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Iโ€™ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ Over the last couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of painting practice. If you are new to my blog (welcome, thank you for reading today's post) over the past year I have been teaching myself to paint with Watercolours. I am also teaching myself Calligraphy, both with the intention of improving… Continue reading Iโ€™ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

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Craft fair preparations – My April update

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Earlier in the year I signed up to sell my handmade cards at a craft fair in December (2018). As I signed up in January I have given myself 11 months to prepare and make stock ๐Ÿ˜ I'm sure as I get towards December I will be thinking that 11 months wasn't… Continue reading Craft fair preparations – My April update

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An evolving style – my social media pictures of my cardmaking

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป. 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 ๐Ÿ˜) 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 โ€˜Just wanted to sayโ€™ greetings card

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป 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; โ€ข A blank 6x6 greetings card in white โ€ข Calligraphy ink and Dip pen (or lettering pen of your choice ๐Ÿ˜€) โ€ข A piece of blank… Continue reading How to make a โ€˜Just wanted to sayโ€™ greetings card

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Taking pictures of your beautiful creations – my Instagram photostaging

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป 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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Always good to practice your abcโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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 Iโ€™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