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.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Happy Birthday in Lavish Poppies

Hi crafters and followers, hope you are all well today.

My post for today is using tonic dies and my flowerr is the beautiful tattered lace lavish blooms poppy die.

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8x8 cream card
black card
cream pearlescent card
Tattered lace lavish blooms poppy
Tonic happy birthday sentiment die set
black gems
flower made with melt pot

  1.  I have used an 8x8 cream base card followed by a piece of black card and then a piece of cream pearlescent card which I have embossed.
  2. I then die cut my main feature using the tonic happy birthday sentiment die set and attached that to my card followed by my flower which I made using the papers from a tattered lace magazine - they are just divine papers and superby quality.
  3. I finished my card off with some black gems and a flower made using my melt pot.
In all honesty this card was such an easy card to make, those tonic birthday sentiments and brilliant for a main feature and have a lovely space in the middle for a flower, ideal for me as I love my flowers.

I have also purchased the christmas ones which you will be seeing into the future.

Thankyou for much for stopping by.  Take care and see you all soon.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Crafting at the Weekend Challenge 4

Good morning folks, hope you are all well and enjoying this gorgeous weather.  Mind you I have to admit to not liking this heat as much as I used too.  Probably got something to do with my own central heating system that works extremely well!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at Crafting at the Weekend.  Challenge No4 is 'anything goes' and our sponsors are: -

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Digi stamp - Lucy Loo from The East Wind
Copics - E000 | E00 | E04 | E21 | E25 | E29 | C1 | C3 | RV000 | RV02 | R46 | YG61 + blender
Dies - tattered lace daisy flower
           Tonic dies
           Sue Wilson leaves
Embossilicious embossing folder
white ribbon and red ribbon
  1. I printed my digi out onto super smooth card the day before in draft quality and coloured her in using copic markers listed above.
  2. I then matted some red spotted patterned paper out of my crafty stash onto an 8x8 plain white card followed by a piece of centura pearl card which I embossed first placed my white ribbon and red ribbon around and then attached to my card.
  3. I cut my image out leaving a small border around her and shaped her a little to give her some dimension.
  4. I used a piece of red card die cut from a tonic die that I already had in my bit box and placed that onto my card with some silicone glue followed by positioning Lucy Loo again with silicone glue.
  5.  I die cut my flowers out, shaped them and stuck them together with hot glue and then die cut my leaves out.  I then arranged the flower and leaves onto my card  and fixed themw ith silicone.  I then topped my flower off with some card candi in the centre.
  6. I finished off with my sentiment which is a tonic die with a gem in the flower.
I have to say Lucy Loo was such a sweet image to colour in and quite easy to cut out.

When you have finished making your creation this weekend, please pop over to Crafting at the Weekend challenge and take part, with some lovely prizes it is not to be missed. Just follow the link here.

Hope you enjoy my use of this digi and I look forward to seeing your projects over at the challenge.

You take care and see you all soon.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Filigree Corner - Crafting From The Heart Challenge 27

Good morning all, hope you are all well and had a fantastic weekend.  The weather was certainly lovely here in the West Midlands so I do hope it was dry wherever you are.
Well, it is that time again, a super new challenge has started today over at Crafting from the Heart.
As usual it is 'Anything Goes' and our sponsors are: -
Eureka Stamps
Scribble and Scrap
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Digi stamp - filigree corner
Copic markers - R89 | R83 | R85
White card
Cream card base
Red card
Tattered lace 8x8 filigree embossing folder
Tonic die set fae trellis
  1. I printed my digi stamp out on super smooth card in draft quality the day before, heat set it and left it overnight.
  2. I then coloured it in using the copics listed above and cut it out.
  3. I began with a cream card base, 8x8 in size.
  4. Matted a piece of red card onto my cream base.
  5. I then embossed a piece of cream pearlised card using the tattered lace 8x8 filigree embossing folder, attached that to my card base.
  6. I die cut a piece of red card using the tonic die set fae trellis and using the verses that came with the die I cut a plain piece of cream pearlescent card and stamped my image on using a creative expressions stamp from one of their verses range.
  7. I attached that to my card together with the filigree digi stamp.
  8. I finished my card off with a ribbon, an embellisment I had made using my melt pot and finally some red card candi.
Why not pop over to our sponsors website and check out their digi stamps. Just follow the link above.
If you want to see more ideas do pop over to the blog at Crafting from the Heart to see what the rest of our design team have created and don't forget to join in the fun and enter your own creation.
Can I also say that we have a Facebook page, where there is other ' just for fun' challenges, so if you are not already a member of the group, I urge you to pop over and join us.
The winners and Top 3 from the last challenge can be found here.
Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care.