Hello there and welcome to our new challenge at Sparkles. Angela has chosen ‘gnome home for the holidays’ as our theme this month, so Clarity’s ‘letterbox gnomes’ got to come out and play one more time! I started with the holly stencil from Clarity’s ‘christmas rounds’ set and laid it over the front of a… Read More Sparkles challenge – gnome home for the holidays
Hello crafty friends. I’m back to Christmas cards today, this time a card for a friend to give her son & his girlfriend using the ‘Christmas jumper’ stamp set from Clarity. All the work on this card is in the masking & stamping on the jumpers, but it’s worth it! I started with the background… Read More Christmas jumpers
Hello crafty friends and welcome to Sunday’s dip back into Claritystamp’s Craft Club. I’m now up to November 2020 and the ‘winter’ stamps. I decided to just use the holly strip for a Christmas card, and stamped it twice in Archival ‘fern green’ across the front of an A6 card blank. I scored a couple… Read More Claritystamp craft club lookback – winter
Hello crafty friends – it’s another Christmas card today but a very very simple one! The current challenge over at AAA cards is to create a card featuring one inchie (ie all the pattern, sentiment, etc must be within a one inch square). I do like CAS cards but this is a bit of a… Read More holly inchie
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card has got some rather unusual holly on it – I decided to use autumn colours, and I have to say I quite like the effect! I was inspired to try this by the photo on this week’s Inspired by challenges and the layout of the leaves immediately made… Read More autumn holly?
Welcome to my crafty blog and another Christmas card, thanks to the ‘holly bells’ stamp from the October 2015 new design club. This is another one I have to confess that I haven’t used until now, probably because it would need shading, which has never been my strong point. I’m so grateful for Barbara Gray’s… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – holly bells #108
Welcome to my craft blog, and a Christmas card in less than traditional colours! I was inspired by the challenge over at Inspired by – I love the idea of a tropical Santa, but didn’t have anything suitable in my stash so took the colours from the picture to use with Julie Hickey’s ‘holly jolly… Read More tropical Christmas?
Welcome to my crafty blog – I’m back after a couple of days offline. Life got very busy and I just ran out of steam, but I’ve managed to have a lovely afternoon making cards with a friend so all is now good in my crafty world! I decided to make another early Christmas card… Read More holly joy
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
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back to making Christmas cards, and once again used the design from Freshly Made Sketches (https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/) I was thrilled last week to be one of the top picks in their blog challenge, with my ‘Trimming the Town’ card – here’s a reminder of my design & my badge from… Read More Holly and sparkle