Quirky Christmas Twinkle Trees for #GDP049

It’s been a while since I played along with a challenge and when I saw the colour challenge over at the Global Design Project, I thought it would be perfect for a non-traditional quirky Christmas card. Here are the colours we were asked to play with this week. I’m sure you would admin that they wouldn’t be an obvious Christmas card palette, but it was the first thing that sprang to mind… Read More »

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

I’ve been missing in action for a while enjoying some precious summer time with my four little munchkins but it’s time to get my Christmas craft on!  As demonstrators, we are already privy to the fabulous Autumn Winter catalogue (believe me, it doesn’t disappoint!), but if you would like to get a head start on your crafting, we have several Chrstimas sets in our Annual catalogue including the one I… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative July Blog Hop – Cool for Kits!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop for July – this month we are showing you some alternative uses for our kits. You may have arrived from Mikalea or this may be your first stop, either way you are very welcome. I’ve chosen to highlight the stamp set included in the Oh Happy Day kit – I really like the fun, vibrant colours in the kits and once you are… Read More »

Happy Birthday Hubby!

We’re getting ready for a double Happy birthday in our household this weekend and you may have seen my son’s card to his Dad if you follow me on Instagram (I was super proud!!), so without further ado, here is my card. My July Technique Tuesday class focused on shaker cards and I have become quite addicted to this style ever since! This is pretty much the same card as… Read More »

Fabulous Summer Promotion

Stampin’ Up have just launched a fabulous promotion for July and August and you are going to LOVE it! Firstly, for every £45 you spend between July 7th and July 31st, you will earn a £4.50 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2nd and August 31st. The coupons are sent by email and you do need to keep the codes in a SAFE PLACE. Happy Shopping! And… Read More »

Booking for our Fabulous Retreat Opens TODAY

I have great pleasure in announcing that my wonderful teamie, Caroline Thomas,  and I are hosting our first ever luxury retreat day in the gorgeous Alexandra House in Wroughton, Wiltshire – not far from Swindon which has excellent bus and rail links. Here are all the details… So if you fancy a full day of crafting, great fun and a few prizes thrown in, then do join us. Places are… Read More »

Sunshine Sayings Anniversary Card

I must admit to always being late when it comes to family occasion cards – but not this time (thanks to my sister who texted me to remind me!!).  It’s my parent’s wedding anniversary this weekend and I decided to open up my Sunshine Sayings stamps and co-ordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlit dies (sold in a money-saving bundle!!) to make them a card. I held my team evening last night and… Read More »

Triple Time Stamping Tutorial with Pop of Paradise

Oh  – Triple Time Stamping Tutorial – try and say that three times in a row!!! You may have seen the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop this weekend where I shared a Flamingo card using the Triple Time technique. I promised to share the technique with you in case you were not sure how to achieve this look.  It really is quite simple. Firstly, cut your three layers – for my card… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative June Blog Hop – bang on Trend!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop for June. You’re currently visiting Eimear at Stamp in Colour and a big Hello from me.  You may have arrived from Pip or this may be your first visit this morning, either way you are very welcome – do continue your hop by using the next button at the end of this post.  Our theme for this month is simply showing you how on… Read More »

Foxy Friends Upcoming Morning Class

After making this frame for my new niece, I thought I would spread the Foxy Love and offer a daytime class.  Do check out my calendar above for details on all my upcoming classes. These cute little creatures are just adorable and so easy to make, you are going to love them.  There are so many little creatures you can make with one stamp set and one punch, cats, tigers, squirrels, bears, beavers,… Read More »

Foxy Friends – Cuteness Alert!

One of the sets scheduled to be a best seller this year is the Foxy Friends bundle – I’ve just received mine and can’t wait to play with it.  I think it is going to give the owl punch a good run for it’s money.  There are so many little creatures that you can make with it, the young and the young at heart are going to fall for it… Read More »

Our brand new catalogue is now live…!!

Very quick post from me this morning, just to let you know our brand new catalogue is LIVE and KICKING!!!  it is the best annual catalogue, in my opinion, since I joined three years ago!  There is most definitely something for everyone. In fact, you may soon find that your wish list is very long so here are some money-saving tips on how to get the most from your money..… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative May Blog Hop – Sneak Peaks!!

I know I say this every month but I really can’t believe how quickly 2016 is flying by!  Here we are in the final days of May and moments away from the unveiling of our brand new catalogue – are you excited?!?! You may have arrived from Caro, or this may be your first stop, either way you are very welcome.  So we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak… Read More »

Male card using Hardwood for CC&S 175

This is my final card as guest designer for CC&S this month and Caroline has a great sketch for us. Admittedly, this sketch did stretch the old grey matter but I hope you like what I came up with as I tried a male theme this week. Here is Caro’s sketch and here is my male-themed card I’ve just noticed on writing this post that I might have my circles going in the… Read More »

Finally am back with a quick tip

Goodness me, a thousand apologies!  My last blog post left you with a line saying pop back to see how I created the frame around my punch and almost a week later, I’m only getting round to letting you know how to do it! I’ve had a few internet issues!  After my previous internet connection pretty much grinding to a halt, we decided it was finally time to change suppliers. … Read More »

Garden in Bloom for CC&S Design Challenge #174

I’ve really enjoyed being part of the CC&S team this month and I hope if you’re a regular viewer that you have enjoyed my creations.  This week, Caro had a sketch challenge for us.  I could have created a ton of cards with this combination as they make such a gorgeous colour combination.  Here they are:  Gorgeous, isn’t it?! It didn’t take me long to plump for Garden in Bloom… Read More »

Happy Times PL Kit for #GDP035

I had the incentive I needed to get back on track with my memory-keeping this week thanks to the Global Deisgn Project. Our challenge is to use Project Life by Stampin’ Up to create something whether it be a traditional scrapbook layout, a PL page or a card – I chose a PL layout. I used the Happy Times kit to document a family trip last summer where we camped in a… Read More »

Celebrate Today for CC&S

I must admit Caro’s challenge this week had me stumped.  I had an idea in my head when I saw it but it didn’t work out when I created my prototype and it was back to the drawing board.  Usually, a tweak here and there sorts it for me, but this time I had to think up a totally new card.  Here is the sketch we are working on and here… Read More »

Guest Designer – Best Thoughts for CAS Challenge #172

I was honoured to be asked to be this month’s guest designer for CAS Colours and Sketches.  This week’s challenge was a Colour challenge and uses three of Stampin’ Up’s retiring in-colours. This challenge screamed florals to me and though I would normally avoid doing the ‘obvious’, I really wanted to  use a set called Best Thoughts that I only recently acquired. It is retiring at the end of the month… Read More »