Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s International Nurses’ Day today, as 12th May was Florence Nightingale’s birthday, and there have been lots of celebrations and events to mark the contribution nurses make in hospitals and healthcare organisations across the UK. The annual service at Westminster Cathedral has taken place today, after being postponed last year,… Read More International Nurses’ Day
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been catching up with an online class from last week with the brilliant Julie Hickey using some of her new stamps, and I adapted this card from one of her demonstrations. I’m always in awe of what she manages to come up with. I’ve used the colours from the… Read More birthday circles
Welcome to my crafty blog and my regular Sunday lookback through Claritystamp’s new design club. This week it’s the turn of the ‘lady’s mantle’ floral stamp, #93 from July 2014. I started with a piece of white card, trimmed down to fit on an A6 card blank. I inked up the stamp with Distress Oxides… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – lady’s mantle #93
Welcome to my crafty blog. I spent the afternoon in an online crafty link-up with my sister and my craft buddy, playing with the latest Claritystamp Craft Club set from April. It’s great to just spend a session together with each of us using the same stamps but coming up with very different results. I’ve… Read More new home blessings
Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s the card I had planned to share yesterday – I missed blogging for the first time since Christmas as I had a day out meeting friends, which was so lovely. You don’t realise how much you have missed things until you can go back and do them again. Today’s… Read More butterfly floral frame
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with more of my Claritystamp designer papers today, this time pairing them with the ‘Hot Air Balloon’ stamp set. My starting point for this card was the current theme of ‘float’ over at Just Us Girls , and I then went to the sketches at Global Design… Read More Up, up and away!
Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s Sunday, so I’m on to the next stamp in my lookback through the Claritystamp new design club – today it’s #92, the ‘row of trees’ from June 2014. I’ve used this one a few times over the years – I love its clean lines. I decided to use it… Read More Clarity new design club lookback – row of trees #92
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
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been doing a spot of crafty gardening today with this card – have to confess that I’m not a big gardener, although several of my friends are. I’d much rather just sit in mine with a glass of wine! I am off to the Chelsea Flower Show in September… Read More Plant a garden, water your soul