Stamparatus meets Cake Soiree


Continuing on from previous posts and videos showcasing how to use the Stamparatus, todays post shows you a beautiful card I made using the Brand New Stamp Set Cake Soiree.  I absolutely adore this stamp set and in fact the whole Suite is to die for!  Remember you can get your hands on a share of the products in the Cake Soiree Suite. After reading this post and watching the video, go to my Product Share page and order your share!

Anyway back to this lovely card.

Using the Stamparatus to stamp out all the flowers and the leaves was so quick and easy!  Watch the Video to see how I made this gorgeous card!

Brilliant wasn’t it!  I can’t believe how much easier and quicker it was to stamp out all those flowers and leaves and then how easy it was cutting them all out using the matching dies and the big shot!  The fact that there are two dies for each of the flowers and the different leaves, made it so much quicker, but by using the hinge technique with the stamparatus, meant that I didn’t waste any cardstock!

I’m sure you’ll agree Cake Soiree Stamp Set and matching dies is a lovely set to have.  Here is another card I made using the Cake Soiree Stamp Set as well as the Stamparatus.  For the embossed background I used the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another product from the same suite.

Below are all the products I used,  just click on them to go to my online shop to place an order.  Remember to use the new Hostess Code for January and providing you allow me to contact you, I will send you a lovely gift especially from me as a thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator to place your order through.  Spend £20+ and you will get an extra special gift from me.

Here are just a couple more beautiful cards I made using this amazing stamp set and dies!

I hope you enjoyed the video and loved seeing all these gorgeous cards! Don’t forget to place your order and remember it’s Saleabration Time, so you can get your hands on some amazing FREE products!

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Stamparatus Wow!

As promised in my post the other day, I now have the Stamparatus in my hands, and have been having so much fun using it and making videos showcasing it.

Here’s the moment I got my Stamparatus!

lol Can you tell I was oh so excited! lol  The excitement hasn’t worn off either it’s as good as I hoped it would and in fact it’s even better!  Did you see how I absolutely loved the fact we have both inches and centimetres in the rulers lol. I know that may sound sad to some of you but hey I like my inches! lol

After opening up and revealing my Stamparatus and trying to calm myself down, I then had a go at stamping with it.  As you will see in this next video, I decided to compare how I used to do 2 step stamping using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with doing it using the Stamparatus!  Now this is my own opinion but I think once you have seen the video you will agree with me it’s fantastic, and well worth having!

I found it was so easy to use straightaway.  One thing I did find I was doing wrong and you will see this in the video (no cover ups lol) was when doing the second step, I lined the second stamp up using the edge of the rubber mount instead of the picture to ensure it lined up properly.  Watch the video to see how I got round it and the slight error lol.

So I think you will agree the Stamparatus is a Tool that you will use time and time again!  If you haven’t reserved yours do it now! Click on my ‘Reserve yours Today’ button to reserve yours and be ready to receive it after 19 March!  You’ve only got a few more hours to reserve yours, so don’t delay!

Come back soon to see how I got on making a gorgeous card using the Cake Soiree Stamp set that I used in the second video.  I will show you how easy it was to stamp multiple images at once, and how to stamp them multiple times down a piece of cardstock, using the ‘Hinge’ method.  Also how easy it is, time saving and in my opinion saving on wastage of cardstock and therefore keeping more money in your pocket!

‘Til next time, thanks for dropping by.



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End of Year Sales Event, Stamparatus Reserve today!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends?  Hubby and I had a wonderful time with our grown up children and our gorgeous granddaughter!  I love getting together with my lovely family, relaxing, eating and catching up.  Well not much relaxing with granddaughter lol but oh so worth it!

Anyway I just wanted to drop by and remind you that we still have the End of Year Sales Event going on – but only while stocks last or until 2 January 2018.  Please click on the pictures below which will open up the  Retiring Favourites and Discounted products from the End of Year Sales Event, on my online shop, and place that order today! Products are flying off the shelves so you don’t want to be disappointed do you!  One of my lovely ladies wanted an embossing folder and unfortunately, she thought she’d wait a couple of days, but was too late! I was so disappointed for her and she was really upset.  So go check them out now!

Retiring Favourites





The other reminder is you only have until 31 December to reserve your Stamparatus!

