Sunday 14 December 2014

I created the base of my card from 2 A4 sheets of peach, pearlescent card stock and 1 A4 sheet of gold mirror card, embossed from the Glitter girls bookatrix embossing board and hand cut out.
I added gold border peel offs around the outside of the base sheet and embossed the centre sheet with a floral embossing folder, ran through my Bigshot.
 Foam Pads added on the reverse of the pages to attach and add the layers, extra strong double sided tape down the centre to make sure it is held in place.

Train stamped image was coloured with Promarkers, for a couple who loves trains, I added some heart peel offs to add to the golden anniversary theme.

I printed off a verse from my computer and added some peel offs and glittered stickers to match the overall effect.

I cut the AND and the TH for the 50th out of the Grandfather peel off. ;)
 Flowers were placed down the centre to finish off the golden anniversary card for the train and garden lovers.

♥ I hope Bill and Flossie had a wonderful 50th Anniversary and many more years together. 

Saturday 13 December 2014

Baby Boy, Blue Buttons

Mixing a freebie from Dragon Lair Designs when they were previously The Stamping Dragon, crib and my favourite baby digi from Mo Manning, Spit Happens, I created the baby card below.

I couldn't decide if the white stars were too plain but wasn't sure on the blue glittered stars.
Which do you prefer?

Friday 12 December 2014

Framing Cards

Stella Strawberry.

 Framed cards as a statement piece and can turn any card into a decoration or keepsake, they can make great gifts, the frame finishes the card off.

3x Freebie Decorative Papers from previous magazines.
2x A4 Red Card Stock cut using spellbinders dies and guillotine.
Stamped image Stella Strawberry - using a rubber stamp, acrylic block, Memento ink pad onto white paper, coloured with Promarkers.
Cuttlebug embossing folder, seeing spots - used on a circular piece of white card stock.
White Glitter, Letters and Numbers glitter stickers from the Hobbycraft Range.
All glued down using adhesive and placed into a red 6x6 frame.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Boy Blue

Prototype Boat Card

I created my prototype template using recycled kraft card, trying out new shapes.
Loving the different look, half and oval and a triangle, made the perfect boat base.
This was tested with the Lili of the Valley, Sailing Boat Stamp, Marianne's anchor and starfish dies, Hessian twine and a selection of papers.

I'll definately be trying out making my own card bases in the near future and trying out new shapes.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Bright Dinosaur

All of this was used to create the following card

Machines: Cricut Expressions and Big Shot
Tools: Clever cut mini and Hole Punch
Cartridges: Plantin School Book and Create a Critter
Card stock: A4 Card x5 Colours, 6x6 white card and envelope
Embossing Folder: Spots and Dots by Cuttlebug
Dies: Spellbinder Circle
Adhesives: Double sided tape, Tape pen and PVA Glue.

I adore bright coloured cards, so it was a delight to create a brightly coloured, personalised birthday card for Luca who was 3 years old and absolutely adores dinosaurs.
This was the first time using my Create a Critter cartridge with my Cricut and I can't wait to include some more of the adorable creatures onto my projects.

 (Front of Card, ready and bagged)
 (Inside of the card)

(Front of the card) 

(Cricut in action)

Friday 22 August 2014

Female Card Creations

Recreated a similar card, but this time using blues instead of the purple in the previous card and a different Hannah Lynn Image, this beauty helped me win a card competition.
This picture is of it in its new home :)

My latest creation is using the gorgeous Crafter's Companion's, Love you everyday stamp, from their Mulberry Wood collection. I have made this into a Mother's day card due to the image, but could be for a Birthday or another occasion, appropriate for this time of year.

1x 6x6 Card and Envelope
2x Doilies
1x A4 Black paper
2x Sheets from My Minds Eye 6x6 Paper pad 'Blush'
1x Promarker White Card
11x Mixed Coloured flowers
2x Enamel Dots, from Teresa Collins, Family Stories collection
1x Printed out sentiment onto white paper
Coloured the image with Promarkers.

Have a great long weekend everyone.
Happy crafting!

Sunday 17 August 2014

Sew Many Crafts

Congratulations to Dawn Hawkshaw, the winner of our latest giveaway, who received their prize and is currently enjoying it.

