Sunday, 30 August 2015


I've cheated with this card, it's copied from an idea in a book by Chloe Endean.
I just changed the colour slightly and missed off some extra beads and bits.

All stamps are by Chloe, embossing folder by Sue Wilson.
Lots of cutting out, and glitter everywhere.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Happy Birthday

Topper is by the Hobby House, I've added Glossy Accents to the watering can.
I found some glossy pink card in my stash but have no idea where that's from, can't remember buying it at all.

Embossing folder is Sue Wilson, scallop border punch is SU, and the sentiment is a peel off (gasp!)
Card is 8 x 8".

Friday, 21 August 2015


One of my card club ladies loves poppies so for her birthday card each year I normally try to use them as a theme.

This year, whilst in Wales, I'd spotted a bed of them. I took a photo knowing it would come in handy for Joan's card.

It's an 8 x 8 inch card blank. Sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tent-fold Card

A quick tutorial to how I made the tent-fold card shown earlier today. Obviously I didn't invent this style of card but I did use my own measurements.

I used a sheet of A3 card, metric score board (mine is Martha Stewart with a SU metric overlay) and an X-Cut guillotine.

First I folded the card in half, long edge to long edge.
I'd bought packs of A3 cheaply at one of the craft shows, the only problem with it is that it's too large to fit in my guillotines and I'm dangerous with a craft knife...

After folding in half I cut off 7cm from one end (ignore that horizontal pencil mark, it's the vertical line that should be cut)

I then opened the card out and scored at 1cm, 4cm, 7cm, and 21cm.

Where I'd scored at 21cm I folded this down, then rotated the card 90 degrees.
Doing this meant I could now fit it into the guillotine, no craft knife needed (but a firm pressure to get through two layers of card at once)

This left me with two card blanks, ready scored to be made into tent-folds.

To make the aperture for the card shown I opened the card blank out and just used a circle die for the 'middle' section.

Some ultra-sticky tape on the smallest scored section (1cm) and then embellished.

Swing Tent-fold

I've made the card blank myself, a tent-fold style.
I'll put the measurements up later, you can get two 6 x 6 inch-ish cards from a sheet of A3, it's maybe more like 5.5" but fits nice in a 6" envelope by the time it's embellished.

I've used a Tonic sentiment die, the daisies are Sue Wilson dies, and the leaves are the SU bird punch.

I used a Spellbinders circle die to make the aperture then a smaller one to make the swinging tag, I attached this with invisible mending thread (found in a haberdashery department with sewing stuff, actually I just wanted to use the word haberdashery, love it)

Side view to show the tent-fold, this is the first card I've made with this particular style, I used my own measurements. By the time I'd figured it out I could only think of black and white as decoration but have family/ friends who support either Newcastle or Grimsby Town football clubs so will be fine with those colours!
I think next time I would maybe emboss the front of the card for a bit more interest.

Monday, 17 August 2015


For this card I've used Sue Wilson Caribbean dies, it's a set of four and I've used three of them.

 I wish they'd put better pictures of the dies on the packaging, it's really difficult to tell which die is separate to which and if any of them are embossing only rather than cutting. They could just print in a different colour or something, that would help!

The intricate bits on this card are two separate dies, the large oval does not cut an outer edge but used in conjunction with the rectangular die you get the effect here.

I've added some liquid pearls to highlight the frame, sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp and the panel it sits on is raised on 3-D foam.

(seam binding triple bow covering up a Liquid Pearls error)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Back Soon

Sorry to disappear with no posts for a week.

Our family has certainly had their money's worth from the NHS this year and this time it's the turn of my MIL who is currently in hospital. It's a bit complicated because MIL lives an hour from us and the hospital is a thirty minute drive from hers, so the travelling back and forth is taking up lots of time.

Hopefully she'll be up and out soon and I'll be back to crafting.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cheers To You

Beer stamp is from SU Cheers To You set.
I added some Woodware fluffy stuff. I realised afterwards I hadn't added enough but I'll know next time -  just need to track some down, can't seem to find it in stock anywhere.

Monday, 3 August 2015


Dies and embossing folder are Sue Wilson
I've also used gilding flakes plus a JustRite stamp.