Category Archives: Print Poetry

Advent cardmaking: Carols

Today I have three cards to share. I struggled a little with an idea and then remembered that Deck the Halls was on one of these stamps so decided to keep it simple with a focus on the sentiment stamping.

Check out the video showing how I made these.

Happy crafting!



Happy Fathers Day (239)

Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!). 

Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with! 

And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.

I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp. 

I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too! 

Here is the ATC! 

I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.

Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink. 

I did finish one card in class…  I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp. 

Happy crafting! 


Arty session with the gang… male cards

Hi there. 

Tonight I have some time with my local crafty friends for playing with mixed media.  The plan for tonight is some cards suitable for men.

I find male cards difficult but still need to make them.  So thought this would be the good push I needed. 

Card one is this green hot air balloon one. I kept this relatively simple with some distress inking and embossing.

Card two is a vintage seaside one using distress oxides.

Then onto card three which is a brushos background, an indigo blu stamp and then some embossing for the sentiment.

And finally the painted card. I sort of threw everything at this… stencilling/stamping/doodling.

I used a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp for the focal image.

So these are the samples which I’ve prepared.  Will have to see what we actually create tonight in between the chat! 

Happy crafting!


    DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

    Hello… it’s March the first… so happy St. David’s Day and even more importantly … Happy birthday to my Auntie M! X

    Today I have my contribution towards the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.

    I found this fab paper (Print poetry from stampin up) in the stash and realised that the writing stamp from Paperartsy would work well with it! 

    I decided to emboss the image and sentiment to add some texture to the card. I also made the card blank out of the soft suede cardstock that goes so well with the paper.

    Now off to see what my team mates on the design team for the blog have been making… 

    Happy crafting! 


    She Art minatures for art journalling session

    It’s been a while since I created any she art like that Christy Tomlinson creates… but this was requested for our art journalling session… and I don’t like to say no! Only problem was this was scheduled for October and due to some emotional frailties on my behalf I had to cancel last minute. Fortunately the gang were understanding and I postponed the session till tomorrow.

    I usually create she art for canvases on a larger scale but have done notebook covers and a couple of cards before now so knew it was possible.  I started creating this sample on a 5.5 x 6 piece of cardstock.


    She became sample number 1!

    I have another couple of samples to share tomorrow along with hopefully some fab pages the others create.

    Happy crafting!


    Treesday… UTube inspired!

    This card was entirely inspired by a video I watched on UTube when getting a template for doing a popup box card a month or so ago… When I spotted this I couldn’t resist having a go myself!
    here is the link to the video… check it out!

    I used Print Poetry dsp from the xmas box, some cherry cobbler cardstock, some houses that were free stamps on a magazine some time ago embossed in white and then some of the fab Festival of Trees stamps that had started this whole Treesday thing off! I also added some card candi as the finishing touches…


    Love how this turned out… I don’t think I have the patience to make many of them, but think they are very cute and not the most difficult things to make. Think they are also much more fun in this dimension, than the traditional way round. 

    I am also entering this for The Pink Elephant Challenge… Use green and the Pile it on challenge to use three of something… Three card candi! 

    Happy crafting!