Its all about the witches shoes……. oh and a bit of stampin’!

Ok, so its not that long now until halloween.

Its not really something I celebrate (I wasnt allowed to go trick or treating as a child, we never decorated, i used to go to the church glow party instead), I also cant stand fancy dress, so its really not my thing, however…..

I love the stamp set used on this card! its just so cute!

Stampin' Up! UK Tee Hee Hee witch shoes

The card uses our new In-Colours; Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist, as well as Memento Tuxedo Black. The card base is Blackberry bliss, and all the stamping is on a piece of Very Vanilla cut slightly smaller. I just love that sentiment! I havent added any dimention to this card, it really is all about the stamping. To vary the colour between the two sets of tights I 2nd generation stamped the second pair; this is where you stamp once and then stamp again without reinking your stamp, it creates a more muted look (and technique I use quite often!), its great to use when your using mutliples of one image, or when your inkpad is really juicy.

I’ve just got my hands on a new photography studio, and better lighting, what do you think?

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Weekly deals and more!

You got it folks! its wednesday, that only means one thing! Brand new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

This weeks offering is top notch as always, with framelets and Paper Piercing packs!

stampin up uk weekly deals

 

How awesome! Thats Framelit collections, and Paper Piercing Packs, along with a lovely swatchbook idea for MDS (I have been having a go with the Stampin’ Up! digital crafting software, it is awesome! I’m hoping to share a project or two with you soon, I promise!)

As well as brand new Weekly Deals this week, the Clearance Rack has also been updated with some great Designer Series Paper, card making kits, and some great ideas for Halloween and Christmas crafting!

go and check out the offers now!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Tag a Bag….. anda box …. and a card …… oh and label something too!

For me one of the hidden gems of the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue is the Tag a Bag kits! I love making presents look really special, but these kits can be used for so much more than just gift wrap!

Stampin' Up! UK Tag a Bag cardThis card uses on the tags, from the accessory kit, a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels (coloured with a Blendabilities pen) and a stamped sentiment from ‘Something to Say’ and its just so cute!

The Tag a bag accessory kits come with 10 tags, 10 labels, 10 mini binder clips, some self adhesive strip, a whole heap of Whisper White bakers twine, and dimentional! thats way more than you would ever need to make 10 lovely tags, or cards! As usual, the kits are in coordinating colours, the annual catalogue kit uses Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey. While the seasonal variation (found in the Autumn-Winter catalogue) is in Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Pistachio Pudding. And for only £7.25, they are great value!

Right, thats enough waffle! What can you do with them!

Stampin' Up! UK Tag a bag

Thats loads of really lovely tags, which could be just as many cards! to make those gifts look gorgeous!

but there’s more!

Stampin' Up! UK tag a bag kit

This is what I had left! its loads! half a sheet of those dimentionals (these arent the same as the ones you get if you just buy dimentional, they are fatter, and you get 40 per kit), two of the binder clips, a lot of self adhesive strip! and so much Whisper White bakers twine I might have to use it as gift ribbon!

And if you thought that was all……

Are theses kits awesome! check back soon for some more gift packaging options!

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Personalised Wedding Cards!

Back in wedding mode again today! These are some cards I made for a friend, as thank you cards for the special ladies involved in her wedding – flower girls, bridesmaids, and the mothers!

I was so exicted when I took the order for these! Her colour scheme was white, pale pink and grey, so I took that and ran with it!

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

I used Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Pink Pirouette, along with Everything Eleanor (isnt it the most gorgeous set for weddings!) and the Back to Basic Alphabet to personalise the cards. The flowers are a mix of Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents, and they are finished off with the coordinating stamp and some Pearl Basic Jewels

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

These bridesmaids cards use Smokey Slate as the card base, and the same stamp sets as before. Each card has the bridesmaids name on, handstamped using that Back to Basics Alphabet

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

The last set of cards are the ones I made for the Flower girls. Once again they use Everything Eleanor and Back to Basics, but this time I decided to make them a little more fun, and used the bird stamp to add an extra litte something.

Each of the cards was also stamped with a coordinating stamp inside, and also on the envelope.

I love making cards with purpose like these. Having just finished my own wedding invitations though, I might have to have a little break from weddings…….. ok thats enough of a break! I do love a good wedding, dont you?

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Mr and Mrs Congratulations Card

So, I’m still focused on weddings at the moment. I’m still planning my own, making invitations, place settings, orders of service, the list goes on and on! But I’ve also been a wedding guest a bit recently too, so here is yet another Congratulations card, Wedding style!

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Congratulations Lovely Lace

This time I used a piece of Basic Grey as the card base, with a piece of Very Vanilla embossed with that Lovely Lace embossing folder (Love!). The wedding colour theme was grey and dusky pink, so I decided to step it up a little, and use a dark grey and brighter pink. The stamping and flower punches are in Rose Red. Once again I used that Something to Say set for the congratulations (just like this card) and for the little bit of floral stamping on the circle behind congratulations. That lovely Mr. and Mrs. stamp is unfortuneately retired now (and I’m sorry for showing you it, but the rest of the card is just so pretty!). I finished the card by punching three flowers using the flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents, and adding Pearl Basics Jewels 🙂

More Wedding cards to come next week! this time I’ve even managed to use this months Product of the Month!!!!!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Tip Tuesday – Ink Pads

We’re talking ink pads today, specifically, Stampin’ Up! inkpads.

