Elegant table decorations for weddings and parties!

These table decorations are absolutely stunning and are bound grab the attention of your guests! You can make them using either of our new Flutterings die sets, as both the Butterfly and Hummingbird look wonderful as table decorations! The tabs are handy for writing place setting names like this beautifully decorated napkin. A ribbon has been used to wrap the napkin and the other elements have all been die-cut from card. You can also attach the Flutterings Butterflies or Hummingbirds to [...]

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Flutterings stencil technique using spray inks!

The decorative borders from our new Flutterings die sets took some time to design, mainly because they’re just so intricate, but it was totally worth it because the finished sets are absolutely stunning! As well as using them to cut a decorative edge into an A5 card, or trimming them to make border strips, you can also use them as stencils. I wanted to share an exciting technique with you that I discovered whilst experimenting with spray inks! Of course, [...]

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Brand new Flutterings! A quick how-to guide

Our brand new Flutterings collection is on sale now and we’re thrilled that so many of you love the designs! I’ve been so excited about this collection and to be honest, I’m relieved that it has finally launched because it was a difficult secret to keep! The Butterfly and Hummingbird die sets are both stunning and completely unique. They cut everything you need to make kinetic cards with wings that flap when you pull and push the tab. They’re very [...]

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Showstopper patterned paper flowers!

There’s nothing subtle about these beauties! I made them to decorate our stand at a recent show. I designed them to grab people’s attention – and they certainly did! In fact, they attracted SO much attention that we even persuaded Rich to do a live flower-making demo during our last HOCHANDA show! Anyway, due to popular demand, I thought I’d better share my flower-making secrets with you all . . . Part of the reason these flowers are so eye-catching is [...]

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Buds to Blooms – introducing our NEW card pack!

Our new Buds to Blooms collection just got even better with the addition of our Cut & Craft Card Pack! The pack has been designed to work beautifully with our Magic Windows – Circle and Decorative Tabs die sets, and there are enough sheets to make 20 stunning Magic Windows cards! The artwork has been printed for us in the UK by a local printer. The texture and details of my original watercolours have been retained through the printing and [...]

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Irene’s Floral Home Decoration!

  Hi everyone…a slightly belated Happy New Year to you all!    I don’t know if you are the same as me when it comes to this time of year? Everywhere you look seems a little bit bare, now that the tree and decorations are packed away. Obviously the cold weather doesn’t help either, so what better way to cheer myself up than by making a bright, floral piece of home decor using the Buds to Blooms Perfect Peonies photopolymer stamp set! [...]

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Colour layering peony stamps!

The more I’m playing with our Perfect Peonies stamp set, the more I love it! I keep finding new ways to use it and it’s such fun experimenting with different ink combinations. Our photopolymer stamp layers are made with the added bonus of a little notch which marks the top of the stamp colour layer – so no more rotating a stamp around and around to see which way up it goes! I wanted to share with you how the colour [...]

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Perfect Peonies!

Perfect Peonies is the much anticipated stamp set released with our new Buds to Blooms collection. It’s a bumper A4 photopolymer stamp set and it is, in fact, so full of stamps that we had to design the packaging on one side only as it was the only way we could display ALL of those gorgeous high quality stamps! It felt self-indulgent drawing the artwork for this stamp set as I enjoyed it so much! For me, what makes the [...]

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Irene’s Christmas Keepsake!

Hi everyone! I thought I would make something a little bit different with my Beautiful Moments – Cold Days, Warm Hearts collection. We are due to have a new arrival of a baby girl in our family any time now…my cousin is about to give birth to her first child, so I thought why not make a picture celebrating her first Christmas? I have made this project on 12×12 mount board, so that afterwards it can be placed into a [...]

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Ruth’s Sparkling Shaker Card!

I love to make interactive cards, and this is one to bring sparkle to any lucky recipient’s mantelpiece this festive season. Plus with the gorgeous Beautiful Moments – Cold Days, Warm Hearts Winter Days stamp set, it was a dream to make. If you’ve never made a shaker card before, you might think that it can be a bit tricky. But actually the process is very simple. Not the quickest, perhaps, but I definitely think it’s worth putting the time [...]

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