Tuesday 20 September 2016

let it snow

Hello. It's full steam ahead for Christmas! I picked up this Festive Sentiments stamp set by Creative Expressions at my (fairly) local craft shop the other week. They had some samples on display that were really quite eye-catching and I thought 'yep, that's for me - quick and easy colouring and a trim around, job done'. Oh yeah, not as easy as it looks to trim around, it took me ages and I don't think it's the neatest trim around I've ever done!! Never mind, practice will make perfect!

Thursday 15 September 2016

magazine article

Hello. I just thought I should let you know about a brilliant new magazine that's on the shelves now. Designer Cardmaking is chock full of ideas for the cardmakers busiest time of year - Christmas! I have an article on creating apertures. I got to use all the free gifts that come with the mag'. How lucky am I?

You get, a die set, an embossing folder, a set of 8 stamps and 80 papers and toppers. A fabby addition to anyones crafty Christmas stash!

Monday 12 September 2016

Christmas Wishes

Hello. The other month I blogged about a card I had made 8 years ago, read the post here. Well, my blogging buddy Carole threw down a challenge - show us what you would do with Snowy now! So here we are with an up to date version.

The differences? I now fussy cut most of my stamped images (or I sometimes have the matching dies). I use a lot more dies and a lot less layers. I think I might make this a regular feature. A then and now sort of thing - feel free to join in Carole!

Thursday 8 September 2016

crazy dogs notecards

Hello. I am a member of a craft swap group over on facebook. Sometimes the swaps are simply crafty stash and sometimes it's something you make. The latest one I joined was to make and send your partner a set of eight notecards and envelopes. I made these and I have to say I was quite chuffed with how they turned out. Thankfully my partner liked them too! If you ever fancy joining in you can find out all about it here.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

hello crafty friend

Hello. I've been having a wee play with my magical dragons! All the dragons in this set by MFT are very cute - not scary dragons at all!!

I coloured the image using Copic marker pens and the paper is from the happy things pad by Pink Fresh. I am entering the Creative Inspirations challenge - anything goes.

Friday 2 September 2016

magazine article

Hello. I'm just popping on to blow my own trumpet and to let you know that the latest issue of Die-Cutting Essentials has hit the shelves! I made five cards for this article all using 'Bear Hugs' by Stampin' Up. Super cute!

The magazine is a great crafty read and the free gift - wow! An autumn leaves die set with a matching embossing folder. And, of course, the mag' has loads of ideas on how to get the best out of the free gift.