Since starting work at docrafts I’ve really been inspired by all of the cards that go into Creativity magazine and all the designs I find when researching ideas.
One thing I’ve learnt living away from home and venturing off into adulthood is there are a load more birthdays, anniversaries and events in general that you HAVE to remember. Whilst living with my parents I was always covered in the joint family card that was sent, but not anymore!
I FINALLY(!) got around to making a shaker card, after previous disastrous attempts I thought that now was as good a time as any to have another go, and it’s safe to say I am now hooked, what this space for some Easter themed shaker cards coming soon.
Whenever it comes to Mother’s Day I always struggle for what to get – everything in the shops always seem to be things you’d give if you’re a child. So when the peeps at Hobbycraft asked me to have a go at making some wall art I leapt at the chance.
I do love working with air drying clay, and the lovely people over at Hobbycraft asked me to make some (dare I say it!) Valentine’s inspired bowls using the marvelous white stuff.
This year seems to have whizzed by, it’s hard to think that Christmas is almost upon us once again, how time does fly!
After getting started on my Christmas cards last week, I’ve been busy making even more cards! I’ve vowed not to buy anymore card making supplies, and have now made a very small dent in my vast store after making an additional eights cards and some gift tags, but more of that to come in another post . . .
This year I’ve decided to get cracking on my Christmas cards early, in a hope of avoiding a frantic rush at the beginning of December, desperately trying to pull something together in time for the last postal day before Christmas.
I decided to do something completely different this year, and went for a simple yet sophisticated snowflake design,using my favourite square card blanks as a base.
I do love doing cross stitch, I find it incredibly relaxing, I get so absorbed in it I seem to forget about the days trials and tribulations, and completely loose track of time.
Up until recently I have always bought my patterns off sites like Etsy, but I thought I’d pluck up the courage and have a go at coming up with my own pattern.
I can’t get enough of the Chalky paints by DecoArt at the moment! I’ve now added one more colour to my ever growing collection and have taken to sprucing up all of the boring white frames around the house, as well as the terracotta pots out in the garden.