Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Hello! This card is a kind of tribute to the really huge dragonfly that seems to have taken a liking to our drive at the moment. He follows you round like a small aircraft and it's slightly off-putting as he makes a bee-line for your head! I looked him up on a dragonfly identification website and he's a southern hawker apparently.

This card uses the lovely Wood Words stamp set for the background and sentiment. I really love this stamp set and have used it for all kind of cards recently. The colour scheme here was inspired by the challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Such a pretty combo of colours!

The design of my card was inspired by this week's Global Design Project where it's a 'Case the Designer' challenge.
I love this type of challenge because I tend to start off with one idea in my head and it often becomes something completely different as I go along!
I'm also sending my dragonfly along to see Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground because I've been AWOL lately. I know if there's anyone who would appreciate being dive-bombed by a large dragonfly, it's Parsnip!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

CCT July Colour Challenge

Hello! We are having a fun challenge over at Christmas Card Throwdown. It certainly challenged me with my addiction to subdued hues!

We would like to see at least five of the colours on your Christmas card. I seem to have got all seven here - I was certainly saying, "Richard of York gave battle in vain" over and over in my head!
I used Stampin' Up's Jar of Love stamps with Everyday Jar Framelits and both the stars in the jars and the larger ones are stamps from the new Wood Words set. The holly leaves and berries are from Holly Berry Happiness. I embossed the Island Indigo background with the Stylish Stripes folder.
I hope you will have as much fun making your colourful creations. Please visit the DT's inspirational examples. Happy crafting, April x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

CCT Sketch Challenge

Hello! We have a sketch challenge for you at Christmas Card Throwdown this week. Here is our lovely hostess Alison's sketch:


I love these cute robins and their cute Christmas sentiment. It is a Woodware stamp set that I was very lucky to win from the lovely Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I thought they would be perfect for this super sketch. They are very simply stamped and coloured with Copics. I thought the bird at the bottom looked as though he was searching for a snack, so I have added a couple of tiny sequins.
This great sketch has so much potential for all kinds of festive designs. We look forward to you joining us! April x