Saturday, 30 June 2018


Good Saturday morning ladies....

Firstly I'd like to say "hello and welcome" to Darnell and Caz, thank you for hitting the 'follow button'

This is a 5"x7" white card base with a mat of 'roast coffee' card then the top white panel card

I embossed the white card then applied gilding wax in copper.  I wanted to add a dense colour on the roses then fade the colour on the remaining card

The small sentiment was stamped and I used a punch to cut it, then the same punch again to cut the 'roast coffee' card, as it was the same size I decided to only show it on one side of the sentiment as well as adding a foam pad on the back for dimension 

Two more pieces of the roast  coffee card were cut for the inside of the card with smaller white panels

I used corner scissors on the white panels, embossed one, using the same embossing folder and stamped the other

I used the same stamp from the inside of the card to stamp the envelope as well as adding my usual 'Happy Mail' stamp

  • roast coffee card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • embossing folder ~ Sheena Douglass
  • copper gilding wax ~ CE
  • sentiment on card front ~ Spellbinders
  • sentiment inside card ~ Sheena Douglass
  • corner scissors ~ my stash
  • flower stamp & sentiment inside card ~ 'Beautiful Blooms'/Sheena Douglass
Now for Wednesday's card winner....

Random Name Picker

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



Please email your postal details and claim your card to:

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Friday, 29 June 2018


Good morning ladies....

I think, after this card,  I had better start to up my game with the Christmas cards now that we're half way into the year, we'll just have to see

This is a shaker card.  I used an oval die to die cut the aperture then added a few glittered snowflakes and one reindeer, I added a little glitter onto its antlers so it wouldn't feel left out ;) and finally 'snow' and a few micro beads.  If you add only a few micro beads to any shaker card it stops the other ingredients from sticking to the treat cup.  Also remember to run your anti-static pad/container around the treat cup too

Glitter was also added around the outside of the treat cup

The white poinsettias and star branches were die cut and I coloured the MDF date embellishment and once dry added glitter to that


  • oval die, snowflakes, micro beads, poinsettias & stars ~ Creative Expressions
  • snow ~ The Duck's Doodahs
  • MDF date & reindeer ~ The Range
So, onto the freebie, I'm hoping this week will be 3rd time lucky for someone because the last two winners never claimed their win, so we're back with the Crafter's Companion Christmas Scene Embossing Folder

Comment on today's post by 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Thursday, 28 June 2018


Good morning ladies....

Pearlised ivory and black card make today's, slightly smaller than an A5 card

I add the smaller black panel to the base card then cut a smaller panel of ivory card

I used a striplet to die cut on the left side and scored vertical lines as shown

The sentiment was heat embossed then I added some 'iced snow' on a panel of  double sided adhesive (sparkle is not showing on camera!) and adhered it behind the panel

A butterfly was die cut in the same ivory card, glued to the top right and 4 pearls adhered to the spine


  • pearlised ivory card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • striplet die and butterfly die ~ Creative Expressions
  • metallic bronze embossing powder ~ WOW
Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Morning Bloggers....

One from the past for this week's card give-away and, I think, also suitable for the opposite sex!

Both papers have a metallic look/feel about them and the flowers aren't too girly at all!

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this blog post, names will be entered into Random.Name Picker and the winner announced on Saturday's blog post

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Tuesday, 26 June 2018


Hello bloggers....

Yesterday 'Littlelamb' was asking if anyone knew why she wasn't getting my notifications until after midnight, if you have any suggestions please go to yesterday's post and leave Brenda aka Littlelamb a suggestion or two, thank you

I'm kind of putting on hold my 'Technical Tuesday' for a while, just until health matters, hopefully, settle a little more, there will still be the odd video but not necessarily on specific days

Today's card has a mix of several elements, distress oxide inks, smooshing, vellum, stamping, die cutting and a flower to name but a few!

