Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.


Monday, 18 June 2018

Just For You Pop Up

Good morning all.  We are starting a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart this morning.

As this challenge is 'Just for Fun' with no sponsor I decided to make a pop-up card having been reminded recently by the talented Julia Watts how lovely they are.

My card is an A5.  The pop-up was made using a die from Tonic and the side panels were also cut from a strip die from Tonic. The flower strips were die cut using plain white card and then coloured using Tim Holtz distress ink - picked raspberry.

For the front of the card I used a background which I had made using my pixie powders.  I then die cut a frame using Sue Wilsons Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, coloured it again using picked raspberry distress ink and then double embossed it with clear embossing powder to get that glossy look.  The strip flower is also from Sue Wilson which I die cut twice so I could infill the flowers with glossy accents.  

Why not pop along to our blog by following the link HERE to enter your own project into the challenge and to see what our design team have been working on.

Thank you for visiting today.  Take care.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Coffee Break

Hi there folks.  Monday morning and we start a new challenge at Get Creative.

Challenge 70 will run until the end of the month and our theme is


We have three sponsors this month too: -

I have used an image from Sheep Ski Designs called 'Coffee Break Image No 32'.

After printing out my image I coloured her in using cool greys from Graphmaster.

I die cut my image out using a spellbinders die and made a faux mat by drawing around the outside of the die and then cutting it out.

For the frame I have used Sue Wilsons Noble Double Pierced Squares and Noble Squared Squares which are absolutely delightful and so different.

The flowers have been made using Honey Doo Crafts stamps - Spring Time Blooms stamping onto vellum and them embossing with their White White embossing powder.  The leaves are from Sue Wilson Finishing Touches.

To see more designs from our design team please follow the link HERE. Don't forget to enter your own project into the Challenge.

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.

Take care.

Flower Teapot

Good morning, a new challenge starts today at Crafting from the Heart.

Our challenge today is sponsored by

The digi image I have used from Bugaboo Stamps is called 'Flower Teapot'.

A useful digi for lots of occasions.

I have coloured the image in using copic sketch markers as follows: -

G94 | 99
G20 | 21 | 24
YO4 | 00 | 08
YR20 | 21 | 23

I have used Sue Wilsons double pierced square dies for matting and layering together with her double pierced round dies for the aperture and round frame.

The sentiment are stamps from Phill Martin's Blossom Stamp Set.  I finished off with some crystal drops - Copper Penny - from Tonic Nuvo.

To see what designs the rest of our design team have been working with just follow the link HERE to the blog where you can also enter your own project into the challenge.

Thank you for visiting today.

Take care.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Bug JJ Wine

Good morning all.  Hope you had a good bank holiday weekend despite the weather.  I always try to look at the rain as a good time for crafting.

I must say I went away with my Mom the weekend before the bank holiday for our yearly 'mommy/daughter' break to Alvaston Hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire and we had the best weekend and the best weather so we definitely chose the right few days.

Well, onto some crafting and we start a new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations this morning which will run during the month of June.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I have chosen to use an image called 'Bug JJ Wine' which I thought was a brilliant image for girlfriends.

After printing the image out I coloured it in using copic sketch markers as follows: -

R89/85 | Y02/38 | G21/24

I then kept is really simple by diecutting my image using Sue Wilson Noble Rectangle dies.  I also use these dies to cut a frame out.  I finished off my card with some wine coloured pearls.

To see more designs from our design team and to enter your own project into the challenge please follow the link HERE to the blog.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.  I would also like to thank you for your comments I do so love reading them.

For A Male

Good morning all.  We have a new challenge beginning today at Simply Create Too.
Challenge 139 has a theme of
For a Male

Products I have used for this card is as follows: -

7x7 cream card blank
2 x maroon card
2 x cream card
black versafine ink
clear embossing powder
Sue Wilson Weaving Collection Classic Die (I cut 1 maroon and 1 cream)

To see more samples from our design team follow the link HERE.  Don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge to showcase your work. Anything can be entered as long as you follow the theme.

Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, 21 May 2018

On Your Anniverary

Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend?

We start a new challenge over at Crafting from the Heart today.

Our theme is the usual
always anything goes

I started by stamping out my sentiment onto white card using a black versafine ink pad and then clear embossed it.  I then die cut it out.

I then die cut the heart out using peach card and backed it onto white card.  I die cut a heart shape into a piece of white card 8" x 7" and embossed it using the interlocking circles embossing folder.

I cut a piece of peach card 8.25"x 7.25".  To this I fixed my white embossed card using some foam pads.  I then inserted my sentiment heart followed by the peach heart.  This was also fixed using foam pads to give it further depth.

Using some vellum I stamped my flowers using perfect medium and embossed them with Graceful Peach Lustre embossing powder and cut them out.  I cut out 6 large and 6 medium, pinching them at the ends and then assembling them.  Finishing off with a peach pearl in the centre.

Once my card was fully assembled I finished off by putting some pearl nuvo drops into the centre of the interlocking circles on the embossing.

I finished off by stamping the anniversary sentiment using a stamp from Dimensions onto white card and die cut it using flag die from Sue Wilson again in black versafine ink and clear embossing powder.

Products used
white and peach card
Tonic layering hearts
Sue Wilson interlocking circles A4 embossing folder
Sentiment stamps from Phill Martin - Chalkboard Set
Embossing powder - Graceful Peach Lustre from Phill Martin
Flower stamps from Chloe's Creative Cards
Ivory seashell pearl drops - Tonic Nuvo
Peach pearls
Versafine ink pad and clear embossing powder
Sentiment from stash
Sue Wilson flag dies.

To see further designs from the rest of our design team follow the link HERE to the challenge where you can also enter your own project.

Don't forget our facebook page too.

Thank you for visiting today.  See you soon.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Bev's Birthday

Good morning all. Hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday.

Today I would like to wish my sister-in-law Bev a lovely birthday and hope she has a special day planned to celebrate.

Her birthday card was made  using the following: -

Pixie Powders for background - I used acetate, covered in dries clear glue which I misted and then added my pixie powders, misted again and then placed some tissue paper onto it, pressed that down so it was fixed (press don't rub) then leave to dry.  This was a technique I learnt from Julia Watts so she may have a tutorial on her blog.

Tangy Tangerine ink mists & embossing powder from Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer range to stamp and emboss the flowers which are Layered blooms stamps from Honey Doo Crafts.  I also ink misted a piece of card for matting and layering.

Cosmic Shimmer ancient copper detail embossing powder to stamp the sentiments using Chalkboard Relatives & Lavish Leaves Corner stamps from Phill Martin.

The background die and leaves are from Sue Wilson.

Hope you like your card Bev.

Thank you all for visiting today.  Take care.

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