How to make an ink blended background – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’24…

Welcome to this month’s Creativity Abounds Blog Hop, where we are focussing on techniques, and I have decided to show you how to make an ink blended background using the soon to be released Country Birdhouses bundle from Stampin’ Up! It will be available from the 1st May!! The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop group consists of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world, and we just love sharing our joy of creativity with you. We create monthly tutorial bundles as well as blog hops, and you can grab this month’s by clicking on the button below if you fancy […]

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Beautiful Blended Background – Trip Achievers’ Blog Hop Nov ’23…

I’m delighted to be able to join in with the Trip Achievers’ Blog Hop this month, and really enjoyed creating this beautiful blended background with the Stampin’ Up! inks and blending brushes. This blog hop brings you some amazing inspiration using current Stampin’ Up! product, and I can’t wait to see what the other achievers have been creating for us all. I was very lucky to get my hands on the Stars at Night hybrid embossing folder and die set very early on, and love how it pairs in Silver Foil with this beautiful blended background. The background is created […]

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How to colour fur with alcohol markers – Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop Oct ’23…

Our theme this month for the Stamptastic Friends blog hop is favourite colouring techniques, and I really wanted to share with you all how to colour fur with alcohol markers, especially because we have an amazing new stamp set out called Fluffiest Friends! The Stamptastic Friends are a lovely bunch of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who come together every month to share lots of crafty ideas with you – be sure to check out the links for the hop at the end of this post. I just love love love the cute critters in this new […]

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Baby-wipe Technique – Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop Jan ’23…

I have been playing with the baby-wipe technique for one my classes this month, and decided to share this card with you all today, using the new Thanks a Bunch stamp set, which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during Sale-A-Bration! It fits in perfectly with our theme of ‘Something New’ too. The Stamptastic Friends blog hop group may be small, but we are definitely mighty. Every month we come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you for stopping by today and please […]

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Mixed Media Colouring – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop August ’22…

Hello and welcome to the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop, all about colouring techniques, and I have a great one to share with you today, a little bit of mixed media colouring. Read on to find out what I mean by that and how to combine your colouring mediums in one image. The Stamptastic Friends are a small group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who come together once a month to offer you some creative inspiration. Check out the links at the end of the post to see what colouring techniques the rest of the team have in store for you. […]

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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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What is Paper Piecing in Cardmaking?

I am running an in person event on Friday, and when I told my ladies what we would be doing, they had one question for me… “what is paper piecing in cardmaking”. You see, it’s a term commonly used in the quilting community, but it is a technique that isn’t that well known when it comes to paper crafting, so I thought I would take the opportunity to show you all about it, too! Paper piecing is when you use patterned paper to make up some of a stamped image, like in the picture below, the ladies dress… can you […]

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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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How to use alcohol markers with heat embossing…

I am blog hopping today with an amazing group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Crafty Collaborations group and we want to bring you the best of our Stamparatus techniques. If you have a stamping platform, read on, because this hop is definitely for you! I am going to show you how to use alcohol markers with heat embossing today, because it is something that frustrated me for a long time until I learnt how to achieve it! The thing with alcohol markers is that they contain a solvent. I love working with the Stampin’ Blends but for a long […]

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