Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Painting

Getting to know my…..paints

Hello 🙋🏻‍♀️ 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

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, Painting, Watercolour

When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Hello 🙋🏻 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….

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 🙋🏻‍♀️ 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 😁 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

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Uncategorized

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!

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 👋🏻 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

blogging, Calligraphy, Christmas, Craft blog, craft fair, Handmade, Handmade card, Photography, Social media

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

blogging, Calligraphy, Craft blog, Handmade, how to, Photography, Social media, Uncategorized, Wedding Calligraphy

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

Calligraphy, Craft blog, Goals, how to, Social media, Uncategorized

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

Art, Calligraphy, calligraphy how to, Copperplate, Craft blog, how to write calligraphy, Lettering, Wedding Calligraphy

Always good to practice your abc’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 😁 Happy Crafting!

Art, blogging, Blogging community, Calligraphy, Craft blog, Social media, Uncategorized

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 I’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