Category Archives: Handstamped Cards

Happy Anniversary to me!

Yesterday was my Wedding Anniversary so I thought I would share the anniversary card I made to give to my husband.  As it was a personal card, I tend to pull out all the products and don’t limit myself to using one set or even one suite!! Wedding Anniversary Card Details I used Perfect Plum for my card base as it is pretty close to one of the colours we… Read More »

WLCR Retreat in a Box is ready to order

  Yesterday was the day, we held our fabulous WLCR Retreat at The Highworth Hotel in Highworth, Wiltshire.  We had such fun spoiling our ladies and getting a head start on our Christmas crafting.  Now that the ladies have enjoyed our retreat in person, I can finally offer you our WLCR Retreat in a Box! Just like our physical attendees you will receive all the pillow gifts and WLCR Bag… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Special Offers for October

What can I say?  Stampin’ Up! have seriously outdone themselves with the special offers the have just gone live today on October 1st.   Let’s get started with the special offers to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. We have 15% off all the stamp sets featured below plus an amazing offer on Fast Fuse! Buy one and get 2 refills for FREE!! Note: This first set of offers only last until… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Case’ing Lyssa Zwolanek – Seasonal Layers

Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop where we are casing US demo Lyssa Zwolanek.  Thank you Lyssa for the opportunity and to our lovely Louise Sims for organising it all.  You may have arrived from Caro or this may well be your first stop. Either way, you are very welcome, here with Eimear at Stampincolour, a demonstrator based in the Cotswolds UK. I was really spoilt for choice… Read More »

Cosy Colourful Seasons Autumn Card Video Tutorial

As I promised, I’m back with my video tutorial for my Cosy Colourful Seasons Autumn Card from earlier this week.  You can see all the details of the card on my earlier post here   But without further ado, here is the tutorial.  The sound changes a little at the end of the video as I was joined at the end by my 2 year old, so I had to do… Read More »

Colorful Seasons makes the Perfect Autumn card

Last night was team night for my team of Aces and Diamonds.  We meet once a month for crafting, chat, craic and cheese – lots of cheese!!  Did you know that cheese is the perfect companion to crafting?! Some people will disagree with me and say it’s chocolate – don’t believe them!! It’s cheese all the way for the Aces and Diamonds!!  I do provide cake for my classes though… Read More »

Use up those scraps – Let’s Get Hopping 1

Today, I’m joining some wonderful demonstrators around the world in a hop organised by the very lovely Jennifer Frost. In today’s hop, we hope to show you some thrifty tips for using scraps and ideas for frugal crafting. I’m so excited to see what everyone has come up with. You may have arrived from Sherry Espinoza’s blog, or this may well be your first stop but either way you are… Read More »

It’s beginning to feel a lot like….yep, Christmas!

I have a simple Christmas card to show you this morning. At this time of the year, I think it’s important to think of mass production when designing your Christmas card as I don’t think anyone intends to make 100 individual Christmas cards.  This was a card I sent out recently with my Autumn/Winter catalogues so that my customers got a feel of some of the new products. Tips and… Read More »

Booking closes soon for #WLCR Crafty Escape..

Time is ticking and it’s almost time to close bookings on our #WLCR Crafty Escape. This time we are hosting it from the gorgeous Highworth Hotel in Highworth, Wiltshire. A feast of seasonal crafting delights awaits you and preparation is well under way for our usual pillow gifts and raffle prizes. You will not be disappointed. The venue itself is gorgeous and the food is fabulous!  It’s somewhere we go… Read More »

My first use of the Stampin’ Up Cat Punch

With the summer holidays, it took me a while to get round to ordering from the brand new Autumn Winter catalogue, but the very first thing that I put in my basket, was the fabulous CAT PUNCH! My eldest daughter is crazy about cats – I, unfortunately am not!  It’s not that I don’t like cats per se, but we live out in the countryside and I know they are… Read More »

Summer is over – but so much to look forward to in Autumn

I have been missing in action recently and I do apologise but with Autumn approaching, we are excited to launch our brand new Autumn Winter Catalogue! It is jam-packed with new products for Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.  You can find it on the right hand side bar or just below. If you would like your own hard copy, then do drop me a line here. While waiting… Read More »

Happy Birthday Gorgeous for #GDP096

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is a colour challenge and I’ve used one of my favourite sets, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  It is such a fun set and I’m sure you will agree that this card is poles apart from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous card I showed you last week.  The versatility of this set holds no bounds! Here are the colours we are asked to use this week… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Another week is over and I hope you get some time to pull out your crafting supplies this weekend and relax with some crafty me-time. This week, I wanted to share a fairly quick and easy birthday card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.   Happy Birthday Gorgeous This is such a versatile set.  You can create soft feminine cards with all the beautiful flowers and leaves, or  young, funky… Read More »

Memories and More meets You’re Priceless for #GDP096

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is to case the very talented Tanja Kolar. I decided to create an Inspirational/Good Luck card using Perfect Days from our Memories and More range together with the fabulous You’re Priceless.  I particularly love this set because my own team of Stampin’ Up demonstrators are the Aces and Diamonds, so it’s just perfect for us! Here is the card from Tanja to inspire… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Quick & Easy Sponged Sunrise

I have a quick and easy Sponged Sunrise card for you this week where I want to show you how you can achieve a sunrise using just a couple of Stampin’ Up inks and some sponges – super quick and easy, yet an amazing card! Believe it or not, the stamps used on this card are from Daisy Delight.  It’s not one of the stamps often used, we’re much more… Read More »

Pick a Pattern Kid’s birthday cards for #GDP095

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is based around the theme of Kids! Having four of the little monkeys myself, I find myself making kid’s birthday cards pretty often as not a month goes by without two or three party invitations coming in.  In fact, my son is attending one this weekend and one next weekend. Never one to make extra work for myself, I thought I would… Read More »

Pieces and Patterns Teacher Thank you for #GDP094 Challenge

I decided to throw myself into this week’s Global Design Challenge by using the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and co-ordinating Designer Series Paper to make a fun Teacher Thank you card. This week’s challenge was a sketch challenge. I first tried to think what else could I use in place of the stripes in the sketch. My initial thought was the pens from Crafting Forever as I was thinking… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Quick and Easy with Wood Words

I have a quick and easy project today using the Wood Words stamp set.  I was inspired by a project I found on p. of the new Stampin’ Up 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I’ve recreated my version of the project using the fabulous Wood Textures DSP stack.  This is a great 6 x 6 48 sheet DSP collection featuring double-sided wood images; 12 different images, 4 of each image. Wood Words… Read More »

Christmas in July – Joining gift worth £65 in July?!

  No, your eyes are not failing you, you have indeed read correctly!  If you purchase a starter kit for £99 between 01-31 July which you can fill with Stampin’ Up’s! amazing crafting products of your choice worth £130, the following joining gift worth £65 will be added to your order 2 x clear D blocks Paper Snips Grid Paper Snail Adhesive Bone Folder Carols for Christmas stamp set So not… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative with Make a Card Send a Card

  Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog hop where we celebrating the movement started by our very own Sara Douglass (CEO of SU); Make a Card, Send a Card.  You may have arrived from my good friend Caro at Craft with Caro or you may have started your hop here this morning, either way you are very welcome to Stamp in Colour with me, Eimear Carvill. It may seem… Read More »