Sunday, 30 September 2012

Christmas Wishes

I'm trying to use up old Christmas stash instead of buying new. Every year I pull the same stuff out, throw it around my desk, then put it all back again. I'm sick of seeing things that must be six years old or more!

This is stash from last year or maybe the year before so it's not too bad.
Image and papers are Nitwits, sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Friday, 28 September 2012


Last Christmas I was given a really nice handmade card by my SU demo. It was too nice to throw away so I saved the front and have now recycled and enlarged it!
Basically the kraft portion with the stamped trees and sentiment is by Yeeting and I have matted it on brown card and added some patterned paper (Dovecraft). The ribbon is from Ernest Jones jewellers - bought something there and they tied the bag up with this ribbon - so that is also recycled!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

25th December

First Christmas card of the year!
I saw a card sample in a craft shop in the Lake District a week or so ago, this is my take on their card.

Stamp is by Woodware and I've decoupaged and added Glossy Accents. Paper is from my old stash (I think it's Papermania/ Docrafts)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Chocolate Box

 When it's someone's birthday at my card-making club we like to give them a small inexpensive gift.
Cadbury's Dairy Milk is currently on offer at Tesco so I stocked up on a few bars thinking they would be ideal for the card-making ladies. I just needed to design a box to make them look a bit more exciting.

I decided on this wallet-style box, made from a sheet of plain 12 x 12
I've since made some with patterned card-stock and also tried stamping my own patterns on plain. It's a good way of using up patterned card-stock that I have been hoarding and don't know quite what to do with.

Score the sheet at 1 1/4" and 2" from the left and right hand sides, then score at 3" and 3 3/4" from the top and bottom.
Cut off all four corners where the lines intersect, that should give you something like shown above. Fold all the score lines inwards.

Put a couple of strips of super-sticky tape just on the bottom flap. If you want the top flap to have a fancy/ punched edge then do that now.

Adhere the bottom flap to the sides. This should now be a basic wallet-box.
It's just the right size for a 230g bar of Dairy Milk.

My craft club ladies have suggested punching holes in the top and threading ribbon through to make it look like a handbag. I just used some ribbon wrapped around and tied in a bow then added a matching tag.

Another suggestion was instead of using it for a bar of chocolate to put a bulky card inside, something like decoupage, that wouldn't fit in an ordinary envelope. I like the excuse of buying bars of choccy though...

Saturday, 22 September 2012


One of those cards that seemed like a good idea in my head but did not work out as expected!
It will go on the 'unfinished' pile and hopefully be tarted up a bit.

Stamp is by Papermania, newsprint paper is SU.

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Vellum quote is DCWV
Paper all from stash, I've added glitter.
Embellishment made with a sparkly brad and some tulle.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Vellum quote is by DCWV
Embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug one.

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Bit hard to photograph due to the metallic sheen (silver textured card at top and bottom but it looks like two different colours here)

Patterned paper is SU, sticker is DCWV, ribbon from stash.

Friday, 14 September 2012


Paper is SU
Vellum quote is DCWV

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Thinking Of You

I really, really, don't like orange. Not in clothes, home-decor, or crafting.
However I was determined to try and use some orange paper that was in a pack with other colours.
Having made this card I still don't like orange.

Everything except the button is Stampin' Up!
I didn't have a button in a suitable colour so smeared one with an inkpad and dipped it in embossing powder before heating with a heat gun.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Thinking Of You

Main image is an Inkadinkado stamp, it's been heat embossed in silver.
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Heart stamp is by Hero Arts and has been heat embossed.
Love stamp is Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Birthday Wishes

Another card made with scraps.
Sentiment is a Waltzingmouse stamp.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Stamp is Waltzingmouse
Oval dies are Nesties
Embossing folder is by Craft Concept and is called 'In Stitches'

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Paper is Cosmo Cricket.
I'm toying with putting a circular sentiment on because I think sometimes a card without a sentiment looks unfinished, not quite sure with this one.