Category Archives: Birthday cards

Coffee Break DSP is just perfect for a masculine birthday card and is now 25% off!

Coffee Break DSP solves the masculine birthday card dilemma Designing masculine birthday cards seems to challenge even the most experienced card makers.  We worry about the colours (can’t be too pretty), we worry about keeping it simple (can’t be too ‘frilly’ or have too much bling) and it can’t be super cute.  Or do we… Read More »

How to WOW your friends with handmade cards

I have released my latest round of card making classes.  They will be so much fun, especially if you like getting a bit inky.  We are focusing on creating amazing backgrounds this month, hence the name Background Glory.  Each background is simple to replicate once you know how and just uses some very basic ingredients.… Read More »

Multipurpose adhesive sheets are the secret ingredient for this project

How to make the Happy Birthday Thinlits pop even more This is the third and final card in the series (the first in the series can be found here, the second in the series can be found here).  It is another super Quick and Easy card.  So what makes this one special? Tip: Die cut… Read More »

How to make a Floral not a Floral

Happy Birthday Thinlits always add the WOW! I wanted to make a series of cards using the same (or similar) design, same ingredients, but still come up with a completely different style of card.  Yesterday’s card had a floral theme, but I am not necessarily big on floral themes.  I try to tailor my cards… Read More »

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP Birthday Card

Global Stampers Blog Hop goes floral It is that exciting time of the month when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world join together for a Blog Hop challenge and this month’s challenge is going floral.  It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my favourites from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue (p.86-87) – Whole… Read More »

Global Stampers – Projects from around the World

It has been a big week this week with my team Crafty Party on yesterday.  But today is all about travelling the world and visiting other talented stampers to see their projects using products from the just released catalogue.  In case you missed my project from the Global Stampers challenge, it can be found here.… Read More »

May Global Stampers Challenge – new In-Colors

May Global Stampers Challenge If you follow my blog regularly you will know that over the past two days I have showcased my entry for the May Global Stampers Challenge – a mini accordion album featuring the Eastern Palace Starter bundle.  A fabulous short YouTube video Eastern Elegance Mini Album Preview can be found here.  Whilst… Read More »

Upcoming Card Classes – One Sheet Wonder or Gender Neutral Cards

21 April 2017       Friday Better than Hallmark/Just Cards Creative Class – Gender Neutral Cards (two sessions) Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm  ($17)     Location: at my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects:  These cards are gender neutral, no flowers, bling or pastels – can be used for both males and females.  I love cards like… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams water wash clear block background technique

Water Wash Background technique Sometimes handmade cards can appear to be difficult to recreate but this one is really ‘easy peasy’.  This card was also one of the projects for my Better than Hallmark Creative Class last month.  It uses a simple water wash clear block background technique. Apply colour onto your clear block (Block… Read More »

Collage Stamping Technique featuring Dragonfly Dreams bundle

Collage Stamping Technique Dragonfly Dreams has proved to be one of the most popular bundles from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it is certainly a favourite of mine.  This was one of the projects that I designed for the Better than Hallmark class last Friday night and features the Collage Stamping Technique.  The card does look… Read More »

Global Stampers March Challenge: Last chance to earn Sale-a-Bration products

Sale-a-Bration coming to a close: On Saturday I featured my entry in the Global Stampers Challenge which featured the Hey Chick Stamp Set.  The Global Stampers’ challenge for March was any project using a product from Sale-a-Bration.  This was such a timely challenge as there are oh so few days left of Sale-a-Bration (SAB) which ends… Read More »

Hey Chick Shaker Card – March Global Stampers Challenge

Hey Chick Shaker Card This shaker card was created for the March Global Stampers Challenge.  I wanted to use the Hey Chick stamp set, another FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.  This stamp set has been one of the most popular – in fact, it sold out within a few days but has now been… Read More »

The Oh So Delicate Dragonfly Dreams March Creative Class

Dragonfly Dreams featuring background techniques -Better than Hallmark Creative Class The Dragonfly Dreams bundle is featured at my technique Creative Class.  Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm  ($17)  Friday 24 March 2017  (this class has been rescheduled).  The class will be at my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects: three technique class featuring backgrounds (stamped, sponged and watercoloured)… Read More »

New February classes released today

Two new February Classes for Cardmaking just released I am asked regularly how to take your cardmaking to another level – the answer is my Creative Classes for Cardmakers.  Classes allow you to play with all the fabulous new products, learn how to use them properly as well as all those tips and tricks to… Read More »

Paisleys & Posies are making a comeback

Paisleys & Posies – Global Stampers Challenge I grew up with Paisley prints being in fashion.   And they are making a big comeback – everywhere I look I see Paisley – paisley pyjamas, paisley tablecloths, blouses and quilt covers.  And I love it all, so I was very excited to see the Paisleys &… Read More »