Colour your Christmas any colour you like…

One of the things I love about crafting is that things don’t always have to be accurate – you can colour your Christmas any colour you like – I opted for Highland Heather and Smoky Slate here, using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and my trusty Stampin Blends. Those ornaments are simply stunning aren’t they, the design and the colour! I actually used my Highland Heather and my Purple Posy Blends, because it meant I could really give it a 3D effect as the colour got light to the middle. The colour lifter really helps to fade it into white […]

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Make something a little different…

I seem to have been making a lot of cards recently, and I wanted to make something a little different, so out came my trusty greyboard and some GORGEOUS Snowflake Splendor DSP. This project was started on a recent Facebook Live, but here it is in all it’s glory, I hope you like it. I must admit these papers and colours are my absolute favourite from the Aug-Dec Mini catalogue this year, and the Balmy Blue glimmer paper, well I have just ordered another two packs of that! If you would like to see how I made the hanging frame, […]

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Seaside Notions Shaker Card…

I have been a bit quiet on the blog the last couple of weeks, I was getting a bit burnt out, so decided to join a health club and I have been 8 times in the last two weeks, I am loving it, but I almost forgot to make anything! Whoops, lol. I spent some time in the Sauna and Jacuzzi the other day and think this must have inspired my card, my Seaside Notions Shaker Card. The background is made using Watercolour card… I heat embossed a random pattern using lots of different stamps from the set Seaside Notions, […]

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Stamptastic Friends October 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the September Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all. 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. Box Frame My first thought when I hear the words Box Frame are of samplers, usually a 12″ x 12″ frame with lots of different patterns of DSP, showcasing all the elements of a suite of products or a range of […]

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Casually Crafting Designer Series Paper Showcase Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘Designer Series Paper Showcase’ and boy, have I got a great project for you today with my Peony Garden Mini-Album! There is a Paper Offer on at the moment, with 15% off 15 selected Designer Series Paper packs, so this hop is perfect to get those creative juices flowing and to help you see just what can be made with a bit of paper! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual […]

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beautiful daisy thank you card

Beautiful Daisy Thank You Card…

I was asked by a crafty friend of mine to do a Facebook Live Demonstration using the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality Designer Series Paper, and out of that came this beautiful daisy thank you card. Not the first thing I would have imagined when I started looking at the papers, but it just goes to show how versatile they are! I just love how this turned out, using the Daisy Lane stamp set and co-ordinating Medium Daisy Punch, with the In Good Taste Elements (the wooden leaves) and the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality DSP. Believe it or not, […]

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A handmade luxury Christmas card and matching gift tag

Handmade Luxury Christmas Card…

I have been playing with the Poinsettia Dies recently, and really wanted to use the Plush Poinsettia Speciality Paper, with its sumptious soft flock feel, to make a handmade luxury Christmas card. You get six 12″ x 12″ sheets, 2 each of 3 designs, for £10.25. I have used it as the background for my large 7″ x 7″ card here, cutting it first to 14.4cm x 14.4cm and matting it onto a layer of Gold Foil sheet measuring 14.8cm x 14.8cm. I also used the paper to make the base for my matching gift tag, it really adds a […]

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A Wintry Christmas Card…

So, I know that Poinsettias are supposed to be red, and leaves green, but one of the things I love about crafting is that we don’t need to stick to rules, so I have chosen Pool Party as my main colour for this Wintry Christmas Card. I absolutely love the Poinsettia Dies from the August – December Mini Catalogue, they make such stunning flowers and I have seen them made in a whole host of different colours, but there is something about these Pool Party ones, isn’t there? I have sponged the edges of them in Frost White Shimmer Ink, […]

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Zany Zebras do Christmas…

I absolutely adore these cute little zebras playing in the snow, in this card which I have dubbed ‘Zany Zebras do Christmas’. It is easy peasy to make, and I will show you how in the video below… I made the card several weeks ago, after a flash of inspiration one day and it has been so popular that I decided to re-make it during one of my recent Facebook Live videos. Don’t follow me on Facebook yet? Find me here, as The Songbird Stamper. Make sure that you follow me so you don’t miss out on any upcoming tutorials […]

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Stamptastic Friends September 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the September Blog Hop by the Stamptastic Friends, an amazing group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their creations with you all. 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. Autumn We are slowly but surely slipping into Autumn, though with the temperatures this week in the UK you might not think it! There was only one choice for me with regards to this theme, and that was to use the […]

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