Saturday, 17 November 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

I would like to share this album with you that I made for our sister in law's 'special' birthday.  I so love the papers, they are stunning!

I hope you enjoy the video

Now for this week's card winner:


Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....


Friday, 16 November 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

I used a 4"x6" white card as my base and added a smaller panel of ecru glitter card

Two scalloped dies by Spellbinders were used to create the wreath shape then with green and gold satin ribbon I covered the wreath, securing start and finish ends of ribbon were securely adhered to the back of the wreath.  The name of this technique is 'spirelli'

Mounting foam was also added to the back of the wreath then adhered to the card

I used a WOW embossing powder in 'evergreen' to stamp and emboss the sentiment then added a piece of double sided adhesive to the tag and covered it with glitter jewels by Creative Expressions

For the inside of the card I stamped the Merry Christmas (DoCrafts) using an adirondak ink pad in 'juniper'

Another embossing folder is today's give-away, apologies for the shadows in the background

Leave a comment on today's post by 6pm Saturday and the winner will be drawn and announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....


Thursday, 15 November 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

I think I'm classing this as a CAS card, anyone agree?

It's a 5" square white card base and I added a smaller panel of the gorgeous gold card from Tonic's Craft Kit 15

I cut a triangular piece of white card and stamped the image using a grey ink pad 

The petals were coloured with the 'Strawberry Bonbon' Glitter Pen, and I deliberately left some parts of the petals ink free for a more realistic look (even though it's glitter 😉)

The centres of the flowers were coloured with a pale lemon watercolour pencil

'African Violet' watercolour pencil was used for the leaves with a hint of 'pressed olive' aqua flow pen

I used the tip of the NUVO Signature Calligraphy Pen to add colour, even though it is black, on the berries

The sentiment is from the metallic stickers 'quotations' by Tim Holtz

To complete I stamped the flower stamp on the inside of the card and on the envelope

Until tomorrow....


Wednesday, 14 November 2018


Good morning bloggers and crafty friends....

Grey and white is another combination I like to use, the grey for this card is pearlised and with the white embellishments gives it a crisp look

I used a base white card and a smaller panel of grey card, repeated that with smaller panels and embossed the grey card, added mounting foam to the back then added it to the base

Another two panels, much smaller, were cut to size to sit horizontal and in the middle of the card, without any embossing this time and mounting foam added again

I had the white card already embossed and this piece is the left over card, I cut it again to fit and also cut the tails

The outer and inner die were used for the grey card and the white die cut was adhered to it.  The scalloped frame was die cut 3 times and glued together and the card was completed by adding another two die cuts to the top and bottom of the card

This was made a while ago, hence I'm not able to name the dies and folders but you could easily replicate this using your own materials

Leave a comment on this post for your name to be entered into the draw and before 6pm Friday.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog 

Until tomorrow....

PS  I think the card looks much nicer in the 'flesh'! 


Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Good morning blog friends and visitors ....

 A CAS card today and this particular one could also be suitable for a male

I started with a 6" square white card base and added a smaller panel of this gorgeous blue paper.  This was one of the sets in a previous Tonic Craft Kit

 I used the same blue paper for the pop up gift box

I used the same size white card for making this card and added a smaller panel of black card.  Then using the gorgeous heart embossed paper from Tonic's latest craft kit (nos 15) I cut it for the top panel

The die set is by Spellbinders, and if anyone can tell me the name of it I'd be so grateful!  I didn't use the largest die in the set

The above dies are the ones used

and I used the largest heart die to die cut and emboss the heart

To make the pop up all you need to do is cut 2 strips of card, mine is two and a half inches long and about three quarters of an inch wide

Score both strips of card at half inch intervals and burnish the score lines

Fold them to give you a square and add adhesive to the one remaining square which will adhere onto the top fold piece of card

Repeat the same process for the second strip of card then adhere them to either side of the fold on the base card.  Also add adhesive to the inner side of one cube and press together so it will be securely adhered

NB  ensure you have your verse/sentiment in place and clear of the 'mechanism'

The shot above  is looking down onto the cubes
 Score the heart (or whatever embellishment you choose to use, in the centre, add adhesive to both tops of the cubes then position the heart onto them so that the centre of it is on the middle of the cubes, as shown on the picture below

 When you open the card the pop up piece will pop up/pop out!

Until tomorrow....



Good morning bloggers and crafty friends

This is the card I gave to our dearest friends recently, when their only daughter had a little boy.  I had made the 'mini mini album' for them to give to their daughter

It is an A5 pearlised white base card and I die cut 3 circles in the smaller, blue top panel.  Once die cut I embossed the card using the 'Cascading Hearts' e/f

The individual animals were each die cut 3 times and embossed.  I added a little colour to the giraffe and lion whilst they were still in the die using 2 distress oxide inks , vintage photo and walnut stain

The sentiments were also die cut 3 times and embossed, the top and middle one are from the same 'Shadow Box Collection' - New Arrival

I adhered the 'congratulations' (Expressions Die Set) to fit around the circle

I typed a lovely verse that was actually sent to my hubby and I when we became grandparents 10 years ago!  Those years have certainly flown by

I'm happy to add Anne and Denis loved their card

Until tomorrow....


Monday, 12 November 2018


Hello crafters and blog friends....

I've been desperately waiting for the arrival of Tonic's Craft Kit 15 as the main die included is for making albums.... they are small but can create some lovely memories

As I was previously posting the '12 Days Of Christmas' cards using the stamp set from Creative Stamping I decided to add them to this album

I rarely make 'twee' cards but have 'girded up my loins' and carried on with them for said 12 Days Of Christmas and put them in the album below.  I've also added a few extra pages as you'll see at the end 

12 Days Of Christmas Video

Same Cover Picture Different Video!
Unboxing Tonic Craft Kit 15

So many gorgeous goodies in this kit

Two Very Kind Gestures & My Prize Win!

I hope you enjoy the videos

Until tomorrow....



Good morning crafty friends and bloggers....

I was genuinely touched by your kind words and thoughts on my last blog post, thank you so very much

Today's blog should have 3 short videos but for some reason, known only to Windows 10 and YouTube, they won't upload!  I have a few things to share with you so will try again, later this morning, to upload them.  I can only apologise as this was not the planned way to start the week!

Until later



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