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Category Archives: General chit-chat
When I am asked to make a card for a special occasion, I must admit that I don’t always know exactly what I am going to do from the start. Most of the time the card evolves as I go along. For this wedding card I decided to use the Quickutz funky cake die. This […]
When I first saw this Sizzix ‘mummy with movable limbs’ die I thought it would be great for quirky mothers day cards. When I cut out my first mummy I realised it was a lot bigger than I thought & far too big for my normal size cards, so it was stashed away. This year […]
This simple cat sillhouette with its bead collar is cut from vivelle, so it is very tactile. I love matching papers & I’m sure I spent just as long, if not longer, choosing just the right backing paper, just the right colour of beads & just the right combination of flowers & centres to match […]
With the extended holiday period over Christmas, I finally found the time to break into my rapidly-growing hoard of coloured plastic bottles & cut some shapes ready to turn into junk jewellery. The next fun part was seeing what shapes & colours go together. The combinations are endless – the hardest part was just choosing. […]
I love the contrast of white on plain kraft card so I randomly stamped lots of small snowflakes onto kraft cards. I then swiped old book pages with TH Picket Fence distress paint to dull down the yellow colour of the old pages. I then cut out snowmen from the whitened pages & stuck them […]
Just booked for this fabby extra Christmas craft fair. Crafts, carols & cakes!
A commission for a 40th birthday card for a lady who ‘likes retro, Cath Kidson, & dreams of owning a VW camper van’. This ‘Britannia die’ looked a bit fiddly with all the separate pieces to cut out but it wasn’t as tricky as it looked, & went together quite well.
I was asked to make a 21st Birthday card for a colleague’s son, who is into video games. The old Quickutz ‘controller’ die worked very well with the new Quickutz ‘Retro TV’ die to make a fun card.
As a lover of all things quirky & retro, I am always on the look out for unusual items to incorporate into my cards. I spotted Christmas trees made out of dymo tape on Pinterest & decided to put my own twist on them. It was a bit of a struggle to track down green […]