This is a DL card with a smaller white top panel.  Actually, it's one of the card pages from the baby album that I decided not to use again as I'd already created a page with this die cut

I halved this particular card then I added the distress inks onto my glass mat, spritzed them with water and moved the card over the colours.  I did this several times, blotting each application as well as adding a little more colour where needed, until I was happy with the end result

Once completely dry I made splatters (love a bit of splattering) using a blue acrylic paint then diluted white Gesso

I already had the vellum die cut and as I didn't want to use all of it I partly adhered it to the panel and cut the excess away

The tag was already die cut so all I needed to do was stamp a sentiment on it.  I added a little mounting foam to both ends and adhered to the card

To complete the card front I added pearls and a small rose then drew a wonky border using a gold pen

I added a smaller white panel on the inside, with a sentiment stamped on one then die cut a Tonic die twice and adhered them into place 


  • Distress Oxide Inks/Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade & Wilted Violet ~ Ranger
  • everything else ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Monday, 25 June 2018


Morning Bloggers....

I've made this gift tag to add to a plain gift box

 I gave the MDF heart one application of white Gesso then I applied 'sparkle texture paste' in Egyptian Blue over a stencil

Once completely dry I add white lace and a pale yellow and pink rose that I had made a little while back

I used white filler flowers,  two strands of pearls,  crystal strands, 3 butterflies and a two kittens charm 

It also has satin ribbon, to be attached, in the event the recipient wants to hang it in her home

  • MDF heart ~ Creative Expressions
  • Sparkle Texture Paste ~ CE
  • all other embellishments ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Sunday, 24 June 2018


Good morning ladies and oops, this is the second time I've scheduled the blog post a day a head, I'm pleased I checked this morning

This is the video that I did want to show yesterday.  Some of the pages may give you ideas should you try making albums, especially using the envelope technique

I hope you enjoy it

Now for the Friday draw....

Random Name Picker

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


Please email your postal details to:

then your win will be posted to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Saturday, 23 June 2018


Hello!  I'm back, sorry about the delay

I've finally finished the 'new baby mini album'......

It's an 8" square album with a 4" spine.  Papers used are from 'It's A Girl' paper pad and 'New Baby Girl' collection by NitWit, this is a downloadable collection

I've also used chipboard embellishments, enamel embellishments, lace, and most of the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

There will be a video on my YouTube channel as soon as my son sorts my camera, it's not playing ball for some unknown reason

Now onto the winner of Wednesday's very mini album....

Random Name Picker

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

Pam G


Your album will be posted to you on Monday

Hope you all have a good weekend

Until tomorrow and the winner of the embossing folder....

June ~x~


Good Saturday morning....

Just to let you know I'll be back at 1pm today with my blog post and the card winner

See you then

June ~x~

Friday, 22 June 2018


Good morning bloggers....

We have a pretty white and silver card today with a little scoring too

It's a 5"square scalloped card, top folding.  I scored, on the inside of the card front, 4 lines horizontally and 4 vertically

The sentiment was embossed with Versafine Clear Ink Pad and WOW Silver Bells Embossing Powder then heat set

I added a full sheet of A4 double sided adhesive to an A4 white card and die cut several poinsettias in various sizes (large, medium, small - I didn't use the large on this small card)

Once die cut and the adhesive removed Glitter Jewels were added to each layer.  The petals were then shaped and 4 medium size petals were adhered with 2 layers of the smallest die cuts on top finishing with a white, flat back pearl

I wish you could see how this particular embossing looks when heat set as it has so much sparkle.  The sentiment was also embossed using the same 'ingredients' as above.  I have one container left if anyone is interested, at £2 inc p&p

Last week's winner didn't claim the gift so I've added it again for this week's give - away

The draw closes at 6pm Saturday and the winner announced on Sunday's blog post.  Leave a comment on this post if you'd like to be entered for the give-away

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Morning bloggers....

A new challenge starts today, at MAWTT, and Judith is the host.  Her chosen theme is 'June Blooms'.... we are also being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons who will donate a bundle of ribbons to the winner if they are a UK resident, a non UK resident will receive a  10 GBP voucher

Here is the link to the MAWTT Blog Moving Along With The Times

I am showing the front of the new baby album (there are still a few more elements to add to it, I think!) and the good news is that it should be finished today!

