Saturday, 18 May 2019


Good morning each and everyone....

This week's card winner is:

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Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 17 May 2019


Good morning everyone....

I have a very short video for you today showing a mini album made for my great niece.  It's not as elaborate as others I've made but I am still very pleased with it.  I hope you all have a good weekend, weather permitting I'm hoping hubby can do a little more garden prepping!

The picture isn't a very good one as I forgot to take a photo of the album!  It was after it had been delivered I realised what I'd done, or not done.... shingle brain!

This week's 'Friday Freebie' is:

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, 16 May 2019


Good morning blog friends and visitors....

You may remember this card from, I think, a while ago (not 100% certain).  I hadn't completed the card inside and now I have.  It was one of my dearest friend's birthday this week and that gave me the opportunity to finish the card and post it to her

I used the same swirl die (shown as two swirls on this card)  as I did on last week's wedding card

The sentiment was heat embossed and the die cut is also by Creative Expressions

The pale lemon card came from one of Tonic's Craft Kits

I added two pieces of white card to the inside but prior to adhering it I used a corner punch on all the corners then distressed the edges with an oxide ink 

The sentiment on the left is from an on-line store, the stamp surrounding it is available from another store

I typed the verse on the right hand side and die cut both images as well as distressing the edges before securing in the card

Until tomorrow....

June x

  • sentiment on left of card - The Duck's Dodahs/online store
  • stamp surrounding sentiment - 'Looking Glass'/Creative Expressions
  • stamp on right side - CE
  • oval scalloped die set - Spellbinders
  • fossilized amber distress oxide ink pad - Ranger
  • gold satin pearl regular embossing powder - WOW!
  • nuvo hybrid ink pad 'acorn brown' - Tonic
  • VersaMark clear ink pad - Tsukineko

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Good morning blog friends and visitors....

When our grandson was a toddler we would ask him what his favourite colour was, he always said orange, it always made me smile especially as he was only  2-3 years old.  So when I see an abundance of orange I have happy memories and that leads me onto this week's card give-away.  An orange and black twisted easel card....

I used a 6"sq white card base and scored the front of the card, diagonally, corner to corner to create the twist

On the inside of the card and cut smaller panels of orange, black and orange.  These were adhered together and glued onto the card

I used a wiggly scallop oval die (if anyone has the correct name I would appreciate knowing it) to die cut and emboss the black card to sit on the inside of the card

On a piece of orange card I stamped the sentiment and used the next smaller die from the above set to die cut and emboss it.  As this was the main 'stopper' for the easel the orange card had black mounting foam glued to the back prior to placing onto the base 

To cover the easel part I used a smaller panel of black card then orange.  I also embossed the orange card.  These were then adhered to the card

On white watercolour card I stamped the flower using a distress oxide ink.  I then used two watercolour pencils to colour the whole image.  For the centre of the flower I used a ProMarker pen to create the seeds

Another unknown Spellbinders's die was used for the black background card, die cut and embossed then once I had fussy cut the image it was adhered it to the black card

As there was more of a gap on the right side of the flower I added a few gems to that side only.  I don't have an orange in 
the NUVO Crystal Drops, nor do I have orange gems so I coloured white, flat back pearls using a ProMarker

There is plenty of room to write your message, either behind the easel part of underneath it when you lift it up

Side view of card

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

  • white, black and orange cardstock - CE
  • embossalicious embossing folder - Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment - CC
  • wiggly scalloped oval die - Spellbinders
  • other shaped die - Spellbinders
  • 'Adorable Anemone' rubber stamp - Sheena  SD-PPS-IFB-AA
  • watercolour pencil 'orange chrome' - Derwent
  • watercolour pencil ' tangerine' 0300 - Derwent Intense
  • onyx black ink pad - Versafine
  • spiced marmalade distress oxide ink pad - Ranger
  • burnt orange pen - ProMarker
Until later....

June x

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - Two Concertina Wallets

Good morning everyone....

I have these two cute mini concertina wallets to show you today, so why not make yourself a drink and enjoy the video!  I really enjoyed making these and intend to make many more

Until tomorrow....

June x

Monday, 13 May 2019


Good morning each and everyone....

I hope you had a good weekend

I was sent a stamp set and a few dies from the website I Love Art, their prices are unbelievable, you just have to bide your time for the postman to deliver your goodies.  That said I think the post from China is possible improving!

I decided I would use the stamp for today's card.  It stamps really well and is a good size too

I started with a 5"x7" white card base and cut a smaller panel of white card.  I scored lines on this piece every half inch and used a corner punch on all four corners

Using a blending tool I distressed the edges using 'picked raspberry' D/O then adhered it to the card

Using white watercolour card a second panel was cut to approx 4"x5" and I stamped the image with 'antique linen' D/O as well as giving it a quick blast of heat

I used a combination of distress oxide to colour the flowers, leaves and the circles then re-stamped the smaller two flowers and spare watercolour card and coloured those too.  These were then fussy cut, shaped and adhered to the centre of the two smaller flowers

I used the same punch on all four corners and distressed the edges.  Mounting foam was added to the back prior to adhering to the card front

I added the sentiment (it's been in my stash for a while) and the insert but used a Martha Stewart punch along to two edges first

I completed the card by brushing a little gold sparkle to the flower petals and adding black gems to the centre of the flowers and a small black dot to the centre of the circles

TIP:  when you add an extra layer of petals always ensure you have coloured the back of the flower as it looks much nicer this way as opposed to plain white card

  • watercolour card - Crafter's Companion
  • white cardstock - Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • flower stamp - I Love Art STZH043
  • Distress Oxides - antique linen, cracked pistachio, peeled paint, picked raspberry, seedless preserves 
  • punch - Martha Stewart
  • black gems - Creative Expressions
  • sentiment - own stash
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 12 May 2019


Good Sunday morning everyone....

I only have the Friday Freebie winner today but will be back tomorrow with another pretty card

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Wendy L

Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June x


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