Saturday, 3 November 2018


Good morning crafty friends....

Three french hens!  I know french hens are very colourful, at one time, many, many years ago,  I did suggest to hubby that I would like 2 french hens as they are so colourful, that did not happen, we bought 2 kittens!! lol

So, as I said I know these birds are colourful but not for one minute do they have blue glittered feathers as mine do, but it's Christmas and if we can have reindeer flying through the sky then we can have blue glittered french hens

I couldn't resist using  NUVO Crystal Drops on this small card and here's a little tip.  If you attempt to make a drop and it goes everywhere but where it should, then you try to scoop it away and you're left with a coloured mark on your card all is not lost.  Reapply a good sized drop and, with the end of your pokey tool drag the liquid down to form an elongated 'tear drop' shape, just like the one on the sentiment lol

I stamped the image using a distress oxide in 'antique linen' and heat dried  it.  I then used a variety of colours on the image, die cut it when completed and added the die cut to the next larger  die in the set

I carefully cut away the word 'first' on the sentiment stamp and added the '3rd' by hand 

I used a scarlet ink pad for the inside stamping as well as adding a little green to the holly leaves

Now onto the card winner:

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Friday, 2 November 2018


Good morning crafty friends....

How these weeks fly by!  The second stamp in the freebie set is, naturally, 2 turtle doves, if you were making a card for a winter wedding this would be ideal, so, sometimes,  a Christmas stamp is not always for Christmas

I stamped the image and the words onto white card and heat embossed it with WOW clear embossing powder

A 'berry red' Promarker was used for the berries and a Tonic shimmer pen in 'olive green' for the leaves.  I used the same berry red for the 2

The decorated piece was covered with a piece of double sided adhesive and covered with Glitter Jewell's.  It really does sparkle beautifully  

I added 3 small black gems after the number and wrapped black

cotton around the card 3 times, securing it at the back

The black gems were positioned this way as I was carrying on the sentiment inside the card

All in all a quick card make, nothing too elaborate and good for batch making

Last week's embossing folder wasn't claimed so another is up for grabs again

Just leave a comment on today's blog by 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until then


Thursday, 1 November 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....  I'm back!

Finally all sorted with internet, I've felt I'd lost an old friend these past couple of days not being able to blog etc 

Last month one of the papercraft magazines had a huge freebie, 2 full sheets (A4 ) of stamps, sentiments and embellishments all pertaining to the 12 days of Christmas.  I'm hoping to use the same size card throughout the 12 days theme then, gave the cards away. as a set, on my blog

This card is 4" x 6"  and I used one of the stitched rectangle dies, by Sue Wilson, to die cut an aperture on the card front 

One of the stamps has 'on the first day of Christmas. as one stamp, I stamped it onto white card then cut it out to give me 3 separate stamps as shown on the card front

The remainder of the verse  I used on the inside of the card.  I used an ink cube in  'London Fog' by Memento, to stamp the image and various coloured watercolour pencils to colour it in.  The card is just ordinary white cardstock, not watercolour card

I also drew a very light frame around the image so that it would look as if it was 'floating' 

This week's 'give away' card is an eclipse card.  I love making this particular style of card and hope the recipient likes it too!

If you would like to give this card a new home leave a comment on today's blog.  You have until 6pm Friday to do so and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....


Monday, 29 October 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

Did you wake to snow on Saturday?  We did but it was gone, thankfully, within a few hours and that will do me until this time next year!

I've named today's card as 'Man Monday' but it would also be suitable for a female, and aren't I a glutton for punishment with mirri card?!

Using black card I made a 5" x 7" base and added a smaller panel of gold mirri.  To that I cut black card, a tad smaller again, for the top panel

I used one of the striplet dies (Creative Expressions) without using the outer cutting die, to cut and emboss the black card

The top panel was then adhered to the card and I stamped and embossed  
 a sentiment (Pearl Gold Embossing Powder by WOW)

I used a small ribbon die to die cut and emboss the two tags, in black and gold  

We are changing internet suppliers tomorrow so my blog post may not be shown until later or much later in the day

Until then....


Sunday, 28 October 2018


Good Sunday morning everyone

I 'found' this pretty paper whilst sorting one of my boxes.  I had downloaded it so I'm sorry I can't give you any further info about it

I used a 5" x 7" white card base then, using Spellbinders's Matting Basics 5"x7" die set, I die cut, using the second largest die,  a smaller panel of white card then, using the next size down, die cut the paper.  I backed the paper onto grey card stock

I stamped and embossed the sentiment then using a pretty pink satin ribbon I made the folds/loops as shown

Small flat back pearls were adhered to each fold and a larger pearl rose bud to each end of the ribbon

I will complete the inside of the card at a later date, plus I don't have any more of this particular paper left

The names from Friday's comments have been entered into the draw and the winner of the embossing folder is:

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Until tomorrow....



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