Saturday, 21 July 2018


 Morning ladies....

 Today's card, I think, is suitable for either female or male, without changing anything

A matt of black card onto cream card then a patterned paper on top of that

The paper has two die cut swirls/Crafter's Companion, a stamped sentiment and mounting foam added to the back for dimension

The butterfly die is by Memory Box, and was die cut twice, I used a black ProMarker to go around the edges then added adhesive and placed them onto the card

Black gems were also adhered to the spine of the butterfly and the wings were 'fluffed up'

I used black ink to stamp a partial butterfly to the inside of the card corner and a bold sentiment

Onto the card winner...

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Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Friday, 20 July 2018


Morning ladies....

WOW, 26 weeks have quickly gone by and if the following 26 weeks go as fast we'll be into the new year!  So enough of the alarming information and on with today's card

I do love a CAS card but know there are one or two of you who prefer the opposite.  I've done my best to capture the delicate glitter on the letters, hence the amount of photos!  I used a 'Wink Of Stella' in clear and when the light hits the card it does look so pretty, you may need to take my word on that but it is true

A 5" square card with the large letters die cut 5 times and glued together

I think you can just about see the glitter on these letters.  The flower is so small and was already made just ready to be picked in my 'Christmas Flower Box'

You could have half  a day, or even a couple of hours, die cutting these letters, and apart from driving you a tad crazy just think how many cards you could batch make! 

A feeble attempt to show you the glitter on the 'L'  lol 

I also ran the 'Wink Of Stella' lightly over the winter tree and sentiment

This weeks' stamp if the large beaded snowflake

You have until 6pm Saturday to comment on this post to be entered into the draw and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog post

We ship internationally at our expense too

  • white card ~ CraftUK
  • large letter dies ~ Sizzix
  • glitter pen ~ Wink Of Stella
  • poinsettia and red gem ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts 
  • tree stamp and sentiment ~ Winter Trees by John Next Door

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Thursday, 19 July 2018


Good morning bloggers....

As the title states it's a new challenge for 'Team B' at MAWTT.  One of the new DTs, Debbie, who is hosting this challenge, has chosen the theme of 'wild animals', here is the link

if you would like to pay a visit and see the rest of the teams fabulous designs and, you're always welcome to join in the challenge

Elephants are my favourite animals and this is my contribution....

Who, I wonder has spotted any difference in the photos?

When you look at the first photo then the second a few birds are missing and here is why

On a post-it I used a large circle punch to give me a mask for the sun then placed it off centre on white cardstock

Using a peach ink by Hero Arts I began by adding lots of colour to the bottom half of the card, gradually fading the colour as I moved upwards on the card

The mask was then removed and two pieces of card were placed onto the inked card with only a very narrow piece of the card showing.  I then used 'spiced marmalade' distress oxide ink, to give me a horizon affect, once this was removed the rest of the 'spiced marmalade' was gently added to the bottom half of the sun

With the exception of one set of birds I used stamps from a papercraft magazine to stamp the images

I added a mat of grey card then black card onto the white card base and finally the finished image

Just as I was about to photo said image I noticed I'd smudged black ink on the left hand-side of the card.  I used a kraft knife and a mono eraser to remove the ink and was left with white card showing.  To rectify this I added my own hand drawn birds in flight.... card saved!  


  • white, grey, black card ~ Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • peach ink ~ Hero Arts
  • distress oxide ink ~ Tim Holtz/Ranger
  • papercraft magazine ~ Creative Stamping
  • black and grey pens ~ Copic
Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I need to apologise as last week's wins have yet to be posted, so sorry, this will be done tomorrow!

This week's card up for the taking, I always think blue and yellow look good together.  The first picture is a tad too bright!

I used the blue NUVO Drops for the 3 gems and the yellow for the flower centres

The card inside is left blank for the winner to add their own words

Leave a comment on this post if you would like to be in the draw.  You have until 6pm Friday to comment and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post

We ship internationally at our expense too

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Morning bloggers....

Did you have rain yesterday!  We had a bit of a downpour last night, ideal for the gardens and wild life 

I used a Sizzix stencil for the main part of today's card and 'wilted violet' distress ink applied over it

The decorated card was then added to a slightly larger purple cardstock and a silver ribbon wrapped around it

The base card was embossed then I adhered the main focal point onto the base

The sentiment was stamped onto the same purple cardstock and heat embossed with  WOW metallic silver embossing powder

I arranged the tiny purple flowers before I added them to the card.  If this was to be posted the flowers can be laid flat

I also ran my blending tool down both sides of the base card as it still had enough ink on it after applying it to the stencil

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Monday, 16 July 2018


Morning ladies....

A video was made for today's post, using Windows 10.  After several cuts etc the first card was fully edited to a short video of 4 minutes but then 'we' (hubby was responsible I kid you not) lost it and it is now floating somewhere in the dark abyss of the new Windows 10 computer 

So without further ado here is card number 1.... apologies as it is a little blurred

It's a 5"x7" card, top folding.  The gloss card I stamped the image and one sentiment on was from the Tim Holtz packaging for tiny white flowers, I used those recently on a baby mini album

The image was stamped and heat embossed, the identical sentiments were only stamped

I added the black twine around the card and taped the end pieces to the back of the card then adhered it to the card base

I then stamped the second 'happy birthday' sentiment on the side of the card

I added white card to kraft card on the inside and stamped a short sentiment 


Our grandson has received an excellent school report, you may remember he and his mother relocated to Bournemouth two weeks before Christmas.  So we have very proud parents and grandparents as you can imagine

I've made him this card to add to a little parcel we're sending him

The base card came from one of my 'scrap' boxes, it had the 3 tags already on it but where the semi-circular dies are was a big splodge of white card

I used more scrap card to die cut the circles and glued them together.  The two sentiments were stamped, the one of the tag was stamped and heat embossed

I am going to write a note to Max on the inside of the card

  • brown gloss patterned card ~ Tim Holtz packaging
  • car stamp ~  JustRite 'Going Places Vintage Labels CL-03740
  • sentiment stamp ~ JustRite 'Royal Antique Labels One' CL-03840
  • twine ~ Creative Expressions
  • kraft card ~ my stash
  • pierced tags ~ CE
  • round dies ~ CE
  • sentiments ~ ?Woodware
Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Sunday, 15 July 2018


Good Sunday morning ladies....

We have a blast from the past with today's card, this was a commission  for a lady who loved red and red roses

The winner of the stamp set has been drawn

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Until tomorrow....

June ~x~


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