Quick & Easy CAS Card

Hello! I've been working on a project all this week and, while it's  progressing slowly, it seems to be draining all my energy. I think it's safer to walk away, for now. I decided to make another project that was going to be finished in a couple of hours. When I've been concentrating so hard, … Continue reading Quick & Easy CAS Card

Big Hugs

Hello! I've been dying to have a play around with plaid building stamps to create rainbow backgrounds and this week I've finally had the chance, and the inspiration. Winnie & Walter currently have two challenges, W&W Rerun #20 focuses on their scenery stripes stamp set and the W&W June Color Challenge focuses on using several bright colours. While I don't own … Continue reading Big Hugs

Everything Altenew

Hello! This card would have to be one of the "busiest" cards I've ever made. So busy, in fact, I'm left wondering if there's a little too much going on in this design, especially after making a few CAS designs recently. I wanted to make a card that used multiple Altenew products for this month's Altenew … Continue reading Everything Altenew

Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work

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

A Pick-Up Full Of Love + Die Cutting Stencil Plastic

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

Die Cut Inlay Using Altenew Floral Layering Cover Die A 

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 

Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag

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

A Simple Tea Party 

Hello! Today I've made a very quick card to enter into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge theme is to use layers and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge is to use more than one die or punch. I'm recovering from stomach surgery (that I had last Tuesday) and am still on powerful painkillers. My … Continue reading A Simple Tea Party 

A Balloon Rainbow

​ After my last watercolour attempt, that I thought was only so-so, I decided to get serious about making a traditional watercolour piece, using traditional watercolour paints, that I was happy with. My father has always said "a worker is only as good as his tools" and, while he wasn't referring to making cards, he may … Continue reading A Balloon Rainbow