‘Fancy dress’ – Artist trading card set

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ATCs (artist trading cards) are making a bit of a come back. I have seen lots of gorgeous mini artworks over the years and had never made an ATC myself. It’s a brilliant idea because they’re small and you can keep lots of them as keepsakes – which doesn’t take … Read More

‘Embrace life’ – A paper-pieced dolphin card

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Greetings fellow crafters! Today I bring you a bright and cheerful paper-pieced, dolphin card I created for the ‘Craftascope‘ shows on Hochanda. I used the fantastic, dolphin scene die from ‘Craftascope‘. Truly stunning (and from what I heard, was supposed to be impossible to manufacture!) Firstly, I put a double-sided … Read More

I’m a ‘Craftascope’ design team member! Whoop!

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It has been a busy few weeks for me and completely forgot to tell you all my fantastic news! Nick Roberts had kindly asked me to be part of his new design team for his brand, ‘Craftascope‘. It is a privilege and pleasure to to make projects using his wonderful … Read More

‘Share a little love’ – simple card with rose petals

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The time of year has come for making Valentines crafts! I enjoy making cards with themes of love. They can be used all year round to tell someone you love them or even just to spread the love! I have a bag of dried rose petals which have been sat … Read More

‘Simple but cute’ – neutral tag and charm card

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‘Be Creative’ products: Luster card (pearl and bronze) Bird tag Charms Other products: 3D glue Extra wide natural linen ribbon and some natural string The ‘Be Creative’ luster card is lovely to work with and doesn’t crack when scored. The pack comes in a range of colours which are fantastic … Read More

Traditional ‘Christmas Cheer’ plaque

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Christmas Cheer mixed media plaque

This year I’m going for a traditional/vintage theme, with somewhat of a contemporary twist, to decorate my home. To start with, I made a hanging plaque to kick off my Christmas crafting! I chose chipboard as my base for the plaque as didn’t want it to be too weighty. I … Read More

“Guess how much I love you” inspired, mixed media box frame

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I absolutely love box frames. They are great for art work which has a bit of depth and they also have enough space to put your keepsakes in. They also are great for gifts as you can personalise to your heart’s content. This project is quite a special one for … Read More

Men’s mixed media Birthday card

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mens blue mixed media card

I know men are difficult to make a card for. When you don’t want the common football, gardening or car card (which is not everyone’s taste), this blue mixed media card is something different. I made this for my dad. It turned out really well and he really liked it. … Read More

A more masculine geometric card – Greens, blues and yellows

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Men need inspirational cards too. Its not very often I make men’s cards but I had a geometric stencil in my stash which I hadn’t used yet. I got out my distress inks and blended away. I built up the background using Indigoblu texture stamps then matted and layered with … Read More