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……
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
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!
A few weeks ago I succumbed (Amazon again – 00ps) to a Gelli Printing block. I’ve seen YouTube videos about it and was intrigued but always put off by the price of the block. A quiet moment at the beginning of this week I decided that it was time to take it out the packet… Continue reading Gelli Plate Printing!
I fell in love with the Hero Arts Hipster Animals stamp set when I stumbled across them on Amazon (as you do) and I knew I just had to have them. They are so cute but great for cards for men. There are a selection of animals and then you can dress them up with… Continue reading Hero Arts Hipster Animals