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
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….
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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