Category Archives: Handstamped Cards

Stampin’ Up’s Magical Day for our Birthday Girl

Very recently we celebrated our own Magical Day, you may have seen my last post with the card I made for our Birthday Girl. Today, I wanted to show you a card that I made together with my 5 year old daughter for her big sister.  We used the absolutely gorgeous Spring Summer set, Magical Day, as what 10 year old girl doesn’t like Unicorns?! I admit to having adhered… Read More »

Picture Perfect Birthday for Our Birthday Girl

Some of you who follow me on other social media outlets may know it was my daughter’s birthday this week.  I’m still in shock that she is 10 years old – quickest 10 years ever! I thought I would share the card that I made for her together with a little gift box using the fabulous Picture Perfect Birthday.     10 candles for her 10th birthday!  They’re not perfectly placed,… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 6 – Bubble Over His and Hers Cards

One sketch – Two versions – that’s the challenge for the Let’s Get Hopping team and we hope to inspire you with our His and Hers card sets.  I’ve used Bubble Over from the Spring Summer catalogue to make Pink Lemonade for the ladies and a Birthday Brew for the lads using the exact same layout sketch!   So without further ado, here is my Pink Lemonade card.  Aren’t the… Read More »

Stampin Creative Blog Hop – Love and Appreciation

Welcome to the first Stampin’ Creative Hop of 2018 where our theme this month is Love and Appreciation. We are delighted to welcome the first of this year’s guest hoppers, the lovely Laura Mackie from the UK, and Linda van Wely from the Netherlands. You may have arrived from the very lovely Mikaela at the Crafty Oink Pen, where I’ll bet you were wowed with her beautiful ideas. I hope… Read More »

Birthday Boy Skateboard Card – FREE SAB paper

Don’t you feel that everything stamps better when it’s FREE, same with Designer Series Paper – you just craft better when it’s FREE!! The Bubbles and Fizz FREE Sale-a-bration paper is no exception and makes wonderful cards – even a Birthday Boy card – not a beer bottle in sight! The recipient of my card was my second child who turned 8 today.  He had asked for a skateboard for… Read More »

WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country – Spring Retreat

Time is ticking on and it’s almost time to close booking on our WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country Spring Retreat. This is the fifth retreat that Caroline and I have run our WLCR Crafty Escape together and we are back at Lydiard House by popular demand! Our first event was way back in October 2016!  You can read all about it here. Here is what we got up to.… Read More »

Crafting with Children – Thank you from the Little Ones

You may have seen my recent post where I showed you a gorgeous Thank you card using Sprinkles of Life and the co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch. Today, I wanted to show you my ‘Crafting with Children’ endeavours where, together with my children, we made a batch of Thank you. These were to thank friends and family for all the Christmas gifts showered upon my children this season. Each child wanted… Read More »

Tis’ the Season to say Thank you

We had a family tradition whereby every Boxing Day morning, the Basildon Bond notepaper would be presented on the dining table and it was time to write our Thank you cards.  I have continued this tradition with my own family. We do wait, however, until our return to our own house so we can get stuck in with my craft supplies and make the whole Thank you experience a bit… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 5 – Celebration Time!

  We have some fabulous sets coming your way in Stampin’ Up’s brand new Spring Summer 2018 catalogue and Picture Perfect Birthday is no exception.  When Jen announced Celebration as the theme for this hop I really wanted to use this set. We received it during our Onstage gathering in April and I especially love this sentiment . It was used as a table decoration at our Silver Elite and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer 2018 and Sale-a-bration Catalogues LIVE now!

I’m so excited to announce the the Spring Summer 2018and Sale-a-bration catalogues are LIVE. As demonstrators we’ve been able to order from these  since the beginning of December; earlier if we attended our Onstage gathering in November, so to finally be able to share the spoils with our customers is so exciting! To shop online, just click on the image below: Or you can browse the full catalogue in all… Read More »

Let’s Kick Off Sale-a-Bration 2018 with a Blog Hop!

I’m taking part in a Global Blog Hop this morning with some very talented demonstrators where we all want to show you some of the fabulous FREE stamps you could earn yourself during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration 2018.  Every spend of £45 can earn you 1 x level One product or a £90 spend could earn you 2 x Level One products or 1 x Level Two product.  The Sale-a-Bration 2018… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Sneak Peek of Sale-a-bration and Spring Summer 2018

Welcome to the final Stampin’ Creative Hop of 2017 where we are giving you a Sneak Peek of the upcoming Spring Summer 2018 catalogue. There are so many good things coming your way, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of one product in particular, the Lots of Happy Card Kit. Every time I buy one of Stampin’ Up’s kits, I think they can’t top it and then… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 4 – Working with Small Stamps

Welcome back to the December round of Let’s Get Hopping where are theme is working with small stamps.  These can be tricky to work with but I’m sure once you’ve hopped round us all, these will be the first stamps you reach for in your collection.  You may have arrived from Verity Biddlecombe at Pretty Little Button or this may well be your first stop, but either way you are… Read More »

STOP PRESS!! – Clearance Rack Update – New Products added

Just a quick post from me this morning to let you know that we have had several new items added to our Clearance Rack.  Great deals on washi tape, ribbons – in perfect Valentine colours and cardstock packs at £2.90!!! with matching ink pads!! Check out the Clearance Rack Now!! If you are interested in any of the items featured, I would strongly encourage you not to wait around as… Read More »

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 »