Stamptastic Friends November 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the November 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 Non Traditional Christmas Colours. 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. Non Traditional Christmas Colours I have been using a lot of non traditional christmas colours already this year, as I have been loving the blues and purples that some of out […]

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Seaside Notions Shaker Card…

I have been a bit quiet on the blog the last couple of weeks, I was getting a bit burnt out, so decided to join a health club and I have been 8 times in the last two weeks, I am loving it, but I almost forgot to make anything! Whoops, lol. I spent some time in the Sauna and Jacuzzi the other day and think this must have inspired my card, my Seaside Notions Shaker Card. The background is made using Watercolour card… I heat embossed a random pattern using lots of different stamps from the set Seaside Notions, […]

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beautiful daisy thank you card

Beautiful Daisy Thank You Card…

I was asked by a crafty friend of mine to do a Facebook Live Demonstration using the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality Designer Series Paper, and out of that came this beautiful daisy thank you card. Not the first thing I would have imagined when I started looking at the papers, but it just goes to show how versatile they are! I just love how this turned out, using the Daisy Lane stamp set and co-ordinating Medium Daisy Punch, with the In Good Taste Elements (the wooden leaves) and the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality DSP. Believe it or not, […]

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A handmade luxury Christmas card and matching gift tag

Handmade Luxury Christmas Card…

I have been playing with the Poinsettia Dies recently, and really wanted to use the Plush Poinsettia Speciality Paper, with its sumptious soft flock feel, to make a handmade luxury Christmas card. You get six 12″ x 12″ sheets, 2 each of 3 designs, for £10.25. I have used it as the background for my large 7″ x 7″ card here, cutting it first to 14.4cm x 14.4cm and matting it onto a layer of Gold Foil sheet measuring 14.8cm x 14.8cm. I also used the paper to make the base for my matching gift tag, it really adds a […]

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A Wintry Christmas Card…

So, I know that Poinsettias are supposed to be red, and leaves green, but one of the things I love about crafting is that we don’t need to stick to rules, so I have chosen Pool Party as my main colour for this Wintry Christmas Card. I absolutely love the Poinsettia Dies from the August – December Mini Catalogue, they make such stunning flowers and I have seen them made in a whole host of different colours, but there is something about these Pool Party ones, isn’t there? I have sponged the edges of them in Frost White Shimmer Ink, […]

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Stamptastic Friends September 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the September Blog Hop by 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. Autumn We are slowly but surely slipping into Autumn, though with the temperatures this week in the UK you might not think it! There was only one choice for me with regards to this theme, and that was to use the […]

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Poinsettia Place…

As soon as I saw the Poinsettia Place suite in the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue I just knew that I was going to get it. The stamps are absolutely gorgeous and the dies are so easy to work with but I will be honest and say that I struggled to use the Designer Series Paper. I had some out on my desk last night and there was one sheet I looked at and thought “I will never use that”. But then I looked a little closer and saw the most gorgeous individual flowers so I took out my […]

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Stamptastic Friends July 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the July Blog Hop by 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. 2020-2022 In Colours Every Year Stampin’ Up! launches 5 new ‘In Colours’ to complement the existing range of core colours and this years collection are FABULOUS. We have got Misty Moonlight (my personal favourite I think), Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee […]

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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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