‘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

‘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

“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

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