My lovely niece is 6 tomorrow (I can hardly believe I’ve been an auntie for that long!) and, as always, I’ve made her birthday card. My parents in law also requested that I make her one from them, and suggested owls as a theme. They also wanted it to have a 6 on it and…… Continue reading Summer Birthday Cards
In case you’ve managed to forget, Father’s Day is almost here in the UK (Sunday 18th June). I’ve made all of the cards I need to, but I’m only going to show one as I know my dad sometimes reads my blog! Mr C asked for a fishing themed card and I had the perfect…… Continue reading Father’s Day Card Inspiration
Today was a day of real mixed feelings. My temporary contract ended so I had to say goodbye to some lovely people who I’ve worked with for the last 18 months. I made some thank you cards last night using my Cricut as there were a few people who I wanted to thank individually. I…… Continue reading All Change!
Recently I’ve been using heat embossing a lot on my cards, as it’s such a simple technique. However, sometimes it goes a bit wrong, and I’ve managed to work out some of the reasons for this. I’ve also managed to solve some of those problems by making small changes. I thought it might be useful…… Continue reading Heat Embossing Tips and Tricks
I’ve seen a few stencilling posts lately, so when I bought the latest issue of Making Cards Magazine with a free chevron stencil, I was very eager to give it a go. The examples in the magazine used items which are not in my stash so I had to have a think. In the end…… Continue reading Branching Out-Stencilling
April was an especially busy month, with birthdays, school holidays and some serious work on the allotment. This month I kept track of my progress against my goals a bit better. (A lot better actually, last month I didn’t write anything down until I wrote the roundup post!) 17 cupboards/drawers/storage areas sorted (8.5) I’ve tackled…… Continue reading 17 for 2017-April Roundup
April sees a huge number of birthdays and I end up making cards in bulk (I don’t like that word, it makes me think of cupboards filled with bargain loo roll and gallon bottles of bleach-not beautiful things!) When I’m making multiple cards, I tend to turn to kits or packs of decoupage with matching…… Continue reading Black and Gold Birthday Cards