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The sweet peas stamp set is one you can use for all occasions, from birthday to a new baby.  Have some fun with it. 

For this card, grab your colouring pens, embossing powder and heat tool.

Stamp some peas onto some cardstock to cut out and stamp the peas in a pod onto a piece that you can die cut or punch out.  Use your memento black or another ink colour. Have some fun colouring them in.  Cut out the small peas – a little therapeutic fussy cutting.

On the smaller piece of cardstock, decide on your placement and then stamp a couple of the flowery stamps using versamark and then heat emboss.

Stamp your sentiment with versamark and heat emboss that then punch or die cut.

For the strip, use a piece of patterned paper and trim to your desired width – the piece on this card is slightly longer than the layer.

Layer up your pieces, glue down and add some sparkly gems.  Voila!


Say What!

Have you taken a look yet at the new things including our brand new 2024-2026 In Colours in the new annual catalogue?

The In Colours are gorgeous and if you love them, you can get them for FREE!

During this month (May 2024), when you purchase the starter kit for £99 (125€) you can choose £130 worth of any products from the new annual catalogue PLUS Stampin’ Up will include FOUR In Colour Products in your starter kit absolutely FREE!  Plus you also get free shipping.

This is what you will receive:

  • 2024–2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle
  • 2024–2026 In Color A4 Cardstock
  • 2024–2026 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 2024–2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

This is a fantastic offer and a great reason to join the Stampin’ Up! family. If you’d like to know more about joining, visit this link to get the low down on becoming a demonstrator and what is involved.

If you have any questions that I haven’t covered, let me know.

Happy New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Day

A new catalogue is always an exciting time, and this one especially, not only are there lots of new crafting supplies, it has a new layout and so many things to see.

We have 5 brand new In Colors which you are sure to love with their bright sunny hues and after a bit of waiting, a pink!

Whether you’re looking for Step-by-Step crafting perfect for beginners, Quick & Easy options to take your crafting beyond the basics, or products and inspiration that help you experience Creativity Your Way, our new catalogue will be a source of inspiration as well as your crafting best friend.

Plus, don’t forget we have the Online Exclusive and Kits ranges which are only available online and do not appear in the catalogue.  

Perusing my Online Shop is the easiest way to view all of our products.  If you’d like to wander through the digital catalogue, click the image on the right hand side and it will take you to current catalogues.

Enjoy and have a great day!


A whole Latte Love

So this took me a while, I did get the stamps out and stamped a few images and then went rogue and just used the papers, and some other things too!

The papers from the online exclusive so are not in any catalogue.  The papers are double sided and I used two sheets out of the pack. 

I have used the happy birthday from the wanted to say dies, which are carried over into the next catalogue with the happy birthday die cut from the new basic beige.  I roughed up the edge of the coffee cups, and for the strip and ‘blue’ piece went around the edge with a marker to give it a bit of a pop. I took the photo on a piece of paper that is also included in the papers!

And just a little reminder, the items retiring in the mini catalogue and 2023-2024 catalogue last chance ends tomorrow (29 April) in case there is still something you fancy to add to your crafting needs.


Stampin up latte love

Get creative : Ice Cream!

Stepping It Up: Ice Cream Swirl Bundle

Strawberry or vanilla? Or, maybe chocolate?  With the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle (which includes the Ice Cream Swirl Stamp Set and Dies) you can create your own flavour! It also happens to be a perfect choice for step-up projects!

What’s the scoop on the “CASEable” version?

Keep it simple by using tone-on-tone stamping, die-cut images, a Lighter than Air Designer Series Paper banner embellishment, and a trio of our Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots. Finish it off with a sentiment stamped in Bubble Bath ink on Basic White Cardstock. Sweet!

Approachable Avid
To make the yummy and refreshing “Approachable Avid” card really pop, make a simple frame with Pool Party Cardstock and use the ice cream swirl and wafer cone detail dies to add an extra layer of fun.

The striped, Lighter than Air Designer Series Papes (with its ice cream parlour vibe) provides the perfect, pastel background.

Artfully Avid
To create the “Artfully Avid” Pool Party Cardstock gift packaging, start with a watercolour wash on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and die cut the shapes (including a cherry and rolled wafer biscuit, this time!).

Do you love the scalloped ice cream cone wrapper and the sunny Lemon Lolly Baker’s Twine bow?

Such cute touches make this the perfect gift packaging for any summer occasion!

More products on sale – up to 60% off!

The sale has started in the retiring list and if If there is something that you’ve been waiting to order, please order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment as all retiring items are only available while supplies last.

