Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Blog Hop

Well Hello there!

Thank you for joining in the New Catalogue Blog Hop.


Hopefully you’ve come from the lovely  Sarah's blog. If not don’t worry. There is a list at the bottom of everyone involved with all the blog addresses for you. So you can either start at the beginning or just carry on from here and work your way around until you get back here again.

We here we are, new catalogue time! And such an exciting time too!!! New stamp sets, new in-colors (OMG they are just gorgeous!!!), New Stampin’ UP! Sizzix Dies, FABRIC!!!!!! Love it all!!
So what projects do I have for you today? Well where to start?

Thing is, as  a Demonstrator we do get the opportunity to purchase select items a month prior to the new catalogue release. So, for the past month, myself like many other Demo’s, have been busy beavering away building up a stock of new projects to display and share! So do you like that idea?  You do?  Well get in touch I would be happy to chat to you about joining my team!

So here are a few for you….

First up is:

This is a gorgeous Cosmetic Purse made with the new Flirtatious Designer Fabric!  I haven’t sewn in many years nor had I ever put in a zip!!!  Well with this project not only was there a lot of sewing (mostly by machine) but also a zip!  Go Me!!

The green felt came from hobbycraft, it was some I already had in my stash.  I cut the flowers out using my Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Die.  Here’s the inside…

I love the way the fabrics compliment each other.  I’m going to have so much fun with these new fabrics. 
Ok back to cards.  My next project is a little notelet using the new, and very cute set Easy Events.
8 fabulous images and sentiments for nearly every occasion.  It’s such a great all rounder.  I love them all.

I stamped the image onto Whisper White card using Black Staz On ink.  The colour was added using my Blender Pens.  It never ceases to amaze me how these can pick up colour and then transfer them to your images.  A Basic Rhinestone to the middle flower and then mounted onto Lucky Limeade Cardstock and Wisteria Wonder Textured cardstock.

Ok OK I can’t leave the fabric alone.  I’m sorry.  But I have to show you this…

It’s a pin cushion!
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It started out as  a preserving jar, called a mason jar.  It’s got this fabulous raised design on the glass which I think is the company logo of the manufacturer.  It really does work well.  You can’t see it properly but I filled it with ribbon and cotton reels that all matched or co-ordinated with the Flirtatious Designer Fabric that I used to make the pin cushion on top.
Well I hope you like what you have seen today.  Please do leave a message.  I love to see what you all thought.

I’m sorry there’s not more but I have my New Idea Book & Catalogue Launch Open House today and I have had to save some projects as a surprise for the girls .  But I will be bringing more projects soon, so make sure you check back.

Now if you haven’t already grabbed a cuppa, go do so and then hop on over to the lovely Sarah's blog to see what delights she has in store.  I know I will be shortly!

Here is the list of everyone involved just in case you get stuck along the way.

1. Lauralou
2 AlisonP
3 Glittermum
4. Theresa M
5. SarahLP
6. Sassy Stamper (Elaine)
7. Sarastamper (
8. JJ66
9. Evy c
10. DonnaM
11. Scrappydiva
12. Natalie
14. Vicky
15. Maggie (maggiemae)
16. Julie H (The Crafty Bug)
17. Elizabeth (Stash Fairy)
18. Michelle (ShellieStamps)
19. Keren.
20. Emma (Daisydaye)
21. Rachel (Rachel)
22. Valerie (valmoody)
23. Kara (KaraM)
24. Sarah (IOW Sarah
25. Tracey Rossos
26. Patricia (Beckscraft)
27. Sarah-Jane
28. Claire
29. Cupcake
30. Kimf
31. carolineskinner
32. Emma_H
33. Sally - Pink Sky. x
34. Carolyn
35. Tina
36. Hayley (craftydevils)
37. allyf -

See you again soon!!
Elaine x


  1. Fabulous Elaine, very impressed with your cosmetic purse (I can't sew for toffee!) Would love to know where you get your little jars from
    Margaret x

  2. Wow Elaine- you do some great things with a sewing machine and i love that card, i can't get enough of wisteria wonder! Your pin cushion idea is brilliant.x

  3. For someone who said you can't sew, you did a fantastic job.
    I'd love to know where you got the jar too!
    Kathy xxx

  4. Cute card, and just love the jar pincushion.

  5. Very impressive! Love the cosmetic purse

  6. Have you got the tilda books Elaine? Its got the jar pincushion in it. Really lovely projects youve made!

  7. Great projects... I love the Pin Cushion :) x

  8. Gorgeous. Particularly the pin cushion! Where did you get the jar from? I have tried my cookshop but the mason jars they had were much bigger. Nicole x

  9. Oh Elaine your projects are gorgeous. Thank you so much for taking part x x

  10. Awesome projects, Elaine!! You made that gorgeous little purse?! So impressed! :o)

    Sarah x

  11. Oooh! I love the pin cushion!! I might just have to go in search of a Mason jar to make one for myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Very impressed by the make up bag, a zip, Wow! and I love the pin cushion too :-)
    Hugs xx