Hello! It seems a like lifetime since I wrote a blog post. Its been a looooong 6 weeks or so (possibly 6 months but who’s counting). My laptop broke, closely followed by my mobile phone, closely followed by my tumble dryer – it’s summer I know, I can dry my washing outside but it won’t… Continue reading A Little Catch Up……
A few recent card makes for family and friends birthday in January. I had 3 to make and not much time so I kept them simple but fun (I hope). The first two use one of my favourite stamp sets – Bold Pop Design stamp and die set from Hero Arts and Sizzix. The cards… Continue reading Simple Birthday Cards
I intended to post my illustration on Saturday (as I have for the last two weeks) but I’m still working on it so I thought I’d share a simple birthday card that I made before Christmas. It’s a great one for using up little bits of patterned paper from previous projects. If you can cut a… Continue reading Simple Birthday Card
We all have those cards to make that can be a bit tricky, usually it is ‘With Sympathy’ ones or ‘Thinking of You’ as the subject matter, in those cases, is difficult. Well, it is my Husband’s Aunt’s birthday in a few days but her birthday also marks the first anniversary of her husband’s death. I… Continue reading With Love Handmade Card
A while ago the talented Cobs suggested a crafting idea that I could make with my jewellery making findings and beads and I loved it. I felt this idea was a collaboration and wanted to send her some of the finished embellishments so she could see the results for herself. In return I got the most… Continue reading Happy Mail
Hello, I’ve been missing for a while. I have missed writing on my blog this week but I really like to make sure I have enough time to sit and write something coherent rather than a load of garbled nonsense. The end of a school year is always busy but it always takes me aback… Continue reading Watercolour Flower Thank You
Hello, It’s another rainy day here so I thought I’d brighten things up by sharing a recent card I made for my friend’s daughter. She celebrated her first birthday the other week – what more of an excuse do I need to use my new stamp set. Who doesn’t love magical unicorns?! The stamps are… Continue reading Make A Wish
Happy Thursday! A little while ago my lovely blog friend Cobs from The Cobweb Emporium (check out her blog to see her gorgeous makes) suggested that I could make my own card/scrapbooking embellishments with jewellery making findings and beads. I’m not one to say no to a good idea so out came my beads and head… Continue reading Handmade Embellishments
Hello, I thought I’d drop in between loads of laundry and school summer plays to show you my recent makes. A family member saw a sterling silver necklace I had made on my Facebook page (shameless plug for The Artisan Duck on Facebook – feel free to find me and like!) and asked for one… Continue reading Cake Card and More.
Here is a card made for my Nephew’s 5th birthday. When it is a card for a family member it is always fun to make something a little more detailed although I do wish now that I had bought the matching dies – I think I spent just as much time cutting out as I… Continue reading Dinosaurs!