Handmade Valentine’s Day Card – Tech4 Stampers Blog Hop Jan ’23…

The theme for this month’s Tech 4 Stampers blog hop is LOVE, and I wanted to make show you how to make a handmade Valentine’s Day card, one that could easily be replicated in any colour you wanted really. I actually already gave this card to my other half, not as a Valentine’s Day card but just as a ‘I appreciate you and everything that you do’ card. I chose to make my handmade Valentine’s Day card in just red and white, keeping it really simple and in line with what we might expect from a traditional Valentine’s Day card. […]

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Pencil Coloured Gnome Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Dec ’22…

This month with the Creativity Abounds crew is all about birthdays, and I wanted to break out my watercolour pencils for this little pencil coloured gnome card. I absolutely adore this upcoming gnome set, with their cute hats and gorgeous little flowers, and that mini mushroom house, oh my heart! The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a team of global demonstrators who want to bring you the very best of Stampin’ Up! We come together twice a month, once to create tutorials and once to share our inspiration in blog hops with you. You can even purchase the Birthday […]

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Handmade Birthday Card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Dec’ 22…

I know we are in the depths of Winter here in the UK, but I am really needing some bright colours in my life right now, so I went for an all round handmade birthday card for this month’s Sketch Challenge Blog Hop. Make sure you hop around the rest of the gang’s posts using the links at the bottom, to get a whole heap of birthday themed projects. The Stamptastic Friends are a super talented bunch of crafters who all want to inspire you in your own creativity, bringing you all the best of Stampin’ Up! and papercraft. I […]

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Masculine Christmas Card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop October ’22…

The theme of our Blog Hop this month is Christmas, and as soon as I saw the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper with those greens and blacks I knew I wanted to make a Masculine Christmas Card. Mittens are for everyone come Christmas, surely! The Stamptastic Friends are a small group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who come together each month to offer you inspiration and creative ideas for your own papercrafting. The links to the other posts are at the bottom, be sure to check them out and see what the guys have been up to. I saw a […]

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Fitting Florets Suite Collection…

I must admit that as soon as I saw this new Fitting Florets suite collection I knew I had to purchase it. I just love the floral images and the font on the sentiments is simply beautiful. Of course the papers, dies and stamps co-ordinate beautifully too, though I wouldn’t expect anything else from Stampin’ Up! I couldn’t resist having a play with these products as soon as they arrived, and what better way than during my weekly YouTube live video, on Thursday evening at 8pm UK time. I made a simple yet elegant card, one that worked with the […]

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Two Tone Autumn Leaves – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Sep ’22…

I love autumn, especially all the autumn colours, so I thought I would share this two tone autumn leaves technique with you today. Our blog hop theme is ‘favourite technique’, so you’ll be sure to get lots of ideas and inspiration from the other members of the team too. The Stamptastic Friends are a friendly group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who come together once a month to offer you some creative inspiration for your cardmaking. Please do check out the other posts, links can be found at the bottom. This two tone autumn leaves technique can actually be replicate […]

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Create an Ink Smooshing Background – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop Sep ’22…

This month’s blog hop is all about our favourite techniques, and there’s nothing better than getting messy, so I thought I would show you how to create an ink smooshing background with your favourite Stampin’ Up! colours. It’s a really fun way of making quick and easy backgrounds for your crafting! The Tech 4 Stampers are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world, all learning and developing in the world of technology. But our first love is papercrafting, so we have joined forces to bring you some incredible projects to help inspire you on your […]

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Stampin’ Up! Cozy and Bright Card Kit…

I must admit I am not normally a kit person, but sometimes they are just SO beautiful, I cannot resist, and that is the case with the new Stampin’ Up! Cozy and Bright Card Kit. I fell in love with the design, the colours and the amazing foiled card bases straight away, and even just made as they are they are simply stunning. But you know me, I couldn’t resist creating an alternative, and my mind is sparking with so many options that I have decided to use these kits in my classes in Octber! Check out my in person […]

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Handmade Cards for Men – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop June ’21 …

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK this month, so what better month to have a handmade cards for men theme. The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team have got lots of masculine inspired makes for you to really give you some inspiration for this occasion, but the ideas can also be used for Birthdays, Congratulations or other occasions too. I find making cards for men a challenge, but I think one of the keys is to have a good masculine themed stamp set, just like the Vintage Tools set that I am using here today. This set is filled with […]

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Stampin’ Up! In Colors Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop May 2022…

The Creativity Abounds theme for this month’s blog hop is Stampin’ Up! In Colors Cards. We were tasked to make a card to showcase one of more of the new 2022-2024 In Colors, and I wanted to show how these colours can work with our existing colours. The new Stampin’ Up! In Colors are Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet. I’m guessing these names might not mean a lot to you so I thought I would make a little graphic to show you which colours they actually are! I decided to use two of these […]

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