Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Bit hard to photograph this one.

It's a sheet of printed acetate that I folded to make the card blank, then it just needed a topper.
Behind the topper, on the inside, is a piece of white card for the message - this means that the adhesive is sandwiched between the two and therefore not visible.

Because of the thickness of the acetate it was impossible to score so I just folded it over and then used a plastic roller to enforce the fold. I bought the roller in a DIY shop and I *think* they're sold to go over wallpaper seams, it's been so handy over the years when making my own card blanks.

Topper and acetate are both Papermania

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I'm Back

Apologies for the long absence of posts, we've been away on a cruise and then away again at a music festival (Download) plus the puppy is still wanting a lot of card making has taken a back seat for the last few weeks.

I'll post a card later but in the mean time I found these lovely paint chips recently in B&Q. The colours are gorgeous and on quite a matt finish so they'll be great for small dies/ punches.
I might even just use a single one as it is on a 'welcome to your new home' card.

Friday, 26 May 2017


Butterfly paper by Papermania, other paper is by Magnolia
Sentiment die is by Tonic
Card is 8 x 8"

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

More of my cards

Yet more of the lovely cards I received for my birthday.
These two have the same die

(puppy destroyed one of the flowers from the peach card)

Monday, 22 May 2017

More birthday cards...

More of the beautiful birthday cards I received last month.

Jan very cleverly got the name of my blog on her card :)

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Birthday cards

More of my birthday cards

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Another beautiful card I received for my birthday recently.
Think I need this edge die!

Love the way Margaret has decorated the inside of the card (puts me to shame as I never seem to get round to doing proper inserts)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

My cards

Some cards I received for my birthday last month

Sunday, 14 May 2017

High Tide

I really like this stamp set, High Tide, by Stampin' Up!
I need to have a proper play with it, this was my first effort, there's some beautiful cards on Pinterest.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Stash Bags

These are thank you gifts for a couple of my club ladies who placed orders with me recently.

I bought the plain tote bags from Papermill, unfortunately they're not on their website. I usually visit the shop when we're in the Lakes and these bags were tucked away on a bottom shelf.

The front of the bag has a plastic sleeve so you can decorate a piece of A4 card and slide it in to make the cover personal.

I used some papers from TKMaxx, stamps by Autumn Leaves and Banana Frog.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wiper Card

Excuse the horrendous pics, as usual as I was in a rush for card club!

This is a wiper card, lots of tutorials on YouTube/ Pinterest. I couldn't find one with the measurements I wanted so I made them up myself to suit a 5 x 7" envelope. If you watch a tutorial video and get the gist of the basic card here are my measurements:

two pieces of grey card 10.5 x 5" and scored at 2" and 4"
'wiper' is 4" x 2", marked at 2" and a diagonal score from here.

When things have calmed down I might actually have a go at some videos as I have to make card projects anyway, just that I don't like my speaking voice...

Border punch is by Martha Stewart
Sentiment die by Tonic
Butterfly is K&Co

Called a wiper card because it folds flat into an envelope and then when you open the card (by pulling each end) the butterfly slides up like a windscreen wiper!

Sunday, 7 May 2017


I made this flower using a piece of Foamiran, cut with Papertrey dies, and shaded with some Colour Cloud inks.
I was pleased with it but I know it's nothing like the beautiful flowers people can make with Foamiran  (YouTube has tutorials).

Celebrate die is by Die-versions.
Swirl die is by Memory Box or Poppystamps
Linen card is Papermill and I've shaded with Colour Cloud.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Thinking Of You

I don't actually like this all that much but thought I'd share it anyway.
It's the same flower stamp (Woodware) as on the previous post and I liked this card right up until I added the sentiment.

I'd stamped and embossed the flowers, painted them with Colour Cloud inks, then looked at it again the next day and thought there was something missing. Decided it needed a stamped sentiment (Hero Arts)...and then instantly regretted it. Never mind!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Best Wishes

Flower stamp is by Woodware, painted with Aqua markers and Colour Cloud inks.
Card is 7 x 7 inches.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Best Wishes

More playing with spritzing inks.
Sentiment is by Hero Arts

Butterfly dies are by Memory Box and I've used Glitter Kiss (Creative Expressions) on the die-cuts.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


I created the background with spritzing inks on watercolour card.
Sentiment and bubble-wrap stamps are by Kaisercraft.
Text stamp is by Tim Holtz

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Camper Van

Same set of Hunkydory stamps used in my last post.
On this card we also used the matching stencil with Colour Cloud inks to make the background, the van was coloured with Colour Cloud too.

Sentiment stamp is by Woodware (Jane's Script)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Camper Van

Stamps are by Hunkydory
Coloured with Copics

And talking of road trips... Fletcher's first holiday in the Lakes last week.

He climbed two Wainwright's and had lots of attention in Keswick. It's a very dog-friendly place so we were able to take him in most cafes, pubs and shops etc.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


8 x 8 inch card - I'm not sure what this kind of fold is called, the card blank is by Crafter's Companion and comes cut and scored.

I've used a set of stamps by Hot Off The Press, sentiment die is by Tonic.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


I made this one for my mum for Mothering Sunday.

Scallop square die is by Tonic, Butterfly by Spellbinders, and the leaves/ fronds are Sue Wilson.
Flowers are old Primas with a touch of glitter added, letters are a Sizzix alpha.

Card is 8 x 8 inches and ombre background paper is by Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Birthday Wishes

Excuse the very rough colouring in and cutting out.
As usual, rushing to get the sample made for my club.

Sue Wilson die and stamp. Edged with Colour Cloud and we decoupaged the second layer.