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
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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....



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