Saturday, 24 June 2017

Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Jar of Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Appreciate this Jar of Love...
One of my favourite stamp sets of all time, Jar of Love is perfect for all those pretty, whimsical, country-feel projects:

Jar of Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

There is so much going on with this set and so many gorgeous sentiments you can use with it.
Crafty Hippy, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, UK, Lauren Huntley,

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.

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