Category Archives: Handstamped Cards

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 »

Having fun with Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste!

I am really loving the new embossing paste from Stampin’ Up! I thought I would show you a fun way to use it by adding a bit of colour. You can add any number of colours – you may have seen my recent post on Instagram, where I used some different colours to create a happy sunshine card.  This time I wanted to show you a more subtle approach and… Read More »

Case-ing the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue

The brand new 2017-2018  Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is fantastic; full to the brim of fabulous products but also fantastic inspiration for crafting projects.  I want to show you how you can use our catalogue for ideas for your own projects even if you don’t have the specific sets used.  We call this Case-ing; it stands for either Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit.  We basically take… Read More »

WLCR Retreat in a Box available now!

Just back from a great weekend with some fabulous ladies at the WLCR Summer Crafty Escape to the Country.  If you missed it or were unable to attend, we have great news, we are able to offer you the WLCR Retreat in a Box straight to your door! We have three options just like we did on the day itself: Bronze £45 posted (UK only) This includes our Daisy Delight Goody… Read More »

Having fun with Embossing Paste for #GDP090

The sketch for this week’s Global Design Project is a layout I love and use often in my own crafting –  and I couldn’t resist trying out our new Embossing Paste. Here is this week’s layout sketch by guest designer Stesha Bloodhart   and here is what I came up with… It is the first time I’ve tried our new embossing paste and I really liked the results. It is so easy… Read More »

It’s here and it’s live!!!

I’m so excited and have been waiting for this day since I first got my little hands on our catalogue at Onstage Live in Amsterdam in April, and now it’s here….woohoo! Our brand new catalogue has officially launched, my wish list can start to go down as I can put my first order in – what is first on my list?!  The planner!!! Have you seen it? CHECK IT OUT!!!… Read More »

Stamping Creative Blog Hop – Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

5 days and counting until the new catalogue launches – excited.. much?!?! I can guarantee that you will be after you hop around all of us this morning! You may have arrived from Emma at Coastal Crafter or this may well be your first stop, either way you are very welcome at Stamp in Colour with Eimear Carvill. I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator based in the heart of the… Read More »

New Stampin’ Up Annual Catalogue Product Shares…

It’s nearly here… not long to wait…. We are getting ready to launch our brand new annual catalogue, I can hardly wait.  As demonstrators, we’ve been lucky enough to have been able to pre-order several items for the last month or so, but not every single item and there is quite a lot on my wish list that I’m just itching to order – so I am as excited as you for… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Quick and Easy Card Tutorial

I have a fabulous project for you this weekend’s Crafting for the Weekend video tutorial.  It is so easy, I can hardly believe it myself!! It also includes a little sneaky peek of a brand new stamp set coming up in the new Annual catalogue on June 1st.   I’ve made two different versions, the first stamped in Soft Suede and the second heat embossed in Copper. So here are… Read More »

Stamping Creative Blog Hop – Made for Men

Can you believe it’s almost May?! Especially with the strange weather we have had in the UK this week?! However, the end of the month means that it’s time for the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop and this month we are focussing on male themed cards. You may have arrived from the fabulous Mikaela Titheridge – I’ll bet you loved her creations this month – if you arrived directly here, with… Read More »

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 »