Lots of Love with Naturally Eclectic Papers

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Lots of Love with Naturally Eclectic Papers

I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Caroline and her team of Simply Stylish Stampers on their inaugural team blog hop! Caroline has been part of my team for coming up to 4 years and it’s been a privilige and honour to watch her journey unfold and see her team expand. She’s a remarkable crafter and a wonderful team leader, so it was a real honour for her to ask me to join her and their team on the hop. So I hope you enjoy, our theme is ‘signature style’ and I think this is very me!

Green. You either love it and use it a lot, or you never use it. Whether you like it or not. Has any other crafter found that?

I often read ‘what’s your favourite/least favourite colour’ type posts on the internet and am endlessly surprised at how many people dislike using green in their crafting.

I absolutely love green, if my boys ask me my favourite colours, it’s a toss up between red and green (they wouldn’t understand Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green!), but I love to use green!

Emerald Envy is a rather lovely crisp fresh green and although I’ve struggled with Lemon Lime Twist (this colour hasn’t got a clue if it’s green or yellow!) I’ve found that pairing it with other shades works well. So hello Emerald Envy, you’ve saved this card!

I think had I gone with LLT as the card blank, it wouldn’t have worked. Plus it was a good excuse to bring out the delightful Glitter Acrylic Shapes again. This time a flower shape!

So another card for one of my boys, some days they do need an extra hug. Even the big one who’s 14 and rapidly heading towards 6ft and how uncool it is to be hugged by Mum (I hope that phase lasts only a short time!)

Have a great day and go and hug someone!

S xx

Pootles’ Picks Shopping Gifts

Everyone who shops with me gets a handmade card and gift in the post. Sometimes the gift is a handcrafted item, sometimes it’s a product share, sometimes it’s something else entirely!

And every person gets that, regardless of how large or small your order is. I am grateful to everyone who shops with me.

I do however also have a Hostess Code and always share the goodies out amongst everyone who uses it. This month, I’m trialling something different.


  • Spend over £50/€65 and receive the divine Metallic Edge Ribbon in Silver worth £6.25/€8.50
  • Spend over £100/€135 and receive the utterly beautiful Background Bits stamp set worth £19/€25
  • If you’d still like to use the code and be part of the collective, but your order is under £50, please feel free to use it and I’ll make sure to pop a little something extra in your parcel!
  • If your order is over £150/€200 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!




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. Gorgeous card Sam, very you indeed – thanks for joining the hop, really appreciate it x x

  2. Stunning card as usual Sam. We wouldn’t expect anything less. Have to admit to not being a huge fan of Green but I love Lemon Lime Twist. xx

  3. Lovely card Sam, not a colour I get out of my drawers , but will give it a go. It’s great with the lemon and lime twist.

  4. Love the idea of giving a card to your children 🙂

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