Hello! I just want to share my latest creation with you. I haven't had much time in the last week to make anything, so today I decided the urge to create should take precedence. Not having any real direction in mind, I took inspiration from four challenges to create this card. I used Crafty Friends Challenge … Continue reading Rainbow Geometry
Hello! When I made this card, I had no idea it would be so well received by the carding community. Last week I was happy to receive an award of a Perfect Princess by Freshly Made Sketches. This week I'm very proud to announce this card was also awarded a top three ranking by Dies R Us! It … Continue reading Multi Award Winning Card
Hello! Since I got my die cutting machine last year, I've been dying to try a very old carding technique, making a faux stained glass window using a die instead of hand cutting apertures. This technique, using Glaze and Aqualip Sakura Pens as the window stain is quick and easy when combined with heat embossing a stamped image, … Continue reading Faux Stained Glass Windows + A Heat Embossing on Acetate Tip
Hello! I'm very pleased to say that today I was called a perfect princess, for probably the first time in my life! Seriously though, I am very pleased, and proud, to say that my last post, Adore You Flowers, has received an honorable mention in Freshly Made Sketches challenge #286. I really didn't think that such an easy to … Continue reading A Perfect Princess… Me?
Hello! I I've been concentrating so hard on my cards lately that, today, I just wanted to unwind. I didn't want to think too hard on design or technique, I just wanted to create. To keep my thinking to a minimum, I decided to use multiple card challenges as my inspiration. I used the design … Continue reading Adore You Flowers
Hello! Last week I made my parents' 60th wedding anniversary card, putting all the effort into the hidden slider on the front. Well, putting it mildly, I completely messed up the inside of the card while writing on it. ARGH! You may have actually heard me swearing, from wherever you are on the planet! My pet parrot … Continue reading Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work
Hello! My parents are reaching a major milestone this month, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! Of course, I had to make something special for the event and the usual, mature looking florals just didn't seem to accommodate my father, as well as my mother. Flowers on a card for my father just doesn't suit him. … Continue reading A Pick-Up Full Of Love + Die Cutting Stencil Plastic
Hello! If you follow me you're probably wondering why you have already received my draft copy of this post. I work on these posts on my phone, whenever I get the chance. This post was drafted while sitting in a hospital waiting room and while working, I got bumped by a passing wheelchair and I … Continue reading Die Cut Inlay Using Altenew Floral Layering Cover Die A
Hello! Who doesn't love ink blending when using distress inks? They mix beautifully, making new colours as they blend. I laid down Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto two pieces of cardstock, using a mini blending tool. One piece of card was already cut to fit the centre of the 5"×7" card front. Inking the … Continue reading Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag
Hello! I'm pleased to announce my Black Butterflies card has received an honorable mention in Time Out Challenges #80. It's a pleasure to receive this award and I must say these awards are invigorating, giving my crafting drive a real boost. Thanks to Time Out Challenges for this award! Now, back to my craft room... 😊
Hello! A popular colouring trend is no line colouring but it's usually done by stamping images with a light coloured ink. Today I'm showing how tracing around a stencil, and a little imagination can give a similar outcome to the stamped version. Tim Holtz stencils are always great to have in your stash and this year's … Continue reading No Line Colouring, Using A Stencil
Hello! Are you all hopping around madly, getting ready for the Easter break? I've made a quick Easter card this week that I don't think I could have made any brighter. The background paper is my first attempt at a rainbow plaid. I wasn't comfortable using post it tape to make my inked stripes, so, for this … Continue reading Enlarging A Stamped Image For A Perfect Fit.