Scraps for Valentine’s Day…

When I wrote the heading for this post, I realised that most might think that these two things don’t go together. Using up our scraps to make a beautiful card for someone special? Really? Well, yes! You really can make a lovely card out of things that are just destined for the bin, and I am here to show you how. I also wanted to show you that some of the sets that we think are only for Valentine’s Day can be used year round. I absolutely love this sentiment from the Heartfelt set which reads “Being friends is better […]

Continue reading

Happy Birthday to You…

I was so loving colouring with the Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers that I coloured in several of these gorgeous cake images from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set. If you like the look of this stamp set then read to the end to find out how you can win one of these for yourself. I have paired it here with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. This has some lovely floral patterns and I have chosen one with light pastel shades. I coloured the image in with Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Blends, before cutting […]

Continue reading

Little Ladybird…

At my last workshop I was so lucky to receive a few orders from my customers, so that I managed to bag this cute little stamp set ‘Little Ladybug’. It is a host only stamp set and it is completely FREE with an order over £275, or workshop or party orders over £275. Isn’t it adorable?? I had such a fun time colouring in the little ladybirds, and that flower is so vivid in all three of the colours I coloured it with. I used the Stampin’ Blends to get some amazing shading. The treat bag below is one that […]

Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Masking

Masking is a great technique but one that is so often underused. We had a play with it at my latest Messy Hands Craft group and the ladies really got into the swing of it, creating some lovely cards. There are several ways of masking, but essentially what we are doing is blanking off an area of our card, using tape or post it notes, and then stamping on top of these, part on and part off, so that when we remove the tape or note we are left with part of an image. You can see above how I […]

Continue reading