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Handmade Pirate Greetings cards

Here’s my latest greeting card project, I’m doing a few ranges of cards on popular themes. First up, the ever-popular Pirate theme. They’re all handpainted watercolours on watercolour paper, cut and mounted on card to create that lovely 3D effect. Oh and a little sprinkling of glitter, you can’t forget the glitter!

All cards are 105mm square ( 4″) and are £2 each. ( +50p p+p)


Mermaid and starfish greetings card




Pirate Pegleg


Watch those fingers!


All cards are blank for  your own message. So if you’re looking for something that little bit special for the Pirate lover in your life, here it is!


Making pretty things

Cupcakes and Flowers

Today I spent painting pretty things. Cupcakes, flowers , butterflies and dragonflies and cute cars too. I’m preparing my motifs for greetings cards. I shall assemble the cards at a later date once I have all the motifs that I require.

The car cards are done though.

Beep Beep!

I’m pretty pleased at how they came out. I like the simplicity. It is unusual for me to keep it simple. I’m sure my little boy clients will be thrilled to receive one of these with an accompanying crochet car badge.

So cute!

I’m just loving making things that cost very little in basic materials but have such value once made. I find that enormously satisfying. That’s as close as I’ll come to alchemy.

When I was midway painting my motifs, I looked up and spotted how pretty my butterflies looked drying on my paint box. It was like a whole swarm of butterflies had settled in my studio.  I took a photo.

How pretty!

Close up

Later I’ll let you see them in finished form in a greetings card.

That’s all for now.