Friday, 31 March 2017

Sale-a-bration 2017

Please note: this post will stay at the top of this blog until the end of Sale-a-bration (31st March 2017) - please scroll down for the daily update.  



How Sale-a-bration works:
1. Get a FREE gift from the Sale-a-bration Brochure for every £45 spent on products (exc. Shipping)
2. Get an extra £20 Stampin' Rewards to spend on anything you like in the Catalogues on orders or parties of £200+ - that's on top of the regular Stampin' Rewards, plus your Sale-a-bration items, too!
3. Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get £130 worth of products for £99 plus TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice - amazing! 

FREE gift for every £45 spent (excl. shipping)
There is no limit to the amount of Sale-a-bration goodies that you can claim. So, if you order £90 you'll get two freebies, order £135 chose three freebies, and so on! Choose your free items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure, and order SHOP NOW 

Sale-a-bration, 2017, Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Reward Bonus
As well as a free gift for every £45 spent during Sale-a-bration there is also a Stampin' Rewards £20 bonus to spend on whatever you like in the catalogue when you place an order of £200 or more. That's added to your regular Stampin' Rewards, plus any Sale-a-bration goodies you may have earned.

Two EXTRA stamp sets when you join
Get two free stamp sets of your choice when you sign up as a demonstrator. It costs £99 and you select £130, plus your two freebies. If you join Stampin' Up! and you decide it's not for you there are no penalties - you simply 'drop'. You don't have to pay anything or give anything back. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about a test drive contact me directly or go to the Join page for more information. 



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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Stamp Camp Sneak Peek Preview

Lift Me Up stamp set, Stampin' Up!

This Peekaboo Peach "Lift Me Up" project is one of the gorgeous creations we'll be making at my bi-annual Stamp Camp. This is on the 19th February 2017 and will be held in Needham Market (address on booking). 

We'll be making 6 lovely projects and there will be a raffle, refreshments and a lovely lunch. Included in the price is £44 worth of new Stampin' Up! products (including the wood-mount Lift Me Up stamp set), and all the materials you need to make each project. All you need to do is bring adhesive, scissors and yourself!

Stampin' Up! Stamp Camp, Needham Market, Suffolk,
To book your place please contact me on the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk 07896 314573 - I have a couple of spaces left.

Back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Friday, 20 January 2017

The Love of Bright Colours - New Diary 2017

Good morning! 
The sun is shining here in Suffolk and I am full of fizzy energy and excitement which is lovely. The days are getting a lot brighter and the promise of warmer times is filling me with enthusiasm!

My choice of diary 
Although late in the month I have finally got my hands on a new diary, so I can finally get organised for the exciting year ahead. Usually I use Mat Sewell's Our British Birds Diary which has lovely graphics and information on British Birds and has a fantastic Month to Date section which is really helpful. This year I bought the Moomins 2017 Diary which is larger but has beautiful pictures which won me over; I am a huge Moomins fan.

Moomin Diary 2017

Inspiration for my project
The colours on my new diary were the inspiration for today's card - nice bright tones of yellow, blue and pink.
Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up and Away Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used
I used the Lift Me Up stamp set and matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies, which are available as a Bundle (Save 10%). The Bundles are available in either Wood-mount or Clear-mount, or you can buy the stamps and dies separately.

The yellow is our bright and cheery Daffodil Delight, and the blue is Pacific Point. I added a pop of pink with Melon Mambo, and there are some very discrete clouds stamped in Soft Sky.

The sunshine rays were stamped using a mask cut out using the Sunburst Framelits which I run through in the Big Shot.

Really simple and lovely.

Back tomorrow with more ideas,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Time to Celebrate! 5 Years of Crafty Hippy in 2017

Good morning all, 
It occurred to me today that in May I'll be celebrating five years of Crafty Hippy! That's five years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

Originally I started out as a customer, but I loved the products so much that I decided I wanted to be involved more directly and signed up under a friend. 

What a journey it has been! I have loved every minute of it.

Later that year I went to my first Stampin' Up! Convention, which was held in Mainz, Germany - I had lots of fun with my newly made stamping friends. They had a fun photo booth for us to have our photographs taken in, I'm the one at the very back in the middle!

Stampin' Up! Convention, Mainz, Germany, 2012

There are so many perks to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator:

- Get up to 25% off Stampin' Up! products
- Earn up to 25% in Instant Income 
- Earn additional income (Volume Rebates) on monthly product sales 
- Recruit and receive downline commission based on the sales of you and your recruits
- Pre-order select Stampin' Up! products a month (or more) before the customer sales period 
- Earn FREE stamps with Quick Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions
- Qualify for product bonuses and other awards 
- Earn the amazing Incentive Trip 
- Earn FREE hostess sets and merchandise
- Receive Stampin' Up!'s exclusive quarterly demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success
Receive Stampin’ Up!’s weekly online magazine ‘Succeed Weekly’
Be inspired by video tutorials and project ideas on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site
- Attend European Convention and other wonderful Stampin’ Up! events
- Earn the amazing Incentive Trip
- Meet lovely, likeminded crafters and be part of the Stampin’ Up! family
- Be a part of your own crafting family – in this case the Crafty Hippies
- Share what you love with other people and see the joy it brings them (and you)

You can find out more information (or join up!) HERE 

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit, Stampin' Up!

Today's card has been created using the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit. This all-inclusive kit has everything you need to make 20 unique cards, just add your chosen adhesive (I used SNAIL and the Fine Tip Glue Pen).

There is a booklet with the designs in or you can use your own imagination and use the embellishments to make your own. You could even use them on a scrapbook page and use your other stamps and embellishments to decorate the cards and envelopes.

I'll be back tomorrow with more ideas,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams - Fire Colours

Dragonfly Dreams Stampin' Up!

Good afternoon everyone!
A really quick one from me today as the fatigue has hit this afternoon. I have been awake early every morning by 5am this week. I don't know why. I think it's because my mind is so full of ideas, however that is a bit of a false economy as I am now too tired to sit and type!

Another Dragonfly Dreams project again today. I know I have done a lot of those recently, I am sorry. I promise to put some other projects up soon! I've had a delivery from Mr Brown (the man from UPS) and so I now have lots of new goodies to play with.

If you'd like to buy Dragonfly Dreams use the Shop Now button at the top of the page and simply search for it once you have gone through to the Stampin' Up! Shop.

I'm off for an early night!

Back tomorrow,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic & Labeler Alphabet

Good afternoon all!
It's lovely and sunny here in Needham Market today, it is such a relief to see the sun out! I've noticed that the days are getting that little bit brighter.  I don't mind the winter but it's too dark and cold for me. I come to life as we approach Spring; it always feels like a time of great possibility and excitement! I feel very connected to the earth and the seasons have a huge impact on my emotions.

I've been out this morning to go to the shops and get some fresh air. I love Needham Market, it's such a quaint little place...

Needham Market Church

We're lucky that we're nestled in the countryside, with streams and bridges and fields and common land... but we have enough small shops to sustain us, including a wonderful farm shop where we get our fresh fruit and veggies.  

Needham Market Hawks Mill

Even our train station is beautiful!

Needham Market Train Station

It's so nice to be able to show you where I live. I suppose I should get talking about today's sunny project which is also very pretty:

Labeler Alphabet Stampin' Up!, Kinda Eclectic Stampin' Up!

I used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount) and stamped the sunshine stamp in Daffodil Delight, which is a cheery colour. I used the Labeler Alphabet to create the sentiment 'Happy Birthday'. I finished the card off with some Solid White Baker's Twine, which is probably one of my favourite accessories in the catalogue.

I hope you have the sun wherever you are, enjoy your day. Back tomorrow,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Monday, 16 January 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Bee

Good morning all! 
So I am still posting up Dragonfly Dreams projects - sorry - I just can't help it, it's such a fantastic set to work with. 

Today's project features the gorgeous Bumble Bee instead of the Dragonfly, which has so far been everyone's focus. 

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I really love this bee! He is so beautiful and makes me think of long hot summers (which don't happen too much here in the UK). Nevertheless, he is an iconic British summer insect.

I created the background using one of our Clear Blocks which are normally used for attaching stamps to. I inked up the block (block D) using Refill Inks and a squirt of water, and then printed with the block itself. It turned out to be a great experiment - I was really happy with the outcome.

I fussy cut the bees and coloured them with Many Marvellous Markers; any shade of yellow would work well. The dotted line stamp and sentiment are both from Pun Intended, which is one of our Hostess stamp sets.

Enjoy these summery projects, back tomorrow with more,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Jen's Butterfly Basics card - a Stampin' Up! HQ CASE

Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!

Morning all!
This is a CASE of a card designed by Stampin' Up! - I didn't have the exact ribbon they used, but otherwise it is pretty much a carbon copy.

I gave this card to my lovely friend Jen - she is married to my cousin and it was her birthday yesterday so I know I'm able to share this with you all now.

There are so many lovely elements to this card, the stamping from Butterfly Basics, the gold foil sheet, the button and the ribbon and Linen Thread... it is a very sophisticated card for a sophisticated lady!

Happy birthday Jen!

Back soon with more Stampin' Up! ideas,

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UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy






Saturday, 14 January 2017

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Winter Trees Tutorial

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my Stampin' Up! blog.

I thought we needed a wintry project today. I shared a similar one to this before Christmas which had hues of orange and yellow, I've been playing with this technique and produced this gorgeous card.

Firstly, to create this beautiful scene you need a Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which is available by clicking on the link.

To create this look:
1. You need to ink up the side that has 'Sizzix' printed on it, this will ensure that the ink is not on the raised side. Use an Aqua Painter to spread and blend colour from some Ink Refills (drop onto a piece of acetate).  I chose Pacific Point, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.

2. Add a piece of white cardstock in to the freshly inked embossing folder and run through the Big Shot Machine.

3. Very lightly and gently, run a brayer over the raised image, I used black ink - but you could choose any contrasting colour.

You can create any combination of colours - they all look really fab - this is a great technique for adding depth and interest to your cards or scrapbook projects.

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Back tomorrow with more ideas,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Friday, 13 January 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Rainbow Card

Dragonfly Dreams Rainbow Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm having so much fun with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set... it's probably my favourite addition to the new Spring Summer Catalogue so far. I have seen so many amazing projects made with it. Simply Google the name (and Stampin' Up!) to see what you can find... 

My project has been made very simply using several Classic Stampin' Pads, I've simply layered the colours using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (available in wood mount or clear mount). I think it's really effective.
Dragonfly Dreams Rainbow Card, Stampin' Up!


You could pick any colours you want, or even use shades of the same colour. I used So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum.

Really simple, very easy to recreate and a stunning finish.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog, back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! ideas,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy





Thursday, 12 January 2017

Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and matching Leaflets Dies

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Leaflets Dies, Stampin' Up!

Good morning everyone!
A chilly start to today - and the day we are due lots of snow! I love the stuff. I know it is inconvenient, I know lots of people hate it, I know that it's not sensible... but the crisp quietness is magical, and it looks sooooo pretty.

I am in hospital having an operation today and so if it does snow hopefully it won't fall until I'm done and dusted and we have made our way through the Ipswich traffic back to our home in the countryside. So exciting!

Today I'm showing you a project made with the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set... ok, so this looks a little more autumnal than wintery, but I just love playing with this stamp set.

I used some Organza Ribbon as I've not used ribbon in a while - you can't really see how lovely this ribbon is from the picture unfortunately. The colour combo is Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and So Saffron.

If we have lots of lovely snow I'll be sure to take some photographs and share them with you!

Back soon, thanks for stopping by,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Bear Hugs Stamp Set - Personalise with Labeler Alphabet

Bear Hugs stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good morning!
This is one of the fab cards we made at my Creative Cardmaking Class on Monday evening. Isn't it cute?

Now, this card does not feature products from the very new Spring Summer Catalogue - sometimes it is good to dip back into the Annual Catalogue, and Bear Hugs (wood mount and clear mount) never needs an excuse! Such a wonderful stamp set that I always have so much fun with.

I love how you can personalise every project with the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.

The theme of the class was 'Delightful Dies' and all of the cards featured a die-cut element. My classes are getting really popular now and my ladies always enjoy them. They're the first Monday of every month in the Needham Market area - please contact me if you'd like to know more or come along.

To make this card you'll need: 
Bear Hugs Stamp Set (available in wood mount or clear mount)
Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set
Foxy Friends Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (available in wood mount or clear mount)
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad 
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Metallics Sequins Assortment
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals Sticky Foam Pads

Please contact me if you'd like more information on how to make this card, Stampin' Up! products, classes or anything else,
back soon,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Spring Stamp Camp in Needham Market


Good morning! 
Today I announce my bi-annual Stamp Camp - it's been a while since I did one of these - I'm so excited! 

It costs £35 a head for a full day of crafting, a buffet lunch, refreshments and £44 worth of products to take home. We'll be having a raffle and making 6 gorgeous projects. I supply everything you need, just bring adhesive and scissors. 

The theme of the Camp is 'Lift me Up' - and the beautiful new stamp set of the same name is one of the goodies you'll be taking home. 

It takes place in Needham Market, IP6 8BF - full adress will be given on booking. 

Stampin' Up! Stamp Camp, 2017

Please contact me for more details or to book your place on the Camp.
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper

Good morning!

This morning we have another product video from Stampin' Up! HQ. Today we look at the Inside The Lines Speciality Designer Series Paper. This paper is so much fun!


You can colour it or use it in black and white to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects. This paper is yours FREE when you spend £45 on products (excl. shipping).

For more information about our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion please scroll to the blog post at the top of the page.

Back tomorrow with more news, thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


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Monday, 9 January 2017

Tasty Trucks - get this stamp set FREE!

Tasty Trucks,Stampin' Up!

Good morning all!
A Stampin' Up! HQ project today - don't you love it? I think it's gorgeous. These fabulous ice cream and pie vans have been made using the Tasty Trucks stamp set which is one of our Sale-a-bration items this year. That means you can order it for FREE (YES, FREE!) when you spend £45 (excl. shipping) on Stampin' Up! products.

In fact there is no limit to the amount of freebies you can claim - the more you spend the more goodies you can get your hands on.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about Sale-a-bration, tips and techniques, or about any of our products.

Back tomorrow,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy







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