Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Birthday Candles

 I found this die in my MFT box and realise I never used them. So I cut them out with some MFT papers I have and yellow card for the flames but added a bit of orange ink to make them look lit.

The double stitched frame is again is MFT come to think of it so is the sentiment.

So I’ve been missing since we went to Weymouth for a week, we were so lucky with the weather, one wet day and one cloudy day. We found some lovely restaurants and cafes also lovely ice cream which we visited often. 

While there we got a call to say our new two seater suite was in so the house is in a complete mess while we get our old suite picked up and carpet cleaned. Maybe doing our bedroom carpet wasn’t such a great idea but someone split orange juice.  

Need to get back to card making asap have a wedding this month plus a really busy birthday month.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Game Controller (Green)

 Another card I made that’s sitting in my drafts till it’s been delivered. I picked up the game controller dies from MFT at Sandown and the Birthday sentiment die is unbranded but I think it could be Penny Black.

The background I made myself after watching a reel on Instagram, you use circle punches or dies of different sizes and use it as a stencil. I then used some old Stampin Up stamps. 

It was while making this card MFT opened the vault and re-released some dies including a headphone die so I had to get it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022


 I needed a card for my Dad’s Birthday that I leave at the crematorium, so I pulled out an old boat Stampin Up stamp. I was inspired by a card on Pinterest which used a paint brush ark stamp in different colours thinking I had that stamp set. Oh no I didn’t but I found this stamp and thought I could use it a similar way.

I stamped the boat a couple times on another piece of white card so I could cut and layer the sails. Finally the sentiment is MFT and backed the image panel with Kraft card it is the same size all the way round still a dodgy photographer.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Tool Time

 I think the receivers have now had their card and it’s safe to post now. I also made a red version. The tools and the background are both from MFT. I used silver card for the metal parts but found glue hated the shiny surface so used red double sided tape to stick the parts together.

The birthday sentiment is a Simon says Stamp it’s constantly in used especially for mens cards which swirly curly sentiments don’t work.

Extremely late at posting but we got up and went supermarket shopping before it’s gets mega busy, we didn’t need much so didn’t take too long but put me out sync. I wanted to make a card for my Dad to take to the Remembrance room at the crematorium for his birthday. So now all my June birthdays have been made so I will be thinking of  July Birthdays, majority of which are girl/women cards so shouldn’t be as difficult.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Anniversary Butterflies

 I was inspired by a card on instagram so I decided these MFT butterflies stamp and dies would work for the white embossing on vellum and cutting pretty pastel card to place behind the vellum. 

The base of the card was using Sunny Studio background die and the Hero Arts Daisy stencil. I embossed with the stencil, I did think about giving the flower centres a touch of colour but glad I didn’t it would look too much.

Since I needed a couple of Anniversary cards I found some anniversary stamps and embossed on matching card in white.

I spent yesterday working out how to use the Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil system, I did watch a couple of you tube videos but I’m so pleased with the results. I’ve ordered some sentiment dies so I can spend some time making sentiment strips.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lilac Flowers


I’ll be honest I’m not keen on the tiny cute critters that Lawn Fawn sell but occasionally one the dies take my fancy. I love this frame but found it tricky to fin a sentiment to fit in the centre. Finally deciding on the Simon Says Stamp birthday sentiment die. 

I di find the large Lawn Fawn birthday die at Sandown so I will have to use the frame again and I especially love the flowers which you can use separately.

Having some time at home what with busy few weeks to catch up on ourselves so I’ve been catching up with birthday cards I have to make just wish there weren’t so many men in my family.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Pussy Willow

 Phew I had a few busy weekends some took longer than others to recover but all should settle down now. I finished off with a craft show at Sandown I was a bit anxious to begin with but it didn’t stop me buying stuff. 

Card making is still slow but each month I make a few birthday and anniversary ones only I can’t show till they receive them.

The card I’m posting is using the Greetery Pussy Willow die and I saw a fabulous card from Lin on instagram that I sort of copied didn’t use the exact same dies except the pussy willow. The frame is Altenew, sentiment is Creative Expression and the bow is Avery Elle.

After I made the card I found some flocked card that I could of used for the buds, I probably forget next time.