How to use heat embossing and alcohol markers…

I was asked to create a tip/technique based post for the Artisan Design Team, and I knew almost immediately that I wanted to show people how to use heat embossing and alcohol markers together. If you were to stamp and heat emboss an image, and then try to colour it in, you have two big problems. Firstly, the alcohol marker ink would get onto the heat embossed image and make it look really messy, and secondly, the ink in the markers can react with the embossed area and damage the pens! This tip shows a way around both of these […]

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How to use the emboss resist technique in cardmaking…

Going through my stamp sets for inspiration for my YouTube live, I realised I hadn’t ever used the gorgeous Pretty Medallion stamp, so I thought what better than a little tutorial using this background stamp with the emboss resist technique, both with watercolouring and with ink blending too. Heat embossing is still like magic to me every time I do it, and I love how many different techniques you can use with it too. These are two fairly simple techniques but ones that really add a little wow to your finished project. The pretty medallion stamp set is perfect for […]

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Home Decor with Stampin’ Up! – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop March ’23…

The theme for this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is home decor, and I wanted to share with you how I created this home decor piece with Stampin’ Up! kit collections, combining two kits together to create one really special piece, that can be kept and treasured or given away as a gift. Every month the Stamptastic Friendse come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you so much for stopping by today and please do hop around the rest of the blogs using the links at […]

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What is Stamping Off? – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Mar ’23…

The Creativity Abounds crew are focusing on the amazing Fancy Flora suite this month and I wanted to show you how to make this Two-Tone Flora card, focusing on answering that common question, what is stamping off? In short, it is a really super technique which will give you so many more options with your ink pads. I must say I absolutely love the Two-Tone Flora stamp set and love how easy it is to get real dimensional looking flowers using just one colour of ink, by ‘stamping off’. You absolutely can use these stamps with different coloured inks, too, […]

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Spring Themed Card – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop Mar ’23…

The theme for this month’s Tech 4 Stampers blog hop is Spring, and I really enjoyed making this Spring themed card, though I must say at the time of creating it we were feeling any but Spring like here in the UK! I decided to use the Nested Friends bundle, mainly because it has been sat unloved on my shelf since I bought it, but also because it really is a sign of Spring for me when the birds start nest building. We are lucky to have a birds nest in our hedge, and excited to see if they come […]

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Two-Tone Flora Home Decor – Artisan Design Team Creative Post…

Hey everyone, thank you so much for stopping by, as I show you how I made my latest Two-Tone Flora home decor piece. I made these projects for my February Creative Post for Stampin’ Up! and I hope that you like them. I love that with our craft supplies we can make something so pretty from just basic cardboard! I chose to work with some of my favourite colours here – Coastal Cabana, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz. Don’t they look great together? One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that the colours we […]

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By The Bay Multi-Faceted Box – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Jan ’23…

We here at the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team had out 8th Stamp Camp this weekend just gone, using the By The Bay suite of products, and this multi-faceted box was the bonus project that I chose to demonstrate live on the day. So… What is a Stamp Camp? The Stamp Camp is available to anyone who purchases the corresponding suite (or equivalent up to the value of) from one of the 13 demonstrators who are participating. Once you have your suite, I send out enough cardstock and a PDF to make 13 tutorial led (including a YouTube video) Make […]

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Colourful Handmade Card – Tech4 Stampers Blog Hop Jan ’23…

It feels like I’ve made a lot of cards recently using the subtles range of colours, so I decided it was about time I made a really colourful handmade card for a change, and what better than the upcoming Irresistible Blooms bundle from Stampin’ Up! The Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop theme this month is Birthday, and we all need a few of those cards each month, right? So please do check out all the other ideas, you can find links at the bottom of the page. I decided to work with the bright colours this month, so pulled out […]

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Irresistible Blooms from Stampin’ Up!…

As soon as I was able to I just had to order this beautiful upcoming collection of Irresistible Blooms products from Stampin’ Up! The gorgeous flower stamps, co-ordinating dies, papers, sentiments and embellishments are just fabulous, but I must say that as soon as I sat down to create, all the ideas just vanished from my head! Don’t you hate it when that happens? So, I turned to the good old trusty Global Design Project (#GDP380) for some inspiration – this week’s challenge was CASE the designer, Janneke De Jong, with her wonderful subtle Christmas card, which you can see […]

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Regency Park Suite – Artisan Design Team Monthly Post Jan’ 2023…

Hello, and welcome, I am so excited to share these projects that I made with the Regency Park Suite, as this was my first post as for the Artisan Design Team this year! I must say, these really aren’t my go to colours, so I was definitely out of my comfort zone working here, but sometimes it is good to push ourselves though, don’t you think? The Regency Park suite is actually what I call a Mega Suite, as it has two stamp sets, a punch, dies, papers, speciality papers, ribbon and embellishments. You really have a lot to play […]

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