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Getting to know my…..paints

Hello 🙋🏻‍♀️ When I first started teaching myself to paint I would only use the one colour as it was in the palette (or in my plastic tray box from my local craft shop.) I only occasionally mixed one base colour with a bit of white to get a slightly lighter shade, but it never… Continue reading Getting to know my…..paints

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If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello 🙋🏻 In today's post I want to share a Watercolour painting that I finished this weekend. I am really proud of this piece and my reason for sharing is to let you know that if you want to try a craft you've never tried before, go for it! Inspired by pictures I saw on… Continue reading If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

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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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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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Taking pictures of your beautiful creations – my Instagram photostaging

Hello 🙋🏻 I often see beautiful pictures on social media, especially on Instagram, where people have created a beautiful setting for their craft makes. Perfect wedding calligraphy set on beautiful paper with rings and ribbons, lighting just perfect. I then remind myself that the pictures were created, each item placed to create the overall look… Continue reading Taking pictures of your beautiful creations – my Instagram photostaging

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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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Another calligraphy light bulb moment 💡

Hello. In previous posts I've written about how I've been teaching myself Calligraphy over the last 6 months. I started by doing the classic mistake of jumping straight into the middle of my books & getting stuck into my letters. Having realised that I needed to go back & learn the basics I started to… Continue reading Another calligraphy light bulb moment 💡

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Blending hand lettering

Hello 🙋🏻 I recently made a birthday card for a friend who had commissioned me to make a 60th birthday card. As well as the Watercolour painting of a glass of red wine I decided to hand letter a sentiment direct onto the card. To achieve the look I wanted I blended 2 different colours… Continue reading Blending hand lettering

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Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 2)

Hello. I'd like to share more of my Calligraphy hits and tips with you, as a follow on to my last post Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 1) and so as you may have guessed this is part 2 😊 In my previous post I wrote about learning the basis with a cartridge calligraphy pen.… Continue reading Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 2)