Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Good morning friends

I've had the image of the centre floral display for quite sometime and when I returned to my blog yesterday I realised where I had seen....  from one of my follower's blog, aussie aNNie,    If you'd like to visit  Annie's blog it is

I've used a paper (had this 12" x 12" paper pad for several years) by Heartfelt Creations

I backed it onto the 6"sq white card base

Oval die - Creative Expressions

Sentiment - Timeless Tulips Stamp Set Stampin' Up

Corner die on envelope is a magazine freebie, everything else is from my stash

envelope front 

envelope back

If you would like your name added to the draw please leave a comment on today's card

The draw closes at 6pm Friday and the winner announced on Saturday's blog

We ship internationally at no expense to you

Thanks for stopping by

June x

Tuesday, 25 February 2020


How To Use Your Inks With Clingfilm 

Good morning friends

Today I'm showing you the gorgeous effects achieved by using inks and clingfilm, plus in the video there are a few more examples.   I will use the left-over pieces for flowers, balloons etc

I didn't blend the two colours the same way on this card, but, just look at the result!  

Thank your for popping by today

June x

Monday, 24 February 2020


Good morning friends

Your messages warmed my heart ladies, thank you so very much.  Procedures etc still ongoing.... my hubby said I'm obviously a "walking (in a fashion) miracle lol

I've used new papers for today's card, though not yet completed the inside or the envelope.  I love how a little black can make the papers pop

I've also have a craft haul to share with you, I'm not able to add the links yet but the goodies have come from Amazon and Stampin' Up

I adore these papers!  

Over the moon that I can buy 5ltr rubbing alcohol at such an excellent price!

Thank you for popping by today

June x 

Monday, 17 February 2020

Good morning friends

Unfortunately I am having to take a week away from blogging.  I have several hospital appointments/procedures this week, all at different hospitals/cities etc and I have been unable to make any cards in advance

Thank you for your cooperation with this and I hope to see you all next Monday


Sunday, 16 February 2020


Good morning friends

This week's Friday Freebie winner is:


Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow

June x

Saturday, 15 February 2020


Good morning friends

Thank you for your positive feedback on yesterday's card

One of the ways I like to dress a card is by using gorgeous papers and today's card is one example

The papers are from a  12"x12" paper pad.  I started with a 7" square white card base and added a smaller black panel then a small panel of the gorgeous paper

I reversed the white card/black card for the smaller panel and for the circular sentiment I changed the sequence again

The flowers were coloured with distress oxide inks

For the inside of the card I stamped the verse on the opposite side, in this case, on the top part.  This way it leaves you more room, on the right, or bottom, of the card, to see a few more words, should you wish

I also add a few of the punched out flowers I collect when I have left over papers

A small clear gem was added to the centre of each of these flowers

  • Vintage Lace Paper Pad - Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment - Paula Pascal
  • two verses inside the card - Creative Expressions
  • square nesting frames - Tonic
  • distress oxides - wilted violet and black soot - Ranger
This week's card winner is:


Please email your postal details to:

and I will send your card


Friday, 14 February 2020


Good morning friends and visitors


I made a DL size card with red cardstock, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, die cut a chrysanthemum, instead of a poinsettia, in various sizes using gold mirri card, layered them together and fluffed some of the 'petals'

I made a band for around the centre of the card  and adhered the flower onto it 

For the centre of the card I used white cardstock and cut 3 'Christmas boxes'.  The 'boxes' were covered with glitter card and had ribbons attached to each one 

The two verses were stamped and heat embossed down each side of the white card

So, the question is.... do you prefer the flower with or without the black centre gem?  Did you notice before I asked you? 

The card inside is easy to create and you can adjust the sizes to suit.  Here is my well used 'master' if you would like to try it

You only need to measure one side of the folded DL card and cut through both front and back

Decorate the 'boxes' before you do any decorating to the inside of the card.  I find this way the easiest but you may not

  • red and white cardstock 
  • Frosted Foliage Stamp Set - Stampin' Up
  • Greatest Part Of Christmas Stamp Set - SU
  • Chrysanthemum die set - Creative Expressions
  • VersaMark - clear embossing ink pad
  • white embossing powder - Hero Arts
  • metallic gold rich embossing powder - WOW
  • metallic silver regular embossing powder - WOW
This week's freebie is a Bebunni stamp set.  There are 11 useful stamps, excluding the bunny if you're not into 'twee' cards 

If you would like your name entered into the draw to win the stamp set please leave a comment on this blog by 6pm Saturday.  It would also be very appreciated if you would click on the follow button too, if you've not already done so.  Every Wednesday the card shown on the blog is given away and, of course, each Friday is 'Friday Freebie' where an item of craft is available to win 

Today's winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

We also ship internationally at no expense to you

If you celebrate Valentine's Day I hope it is a good one for you.  Hubby is taking me for a meal

Have a good weekend

June x

Thursday, 13 February 2020



Hello and welcome...

