Send a card to say hello – Stamptastic Friends September ’21 Blog Hop…

The theme for this months Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is ‘Autumn Colours’ and I knew as soon as I saw this that I wanted to use the stunning new Intricate Leaves dies to send a card to say hello to someone that I have been very much missing over the last few months. This is such a gorgeous die set that you can use all year round, and works so nicely with many other stamp sets too. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, […]

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No-line Colouring Technique – Stamptastic Friends July Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is Sale-A-Bration, and I am here showcasing the Delicate Dahlias set with the No-Line Colouring Technique, just one of many techniques that I will be teaching on my upcoming Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker Course. You could earn this set for FREE, when you spend over £90 with Stampin’ Up! from 3rd August to 30th September. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom […]

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Brilliant Blending Techniques – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July 2021…

Welcome to this awesome blog hop by the Tech 4 Stampers group, where today we are showcasing Brilliant Blending Techniques. I have chosen to stick to some real basic blending, but I am sure that you will gather a whole heap of inspiration from our special group of talented crafters, so do hop around. I have combined my Brilliant Blending with the lovely Brilliant Wings Dies from Stampin’ Up! These never fail to help me make amazing projects, and they are a dream to cut on the Cut and Emboss Machine too. The base of the card is Thick Basic […]

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Multicolour Stamping with Markers…

This Multicolour Stamping with Markers technique is an oldie but a goodie, it is such a nice way of taking a single stamp and stamping it in a whole variety of colours. I have used the Shaded Summer stamp set for this card, I just love the flowery images that are in the set, as well as all of those gorgeous sentiments! I actually made this card for the Global Design Project #292, I love taking part in challenges because it can really inspire the creative person inside. This week’s challenge was to CASE the designer, Susan Wong. What a […]

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How to make cards for men. A dark green and gold handmade card and matching envelope

How to make cards for men – Stamptastic Friends May Blog Hop…

I don’t know about you but I love making pretty cards with flowers and gems and bows, so how to make cards for men has always been a little bit of a conundrum to me, but over the last few years I have learn that colour, quality and simplicity are the three pillars for really good cards for men. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, and we are here today with a theme of ‘Masculine Makes’, so hopefully you will find plenty of […]

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How to assemble the Pansy Dies from Stampin’ Up!

I remember buying a set of orchid builder dies in my first year as a demonstrator, and never using them because I couldn’t figure out how to put them together easily, so I really want to share with you today how to assemble the Pansy Dies from the new Annual Catalogue, which goes live tomorrow – 4th May. I made this slimline card to show off both the stamps and the dies, they work really well together I think and I love the blue colours, though I think I am also going to make this card in purple, pink and […]

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How to make a handmade Easter Card – Stamptastic Friends March Blog Hop

March has simply flown by for me, and before we know it Easter is upon us so I thought I would share with you all how to make a handmade Easter card. This card only took about 30 minutes to make, so you still have plenty of time before next Sunday to make a few. Hello and welcome to the March 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 ‘Easter/Spring’. Whether you have come straight here to me, or […]

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Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop – Hello card using the sand and sea suite from Stampin’ Up! …

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘HELLO’ – I have used the Sand and Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up! for this months projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for us this week and expect us all to have completely different interpretations of this months theme. Being in our third National Lockdown it is more important than ever to reach out to our friends and family to say hello, and what better way than to send a handmade card, and maybe a little gift too. […]

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Butterfly Bouquet Collection from Stampin’ Up!…

Some AMAZING new products landed on my desk this week, so I am here with you today introducing the truly beautiful Butterfly Bouquet Collection from Stampin’ Up! I have only had these stamps, dies and papers for a few days but I have already made lots of samples to share with you over the coming weeks. Available for Demonstrators now (why not add it to your starter kit and join my team!) or customers from the 2nd March to the 3rd May (though the stamps and dies will feature in the next Annual Catalogue so you will get plenty of […]

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How to make a Valentine’s Day Card for Men…

I wanted to share an idea for how to make a Valentine’s Day card for men with you today, because we are steaming through February and the big day is nearly upon us already. These can be tricky if you don’t want the whole pinks and reds, flowers and hearts, but I don’t think that you need to over emphasize these things, here I have just stuck to my boyfriend’s favourite colours and themes and went with a card based around that instead. This card was what I would call a happy accident, I was actually playing around with a […]

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