Monday, 12 September 2016

Congratulations & Teddies

Here is a sweet Congratulations card, very pink and girly!

I started with a kraft card base and matted and layered various elements onto kraft card so it would all tie in. The image is from LOTV - one of their cute squares. Don't you just love those bouncing teddies.

The design papers are a mix of Dovecraft and My Mind's Eye. Ribbon, paper flowers and gems from stash and I used Spellbinders circles and ovals for the matting & layering.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Fishful Thinking!

Today's card is one made for the Lili of the Valley challenge on Facebook which closes at 6pm today - nothing like cutting things fine!

I've used this cute boy image which is one of the pre-coloured die cut squares I've had for ages. I teamed it with some new DPs* bought this weekend. I die cut some stars using a Die-sire die set and also found silver holographic stars deep in the stash drawer. The netting ribbon and Fish sentiment are also from stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Blog - May 'Use Any Image'
Creative Fingers Challenge #109
Simply Papercrafts challenge #28
Crafting with an Attitude challenge #15
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #71 - Polka Dots or Stripes
The Crazy Challenge - #222 Three Layers or more

Thanks for looking!

*DPs from £-Land - nice quality and 200gsm

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Especially for You

Here's a recent commission card make for a husband to give to his wife and as both are very keen gardeners, I thought this would fit the bill.

As usual I played with some Lili of the Valley items.  The image is from Art Pad 24 - English charm and the papers are from the Promises pad.
The sentiment was made using a Tattered Lace words die. I managed to piece together the word 'Wife' using letters from other words. Hopefully the join isn't too noticeable.
I also used Martha Stewart punches and the roses, ribbon and gems are from my stash.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Birdhouse Birthday

Here's a recent birthday make and using different colours than usual but hey Spring is in the air isn't it? I'm not a great fan of yellow but I think this has worked out well and is actually quite cheerful. The sun will be here soon!

The image, papers and sentiment are all from Lili of the Valley. I also cut out 3 birdhouses and covered them in Glossy Accents to make button toppers.

Image - LOTV Art Pad
Papers - LOTV One Birdie Lane
Sentiment - LOTV Set 8 Happy Circular Sentiments
Die - Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails  CLD-Die-DL153

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Here's a recent commissioned card to celebrate a happy couple's engagement and is destined for Spain although I'm told the proposal took place on the London Eye when they were here in the U.K. for a short break.

I used an 8x8 card blank and DPs from Dovecraft (pale pink) and the dark pink is Love Letters from First Edition - the tag is from this pad also. I used a Martha Stewart Heart Edger punch to add detail. The image is from a LOTV Art Pad and was cut into a heart shape and I used Stickles around the edge to add sparkle.

The flowers, ferns and leaves were cut using a Tattered Lace Midi Blooms die which is so versatile and the large and small Congratulations were cut with Britannia dies.  Gems and ribbon from stash.

Some close up details

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

In The Pink Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog: January Any Image Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: January challenge - Hearts
Inky Chicks Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire: Challenge #37 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Favourite Five of 2015

This year I decided to join in with Debby's (A Scrapjourney) Favourite Five of 2015 challenge. See HERE to join in and view some really beautiful makes.

Here's my choice - although it wasn't too hard to choose my five as I've not blogged much this year. I have made quite a few cards throughout the year though.

First: Retirement

Third: Lilac Bag

Fifth: Friends

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

Saturday, 7 November 2015


Here's a simple but elegant (I hope) white on white card made for a very good friend's birthday. She's a fellow card-maker and was very pleased with it. Always difficult making cards for fellow crafters!
I used my Tied-Together embossing folder and accented the intersections with pearls. The central band was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink - London Fog I think it's called, and then finished off with a little floral arrangement and a punched and Glamour Dusted butterfly.

I also scored several lines at the sides for a bit more textural interest.

I'd like to enter the following challenges: 

Thanks for looking!