Saturday, 28 April 2018

Completed mini album for my brother's 60th birthday

Morning everyone....

This is a short video on my completed mini album that I gave to my brother for his 60th birthday.  He is a man of very few words but beamed all the way through looking at it and he said he loved it, that made me so happy

The video is under 5 minutes and I've actually left the photographs in.... lol

I hope you enjoy seeing it

Now for Wednesday's card winner....

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Until tomorrow....

June x 

Friday, 27 April 2018


Morning crafters and visitors....

I love CAS cards and think today's offering may just fall into that category

I've used Papermill Direct's linen card a beautiful cardstock, and made a 5"x6" card base.  On top of that there is a smaller panel of the same cardstock and this is how I made the card:

Mask, approximately, three quarters of the way down the panel as well as both sides

Using a Clarity stencil brush add some 'broken china Distress Oxide Ink'  to it and gently brush it along the area you want to add some colour

Now add a little darker shade of blue, I've used 'faded jeans Distress Oxide Ink', again using light brush strokes.  When you're happy with the amount of colour remove the tape and set to one side

Using the large alphabet dies by Sizzix (the make of dies you use is not compulsory, use whatever you have) die cut the 'J' and 'Y' 4 times each using the same cardstock and adhere each letter together

Using the middle size snowflake die by Spellbinders, die cut this 4 times using the same cardstock, glue them together then add a little liquid glue to the top snowflake (I used Tonic's Nuvo Glue Pen for the adhesive) and sprinkle 'Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions over the snowflake

I used a piece of lightweight cardboard packaging, from a recent delivery, to add dimension to this panel.  I cut a little smaller than the panel and adhered the card to it then onto the base card.  You can't even tell what it is

To complete I made 3 small white pearls using Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA by CE.  These dry rock hard and have a lovely 'pearly appearance' 

Just for a change this week I've a set of Christmas stamps by Katy Sue Designs, these are really excellent stamps and are also clear.  There are 9 stamps in the set

Leave me a comment on today's post if you'd like your name added to the draw for this prize, you have until 6pm Saturday night to do so, the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until then....

June x

Thursday, 26 April 2018


Morning all....

Today is the start of a new challenge at MAWTT, I'm the host for this fortnight's challenge and my chosen theme is FANTASY

This is my contribution....

I applied Ranger's Glossy Accents to the mermaid's body

I also applied 'Wink Of Stella' to the hair

I hope you can see a little of the 'Glossy Accents' I've added on the the body of the mermaid.  It's actually changed the colour of her altogether!  You will see on the last photo what she looked like before apply the glossy accents

I applied a very thick layer and it's so gorgeous to touch

This is the original colour of the mermaid before I applied 'glossy accents'

I used a digi stamp, by Sheepski Designs,  for the image, and printed it onto pure white watercolour card by Ranger

I masked the image using liquid masking film by Talens, I applied this with a brush then created the multicoloured sea using several distress oxide inks by Ranger: broken china, cracked pistachio, faded jeans, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and wilted violet.  I also added a little black soot distress ink (not oxide) to the bottom of the card

Once all the card was coloured I spritzed water over it using my Tim Holtz's Distress Sprayer, blotted the excess then gave it a quick blast of heat 

I removed the masking film and coloured the mermaid using Spectrum Aqua Pens by Crafter's Companion:  blossom and crimson (hair), purple (body) and peach (skin)

A ProMarker in black was applied around the edges of the card then it was adhered to white card

When you have a few minutes please take a stroll to MAWTT and see what the rest of 'Team B' have created for this challenge.  It would be good to see one of your creations there too


Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Morning Crafters.....

This first card I made for Papermill Direct is the one I'm giving away today.  So if you would like to give it a new home just leave a comment on today's post, you have until 6pm Friday then the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Tomorrow's blog is scheduled to show at 9am as it's a new challenge at MAWTT and I'm the host for the next 2 weeks

Until then....

June x

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


 Morning crafters....

I was delighted when Papermill Direct contacted me asking if I would make a card for their blog.  I love their card stock, it really is excellent quality, naturally I said I would

I made 3 cards, with instructions, yesterday's card was one of them as is today's card

 Create a 15cm square card base, top folding, out of black card then one piece of  black card 3cm x 13cm and another 2cm x 12 cm.  Using the lime green card cut 2 pieces of card, one 13.5cm x 3.5cm and the other 12cm x 2cm

Adhere the black card onto the respective green card then onto the card base

Use an anti-static tool on the bottom right hand corner of the card and stamp the sentiment (name unknown), with a clear embossing ink pad, apply WOW Olive Regular Embossing Powder, remove the excess powder and heat set

Using the die set ‘Arianna Blooms’ by Heartfelt Creations, die cut the flowers onto the green card

Once cut discard the two largest petals, shape the remainder flowers with a ball tool      and use either a Japanese Hole Punch or a pokey tool to make a small hole in the base/centre of each flower.  Pinch each individual petal for dimension then, using a smoothie by CE or a blending tool (Ranger) brush the tips of each petal, lightly, with  Ranger’s Black Soot Ink Pad

Assemble each layer ensuring the centre remains clear.  Take 3 or 4 green stamens, fold in half, snip off a little from the bottom then feed them through the centre of the flower, if there is too much stamen on the underneath of the flower snip more away then apply enough glue to secure the remaining stamens and adhere the flower to the top right of the card

Using 3mm green flat back pearls by Hobby House add them to the card front as shown

Cut 2 pieces of green card 10cm square, 2 more pieces 9.5cm square, and 2 pieces of black card 9.5cm square.  Adhere the card pieces as green, black, and green, to make  2 combinations

Stamp and emboss a flourish design onto one set of the above combinations then stamp and emboss the sentiment onto the remaining combination.  Adhere to the inside of your card

Use a small round corner punch to the bottom corner of your card to complete

Until tomorrow...

June x

Monday, 23 April 2018


Morning crafters....

I think this is a stunning shade of pink, or would you call it fuchsia?  Either way it's a beautiful colour

I created an 8" square card base, top folding.  Then a smaller panel of white card another smaller panel of pink.  This card was embossed

Then a 6" square panel of white card, followed by a smaller piece of pink card, were adhered together and on the back of the card I added lightweight card to give it dimension

This was adhered to the base card in a diamond shape

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto white card and die cut using an oval die by Creative Expressions

I made a white frame by die cutting 2 oval dies 4 times and adhering them together .  A smaller pink oval frame was die cut.  This was adhered to the white stamped card then the white frame glued around it was glued into place

I used the Starflowers Die Set by John Lockwood to die cut numerous layers of pink flowers, shaped the petals and glued the layers together finishing with a white centre and a tiny black gem placed into the middle of it

The Starflower Leaves Die Set was used 3 times on white card then each leaf was shaped

The flowers were adhered to the card then the leaves and to complete 3 tiny black gems were glued into place inside the plaque

All the card used is by Papermill Direct and the texture and finish is gorgeous.  It is excellent using a top quality card for your makes

Until tomorrow....


Sunday, 22 April 2018



The image below does not do justice to the original piece, my printer is on its last

I follow this very talented lady, her name is Lisa Hetrick and she gives you a free image, via email, to use personally.  She does ask you not to copy "with intent to distribute" which is quite understandable, and I've had lovely images from her in the past, although I've never used any!

The flowers on the image below are a vivid fuchsia on the original email, and I'm sure someone would love to receive it from you

Check her work out and why not sign up for future emails and enjoy what this lady creates

You can find her at:

Names have been added to Random Name Picker for the Chloe stamp and......

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Your stamp will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x


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