Cardmaking

Handmade card tutorials featuring stamps and dies from UK, EU and US companies like Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, Heffy Doodle, Sugar Pea Designs, Concord & 9th.

I post weekly with step-by-step tutorials for my Design Teams, Seven Hills Crafts and Heffy Doodle.

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25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020: Heffy Doodle

Cardmaking, Christmas Cards, Colouring 24 November, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 18 Comments

I’m joining in the blog hop day with the rest of the Heffy Doodle team! Come and hop along for some inspiration and prizes! Start over at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags blog. I made some matching tags for my featured Christmas Cards this year using the tag from the Mini Essentials Die set along with a bunch of…

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Christmas Scene Colouring

Cardmaking, Christmas Cards, Colouring 16 November, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

It’s rapidly approaching that time of year when I start to get a bit anxious over having enough Christmas cards to send out come December. Every year I say I will start early and make at least one a month all year round, but I never manage to achieve that aim! This is my fifth card of the year and…

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Scene Colouring: Fireworks

Cardmaking, Congratulations Cards, Scene Cards 2 November, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

With fireworks day in the UK coming up at the end of this week I thought I would focus this week’s blog post on how to create a celebratory scene featuring fireworks. It’s pretty simple once you try it and it makes any dark night scene pop. Plus, if we can’t go and see fireworks this year, let’s create some!…

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Big and Bold Peacocks

Cardmaking, Colouring, General Cards 30 October, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

Hello, I’m back today with some more inspiration for the Seven Hills Crafts Colorado Craft Company celebration week. Today I am featuring the Big and Bold Hope Sings Peacock stamp set – these stamps are so perfect for both practicing colouring and creating a card panel with just the one image. I used some inspiration pictures of real peacocks in…

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Spooktacular Wedding

Cardmaking, Scene Cards, Wedding Cards 19 October, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m on the Heffy Doodle blog today with the next in my Scene Colouring series. I have a friend who is getting married on Halloween, so I combined the Happily Ever Crafter and Veggie Patch stamp sets to create this spooky wedding scene card. I also used this month’s Color Snapshot for the Heffy Doodler’s October challenge as background and…

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Here Be Dragons

Birthday Cards, Cardmaking, Colouring, Scene Cards 16 October, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Hello! I’m back with my bi-weekly post over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog and today I have another Copic scene for you. Just before I start full-tilt on the festive cards, I bring you dragons, with a twinsie to my last card and a totally different background! Featuring the MFT Magical Friends stamp set, it’s amazing what different scenes…

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Love You Veggie Much

Cardmaking, Colouring, Congratulations Cards 5 October, 2020 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

I’m back on the Heffy Doodle blog today with a brand new theme to my blog posts – Scene Colouring. In this series, I’ll explore some of the techniques I use to create scenes with my alcohol markers. Today’s card features the Veggie Patch stamp set, along with a sentiment from the Sentiment Duos, to create this punny anniversary scene….

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Sunset Dragon Scene

Birthday Cards, Cardmaking, Colouring 2 October, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

I’m back today on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with another Copic-coloured scene card. Some of you may already have seen the sneak peak as I entered this in the MFT Superstar challenge. I have had the MFT Magical Friends stamp set for a while and really wanted to create a sunset flying scene. Think warm, firey colours and dramatic…

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Night Owl Scene

Cardmaking, Congratulations Cards 21 September, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m on the Heffy Doodle blog today with another CAS (Clean and Simple) scene card. A scene doesn’t have to take up the whole card panel, and this card uses the Circle Masquerade stencil along with the cute little owl buddies from the Hootiful stamp set to create a circular focal point. I started out by aligning the Circle Masquerade…

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Selfie Party Rolls

Birthday Cards, Cardmaking 18 September, 2020 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I’m back on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with this fun party-themed birthday card! Featuring the MFT Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp, you can just imagine these animals having the time of their lives and taking many a selfie! This one took a little bit to set up, with a little creative use of Post-It Note masks and a…

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Creating A Scene with Stamps

Cardmaking, Colouring, Scene Cards 7 September, 2020 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

I’m back today on the Heffy Doodle blog with a very different card for my usual style. I had to create an adult masculine birthday card – probably one of the most difficult themes for me – so I decided to push myself with a one layer scene, some no-line colouring and a lot of making it up as I…

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