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February overview: My crafty lessons this month

Hello 👋🏻 As I write this weeks post it's the first weekend of March & the UK's snow is being replaced by rain. Over the past year I feel like my paper craft has really been evolving and as I have written in a few of my previous posts I really feel like I'm starting… Continue reading February overview: My crafty lessons this month

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Craft blogger share

Hello 🙋🏻 Over the past few weeks I have joined a couple of blog chats over on my twitter account and have found a number of fellow craft bloggers that I am now following. (shameless plug for my twitter account there 😂) I must admit that I find it quite hard to find blogs about… Continue reading Craft blogger share

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How to make a ‘Just wanted to say’ greetings card

Hello 🙋🏻 In this blog post I would like to share with you how to make this 'Just wanted to say' greetings card. For this card you will need; • A blank 6x6 greetings card in white • Calligraphy ink and Dip pen (or lettering pen of your choice 😀) • A piece of blank… Continue reading How to make a ‘Just wanted to say’ greetings card

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Working on one of my 2018 craft goals – Looking for a craft fair

Hello. At the beginning of the year I wrote out my 2018 craft goals. One of them is to sell my handmade cards at a craft fair which creates a number of thoughts..... Can I make enough stock? How can I make my products look good? Do I need insurance of some kind? Am I… Continue reading Working on one of my 2018 craft goals – Looking for a craft fair

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How to make a foil border card

Hello there! In my previous post about my craft goals for 2018 I wrote about how I'm going to work on posting more regularly this year. And so, without further ado, my first 'how to' post of 2018. How to make this foil border card; For this project you'll need A blank greetings card -… Continue reading How to make a foil border card

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Sharing my craft goals for 2018

Hello. So my craft goals for 2018 are now written down. On page one of my beautiful new journal. My goals are a mix of getting my name out there to try to start making projects for people & personal targets to keep improving. I wanted to share my goals with you so that you… Continue reading Sharing my craft goals for 2018

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Always good to practice your abc’s

Hello. I thought I would go back to basics with this, a little calligraphy piece, a simple A in copperplate script. I've shared a process video over on My Instagram page I hope it helps if you are looking to try calligraphy, it's always good to start with your abc's 😁 Happy Crafting!

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2018 mariebxmastree new look

Hello! I have a number of craft goals for 2018 relating to both improving my crafting skills & also improving/working on my social media accounts. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be updating both my Instagram page & my blog to reflect my style as mariebxmastree. 2017 has been an eye opening year… Continue reading 2018 mariebxmastree new look

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I’ve also been drawing….

Hello, As well as teaching myself Calligraphy, Watercolour painting and making greetings cards.... I'm also trying to teach myself to draw flowers, which I hope to transfer onto greetings cards with calligraphy.......at some point. 😂 But for now, I'm having fun sketching flowers. The book I am using to reference is 'The Watercolour Flower painter's… Continue reading I’ve also been drawing….