Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sale A Bration Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our blog hop.

But please feel free to come back here for more details on Sale A Bration and the new Spring/ Summer Catalogue on Tuesday 28th Jan! Also for details on the Craft Spa SAB Club running Jan-March….

The Stampin’ UP! annual Sale A Bration promotion starts this Tuesday, 28th January… you know the one… a free product for every £45 you spend. Or become a demo – and get £150 product for your £99 ( £20 more free to you and me! )

Now, we demos cannot show you pictures of the products but we can show you completed projects made with those products  - so here is a blog hop to show you the range of the products that can be yours for free….. along with a few other Stampin UP! must haves….. including some from the Spring Summer Catalogue … which is also due for release on Tuesday 28th Jan……

So I chose the stamp set  - See Ya Later –  4 images in the set  to work with  - all of some beautiful wording plus a small included image - so 5 cards to show you here…..SO KEEP SCROLLING……though I appear to have only used one of the small images !!  

First - This one makes me SO happy…

2014_01, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SAB, Jems Blog Hop, Too Kind, See Ya Later (1)

Many of you will recognise this as my 2013 Stampin’ Up convention swap card using the Too Kind stamp set … but updated to incorporate a number of things going in my life this month!!

Firstly the colours, we started a new team challenge this week – Wade’s Weekly Challenge – read more about that here. But the colours chosen by Julie just fit in perfectly with what I wanted to achieve with this card – sky, grey(ish) and yellows for happy! So thanks again Julie – perfect combi!! Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry  - plus Daffodil Delight as the paler background yellow on the Too Kind flowers

Secondly the step up of the card  - as my ladies were making this for themselves in classes this month. 3 additions to the base card I swapped – a scallop square; some linen thread and oh… clouds in the sky!

Now whilst at Convention – many people asked how I created the background circle – so I better share that here…. just a hole, stamping and sponging!!

I covered my Whisper White square with a large circular aperture (you could die cut a circle out of paper – but  I used the plastic stencil/mask from the Build A Banner kit in the Autumn/Winter catalogue – still available until 1st Feb folks! Great masks/templates even if you don’t want the banner parts…..highly recommended….) And on this stepped up version -  I also punched 2 cupcake tops with the Cupcake Builder Punch & laid them within the circle.

I stamped over the top with the Dictionary background stamp ( Soft Sky) then I sponged more Soft Sky ink around the hole! And then it was time to remove my mask. Simple, fast & very effective… Though it does still remind me of a UK car tax disc!!!

Second – more to keep me happy…..

2014_01, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SAB, Jems Blog Hop, Petite Petals,  See Ya Later (1)2014_01, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SAB, Jems Blog Hop, Petite Petals,  See Ya Later (2)

Not only a peak of another SAB stamp image ( see the “hi” banner…. the Banner Blast stamp set and a Banner punch can be yours for free ladies!!) but a new product from the Spring/Summer catalogue here… one that will be VERY popular – 6 different small flower images – with …. a co-ordinating punch!! YAY! Petite Petals is one to look out for!! And the colour choice…. Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red… because of the gorgeous new Paper Stack in the Spring/Summer Catalogue – Fresh Prints. Loving these papers – 24 different patterns in the stack!

Third – one for a Birthday. Again coupled with the punched out  Petite Petals stamp set flowers. And Banner Blast banner of course. Very addictive are these banners!!! Gorgeous….

2014_01, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, SAB, Jems Blog Hop, Petite Petals, See Ya Later (1)

And now for something completely different for me……  I was asked for  a geek chic Valentine card – you know the moustaches and glasses –  well Stampin’ Up! don’t have one for me – so I have also been playing with my Undefined stamp carving kit and I created my own!!! GREAT FUN…. and there was the perfect wording in the See Ya Later set… not only for the Valentine card… but also for another idea!!

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So …for more shares from the team … just press on the icons…. NEXT for those going round that way … or PREVIOUS if you are working backwards!!

SO assuming you are all going to hit NEXT to the RIGHT… I give you…. a gorgeous card OR mini album created by Julie Kettlewell. I was lucky enough to make this for myself yesterday… it will be shared in Craft Spa classes coming soon!!! LOVE it….

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Need to go quickly to a blog you have been to…. here is the complete blog roll list….

 

Karyn Davies - http://kdcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/bloghop-day-0-welcome-to-our-bloghop-by.html

Debbi Taylor - http://beecraftyandstamp.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/julies-jems-sale-bration-bloghop.html

Rebekah Cornford - http://craftingbecky.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/sale-bration-sneak-peek-blog-hop.html

Julie McCartney - http://crafty-angelwings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/julies-jems-sab-bloghop.html

Amanda Bates - http://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Julie Kettlewell - http://juliesjapes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/julies-jems-sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Allie Jolliffe - http://jollicrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/julies-jems-sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Sharon Glynn - http://shari-anne-happycrafter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/jems-sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Angie Hutton - http://feathertassel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/hello-and-welcome-to-jems-2014-sale.html

Kate Martin - http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Liz Youd - http://stampinandcreatin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-julies-jems-sale-bration-blog-hop.html

Fiona Cullen - http://www.the-create-escape.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/let-go-to-bloghop.html

Caroline Lovett http://carolinescraftsandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/bloghop.html

Kylie Henshaw - http://hellostamper.blogspot.com/2014/01/sale-bration-blog-hop.html

14 comments:

  1. I love your cards!
    the moustache one is great!
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  2. You excel yourself Amanda - love your geek chic card, clever girl carving your own moustache stamp!
    I absolutely love the blue card using Petite Petals - please may I case this for my ladies?? It's great. Good to see movement on your blog too!!
    Love
    Kate
    xx

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  3. Oh what lovely makes Amanda- I might be 'caseing' as well. Hope that's ok. Anne x

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  4. Amanda! What can I say? Amazeballs!! Love the last card with the face, it made me smile. Xx

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  5. I didn't realise you carved the moustache! Brilliant. Love all your makes, stylish and very on trend :) x

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  6. as always Amanda you have inspired me xx

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  7. Stunning as always Amanda, I feel some CASEing coming on! And I love what you've carved!

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous you have really showcased your talents :) Love the undefined, borrow please ? lol
    and I love your colour combos. x

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  9. Brilliant makes! Love the glasses - may have to make some of my own now! Also might have to case a few things pretty please?

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  10. Half woman, half craft machine! Creating projects with the precision of a futuristic automaton whose sole purpose is to bring crafting perfection to the masses! Legend! X

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  11. hhhmmm, think I might be CASEing these :) Fab as always Amanda x

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  12. All so different , but all fantastic ! Glad you liked the colour combo x

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  13. I am so in awwh over your beautiful and creative cards! You have inspired me...I may be "ceasing" as well! :) Hope that's okay. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I am so in awwh over your beautiful and creative cards! You have inspired me...I may be "ceasing" as well! :) Hope that's okay. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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