Saturday, 20 September 2014

Baby cards

Good morning everyone!

As I mentioned earlier in the week I have been beavering away making all sorts of cards to sell at the Christmas Fayre at Little Hippy's school to raise money for the PTA. This week (amongst others) I have been making baby congratulatory cards.

As I don't need these too often I don't have any stamps from the current Stampin' Up! catalogue but there is a beautiful range this year.

I think Zoo Babies has to be my favourite and will be one of the stamp sets I invest in next:

Zoo Babies, Stampin' Up! baby cards

If you Google "Zoo Babies Stampin' Up!" you will be able to see some of the fabulous projects  - including home decor projects and gifts - that have been made with this really cute set.

Here are my projects:

Baby Cards, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots, embossing folder

Baby Cards, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots, embossing folder

I think the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder goes really well with baby cards.

Back soon with more crafty ideas!
Lauren
~X~




Friday, 19 September 2014

Four Feathers Bundle - Card Two


Here's the twin to yesterday's card; this is the masculine version but I'm wondering if it is slightly too twinkly for boys!? 

I've used Smoky Slate card stock and a strip of Designer Series Paper from my retired scraps box (check out Stampin' Up!'s current paper using the 'Shop Online Now' link at the top of the page) - plus smoky slate ink and rhinestones. 

I've used Silver Bakers Twine and shades of blue for the feathers. 

What do you think?! Too sparkly for the men-folk amongst us?? 

Lauren
~X~ 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Four Feathers Bundle

Four Feathers stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 So my poor little blog has been neglected somewhat recently! But that's because I have been ferreting away creating goodies for Little Hippy's school Christmas PTA fayre.
 I have been using some old Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories and with the lack of time have not got round to posting much - sorry!

 Today's card IS using current Stampin' Up! goodies (all available from the Webshop link at the top of the page, or the buttons below) and is much more colourful and sparkly than the photograph gives credit for.

I used the Four Feathers Bundle (available in the new Autumn Winter catalogue), along with a jot of Flowerpot Designer Series Paper. The dies of course are used with the fabulous Big Shot machine, which is available from Stampin' Up!
The stars were created using a mask - Hearts and Stripes - a pack of two which you place over your project and gently sponge. I then added some sequins, also available from Stampin' Up!


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Dictionary Stamp

Stampin' Up! Dictionary, butterfly punch, papillon potpourri

Good evening all!
Well another week has passed in the Hippy Household. It goes by so quickly. I'm wondering what I've achieved this weekend; and I'm realising it's fair to say not a lot, I really must start using my time at the weekends more sensibly, especially now the evenings are drawing in and getting darker.

However today I did make this card which is reminiscent of summer with its lovely butterfly!

 I've used the Dictionary stamp for the background, and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with matching punch.

I've listed all the items you need for this card below; by changing the designer series paper you can make lots of beautiful variations of this card.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Well worded

Good morning all, 
Here are some creations I've made with the Well Worded stamp set and matching moustache die; I am having a table at Little Hippy's Christmas School Fair to raise funds for the PTA, and so I have been busy making preparations. 

I always find it that little bit harder to make cards for men, and so this stamp set is absolutely brilliant - and anyone that knows me knows I have a bit of a moustache obsession (on things, not on men!). 

Well worded, Mustache die, Stampin' Up!

Well worded, Mustache die, Stampin' Up!

Well worded, Mustache die, Stampin' Up!

I have made them in two shades of blue and black. I used the Woodgrain embossing folder and Big Shot (both from Stampin' Up!) to emboss the background. 

All these supplies are available to view or buy in the Official Stampin' Up! Webshop - just click the browse or buy button at the top of the page or click the images below. 

Back soon, stay crafty! 
Lauren
~X~ 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

End of Summer news and updates

Good morning all!
So the summer holidays are officially over for most children today. The last six weeks for us have flown by.  Little Hippy did really well and made it to school on time, dressed! That may sound odd but for those that follow this blog they will remember that she has been suffering from anxiety (school seems to be the trigger) and OCD as a result of the anxiety. She worked really hard yesterday and this morning to try and combat her fears and stay on top of the stress and she did really well. She did get upset when it was time for me to go but her teacher gently led her away. I'm hoping that as she did this well on possibly the worst day of the year anxiety wise, things can only get better.

Well done Little Hippy!

Here she is with her handmade puppets:



I've had some time off over the holidays to enjoy with my daughter and I was lucky enough (again) to spend the last week (and a bit!) in Cornwall with Mr Hippy - just the two of us - which was fantastic. We had a lovely time touring the coastline and just being free to do whatever we pleased. We went for some lovely romantic meals and we took a water taxi from Cornwall over to Devon for a day trip. We did tons of walking (I reckon I hiked up more hills than we had meals) - we crammed in an awful lot!

I definitely think we have both gone back to work feeling much better for the break. We both needed it. We are busy planning for next year; there are quite a few exciting things in the pipeline that I can't wait to tell you about! I am getting impatient and want next year to be upon us already.

The Autumn and Winter mini catalogue is now out. I have put a link on the left hand side of this page - please let me know if you would like a paper copy (which I will send out once I have received them). It is packed FULL of beautiful products and crafting and home decor projects for the colder months. It runs from now until the 5th January 2015. Please message me at the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk if you would like a copy.


There are a few good offers from Stampin' Up! running at the moment which I will be update onto this website during the course of the day. Please refer to the Offers  page of my website (or press this link!).

I'm hoping to start loading up some more inspirational projects each day now, I just need to get into the swing of our routine again!

Back soon,
Lauren
~X~