time to bloom

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card uses the ‘garden blooms’ set from Julie Hickey, which felt just right for a the beautiful sunny afternon we’ve had here. I’ve taken inspiration from a couple of current challenges – the colours (aqua, lime green & navy) are from Color Throwdown, paired with the theme of ‘no layers +… Read More time to bloom

lacy round

Welcoem to my crafty blog. After yesterday’s lookiback in Clarity’s craft club, I’ve come right up to date again with the latest stamp from last month – the ‘lacy round’. I had such trouble getting this design to work – I either didn’t get the image to fully stamp, or I got ink splodges, etc,… Read More lacy round

birthday hearts

Hello there. Just a quick post this evening with a birthday card using two of the profile dies from Julie Hickey Designs – they’re great for quick cards. I’ve picked up the ‘birthday’ theme from AAA cards, with the colours from Color Throwdown I blended Distress Oxides in ‘kitsch flamingo’ and ‘shaded lilac’ onto a… Read More birthday hearts

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

best birthday

Hello crsafty friends. I’m back today with a card using the ‘friendly hello’ stamp set that I got in the last Stampin’ Up! Saleabration and so far hadn’t opened! I thought it would work well with the challenge from Inspire Create, who’ve asked us to CASE the card by Kate on their design team, together… Read More best birthday

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

spring garden

Welcome to my crafty blog and another of the new stamps from Julie Hickey Designs – the ‘garden blooms’. I thought of these when I saw the inspiration photo and colours from The Card Concept (especially the pattern on the wellies), and teamed that with the sketch from Fusion (which I rotated) and the theme… Read More spring garden