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

starry birthday

Hello crafty friends. I haven’t used the ‘you’re a star’ dies designed by Hazel Eaton for Julie Hickey Designs for a ittle while, so time to share them again. I immediately thought of them when I saw the new sketch over at The Paper Players, and they give me a second offering for Inspire.Create‘s ‘masculine’… Read More starry birthday

flowers & ferns

Hello there. I needed to make a card for friends who are getting married next month, and thought Julie Hickey’s ‘fresh florals’ would work well paired with the fern stencil. I’ve taken inspiration for the design from three current challenges, using stencilling & heat embossing from Just Add Ink‘s ‘choose two’, the colours from The… Read More flowers & ferns

thoughtful plants

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card features the ‘plentiful plants’ stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up!, inspired by Joanne’s sketch over at The Paper Players. I rotated the layout for my card (hope that’s OK, Joanne!) and used the colours from Just Add Ink‘s inspiration photo. I started by rubbing ‘pumice stone’… Read More thoughtful plants

April showers

Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another card that features quite a bit of die cutting, using Stampin’ Up!’s ‘tulip’ dies. This week’s theme at The Paper Players is ‘April showers’ and Time Out challenges have gone with ‘spring’, so tulips seemed an obvious choice. The ones in my garden are just coming to the end… Read More April showers