Decorated Christmas Candles – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop October ’22…

Hello and welcome to the Creativity Abound Blog Hop where I am sharing today my decorated Christmas candles. I love making cards, but my heart really lies in making alternative projects like this, perfect for giving as gifts or even for craft fairs… This month is the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp – a crafting extravaganza where demonstrators from all around the world come together to share an amazing suite of products with our customers, and this time we chose the Boughs of Holly Suite. Customers who purchase the suite get materials for 13 make and takes, a full PDF tutorial […]

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Christmas Home Decor – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Sep ’22…

I love making cards, but sometimes I want to change it up and what better than a little bot of Christmas Home Decor, something that can be hung up and admired year after year. I hope you are inspired by this post to have a go at making something for your own home! The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who come together to bring you tutorials, blog hops and even quarterly stamp camps, all full of inspiration and ideas for your crafting. Our theme this month is ‘anything Christmas’ leaving the […]

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Ringed with Nature Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

It’s been a sad few days here in the UK as we heard the news of the passing of our beloved Queen on Thursday afternoon. She served us so consistently for so many years that I think a lot of us ‘believed’ she was immortal in some way. A harsh reality hit us as we learnt that she was no longer with us, but what was immortal though was her commitment, courage, integrity and humility – qualities that will live on in her memory, I am sure. I must say it was a tough decision whether or not to hold […]

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Make a matching gift box and card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop August ’22…

One of the best things about papercrafting is that you can easily make a matching gift box and card for any occasion, at a fraction of the price it would cost you to buy in the shop. Read on to see how I made this lovely gift I made for someone who is having a tough time. The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who come together to bring you tutorials, blog hops and even quarterly stamp camps, all full of inspiration and ideas for your crafting. This month our theme is […]

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How to make an Accordion File style Gift Bag – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’22…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘friendship’, and what better way to celebrate friendship than to gift someone this cut accordion file style gift bag, filled with goodies and treats, a handmade card and maybe even a note to show them how much they mean to you. To make this accordion style gift bag you will need to choose two colours of co-ordinating cardstock. I chose Basic White and Melon Mambo for mine. Take one of those sheets cut two pieces measuring 9cm x 18cm out of it, then score each of them every 1 1/2 cm. Fold […]

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How to make an Easter Treat – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop March ’21…

Hello again my crafty friends, this month’s theme for the Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop is ‘Sweet Treats’, so I am sharing with you today how to make an Easter Treat – perfect to fit a small filled chocolate egg treat (you know the one’s I mean!!) Tech 4 Stampers is a wonderful group run by the fabulous Louise Sims, who enables fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to build their own websites and learn about all things tech related – I personally would be lost without her support and guidance! I started making my Easter Treat by taking a piece of […]

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How to make a Wrapped Chocolate Gift…

I am getting ready for a fantabulous craft fair that I have coming up in March, and I thought you might like to see how I made this lovely wrapped chocolate gift by taking a simple (yet very tasty!) bar of chocolate and decorating it up. I used the gold theme of the chocolate bar and chose some of my beautiful retired papers that I couldn’t quite part with – I just love how decadent the Blackberry Bliss looks against the gold. The Designer Series Paper is 6″ x 9″ and the Gold Foil Mat is 10.5cm x 6cm. The […]

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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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How to make a simple handmade thank you gift…

I am back with another video post for my series of small gifts, perfect for craft fairs, stocking fillers or, like this one, just a simple handmade thank you gift. This project is really quick and easy to put together and can be decorated however you like. I have used the Pansy Patch suite of products from Stampin’ Up! here, with papers, stamps and dies. The box itself is really easy to make, all you need is two pieces of coloured cardstock (I used Fresh Freesia) measuring 6.5cm x 17.2cm and one piece of patterned paper measuring 3.3cm x 14cm. […]

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How to Make an Exploding Chocolate Gift Box…

Ooooh, I love an exploding box, and even better is an exploding chocolate gift box! This project is super quick and easy to make and will surprise and delight the recipient for sure. An unassuming box, when you lift the lid the sides fall away and you are left with a scrumptious Terry’s Chocolate Orange! All you need to make this gorgeous project is a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock cut down to 26.1cm x 26.1cm and a piece of the same colour measuring 13.1cm x 13.1cm. Oh, and some designer series paper, but I am sure that we […]

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