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Handmade Birthday Card Ideas & Inspiration for Everyone: The 2018 Edition

Despite your very best intentions, you still find yourself scrabbling through that ‘birthday box’ you keep under the bed, desperately searching for a scrap of wrapping paper and a blank card. Well this year, how about you say no to half-hearted gestures for your friends and family members’ biggest celebrations and instead get organised. To […]

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14 Beautiful Handmade New Baby Cards

14 Beautiful Handmade New Baby Cards

If you have a new birth to celebrate, and are looking for something special, here are 14 beautiful handmade new baby cards that I absolutely love. In Britain, we love sending and receiving cards; combine this with our appetite for creating and you have making greeting cards as one the top craft hobby. My favourite […]

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Flamingo Greetings Cards

Flamingo Greetings Cards

At last after last month’s blog on the subject of Flamingos and Pineapples, being one of 2015’s most popular trends, I have now designed a couple of cards that I thought you would like to see – these are now on sale online. I do like new products to link in some way to my […]

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Father's Day Cards

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day has become another very popular date in the greetings card calendar. This year it falls on Sunday 19th June, so if you haven’t bought a card yet you need to get looking and buying soon! It is a day to celebrate fatherhood and the greater role and influence of the father in today’s […]

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The Zebra Secret Safari Card

Continuing with my new collection of greetings cards, my second card choice featured in this blog today also follows the tropical wildlife theme.  As an alternative to the Big Cat subject here is a glimpse of another safari scene. Yes – a secret one, because it is conjured up from my imagination! (more…)

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Big Cat Reserve Card

Last week, I took delivery of my new collection of greetings cards designed around the subject of nature, focusing on my favourite wild animals and birds.  It is always exciting when new cards arrive from the printers, seeing them for the first time.  The quality of the print is fantastic and has really captured and […]

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Pineapples and Flamingos

On Trend: Flamingos and Pineapples!

I could not get to the end of the Summer season without giving two of my favourite icons a mention on the blog! Have you noticed that you haven’t been able to go anywhere without seeing a flamingo or pineapple design in one-way or another? They have been a real hit this SS15 season. My […]

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How To Make A Handmade Christmas Card

How To Make A Handmade Christmas Card

Yes, it’s not long now until we hear those Christmas jingles and songs in every shop and store!  Making your own cards is a way of really getting yourself in the festive mood, such as wrapping presents and dressing the tree.  The thought of your cards standing out from the rest and having pride of […]

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How to make a Handmade Christening Card

How To Make A Handmade Christening Card

If you feel like being creative, why not make a handmade card for that special occasion in your diary?  I have my design collections of printed cards, and I fill in and complete these categories with handmade cards as they are instant and can be personalised. Materials. Cutting Board Scalpel Craft PVA Double-sided Foam Pads […]

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Simply Monochrome

Most of my designs are awash with colour. I very rarely stick to a monochrome palette mainly because the subjects I choose, such as florals and birds require plenty of colour and detail. There is something so timeless and classic about designs in black and white, hence why it is always such a fashion staple […]

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