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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How to make a handmade card and gift tag set…

I just wanted to hope on fairly quickly today to share with you how to make a handmade card and gift tag set. This project looks so elegant and stylish I think, which seems perfectly fitting because I have used the new (available May 4th) suite of products called Simply Elegant. With its neutral tones and metallic highlights the Designer Series Paper lends itself really well to 3D projects just like this one. I have actually recorded an accompanying video to show you how to make this project, because it is much easier to see how things are done sometimes! […]

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Three cards from one layout…

This post started with one card, and all of a sudden it developed to three cards from one layout. I just changed things up ever so slightly each time and ended up with three fabulous cards quickly and simply. I actually CASE’d myself in the first instance too, as I had made a card with the same layout earlier in the year, just using a different stamp set. Sometimes we don’t need to go crazy and ‘redesign the wheel’ as they say, when something works just go with it! I have used the upcoming Hand Penned stamp set for these […]

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Reduced Price Stamp Set – Stamptastic Friends April Blog Hop…

We are in that amazing month of the year where there are some real bargains to be had on the Stampin’ Up! website and I am here today to showcase a brilliant reduced price stamp set – So Much Love, on offer (while stocks last) from £19 down to £11.40. The item code is 152667, to save you searching for it! 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 ‘retired product or new Annual catalogue’, so […]

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Creating from a sketch challenge – Casually Crafting April Blog Hop…

Creating from a sketch challenge can be an incredible way to get your crafting ‘mojo’ going again if it is taking a little holiday for any reason. Just grab a stamp set or two and use the layout as inspiration for a design. You can stick to the sketch rigidly or use it more loosely, as I have done here today! 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 […]

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Grab yourself a bargain with the Wildly Happy Stamp Set…

The Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is still ongoing and there are some real treats out there, at amazing prices, so why not grab yourself a bargain with the Wildly Happy stamp set, reduced from £20 to £12, and start making projects with it as soon as it arrives. To get you going I have got a cute little set of notecards to show you today, in an easily made box, so perfect to keep on hand or to give away as a gift. If you know me, you know I love colouring in, so this set is right up […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting March Blog Hop…

Clean and simple can be a challenge for me but I think I might have ‘Snailed It’ with this gorgeous card showcasing colouring with alcohol markers. This amazing stamp set is perfect for the casual crafter because all you need are the stamps, some Memento black ink, some card and some alcohol markers. The Casually Crafting Design Team has expanded this month, and gone global too, so there are loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! However, we remain a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting […]

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Easy Watercolour Effect using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set…

Time is tight sometimes, so I wanted to share a really neat trick with you today, how to create an easy watercolour effect using the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a gorgeous stamp and super simple to use because of its size. All the butterflies stamp in one go, and there are even dies to co-ordinate too, so you can cut them all out in one go too! Wahooo. Head to my Stampin’ Up! online store to view all of the products in this collection. So, to make this easy watercolour effect, you will need […]

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