Gorgeous Grunge for a Chap!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Gorgeous Grunge for a Chap!

Pootles Stampin' Up! Grab Bag Giveaway Random Selection (1)Pootles Stampin' Up! Grab Bag GiveawaySo this week, from May 21st to May 29th while I’m away, I am doing a Grab-Bag Giveaway! I have a whole load of unopened embellishments, ribbons, trims and more. This is just a small selection taken from the much bigger box also pictured! How do you get one though? Well ALL orders over £20/25€ will qualify for a grab bag goodie. At the point in time of flying these are already bagged up, I’ve no idea what’s inside each bag, so I will grab one at random, pop your address on the outside and post it off to you! You could place 1 order and get 1, or place 5 and get 5 bags through the mail! This is only open to UK, Germany, France, Austria and The Netherlands. It is also provided by me and will be posted by me in the first week of June.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Gorgeous Grunge for a Chap!


Oooo Gorgeous Grunge, you gorgeous thing you! This is the stamp set that makes card making super dooper easy! You just pick your colours then stamp ‘n go! It really is that easy!

Yesterday I had a card with some soft colours on it, and those beautiful flowers, but today I’ve taken the same layout and totally changed the colours. And where yesterday I had punched out flowers, today I have silver heat embossing on one of the tiny stamp sets, then each of the colours has been heat embossed too. Yes, you can heat emboss any colour of ink… I have a video coming out next week that details how to do this technique. Once you’ve started doing it, you can’t not!!!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Gorgeous Grunge for a Chap! Colours

But the thing about Gorgeous Grunge is that even when you mess it up, it’s okay. I was a little heavy handed with the red on one corner and caught the edge of the rubber, but too light on the other side, where you can see that I’ve not pushed hard enough.

Does it matter?  Not a bit!

So my Sunday card is bright and cheerful and I hope will make you happy too!

S xx

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!

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  1. Sarah Mallet says:

    Love the splash of red

  2. Val Peacock says:

    Love both of these cards I am always struggling with cards for men, I will have a good play with Gorgeous Grunge. Thankyou Sam enjoy your trip.

  3. Connie Hinkle says:

    Darn it!!!! I live in the USA

  4. Nannie Annie says:

    Good male card. Thank you for sharing and hope you are enjoying the cruise.

  5. Belinda Litsch says:

    So glad I live in this continent! Thank you for the perks Sam…Ejoy your well deserved cruising… God bless you.

  6. Angela Edwards says:

    What a lovely card… so bright and cheerful… looking forward to the embossing technique… it sounds interesting 🙂 xx

  7. Sam, this is one of my old time absolute favorite SU sets, one that I almost didn’t get when it first came out, I honestly didn’t like it when I saw it but now…..well, I’ve used it so many times, to add fabulous details to my cards.
    This card is awesome, love, love the colors you used and the beauty of it is that you can change the colors to fit any occasion.
    Thank you for sharing and enjoy your fabulous Mediterranean cruise, you totally deserve some R&R!!
    Maria Rodriguez.

  8. Sounds tempting! Wonder how much does it cost to mail it to The Netherlands?

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