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Here I’m pulling together a collection of resources to help make it easier for you to make every day creative. Based on skills and methods I’ve learnt over the years by making my own dreams come true with my little creative business, my hope for you is that you’ll find your own nuggets of gold here to enrich your life, whatever you’re doing.

Free Cross Stitch and Embroidery Resources

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Free Cross Stitch Resources for Creatively Belle Digital Cross Stitch Patterns

Free Resources for Stitchers

101+ Greeting Card Messages, Sayings and Quotes

Two adorable labrador dogs - a brown lab and cream lab - greeting card

Two loving labrador dogs greeting card

Do you ever get stuck with coming up with what to write inside that adorable blank greeting card? Well I’ve come up with over 101 messages, sayings and quotes for you to choose from for your Birthday greeting cardMother’s Day greeting cardsFather’s Day greeting cardsChristmas and Seasonal cards,  sympathy and condolence cardsthinking of you notesthank you greeting cardsbe bold for change International Women’s Day greeting cardscongratulations greeting cardsValentine’s Day greeting cardsengagement and wedding cardsbaby shower and new arrivals greeting cardsget well greeting cardI’m Sorry greeting cardbon voyage greeting cardwelcome home greeting card and friendship note card! Click here to check them out.

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An Easy Way to Think Creatively to Solve Problems

Let Yourself Be Creative With Solutions inspiring quote for Be Bold for Change - a creative business case

Let Yourself Be Creative With Solutions

Coming up with creative solutions to painful problems is a challenge that’s frustrated me for years, constantly reinventing the wheel and looking to others for methods. It’s taken ages but I’ve come up with my own way to easily think creatively for solutions to frustrating problems and it’s working perfectly! (and it isn’t hard)

The secret behind my creative problem solving method is here, read on…

5 Paths to Finding a Way to Your Secret Inner Creativity

Finding joy in your own inner space for creativity is deeply rewarding - inspirational quote

Finding joy in your own inner space for creativity

Finding ways to your own inner secret well of creativity simply makes life richer and more meaningful.

So many of us fear that we’re not creative, or that if we are it is buried deep inside us, secretly tucked away. Here’s how I’ve been able to make well walked paths to inner creativity, read on here…

5 Tips for Making that Dream Happen, Stuff Ups and All

It's OK to stuff up, it's not OK to only dream it Be Bold For Change inspirational qupte

It’s OK to stuff up, it’s not OK to only dream it

How much do you beat yourself up for stuffing things up? Most of us have this negative sound loop playing when we make mistakes that easily knocks the crap out of us. But I think it’s a heap worse to have a bundle of life enhancing dreams go flying by simply because of the stuffing up fear.

That’s when life gets wasted. So how do you navigate your way through the stuff ups and still be bold enough to dream?

Here are 5 lessons learnt from making things happen with my creative business.

Read more here…

How I Found Out I Love Being Ambitious, Focused and Determined

Be bold for change Be ambitious focused and determined by Belinda Stinson inspired by International Women's Day

Be Ambitious, Focused and Determined

I had a head on collision with what it means to be ambitious, focused and determined and realise it is something we all have to tackle if we want to get past surviving to thriving, whether it’s within our own businesses, in our careers or with the family.

Here’s what I’ve learnt about being ambitious, focused and determined, read on.

8 Behind the Scenes Truths About Your Own Creative Business

Time to grow your creative business be bold for change by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle Celebrating International Women's Day

Time to grow your creative business

So you are wondering if life is passing you by and maybe you really should give that dream of your own business a go? But what are the realities of doing this? Here I share some behind the scenes experiences of what you can expect to face.

It isn’t always pretty and you do need to be ready to grow way more than you ever expected and in ways you had been blind to but is it worth it? Find out what I’ve been learning since 2001 with my creative business…..

10 Ways to Have More Creativity in Daily Life

Inspiring quote Life is better when creativity flows through it by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Let it flow….

Find out 10 ways I’ve being having more creativity flow through my daily life, happily, it is easier than you fear…

Read on here….

5 Ways to Understand Inspiration and Bring it Into Everyday Life

Cat and Moon Greeting Card Original Watercolour Painting by Belinda of Creatively Belle

Cat and Moon Greeting Card Original Watercolour Painting

Whenever I’ve simply waited for inspiration to arrive with a fabulous idea I’ve been left hanging, smashing into a blank wall and feeling inadequate.

I enjoy being creative in my thinking, problem solving, making and doing. It invigorates me and perpetuates a sense of purpose in my daily life. I want more it happening so I’ve had to figure out how to make it come about more easily.

Click here for 5 ways to bring more inspiration into your life.

5 Things I Love About Having My Own Creative Business

How to Start the Year Working on Goals

When setting your goals be clear about what you want in your life

We all get beaten up with life, work, our businesses and taking a moment to seriously question what you’re doing and why you’re doing it can make the world of difference when finding the path ahead.

This is my journey of why I still love my business after nearly losing it after missing out on the most important sales period in my year, read on…

How These 17 Lessons Changed My Creative Business

Blue and white delft style ceramic porcelain necklaces and brooches by Creatively Belle

Beautiful traditional blue and white ceramic detail on these brooches and necklaces


When I started my own creative business I knew there was a great deal to learn but I didn’t understand just how varied this could be or the colourful combinations of common threads running through it all. But by bit the journey through each lesson has changed my business, made it viable and 17 years on I’m still making my living from it.

Read on here what I’ve been learning….

3 Inspiring Online Creative Resources

Being part of supportive and inspiring communities makes the world of difference and here’s a group to get you going:

Mama Creatives – an online community with real world events around skilling up, idea and story sharing and nurturing us creative creatures.

Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine – a vibrant and active Facebook group of women stepping up in all manner of ways in life, business and careers.

CP Communications Free Resources – a great way to get started with your PR skills for your small business – gotta keep learning!

Make Sunshine print ready for framing celebrating International Women's Day IWD

Make Sunshine print ready for framing

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