Yesterday marked Mr C and I’s 7th wedding anniversary, so last week I began work on our anniversary card. In preparation we’d looked online to see what the traditional theme was. Imagine my joy when we discovered it was wool (oh, and copper, but that’s a bit less exciting). I was going to crochet something…… Continue reading An Experiment and A Special Card
Whoops, July was a quick month! End of term school events seemed to take up the whole middle fortnight, and then we’ve been working at the allotment as well as settling into a school holiday routine. Not to mention the various birthday parties, barbecues and so on. I have hardly thought about the 17 for…… Continue reading 17 for 2017 July Update
If you follow my 17 for 2017 posts, you will know that I am trying to be more frugal in various areas and also avoid unnecessary craft purchases. One way I’m trying to do this is by finding new ways to use my existing stash. (I will start now by saying I spent £3.20 on…… Continue reading Frugal Friday-Cardmaking Edition
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