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

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Patterns & Pieces Stamp Set and matching Designer Series Paper - Another new Annual Catalogue sneak peek!!

Patterns & Pieces DSP, Patterns & Pieces stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Afternoon!
Another sneak peek today! New items from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (June 1st 2017).  Isn't this paper absolutely GORGEOUS? I love it!

This Designer Series Paper (DSP) co-ordinates with our new Patterns & Pieces stamp set, which is also available on the 1st June 2017; you can see the bear and one of the sentiments from it.

You will be able to get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue on the 1st; there'll be a link on here so that you can view it online.

I made this card for a male friend - this suite is great for both men and kids and for those of us that love quirky (and cute) images.

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

Thursday, 18 May 2017

At Home with You - New Catalogue Sneak Peek

At Home with You stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good morning crafters!
Today's project is a card I made for my cousin and his lovely wife. They have just moved into their first home and so I thought I should take some time to make them a very special card.

I have used a stamp set that is NEW to the coming Annual Catalogue (1st June 2017) so today's project is a bit of a sneek peak!

Here is the whole card:

At Home with You stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Now I have to admit to using some very old Stampin' Up! ribbon, as well as some Crystal Effects, neither of these being available any longer. Sometimes when I make very special items I will use old stuff from my stash. This project was just too cute not to share it.

Edit: a fellow demonstrator has pointed out that you can use the Fine Tip Glue Pen in place of our old Crsytal Effects.

The stamp set I've used is At Home with You which will be available to customers come June 1st 2017. Isn't it gorgeous? You can also get your hands on this stamp set a bit early if you join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator. Please contact me for more information.

I used our fabulous Many Marvellous Markers to colour in the details, and I stamped using our Basic Black Stampin' Pad. You might recognise the paper on the door - I stamped onto some Serene Scenery DSP (retiring soon) and fussy cut it out before layering it onto Whisper White Cardstock.

Easy peasy!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project, here's wishing my cousin and his wife many happy times ahead,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite - Early Release!

Edit: post re-published on 14th May to make way for latest blog posts

I have some really exciting news. Stampin' Up! have released one of their Annual Catalogue suites ahead of the launch on June 1st 2017.

As of today you will be able to order Eastern Palace Suite goodies - there are two bundles on offer and they both include a FREE gift. How great is that?

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (below) includes a free pack of Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes:

Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!

Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!

The bigger Eastern Palace Premier Bundle includes the gorgeous Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, along with three of our upcoming In Colors - how exciting!! The free gift in this bundle is the Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock, and the Very Vanilla Envelopes:

Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!

Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch on the email address at the top of the page.

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


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree... and so it is.

Swirly Bird stamp set, Sheltering Tree stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good morning crafters! 
Here's a lovely project that I made yesterday - it is actually a CASE of a card made by Wendy Crawford from Luvin Stampin. It is so simple, but yet so gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration Wendy.

I love the sentiment - which is from Sheltering Tree - and the swirls are from the gorgeous Swirly Bird stamp set. Friendship truly is indeed a sheltering tree - those that are true friends are always there for you and I am lucky to have some fantastic buddies. This card has been dedicated to you all. xxx

Colours used for this card are Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy and Peekaboo Peach.

Come back tomorrow I'll have another project to showcase - thanks for stopping by,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator




Friday, 12 May 2017

Adorable"'Beautiful You" lady with Designer Series Paper embellishment

Beautiful You stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Good afternoon all!
I took receipt of a very special delivery today - copies of our NEW 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue have arrived. Wooohooo! If you have shopped with me over the last few months a complimentary copy will be winging its way to you ready for the 1st June. If you haven't shopped recently but would like one please let me know and I'll get one out to you. My details are at the top of this site.

2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Today's project
I LOVE today's project. I used the Beautiful You stamp set (also available in Clear Mount) and stamped in Basic Black. I then did the same on some Designer Series Paper - this is our Subtles collection which has now sold out ahead of the retirement of our current catalogue (new one coming on 1st June 2017) but we have lots of other gorgeous papers - and I fussy cut these elements.

I used the long stamp from the Touches of Texture set (also available in Clear Mount) to stamp the background in matching colours - Basic Black, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Soft Sky.

Isn't it gorgeous? And yet it was such an easy card to make.

I'll be back with another project, be sure to stop by.
Hugs,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Watercolor Wings Sentiment Card & Crafty Hippy Classes

Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!

Good morning all! 
Today's project is a card we made at Creative Card Making last night. It is so simple but is such a sweet card.

Some of my class attendees changed the colour of their Designer Series Paper in the background, or added extra hearts or moved their sentiment to an angle. It's amazing the number of combinations you can come up with from a basic design.

We used the Touches of Texture stamp set (also available in Clear Mount) to make the splodges in the background - some of the girls actually used the flower stamp for last night's class instead, and the sentiment is from Watercolor Wings, which is actually a butterfly-inspired set. The heart is from Jar of Love.

Classes and Events 
I hold regular classes in my Needham Market home (IP6) - take a look at the Classes page to see what I offer. I am about to start a new Christmas card class in June, so if you're nearby and would like to come along please drop me a line.

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







Monday, 8 May 2017

Happy Birthday Butterfly - Number of Years meets Watercolor Wings

Happy Birthday Butterfly, Number of Years, Watercolor Wings, Stam[pin' Up!

Today's project is a lovely Birthday butterfly.

Butterflies are always very popular with my customers, and I love them too. They're such a happy addition to any project.

I've used the Watercolor Wings stamp set to create the butterfly, and the sentiment is from Number of Years, a very handy stamp set to have in your collection.

