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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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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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Creating a New Home Card

Materials: A image of wood with a distinctive grain. Shapes to find; an ornate key, plaque shape, gold studs or buttons, flowers and leaves. Cutting board and scalpel. Double sided foam pads Wax thread or string. Black felt pen. A buff coloured card – 125 x 175 mm. Two pale gold glass gems. Use of […]

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The Joy of Themed Handmade Cards

The Joy of Themed Handmade Cards

This week, I would like to sing the praises of creating handmade cards and how adaptable this makes your business for different events and fairs.  With most products you would have to order or produce a long way in advance, but with cards made from home, using your own inspiration, printing, equipment, materials, papers and […]

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Antique Office Handmade Cards

Antique Office Handmade Cards

In my last blog showing 15 unique handmade cards I mentioned my next project was to go forward on a range of handmade and printed cards suitable for the men in our lives. As usual, it’s a family Birthday at the weekend that has prompted me start on this new group!  My inspiration for which […]

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15 Unique Handmade Birthday Cards

15 Unique Handmade Birthday Cards

My designs are all about colour and pattern, something I do not shy away from and like to celebrate in my work.  You will find a mix of media – hand-painted, photography, designs produced in Illustrator and the use of Photoshop to bring a final design together.  Many ideas stem from my Home Accessories range, […]

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