This is what happens when I ask for suggestions for a card design: I end up designing a digi stamp from scratch and having to work out how to colour distressed yellow metal, all to create "steam duck".
I really need to get out of the habit of coming up with ideas for cards only a few days before they're needed. Luckily I worked out how to create the cut file design, assembled the finished Tom Servo card, and beat the deadline this time.
Time to make birthday cards for the twins again. I made it easier on myself by using a frame die set, and then harder again by getting the microfine glitter out.
By some weird effect of the passage of time, my youngest nephew is now 18 years old. Rather than try to find an appropriate image (not sure what that would even be) and do my usual Copic colouring, I decided to go down the engineering route and create an interactive card instead. After much browsing… Continue reading 18th waterfall card
I may have run out of bunny digi stamps, but I still have plenty of Power Poppy ones waiting to be coloured. I chose these tulips to make an Easter card for my mum and my aim was to use some softer, more pastel, colours and not immediately reach for the super-saturated vivid reds and… Continue reading Easter tulips
I think I've pretty much used all of the Easter bunny digi stamps in my collection so, rather than go hunting for a new one, I took a different tack for this card for my other half's sister. I'd been trying to organise the various cut files I'd acquired over the years and came across… Continue reading Layered Easter bunny
This is the second version of the Mother's Day card I made, and I have to say, this is my favourite of the two. I like the way it fills the card front. I've often had problems coming up with a layout I like when trying to fit a complete flower arrangement on a card:… Continue reading More Magnolia Sunshine
Well, I hadn't planned on taking a two-month break from blogging. And I had, vaguely, planned on catching up with writing up the things I hadn't blogged so I would have some scheduled posts as a buffer when I did start posting again. But here I am, on the 1st of June, typing away about… Continue reading Mother’s Day Magnolia Sunshine
It's hard deciding on a design for a card when you never get any feedback from someone for the cards you make them. My brother's other half is one of those people who doesn't feel the need to let anyone know if they like something. Apparently she was really chuffed with the Christmas present I… Continue reading Flower in gold
Amazingly I got this Valentine card made well in time and wasn't rushing around at the last minute trying to come up with an idea like I often am. Rather than do the usual Copic colouring, I decided to keep to a simple graphic design and use the opportunity to play with some techniques instead.… Continue reading Black ice Valentine
I set the bar high for making cards for my other half's niece when I made the kitty Christmas card, so I was having problems coming up with a good enough idea for her birthday card. Then I realised it was her thirtieth and I had to do something different. I had found some cute… Continue reading Thirty cats
The last Christmas card of the year and one of my favourites. One of my other half's nieces got a new kitty cat earlier this year and she has turned into a self-confessed crazy cat lady and absolutely adores Tommy. So, when I came across this digi stamp I just had to try and turn… Continue reading Christmas kitty
A card for a friend who doesn't do Christmas and who really appreciates the turning point that is the winter solstice. I too am glad that the shortest day has passed and, although it will take a while to be really noticeable, the light is returning. I tried to make a similar design to this… Continue reading Winter solstice trees
Why does everything that seems like a couple of years ago turn out to actually be four? The last two Covid years seem to take up no space at all in remembering when things happened. Anyway, four years ago I coloured a version of this digi stamp — it comes with three versions: one with… Continue reading Holly, mistletoe and a candy cane
Whenever I make anything there are the inevitable odds and ends that are left over and they tend to get unceremoniously dumped into a convenient box and forgotten about. Over time I had accumulated at least four such piles and I decided it was time to have a sort through. Nothing much got thrown out… Continue reading Foiled Christmas trios