Saturday, 11 May 2019


Good morning everyone....

The sun came out yesterday and was such a welcome change, I hope it stays for a while!

Today's card is a christening card I was asked to make

I decided to make a gate-fold card using 2 x 6" square cards and removing a slither of card from one side only of each card.  Doing this will ensure your card closes perfectly

A Crafter's Companion die was used to give the beautiful filigree/lace affect on the side panels.  I added a pale pink card to the back of each panel then a strip of white flat back pearls to the front

I cut another piece of pink card to fit the card inside and before adhering it in place I die cut a heart from another Tonic Craft Kit

I typed the wording and placed it inside the heart

Another line of white, flat backed pearls were adhered below the wording and as I didn't have a cross I improvised and used a crystal bling that I thought 
would be suitable

I also made a much plainer card as well so that my client could choose, she took both!

I used a subtle mottled pink for this card and die cut and embossed it using the third largest circular die set from Creative Expressions

The sentiment was typed onto white card then I covered it with a piece of double sided adhesive, removed the backing and sprinkled Glitter Jewels/CE over it.  Mounting foam was added to the back then placed onto the card

The hearts were also die cut
and mounting foam added to them prior to placing onto the card

I accidentally 'found' the gold hearts in a drawer so I added those on top of the white ones

Lola-Grace was also die cut and adhered in place, I added a tiny pale pink gem to the middle of her name

The card front was completed with a tiny rose bud and this time I kept the wire on it but gave it a little twirl before adhering in place

You will know that if you make a circular card you need to cut a little card away from the back otherwise the card won't stand.  You can see where I've done this on the above picture

I used the circular dies again to add to the card inside and added another typed sentiment onto one

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Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 10 May 2019


Good morning everyone....

This was the card I made for the wedding we attended last weekend

I started with an A4 white card base and scored it to make A5, top folding

I then cut a smaller piece of white card as my top panel and used one of the Gemini Dies/Creative Expressions, to die cut diagonally on the panel.  At the same time I added a Spellbinders Edge'ability die to the bottom of the panel and ran these through my die cutting machine as well as embossing both
I cut a piece of pale pink card, large enough to sit behind the main die cut, added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to it, removed the backing and sprinkled Glitter Jewels/CE over the pink card

I heat embossed the sentiment with a WOW Embossing Powder in platinum

The bottom die removes the hearts when you die cut so I paper pieced them back into the original space

This was then adhered to the base card using mounting foam
The roses and leaves were added to the top corner only.  I did add a little glitter to them but it hasn't shown in this shot

I used a beautiful silver grey paper, from one of Tonic's Craft Kits, to the inside of the card.  It has a beautiful pattern of roses on it

A Martha Stewart Punch was used at the top and bottom of the paper and I used a Spellbinders's Fancy Heart Die for the centre of the page

I used thick vellum and a corner die by Heartfelt Creations to create a corner pocket and also made a cute mini envelope, using the same thick vellum, and adhered the pocket as shown above

The bride and groom requested cash as a gift and this little envelope was ideal.  I tied a narrow pale pink bow around it 

This week's freebie is an Oriental Lily Die Set

Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw.  You have until 6pm Saturday to do this

  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

Thursday, 9 May 2019


Good morning bloggers and visitors....

A new challenge starts today for Team B at MAWTT, our host is Debbie and her challenge is BLACK & WHITE ONLY

The link below will take you directly to the blog where you will see the gorgeous designs Team B have made.  You can always enter your own card too!

Two of my nephews are avid Newcastle United Supporters and both have imminent birthdays, so one will be receiving this card

I downloaded the emblem onto white cardstock and used one of the smaller circular dies by Creative Expressions to die cut and emboss it

I used the next larger size to do the same on black card and adhered them together as well as adding black mounting foam to the back before placing it into position onto the card
I embossed the sentiment using a freebie magazine stamp and added a few black NUVO drops 

To make the NUF 'pop' I added NUVO Crystal Drops in 'Morning Dew' then left the card to dry over night

The card measures 6"x6"

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 8 May 2019


Good morning everyone....

Apologies I didn't make it here on Monday or Tuesday, all down to a sore throat, swollen glands and loss of voice (it never ends!).  We did make it to the wedding at the weekend, apart from it being a tad chilly (chilly for me) it was a lovely day

My GP rang me last night asking how I was and was I coping with the medication.  He said that TB medication makes you feel worse than having TB, and I have to agree with him!  I hope in another four and a half months the course of medication will cease and I am able to take the rheumatoid meds again, fingers crossed

Onto the give-away card (another from my card stash) as you know poppies are my favourite flower and I've used this poppy stamp often.  You also know how I love to use splatters as well on certain cards and you can't go wrong with the odd butterfly.  The card is flat, making it ideal for posting

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


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