Breaking the Hiatus

Hello there. I am finding I am able to write again. I have been gone for quite a long time in the blogosphere due to a lot of reasons. I think, like most people, COVID had a lot to do with it. Like so many others, I caught it last year in my line of…

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Birthday Roses

I have made this birthday card for a special person. Sometimes, the best way of ‘composing’ a layout is through simplicity. And sometimes, the best inspiration is right in front of you staring you in the eye. The sun had a particularly strong light when I made this card and my early roses were starting…

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Forty

Forty is a landmark moment, I think, as far as birthdays are concerned. This card was a specially notable one which I made last year for my friend. I am posting it today to share. This is definitely one of my ‘maximalist’ cards, hopefully still achieved with some visual sophistication. But this is relative to…

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Spring Birthday

I am having a die cut kind of mood with my cards lately. I found this yet-to-be-used dies from Sizzix. It’s actually two different dies – one produces these leaf patterns, and the other these mutiple florals, hearts, and other confetti shapes. I used yellow because it felt really zingy. The contrast with the black…

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Newborns

Just wanted to share these two cards with the same theme. I had been playing with distress oxide inks for some time now and they do produce these gradient effects and unpredictable colour mixes when water touches them again. So I made these colour stories on 200 gsm watercolour paper and passed them through a…

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Peach Black

This is another concoction using almost a polygonal arrangement with the flowers. This time, I wanted to keep the flowers natural looking by folding a rose. The white flowers seemed to work pretty well as an off-set triangle. This was just an accident, of course, no distinct design here, just random play and see what…

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Nubile Pink

A birthday card. Just like most of designs, this was serendipitous. Just happened after arranging and re-arranging things. Then I was on a ‘flow’. I have to make this card for others, as I simply adore it at the moment. I’ve already given it to one person. I tend to make unique versions of the cards,…

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Bird of Paradise

I have been blogging for awhile now. My posts are few and far between, as I labour over each of them. They are always marked by my latest work, big or small. Yesterday, I felt quite ebullient having moved my entire blog and web space here at WordPress. The work above hopefully encapsulates how I’m…

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Variation on a Theme No. 1

I made this first card as the first theme and varied it for another. I shall be posting the next one. I seem to be loving ovals at the moment. It is a naturally aesthetic shape – formal, symmetrical. But I couldn’t help putting asymmetry inside the oval.The background is scrapbooking paper. I thought it…

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