Valentine’s Day…with a twist!

Do you ever have trouble finding exactly the right sentiment for a card?  Stampin’ Up! are brilliant at covering all the beautiful moments but sometimes showing that you’re cranky can be a struggle. Do you remember that Janet Jackson song “What have you done for me lately?”  My friends and I have often commented thatContinue reading “Valentine’s Day…with a twist!”

Let’s taco ’bout how awesome you are!

I appreciate all the support I get from all of you and this year I want to make more of a consistent effort to show it. This is where I have started…. This is such a cute set from our current Sale-a-bration catalogue.  The new watercolour pencils make colouring in a very easy experience too.Continue reading “Let’s taco ’bout how awesome you are!”

Easy effective watercolour backgrounds!

The Watercolour Pencils have certainly been the focus of my crafting of late.  This background is so easy to achieve.  The harder you press with your pencils the deeper the colour you will achieve with your background.  Once you have coloured onto your background (I used Watercolour paper) use your Aqua Painter to go overContinue reading “Easy effective watercolour backgrounds!”

Pay it forward…cardmaking style

You love to make cards but do you always have someone to give all of your creations to? For me personally I have made a much more conscious effort to give out Birthday Cards throughout the year.  I’ll hand deliver as many as I can. I love giving thank you and general appreciation cards toContinue reading “Pay it forward…cardmaking style”

Adaptability!

There are times where you may have the perfect card but the wrong sentiment (and no time to make a completely different card…)   Just add a background coordinating punch with your punched out sentiment and you’re good to go! If you’d like to make this card check out these detailed instructions here. This isContinue reading “Adaptability!”

From land to sea

It was nice to make a masculine card for a change, I’ve haven’t made one for ages (which made me think that we should do a class full of cards for men, details to follow soon!) This card was pretty much cased from Windy .  I added an Early Espresso layer, changed the silver thread toContinue reading “From land to sea”

Sick of these dragonflies yet? I’m not :)

While researching different watercolour cards I came across this one by Chantal.  I still prefer Chantal’s version however here is the one we have been making at my recent classes. You can ink up the stripe background stamp and then spritz water directly onto the stamp before stamping onto the paper (in this case it isContinue reading “Sick of these dragonflies yet? I’m not :)”

Gold Dragonflies!

I saw this beautiful card on Pinterest by Vikki, I changed it slightly… You’ll find this gorgeous Designer Series Paper in the “Pop of Pink” pack.  Don’t forget to use your Precision Base Plate to get an excellent cutting result with your Dragonfly Thinlit, more information about the Precision Base Plate is here. I’ve used an embossingContinue reading “Gold Dragonflies!”

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

It’s wonderful to get inspiration from Pinterest, it is certainly my favourite place to go and collect ideas.  If you are not yet confident with how to use Pinterest please let me know and I’ll run you through the basics. I found this card from Fanny and loved it.  I made a few changes andContinue reading “Butterfly Birthday Wishes”