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 »

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 »