Saturday, 20 January 2018


Hello and welcome

This is a 'blast from the past'!  An 8" square white card base with layers of white and a pretty pale lemon peralised card

A few die cuts for the centre, 3 small lemon flowers around the sentiment and to finish a cameo to the centre of the die cuts

I'd like to say "thank you" to our latest follower, Toni F, good to have you onboard!

Wednesday's commenters' names have been added to Name Picker and the winner is:

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Jane Rowson

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Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 19 January 2018


Hello and welcome....

 This is a quick way to add to your 'go to' card collection, especially when you need a card in a hurry!

The white base card is 5"x7" and I cut a smaller white panel for the top piece 

I die cut the butterfly on all 4 pieces of card

For the pink background I used another piece of the marble effect card I made a few days ago and on the sentiment stamp I used two coloured inks on the stamp

On the blue/green image I coloured a piece of white card with 3 distress oxide inks, die cut the sentiment and added the remainder of the card behind the butterfly silhouette then added white dots onto it
For the card on the left I coloured another piece of white card with 2 distress oxide inks and followed the same procedure as above but adding small black dots to the background and sentiment

I used a pretty blue paper for the last card and the same paper for the sentiment

Flat back pearls were added to all butterflies


  • White card base ~ CraftUK
  • White card ~ Papermill Direct
  • Magical Butterflies Die Set ~ Creative Expressions CED1415
  • Distress Oxide Inks:  broken china, cracked pistachio, faded jeans, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade ~ Ranger
  • Happy Birthday Die ~ Creative Expressions
  • Flat back pearls ~ my stash
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Distress Oxide Inks and Creative Expression Dies are available from CraftStash

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 18 January 2018


Hello and welcome....

 As the title states, this is a 'two tier technique'

The card base is a white 5"x7" with a slightly smaller panel of grey card

I die cut the sentiment twice using black card stock then the using the pretty paper once more

The paper was then adhered to the card base and I glued the 3 die cuts together, leaving a little shadow of the grey card, and slotted the die cut back into the card base

I've not yet added an insert, I've a few birthdays coming up so may use this card for one of them

  • white card base ~ CraftUK
  • grey card ~ my stash
  • pretty paper ~ my stash
  • die ~ Expressions Creative Expressions CED5412
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Hello and welcome.... 

Today's 'freebie' card is a white based 5"x7".  I added a smaller white panel then a smaller decorative paper

Using another piece of white cardstock as a centre panel I die cut it on both sides

The sentiment was stamped and embossed and mounting foam added to the back of the panel then adhered to the card base

I die cut the flowers using 2 pieces of the marbling cardstock I made for yesterday's tutorial and white cardstock for the leaves.  I dabbed glue onto the leaves and sprinkled glitter jewels over them

I used one of the set of 3 border dies for the card insert.  This is left blank for the winner to add their own words


  • 5"x7" white card ~ CraftUK
  • patterned paper ~ my stash
  • 3 metal borders die set ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Sentiment ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Metallic Copper Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Starflowers ~ JND JNDAD001
  • Starflower Leaves ~ JND JNDAD002
Leave me a comment if you would like your name to go into the draw, please don't just use 'anonymous' as I need some identification in the event your name is drawn, initials, pet name, anything like that is acceptable

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Hello and welcome....

I've used alcohol inks and water to create this 'marble' affect background

I added a little glitter to the flowers and the leaves and whilst you can only see a little of it shine it does look lovely 'in the flesh'

You'll see the backgrounds created on future cards as well as using them for flowers

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 15 January 2018


Hi, thank you for stopping by....

Today is the first 2018 blog challenge at Crafty Cardmakers Blog.  Lin, owner of the blog and host for this challenge wants to see bling on your makes

I used one of the new embossing and die cutting folders by John Next Door and I added bling to the swirls then around the heart.  The heart shape that was die cut I adhered to the inside of the card and used a larger size of bling to decorate that

When you have a moment take a visit to see the fabulous designs from the rest of the design team

Heart inside the card

  • White cardstock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Corazon Embossing Folder & Die Cut ~ John Next Door
  • Bling ~ my stash
                                             Until tomorrow....

                           June x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Good evening!!  Thank you for stopping by....

When closed this is a pretty pink, 14cm x 12cm card

The front panels were die cut

I added white card to the centre and stamped a verse 

Pink flowers and white leaves were also die cut and adhered to the white panel

I added a narrow piece of white ribbon to close the card and if posting the card front will lie flat

The second card was created the same way using aqua cardstock and a different die

 I made a double top folding insert, die cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together then adhered to the front of the insert


  • Aqua and pink cardstock ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • White cardstock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Cathedral Background Die ~ CE CED7101
  • Sentiment/Verse ~ Clarity Stamps
  • Starflowers ~ John Next Door JNDAD001
  • Starflower Leaves ~ John Next Door JNDAD002
  • Ornate Pierced Rectangles 'Noble Die Set' ~ CE
  • Happy Birthday Die ~ CE 
  • Sentiment ~ my stash
The first new blog challenge for 2018 starts tomorrow at 
Crafty Cardmakers Blog
therefore tomorrow's post won't go live until 1pm to coordinate with the new challenge

Until then....

June x


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