Saturday, 7 October 2017


Hello & Welcome....
to today's give-away card plus a bonus!
Starting today and up to Saturday 23 December 2017 I will also be including a stamp with the freebie card as a thank you for your continued support

Here is today's card
 This design consists of frames, a few layers and the flowers are made using a craft punch.  The sentiment is also stamped onto a piece of card that was created using a different punch.
Sometimes it's good to revisit your stash that has not been used for a while and have a play!
The stamp is called 'Starry Tree'

If you would like to own the above goodies just leave a comment on today's post.  
You have until 9.30am Monday to comment then a winner will be picked, courtesy of Name/Number Picker 
and announced later that day.
As usual it doesn't matter if you have won previously or where you live as we post internationally. 

Come the new year I will be changing the Saturday Card Give-Away to a Friday Freebie/Freebie Friday, or something similar because, due to the design teams I'm currently on,  it makes it a little difficult if their new post goes live on a Monday and I have to delay my own blog post until the 'go live' time.... I hope that makes sense?  lol 

Until tomorrow....
June x

Friday, 6 October 2017


Hello & Welcome....
to 'Festive Friday 10'

We have a 7" square white card base for today's card
 and from one of the free paper pads in Making Cards & Papercraft Magazine I die cut the blue paper using the 'Holly Jolly Nesting Frame' by Yvonne Creations, applied spray adhesive to the back and adhered to the card base.
On a piece of white card I stamped the sentiment from John Next Door's 'Winter Trees Stamp Set' with a clear Versafine Ink Pad then sprinkled 'Blue Blast Regular Embossing Powder' by WOW over it and heat set it.  Whilst the sentiment was still in the die I used a smoothie that had previously been inked with a blue ink and gently ran it around the inside of the die.
Once the card was removed from the die I gently curved it then adhered it to the centre of  the card.
 I added a strip of double sided adhesive to the bottom of the card and also added wet glue in several parts then sprinkled the 'snow' over both adhesives.  By adding the wet glue you can create 'small snow drifts' for a more realistic affect.
I don't know why there is a blue haze showing on the card on this particular photograph!
The deer and the 25th Dec are pre-cut wooden shapes by docrafts, I added a little wet glue to the deer's antlers and dipped them in the snow and to the star I also added wet glue and covered it with the blue blast embossing powder but didn't heat set it. 
 The above topper is only 3.5cm square

  • White card base ~ CraftUK
  • Blue spotted paper ~ Making Cards & Papercraft Magazine
  • Merry Christmas sentiment ~ John Next Door
  • Blue Blast Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Snow ~ The Ducks Doodahs, check out their new website
  • Wooden embellishments ~ 'docrafts'
Tomorrow, as usual, we have our 'give-away' card, 
until then....

June x 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Hello & Welcome

On this first card I used a PVA glue in 'Olympic Gold' to create the pearls

I also used a piece of red paper, from my stash and previously embossed, for inside the card  

On the right is the second card where I have replaced the PVA pearls and added gold sequins.  I also used a plain red card for the inside

The above ingredients are listed at the end of this post
 I placed my white, 11x15cm card in the MISTI, rub over the bottom half of the card with my anti-static container then placed the solid stamp in position as well as the sentiment stamp so that I could ensure the flower was in the correct position.  The sentiment stamp was removed and the base flower stamp inked with the 'camellia' ink pad
 I then placed the second stamp in position, picked it up with the MISTI lid/door (the Americans call it a door) and inked it with the 'raspberry' ink pad.  To ensure the ink was completely dry I used my heat gun over the stamped area
 Now that it was totally dry I used the anti-static container over the stamped area, then positioned the final stamp onto the flower, picked it up with the MISTI lid and covered it with the Versafine Clear Ink Pad then stamped on the flower.  Gold embossing powder was added, the excess removed then heat set
 This is a close up of the flower once the gold embossing powder had been applied and heat set.  I then positioned the coordinating die over the flower as shown
 You should be able to see that I've place the card onto my cutting plate with the top plate covering only the bottom half of the flower and ran it through my Platinum Machine
Hero Arts is an American company and I find that all American companies, when they produce stamps with coordinating dies, always make the die slightly larger, so when you die cut your image you'll be left with a thin white border, as shown above.  Some may like this effect but I really don't, which is why I've trimmed the white border on the second card

I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto red paper and card and adhered to the inside of the card

  •  MISTI
  • anti-static container
  • Versafine Clear Ink Pad
  • WOW Embossing Powder/Gold Glitter and Clear 
  • VersaColor in Camellia, Raspberry and Green
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in 'Olympic Gold'
  • Poppy Stamp Set with co-ordinating dies by Hero Arts
  • Leaf Stamp from a freebie stamp set
  • Gold sequins (not shown) 
  • white card stock, red card stock, red embossed paper
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad is shown in the above but was not used

I will also be adding a video tutorial onto my YouTube channel this week

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 2 October 2017


Hello & Welcome....
Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  Marg is our very talented host and her theme is 'Fancy Folds'.  This time the challenge is for cards only

This is my card for the DT contribution

This is an A5 card with the card front folded and cut to give a 'zig zig' appearance/fold.
The background paper was embossed and gilding wax rubbed over it.
I attached two clock charms by HobbyHouse and die cut the remaining clock faces.  These were attached to the card using brads that are also by HobbyHouse.  The clock face to the bottom right of the embossed paper is transparent and fitted nicely to that particular circle.

The sentiment is by the late Bruce Lee

Just click on the link below to visit the C Cs' blog and see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team.  You could always play along too and just need to link your entry as shown on the blog.

Crafty Cardmakers' Blog - #197 Fancy Folds

Please remember our rules and note the 15 challenge limit

Until tomorrow

June x


Hello bloggers!

A correction from yesterday's post!  I'd forgotten it's another new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers' Blog so I'm unable to post my card until 1pm today when the new challenge opens!

I can announce that Name/Number Picker has picked.... 

Random Name Picker

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

Pam Gordon

Please email your postal details to: 

Hope to see you back later.... 

June x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hello & Welcome....

I made this card for one of the ladies who comes to my classes and hasn't been at all well for a little while.  She also loves purple so I decided to make the card both 'purpleish' and a little bit 'funish' for her
  • I started with a 5"x7" white card base and added a smaller white panel that I embossed using an A6 Xcut embossing folder that doesn't appear to have a name on it!  But you can see the lovely frame it produces
  • I then die cut and embossed several elements from the 'Get Well' Die Cut Collection by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • The 'get well' and 'feel better soon' were each die cut 3 times in sherbet coloured foundation card by CE then glued together to give a raised sentiment
The plaster/band aid was die cut and embossed onto a pale peach coloured card, the thermometer onto silver mirri, and I added the red using a ProMarker Pen, and finally the pill bottle was die cut and embossed out of white card.  I used a brown ProMarker Pen to colour the bottle top and die cut the heart from the sherbet card.  To complete I added a personal message to the inside of the card 

My YouTube Channel is now live, I have, as yet, to link it to this blog or vice versa, it's heading is

Poppyfield Card Crafts JF

and the 'smooshing' technique card I posted, possibly last week or so, is the one and only video there.  I do plan on making, at least, weekly video tutorials, so fingers crossed as this 'gal' is not technically minded, even though my career for the last 20 working years or so for the NHS involved using a computer daily lol.  I do seek advice from our 9 year old grandson who has it off to a 'T' and has his own YouTube Channel..... the joys of youth!

Until tomorrow when the post is shown at 10am with Saturday's card winner.....  

June x


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