A very girly birthday card…

I made this girly birthday card for my niece’s birthday, I think it will be just perfect for her even though she isn’t a particularly girly girl. I was working on a project for my return to in person classes and this paper was out on my desk, just calling to be used. It is absolutely stunning, and from the new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Papers. These papers are absolutely gorgeous, and mimic an alcohol effect style, without the mess or the need to buy and learn how to use alcohol inks. And they have the most beautiful gold […]

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Creating from a sketch challenge – Casually Crafting April Blog Hop…

Creating from a sketch challenge can be an incredible way to get your crafting ‘mojo’ going again if it is taking a little holiday for any reason. Just grab a stamp set or two and use the layout as inspiration for a design. You can stick to the sketch rigidly or use it more loosely, as I have done here today! The Casually Crafting Design Team have been busy this month creating loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! We are a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on […]

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Stamptastic Friends December 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the December 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 Sale-A-Bration and the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. I am working with the new True Love Designer Series Paper today. Whether you have come straight here to me, or hopped from somewhere else, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the team to see some fabulous makes. True Love Designer Series Paper So, it is nearly January, and if you know Stampin’ Up! […]

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How to use Designer Series Paper…

Oh my goodness how beautiful is this Paper!! I always love the Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! but this one is just stunning isn’t it? I wanted to share a project today showing how to use Designer Series Paper in our cardmaking, because we are all guilty of hoarding it not using it! Gorgeous paper like this deserves to be shown off! I have used the brand new, not even launched yet, Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful DSP. I was inspired by a card made by my dear friend Rosie Minors, I loved how she has showcased […]

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Casually Crafting Designer Series Paper Showcase Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘Designer Series Paper Showcase’ and boy, have I got a great project for you today with my Peony Garden Mini-Album! There is a Paper Offer on at the moment, with 15% off 15 selected Designer Series Paper packs, so this hop is perfect to get those creative juices flowing and to help you see just what can be made with a bit of paper! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual […]

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Designer Series Paper or Stamped Images?

Well here is a question for you… is this card made from Designer Series Paper or stamped images? Well, it is acually the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper, coloured in using the Stampin’ Blends, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam. Isn’t it pretty! The images are printed in a soft grey, like Smoky Slate, and take the colour really well. Because the images are already shaded it is even easier to colour in becuase you know where the shadows and highlights should be. I used another sheet of the paper to add a contrast to the bottom, and some of […]

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Desk Tidy…

I have been making these desk tidies for a number of years now, they are so quick and easy to make, and cheap too. I just love how you can change them up if you fancy a change of decor, and they look stunning on a desk filled with pens and stamping supplies. What’s even better is that the paper I have used to make this tidy is now reduced to just £6.45, for a whole pack of 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper, filled with images that every crafter needs, pens, scissors, ribbons, and the most gorgeous backgrounds […]

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Free as a bird…

I have been so blown away by the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue that I had almost forgotten about all of the amazing things in the Annual Catalogue…. almost!! After using the new Parisian Blossoms suite, I have a new favourite colour – Petal Pink. It is such a gorgeous shade, soft and gentle yet sophisticated too. I also love the new Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon (£6.50 for 9.1m) and the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels ( £5.50) so I decided to combine these new products with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set and the Bird Ballad DSP. I […]

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A Stand Up Fold Out Card…

Well, I really struggled to name this card design as it isn’t one I have come across before. I was just sat pondering fancy fold cards one day and this popped into my head as a great design for a special card, and it shows off so much of our beautiful Designer Series Paper that I couldn’t resist making this design using both the Honey Bee Bundle (£38.50) and the Golden Honey DSP (FREE with an order over £45 while stocks last or until 31st March). These products really work amazingly well together and those cute little bees are perfect […]

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