Thursday, 23 November 2017

Stampin Up On Line Extravaganza

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Demonstrators.

Stampin Up On Line Extravaganza

Looking for some great bargains (while stocks last) 


Click on the above link and take advantage of some great discounts on current products.

Deals of up to 40% off and extra deals to celebrate 10 years  of Stampin Up in the UK.

Hurry hurry hurry and shop early for Christmas and get your crafty gifts here.

With all the Black Friday deals online Stampin Up Online Extravaganza is one not to miss.

Good luck and happy shopping.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Gifts For Crafters

Shopping for the crafter in your life.

The Christmas lights have started to be switched on all of the UK and there is a feel of Christmas in the air.  Christmas can be a very stressful time as there are always so many presents and gifts to buy.

As a crafter here are some suggestions of gifts to buy for  the crafter in your life.


Considered one of the best die cutting and embossing machines on the market. A great christmas gift and with Stampin Up has our full back up.


This trimmer is my best seller as it is lightweight and so easy to use particularly for people with dexterity issues or problems with the strength in their hands.  If  there is one gift for your crafter this Christmas then this one is a must.

Here is a video which will give you some more ideas for gifts for crafters and includes the Stampin Trimmer.

For all your gifts for crafters just click on the SHOP button above to have a good browse or click on the highlighted links to take you directly to each item.

Before I close for today an idea for children.  Throughout the year there are many childrens birthdays, parties and of course Christmas.  Here is a gorgeous stamp set with coordinating framelits which is just adore.  Pop this into your stocking for Christmas to make all these cute cards throughout the year.


and here are a few cards that I have made using this fantastic bundle.



So the countdown to Christmas has begun.  Join me over the next few weeks for more Gifts for Crafters.






Monday, 13 November 2017

Stampin Up A Little Wild

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

A Little Wild Bundle. is a stamp set and coordinating framelits which is so cute and versatile as it can be used for baby cards, little one cards and adult cards.

One of my favourite books growing up was Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne with wonderful line drawing illustrations by Shepherd.  As soon as I saw the back facing image of this little bear it reminded me of Shepherds illustrations so I decided to stamp the image in chocolate chip ink and leave it uncoloured.

With the help of the framelits dies it makes cutting out the images quick and easy and with the little bees they are cut out in threes so are easy to just place on the card.  

Quick Crafting Tip

A quick crafting tip for you.  When placing multiple images (like the bees) or any embellishments like pearls, gems, sequins etc always place them in odd numbers.  This gives better special placement.  In this card I used three bees and then five bees.

This is the lovely Stampin Up A Little Wild Bundle and as you can see the images can be cut to make tags with a little hole for hanging them included in the framelits.



The top picture shows how you can create cute baby gifts and tags with this lovely set. With baby showers becoming more popular this is a great set to coordinate everything for that special little one.

However if your little ones are grown and you just want a lovely card for any adult both male or female then the card I have made would be perfect.

Stampin Up sets are always multi purpose so each set that you buy can be used again and again for lots of different projects making them great value for money.

Click on the SHOP link above or the highlighted areas to buy your A Little Wild bundle now.






Monday, 6 November 2017

Stampin Up Fairy Celebration Christmas

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Stampin Up Fairy Celebration Christmas

For everyone that likes fairies the Fairy Celebration stamp set. is just perfect.


For this beautiful Fairy Celebration Christmas card I used the Fairy Celebration stamp set and fussy cut the image removing the cherries and replacing them with the christmas berries from the Best Birds.

The background papers are from the CLEARANCE RACK. which has some great bargains up to 70% discount. Well worth a look to stock up your crafty stash.


The fairy in this card is very vibrant and I coloured it using our new Stampin Blends. Artist quality alcohol markers.  Take a look and buy yours HERE.


With Christmas just around the corner there are some fabulous crafters gifts throughout the Stampin Up range.  Have a browse and get the crafters in your family a Stampin Up gift for Christmas.


Saturday, 4 November 2017

New Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

New Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers

The New Stampin Up Blends were launched on the 1st November and are already taking the colouring market by storm. Stampin Blends. are a premium alcohol marker and I thoughtI would show you some great projects with these fabulous marker.

Colouring with Stampin Blends

These Stampin Blends are very juicy and come in a light and a dark in each colour making for seamless blending.
The robin has been coloured using Crumb Cake light and dark markers. and the Stampin Blends Bronze marker. for the shadows.

