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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Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop – Fabulous Flowers – a handmade card for Mother’s Day…

Hello and welcome to the February 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 ‘Fabulous Flowers’. I wanted to bring you an idea for a handmade card for Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the 14th March here in the UK. 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. A Handmade Card for Mother’s Day Now, you […]

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Theme Challenge by the Global Design Project – Animal…

Sometimes challenges can really help to inspire us, and because I haven’t posted in one for a while I wanted to take part in this theme challenge by the Global Design Project #279. The theme for this challenge is Animals, and co-incidentally I had the gorgeous Springtime Joy set on my desk from a recent project! I absolutely love the adorable little creatures in this set, all the way from the lamb to the smallest butterfly. Each one really has their own character and together they make the cutest of scenes. I stamped my images in Basic Grey, to give […]

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How to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking…

Continuing with my monthly theme of watercolouring, I am here today to show you how to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking. This is a super technique and can be replicated using any colouring medium that you like, the principles are still the same. To learn more about watercolouring, and all the techniques and tips that I have, why not think about joining my watercolour cardmaking course. You can find all of the details and the link to book over on my website – https://thesongbirdstamper.co.uk/watercolour-cardmaking-course I have used two stamp sets for my card today, the Forever Fern stamp set […]

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How to make striped watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking…

This is the second blog post in a series of blog posts all about watercolour techniques, where today I will show you how to make striped watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking. To learn more about watercolouring and all the techniques and tips that I have, why not think about joining my watercolour cardmaking course. You can find all of the details and the link to book over on my website https://thesongbirdstamper.co.uk/watercolour-cardmaking-course I have used the same stamp set ‘Forever and Always’ by Stampin’ Up! for the whole series of posts, to try and keep the focus on the watercolour techniques. The […]

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How to make watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking..

This is the first blog post in a series of blog posts all about watercolour techniques, where today I will show you how to make watercolour backgrounds for cardmaking. To learn more about watercolouring, and all the techniques and tips that I have, why not think about joining my watercolour cardmaking course. You can find all of the details and the link to book over on my website – https://thesongbirdstamper.co.uk/watercolour-cardmaking-course I have chosen the new stamp set Forever and Always by Stampin’ Up! as my main stamp set, as the plain line images work really well for watercolouring. The card […]

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A handmade card using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment from Stampin' Up!

How to use and store Gilding Flakes…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I blogged, so I wanted to quickly hop on and share with you how to use and store Gilding Flakes, or as they are now known in the Stampin’ Up! world, Gilded Leafing Embellishment. This brand new product is possibly my favourite from the new Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue, because they are just soooo pretty, and can be used in so many different ways with all of your existing stamps and dies. I made a series of three cards showcasing this gorgeous gold shiny stuff which I will be sharing more about […]

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Casually Crafting ‘New Year New Techniques’ Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘New Year – New Techniques’. I have been wracking my brains trying to think of a good casual technique to share with you all, and I hope I have found it. In fact I loved the effect so much I actually made a card earlier in the week with the same technique! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual crafting with you all. We will be sharing what we love every […]

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Colour Challenge with Pretty Perennials…

I have been in a bit of a ‘blog’ slump after Christmas, so what better way to re-energise than to take part in a colour challenge with Pretty Perennials stamps and dies, this time set by the Global Design Project #GDP273, with the stunning combination of Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Night of Navy! Wow, what a great mix, and colours I would never think of to put together, but they really do work. I wanted to use the Pretty Perennials stamp set from the just released Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue, with it’s beautiful full bodied stamps and […]

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Stamptastic Friends December 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the December 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 Sale-A-Bration and the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. I am working with the new True Love Designer Series Paper today. 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. True Love Designer Series Paper So, it is nearly January, and if you know Stampin’ Up! […]

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