I have used several ink colours - Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, and Night of Navy. I decorated the back of the card using some of our Designer Series Paper. Take a look at our papers and see which ones you like the most.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card, take care,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley




Sunday, 7 May 2017

Watercolor Wings Sentiment Card - The little moments with you matter a lot to me

Touches of Texture, Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone
Have you had a good weekend?

Today's card is really simple but I love the colour combination. I have used Whisper White Cardstock as my card base and then added some Designer Series Paper and some Real Red ink to add a blast of colour.

The paper is our Serene Scenery DSP Stack - it costs £9.00 and is one of our retiring items that will not carry over into the new catalogue on June 1st 2017. So bearing that in mind; it is only available while stocks last.

Watercolor Wings
The sentiment in this card is from Watercolor Wings - the little red heart has actually been added from Jar of Love. The splodges in the background are from Touches of Texture (also available in Clear Mount) which I have been using a lot this week. I stamped that in Early Espresso.

As you can see I've added some tiny pearls to finish the project off.

Back tomorrow
As always I'll be back tomorrow with another project for you to try. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lauren Huntley, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Crafty Hippy

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Touches of Texture teamed with Labeler Alphabet and Leaflets Framelits Dies

Touches of Texture card, Stampin' Up!

Good morning! 
Today's project features a trio of green. I have used Basic Black, Old Olive and Mint Macaron (now sold out) Classic Stampin' Pads, along with Emerald Envy Cardstock.

I used the Touches of Texture (also available in Clear Mount) for the background stamping, and the Labeler Alphabet for the Hello sentiment.

The leaf is cut out of Soft Suede Cardstock using the Leaflets Framelits Dies in the Big Shot.

New Annual Catalogue 2017
Don't forget that the new Annual Catalogue will be out on the 1st June 2017, so please come back and visit to stay up to date with all that is happening with Stampin' Up!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project, enjoy your weekend!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley, UK Demo


Friday, 5 May 2017

Butterfly Basics Simple Card - pink version in Melon Mambo

Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up!, card making, card tutorials,

Good morning crafters! 
Today's blog post features a pink version of my Butterfly Basics Simple Card - this is an exact copy except I have used the Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad and Cardstock instead of Night of Navy.

Doesn't it look different? It's amazing what a change of colour will do.

Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up!, card making, card tutorials,

I simply created a mask using the Bold Butterflies Framelits Dies and then sponged and stamped. Then I layered the smaller butterflies (cut with the smaller die) over the top, finishing off with a Metal Rimmed Pearl. I love these and they'll be carrying over into the new catalogue. 

If you go through to my Youtube Channel you will find the video for making this card (No.6). 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project for you to copy and share. 

Big hugs, 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You - blended colours in Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum

Beautiful You, Stampin' Up!

Isn't this gorgeous? 
I'm still really enjoying the Beautiful You stamp set (also available in Clear Mount) which is amazing considering I didn't like it at first! I think Beautiful You is set to be one of the Stampin' Up! 2017 favourites. The more I saw customers and Demonstrators using it the more I liked it.

I have used two colours in this card - Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum. I blended the colours on the dress and hat using an Aqua Painter. The speckles in the background are from Touches of Texture (also available in Clear Mount).

I finished off my project with some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine.

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

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Simple Butterfly Basics Card - Plus tutorial video

Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics card, Stampin' Up!, card making, card tutorials,

Good afternoon crafters! 
Today's post is a simple and elegant card - I wanted to make something really grown up and smart. I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set (also available in Wood Mount and Photopolymer) and the Bold Butterflies Framelits Dies.

There is a tutorial video below.

Stampin' Supplies for this card
I used Marina Mist and Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pads to create the bottom butterfly, and then cut out butterflies in Night of Navy Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper.

Other supplies include:
Whisper White Cardstock
Metal Rimmed Pearls
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals
SNAIL adhesive


How to make this card 



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







Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Good morning all!

I hope you all had a good May Day? We had our friend over and celebrated Beltane with a fire in the garden, lovely and traditional.

Today's card is simple and elegant - I used the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies in the Big Shot, colours used are Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach and Rich Razzleberry. I used Classic Stampin' Pads in the same colours.

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



Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Beltane! Happy Anniversary Mr Hippy!

Beltane Handfasting, Avebury, Wiltshire,

A year ago today Mr Hippy and I were handfasted. And what a year it has been. We've had more than our fair share of ups and downs (mainly downs), but we're positive that the year ahead will be our best year yet. We have weathered the storms together and we're still standing strong. I'm really proud that we have managed this - I love you Mr Hippy with all of my heart. Happy Anniversary xxx

On Saturday we went to our annual Beltane celebration, although we missed it last year because we were in Avebury being handfasted by our friend Terry (a Druid, pictured). We go to Butser Ancient Farm where they burn a huge Wicker Man to celebrate the first stirrings of Summer. 

Beltain at Butser Ancient Farm,

Here is today's project, this is actually the card I gave Mr Hippy for our Anniversary. The sentiment mentions 'friendship' - this is really important this year as I wanted to point out that at the very foundation of our relationsip is friendship. Mr Hippy is my best friend, and I will always stand by him as a friend whatever Life throws at us. 

Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up!

I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set and used the heart from Jar of Love to print some hearts in the tree in three colours - Garden Green, Old Olive, and Real Red. The tree has been stamped in Chocolate Chip and the sentiment is in Basic Black. Really simple and effective, another Clean and Simple (CAS) card.

Here are our Beltane smiles...
Mr and Mrs Hippy, Stampin' Up!

Thank you for supporting me in my Stampin' Up! career Mr Hippy. Look forward to celebrating Beltane with you today.

If you've stopped by my blog today thank you - a blessed Beltane to you!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy