14 Oct 2019

Crafty Paper Party - 14 November 2019

Hello to all who live nearby or who would like to come to a fab event

There are still a few places left.  If you are interested, contact me on wendy.sentiment@gmail.com.

It would be lovely to see you there.

8 Oct 2019

Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is in Clearance Rack - 15% off

Hello everyone

Do you remember the beautiful Everything is Rosy Product Medley?

It has now been added to the Clearance Rack and is 15% cheaper.

Here are the previous posts showcasing this great suite of products

Everything is Rosy product medley focus

Everything is Rosy product medley not just cards

Everything is Rosy product medley more cards

Everything is Rosy a box for everything

If you would like to purchase this suite SHOP NOW at thelaptraycrafter.stampinup.net

Or how about Joining... you could add this to your Starter Kit, and still have loads to spend.
Learn more about Joining

Happy Shopping!

3 Oct 2019

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Winter Scene

Hello everyone

Today I am making a card using two stamp sets:  The Perfectly Plaid set from the Autumn/Winter card and the Waterfront stamp set from the Annual catalogue.

To make this 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" card I used:
Whisper White card:  folded and cut to make card base, 5 3/4"  x 5 3/4", peices to stamp and punch a tree and stamp and punch sentiment
Perfectly Plaid Designer series paper: 5 3/4" x 1"

Here is how I made this card

Happy Crafting
The Laptray Crafter

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2 Oct 2019

Join and get a new Trimmer and a some brand new products early

Hello everyone

Have you thought about joining but not done it yet?  Well here's something that may help you go for it!

When you join, as well as earning discount on all your purchases, we demonstrators also get to hear about and purchase new products early.

As of 1 October the Early Release of the brand new TRIMMER to demonstrators started.  Yay!
Mine is on order and I am so looking forward to receiving it.
Believe it or not, it's cheaper than the old one at just £23  and has packs of 4 cutting blades that are available separately.

As you can see from the photos below, it looks similar to our old retired one, but it’s so so much better – bigger base plate, longer extension, both imperial and metric measurements. Oh and the blades? Not made by a manufacturer who didn’t step up to our very exacting standards… this one WILL meet our criteria of the best!


That's not all -  in addition to the Trimmer, the pre order of a beautiful Limited Edition BUNDLE has been launched. Now don’t panic, this will be available on general release on 1st of November, but again, demonstrators get to shop and buy it all now!


So,  you could add add the price of the entire Christmastime Is Here Bundle AND a  Trimmer together - that would be a total of £126.50 -  and only pay £99!!   So you can get a chunk of it free - bargain!!
  • Trimmer –  (item: 152392); £23.00
Christmas is here bundle:
Individual items:
  • 152156 GOLD 1/4″ (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBON  £6.50
  • 152155 GOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS  £7.50
  • 152159 CHARMING ROSE BRACELET £20.00
  • 152144 ROSES DIES £28.00
  • 152431 CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMP SET*  £35.00
  • 153944 CHRISTMAS ROSE BUNDLE*  £56.50
Does this persuade you? 

See more about Joining

I would love it if you were to join my team of Crafty Piglets. 

Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!


Stampin' Up! Joy of Giving Tag kit and more

Hello everyone

Today I want to show you the Joy of Giving Tag kit.  I prepared this kit ready for my recent Catalogue Launch Party and it was really enjoyable.

I sat and made it over a couple of evenings whilst watching tv.

With this kit you will make 30 Tags and it comes in a lovely box, that could make great gift packaging.

Here's a Stampin' Up! video showing how to make up the kit.
Sit and watch

However, after I had finished making the kit, there were lots of bits left over, so I thought I would see if I could extend its use, so I made some more tags and some matching wrapping paper.

Take a look at the video below, because  I show you how I did this too.

Thank you for visiting today.

Happy Crafting!

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Autumn/Winter catalogue - some of my favourites

Hello everyone

We've had the new Autumn/Winter cataloue for a little while now and I thought you might like to see some of  my favourites

Page 11: So many stars suite

Look stitched star shapes and love those flourishes!
This will be useful all year round I think

Page 12: Wrapped in Plaid suite

I love tartans and plaids and this has a punch so its bound to be a favourite for me

Learn more here

Page 40: Feels like Frost suite
Great colour for those winter project, beautiful speciality designer series papers and just look at that gorgeous metallic ribbon.

