The bonus lessons for the wrap-up day of the Clear and Sheer card class were on shaker cards. I’ve made a few shaker cards in the past, but I’ve always used acetate for them; it had never occurred to me to use vellum, so I had to give it a go. And I really like… Continue reading Vellum shaker
After my first experiment with the double-cut alphabet dies I had enough pieces left over to make another thank you sentiment; all I had to do was come up with a card to put it on. Cue more experimenting, this time with the new Distress oxide ink pads. I remembered seeing a video of Tim… Continue reading Thank you: Distress oxide roses and butterfly
After winning Create A Smile’s “blue” challenge in with my very blue light-up ocean card, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for October’s challenge. The theme for this month is “embellish”. Now, embellishments are normally the last thing I think about when making a card, usually in a “what else does this card… Continue reading Embellish!
This card was created on 11th July: day 7 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. In response to the political mess in the UK following the EU referendum, my initial thought was to just add a single word expletive as a sentiment for this kitty, but I decided to fake some positivity instead…… Continue reading Misc: Hang in there kitty
I’ve been meaning to join in with the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge for a while and this month I actually managed to create something… only just in time though… For a change, I left my Copic markers on the side and went back to basics with some stencilling and stamping. How: I started by… Continue reading Hello: Stamped flowers with stencilling
What: For November’s challenge, Gerda Steiner offered up this little bear with his scarf and mug. Inspired by: The colouring on the bear was inspired by a tutorial I found over on the Color Me Copic blog. The idea: My initial idea was to foil the digital stamp and sentiment and also to have the… Continue reading Winter wishes card: Foil and Copic bear
What: Cute critters with a snowy sparkly Christmas tree background. Inspired by: Giorgia’s sweet critters standing in front of a tone-on-tone Christmas tree. How: First make your Christmas tree stencil. I drew the tree shape on my Mac using Affinity Designer and transferred it to my ScanNCut, sized it to fit on a standard A6… Continue reading Xmas cards: Stencilled trees and critters