Monday, 24 December 2012

Forever Friends

This year's card to my husband, he likes plain and simple which is why he married me
Eight by eight inch blank and some random stash.

Saturday, 22 December 2012


I couldn't think what to put on this that wouldn't over-power the paper (by Cart-Us) so kept it simple with a heat-embossed sentiment by Woodware

Thursday, 20 December 2012


Paper is My Mind's Eye, I've added some Glamour Dust to liven it up a bit.
Doily is from Tesco.

Sunday, 9 December 2012


I've been using stash to wrap some small Christmas gifts. I don't have time to do it for every present and probably most people I give to wouldn't notice if it was hand-crafted or bog-standard wrapping. For my crafty friends though I know they will understand :)

(sorry for shocking pics!)

Friday, 7 December 2012


Image is by Marianne
Sticker is by Making Memories
Die-cut is Sizzix 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Honour Christmas

Front panel is from 'Just Believe' by KaiserCraft.
 (Surely it should be spelt 'honour' though, the English way, seeing as Charles Dickens was English?)

Other papers and doily are by Dovecraft

Sunday, 2 December 2012


I don't have any cards to show, except this one, sorry it's so boring. I try to update every other day but at this time of year often life just gets in the way.

Anyway, it's a Penny Black stamp and I've kept it simple as it's for someone whose partner has recently died, so a 'Thinking of you at Christmas' type card.

Friday, 30 November 2012


 Most of my Christmas cards I can give out personally but there are a pile that are going across country so I've tried to keep them flat to avoid excess postage costs.

It made me realise how much I usually use bulky embellishments and foam pads in my card-making!

So, inspired by Tiffany jewellery boxes, this is 2012's flat card design.

I wasn't meant to be buying new Christmas stash and am pleased that I managed to use peel-offs that have been kicking around forever. The white card has a nice shimmer to it that the photo does not show.
Dies are Memory Box:  Snowflake Ornament, Classic Ornament and Frosty.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Papers are DCWV, I added the glitter and bow.
I find with sheer ribbon like this I prefer to make a couple of small holes and thread it through before tying, rather than glue which I get in a mess with (plus it won't drop off in the post).

Monday, 26 November 2012

Love, Peace, Joy

Paper is My Mind's Eye
Vellum quote is DCWV
Snowflake is Papermania

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Merry Christmas

Using up some ancient stash.
Paper is HOTP, it was from QVC back when I would stay up until midnight to see what the craft TSV was going to be.
Sentiment panel - goodness knows where that came from.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Season's Greetings

Lately my mojo hasn't just left the building; it's gone on a round-the-world cruise.
I've found myself surrounded by stash sitting staring into space.
Can anyone give me a kick up the bum and get me started again?

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas Greetings

Paper is My Mind's Eye and I've added some glitter
Sentiment is Hot Off The Press (two separate stamps that are so old I had difficulty getting them off the backing sheet)
Card, ink, twine all Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Thinking Of You

My mum's sister should have been celebrating a special birthday in a few days, sadly she passed away suddenly a couple of months ago.
I wanted to send her husband a card on what would have been my aunt's birthday, to let him and her children know that she's not forgotten.

My aunt's favourite colour was pink and her nickname in our family was 'Queen' so I used this Pink Paislee patterned paper with crowns on, and added some dusky pink and dark brown, so it's a nod to my aunt without being too feminine for her husband.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Special Day

Paper is K&Co
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards
Ribbon is not wonky in real life!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Patterned paper is Fancy Pants
Vellum sentiment is Craftwork Cards (almost identical pattern to the paper)

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Paper is Tilda
Sentiment is a Woodware stamp

Friday, 2 November 2012


Paper is Echo Park
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Not really papercrafting but I spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a go.
 There are quite a few companies selling fancy poppies nowadays but the prices are pretty steep and they tend to only give a small fraction of the cost to the British Legion.

Bling your own poppy instead!

Buy a normal poppy and take it to bits.
Cover each part with a strong wet adhesive and roll it in some coloured glitter.

The photo does not pick up just how sparkly this is in real life.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Sentiment is a Basic Grey rub-on (just noticed that annoying wrinkle) and I even used the packaging for some matting and layering.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Joy and Cheer

Having been ill I'm struggling to get back into crafting at the moment so a very simple card here.

It's Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Joy and Cheer' and I've highlighted it with some Glamour Dust.
The snowflake is a brad I've had in my stash for about a decade.

The ribbon looked very flat and limp and I wanted it to curl.
I wrapped it around a pencil and blasted it with my heat gun for about ten seconds or so and this seems to have done the trick. In future I'll try and remember to use a couple of strands of ribbon if doing this as it doesn't look very full whereas when it was straight it was enough for the card.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Peace, Love, Joy

Bit of an extended absence due to the flu!
Main panel is by Kaisercraft
Metal snowflake is Making Memories
Pearl button by the Hobby House

Monday, 15 October 2012

No Card Today

Usually I try to update this blog every other day. Currently we are re-decorating, the house is covered in dust, and I have no time for card-making :(

Hopefully normal service will be resumed in the next couple of days!

Friday, 12 October 2012


Quick and simple!
Embossing folder is by Cuttlebug
Sentiment is a Paper Smooches stamp
Twine by Queen & Co

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Paper is Papermania, card is 8 x 8 inches
Flowers are Prima
Die is by Quickutz
'MUM' cut with Cricut Base Camp
Whole lot sprayed with shimmer paint

Monday, 8 October 2012


Sticker is DCWV
Papers are Fancy Pants