Saturday, 8 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I only have the winner of Wednesday's card today and it is....

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Your card will soon be winging its way to you 

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 7 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I think winter is definitely here!  I couldn't keep warm at all yesterday and when I was writing this post I was actually shivering, not good at all for the old joints etc LOL

Today's card, or more the technique for today's card is called 'Black Ice'.  It has been around for quite some time but I 'cased' Helen Griffin's version

All that is needed is  card base, mirri card, StazOn in black, Versafine clear ink pad, a stamp or two and the sentiment

The dark shadow behind and around the sentiment is because of the unsuitable lighting we have in this particular room, when photographing mirri

Another card that is so much nicer in the 'flesh'

A 6"x6" Crafter's Companion e/f is the prize today.  The scroll image, bottom right, is the design on the folder

Leave a comment if you would like your name entered into the draw, which closes at 6pm Saturday.  The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

PS   there will be a video next week for this technique!

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

Caz is hosting the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT, it starts today and it will run until 19 December.  Caz is wanting to see anything relating to Christmas and for my contribution I have made a cute gift bag and money envelope

You can click on the link to see the gorgeous designs my fellow DTs have made

I used white cardstock, 320gsm, for the base and added Christmas paper from a 6"x6" paper pad for both inside and outside of the gift bag

The small wreath was in my box of 'Christmas Embellishments' and I added a little extra decoration to the centre of it

Red and green tourbillon was twisted together for handles and I used my crop-o-dile to punch the holes for the handles and added red eyelets too

I stamped the tag onto white card, covered it with a piece of double sided tape, ran it through the 'Platinum Machine' then removed the backing sheet to add glitter jewels

I made a small money/voucher envelope, 41/2 x 31/4 then added a smaller panel of green mirri card then a smaller panel of the Christmas paper.  It's the same paper that I used on the inside of the gift bag

The white tag is edged with glitter jewels 

The gift bag measures 4"x6" with a depth of 2"

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


Good morning everyone.....

 Today's give-away is one of my favourite cards, and I don't say that very often!

It's a black card base with a smaller panel of white watercolour card

The images are from a Woodware Stamp Set, as is the rose on the inside of the card

The verse, I think, is Creative Expressions

I used several distress oxide inks to colour the flower and leaves 

I really enjoyed designing this card

The recipient will see that the inks on the inside card are actually a muted red and not anything like they appear here

To complete I added a 'Just For You' on the corner of the envelope

You have until 6pm Friday to leave a comment on this post should you wish for your name to be entered into the draw

The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Tomorrow's post is scheduled for 9am to coincide with the new challenge for Team B at MAWTT

Until then....

June x

Tuesday, 4 December 2018


Good morning everyone....

I think this is a great way to use those papers that you may have put to one side because, possibly, you don't like them too much now.  This is how I felt about the paper I've used in this technique

The card designs are basic but they may give you a few ideas on using your stash


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Until tomorrow....

Monday, 3 December 2018

BLAST FROM THE PAST! - oops, I didn't set the time to publish this!

Good morning blogger friends....

I came across this card when sorting my bundles to go to several charities. Can you remember when the swirls were very fashionable?  I'm sure someone may like this one

I think I got carried away with the swirls!

I'm sure the flower die set is by Spellbinders

The verse is by Creative Expressions, if anyone knows different please tell me then I can label the packets accordingly

Until tomorrow....

          June x

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Hi Everyone....

I'm only posting the gift tag winner today as I've been Christmas busy!  The presents are wrapped, when I buy a gift, and once home, I wrapped it straight away, add the tag then note it in my yearly birthday/Christmas gift book.... and my hubby thinks I have OCD! LOL, anyways, gifts are wrapped, cards written and oversea ones will be posted tomorrow

Hall tree awaiting Christmas lights (hubby's department and he definitely does not have OCD) but the hall is looking very festive, the living room tree is nearly 'fluffed up' and will be finished later today

Now on to Friday's winner and it's another double!

Random Name Picker

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

Your freebies will be in tomorrow' post

Until then...

June x


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