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
Welcome to my crafty blog. Regular readers will notice I’ve got a new layout – I updated the blog theme now I’ve got a bit braver with editing my site – hope you like it! Speaking of themes, you may well have spotted the one for today’s card…? Snow it is! As it happens, two… Read More And then there was snow!
Today is the Feast of Epiphany in the Christian calendar, making the visitation of the Magi (or Wise Men) to Jesus and his parents in Bethlehem. They are described in the Gospel of St Matthew in the New Testament, although the Bible doesn’t say how many there were. The Eastern (Orthodox) churches have as many… Read More We Three Kings (or Wise Men)
Well here we are on the final day of my ’12 Days of Clarity’ challenge! Am feeling very chuffed that I made it right through – it seemed like a good idea to keep me occupied over the Christmas period (and stop me eating all the biscuits!) and I’ve really enjoyed it, but it has… Read More 12 Days of Clarity – day 12 December’s ‘winter’ stamp
My second blog of the day, this time with the November die from the Claritystamp New Design Club. These holly birds are so lovely cut in gold card, that I stripped the design right back from what I had originally planned. Clearly, I started by cutting the die into a piece of gold satin effect… Read More 12 Dies of Clarity – day 11 November’s ‘holly birds’ aperture die
So it’s day 10 of my Clarity challenge and I’m making Christmas cards in January. I’ve never made any ahead of September before, and my sons are now very confused! However, as October’s New Design Club stamp was this ‘holly & ivy’ square, it was a bit of a no brainer ( and there are… Read More 12 Days of Clarity – day 10 October’s ‘holly & ivy’ stamp
I’m back with my second blog of the day, this time with my 12 Dies of Clarity personal challenge – using the dies from the Claritystamp 2020 monthly new design club. Today’s cards use the February die – the funky tulip aperture die. I started by cutting the die into a black A6 card blank,… Read More 12 Dies of Clarity – day 2 February funky tulip die