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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