Stampin’ Up Punch Art for Birthday Cards

It was my eldest daughter’s birthday yesterday and she had requested a Cat Birthday card!  (we’re currently going through a cat obsession!!).  I don’t have any cat stamps so I decided to pull out my punches and create a little punch art. I had to have a quick glance at Pinterest for a little inspiration for my perfect cat, and then had a look round my stash for the perfect… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to our very first Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. We are planning to create a Blog Hop at the end of every month, so watch out for it! You may have arrived from Louise or you may just be starting your tour with my post, but be sure to hop on as we are sharing some fabulous projects this morning all themed for Love and Valentines. Here is… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team night

Last night we had our monthly team night.  We like to catch up, swap cards for ideas and inspiration and do a couple of make and takes.  Last night it was my downline Ali’s turn to introduce her Make and Take and we did some fab punch art. I just love him, he’s so cute! Punch Art is such a great way to make use of your scraps and adults… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Hardwood and Hello Life Valentine’s Card

I had originally designed this card for a challenge, but then realised I had missed an element so not sure it would qualify after all 🙁 My fab downline Caroline Thomas gave me this fab set, so had to ink it up immediately.  With a bit of jiggery-pokery and by using the stamp-a-ma-jig, I managed to have the two sentiments link into each other in the recess created by double punching with the… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Bokeh Technique

This week was my week of classes here at my craft room.  Here are a couple of cards that we did on Technique Tuesday.  I have seen lots of these style of cards across the internet recently and was really keen to give it a try.  I’ve drawn inspiration from a whole range of ideas and colour combinations I’ve seen to come with something of my own.  It really is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Private Card Class

I had a private card class last night for my lovely hostess, Nora.  She had requested we make a medley of cards that she could recreate with her children as she likes to make Thank you’s and Birthday cards with them.  So I was happy to oblige! The first one I shared  on my Facebook page last night, it uses Little Buddy Birthday – which is my favourite set to… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Spiderman Punch Art

It’s a big day in our house today as my little boy turns 5! He quite likes Superheroes and Spiderman is probably his favourite, so I thought I would dust off my punches and make a Punch Art Spiderman. I had a quick look at Pinterest and Google for some inspiration, but I had to improvise as some of the punches used in other people’s cards were either retired or… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Crazy about You with some Irresistibly Yours FREE paper

I have a project to share with you today using the Crazy about You stamp set combined with some FREE Sale-a-bration paper.     I’ve CASE’d this project from US demo Ronda Wade (CASE – stands for Copy and Share Everything – something we’re very proud of in Stampin’ Up circles).  However, Ronda used a DSP on her card that I didn’t have. Yet, I really liked the Mossy Meadow scalloped… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Baby Bumblebee for PPA 236

22/01/15  So pleased to add that I was one of three winner of this challenge 🙂   I enjoyed the Pals Paper Art Challenge so much last week, I decided to take part again this week.   This time it was a sketch challenge so we have to come up with a card following the elements in the sketch.  I hope it’s ok but I flipped the sketch and did… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA 235

  Two posts in one day – unheard of for me, but I wanted to take part in my first Pals Paper Arts Challenge – might I add, my first ever challenge!! Encouraged by my wonderful downline, Caroline Thomas, I thought I would try and test my creative abilities by taking part in a challenge so here goes! I’ve used the gorgeous Hello You Thinlits – which incidentally come in… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Lotus Blossom Birthday card

I have a beautiful card to share with you today using the Lotus Blossom set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration. I got the colour combination idea after first having seen a similar card on Beth McAlexander’s blog and decided it would make a perfect Birthday card for my Mum.  I think I’m safe enough posting this card ahead of her Birthday as don’t think she looks at… Read More »

Getting the most out of all that Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-bration has to offer

So have you enjoyed browsing through our brand new Spring Summer catalogue?  They are over there on the right hand side bar if you haven’t looked at it yet – grab a drink – you may be some time! It is also Sale-a-bration time from now until March 31st – so how do you, as a customer, benefit? There are three main ways. Firstly, The opportunity to earn fantastic exclusive products… Read More »

Project Life live or virtual?

All ready to go for tonight’s Project Life Introductory session! I;’m quite excited to introduce this group of ladies to all things Project Life. I;m sure they will love it. Do you know about Project Life, if not, don’t worry if you missed out tonight’s session due to distance or other commitments, I am holding a virtual session over on my Facebook page, Stamp in Colour with Eimear tomorrow evening… Read More »

It’s here, it’s live! Sale-a-bration has started!

  A very quick post from me to let you know that our new catalogues are now officially live! I won’t take up any more of your time, they are there for you to peruse at your leisure on the right hand sidebar .  They are packed full of papercrafting and cardmaking ideas and inspiration, so go on!!  What are you waiting for?! Don’t forget for every £45 you spend,… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Project Life Evening – You’re Invited!!

Yes, it doesn’t matter where you are but you are welcome to join me for an Introduction evening to Project Life.  My event is being held over on Facebook.  Here are all the details. My Facebook page is Stamp in Colour with Eimear, but you can find me using the little Facebook icon just under my Stamp in Colour banner above this post, or down the right hand side of… Read More »

Little Buddy Children’s Birthday Card

With three small children in the house, you can never have enough Birthday cards in the house ready to go.  But for some reason, a Birthday party seemed to sneak up on me this morning without a card ready!! Call it a hangover from Christmas!! Thankfully, I remembered my recent purchase of Little Buddy Birthday and decided to ink it up.  I also recently received Sweet Taffy DSP so thought I would… Read More »

Happy New Year one and all!

2015 has arrived! Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I must admit, I don’t make any ‘formal’ resolutions as I rarely even remember what they were come March! I am going to try and look after myself a little bit more, drink a bit more water, exercise a little but no ridiculous resolutions that I know I wont keep up with. I’m also going to try and keep up with… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all! Here in the UK, we have just under an hour to go until the big day! My kids are fast asleep in bed dreaming of all things Christmasy, there will be so much excitement in the morning. To celebrate the big day and my recent birthday (yes, 21 again!!), I am offering FREE delivery on any online orders over £35 using the hostess  code RYRRARNY between now… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Private Classes

It’s been a week since I wrote a post – sorry about that!  I don’t know about you, but though I love Christmas and have been making Christmas cards since August, it still sneaks up on me and I suddenly realise I still haven’t bought all my Christmas presents and I’m running out of time and ideas, aaaaagggghhhh!! Is anyone else like me or are you all super-organised? Today, I had… Read More »