Wish Big!

I have a card project for you today, a very simple card project, but with a bit more meaning!

I joined Stampin’ Up! UK as a demonstrator on the 1st June 2014 (thats two months ago!), with the aim of meeting new people, finding some crafty friends and making some nice things with some quality product! I think I’m on my way to accomplishing that!

Believe it or not, I’m quite a shy person, I don’t like being the centre of attention, I hate new situations and crowds of people, and I fight with my anxiety every single day! Crafting / art / creating etc. has always been my escape, my time for me, something I do to get away from everything else, and shut-off for a while. And I love it!

When I found Stampin’ Up! (a number of years ago now) I couldn’t imagine having a blog and posting video’s on the internet! So, I didn’t sign up 🙁 and man, have I missed out over those years! This card represents for me more than just a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product, with a nice sentiment. Its now my mindset, and my goal – Wish Big!

Stampin' Up! UK Card Wish Big

The card is a simple top fold card, cut from A4 (or 8 1/2 x 11″ if your in the states) and folded in half. The Whisper White piece is then cut slightly smaller (1/4″ on the top and side), and onto that I stamped the swirl from Everything Eleanor in Smoking Slate, and the large flower in Rich Razzleberry! The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, ‘Wish Big’, stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and Punched out using the Modern Label Punch. I inked the edges of the punched label and added 3 rhinestones before putting on the card with Dimentionals.

The card is incredibly simple, but means so much.

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Stampin’ Write Markers Watercolour Technique!

I recently purchased the Many Marvelous Markers pack from Stampin’ Up! mainly because I wanted access to all the Stampin’ Up! colours.

The Stampin’ Write markers are great, I love the duel tips and the handy storage system (more on that next week!), but I’m always looking to get more out of any product I purchase.

 Watercolour with Stampin Write markers

So, I was playing around with my inks last week, and used them for  similar technique, and suddenly thought ‘will this work with my markers!’

The card , Rich Razzleberry (yum!) is cut to 7″ by 3 1/2″ (17.5 x 9cm) and scored at 3 1/2″ (9cm)

The Whisper White square measures 3 x 3″ (7.5cm)

I use my glass table top but you could just as easily use a plate or paint palate

Hope you like this technique – show me your creations on my facebook page www.facebook.com/stampinbyhannah

 

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

August Stampin’ Techniques Class – Blooming With Kindness

Stampin' Techniques class August 2014Hello!

I know I usually reserve mondays for tips / techniques / hauls etc. but I thought I would take this monday as an opportunity to tell you about the August Stampin’ Techniques Class here at StampinByHannah!

This class is available either online (check it out here!) for a small fee, or FREE! if you live within 25 miles of me (Stockton-on-Tees), as a party or workshop for you and your friends!

The class comes complete with instructional videos and a handout, as well as all the pieces to make the cards. The stamp set is sold seperately (available below)

Class starts August 1st!

I cant wait for you to join me!

 

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

You are a Fabulous Work of Art!

Simple simple simple card this week.

As I am sure you know by now, I love a clean, simple card! Most of my creations are single layer, and sometimes I might add a punched shape or two, but not often. Well, the card this week is exactly like that, but I have jazzed it up a bit with some 2 layer stamping AND 2nd generation stamping! get me!

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The card base (lost lagoon btw) is a piece of standard size cardstock (A4 or 8 1/2×11) cut cross ways and folded in half! Then I added a piece of Whisper White cut slightly smaller as my main (actually, only) layer.

Work of Art is a great stamp set (Love it, can you tell?!) and I selected several stamps from the set. The swoosh stamp is stamped once in Pool Party and then stamped again next to it as a place for the sentiment (which is stamped in Tangelo Twist – isnt it gorgeous!) and then I used the beautiful Lost Lagoon colour to stamp over the Pool Party for the long stamp and that lovely heart. Then the whole layer is attached to the card base on Dimensionals!

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Just for You!

Hello there!

I thought I try something a little different this week. Just like when I’m scrapbooking (something I havent shared much of with you yet – watch this space) I like to push myself and try something new. So, I had a look at a couple of challenges for this week and settled on the Around the World Stamping’ Up! challenge!

This time they have selected three colours to be used: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral.

Now, this is where I panicked! I don’t have Calypso Coral (yet!  still building my collection over here!). But then I realised something, I have all the Stampin’ Write Markers! So, actually I do have Calypso Coral – just not in a Stampin’ Pad! Silly! Have I mentioned the Stampin’ Write Markers to you guys yet? No? How have you escaped! I Love Them! The great thing about the markers is not only can you colour an image with them, write with them, draw with them, but you can Stamp with them to! Awesome!

