Sketch challenge using the Simply Succulents Bundle…

I had so much fun taking part in the Global Design Project challenge last week that I have decided to take part again, this time it is my take on a sketch challenge using the Simply Succulents Bundle. The challenges really are great for when you are stuck for inspiration, so I hope you enjoy my entry for #GDP274, with its stunning blended background! There are lots of ways to interpret this sketch challenge, as you can see by the examples over at http://www.global-design-project.com/, but I have chosen to work around the layout of the card and also to incorporate […]

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Colour Challenge with Pretty Perennials…

I have been in a bit of a ‘blog’ slump after Christmas, so what better way to re-energise than to take part in a colour challenge with Pretty Perennials stamps and dies, this time set by the Global Design Project #GDP273, with the stunning combination of Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Night of Navy! Wow, what a great mix, and colours I would never think of to put together, but they really do work. I wanted to use the Pretty Perennials stamp set from the just released Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue, with it’s beautiful full bodied stamps and […]

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How to scrapbook a single photo…

I wanted to make a gift for my Sister-in-Law recently, and decided to give her a piece of home-decor, so I set about thinking of how to scrapbook a single photo. When I scrapbook, I normally try to fit about three photos on a page, but here I wanted to showcase a beautiful photograph of her three girls, taken while they were out for a walk last year. It is so lovely to see them all smiling and laughing together. I started by choosing a colour scheme, and I knew I wanted greens to tie in the photograph and a […]

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Stamptastic Friends December 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the December 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 Sale-A-Bration and the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. I am working with the new True Love Designer Series Paper today. 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. True Love Designer Series Paper So, it is nearly January, and if you know Stampin’ Up! […]

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Sale-A-Bration…

Hello & welcome back to the last Casually Crafting Blog Hop of 2021, where this months theme is ‘Sale-A-Bration’. Wahoooo, come January, we will be having lots of free products to give away with qualifying spends, and this blog hop is designed to show you what is on offer! One of my favourite Sale-A-Bration sets is Darling Donkeys, they are so cute and I think they will be very popular. The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual crafting with you all. We will be sharing what […]

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How to use Designer Series Paper…

Oh my goodness how beautiful is this Paper!! I always love the Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! but this one is just stunning isn’t it? I wanted to share a project today showing how to use Designer Series Paper in our cardmaking, because we are all guilty of hoarding it not using it! Gorgeous paper like this deserves to be shown off! I have used the brand new, not even launched yet, Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful DSP. I was inspired by a card made by my dear friend Rosie Minors, I loved how she has showcased […]

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GIANT Year End Closeout Sale…

Wow, it is that time of year again, coming to the end of the August to December Mini Catalogue, and time to grab some sale bargains BEFORE the New Year in the GIANT year end closeout sale – up to 50% off, starting Tuesday, 8th December. Wow – look at all those amazing deals!! To see a picture of any of the items, click on the catalogue below and then go to the Page number specified in the spreadsheet next to the item you are interested in. I have picked out some of my BEST DEALS for you below, I […]

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Simple and Super Card Inspiration…

I wanted to share with you today some simple and super card inspiration. Whenever I am stuck for ideas, there are many places to look for an idea, but the Stampin’ Up! catalogue is one of the first places I go to. It is so beautiful to look through, and so full of projects to try, you really should take a look. Here is the new 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue, coming soon, not long to wait now! If you are super excited, you could always join my Virtual Catalogue Launch Party Facebook Group where I will be sharing lots of […]

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How to colour with alcohol markers…

New for 2021 I am super pleased to be launching a brand new Colouring Course using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, where I will show you step by step how to colour with alcohol markers. The course will be JAM PACKED full of ideas, hints, techniques and tutorials for you to really develop your colouring skills, or help you learn a brand new hobby, if you have never used these amazing colouring tools before. Here is a sneaky peek of one of the new stamp sets that you will get, included in the cost of the course, and some of […]

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Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit…

As is so often the case I am a little late to the party here, but I can safely say that I am LOVING working with the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit. If you don’t already have this in your Christmas loving hands I seriously recommend that you get it while stocks still last – I don’t think it will be long before this sells out. I happened to have the kit on my desk when I stumbled across this weeks Global Design Project challenge, #GDP268. The link to the page is at the bottom of this post, […]

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