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Thursday 11 April 2024

Crazy Birds Birthday

I still love these Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz and came across them when I was having a small rejig in my craft room.  Nice, too on a loose inky background and with a Woodware sentiment.

Hoping to sort a few cards today for Holly's shop.

Enjoy your day.


Thursday 4 April 2024

90th card for my MIL

Renee, my mother-in-law, celebrated her 90th birthday  at the end of February, and we had a brilliant party  with all the family from children to great- grandchildren visiting us here in the Lakes.  

This is the card  I made, using a Clearly Contructed Art Stamp illustrated by Catherine Moore.  The papers are K &Co and Galeria Papers with some vintage flowers and lace from my stash.  All in greens and purples to suit the birthday girl!


Tuesday 2 April 2024

Wildflowers with Linocut background

I recently did a linocut class at Market Place Print Studios, opened recently by our Emily and her partner, Jack.   I thought I could use the skill to make my own backgrounds and images.  It was such a great class, Jack was a brilliantly calm tutor and not at all dismissive of the background image that I made.  I felt my fellow course attendees produced far more accomplished linocuts to use for card printing but I did have a different end product in mind. 

The above shows the cards we made,  (I did some second generation printing for the one in the above picture).  I've then used Sizzix and Marianne Designs Wildflower dies to continue with the rustic theme and feel quite pleased with the finished card now!!

You can find out more about Market Place Print Studio here in Cockermouth, they're offering all sorts of classes and instruction.  It was also Emily's first time of lino cutting and look what she made with her finished stamp - love, love, love her beautiful  block printed butterfly bag. (Pic from a Maker's Market they did last weekend.)

Hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of posting on here - as I've stepped back from all my team stuff, I've lost the momentum but it has been lovely not to have to work to deadlines or use specific products.

Thanks for popping in.


Monday 26 February 2024

Happy Birthday

Another Woodware stamp for today's card - on a previously made inky background then coloured in with Copics and White Gold Uniball pens.

Housework beckons  today - 😞

Hope you have a better day.

Friday 16 February 2024

Happy. birthday card

A card made for an old school friend-love this image from Woodware.  Used some old leaf and flower dies and an older Basic Grey paper pad . The white mat was cut with a stitched square die from MFT.  Oh and coloured with Copics xx

Sunday 21 January 2024

Happy New Year from me and a magazine commission

I've had a couple of months off from blogging as life has been busy, most importantly in welcoming our gorgeous new grand-daughter into the world, beautiful little Elodie. She is just so lovely, and Violet is the best big sister to her.  Holly has done amazingly well too, couldn't be prouder of her.  Other stuff included Christmas, my Dad's estate and a little thing called a tax return. 

As you can see, I've still be making cards and this is for a new magazine kit taking it's inspiration from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady - such a fab kit.  My feature is about Stretching your Stash so making all the things in the kit and what we have at home already go a little bit further.
And, delighted to see one of my cards  on the front cover (top right corner above)!

Individual pics below  and also a link to Craft Stash here where you can buy the kit online if you can't find it locally.

Happy Crafting!