Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with a general birthday card today, using a retired Stampin’ Up! set – ‘lovely wishes’. These little tulip stems are so pretty and just perfect for spring cards. I’ve taken inspiration for this card from two of this week’s blog challenges – the layout is from the sketch… Read More tulip crescent
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card will be heading off to a colleagues who’s just been appointed to a new job, and I’m delighted for him. As often happens, he’s been covering it on a temporary basis, but has now been permanently confirmed in the job. I took inspiration from the current challenge over… Read More wreathed in congratulations
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses this happy little bird and leafy swag from Stampin’ Up!’s ‘quite curvy’ stamp set and dies – I’ve decided he’s obviously singing out to welcome the start of spring, which is definitely showing signs of appearing here in the UK. I’ve taken inspiration for this card from… Read More singing for spring
Welcome to my crafty blog. There seem to be a lot of hummingbirds around on cards at the moment, so I thought I’d join the party with this card I made for my sister’s birthday earlier this week. (Happy Birthday, Cath!) I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! ‘a touch of ink’ set, which was in this… Read More hummingbird birthday
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card is a bit of a special one – my ‘outlaws’ are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary! (They’re known as the ‘outlaws’ as I’m not married to their son any more). 70 years is a platinum anniversary, so WOW’s ‘metallic platinum’ embossing powder was the obvious choice for their… Read More A platinum wedding anniversary!
Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s another masculine card to share with you today, this time using my new ‘enjoy the moment’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. I’m not sure that seedpods are around much in spring but, hey, just call it artistic licence! I’ve taken inspiration (and a bit of liberty) with this week’s… Read More seedpods in spring?
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses another of the new stamp sets I recently got – this time the ‘corner bouquet’, one of the Sale-A-Bration packs from Stampin’ Up! I’ve taken inspiration from a couple of this week’s blog challenges – TGIF has ‘sale-a-bration’ as it’s theme (hence the decision on the stamp… Read More corner bouquet
Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card is something a bit different for me – always good to ring the changes. I wouldn’t normally use so many colours on one card (three is usually my limit), but this week’s challenge theme over at Just Us Girls is ‘rainbow colours’ so what else was there to… Read More rainbow flowers
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with another Mother’s Day card, using the new ‘art gallery’ set from Stampin’ Up! – this one is for a friend to send her mum next month. I do really like this stamp set, and decided it would make a great contemporary style card, rather than the more… Read More lovely mum
Welcome to my crafty blog. This card should come with a serious sugar warning – and won’t help me get through those final few pounds to my Slimming World target, that’s for sure! Although I could argue that this is the low calorie version, rather than the real thing… I’ve resurrected another stamp set from… Read More keep calm and eat chocolate!