Page 21:Tiny Keepsake bundle

With this die you can cut out the shape to make a cute keepsake box, no glue required.
You could use this at any time of the year for tables favours, pillow gifts, a gift to share with a friend to cheer them up.  All you need is a peice of 6" x 6" designer series paper.

To be truthful, I could choose a lot more... there's a kit to make your own Advent Calendar...

... you take a look and decide which ones are in your top 3.

As always, if there is anything you need for your Christmas Crafting, please pop over to my shop for some retail therapy.

Happy Crafting!

1 Oct 2019

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming box for Maltesers

Hello everyone

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Here is a lovely flip top box that fits a box of Maltesers.

To make this you will need:

Designer series paper: cut to 12" x 9"
- on long side score at 3 3/8", 5", 8 3/8", 10"
- on short side score at 1 5/8" on both edges
Whisper White card: for stamping and die cut

Here is how I made this box

Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting!

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30 Sep 2019

Stampin' Up! Gleaming Christmas copper baubles card


Here is a card that I made for my recent Catalogue Launch Party for the new Autumn/Winter catalogue

I thought I get out my Stamparatus and make a card using the Gleaming Christmas stamp set
I excited to be using the new Delicata ink - colour copper too.

To make this you will need:

Whisper White thick card: 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" card base
Whisper White card: 4" x 4"
Copper foil: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", plus some extra to punch large baubles, the tops of the baubles, and 2 Classic Label punch shapes

Here is how I made this card

Thank you for visiting.

Happy Crafting

29 Sep 2019

Stampin' Up! #Elfie card at Stamp n Sip

Hello everyone

This card was made at Stamp n Sip recently.

Isn't he cute!

To make you need:

Whisper White card cut to 4 1/8"  x 8 1/4"
Whisper White card cut to 3 3/4" x 4"
Whisper White pieces to die cut nested label shape and to stamp and punch sentiment
Feels like Frost speciality designer series paper cut to 4" × 2"

To create:

Score Whisper White at 5 7/8", fold and burnish to make A6 card base
Stamp Whisper White card mat with snowflakes using Delicata Silver and atttach to card base
Attach piece of designer series paper
Stamp Elfie with Smoky Skate and colour in using Stamin' Blends.  I used Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana and some Smoky Slate as ground.  Attach to card.
Stamp sentiment with Delicata Silver and punch out using Classic label punch.  Attach to card using dimensionals.
Add bling as required

Here are the cards made by everyone on the day ... as you can see they chose different coloured Stampin' Blends, don't they look fab!

Thanks for visiting today.

Happy Crafting!

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My new journaling Bible - Psalm 23

Hello everyone

Do you have a bucket list of things you would like to do before you get too old?

I do, most of them are just pipe dreams.

One of the things on my list is to read my Bible from cover to cover. Eeeek!!

Its a truly daunting task but now I have something that I think is going to make this aim more acheivable and more fun.

I have treated myself to a journaling Bible... I spotted it at a Craft Fair recently and had to have it.

If you've never seen one.. they are Bibles that come with pages that you can add journaling to, you can add designs of your own and there are pages that have designs on them that you colour in, perfect for when inspiration is needed.

I am so excited and cannot wait to see what I am going to be led to add, I know I am not doing this on my own.

Whenever I pick up a Bible, if I am not looking for something particular, my first port of call is Psalm 23 - The Lord's my Shepherd... its been a favourite for a (very) long time.  I was taught this by my Grandpa and it was my school hymn and I still remember all the words.
The version of this Bible is a more modern translation.

Here is the page from my new Bible, isnt it fab.

Wow! What an experience!  Peace and quiet to hear and feel our Lord's presence.
(Except when I was singing my old school hymn - tune Crimmond ))
Here is what it looks like now

Not bad, methinks... I haven't coloured for ages and I must admit I was very nervous putting pen to paper.  I used my Stampin' Up! Stampin Write markers... they havent bled through, so am pleased as I have the full colour range at my disposal and I even added some Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle.

I am going to try watercolouring pencils and stamps.  I am, in case you don't know, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and have heaps of crafting goodies that am itching to try in my Bible.

So, watch this space and see how I get on with my journey.

Thank you for visiting today.
Blessings to you
Wendy xx

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