Extra Large Christmas Card – Creativity Abounds Oct ’21 Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that this extra large Christmas card will get you in the mood for some Christmas crafting of your own. My other half loves the cards that I make, but I know that he especially loves the bigger cards, so for our family this year I decided to make extra large Christmas cards, using the Merriest Moments bundle, and yes, my three Christmas colours, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen! I should really have put something in the photo to […]

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Cardmaking Sketch Challenge – Casually Crafting Design Team October ’21 Blog Hop…

Our blog hop this month is a cardmaking sketch challenge – these can be a really great way to start you off making a card when you just don’t know what to make. You get to choose stamps, papers and colours of your own and you can interpret this design however you like. I am hopping today with the lovely Casually Crafting Design Team, a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the gang have […]

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Get Quick and Easy Inspiration – Casually Crafting Design Team September ’21 Blog Hop…

During out blog hop last month I showed you how to use your Christmas stamps all year round, and today I am going to show you how to get quick and easy inspiration for your cardmaking by simply copying a card you have already made before. It really couldn’t be easier! This one is made using the Merriest Moments stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous and versatile. I am hopping today with the lovely Casually Crafting Design Team, a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and […]

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Use your Christmas stamps all year round – Casually Crafting August ’21 Blog Hop…

Soooo, the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue is now live, and we can get our hands on all those lovely new stamp sets, BUT it’s still too early to be really thinking the C word, so let me show you how to use your Christmas stamps all year round with this very summery card, just by changing the colours and the sentiments. I am hopping today with the lovely Casually Crafting Design Team, a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. NO DIES WERE […]

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A Simply Elegant Handmade Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that you enjoy my simply elegant handmade card. I was delighted to be asked to join an amazing group of super keen Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who just love to share a whole lot of ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you, this month’s product based theme is the Simply Elegant suite of products. Please do have a hop around as there are a bunch of amazing projects for you to see. The colours of […]

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Bloom where you are planted…

One of the more unusual suites in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! is the Bloom Where you are Planted suite, with it’s natural papers and gorgeous houseplants. It makes a nice change from the flowers that I love so much! In fact, the only stamp that I have used on this card is the sentiment stamp, and there are plenty of other lovely sentiments in this set too, along with all of the plant images, but I chose to fussy cut the elements from the Designer Series Paper. Aren’t they the most gorgeous images? The base card is […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting June Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I am once again colouring with alcohol markers, my trusty Stampin’ Blends are back out on my desk, not that they ever really went away to be fair! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. The theme of this month’s hop is actually Tic Tac Toe. […]

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How to create a field of Pink Pansies – Casually Crafting May Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I want to share how to create a field of Pink Pansies using the new Pansy Patch stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting with you, keeping things fun and achievable for all. To make this card I used one of my favourite techniques – masking. To create my ‘masks’ […]

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A very girly birthday card…

I made this girly birthday card for my niece’s birthday, I think it will be just perfect for her even though she isn’t a particularly girly girl. I was working on a project for my return to in person classes and this paper was out on my desk, just calling to be used. It is absolutely stunning, and from the new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Papers. These papers are absolutely gorgeous, and mimic an alcohol effect style, without the mess or the need to buy and learn how to use alcohol inks. And they have the most beautiful gold […]

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Colouring Techniques Blog Hop by the Crafty Collaborators…

If you love to colour then this Colouring Techniques blog hop is definitely the one for you! Please do have a good look around and see all the techniques, tricks and tips that we have got in store for you today. I have used my trusty Stampin’ Blends for this card today, I wanted to do something that I rarely see done and that is to use the blends to colour in the background, not just the main image. This can be a little tricky to do without getting a streaky look but I am going to try and help […]

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