Saturday, 26 May 2018

Ink & Share May Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the May Ink & Share Blog Hop.  I'm a UK Stampin Up Demonstrator, I live on a small Island in Essex and once a month I love to join in with this awesome blog hop.  There are lots of very talented demonstrators from all around the world creating lots of beautiful items to inspire you, so please don't forget to hop along.

This month's theme is, (shhhh don't tell anyone) Sneak Peek.  We will be using items from the new Annual Catalogue which comes out in June.

I am showing you the Sea Textures bundle and paper.



This is the first time I tried this card fold, I think its a Tri fold shutter, it looked tricky but was actually very easy to achieve.
It also has a Wow factor and folds to fit into a normal A6 envelope!
The downside is I found it very hard to photo!

After using all my DSP I decided to make my own with the stamp set.

Measurements for cutting your DSP
Don't forget to hop along, click on the next button to hop to Sandine Jse blog.
Sandrine Jse


Linda Handford  You are here!

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Cute Octopus Birthday card

I am still loving the Sea of Textures bundle so another card to show you!  I used Mint Macaron for the first card I made then wondered what it look like in a traditional red white and blue colour scheme?  So I made a small video using Real Red and Night of Navy.

I wanted the fish net background to add texture rather than stand out in my first card and I was very pleased with the result.

You could easily add a sentiment to the front on this card.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stork its your Birthday!

My eldest boy is sitting his GSCE exams this and next month and now my youngest is full of a horrible cold, I need to craft for some me time!

It is lovely weather here and in the early afternoon my craft room gets very warm indeed.  I pulled out my new stamp bundle Lily pad Lake to see if that would cool me down.

Very Cute stork/crane


There is a very cool wave/water die in this bundle and I thought it would also work for grass/reeds.  I coloured the Thick Whisper White paper with ink refills, I have made a small video to show how easy, and fun, this technique is.

The new Stampin Up Catalogue is out now and can be ordered from on 1st June, if you would like one, please get in touch and I can send one out to you.


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Under the Sea Birthday Card

I am totally in love with the new Sea Textures bundle, such a cute octopus!  I am making loads of projects using this set so please keep looking on my blog and You tube.  My aim is to show how many different cards you can make from this bundle.


I have used lots of new items from the new catalogue (which is available to order from on June 1st, but if you would like a copy, leave me a message and I can send you one now!)  the Sea Textures set and some great new 6x6 paper which is perfect for backgrounds, I only have it in the new In Colours at present but plan to get them all!

This card was super easy to make, I have made a short video to show you.  Since making this video I  found a way of sticking the vellum to the card base without seeing the glue.  If you lightly sponge the glue onto the back of the vellum it works a treat.

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