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, and my Sunday lookback through the Claritystamp new design club since I first joined at the end of 2021. Today’s card uses stamp #81 – the thankyou line sentiment from July 2013. Clarity now do a few sets of these line sentiments, but I think this was the first one.… Read More Clarity new design club lookback – thank you #81
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m now busy making Mother’s Day cards, which will be celebrated here in the UK on 14 March. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration on the 4th Sunday of Lent and was traditionally a day for people to return to their mother church, usually the one where they had been… Read More art nouveau tulips
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been very excited as my order of new Stampin’ Up! stamps finally arrived a couple of days ago (there have been major delays in shipping to the UK thanks to Brexit!) My biggest decision today was to choose which ones to play with first – in the end I… Read More an art gallery bloom
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m celebrating a milestone today – this little blog was only started 11 months ago and this is my 150th post! I started shortly after I retired from full time work, and planned to blog a couple of times a week. That gradually increased over the year, and I’ve now… Read More A centenary and a half!
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with the next installment of my lookback through the Claritystamp New Design Club since I first joined it. I’m now up to stamp #77, the cow parsley from March 2013. I have used this a few times over the years – it works really well for building a… Read More Clarity New Design Club lookback – cow parsley #77
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve got something a bit different with today’s card – not my usual style at all. This is my son’s birthday card (it’s OK, he doesn’t read my blog!), and he likes grungy, arty cards with handmade backgrounds. I dug back into my crafting stash for this card and used… Read More A fabulous work of art?
Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s been a busy week, with not much time for crafting, but I found some time this afternoon to make a birthday card for a friend. I do seem to have a few birthdays to celebrate over Christmas and New Year. I used Julie Hickey’s ‘daisy medley’ and ‘fresh florals’… Read More Daisy Medley
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
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card is one I’ve made for friends who are expecting their first baby. I think this set from Stampin’ Up! (Birds and Branches) is just perfect for these cards. I’ve made several with them already – I just love the eggs in the nest! I’ve used a couple of… Read More Nesting birds