Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Hope you all had a really great christmas with your family and friends and are still munching through a ton weight of left over turkey!

Today is another boxed card I've made up, which is just going into my stash for future use!

The background paper I've used and the sentiment are from PTI, the white textured cardstock is American Crafts.

I punched the border with a Martha Stewart border punch and fixed some ruffled purple ribbon (Anna Griffin) to the front

Added some green flowers and ribbon and a tag stamped with the sentiment and used foam pads to the raise the whole section off the card base.

As is pretty normal with me, I finished with a few gems.

Wishing you a happy New Year, catch up with you again in 2012!

Take care all.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


The BIG DAY will soon be here and I wanted to quickly share my last couple of christmas cards before it arrives!

These were made using a new set of decoupage images I purchased (kinda liken these actually!).  I have really enjoyed putting these together and I have quite a few more to go so will give me something to play with over the christmas break in front of the fire.  What I liked about these images is that they can be used for pretty much any occasion but I felt these would look good as Christmas cards.

The papers I used are a mixed selection I have in a little stash of 6x6 and 8x8 papers, I think they are Anna Griffin but I could be telling a porkie here so don't take my word for it!

The sentiments are both PTI.  For the snowflake I used a double edged punch by Martha Stewart and this is what comes out as the waste part - why would you throw these away!

Well all that remains for me to do is to ...


  Another year over almost over and new one to get you in mood for more crafting! Have a fabulous time.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Hi all

Hope you're having a great day.  Just thought I quickly share a card I made up for a friends birthday.

Off to see my mum and sisters in Surrey tonight for a few days which I am really looking forward to.  I haven't seen them since the summer.

Thanks, as always for stoping by to visit.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Hi All

I meant to share these with you earlier but ran out of time.  These are the pencil packs that I mentioned a week or so ago that I was making up for this charity ladies dinner on 2nd December.  The event has been and gone and I am so pleased to say that none of these are left - all sold - and I made a nice little bundle towards the church.  Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I took these the night before the event in the kitchen and the lighting was not great.  Anyway, here's what I made up...

For some reason these are pretty popular,  I make up bundles of these for craft fairs and things and they always go down well.

Pop back and see me soon.

Take care.

Monday, 5 December 2011


How are we today?  All good I hope and busy preparing for Christmas no doubt.  I have to confess I occasionally have little scrooge moments at this time of the year and the 'joy' of Christmas just doesn't really feel that joyful.  It passes VERY quickly though because I love Christmas, it just gets a bit hectic in our house this time of the year and I just feel like a break from all the chrimbo prep.  So whilst I was in one of these little 'moments' I made a couple of baby cards so thought I'd share these.

I had a few of these charms left over from another project I made so used them up on these.  I stamped the background using a Marion Emersion stamp and then the sentiment from PTI.   I fixed the charms in place using some seam binding - my new favourite thing at the moment.

Enjoy your day.  Christmas mode has been restored!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


I've been asked to go to a ladies night charity dinner on 2nd December at a friends house to raise funds for the local church and she's asked me to bring along some cards and things to help raise some money.  Apart from the usual bundle of cards, I'm making a few other things to try to tempt people to part with their dosh.  I decided on some wine bottle gift tags.  I also made matching cards to go with some of them, mostly Christmas themed.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the snowflakes in silver mirri card. The embossing on the cardstock is made using either Sugar, Starry Night, Diamonds or Snow Cap embossing folders from Sizzix.

I cut the base cardstock into 6.5cm wide strips and then I round the top and punched the hole with Spellbinder dies.  I embossed the bottom section of card with the embossing folders and then added my embellishments.  All the sentiments used are PTI as is the vast majority of the colour cardstock.

I really enjoyed making these.  I'm working on some pencil packs now and will share with you once done.

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Hi all

I've got another wedding card today.  I made this for a friend to give at a wedding they are going to in London at the end of the month.

I used some patterned paper from K&Co, punched the top edge with a Martha Stewart punch and added a row of gems along the top rim.  I threaded through a cream tassel onto the corner and then punched out a couple of Spellbinder tags, one of which I embossed.  After typing up the sentiment on my computer I added some paper flowers around the edge.

This card is going to be signed by 12 couples so I added a two folded pages with a matching patterned cover inside the card.  I printed off a poem and mounted this on the same patterned paper and fixed to the first page.

I then made a box (A5) with American Craft white textured cardstock and mounted cream cardstock which I embossed and then added some silver ribbon, a tag and the little butterfly at the bottom to match the card.

All finished.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards for this years stash.  I saw this design on Nicole Heady's site and LOVED it.  Although I didn't have all the stamps used in the original design, I used what I had and came up with these.

The leaf & branch stamps I used were from a set by Martha Stewart, the stockings and sentiment all by PTI.

I really like 'batch' producing things.  I find it really relaxing and a great way to while away an evening in front of the TV with the odd glass of something to help me along the way!

I stamped then cut out a whole bunch of stockings in three designs and colours then worked on the branch and sentiment.  Once I'd mounted the background, it was really quick to just add the stockings.  I just finished things off with some red Stickles for the berries.

These will be my main cards for this year, with my cards featuring Dylan (my gorgeous pooch) being for close friends and family.

Saturday, 19 November 2011


Hi all

Got some note pads to share with you today.  I love making these little things, really simple to do and quick too.

Everything used to make these up are from PTI with the exception of the little Magnolia image - cute isn't she!  Copic used for colouring.

Berry Sorbet - my FAVOURITE colour cardstock - YUMMMMMMMY!

Hope you're having a great day.
Take care.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011



I made this card for someone I miss dearly.  My best friend who moved to Abu Dhabi in February.  Although she has a fab job and its a great opportunity, I do miss her.

I started with the background which I stamped with one of the stamps from a set called Turning a Leaf from PTI in Momento black and then one of their Year of Flowers stamps.  The sentiment is from Magnolia.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edging and some Berisford spotty ribbon for a bit of colour.

For the insert I used some purple paper and stamped it with the Year of Flowers stamp with a Versamark ink pad to tie it all together.  Hope she likes it.

Catch you soon.