Category Archives: Tutorials

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 »

Periscope video using Stampin’ Up Flowering Fields

I hope you managed to catch my quick and easy card on Periscope tonight using the free SAB set Flowering Fields. I’ve used our notelets which are a great product to keep in your cardmaking stash.  We have two versions; whisper white and crumb cake – perfect for quick and easy cards. As promised on my Periscope video, here are the cards again, firstly in Mint Macaron And the Melon… Read More »

I went live on Periscope with Birthday Blooms!

I jumped out of my comfort zone and did my first video, live on Periscope!!  Nothing like a baptism of fire!! So as I said on the video, here is a better view of the finished card.   After the initial nerves subsided, it was quite fun so if you’re tempted what not give it a go?  I have no fancy set-up – honestly, my camera is my iphone and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Something for Baby Card Tutorial

Thanks Dana for commenting and just for you – and Eileen too – here is the tutorial. I will warn you in advance, this is a pretty picture heavy post so bear with me!  But I hope that it explains exactly how to recreate the card. Firstly cut your whisper white almost like a standard A6 card but leave one side a little longer – depending on how large you… Read More »

Something for Baby Fun-fold Card

I made these cards quite a while ago and just remembered I haven’t shared them with you. It’s a very quick post as I’m running out the door, but if you let me know I can provide a tutorial for you. So here are my cards.  I made a pink and a blue version – just in case – well, you never know and I like to be prepared!! Here… Read More »