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Our Favourite Stamping Ink, Powders, Accessories and More!

Our Favourite Stamping Ink, Powders, Accessories and More!

Stamping has a special place in our hearts at Create and Craft HQ, not least because it’s great fun to do, but because we think it opens up the world of crafting to absolutely everyone, regardless of age, skill or discipline! Whilst the lucky among […]

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Established mixed media artist and worldwide creative tutor, Andy Skinner, is perhaps best known for his gothic-style altered art, and unique and edgy assemblage pieces. Raised by a watercolour artist and an engineer, Andy relished in creativity and ingenuity from an early age. He talks […]

What Is Triple Stamping? How To Create A Card With A Difference

What Is Triple Stamping? How To Create A Card With A Difference

A simple yet effective way to bring your papercraft projects to life, triple stamping is a handy technique to have up your sleeve when it comes to creating show-stopping cards and stationery! You can stamp onto squares, circles, or any shape you want, to create an eye-catching finish that will take your make from flat to fabulous! If you’re searching for ways to give a truly special finish to wedding stationery, birth announcements and other important makes, then triple stamping is a great way to go!

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Watercolour Stamping: Pretty Graduated Petals in Six Easy Steps!

Watercolour Stamping: Pretty Graduated Petals in Six Easy Steps!

Whilst we all love the way stamps enable us to add an intricate outline, background or illustration to a project in a matter of seconds, sometimes figuring out how to add colour to that design can leave us stumped! If you’re looking for a new […]

Layered Stamping: Add Dimension To Your Cardfronts

Layered Stamping: Add Dimension To Your Cardfronts

Love stamping, but looking for a quick and easy way to add a little extra dimension to flat designs? Louise Dunbar has the perfect layered stamping hack right here! This simple yet effective approach to creating card fronts that pack a little extra punch is […]

Stamping Techniques: What Is Resist Stamping?

Stamping Techniques: What Is Resist Stamping?

Looking for an eye-catching way to breathe life into your stamping projects this year? Resist stamping might be the perfect technique for you! It’s an easy technique to master, and will make you look at your stamp stash in a completely different way. Essentially, the concept behind resist stamping is that the design on your stamp is left blank, whilst the background and all the white spaces between the stamp lines are brought to life with coloured ink! It’s not how stamps are traditionally used, but it’s a great way to add real vibrancy and colour to your stamped cards. We asked Ann-Marie Vaux to create an eye-catching project to perfectly demonstrate how awesome resist stamping can look – and you can read her step-by-step instructions below!

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7 Reasons to Start Rubber Stamping

7 Reasons to Start Rubber Stamping

Do you want your papercraft creations to come alive in a matter of seconds? Then stamping may well be the perfect technique for you! Stamping is favoured by many crafters, as it’s quick, accessible, inexpensive and not at all complicated to master! Whether you’ve always been […]

Your Guide To Embossing: The Basics and Beyond!

Your Guide To Embossing: The Basics and Beyond!

Ever wondered how to add gorgeous texture to your crafts? Stylish embossing is something you can achieve at home, with just a few crafty essentials! Embossed designs are produced using your favourite stamps (or hand drawn designs, if you’re feeling super-creative!), plus a special ink, […]

Stamping Tips and Tricks- Expert Advice For Professional Quality Results

Stamping Tips and Tricks- Expert Advice For Professional Quality Results

Keen to start stamping? Perhaps you’re a beginner to stamping, and not sure where to begin? Or maybe you’re just searching for a few stamping tips and tricks to take your stamping from average to awesome? Then you’re in exactly the right place! Expert papercrafter, Sara Naumann, shares her five top stamping tips below, including how to prime your stamp, how to edit your sentiment stamps to create different messages, and more!

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Heffy Doodle Inspiration

Heffy Doodle Inspiration

Last year, we launched Heffy Doodle on Create & Craft – and it’s been a big hit with papercrafters! Since you all adore crafting with the lovely Lesley Oman’s quirky doodles, and smile-inducing sentiments, we thought it was about time we shared another inspiration-filled post, […]

Mixed Media Artist Hannah Oxberry Introduces Sweet Dixie

Mixed Media Artist Hannah Oxberry Introduces Sweet Dixie

Hold on to your ink pads, stampers, we’ve a brand new and very exciting stamp range that you won’t want to miss! The stunning Sweet Dixie Stamps will be demonstrated by none other than the incredibly talented Hannah Oxberry! You simply mustn’t miss this opportunity – […]

Introducing Heffy Doodle!

Introducing Heffy Doodle!

Here at HQ we are incredibly excited about the new launch of Heffy Doodle and can’t wait for you to meet designer and guest Lesley Oman! Here are some words from the lady herself to help you get to know her and her brand before the launch. Tune in on Thursday 30th November at 4pm for brand new stamping styles.

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New Project From Altenew’s Lydia Evans [Sunlit Flower Kit]

New Project From Altenew’s Lydia Evans [Sunlit Flower Kit]

Lydia Evans from Altenew has got this blooming lovely project for you! Let us know what you think and tag is in your makes on social!

Stamp It with Craftwork Cards!

Stamp It with Craftwork Cards!

With so much love for the Craftwork Cards Stamp Sheets, the Craftwork Cards gang thought it was time to design the ultimate Craftwork Cards Guide to stamping – the Stamp It with Craftwork Cards Collection! See the Exclusive Launch on Create and Craft, Thursday 22nd […]

Introducing ‘For the Love of Stamps’ from Hunkydory Crafts!

Introducing ‘For the Love of Stamps’ from Hunkydory Crafts!

Hunkydory have done it again! Be sure to grab your seats in front of the TV this Saturday, 20th August for the World Exclusive Launch of the ‘For the Love of Stamps’ on Create and Craft TV!

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