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In The Mood For Colour – AECP Level 2 Post 5

Hey Crafty People! As I have said before, I find sympathy cards to be both the hardest to make, yet most important to give. I don’t like to make these types of card in advance (I guess that’s the superstition in me,) so whenever I send one it is specially made for that specific person. […]

‘Tale As Old As Time’ – Learning To Love Your Art.

I had SO MUCH fun playing with this month’s Alex Syberia release and I’ve already posted a few of the cards that I made with it but I’ve got a bonus design that I honestly just made for myself!! I am a HUGE Beauty & The Beast fan and I’ve got quite a few collectibles […]

Christmas In July Week 2 – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Today it’s still Christmas in July over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, so I’ve got some more festive inspiration for you. This time a set of 4 Christmas Cards that are perfect to use yourself or give as a gift. I started with an image from this week’s sponsors, Sheepski’s Designs; they kindly sent […]

Using Patterned Paper Stash – Collected Crafty Collabs July Hop

Welcome to July’s CCC monthly hop, if you’re on the right track then you’ve just arrived here from the lovely Tracey Schultz! The latest in a bunch of monthly hops intended to encourage you to use those supplies that we all have squirrelled away – no judgement here, we all do it! Each month we […]

Relax – Graciellie Designs Latest Release 24/07/20

It’s been a rough few weeks, and I felt like that had a huge impact on my creativity. I missed the last release because I needed some time to recharge. I think that’s part of why I felt so incredibly inspired by this beautiful release; it’s one of those that seem to speak to you […]

July Release – Alex Syberia Guest Designer

Hey crafty people! I am so honoured & grateful to be invited to join Alex Syberia’s July Release as a Guest DT, There are so many beautiful images in this release and I had so much fun playing with some of them, so I have lots of inspiration to dish out over the weekend! I’m […]

Why Learning Basic Colour Theory Is Important

Today I’m sharing this clean & simple no-line colouring of the Sunflower digi stamp from Sunshine & Bee Designs, available at The Little Paper Tree. This was so much fun to colour and I loved how it turned out so much that I kept it super clean & simple. I added some orange into the […]

Combining Techniques – Beyond Basic Backgrounds AECP Level 2 Post 3

After taking Altenew’s Beyond Basic Backgrounds class taught by the wonderful Lydia Evans. I felt inspired to create using various techniques within the same design; so today we’ll be touching upon some ombre stamping, inlaid die cutting & heat embossing. So let’s get to it! Ombre Stamping A Border Stamp I decided to use this […]

I Love All Of The Colours – Polychromatic AECP Level 2 Post 2

The important factor is allowing there to be plenty of white space around the colours; this allows the room needed to let each colour shine. Today I am sharing what I am calling ‘a mature Rainbow card’, (it’s definitely a thing, yep.) It’s all in aid of Polychromatics!! I loved this class, there are several […]

Christmas In July! Snow Globe Shaker

I did it!! I finally made my first Christmas card of the year!! When I saw this cute image from this month’s sponsor I knew I had to make it into a snow globe!!! Thank you so much to Ching-Chou Kuik who are our sponsors for this challenge and who kindly supplied me with this […]

Stencils & Sprays & Embossing…Oh My!

You are seriously, literally, always AMAZING! I don’t know who needs to hear that right now, but someone does, and it’s true! This week I’ve been playing with some products from Catherine Pooler & Picket Fence Studios; all of which are available from The Little Paper Tree! If you use code natashapapertree you get 10% […]

Super Mum! Working With Digital Stamps In Silhouette Studio.

Another fortnight has flown by, and that means it’s time for another challenge over at Polkadoodles Craft blog! This week I’m feeling super inspired and I want to talk to you about Silhouette Studio! The theme this week was to include an image with a matching themed sentiment & whilst looking for inspiration in my […]

Flower With A Twist – AECP Level 2 Post 1

So, I am beginning my AECP Level 2 with an awesome class called ‘With A Twist’ taught by the amazing Therese. I really enjoyed this class; it was packed full of inspiration & ideas on how to look at your supplies/techniques in a different way. I decided to use my Mega Bloom stencil with some […]

Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop

Hey Crafty People! The goal of this hop is to come together to stand behind our crafty brothers & sisters of colour in our community. But we also want to show our support in the battle for equality across the world. Justine Hovey has arranged Blog, Instagram & Youtube Hops that are all running today […]

Creating a Patterned Paper Effect With Digital Stamps

This month we have all had the same image to work with, so you get a few different takes on how you can use the same image!! There are two ways to scale a digi stamp down without warping the image; either use the lower right corner which will shrink the image diagonally, meaning height […]

Creating a Custom Coloured Copic Sentiment (Try Saying That 3x Fast!)

I’m here with another idea for this beautiful Geometric Sentiment from Lesia Zhgarda, available at The Little Paper Tree. I have recently had some new Copics, including these gorgeous turquoise shades.I measured out & coloured on some scrap Neenah 80lb starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest as I got further up […]

Creating Handmade Card Gift Sets – AECP Level 1 Assessment

I’ve loved completing all of the AECP Level 1 classes and the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on my end of level assessment! The main brief for this is: Create a masculine leaning card gift set with 6 or more cards Create a feminine leaning card gift set with 6 or more cards […]

BBQ King – Father’s Day Graciellie Designs Release

This super fun bundle includes a BBQ grill, several options to add on top and lots of sentiment choices. I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with this card, but I placed the grill & sentiment on a card panel and then a few extras that I could fussy cut and place on top. […]

Dusting Off My Patterned Paper -Aud Sentiments Challenge #252

Hey Crafty People! It’s very rare that I use patterned paper these days, but I have so much of it that I really should! So I decided to pair this image from our sponsors; Oddball Stamp Co. with an older Dovecraft release called Kiss & Make Up to create this card. I coloured the girl […]

Graciellie Designs GIVEAWAY Celebration!

Hello Crafty People! This week we are having a party over at Graciellie Designs! We are hosting a Giveaway Galore for 3x $10 store credit along with using some of our favourite designs from this year so far! Oh, and did I mention we still have a 50% OFF SALE! I chose to use the […]

Working In Quarters! Polkadoodles Challenge

Hello Crafty People! This challenge was all about quarters and as soon as I saw the theme, I had the image of this card in my head immediately. I used Sticks & Bones Alpha 4 for my letters, enlarging them and placing each to make my 1/4 sections. If I want to print out a […]


Hello Crafty People! Well, we have come to the end of this year’s EDS & HSD Awareness Month; and what a month it has been!! I am feeling very grateful for the outpouring of support, kindness & love from this wonderful community; I won’t go into too much detail here, but this is not something […]