Saturday, 5 January 2019


Good afternoon one and all....

For 2019 I am going to make a conscious effort to use my papers, revisit my dies and stamps and get the most out of them.  Otherwise I'll be found drowning in crafty stock!  I am going to be very good in what I may order this year, I'm saying that because I love 'Heartfelt Creations' products and they have some products that I've been looking at for a year at least!

The above statement brings me to today's card....

The top panel on this card was in one of my project files and I 'found' it whilst looking for something else

A Couture Creations embossing folder was used, named Ambrosia, along with white card

Once embossed I gently coloured it using a Distress Oxide Ink Pad in broken china

Working backwards the panel was adhered to royal blue card, then white and finally the base card also using the royal blue cardstock

I added 3 lengths of string and held it in place on the inside of the card

The birthday wishes was die cut 6 times and glued together

Here's the tip:  if you want a gorgeous sheen on your sentiment and don't have 'glossy accents' or similar, remembering that you have to wait until the glossy accents dries completely, dab a clear stamp pad, such as VersaMark, onto the sentiment then sprinkle clear embossing powder over it, remove excess and heat set

You can see on the above photo how it shines

For the inside of the card I have only added plain paper until I know where the card is going 

Now for the first card winner of 2019

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Your card will be in the post on Monday

  • white card - The Range
  • royal blue card - Creative Expressions  41041
  • Ambrosia e/f - Couture Creations
  • Distress Oxide in broken china - Ranger
  • Birthday Wishes die set - CE CED5426
  • VersaMark Clear Stamp Pad - Tsukineko
  • clear embossing powder - WOW
Until tomorrow

June x


Morning ladies.....

Just to say today's post and card winner is scheduled for 12pm today

Friday, 4 January 2019


Good morning everyone....

Here is today's card and freebie gift

This is slightly larger than an 8" square card and I started with the die cut for the sentiment, die cut the detailed top from white card then used the outer die for the backing.The paper is one from Tonic's craft kit and the true colour is best seen on the photos below, not the top one as that looks more peach than the very pale lemonish colour it should be!

An old stamp set from Creative Expressions was used for the sentiment and this was heat embossed using WOW Pearlescent Gold embossing powder.  It's a perfect match with the Tonic paper.  I also added mounting foam to this 

For the next step I made 2 die cuts in another piece of white card and used the remainder of the Tonic paper to back them.  Mounting foam was then added to this

Now working towards the base card another piece of white card was cut then I had to use a very pale lemon card (from my stash) slightly larger than the lemon card, and adhered them together.  Mounting foam was also added to the back of this

I made my own base card from white card and assembled all the layers together

To complete nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss in Buttermilk was added 

Due to the embossing powder being in a plastic tub and the cost of postage I will decant the powder into a plastic bag for the winner.  I hope this is agreeable?

  • white and lemon cardstock - my stash
  • Tonic 'lemonish' paper - Tonic Craft Kit
  • Frames & Tags - Lauren Die Set CED4314/Creative Expressions
  • nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Buttermilk/Tonic
Until later....

June x

Thursday, 3 January 2019


Good morning everyone....

I started with a 6" square card base and using a Versa Colour Ink Pad in 152 Ash Rose, I stamped the first 4 flowers in a 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock position.  I used the 'peg pin stamps' and, unfortunately, I've had these for so many years and no longer remember the make.  I do know Crafter's Companion have similar

I used 2 flower stamps to fill in the blank areas and when completed I added a little red 'pan pastel' (a chalk ink)  onto a cotton wool ball, removed the excess then very gently dusted around the flowers.  Doing this actually brings out the colour of the flowers!
 I filled in the remaining spaces using another 2 leaf stamps and a  Versa Colour Ink Pad in Green 21

The sentiment is actually from an A4 sheet of freebie Christmas stamps and I used a Memento ink pad in  'Sweet Plum' for both the sentiment and the verse

For the verse I used more of the stamps that I mentioned in yesterday's post, I think you'll see these being used quite often!

I used the same procedure for this second card but added more flowers and leaves resulting in a fuller look of both

I also stamped the card exactly as the first one

As I've shared my medical ailments with  you all of late, and appreciate your good wishes and kind words, I thought it only right I update you

I've been ill over this festive period, found a lump in my neck just over a week ago, that is now being addressed but on Sunday I was taken to Urgent Care to be told by the staff nurse that the blister on my back was really a scratch, but as it was inflamed around it she gave me more antibiotics.  Today it was worse and I had to see the duty doctor, I now have shingles and on a course of antiviral meds

This 'old gal' struggles on!

Until tomorrow ladies....

June x

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Good morning everyone and a very happy new year to you and yours.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I would like to thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards you sent me, so very kind to remember me

For today's give-away card the main focal point is using the 3D Embossing folder, designed by Sue Wilson and named 'Natalie's Poinsettias'.  The e/f does all the work, the detail is stunning.  I added little black dots to some of the raised areas as well as adding 8mm black gems to the centre of all 4 flowers.  I used a NUVO Glitter Marker in Strawberry Bonbon to colour the petals

The sentiment is from  the Clear Stamp Set, again by Creative Expressions, named Big Ideas/CEC883.  I love this stamp set, it has 5 large words and 32 small words that you can mix and match, well worth a purchase

The next time I use this folder I will use white card and a littler letter pressing technique

Leave me a comment on today's post if you would like your name to be entered into the draw, you have until 6pm Friday to do so

Random.Name Picker or Random.Number Picker will choose the winner and it will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow and another year of craftiness....



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