I started with an A4 sheet of black card stock and scored it in half to give me an A5

I actually used photographic card for the white layers and cut the first piece to 12.5cm x 18cm and adhered it to the base card

On another piece of white photographic card, 9.5cm square, I stamped the heart image, by Clarity Stamp, with a Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad.  I then layered this onto black card 10cm square then adhered this to the main card

The sentiment, also by Clarity Stamp, was stamped using the same ink pad.  No verse inserted today as I don't know who, if anyone, will be the recipient of the card.  I donate cards to charities and if this is where this is heading it will have a suitable verse added

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message

June x

PS....  August 2017 and I'm actually giving measurements in cms! haha  don't know what was going on there

Wednesday, 12 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends

A CAS give-away this week

What isn't showing is the sparkle on the cake itself.  I used clear 'Wink Of Stella' to do that.  A silver pen to identify the cake plate, and, on the bottom picture, you'll see the number of pens I tried when colouring this card and the ones below.  I didn't use all of them but did try everyone on scrap paper

The leaves are coloured with a very pale green felt tipped pen

I've stamped the bottom two corners with the a distress ink.  The stamp is the very small one, top right, on the stamp set at the bottom

I've decorated the inside of all the cards, and envelopes the same way

If you would like to give today's card a new home please leave a comment by 6pm Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

We also ship internationally at no cost to you

  • white cardstock and coloured cardstock - my stash
  • stamp set/Happy Birthday To You - Stampin' Up
  • coloured pens - Sugar Loaf
  • ink pad - VersaFine 'Fallen Leaves'
  • clear glitter pen - Wink Of Stella
  • silver metallic pen - my stash

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I love finding easy ways to add colour to my card makes and today's video shows how I did it with the cards below


I must say looking at the cards from this angle makes the one, top right, look as if a 3 year old has coloured it haha


Monday, 10 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I do hope the weekend has been uneventful, weather wise, where you live?  It beggars belief for those people who have had their homes flooded for the third time!  My heart goes out to them and everyone else who has been effected by this weather

Now for today's card

If you haven't already heard of, or visited this site, take a look at 'Instant Card Making Downloads'.  I've used this company before and highly recommend it and they are very reasonably priced

I used a die to cut the top of the paper and cardstock, the little extra I adhered to the card bottom. I already had the stamped sentiment on white cardstock so I added a little distress oxide ink around the edge

You've heard me say previously how much I love using Tim Holtz's 'small talk' expressions, I've used two on this card.  If you have a good/wicked sense of humour, and importantly, the recipient, it's worth buying this book.  I always have a titter when I look through it

This card is destined for either of my brothers and there are also several male friends of ours that this card would suit

I used two of the smaller dies from the set for the inside of the card, and the second sticker found its way in there too.  I will stamped a verse when I know who I'm sending it to and the occasion 

  • paper - Instant Card Making Downloads/000519-5c3e7c,zip
  • pearlised brown cardstock - my stash
  • fancy shaped die set - Spellbinders (it's an old one, 6 dies in the set)
  • e/f 'Linen' - Sue Wilson
  • sentiment - Crafter's Companion
  • Distress Oxide 'Walnut' - Tim Holtz/Ranger
  • small talk - Tim Holtz idea-ology #TH93704

Thank you for popping by

June x

Sunday, 9 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends....

I have a small craft haul to show today

and now for Friday's winner


Your win will be with you soon

June x 

Saturday, 8 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends

One of my nephews celebrated a 'special' birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for him

Shaking hand somewhat on the top photograph I'm sad to say

It is a 5"x7" card.  I used a lovely, slightly pearl, brown card as the base, then a slightly pearl gold followed by the brown again and finally the white card.  So why it looks to have a pinkish colour, at the top and a grey at the bottom, on the photo' below, beats me!

It's also the first time I've ever described brown as "lovely" haha

I'm pleased to say my nephew loved the card

Onto this week's card winner:



please email your postal address to:

and your card will be posted to you

Thank you for popping by

June x

Friday, 7 February 2020


Good morning crafty friends

It's very frosty and exceptionally cold this morning, a perfect day to spend in my studio!

I hope I haven't shown today's card before, it's one of a bundle I've previously made for my aunt in Canada.  I'm keeping it in my 'to post' box for her birthday this year, she'll be 88! 

It's an 8" square card and the pretty papers are from CraftWork Cards

Off the top of my head I can't remember the die I use for the verse.  The other die on the card front I thought was perfect as it complemented the scalloped shape of the card.  I made the flower and the verse and sentiment were heat embossed

An IndigoBlu stamp set is today's Friday Freebie

Leave a comment on today's blog if you would like your name added to the draw please.  You have until 6pm Saturday to do so and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

We also ship internationally at no expense to you

Thank you for popping by today and have a good weekend

June x


Good morning friends I've had the image of the centre floral display for quite sometime and when I returned to my blog yesterday ...