Saturday, 27 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

Welcome to Anne K thank you for subscribing.  For today's card I started with a 7" square white card base and die cut the gorgeous swirl (Creative Expressions) I didn't use the two outer cutting dies as I wanted to keep the page whole

I used a pale yellow card to add to the back of the die cut

I stamped the sentiment (CE) with a black ink pad then die cut the flowers (Starflowers by JND)

I added NUVO Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to the flower centres the, with a stick pin I pulled the drops to also form a star shape

The two verses on the inside of the card (CE) were also stamped with a black ink pad then die cut and adhered to the card

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Friday, 26 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

Week 40!  I really do not know where this year has gone!  So, how many Christmas cards have you made already?  Can you guess how many I've made? LOL, at least 40 but I do tend to make two of each card, sometimes changing the second one slightly.  I'll be addressing envelopes next week and another time saver I have always done is to wrap any presents as soon as I get them home or delivered, I write the details in my Christmas note book, where bought, who for, cost, receipt etc etc and always store them in the same place so none go missing then turn up sometime near Easter!

And still I go back and use mirri!  I've had to take the photo at this angle otherwise you would have my face looming in at you!

The mirri card was cut to 5" x 7" to fit the embossing folder that is by either Crafter's Companion or Sheena Douglass.  It embosses beautifully and I wanted to let you see the gorgeous detail on it

I cut a piece of red card 1/8th  bigger and layered it onto the base card with the mirri on top

The ivy leaves were die cut and embossed (Creative Expressions) and I made several cuts on them so I could adhere them how I liked on the card

The sentiment (freebie magazine stamp) was stamped in red satin ink and the die cut is 
from the same die set.  I added dimensional to the back of the card

I've kept the second photo in just so you can see how different the mirri looks depending on how and where you take the photo.  It looks so dark!

I had already stamped and coloured the robin (from the same freebie magazine stamp set) so all I had to do was fussy cut it and position it in the ivy
The sentiment (Katy Sue Designs) was also stamped with the same ink pad!  

I have this pretty 'Couture creations' embossing folder up for grabs this week.  Who ever wins this I will be taking it out of the packaging just to save a little on postage

As always, leave a comment if you would you your name entered into the draw, you have until 6pm Saturday to do so and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog post

Until tomorrow....


Thursday, 25 October 2018


Morning bloggers and crafty friends....

One of my dearest friends asked me to make a new baby card as their daughter's baby is due over the next few days.  I was going to make a card then decided to make a 'mini' mini album using the envelope technique

We took the album to theirs yesterday and both Anne and Denis loved it.  They already have two granddaughters, so this baby is their first grandson

I didn't realise until we came back home that I'd not taken a photo of the album so I don't have a nice cover the video.  The video is just over 3 minutes 

I'm so happy to share you the following.  One of my blog followers, Littlelamb, emailed me a few days ago to say that she really liked one of the folders I'd made and had made one for her friend, who loved it all.  I do too, the papers are used are gorgeous.  I do have Littlelamb's permission to show the photos....

I really love these papers and how the folder has been presented.  Thank you again Littlelamb for sharing

If anyone else makes a project/card from one of my techniques I would love to see and share it too.  Please email them to:

Until tomorrow....


Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

A rustic themed design today

I used an 8"sq ivory card base, top folding then selected the papers I wanted to use from Crafter's Companion Rustic Wedding Paper Pad, this one is the 6" x 6" paper pad

I chose 3 papers (the tag isn't by CC) and added 2 of the papers to black card

The top panel was cut to make a 4" x 6" piece then added to a slightly larger black, the same as the others

Once happy with how the papers were displayed I added a little glue to hold them in place

A length of hessian was wrapped around them and I was then able to adhere everything onto the base card

I used the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set by Heartfelt Creations to stamp the flowers onto kraft card.  I used 'jet black' StazOn for the stamping

Once embossed I added a little glitter to the petals.  I then added 'abandoned coral' distress oxide ink, to the tips and half way down each petal, the petals were shaped using a ball tool and tweezers (I have to use tweezers as it's too painful for me using only my fingers due to the rheumatoid disease)

A hot glue gun was used to ensure each layer would stay in place then the flower was adhered onto the card

I had some leaves already die cut and embossed (Creative Expressions) so all I needed to do was add a little orange to them and a little green to the single maple leaf
Leaves were dressed around the flower and I fussy cut the tag from Stamperia's 'Ceremony' 12" x 12" paper pad.  I'm using this paper pad to make a mini album for one of my sister-in-law's 60th birthday.  The papers are really stunning!

