Sunday, 26 April 2015

From My Heart

Stampin' Up! From My Heart, Dictionary, Summer Silhouettes

Good morning everyone!
Have you had a good weekend so far?

It's really cold in the Crafty Hippy household - quite a shock after the lovely warm spring weather of last week! My house is 109 years old and very drafty, so sadly the heating is back on. It is Beltane next week, the ancient Celtic celebration of the first stirrings of Summer, and so I hope that the warmer weather will bring some inspiration! Besides, it's not easy to craft when you're all wrapped up in a blanket.

I am off to Butser Ancient Farm as always to celebrate - if I get some good photographs I shall post them up. Mr Hippy and I will be out for the day before the celebrations and I shall be looking out to see if the Hawthorn has flowered; a traditional sign that Summer has arrived. Here's a picture of the wicker man they burn at Butser:


There are also some other things that are worth celebrating this summer - at the end of July I will be moving! Although I will dearly miss my cottage I will be moving into a larger and much warmer house and will be concentrating on Stampin' Up! full time again. This means I will be able to go back to daily updates - hurray! I will still be here for all your crafty needs and you can still order from my website wherever you are in the UK.

So that now the retired list is up some of the cards on my blog in the next month will feature retiring stamp sets, but I will be sure to point this out.

Today's card was made using retiring stamp sets Dictionary (the background stamp) and From My Heart which features the lovely friendship sentiment in the middle. The leaves are from the gorgeous Summer Silhouettes set which is staying.

Stampin' Up! From My Heart, Dictionary, Summer Silhouettes

I've used one of my favourite colour combos: Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. All mounted on Whisper White cardstock.

Back soon!
Lauren
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Retirement List


Morning!
Today the Stampin' Up! Retirement List is out. This is ready for the new Annual Catalogue which goes live on the 2nd June 2015 (not the 30th June, as it wrongly says on the back of the catalogue).

Please note that the items on the Retirement List are only available while stocks last and will not be available after the 2nd June 2015.


Press the Shop Online Now button at the top of the page to browse or buy. Please note that our systems have been running slower than usual due to the increased traffic at this very exciting time. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Lauren
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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Wetlands

Hello everyone!
It's been so busy in the Hippy household that I haven't (sadly) had much of a chance to keep with Stampin' Up! and get my craft supplies out. I can't wait until July when I'll have a bit more time on my hands to get creative again. But I'm still here! So please keep visiting, I'll continue to post as often as I can until such times I can post every day again.

A big thank you to everyone that has ordered in the last week.

Today's card is a CASE from The Creative Grove. I absolutely loved their card and they have many examples of what you can do with the Wetlands stamp set from Stampin' Up!


Here is my card and below is a close up version of the sea scape:



I used an Aqua Painter to create the sky and the sea and the sand. The thing I love most about this card is that it is a flat card (one layer card) - the depth is made purely from the colours I've used and does not feature any three dimensional pieces of card. Apart from waiting overnight for the ink to dry (before stamping) this was an otherwise very quick card to make.

The colours I've used are Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, and Always Artichoke.

Stay crafty!
Lauren
the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk

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