Tuesday, 11 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I really like this 'black ice' technique it's just a pity the photographs are not doing any justice to the finished cards

I hope you enjoy the video and will try this technique yourselves

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas 2018 House Tour

Good morning everyone....

Sorry about yesterday, I was really feeling poorly and don't know whether it's the Humira not working or it is the Humira making me feel worse!

I have a rheumatology appointment this week so they may be able to give me some answers

So here is a short video showing you where my wreaths are hanging and our two Christmas trees

I hope you enjoy it!  

Until tomorrow....

June x 

PS  Wendy, you did win the e/f 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

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Hello it's June's husband standing in for her today.  She will be back tomorrow so normal services will be resumed

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Saturday, 8 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I only have the winner of Wednesday's card today and it is....

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Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 7 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I think winter is definitely here!  I couldn't keep warm at all yesterday and when I was writing this post I was actually shivering, not good at all for the old joints etc LOL

Today's card, or more the technique for today's card is called 'Black Ice'.  It has been around for quite some time but I 'cased' Helen Griffin's version

All that is needed is  card base, mirri card, StazOn in black, Versafine clear ink pad, a stamp or two and the sentiment

The dark shadow behind and around the sentiment is because of the unsuitable lighting we have in this particular room, when photographing mirri

Another card that is so much nicer in the 'flesh'

A 6"x6" Crafter's Companion e/f is the prize today.  The scroll image, bottom right, is the design on the folder

Leave a comment if you would like your name entered into the draw, which closes at 6pm Saturday.  The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

PS   there will be a video next week for this technique!

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

Caz is hosting the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT, it starts today and it will run until 19 December.  Caz is wanting to see anything relating to Christmas and for my contribution I have made a cute gift bag and money envelope

You can click on the link to see the gorgeous designs my fellow DTs have made

I used white cardstock, 320gsm, for the base and added Christmas paper from a 6"x6" paper pad for both inside and outside of the gift bag

The small wreath was in my box of 'Christmas Embellishments' and I added a little extra decoration to the centre of it

Red and green tourbillon was twisted together for handles and I used my crop-o-dile to punch the holes for the handles and added red eyelets too

I stamped the tag onto white card, covered it with a piece of double sided tape, ran it through the 'Platinum Machine' then removed the backing sheet to add glitter jewels

I made a small money/voucher envelope, 41/2 x 31/4 then added a smaller panel of green mirri card then a smaller panel of the Christmas paper.  It's the same paper that I used on the inside of the gift bag

The white tag is edged with glitter jewels 

The gift bag measures 4"x6" with a depth of 2"

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


Good morning everyone.....

 Today's give-away is one of my favourite cards, and I don't say that very often!

It's a black card base with a smaller panel of white watercolour card

The images are from a Woodware Stamp Set, as is the rose on the inside of the card

The verse, I think, is Creative Expressions

I used several distress oxide inks to colour the flower and leaves 

I really enjoyed designing this card

The recipient will see that the inks on the inside card are actually a muted red and not anything like they appear here

To complete I added a 'Just For You' on the corner of the envelope

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this post should you wish for your name to be entered into the draw

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Tomorrow's post is scheduled for 9am to coincide with the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT

Until then....

June x