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Stamp of Approval by Catherine Pooler – CHRISTMAS!!!

Catherine Just did the First Sneak Peek of the NEW Stamp of Approval Christmas box that will be Shipping out on September 19th.  We have a limited stock here that you can order and be amongst the first to receive!

You can Reserve you Stamp Of Approval Box HERE, and send me a message if you would like to join in to our in studio crafty Christmas Party at 11am on September 19th where we will have a live check in with the lovely Catherine Pooler herself!


Here is a link to watch Catherine’s LIVE from a few minutes ago.  There will be more Lives and Events over the next few days.

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Reserve your *NEW* Catherine Pooler Home For The Holidays Stamp of Approval Box NOW

Super exciting news…..the *NEW* Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval Collection is COMING SOON! Reserve yours now and be some of the first people to get you own Home For The Holidays Stamp of Approval Box, as ever these are packed with all kids of crafty goodness and are a fantastic value for money.

We will be hosting and in studio crafty launch event where Catherine will check in via live web chat, there will be festive treats and lots of crafting.

Please let us know if you would like to attend, and for those that can’t you can still receive your SOA box that will ship to you on September 19th.

**Please note, as with before flat rate shipping does not apply, you will need to choose SOA/LARGE item shipping at checkout, no worries, if you forget a will just send an invoice**


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Catherine Pooler Release is in The House!


Just to quickly let you know Catherine Pooler’s New Release is here! Some stock is already gone but more is on the way so get your orders in NOW!

In addition to the Halloween Release we also have the Stamp of Approval WINTERHAVEN items as well!

……..oh, and 3 NEW ink colours! 🙂



Find it all


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Altenew Bells and Bows










For today’s quick make I use the Bells and Bows Set by Altenew, I love how this card could be used in so many colours and for so many occasions other than just Christmas!

     The Altenew ink cubes work perfectly with this multilayer set of stamps.

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Ski-Sons Geetings by MFT

How adorable are these bears!!?! I just can’t get enough of them ❤️

The stamp set is called Ski-sons Greetings by MFT and there are coordinating Dies also.

I created the background by cutting out the card with the Avery Elle Wonky die, and made he hills by using distress Inks with the Drifts and Hills Stencil, also by MFT.

I traced along the edges of the hills with a deco foil glue pen, sprinkled on Frosting Powder and heat set.

The front of the card is mounted onto glitter card and then onto a card blank.

The trees once stamped and cut out also have some frosting powder applied to them and then stick to the card using foam squares, and then the sentiment stamped directly onto the card

Finally the bear, which has been coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, is fixed onto the card using a mini wobble spring.

I think it’s safe to say quite a few of my own Christmas cards will be made using this set!

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Here comes Santa Paws!

The new Santa Paws Set by Art Impressions is so adorable!!😊

I made this card today as I had an idea in mind and had to roll with it! I will add the markers numbers and supply list at the bottom for you 😊

I started by 1) colouring the dog with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers and the cut out.

2) Use both rectangles in the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die Set and cut out each in Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White card, set the largest aside.

3) Taking the smallest rectangle, use stormy sky Distress ink on your foam applicator tool and add colour from the outside edges in, leaving some white in the center, build the colour to your liking.

4) In the white space you left in the center, apply some Scattered Straw Distress ink.

5) Sponge in some Nuvo Mousse in Mother of pearl on the lower third to half (your choice) of the card to add some fine “snowy” shimmer.

6) Apply some VersaMark from just below the start of the Nuvo mousse all the way to the bottom of the card.

7) Sprinkle Frosting Powder onto the VersaMark and Set well with a heat gun.

8) Mount onto light blue Glitter cardstock, and then onto the larger Die cut rectangle.

9) Stamp the sentiment, add some snowflakes with a white gel pen and use the Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to add shimmer to the candy can and fur on the pups jacket and hat. 😊


Ilustrator Markers:

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen


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Design Team Goodies!

So today was super fun! My goody box from Crafter’s Companion arrived with some of the AMAZING products that will be coming to HSN on August 16.

So far I have just played with the two new foiling kits, “Contemporary” and “Traditional” Christmas and made a couple of cards.

Here are a couple of photos for you😊


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Introducing “The Ton Stamps” Holiday Bow Stamps

A friend introduced me to this incredible line of Stamps, Dies, Inks and more! They are amazing, awesome quality and take your card making to the next level with their couture designs and layering stamps.

Maple Syrup Designs is the only Canadian retailer where these items can be purchased and I am thrilled to share them with you!

Over the next few weeks and months will feature more of The Ton products to share their supplies and ideas with you.