The Stampin Blends can be bought singly, in pairs of the light and dark, or the complete set, so is great for all budgets.

The Stamp Set I used for this card was the Best Birds. which you can purchase with a coordinating framelits set for ease of cutting the images.

The Stampin Blends give a really vibrant colour making each image you colour look very professional.

Another way to use the Stampin Blends is to colour a die cut image from Whisper White Cardstock in any colour coordinating blend.

For this card I used the Happy Birthday Framelits cut in Whisper White and then used the  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party to colour the Happy Birthday and then put a shadow round the edge with the darker Bermuda Bay.

By using the Stampin Blends in this way you can coordinate every project and create some lovely ombre effects.  Again you can see just how vibrant the Stampin Blends are and give a beautiful smooth finish.

Top Gifts For Crafters

Why not treat yourself  to the complete set of Stampin Blends as a Christmas Gift or if you are looking for a Christmas Gift for a crafter then this will be perfect.

You can buy the complete set of Stampin Blends HERE.

So if you have never tried alcohol markers before or have been using them for years the new Stampin Blends won't disappoint.  So give them a try and see for yourself.

Before I go the lovely background papers in the robin card are from our CLEARANCE RACK.
The clearance rack has some amazing bargains at up to 70% off.  It is always changing as products are while stocks last.

This lovely Christmas paper is Warmth and Cheer DSP. and this has been reduced from £9 to an amazing £3.60

There are some great bargains to be had so pop over and fill your basket, while stocks last.





Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers


Stampin' Blends launch today and are selling fast.

Today is the 1st November and eagerly anticipated launch of the Stampin' Blends.  These are alcohol markers is Stampin' Up! colours in a light and dark shade in each colour which gives seamless blending and is ideal for the beginner and more advanced colourer.






This video will give you and idea of how easy these blends are to use and I am sure you will want to put your order in right away.

Top gift for crafters.

The Stampin' Blends make a great gift for the crafter for Christmas.


The complete set includes all 27 markers
  1. 12 sets of a light and dark in each colour making 24 different markers
  2. an ivory ideal for skintones and shading
  3. a bronze ideal for skin tones and shading
  4. a colour lifter ideal for highlights and removing colour
  5. complete set includes all 27 markers
  6. The ideal gift for Christmas #top gift for crafter
These are premium quality alcohol markers, twin tipped with a brush and bullet tip for every colouring project from fine detailed work to covering large areas.

Seamless blending.  These alcohol markers are very juicy so blend beautifully.  With a light and dark Stampin' Blend in each colour making blending  simple and easy.

Each Stampin Blend is available to buy separately or you can buy them in a pair, a light and dark, in each colour..

With Christmas just around the corner what a lovely gift to give your crafter, or just treat yourself.  If you are not ready to buy the complete set then just buy a few of the colours you most use and give them a try.  I know you will be back to buy more as they really are one of the best alcohol markers I have used.


This is a sample of how vibrant the Stampin' Blends are. All your projects will have a vibrant professional look with a seamless blend which is really easy to achieve with the light and dark in each colour and a little colour lifter for the highlights.

Buy yours now from my SHOP NOW button above and begin to take your colouring to the next level or click the highlighted link to buy the complete set.




Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Top Gifts For Crafters

Top Gifts For Crafters

With Christmas just around the corner it is time to think about gifts and presents and what better way to bring joy to a crafter than buy them a crafting gift.




This is the paper trimmer that all other paper trimmers want to be! This lightweight, portable trimmer is specially designed to make stable and straight cuts.

* Full 30.5 x 30.5 cm cut or score
* 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade included
* Extra-wide, 15.9 cm cutting base for most projects; 36.5 cm extendable ruler for large projects
* Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover
* Point on cutting handle for precise measuring
* Right-side grid for cutting thin strips
* Includes storage compartments for Bone Folders, and more

This paper trimmer makes a great crafters gift for all crafters as it is so easy to use and not only is a cutter but has a scoring blade too.

Replacements blades are quick and easy to replace and come in packs of two so with the compartment underneath to store you will never be short of a new blade for constant sharp cuts.


So if you are looking for a great gift this Christmas for the crafter in your life then just click on the highlighted link or go to the SHOP button above.

Start early and get that gift for the crafter in your life or just treat yourself and get one of the best paper trimmers on the market.

For the month of November I will be giving you lots more top gifts for crafters, taking the guess work out of your Christmas shopping and ensuring that you buy the very best gifts for your crafter this Christmas.