Sending Positive Thoughts…

What better time than now to think about sending positive thoughts, I think that we could all use them to be honest. I am so fortunate to be part of a large crafting family, through Stampin’ Up! and this weekend I took part in a craft challenge on zoom with my wider team and friends. I first thought up this challenge three weeks ago, where someone has to describe a card to everyone without showing us, while we all try to recreate it as best we can with what we have got. It really is a lot of fun and […]

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Scrapbooking with Stampin’ Up!…

Scrapbooking, memory keeping, journalling with picture… there are many names for what is essentially the recording and presenting of memories. Scrapbooking with Stampin’ Up! is such a lovely way to preserve our history, and people around the globe do this in many different forms. I am a ‘traditional’ scrapbooker. I take 12″ x 12″ papers and mat and layer my photos onto these, adding embelishments before putting them in an album, but there are also mini pocket albums which can be used to make the task a little simpler and quicker, if you are short on time or just new […]

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Flower Wreath

Well it is that time of year again, as we approach June and the launch of the new catalogue, that I look at my paper stash and realise that I really should use up some of these pretty papers! I bought the Perennial Essence papers when they first came out, because they just look so pretty, but for some reason I haven’t really used them. I think they were waiting for the right project, and this flower wreath is definitely it. To make the wreath, you will need 12 pieces of paper measuring 15cm x 15cm to make the outer […]

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Desk Tidy…

I have been making these desk tidies for a number of years now, they are so quick and easy to make, and cheap too. I just love how you can change them up if you fancy a change of decor, and they look stunning on a desk filled with pens and stamping supplies. What’s even better is that the paper I have used to make this tidy is now reduced to just £6.45, for a whole pack of 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper, filled with images that every crafter needs, pens, scissors, ribbons, and the most gorgeous backgrounds […]

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Stamptastic Friends April 2020 Blog Hop…

I am absolutely delighted and really rather privileged to have been asked to join 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. Colour Challenge… We were tasked this month with picking our three favourite colours, though I am personally on a mission to use colours that I don’t normally use, so I opted for Pool Party, Petal Pink […]

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Casually Crafting Nature Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. This months theme is Nature, and what perfect weather we have had here in the UK to showcase some of the best of nature . Where has the month gone… 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 end of this […]

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Two Step Stamping…

Hello! I hope that you had a lovely Easter, and that you managed to steal a few moments in the sunshine, either in the garden or on a short walk? We have been incredibly lucky with the weather here in the South of England, for the last few weeks actually! Well, I can’t quite believe that I have only just bought the To a Wild Rose stamp set! I must have totally overlooked it until now but it is such a gorgeous stamp set with its lovely flowers and leaves and some amazing sentiments, just perfect for making cards to […]

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Bird Ballad Frame

I want to share something with you today that I made some time ago now, almost as soon as the last annual catalogue came out I think. The Bird Ballad suite was one of my first purchases, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on every single item in the suite, they all just co-ordinate so beautifully together. The stamps are simply gorgeous and the papers…. well, I am lost for words. I love making samplers, and really enjoyed this one, on a canvas frame. The frame itself is 10″ x 8″, to give you an idea of size. Sadly, […]

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Positive Thoughts…

This stamp set really called to me when I made this card on Saturday. I wanted to use fairly bright but soft colours and lots of layering, I am really starting to enjoy these more ‘fussy’ cards. The stamp set has got co-ordinating dies which have been available and ‘may’ be available again soon but everything can be fussy cut too, if you are in to that kind of thing! I’m not going to give you a full step by step today, but look closely and you will see some of the detail I have added. I have used every […]

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Come Sail Away…

Well, who isn’t dreaming of oceans and freedom right now! For those who love the sea but don’t live near it this time could be a difficult one, so how about sending a lovely card to tell them you are thinking of them, just to say hi. Even if the recipient isn’t mad on the oceans, anchors symbolise hope, and steadfastness, something we could all use right about now! The anchor itself is from the Sailing Home stamp set (£22) and it has the most beautifully drawn sail boats and lighthouses, along with some great nautical themed sentiments. I have […]

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