You're a Classic


I discovered a Sugar Pea Design's "Tee-rific" stamp set on Seven Hills Crafts and fell in love with it. The set contains a lot of stamps to create scenes with a golf theme and the penguin can be used for other occasions, too, including Christmas.

For this card, I simply cut away the golf club and used my favourite MFT dies to make this clean and simple design.

Hope you like my funky card!

Funky Flamingo


This time, I'm back with one of my favourite stamp sets at the moment. Not that I'm much of a stamper, but I love that you don't need to colour these...

My inspiration for this card comes from Wiebke and Birka who make very sweet cards with inked backgrounds and they also release their own free digital stamps! Make sure to check out their Freebies links.

Here is my design...

Next up some designs for men so if you're stuck for ideas, make sure to visit my blog again.

Pop Up Boxes


Here are some designs that were published in Papercraft Essentials. I first saw pop up boxes in CMPC magazine. I was quickly hooked and have been making many designs since. You can find them all under the Designs link of my blog if you select "Boxes".

For this feature, I wanted to create scenes using some really cute dies & stamps.

Happy crafting!

Bonus Paper Make


Thanks for returning to my blog. There will be more happening over the coming days as I've got new designs and also some magazine features to share.

We're always out and about with little Ellie. It's time she joined me at the craft table again to help with the Christmas cards... although I fear she will create more chaos than anything else!

I made some cards for myself this time as I never have any ready when we need them... or if I want to tell someone that I'm thinking of them. It's such a simple gesture, but if I received a hand-written letter or card these days, I'd be jumping up and down!

Here's a card I made with the Paper Smooches "Butterfly Duet". I didn't have a matching iris folding template and used a triangle one instead. The papers are from Quick Cards, I believe. They've been in my stash for a while and I was waiting to use them for an iris folding design.

Hope to see you on my blog again soon for some cute CAS designs!

Papercraft Essentials 136 - Exploding Boxes


Have you already met Papercraft Essentials' youngest design team member?

How much fun would it be if Ellie and I made our first Christmas cards together this year?

Papercraft Essentials 136 went on sale last month but I'm still catching up after our holidays. In this month's issue you can find my Masterclass for Exploding Boxes. This time, I did something different and used paper flowers in my designs.

This month, I love the Olympics inspired cards by Keren Baker and Jo Kill's free gift makes. Don't forget that the Papercrafter of the Year competition is on! There is also a preview of my paper weaving Christmas cards in issue 137.

Hope you find plenty of inspiration in this issue!

New designs published


No update on my blog for a while, but lots is happening, believe it or not. My days are filled with reading, singing, playing, cuddling and, now that we're on baby food, cooking for Ellie! I enjoy every single day. We go for long walks when the sun is out and meet up with our neighbours and friends. Earlier this week, we returned from our holiday to Belgium and Germany where we spent two weeks with our families. It's good to be back home and I'm hoping to make some time for crafting this week.

Although I've got lots to share, at the moment I'm only working on commissions. Some of them haven't been published yet so I can't put it up on my blog. Look out for my designs in Papercraft Inspirations, Designer Cardmaking (Apple Blossom Special) and Papercraft Essentials.

Today, I browsed the shelves for cardmaking magazines and found one of my shaker cards on the cover of Cards & Craft. I was jumping up and down!

You'll find lots of Christmas projects in this magazine including cardmaking, sewing, knitting, crochet, baking and gift wrapping. Some of my favourite projects are Marie Jones' amazing festive wreaths, Kim Dellow's designs with foil and Jo Kill's modern Christmas makes.

Next up are my LOTV designs published this month in Cardmaking & Papercraft (Issue 160):

I've also got the following to share with you. This interview appeared for launch of the Cardmaker of the Year competition:

Best of luck to everyone who participates in this year's competition!

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