I used a blending tool to add a little 'black soot', distress oxide ink, to the edges

A little glue added to the back and placed onto the card.  One of the large size cream pearls was also added to the top of the tag

I stamped the sentiment onto cream card, cut it at an angle and added it to black card

To complete I added a little white Gesso/Ranger to some of the edges on the petals

Leave a comment on today's post if you would like to give this card a new home

Your name will be added to the draw, you have until 6pm Friday to do this, and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....


Tuesday, 23 October 2018


Good morning bloggers, crafty friends and visitors....

This gift box can serve so many uses depending on what papers/card you choose to use.  I'm going to keep one on my desk and put post-it notes in it.  I'll have another on my work table with.... Wurthers original inside. I love these LOL

There is a video but unfortunately I was not able to edit it very well so I will have to call in reinforcements and will let you know when it's published!

 cut 2 pieces of card 6" x 9"

2  score both pieces at 3" - the card should now look like this....

add adhesive below the score line and adhere to other piece of card - it should now look      like this....

I've held it together with a paperclip but you can see what I mean

this is now the base for the box

now add your papers to the top, spine and, should you wish, to the underneath

5  if you are using ribbon as a closure adhere it to the inside now to that the papers will              conceal it

6  finish adhering the papers to the inside

7  now to make the box

8  you need a piece of card 10" x 10"

9  score at 3" and 7"

10  turn paper a quarter turn and score again at 3" and 7"

this is not to scale
11  cut all 4 corners to the first score line as shown on the red card below                                           

12  cut at an angle on the corner to enable the tabs to adhere nicely in the box

13  apply glue to all 4 tabs and adhere to the box

14  add your papers to the box and then decorate the top of the box as you wish


Until tomorrow....


Monday, 22 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, they are very appreciated.  Thankfully, yesterday morning I felt much better and managed to have a meal without any pain.  Hubby said later that day he knew I was feeling much better because I'd started to talk again LOL, of course I don't have any idea as to what he means!  I hope that when I do receive the endoscopy appointment (not that I'm looking forward to having the procedure) it will highlight the cause of this ongoing pain

So enough about my woes and onto today's card

For the main design I used a paper that I'd put away in one of my 'to finish later' boxes.  I'm sure I've previously made a card with the stamped image.... for a lady, it's like the non-Christmas paper for a Christmas card I made and vice versa

I'd previously stamped the image, second generation stamping, twice, on copy paper (shown below) and put it  away, in 'the box'

I distressed it by adding 'vintage photo' distress oxide around the edges then 'black soot' distress oxide

I diluted a 'dollop' of black Gesso and created the splatters

The three tags also come from one of the papers in the 12" paper pad by Heartfelt Creations called Arianna Blooms.  I fussy cut them and distressed the edges and used my crop-o-dile to insert the eyelets.  As these small eyelets were red I used a black marker to tone them down 

I stamped the 'happy birthday' then die cut two cogs from kraft paper and added bronze metallic wax to them prior to adhering them onto the paper

From my 'brown box' of card left overs I picked a piece of very dark brown, kraft and the lighter brown cardstock and adhered them onto a 7" ivory card base

To complete the card front I stamped Happy Birthday to the bottom left and top right of the base card

I will decorate the inside of the card at a later date 
The stamp used for the focal point

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Until tomorrow....


Sunday, 21 October 2018


Hello bloggers and crafty friends

There isn't a card today as I've been too poorly to even venture into my craft room or even check to see if there is one handy that I've not shown.  I'm hoping normal services will be resumed for tomorrow!

So for the winner of the cute charms

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