Exploding Candle Box…

I absolutely love making these – the gorgeous exploding candle box. It is a design that I came up with a few years ago when I was making things to sell at the local craft fairs. I sourced some fairly inexpensive candles and really jazzed them up – they proved very popular so I thought I would share the design with you here today. My candles are approximately 2 3/4″ diameter at the widest part and 3 1/4″ high. I wanted to use the Forever Greenery Designer series paper becuase I find green a very calming colour, just perfect for […]

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Virtual Catalogue Launch Party…

You may or may not have heard (where have you been!!) that there is a new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue out and we are having a Virtual Catalogue Launch PARTY… Tomorrow, Saturday 13th June I will be on Facebook, live from 10am until 1pm bringing you all the best of this new catalogue, with demonstrations, samples, games and prizes. The best bit? Everyone can join in. Demonstrator, customer or complete newbie to Stampin’ Up, no matter where you live you are welcome to the party. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, all you need to do is […]

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Multi-fold Card…

I have got something a little bit special for you today and I am calling it the Multi-fold Card. I came across a video on YouTube, with a fancy fold that I rather liked the look of, but the video was in a foreign language so I don’t know the name of the creator, the name of the fold, or even the measurements! I did know that I wanted to try and create something similar though, so I set about designing this card, with measurements to suit me. The Multi-fold card folds up beautifully into a slim style card, with […]

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Forever Greenery…

I have got a wonderful new suite to share with you today, the Forever Greenery suite from Stampin’ Up! I absolutely loved playing with the papers, stamps, dies and other embellishments which all co-ordinate to make the most stunning cards and gifts. I especially like the little splatter stamp which I have used on the background here, tone on tone stamped for a subtle effect. The stamps in the Forever Greenery stamp set are ‘distinktive’ stamps, so you get wonderful lifelike images, with the stamps laying down different amounts of ink to give gradients and shading without needing to do […]

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Emboss Resist Technique…

I absolutely love the emboss resist technique and it worked so well for me when I used it with the brand new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Available from June 3rd this is a stunning set filled with the most gorgeous sunflower images and sentiments to match. I made this card for my boyfriend’s Mum for her birthday in June. It is bright and cheery and I am sure she will love it. I started with a piece of Whisper White card (though really I should have used Shimmery White or Watercolour card) measuring 6″ x 4″. I […]

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World of Good Memories and More…

I was asked by a customer recently whether the World of Good Memories and More card packs could be used for cardmaking as well as scrapbooking/memory keeping. The answer is absolutely YES and I am here to show you how. Whilst these aren’t available for another two weeks I thought I would wet your appetite with a little sneak peak, and if you want to have a go using different Memories and More packs you can find the links at the bottom of the page. I have made three different yet co-ordinating cards all on the same theme, ranging from […]

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How to use the Stamparatus…

Hello and welcome to this blog post where I hope to show you how to use the stamparatus to make these two gorgeous cards using the ‘To A Wild Rose’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This set is a relatively new addition to my stash, along with the co-ordinating dies. They are simply stunning though, and I have to ask why didn’t I get them earlier? Luckily these are both carrying over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, but you won’t be able to get them as a bundle after June 2nd, so get your skates on to grab a bargain […]

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Stamptastic Friends May 2020 Blog Hop…

This is my second month with 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. Masculine Makes Masculine makes seems to be a thing at the moment, which is just perfect for me as it is Father’s Day next month and my boyfriend’s bithday in a couple of weeks. Sometimes it can be quite tricky to make cards for […]

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Stampin’ Up! 2020-2022 In Colours…

Ok, so I might have to admit I am smitten with the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2022 In Colours. They are so beautiful. Normally it takes me quite some time to get going with these, but not this year! I have dived straight in and am loving them. We have got, from left to right, Misty Moonlight (how beautiful is that), Magenta Madness (a real bright one), Just Jade (gorgeous), Bumblebee (a great addition to the yellows) and Cinnamon Cider (absolutely scrummy). What exactly is an In Colour then? Well it is a set of 5 colours that augment the Stampin’ […]

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Casually Crafting Masculine Makes Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. This months theme is Masculine Makes, in plenty of time to inspire you ready for Father’s Day which is on Sunday 21st June here in the UK. I don’t think I will get to see my Dad for our normal get together this year, so a card is going to be especially important. 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 we love every 3rd Friday of each […]

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