Here’s another sample from my April Technique Class using the Brayer Technique. I hold my Technique Classes on the first Saturday of each month, usually, at 1pm. You can contact me for more information. This was my second card for this technique and features the all time favourite stamp set of Lovely As A Tree. This is such a versatile stamp set which can be used for many occasions, including Christmas. As with yesterday’s card I’m donating all my Technique Class… Read more »

Well, this card is from Saturday’s Technique Class where we learnt to use a Brayer with various colours and some sponging thrown in to finish off some little bits. Now I have never tried this technique before and when preparing for the class I seemed to end up with ink from elbow to all over my hands. Anything I touched seemed to have ‘extra’ ink on it. However I persisted and I now love the technique and feel it gives… Read more »

It must be Saturday so time for my entry into the Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge. Not sure if this quite fits the bill but it’s definitely within the spirit of the sketch. There were so many inspiring samples to look at this week and many lovely entries, so make sure you pop on over to have a look at them all. Here’s the sketch by Teneale Williams: The fold I have used is the Drapery Fold, however I… Read more »

Well all good things have to come to an end, don’t they? These Retiring In Colors are coming to and end. Please, if you have these colours and not the reinkers, you need to order them before stocks run out. So that means TODAY, please. If you love the colour and don’t have the reinker, once the colours retire you can no longer reink your pad, dye ribbon or Twine, water-colour etc with these In Colours. There are also other… Read more »

Do you sometimes need a card which just expresses your best wishes or that you’re thinking of someone? This was a fun technique from the March Techniques Class. Lots of colour and lots of elements with Punches and the Big Shot being used to achieve this look. We did use some isocol (Rubbing Alcohol) in this technique and you need to ensure you’re in a well ventilated room if you’re using a lot of it. I three-quarters filled a Stampin’ Spritz bottle… Read more »

My apologies for this late posting. My scheduling went awry while I was away without internet and little telephone coverage. Nice to be back in civilization though. Welcome to another Freebie Friday. Have you ever made something you weren’t quite sure about? Well this card is one of those. However, the ladies at my March Technique Class really liked it, so it’s featuring today for Freebie Friday. Does it look like stormy seas? You can play with the colour until… Read more »

How many times have you looked for a birthday card and couldn’t find just the right one? Making your own hand-made birthday cards is the answer or you could contact me to buy one. Today I have a card using a particular technique from my March Technique Class. This card uses one of the all time Stampin’ Up! favourites – Lovely As A Tree. I have it in wood mount. It’s such a versatile stamp set. You can use it… Read more »

  I said I’d do a video tutorial for Barbara who contacted me via email recently. This is the Emboss Resist Watercolour Technique, which is just  so easy and makes your card look wonderful. Who would you like to say thank you to? The cards featured in today’s post were mailed out to customers yesterday and each card had a small gift inside as well. So today I have a video tutorial for you and I will put all the… Read more »

So, how many people do you actually thank? So many people come into our lives and help us with big and small things. Do you thank them? Here’s my version of some shadow masking which was part of my technique class last Saturday. We used the stamp sets Awesomely Artistic and What I Love with the In Colours of Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon. The label is cut using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelit Dies and… Read more »

Don’t you just love a birthday card with an interesting technique? On Saturday I held my monthly technique class. This month was using different masking techniques. So, with that in mind I designed a card suitable for the current Global Design Project Challenge. This week’s challenge is a colour challenge. I added the white so I could show off some balloons. Make sure you pop on over and look at all the inspiration the design team have come up with… Read more »