Cinder-hell-a…..you shall go to the ball!

I love making Halloween cards as it’s the one occasion where you can really let loose your imagination and mix together some great colours. Rich oranges, greens, and purples contrast so well with black and make for a really eye-catching card. Every year I go…

A Bit More Barkley

I really like the Barkley range of stamps by Crafter’s Companion and having made this card, wanted to share another I have made. I stamped the image with black Memento ink and then coloured it with my Spectrum Noir pens. Then I used some Nellie’s…

The Big Knit 2013

The Big Knit – every year Age UK and Innocent Drinks get together to raise money to help the elderly in the UK by asking the public to knit woolly hats for Innocent Smoothies. I always look forward to seeing rows of ¬†bottles in the…

Lest We Forget

As summer fades and we head into autumn, it won’t be long before we see the familiar sight of the Royal British Legion collecting for The Poppy Appeal once more. Last year I put my money in the collection box and made a felt poppy…

Off To See The World…

No, I’m not about to take a year out to go travelling (although that would be lovely!) I have, however made this travel inspired card to enter the Spectrum Noir Challenge this month. I love this stamp by Kenny K, and coloured it using the…

Trick or Treat!

I decided on a break from all the festivities of Christmas cardmaking, and turned my attention to Halloween. Every year Graphic 45 outdo themselves and release a gorgeous collection of papers to celebrate the season of the witch. This year is no exception, and their…

Christmas is Coming…

I’ve already been busy making sample Christmas cards for a few weeks now, so when I saw this month’s challenge on the Crafter’s Companion blog I just couldn’t resist having a go. They have so many beautiful products in their Christmas range that I was…

Here Comes The Bride!

As August arrived, so did the wedding of Jackie and Ivan. I had been asked to make the wedding cake…..nothing fancy….so I chose a simple two tier design with some custom bunting as decoration. The bottom tier was a moist rich fruit cake, topped with…

Dorothy Clive Garden Calendar

I recently visited this fantastic garden, and as usual, took loads of photographs. I noticed that they were running a photography competition in order to pick 12 pictures for their 2014 calendar. It was tough to chose which picture to submit, but eventually I decided…

Stormy Weather

As the weather here has been so miserable for what seems like months, I spent a wet and windy evening making this quirky little fabric brooch. Using some unbleached cotton I cut out two cloud shapes and added little pearly buttons to one side before…