How to Create a Beach Scene – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July ’22…

The theme for this months blog hop is ‘Summer Fun’ and what better than to create a beach scene to remind us of long lazy summer days by the beach! I love the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I think this is the perfect way to show off those gorgeous shells. The Tech 4 Stampers are a wonderful group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world, with one thing in common. We are all learning and developing in the world of technology. But our first love is papercrafting, so we are here […]

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Handmade Wedding Invitations…

I just love the new Cottage Rose stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to make a very special type of project with it today – handmade wedding invitations. When you think weddings, you think special, don’t you, and so I knew this design needed to have the wow factor, but it also needed to be relatively quick to make because you could easily be making a few! I hope you like this project as much as I do, and even if you aren’t making your own handmade wedding invitations this design could easily be turned into a special […]

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How to make a pull tab card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Feb ’22…

The theme for our hop this month is animals, and as soon as I saw this Happy Hedgehogs stamp set I fell in love, and knew I wanted to create a fun fold card with it, so why not sit back, relax and let me show you how to make a pull tab card! This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links […]

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Stamping with Black Ink or grey Ink – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Jan ’22

Sometimes I forget that we have a big choice to make in crafting, stamping with Black ink or Grey Ink!! It sounds so simple but I think it can make such a big difference to the finished piece, as you can see below (I hope… they look much more different in real life!) This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at […]

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Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop January 2021…

After a little break from this amazing group of people I am back working with the Tech 4 Stampers Academy, and am so happy to be back with some fabulous ladies all working on developing our businesses under the leadership of Louise Sims, a master in all things technology! This months theme for the group hop is Sale-A-Bration, and once again I am sharing this brilliant stamp set Friendly Hello, it really is a favourite of mine right now. You all know that I do love to colour in, and what better stamp set to use with its gorgeous flowers […]

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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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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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How to make an Easter Treat Basket…

Easter is only a few days away now so I want to show you a really quick and fun project, how to make an Easter Treat Basket, to fill with goodies ready for your loved ones this Easter. I have used the super cute Springtime Joy stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It has the most adorable little creatures, including a sheep, a chick and a rabbit. These baskets have been around for a while, in fact I think I made them last year too, but it’s always good to revisit forgotten projects! I sized these baskets so that you could […]

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How to make a handmade Easter Card – Stamptastic Friends March Blog Hop

March has simply flown by for me, and before we know it Easter is upon us so I thought I would share with you all how to make a handmade Easter card. This card only took about 30 minutes to make, so you still have plenty of time before next Sunday to make a few. Hello and welcome to the March 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 ‘Easter/Spring’. Whether you have come straight here to me, or […]

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Colouring with Alcohol Markers – Casually Crafting March Blog Hop…

Clean and simple can be a challenge for me but I think I might have ‘Snailed It’ with this gorgeous card showcasing colouring with alcohol markers. This amazing stamp set is perfect for the casual crafter because all you need are the stamps, some Memento black ink, some card and some alcohol markers. The Casually Crafting Design Team has expanded this month, and gone global too, so there are loads of project ideas for you to hop through – how exciting! However, we remain a group of Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who want to share our take on Casual Crafting […]

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