Sunday, 20 May 2018


Images are from Making Cards
Dies are Stampin' Up!

Friday, 18 May 2018


For years now I've made sample swatches of card, paper, ink-pads etc etc. It's really helpful when shopping or for when trying to colour match for projects.

Papermill Direct will send out samples of their products, ten pieces for £1 inc p&p.
I recently bought some of their pearlescent card samples and they are quite generous in size, by the time I'd cut them down to suit my swatch rings I had lots of little strips left over.

Looking at the strips on my desk I thought they were too nice to throw away so made this quick card.
The sentiment die is by Crafter's Companion.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


I'm usually making cards at the very last minute but thought I'd get this one made in case the baby makes an early arrival :)

I've used SU stamps and just added a bit of glitter.

Monday, 14 May 2018


My dear dad celebrated his birthday recently. He's always been a nature lover so I knew he'd like this card.
The papers are from Making Cards and the alphabet dies are Sizzix Sunset. The sentiment stamp is JustRite.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Impossible Card

I spotted several of these 'Impossible' cards on Pinterest recently and thought I'd have a go at making one.
My favourite tutorial videos are usually about ten or fifteen minutes long, just enough time to enjoy a cup of tea whilst watching them.

The particular video I watched for the Impossible card went on for quite a long time.
After about thirty minutes I just had to switch it off but at least I had all the vital measurements.

I sat down to make the card and then realised the measurements did not work. So, now I know why it's called an Impossible card!

I wouldn't let it beat me but it's not possible that I'll be making another one ;)
The gears/ cogs are Sizzix dies, sentiment is by Crafter's Companion.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Fancy fold card

I don't buy a lot of patterned paper/ card for my club as I don't find it cost effective. Recently I found some nice vintage-style pads in The Range and they were so cheap (£1.49 and £1.99) I couldn't not buy them.

I'd watched a video the other day of a card with a similar fold to this one but the measurements were all in imperial and I find it difficult sometimes marking 3/16ths of an inch or whatever.

The card from this pad is perfectly sized to just fold in half and then half again, no faffing. I did then decide to trim some off the height but no silly bits of an inch.

The stamps are a mix of Inkandinkado and Kaisercraft.
The tag punch is SU

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Birthday Cards

The last of the birthday cards I received recently.  I'm proud to have such very talented crafters as friends :)

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Birthday Cards

Yet more of the gorgeous cards I received recently.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Birthday cards

More of the lovely cards I received recently

Friday, 27 April 2018

More Birthday Cards

More of the gorgeous cards I received recently.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Birthday Cards

Some of the lovely handmade cards I received for my recent birthday.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Shell stamps are by Hero Arts. I've had them for about ten years so it was nice to dust them off!
Sentiment is by PTI
Small tag is made from shrink plastic

Sunday, 15 April 2018


Floral stamp is by Stampendous
Sentiment stamp by Woodware

I've stamped and heat embossed with silver powder then dabbed Colour Cloud ink lightly round the image. The sentiment has been stamped and embossed on vellum.

Thursday, 12 April 2018


Double-Z -fold card
All products are Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Birthday Wishes

8 x 8 inch card
I've cut the right-hand of the front off, the pearlescent beige covers the whole of the inside.

Flower border die is by Chloe's Creative Cards. I've added colour with Colour Cloud ink.
The small flower stamp is a China cheapy.
Sentiment die by Tonic

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


8 x 8" card
Background die is by John Lockwood
Sentiment dies by Tonic
Circle dies from China
Leaf die by Christina Griffiths
Flowers are made with SU punches

Thursday, 29 March 2018


7 x7 card
Stamps are by Chloe, I've used silver embossing powder on shimmer card.
The panels are edged with Glamour Dust, diamante slider is from China.

Sunday, 25 March 2018


Stamp and patterned paper are SU
Hat die is part of a cheap set from China, cheap as in £1.29 for nine dies, including shipping!

I've scored the caramel coloured card using a scoreboard for the squared effect.

Sunday, 18 March 2018


Inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by SU demo Julie Davidson.
All products used are Stampin' Up!

Friday, 16 March 2018


A recent birthday card for someone who is going to Disney later this year.
I saw the idea on Pinterest, I've just changed the sentiment.
I think the die is by Tonic and came as part of a set, I didn't particularly like it but wanted the other dies.

Monday, 12 March 2018


The card I made for Mothering Sunday this year.
Card blank is by Crafter's Companion
Trellis die is John Lockwood
Daisy stamp and punch by SU

Thursday, 8 March 2018


I made this for one of my club ladies.
When I saw the lady in the green skirt it just reminded me of Jan :)

Patterned papers are by SU
Flower punch is Martha Stewart
Alpha is Sizzix Sunset
Picture panel is from Making Cards

Thursday, 1 March 2018


Stamps and embossing folder are magazine freebies.
The card design copied from the magazine too.

Saturday, 24 February 2018


A simple thank you card for friends of ours. They invited us round for Sunday lunch recently and asked that we take Fletcher along with us, so nice when people make your dog welcome!

This SU set reminds me of Fletch with his floppy ears :)
Sentiment is by Personal Impressions