Category Archives: Videos

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 »

Colorful Seasons makes the Perfect Autumn card

Last night was team night for my team of Aces and Diamonds.  We meet once a month for crafting, chat, craic and cheese – lots of cheese!!  Did you know that cheese is the perfect companion to crafting?! Some people will disagree with me and say it’s chocolate – don’t believe them!! It’s cheese all the way for the Aces and Diamonds!!  I do provide cake for my classes though… 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 »

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 »