Sometimes life get's a little crazy and you fall behind in doing the things you love.  Despite making it my intention to blog regularly this year, I've struggled to keep it up with work and travel starting to take over.  Never the less I am determined to give it my best shot.

I made this card months and months ago... maybe even last year but I forgot to blog about it.  The doily cutout is actually a thinlit.  It's retired now but there is another one that is similar the Darling Doily.  

I'm not completely convinced that this card really came out like I intended.  I made the background card stock by stamping dots with a sponge dauber. 

While I like the individual elements I think I made this card when my style was transitioning from vintage cards to more retro, mod styles.  The polka dots and doily are a little bit too much of a clash for my liking.  I think clashing is ok - but you almost have to go the extra mile to make it work - and really put to polar opposite things together.  In this case I don't think I pushed it enough.

I do however like my photography on this card :-)  And you only learn by making mistakes.  I don't want to only show you the cards I make that I love and think look great - that's not reality.  For every card I make that I love I guarantee there is at least one that I'm less in love with or think needs to be binned.  I've learned over the years to just keep giving it your best go and eventually you'll make something you love.

Happy crafting


This is a card I made a while ago for a very dear friend of mine.  I think I've mentioned this before - but I love love love this sentiment.  It's so nice to compare someone to a fabulous work of art.  It speaks of them being unique and precious - which is what my friends are to me :-)

The feather stamps I used are retired now, but you can buy something similar (see below).  I created this card using a similar technique as the one used here.  Stamping images in a big circle around the sentiment to create a mock wreath effect.  I love love love the colours and how this came out.  Probably one of my favourite cards I've made in ages, so only fitting I gave it to one of my favourite people :-)

Happy crafting!


Here's a blast from the past with a cute little birdcage stamp set that I was absolutely obsessed with.

You can check out the whole post here.  I cannot believe how much I used both the stamp set and that designer series paper.  It's like my blog was one big chocolate and blue themed design.  I kind of wish I'd kept it... but then where would the room be for new stamps ;-)

Happy crafting