Thursday, 22 June 2017

Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set and co-ordinating Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper

Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern Paper, Stampin' Up!

Wild about You! 
I'm wild about this paper!! Isn't it gorgeous? I love the woolly mammoth! This paper is from the Pick a Pattern DSP and co-ordinates with the Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set (also available in Clear Mount). It's perfect for kids and masculine cards.

Today's project is really simple but so much fun: 

Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern Paper, Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the stamp set, and if you look closely you'll see I cut out images from the DSP. I used an oval die from the Stitched Shape Framelits, which I ran through the Big Shot.

If you have any questions about this project don't hesitate to contact me on the email address above.

Thanks for stopping by, back soon with another project,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy



Monday, 19 June 2017

Masculine Cards - Happy Fathers Day & Birthday

Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up!

My June class was all about masculine cards, which are notoriously difficult to make.

We made a Father's Day card that could also be tweaked into a birthday card - note that I changed the orientation for these cards so that you can see how different they look:

Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up!

Yesterday was Father's Day here in the UK so this was actually a card I gave to Mr Hippy from his girls.

These cards are based on a card made by Lisa Young - Lisa originally used Watercolor Paper for her background but I've found you can still use our Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Thank you for the CASE Lisa!

Other supplies
The stamp set I used was Guy Greetings and I stamped this in our Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad - leaving plenty of time to dry. I used an Aqua Painter to wash some Night of Navy and Soft Suede colour. I used cardstock in matching colours.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, UK



Thursday, 15 June 2017

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers

Gold Vinyl Stickers, Eastern Beauty, Stampin' Up!

Hello everyone! 
Today I'm showcasing the gorgeous Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers which co-ordinate with the Eastern Palace Suite. I think this has been my favourite project to date:  

Gold Vinyl Stickers, Eastern Beauty, Stampin' Up!

I love the Lemon Lime Twist ink - I think the greens are Stampin' Up!'s best colours. As you can see the sticker I've used in the middle goes perfectly with one of our Rhinestone Basic Jewels - but please note the stickers are super sticky and don't peel off so make sure you place them right.

Other supplies I've used for this card are:

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper 
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad 
Delicate White Doilies 
Whisper White Cardstock

I really loved making this project - of course feel free to CASE.

Have a lovely day,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, UK





Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A perfect week! (And it's only Tuesday!) Cards from friends and poppy fields

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Lemon Lime Twist, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!

Good morning!
How was your weekend? For me the week has started off well. The best thing about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is sometimes you get surprises in the post from friends who happen to be fellow demonstrators. Yesterday I received this lovely card - thank you so much to Jane from Amethystar Crafting. I think this is such a beautiful card - the colours compliment each other perfectly. You can find the link to Jane's blog at the bottom of the page.

Lemon Lime Twist 
This card may only have two colours but they work so well together. Jane has used Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black and she knew I would just love this colour combo! The stamp set she has used is Colorful Seasons and the leaf is cut from the co-ordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. You can actually save 10% by buying them together as a Bundle.

Take a look at our Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock, you can also find it in the In Color 2017-2019 A4 Cardstock Pack.

These items are all from our Color Theory Suite which you can view here:



Other perfect things have happened this week! 
I found this field of poppies - not a great shot of me but I wanted to show I was there! Isn't it gorgeous? Makes me wish that Stampin' Up! would bring back Poppy Parade - a gorgeous red Classic Stampin' Pad of yesteryear...

Suffolk Poppy Fields, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Crafty Hippy

So beautiful. I am lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country. Needham Market is classed as a town but it's village sized really. This field is two minutes from my home and I've never seen it covered in poppies before.

Hope you all have a great week like me, take a look at Jane's blog Amethystar Crafting as you go about yours.

That's all from me today, thanks for passing by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Big day today! Taking my mind off things with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Delicate White Doilies

Eastern Beauty card, Stampin' Up!

Big day today!
It's a big day here in the UK - we have our General Election. This means that tomorrow morning we find out whether we have a new Prime Minister or keep the one we already have. I've been out and done my civic duty - now just to wait for the result!

In the meantime I've been doing some crafting - I am loving the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and co-ordinating Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper which I have used here.

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Matching Dies - Bundle and Save 10%
We also have wonderful Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies which aren't featured in this project but do go with the stamp set. If you buy both together as a Bundle you can save 10%.

What else have I used on this project? 
I've used a gorgeous Metal Rimmed Pearl and a Delicate White Doily for extra depth. Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pads.

Give me a shout if you have any questions about these products or about Stampin' Up! products in general,

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

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Foxy Friends meets Guy Greetings

Foxy Friends Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Punch
Whilst the new catalogue is out with lots of amazing new stamp sets I still find myself using my old favourites.

Today's card is an example of that - who can resist Foxy Friends? I adore foxes so this is the perfect stamp set for me:

Foxy Friends, Stampin' Up!

This stamp set has loads of possibilities and there is also a matching Fox Builder Punch:
Fox Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!


I used a mixture of Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads. I have taken the Happy Birthday sentiment from Guy Greetings, which is also available in Clear Mount and Photopolymer.

Foxy Friends card, Stampin' Up!

I had so much fun making this project. Of course you could change the sentiment to anyting you wanted. This set is perfect for children and masculine cards.

I'll be back soon with another project, thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Monday, 5 June 2017

Always & Forever - Products from the NEW Annual Catalogue


Always & Forever, Stampin' Up!

Over the next few days I'll be showcasing some of my favourite products from the new Annual Catalogue. 

Today we look at the gorgeous Always & Forever stamp set. This is also available in Wood Mount and is perfect for all those wedding cards and invites:
Always & Forever, Stampin' Up!
Isn't it gorgeous?

