Saturday, 20 July 2019


Good morning craft friends....

Amelia, my great niece, is 2 today.  Isn't it awful when you realise you don't have suitable stamps/dies etc to make a card for a 2 year old and it's got to be in the post the afternoon you make it!

I found this cute paper in my stash (make unknown) and embossed a 2 in pale pink, stamped the 'TODAY' added her name using the pretty stick on letters from The Works and, finally glittered the pink heart

I added the paper to a slightly larger piece of pink card then adhered both to the white base card

I die cut 2 ovals from pink card for the inside (again I wrote the message before I took the photo!) and adhered a little soft plastic bottle that contains silver stars and reads 'Fairy Dust', sweet for a 2 year old

This week's card winner is:

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

Total names (N):9
The winner:Margreet


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Your card will be winging its way to you shortly

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 19 July 2019


Good morning craft friends....

Well, today's card has colours I wouldn't normally put together!  But, in 'the flesh' it looks 'pretty' according to hubby!

I must say the two dazzlers in the centre stamped flowers are exactly the same colour as the smaller ones dotted around the card!  Even the three at the top look a totally different colour to the bottom two!  How the colour changes so drastically when a photograph is taken beats me! 

The base card is a 5" square  pale peach card with the same size and colour top panel.  The panel was cut at an angle to reveal the stamped images underneath

In issue 193 of Simply Cards & Papercraft there is a gorgeous A4 stamp set and I used one of the larger flower 
stamps for this design.  I used a Memento ink pad in 'sweet plum' and coloured the flowers using one water coloured pencil.  I also, gently, brushed the 'sweet plum' ink over the top of the roses

Copper bronze card was added behind the diagonal panels and the sentiment

In the same magazine there are some beautiful papers and toppers.  I used some of the paper for the inside of the card as well as the 'Special wishes' tag

To complete I stamped the front and back of the matching envelope

This week's  'Friday Freebie'

Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw.  You have until 6pm Saturday to do this

We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner, therefore, it doesn't matter if you have won previously or where you live as we 
                          also ship (at our own expense) internationally

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 18 July 2019


Hello and welcome...

I used a 6" square red card

I also used a new die from a new company (for me) that's  named 'The Art Of Craft. The die was cut and embossed on a  piece of white card.  I cut a piece of double sided adhesive and applied it to the die cut card, on the back.  The backing paper was then removed and I liberally sprinkled Glitter Jewels 'Icicle Sparkles' over the exposed sticky area and burnished them in

The die  also has a circular centre die but I didn't want to remove the centre form this card, instead I die cut a piece of shiny red card with this die,
I then  added a small piece of double sided adhesive onto a piece of white card stock, added the second circular die from my set and die cut it.  It then had the backing paper removed and Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Snow' applied to it.  I glued this to the round red die cut, added mounting foam to the back and adhered it onto the centre of my card

In this set I used the scroll banner and stamped it onto white card using an Archival Ink Pad in crimson.  I then placed and positioned the sentiment, from the same set, and embossed it using a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, I then covered it with a black twinkle embossing powder and heat set it

I then fussy cut out the stamped banner, edged around it with a Promarker 'Berry Red' Pen

I added small red gems to the centres of the snowflakes and slotted a piece of red florist ribbon through the loop of a metal Christmas stocking and adhered the stocking behind the banner

A dries clear glue was applied to both ends of the banner then adhered to the card

To complete I used another stamp from the set, stamped it onto a lightweight white card using an Adirondack Ink Pad in Slate.  I then coloured the image in using several ProMarker Pens.  I used the same sentiment for the verse and this was stamped with an Archival Ink in Crimson.  The envelope was also stamped, front and back, again using one of the stamps from the set

You should be able to see some of the lovely sparkle

Envelope front

Envelope back

  • red card and envelope ~ Craft UK
  • white card ~ Papermill Direct
  • die set ~ Amy Design/The Art Of Craft  ADD10109
  • Glitter Jewels, Iced Snow & Icicle Sparkles ~ Creative Expressions
  • Black Twinkle Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Archival Ink Pad 'Crimson' ~ Ranger
  • Adirondack Slate Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • Christmas stocking ~ Hobby House
  • red gems ~ my stash
  • red florist ribbon ~ my stash
  • double sided adhesive ~ Woodware
  • Berry Red, Poppy, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Soft Green, Grass & Pine ~ ProMarkers/Letraset Limited
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 17 July 2019


Good morning craft friends....

This week's give-away is a DL card with a border of stamping, colouring then embossing

As always if you would like to give this card a new home please comment on this   post by 6pm Friday.  We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner therefore it doesn't matter if you have won previously

We also ship internationally at our own expense

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 16 July 2019


Good afternoon craft friends....

Another easy technique as well as another way of using your left over pieces of card and/or papers

I hope you enjoy this short video and give the technique a try

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 15 July 2019


Good afternoon craft friends...

I have been doing a' tidy' on my craft papers as I knew there were lots of pretty papers that had not seen the light of day and have made a decision to use two per week, well, hopefully, at least one per week!  So here is the start

Most of my 12"x12" papers have been bought in Canada each year when visiting my dear aunt and this paper is one.  A very pretty peachy/apricot, I love the mottled colours

I have used a DL white card base and used one of the double pierced ovals to die cut the paper then the centre of the 'Cathedral Background' plus the first size outer cutting die (from the same die set) to die cut the decorative design, in white card, prior to adhering it to the paper

I used a selection of flowers to create the floral display

There was a little of the paper left over and I stamped one of the sentiments from the 'Inspirational Sentiments' onto the paper using Jet Black StazOn Ink

I used the outer die from the Frame One Die Set to die cut the frame on white card then added mounting foam to the back.  I then used the inner die  from the same set, to die cut the sentiment, once cut I adhered it to the white frame and glued it towards the bottom of my card  

I added a little glue randomly to the flowers then sprinkled them with glitter jewels but have yet to insert  paper and a verse to the inside of the card

  • DL white card base ~ 21cmx10cm
  • Pretty paper ~ my stash
  • Cathedral Background Die ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Mini Baroque 'Inspirational Sentiments' ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Wild Orchard Flowers
  • Frame One Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
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

Until tomorrow....

June x

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Good morning craft friends....

I'm having to change the time I post my blog for one week only.  It will be sometime in the afternoon and come next Monday it will be back to 6am

See you later

June x


Good morning craft friends.... Amelia, my great niece, is 2 today.  Isn't it awful when you realise you don't have suitable stamps...