Thursday, 16 March 2017

Birthday Wishes

Excuse the very rough colouring in and cutting out.
As usual, rushing to get the sample made for my club.

Sue Wilson die and stamp. Edged with Colour Cloud and we decoupaged the second layer.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Feel Better Soon

All dies Sue Wilson
Heavily inspired by a John Lockwood card

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Happy Thoughts

One of our recent club projects, a nice flat card for easy posting.

We used 'Beautiful Day' Altenew stamp set and various inks. I deliberately mis-stamped mine to show the ladies that it doesn't matter if you don't line the layers up exactly ;)

Card is 6 x 6 inches.

Saturday, 25 February 2017


Some of you already know this but I am very 'last minute' when it comes to making cards.
I always leave it to the day before, or sometimes the day itself, and then I am rushing about like a mad woman.
I do exactly the same thing when it comes to making my projects for the club.

 It's my husband's fiftieth birthday today, I've known him nearly twenty-two years so it's not like it's just been sprung on me but, as usual, I left it until yesterday (and had two dozen other vital things I needed to be doing as well as crafting).

This was the card I made, in too much of a rush to design anything better or to change the blade on my Cricut so it's a bit rough around the edges. The card is 12 x 6 inches, it's an actual card blank with envelope to fit which is a size I'd never seen before.

After I'd taken the pic I decided it was too plain so added some thin navy ribbon around the spine and it looks much better.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Sea Glass

We live a few minutes drive from the local beach so every day me and the puppy go there for our walk.  The beach gets 'combed' every day (large tractor-thing with a huge rake) so if you time it right it's nice and flat and clean. Depending on the weather/ tides there's sometimes heaps of shells and other times it just looks like a lot of flat mud!

One thing I had noticed amongst the shells was sea glass. If you don't already know it's literally small pieces of normal glass that have been tossed and battered about by the water and the sand. The glass becomes opaque as it gets battered and it also loses any sharp edges.

On our walks I decided to start picking up the sea glass and I've managed to acquire quite a collection. You can actually buy it on eBay but I like to think I'm helping clear up our beach and, of course, it's completely free.

The most common colours locally seem to be white and pale aqua but I've also collected some lovely cobalt blue. Our downstairs loo has aqua-coloured accessories so I thought I'd make something with the sea glass to hang in there and remind me of happy walks with Fletcher.

I've just used a box-frame and some card stock, the frame is 12 x 12 but the aperture is 8 x 8 inches.
Loads of sea glass ideas on Pinterest, I like the idea of a tea-light holder next.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


One of my lovely ladies, Jan, taught a class on cascade cards.

I used a Tonic punch, Sizzix dies, and Colour Cloud inks.

Monday, 13 February 2017


This year's Valentine's card for my husband.
I followed a video tutorial from Collette Mitrega, quite clear and straightforward instructions.

I've used some very old SU papers and Sizzix Block Party alphabet.
The initial was added last minute to cover a dirty mark, shhhh don't tell him.

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Main stamp is by Woodware, sentiment is by Clearly Besotted
I've added silver Wink of Stella to the soles and coloured the rest with Promarkers.
Card is 7 x 7 inches.

Friday, 27 January 2017


Same stamp set as the previous post - Altenew's Coffee love
Card is 5 x 7 inches

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


I've managed to put the puppy down long enough to make some cards, I had to because we needed some projects for the club.

This one is using an Altenew stamp set called Coffee Love.
I stamped and heat-embossed with white powder and then sponged Colour Cloud inks over the top.
Card is 6 x 6 inches.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Christmas Doors

Happy 2017 to the patient people who might still be reading this blog despite my lack of regular posts.

What can I say? I would rather play with my puppy than do anything else!

These were some of the cards I sent out this Christmas, I personalised each one with the appropriate door number.
The embossing folder, wreath dies, and stamps, were all from a magazine freebie back in September.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Birthday Wishes

I made this for one of my ladies and, with her having a December birthday, wanted it to be as un-Christmassy as possible. Easier said than done when you are surrounded by Christmas stash and everything red, green and gold.

Flower stamp is by Woodware and the sentiment stamp is by Waltzingmouse.
I coloured the flower using Colour Cloud inks and added some Glamour Dust for sparkle.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Stocking

This one was totally copied from a Sue Wilson video.
Dies are obviously SW and the A4 embossing folder is by Docrafts

The slot in the stocking is the perfect size for a store gift card or cash to be slipped in.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Puppy Love

Looking like butter wouldn't melt...and the reason I am so behind with my cards.

'Nana and Grandad' helping me out walking Fletch, I think they like the excuse to get out for a stroll.

Merry Christmas

Sorry for the long absence, I think I underestimated just how demanding a new puppy is - good job he is very cute!

As of tonight I have made the grand total of two Christmas cards, better get my skates on...

This was a club project, we used Chloe stamps for the flower and sentiment.
The card base is from Samuel Taylor,  I really like these as I'd need to buy A3 card to make them myself.
We folded the front back on itself, then added silver mirri card (hence the mad reflections here)

Thursday, 17 November 2016


I needed to make a card mega-quickly.

Background was made using two Pixie Powders dropped on to card that had been misted with water.

Monday, 14 November 2016



This is a Stampendous stamp that I bought a few years back, I've used it before but can't find it on the blog for some reason.

I've stamped it here using black ink then coloured with Colour Cloud for a subtle effect (so subtle it's impossible to see it here but it's pale blue in places and the holly is pale green)

Then I've covered the whole image with a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet and smothered it in Glamour Dust.

I've mounted it on pearlescent midnight blue (again hard to see here) and silver but am not sure if it needs something else?

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Season's Greetings

Another club project.
This one uses a die by Chloe Endean, cut three times on different card-stocks and then the leaves snipped off on two of them and attached to the third.

I'm not sure I like the colours used, I think silver and blue might have been less Autumnal?

My card-making has gone out of the window lately because of this little chap.
We've had him for two weeks now and normal life has been completely turned upside down, I feel like an extra pair of eyes and hands would be very handy at the moment.

He's eleven weeks old today, just been on his first proper walk outside (on the beach no less), and we've had plenty of complete strangers cooing over him!
Even the vet, who must be looking at dogs all day, took a shine to him this morning and we had two ladies literally run across the car park to come and say hello. Can you tell I am a proud puppy mama?

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Magic and Sparkle

Project for card club.
We used a Chloe stamp and coloured it with Colour Cloud inks. The trees have been decoupaged and Glamour Dust-ed, and a score board was used to create diagonal lines on the background mat.

Card is 7 x 7 inches and we used a Misti tool for the stamp as it's quite large - much easier than an acrylic block.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Merry and Bright

Colour are out of whack on this one, in reality the poinsettia is a much deeper red.

I made the card blank, two from a sheet of A4, and then trimmed about an inch off the front layer on the right-hand side
A strip of gold mirri card was then added to the underneath layer.

All stamps used are Altenew, I've added a little gold gilding flake to the centre of the poinsettia.

The card is quite flat so will be used for my 'need to post several' Christmas card design this year.

Friday, 14 October 2016


Background card was made with spritzing inks, Tim Holtz Mixed Media die was used at the bottom.

Sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Anniversary stamp is by Chloe Endean
Flower from The Range, leaf is an old punch (Woodware?)

I've used Colour Cloud ink to colour pearlised white card and also for infilling the sentiment.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sue Wilson

More or less a complete copy of a Sue Wilson design (hers is a bit more layered and fancy), all products...Sue Wilson.