Wednesday, 30 November 2016

NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

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Get decorative stitching on your scrapbooking and cardmaking projects with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits, released TODAY!! 

Stitched Shapes Framelits Stampin' Up!
The video below gives you a little insight into how they look and the feel you can create with them. They are going to be in next year's Annual Catalogue but they decided to release them early as a treat.


During November not only can you get your hands on these dies, but there is also 25% off matching stamp sets too.


Stitched Shapes Framelits matching stamp sets



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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy


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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stampin' Up! bird stamps - Pop of Paradise

Pop of Paradise Stampin' Up!

This lovely flamingo is from the Pop of Paradise stamp set which is in the Pop of Pink Suite. The paper you can see is our Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper and is also in that suite - they compliment each other perfectly.

The words on the card are from Endless Birthday Wishes, which I've used a few times this week. I've used Melon Mambo ink and cardstock, along with our very versatile Whisper White Cardstock. I've used Snail adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals to put it all together.

I know many of you are really into birds with your cardmaking, and Stampin' Up! do always seem to have sets with birds in to cater to those ornithologists amongst you. I recently started having an interest in birds after a wonderful trip to Sherwood Forest - we had a cabin in the woods and spent many hours watching the birds and squirrels - I think my favourite woodland bird is actually the Jay. I could sit for hours watching them.

The Pop of Paradise set has other images in that you can play with, I think my favourite in the set is actually the pineapple, very summery!
Pop of Paradise stamp set, Stampin' Up!
There are other co-ordinating products in the Pop of Pink Suite. Take a look here

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

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Online Extravaganza - 21-28 November 2016

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deal, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy







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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Love you Lots Hostess Stamp Set - and an engagement!

Hello there, thanks for stopping by my blog, and welcome if this is your first visit!

For those that follow the Crafty Hippy Homestead, I have some lovely news. Just over a week ago Mr Hippy popped the question! We had a traditional Handfasting back in May, and now we plan to tie-the-knot officially. Date has yet to be announced but we're anticipating some time in 2018.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

He gave me a beautiful Aquamarine and (conflict-free) diamond ring. I'm such a lucky girl.


So I thought I would share a card on the subject of love this morning! It seemed apt.


I have created this card using the Love You Lots stamp set (available in Clear Mount or Wood Mount). This is one of our Hostess stamp sets and can only be purchased with Stampin' Rewards. Stampin' Rewards are a percentage of the amount that you've spent, and are given to you when you spend £150+ in one order. They can be used to redeem these special Hostess stamp sets, or you can spend them on anything you like in the catalogue. The Hostess sets are typically much cheaper than the other sets in the catalogue, so you get a lot with your rewards.

The Love You Lots stamp set looks like this:

It is such a darling set and has been very popular with my customers.

I have used it a lot to create some really cute cards and projects - it is perfect for using in softer colours for all those children and baby cards.

There are other Hostess stamp sets available but I think this has to be my favourite.

I used bold colours for my card as it is so Clean and Simple (CAS) - Emerald Envy for the frog and Real Red for the hearts. To stamp the hearts I used a stamp from another set, but you could actually draw hearts with a marker if you don't have a heart stamp to hand.

I made this card to say to Mr Hippy I love you lots and I'm so happy to have you in my life 💗

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products don't hesitate to drop me a line on the email address below.

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

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Hello Leaf Card - Vintage Leaves & Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

Good morning!
It's fair to say that we're well and truly into autumn, and almost into winter now. How on earth can it be nearly December!?

The trees are completing their seasonal cycle - the reduction of sunlight and the break down of chlorophyll has meant their leaves have changed colour and they have nearly all fallen off.

A few weeks ago Mr Hippy and I went foraging for chestnuts (this was before his haircut - tee hee)

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Still a fair bit of green about in these photograps! Though a big blanket of fallen leaves on the ground too...

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

So as the trees have lost their leaves I thought it would be lovely to make a project where the leaves are not traditional colours.

I chose shades of black, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo for my leaves, and also masked off a small square of colour using Post-It Notes:

Vintage Leaves Stampin' Up!

The stamp set I have used for the leaves is Vintage Leaves, which if you're a follower of this blog you'll know well, and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday wishes, which I use a lot as it has many useful words.

