Friends of SUBA May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop.

SUBA Simply Amazing Business Angels, Louise Sims and Pip Todman bring you Business support training

What does SUBA stand for? SUBA stands for Simply Unique Business Angels, and is run by Pip Todman and Louise Sims.

Back in August 2017 I attended a SUBA Training Course to help move my business into the Social Media arena.  Pip and Louise have welcomed me with open arms and are constantly helping others like me to understand the systems that they use and build the confidence to use them more so. There was another training course in February 2018, the group of  Stampin’ Up! Demo’s who attended, decided to join up to create a blog hop so that what they had learnt could be put into practice. I was lucky to join this group and be able to show you what I have made for this month’s blog hop.

May’s Blog Hop Theme – Annual Catalogue Pre Order.

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator enables me to see the new catalogue before customers and to order certain items that are available to pre-order.

In this blog hop I have decided to use the Animal Outing stamp set.

I stamped the images with Black Memento ink pad into watercolour paper.  I coloured in the images using the Stampin’ Up! watercolour pencils plus the lemon lime twist from the Lots of Happy Card kit and an aqua painter.  I love how this gives it  a subtle look.

After seeing other social posts I thought I would make a photo frame around it to make it look like the photo had just been taken.  For this I used Whisper White card stock and the largest die from the Square die set.  Lemon Lime Twist was used to stamp the leaves on the white frame.

My next step was to decide what to use as a back ground, I wanted it to look like the photo was stuck to a wall or board so I chose the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP that has been carried over to the new annual catalogue.  I love this DSP as it can be used for so many things.

These are the cards that I made:

I thought I would set a little challenge:

As you can see I have almost finished the next card but there is a space under the stamped image that just needs that little something.  My challenge is to let me know what you think this card needs to finish it.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Please do leave comments. When you are ready please clink onto the next button to take you to Deborah to see what lovely projects she has to show you.

Blog hop list:

Gina at Emerald Kreations

Caro at Craft with Caro

Ginny at Celebrate the Journey

Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryl Diana – YOU ARE HERE

Deborah at DJC Creativity

Sandra at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio

Carrie at The Inky Nook

Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft

Stampin’ Dreams May Blog Hop

Thank you for joining my blog.  Whether you have join me or have come from Jo Anne’s blog I hope you enjoy this month’s Stampin’ Dreams blog hop.

Today I am taking part in a global blog hop.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I love this time of year when the NEW Annual Catalogue is winging its way to each demo meaning that we can have a sneak peak and order some of the new products.

One of my main passions is Scrapbooking.  When I saw the Delightfully Detailed laser cut 12×12 pages I just had to order them.  In an earlier blog hop I showcased one of the pages that can be cut to make cards with but I also wanted to showcase the other page available in the set, which is a whole 12×12 page.

It is absolutely gorgeous and I will certainly be buying a few more packs when it is available to everyone in June.

Delightfully Detailed 12x12 paper Delightfully Detailed 12x12 sheet

Like all scrap-bookers I do have a lot of photos waiting to scrapbook and I recently found a couple of photos from my parents wedding.  Of course in 1964 most photos were black and white so the photos I found go really well with the laser cut paper.

I love our 2017-2019 In Colours and was extremely happy to find out that the 12×12 card stock has been carried over into the new catalogue.  I chose the Powder Pink card stock as it is a lovely subtle colour.

This is the scrap book page I came up with:

Wedding Scrapbook page


I finished off my journalling block with one of the corner stamps from the NEW Around the Corner stamp set.


I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and seeing the fantastic Delightfully Detailed laser cut speciality paper and how you can make lovely scrapbook pages using it.

Please do leave comments if you have time and please enjoy your next visit to Sandra Robert’s blog and see what lovely projects she has for you.

Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop 2018

Welcome to Kelly’s Birthday Blog Hop

I am so excited to be taking part in this global blog hop to celebrate Kelly Kent’s birthday.  I am based in a little village in Cambridgeshire and after being a Stampin’ Up! customer for 9 years I decided to sign up as a SU Demonstrator to share all the lovely products that are available.

Everyone loves a birthday and for this blog I wanted to showcase a set of cards that anyone could make on a small budget, using card stock, one stamp set, one embossing folder and a set of ink pads.

Here is the set of cards:

I love our new 2018-2020 In Color range, these colours are available for the next 2 years. They are so vibrant and as you can see mix and match well together.

For all of the cards I have used a Whisper White card base, an In Color mat layer, a strip of Basic Black card stock, In Color Ink pads, Sequin Embossing Folder and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

This card showcases the Blueberry Bushel in color.
This card showcases the Pineapple Punch in color.




