Pootlers Design Team – Orange Blossom Week 1

Pootlers Design Team – Orange Blossom Week 1

It’s a brand new month and that means a brand new team! This time, I’ve given them the stunning Orange Blossom stamp set. It’s one that I very much love myself and have used many times over, with no end in sight!

And of course, as they’re a new team, I’ll let them introduce themselves!

Pootlers Design Team Pinterest Board HERE

Jane Carroll “I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 25 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I “dabble” in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction 🙂 I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!
I discovered SU some years ago and after finding Sam’s Youtube channel and speaking with Sam I joined as a Hobby Demo and that was 4 years ago in August.”

Julie Kindred “My loves in life are my family, my god children, scouting, crafting and family history. I don’t have a husband / partner or children of my own. I’ve just look after other people’s children once a week for the last 30 years. (As a Scout Leader)

I can’t remember a time when I haven’t crafted. My earliest memory is sitting with my Grandma making pom poms with cardboard and wool. My other Grandma taught me to knit and crochet and my mum taught me to sew. I finally got into papercrafting some 10 years ago or so, but can you believe it only discovered Stampin’ Up late last year. I am so looking forward to my new Stampin’ Up journey. Let’s go…..”

Sarah Crankshaw “Hi Everyone , My name is Sarah and
I have been crafting for about 15 years ! I have tried my hand at most crafts but always come back to my first love which is card making, Being disabled crafting has helped me so much and I have met some really wonderful friends. More recently I have decided to become an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator , It is something I can fit around both my disability and my personal life so its perfect for me !”

Katrina King “Hello, I am a busy mum to 3 children and 2 grandchildren that keep me on my toes. I have been a stay at home mum/ Carer for 16 years as my youngest 2 boys were diagnosed Autistic at the age of 5. They are 15 and 16 and doing really well which has given me time for more crafting. I have dabbled a little in crafting through the years but never successfully. I found Stampin up 2 and half years ago when saw a wonderful demonstrator on a group I was in and started following her. (Not literally of course.) A year ago I was putting so much in my online shopping basket to buy, i fell in love with the whole matching card stock and ink. I decided to join as a demonstrator. I hit all my targets of quick start and bronze elite and now reached Silver. I have 2 lovely active ladies joined with me.
In the year I have been a demonstrator I am met some lovely inspiring ladies that will stay friends for life, some of them are crafting with me on the 2 sessions a week of coffee and card I have at my home, others are fellow demonstrators.

Vicky Thompson “I am a 29 year old full time Civil Engineer who has always loved being practical, from helping my dad build a kit car to baking. I live in Shropshire with my boyfriend Matt and our two mischievous cats; Cola and Comet!

I first fell in love with papercraft and cardmaking a little over 18 months ago when I first brought a magazine with a free stamp set and dies, after making my first card I was hooked.

I joined the Stampin Up family on the 31st March after stumbling across some of Sam’s YouTube tutorials, I just loved the colours and DSP that she was using and knew Stampin Up was for me. Although I’ve not been a demonstrator for long I already feel right at home.”






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

#1 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. Nannie Annie says:

    All lovely cards. Thank you for sharing them Sam.

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