This new contrast sewing card, is last nights creation, first of many in a while. I was experimenting with something different, a patchwork style card, wasn't sure whether to add stitching so I played it safe.
6x6 Card with 1.8inch Squares cut from one of my favourite brands, First Edition paper pad called Boho Chic and another stunning paper pad, Summer Sweet, which I recently won from Craft Asylum. This gorgeous stamp is from Crafters Companion, Makey Bakey Mice Range which I spotted in a sale from Isobel Craft Collection, which I coloured with my Promarkers.
I embellished the rest of the card with some ribbon from my stash, LOTV Stamped sentiment, Papermania Chipboard Shapes and Liquid Pearls (Pastel Raspberry)

I've been trying to destash, as I love to participate in many crafts and have too much stuff, unused. I have lots to offer in an album HERE, if you see anything you like, feel free to make an offer (all priced) or ask any questions. Lots have already Sold, but removed the photos, so all should be still for sale unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for looking.
Thanks for stopping by.
Thank you for all your support.

Saturday 24 May 2014



You could win this lot of goodies by following the simple steps below.
- You must FOLLOW this blog
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- You must COMMENT below

Feel free to SHARE so that your crafty friends can enter too, but this isn't necessary to be entered into the prize draw.

Prize draw is no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Blogger.
Prize will be sent free of charge to the winning entry chosen at random, prize can be sent anywhere in the UK or Internationally. Prize draw is also available for entries on my Facebook page too:
+1 entry for Blog entries
+1 entry for Facebook entries.

1x Paddington Bear book of toppers and papers
1x Floral book of toppers and papers
1x Bag of Easter/Floral toppers.
1x Bag of 100 summer toppers
1x Set of aperture cards with envelopes
60x Shaped buttons
4x Mini envelopes
2x Wooden hanging hearts
3x Chunky Sentiments
1x Pack of Self adhesive handmade Toppers
1x Bag of glittered flowers
1x Large Bag of Various foam hearts
and some Pink Padded Hearts.

Giveaway Starts at 22:22 Saturday 24th May 2014
Giveaway Ends at around 9pm on 24th July 2014.
Plenty of time to get your entries in, Good Luck!

Sunday 4 May 2014

Relax-ing Card and Bank Holiday

All pieces of card/paper was backed onto Crafters Companion Kraft card, the main backing paper is from the First edition Song Bird 6x6 pad and the striped paper is from a Make & Create range, from The Works, Vintage Style paperstack 6x6, with the brown border being the reverse of a patterned piece of paper from My Minds Eye, The sweetest thing, Tangerine 6x6 pad, as shown below, to create the border. (I was unsure which side I was going to be using when cutting it out but decided on the wooden effect reverse.)
The image is a Crafter's Companion Rubber Stamp, from their Mulberry Wood Range, called Relax Everyday, this was stamped onto their Neenah Card, using an acrylic block, Stick and Spray and Black Momento Ink Pad, coloured in with Promarkers. I cut around the image by making a simple square using my Xcut guilotine, then around the edge I used a Burgandy Promarker pen, along with edging some of the other papers too.

Detail and Embellishments

I created the clouds by running a piece of white card through my Bigshot machine with the Darice, Clouds Background, embossing folder, and cutting them out with some decoupage scissors, these were then inked around the edges using a 'Tea Green' Promarker pen.
The grass was also created using the same white card and scissors but this time I freehand cut it.
For the sentiment, I just cut around one of the sentiments in the Lili of the Valley, Set 8, General Sentiments Art Pad.
To finish the card off, I just added two white card candi pieces in the bottom left corner.

I hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday Weekend, it feels really good to be crafting again and using different products and stamps to the usual ones, although we all have our favourites of course. I might have to invest in some cloud dies and some grass dies though, if I continue to use them, as it is time consuming cutting everything out individually, but then that is half the fun :)

Saturday 15 March 2014

Hannah Lynn Purple Beauty Butterfly

Hannah Lynn Digi Stamps are stamps I have always adored and admired, having said that it was only this week that I decided to purchase some, I'm not sure why it was so long, but WOW how I'm so glad I did!
The hair is something I need to work on, but they are beautiful to look at, colour and work with.

This card was created after bing given the instructions and task of a purple, pretty Mother's day card, that was to include butterflies.

I created this card by the following:
First editions, Dreamcatcher paper pack, 8x8 inch designs, white and silver foiled dreamcatcher design, I inked this with Tim Holtz, distress ink, Dusty Concord to create the cards background.
The edging detail of the backing paper and around the digi stamp has been inked using Me To You, soft grey fur, mini ink pad with Papermania, silver, embossing powder and heated/embossed with the heat gun.

Printed out the Poinsettia Pixie Digi Stamp by Hannah Lynn Art & Design onto Crafter's Companion Neenah white card and coloured with my Promarker Pens (Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Crimson, Cyan, Arctic Blue, Amethyst, Orchid, Burnt Sienna and Tea Green.)

The sentiment was also printed out from my computer and coloured over with a Tea Green Promarker and backed onto some silver mirror card.

