Sunday, 24 June 2018


Good morning ladies and oops, this is the second time I've scheduled the blog post a day a head, I'm pleased I checked this morning

This is the video that I did want to show yesterday.  Some of the pages may give you ideas should you try making albums, especially using the envelope technique

I hope you enjoy it

Now for the Friday draw....

Random Name Picker

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


Please email your postal details to:

then your win will be posted to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Saturday, 23 June 2018


Hello!  I'm back, sorry about the delay

I've finally finished the 'new baby mini album'......

It's an 8" square album with a 4" spine.  Papers used are from 'It's A Girl' paper pad and 'New Baby Girl' collection by NitWit, this is a downloadable collection

I've also used chipboard embellishments, enamel embellishments, lace, and most of the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

There will be a video on my YouTube channel as soon as my son sorts my camera, it's not playing ball for some unknown reason

Now onto the winner of Wednesday's very mini album....

Random Name Picker

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

Pam G


Your album will be posted to you on Monday

Hope you all have a good weekend

Until tomorrow and the winner of the embossing folder....

June ~x~


Good Saturday morning....

Just to let you know I'll be back at 1pm today with my blog post and the card winner

See you then

June ~x~

Friday, 22 June 2018


Good morning bloggers....

We have a pretty white and silver card today with a little scoring too

It's a 5"square scalloped card, top folding.  I scored, on the inside of the card front, 4 lines horizontally and 4 vertically

The sentiment was embossed with Versafine Clear Ink Pad and WOW Silver Bells Embossing Powder then heat set

I added a full sheet of A4 double sided adhesive to an A4 white card and die cut several poinsettias in various sizes (large, medium, small - I didn't use the large on this small card)

Once die cut and the adhesive removed Glitter Jewels were added to each layer.  The petals were then shaped and 4 medium size petals were adhered with 2 layers of the smallest die cuts on top finishing with a white, flat back pearl

I wish you could see how this particular embossing looks when heat set as it has so much sparkle.  The sentiment was also embossed using the same 'ingredients' as above.  I have one container left if anyone is interested, at £2 inc p&p

Last week's winner didn't claim the gift so I've added it again for this week's give - away

The draw closes at 6pm Saturday and the winner announced on Sunday's blog post.  Leave a comment on this post if you'd like to be entered for the give-away

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Morning bloggers....

A new challenge starts today, at MAWTT, and Judith is the host.  Her chosen theme is 'June Blooms'.... we are also being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons who will donate a bundle of ribbons to the winner if they are a UK resident, a non UK resident will receive a  10 GBP voucher

Here is the link to the MAWTT Blog Moving Along With The Times

I am showing the front of the new baby album (there are still a few more elements to add to it, I think!) and the good news is that it should be finished today!

I've left the top of the photo frame open for a picture of the new baby to slot in

Why not pop over to see the fab designs my teamies have created

These are the latest crafty bargains, please note the first one for CraftStash ends at midnight tonight

Great Craft Bargains
Free Delivery & Double Loyalty Points – Thursday The 21st June Only
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Gemini Embossing Folders Only £3.99

Apple Blossom Sail Away Stamp Bundle Only £11.99 – RRP £19.96

Exciting New Craft Launches

Tonic Keepsake Book Maker

New Lisa Horton Dies & Stamps

New Silhouette Accessories - Vinyl, Printable Sticker Paper & Glitter Heat Transfer Material

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Morning ladies....

Because I'm having to make a completely new baby mini album I hope you don't mind if I use one of the envelope cards, shown yesterday, as this week's give-away?

Who ever wins this will see just how sturdy this technique is, once card is added to them of course

There are 9 pages for you to decorate as you wish

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post

Tomorrow's post is scheduled for 9am as it's a new challenge at MAWTT and I'm hosting this one so I'd better get a wiggle on and finish that card!

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Morning ladies....

Several examples for today's 'envelope' tutorial and so very easy to adapt to your liking

I hope you enjoy the video

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Monday, 18 June 2018


Morning ladies....

I was three quarters of the way through this 8" square mini album for my stepson's best friend when I realised I'd miscalculated the width of the spine and couldn't add all of the pages to it, happy I was not and there wasn't any way it could be rectified as I'm making it for the baby's first twelve months

I've now started on the new album, I will be able to do something else with the one I'm showing and I can remove the name Cleo and put something else there
Take away the large tail on the bow, the clasp and pearl embellishment and you have an 8" square card.  I made the bow with my envelope maker board

The image is from a NitWit Collection and is a digital download, gorgeous papers and embellishments

I added glossy accents to the balloon, the flower centres, the head of the safety pin and the eyes of the 'animal'.  I was intending to add cute little flowers on the chipboard letters, the pretty lace was bought at our local Boyes store, they have an excellent range

I love this paper, it's from the 'It's A Girl!' 8" premium paper pad.  I used a Spellbinders die on the right side of it as it has cute small hearts

The offending spine remains naked 

And this is the inside cover.  I love the tag stating 'brand sparkling new'

  • 8" square black chipboard ~ Amazon
  • A3 white card ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • Glossy Accents ~ Ranger
  • It's A Girl! Paper Pad ~ Cavania London
  • NitWit Collection ~ digital on-line store
That's all for today

Until tomorrow


Sunday, 17 June 2018


Good morning ladies....

