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Getting to know my…..paints

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 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

Calligraphy, Christmas, Craft blog, craft fair, Crafty Hints and Tips, Goals, Handmade, Handmade card, Papercraft, Social media, Uncategorized, Watercolour

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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If thereโ€™s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป 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 thereโ€™s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Art, blogging, Calligraphy, Craft blog, craft fair, Crafty Hints and Tips, Handmade, how to, Painting, Papercraft, Social media, Uncategorized, Watercolour

February overview: My crafty lessons this month

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚) 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 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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All systems go – My own table at a craft fair

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Inย last weeks blog postย I wrote about one of my 2018 craft goals; to sell my hand made cards at a Craft Fair this year. Well......it's all systems go! A friend of mine happened to receive an email from a local branch of the charity Save the Children with details of a craft fair… Continue reading All systems go – My own table at a craft fair