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Use up those scraps – Let’s Get Hopping 1

Today, I’m joining some wonderful demonstrators around the world in a hop organised by the very lovely Jennifer Frost. In today’s hop, we hope to show you some thrifty tips for using scraps and ideas for frugal crafting. I’m so excited to see what everyone has come up with. You may have arrived from Sherry Espinoza’s blog, or this may well be your first stop but either way you are… Read More »

It’s beginning to feel a lot like….yep, Christmas!

I have a simple Christmas card to show you this morning. At this time of the year, I think it’s important to think of mass production when designing your Christmas card as I don’t think anyone intends to make 100 individual Christmas cards.  This was a card I sent out recently with my Autumn/Winter catalogues so that my customers got a feel of some of the new products. Tips and… Read More »

Booking closes soon for #WLCR Crafty Escape..

Time is ticking and it’s almost time to close bookings on our #WLCR Crafty Escape. This time we are hosting it from the gorgeous Highworth Hotel in Highworth, Wiltshire. A feast of seasonal crafting delights awaits you and preparation is well under way for our usual pillow gifts and raffle prizes. You will not be disappointed. The venue itself is gorgeous and the food is fabulous!  It’s somewhere we go… Read More »

My first use of the Stampin’ Up Cat Punch

With the summer holidays, it took me a while to get round to ordering from the brand new Autumn Winter catalogue, but the very first thing that I put in my basket, was the fabulous CAT PUNCH! My eldest daughter is crazy about cats – I, unfortunately am not!  It’s not that I don’t like cats per se, but we live out in the countryside and I know they are… Read More »

Summer is over – but so much to look forward to in Autumn

I have been missing in action recently and I do apologise but with Autumn approaching, we are excited to launch our brand new Autumn Winter Catalogue! It is jam-packed with new products for Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.  You can find it on the right hand side bar or just below. If you would like your own hard copy, then do drop me a line here. While waiting… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative July Blog Hop – Summer Fun Crafty Projects

  And so another month draws to a close, but summer holidays are just beginning over here and I’m pleased to say I’ve survived week one! As a crafter, I like to bring a bit of crafting into most things I do and especially where my kids are concerned so I want to show you a crafty project I’ve made for my children. You may have arrived from Emma at… Read More »

Happy Birthday Gorgeous for #GDP096

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is a colour challenge and I’ve used one of my favourite sets, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  It is such a fun set and I’m sure you will agree that this card is poles apart from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous card I showed you last week.  The versatility of this set holds no bounds! Here are the colours we are asked to use this week… Read More »

Monday Memories and More – Color Theory by Stampin’ UP!

Time for my weekly share of Memories and More pages, and I’m using Color Theory again this week. Color Theory Card Pack This week, I am sharing a layout of my sister’s Birthday Celebrations from last year.  It was a 60’s themed party and such good fun!  My children came along and the eldest two had great fun dressing up for the occasion and staying up late! I’ve used the… 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 »

Memories and More meets You’re Priceless for #GDP096

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is to case the very talented Tanja Kolar. I decided to create an Inspirational/Good Luck card using Perfect Days from our Memories and More range together with the fabulous You’re Priceless.  I particularly love this set because my own team of Stampin’ Up demonstrators are the Aces and Diamonds, so it’s just perfect for us! Here is the card from Tanja to inspire… Read More »

Monday Memories and More – Color Theory

This week I decided to play with the Color Theory, Memories and More card pack. Color Theory is a great card pack designed to coordinate with your memories throughout the seasons. I have a beach scene to show you plus a random day out to a nearby castle. My layouts use retired pocket pages so these are a different combination to those that we currently stock  (listed below) I’ve mixed… 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 »

Pick a Pattern Kid’s birthday cards for #GDP095

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is based around the theme of Kids! Having four of the little monkeys myself, I find myself making kid’s birthday cards pretty often as not a month goes by without two or three party invitations coming in.  In fact, my son is attending one this weekend and one next weekend. Never one to make extra work for myself, I thought I would… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Memories and More on a Monday!

It’s Memory Monday – my new theme!  As you may know Stampin’ Up! launched their very own Memory-keeping range called Memories and More. I have to admit, I had let my Memory-keeping slip a little bit, but I’m going to keep myself accountable by sharing a page or two with you every Monday.  In this digital age, it is so important to preserve our memories, despite being ever so reliant on… 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 »

Christmas in July – Joining gift worth £65 in July?!

  No, your eyes are not failing you, you have indeed read correctly!  If you purchase a starter kit for £99 between 01-31 July which you can fill with Stampin’ Up’s! amazing crafting products of your choice worth £130, the following joining gift worth £65 will be added to your order 2 x clear D blocks Paper Snips Grid Paper Snail Adhesive Bone Folder Carols for Christmas stamp set So not… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative with Make a Card Send a Card

  Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog hop where we celebrating the movement started by our very own Sara Douglass (CEO of SU); Make a Card, Send a Card.  You may have arrived from my good friend Caro at Craft with Caro or you may have started your hop here this morning, either way you are very welcome to Stamp in Colour with me, Eimear Carvill. It may seem… 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 »

Case-ing the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue

The brand new 2017-2018  Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is fantastic; full to the brim of fabulous products but also fantastic inspiration for crafting projects.  I want to show you how you can use our catalogue for ideas for your own projects even if you don’t have the specific sets used.  We call this Case-ing; it stands for either Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit.  We basically take… Read More »