I think this worked really well for a non-traditional leaf card.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products, my classes or anything else that I do,
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Work of Art Stamp Set

Work of Art Stampin' Up!

Hello, today's card is a bright and colourful project - I love rainbows!

I used the Work of Art Stamp Set (wood-mount and clear-mount) to create this. You might be wondering how I managed to line up the zig zags so well - I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig by Stampin' Up! to do this - no craft kit is complete without it.

The jig is so easy to use and takes the guesswork out of stamp placement, leaving you with professional looking cards.

Stamp-a-ma-jig Stampin' Up!

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Back tomorrow with another project, thanks for stopping by, 
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Wondrous Wreath


Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

Today's project is from Stampin' Up! HQ - it is a wonderful place setting and napkin holder made using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set.

Isn't it a gorgeous project? Perfect for your Yule celebration table.

The golden 'joy' sentiment you can see has been cut in Gold Foil from the matching Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies, which have been run through the Big Shot Machine. The name on the place setting has been stamped using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set, which contains both upper and lower case letters, plus a variety of punctuation marks.

Of course if your Christmas table is not the traditional green and red you could still recreate these table pieces using whatever colours you have or like...

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


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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bloomin' Love


Good morning,
Today's project is one from Stampin' Up! HQ and has been made using the Bloomin' Love stamp set and matching Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies.  

The colour of the card is Rich Razzleberry, this is a gorgeous colour and should be in any craft collection!   

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Seaside Shore Stamp Set & By the Shore DSP

We haven't had a sea themed or nautical card for sooooo long now, which is so unlike this blog! One of the things that mystifies and terrifies me is the sea. I love it so much. Everytime Stampin' Up! bring out anything nautical I have to buy it... I'm such a sucker for it! 

Seaside Shore, By the Shore, Stampin' Up!

Today I have used some Designer Series Paper (DSP) which I used a lot in the past and I grew out of the habit of using it. I'm so glad I did. This paper is called By The Shore, not to be confused with 'By the Seashore', which is a retired stamp set of the same name.

The stamp set I've used is Seaside Shore (also available in wood-mount) and will delight ocean-lovers. It is a very summery set, but still perfect for any occasion:
Seaside Shore stamp set Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products,
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Monday, 14 November 2016

Watercolor Words Red Heart Card Stampin' Up!

Watercolor Words Red Heart Card Stampin' Up!

Another Clean and Simple (CAS) card today. I've used the Watercolor Words stamp set (one of my favourite Stampin' Up! stamp sets) and the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and Black Tuxedo Memento Ink.

Clean and simple cards are all about the design and not tools - they're about creating a gorgeous image or picture with very few details and leaving loads of white space. They're known to be very difficult to do, and they can take a bit of practice, but I love them, and they fit in with my 'style' very well. Sometimes I will attempt to make a CAS card and just not manage it, scrapping my attempts several times!

My chosen/preferred glue is the Stampin' Up! Snail Adhesive whch I have used to attach the card front to base (which is made from our Whisper White A4 Cardstock). So simple to make this project and requires very little in the way of supplies.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, come back soon!
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas - Bundle & Save 10%


Today's project is from Stampin' Up! HQ and features the gorgeous Cookie Cutter stamp set with matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

The stamp set is available in photopolymer (£19.00), and there is also a bundle (£31.50) - you get the stamp set and the punch together at a reduced price (10% off).
Cookie Cutter Christmas Stampin' Up!
So many wonderful Christmas cards and projects you can create with this set! If you'd like to order it you can simply click on the names above, hit the Shop Now button at the top of the page, or get in touch with me on the address below.

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

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Happiest Birthday Wishes Card Kit


This gorgeous card is from the Watercolor Wishes card kit, which has everything in it that you need to make 20 unique cards, you need only add your chosen glue.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products, details are below,
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sprinkles of Life

This morning I bring you simple stamping and nothing else - fans of this blog know that I love clean and simple (CAS) and this is a good example of a CAS card. 

Sprinkles of Life stamp set Stampin' Up!

I have only used one stamp set as well, so this is a perfect card for a beginner. I used the Sprinkles of Life photopolymer stamp set which is on page 106 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

You can create trees, cupcakes and ice creams with this fantastic set and there are several gorgeous sentiments:
Sprinkles of Life Stampin' Up!

Isn't it gorgeous?

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


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