Doesn’t it look fun?  Stampin’Up! have decided it was so popular when the first reservation window was opened that instead of staggering the reservation windows they have left this last window of opportunity open just until 31 December.  This means the sooner you reserve yours the sooner you will get yours after 19 March 2018!  Click on my ‘RESERVE YOURS TODAY’  button on my right hand side bar and reserve yours today!  You won’t want to miss out!  Once 31 December has past you won’t be able to reserve one again!  This is your last opportunity to get one in your hands early!

I was lucky enough to be part of the L2L Team that collaborated with Stampin’Up! in designing, testing etc this product, so I was able to pre-order mine and will be getting mine hopefully tomorrow! YEYE!!!!  I can’t wait, I am so excited to get my hands on this amazing product. I just know it’s gonna give me a new way of stamping, make it so much more enjoyable even though it is already, but this apparatus is gonna help me do the 2 or 3 step stamping much easier and quicker and more accurately than when I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig!

I will be making some video showing you how to use the Stamparatus, so if you haven’t reserved yours yet, do it today, so you can see the videos I do.  If you’re just not sure if you will want it or need it – I can’t see why you would think that, but hey, I understand, lol, why not watch my videos in a couple of days to see what I do with it, then reserve yours before 31 December!

Below is a video from Stampin’Up! giving you 5 reasons why you should own a Stamparatus:

I’m sure once you’ve watched this video from Stampin’Up! you’ll be itching to get your hands on it.  IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH OF A REASON OR 5 LOL WHY YOU SHOULD RESERVE YOURS THROUGH ME, once you’ve received yours, you will be able to access some VIP tutorial I will be making especially for you to help you get started and make some amazing cards. These videos are in addition to the ones I will be releasing hopefully over weekend or early next week.  These VIP tutorial videos are exclusively for Customers reserving their Stamparatus through me.  When you click on my Reservation button, if you don’t have an account already with me, you will need to create one (check it says Sue Hall in the top right hand corner.  Please go to a previous post of mine entitled ‘FREE Shipping’,(unfortunately FREE Shipping is no longer available), which has screenshots showing you how to create an account. For this online reservation please note that once you have filled out the profile set up you will be taken directly to the Stamparatus Reservation window to reserve yours), please follow instructions.

For future online shopping, just go to my online shop from this blog and sign in with your email address and password you created when reserving your Stamparatus.  Always ensure Sue Hall is in the top right hand corner when placing your orders.  That way you will get my own personal thanks and gifts (if appropriate sales).  Dont forget to add the Hostess Code for that month’s Online Order, in order to receive a gift just from me for doing so (providing order is £20+).

Drop me a line with your email address as soon as you have yours, to let me know and once I have confirmation who has got them through me, I can release the VIP videos to you personally.


2 JANUARY 2018 (or while stocks last) THE END OF YOUR SALES EVENT FINISHES.

Thanks for stopping by.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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FREE Gift when you place your order with me!


How would you like the chance to own this beautiful stamp set that is no longer available to buy from Stampin’Up!? Merry Patterns is a beautiful stamp set and was only available for a month to purchase.  I have a set completely new and unused and I would love one of you to have it.

So if you would love to have this beautiful stamp set all you have to do is place an order with me from my Online shop on Monday 4 December 2017, using the Hostess Code for December.  For every £10 you spend I will write your name on a raffle ticket.  On Tuesday morning I will throw all the tickets into a tin and pull out the lucky winner!

Now remember you have to give me permission to contact you when you place your order, so remember to tick that box.  If you haven’t created an account with me before, follow the instructions I put up on here the other day when I did FREE Shipping.  The instructions also show you where to add the Hostess Code.

If you order £20 or more, not only will you get 2+ chances of winning the stamp set, but you will get a gorgeous gift from me too!

So check out your wish list and place your order with me on Monday 4 December (between 0800-2000) using the Hostess Code and you could be the lucky winner of this beautiful stamp set, just from me, posted to you absolutely free.

I look forward to sending this beautiful stamp set to a very lucky winner!

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March New Hostess Code


Wow First of March already!  You know what it means? yep Brand new Hostess Code for all those lovely orders you want to make! lol

If you’re not sure what this means click this link Why use Hostess Code to read all about it.

You will find the new Hostess Code for the whole of March 2017 on my right hand Side Bar.

Everytime you use it this month I will send you a gift just from me to say thank you!  Of course you need to allow me contact, so remember to tick the relevant box when placing your order via my online shop!

