Design Team News: Mama Makes on TV … Again!

Once again, Loti has managed to secure a slot for Mama Makes on Hochanda, the craft channel, and this time, the focus will be on her new scrapbooking and journaling stamp range. Ever generous, Loti sent all the new stamps to her design team, and I’ve spent the last two days happily stamping and scrapping. This is one of the 12×12 layouts I created using stamps from the Hexagon Heaven set and the Hello Adventure set. They’re so new, they’re not even on the website yet!

I used the large dashed hexagon stamp to add a stitching effect around the edges of lots of paper hexagons which I then arranged on the page in a design reminiscent of the hexagons on a football. Next, I used the small honeycomb stamp to create a light yellow background for the sentiments, which I stamped in black ink.

So, tune in to Hochanda on August 6th and grab yourself some of these stamps. They really are fab! And check back for more makes with them, as I’ll be sharing more of what I’ve created over the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by! Back soon. xx

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Cheeky Studio: A Card for a Coffee Lover

For today’s Cheeky Studio design team make, I have used their Latte Love ephemera and sequin mix to create a cheerful get well soon card suitable for any coffee lover. It was lots of fun to mix the illustrative design of the ephemera with the grungy background wall paper and the realistic wooden paper.

If you like the look of Latter Love, you can buy bits and pieces of the collection, or the whole kit.

Don’t forget: you can use the code natalie10 for 10% off your @cheeky.studio orders!

Thanks for stopping by! x

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Scrapbooking Out Loud: Family Football

Hello and welcome! In this video I create a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the brand new stamp sets from Mama Makes: Hexagon Heaven and Hello Adventure! These stamps will be released on the Hochanda TV channel on August 6th 2018! Thanks for watching!

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards, bookmarks or sticker sets. Thank you!

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Cheeky Studio: Peaceful Journaling Pages

If you’ve read much of my blog before, you’ll know that, before putting pen to paper, I love to splash colour around on my journal pages and add uplifting ephemera. For today’s journal spread, I have used various elements from the Cheeky Studio Wishes collection to complement one of my favourite watercolour and washi tape combinations. No matter what thoughts I write down tonight, I will definitely feel a spark of joy just from opening my journal at these pages!

If you like the look of Wishes, you can buy bits and pieces of the collection, or splash out on the whole kit.

Don’t forget: you can use the code natalie10 for 10% off your Cheeky Studio orders!

Thanks for stopping by! x

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Crafting Out Loud: Mind Fundraiser a Success!

If you’ve been here before, you may recall that I’ve been busy making cards to sell at a fundraiser for Mind, the mental health charity. Well, today The Crafty Cuppa Club (a monthly craft group that I help run) held a Mind Craft-Til-Noon. We invited people to come along as usual, but instead of paying the normal £2 fee, we asked them to donate some money to Mind. We also sold some crafty makes, including my cards. Here are some photos from the event:

In total, we raised £188 for Mind, which is fantastic!

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event, and an especially big thank you to everyone who made cakes and helped set up and clear away. You’re all stars!

Thanks for stopping by! Back soon. xxx

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The Little Paper Tree: Sunset Thank You Card

Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with my second design team make featuring the ‘thanks’ stamp and die set from Diamond Press … as well as a few other bits and bobs from The Little Paper Tree, of course.

So, to make this card follow these steps:

  1. Cut and fold a 5”x7” card blank from kraft cardstock, and a 4”x6” rectangle from watercolour paper, plus a black rectangle that is slightly larger.
  2. To read the rest, please visit The Little Paper Tree.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Planning Out Loud: W/B 16 July 2018

Hello! Welcome to my weekly Plan With Me video in which I get the coming week all decorated and set-up and my appointments, events and tasks planned out in my bullet journal. I show you how things are shaping up in my work bullet journal too. Thanks for watching! xxx

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards, bookmarks or sticker sets. Thank you!

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Design Team News: Making Cards and Papercraft Magazine

Hello, lovely friends! Today, I am dead chuffed to see that some of the Christmas cards I made for Mama Makes are in Making Cards and Papercraft magazine (£3.99 from a newsagent near you) alongside the step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

There’s also a lovely ‘Meet the Maker’ spot, in which Loti (the mama of Mama Makes) and Laura Coppolaro (the designer of the cute Christmas critters) talk about the stamp-making process and how they collaborate to create the final product. Plus the gift bag I decorated makes a little appearance too.

The stamps sets featured in my makes are:

Don’t forget: you can get 20% off your first order at Mama Makes by using the discount code: IMNEW.

Thanks for stopping by! x

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Cheeky Studio: Kitchen Clear Out Planner Page

Summer is the season when I feel the urge to declutter my house – again! This year, I’m starting with the kitchen, so I created this spread in my bullet journal to help me stay on task. What better ephemera to use to cheer up my checklist than that from the Cheeky Studio Latte Love collection!

If you’d like to see how I created this spread, head over to my YouTube channel for the process video.

And if you like the look of Latter Love, you can buy bits and pieces of the collection, or the whole kit.

Don’t forget: you can use the code natalie10 for 10% off your Cheeky Studio orders!

Thanks for stopping by! x

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Crafting Out Loud: Watercolour Birthday Cake Card

Hello and welcome! In this video I create a watercolour birthday cake card to sell at a fundraiser for Mind, the mental health charity. As usual, it ends up sparkly! Thanks for watching!

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards, bookmarks or sticker sets. Thank you!

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