Category Archives: Videos

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday’s Tip – The Stampin’ Trimmer

I’m going to try and bring a tip every Tuesday, this may be a paper crafting technique, a storage solution or any other random tip I find along the way that I think you would find useful. Today, I want to highlight the features and benefits of the Stampin’ Trimmer.  It is, by far, the best paper trimmer I have owned, and probably like most paper crafters, I have tried a few… Read More »

Special Offers for November

  I have a great new offer to tell you about that starts today, November 1st. Not only do we have a brand new set of dies launching today, but we also have 25% off a selected number of stamp sets during the full month of November Here are the dies in action… As I mentioned earlier, we also have several stamp sets that will fit these shapes perfectly on offer… 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 »

How to create a vintage look for your Christmas cards

You may have seen our Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop in yesterday’s post in which I featured these projects. I promised a very quick video, showing you how to achieve the vintage aged look for your Christmas cards which goes so well with this upcoming set, Father Christmas. And without further ado, here is the video I promised. It is such a simple technique and all you really need is a… Read More »

Quirky Christmas Twinkle Trees for #GDP049

It’s been a while since I played along with a challenge and when I saw the colour challenge over at the Global Design Project, I thought it would be perfect for a non-traditional quirky Christmas card. Here are the colours we were asked to play with this week. I’m sure you would admin that they wouldn’t be an obvious Christmas card palette, but it was the first thing that sprang to mind… 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 »

Foxy Friends – Cuteness Alert!

One of the sets scheduled to be a best seller this year is the Foxy Friends bundle – I’ve just received mine and can’t wait to play with it.  I think it is going to give the owl punch a good run for it’s money.  There are so many little creatures that you can make with it, the young and the young at heart are going to fall for it… 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 »

Pillow Box Video…

So today I am feeling very under the weather! Christmas card production has ground to a halt for the moment. Luckily, I had no events planned this weekend or that could have been disastrous. So due to my mystery bug, I don’t have a new project for you today but I thought I would share a video direct from Stampin’ Up showcasing the Pillow Box Thinlit dies. These are gorgeous… Read More »

Baby Boy Card Inspiration

It’s been a long time since I blogged – my little man is keeping me very busy – at all times of the day and night!!  He just turned 4 weeks yesterday – where has the time gone?! Mind you, at this stage of the game, the days are blending into nights and back into days again – I had forgotten how exhausting the early days can be… but as… Read More »

Stampin Up Weekly Deals

Apologies for the radio silence, I have been having lap-top issues thanks to my little people!!Technology is great til it goes wrong!! So I’m trying to blog from my phone today – will see how it goes! I wanted to share our weekly deals with you as we have a fantastic bargain on the Magnetic Platform.  If you have a Big Shot and do not yet have this item, NOW is… Read More »