Don’t forget when placing your orders, that SALEABRATION is still on!  Better still they have added three Brand New Products:

Saleabration Second Release Products

It includes some gorgeous glimmer paper which is to die for! So click on the Saleabration link above again there is a link to it on my right hand side bar, and take a look.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Thank You Card


I thought I would show you my latest ‘Thank You’ Card I made and gave to my customers that ordered from me this month.

star of light embossed star of light inside

Isn’t it gorgeous! I used the amazing Star of Light Bundle  and used Copper Embossing Powder  for the swirly stars behind the large stars.  The Large star, which also has a smaller star on top of it (sorry picture not too good) was cut out using the new Copper Foil Sheets!  Behind the Embossed Whisper White, I used the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. It goes so well with the Copper Foil Sheets don’t you think?  Of course the Glimmer paper is just the right product for Halloween too!  Bet you’re wondering where the tiny heart cut outs are from? Well, when you cut out the intricate stars, these hearts are left behind.  So instead of throwing them away, I’ve used some on this card, and the rest I will put into a gorgeous shaker card!

The Inside of the card is simple but so effective, again using stamps from the Star of Light Stamp Set and Pumpkin Pie Ink.

All of the new products are in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which, if you do not have yet in your hands, you can contact me and I will send one out to you straightaway.  Of course if you can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can click on the Autumn/Winter Catalogue Link above, and have a look at all the gorgeous new products you can get hold of today!

Place an order for these products I’ve used today and I will send you (once your order has gone through) a FREE Tutorial on how to make not just this card, but the shaker card I made using the left over cut outs!  You must leave your contact details when placing your order, giving me permission to contact you otherwise I won’t be able to send you these Tutorials.  Of course you will also get an exclusive ‘Thank you’ Card made by me, for placing the order with me too!

Below is a table of all the products I used to make this card.

Enjoy and place that order today, to get the two FREE Tutorials and a lovely Thank you card! Remember to allow me to contact you when placing your order!

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Friday Class – 2 September


I have a couple of spaces on this Friday’s Class, 2nd September, 1000-1300. Here are the projects we will be making:

seasonal bells side step card

cookie cutter gingerbread pulled

If you are interested in coming to this Fridays class, please click on my ‘Classes’ page button above to book your space and pay for it.  I realise this is short notice, if you are interested in joining my classes but are unable to come this time, please email me so I can give your future dates/projects for you to book.

These two projects are made using brand new products from the new Seasonal Catalogue.  If you wish a copy of the new Seasonal Catalogue, please email and I will post one out to you (give me your address lol).

I hope you can join me.

Thank you

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Pinkies Blog Hop – Saleabration

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using new Stampin’ Up!® products that you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration. Simply use the buttons at the end of of each post to keep hopping!

There are so many gorgeous products in this years Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, that you will definitely want to place an order and get those FREEBIES! lol I love them all and again it was hard choosing just one to showcase for you. So I thought I would show you the gorgeous Vellum Stack, Botanical Gardens and the Botanicals For You stamp set.  These two coordinate beautifully and in fact you will find they coordinate well with other stamps and papers in our new spring/summer catalogue.

Here is the first project I have made for you.

botanical vellum treat bag

As you can see I have done a beautiful gift bag in Vellum. First of all I stamped the words ‘Just for You, from Botanicals For You stamp set, using Rose Red Ink. Then using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the words exactly over the top, I heat embossed the words over the top with Clear Embossing Powder. Using clear embossing powder is a great way to get all the colours you wish for. Isn’t it gorgeous! To make it stand out even more I have sponged on the back of the vellum using Rose Red ink and a sponge dauber. I also coloured the larger flowers on the back with crushed curry marker pen.

Botanicals card

Next I made a lovely coordinating card to go with it.  Again I have used some of the same Vellum, and stuck it to some Rose Red Cardstock, using Glue dots in the corners.  To hide the glue dots, I have added large pearls over the top. I stamped flowers from the Botanicals For You stamp set onto Shimmery White CS, using Rose Red, Perfect plum and crushed curry Inks. I stuck the flowers on the vellum using glue dots and added tiny pearls to each of them. Finally I stamped ‘…on your special day’ from the same stamp set on shimmery white cs with crushed curry ink, flagged one end using paper snips and stuck it to the card with dimensionals.  Can you see I added the single crushed curry flower to the banner which I think makes it ‘special’!

Give these together to someone special and they will be bowled over!

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and I hope you will pop back soon to see how I have coordinated these Sale-a-bration Freebies with other products from the spring/summer catalogue.

So now it’s time to hop on over to Camille’s blog to see what amazing projects she has made with some new products.

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