Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

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 »

Triple Time Stamping Tutorial with Pop of Paradise

Oh  – Triple Time Stamping Tutorial – try and say that three times in a row!!! You may have seen the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop this weekend where I shared a Flamingo card using the Triple Time technique. I promised to share the technique with you in case you were not sure how to achieve this look.  It really is quite simple. Firstly, cut your three layers – for my card… Read More »

Finally am back with a quick tip

Goodness me, a thousand apologies!  My last blog post left you with a line saying pop back to see how I created the frame around my punch and almost a week later, I’m only getting round to letting you know how to do it! I’ve had a few internet issues!  After my previous internet connection pretty much grinding to a halt, we decided it was finally time to change suppliers. … Read More »

Guy Greetings for another Reflection Technique card

This week in my Technique Tuesday class we focused on the Reflection Technique and if you caught my Periscope video last night you would have seen how I achieved it on this card – by the way, you can still vote for me in the Blog Highlight 😉 With this card, I wanted to create a locker room feel with a saw dust floor and my man looking at his reflection in… Read More »

Easter Lamb for an International Blog Hop

Ive joined up with some other demonstrators from all around the world in a special Blog Highlight organised by Kylie Bertucci Down Under in Australia – many thanks for organising it all Kylie. I thought I would show you a little project featuring a stamp called Easter Lamb – who is not just for Easter. The words ‘Happy Easter’ are included as part of the image but with a clever… Read More »

Periscope video using Stampin’ Up Flowering Fields

I hope you managed to catch my quick and easy card on Periscope tonight using the free SAB set Flowering Fields. I’ve used our notelets which are a great product to keep in your cardmaking stash.  We have two versions; whisper white and crumb cake – perfect for quick and easy cards. As promised on my Periscope video, here are the cards again, firstly in Mint Macaron And the Melon… Read More »

I went live on Periscope with Birthday Blooms!

I jumped out of my comfort zone and did my first video, live on Periscope!!  Nothing like a baptism of fire!! So as I said on the video, here is a better view of the finished card.   After the initial nerves subsided, it was quite fun so if you’re tempted what not give it a go?  I have no fancy set-up – honestly, my camera is my iphone and… Read More »

I’ve joined the smooshing revolution!!

Well, it was only a matter of time before I had to give this smooshing malarkey a go!!  Have you heard of it?  Here is the effect… I’ve seen various methods but here is how I smooshed! I must thank Kim Fee of Simply Fairies for explaining the process to me as I received a gorgeous Christmas themed swap from her and wanted to know her smooshing method. I laminated… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Wonderland Invitation

I just thought I would share with you some of the invitations I have been sending out for my crafty morning at the end of September.  I’ve used the Wonderland stamp set together with the Winter Wonderland co-ordinating washi tape.  I’ve also spooled some of our lush metallic thread round the background. You may be intrigued by the shape on which I have stamped Silent Night in Soft Suede.  What punch is that I… Read More »

August Technique Class – Vintage Leaves Embossed

Last night was my technique class and I wanted to share my favourite Technique card with you.  This card was a labour of love if ever there was one!! I’d seen a card by Margaret Raeburn on Pinterest that I really liked and I wanted to recreate a similar version for my Technique Class with an Autumnal feel.  Writing this blog post was the first time I actually searched for Margaret’s… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Something for Baby Card Tutorial

Thanks Dana for commenting and just for you – and Eileen too – here is the tutorial. I will warn you in advance, this is a pretty picture heavy post so bear with me!  But I hope that it explains exactly how to recreate the card. Firstly cut your whisper white almost like a standard A6 card but leave one side a little longer – depending on how large you… Read More »

Something for Baby Fun-fold Card

I made these cards quite a while ago and just remembered I haven’t shared them with you. It’s a very quick post as I’m running out the door, but if you let me know I can provide a tutorial for you. So here are my cards.  I made a pink and a blue version – just in case – well, you never know and I like to be prepared!! Here… Read More »

Ice Lollies and Beaches for TGIFC#11

Weekends are time for me to squeeze in a challenge before class prep or children pull me in other directions.  This time, I’ve entered the sketch challenge I found over on TGIF Challenges. Here is this week’s sketch. And here is my entry. I just want a beach holiday after creating this but we’re not going away this year 🙁 In fact, as you might be able to tell from… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Embossing Folder Techniques

My technique class was last night and I decided this month to work with embossing folders. When I started gathering ideas for this class, it became obvious that I could really do quite a few classes on this – the possibilities are endless but here are just three featuring some of our latest products. Firstly, I found a technique on UK demo Amanda Fowler’s page here that she called double… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative June Blog Hop – Cas(E)ing the Cattie!

Can you believe another month has passed? The months are flying by, baby Finn is now 12 weeks old – time goes so fast! We decided our theme this month would be to case projects in the new annual catalogue.  Our catalogue, aside from being a full inventory of all the wonderful products we have, is also a fantastic idea book jammed full of inspiration for your crafting projects. CASE… Read More »

Secret Garden Door Picture Tutorial

  I’ve had a few requests for instructions on my door on the card I posted for the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop on Saturday so have snapped a few pics and hope it makes sense to you all. You can see the original card here. So I took my piece of Whisper White card, my oval framelits, my Big Shot and my magnetic platform – this is great when you… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative March Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to our Blog Hop for March.  You may have arrived from Pip’s blog and if so, a very warm welcome to you. This month our theme is Masking and I’ve added my own Easter theme as we are so close to Easter Sunday. My first card is quite a classic, clean and simple card, using our ready-made notelet sets.  These are a great size and very handy for… Read More »