Perfect Pearls today.  I used teal coloured card and stamped the flower all over it.  I covered the stamped areas with Ranger's Perfect Pearls in Biscotti then removed the excess with a paper towel.  To ensure the powder would stay in place I sprayed it very gently with hairspray to 'set' it.  You can purchase a spray fixative but hairspray works just as well and isn't as expensive

As the flowers have a 'golden' look I stamped and embossed 'congratulations' onto white card using a Versafine Clear Ink Pad then WOW Embossing Powder in Gold Satin Pearl.  This was added to teal card then white.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered a butterfly to the corner of the tag

I've not 'dressed' the card inside as I'm unsure if I'll send it to someone or donate to Willowburn Hospice, this is our local hospice

I was expecting my Tonic order being delivered on Friday but they are so busy that the orders are a little behind, hopefully it will arrive this coming week.  I had ordered several colours of NUVO drops, I absolutely love these, one of the colours, I think, was an orange shade and I needed that to go on the card below

I used 'Mandarin' Perfect Pearls for this card and the finished result has a copper/orange look, hence the NUVO drops.  I've added the clear NUVO drops and will colour them when they are completely dry

Now onto the winner of the embossing folder....

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

Kellys Kards FL


Please email your postal details to:

to claim your prize

Until tomorrow....


Saturday, 16 June 2018


Good Saturday morning....

We have lots of sparkle for today's card

An 8" square, white card with a smaller panel of blue patterned paper added to it

On the top white panel numerous flowers were stamped and embossed then the panel was adhered to the base card

The sentiment was also stamped and embossed onto white card and 4 small pearls added to the corners.   The same sized pearls were also added to the centres of each flower and a pretty blue bow glued to the top left completed the card front

The same blue patterned paper was adhered to the card centre and a sentiment stamped and embossed onto white card was glued onto it

Another 8" scalloped card was opened flat and the centre die cut, leaving approximately 4" of card at either end that was adhered flat to the inside then the card was gently folded in place, the blue ribbon was glued between the two cards

Two smaller panels of the blue paper were cut and adhered to the card sides and more flowers were stamped and embossed onto 2 white pieces of card and glued into place

More small pearls were adhered to the corners of each panel

  • white card ~ CraftUK
  • blue patterned paper ~ my stash
  • pearls ~ my stash
  • blue ribbon ~ my stash
  • flowers and sentiments ~ Stamps By Chloe
  • silver embossing powder ~ WOW

Now for Wednesday's card winner....

Random Name Picker

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

Pam G


Your card will soon be winging its way to you 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 15 June 2018


Good morning crafters....

Do you recycle your old Christmas cards?  I keep the very 'special' ones, and if there are some that really take my eye I'll keep those in a box whilst the others go to one of the supermarkets for recycling

So whilst I was on a frantic search for my crop-o-dile (I've had this for 20 years plus and don't think I've ever used it!  Shocking I know but I do need it now) I then looked in another of my many craft boxes and found....

the front part of a card that I'd kept for numerous years I'm sure

I did reduce the size, rounded the corners, made a card base then adhered it to that

I used the sentiment stamp by Katy Sue Designs and heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Silver, and did the same for the tree.  The stars, from the same set, were also heat embossed with WOW Silver Bells embossing powder

I'm sure this is the first time I've actually used a recycled card after all these years of keeping them,  so I'm going to shred the others I have and be done with them

I have this lovely embossing folder, by Crafter's Companion, as this week's freebie

Leave me a comment to be entered into the draw, you have until 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

PS  I'm still looking for the crop-o-dile!

Thursday, 14 June 2018


Good Thursday morning....

We have flowers, butterfly, gems and a little glitter on today's card as well as a small rub-on

Using an 8" square ivory card base a smaller black panel was cut and two diagonal corners were rounded

On the smaller ivory top panel I stamped a border with black onyx ink then sprinkled a little glitter over the stamped area

Several layers of petals were inked and glittered the same way then fussy cut.  The same method was used for the half butterfly and the sentiment


A black panel with a smaller ivory panel were adhered to the inside of the card

I used some of the rub-ons from Crafter's Companion Kit Box, and applied this to black card for the sentiment

To complete the card front I adhered the two top panels at a 'jaunty angle', added the sentiment to a slightly larger black panel and glued it to the card, the butterfly had its wings 'fluffed' and adhered to the top left and finally I shaped the petals, adhered the layers prior to placing on the card

A flat back black gem was glued to the flower centres and another 3 to the top right of the card


  • ivory card ~ Craft UK & Crafter's Companion
  • black onyx ink ~ Versafine
  • black glitter  ~ WOW
  • butterfly, sentiment, flowers, border ~ Stamps By Chloe
  • rub-on insert ~ Crafter's Companion
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Morning bloggers....

A stepper card for this week's card give-away using more of the elements from Crafter's Companion Monthly Card Kit Box that I showed you last week

Please leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw and you have until 6pm Friday to do this.  The names will be entered into Random Name Picker and the winner announced on Saturday's blog post

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

TUESDAY TUTORIAL - How To Create A Contrasting Background

Morning bloggers....

I really like the contrast of the background on today's card and it is very easy to achieve

I do hope you enjoy the video and try this technique yourself

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 11 June 2018


Hello ladies, thank you so much for my birthday messages, they were so very appreciated

Today's card is a teal and cream offering and is an 8" square, with some embossing and die cutting you would need to either hand deliver this card or use a box for posting as the flowers do have some dimension, but I hope you like it

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 10 June 2018


Morning ladies....

Today is my birthday and I'm sure you won't mind that there isn't a card to show.  I had a busy day yesterday and friends are taking us out today on a little jaunt

So I'll get straight to the winner of the stamp....

Random Name Picker

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

Pam G


Your stamp will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x