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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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When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป Sometimes it's really hard to get into the crafting zone. I know I need to make a card for someone, a birthdays coming up or a new baby is here, yet sitting at the craft table I just don't know what to make. Sometimes every style I try or lettering I do just… Continue reading When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

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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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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!

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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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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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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