Birthday Cards

The Gentleman Crafter Sketch Challenge 1

I recently discovered the blog  Gentleman Crafter.  John is an extremely talented teacher and crafter with 30 years experience.  I have learnt such a lot from him on how to use my new Scan n Cut.  This week on his blog, new for 2022, he launched his card sketch challenge and a new Facebook group …

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A New leaf stencil from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine issue 217

The latest issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft came with a really versatile leaf stencil.  For my first card I went with the colours from the Color Throwdown challenge 683 to make the leaf background. I used distress oxides inks to stencil the background and then added two rosettes in a matching colour for some …

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A square card with coloured stamped images and a black and white ship in a bottle

A ship in a bottle birthday card – Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 95

I have been a subscriber to Creative Stamping magazine for a while now and I have been delighted with every issue I’ve received.  Issue 95 is full of plenty of inspiration on how to get the most out of the stamp set ‘Message in a Bottle’ with elements designed by Lisa Horton crafts There are …

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