Saturday, 28 July 2018


Morning bloggers....

I was asked to make a silver wedding anniversary card and decided to revisit the 'exploding card/box but add an extra layer to the inside 

The 'bling on a roll' hasn't photographed too well, it is 'silver'!

And now for the card winner....

Random Name Picker

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


Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~

Friday, 27 July 2018


Good morning bloggers....

I do like the combination of black and gold and have always thought it looks decadent.  I also think the card design doesn't warrant a lot doing to it either, but, that's only my opinion and as the weeks go I may be contradicting myself!

On a piece of black card, measuring 6"x 6", I stamped and heat embossed the wreath and sentiment in gold 

For the inside of the card I cut 2 smaller panels of gold card then 2 more, slightly smaller, panels in black cardstock, matted and layered them and adhered them to the card

The wording was die cut 5 times, glued together and adhered onto the card

Two Christmas stamps are the freebie prize today.  If you would like your name entered into the draw for these just leave a comment on this blog post

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

If you have won previously that is not be a problem as we use Random Name Picker to chose the winner

We also ship internationally at our own expense

  • metallic gold embossing powder ~ WOW
  • wreath stamp ~ free gift with an old paper craft magazine, I think!
  • gold card ~ Creative Expressions
  • sentiment die ~ Creative Expression
Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~

Thursday, 26 July 2018


Good morning ladies

I hope after watching this video you will try this technique

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Wednesday, 25 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I have a three tier card for this week's freebie, a video will be following with the complete instructions, this is another easy make too.  Once you have the basic card cut it can be decorated in so many different ways

I've had to be so careful when photographing the card because the NUVO Crystal Drops weren't dry, hence the funny angle you're seeing

The NUVO Drops on this page look more apricot coloured but in the flesh they are pink!

On this flower I have added 'Wink Of Stella' as I did on the second flower.  Whoever wins this will see the delicate glitter 'Wink Of Stella' gives

Leave a comment on today's post if you would like your name added 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, and it doesn't matter if you have previously won.  We use Random Name Picker to choose the winner

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

TUESDAY TUTORIAL - How To Create An Exploding Christening Card & Box


Sue M was so right when she commented that" modern technology can be so infuriating"!

My sister-in-law asked me to make a christening card, their grandson, my great nephew, is being christened this Sunday and I've made, well at least 85% of it and will finish the remainder later today.  I will show a photo when it's completed

The video is showing you the basic on how to make the exploding card and box but, please note, that I have remade the lid slightly smaller than I mentioned on the video and the sides of the box now fit more snugly

So instead of the lid being a tad over 7" it's now a tad under the 7" approximately 615/16"

It really is so easy to make and assemble, why not try it yourself?

I hope you enjoy the video

Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 

Monday, 23 July 2018

Another Technique Using Foil On Card Makes

It's good to be back!!

Today's cards and video is showing you a technique using foil, with this one you don't need a laminator machine and it's a very quick and effective result

I hope you enjoy the video

                                                                    Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~ 


Good morning

I'm having technical issues with my mobile and currently unable to download today's card.  This is quite annoying and I hope to be able to post later today

Thank you for your patience


Sunday, 22 July 2018


Good Sunday morning....

The winner for Friday's stamps is:

Random Name Picker

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

Wendy L


Your prize will be winging its way to you

I'll be back tomorrow with a card....

Until then....

June ~x~


Good morning crafting friends I don't think you can go wrong with the odd butterfly or two on a card.  Although there are more than...