What: I love this faux leather paper technique and it was perfect for this particular friend's birthday. It's really simple and very effective: spray both sides of the cardstock with Ranger ink refresher, work in, crumple, dust with Perfect Pearls, and leave to dry. Finding the video of someone demonstrating this technique led me to… Continue reading Birthday card: Faux leather
What: If the person I made this for lived in the UK, it would have arrived in time. Unfortunately, they're on mainland Europe so I knew it wouldn't, hence the "belated". In future I'll try to keep better track of what day of the month it is. Supplies: stamps: Clearly Besotted - mini basic banners dies: Clearly… Continue reading Birthday card: Belated
What: I wish I'd given myself a little more time to work on this; I would have done the sentiment differently, or at the very least made sure it was properly centred on the card. I am, however, happy with the way the colouring turned out. The Dove blender pen smooths the pencil nicely without… Continue reading Birthday card: Bookworm
What: Another card created in the process of learning techniques and trying out different styles. Inspired by: Petal Parade at Made with Sparkle Supplies: stamps: Clearly Besotted - sweet little sentiments Clearly Besotted - leafy accents Hero Arts - floral colour: Distress ink pads Memento - tuxedo black embellishments: The Homemakery - lovely baker's twine -… Continue reading Birthday card: Flowers and twine
What: Created to see how easy it would be to stamp on a sheet of labels and rebuild the image on cardstock. It was a bit fiddly to get started repositioning the individual labels, but I was happy with the final result. Supplies: stamps: Paula Pascual – all year round Penny Black - round and… Continue reading Birthday card: Stamped labels
What: Father's Day card Inspired by: Video: Gradient Stencil Inking at Jennifer McGuire Ink Supplies: stamps: Paula Pascual - all year round dies: Sizzix - framelits - circles 2 stencils: That Special Touch - chicken wire mask colour: Distress ink pad - peeled paint, old paper, tumbled glass, shaded lilac Cosmic Shimmer - embossing powder -… Continue reading Card: Father’s Day
A birthday card with a bit of texture for a partially sighted friend.
A quick masculine Thinking of You card for a relative.
The first card I made was an Easter card for my mum. Unfortunately, I had it sealed in its envelope and in the post box before it crossed my mind that I really should have taken a photo of it... I don't remember the exact details of it. It was made before I started on… Continue reading My first card