Saturday, 30 September 2017


Hello & Welcome
Today's 'freebie' is a 7" square, top folding card
  • I added the pretty eau de nil (Docrafts  Papermania Capsule Collection/Eau de Nil) paper to the card leaving a small white border 
  • The Heraldic Square Die Set (Creative Expressions) was die cut and embossed on white card, I omitted the inner cutting die which gave me the ornate, one piece focal point, then added adhesive to the back and positioned onto the centre of the card
  • Red line tape was added to either side of the 'heraldic square' and a string of ornate pearls (my stash) adhered to it
  • I added 3 peach roses and white filler flowers (my stash) to the bottom of the card and two pearls to the top right of the card
  • The sentiment is from Hero Arts Poppy Stamp Set and I stamped and embossed it using a clear embossing pad and  WOW Metallic Copper Embossing Powder 
  • I have added the same paper inside the card but without a verse as the winner of the card may want to add their own 
If you would like to own this card just leave me a comment below, please remember anonymous comments cannot be entered, you will need to leave some kind of identification.  You have until 9.30am Monday to comment then a winner will be picked using Name/Number Picker

It doesn't matter if you have won previously or where you live.... we ship international!

I hope you have a great weekend

Until tomorrow....

June x 

Friday, 29 September 2017


Hello & Welcome....
Here we are again with another Festive Friday, where have those weeks gone?!
I had planned to make an all white Christmas card for today but as you can see by the photograph it didn't happen
  • I made a top folding 7" square white card base and on checking my card stock came across this really pretty delicate ecru glitter card so that was my all white card blown out of the window!  I cut a smaller panel of this card and adhered it to the card base
  • Another smaller panel was cut in white card and I used one of the double pierced oval dies to die cut the centre then embossed the card.  As this was going to be added to the glitter card I used a PVA acrylic glue to adhere it in place
  • I then die cut and embossed the oval centre piece, applied a dries clear glue onto the snowflakes and covered them with glitter jewels 3D foam was added to the back of the oval and smaller pieces into the centre of the snowflakes and adhered to the card.  I die cut the sentiment 3 times on white card, glued them together, applied acrylic glue to the back and placed it in the centre of the oval frame
  • Six poinsettias were die cut in white card, glue applied to the centre of  three flowers and the remaining 3 were added to them.  I used spray glue over each one and sprinkled glitter jewels on them
  • To complete I added a piece of white tulle just under the two snowflakes then a double bow using 3mm double faced satin ribbon on top of the tulle and, finally,  one of the flowers on top .  One other flower was glued to the top right of the card and I decided to double up with the remaining third flower.  I added the crystal centres to each flower and have yet to add a verse
  • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Ecru glitter card ~ my stash
  • Let It Snow Embossing Folder ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Double Pierced Oval Die ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Peeking Snowflake Die Set ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Iced Snow Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Poinsettia die ~ my stash
  • Spray Glue ~ Crafter's Companion
  • White Tulle ~ CE
  • Satin ribbon ~ my stash
  • Diamond centres on flowers ~ CE
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders

    I look forward to seeing you back tomorrow for our give-away card, and my apologies to the two ladies from last Saturday's post, who commented, your cards are now in the post!

    Until tomorrow....

    June x

Thursday, 28 September 2017


Hello & Welcome....

#55  Geometric Shapes

The new challenge starts today for Team B at Moving Along With The Times (MAWTT) and 
Jan S is our host.  Jan has chosen geometric shapes and she has said....  "I looked it up on Google which states that "a geometric shape is anything that when rotated, still remains the same", may be a good one for mens' cards, but I'll leave it entirely up to you"

This is my contribution to Team B....

  • I started with a piece of A4 sherbet coloured card stock, scored it in half portrait style and placed my die so the the top of it was a fraction above the score line as I wanted it to be a top folding card 
  • I then used a craft knife to cut the middle out of the card but to also leave a narrow border as shown above
  • I added adhesive around the outer and inner frame and sprinkled glitter jewels on them
  • A Memory Box Die was used to die cut the white decorative swirl and black gems were added to the flower centres 
  • I stamped the 'Just Because' sentiment with a black onyx ink pad and covered it with a clear embossing powder and heat set it
  • The sentiment on the card front was also stamped using the same ink pad and stamped onto acetate and die cut with a tag die.  I also die cut a backing on sherbet card using the same tag die then adhered both together then onto the card front.  I followed the curved line of the tag and adhered small white pearls down the curved side
  • Sherbet Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Floral Circle Die ~ Memory Box
  • Card Shaped Die ~ unknown, my stash 
  • Just Because Sentiment ~ unknown
  • Main sentiment ~ ?freebie stamp
  • Black Onyx Ink Pad ~ Versafine
  • Clear Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Tag Die ~ CE
  • White Pearls ~ CE
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders
If you click on the link at the beginning of this post it will take you to MAWTT where you'll see the fabulous cards made by Team B and you just may want to enter your card in the challenge

Until tomorrow's Festive Friday....

June x

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Hello & Welcome....

A commission wedding card and I have permission from my client to show it today

Verse courtesy of  Pinterest

I would like to welcome my latest 'follower' and say how very pleasantly surprised I was to see it is only Mr John Lockwood of the 'John Next Door' fame!!  Thank you John 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Hello & Welcome

We have a white 5"x7" card for today's tutorial using a few products by Crafter's Companion and, above, is the finished card....
  • I placed paper into my MISTI and arranged the sentiment and flower, once in situ I ran my anti-static container over the area, inked the stamps then stamped onto the insert

  • The card was then placed into the MISTI, dusted with my anti-static container and the 3 stamps placed in situ and inked
  • I stamped the sentiment last as I wanted the ink wet prior to sprinkling clear embossing powder over it and heat setting it.  The result is a lovely glossy sentiment that is also slightly raised to the touch

  • I coloured all the leaves first with 061 then 052 and the shaded areas with 050 pencils  finally blending the colours with 052

  • 024 was used to colour the flowers and 027 for the highlighted areas.  I blended the two colours again with 024 and my card was completed

  • White card ~ Craft UK
  • Spectrum noir Primaries ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • Beautiful Bloom Unmounted Stamp Set ~ CC CC-ST-BB
  • Umount (to add to the unmounted stamps) ~ Woodware
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Crimson Archival Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • MISTI ~ My Sweet Petunia
 Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 25 September 2017


Hello & Welcome

Today's top folding card has layers of white, black and green card with a green base card

I die cut and embossed the main focal point in white card  along with the two other smaller dies in the set

3D foam was added to the main focal point and after stamping the sentiment I adhered it behind the frame and added 3 black gems to either side of the sentiment and one black gem to the die cut above and below the frame

As there were only two comments left on Saturday's post I've decided to send a card to each lady so it's congratulations to:

Littlelamb and Sue McFall

Until tomorrow...

                                               June x                                                
  • green, white and black card ~ my stash
  • Frame One Die D-Lites ~ Spellbinders
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • black gems ~ Creative Expressions

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Hello and Welcome

A short and sweet post today

This card was for a lady's great-grandson.  I also made a mini 1st Birthday Album, for the same little boy, from his grandma.  I may be able to show a few pictures of it some other time as there are personal photographs in the album

Don't forget that tomorrow's post will be available later in the day and will also have the name of the winner for yesterday's card

Until tomorrow

June x


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