Tuesday, 28 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

Thank you to LynH and Liz for giving me the correct name (and spelling!) for yesterday's blog post.  There will be a video on Thursday on how I made it

When I was making today's video everything was going so well until I happened to look up to see my mobile was 'skew whiff' and had stopped recording what I was doing.  So if you do have any questions about measurements etc please either email me or leave a message on here

Hopefully, 'normal' service' will be resumed tomorrow!

I'm sorry I've not visited your blogs for a few days, I will as soon as possible

June x

Monday, 27 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I hope you all have a good weekend

I cut the front of this card  to make, what I think is called a 'scaling triangle' or a right angled triangle.  If anyone knows please tell me

It will stand upright when opened but the top fold will hang down.  I lifted it up to show you on the photograph below

The card measures 4" x 51/2

I stamped 'celebrate' and die cut it, added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to a belly band.  I did add ink around the edge

I used the 'Happy Birthday' and 'celebrate'  from the stamp set below

You'll soon be seeing a card using the celebration cake, it's a super stamp

I did receive this stamp free with my last Stampin' Up order

  • ivory cardstock - Creative Expressions
  • circular die set - CE
  • designer series paper pack - Stampin' Up
  • denim ink pad - Adirondack/Ranger

Sunday, 26 January 2020


Good Sunday morning everyone

The 'Friday Freebie' winner this week is:



Please email your postal details to:


I will then post you your stencil

Thank you for popping by today

June x

Saturday, 25 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I don't like to think of how long it was when I purchased these flowers and fantasy fiber!  But, when I came across them again it was as if I'd been out and bought them again lol

The card base is 5" x 7" with a smaller panel  that I inked around the edges

I die cut several oval frames, in two sizes, glued them together as shown and adhered them around the stamped verse

I haven't used the fantasy fiber as you would normal, eg with an iron, instead I added hot glue in several places and place it onto the glue.  The flowers were added next, some of them didn't have a centre pearl so I added my pearls to the missing ones

I used one pink oval and one white oval, from die cutting the frames, for the inside of the card and stamped the greeting, finishing off with 3 small pink pearls 

I do like how the fantasy fiber looks with these coloured flowers

  • fantasy fiber - Art Institute Glitter Inc
  • floral embellishments - Petaloo
  • both stamps- Crafter's Companion
  • oval dies set - Creative Expressions
  • raisin ink pad - Adirondack Earthtones/Ranger

The winner of this week's card is:

Stampin With Liz Design


Please email your postal address to:


and your card will be winging its way to you soon

Thank you so much for visiting me today and taking the time to leave a comment.  I read everyone and appreciate your thoughts


Friday, 24 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends and visitors

I was putting away some paper pads when loose paper fell from one and instantly I thought "there's a card" plus, the blue cardstock was under the paper pad.... it was meant to be for sure

I think this could also be a male card

All I had to do was cut the paper to size and adhere it to the card, add something to the inside and to complete a sentiment on the card front

I will, at a later date, add a verse

  • blue cardstock - my stash
  • Blue Awning  12" x 12" Specialty Paper Pad - K&COMPANY
  • sentiment - Simply Made Crafts (magazine freebie
  • white embossing powder - Hero Arts

This week's freebie is:

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

We also ship internationally at no cost to you

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

June x 

Thursday, 23 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

Hello and welcome to my latest follower

GerJanne de Jonge

I think I first blogged this card in August 2018 

I love this Spellbinders Die and still do in 2020!

It is called 'Mystical Embrace Die Set'

There are 3 dies to this set and I think that when you use the main part of the set  you don't have to do very much to create a lovely card

The colour theme is black and ivory with the little pop of red

I die cut and embossed the largest die in a pearlised ivory card stock and adhered it to my A5 black card using a spray adhesive

I then die cut the centre piece on the same ivory card using the two smaller dies and repeated this 4 times and glued them together to give me a raised frame

The final die cut was on black card for the oval shape in the centre

I am also in the middle of a commission and some of the off cuts from the heart shape die that I'm using for that card produce these lovely shaped hearts, so I die cut and embossed on red card stock to get 2 hearts for this card

  • black card ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • pearlised ivory card ~ CC
  • red card ~ CC
  • spray adhesive ~ CC
  • die ~  Mystical Embrace Die Set/Spellbinders
  • Platinum machine ~ Spellbinders
Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message

June x

Wednesday, 22 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends and hello and welcome to my new followers to my blog

Pinky O'Hagan - Pinky's World

ScrapTasties - 
Inkybutterfly - inky butterfly

This is a DL size card in aqua with a smaller panel in the same colour

I added a little oxide ink around the paper edges and made a few distressed marks

I stamped an image directly onto the paper, added a circular die cut

The heart had one coat of Modge Podge and final coat of the silver gilding polish, this time I stippled it onto the heart to add texture

