Annual Catalogue, Blending, cards, dies, punch, Techniques

Gothic Elegance

I've always had a bit of gothic streak, stemming from my teens and whilst it isn't as prevalent now, I still love the gothic style and some of the flourishes that form part of it. The Simply Elegant suite caught my eye the first time I flicked through the new Annual Catalogue pages and it… Continue reading Gothic Elegance

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Simple Sunday #16 – Flowers of Friendship

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3" panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s… Continue reading Simple Sunday #16 – Flowers of Friendship

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You are so turtle-y loved!

Whilst I love teeny tiny small project, I do love it when I can create a large project - something that requires multiple pieces of card and can fit plenty in it. As you can see from the picture, that's certainly what today's project is - it barely fit in my photobooth! But I felt… Continue reading You are so turtle-y loved!

Annual Catalogue, cards, dies, Floral, foil, incolors, Special, thank you

Artistic Thanks

Sometimes the prettiest things happen by accident, you had something completely different in mind or you didn't know what the finished project would look like but you had a play anyway. Today's card is one of those moments, whilst on the phone to a friend I was distracted by the conversation taking place and randomly… Continue reading Artistic Thanks

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Succulent Contours

From the new 2021-2023 Incolors, I think Soft Succulent is my favourite. I'm not normally a green fan, but there's something about the muted green shade that I simply cannot stop using. When the demonstrator pre-order opened up, the first things to go in my basket were the new incolor ink pads, card stock, ribbon… Continue reading Succulent Contours

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Simple Sunday #15 – Puffin Party

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s… Continue reading Simple Sunday #15 – Puffin Party

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Elegant Cubes

Sometimes you just need a project that you can put together in a short amount of time as you have a last minute gift you need or perhaps you're working in bulk. Stampin' Up! sell some gorgeous pre-made boxes ready for you to construct and decorate in any way you please. Today's project uses the… Continue reading Elegant Cubes

animals, Blending, Butterflies, cards, friendship, heat embossing, Techniques

Etched in Ombre

I love trying out new techniques, but then I also have a set of techniques I like to keep going back to as part of my card making. As part of an event that Stampin' Up! held in April for Demonstrators, we had to make a swap with the stamp set 'Etched in Nature'. I… Continue reading Etched in Ombre

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Hand-penned Thanks

Everybody loves getting more value for their money - which is what this project originally was themed around. I had started to make a One Sheet Wonder and got about 6 cards in when I didn't like how the remaining few would look, so I stopped. The pictures of the other cards haven't made it… Continue reading Hand-penned Thanks

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Paper Wishes

Welcome to my Butterfly Bouquet spotlight week - this week will feature 7 video tutorials posted back to back to spotlight this early release collection from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The collection is made up of several components - Stamps, Dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Specialty Paper. Are you enjoying my showcase so far?… Continue reading Paper Wishes