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!
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m still making a few final Christmas cards, and turned to another one of the Claritystamp dies as the focal point for this card. The design is inspired by this week’s sketch over at the Fab Friday Challenge (http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/), and I’ll also be sharing it over at The Paper Players… Read More Snow deer
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with another Christmas card, which was inspired by the current challenge over at Just Add Ink (http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/). The theme is ‘Just Add S’, so I’ve picked up the shepherds in this great die from Claritystamp (plus the stars that I’ve added as well). I started by cutting the… Read More S is for Shepherds
Welcome to my crafty blog. This is the first time I’ve ever posted twice in one day, and I’m now sharing the second card I made from a single die cut. Just to recap from my earlier blog, I started by heat embossing a piece of white card using the ‘Provencal’ shade from WOW embossing… Read More Christmas stag (part 2)
Welcome to my crafty blog. I was inspired today to play with some of my WOW embossing powders, after waiting Marion Emberson on Hochanda, and used them to make some card for this beautiful stag, which is the October die from the Claritystamp New Design Club. I didn’t want him to just be a plain… Read More Christmas stag (part 1)