Non-Traditional Christmas Colours…

It has been a long time since I posted anything that wasn’t part of a blog hop, but I have recently found my crafting mojo again (just in time for Christmas!!) and so I wanted to share this gorgeous Christmas card with you, using non-traditional Christmas colours. I have used Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Shaded Spruce and Soft Seafoam for my poinsettias and personally I think it looks stunning! I saw the Global Design Project #GDP319 was on the theme of Christmas this year, so I figured why not get posting and get entering this lovely challenge group. Did you […]

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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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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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Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit…

As is so often the case I am a little late to the party here, but I can safely say that I am LOVING working with the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit. If you don’t already have this in your Christmas loving hands I seriously recommend that you get it while stocks still last – I don’t think it will be long before this sells out. I happened to have the kit on my desk when I stumbled across this weeks Global Design Project challenge, #GDP268. The link to the page is at the bottom of this post, […]

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards…

I knew I was going to love the Freezin’ Fun bundle from Stampin’ Up! as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue and I love it even more now I know it makes the most fabulous quick and easy Christmas cards. I have teamed it up with the GORGEOUS snowflake splendor Designer Series Paper here and these cards really did come together like a dream. These cute little critters are a delight to colour in, with whatever colouring tools you have to hand, but I took out my Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers and got to work. Such a […]

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