How to make a Wrapped Chocolate Gift…

I am getting ready for a fantabulous craft fair that I have coming up in March, and I thought you might like to see how I made this lovely wrapped chocolate gift by taking a simple (yet very tasty!) bar of chocolate and decorating it up. I used the gold theme of the chocolate bar and chose some of my beautiful retired papers that I couldn’t quite part with – I just love how decadent the Blackberry Bliss looks against the gold. The Designer Series Paper is 6″ x 9″ and the Gold Foil Mat is 10.5cm x 6cm. The […]

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Stamping with Black Ink or grey Ink – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Jan ’22

Sometimes I forget that we have a big choice to make in crafting, stamping with Black ink or Grey Ink!! It sounds so simple but I think it can make such a big difference to the finished piece, as you can see below (I hope… they look much more different in real life!) This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at […]

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How to Make a Paper Rosette…

I wanted to make something a little bit different this week, so I am here to tell you how to make a paper rosette – they really are much easier than you think and can be used as cake toppers, pencil toppers or just lovely decorations. I made this paper rosette using some of the new Supple Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Speciality Paper, it’s sooooo pretty!! All you need to do is cut two lengths of 12″ x 1.5″ and then score each of these at 1/2″ intervals. Fold them concertina style and then glue them both together, at each […]

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Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop January 2021…

After a little break from this amazing group of people I am back working with the Tech 4 Stampers Academy, and am so happy to be back with some fabulous ladies all working on developing our businesses under the leadership of Louise Sims, a master in all things technology! This months theme for the group hop is Sale-A-Bration, and once again I am sharing this brilliant stamp set Friendly Hello, it really is a favourite of mine right now. You all know that I do love to colour in, and what better stamp set to use with its gorgeous flowers […]

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Crafting with a pop of colour…

I love using different colours in my crafting, but it isn’t often that I choose a very neutral background and then do the main crafting with a pop of colour, but I think it really works here. I took my inspiration from Connie Collins, in a ‘Case The Designer’ Global Design Project #324. Why not check out all the submissions on their webpage. This the amazing new Flowering Rainboots stamp and die set, I just love those wellies and how you can have the flowers growing out from inside them. The main colour of this card is Smoky Slate, with […]

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Quick Table Favour – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Dec ’21…

Hello and welcome to another Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where this month’s theme is ‘Something quick to make’, and I am so late making this project that it needed to be quick, so this quick table favour is just perfect! The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more ideas and inspiration. I just happened to have a chocolate lolly from Lidl which hasn’t been eaten yet (I […]

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How to make a simple handmade thank you gift…

I am back with another video post for my series of small gifts, perfect for craft fairs, stocking fillers or, like this one, just a simple handmade thank you gift. This project is really quick and easy to put together and can be decorated however you like. I have used the Pansy Patch suite of products from Stampin’ Up! here, with papers, stamps and dies. The box itself is really easy to make, all you need is two pieces of coloured cardstock (I used Fresh Freesia) measuring 6.5cm x 17.2cm and one piece of patterned paper measuring 3.3cm x 14cm. […]

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Fun and Fresh Birthday Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Dec ’21…

With all the mayhem of Christmas going on it can be easy to forget that people still have birthdays, so I have got a fun and fresh birthday card for you today using a real mish-mash of stamps and dies, but I love it, and I hope that you will too. This post is part of the Creativity Abound Blog Hop and we would like to welcome you to look around all of the different projects today. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative […]

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How to Make an Exploding Chocolate Gift Box…

Ooooh, I love an exploding box, and even better is an exploding chocolate gift box! This project is super quick and easy to make and will surprise and delight the recipient for sure. An unassuming box, when you lift the lid the sides fall away and you are left with a scrumptious Terry’s Chocolate Orange! All you need to make this gorgeous project is a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock cut down to 26.1cm x 26.1cm and a piece of the same colour measuring 13.1cm x 13.1cm. Oh, and some designer series paper, but I am sure that we […]

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How to Make a Handmade Stocking Filler…

Hello and welcome to the fourth post in my Christmas Gift/Craft Fair ideas project, where today I am going to show you how to make an easy handmade stocking filler. I have used the amazing square acetate card boxes for this project as it keeps it super simple, and you can decorate it in so many different ways! As you can see I have filled my handmade stocking filler with mini Lindt chocolate balls, a whole pack (minus two for obligatory testing!) fits in here and it is just a really nice way to dress up a yummy treat. I […]

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