Penny Black Hedgehog Card

Having been picked for the Top Three at Spectrum Noir again last month, I am going for gold in January with this cute card! The theme for Spectrum Noir’s January Challenge is Animals/Critters and this sweet stamp from Penny Black has been sitting in my…

What’s Black and White and Red All Over….

….this Clean and Simple birthday card! I used the sketch on Fusion Card Challenge for my inspiration:     I used an EK Success border punch on some red card and layered this behind some black and white dotted card. I stamped the heart three…

Male Birthday Tag Card

While browsing a few crafty pages on the internet I came across the ‘Just Us Girls’ Challenge blog. This week they have a simple sketch to follow and it inspired me to use some tags that have been sitting in my stash for far too…

Brighten Your Day!

The sky may be dull and grey, and many people in the UK will be fed up of the constant wind and rain that the Christmas/New Year period has brought us…..but this card will brighten your day with it’s zingy fresh colours. Delicious Doodles’ challenge…

Vintage Dad Card

Another male birthday card, this time based on the sketch for Jill’s Challenge. This sketch is really simple so I kept the colours muted in shades of blue, grey and black, and added the tiniest amount of orangey-red to add a pop of colour. This…

GDT at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

A new challenge blog has begun the New Year with a bang! Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges had a DT call at the end of last year and although I din’t make it onto the team, they kindly invited all applicants to take part in their…

No. 1 Father

January sees a lot of family birthdays for me, and most of them are men. I’ve always struggled for inspiration for male birthday cards but thankfully Cardabilities have a wonderful sketch on their challenge blog and I managed to produce this great card using their…

Always and Forever

Now that Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over, the next date on the crafting calendar (except for family and friends’ birthdays) is St Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make something with a romantic theme that could be kept on display all year round.…

Happy New Year!

Last year was a busy one one for me, crafting more and blogging more. It was lovely to see my blog develop a regular readership (albeit a small one)! As 2014 begins I intend to keep up the pace and improve on the good start…

Oh Sew Lovely Cards

Another new range from DoCrafts this month is the Oh Sew Lovely collection. With pretty prints and bright colours, this sewing themed set of papers and embellishments is bang on trend. I have made a simple birthday card using large blocks of colour, buttons and…