lovely leaves

Hello crafty friends. I’m back with more of the new dies from Julie Hickey Designs – this time it’s the turn of the ‘lovely leaves’. I thought they’d work well (with a slight twist) for the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the lovely pastel colours from Color Throwdown. It’s a bit of a… Read More lovely leaves

panoramic tree

Hello there. It’s a little while since I used one of the aperture dies from Claritystamp, and I thought that one of the panoramic scenes (this is the ‘one tree’) was ideal for the current theme of ‘bark’ over at Inkspirational. I’ve had a second go with the colour palette from Color Hues as well.… Read More panoramic tree

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

blossom thoughts

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with another card using Stampin’ Up!’s ‘blossoms in bloom’ – haven’t quite brought myself to put them away yet. I’ve been struggling to get my head round the palette from the Colour INKspiration challenge over on Facebook, as it’s not anything near my usual favourite tones, but decided… Read More blossom thoughts