hit for six!

Hello crafty friends. I’ve made a start on cards for Father’s Day – the English cricket season started this month so this die from Tattered Lace seemed a good starting point. I’ve used the sketch from TGIF for the layout, and managed to pick up two sections of TicTacToe‘s grid as well! The top row… Read More hit for six!

foiled flowers

Welcome to my crafty blog and a bit of a milestone – it’s my 600th post today since I started this little blogging journey just over two years ago! Thanks for sticking with me! It seemed appropriate to share a new technique with you to celebrate – I’ve succumbed and joined the world of foiling!… Read More foiled flowers

snowdrop doodle

Welcome to my crafty blog and some more flowers from Claritystamp. This ‘snowflake doodle round’ set hasn’t surfaced for a while so I thought it deserved an outing, inspired by the challenges at Global Design Project and TGIF I started with the frameless ‘snowdrop doodle round’ stencil – I laid it on a square of… Read More snowdrop doodle

a windmill for you

Hello crafty friends and welcome to another post with a card that is virtually all die-cutting (I don’t know what’s got into me!) I’d been pondering on the sketch over at TGIF challenges and then realised it would work with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘windmill’ and ‘tulips’ dies, especially in the pretty spring colours from The Paper… Read More a windmill for you

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

make a wish

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card uses a Claritystamp set that I’ve not had out for ages – the ‘make a wish’ three way overlay stamps. I thought of these when I saw the challenge of ‘simple stamping’ over at TGIF – apart from the backing of designer card, there is only stamping on this one.… Read More make a wish

Easter cross

Hello crafty friends. I’m back today with another Easter card – trying to get myself well organised for next month! This one uses a couple of retired sets from Stampin’ Up! (‘hold onto hope’ and ‘gift of hope’) with the colour palette from the current challenge at TGIF. I started by stamping the wreath from… Read More Easter cross

leafy swirl

Welcome to my crafty blog, and another card ready for Mother’s Day next month. This time I’ve used Claritystamp’s ‘leafy swirl’ aperture die, with the colours from this week’s Color Throwdown. I took the layout from the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, plus one of my favourite techniques (blending brushes) thanks to TGIF challenges… Read More leafy swirl

daffodil window

Welcome to my crafty blog and another daffodil themed card thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s ‘daffodil daydream’ set. I’ve used the new sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches, with the ‘saleabration’ theme from TGIF challenges. For the uninitiated, Stampin’ Up!’s ‘saleabration’ takes place when they launch a new min catalogue – you can get free products… Read More daffodil window