Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses a new set of stamps – the poppies that are part of Claritystamp’s linocut collection. I am really getting into using these, after not being so sure about them when they were first launched. Sometimes things just take a while to grow on you. For this card,… Read More linocut poppies
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’d intended to share this card yesterday evening but life got in the way once again so here it is now! I’ve been playing with the linocut texture background stamps from Claritystamp thanks to the recent online session with Barbara Gray – I’m very taken with the effect they give… Read More good luck cat
Welcome to my crafty blog. Just a quick card to share with you today using Claritystamp’s ‘chinese lantern floral spray’ stamp set and the colours from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players Now I’m really sorry, but I forgot to take all my usual step-by-step photos for this one. I started with Clarity’s large… Read More chinese lanterns
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses several Clarity stamps, including two for the background. I haven’t used these ones much, but got inspired following Barbara Gray’s live demo last Friday evening. I based this card on two current blog challenges – the layout picks up the new sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches… Read More pink poppies
Welcome to my crafty blog and a card inspired by the current theme of ‘brave’ at Time Out challenges. I’ve teamed the ‘happy birday’ set from Claritystamp with the ‘brave and strong’ sentiment from Visible Image (and used another background from my stash in the process!) I started with a stamped background I found in… Read More be brave
Welcome to my crafty blog. This week’s foray into my Clarity new design club back catalogue took me to the daisies from January 2015 and my third year of club membership. I think these were probably the first set of outline and infill stamps I had encountered – but certainly not the last!! I was… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – daisies #99
Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s Sunday and so time for the next in my lookback series through the Claritystamp new design club. Today it’s the flower stem from September 2014, and I’ve used it in a card with the colours from this week’s Just Add Ink challenge and the sketch & photo from Inspired… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – flower stem #95
Welcome to my crafty blog and a very excited post. Today’s card is the first I’ve ever been asked to contribute to a blog challenge as a guest member of a design team!! I was absolutely thrilled to be the featured guest stamper chosen last week by the Color Throwdown team, and so this card… Read More tranquility – and a guest DT slot!
Welcome to my crafty blog. A bit of a change from my usual style today – although not too far out of my comfort zone. I’ve gone for what Barbara Gray calls ‘clean grunge’, after watching the launch of Clarity’s new ‘grunge elements’ stamp sets on TV yesterday. I thought I’d have a go at… Read More ‘clean’ grunge!
Welcome to my craft blog. I decided to get my Claritystamp background stamps out today for another airing, after watching Barbara Gray earlier on selly telly. They’ve brought these stamps out in new shapes (which are now on my wish list) but I’ve gone with the large square one for this card. I also took… Read More ombre treescape