I stamped and die cut the flowers, adding glitter to the edges 

The two pink roses are enamel

The remainder of the embellishments came from one of my craft boxes

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

We also ship internationally at no expense to you

  • aqua cardstock & circular die set - Creative Expressions (CE)
  • paper & sentiment - Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • flower stamp set and die set - Heartfelt Creations
  • dazzlers & pink enamel roses - CE
  • oxide ink - Ranger

Tuesday, 21 January 2020


Good morning my crafty friends

At one time I did own all 14 colours of this particular gilding polish, I'm now down to 4 and thought I would share with you how easy they are to use

I wasn't happy at all how the sentiment was barely visible on the left card so I replaced it, (below) and it certainly looks much better

I will be using the one I showed in the video as a background and, I think, at a later date


Monday, 20 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I ordered this die set about a month or so ago and it arrived last week.  It's a nephew's birthday this week so a good time to use it 

The die set comes in 3 pieces, 2 clock pointers and then the remainder of the large die.  In the 'flesh' the card does look very much nicer than the photo depicts, but you know I have an ongoing battle with photographing mirri card lol

Back home again and decided to take one more photo of today's card, in a different light.... what do you think?

New photo!

Much better compared to the one below!

I used an A5 black card base with a smaller panel of silver mirri and finally a smaller panel of black card.  I die cut the cogs/clock face once only and secured it onto the two top panels with adhesive and a small brad that I used for the clock pointers.  These were then adhered to the card base and I used  several of the cog's centres as embellishments

I did think I had a small 'Happy Birthday' die but a quick look proved not to be.  A freebie magazine stamp was then used to emboss the sentiment

I'm seeing my rheumatology professor this morning and, hopefully, she will reinstate Methotrexate, I'll keep you informed

  • black cardstock and silver mirri - my stash
  • clock/cog die set - unbranded
  • sentiment - magazine freebie
  • brad Hobby House
  • embossing powder - WOW/Metallic Silver
June x

Sunday, 19 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

Only Friday's winner today, and it is



Your win will be with you soon

June x

Saturday, 18 January 2020


Good morning crafters

The card base is 4" x 6" and, from the back,  I scored several lines, in graduating lengths on the right side of the card, so they would be prominent then added small pearls on the bottom

I've changed the background colour, in my 'photo booth'  from black to white and of course you these lines aren't showing as well because of this

I drew the shape of a tag onto a leftover piece of white piece of cardstock and cut it out.  I then made a mask of the teacup and saucer and secured it onto the tag and coloured it with a distress oxide ink

Next I stamped the sentiment and totally forgot to wipe the card with an anti-static  powder so because of this I ended up doing triple embossing! lol

With the sentiment stamped I sprinkled a clear embossing powder over it, because the oxide ink was still somewhat wet the powder stuck to that too and when I added heat it was very prominent and patchy
so I dabbed a clear embossing pad all over the tag, added more clear embossing powder, heat set it then repeated the process a further twice

Mounting foam was added to three sides and a tea-bag tucked into the side of the tag

  • abandoned coral distress oxide - Ranger
  • VersaMark Clear Embossing Pad - Tsukineko
  • VersaFine CLAIR 'Fallen Leaves' - Tsukineko
  • clear embossing powder - WOW
  • sentiment with teacup - Clarity Stamp
  • pearls - Creative Expressions
  • ribbon - my stash

Now for this week's card winner:



Your card will be with you soon

June x

Friday, 17 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I don't think I have blogged this card before.  I've used the 'dryer sheet' technique to give texture etc 

What isn't showing so well is the glitter  over the dryer sheet, but, if you click on the picture then click original size, you may see the odd glitter here and there

The image is from a paper pad by Joanna Sheen.  I must have had this for 18 years at least!

I did adhere it to silver mirri and finally onto a 7"sq white card base

This week's freebie is shown below

Please leave me a comment on today's post if you would like your name added to the draw.  Draw closes at 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

We also ship internationally at no cost to you

June x

Thursday, 16 January 2020


Good morning everyone


After showing Monday's 'double flap card' I've been asked to do a tutorial on how I made it.  You can use any size card and it's up to you on what size you make the 'flaps'.  Monday's card is a 5"square and this card is 7"square

That is a shadow showing at the bottom of the larger flap!  First time that's happened!

Both papers are by Stampin' Up

June x

Wednesday, 15 January 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I don't know if today's card qualifies as a CAS, purely because of the amount of poppies

I did second generation stamping for the flower images and when I coloured the flower heads I kind of splashed the colour on them, not precise at all, I was aiming for more of a wash affect.  Once dry I added a 'Wink Of Stella' to them.  This isn't showing on the card but does in 'the flesh' 

I used a grey ink pad for the flowers and the sentiment

For the inside of the card I stamped one flower head and again added 'WOS' 

The winner of the card will see how subtle and pretty it looks

Above is how I decorated the corner of the envelope

I used 4 of the stamps shown below

If you comment on today's card your name will be added to the draw and that closes at
6pm Friday

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

We ship internationally at no expense to you 

  • Painted Poppies Stamp Set - Stampin' Up
  • sentiment - Woodware/You're Perfect FRS776
  • Wink Of Stella 
June x


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