• Cards

    Pretty Flowers For You using Jar of Love

    I love the simplicity and bright cheery colour of this card with pretty flowers made with my new favourite set Jar of Love. While different to the Jar of Love Shaker Card it remains soft and feminine. This time I used Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Soft Sky.  The flowers are created using a 2 step stamping method and the light colour was simply the same Watermelon Wonder ink but stamped off first.

  • Cards,  Classes

    Jar of Love Shaker Card

    Wow, I have found my new favourite stamp set… Jar of Love and it’s so exciting because it also comes in a bundle with the Everyday Jars Framelits! I spotted this set when the catalogue first came out however I just ordered the bundle this month. It’s not until you have the set in your hands or start to use it that you realise sometimes just how amazing they are, this happened when I discovered there was a framelit to cut out the fish stamp and the little firefly! Wow, no fussy cutting! Plus there are so many cute images to choose from including 3 jar sizes, lovely flowers, the fish, the…

  • Cards,  Classes

    Embossing Technique

    I had a fun weekend with my monthly craft class on Saturday where I taught a great embossing technique. Then Sunday was spent creating samples for Extravaganza later this month. Embossing Technique I found a gorgeous card I wanted to case from Jennifer Frost, one of the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan designers. But she hadn’t explained how she did the embossing in her post. A little Googling and I had the answer!

  • Cards,  Classes,  In my Opinion

    Your handmade masterpiece

    I’m wild about you! And helping you to create your own handmade masterpiece. When I give a handmade card it carries with it the thought and love that went into making it, my friends and relatives have drawers full as they can’t bear to throw them out! I know all the reasons why you’re not making cards and I’ve been there, I just know that once you’re here, you’ll love it just as much as me! Why not come along and give it a try? Wild about flowers too I’m just starting a new love, flowers. There are so many lovely handmade cards on Pinterest using flowers that I am falling in…

  • Cards,  Classes,  Promotion

    Bring Back Birthday Cards

    By now you’ve probably have heard about the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign started by Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!®. Shannon has been sending cards to anyone who asks for one with the hashtag #imbringbirthdaysback on the envelope. Now, so many people love the idea that Stampin’ Up! is releasing a stamp of the hashtag. Wow, this is huge! We all love receiving birthday wishes from family and friends on our special day but the number of cards we send and receive is dwindling as people take to social media to send the well wishes. It takes a bit more planning and thought to send a card and that’s what this campaign is about,…