Saturday, 24 March 2018


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I've had the base of this card made quite sometime with the colourful paper sitting alongside it so I thought I'd best assemble some kind of card

The base card is grey with a white smaller panel then grey again

I've no idea where the gorgeous paper came from nor do I know where the material with the fine strands of something came from, adhered over the colourful paper

Whatever it is I love it and wish I could get more

Once the colourful paper was covered white lace was added.  Three flowers adhered just above the lace ribbon and two decorated stick pins that I made

No sentiment or verse added as I'll keep this one until it is needed


  • grey and white cardstock ~ Papermill Direct
  • colourful paper ~ my stash
  • ?fine strands ~ my stash
The draw has been done and the winner for Wednesday's card is....

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Sue M


Your card will be on its way to you....

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 23 March 2018


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 A little example of 2 tier-layering for today's festive offering

The letters were die cut, 3 times in black cardstock and all glued together, once only with the festive paper.  It was then adhered to the black card, slightly over-lapping to give a shadow affect

The festive paper was adhered to black card and finally onto white, base card, top folding.  The finished card measures 20cmx13.5cm

The letters are slightly short of 4cm

Sentiment and tree stamped in red

For a chance to win this Chloe stamp please leave me a comment on this post

You have until 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog


  • white and black cardstock ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • festive paper ~ PCC
  • A4 die set ~ Xcut 
  • tree stamp ~ Clarity Stamp
  • Christmas Greetings ~ Clarity Stamp
Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 22 March 2018


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We have a top folding notelet size card for you today.  The finished card measures 10.5 x 14.5cm, I cut a smaller black panel then a smaller white panel, the white panel is the one being decorated today

I used one of the stamps from a set designed by John Lockwood when he was with Creative Expressions, I don't have the name of this set and it doesn't appear to be on Creative Expressions Web Site.  I stamped the sentiment using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

The embossing folder was a freebie in a set by Crafter's Companion and I think I bought this several months ago.  Any embossing folder will work but if you don't have a thin oblong folder you just need to be careful positioning your card and folder before running it through your embossing machine

I positioned the e/f above the sentiment and ran it through my Platinum Machine.  To add a little extra detail I scored two horizontal lines above and below the embossed area, although it isn't necessary to do this

The flower spray is yet another freebie from quite sometime ago and stamped with the same ink pad

The insert doesn't have a verse but I did stamp it with the same flower spray stamp as well as adding this to the envelope and embossing the back of the envelope

Stamps by John Lockwood

Embossing Folder/Crafter's Companion, ink pad,
 WOW embossing powder, rose spray stamp

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


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Several bright colours to brighten your day.... it is supposed to be spring I believe!

This is a 7" square white base card with a smaller panel of sparkle green paper

On a separate piece of white card I used several Pixie Powders to create the gorgeous coloured background.  Once dry it was adhered to the card

A die cut in white card was adhered next and a small frame to highlight the centre profusion of colour

The butterfly, from the die set, was die cut, glue added all over the front of the butterfly then dipped into 'glitter jewels'.  Flat back pearls adhered to the spine then attached to the card

 The insert was created using one stamp for the verse and 'rub-ons' for the decoration

  • green paper ~ my stash
  • Pixie Powders in Candy Pink, Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Rich Gold & Scarlet Mist ~ Creative Expressions
  • Die set ~ CE
  • Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • rub-ons ~ Crafter's Companion

With the exception of the green sparkle paper, the above items can be purchased at
CraftStash - where there is a 20% discount with your first order

If you would like to give this card a new home you have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this post

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

TWIST & POP UP CARD ~ Apologies For Late Post!

Good evening!  Welcome to my 'happy place'

I hope you enjoy today's makes, as much as I did making them

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 19 March 2018


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I don't usually make 'messy' cards but I really enjoyed creating this galaxy background (hubby thought it was fireworks going off LOL... may be I need to practise more)

I used several distress oxide inks for the background, and instead of blending the colours I spritzed water over the inks and dried them with a heat tool.  The colours will blend very nicely when you do this

If you want to add more colour/layers of colours remember to heat dry after you have spritzed with water

I used a circle punch for the moon and cut this with heavy white vellum and white cardstock, glued the two together, adhered to the card and cut the overhang away

A white paint pen was used to create the stars and some random stars were glittered

The base card is 10.5cm x 15cm with a smaller white panel that was embossed

The sentiment was die cut 4 times, glued together prior to adhering to the card, at a jaunty angle 

The verse was stamped with a Memento ink pad


  • Distress Oxide Inks: black soot, broken china, faded jeans, fossilized amber, iced spruce and wilted violet ~ Ranger
  • Glitter Jewels ~ Creative Expressions
  • Sentiment ~ Cut & Make @ The Range
  • Verse stamped with Memento London Fog ~ Tsukineko
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 18 March 2018


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I'm making this mini album for a young relation of mine who has recently become engaged.  She doesn't visit my blog so showing it won't be a problem

The album is 6"x7.5" with the front, back and spine made with black, medium weight, chipboard

I've made 5 hinges for the pages and nearly finished the inside cover of the back page LOL

I've used the heart embossing/die cut folder by John Next Door

I'm hoping to be able to finish the album in a few days time and will let you see it all then

This shot shows the hinges for the pages
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Your stamp will be in the post Monday

Until tomorrow....

June x


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