In the last #CambsCreativeTreasures blog series post I talked about Instagram challenges and what you found positive about taking part. This week over on Instagram stories we asked two questions about which hashtags you like to use or enjoy exploring. The first focused on what your favourite art/craft/creative tags are and the second was about local hashtags.

We loved your responses to our questions and thought we would share these today as part of this week’s round-up. Local hashtags you use/explore include #fenland, #yeswecamb, #cbgtown, #camblocal, #cambridgecl, #cambridgelittlegems and #igerscambridge. Others I enjoy following are #cambslife, #wearecambridgeshire, #instacamb and #visitcambridgeandbeyond. There are some which fitted both topics such as #handmadeincambridgeshire, #cambridgecreatives and #cambridgemade – not forgetting #CambsCreativeTreasures and #CambsCreativeScene!

Creative hashtags you use/explore include #indierollercoaster – a supportive community for independent creative business owners, #indieillogang – used by independent illustrators, #heytheremaker – a creative community for makers (also featured by @heytheremaker), and #shopsmallchangehabits – encouraging people to consider buying from small businesses. Some of you also suggested more specific tags related to your craft such as #beaded, #handmade or #sewistsofinstagram! For any fellow crocheters out there I would recommend #hookmehappy which is a lovely feed I found through Cambridge-based crochet pattern designer @doraexplored.

Ok… can you tell I quite like a hashtag?! We even aptly named our membership collective #WeAreCambsCreatives! I hope you enjoy this week’s round-up of local creative treasures which includes a few Mother’s Day gift ideas – and don’t forget to come and find us on Instagram over at @cambscreativetreasures and @thetrove_cambridge.

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[ 1 ] Image shared by @clive_dawson – last of the season’s snowdrops:

Find out more about our member: Clive Dawson

 

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[ 2 ] Image by @littlegemsbymel – amethyst and feather charm:

Find out more about our member: Little Gems By Mel

 

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[ 3 ] Image by @snowtap – personalised family bear tree print:

 

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[ 4 ] Image by @handcraftedbooksbysueday – patterned papers for bookbinding:

Find out more about our member: Handcrafted Books By Sue Day

 

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[ 5 ] Image by @alisonhullyerillustration – dandelion clocks card range:

Find out more about our member: Alison Hullyer

 

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[ 6 ] Image by @elifs_patisserie – naked cake for baby shower:

 

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[ 7 ] Image by @oliver_hilton_art – detail of large abstract painting:

 

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[ 8 ] Image by @clairefolkesceramics – collaboration with The Essential Soaps:

Find out more about our member: Claire Folkes

 

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[ 9 ] Image shared by @lunaglitterbar – styling and glitter photoshoot (Image by @ayellephoto):

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MAKE AN ENTRANCE ✨ Strutting into Saturday night like 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ All these wonderful girls work for Luna and they have got some serious skills between them as well as being super gorgeous and loads of fun ❤️Team: Concept styling and glitter @lunaglitterbar Photography and video @ayellephoto Hair @lghairstyling Make up @samanthaeatonmakeup #styledshoot #lunagirls #lunaglitterbar #glitterbar #girls #summerparty #glitterparty #glitter #eventprofs #fun #summerwedding #henparty #bridetribe #undiscovered_muas #corporateevents #festivalmakeup #glittermakeup #festival #poolparty #cambridge #essex #cambridgewedding #essexwedding #londonwedding #squad #girlsweekend #beautiful #partyideas #cambscreativetreasures

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