I’m so excited!  I’m having six cards featured in issue 18 of the Creative Stamping magazine!

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Creative Stamping is a craft magazine with ideas on how to use stamps to create various projects (the majority of which are handmade cards).  Each issue comes with a set of free stamps and has lots of ideas on how to use those particular stamps.

I’ve been given a set of the stamps that will come free with issue 18 and I’ve been asked to create six cards using those stamps and the finished articles will be published inside the magazine.

Unfortunately I can’t give you a sneaky peak at the stamps or the finished cards, abut what I can say is that I’ve used papers from the Happy-Go-Lucky and Collecting Moments ranges by Fancy Pants.

As soon as the magazine goes on sale, I’ll show you exactly what I’ve created with full instructions to recreate each card plus the an extra card that didn’t quite make the grade.

Issue 18 of Creative Stamping goes on sale on 11th July 2014, you can find it at Tesco; Morrisons; Sainsburys; WHSmith and Hobbycraft.

Happy crafting!







I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just added some new 12×12 scrapbook papers from Fancy Pants to the shop…

Introducing the Be.Loved. Collection

Be Loved collection from Fancy Pants

This is a charming collection with lots of hearts and chevrons in pretty pink, red, grey, pastel turquoise and lime.  It’s arrived just in time for Valentine’s day and because there’s lots of hearts and sentiments in this collection it makes it ideal for cards and layouts about love.

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But it’s not just for Valentine’s day, there’s plenty of papers with designs that would be suitable for any occasion!


Introducing the Timbergrove Collection

Timbergrove Collection from Fancy PantsTimbergrove is a wonderful wintery collection from Fancy Pants.  It has a rustic feel with designs in teal, dark red, pale grey and browns.  It’s great for all your wintery and Christmas layouts.

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Hope you like these new collections, let me know what you think.

Happy Crafting!

Heidi x


Gorgeous Crafts Joins Etsy

After a fair amount of consideration I’ve decided to open an Etsy shop, you’ll find a limited selection of the same stock you’ll find on the Gorgeous Crafts main shop but I’m also planning to add some handcrafted gifts to the Etsy shop. Yes I’m afraid that’s one of the main reasons I’ve not added […]

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Hunkydory Arrives At Gorgeous Crafts!

We’re so excited to be able to tell you that we’ve added Hunkydory to our list of suppliers and now have their gorgeous Twighlight Butterflies and Festive Decadence collections in stock. Twighlight Butterflies This luxurious collection, which includes shaped cards, mobiles, notelet sets, toppers and acetates, has been beautifully accented with rich gold textured foil […]

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Birthday Card Made with Kaisercraft Papers

This week was my friend’s birthday so I thought I would make a card using the new Hopscotch papers by Kaisercraft.   First I used brown A4 card for the base card, I’ve then used the Marvellous paper as the background paper.   The banner flags were cut from the small examples of the papers […]

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Quick Father’s Day Card

There’s still time left to create a Father’s Day card.  I’ve used papers from the Hopscotch scrapbook kit by Kaisercraft to create this card.  Initially the Hopscotch kit looks quite feminine with lots of floral and pink papers but this card just goes to show that the kit can be used for more masculine projects. […]

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We recently ran a prize draw through issue 72 of the Scrapbook Magazine and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is… Heather Tucker from Cambridgeshire! Heather won a Hopscotch Scrapbook Kit by Fancy Pants and here’s what she had to say… “I can’t begin to tell you how much I love it! Thank you […]

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New Products For May

We’ve added some new products for May, including some stunning products by Heidi Grace and Kaisercraft. Heidi Grace There are two new collections from Heidi Grace: Tweet Memories, a bright collection with birds, birdhouses and florals running through the collection; and Daydream, a perfectly sweet and whimsical collection. It features flowers, butterflies and hearts with plenty […]

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What is a Scraplift?

A ‘scraplift‘ is taking another person’s scrapbook page design and copying the layout and position of all the papers and embellishments but using your own photos and stash to do so. Hang About In the example below I’ve taken a layout, entitled “Hang About”, that I completed several years ago using papers and stickers by […]

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10 Topics For Your Scrapbook Page

Ok, so we all get scrappers block from time to time so here are a few topics for your next scrapbook page that might help to get your creative juices flowing again…   A new season - as I’m writing this post the sun is shining after weeks of horrible cold weather, it suddenly feels like […]

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