Thank you …… Kylie Bertucci!

Stampin' Up! UK Thank you card Crazy About You English Garden

Hello Everyone! I am so pleased to see you. This post is a little bit different from my usual postings, as I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlight! This is a totally cool concept whereby you can head over to Kylie’s blog HERE! and see heaps of really cool projects from Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators all over the world and vote for your favourites. Awesome!

So, for those of you who have never been here before, Hi! I’m Hannah and I live in Stockton-on-Tees, in the North East of England. I was thinking about a good way of describing Stockton-on-Tees and struggled slightly, but some pretty cool things have be invented here including the Friction Match, it is the site of the first public railway, and where the second series of Benefit Street was filmed. I think that’s enough about where I live…..

Stampin' Up! UK Thank you card Crazy About You English GardenThis card is actually a CASE of myself! When I went to make a card for this totally cool blog hightlight thingy I really struggled to come up with anything (I’m really fighting with crafters block at the moment, I’m blaming working 44 hours a week as a nurse on a dementia unit, I’m just really tired!). So, I was in my craft room a few days ago, starting to panic about not having anything made yet, and I spotted THIS card from a blog hop a few months ago sat on the card display, and so I thought I would make it again!

I love getting inky, and so this technique is one of my favourites, there are actually four colours in ink blended on this this card; Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rose Red, and then I used Sahara Sand to tone the PINK down a little.

Stampin' Up! UK Crazy About You thank you card

The little pieces of Designer Series Paper are scraps from English Garden, layered along with a piece of the gorgeous white Metallic Glitter tape from Sale-a-bration.

I really hope you have enjoyed this project, don’t forget to pop over to Kylie’s blog to see everyone else’s awesome projects AND to vote!

See you again tomorrow for this weeks Simply Sketched Saturday Blog Hop (This week’s sketch is really cool!)


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Hannah McCurley

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Crazy Crafters and Pootler Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! UK Rose Wonder Card

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah on this wonderful Sunday. Today I’m blog hopping again, but this time with a wonderful group of demonstrators from Australia!

We are showcasing some awesome products from the new Spring / Summer catalogue (or the Occasions catalogue if your in Aus) and had a tough challenge set by the lovely Sam Hammond Donald (Pootles) to only use one stamp set / one die or punch / one ink / one card stock! I will admit to have slightly bent the rules and have added both Whisper White card stock and White Craft Ink!

I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far, and remember to hit the NEXT button at the end of this post to continue along your journey of inspiration!

Stampin' Up! UK Rose Wonder Blog Hop

I knew this stamp and die bundle was on my ‘Must Have’ list as soon as I spotted it in the catalogue back in November. I love an intricate die, and this set is just stunning. So, when it came time to design my ‘hop’ project, Rose Wonder was the stamp and die bundle of choice, and the obvious choice for card stock had to be Rose Red!

Stampin' Up! UK Rose Wonder Card

As I have already mentioned I have slightly bent the rules, and used two colours of ink. I stamped the Rose onto the Rose Red card base in White Craft ink, before adding a layer of Vellum. I also have to admit that this also isn’t quite the truth, as I also stamped the rose onto the Vellum in Memento Black ink, before colouring the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and one of my favourite tools – my Blender Pen!

The die cut is actually designed to be the other way around, but it fit my card design better this way. This die cut pops out of the die so easily when you’ve used the Precision Plate on your Big Shot machine. It’s even easier if you use the brand new Big Shot Die Brush too (more on that coming soon!).

Stampin' Up! UK Rose Wonder Wink of Stella

This card needed a couple of extra finishing touches; the sentiment is taken from the same stamp set and die cut with another one of the dies from the bundle. I’ve also added some (Pootle) loops of Gold Metallic Thread and a trio of Metal rimmed pearls. The card still needed an extra special something though and so I have added a touch of glitter with the Brand New Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in clear to the vellum behind the die cut. Trying to get a photograph of the sparkly glitter was a little tricky as it is so super fine, but I think I managed it in the end.

Hope you are enjoying the hop. I’m hopping along too to see what the wonderful Michelle Mills has created, lets go….

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Hannah McCurley

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October Sketch Challenge – Card 3

Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge Festival of Trees

I am loving this challenge! I don’t think I have even made more than one card with a sketch before, let alone using my own sketches!

Last week I came across a lovely lady called Linda’s blog, when she played along with my sketch challenge – check out here AWESOME card here! I am yet to purchase the stamp set Linda used on her card, but it totally inspired me to use the Festival of Trees stamp set, and to rotate my sketch too! funny how my brain works!

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The sketch is really simple, and I think I had been thinking small – so lets jump out of the box!

Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge Festival of Trees

Ok, so that sketch has now been turned on its head. The three trees are stamped from Festival of Trees in Garden Green and Soft Sky, and the Designer Series Paper is Season of Cheer.

I’m really enjoying playing with this sketch, check back next Wednesday for yet another card using the same inspiration. I would LOVE to see what you have made with this sketch too, post me a link to your blog here or post a photo to my Facebook page.


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Hannah Wilks

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Watercolouring With Stampin’ Up! inks

So, as promised my video tutorial of the technique I showed on Saturday.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge Watercolour

There are two ways to do this technique – I prefer to watercolour with a paint brush and water, but you could just as easily use Aqua Painters (they just haven’t landed in my shopping basket yet!).

Stamp your chosen image onto Watercolour paper with a versamark ink pad, and heat emboss with white or clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

To watercolour with Stampin’ Up! ink pads, apply the ink to an acrylic block, or, I have a glass top to my desk, so I use that – by pressing the ink pad directly onto the surface. Add a little water, and use this mixture to colour the image.

Here I have used a combination of Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand to watercolour the Indescribable Gift stamp.



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Its’s Challenge time again! – AW32

I do love a good challenge! And this challenge over at Around the World Stampin Challenges is particularly good!

AW32

I love using sketches when I’m scrapbooking, but using a sketch when I’m card-making isnt something I do much of! So, this really was a challenge for me.

Stampin' Up! UK AW32 Sketch Challenge entry

I decided to use new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue (and a little something from Sale-a-bration!) for this card. I just love using my new stuff! Don’t you?

The card base is Pear Pizzazz, with a matt of that fabulous Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure. This paper is fabulous! When it arrives it just looks like 12 sheets of white 12×12 cardstock, but when you ink or mist it, it comes alive! The white paper has a glossy white pattern hidden on it, 6 different designs – dots, flowers, stripes, vines, stars and a sort of scaly pattern! So I grabbed for the dots here and sponged it in Pear Pizzazz Ink – I love that inky / blotchy look. It says “this card was handmade! with love and effort!”

The hearts punched using the Sweetheart punch, and the heart from Itty Bitty Accents. I stamped the new background stamp, Something Lacy, in Pink Pirouette, onto Very Vanilla cardstock before punching out the hearts and creating the sentiment banner. That sentiment by the way is another Sale-a-bration item!

I love the Sale-a-bration offerings this year. There is a great selection of stamps, papers, embellishments, Project Life cards, AND some blendabilities! all for FREE when you spend £45 with me and Stampin’ Up! between now and the 31st of March! Awesome!

Anyway, thanks for reading all my waffle today, and I hope you enjoyed the card!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Are you up for the Challenge?!

Its an exciting day here at StampinByHannah, as we celebrate the launch of our sister site – www.stampinbychallenge.blogspot.co.uk – a monthly (for now) challenge blog for all cardmakers and papercrafters

Head over to the blog now to find out what this months challenge is, and enter now!

Thought I’d give you a little pick at what I made though (but you’ll have to visit StampinByChallenge to get what the challenge is!)

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This super simple card uses a Whisper White card blank and some punched circles. I used the 1 1/4″ scallop circle punch to cut 3 circles from the new In Colours card stock (in Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey), and then layered the 1″ circles of Moonlight DSP on top (with some dimentionals of course!). The sentiment is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.

Feeling inspired?

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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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