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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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Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 2)

Hello.
Following on from last weeks reblog of part 1 of my my calligraphy hints and tips, I thought I would follow up with part 2 this week.
I hope you find it useful, let me know what you think

mariebxmastree

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.

Once you feel comfortable with this and feel you’d like to progress further the next step would be a pointed/dip pen.

I say this is the next step because it can be quite an investment to move onto a dip pen, but it is definitely worth the leap.

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Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 1)

I thought I would re-issue my blog post for starting Calligraphy,
I hope you mind it useful. ☺️

mariebxmastree

Hello.

I recently posted a blog post: My Instagram craft inspirations and had also posted very similar wording on my Instagram feed.

Following this Instagram post I was contacted by fellow Blogger and Instagram’er, Charlotte, from Instagram @charlotteshares_ and Charlottes blog

Charlotte mentioned that she was interested in teaching herself Calligraphy but wasn’t sure where to start.

This inspired me to write these 2 posts. Thank you Charlotte, for the inspiration to write to these, I hope it helps. 😊

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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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An evolving style – my social media pictures of my cardmaking

Hello 🙋🏻. My craft fair preparations continue; handmade card manufacture is well underway and I am slowly but surely building up stocks. I've even made a start on the Christmas crafts (it's February as I write this post 😁) As I have been making my cards I have been taking pictures and posting them to… Continue reading An evolving style – my social media pictures of my cardmaking

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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