How to make an Easter Treat Basket…

Easter is only a few days away now so I want to show you a really quick and fun project, how to make an Easter Treat Basket, to fill with goodies ready for your loved ones this Easter. I have used the super cute Springtime Joy stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has the most adorable little creatures, including a sheep, a chick and a rabbit. These baskets have been around for a while, in fact I think I made them last year too, but it’s always good to revisit forgotten projects! I sized these baskets so that you could […]

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How to make a handmade Easter Card – Stamptastic Friends March Blog Hop

March has simply flown by for me, and before we know it Easter is upon us so I thought I would share with you all how to make a handmade Easter card. This card only took about 30 minutes to make, so you still have plenty of time before next Sunday to make a few. Hello and welcome to the March 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 ‘Easter/Spring’. Whether you have come straight here to me, or […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting March Blog Hop…

Clean and simple can be a challenge for me but I think I might have ‘Snailed It’ with this gorgeous card showcasing colouring with alcohol markers. This amazing stamp set is perfect for the casual crafter because all you need are the stamps, some Memento black ink, some card and some alcohol markers. The Casually Crafting Design Team has expanded this month, and gone global too, so there are loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! However, we remain a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting […]

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Easy Watercolour Effect using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set…

Time is tight sometimes, so I wanted to share a really neat trick with you today, how to create an easy watercolour effect using the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a gorgeous stamp and super simple to use because of its size. All the butterflies stamp in one go, and there are even dies to co-ordinate too, so you can cut them all out in one go too! Wahooo. Head to my Stampin’ Up! online store to view all of the products in this collection. So, to make this easy watercolour effect, you will need […]

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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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