Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – Case’ing Lyssa Zwolanek – Seasonal Layers

Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop where we are casing US demo Lyssa Zwolanek.  Thank you Lyssa for the opportunity and to our lovely Louise Sims for organising it all.  You may have arrived from Caro or this may well be your first stop. Either way, you are very welcome, here with Eimear at Stampincolour, a demonstrator based in the Cotswolds UK. I was really spoilt for choice… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »