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. 



Please contact me for more information on any of these offers. 





Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon - goes great with the FREE Carried Away Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper

Today's project is simple to recreate - I used the free Sale-a-bration Carried Away DSP for the background and some Watermelon Wonder and Night of Navy Cardstock to tie in the balloon pattern. 

The balloon and the sentiment are from the Lift Me Up stamp set (also available in Clear Mount). 

Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Carried Away DSP, Stampin' Up!

I finished this card off with a streak of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.

Back tomorrow with another project,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, England







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

More Dragonfly Dreams with Butterfly Basics - The Mint Macaron Bumblebee Ribbon Card

Dragonfly Dreams Bumblebee Card, Stampin' Up!

Good morning Bee Lovers! 
Today I bring you another Dragonfly Dreams project - but this time with the gorgeous Bumblebee instead of the dragonfly. This project is an adaptation of the one I did earlier on in the month, which you can see here.

You can stamp the bee and cut him out using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (and the Big Shot), or you can simply cut him out in Basic Black Cardstock.

Other materials needed for this card
I stamped the flower and the honeycomb using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set which is also available in Clear Mount and Photopolymer. I used Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry, these unlikely bedfellows look great together.

I finished the project off with some Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon.

Sale-a-bration is nearly over - hurry!
Don't forget to take advantage of Sale-a-bration - it ends in a couple of days. You get a FREE gift for every £45 spent on Stampin' Up! products until the 31st March (while stocks last). Take a look at the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

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







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


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Monday, 27 March 2017

More hot air balloons from Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous stamp set "Lift Me Up"


Want to make this card?
You will need the following Stampin' Supplies:

Lift Me Up Stamp Set (in Wood-Mount or Clear-Mount)
Up & Away Thinlits Dies (buy with Lift Me Up stamp set as a Bundle and save 10% - Wood-Mount or Clear Mount)
Big Shot Machine
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad 
Gold Foil Sheets
Linen Thread 
Stampin' Dimensionals 
SNAIL Adhesive 

FREE gift with Sale-a-bration
Get in touch with me if you'd like to know more about Stampin' Up! products, and don't forget that you can choose a FREE gift for every £45 spent on products during Sale-a-bration.

Back tomorrow with another project,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, England







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


Join me on FB in my FB group Crafty Hippy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for fun and inspiration
Click here to view the new Spring Summer 'Occasions' Catalogue
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Click here to shop fantastic products 24/7
Click here to find out how you can earn two FREE stamps and get a Starter Kit today - the best deal!
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mothers Day 2017 !!


Blooms & Wishes Card, Stampin' Up!

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums, Grandmas, Aunties, Sisters, Foster Carers, Animal Owners, Gardeners, Friends - basically any one that mothers or nurtures someone or something. You're all grand and I salute you.

Happy Mothers Day especially to my mum, thank you for everything that you do!

The Crafty Hippy Mum

The card I'm showing today is the card that I made for my mum. I stamped directly on to our Watercolour Paper and then used an Aqua Painter to pull some of the colour out from the edges of the flowers. I then stamped the centres of the flowers in Basic Black for a bit of contrast and depth.

I used the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set, which is becoming a firm favourite of mine. The colours were Crushed Curry, Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder.

I added some gorgeous Organza Ribbon to finish my project off. Hope you like it Mum!

There's not many days of Sale-a-bration left now, so order before it is too late. Enjoy your Mothers Day,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Card - CASE of Ingrid Oudijk's original project

Thanks for stopping by! 
Today's card is a CASE of an original idea by Ingrid Oudijk - her creation with Dragonfly Dreams was very popular with demonstrators around the world and we all went mad for her design. Her original design was actually a landscape piece but today I have made a portrait piece.


Gorgeous colours...
Firstly I stamped the dragonfly in Archival Basic Black and then painted over that in Pebeo Drawing Gum, leaving it to dry for a couple of hours.

I then sponged a real mixture of colours onto this card - namely from our Brights colour family but of course you could use any colours you like - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Night of Navy.

I used the Night of Navy to add detail from the Butterfly Basics (also available in Clear Mount and in Photopolymer), and then finished off with some stamping in Whisper White Craft Ink

These were the original pictures by Ingrid Oudijk that inspired me:



Thank you for the inspiration Ingrid!

Any questions, shout!
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products then don't hesitate to drop me an email - the address is above, I'd only be too happy to help.

Back tomorrow with another project,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, England







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


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Friday, 24 March 2017

Sunburst Thinlits Die for the Big Shot - create the perfect background for your cards

Sunburts Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! 
Today we're looking at the Sunburst Thinlits Die  - this is a gorgeous die which cuts out a sunburst pattern - perfect for projects that feature the sun or the sky in some way.

Sunburst Thinlits Die, Stampin' Up!


You run this die through the Big Shot and you're left with a perfect cut-out. You can then use that to stick on your project, or to sponge around.

Lift Me Up Bundle
The stamp set I've used today is Lift Me Up - I bought the Bundle so that I could get a FREE gift as it is still Sale-a-bration (only a few days left!). I chose the Carried Away DSP which co-ordinates with Lift Me Up. You can pick a free gift for every £45 spent on products, have a look at the Brochure to see what's available.

Carried Away DSP Stampin' Up!

I stamped in Calypso Coral and Night of Navy - these are two colours that go perfectly together. Night of Navy goes with just about any colour - it's a fab shade to have in your craft collection.

Back tomorrow...
I'll be back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! news, don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes soon on the 31st March 2017, or before if stocks run out. FREE gift for every £45 spent on products.







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Glittery wings - using Wink of Stella to add glitter and shimmer to projects

Dragonfly Dreams Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome, 
Today's project has very sparkly, shimmery wings like a real dragonfly or damsel fly, I achieved this by adding some Wink of Stella to my project once it was finished. Wink of Stella is a glitter wand and is available in two colours - the clear one I've used today, and the Gold Wink of Stella.

Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!

I love this product so much that I always want to use it as a liquid eyeliner - it's so gorgeous! If only Stampin' Up! made a make-up version!

I used Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green as my shades of green for this card - I think they really stand out. After stamping the dragonfly I painted on some Pebeo Drawing Gum. Then I sponged the colours listed above. The dragonfly is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

Back tomorrow with another project,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy








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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Welcome CraftyBox - a new monthly subscription to a box full of yummies!

Good morning everyone! Very excited to announce that my new product CraftyBox is here.

CraftyBox is a monthly subscription where you receive a beautiful box of co-ordinating crafting supplies, based around a patterned paper design, making your craft experience quick, easy and fun. It also means you get to build your Stampin' Up! supplies at a fraction of the cost allowing you to sample more of our wonderful products.


Boxes are themed each month and in your box you'll receive Designer Series Paper (DSP), matching cardstock, envelopes and co-ordinating accessories - like ribbon, trim, embellishments. Your box will contain Stampin' Up! goodies to the value of at least £20.00. What a fantastic offer!

New boxes will go live on the 1st of every month and you'll receive your box one week after payment, with a notification when your box is on its way. Boxes will be sent out Recorded post.

There is a different theme every month.

CraftyBox costs £20.00 per month. Payment is taken on the same day every month as the day of your original purchase.


A4 CraftyBox Monthly £20.00
 


The Animal Party CraftyBox contains:

12 qty 12"x 6" Party Animal Paper
12 qty A4 Cardstock sheets in co-ordinating colours
4 qty 6"x 6" Silver Glimmer Paper sheets
3 metres of Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon
10 x Whisper White C6 Envelopes
2 x Party Animals Washi Tape Rolls (patterns are selected at random)
8 x Party Animal Embellishments


Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the CraftyBox or Stampin' Up! products.
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy,

Peekaboo Peach & Basic Black - A fantastic colour combination

Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black, Stampin' Up!

Sometimes you find two colours that just go together beautifully. I discovered that Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black are just gorgeous together. As a result I've made quite a few projects featuring those two colours in the last few weeks.

These two colours also look great with Sweet Sugarplum:

Sweet Sugarplum, Stampin' Up!

I think any of the pastel colours would go really well with our Basic Black ink; have a look at our range of Inks to see what you like.

After Sale-a-bration is over I'm going to concentrate on making projects with things other than hot air balloons - sorry! I just love the Lift Me Up stamp set and it has become a bit of a focus.

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








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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sale-a-bration Final Days... more items on offer!

This morning Stampin' Up! announced that more free items were being added to the Sale-a-bration offer, and these are 8 items currently available in the current catalogues.

Make the most of the final days of Sale-a-bration with a FREE GIFT for every £45 spent.


You can still choose the other items from Sale-a-bration (shown below) PLUS you can choose any of the 8 above so there is lots to tempt you. Don’t forget that you can choose one free item with every £45 you spend, so that means if you spend £90 you can choose 2 free items and so on.






Happy Sale-a-brating!! 
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Flower Shop - Create backgrounds by stamping in different colours


Hello there,
Thanks for joining me today!

Today's project was a bit of an experiment really. One of the lovely ladies that comes to my class bought two of the Flower Shop Stamp Set (also available in Clear Mount) in error, so I bought it off her to save her sending it back to Stampin' Up!

I'm not sure how happy I was with my creation - I did enjoy using the Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pads, and I do think the project is finished off with the Linen Thread. What do you think?

I cut the flower out by hand, but there is a matching Pansy Punch which will do the job quickly and easily.

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







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends in a few days - 31st March 2017 - FREE gift for every £45 spent on products


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Click here to view the new Spring Summer 'Occasions' Catalogue
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Click here to shop fantastic products 24/7
Click here to find out how you can earn two FREE stamps and get a Starter Kit today - the best deal!
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Monday, 20 March 2017

YOU CAN MAKE IT! Yes, you really can. Have a go at one of our projects.



Do you fancy having a go at one of the Stampin' Up! HQ projects? Well, now you can! If you head over to the Projects Area of the Stampin' Up! Website you can choose any one of lots of lovely ideas.

A full list of materials is given for each project, plus a clear photograph so you can see exactly what you need to do.

When you've made your project send me a picture of your creation to: the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk

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









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Sunday, 19 March 2017

You soar above the rest - thank you Mr Hippy

Good morning! 
Huge, special thanks go to Mr Hippy this week as he has been laying a new floor in our home - it's still a work in progress but so far he has done a fine job!

Crafty Hippy Homestead

There's not a lot that he can't do. He is so hands on, and I'm so grateful. He really does soar above the rest, which is the theme for today's card...

Lift Me Up Stampin' Up!

Pick your Stamp Set 
Of course the Lift Me Up stamp set is being used again (I love it) - it's available in either Wood Mount or Clear Mount, or you can buy as a bundle with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies saving 10% - again, in either the Wood Mount Bundle or Clear Mount Bundle.

Get the DSP FREE!
The matching Carried Away Designer Series Paper that you can see is FREE when you spend £45 on products - in fact you get a free gift for every £45 spent on products - during Sale-a-bration. Take a look at the Sale-a-bration Brochure to see what else you can choose from.

Here to help! 
Don't forget I am here to help so please get in touch if you have any questions about Stampin' Up!, ordering, or anything else you've seen on this blog.

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








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Saturday, 18 March 2017

More masking creations - using Drawing Gum to mask over an area before stamping

Now that the weather has taken a distinct turn for the better (hooray!) I had better share all my autumnal cards, projects, and pictures - before the happy, sunny ones appear! Truth be told I can't help creating autumnal projects because I love the colours and that time of year. 

I recently took some pictures of Mr Hippy and I that I haven't managed to share yet - this is us visiting Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall. That was a decidedly cold and wet day! 

Here is Mr Hippy looking resplendent in his yellow hard hat... 


And me looking a little awkward in mine... 


The caverns were beautiful and a sight to behold - there is actually water in the picture below, and it is really, really deep. If you are in the Devon or Cornwall area they are well worth a visit!


So after my winter pictures I had better show you my autumnal card! 


This is another creation I made using Drawing Gum. You can read what I last did with it here.

You simply paint the gum over your stamped image, leave it to dry for a while (I left mine for 2 hours) and then stamp, paint, watercolour, brayer, spray or sponge over the top. After your card or project is finished you simply rub the Drawing Gum off.

In this instance it has left the leaf black and white which I think is a brilliant contrast to the orange hues in the background.

Stampin' Supplies 
I used the following Stampin' Supplies for this card...

Pebeo Drawing Gum 
Vintage Leaves Stamp Set
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set - available in Wood Mount, Clear Mount or Photopolymer
Banners for You Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad 
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black Archival Ink 
Whisper White Cardstock 
Clear Blocks Bundle

I'll be back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! news, don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes soon on the 31st March 2017, or before if stocks run out. FREE gift for every £45 spent on products.







Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March 2017


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Click here to shop fantastic products 24/7
Click here to find out how you can earn two FREE stamps and get a Starter Kit today - the best deal!
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