‘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

Little black book – handmade note book from scratch

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Handmade books are just beautiful. I’ve never made one and was always curious. I’m normally quite ambitious and do something quite challenging, but I knew a few things can go wrong along the way (also, I didn’t want to ruin the designer paper sheet I have lovingly kept for years). … Read More

Words of encouragement – Ink and stamp card

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I love a good sentiment and ‘Mamamakes’ sentiment stamps are some of the best out there! So I chose ‘Don’t let anybody dull your sparkle’ sentiment from ‘Shine Bright’ jumbo stamp set and started there. I’m sure everyone has some Tim Holtz distress inks and I can’t blame them! They … Read More