Sunday, 24 January 2016

Triple-tag Card

To make the tags I used a set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and then hinged them together at the back.
The finished card is just under 5" x 7"

The sentiment and quote stamps are by Lili of the Valley
All other stamps are by Woodware

Monday, 11 January 2016


Paper and sentiment stamp are both by Lili of the Valley
Gold flower made using Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix
Small flowers are by Hobby House, I ^think^ the swirl die is Memory Box

Saturday, 9 January 2016


We started 2015 at the local hospital and unfortunately it's where I ended the year as well. I'd never been in an ambulance before but think we more than made up for it in the last twelve months (mum, dad, MIL, me - all ill over the year)

Here's hoping 2016 is a healthy and happy one. My first card of this year:

I like the sentiment of this stamp - Woodware - because it's not just something for birthdays. The only downside is that it is very long, just about 8 inches I think, and I can't find an acrylic block that fits it!
I used a newish, flat, Cuttlebug plate in lieu of a block.

The leaf stamps are also by Woodware, I've used Versamark and clear embossing powder.
To liven up the sentiment I drew rough dashes with a 2-way glue pen, waited for it to go tacky, and placed foil over the top. The foiling isn't perfect but with the stamp being a 'scribble' style anyway it doesn't matter.
I know there are foiling machines on the market now but they all seem to need a laser printer, think I'll stick to the glue pen!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Party Time

 Like a lot of people I've been suffering the last few weeks with a really heavy cold. I felt like death warmed up one particular week but perked up just enough to attend both of our craft club parties.

We'd already arranged our meal at the local golf club when Tesco kindly invited us to a festive lunch in their staff canteen (if you don't already know we use a community room in Tesco each week).
We were really excited about this lunch, not so much the food but the fact that we all wanted to see behind the scenes in Tesco!

It was really nice, we were seated together and the store management served us our food. Didn't cost us a penny (the community room hire each week is free as well), so a big thank you to Tesco :)

For our golf club lunch I'd already bought some favour bags and had great plans to decorate them for a little gift for my ladies.
Unfortunately due to feeling so ill I left it till the last minute and then had to just cobble them together...

I started embellishing the tags (Sue Wilson die) by using a chisel-tip glue pen to write names before adding embossing powder and heating.
Then I realised that the chisel-tip would be too large to use for some names so switched to a finer tip glue pen, hence half the names looking completely different.

The stitched holly die is by Poppy Stamps. In an ideal world I would have added some sort of accent to these but by this point I'd had enough.

Hope everyone had a healthy and happy Christmas and wishing you the same for 2016.