Colouring Flowers with Alcohol Markers…

One of my favourite things to do in my crafting life is colouring flowers with alcohol markers; I just love the effects that you can create and how beautiful they look when you are finished. It is also one of the techniques that I share on my Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker Course, along with blending different colours together too, like I have done in the project below. I am actually taking bookings for my next Stampin’ Blends course now, so why not head over to my page for more information, or to book your spot! I used the upcoming Fragrant […]

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How to make a giant cracker….

I love the Cracker and Treat Box dies from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and while the standard version is cute, it is a little small for a ‘proper’ gift, so I want to show you all how to make a giant cracker using exactly the same die set, some card and some paper. It’s much easier than you might think, and turned out a great size! All you need to do is cut four of the dies from the same colour cardstock and then watch my video for how to cut them down and pop them together. It doesn’t […]

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How to make an Accordion Fold card…

I was lucky enough to receive lots of fabulous swaps while I was away in Vienna, but one caught my eye as soon as I saw it, because it’s such a fab fun fold card, so I am here today to show you how to make an Accordion Fold card using the upcoming By the Bay suite of products, available for customers to purchase from the 4th Jan 2023. I actually showed how to make the base of this card over on my YouTube live video this week, but what with also showing the new products that I had ordered […]

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Magnetic Gift Card Holder – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop November ’22…

Hello and welcome to the Creativity Abound Blog Hop where today I want to show you how to make a magnetic gift card holder. Our theme this month is Christmas gift packaging, so I might be a little off piste here, but all our nieces want these days is money or gift cards, so it’s nice to be able to decorate these up a bit. The Creativity Abound Blog Hop Team are a group of demonstrators from all around the world who want to share our love of all things stamp, ink and paper with you. You can make two […]

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Make your own Christmas Cards – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop November ’22

One of my favourite things about cardmaking is being able to make your own Christmas Cards, in whatever colours and styles that you most like (or your recipient will most like!) and so when this month’s theme was “Wonderful Winter” I knew I just wanted to share a card that anyone could make. I feel really lucky to be a part of the Tech 4 Stampers Academy, such a lovely group of people all learning and developing our Stampin’ Up! business using the dark art of technology – all guided by the expert hand of tech guru Louise Sims. I […]

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Make a centre step card for Christmas…

Over on my YouTube channel this week I demonstrated how to make a centre step card for Christmas, using the gorgeous Boughs of Holly suite of products. I actually made this as a challenge card for the recent Stamp Camp that I took part in, a Tic Tac Toe challenge, and I chose Fancy Fold, Embossing and Foil as my three elements. The tutorial for how to make this centre step card is over on my YouTube Channel, just hit the picture below to head straight there, but because the measurements are a little tricky I have added them here, […]

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How to make a card in a box…

I wanted to share something a little different on this week’s YouTube live video, and I opted to show you guys how to make a card in a box, with chocolates, of course! The perfect little Christmas gift for when you’ve been invited for a party, or for those last minute meetings between friends. I used the gorgeous Lights Aglow papers for this project, and paired them with the Christmas Seasons and Merriest Moments stamp sets – I just love how these two work together. The instructions to make this project are all over on my YouTube Channel, just hit […]

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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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Masculine Christmas Card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop October ’22…

The theme of our Blog Hop this month is Christmas, and as soon as I saw the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper with those greens and blacks I knew I wanted to make a Masculine Christmas Card. Mittens are for everyone come Christmas, surely! The Stamptastic Friends are a small group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who come together each month to offer you inspiration and creative ideas for your own papercrafting. The links to the other posts are at the bottom, be sure to check them out and see what the guys have been up to. I saw a […]

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How to step up a simple card…

I decided to play along with the Global Design Project challenge this week, and thought while I was at it I would show you how to step up a simple card, to really bring lots of elements together. Please do check out the GDP website to see all the other entries for this week #GDP360 – visit their website HERE This week’s challenge is to CASE the Designer, the fabulous Wilma De Korte, who went with a very Autumn theme for her card. I decided to change it up quite a bit, using a completely different set, the Boughs of […]

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