Friday, 30 November 2018

Christmas Wreath

I've had this circular ribbon die for absolutely ages but had never got round to using it until a few weeks ago.
It's by Marianne, again I'm not sure what make the sentiment die is (Crafter's Companion maybe?)

I'm on a mission to use up old stash and I had several packets of price-reduced red card blanks so the gatefold card was made using two of them. I cut three inches off the front of each one then glued the cards back-to-back.
I had scored some simple lines on the card front but it looked too plain so added the die-cut snowflakes, die is by Crafter's Companion.

Monday, 26 November 2018


I love this die, it's Forest Frame by Sizzix.
I did debate whether to buy it or not as I felt it was a bit limited in how I could use it, I'm glad I did though.

The die's quite large, it just fits in a Cuttlebug/ Big Shot.
Card here is 8 x 8 inches. I've printed my own sentiment and added lots of Glamor Dust and that's about it really.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Cinnamon Wreath

A recent project at the club
We used 7 x 7 card blanks and folded the front back on itself, adding a red layer inside.

Wreath die is by Tonic
Can't remember who makes the sentiment die (I really must start writing these things down, I do keep meaning to catalogue my dies...)

Monday, 12 November 2018


Papers are very old Chatterbox
Flower dies from ebay
Large birthday die is by Crafter's Companion
Happy die is (I think) Clearly Besotted

Sunday, 11 November 2018


One of my lovely ladies has just celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary, an amazing achievement!

I used Cricut 'Songbird' to cut the numbers from white shimmer card.
The patterned paper is by K & Co and I used a glue pen and Glamor Dust to highlight the pattern, also round the edges of the numbers.
Metal hearts are from Docrafts.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


A project we made at card club recently. A plain kraft wine bag decorated with white shimmer card embossed with a Sue Wilson A4 folder.
Alphabet is from ebay (just search for 5cm alphabet dies to find similar)

Then a card to go with it.
The star embossing folder is by Crafter's Companion. We embossed it twice on the white shimmer card and once on silver mirri, the straight edges of the star make it really easy to cut the star out to layer up.
Since making the one shown here I have bought a matching snowflake die that fits perfectly in the centre of the star, also Crafter's Companion.

After embossing we added plenty of Glamor Dust.

I'm hoping to be able to get into regularly crafting and blogging again soon. My dear dad had an accident a couple of months ago and with one thing and another I've simply had no free time.

A bit scary to realise how close we are to Christmas!

Monday, 22 October 2018

Bow Card

Bow card made with Dovecraft/ Trimcraft papers and a Phill Martin sentiment stamp.
The card is simple to make but involves lots of cutting out!

Saturday, 13 October 2018


I haven't had any time for crafting recently but couldn't not make my mum an 80th card.

I wanted to use colours other than pink/ purple/ lilacs so decided to use copper and brown for an Autumnal feel.

The card is 8 x 8 inches and the background paper I've used is Stampin' Up!
Number dies are from eBay, I cut four times and layered them up before adding Glossy Accents and just a touch of chunky glitter.
Letter dies are by Tonic, other dies are Spellbinders.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Birthday Wishes

Papers are by Graphic 45
Flowers from Hobbycraft
I think the die is Tonic
Card is 8 x 8 inches

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Nativity stamp by Woodware
I've used Colour Cloud inks for the background. Inspired by a card on Pinterest.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Let It Snow

The start of this year's Christmas cards!

I've used a sentiment die from Lawn Fawn with snow-foiled acetate by Hunkydory
Deer/ tree die from eBay.
The acetate layer has been cut larger than the mat it sits on and scored each side to give a bowed effect.

Sunday, 2 September 2018


Card made for one of my lovely ladies, Kath.

Papers are by Graphic 45
Embossing folder is SU
Alpha dies by Tonic

Tuesday, 28 August 2018


Sentiment stamp by Clearly Besotted, I've used copper embossing powder
Embossing folder is SU
Tag has a thick vellum overlay and was on an item of clothing, it was too nice to bin.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Stamp and matching dies are from a set by Crafters Companion (Peony).
I really like these sets and think they're pretty good value, I'm trying to decide which Christmas ones to get...

Part of the appeal is that the finished card isn't too bulky so should hopefully be okay to post on a normal stamp, plus they're so quick and easy to do.

Sentiment is a stamp by Clearly Besotted.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018


For one of my lovely ladies. Joan's favourite flowers are poppies so every year I try to make a card with them on.

This is an 8- inch swing card, card blank is from Crafter's Companion.

The poppy stamp set is an old one from Docrafts and I've decoupaged it. Alphabet dies from eBay and I have no idea what brand the leaf die is.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Arrow Fold

I came across this style card - an Arrow fold - while browsing Pinterest recently.
There's an excellent tutorial by Sam on Mixed Up Crafts and the card was very easy to make.

Finished card is 6 x 6 inches.
Sentiment stamp by Just Rite
Flower stamps - not sure, will check later

Sunday, 5 August 2018


Card I made for my brother's recent birthday.
Foil patterned paper is from The Range
Stamps are Woodware
Alphabet dies from eBay

Monday, 30 July 2018


Triangle background die is by John Next Door/ John Lockwood
Flower stamp and die by Heartfelt Creations
Sentiment die - ? no idea!

Friday, 27 July 2018


Card is 7 x 7 inches
I've used Distress Inks to make the background. Stamps are a mix of Lavinia and Card-io

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Good Luck

A 'happy accident' card.

I used distress inks for the yellow background, it was originally for something else but I made a mistake on it. Then I stamped the black frame (Phill Martin stamp) and made another mistake - there was a big black ink smudge in the middle...used a square die to cut that out...then tore the used a butterfly die-cut to cover the tear! I mounted the yellow frame on foam pads.

I wasn't sure what to use on the inside of the frame but could see a small pot of bronze gilding flakes on my desk, I decided to stamp a Lili of the Valley greeting with tacky glue and added the gilding flakes.
To say it was all a "make it up as I go along" card I am pleased with how it turned out :)

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Card I made recently for my friend Dawn, she loves hedgehogs.
The colours are slightly out, the stamped card is actually a pale blush pink.

Hedgehog stamps were unbranded from ebay, I've used SU copper embossing powder.
'Friend' die by Sue Wilson.
In hindsight I don't think I should have distressed the edges but Dawn loved the card so never mind :)

Friday, 13 July 2018


This is an 8 inch square card blank and I've added a purple matt before die-cutting a circle from the front.
Inside there's a lilac matt plus the stamped image. The stamp is by Woodware and I think one of the largest I've ever used!