Update 24th July 2020
PLEASE NOTE, I AM ONLY TAKING COMMISSIONS FROM FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO CAN COLLECT IN PERSON.
To all visitors, followers and newsletter subscribers, I hope you are keeping safe and well in these difficult and uncertain times. Crafting is a good means of keeping occupied and distracted whilst we are all staying at home. You may notice that all passwords have now been removed from the tutorials and I’m not envisaging using passwords in the future. Take care, stay safe and keep well xxx Babs
Hi there, welcome to my website which is my way of sharing my crafting journey with the world. I have been a creative person for virtually all of my life, and, like many, have had a go a pretty much every form of creative craft at one time or another. Nowadays I am predominantly a paper crafter making bespoke cards for friends and family and their friends. My passion is die cutting. I am lucky to have a number of different die cutting machines and thousands of dies. I also, when the mood takes me, like to write the odd verse or two. I also share pictures of my makes on Pinterest and on my Facebook page, both of which you will find by clicking on the links.
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Roses 65th Birthday card I made recently for a friend who was shielding during lockdown while celebrating her special day. I multi-cut the roses and decoupaged them to add extra dimension on the flowers.
One of my friends really loves my waterfall easel cards and has had quite a few over the years. Her daughter celebrated her 21st Birthday during lockdown this year and she requested a simple understated version, with a little sparkle, to capture some special memories for the special day.
I’ve been a member of Craftworld for quite a few months now and recently upgraded to premium membership. One of the benefits of being premium is regular free downloads of Digi Stamps and 10 o/0 off all Craftstash purchases. I have to say, apart from Craft Artist Software, I’ve never really bought into the idea of digi stamps but I am learning fast. I took my time downloading the files and organising them so I can find what I want and have now had a day or two to play. Here’s what I came up with. I started by making two digital layouts for click & print cards as playing digitally didn’t involved wasting any card or other supplies. I kept things simple but am quite pleased with the results. Feeling a little more confident I ventured into print, selecting first the images I wanted to use and then Sizing them to what I felt would be appropriate. I printed the images and coloured them with Prisma brush pen watercolour markers (a new acquisition). I learned quickly that watercolour markers are not the best medium for colouring inkjet printed images as the ink can smudge. Still, I’d started so I finished, taking care not to get things too muddy. After some fussy cutting I had two lovely summer themed cards. think I could get used to using these. I love that you can resize the images to suit your project and will explore other colouring mediums.