Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Morning blog friends....

I've used more elements from Heartfelt Creations's Arianna Blooms 12"x12" paper pad and, with only the addition of 3 drops of NUVO Crystal Drops in 'Bubblegum Blush'! 

 I stamped the Happy Birthday on the inside of the card.  I love the font on this stamp, it's from an old stamp set by Creative Expressions

If you would like to give this card a new home then please leave me a message on this post.  You have until 6pm Friday to do so and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

TUESDAY TUTORIAL - How To Make This Pretty Gift Box/Storage Box

Morning blog friends....

As the video shows this really is an easy box to make and ideal as a gift as, depending on what papers you use to decorate the box, there can be a varied choice of contents

So make yourself a drink and, I hope, enjoy this video....

 Box dimensions

Box lid 

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Monday, 17 September 2018


Morning blog friends....

I'm sure 
you will remember this card, without the cluster of flowers, from a previous post and video?  I had one 'base card' left over from the several I made for the video and rather than put it in another 'card to finish' folder I thought I would dress the front and that would be another card completed

And such an easy way to to dress the card as the only item I made was the one larger leaf and that was in my small container that I keep on my work table!

The small cluster of white flowers are by Ranger.  I use these mostly in the making of mini albums and you can easily add colour to them if you wish

The two frosted balls are from Swedish House Crafts and the peach flower is by Wild Orchid Crafts

I added a good dollop of 3D glue, by Crafter's Companion, onto the card, gently opened the white cluster of flowers and placed them in the glue, the frosted balls were next, then the rose and, finally, the single leaf

Ideally I would have liked a scripted die saying 'Love' which I would have added but unfortunately I actually don't have one, so I am now on the look-out for one of these

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Sunday, 16 September 2018


Good Sunday morning....

I think today's card is a good one for the males

 My magazine was only delivered yesterday so I thought I would do a make using a few of the stamps.  This time the stamps are by Sheena Douglass, so you know they are a good quality stamp to use

I used an ivory 7" card and for all the stamping and colouring I used Distress Oxides

I started by stamping the image onto white card (from my left over pieces) and fussy cut it to use as a mask.  I then stamped the image onto the ivory card, covered it with the mask and used my ink dusters and distress inks to create the two tone background

I used fossilized amber and vintage photo to colour the bird and a Paper Mate pencil

Tonic's square die set was used to make a border.  I made two die cuts and glued them together

I used the centres of the dies to adhere to the inside of the card

I stamped off the page with the tree and used the same 'happy birthday' sentiment, as on the card front, for the inside

I used a nearly dry flat brush to create a lighter background on the sentiment by very gently brushing over it as soon as I'd stamped it

To complete I stamped for of the tree set onto the envelope

I will be showing more cards made with these stamps as soon as possible

  • Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 62
  • Distress Oxide Inks/ fossilized amber, iced spruc, vintage photo and wild honey - Ranger
  • Square Die Set - Tonic

So now onto the stamp set winner:  

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

Jenny L


Your stamps will be with you shortly

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Saturday, 15 September 2018


Hello blog friends....

I was given short notice when asked to make a card for a little boy's birthday, (I really don't mind when this happens, and this lady is a good customer of mine and has also become a good friend) 

I had made a start in sorting my stamp collection, to a more 'user friendly system', and came across this set (make unknown), shown on the card, the day before! 

I used a 7" square white card base and scored the front at 3.5" to fold back

The figures were stamped then the numbers in various colours, using Distress Oxide Inks

I then coloured the images using watercolour pencils (Derwent Pencils and Crafter's Companion) and once completed went over them with paper stumps to blend them

I used Tonic's square die set (used the smallest die in the set) to die cut 3 squares, then cut them in half, diagonally, to make a flag for the bunting

The same coloured distress inks were used to colour each flag and I stamped the letters using an onyx black ink pad. I added a thin line of glue to the top of the card and added blue and white jute so that the bunting looked as if it was attached to it.  Very small pieces of double sided mounting foam were added to the backs of the flags and adhered slightly below the jute.  The sentiment above the bunting fitted perfectly in the space above

I downloaded the verse, the cute bear was also included with it.  I printed it onto blue cardstock and die cut it using one of the oval dies from Creative Expressions

Now for the card winner:

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:



Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Friday, 14 September 2018


Hello everyone

I am going for the red and white traditional Christmas colour today and I do really like this      but also like to use other 'non traditional' colours too

The card is only 4"x5", it lies flat so ideal for posting and so quick to make.  You can change the colour theme easily too

I cut a slightly smaller white panel and die cut one side using the 'Frostyville Border' by Memory Box (No 98146)

The die cut was sprayed with an adhesive spray then glitter jewels Creative Expressions, sprinkled over it

I attached a red satin ribbon, as shown then added to small baubles that were die cut from red glitter card.  I added 3 red gems below these and one each at the top of the die cuts

The sentiment (magazine freebie) was stamped using Archival Ink in crimson (Ranger), both on the outside and inside of the card

I'm sure the above stamp set is by Crafter's Companion.  Leave me a comment about today's card and, as always, you have until 6pm Saturday to do so, the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until later....

June ~x~

Thursday, 13 September 2018


Good morning....

As the title states the new challenge starts today for MAWTT.  The lovely and very talented Jenny L is our host and we are also being sponsored by 'Crafty Ribbons', so Jenny would like to see a ribbon or ribbons on your card design

Crafty Ribbons will give the winner a ribbon bundle if they are in the UK, otherwise a non UK resident will receive a voucher to use in their store excluding postage

There are some gorgeous designs from my teamies so please take a gander and have a look.  Here is the link:

 I have used a 6" square ivory card base and, with a smaller panel of ivory card, I die cut the two circles then embossed the panel

I used 2 colours of NUVO Drops to add detail around the circles

I used a selection of red ribbons that were adhered into place on the base card.  Mounting foam was applied to the back of the top panel and placed in position on the base card

I used a smaller circular die on another piece of ivory card then stamped a sentiment using a red ink pad.   A heart was added to the centre of this 

Several card panels were added on the inside and a verse added

  • circle die set - Creative Expressions
  • 'Tulip' embossing folder - CE
  • ribbons - Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • verse - CE
Until tomorrow....,

June ~x~