Beginner Crafter · Casual Crafter

Retiring products and those that are staying

This time of year is a bittersweet time in my Stampin Up! life – saying goodbye to products that I love…but that means making space for new items too….and relief that some items are carrying over. This post certainly ticks two of those – so sad to see the beautiful hand-penned DSP going – it… Continue reading Retiring products and those that are staying

Beginner Crafter · Casual Crafter

Make a Dressed to Impress Pretty Layered Card

With some lovely items retiring at the end of the month, I thought I would create a couple of cards to ‘use before I lose’! The Dressed to Impress stamp and die set is a firm favourite of mine – I think between this set and ‘Nothing’s better than’ I could probably create a card… Continue reading Make a Dressed to Impress Pretty Layered Card

Beginner Crafter · Card · Techniques

Faux Tile Technique with Blessings of Home

Pretty technique today that has been around for a while (but I have still struggled to photograph it to do it justice!) It is a lovely technique that works well with this large floral stamp for a focal image To get the true ’tile’ effect you can cut your image into smaller squares and then… Continue reading Faux Tile Technique with Blessings of Home

Beginner Crafter · Card · Casual Crafter · Video

Sepia Card with Stampin’ Blends Natural Tones

So this is is the sketch for the blog hop that I planned to take part in last Saturday….but life got in the way and although I made the card ages ago I simply forgot to photograph and create the blog post – So here it is – a celebration of the new Natural Tones… Continue reading Sepia Card with Stampin’ Blends Natural Tones

Beginner Crafter · Casual Crafter

Technique Tuesday… Emboss Resist

So I thought it was time to share another technique and this is one of my favourites…. Emboss resist – you can create such pretty background effects with this and Sentimental Swirls is a fabulous one to use with it especially when you can add the additional swirls afterwards. I have kept the sentiment simple… Continue reading Technique Tuesday… Emboss Resist

Beginner Crafter · Quick and Easy

Quiet Meadow…triple panel card

Some simple stamping on this card – and a great card if you are just starting to develop your cardmaking skills by adding layers and embellishments. Of course it is also a card that anyone can make when you would like something just a little different to a standard card. The splatter image is really… Continue reading Quiet Meadow…triple panel card

Beginner Crafter · Casual Crafter · Christmas

Tidings of Christmas – simple panel

Just a simple card to start off some Christmas in July 🙂 The papers are really pretty and work whether it is for Christmas or another autumn or winter occasion. I’ll be sharing lots more cards, some eith This card is perfect if you are only starting out in cardmaking too…. just stamp the images… Continue reading Tidings of Christmas – simple panel

Avid Crafter · Beginner Crafter

You’re a Peach: Simple and Stepped up

How pretty is this stamp set when you just use the flower and leaf images? A simple sentiment and a few rhinestones and it comes together in minutes. Of course – if you have a little more time, and have a die cutting machine, then you can easily step up the design with the addition… Continue reading You’re a Peach: Simple and Stepped up

Beginner Crafter · Card · Quick and Easy · Video

Hydrangea Haven – Simply Stamping and Fussy Cutting

Quick and simple card that makes use of the pretty DSP. It is great for using up scraps – especially those partial pieces on the edges. Add a couple of punched pieces and here you have a lovely card. Crafty Hugs Heidi x Product List £7.75 £48.50 £10.75 £24.00 £6.00 £7.00 £8.25 £10.75 £17.00