Hello! The November A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge has begun and my inspiration uses the Red Christmas Poinsettia Pack from sponsor, Fred She Said. I've always wanted to create a "flower pot" card but I struggled to find any templates online that fit with my perceived idea of making one. I searched for a … Continue reading A Pot of Poinsettias
Hello! Another Creative Fingers Challenge has just started and, for my inspiration, I've created a solely die cut slimline card, using just plain white cardstockand gold mirror board. I decided to create the front on a separate piece of die cut cardstock, rather than just adding my feature pieces directly onto the card base. I … Continue reading Simple Elegance, Using Mirror Card
Hello! Today sees another Creative Fingers Challenge getting underway with the awesome Conie Fong joining us as our sponsor. I chose Kimono Kayuki to make a sweet oriental themed, shaped card. It may look like a technically difficult card to put together but it was actually one of the fastest makes I've done in quite … Continue reading Asian Beauty
Hello! Another Creative Fingers Challenge has just started with Tindaloo as our sponsor. I've created a cute slimline card, using the cheeky Jingle Elf image. I started by downloading a free Christmas tree image I found online and overlaid the Jingle Elf image. I then printed the compilation onto X-Press It blending card. I also … Continue reading Jingle Elf
Hello! It's the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and I'm back as sponsor. Woo hoo! For my inspiration. I've used my It's Christmas Topper sheet (cup1167808_100289) and rather than just trimming around the Rectangle edge of the original base layer, I've cut it using the Phil Martin Charmed Ovals Die Set. I also cut … Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas!
Hello! The Creative Fingers Challenge is back after a brief northern summer break and my inspiration for the new challenge is also my first Christmas card for 2022. I must admit it takes me a while to get into the swing of making Christmas cards again. I find my mojo needs a little encouragment before … Continue reading Christmas Roses
Hello! The August A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge has just opened and this month, we're joined by CraftsÜprint as our sponsor. I've even thrown in a few of my CraftsÜprint kits as prizes this month. For my inspiration, I chose to make up one of my own kits, the Magnolia Dreaming Outline Topper, cup1163036_100289. … Continue reading Magnolia Dreamings
Hello! Today sees the start of the month long Creative Fingers Challenge. This month, there's a set of five stencils up for grabs! Accordingly, my inspiration is the end result of me brushing up on my mixed media skills. Unusually for me, I started by making some background papers. I just had the urge to … Continue reading Mixed Media Fun
Are you finding it's becoming ever more expensive to buy your favourite brand of glue? Why is one brand of white glue so much more expensive than another when it's basically all the same thing? With a few exceptions, like a matte drying white glue (eg. Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive), all white glues are … Continue reading Glues: Decanting And Using Fine Tip Bottles.
Hello! I'm sponsoring the latest Creative Fingers Challenge and three of my kits are up for grabs, and you can see my entire range here. Some of you may wonder why I chose the title of this post. If any of you actually own one of these birds, you'll know they're a stunning bird to … Continue reading Not Exactly Love Birds!
Hello! It's the start of the July A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge and, this month, we're joined by Ching-Chou Kuik! For my inspiration, I've teamed two pre-coloured Ching-Chou Kuik images to create a tri-window slimline card. I thought the Two Lady Bugs and the Monarch Butterflies would work perfectly together. Unusually for me, I … Continue reading Butterflies And Bugs
Hello! The June A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge is now open with Dr Digi and Stampers Delights joining us as sponsors. For my inspiration, I've used Dr. Digi's BBQ Bill image to create a simple card that still has a wow factor. I started by printing the image, adding a greeting and a cheeky … Continue reading Burning Your Sausage!