Paper Magazines Designer Of The Year 2016 Winner & Sad Farewell To Stampin’Up!

It seems, in the words of Bilbo Baggins…”I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE!!!” – and it certainly was an unexpected journey to be taking. It all started in December 2016 when I entered a papercraft magazine’s competition….

It was all very last minute as I only had a few days to get my entries in before the deadline. I looked at all the work I had done that year and sent in the projects that I considered to be my best. There’s a saying that if you don’t try, nothing happens. So, to my surprise, I was one of the winners! Not only had I won a huge craft stash, but also a place on their design team. I was so excited as I’ve always wanted to do something like this. Here are two of my winning projects…

(Photo courtesy of Practical Publishing)

Unfortunately, this does conflict with Stampin’Up!’s contract and I have had to make a hard choice between two things I’d love to do.  I have decided to give up being a demonstrator for Stampin’Up! and go on this new adventure. There are just so many other craft companies that I love and would like to use and feature on my website and YouTube channel. I have a rule in life where if things get restrictive and possibly hinder my growth, then it’s time to move on.

So what’s next?

My passion is to teach you all how to make it – even the seemingly more difficult ones. I will continue to love Stampin’Up! products and they will still feature in my projects. I will also continue to film tutorials and keep you all up to date with the latest products & techniques from the crafting industry.

Now that I am moving on, I will be able to bring you beautiful mini album tutorials with the most amazing scrapbook collections out there. I will still be doing all my usual series like Christmas in July and 12 Days of Christmas. I will also be adding some new series to my channel this year along with some scrapbooking tutorials. There’s a few giveaways coming up too, as I’m approaching 4000 subscribers on my channel!

You will also see me appearing in papercraft magazines and I will be sharing all that info every time I will be featured – along with some YouTube tutorials to go with them. You can buy the magazines internationally HERE.

This Month’s Hostess Code

This month’s code will be closing at 9pm Monday 27th February 2017. If you wish to place any orders with me, then please do so before 9pm on that day. You will receive your order as normal and you be receiving your hostess gift in March. This will be the last hostess code, as from March I will no longer be a demonstrator. This month’s code is XVJA2CJT – please use it to get your free gift and also take advantage of the freebie’s from Sale-A -Bration with an order over £45!

Thank You

I would love to say a huge thank you to everyone that has come along on my journey so far, to those that have liked and commented on my work and of course to those that have shopped with me. It takes a huge leap of faith to shop with a complete stranger – especially if you found me on YouTube and had to have that particular product! I took a huge leap of faith joining Stampin’Up! without even buying anything first! And I’ve not regretted a moment.  I’m hoping you’ll all come with me on my new journey and cheer me on – I’d love to have you here with me 🙂

Helen Xx

Ps. I might be as small as a Hobbit, but I certainly don’t have large hairy feet!!!!

Hostess Code – I reward my customers when they shop with me

All orders over £25 (before shipping & handling) & using this month’s Hostess Code at checkout will receive a Hostess Gift from me. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code – you can claim your own Stampin’ Rewards.
All online orders under £150 will collect Stampin’ Rewards (free product) throughout the month. Your order is processed as normal, with it being delivered to your house as usual, so nothing changes there. But, at the end of the month, I close off the code and work out how many people have placed orders and divide the total Stampin’ Rewards between them all, making sure that everyone has exactly the same products.

However, the more people who join the code, the higher the rewards go because everyone is pulling together towards a common goal!

This month’s code can be found at the top right of this page or on the home page


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Papercraft designer & educator. My aim is to inspire and provide easy to follow tutorials - so you can create my projects with ease. You can find my projects on my website, Youtube and in papercraft magazines.


  1. Wow! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I love your videos and am so glad they will continue. I have made several of your creative works. Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing what you do in your new endeavors.

  2. Oh no I just found you. Glad to know nothing will change except more awesome products and creations. Congratulations on your new venture. I look forward to your new creations. Much success Helen you are an awesome demonstrator. God Bless Girl.

  3. Oh Helen I too have not long found you and really have loved your work. Congratulations on your new adventure and look forward to more creative tutorials from you. Best wishes x

  4. Well done on being confident enough to take the leap of faith into a new adventure – wishing you the very best and looking forward to seeing you achieve on your new journey.

  5. Way to go Helen, I wish you the best of luck on your new adventure…I know what you mean by being restricted …I used to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator too…I will be looking forward to seeing your new projects…Ann in Canada

  6. Wow! How exciting for you. I hope you have wonderful adventures and while in can’t shop with you (international issues; postage!) I will certain remain a fan and follow along!

  7. Good luck in the future with your new adventure. I am so glad that you will still be posting tutorials. I love them. I just found you site and have enjoyed them so much. I have made some of them and I am looking forward to more. So I will be watching for your new posts. You are so talented.

  8. Good luck Helen on your new endeavours, we will miss you in Stampin up. I enjoy so much to follow you everyday on you tube, you will surely be missed. By all with your beautiful talent and good humour Let us know how we can continue to follow you. Congratulations to you.and again good luck on your new journey.

    • Thanks, Lilette – I will still be here on my website and on my YouTube channel 🙂 I will still be sharing Stampin’Up! products along with all my favourite crafting brands. The only change is that I won’t be selling any Stampin’Up! anymore. Many thanks for all your kind words 🙂

  9. Congratulations Helen so happy for you. How nice that you will start a new journey and exciting for those that follow your blog–we get to join you and enjoy the journey as well. How exciting. I do have a question will you be able to leave what you have created with Stampin Up-or do we need to try and print your instructions to some of your beautiful creations? I know I usually go in and search and create from your ideas. Thank you Helen and have a great day. Rachel

    • Hi Rachel, Everything will be remaining as it is on my website and YouTube channel – so you can all still access my projects. My goal is to teach and I’m so glad that I am headed more in that direction 🙂 Many thanks for your kind words, I’m so glad I get to bring you guys with me xx

  10. Congratulations Helen – well deserved! Have loved your projects from afar (Australia), and I will look forward to seeing what you create next!

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