Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses one of my all-time favourite stamps, ‘Tina’s floral spray’ from Claritystamp. It’s become my go-to image for lots of occasions – I think I use it at least once a month. I’ve used the colours from the new challenge at Color Throwdown and the layout from Global… Read More birthday celebrations
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses one of my favourite stamps – this beautiful flower from Julie Hickey’s ‘be happy’ set. One of the great things about it is that you really don’t need anything else on the card, it has all the impact you need. I’ve used the colours from this week’s… Read More beautiful birthday
Welcome to my crafty blog. I used to love making daisy chains when I was small, and thought I’d go back to those days and make a card with one using Julie Hickey’s ‘sweet daisy’ stamp set. I decided to go for a bit of a different colourway, rather then the usual little white daisies… Read More daisy chain
Welcome to my crafty blog, and another birthday card. Today I’ve used the ‘Sam’s shapes 1’ set from Claritystamp, which were designed by the brilliant Sam Crowe. This set has the diamond, jigsaw, oval and rectangle stamps, each of which has an outline and a matching infill. I first saw the set demo’ed at a… Read More scattered with diamonds…?
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing again with the lovely ‘sweet daisy’ stamp set from Julie Hickey Designs – I just love the clean, graphic style of these stamps. Today’s card picks up inspiration from a couple of blog challenges – the colours are from Color Throwdown and the design reflects the layout… Read More a daisy triplet
Welcome to my crafty blog. There seem to be a lot of hummingbirds around on cards at the moment, so I thought I’d join the party with this card I made for my sister’s birthday earlier this week. (Happy Birthday, Cath!) I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! ‘a touch of ink’ set, which was in this… Read More hummingbird birthday
Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s been a bit of a busy day today, so I’ve just got a quick card to share with you. I was inspired by the fab Julie Hickey – I joined her Facebook live class last week, which was about making your own stencils using dies. I didn’t have any… Read More starry birthday
Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s another masculine card to share with you today, this time using my new ‘enjoy the moment’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. I’m not sure that seedpods are around much in spring but, hey, just call it artistic licence! I’ve taken inspiration (and a bit of liberty) with this week’s… Read More seedpods in spring?
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses the ‘friendship flower’ stamp set by Julie Hickey Designs – the colours were inspired by this week’s Color Throwdown challenge https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/ I started with a small square of smooth kraft card, and stamped the large flowers across the left hand side, using a clear ink. I then… Read More Friendship flower
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m sharing a card I’ve made for a friend’s birthday in a couple of weeks. I always find it tricky to make birthday cards near Christmas – I try to avoid winter scenes as they just look like amended Christmas cards, and flowers, etc, can look very summery. I went… Read More Beautiful friendship