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. I’ve got something a bit different today, but it’s alwasy good to ring the changes. I don’t usually do many cards with dark backgrounds, but one of this week’s challenges definitely called for it. Just Us Girls challenge has got Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis as it’s theme, and I teamed it… Read More aurora borealis
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. I’m now busy making Mother’s Day cards, which will be celebrated here in the UK on 14 March. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration on the 4th Sunday of Lent and was traditionally a day for people to return to their mother church, usually the one where they had been… Read More art nouveau tulips
Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided it was time I got a stencil out to play with – I can’t remember when this one from Claritystamp last saw the light of day! I’ve been doing a lot of ink blending recently, so went for something different and jazzed it up with a few WOW… Read More sparkle hearts
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with the January Craft Club stamp (#171) from Claritystamp, which is a lovely little mandala. I decided to go for a stamped and embossed design, using the colours from this week’s challenge over at Just Add Ink I started with a piece of stencil card and blended… Read More embossed mandalas
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve used another retired Stampin’ Up! set for today’s card, and it’s one that’s right up my street! The cups and sentiments in the ‘Coffee Cafe’ set work for so many occasions – today’s card is intended to send support to a friend. It’s definitely true in my world that… Read More Life happens, coffee helps!
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with a new stamp set today that only arrived in the post this morning – Claritystamp’s ‘Love Heart Doodle’. It’s a gorgeous intricate design, and I decided it would look great embossed in white on kraft card. I started by stamping the ‘love’ word outline in Archival… Read More A love heart
Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s the next installment in my Sunday series of working back through all my Claritystamp New Design Club stamps, this time with #76 the Celtic Square from February 2013. I’m trying to use up some of the offcuts I have of the Clarity designer papers as well, and so started… Read More Clarity New Design Club lookback – Celtic Square #76
Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been busy making a card for a friend’s 10th wedding anniversary, which I discovered is traditionally marked with gifts made from tin. I didn’t have anything in my stash that represented tin, but thought I could get away with embossed hearts using WOW’s ‘metallic platinum’ powder (definitely an upgrade!)… Read More Happy ‘tin’ anniversary