The link to the online catalogue is on the left hand side of this page and you can browse or buy the products using the Shop Now button at the top of the page.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 2 June 2017

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set & matching Gold Vinyl Stickers

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

Eastern Beauty does NOT disappoint. I think this is set to become my favourite set of the new Annual Catalogue.

I stamped in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Old Olive - and the gold you can see is one of our Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, these are such a fab addition to the catalogue! Other accents on this project are the Delicate White Doilies and a Rhinestone.

The Fresh Fig background is a piece of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper which is so elegant and opulent.

Come back regularly for more Stampin' Up! news and projects,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Thursday, 1 June 2017

The ***NEW*** Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is here today - woohoo!

New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2017

It's here!! It's finally here!
The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live today. This means you can get your hands on lovely new products (from 09.00am) that will be available until 31st May 2018.

New Annual Catalogue Stampin' Up! 2017, 2018

You can view the new catalogue HERE 


There will also be a permanent link on the left hand side of this website, under the Shop Now button.

Simply use the Shop Now button or THIS LINK to start shopping.

Don't forget I am here to help if you have questions.

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

Monday, 29 May 2017

Crafting Forever - Housework Whenever!!

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!

Good morning all! 
It's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, so that means a lot of people are not at work. What this also means is we're probably going to have a lot of rain today!!

We had some cracking storms last night - lots of thunder and lightning. I'm heading out today and whilst the rain is supposed to come in about 1500hrs I'm hoping they haven't got it wrong and it comes in early... we will see. I'll post up my adventures in the next couple of days.

So a quick card from me today. This project features the beautiful Crafting Forever which debuts on the 1st June with the new Annual Catalogue. I know you'll love it! It's great for making all sorts of cards.

Today's project is simple - the pens and a sentiment from Crafting Forever and some splodges from Touches of Texture (also available in Clear Mount) - I have stamped those in Old Olive.

Back tomorrow, thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Lauren Huntley



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Two Cards in One - Beautiful You and Delicate White Doilies

Beautiful You, Delicate White Doilies, Stampin' Up!

Welcome 
Today's project is actually two - look how easily you can create two different cards with ONE set of materials.

I used the Beautiful You stamp set (available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount) which is carrying over in to the new Annual Catalogue on 1st June 2017.

I used the gorgeous Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper which has sadly now sold out, but we have lots of lovely new papers coming in the new catalogue.

A change of angle, sentiment and the paper flipped over to show the rear has completed two completely different cards:

Beautiful You, Delicate White Doilies, Stampin' Up!

I added some Delicate White Doilies for an extra layer of depth to the card.

Why not give it a go - when you create one project use the same materials and create something completely different but on the same theme; this is how you can create matching cards in sets.

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

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Patterns & Pieces - Adorable little bears. Another sneak peek!

Patterns and Pieces stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good morning Stampin' Up! fans! 
So today we have another sneak peek. I adore these little bears from Patterns & Pieces - this is a stamp set that will be in our new Annual Catalogue on June 1st 2017. It also features a dinosaur and some toadstools - I know you're going to love it!

I kept this card very clean and simple (CAS) - of course you could swap the Crushed Curry bear (or all of them) for a different coloured ink. I used Whisper White Cardstock which is a favourite of mine as I love CAS cards.

I hope you're looking forward to the new catalogue as much as I am - not long now!

There will be an online copy on the left hand side of this page - if you'd like a paper copy please get in touch.

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



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Crafting Forever meets Jar of Love - Sneak peek of our new colours!!


Crafting Forever, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!

Good Morning! 
On Monday I showed you how you can team the flowerpot from our upcoming Crafting Forever stamp set with Jar of Love to create a botanical card. The stems were stamped in Tranquil Tide, and the flowers are Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink, three of our new In Colors which are coming June 1st 2017 along with the Crafting Forever stamp set.

The sentiment is from Patterns & Pieces which is also going to be in the new catalogue!

You could make the stems as long or as short as you fancy - today I did long stems.

If you'd like a copy of the new catalogue please let me know and I'll get one sent out to you. If you'd like to sign up for all the latest news click HERE.

Back tomorrow with another project,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Crafting Forever stamp set - Sneak Peek!

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!

Good Morning!
So we have another sneak peek this morning! I made this card using our gorgeous new Crafting Forever stamp set which is coming in the new catalogue. I think this is going to be one of our most popular sets ever. It has some wonderful sentiments.

I also used some new colours - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. They go fabulously with our wonderful Emerald Envy.

Crafting Forever card, Stampin' Up!


Get these fab new items...
Our new Annual Catalogue is coming on the 1st June 2017 which is full of amazing new goodies, including the products I've shown you today. An online copy of the catalogue will go up on the 1st June and you will be able to order online from that date onwards. If you'd like a paper copy of the catalogue please let me know and I'll send you one out.

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






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Monday, 22 May 2017

Crafting Forever meets Jar of Love - Mixing stamp sets and thinking outside the box

Crafting Forever stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The thing I love most about Stampin' Up! stamps is the ability to mix and match different sets together. I often forget to do this though and I have to give myself a nudge to think 'outside the box'! 

My latest brainwave was to use the flowerpot from Crafting Forever (new stamp set coming on the 1st June 2017) with our wonderful Jar of Love set (shown below):  

Jar of Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I was so pleased with the result! 

Crafting Forever, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!

I used three gorgeous inks: Basic Black, Dapper Denim (a colour I don't tend to use much) and Old Olive. I used an Aqua Painter to gently shade the flowerpot. 

If you're wondering where the sentiment is from that's also another Sneak Peek - it's from a set called Patterns & Pieces and will also be in the new catalogue (available from 1st June 2017). 

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