Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday’s Tip – Stampin’ Up Stamp Cases for Storage

Are your drawers bulging with all your embellishments or do you have an array of pots all over your desk? During the Christmas holidays, I decided to purge my craft room and found a much better storage solution for some of my supplies – it’s a really simple one and one that Stampin’ Up sells too – empty stamp cases!! So much easier to line them up on my shelves… 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 »

Tuesday’s Tip – Clearing your workspace

I think there are two breeds of crafters – highly organised and meticulously tidy crafters and then those of us who work in organised chaos! You can the tell which category I fall into! However, I do love it when my workspace is clear of clutter and I can start a new project afresh.  I don’t have one of those workspaces that people drool over on Pinterest.  Though it’s large and… 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 »

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 »

Technique Tuesday – Seasonal Decorative Masks Part One

Every month, I run a technique class.  We make two or three cards that are more intricate than normal or use a particular technique.  This month, I decoded to focus on another hidden gem in the Autumn Winter catalogue – the Seasonal Decorative Masks – and I showed my ladies, three different ways to use the masks Firstly using inks and sponges – here is the first card we made. Here’s how… 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 »

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 »