Saturday, 14 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I don't have a card to show you today because I thought you may like to see my 'temporary' craft room

When this was filmed it was early morning so I hadn't started making any cards

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Onto this week's card winner....

Random Name Picker

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

Sue M


Your card will be winging its way to you

PS  Please be assured that all Wednesday's name were entered into Random Name Picker - I'm working between my old PC and the new Windows 10!

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Friday, 13 July 2018


Good morning bloggers....

A shabby chic card today with just about everything thrown at it!!

 It's a 6" square card, top folding.  I've added inks, lace, paper, vellum, flowers, chipboard pieces, other embellishments and glitter all from my stash

I used the sentiment stamp and one of the other festive stamps from Tonic's Craft Kit 11 for the inside

I also embossed the flap part of the envelope and stamped the mini Christmas tree on the envelope front

Today's give-away is the 'starburst baubles' and 'mini bow' stamp by Chloe

Leave a comment on this post for your name to be entered into the draw, you have until 6pm Saturday to comment and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I used a 3D embossing folder by Sheena Douglass for this card then, using an ink blending tool (Ranger) I added 'tattered rose' distress ink to the card

I also went over the roses and leaves with a Wink Of Stella in gold, I'm so sorry you can't see the gorgeous, subtle effect it gives and the card is so pretty 'in the flesh'

I heat embossed the 'hello' sentiment

For this card I used an embossing folder by CoutureCreations, and debossed the design, then, again using a blending tool, added Tonic's Mousse in 'Aloe Vera' to the embossed card

A frame was die cut 4 times, adhered together and glued to the card at a 'jaunty angle' some Tonic sequins added then the sentiment was also die cut 4 times, with the top layer having glitter jewels added to it

Back to Sheena's embossing folder again for this last card, and it's another one that looks much nicer in the hand! 

After the card was embossed I added Adirondack ink in 'caramel' over the image.  I also used 'Wink Of Stella' too

This, like the above two, was adhered to a slightly larger black panel card, but, for some reason the black started to come through on this card, hence, the sentiment being stamped where it is and the 3 black gems being placed at the bottom!

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I love black cards and when teamed with aqua  it's one of my favourite combinations (I know I have quite a few 'favourites)

This is a 5"x7", one single rose and leaves die cut using John Next Door's 'Starflower Leaves' die set then a simple 'happy birthday' die cut in white card

I used NUVO drops gloss in 'Duck Egg Blue' as a finishing touch to the card front

    Inside the card is left empty as the winner can add their own words

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this post if you would like your name entered into the draw.  Random Name Picker will choose the winner and it will be posted on Saturday's blog 

We also ship internationally at our expense

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~

Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Morning Bloggers....

I've been playing with acrylic paints after watching a YouTube video ( will link below) and whilst I have very limited colours I enjoyed creating quite a few backgrounds, 9 in total from 3 sheets of A4 card

There would have been a video but hubby is installing Windows 10 for me on a new computer (I'm dreading having to use it lol) plus a video editing programme, not before time say I

So onto today's card

I added 4 'dollops' of different colours of acrylic paint onto a piece of white cardstock then I used a small plastic ruler to draw/pull across the card

With the remaining colour on the ruler I repeated the technique onto another piece of card and actually managed to add more onto a third piece of cardstock.  These paints do not take long to dry
and I've now got another 8.5 left to use at a later date

I created a frame by die cutting white card 4 times and gluing these together, I also die cut the trellis on white card too and adhered this to the background card

Top Tip:  keep your packaging to use instead of mounting foam, these pieces can be cut to size and adhered to your card base ....   I have done this on today's card

On a 6" square card I stamped the sentiment  then adhered the decorated piece to the card then added the frame to it

Using the left-over card from the background I die cut several flowers but to make them stand out a little from the same background piece I went around the edges of each petal with a black ProMarker.  I did omit doing this on the tiny flower

The flowers were shaped and glued together with a pearl added to each centre

I love each and everyone of the NUVO Crystal Drops collection, so as there was pieces of blue in the background and flowers I used the gloss drops in 'Blue Babe' 

Two of the acrylic paints used are pearl and you do get a gorgeous sheen to the finished piece


  • Pearl Wisteria & Pearl Blush Acrylic Paint ~ Docrafts @ The Range
  • Periwinkle, Azure Blue & Raspberry Acrylic Paint ~ as above
  • Quatrefoil Trellis Die Set ~ The Christina Collection @ CraftStash
  • Starflowers ~ John Next Door @ The Ducks Doodahs, on-line store
  • Stamp for sentiment ~ unknown

    Until tomorrow....
June ~ x ~ 

Monday, 9 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I'm taking this opportunity to show you the completed box I made for the mini wedding album shown yesterday

If you did watch the video, you'll remember that I didn't like how I'd placed some roses on one of the pages, directly opposite other roses.   I've now rectified this and I'm a lot happier on how it looks.  I also inserted 2 photo mats per page so there is plenty of space for photos in this little 6" square album

The reason I added the blue rose is because I was told that blue is part of the wedding ensemble 

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~

Sunday, 8 July 2018


Good Sunday morning ladies....

I made this mini, mini wedding album for one of my best friend's daughter's wedding.  I say mini mini because it's only 6" square with 6 pages.  I know the happy couple will have their own wedding album but this is our gift to them

The album front  may look dark, it isn't in the flesh, and the pretty primrose coloured card may look a little neon but, that too isn't!  One day my photography may improve!  As soon as you click on the video you do see the exact colour

I hope you enjoy the video!  

And so to the winner of Friday's stamp set....

Random Name Picker

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


Your stamp set will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 


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