Hello crafty friends. It’s time for a new theme over at Alphabet Challenge – we’re now up to S and Dawn has challenged us to use silver, which is perfect for this time of year. Our challenge runs until Thursday 30th December, so there’s lots of time to join us. I decided to go with… Read More S is for Silver
Hello crafty friends. Today’s card is a nice and simple one that took less than 10 minutes to make, thanks to the current challenge over at As You See It. The team have got a speedy challenge this week, with the theme of ‘snowflakes’, so this one definitely fits the bill. I decided to use… Read More snowflake wishes
Hello crafty friends. It’s Sunday so time for another dip back into Claritystamp’s new design club – this is the ‘Christmas words tree’ from December 2017. It’s a great stamp and I decided it didn’t need a lot of embellishment, so have kept it very clean and simple. I started by making a green A6… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – Christmas words tree #134
Welcome to my crafty blog and a Christmas card today. I haven’t shared any Christmas ones for a little while, so thought I’d better crack on with a few more. This card uses Julie Hickey’s ‘oh Christmas tree’ stamp, inspired by the current challenge over at Inspired by (!) I’ve taken a bit of a… Read More oh Christmas tree!
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)
My second blog of the day, this time with the November die from the Claritystamp New Design Club. These holly birds are so lovely cut in gold card, that I stripped the design right back from what I had originally planned. Clearly, I started by cutting the die into a piece of gold satin effect… Read More 12 Dies of Clarity – day 11 November’s ‘holly birds’ aperture die
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
So I’m back with two cards made from the April die in Claritystamp’s 2020 New Design Club – the countryside aperture. This is one die from the 2020 club that I have actually used previously (makes me feel a bit better!) I blogged it back in September – you can find it in my previous… Read More 12 Dies of Clarity – day 4 April ‘countryside’ aperture
Welcome to my crafty blog. Well, I spoke too soon! Although I had finished my Christmas cards (and they are now all in the post), I got a last minute commission for a card with snowflakes, so here it is. I’ve got a bit addicted to kraft and white cards, so I’m afraid I went… Read More Last snowflake?
Welcome to my crafty blog. Having thought I’d finished my Christmas cards, I had to produce a few more today, when I discovered that I can’t count and was several short in my stash! This card was inspired by the current challenge over at The Paper Players (http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/) using a technique from a recent class… Read More Snowflake blizzard!