Saturday, 9 September 2017

Vertical Greetings

Inspired by a card in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, all products are SU.

I used marker pens to colour directly on to the stamp (and added the gems to cover a little smudge)
Stamp set is 'Vertical Greetings'

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


I've used 'Ornate Lace' 3-D embossing folder by Crafter's Companion.
I embossed two pieces of black card, cut the decorative edges from one piece, and layered them across the other.

I added some Pebeo gilding wax, it's so creamy and just glides on, fabulous stuff!
Sentiment die is also by Crafter's Companion.

Sunday, 3 September 2017


This was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Julia Quinn, I don't have the crate die that she used or the patterned papers though.

Instead of the crate die I used the Hardwood stamp by Stampin' Up! on some caramel coloured card. I didn't make the 'crate' as deep but it would be simple enough to do so  -  this was for a card club project and a deeper crate would mean more flowers and more time needed...

I thought plain card was that bit too plain but didn't want to use patterned paper either so decided to just score the card instead (an easy alternative to stamping or using embossing folders)
The middle panel is lemon yellow and on this piece I scored the lines horizontally.

Daisy stamp and punches are by SU and I think the Happy Birthday die is by Poppy stamps/ Memory Box
The card folds flat and fits a C5 envelope.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Kath is another of my lovely card club ladies who has been attending for many years. I don't think I have ever, in all that time, heard her complain about anything!

Papers are from The Works (their own brand £2 a pad)
Flowers are cheapies from The Range
Dies are Spellbinders and Sizzix Funky Brush for the letters

Friday, 25 August 2017


One of my lovely ladies was recently celebrating her 80th birthday.
Joan has been attending my card club virtually since the start (January 2004) and I know she loves poppies so I try to feature them on her birthday cards.

This year I made the poppies myself using Foamiran and black glitter
The sentiment die is by Tonic
Number dies are Sunset by Sizzix

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Stamps are Flower Shop by Stampin' Up!
Happy die is by Altenew

Card is 6 x 6 inches and I made a matching box

Friday, 11 August 2017


Stamps are by Woodware
I've used Glitter Kiss on plain black card to make the pink glitter layer

Saturday, 5 August 2017


Dies are from the latest issue of Die-cutting magazine
Sentiment stamp is by Woodware

Card folds (fairly) flat and is then 17 cm x 17 cm so fits in a 7 inch envelope.

A4 cut to 29cm and then score at 6cm and 9cm, turn 180 degrees and score again at 6 and 9cm
Fold side panels in and then cut card to 17cm height, the strip you have just cut off is then flipped over and adhered (the 'cheers' bit)

Monday, 31 July 2017


Card is 8 x 8 inches
Patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye

'Craig' is Sizzix Sunset alpha
Birthday wishes stamp by Waltzingmouse

Friday, 28 July 2017

Five In A Row

Flower stamp is by Woodware and is called Five In A Row
It's been stamped on thick vellum and heat embossed in white. I've used Pro-markers to colour on the back of the image.

I've layered the vellum loosely over cream card and hidden the adhesive behind the pink spine piece, this has been punched with an old SU border punch.
Sentiment stamp is by Visible Image

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Flower stamps are Tranquil Tulips by Stampin' Up!
Patterned paper also by SU
Card is a double gate-fold

Thursday, 20 July 2017

You Move Me

I bought this stamp and die set several weeks ago and have only just got round to playing with it. I didn't look at it properly before I dived in and so after I'd finished the card I realised I'd made a couple of mistakes!

The set is from Stampin' Up! and what you can't tell from the photographs is that the birds appear to be flying when you pull the tag up. It's a very cool effect and really simple to do.

So my mistakes were not to cut a semi-circle from the top of the turquoise panel  - I hadn't even noticed the semi-circle die which is included in the set  -  and the flowers I'm not entirely sure are the correct way up (or maybe the flowers are correct and their centres are upside down? or the centres would maybe look better using the appropriate die?)

All products are SU. Card is 7 X 5

Monday, 17 July 2017

Golden Wedding

One of my lovely club ladies is celebrating her Golden Wedding and this is the card I made for her.

I've used Tree Rings by Stampin' Up! background stamp and heat embossed in gold.
The sentiment stamp is by Woodware - it's a single stamp that I've just repeated, masking off the card-stock first so I'd have a plain space for the '50' to sit.

The 50 is Block Party alpha dies by Sizzix. I cut and layered four times and then used Glossy Accents on the top layer.
Textured cream card is from Papermill.

Sunday, 9 July 2017


I wanted to give my friend a notebook to help with her wedding planning, this was an inexpensive one from Wilko. It already had a kraft cover but apart from being very plain when you pull the 'Wilko' label off it tears the cover slightly so definitely needed covering up.

I used a Sizzix alpha to cut her name and the panel is by Pebbles - cut from a sheet of 12 x 12

The inside cover I've decorated with a panel by Webster's Pages and I added the date myself.

Just to add a bit of interest I've decorated random pages throughout, not going to show all of them here but you get the idea.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Best Decision

My lovely friend Dawn, the one who recently got engaged, has asked me to be her Matron of Honour. The only time she has been a bridesmaid was actually for me but that was nearly twenty years ago.
I was pleased to be asked but wondered if I was too old...she has assured me I'm not!

I made her this little card to go with a gift, the sentiment jar has been made with SU stamps and dies, I think the patterned paper is Papermania.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


My lovely friend got engaged recently and this is the card I made for her and her new fiance.
I based the colour scheme on Tiffany's the jewellers because that's what springs to mind when I think of engagement rings (not that mine came from there!)

I used the Tree Rings stamp from Stampin' Up! which I just love. It's a large background stamp (11.4 x 14.6cm) and I've heat-embossed it here with white powder.
I can see me using this stamp a lot for male cards but also for the rustic look that's in fashion at the moment  -  maybe I'll be making some wedding stationery in the next year?

The 'Congrats' die is by Cuttlebug and the hearts are an old Sizzix die. I used textured card and added just a dusting of ink round the edges (Pool Party by SU to match the card-stock)

Monday, 3 July 2017


Stamp is by Woodware

Background created with Pixie Powders and a sprinkle of gold embossing powder (not set with ink, just thrown on while the card-stock was still wet)

Butterfly punch by SU. If I'd found the matching stamp set in time it would have been stamped too! Tidied my pit of a craft room eventually and discovered it hiding under a storage trolley...

Friday, 30 June 2017

Bookcase Builder

Another recent SU purchase and, again, one I need a bit more time with.
I used whatever inks I had to hand plus some stamp-friendly pens (old ones by Docrafts)

I like the way you can really change the mood of the card by using the same stamps but in different colours and combinations. Some great ideas on Pinterest, as usual.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Lift Me Up

This is the tool (wallpaper seam roller) I was blethering about on my previous post, it's fab for getting a really definite crease when making your own card blanks.

This card made using Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up stamp set and matching dies. I've bought a lot of new SU stuff lately and haven't had time to have a really good play...

Friday, 23 June 2017

Best Wishes

Stamp set and dies by Stampin' Up! (Jar of Love)
Sentiment stamp is by Papermania

Card is 7 x 7 inches