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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Easy Watercolour Effect using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set…

Time is tight sometimes, so I wanted to share a really neat trick with you today, how to create an easy watercolour effect using the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a gorgeous stamp and super simple to use because of its size. All the butterflies stamp in one go, and there are even dies to co-ordinate too, so you can cut them all out in one go too! Wahooo. Head to my Stampin’ Up! online store to view all of the products in this collection. So, to make this easy watercolour effect, you will need […]

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Zany Zebras Watercolour Card…

Wow, well I seem to have gone for PINK on this Zany Zebras watercolour card today, we have got a mix of Magenta Madness, Melon Mambo and a touch of Rich Razzleberry for some darker tones. How cute is the the little zebra, just peering over his shoulder! I wanted to try out the new water painters from Stampin’ Up!, they are great and come in a cute little pouch for safe keeping too. You get three brushes, a fine tip, a standard brush and a flat wide brush which is great for large washes or fat stripes. I used […]

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Rest and Relax…

I love making covered notebooks! So often I hear people say that they are sometimes reluctant to give their cards away because they are proud of what they have made. I am totally in this camp and am slowly but surely getting better at giving them away but often just want to keep them and look at them. If this is you, how about making a covered notebook, that way you get to continually look at what you have made, every time you need to write something down. The measurements will depend entirely on the size of your notebook, but […]

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The Power of Hope…

Wow, when I saw this set I just knew it was one I needed to have. The stone embossing folder is like something I have never seen before and works just perfectly with the gorgeous images in the stamp set. This little bundle is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a £90 spend because you get both the folder and the stamps together. I thought that the Japanese inspired set would lend itself really well to making a little scene, with the women waling up to the temple. In order to make it appear that there are a few of the ladies […]

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