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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

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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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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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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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Another calligraphy light bulb moment ๐Ÿ’ก

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 ๐Ÿ’ก

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100 followers- Thank you!

Hello. Today my craft blog reached 100 followers. Thank you so much to everyone who follows me & I plan to create even more crafting blog content in 2018. Iโ€™m also proud of this achievement as I only started my blog in August 2017, sharing my crafting journey in the hope that I can share… Continue reading 100 followers- Thank you!

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Now I know how to use the pens……

Hello. Do you have things in your craft cupboard that you bought way back when, never really knew what to do with, forgot about and then re-instated when you found the right way to use them? I do exactly that. ๐Ÿ˜„ I can't remember exactly when it was but a few years ago I bought… Continue reading Now I know how to use the pens……