How to colour Rusty Robots…

Hello and welcome to my blog post all about showing you how to colour Rusty Robots using the fun Nuts & Bolts stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Firstly, my thanks to Artisan Design Team member Kim Fee for the inspiration here, I just loved how she had coloured in her robots and I wanted to share that with you all too. There is a video tutorial showing you how I achieved this look and how I made the card, so please do have a watch if you have the time. Making cards for men, or masculine cards, can be really […]

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Subtle Embossing Folder Trick…

Hello and welcome back to my blog, where today I am sharing with you a top tip for how to make your embossed images less prominent using the ‘subtle embossing folder trick’. I must say the colour combination I used here was totally inspired by my lovely upline Emma Goddard, who stumbled across it during one of her weekly live crafting videos. Fresh Freesia, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake – who would have thought it! I wanted to keep lots of white space on my card, so I positioned all of the focal point over to the right hand side […]

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Spring themed greetings card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop March ’21…

The theme of this months blog hop is ‘Spring’, so I wanted to share with you this spring themed greetings card, totally inspired by all of the beautiful colours out there at the moment. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is […]

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Make a quick and easy handmade card – Casually Crafting Blog Hop Feb ’21…

My hand was forced for this post after I realised I had made a fun fold card instead of a colour challenge card for the hop, so it has turned into a ‘quick and easy handmade card’ instead! This only took me 15 minutes to make, and that was including the design time, so this one would be great for when you need a card in a hurry. The colours for this month’s colour challenge are Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Freesia and Old Olive, a beautiful combination and perfect for flowers, which is great for me as I have been wanting […]

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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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