I used my Fiskars fabric scissors to cut my Purple ribbon by Celebrate and stuck down with double sided tape around the sides and under the hidden areas.
The butterflies were cut out of white card, using Tonic Studios, Butterfly Punch and coloured using the co-ordinating Promarkers.
The gems for the centre of the flowers and background embellishments were from Hobbycrafts, Homecraft, Mixed Crystal Acrylic Stones box selection and I used 10 of these, various sizes which were stuck on with PVA Glue.

Thanks for viewing.
Have a great weekend!

There is a competition over on my Facebook page, to win a Necklace and Earring set if you are interested too.
Best of Luck.

Friday 21 February 2014

The Isobel Craft Collection

The Isobel Craft Collection opened their Facebook page on 4th December 2013, it is a page for inspiration, craft competitions and special offers. I am a very happy customer from Isobel's January online craft event, fabulous craft items for great prices, dies, stamps, papers, rub-ons and more were listed on the sale.

How it works:
- Join the craft event (liking The Isobel Craft Collection on Facebook will keep you up to date)
- On the night of the event items will be posted with a price, picture and quanity

- If you would like to buy the item, comment on the picture (1 please) 
- If you have ordered items, you will need to email the page with your email address / paypal details
- She will send you an invoice including the postage costs (this isn't much more)
- Pay the invoice

- Recieve your goodies.

I recieved my goodies within a day or two, very quick service and very happy with my goodies and the super bargain prices.

Easy, Fun and Friendly events.

Next sale is on Monday 24th February 2014

Please join us at the Sale and buy some of the items, so I cannot spend anymore! hehe.
See you at the Sale.

Just one of my creations from the products I bought from the sale items.
Tattooed Candle.

DISCLAIMER: I am not connected to The Isobel Craft Collection in anyway, just a delighted customer.

Sunday 19 January 2014

BeBunni Black, White and Red (Card and Candle)

Today was spent crafting with my sister, over at her house.
We have always wanted to try decorating candles with stamped images, but neither of us had tried.
Beings as her new stamps had arrived we decided it would be a good opportunity to give it a go.

I created a black and white card with a bright red, this was inspired by Lainie from the Docrafts forum. Which meant you had to include an animal, on a black and white project, with a slash of bright colour.
I adore the Bebunni stamps and this was my first time using them.

The card includes:
2 x Patterned papers from the First Edition, J'adore paper pack,
Crafter's Companion Promarker card,
Plain Black and Red cardstock.
Memento Black ink pad,
Black soot, Tim Holtz, distress inks.
Stamps3 x Stamps from Crafter's Companion, Bebunni Range, Perfect couple stamp set.
2 x Tiny red gems from Anita's gem wheel
3 x Red Heart buttons from my mum's stash (shh!)
The smallest die from the, Oval Multi Frame Die by Nellie Snellen
White, 1.0 Hybrid, medium, gel pen style pen for the faux stitching around the edge,
Liquid Pearls

Hoping you all had an enjoyable weekend.
Happy Crafting!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wags'n Whiskers - Anything goes - ends 23rd Jan 2014
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes - ends 23rd Jan 2014
Simply Create Too - Valentines Day - ends 30th Jan 2014

Savvy Handmade Cards - Furry Friends - ends 29th Jan 2014
Frosted Designs - Polka Dots (background paper) - ends 30th Jan 2014

Sunday 12 January 2014

Fizzy Moon Wedding Card and Matching Studs

Recipe of the card:
Tools used: Xcut A5 Guillotine, Xcut Decoupage Scissors, Hobbycraft Scissors, Rounded Corner Cutter, Cocktail Stick, Big Shot, Spellbinder dies (Big Scalloped Circles Large, Smallest and Large Die from set)
Adhesives: Double Sided Tape, Create&Craft Tape Pen and Hobbycrafts school PVA glue.
Papers: Crafter's Companion Kraft Card, Plain Pink Card and Glittered Patterned paper from First Editions Isabelle paper pad.
Embellishments: LOTV Wedding Sentiment from Set 8 - General Sentiments Art Pad, Big Crystal Stickers by Say it in Crystals and Papermania Pink Felt Ribbon.

Image: Fizzy Moon Wedding Bells Stamp printed with a black Memento ink pad onto Crafter's Companion White Card coloured with Promarkers.
Promarkers: Tea Green, Soft Green, Pastel Pink, Cool Grey 2, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Sandstone and a Blender pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone: Anything Goes - Ends 31st January 2014
Cupcake Inspirations: Photo Inspiration - Ends 18th January 2014 (Pink and Sparkly Glittered Pattern Paper)
Scribble & Scap: Anything Goes - Ends 17th January 2014