Sneak Peak for #GDP084

It’s been hard to blog over the Easter holidays but I’m back with a vengeance for the Global Design Project challenge where we are CASE’ing the very talented and very lovely Michelle Last. Here is her original card   I’ve used the same layout as Michelle but a sneak peak of a new stamp set (mixed with an old favourite) and a look at three of our brand new in-colours.… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Sharing my #onstage2017 swaps

You’re in for a treat with my Crafting for the Weekend video this week.  I am sharing some of the swaps I received while attending Stampin’ Up!’s Onstage Live Event in Amsterdam last week. You many have seen mine last week on my Facebook pages, but here is another look…   and I also shared a video of how to make it here. This week, I wanted to share the… Read More »

Mark your diaries – Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats are back!

We have just secured a new venue for our Summer Crafty Escape to the Country from Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats and if I do say so myself, you truly are in for a treat. You can read all the details in the flyer below but the nuts and bolts are….   When: Saturday June 10th 2017 (9am – 8pm) Where :Lydiard Park Conference Centre, Swindon Cost: Bronze package – £65 Goody bag… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – In-Colour Gift Set

So by the time this Crafting for the Weekend post goes live, Sale-a-bration will be over 🙁 but what a great promotion it was, and I do hope you managed to bag yourself some free items – there was such a fantastic selection! We are heading off to Amsterdam next week and will have first sight of the brand new annual catalogue which launches in June – cannot wait!! But… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Heat Emboss in Every Colour

Today’s Tuesday tip features a very quick and easy card but also a super tip on how to heat emboss with every colour of ink you own! All you need is versamark ink and clear embossing powder! It’s so simple! Watch this video and then head straight to your craft space to try it out Here is everything I used for the three different cards. Our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion ends on… Read More »

Everyday Hero for #GDP079

Two  blog posts in one day!!! Wonders will never cease! I didn’t get a chance to show you this yesterday and today is of course, the Stampin’ Creative blog hop day, so I just had to blog twice!! This week’s  challenge at the Global Design Project was Fairground – but the images used in the title image teaser pictured below made me think more of circus with the Big Top… Read More »

Last Chance Sale-a-Bration with Stamping Creative

Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop where our theme is Last Chance for Sale-a-bration. You may have arrived from Louise at Stampin’ Delight and if so you are very welcome. You are currently visiting Eimear Carvill from Stamp in Colour, I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator based in Wiltshire and am delighted you’ve stopped by this morning. I have a couple of very different cards to show you today,… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – Perfectly Placed Stamped Images

I decided this Tuesday to go back to basics and give you a series of tips to help you get perfectly stamped images exactly where you want them.  One of the worst thing’s is when you create a paper crafting masterpiece and ruin it at the last minute with a crooked sentiment. I know we say ‘there are no mistakes in crating, just an opportunity for an embellishment’ but still,… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – and maybe a Mini Craft Day Sneak Peak…

I teased you with a taster of a second project from my Mini Craft Day in a Box on Monday… well, I couldn’t help myself and thought I would just blurt it out! Yes, I was one of those children who was useless at keeping a secret!! So to get you in the mood for crafting this weekend, I am not only showing you the project, I have a video… Read More »

Nailed it for GDP078

It was high time I got my creative juices flowing again with a challenge and over at the Global Design Project, they have a sketch challenge this week.  I immediately had an idea in my head so went straight to work.  Firstly, here is the sketch And here is what I came up with.  I still have the Urban Underground suite on my brain after my Mini Craft Day at the… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – Stampin’ Up Stamp Cases for Storage

Are your drawers bulging with all your embellishments or do you have an array of pots all over your desk? During the Christmas holidays, I decided to purge my craft room and found a much better storage solution for some of my supplies – it’s a really simple one and one that Stampin’ Up sells too – empty stamp cases!! So much easier to line them up on my shelves… Read More »

Mini Craft Day in a Box

I just had a lovely couple of days with some great ladies running a Mini Craft Day. I know many of you are too far away to attend just for a day’s crafting so for the first time, I am offering you my Mini Craft Day TO GO as a ‘Craft Day in a Box‘! You will receive the exact same goody bag as my attendees.  Not only that but you… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Two-tone Flowers with Sale-a-bration’s Avant Garden

I’m back with my new series of videos to get you in the mood for Crafting this Weekend – this time we are using the gorgeous Sale-a-bration set Avant Garden to make a quick and easy birthday card.  This set is free with a £45 purchase from now until the end of March when our Sale-a-bration promotion ends. So if you like this set, do man sure you get it… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – Clearing your workspace

I think there are two breeds of crafters – highly organised and meticulously tidy crafters and then those of us who work in organised chaos! You can the tell which category I fall into! However, I do love it when my workspace is clear of clutter and I can start a new project afresh.  I don’t have one of those workspaces that people drool over on Pinterest.  Though it’s large and… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Using the Confetti Star Punch

This is my new series of blog posts to get you in the mood for crafting over the weekend.  It may be a project you want to case or it may inspire you to try something similar yourself. This week, I wanted to show you how to use the Confetti Star Border Punch.  It is a great addition to your punch collection and an all year round punch, perfect for… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – The Stampin’ Trimmer

I’m going to try and bring a tip every Tuesday, this may be a paper crafting technique, a storage solution or any other random tip I find along the way that I think you would find useful. Today, I want to highlight the features and benefits of the Stampin’ Trimmer.  It is, by far, the best paper trimmer I have owned, and probably like most paper crafters, I have tried a few… Read More »

Birthday Bonanza with Stampin Creative

Good morning and welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop where our theme is Birthday Bonanza! You may have arrived from Pip at Queen Pip cards or this may well be your first stop, either way you very welcome to Stamp in Colour with me, Eimear Carvill. I am based just outside Swindon in Wiltshire and am delighted to showcase the Birthday Bright Project Kit for you this morning.… Read More »

90th Birthday Celebrations

My father and my hero, will celebrate his 90th Birthday next week.  He is a total inspiration to me and always has been.  We are having a small family gathering as he didn’t really want a big fuss, but I still wanted to create some special invitations so here they are all lined up …   We had decided to go with the colour scheme of Black White and Gold.… Read More »

Lift Me Up Online Class

I am absolutely loving the Lift Me Up stamp set and its coordinating framelits – you may have seen my daughters birthday card recently – so I thought I would share it with you in a class. You do not have to physically attend the class in my craft studio,  you can purchase the kit from me and create your cards in the comfort of your own home alongside a video… Read More »

Global Design Project 072 – Lift me Up to Cloud Nine

I have neglected to join in on a challenge for quite a while now, so after seeing the latest challenge on the Global Design Project I decided it was time!  This week we are CASE-ing the very talented Krista Frattin and here is her original card.   It is my daughter’s ninth birthday tomorrow and ever since I spotted the sentiment in the Lift Me Up stamp set, I knew I wanted… Read More »