Clean & Simple doesn't have to mean white…

Hello Lovelies, I don’t know about you but the more CAS I try to make a card the more intimidated I feel; give me bright colours and an excess of flowers and/or sparkly things and I am in my element but CAS isn’t my natural instinct. It was only recently that I realised that CAS…

Simple Watercolour Flowers

Hello Lovelies, Today I have a super quick watercolour floral card to share with you. This is actually a panel which I painted a while back and is another of the rescued pieces from my ‘not finished’ folder. I used my Daler Rowney travel palette and a Zen round 4 brush to create the super…

The difference a coloured card base makes…

Hello lovelies, If you’ve seen much of my Instagram you’ll know that I absolutely adore the Friendship Blooms set by Hero Arts x Gina K, for several reasons; firstly it is gorgeous, secondly it is so large that it fills a card so easily that creating with it has become effortless. Today I wanted to…

New DT member @ Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog – Challenge #247

I am so happy to say that I have been asked to join the team at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, and this will be my first blog post as part of the team. This time around the challenge is ‘Spring’, and as always a sentiment is required. Our sponsors for Challenge #247 are PolkaDoodles and…

Loving Your Handwriting (Mother’s Day UK)

Hello Lovelies, I know that my handwriting isn’t perfect. In fact there are many times that I find it difficult to write at all, and I am always conscious that when I have spent a long time making my card look good I could so easily mess it up with a hand lettering catastrophe. BUT…

LPOCF Challenge #128

Hello lovelies, and welcome to a new challenge over at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends This time our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and they have got a shop packed full of digital stamps, colouring pages and tutorials. They also do custom illustration and they have some absolutely gorgeous images, so please do check them out….

Actually using some of my hoarded backgrounds…

Sometimes I feel like just breaking out whatever medium(s) I fancy and going a bit wild. Now these sessions are highly enjoyable but I don’t often get a finished product out of them right away. Quite often I make something and I think it’s rubbish, or I just don’t like it, so I just don’t…

Stripey ‘Masculine’ Birthday Card

Hello lovelies, today I want to talk about those days you have no idea what to make. When I find that inspiration is not forthcoming I like to do something really simple, I’ve talked in the past about just putting a pen or brush to paper. This time I grabbed my scraps ‘bucket’, my paper…

Enhancing Stamped Images on Coloured Paper

Hello lovelies, I love taking my time to colour in stamped images; carefully adding layer upon layer of colour to create depth. Oooof! It feels so good once it’s done! BUT, let’s be real, sometimes I just cannot be bothered and in those times I want a hack to get me that look with a…