I love them!

Stampin’ Up! make some fabulous colours, and coordinating ink pads, pens, cardstock…… the list goes on and on … and on!

But, they can be a little difficult to open, and so our tip this Tuesday is an easy way to get into your ink!

Thanks for watching

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Memory Monday – 12×12 layout

I love scrapbooking! I found card making through scrapbooking actually. I started making cards because I wanted to find a use for all my scraps of pattern paper, and found that I love making cards as much as I love memory keeping! Recently, what with working as a nurse, card-making, businesses, and wedding planning, scrapbooking has become a bit forgotten, but I’m hoping that this series ‘Memory Mondays’ will help to get me back on track!

Last week I used Project Life to document a trip to Castle Howard, a gorgeous stately home set in  the glorious countryside of North Yorkshire! I love Project Life but sometime I need a little more space to tell my story, and then I return to 12×12 layouts!

Stampin' Up! UK Scrapbook 12x12 Memory Keeping

The weather wasnt the best the day we went to Castle Howard, but in my option Memory Keeping isnt really about the quality of the photograph – its about the memory associated with it!

I used the Flashback Designer Series Paper Pack, in particular the sheets that had Pool Party, Basic Black and Real Red! I love that Stampin’ Up! use the same colours for each product line, it makes coordination just so easy! I picked out the Smokey Slate camera from one of the pieces of Flashback, I often use 3’s both in card making and scrapbooking – I’ll cluster either 3 or 5 embellishments, even numbers just dont look right to me. So, I created 3 patches of embellishments using on of the camera’s on a Dimentional, a piece of Washi Tape and a acetate accent from the Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Accessory Pack.

The title uses our Product of the Month – the Back to Basics Alphabet Stamp set, stamped in Pool Party (see, that coordination again!).

The layout looked a little bare at this point, so I added my journalling, argueably the most important aspect of scrapbooking, getting your memories onto the page! This is not always the easiest bit, or the most fun, but ask yourself, why are you making this page if your not saying anything about why! I generally take the who, what, when, where, why approach. Use your journalling to explain who you’re with (or who you are!), what you did, when you did it, where you went, and why you went there.

To finish the layout, as it still looked a little bare, I used a small paint brush with some water, and Pool Party and Smokey Slate ink to create some splatter on the white section of the page.

What do you think? let me know in the comments below….

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Lets get Merry for …… Super Simple Sunday!

Its that time again! time for a super simple card on a super simple sunday! Yay!

Stampin' Up! UK Seasonally Scattered Merry

I love this card! and its so super simple (hence the super simple sunday! duh!)

I cut a piece of A4 Old Olive cardstock in half across its lenght, and folded it to create our card base. Then layered a piece of Whisper White, cut to slightly smaller than that Old Olive card front. Seasonally Scattered is a lovely stamp set, it contained 3 stamps; Merry, Thanks, and Love, all in this style. I know you’re going to see lots of project ideas using this stamp set from me!

The Merry stamp is stamped in Real Red onto that Whisper White.

I finished the card by colouring 5 Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the darkest Old Olive Blendability, to make them green, and added them t randomly to the card

How simple!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Celebrate….. a bit of lovely lace!

Well, hello there!

I’ve got a few posts over the next week or so about a similar topic – weddings!

This card I made as a Congratulations card for a friends wedding, I love it, its cute, and simple, and pink!

Stampin' Up! UK Lovely Lace Big Shot

I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder (its so pretty!), to emboss some Pink Pirouette cardstock. The Congratulations is from Something to Say (have I mentioned my love of that Stamp Set much! its just so versitile). Then I finished the card with some White Organza Ribbon (I managed to tie a bow!!!!!) and some Basic Jewel Pearls!

I think this card would make a lovely Wedding or new baby girl card, but that Lovely Lace Embossing folder – just watch this space!!

Whats your favourite sentiment based stamp set at the moment? let me know in the comments below…

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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CASE Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue 2014

I’ve discussed the meaning of CASE before – Copy and Share Everything, really its what we do all the time; see something and take it as inspiration for our own project whether that be something really similar to someone elses or quite different.

Today I’ve used a card from the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue for my inspiration. I’ve stuck to it quite closely really, but a few details are changed. I used this as my Make and Take project for my Stampin’ Party a few weeks ago, the ladies had a great time making this card and I’m sure you will too! The links to the products used are at the end of this post, and a link to my shop is on the right hand side of this page.

Stampin' Up! UK Festival of Trees

So you can find this card (and the supplies neccessary to create it) on page 25 of the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Autumn Winter Catalogue for 2014. The original uses some of the gorgeous Cherry Cobble 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, but in the interests of keeping things simple, I swapped the ribbon for a piece of Real Red cardstock. The Tree is stamping in Old Olive (the same colour as the card base), and then the Real Red dots are stamped over the top. Stampin’ Up! make this technique really easy with their photopolymer stamps, allowing you to see through the stamp to line it up with the image underneath. The star is stamped in Daffodil Delight, and punched out with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (oh, how much do I love those punches!)

 

 

We had great fun making these at my latest Stampin’ Party! If you live in Teesside, and what to make these, why not arrange a Stampin’ Party and we can make these together!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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