Saturday, 24 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

It's been a busy week and lots of emotions, 3 funerals and, finally, ending on a happy note, one wedding.  The sun came out too for the wedding so that was a bonus.  Today hubby and I are going to a FoodFest with our friends.  Fingers crossed the weather is kind

This is the card I made for the bride and groom.  I used papers that were left over from one of my mini albums

I embossed the ivory card, front and back and adhered the pretty paper onto ivory card,

I fussy cut the topper and used a distress oxide ink pad to add colour around the edges 

Several papers, from the remains of the paper pack, were cut to size and adhered to the tags. 

I made a vellum pocket to fit over the second tag from the left to house the cash gift from us

Hubby had to use the crop-a-dile (?crop-o-dile) for the eyelets for me and once done I added satin ribbon to each one

The finished card actually measures 11cmx14cm

I used the original paper pads on this album, shown in the video above

The winner of this week's card give-away is:

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Please email your postal details to:

then your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 23 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

I am sure you will have seen this particular die on many cards as I have and I've finally bought one, from China, unbranded of course, with no postage costs

I first die cut it on black card and added the purple background then layered it onto silver mirri card and finally the base purple card

The die is 10cm square and the finished card is 11cm square

I used a silver glitter marker pen (NUVO 'Silver Mist 183) to cover the wings and the bottom pieces at the base of the card

I had my box of silver/gold scraps on my worktable and decided to make a few more.  They are a cute size for a note card or, as a bundle as a little gift for someone or donation to a charity/craft fair etc 

Card number two was die cut from silver glitter card and adhered to silver mirri card.  You can see the correct silver mirri colour on the bottom right of the card, the rest is a reflection from the photographic box I use

Once adhered to the mirri card I added a slightly larger panel of black card then the white base card

This is slightly larger than the first one and measures 11.5cm square

Die cut again in black but mounted onto silver glitter card, then silver mirri card and finally a black card base

This one measures 13cm square

I will add an insert to all 3 cards at a later date, and will increase 'my bundle' to at least 5 or 6 cards in total.  I still mostly work with imperial measurements, hence 6 cards, 5 if I 'go' metric

Those eagle eyed may have noticed that on the last card the fairy is missing half an arm!.. it blends in well don't you think?

When I bake I always use metric and I still find that strange because I'm an old fashioned gal at heart!

*Fairy Elf Die/Amazon (£2.26) SDLZ9ky

This week's freebie is:

Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw

You have until 6pm Saturday to do so

We use Random Name Picker/Number Picker to choose a winner, therefore it
 doesn't matter if you have previously won or where you live as we ship, at no cost to you, internationally

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends....

I'm only too pleased I photographed this card on the day it was made because a day or two after a friend called and was desperate (her words) to have it to give to one of her friends haha

The second one is in the making

I do like how it folds together and the overall size is 51/2" x 41/" approx

There is a gold shimmer on the flower but the camera isn't picking it up

If you would like to give this card a new home please leave a comment

 You have until 6pm Friday to do so and the winner will be chosen by
Random Name Picker/Number Picker and announced on Saturday's blog post

It doesn't matter if you have previously won or where you live as we ship (at our own expense) internationally

  • white cardstock
  • Olive Essence Creative Tones 6"x 6" paper pad - Papermania
  • flower and sentiment (last page) - The Range
  • Delightful Sentiments Stamp Set - Creative Expressions
  • double pierced oval die set - CE
  • Tombow marker 158
  • Whispers Strokes marker (colour not stated) - SugarLoaf
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad - Tsukineko 
Until tomorrow....

June x 

Tuesday, 20 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

As the title on the video states, this really is the easiest treat bag to make! 

I hope you will give it a try


Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 19 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

Today's card has been made from my scrap cardstock/papers

I used various shades of green card, with white card between each layer, for a 'fancy edge' at the bottom.  I used a punch to create this

In my 'green scrap box' the paper I've used on the top was already die cut, how lucky I placed the dies where I did whenever I used the flowers from the paper!

I added a piece of yellow card behind the paper

Small brown gems were adhered to the centre of each flower then I added black flower soft (I don't have brown flower soft)

I drew a border around the card and stamped a sentiment to the bottom right

The different shades of green show
better on this shot

  • various shades of green card/paper - my stash
  • fancy edge punch - Martha Stewart
  • flower soft - Katy Sue Designs
  • brown gems - Hobby House
  • sentiment - freebie
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Good morning crafty friends

I hope you are having a good weekend.  We were at a Gin & Rum Fest yesterday, held in a local pub.  First time ever for us and we really enjoyed it. Later in the day/early evening when the 'young ones' started to come in we knew it was time to hit the road and find somewhere quieter. This growing older does tell on you at times.  I must add that the designated driver was not drinking!

So just the 'Friday Freebie' winner now and it is:



Your prize will soon be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x


Saturday, 17 August 2019

New Cardstock/Paper Storage Racks & Card Winner

Good morning crafty friends

As promised here is a 3 minute video showing the storage racks.  I'm so very pleased with them and possibly need a third!

Hubby was out and, try as I may, I could not keep the camera still!  So if you don't suffer sea sickness.... enjoy!

This week's card winner is:

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Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 16 August 2019


Good afternoon crafty friends, apologies for today's late post!

I used a 3D embossing folder to emboss a piece of white card  then masked the flowers and leaves

I used 2 distress oxides and ink brushes to colour the background then metallic gilding wax over the roses and an aqua flow pen for the leaves

I added clear crystal drops, mostly onto the green area, to the card

To complete a small 'hello' was adhered to the bottom right, with increasing sized panels to match the layers on the main feature


  • A5 white card base
  • 3D embossing folder - Sheena Douglass
  • peeled paint & salty ocean distress oxide inks - Ranger
  • deep red metallic gilding wax - Creative Expressions
  • pressed olive aqua flow pen - NUVO/Tonic
  • clear crystal drops - NUVO/Tonic
  • silver sequins - NUVO/Tonic
I would like to enter this card in the 'Crafty Gals Corner' Challenge Blog - 
#18 Emboss It!

