Sew Retro

Today’s crafty project is a sweet little card with a retro sewing theme. The backing paper is from the Papermania Happy Days stack and the stamped mannequin was part of a free cover gift set with Simply Homemade magazine. The bobbin stamp was also in…

Simple Yet Elegant Christmas Cards Part 3

This simple card has a pretty embossed background using a Sizzix embossing folder. I used an XCut die to cut an aperture in a square of card and then mounted it onto the embossed card front using foam tape. I used a Memory Box wreath…

Summer Friends Card

With winter fast approaching and the promise of snow on the horizon, I decided to warm things up with a summery card.   This cute little stamp was free with a magazine (Creative Stamping, I think) and I coloured it with the following pens: Background:…

Work In Progress – Completed!

Yesterday I posted the beautiful oriental mermaid image that I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens. Today I completed the card. I used patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket’s Salt Air range as well as turquoise card stock, matting each one on to black card to…

Work In Progess

After a lovely afternoon spent at Ikea, I was late starting ┬átoday’s crafty project. So I decided to call it a day after colouring this beautiful stamp (one of my all time favourites). I’ll finish the project tomorrow! I used my Spectrum Noirs again: Skin:…

A Gorjuss Christmas

This is another Christmas card (my last for this year, I hope!) which makes use of a non-Christmas stamp. I chose this retro snowflake paper and coloured the cute little Gorjuss girl to match with my Spectrum Noirs. Skin: FS3, FS5 Hair: EB3, EB5, EB6…

A Rockin’ Birthday Card

Like most people, I always struggle to make male cards, but this one is suitable for men and boys of all ages. I used a set of We R Memory Keepers stamps, stamping the cassette image several times with black Memento ink before colouring with…

Simple yet Elegant Christmas Cards Part 2

This simple card was made using the XCut Christmas wreath die. I cut the wreath parts in two shades of green card and the pine cones from brown card. After layering the pieces together with foam tape, I added some sparkle with some iridescent Stickles.…

Winter Wishes Card

This month’s challenge at Spectrum Noir is all about…..yep, you guessed it – Christmas/Winter! As I’ve finished making my Christmas cards for this year I decided to go with the Winter theme and created a pretty, icy birthday card. I’ll apologise in advance for the…

Simple yet Elegant Christmas Cards Part 1

This is the first of a few posts featuring simple yet elegant Christmas cards I’ve made. Sometimes, less is more, and not everybody wants an over-fussy card. This card, in black, white and red, has a classic embossed background using an embossing folder. I used…