Use your Christmas stamps all year round – Casually Crafting August ’21 Blog Hop…

Soooo, the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue is now live, and we can get our hands on all those lovely new stamp sets, BUT it’s still too early to be really thinking the C word, so let me show you how to use your Christmas stamps all year round with this very summery card, just by changing the colours and the sentiments. I am hopping today with the lovely Casually Crafting Design Team, a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. NO DIES WERE […]

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How to Make Handmade Home Decor – Creativity Abounds August ’21 Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that you enjoy my tutorial on how to make handmade home decor using the new Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from Stampin’ Up! I am loving being a part of this amazing team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, who just love to share a whole lot of ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you. This month’s theme was using anything from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue EXCEPT Christmas, because, you know, some people still think it is […]

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Make a Mini-Album – Stamptastic Friends August 2021 Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s blog hop is ‘Summer Events’, and I really wanted to use some of our amazing new Designer Series Paper to make a mini-album, ready for all of those Summer holiday photographs. Only problem is, we aren’t having a Summer holiday this year!! Lol. This will be ready and waiting for me when we do go away next though, and will hopefully inspire you to make an album of your own with your favourite papers. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty […]

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A Simply Elegant Handmade Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that you enjoy my simply elegant handmade card. I was delighted to be asked to join an amazing group of super keen Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who just love to share a whole lot of ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you, this month’s product based theme is the Simply Elegant suite of products. Please do have a hop around as there are a bunch of amazing projects for you to see. The colours of […]

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No-line Colouring Technique – Stamptastic Friends July Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is Sale-A-Bration, and I am here showcasing the Delicate Dahlias set with the No-Line Colouring Technique, just one of many techniques that I will be teaching on my upcoming Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker Course. You could earn this set for FREE, when you spend over £90 with Stampin’ Up! from 3rd August to 30th September. 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 […]

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Brilliant Blending Techniques – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July 2021…

Welcome to this awesome blog hop by the Tech 4 Stampers group, where today we are showcasing Brilliant Blending Techniques. I have chosen to stick to some real basic blending, but I am sure that you will gather a whole heap of inspiration from our special group of talented crafters, so do hop around. I have combined my Brilliant Blending with the lovely Brilliant Wings Dies from Stampin’ Up! These never fail to help me make amazing projects, and they are a dream to cut on the Cut and Emboss Machine too. The base of the card is Thick Basic […]

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Bloom where you are planted…

One of the more unusual suites in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! is the Bloom Where you are Planted suite, with it’s natural papers and gorgeous houseplants. It makes a nice change from the flowers that I love so much! In fact, the only stamp that I have used on this card is the sentiment stamp, and there are plenty of other lovely sentiments in this set too, along with all of the plant images, but I chose to fussy cut the elements from the Designer Series Paper. Aren’t they the most gorgeous images? The base card is […]

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How to make a quick and easy notecard set…

This quick and easy notecard set is one of several projects that have been lying around my craft room waiting for me to finish. I had a tidy up of my shelving this week when I cam across it again and thought ‘today is the day!’ The box that holds the cards is one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes, so versatile and they make crafting a breeze, as all we need to do is decorate them. And they are very sturdy too, so make a perfect gift. The cards are also quick and easy, as these are the Notecards […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting June Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I am once again colouring with alcohol markers, my trusty Stampin’ Blends are back out on my desk, not that they ever really went away to be fair! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. The theme of this month’s hop is actually Tic Tac Toe. […]

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Make a Mini Stationery Set…

I had a fabulous time on my Facebook Live this morning demonstrating how to make a Mini Stationery Set, and I wanted to share the instructions here with you today. This is such a lovely little project, perfect for giving as a gift or for selling at craft fairs, which are starting up again now! These sets contain a notepad, a set of sticky notes and a pen, all presented in one of the Stampin’ Up! acetate card boxes. I used to sell these sets for about £5 in the craft fairs, but it depends on what your materials cost […]

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