Friday, September 25, 2020


 This card looked better in my head then in paper. Can you tell that the aqua and white paper is made by cutting stripes of card and sticking together.

The snowflakes and trees patterned paper are probably Echo Park but my snowman is an old Stamping Up one. To make sure I don’t have to cut round stick arms I stamped him on the Kraft card as well as some white to layer him.

The large letters are the MFT alphabet set but I did layer them with plain white underneath to give a bit of depth.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pile of Piggies

 As soon as I saw this pile of piggies from Mo Manning I knew I had to get them. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone who would appreciate them for a Birthday card but thats no reason for not making one.

The cloud edges are a MFT die and the sentiment is theirs. The scallop border is Lawn Fawn and the pattern paper is an odd sheet of Doodlebug.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Freshly Holly

 Yesterday I used daisy dies, today I’m using Holly dies. Same crackle background from Simon says Stamp stamped with a white pigment ink then embossed with Wow Opaque White powder. I inked round the edges with the same colour ink as the card.

The Holly and the sentiment are Penny Black both are quite old but Holly dies are easy to get hold off. I cut the die cut to fit my page and the berries are red pearls from eBay. The sentiment I layered a couple of times to get some definition.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Daisy Duo

My card today is based on the Freshly Made sketch from a couple of weeks ago and now I have in my hands the 6inch crackle stamp from Simon says Stamp I knew what I wanted to do.

In my head the daisies are sunflowers and they are Upsy Daisy dies from MFT the leaves are Memory Box dies. The Sentiment is an old Penny Black ones no idea if they are still available.

I stamped the background with white pigment ink pad and used WOW white embossing powder. I also inked round the edges with a matching ink pad to the background card stock.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Treading Snow

Last card in my drafts but I did manage to make a couple of cards yesterday that I was pleased how they turned out just need to photo them.

This little chap is another of Mo Manning’s images, fairly simple card letting the pattern paper do the talking. Fence die MFT and snowflakes Lawn Fawn. Stitched Circle die and sentiment are Simon says Stamp and sentiment shapes are old Stamping Up punches which look like I will be attempting to wear out this Christmas.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Slimline Daisies

I made this Daisy card because I had a daisy left from another card and it was siting on the Newton Nook new die that arrived in my craft room, I also found some very old Stampin Up design papers in a 12inch pack. This meant I could cut the whole length of the die. 

The Newton Nook slimline die seemed to fit better into DL size card. The sentiment is a Simon says Stamp one then using some old Stampin Up punches.

I’m going to attempt to go in my craft room today, I brought some things from Simon says Stamp first time since I left the DT and they arrived. Yes I really needed the crackle stamp and for once look forward to using it today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Gnome Santa

It’s been a strange week did manage to go out and about a bit but my mind wouldn’t settle on card making so I decide to take some time out but I do have a few draft posts waiting to be be posted.

I had to buy some of the Gnomes from Mo Manning including this Santa one. Did struggle to merge the images I lost all my links including the one for merging on You Tube and it didn’t help that the software wasn’t playing ball so I did a restart on the Pc and luckily it worked.

Yes you may get tired seeing that sentiment die from Creative Expression but I absolutely love it. Holly by the way my very old Martha Stewart punch and some red pearls.


Friday, September 11, 2020

Trio Poinsettia

I was trying to use last weeks Splitcoast Stamper sketch and use poinsettias instead of circles until I realised how big these poinsettias from Stampin Up turned out maybe I should of used the Simon says Stamp ones.  
Anyway I wasn’t going to not used the flowers, I used an embossing folder for the falling snow half and it doesn’t show up in this photo but I used an embossing board for stripes. Simon says Stamp sentiment in an old Stamping Up punch that really need matting but hey ho.

This week we should be in Spain and adding the rise in cases my anxiety has taken a battering this week making me worry over everything and everyone. 


Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Red and White

 Must have been a couple of weeks ago I saw the CAS(e) sketch but they in my Pinterest board and I use it just not at the right time. 

The poinsettias are from Simon Says Stamp and I’ve rediscovered my old Stamping up punches for the sentiment.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Football Crazy

 In my spare cards I’ve no men cards so I coloured up a Dr Digital football guy and this is what I came up with.  
Paper are left overs and I added some clouds, I suppose I really need a happy Birthday on it some where.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Christmas Village

I saw some cards on Pinterest And this is my attempt to case them using products I already had in my craft room. I think they were using Stamping Up or Hero Arts.

I have Elizabeth Designs for the house and the trees are Memory Box, the cards I cased didn’t have trees but I didn’t have three different rows of houses. The stamped Santa is a Stamping Up one that I didn’t realised I had.

The card opens from the trees down and I didn’t really like how the side finished so I made one that opened normally.


This one was a bit easier and I still feel it looks pretty good.

Today we meant to be flying out to Spain, both my grown up children was coming with us as part of my Birthday celebrations. I’ve no idea when we will be able to go again or feel safe to do so.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Posh Bella


My idea was to have a slimline card with the house on the right going up it but in the end it didn’t look right. So I settled for this card. The house are an old Memory Box one.

The image which I paper pierced her dress is Audrey from Stamping Bella and the papers are Kaiser ones.
I didn’t bother with the sentiment didn’t know whether to use Good Luck or Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Freshly Daisies

 I know it’s to late and there will be a new sketch today but this is the card I made with their sketch from last week.

I’ve used my Cracked back ground stamp, this is it’s actually size looking forward to receiving the 6 inch one from Simon says Stamp, yes I couldn’t resist. I love the effect with white embossing.

The Daisies are made with a MFT die but most companies do one and the leaves are a Poppystamps one. Sentiment is Simon say Stamp Tiny Word Birthday.