This week's freebie is a set of 5 pre-shaped cards

Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw

You have until 6pm Saturday to do so

We use Random Name Picker/Number Picker to choose a winner, therefore it doesn't matter if you have previously won or where you live as we ship, at no cost to you, internationally

Until tomorrow....

June x

Today's Post Is Scheduled For Around Lunchtime

Thursday, 15 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

This is a card I made for a MAWTT challenge I design for, some two years ago.  It was also a card commission

Elements from the Shadow Box Collection were used for the front of the card

The card is an 8" square ivory card and I created 2 further channels in the middle to enable me to add more pages

I embossed a piece of black card and adhered that to the card base

The shadow box was die cut and embossed with teal card and for the background I embossed more ivory card with a brick design embossing folder.  I added mounting foam to the shadow box and glued it in place on the card front

Using kraft card I die cut 3 plant pots, 2 leaves and the fork and trowel, but also die cut the last 2 in silver mirri.  I used Promarkers to colour the leaves and the handles on the fork and trowel and glued those pieces onto the silver mirri 

In this particular set there is one single flower and I die cut this 3 times in green card, removed the flower head to expose the two leaves then glued them into place behind each planter.  I also die cut the butterfly in silver mirri and added that to one planter

There is also a ladybird in the die set but I used one from my stash as I have a box full of them

The rose heads are also part of the set and a little of my left-over card was used for the those.  The 80 is from my stash, the sentiment was also stamped on kraft card and I cut the tails with scissors

The side panel is a crinkle light brown paper and I embossed it and added a little distress ink to the leaf pattern

DAD was die cut in silver mirri,  3 times for each letter and glued together prior to adhering to the panel and I added 3 tiny red hearts to each letter

On the inside of the card I added a photograph of the 'birthday  boy' then typed 'Happy 80th Birthday Dad' on cream paper.   At the top of the following page I typed 'Happy Memories' and adhered a photo of their wedding day as well as creating a frame around it, as this was personal I covered the photo which is why you can see a dark shadow behind the page below

Finally, and to complete, I typed a verse onto more cream paper and secured all the pages into place

  • ivory card stock ~Craft UK
  • black card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • kraft card ~ CE
  • teal card ~ my stash
  • Shadow Box - In The Garden Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/CE  CED9309
  • Art Deco Alphabet - Upper Case ~ CE CED5423
  • wood affect embossing folder ~ Crafter's Companion
  • brick affect embossing folder ~ Cuttlebug
  • leaf embossing folder ~ freebie from Crafter's Companion
  • Berry Red and Dark Brown Felt Tipped Pens ~ Promakers 
  • green card, silver mirri, brown crinkle paper and pink paper ~ my stash
  • red hearts ~ my stash
  • cream paper ~ my stash
June x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

I hope the week is going fine for you all.  I've been undecided whether to give you an update on my health issues, as this year has been the worst ever (right from 1st January) as I know I sound like the 'walking wounded', hubby said I am lol.  So, I had an abdominal ultrasound scan on Friday and, would you believe, I've now got gallstones to add to my increasing list of medical issues!  I put the severe pain I get down to the large hiatus hernia (haven't mentioned that one to you) but was told on Friday that "it may be  the hernia or the gallstones".  I now await to hear from the consultant regarding treatment etc etc

Now onto nice things, today's card.  It's taken 4 attempts to get this card right!  I've smudged ink, twice messed up the flower and can't even remember what the fourth one was!

The font on the sentiment is supposed to look that way

Both top and bottom have the decorative edge

  • 5"x7" white card base - CraftUK
  • 'Live  Laugh  Love' sentiment stamp - IndigoBlu LLL
  • Tuxedo black ink pad - Memento
  • Versafine clear ink pad - Tsukineko 
  • white embossing powder - Hero Arts
  • circle dies - Creative Expressions
  • nuvo Crystal Drops 'calming aqua' & 'honeysuckle' - Tonic
  • decorative edge punch - Martha Stewart 

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 or where you live

We also ship internationally (at our own expense)

Until then....

June x

Tuesday, 13 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

As you know I love decorating envelopes and using washi tape is one quick way to do that

To me, black and gold, or, black and silver always has a look of decadence and I'm so pleased how the black envelopes look

My favourite of the white envelopes is this one below

The washi is from a Tonic Craft Kit and I just love those shades

So give your envelopes a treat with a 'washi make-over' 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 12 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

Firstly I'd like to say "hello and welcome" to Faith, Annie and Lorraine"  thank you for clicking the subscribe button ladies

The weather has been vicious here this weekend!  Rain, rain and more rain.  My heart goes out to the people whose homes/businesses have been flooded, the weather, in this huge world, is going crazy

Secondly, the cards....

These are cards we never look forward to making.  I need three of them!  One relation and two friends

The cards are a 6" square and I used watercolour pencils on the leaves

  • stamp - Woodware
  • Spectrum noir watercolour pencils 13 & 15 - Crafter's Companion
  • watercolour pencils crimson lake & may green - Derwent
  • black ink pad - Memento
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 11 August 2019


Good morning everyone...

This time I swapped 'Random Name Picker' to 'True Random Number Generator' for the draw and the winner is:

The fourth person to comment on Friday's post was Sandma's Handmade Cards


Please email your postal details to:

Until tomorrow....

June x


Good morning crafty friends It's been a busy week and lots of emotions, 3 funerals and, finally, ending on a happy note, one wedd...