Category Archives: Handstamped Cards

In the City is Perfect for a Christening card

I saw the most beautiful Christening card by my fellow Stampin’ Creative teamie Mikaela Titheridge (The Crafty Oink Pen) and I just had to case it. You can see her original card here, isn’t it absolutely beautiful?  I needed a Christening card today and with Mikaela’a permission I made a boy version with In the City. Mikaela used the gorgeous Hometown Greetings edgelit dies but I’ve used the church from In… Read More »

Picture Perfect Birthday for Inspire Create Challenge #5

It’s been a long time since I took part in a challenge but my lovely Stampin’ Creative teamie, Emma Goddard has recently joined the Inspire Create design team and as I had yet to play along, I thought I would give it a go.  I needed a family Birthday card and had yet to play with any of my pre-order goodies, so out came ‘Picture Perfect Birthday’. I used the… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Step into Christmas

Welcome to the penultimate Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop of 2017!  What a quick year it has been, it feels like summer is just over and here we are with our Step into Christmas blog hop! Somehow it just doesn’t seem possible…  However, it is indeed the last Saturday of November and here we are in the Stampin’ Creative Christmas themed blog hop. You may have arrived from Caroline at Craft… Read More »

Back to Basics – Let’s Get Hopping 3

I am delighted to be taking part in the third Let’s Get Hopping Blog Hop where our theme is Back to Basics.  We are a group of demonstrators from around the world brought together by our love of papercrafting, blogging and of course Stampin’ Up!  Our aim this month is to show you that simple stamping can still be stunning without fancy effects. Some of us found this month’s “Back… Read More »

Online Extravaganza – Bargains galore this week!!

  The sale starts at 23.00 on Sunday 19th November – check out all the amazing discounted products! The first page with the green heading are discounted for the first 24 hours only, so be quick and they are also while supplies last. Online Extravaganza Details Here is a card made with one of the gorgeous sets on offer, Milestone Moments. This was a card I made my husband for… Read More »

Weather Together makes a fun Christmas card

In today’s post, I wanted to show you a twist on my swap for our recent Onstage Event in Solihull, you can see the original swap here.  Like my swap I am still using Weather Together and I created a fun little Christmas card by simply changing the colours. This time, I used our fabulous Stamping’ Blends to colour in the three gifts. So very easy to do and the… Read More »

Introducing the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up!

  I have such exciting news since attending Onstage 2017 in Solihull. The Stamparatus is here!! I was involved in its development and have been so excited to share news about it and now I finally can!!  Think you know all about stamp placement tools – think again – this blows everything else completely out of the water!!   The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll… Read More »

Onstage Solihull 2017 – what a blast!

We wait for 6 months for these events to come round and before we know it, they’re over!! But Onstage Solihull 2017 was amazing – thank you so much Stampin’ Up! – it was a blast!! We kicked off the beginning of Stampin’ Up’s 10 year anniversary in the UK with the Centre stage event.  This is an exclusive event for Silver Elites and above and it is truly an… Read More »

Stampin’ Blends are here

  I am so excited about the new Stampin’ Blends!!! If you love the look of alcohol markers but maybe find Copics too expensive, or have struggled to find the co-ordinating Stampin’ Up! colours in your current “other” alcohol pens, then help is on it’s way! These pens are artist quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours! Just in time for your Christmas cardmaking, these fabulous new markers… Read More »

Stampin Creative Blog Hop Feeling Thankful

Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop where our theme is Feeling Thankful.  You may have arrived from Kim or this may well be your first stop this morning, but either way you are very welcome here with Eimear at Stamp in Colour.  I am a demonstrator based just outside Swindon in Wiltshire and am delighted to be showcasing our theme of Feeling Thankful. I personally have a lot to be… Read More »

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 »