Casually Crafting Holiday Dreams Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. This months theme is Holiday Dreams, and that led to me having a little dilemma, did I go Summer Holidays or Christmas Holidays! I will let you decide which one I went for. 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 month. Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team’s creative projects from the photo links at the […]

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Celebrate Sunflowers Card…

What better way to celebrate at this time of year than with a Celebrate Sunflowers Card. The sunflowers in our garden are not yet blooming, but I still couldn’t resist making this card, which will be just perfect for anyone celebrating anything, a birthday, a new job, or really any achievement at all. The colour scheme is inspired by a class that I did with a super talented fellow demonstrator, Emma Goddard. Her use of Mango Melody and Basic Gray was new to me, but I thought I would give it a go here and see how it looked. Personally […]

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Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Cards…

I can’t believe I didn’t order this set straight away, it is absolutely gorgeous and I think it looks fabulous on my Blossoms in Bloom birthday cards. One of the things I love about being a crafter is being able to make gifts for my friends and family. I made this one for a friend of mine who I am hoping to meet up with for a walk soon, after not seeing her for months. I thought maybe she won’t be able to get out as much to buy birthday cards, so I used the acetate card boxes to make […]

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Forever Greenery meets To a Wild Rose…

A quick post for you today sharing my latest creation, where the suite Forever Greenery meets the To a Wild Rose stamp set. I’m so pleased with how this turned out, with a delicate softness yet striking nature. Just look at that stunning Forever Gold Laser-cut speciality paper! For £14 you get 4 big sheets of pre-cut gold embellishments and card fronts, perfect for crafting on the go, a quick card or if you are a new crafter without a die-cutting machine. I have used one of the bigger elements here, and all I did was pop it out and […]

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Designer Series Paper or Stamped Images?

Well here is a question for you… is this card made from Designer Series Paper or stamped images? Well, it is acually the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper, coloured in using the Stampin’ Blends, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. Isn’t it pretty! The images are printed in a soft grey, like Smoky Slate, and take the colour really well. Because the images are already shaded it is even easier to colour in becuase you know where the shadows and highlights should be. I used another sheet of the paper to add a contrast to the bottom, and some of […]

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Zany Zebras Watercolour Card…

Wow, well I seem to have gone for PINK on this Zany Zebras watercolour card today, we have got a mix of Magenta Madness, Melon Mambo and a touch of Rich Razzleberry for some darker tones. How cute is the the little zebra, just peering over his shoulder! I wanted to try out the new water painters from Stampin’ Up!, they are great and come in a cute little pouch for safe keeping too. You get three brushes, a fine tip, a standard brush and a flat wide brush which is great for large washes or fat stripes. I used […]

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No-line colouring technique…

Hello, and welcome to this blog post all about the no-line colouring technique! I actually made these cards by accident… I was going to be trying the no-line watercolouring technique, but I forgot to take either my aqua-painter or my blender pen with me where I was going, so thought I would just use the watercolour pencils by themselves and see what it looked like – well, I think it looks just great, and you can get such definition and shading. I used the stunning new Forever Fern stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I absolutely love the images and the […]

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Stamptastic Friends June 2020 Blog Hop…

I am absolutely loving Blog Hopping 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. Simple Stamping Project Now, I often struggle with simple stamping, but I have to admit the results can be stunning and I am so excited to see what the rest of the team have come up with. I have used the new Forever […]

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Casually Crafting New Beginnings Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. This months theme is New Beginnings, and what perfect timing because we have just had the launch of the brand new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I will be showcasing the Beautiful world bundle for you today, so settle down, relax and enjoy. 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 month. Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team’s […]

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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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