Watercolouring with Distress Oxide inks + Video

Sometimes you want to make a card that doesn’t take 2h but still comes out looking good, and with this card I think I managed to do just that. Apart from the drying time, I think it only took me 15 minutes to make, a personal olympic record in card making for me! And I…

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Easy watercolour flowers

My daughter and I have started an online beginner’s water colouring course with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. I really love Yao Cheng’s loose abstract way of painting botanicals, creating with emotions instead of trying to control every stroke, what I really needed to learn and now I’m helping my daughter adapt to that too!  Today…

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Stamping with a die cut + video

I wanted to enter the Altenew challenge with a large flower stamp outline that I could colour in, but realised I didn’t have any. Then I looked at my new Altenew layered floral cover die A and thought, hmmm… maybe I can stamp with it! So I tried it… and loved the result! Can you…

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Calling All Sistahs – July Encouragement Challenge

Its time for our 3rd Encouragement challenge over at Casual Fridays Calling All Sistahs challenge blog, where any style of cards are welcome, as long as its a card to lift someone’s spirit,  and this wonderful mood blog should help you to do so! I was inspired by the hot air balloon and the blue…

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Calling All Sistahs – Check Yourselves!

Its that time if the month again ladies, time to check yourselves! Breast Cancer is not contagious, but you can catch it early… if you check yourself monthly and go for regular check ups. This reminder was started by the amazing Michele at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, after she was diagnosed with Cancer. You can read…

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Be your own kind of Beautiful

Just a quick post today as I’m actually on the road, in France, on our way to see some friends, who have a beach house in the South west of France, where we’ll stay for a week. Its actually our first long vacation together as a family this year and we’re already having a lot…

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Waste not Want not

This was a very quick simple card to make so it will be a quick and simple post! I used the Perfect Card Making Formula which I talked about here, and scraps from a card I made which I wasn’t happy with in the end.   I first die cut the intricate frame using Spellbinders…

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To Sir with Love

“The time has come, for closing books and long last looks must end.. how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume…” Who remembers that movie and that amazing song! I’m listening to it now and it still does something to me… Yes its the last week of school and as…

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With this ring I thee wed…

I attended a friend’s wedding this weekend and it is so nice to have 1.Young enough friends & 2. Friends who still believe in marriage! ( I guess those 2 go together…). During the marriage we were asked to write notes they would read 1 year later and I was struggling to try and write…

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Trompe l’Oeil

“Trompe-l’œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.” – Wikipedia. OK… my card is not that sophisticated, but I was going for that effect! I used to think using design paper on hand made cards was “cheating”, and so I put away…

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