Stamping with Black Ink or grey Ink – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Jan ’22

Sometimes I forget that we have a big choice to make in crafting, stamping with Black ink or Grey Ink!! It sounds so simple but I think it can make such a big difference to the finished piece, as you can see below (I hope… they look much more different in real life!) This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at […]

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Quick Table Favour – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Dec ’21…

Hello and welcome to another Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where this month’s theme is ‘Something quick to make’, and I am so late making this project that it needed to be quick, so this quick table favour is just perfect! The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more ideas and inspiration. I just happened to have a chocolate lolly from Lidl which hasn’t been eaten yet (I […]

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Handmade Christmas Gift Idea – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Nov ’21…

Hello and welcome to another Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where this month’s theme is ‘Nature’, a theme I have loosely followed for my handmade Christmas gift idea. I popped into the local supermarket the other day and whilst buying some chocolate for my in person classes I saw these cute cyclindrical boxes filled with salted caramel chocolate truffels… well, the idea of a kind of freeze came into my head and I just couldn’t resist. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do […]

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Christmas Table Favours – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Oct ’21…

The theme for this months blog hop is table favours/small gift packaging, and I have made these cute little Christmas table favours ready for my family Christmas this year. You could quite easily change the design up though, and turn them into small host treats or even Halloween treats, as they hold a standard size small slim chocolate bar! The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more […]

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Send a card to say hello – Stamptastic Friends September ’21 Blog Hop…

The theme for this months Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is ‘Autumn Colours’ and I knew as soon as I saw this that I wanted to use the stunning new Intricate Leaves dies to send a card to say hello to someone that I have been very much missing over the last few months. This is such a gorgeous die set that you can use all year round, and works so nicely with many other stamp sets too. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, […]

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Make a Mini-Album – Stamptastic Friends August 2021 Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s blog hop is ‘Summer Events’, and I really wanted to use some of our amazing new Designer Series Paper to make a mini-album, ready for all of those Summer holiday photographs. Only problem is, we aren’t having a Summer holiday this year!! Lol. This will be ready and waiting for me when we do go away next though, and will hopefully inspire you to make an album of your own with your favourite papers. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty […]

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No-line Colouring Technique – Stamptastic Friends July Blog Hop…

The theme of this month’s Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is Sale-A-Bration, and I am here showcasing the Delicate Dahlias set with the No-Line Colouring Technique, just one of many techniques that I will be teaching on my upcoming Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker Course. You could earn this set for FREE, when you spend over £90 with Stampin’ Up! from 3rd August to 30th September. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom […]

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How to make cards for men. A dark green and gold handmade card and matching envelope

How to make cards for men – Stamptastic Friends May Blog Hop…

I don’t know about you but I love making pretty cards with flowers and gems and bows, so how to make cards for men has always been a little bit of a conundrum to me, but over the last few years I have learn that colour, quality and simplicity are the three pillars for really good cards for men. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, and we are here today with a theme of ‘Masculine Makes’, so hopefully you will find plenty of […]

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Reduced Price Stamp Set – Stamptastic Friends April Blog Hop…

We are in that amazing month of the year where there are some real bargains to be had on the Stampin’ Up! website and I am here today to showcase a brilliant reduced price stamp set – So Much Love, on offer (while stocks last) from £19 down to £11.40. The item code is 152667, to save you searching for it! The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, and we are here today with a theme of ‘retired product or new Annual catalogue’, so […]

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How to make a handmade Easter Card – Stamptastic Friends March Blog Hop

March has simply flown by for me, and before we know it Easter is upon us so I thought I would share with you all how to make a handmade Easter card. This card only took about 30 minutes to make, so you still have plenty of time before next Sunday to make a few. Hello and welcome to the March 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 ‘Easter/Spring’. Whether you have come straight here to me, or […]

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