Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Birthday Wishes

Tonic scalloped square die. Sentiment stamp is by Phill Martin, stamped in purple not the faded black it appears here, and what looks like mustard card stock is actually lime green...
The flowers are Prima and I've added some beads to the centres, on my last post I used some beaded trim and these were the ones that dropped off as I cut it.

(I apologise to anyone looking at this who suffers from trypophobia)

Sunday, 29 March 2015


Made for a friend whose birthday is in April, the panel and most of the papers are Graphic 45
The star paper is SU and I've coloured it by dabbing over with an ink pad.

The sentiment is a Tonic die, I've cut and layered it four times, and glazed with Glossy Accents.
Card is 8 x 8 inches.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Sue Wilson striplet die. I backed the die-cut with adhesive sheet before covering with gilding flakes and then scrubbing off.

Celebrate die is by Sizzix.

Sunday, 22 March 2015


Last week's project at craft club.
All papers are by Tilda
Embossing folder by Sizzix, we brayered the folder with ink before embossing for a subtle two-tone effect.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Hello Sailor!

We made this card at craft club yesterday.
The sentiment stamps are Waltzingmouse and the shell stamps (just about visible, we stamped in Versamark) are by Hero Arts

We attached the navy card to the card-blank just using masking tape and cut a hole through both using a circle Nestie die. Then we removed the navy card, did the stamping and heat embossing, and then adhered a small piece of acetate over the hole.

The navy card was then fixed to the card-blank, the same circle die plus one two sizes bigger used to cut silver card to make the porthole.
The gems were a last-minute decision, we didn't want to make it too fussy but decided the gems looked like rivets or whatever they are called.

The anchor is a Memory Box die and this was glued to the inside of the card.
Some more stamping of the Hero Arts shells to finish.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

All The Best!

I can't quite believe it, that given how many hundred of stamps I own, I don't actually have a "Good luck in your new job" sentiment. I could only really find two basic "Good Luck" stamps in my stash and they weren't suitably sized for what I needed.

I ended up using an "All The Best" greeting instead, I'm sure the recipient won't mind.

I've brayered blue ink directly on to an embossing folder before placing a piece of white card inside and rolling it through the Cuttlebug.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mother's Day

I was so pleased to be able make this card for my mum for Mothering Sunday this year.

A few days after Christmas, through absolutely no fault of her own, she was knocked down by a car (someone reversing from a driveway said 'he did not see' my mum and dad standing on the pavement). My dad was okay but my mum took the full impact and was thrown onto the road, she suffered injuries and has had other health complications since but we are so grateful she is still with us.

Now you know why I had not much time or inclination for crafting and blogging through January and February!

The card is 8 x 8 inches.

I used a grand Nestie circle die to cut through the front of the card, and the same die to cut a sentiment panel for the inside. Then I cut a scalloped circle out of purple card, put the plain circle die inside that and cut again.
So basically the sentiment panel is glued inside but visible from the outside.

The 'mum' stamp is by Papermania and the other is SU.
Patterned paper is Tilda, leaves die is Sue Wilson, and all flowers are Hobbycraft.

Thinking of those who find Mother's Day difficult.xx.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Birthday Blocking

All papers are SU
Sticker is Pebbles

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


This is very unlike me - actually making a card days in advance and not the night before it's needed.

It's for someone whose birthday falls on St Patrick's Day so the Graphic 45 paper is perfect, I just needed to chop and re-arrange it to make sure the appropriate panels were visible.
I can't remember actually buying the paper so assume it was a magazine freebie.

I've used a Sue Wilson stitched tag die, Clearly Besotted sentiment dies, and SU Gorgeous Grunge stamps. The card is 7 x 7 inches.

Monday, 9 March 2015


Papers are Stampin' Up! I've over-stamped using a shell stamp by Hero Arts
Sentiment sticker is by Pebbles

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Botanical Tea

This was our class card last week.
Everyone chose their own colours and patterns from a selection of 'Botanical Tea' papers by Graphic 45, so each card was similar in style but different.
We made the large tags, stamped the sentiment (Waltzingmouse) and used SU Gorgeous Grunge stamps for a bit of splat action.