• Sizzix-Texture-Boutique-Beginners-Kit-Review
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    Sizzix Texture Boutique Beginner’s Kit: A Papercraft Tool Review

    This week I received a lovely parcel from the darling people at Hobbycraft with a nifty new tool to try! The Sizzix Texture Boutique Beginner’s Kit is great for papercraft newcomers (like me) to get to grips with embossing, cardmaking and other papercrafting activities. Besides the machine itself the kit comes with a ton of extras – blank white and ivory cards and envelopes, 40 sheets of multicoloured cardstock, sentiment transfers and three embossing folders. If that wasn’t enough the machine itself is super cute and shaped like a handbag in a very fetching duck egg blue! I’m not one to make things easy for myself so instead of using…

  • Do Crafts Carnival Alphabet Birthday Card
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    Testing Testing 123: Do Crafts Carnival Alphabet Stamps

    I’m in the process of making something cute but until I get it finished I thought I’d write a little post about how much I LOVE these stamps from Do Crafts! They’re called Carnival Alphabet stamps and have that amazing old school circus vibe about them which adds something special to even the most mundane of messages. The multi-coloured packaging drew me like a moth to a flame and as soon as they arrived I wanted to try them immediately. In the middle of my other little make. my boyfriend asked me to knock up a birthday card for his dad’s birthday. I used green, blue and purple craft ink…

  • DIY Handstamped Bunting Card FI
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    DIY Handstamped Paper Bunting Birthday Card

    It’s happened, the change. No I’m not talking about the menopause, I’m talking about the switch from fashion and gossip magazines to crafting and diy glossies. I’ll let you in to a secret, I love a free gift and this month in Papercraft Inspirations was one of the best free gifts that I’ve ever had from a magazine – the 86 piece stamp set! Not only does it include a whole typewriter-esque alphabet but it also has various bunting stamps, banners, birds and small embellishments. The possibilities for this set are literally endless and the stamps are really good quality – I’ve paid for stamps that don’t print as well…

  • DIY Super Simple Lipstick Kiss Valentine's Card
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    DIY Super Simple Valentine’s Day Card

    It’s fair to say I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit recently as I’ve been busy preparing for my first ever craft market stall! My friend Nat and I will be at Altrincham market on Sunday 23rd February selling jewellery and handmade gifts so if you’re local come and say hi! Despite the fact that pretty much all of my free time has been taken up with making bits and pieces to try and sell, I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without one more make! It’s the night before I know but, let’s face it, not everyone is organised and sometimes you need a last minute fix that still says…