Stampin’ Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

Hello and Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. You’re currently visiting Eimear from Stamp in Colour. You may have arrived from Mikaela or this may well be your first stop, either way you are very welcome indeed. As we are heading into the final Christmas preparation days, we thought we would give you some fun Christmas gift wrapping ideas this morning.  I just love the Warmth and Cheer… Read More »

Seasonal Decorative Masks – Part Two

I hope you enjoyed my card in my last post using the Seasonal Decorative Masks.  Today, I wanted to show you another card using the same masks.  This time I opted for the striped mask. Without any further ado, here is the second card. So this time, instead of sponging a trio of colours onto a taped mask, I have used versamark. Here are the instructions in three easy steps… I taped… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Seasonal Decorative Masks Part One

Every month, I run a technique class.  We make two or three cards that are more intricate than normal or use a particular technique.  This month, I decoded to focus on another hidden gem in the Autumn Winter catalogue – the Seasonal Decorative Masks – and I showed my ladies, three different ways to use the masks Firstly using inks and sponges – here is the first card we made. Here’s how… Read More »

Onstage 2016 Team Gifts

We have just returned from Onstage Local in the UK which was held in Telford.  This is a huge event held in various locations all over the world where we see our new catalogues, celebrate our achievements and inspire each other with lots o fproduct demonstrations and project-swapping.  I was lucky enough to have five of my team join me this time and as is tradition, I got them a… Read More »

Special Offers for November

  I have a great new offer to tell you about that starts today, November 1st. Not only do we have a brand new set of dies launching today, but we also have 25% off a selected number of stamp sets during the full month of November Here are the dies in action… As I mentioned earlier, we also have several stamp sets that will fit these shapes perfectly on offer… Read More »

Sunburst Sayings for a Silver Promotion

Just a quick project share today as we recently celebrated a Silver Promotion in my team of Aces and Diamonds and I made my lovely downline, Caroline, a card bursting with silver to congratulate her. I used the Sunburst Thinlits and the matching Sunburst Sayings together with the Pop of Pink Speciality DSP. I also went all out with silver embellishments, with silver foil sheets, silver glimmer paper and I… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative October Blog Hop – Trees and Leaves

Hello and a very warm welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. You may have arrived from our Guest Hopper Heidi (thank you so much for joining us this month, Heidi) or this may well be your first stop, ether way you are very welcome. Our theme this months is Trees and Leaves and I did wonder for a while, would I go Autumnal, Winter or A-seasonal?! In the… Read More »

Video tutorial for Star of Light Diorama card

So as promised, I am back with a quick video tutorial for the Star of Light diorama card I featured earlier in the week here. So without further ado, here it is!   I’ve tried to make my version as mail friendly as possible as it folds flat for postage, but of course, you can add further embellishements with a little dimension if you so wish. I do hope you… Read More »

Star of Light Diorama Card

I held my Christmas Crafternoon this weekend and we made several different projects during the afternoon; a mini album, a piece of framed art, a couple of cards (of course!) and an optional gift bag. Here is just one of them – a diorama card. So easy to do, yet such an effective card. And it folds flat for postage – bonus! – especially at this time of the year, when… Read More »

It’s a Celebration Pop Up Panel Card!

  Pop-Up Panel cards are all the rage at the moment, so I had to have a go and make one myself. I found a tutorial from a German demonstrator for the construction of the card.  I don’t speak a word of German – French, Spanish and Italian are my languages -but crafting is a universal language, isn’t it and her tutorial was easy enough to follow, you can find it here.… Read More »

It’s a Celebration candle tutorial

Thank you all for your interest and kind comments on Social Media about the projects I posted from our Technique class at the WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country! Here is a guide on how to create a candle with stamped images.  You do need to be careful, as you need to be with all naked flames, but due to paper being adhered to the outside, it is very important to never… Read More »

Crafty Escape Retreat News

Well what a weekend we just had! It was exhausting but exhilarating to organise a successful Crafty Escape Day for a group of wonderful crafty ladies here in Wiltshire.  I thought I would share a little medley of photos from the day. We had a technique class in the morning – luckily noone had too late a night or too early a start as we had a full morning’s sessions… Read More »

World Cardmaking Day

It’s World Cardmaking Day this Saturday October 1st and to celebrate my downline Caroline and I have organised a luxury craft retreat. I will post lots of news about it next week as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for our attendees! However we are not the only ones celebrating World Cardmaking Day, Stampin’ Up have got some great offers for you from October 1st until October 5th. And that’s not all….… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative September Blog Hop – Trick or Treat?!

Welcome to September’s Blog Hop with the Stampin’ Creative Crew, you may have arrived from Gina or this may be your first stop today, either way, you are very welcome. Our theme this month is Trick or Treat and you may see various interpretations of this theme whether it be a Hallowe’en project, a fancy trick or a way of packaging up a treat – really anything goes where Trick or… Read More »

The Autumn Winter catalogue is now live and….

Yes the wait is over, the Autumn Winter catalogue is now live, you can view it by clicking on the image below and it will be live on my right hand side tool bar from today.  So many gorgeous products there – if you would like your own copy, then do get in touch. And if that were not exciting enough for one day, we have some fabulous savings for… Read More »

How to create a vintage look for your Christmas cards

You may have seen our Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop in yesterday’s post in which I featured these projects. I promised a very quick video, showing you how to achieve the vintage aged look for your Christmas cards which goes so well with this upcoming set, Father Christmas. And without further ado, here is the video I promised. It is such a simple technique and all you really need is a… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative August Blog Hop – Christmas Card Ideas

Hello and welcome to this month’s Blog Hop where we are focusing on sneak peaks from the upcoming catalogue. You may have arrived from Sarah or this may well be your first stop, either way you are very welcome. We have some great projects lined up for you this morning, do be sure to hop around us all for some great Christmas card ideas amongst other things. I always find… Read More »