Category Archives: Handstamped Cards

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 »

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 »