I made this card using the Prima Marketing collection Time Traveler’s Memories. It is a collection with beautiful creams, burgundy, sepia and black colours, and various vintage images. The base card is actually once piece – a gorgeous stripped and embellished bit of card – from the A4 pad, folded in half. Other elements have […]
It is always hard to create cards for male recipients for some reason. I like to do vintage style cards because the colours and designs can work. I love working with sepia and cream tones. Aged paper, stamped ship design, compass stamped as background image along with some crackle textures, layered onto striped paper, and […]
One of my friends had his 50th recently, and I made a grungy steampunk card for the occasion with metallic inks, aged patina paint, copper layering papers and an awesome large stamp called Mister Bright Ideas by Darkroom Door.
My brother and sister-in-law live in London. When they came to visit last year, my s-i-l liked some of my mixed media artwork (which she hadn’t seen before), particularly the floral steampunk one I did at the class with Finnabair. So during their visit I got hold of a black and white photo from their […]
Over the Easter weekend I held a card stall at a gaming convention, an alternative to running a game as I had been unwell and didn’t have time to write it. I didn’t do my usual range of cards, instead focusing on a range that reflected the themes of the games – fantasy, horror, historical, […]
I knew there was another one with My Mother’s Dress stamp! This was from a family friend’s wedding in February.
A wedding card (using a favourite stamp) and a farewell card. Although this stamp, My Mother’s Dress, is not strictly a wedding one, I find it works well on wedding cards if I am designing for the bride. I used it a few years ago for my manager, although this time I was going for […]
Despite good intentions, I once again got behind with posts. This was due to a number of reasons, including: making cards for the crazy Christmas period making different cards for the New Year period going into hospital for major surgery on 23 December while I was recovering from surgery, my brother visited from the UK, […]
One of my colleagues had her birthday a while back, and I wanted to play around with some new papers and wooden embellishments I got around Christmas time. The papers are from Prima Marketing’s Epiphany collection (specifically the Striking Appearance design), which has distressed, watercolour-esque backgrounds with black doodle style images. There is a light […]
My former director left my workplace recently, and this is the card I made for her from those in my team who used to be in her area. Cream cardstock folded to a square card, edged in blue ink. Strip of blue, white and gold chiyogami paper mounted on blue metallic paper, and then placed […]