Stamptastic Friends January 2021 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the January 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 ‘Love and Hugs’. It is National Hug Day on the 21st January, so here is card that would be perfect for sending to a friend, using the Forever and Always stamp set. 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. Forever and Always […]

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Casually Crafting ‘New Year New Techniques’ Blog Hop…

Hello & welcome back to the Casually Crafting Blog Hop where this months theme is ‘New Year – New Techniques’. I have been wracking my brains trying to think of a good casual technique to share with you all, and I hope I have found it. In fact I loved the effect so much I actually made a card earlier in the week with the same technique! The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that want to share our take on casual crafting with you all. We will be sharing what we love every […]

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How to scrapbook a single photo…

I wanted to make a gift for my Sister-in-Law recently, and decided to give her a piece of home-decor, so I set about thinking of how to scrapbook a single photo. When I scrapbook, I normally try to fit about three photos on a page, but here I wanted to showcase a beautiful photograph of her three girls, taken while they were out for a walk last year. It is so lovely to see them all smiling and laughing together. I started by choosing a colour scheme, and I knew I wanted greens to tie in the photograph and a […]

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GIANT Year End Closeout Sale…

Wow, it is that time of year again, coming to the end of the August to December Mini Catalogue, and time to grab some sale bargains BEFORE the New Year in the GIANT year end closeout sale – up to 50% off, starting Tuesday, 8th December. Wow – look at all those amazing deals!! To see a picture of any of the items, click on the catalogue below and then go to the Page number specified in the spreadsheet next to the item you are interested in. I have picked out some of my BEST DEALS for you below, I […]

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Simple and Super Card Inspiration…

I wanted to share with you today some simple and super card inspiration. Whenever I am stuck for ideas, there are many places to look for an idea, but the Stampin’ Up! catalogue is one of the first places I go to. It is so beautiful to look through, and so full of projects to try, you really should take a look. Here is the new 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue, coming soon, not long to wait now! If you are super excited, you could always join my Virtual Catalogue Launch Party Facebook Group where I will be sharing lots of […]

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How to colour with alcohol markers…

New for 2021 I am super pleased to be launching a brand new Colouring Course using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, where I will show you step by step how to colour with alcohol markers. The course will be JAM PACKED full of ideas, hints, techniques and tutorials for you to really develop your colouring skills, or help you learn a brand new hobby, if you have never used these amazing colouring tools before. Here is a sneaky peek of one of the new stamp sets that you will get, included in the cost of the course, and some of […]

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Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit…

As is so often the case I am a little late to the party here, but I can safely say that I am LOVING working with the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit. If you don’t already have this in your Christmas loving hands I seriously recommend that you get it while stocks still last – I don’t think it will be long before this sells out. I happened to have the kit on my desk when I stumbled across this weeks Global Design Project challenge, #GDP268. The link to the page is at the bottom of this post, […]

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How to create multicoloured stamped images…

I hadn’t realised until today that this week it is Thanksgiving in America, on Thursday 26th November. It is a time to step back and give thanks, and even though we don’t celebrate it over here in the UK, that doesn’t mean that we can’t also take a little time to reflect on what we have, and to be thankful for those things. I am most thankful for the friendship, creativity and community that Stampin’ Up! has offered me and continues to offer me, I honestly don’t know where I would be without it, without all of you. You are […]

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How to make a gift box with matching card…

If you scroll to the bottom of today’s post you will find a video which shows you how to make a gift box with matching card. I had a play with the upcoming Fine Art Floral suite of products this morning, available from 5th January in the January – June Mini Catalogue. It is just so beautiful I couldn’t resist having diving in and having a go! I think my favourite part of the suite here has to be the Golden Garden Designer Speciaility Acetate, it is just so pretty and I show you in the video how to attach […]

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Stamptastic Friends November 2020 Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to the November 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 Non Traditional Christmas Colours. 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. Non Traditional Christmas Colours I have been using a lot of non traditional christmas colours already this year, as I have been loving the blues and purples that some of out […]

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