Some products are discounted up to 60% and popular items are likely to sell out quickly. Remember to purchase any ink refills or cardstock for your favourite In Color items which are retiring.

I find it easier to view the Last Chance items online so I can see a photo of the items, click the button below to do the see the items.

Retiring List Sale! Click Me!

2024 – 2026 In-Colour Club

With the excitement of the new In Colours being released on 1 May, I am excited to bring to you the 2024-2026 In-Colour Club.  To save you having to splurge all at once on getting all the products, I am offering the opportunity to join the club and each month (over 5 months) you receive one of the new colours.  Plus, in your September delivery there will be a bonus.

The five colours that you will receive are:

  • Peach Pie
  • Petunia Pop
  • Pretty in Pink*
  • Shy Shamrock
  • Summer Splash

Over the five months you will receive one of the In-Colours in the following products:

  • Ink pad
  • Ink refill
  • 8 sheets of the 6″ x 6″ patterned paper (4 each of 2 double sided designs)
  • 4 sheets A4 card stock
  • 24 Resin Dots (12 each of the 2 sizes)
  • 2m of bordered ribbon
  • Stampin’ Write marker

In September, you will also receive a full pack of In-Colour shimmer gems.

The cost each month is just £29 and includes delivery.

You also have the option of adding the In-Colour blends, for an additional £10.25.

You can register to join by 6th May, with payment being required on the 7th. Your package will be shipped as soon as possible, my aim is by the 20th of each month (any issues with delivery I will let you know as I am bound by Stampin’ Up! on that aspect).

To register, please complete the form below.

*Pretty in pink is a returning colour, if you already have it in the stamp pad and refill, you have the option of swapping for a different colour, perhaps the new basic beige.




  • If you already have a Pretty in Pink ink pad and ink refill I can swap these for a different colour, maybe you would like the NEW colour Basic Beige?
  • * email me your preference of ink pad and refill. This only applies to the Pretty in Pink offering.
  • Payment: My preferred method to receive payment is by Bank Transfer. I can request payment via Paypal (if not paying by friends and family, I would appreciate that you please add £1.14 (£1.45 if including blends) to the total in respect of Paypal fees).

What’s happening!?


Well, where to begin as there has been a lot going on! 

At the recent On Stage event held in Rotterdam, the new 2024-26 in colours were released.  These are lovely pastels: peach pie, petunia pop, pretty in pink, shy shamrock and summer splash.  Plus, we also have an addition of a new colour to the basic range, basic beige joins us for the new catalogue.


We have two new kits in the kit collection, these are the By Your Side Kit and Hooray for Honeycomb Kit.

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects – sometimes you just want to settle down and get the creativity straight out of the box. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are while supplies last.


I know we have just come to April, we have the retiring lists for the outgoing main and mini catalogue and are preparing to receive the 2024-2025 catalogue.    The FREE pdf will be avaialble for you to download ready for when it goes live on 1 May, if you would like to have this when I can email it out contact me and I will add you to the mailing list – alternatively, sign up for my newsletters and blog updates if you haven’t already as a post is scheduled to go out when the time is right!

Sarah’s Scraporium

It’s free delivery for items in my Scraporium od retried Stampin’ Up! (and other items should I add them).  Use the code “FREE” when checking out!  [UK address only I’m afraid].

As is the way of the world and commerce, Stampin’ Up! strives to provide us crafters with the best paper crafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality Stampin’ Up! is known for, all while being mindful of cost and other important considerations. They regularly review pricing, taking into account the cost of doing business, global exchange rates, increased supplier costs, and market comparisons. But, as we all know, with increased costs to produce items, some items will have new pricing effective on 1 May 2024:

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
Stampin’ Blends
Select Specialty Inks
Embossing Pastes
Stampin’ Spots
Select Notecards and Envelopes
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines and Plates
Select Storage
Select Tools
Select Adhesives

I think that’s it for now! 

Hooray for Honeycomb


By your side


2024 – 2025 Annual Catalogue

Coming Soon!

Last Chance Products Sale Coming Soon

The January–April 2024 Mini Catalogue and the 2023–2024 Annual Catalogue will be retiring soon!

It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to any catalogue, but I’m ’looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

With every retiring catalogue comes a spectacular Last Chance sale. You (and me) can stock up on our favourite products before they’re gone for good. Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies 9–30 April!

Click the buttons below to download a copy of the retiring lists so you can get prepared.

Mini Catalogue retiring list 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue retiring list