Simple Birthday Cards

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 →

Happy Mail

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 →

Make A Wish

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 →

Dinosaurs!

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 →

Hero Arts Hipster Animals

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 →

Color Throwdown – Watercolour Roses

This weeks colours for the Color Throwdown CTD 384 gave me the perfect opportunity to try my hand again at my Kanban roses stamp. During the 30 Day Colouring Challenge I coloured the same rose stamp once with Polychromos pencils and again with Promarkers with the intention to colour/paint it again with watercolours. I enjoy doing this as I'm always intrigued... Continue Reading →

Colour Throwdown – Sparkly Cocktails

I'm back with another entry for the Colour Throwdown challenge CTD #383. This weeks colours are yellow, green, orange and white. The palate is so bright it instantly made me think of an old Penny Black stamp I have. Who doesn't love sparkly cocktails?! I stamped the cocktail glasses in black ink and embossed with... Continue Reading →

Espresso Thanks

I'm back with this weeks entry into the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD 382. The colours this week are hot pink, teal, black and white. I have used the stamp set LLD Perk UP from MFT using just 2 stamps from the set; the little espresso cup was repeatedly stamped to make the background and the sentiment... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Best Wishes

A few weeks ago I sat playing with some distress ink pads and stamps. This was the result- I decided yesterday that it was time I actually made them into something. Crafty stash used : Sizzix / Hero Arts stamp and die cut - Butterflies #3 Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads in the... Continue Reading →

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