Saturday, 4 August 2018

Unboxing Tonic Craft Kit 12 & Card Winner

Morning bloggers....

I'm showing you the gorgeous goodies in Tonic's Craft Kit 12 and I'm looking forward to making cards with the goodies.  The papers are beautiful and the selection of 39 dies really is outstanding!

Onto this week's card winner....

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Sue M


Your card will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Friday, 3 August 2018


Good morning ladies....

I have used the bird/robin from the stamp set in this month's Creative Stamping Issue 60

But, before I stamped the image I stamped the inside of the card with another two 'freebie' Christmas stamps, onto white card and heat embossed it with a WOW Embossing Powder in Cardinal Red

The envelope was also stamped and heat embossed in the same manner

The bird was stamped onto white cardstock and also heat embossed.  I used a Versafine Clear Ink Pad and Hero Arts Embossing Powder in white

I used Copic markers for the grey areas and ProMarkers for the 'red breast'

The top white panel was adhered to red cardstock leaving a narrow border at the top and sides

Before adhering these two panels onto the 6" square card base I added red twine, adhering it behind the red card, die cut the bird image, added mounting foam to the back then adhered it over the red twine and onto the card

The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed and a few red gems were added to finish the card

The same was applied to the envelope

Last week's stamp winner has kindly donated her win so these stamps are up for grabs again

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

Remember too that we ship internationally, at our expense, and we use Random Name Picker to select the winner

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Thursday, 2 August 2018


Morning ladies....

I have a few examples made using the free gift from this month's 'Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 60'

There is an A4 sheet of stamps, all with an autumnal theme and I'm sure you would use most of them time and time again

Full details are in this short video

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


Morning ladies....

A sporty number for this week's freebie, and, I think, suitable for both female and male

As usual leave me a comment, on this post by 6pm Friday, and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post

We ship internationally at our own cost too

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Tuesday, 31 July 2018


Morning bloggers....

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Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Monday, 30 July 2018


Morning ladies....

I mentioned that the exploding christening card & box I made were for my brother and sister in law's grandson, Lewis.  It was his christening yesterday and this is the card from my hubby and I.  I thought I'd keep ours plain but this can be easily adapted for any other celebration

I added a panel onto an A5 card then cut a top panel and scored it from top to bottom

The white lettering was die cut (Sizzix dies)  4 times and the blue two times, the blue gave it a lovely hint of a shadow and I added the white pearls in the shape of a cross

Lewis was a very good little boy throughout the day

Until tomorrow....

June ~x~

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Envelope Technique For Mini Album/Card

Good Sunday morning....

This is the second commission I was asked to make for the silver wedding anniversary and I've chosen the envelope technique for, what I call, a 'mini' mini album as I have used only five 7" envelopes

The back of the album 

I hope you enjoy the very short video, it's less than 3 minutes!

Now for the stamp winner:                 

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Until tomorrow....

June ~ x ~


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