Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14 cards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!
Hi All! 30 March was Mother’s Day here in the UK (it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent each year), and that day is also my older sister’s birthday. This meant two cards were needed, and I wanted to have different designs so that they were very clearly for different occasions. My card for… Continue reading Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister
Hi All! I know, I know, I’ve been so long between posts AGAIN!! February has just been so busy, and now Yaris is unwell too… I hate winter!!! Anyway, enough moaning and let’s get on with some nice stuff instead!! At the beginning of February I went to the Stamperama event near my home. They… Continue reading Learning some cool new techniques – Stamperama!!
Hello Again! Something a bit different this time. I made some Christmas cards using images printed from the website CraftsUPrint, and they look really pretty. There are some one-off designs, and then some on a theme, so I hope you like them. I’ve got some more to come soon, and they are funny ones so… Continue reading Computer Christmas Cards
Hi! Back again with more cross-stitch cards I’ve been making since last update. I’m still attempting to make as many as I can as I’m going along by trying to make one craft project a day, minimum. That means if I haven’t done anything else during the day, I will make one of these during… Continue reading More Xmas Xstitch!
Hi! Apologies for such a long gap. I’ve been through another rough patch so trying to catch up with my blog’s hard work at the moment. I’m back now though, so hopefully you’ll get more posts now!! I haven’t completely wasted my time whilst I’ve been gone, however – I’ve been making little cross-stitch pieces… Continue reading Time Flies… And Cross Stitch Develops!
Hi! So, after coming home from my lovely holiday, I’m still rather exhausted! I’ve got all these lovely ideas in my head for things I want to try after learning new techniques on holiday, but right now I have no energy at all for doing them! Instead, the last couple of days, I have done… Continue reading Evening Crafting!
Following on from the Animal Aperture cards we made, I decided to tackle another craft from my list of ones I wanted to try this year, and have a go at papercutting. I’m learning this from a book that was recommended in a magazine – The Crafter’s Guide to Papercutting by Emily Hogarth. It’s a great book,… Continue reading Papercutting Part 1 – Flower Card
So this week Crafty Debbie and I wanted to do something a bit different, and after seeing an article in Papercraft Inspirations magazine, we decided to have a go at making shaped aperture cards. The magazine issue number is Issue 111, for those of you who are interested, and the apertures are in the shape of… Continue reading Animal Apertures!
For August I took part in the card swaps (for Yahoo message boards) for the UK_Parcher_Pals and Card_Crafts groups. The parchment swap was a free subject swap this month, so I decided to make a second card using the pattern I used to make my parents’ wedding anniversary card (see “Happy Wedding Anniversary” post). For… Continue reading August Swaps!