This card showcases the Call Me Clover in color.
This card showcases the Grapefruit Grove in color.
This card showcases the Lovely Lipstick in color.









I do hope you have enjoyed these birthday cards and are inspired to try the 2018-2020 In Colors.

Please click on the NEXT button to visit Rochelle Blok and see her lovely projects.  We do like reading your comments.

 Kelly’s Stamping Friends Birthday Blog Hop List

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor  YOU ARE HERE
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin

Kre8tors May Blog Hop


Goodbye to the Spring/Summer Occasional Catalogue

Today’s Kre8tors Blog Hop is about saying Goodbye to the Spring/Summer Occasional Catalogue.  One of the suites in this catalogue is Myths and Magic.  I am so sad that it has not been carried over into the new Annual Catalogue as it is suitable for all ages.

Myths & Magic Suite

I started this project by making a box to hold 10 x 10 cm cards and envelopes.  Using Dapper Denim card stock and the lovely Myths & Magic Speciality Designer Series Paper.  These papers have iridescent glittered designs on one side and colourful matching images on the other.

I then designed 4 cards using the stamps, Framelit Dies and the speciality DSP.

Mermaid Card

This card I decided to have a strip of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and to raise the mermaid and sea horse using the mini  stampin’ dimensionals.

Dragon Card

With this card I chose to have a circle of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper behind the dragon.

Knight Card

In this card I used wink of stella on his armour and put a small circle of glimmer paper behind him.

Wizzard card

Finally, with this card I put a strip of glimmer paper behind the sentiment and a circle behind the Wizzard.

For all the stamped images I coloured them in using the Stampin Markers.  I love these as they are so versatile.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project today.  Please do comment as we love reading these.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit  Tracy  Marie Lewis and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Amy Grendel
Tricia Butts
Jackie Lawless
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor – YOU ARE HERE
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jo Blackman
Su Mohr
Deb Naylor
Linda Handford
Kirsteen Gill
Laura Kate Mackie
Jan Musselman
Alexandra Rauf
Kathy Maurer
Cheryl Hamilton
Becky Browning
Hiske MacKay
Maria Calia

Stamp ‘N Hop May Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in another Stamp ‘N Hop with other Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators of all skill levels.  In this month’s blog hop we are showing items that we have been as a demonstrator been able to pre-order from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

Being a relative new demonstrator finding the funds to buy everything in the catalogue can be quite daunting so I concentrated my purchases around a couple of items I could get most use out.  I just had to get the ‘Statement of my Heart’ special stamp as it says exactly what we love about Stampin’ Up! and what we do as a demonstrator.

The other 2 products I bought are the Delightfully Detailed laser cut speciality paper and the Delightfully Detailed note cards and envelopes..  When I saw the laser cut speciality paper during the Telford On Stage event, I knew I had to have it.  This morning I showed it to my scrapbookers and they absolutely adore it.  I am sure it is going to be a big seller.

With these 3 products, plus an ink stamp pad, I chose Basic Grey as it was to hand.  Here are the 3 cards I came up with.

To be able to put the Tombow Multipurpose glue onto the laser cut speciality paper I laid the paper onto the silicon mat and using a sponge off cut, I dabbed the glue onto the paper.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards.

Colour Combo May Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Colour Combo Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Colour Combo monthly blog hop where you are given 3 colours to use for your project.  This month we have been given the colours Pear Pizzaz, Pool Party and Peakaboo Peach.

As I am writing this blog after preparing for my May Quick and Easy card classes, I was all designed out on what type of card to do for this blog hop.  One of the things I love about crafting is colouring so I decided to use the Petal Passion Designer Series Papers and make a scrapbook page.

This is the page I came up with using photos from my wedding.

I love using the Stampin’ Up! write markers as they are available in every colour and are so versatile.  Of course when they start to run out you can recharge them with the matching reinker.

I absolutely adore the Petal Passion DSP and was please to be able to combine both.  Stampin’ Up’ also have a Petal Passion Memories and More set in the suite, so of course I was able to choose a one of these cards to match the DSP.  I then mounted the card and photos onto Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party card stock and made a matching journal tag in Peekaboo Peach card stock.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and please do leave comments.  Please click on to the NEXT button below to visit Tricia and see what lovely things she has created.


  1. Elisabeth Pirolt Jun
  2. Sandra Herzog
  3. Elaine Pelletier – Paper Crafts by Elaine
  4. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – Stampin ‘n crafting with cheryldiana
  5. Tricia Butts
  6. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Sandra Roberts (UK) – Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio