Pootlers Design Team – Friendly Wishes Week 1

Pootlers Design Team – Friendly Wishes

Pootler's Design Team

Well I’m delighted to be sharing a brand new weekly feature on my blog! Each Thursday a small group of my team will be sharing projects using the same stamp set. And that same stamp set will be used the whole month by the same team.

So for the month of May, 3 of my team, Heidi Smith, Sandra Ronald and Sarah Lancaster will be sharing a project each Thursday on their blogs using the Friendly Wishes stamp set.

Let me introduce you to them.

Heidi Smith “So, I’m Heidi Smith and live in Studley Warwickshire. I am married with two boys 13 and 19 and as well as working for an exam board, I spend time doing archery with my younger son. I have crafted all my life, but have always loved origami and paper folding especially.”

Sandra Ronald “My name is Sandra Ronald and I have been happily married to my wonderful Husband, Andy for many years.  We have one Son, Christopher.  I live in Luton, Bedfordshire where I have lived for most of my life.  Both myself and my Husband feel as though we are part of the furniture here in Bedfordshire, true Lutonians and there aren’t many of us around!  I have crafted all my life since the age of 7 when an Auntie taught me to knit.  I then wanted a pair of knitting needles but unfortunately my Mum thought I would injure my small sisters with them so wouldn’t let me have any.  So I got two pencils and cast on some stitches and started knitting with those instead.  At that point I think my Mum took pity on me and decided to let me have some knitting needles for my 8th birthday and purchased a pair of plastic ones.  I have adopted so many crafts over the years and can do knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, baking, sugar craft, gardening and flower arranging.  I have only been making card and boxes for the past three years but since Sam introduced me to the Stampin’ Up products just over a year ago I have really started to get into it!  I really hope you like my creation today!”

Sarah Lancaster “Hello my name is Sarah, I’m English but I live in France. I moved here 10 years ago with my family and my two youngest children were born in France. I am a Primary School assistant teacher by day and a crafter in my spare time. I started out with Project Life in 2013 and this led me to card making and to joining Stampin’ Up! in 2015. My style is very simple and clean with a love of watercolour techniques. I indulge in all sorts of crafts; crochet, knitting, quilting and I also collect Vintage dolls houses and furniture.”


Here are their projects, and of course, you can see more on their blogs too.

Heidi Smith

Sarah Lancaster

Sandra Ronald


Heidi Smith 1 Heidi Smith 2

Sandra Ronald 2 Sandra Ronald 3

Sarah Lancaster 1 Sarah Lancaster 2


I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Hammond

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on the right hand side, or within this blog post.

You can also join Stampin’ Up! through similar links too! I have various FAQ and joining Stampin’ Up! pages on the blog, so do click around!  

I cover the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria with my shop, but also my team too, so you can join me in those countries also!

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as a Guru with my account name as PootlesPapercraft, however, I’m scattered everywhere as Pootles!


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  1. Val Peacock says:

    Thanks to you all lovely cards. A great idea Sam look forward to seeing more.

  2. Anne Lumsden says:

    Loving all the cards Sam. Thanks for introducing us to them.

  3. Susie Barkley says:

    Love the idea, love today’s examples and the info on the girls who made them. Tell them hello.

  4. All those cards are lovely I do like that stamp I’m always here for you! Are these cards made with the new products coming out???

  5. I will look forward to Thursdays………… cards and more cards.
    Thanks for a great group of ladies… doing a great bunch of cards.

  6. Loving the designs from the team and another thing to look forward to each Thursday. Love the idea of the team introducing themselves. Well done team xxx

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