right! Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to 126 €/£92, depending on which stamps you choose. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalogue and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with me in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Have the stars aligned or what?



Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #9 Stampin’ Up’s Flower Shop Birthday Card

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

So this is sketch number 9 of our challenge and the sketch comes from the lovely Karen McDondald!

So for today’s sketch….


I decided to kill two birds with one stone for this weeks sketch as I needed to make a birthday card for mom, who’s birthday it is today!! Happy Birthday Mom!!!

For my card base I used Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.


I then took a piece of the Shimmery White Cardstock, which I am obsessed with for water colouring, cut to 3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches. I stamped in Versamark Ink some of the images from the Flower Shop Stamp Set and heat embossed with White Stampin Emboss Powder. Using Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink I water coloured over my stamped images to create a background piece. I then adhered this to a piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper cut to 4 inches x 5 6/8 inches.


Taking some A4 Vellum Cardstock I stamped some different flower images from the stamp set in Versamrk Ink and heat embossed. I punched these out with the Pansy Flower Punch, which is available in a bundle saving 15%.


Taking some more vellum cardstock I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Number of Years Stamp Set in Versamark and heat embossed again. I cut this in to a banner edged piece ready to attach to my card front.


Using some of the gorgeous 1″ Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace trim I wrapped a piece vertically around my card front and then tied a Faux bow using a technique I found on Pinterest and my Candy Dots Brad Bases with some Basic Rhinestone Jewels. I then adhered my card front to my card base using Stampin Dimensionals. My last touch was attaching my vellum sentiment piece with three 1/8″ Mini Brads. With some Mini Glue Dots I adhered my punched out Pansy flowers.

I made a second card of this design. The water colouring came up a little more pigmented and I used the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon for my bow.

Thanks for hopping by today, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more inspiration or go check me out on Facebook or Instagram, Louise xx




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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Cottage Greetings Birthday Card


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For this weeks hop, I decided not to go with a Christmas card, although I still have plenty left to make! I went for a birthday card. It was one of our fellow Pootler’s birthday last week, Ania! it was also my daughter’s birthday yesterday so sticking with birthday’s I made the card below.


For todays card I used the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set. I wanted this stamp set for so long, it is so pretty but up to yet I have not got around to using it.


For my card base is used Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.


Then taking some of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack I took the main piece measuring 3 5/8 inches x 3 5/8 inches and the smaller piece measuring 3/4 inches x 3 5/8 inches and adhered it to a mat of Very Vanilla Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches and 1 inch x 3 7/8 inches. I popped these up on to my card base with some Stampin Dimensionals.


Taking the Banner Triple punch and some more DSP and Very Vanilla cardstock I punched out two banners. I sponged the edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock with some Mint Macoron Classic Ink. I popped this up on some Dimensionals and added some In Colour Blossom Accents.


Taking one of the itty bitty flower images from the stamp set I stamped this on to some Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched it out with the 7/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch. I took the 1 inch circle punch and punched out a piece of the Mint Macaron Cardstock and again with the 1 1/4 inch scallop punch punched out a piece of the Very vanilla cardstock. I sponged all the edges and popped this up on some dimensionals.


For the inside of my card I used a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock measuring 3 7/8 inches by 5 5/8 inches and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Mint Macaron Classic Ink and using some of the gorgeous flower stamps, stamped along the bottom for added decoration and because I couldn’t help myself, they are adorable!



So that’s my card for this week, Ania I hope you had a lovely birthday!

Thanks for hopping by today xx


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Pootlers Blog Hop


Pootlers Blog Hop-001Today I am thrilled to be taking part in another brilliant Pootler’s Blog Hop. My fellow Pootler’s and I have put together a series of projects showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the new Annual Catalogue that was released earlier this month.

You Got This Watercolour Card

You Got This Watercolour Card

For today’s card I am using the new You’ve Got This Stamp Set, taking the main flower image I stamped it with Versamark ink on some Watercolour Cardstock measuring 5 1/2 inches x 3 5/8 inches. I heat embossed this with some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.  Taking an Aqua Painter I wet my piece of embossed watercolour cardstock and then taking some of the New Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink I just dropped ink on and around the flower petals allowing the water to carry the ink. I repeated this step with some of the gorgeous Mint Macaron Classic Ink around the stem of the flower again allowing the water to carry the ink outwards.

Watercolour effect

Watercolour effect

Once this was dry I used lots of Fast Fuse to adhere it to my card base which consisted of a piece of A4 Mint Macaron Cardstock (yes, I am ever so slightly obsessed with this colour) cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches.  To edge my watercolour piece I took a piece of Tip Top Taupe Cardstock measuring 1 inch x 5 1/2 inches and adhered a piece of the lovely English Garden Designer Series Paper measuring 3/4 inch x 5 1/2 inches and popped this up on the edge of my card front with some Stampin Dimensionals.

English Garden DSP

English Garden DSP

Then to finish off I stamped one of the lovely sentiments from the stamp set on to some Whisper White Cardstock with some (yes, you guessed it) Mint Macaron Classic Ink. I punched this out with my 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, I sponged the edges with the matching ink. To the back of my sentiment piece I decided to add some “Pootle Loops”, well it wouldn’t be a Pootler’s Blog Hop without them! So taking some of the White Jute Ribbon I threaded a couple of lengths of cotton off a strip of ribbon (a lovely demonstrator shared this trick with us at Regional Training this May) and curled this round the back of my sentiment piece adhering it with some Glue Dots. I then adhered this with some more Stampin Dimensionals to my card front.

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