Marigold Moments – Artisan Design Team April Monthly Post…

My Artisan Design Team group were tasked to create with the Marigold Moments stamp set for our April monthly posts, and the team did an amazing job of showcasing the versatility of this stamp set. I was blown away with some of the projects that had been created! I opted for a very traditional colour scheme, with oranges and yellows, and added in a touch of gold, too. I actually had some gold foil wrapped chocolates left over from another project, and decided to make some treat packaging using the lovely press seal bags, to go with my card. I […]

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How to make a Tri-fold Panel Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’23…

Our theme for this month’s Creativity Abounds Blog Hop is the Online Exclusives and I have got a lovely Tri-Fold Panel Card to share with you today. Do you know about the Online Exclusives? Additional products sold by Stampin’ Up! that are not available in any catalogue, but that you can see online at Stampin’ Up Online Exclusives. There are a real mix of products there and we are hoping to highlight some of them here for you today, so please do have a hop around using the links at the bottom of the page to see what everyone has […]

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Fresh as a Daisy suite from Stampin’ Up!…

The Fresh as a Daisy suite from Stampin’ Up! was one of the first suites that jumped out at me from the upcoming 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue, and I can certainly say that it didn’t disappoint! With its beautiful papers and gems, fun stamp set and GORGEOUS dies, this suite is fantastic for any level of crafter. Our Creativity Abounds July Stamp Camp is using this Fresh as a Daisy suite, so if you think you might like it, why not come and join us? All you need to do is purchase the suite (£69.50) through me, when the catalogue goes […]

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Colourful Handmade Card – Tech4 Stampers Blog Hop Jan ’23…

It feels like I’ve made a lot of cards recently using the subtles range of colours, so I decided it was about time I made a really colourful handmade card for a change, and what better than the upcoming Irresistible Blooms bundle from Stampin’ Up! The Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop theme this month is Birthday, and we all need a few of those cards each month, right? So please do check out all the other ideas, you can find links at the bottom of the page. I decided to work with the bright colours this month, so pulled out […]

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Irresistible Blooms from Stampin’ Up!…

As soon as I was able to I just had to order this beautiful upcoming collection of Irresistible Blooms products from Stampin’ Up! The gorgeous flower stamps, co-ordinating dies, papers, sentiments and embellishments are just fabulous, but I must say that as soon as I sat down to create, all the ideas just vanished from my head! Don’t you hate it when that happens? So, I turned to the good old trusty Global Design Project (#GDP380) for some inspiration – this week’s challenge was CASE the designer, Janneke De Jong, with her wonderful subtle Christmas card, which you can see […]

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Adorable Owls meets Ink Blending…

I knew I wanted to play with the new Adorable Owls stamp set from Stampin’ Up! during my weekly YouTube live video, but was in a bit of a creative slump last week, so off I went to Pinterest in search of some ideas – it really is a fabulous resource for cardmakers, especially with your Stampin’ Up! supplies, because there are just so many ideas out there for our stamp sets. All you do is type in the name and away you go! I was totally inspired by a card that was actually made by a friend of mine, […]

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Baby-wipe Technique – Stamptastic Friends’ Blog Hop Jan ’23…

I have been playing with the baby-wipe technique for one my classes this month, and decided to share this card with you all today, using the new Thanks a Bunch stamp set, which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during Sale-A-Bration! It fits in perfectly with our theme of ‘Something New’ too. The Stamptastic Friends blog hop group may be small, but we are definitely mighty. Every month we come together to share with you the very best of Stampin’ Up! with cards and projects on a specific theme. Thank you for stopping by today and please […]

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How to colour daffodils with Stampin’ Blends…

It’s been so dull and dreary here in the UK recently, yet my spring bulbs are starting to poke their way through the ground, which inspired me to have a play last night on my YouTube live, showing how to colour daffodils with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers – such soft and subtle colours reminding us all of brighter days ahead. I love using my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers for colouring in, because I find them quick and easy to use, and the results that I get with them are just beautiful – images look clean and crisp, just like they […]

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Inky Embossing Folder Technique – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop Dec’ 22…

I think I am a little bit obsessed with this inky embossing folder technique at the moment, but it is such a good one I can’t help but share it with you today. I have used the upcoming Queen Bee stamp set for this card, available to customers from the 5th January 2023 in the new Jan – Apr Mini Catalogue. I love the Tech 4 Stampers Academy, run by Louise Sims, our tech guru. Without her support I would not have this website and I would not be able to share my creations with you all in this way, […]

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Faux Bleach Technique – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop July ’22…

Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop for our Hues of Happiness Stamp Camp where today I am sharing this faux bleach technique birthday card. This is such a fun technique to try out and I am showcasing how to do it over in the Stamp Camp Facebook Group, so if you have purchased the Hues of Happiness suite from me, head over to the group this weekend to see all the details of how I made this card. I must admit the Hues of Happiness suite is absolutely stunning, and I am sure that you are going to see […]

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