Thursday, 6 February 2014

The Sunshine Stamping Website Has Moved!


Our website has moved! This blog will stay open to store all blog posts up to 6th February 2014, but we are thrilled to invite you to visit our new website at, where you can find up to date offers, information and blog posts.

If you arrived at this page after typing in then please refresh your browser to make sure that you are taken to the new website (some browsers will store web pages, so the version you see is not necessarily the most recent version.

We are really excited about our new website and hope you will be too. We'd love to hear what you think - our email address and telephone numbers have remained the same, and there is a contact page on the new site. We'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Coming Soon: FREE Papercrafters' E-Book

I'm so excited to be able to launch my first e-book for papercrafters! It's aimed at both beginners and the more experienced crafter, and is a collection of some of the hints and tips I've found useful during my years of crafting. You'll find general hints, stamping tips and hints for getting yourself organised - there's all sorts of useful stuff in there! 

You can get a copy of this exclusive e-book absolutely FREE! Keep your eyes on my website, and in a day or so I'll be posting details of how exactly you can get your hands on it...

Watch this space!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Video: Box To Fit C6 Cards and Envelopes

Hello again! I have another project video today - a beautiful gift box that fits C6 cards and envelopes in it, made using Stampin' Up!'s fantastic Envelope Punch Board. I hope you like it! 

 The box fits the four cards I showcased in Friday and Saturday's blog posts, though you could use it, instead, to pop in a single, heavily-decorated or decoupaged card that is too thick to fit into a standard envelope.
The belly band uses some of the gorgeous free Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Sorbet pack, which you can get free during Sale-a-Bration (until 31st March 2014). The ribbon is the lush Ruffled Stretch Trim (otherwise known by some of my customers as knicker-elastic) - and the colour is Crisp Canteloupe - despite me insisting on calling it Calypso Coral in the video! Full "ingredients" are listed in the table at the foot of this post.
If you'd like to find out more about Sale-A-Bration, and how you can get your hand on free goodies, just click here and you'll be taken to the page you need on my website. It's easy to contact me if you have any questions, just drop me an email at


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Banner Blast Card Set - Part Two

Yesterday, I shared with you two cards from a set I made using one of the gorgeous free stamp sets you can get hold of during this year's Sale-A-Bration. Here's another one.

And this is the final one in the set.

The Designer Series Paper used on this card is also available free, it's part of a bee-yoo-tiful pack called "Sweet Sorbet" and you can choose it free with a purchase of £45 (60 Euros) or over. Got to love free pretty paper!

On Monday, in my weekly video slot, I'll be sharing with you how to make a lovely box using the fabulous Envelope Punch Board, which is specifically sized to fit these four cards (all C6-size) and their envelopes. I hope you can join me then.

(All the products I've used in this set are shown at the bottom of this blog post. Click on each image to see further information about that product)

Thanks for visiting!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Banner Blast Card Set - Part One

Hello! How are you enjoying Sale-A-Bration? Got your party booked yet? (If not, what are you waiting for? You  NEED to get your hands on these gorgeous gifts!)

This lovely card uses one of the fabulous, free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. I've been having a ball playing with this! I'm using this set in my Stampin' Up! parties at the moment, and it's going down an absolute storm - it's SO versatile!

Here's another one. 

I'll show you another couple tomorrow, and on Monday I'll be sharing a video showing you how to make a really pretty box, sized perfectly to contain these cards and their envelopes. 

If you'd like to learn more about Sale-A-Bration and how to get your hands on the fabulous free gifts available, then have a look at this post - it contains all the information you need, as well as a link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure for this year. You'll love it!

Thanks for dropping by - I'll see you again soon!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New Products, Free Gifts, and a Party Invitation!

I love this time of year! The evenings are starting to draw out, the bulbs are starting to appear, and Stampin' Up! have brought out a brand new Spring Summer catalogue - yaaayy!!!

Ohhh, it's just gorgeous! The theme is "Celebrate the Everyday", and the focus is on all those wonderful crafty things you can do in your life. Not only cards, but home decor, party celebrations and all those amazing things that touch our world all the time. We live our lives, why not make our surroundings more beautiful as we go along, and reach out to our friends and families in those lovely, little ways that make all the difference.

And to make this an even more amazing time, I'm thrilled to bring you this year's Sale-A Bration too! 

Free crafting goodies for everyone:
  • Free gift with every £45 order
  • Additional Hostess Benefits when you host a qualifying party
  • Extra £20 worth of craft products in your Starter Kit when you join my team

So, whether you want to start your own, amazing craft business as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in my wonderful team, whether you want to host a fabulous Sale-A-Bration party, or whether you'd just like to place an order for yourself to earn some of those gorgeous free gifts, I'd love to hear from you!

Contact me on 01473 622004 or email me by clicking here, and let's Sale-A-Brate together!

If you'd love to see some of these wonderful products and free gifts, and maybe even try out some of them for yourself, then I'd love to invite you to the fabulous, annual Sunshine Stamping Spring Party... Everyone's welcome, so do please tell your friends. 

Thanks for dropping in - I'll be back again soon! 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Video: The Crafting Tools I Can't Do Without

One of the questions I'm asked a lot is: what are the crafting tools that you use all the time; what couldn't you do without? I've put together this short video that answers just that. It isn't a comprehensive guide to crafting tools, and I don't go into huge detail about how you use each of the things I've included, but these are the things that I would say are my absolute go-to-every-single-time-I-craft pieces of equipment.

I hope you find it useful.

Next week, I'm going to be sharing with you a gorgeous little project using the Envelope Punch board  - and it also includes an appearance by one of my favourite things from the upcoming Spring Summer seasonal catalogue (which goes live tomorrow, yay!!).

Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back again soon.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

A Spring Catalogue Sneak Peek

A few days ago, I received a rather wonderful parcel. A lovely friend of mine, and fellow Demonstrator, Nicky, organised a share between a number of us, whereby we each got samples of pretty much everything (except stamp sets) from the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue. It was like Christmas all over again! I've been having a ball playing with all my lovely new goodies...

This card is almost a direct lift from the catalogue itself, made using one of the brilliant new kits that we're offering.

It came together in about five minutes flat - if that! Isn't it sweet?

Here's another one...

And another...

I love them! I hope you do too - there's not long to wait now..... Don't forget, if you'd like me to send you a complimentary copy of the Spring Summer catalogue, all you need to do is drop me a line and I'll pop one in the post to you.

I'm off to have another play - see you soon!

Friday, 24 January 2014

A Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek Project

I have a sweet little thank you card to share with you today, made using a couple of the lovely items you'll be able to get your hands on free in a few days, when Sale-A-Bration starts.

Don't you just love these little banners? I've tended to shy away from things like this in the past, 'cause I find it a bit of a faff trying to cut them out evenly. Hmmm... maybe there's a solution to that on its way...

The sentiment is from one of the stamp sets I was given free at Convention (perk of being a demonstrator, hee hee) and I thought it really suited this simple card. The colours are all part of the 2013-2015 In Colour collection - Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana. I love how these sound so mouthwateringly refreshing!

You'll find the products I've used listed below - all save those which are coming in Sale-A-Bration, which I'm not permitted to link to yet. Don't worry though, you'll see lots more of them in the next few weeks!

If you'd like a copy of this year's Sale-A-Bration brochure, and / or the Spring Summer catalogue which is also coming in the next few days, then just drop me your details on an email and I'll pop one in the post to you ready for launch day.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.