Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Crafting for the Weekend – Two-tone Flowers with Sale-a-bration’s Avant Garden

I’m back with my new series of videos to get you in the mood for Crafting this Weekend – this time we are using the gorgeous Sale-a-bration set Avant Garden to make a quick and easy birthday card.  This set is free with a £45 purchase from now until the end of March when our Sale-a-bration promotion ends. So if you like this set, do man sure you get it… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Using the Confetti Star Punch

This is my new series of blog posts to get you in the mood for crafting over the weekend.  It may be a project you want to case or it may inspire you to try something similar yourself. This week, I wanted to show you how to use the Confetti Star Border Punch.  It is a great addition to your punch collection and an all year round punch, perfect for… Read More »

Lift Me Up Online Class

I am absolutely loving the Lift Me Up stamp set and its coordinating framelits – you may have seen my daughters birthday card recently – so I thought I would share it with you in a class. You do not have to physically attend the class in my craft studio,  you can purchase the kit from me and create your cards in the comfort of your own home alongside a video… Read More »

Video tutorial for Star of Light Diorama card

So as promised, I am back with a quick video tutorial for the Star of Light diorama card I featured earlier in the week here. So without further ado, here it is!   I’ve tried to make my version as mail friendly as possible as it folds flat for postage, but of course, you can add further embellishements with a little dimension if you so wish. I do hope you… Read More »

It’s a Celebration candle tutorial

Thank you all for your interest and kind comments on Social Media about the projects I posted from our Technique class at the WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country! Here is a guide on how to create a candle with stamped images.  You do need to be careful, as you need to be with all naked flames, but due to paper being adhered to the outside, it is very important to never… Read More »

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

I’ve been missing in action for a while enjoying some precious summer time with my four little munchkins but it’s time to get my Christmas craft on!  As demonstrators, we are already privy to the fabulous Autumn Winter catalogue (believe me, it doesn’t disappoint!), but if you would like to get a head start on your crafting, we have several Chrstimas sets in our Annual catalogue including the one I… Read More »

Triple Time Stamping Tutorial with Pop of Paradise

Oh  – Triple Time Stamping Tutorial – try and say that three times in a row!!! You may have seen the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop this weekend where I shared a Flamingo card using the Triple Time technique. I promised to share the technique with you in case you were not sure how to achieve this look.  It really is quite simple. Firstly, cut your three layers – for my card… Read More »

Finally am back with a quick tip

Goodness me, a thousand apologies!  My last blog post left you with a line saying pop back to see how I created the frame around my punch and almost a week later, I’m only getting round to letting you know how to do it! I’ve had a few internet issues!  After my previous internet connection pretty much grinding to a halt, we decided it was finally time to change suppliers. … Read More »