Right, back to the Challenge. I looked at the colours, and I looked at my stamps, and I thoughts for about 3 days! and then suddenly, inspiration!

AW20 - challenge entry - Just For You

The Work of Art Stamp set has amazing background type images I love to use to ground other stamps on the card. I stamped the zig-zag / chevron image in Blackberry Bliss, before colouring between the lines with my Calypso Coral marker. I used Hello Honey to stamp the flowers, which I punched, and scrunched to give dimension, and then added the Just for You (this time colouring the stamp with that Calypso Coral marker). To finish I added a bit of bling with three jewels <3

 

 

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

2014-2016 In Colours Sneaky Peak! Stampin Up! UK

So, It new catalogue launches on the 1st July 2014 (Tuesday! So. Very. Excited!) As a demonstrator I get the chance to get some products a little early (if you also want this chance click here!) so I’ve had the new In Colours for a couple of weeks, they are so beautiful. I have a video coming next week looking at the ink colours themselves, but I thought I give you a little sneaky peak at a couple of the colours (as well as a lovely stamp set).Stampin Up Work of Art Thank you

 

This card also showcases the Second Generation stamping technique (more on that soon!), and also features a few of the basic jewels, but that’s all I can tell you for now! Check back on Tuesday for more from the new catalogue as well as some more awesome cards and videos!

 

Stampin Up! sign and save

 

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

Stampin’ Up! UK Everything Eleanor Card

So this card took me ages! and there is still something I’m not happy about, but its made now (and photographed, and now blogged) so it is what it is.

I am currently totally in love with Everything Eleanor, the swirl, the flowers, that fabulous journalling spot / ornate circle. So I wanted to create a multi-layered card with a number of the stamps from the set.Stampin Up! UK Stampinbyhannah Wish Big Everything EleanorThe card itself is a 5×5 inch square card. The swirl is stamped first, and in Smokey Slate, and I layered the frame over it in Daffodil Delight. The ornate circle, stamped on Whisper White in Temptin Turquoise, actually coordinated with the 2 1/2″ circle punch, but I preferred to fussy cut it.

The sentiment Wish Big, is another from A Dozen Thoughts. The get the two tone effect I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour each word individually. Its then punched out using the 1″ circle punch, and backed by the 1 1/4″ scallop circle punched from Daffodil Delight cardstock. The 3 basic jewels were then added, before the card was assembled.

I really like the colour combination, and keep returning to it. Are there any colour combinations you use again and again?

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Congratulations …. Zoo Babies Card

So, looking through my stash of items that haven’t been retired my stamp sets have dwindled a little, and forgot sets have been remembered, this one inparticular … Zoo Babies

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This card is super simple: Zoo Babies stamp set (isnt it just the cutest!), three colours picked from the suggested colour combinations in the Color Coach; Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight, on Whisper White cardstock. The Sentiment is also from the same stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo onto a handcut Whisper White banner, and popped up on a couple of Dimentionals.

I love a card with a bit of white space!

 

 

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)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Just because …… Who doesn’t love petals!

Our card for today uses the Petite Petals stamps and punch to give a fully coordinated look

 

The original card uses the new 2014-2016 In Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey, along with Crumb Cake from the Neutrals collection, I changed it a little for the video, using Brights collection colours; Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight.

 

Stampin Up! Petite Petals in colours 2014


The card uses Whisper White cardstock, cut to 10 x5 inches, and scored at 5 inches, but you could totally adjust that to meet your own needs (and what you might have in your crafty stash)

 

 

Don’t forget if you like anything used on this card, you can check out my store at: stampinbyhannah.stampinup.net

 

 

 

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) 

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Fathers Day

Fathers day is here once again (well it will be next weekend) and the stress of trying to make cards for men raises its ugly head.SAM_0353

This year I’ve struck lucky, and found the Wellington Bear collection from DoCrafts. Its a nice selection of masculine images along with a cute bear and some plain backing papers. I bought the 6×6 paper pack a good while ago but found it again during my craft room tidying and fell back in love with this adorable bear.

I have quite a selection of cards for fathers day this year, all made with Wellington.

I also used my Spellbinders Distress edges die, an edge punch and a simple stamp, to create a collection of simple layered cards