Saturday, 27 April 2019


Hello everyone....

Sorry for my absence, it's down to sheer exhaustion, coping with rheumatoid and TB tiredness.  The mind is willing but the body is not!

Here is the winner of Wednesday card:

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Last week's winner has not claimed her card so I will offer that one again at a later date

I love the folds on today's card, I first showed you this three weeks ago, plus a video, you can view it here:

 I used another double sided 12" sq paper, and cut it to make a 10"sq paper, so the finished card is a 5"sq.  I 'found' this paper when tidying my stash.  I used the Daisy Patch die set by Heartfelt Creations (HCD 703) to make one medium size and one small flower.  I die cut these from white card and added 'fossilized amber' distress ink to part of the petals and more colour to the centre

I still have stamens, from my cake/flower decorating days, and added the yellow mimosa stamens to both flowers.  Adding stamens really enhances your flowers and I should do this more regularly!

I already had leaves die cut out of green card but I wanted them a deeper green so added 'peeled paint' distress ink to them, cut them apart and glued into place

I also die cut 2 elements from Heartfelt Creations's Arianna Lace Die Set HCD 747, from white card then coloured them with the same 'fossilized amber' ink.  I sat the larger flower on top of these and you can just see the tips popping out

Whilst the gems along the top fold look yellow and green is because I used Glitter Drops in 'yellow bird' by Tonic, and they give a translucent affect, so whatever colour your base card is will, effectively, change the colour of the drops

I made the cutest vellum envelope, you can see the top of it on the second fold, to hold a gift card and tied a ribbon around the envelope

You don't always have to use a gift card as there are many other little gifts you could enclose in your envelope

The sentiment and verse are from Creative Expresstions and I embossed both using WOW Clear Embossing Powder

For the verse, stamped onto white card, I distressed the edges using 'faded jeans' distress ink

 I made this card, same method, for a man, hence the muted colours

For this one I reversed the back of the card to the front, so that it would open as a 'proper' card.  I then wondered what it would look like if I folded the front of the card from corner to corner and liked that idea!  The finished result looks as if it's a three fold card when it's not as you open the card as normal

I added two magnets to keep the card front in place otherwise it would 'waggle' about and I can't be doing with that

A sentiment was stamped onto ivory card and the edges distressed with 'peeled paint' distress ink
I made a slightly larger vellum envelope and used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole and insert an eyelet.  I made the envelope larger in the event I wanted to add money to it 

I used a Martha Stewart punch on the top fold and distressed that with the same 'peeled paint' distress ink

When you open the card there is enough space to write your own personal message

This is the 'Friday Freebie' ladies.  Please leave me a comment by 6pm tonight to have your name entered into the draw and I will announce the winner on tomorrow' blog post

I am having to take a week off from blogging, I need to recharge the batteries, if possible, and  I have some other personal work that I need to address and have in order for about six week's time

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 25 April 2019


Good morning one and all....

The beautiful paper I've used on today's card was bought, many years ago, whilst holidaying in Canada.  It's a 12"x12" (I bought several for scrapbooking!)  and every time I see it in my stash I always think I should do something with it!  So I have for today's card

The tree, as you can easily see on the image below, is a sparkly dark green and the background is a mottled grey

I love the single word of 'forever' 

I backed this onto a slightly larger piece of white card then the black base card 

I am thinking about a frame for it, or, as it's my brother's birthday tomorrow, stamping 'brother' underneath the 'forever' and giving it to him.  Time will tell but either way brother's birthday card has to be hand delivered today!

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 24 April 2019


Good morning everyone....

I'm pleased to report the sun was out all day yesterday and hubby had a lovely day.  He also thanks you for your good wishes 

A black and white theme for this week's give-away.  The stamp and sentiment is from Clarity, I have had these stamps for many years, they really are top quality

I added an insert to the card, carried the heart onto it and used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges.  I also stamped the heart onto the envelope

So, and I won't forget this week!

As always if you would like to give this card a new home please comment on this post by 6pm Friday.  We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner therefore it doesn't matter if you have won previously.  We also ship internationally at our own expense

Until later....

June x

Tuesday, 23 April 2019


Good morning everyone....

I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break and the weather was good for you too.  It certainly was for us

For this week's technique I'm showing you how I made this diamond shape card

I hope you will give it a try and enjoy the video

This is the template I mention in the video:

It's one of those 'special' birthdays for hubby today, we're having the day, as well as lunch, out.  Fingers crossed the weather stays as nice as it has been

Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 21 April 2019


Good Easter Sunday morning one and all....

These Bank Holidays are playing havoc with me, even though my planner is on my desk I completely forgot about the card winner until mid afternoon yesterday!

So let's get that sorted now and to also say "welcome and thank you" to Karen Ladd and Shartl H for hitting the follow button

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Thank you for all your lovely comments about this card, I'm so sorry you all couldn't be a winner


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Until tomorrow....

June x


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