Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop – Fabulous Flowers – a handmade card for Mother’s Day…

Hello and welcome to the February Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all, this month with a theme of ‘Fabulous Flowers’. I wanted to bring you an idea for a handmade card for Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the 14th March here in the UK. Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes. A Handmade Card for Mother’s Day Now, you […]

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Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop – Hello card using the sand and sea suite from Stampin’ Up! …

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘HELLO’ – I have used the Sand and Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up! for this months projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for us this week and expect us all to have completely different interpretations of this months theme. Being in our third National Lockdown it is more important than ever to reach out to our friends and family to say hello, and what better way than to send a handmade card, and maybe a little gift too. […]

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Butterfly Bouquet Collection from Stampin’ Up!…

Some AMAZING new products landed on my desk this week, so I am here with you today introducing the truly beautiful Butterfly Bouquet Collection from Stampin’ Up! I have only had these stamps, dies and papers for a few days but I have already made lots of samples to share with you over the coming weeks. Available for Demonstrators now (why not add it to your starter kit and join my team!) or customers from the 2nd March to the 3rd May (though the stamps and dies will feature in the next Annual Catalogue so you will get plenty of […]

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Theme Challenge by the Global Design Project – Animal…

Sometimes challenges can really help to inspire us, and because I haven’t posted in one for a while I wanted to take part in this theme challenge by the Global Design Project #279. The theme for this challenge is Animals, and co-incidentally I had the gorgeous Springtime Joy set on my desk from a recent project! I absolutely love the adorable little creatures in this set, all the way from the lamb to the smallest butterfly. Each one really has their own character and together they make the cutest of scenes. I stamped my images in Basic Grey, to give […]

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How to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking…

Continuing with my monthly theme of watercolouring, I am here today to show you how to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking. This is a super technique and can be replicated using any colouring medium that you like, the principles are still the same. If you would like to see more watercolouring techniques, you can see the other posts in the series by clicking here – Watercolour Techniques for Card-Making I have used two stamp sets for my card today, the Forever Fern stamp set for the leaves and the Forever and Always stamp set for the flowers. I just […]

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How to make striped watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking…

This is the second blog post in a series of blog posts all about watercolour techniques, where today I will show you how to make striped watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking. You will find the other posts in the series by clicking here – Watercolour Techniques for Cardmaking I have used the same stamp set ‘Forever and Always’ by Stampin’ Up! for the whole series of posts, to try and keep the focus on the watercolour techniques. The biggest tip that I have for making striped watercolour backgrounds is to purchase the Stampin’ Up! water painters. They have a one with […]

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How to make a Valentine’s Day Card for Men…

I wanted to share an idea for how to make a Valentine’s Day card for men with you today, because we are steaming through February and the big day is nearly upon us already. These can be tricky if you don’t want the whole pinks and reds, flowers and hearts, but I don’t think that you need to over emphasize these things, here I have just stuck to my boyfriend’s favourite colours and themes and went with a card based around that instead. This card was what I would call a happy accident, I was actually playing around with a […]

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How to make a greetings card for a special occasion…

Sometimes something calls for a handmade card with a little something extra, so I am going to share with you today how to make a greetings card for a special occasion, something to put a little more time and effort into than normal. I wanted to make a card for my Stampin’ Up! team member who promoted to the next title last week. I wanted something to show her how much having her as part of the team meant and to give her the congratulations that she deserved. If you would like to be part of a lovely group of […]

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How to make watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking..

This is the first blog post in a series of blog posts all about watercolour techniques, where today I will show you how to make watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking. You will find the other posts in the series, once they are live, by clicking here – Watercolour Techniques for Cardmaking I have chosen the new stamp set Forever and Always by Stampin’ Up! as my main stamp set, as the plain line images work really well for watercolouring. The card that I am using is the Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, it has a really lovely finish and is thick enough […]

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How to make a double diamond fold card…

I haven’t shared a fancy fold card for a while now, so I thought I would write a little tutorial to show you how to make a double diamond fold card. This was a new fold for me but I was surprised with how quick and easy it was to make. Who else is put off by things that seem too complicated!? If you would like to learn how to make fancy fold cards but are often a little nervous to try, why not sign up to my March Fancy Fold Online Craft Class, I would love to help you […]

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