straight up

Welcome to my crafty blog and another Father’s Day card. Stampin’ Up!’s ‘whiskey business’ set is so useful for masculine cards. I’ve picked up four challenges for this creation: the colours are from TGIF, the drink theme from The Paper Players and As You See It (both of whom have ‘beverage’ in their challenge), and… Read More straight up

blue butterfly

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card features one of the beautiful butterfly images from Claritystamp’s ‘Cherry Green’s butterflies & moths’ set, inspired by the photo over at Fusion – I just love the colours on those butterflies! I’ve teamed it with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and will also share it as a second submission… Read More blue butterfly

a little note

Hello there! I’ve got a very quick and simple card to share with you today, using the Stampin’ Up! ‘textures and frames’ set from last year’s Saleabration. I haven’t used it very much, but it came to mind when I saw the inspiration photo from Just Us Girls. I’ve also used the ‘one layer &… Read More a little note

pink blooms

Welcome to my crafty blog and another card using one of the new stamp sets from Julie Hickey Designs – the ‘floral blooms’. It’s personalised, as my son wanted a card to give a colleague who’s retiring from work. I’m rubbish at starting from a blank card, so took inspiration from a couple of designs… Read More pink blooms

spring garden

Welcome to my crafty blog and another of the new stamps from Julie Hickey Designs – the ‘garden blooms’. I thought of these when I saw the inspiration photo and colours from The Card Concept (especially the pattern on the wellies), and teamed that with the sketch from Fusion (which I rotated) and the theme… Read More spring garden

snowflake peace

Hello crafty friends. Well I’m trying to keep up with my ambition to make a few Christmas cards each month, so it’s not such a rush in the autumn. I’m probably not making as much progress with that as I’d hoped, so today’s card takes me one step further. I’ve used Claritystamp’s ‘nativity miniatures’ stamp… Read More snowflake peace

birthday!

Welcome to my crafty blog and a clean and simple birthday card. I haven’t used the ‘birthday dangles’ set from Claritystamp for some time, so thought it deserved an outing! It’s such a great image that it really stands on it’s own without a lot of other embellishment. I thought it would work perfectly for… Read More birthday!

Claritystamp new design club lookback – girl on a swing #130

Hello crafty friends. Well it’s Sunday again, so time for the next installment in my personal challenge of working back through my Claritystamp new design club issues. This week it’s the ‘girl on a swing’ silhouette stamp from August 2017. I’ve teamed it with the small round backdrop stamp – these are great for creating… Read More Claritystamp new design club lookback – girl on a swing #130