I've left the top of the photo frame open for a picture of the new baby to slot in

Why not pop over to see the fab designs my teamies have created

These are the latest crafty bargains, please note the first one for CraftStash ends at midnight tonight

Great Craft Bargains
Free Delivery & Double Loyalty Points – Thursday The 21st June Only
ENDS: Midnight 21/06/18

Free Aldine Ink Pad When You Buy Any 3 Creative Stamps
STARTS:20/06/18                  ENDS:30/06/18                CODE:INKFREE

10% Off All Vellum Paper
STARTS:20/06/18                   ENDS:27/06/18                CODE:VELLUM10

Gemini Embossing Folders Only £3.99

Apple Blossom Sail Away Stamp Bundle Only £11.99 – RRP £19.96

Exciting New Craft Launches

Tonic Keepsake Book Maker

New Lisa Horton Dies & Stamps

New Silhouette Accessories - Vinyl, Printable Sticker Paper & Glitter Heat Transfer Material

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Morning ladies....

Because I'm having to make a completely new baby mini album I hope you don't mind if I use one of the envelope cards, shown yesterday, as this week's give-away?

Who ever wins this will see just how sturdy this technique is, once card is added to them of course

There are 9 pages for you to decorate as you wish

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post

Tomorrow's post is scheduled for 9am as it's a new challenge at MAWTT and I'm hosting this one so I'd better get a wiggle on and finish that card!

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Morning ladies....

Several examples for today's 'envelope' tutorial and so very easy to adapt to your liking

I hope you enjoy the video

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Monday, 18 June 2018


Morning ladies....

I was three quarters of the way through this 8" square mini album for my stepson's best friend when I realised I'd miscalculated the width of the spine and couldn't add all of the pages to it, happy I was not and there wasn't any way it could be rectified as I'm making it for the baby's first twelve months

I've now started on the new album, I will be able to do something else with the one I'm showing and I can remove the name Cleo and put something else there
Take away the large tail on the bow, the clasp and pearl embellishment and you have an 8" square card.  I made the bow with my envelope maker board

The image is from a NitWit Collection and is a digital download, gorgeous papers and embellishments

I added glossy accents to the balloon, the flower centres, the head of the safety pin and the eyes of the 'animal'.  I was intending to add cute little flowers on the chipboard letters, the pretty lace was bought at our local Boyes store, they have an excellent range

I love this paper, it's from the 'It's A Girl!' 8" premium paper pad.  I used a Spellbinders die on the right side of it as it has cute small hearts

The offending spine remains naked 

And this is the inside cover.  I love the tag stating 'brand sparkling new'

  • 8" square black chipboard ~ Amazon
  • A3 white card ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • Glossy Accents ~ Ranger
  • It's A Girl! Paper Pad ~ Cavania London
  • NitWit Collection ~ digital on-line store
That's all for today

Until tomorrow


Sunday, 17 June 2018


Good morning ladies....

Perfect Pearls today.  I used teal coloured card and stamped the flower all over it.  I covered the stamped areas with Ranger's Perfect Pearls in Biscotti then removed the excess with a paper towel.  To ensure the powder would stay in place I sprayed it very gently with hairspray to 'set' it.  You can purchase a spray fixative but hairspray works just as well and isn't as expensive

As the flowers have a 'golden' look I stamped and embossed 'congratulations' onto white card using a Versafine Clear Ink Pad then WOW Embossing Powder in Gold Satin Pearl.  This was added to teal card then white.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered a butterfly to the corner of the tag

I've not 'dressed' the card inside as I'm unsure if I'll send it to someone or donate to Willowburn Hospice, this is our local hospice

I was expecting my Tonic order being delivered on Friday but they are so busy that the orders are a little behind, hopefully it will arrive this coming week.  I had ordered several colours of NUVO drops, I absolutely love these, one of the colours, I think, was an orange shade and I needed that to go on the card below

I used 'Mandarin' Perfect Pearls for this card and the finished result has a copper/orange look, hence the NUVO drops.  I've added the clear NUVO drops and will colour them when they are completely dry

Now onto the winner of the embossing folder....

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

Kellys Kards FL


Please email your postal details to:

to claim your prize

Until tomorrow....