Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back on track with my weekly forays into Claritystamp’s new design club back catalogue, but this week I’ve had a bit of a jump forward – I dropped out of the club for a year and picked it up again at the beginning of 2017. Today’s card uses the… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – rose vase #123
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m a bit late posting this tonight – it’s been a busy old day! I wanted to try out a technique I picked up at an online class I did earlier this week with Joanne James – using bleach to change the colour of card stock. I started with a… Read More a bleached leaf!
Welcome to my crafty blog, and a very simple card today with this happy little bee from Claritystamp (I know you can’t see his face but he is smiling!). I’ve teamed him with stamps from the ‘happy grunge elements’ set – although I’m with Barbara Gray in that I can only do ‘clean’ grunge! I… Read More a happy bee
Welcome to my crafty blog and the next in my series working back through the Claritystamp new design club stamps. Today’s card uses the ‘candle’ from September 2015, which I have to confess has not previously seen the light of day! I thought it would work well with some WOW embossing powder to give it… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – candle #107
Welcome to my crafty blog and a new theme over at The Alphabet Challenge. We’re now up to ‘i’ in our alphabet and Dawn has chosen ‘insects’ for us. I decided to go with butterflies (after checking on the Zoological Society of London’s website that they really are insects – which they are!) Amazingly, there… Read More I is for insects
Welcome to my crafty blog and some slightly unseasonal primroses! I love these three way overlay stamps from Claritystamp (they’ve got quite a few in their range now), although I do have to use my stamping platform to make sure I get each one lined up fully before I ink it. I can’t manage to… Read More primroses
Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and we have a colour scheme this week, with some gorgeous summer shades. I’ve just acquired some brand new stamps designed by Marion Emberson for Julie Hickey Designs, that were only launched last week. I don’t know about you… Read More smile often
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been asked for a selection of birthday cards by a friend who wants to have a stash of them ready, so this is the first of several quick & easy ones that will be coming over the next few days. I was inspired by a recent walk with a… Read More meadow grasses birthday