The second theme of the Wanderlust year was "Faces" and we started off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). It took me a while to tackle this one. I could use the excuse that 1st February (when this class went live) was also the start of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring… Continue reading Wanderlust: portrait
The only other Easter card I made this year: the inevitable Easter bunny... Any excuse to colour up a bunny for my other half's sister. It's so satisfying making a card for someone who truly appreciates it; she keeps all my cards and has even been known to "look after" ones I've made for her… Continue reading Easter bunny and egg
Week four of Wanderlust 2019 and we're back with Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). After having said that I don't do the whole word for the year thing, guess what this week's exercise was... I also said that even if I did "my words would be the same every year: explore, play, learn". So what word… Continue reading Wanderlust: do!
I may not have made that many cards this year, but I still manage to take my time writing them up for the blog. Though Easter was less than a month ago, so it could be a lot worse... And I only made two Easter cards this year — this one for my mum and… Continue reading Vintage Easter egg
I picked up a bag of assorted Stampbord pieces on sale ages ago and they've sat in my stash unloved ever since. Then this post went by in my feed reader; I thought it looked really pretty and was inspired to have a go myself. To actually make one there and then rather than just… Continue reading Stampbord butterfly
Week three of the "Typography" theme brought the next guest teacher: Kelly Hoernig (website, Vimeo, Instagram). So this is the actual homework for week three's lesson (unlike "ow!" which was just inspired by it). There were two elements to the class: the first involved recreating printed lettering with paint and the second asked us to… Continue reading Wanderlust: mop brush
Another masculine card to make. They're hard enough to come up with ideas for when you know the person well, but when it's a nephew who you haven't seen in ages and who is somehow now 22 years old, well... If it was a niece, I'd do flowers, but my fallback for men seems to… Continue reading Purple monster