Happy Blooming Christmas!

Today’s post is short and sweet – a simple card featuring one of my childhood favourite characters, Raymond Briggs’ lovable Father Christmas: This stamp is from Crafter’s Companion (part of a set containing several different images), and is coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. It is…

What Good Are Ruby Slippers?

This simple card combines two current trends – Steampunk and the Wizard of Oz. The stamp is another one of Stampendous’s great designs. I stamped it three times with black Memento ink so that I could decoupage the image. I coloured it with my Spectrum…

Marianne Angel Card

I love the combination of blues and neutral shades in this card. I used Papermania kraft card, three shades of blue 12×12 Kaisercard, some Dovecraft glittered star printed paper and some foreign language book pages. The challenge at Marianne’s Design Divas is to use ribbon…

Daisy, Daisy….

This card was inspired by the picture provided for Jill’s Challenge on the DoCrafts forum. I created the border by cutting squares of different coloured card, taping them to a backing piece of orange card, then embossing them with my Crafter’s Companion Floral Stitch embossing…

Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come From A Store…..

I really thought that I was done with making Christmas cards this year but I hadn’t tried these busy little elves from Stampendous yet, and when I saw that Handmade Harbour’s Challenge this week was all about ‘Winter Fun’  and Lexi’s Creations theme was Christmas, I just…

Say It With Chocolate!

Sometimes you might want to send something more than a card, but without sending a separate present. This gift card would be perfect for any chocolate lovers out there. From the outside it looks like a pretty Christmas card: I used some gorgeous Kaisercraft Christmas…

Friendship Is…..A Warm Mug of Cocoa!

I was wandering around the internet and came across this challenge over at Handmade Harbour. As soon as I saw the theme, I was inspired to make this card. The last time I used this stamp I chose a completely different colour scheme (you can…

A Touch of Autumn

This weekend seems to have been the start of the festive season with Christmas markets and craft fairs springing up in our area. Today we popped over to the Dorothy Clive Garden to browse around their Christmas Fair and take a stroll through the gardens…

Winter Washi Tape Card

Sometimes we need to make a quick and easy card, especially at Christmas when, for many people, we are making large numbers of cards. This card is so easy, uses only a couple of products, and takes no time at all – yet, I think,…

Playful Autumn Shaker Card

Stampendous have some of the cutest stamp designs, and this one is so sweet that I just couldn’t resist it! I had seen a card with a pile of punched leaves glued on the ‘ground’ and thought that I’d go one step further and make…