Snowy Days

Well winter has well and truly arrived here. There is plenty of snow on the ground and more forecast, which is the ideal weather for crafting. Grabbing a cuppa and a biscuit (low fat of course) and reading through crafting magazines for inspiration. What could possibly be a better way of spending a cold snowy day?

Flower shaped card

I made the most of the weekend and have been putting together some cards for my hearts and flowers collection. I hibernated in the spare room for a few hours yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself picking out papers, ribbon and buttons. Such fun! I have been using all the hearts and flowers toppers I made a couple of weeks ago and have made several cards for a variety of occasions. The hearts are an obvious choice for Valentine cards, but also work well for anniversaries and engagements. My flowers are being used for Mother’s Day and birthday cards. I’ve made greetings with co-ordinating papers and will offer a personalisation service for anyone, as I have left a number of cards blank for special greetings or names, whatever is required.

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My favourite past-time at the moment is doodling around the edges of my cards. I love it so much that I’ve doodled on inserts and envelopes to give a matching look. I’ve invested in a set of staedler fineliners and I love them. The design of the pen is very comfortable and they produce a lovely line.

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To add to my hearts and flowers collection, I have made some one-off designs using some Hunkydory products, a couple of lacy designs with buttons using Papermania papers and a handmade balloon bouquet.

Valentine balloon bouquet
I hope you like them.

Happy crafting