‘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

‘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

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

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

‘Love Rocks’ – bright and colourful handmade card

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'Love Rocks' handmade card

I’m so pleased how this card turned out! I had a hearts backing paper which I’d never used. I suppose I couldn’t bring myself to use it because I loved the design and colours sooo much (I do tend to hoard my fave papers). Using some pink and mint green … Read More

‘Adore the roses’ – mixed media card

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Roses mixed media card

I made this card for a ‘I love Indigoblu’ Facebook page giveaway. The criteria was to use Indigoblu products to create anything I wanted. Using my most loved rose, butterfly and texture stamps, I created a mixed media piece. The colours I chose were completely down to the fact that … Read More