Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve got something a bit different to share today, with this card using the ‘sunburst’ layering stencils from Nellie Snellen. I discovered these through an online class last year with Marion Emberson from Sugar and Spice Crafts. I thought it was the perfect set for two of this week’s challenges:… Read More layered stencils
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m now busy making Mother’s Day cards, which will be celebrated here in the UK on 14 March. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration on the 4th Sunday of Lent and was traditionally a day for people to return to their mother church, usually the one where they had been… Read More art nouveau tulips
Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided it was time I got a stencil out to play with – I can’t remember when this one from Claritystamp last saw the light of day! I’ve been doing a lot of ink blending recently, so went for something different and jazzed it up with a few WOW… Read More sparkle hearts
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been busy making a card for a friend’s 10th wedding anniversary, which I discovered is traditionally marked with gifts made from tin. I didn’t have anything in my stash that represented tin, but thought I could get away with embossed hearts using WOW’s ‘metallic platinum’ powder (definitely an upgrade!)… Read More Happy ‘tin’ anniversary
Welcome to my crafty blog. Regular readers will notice I’ve got a new layout – I updated the blog theme now I’ve got a bit braver with editing my site – hope you like it! Speaking of themes, you may well have spotted the one for today’s card…? Snow it is! As it happens, two… Read More And then there was snow!
Today is the Feast of Epiphany in the Christian calendar, making the visitation of the Magi (or Wise Men) to Jesus and his parents in Bethlehem. They are described in the Gospel of St Matthew in the New Testament, although the Bible doesn’t say how many there were. The Eastern (Orthodox) churches have as many… Read More We Three Kings (or Wise Men)
Well here we are on the final day of my ’12 Days of Clarity’ challenge! Am feeling very chuffed that I made it right through – it seemed like a good idea to keep me occupied over the Christmas period (and stop me eating all the biscuits!) and I’ve really enjoyed it, but it has… Read More 12 Days of Clarity – day 12 December’s ‘winter’ stamp
So it’s day 10 of my Clarity challenge and I’m making Christmas cards in January. I’ve never made any ahead of September before, and my sons are now very confused! However, as October’s New Design Club stamp was this ‘holly & ivy’ square, it was a bit of a no brainer ( and there are… Read More 12 Days of Clarity – day 10 October’s ‘holly & ivy’ stamp