It seems strange not involved in Stamptember but there will loads of inspiration to see.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Mistletoe Gnomes


Its a early start for me tomorrow, having my hair done. So I've schedule this post for Tuesday.  Now we know I love Mo's Digital images and was on their Design Team so I've joined her Patreon and we got this cute pair for our image in August. But Oh my Goodness she has added loads of Gnomes to her shop as well as loads of new images. August as been an expensive month!

Back to this pair I've paper pierced them with Doodlebug non traditional Christmas papers not sure where I got the sketch but it makes a change from straight matting. The scallop frame was a Sunny Studio where it cut the middle and frame separately but it was a bit tricky to cut to size to fit inside the frame.

Simon says Stamp snowflake die on white glitter card with Lawn Fawn centres and a Creative Expression sentiment cut twice and layered.

Monday, August 31, 2020


I haven't scrapbooked since I was on the retreat in March and we then went in Lockdown. I was a bit of mess anxiety wise and I'm not much better now. I'm disappointed in my scrapbooking even then and I really don't think I've really done the photos justice but I've got to put them out there because they were done the best I could at the time.

Friday, August 28, 2020

White Leaves


Remember the white and blue card with green leaves, well here’s with white leaves. This time maybe I went overboard on the white leaves.

The leaves are some MFT and Memory Box. I do love the Tim Holtz floral stamp .

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Folding Daisies

I had a strip of this pretty paper left over from the bunny card yesterday and it needed to used.

So using a daisy die and a leafy swirl in the colours on the pattern, I folded the daisies to give the look of the main flowers in the pattern paper.

Finished off with a sentiment die. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Birthday Bunny

I keep thinking I need something else on my card but Hubby says it’s fine as it is. This little chap is from Mo Manning it’s a Patreon image but she as added loads of new images in her shop so I’ve also had a bit of a spend using my coupon I get also for being a Patreon member. Just have to resize and print them out ready for colouring.

Meanwhile I. Using papers from a Simon says Stamp card that I had trouble cutting into love that pretty papers. It’s actually a Pink Fresh one but it’s from a couple years ago. The scallop border is Lawn Fawn and the Stitched Square is Simon says Stamp. 


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Cup of Tea

I thought I didn’t have a card in my drafts but I do have this one. The image is from Krista Smith that I managed to buy twice! 

I’ve used my favourite technique, paper piecing and followed a Tuesday Morning Sketch by using Lawn Fawn scallop borders that fortunately comes in 3 sizes.

The cup die is a MFT die but a really old one that have matching stamps, they brought another set since but the cups etc are huge. The sentiment is a old Stampin Up one that seems to be living on my desk at the moment.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Crafty Update

I haven't done one of these lately and now my Climbing Rose Wrap by Janie Crow is done, time to record it. I'm pleased with the colours and how it all worked out.

The colours of the Stylecraft Special Dk I used are Duck Egg for the main colour, Buttermilk, Cypress, Pistaschio, Pale Rose, Powder Pink and a bit of Cloud Blue. Janie Crow used double the colours but I decided to keep it as simple as I could.

If I ever did it again the puffy petals hexagon I would go down a size hook for the whole hexagon because the flower does puff up a bit when laying flat.

So my next project is the Eclectic Sweater from Cassie Ward, this will be the second time of making a garment the first one was frogged and at the time I vowed never again.

It will be interesting how it turns out, there was no way I was using 5mm on DK so I'm making the largest size. There was another problem the sweater is made to be quite short and with all my aches and pains I like a sweater to keep the whole of my back warm so I'm making it longer which is the easy part as long as I finish on the right rows.

Its been so hot lately I got my cross-stitch out I finished the outline on the above. What you can see is the marks that I'm going to need to get out.

And I started another but blow me I've got chocolate on it, where the hell did it find that so more stain removing to be done before I can finish. I just need to get a nice round and oval hoop to put them in and work out to finish off the back of the hoop.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sparkly Snowflake

I found this sparkling purple scrap in my scrap pile and decide a snowflake would use it up. I cut from the centre so I had enough to mat a white card. Found a bit of sparkling white for the centre.

The snowflakes are Simon says Stamp from last year and I use their Stitched Circle dies for the frame so I could use last weeks  CAS(e) sketch. The sentiment is a Creative Expression which I doubled layered to stand out in the white.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Birthday Hit

I love the cradle stamp from Simon says Stamp but I knew I had one from many years ago. So I hunted it out and found it was a wooden half a card size. I then had to find a stamp positioner (no idea of the spelling). 

So I stamped and embossed with WOW white embossing powder for my background. I used the Splitcoast Stamper sketch sc813 because it shouted record to me and used the MFT record die which I hadn’t used yet.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Slimline Gnome

When I brought the Woodware Slimline Angel this gnome fell into the basket too. I've found last years Doodlebug Christmas papers to paper piece him.

I didn't paper piece the beard, nose, hear or the holly. Blast I've just noticed I forget to make his hat bobble fluffy can you imagine he has and I'll change the photo later once I fluffed him.

I kept the card fairly simple just some Martha Stewart punched holly.

I started to panic I don't have a card everyday but I've had to give myself a talking too. This is my blog it wasn't for putting pressure on myself just a way to keep a record of the things I make. At the time in 2006 I was scrapbooking more with an occasional card and sometimes cross-stitch. At the end of the day this is my blog to record my makes of the things I enjoy doing.

Thursday, August 13, 2020


I had to find an excuse to use this sentiment die absolutely love it. So this little Polar Bear and penguin is from LOTV.

Found some snowflake background for the sky and Simon says Stamp slopes and hills die for my snowy hills. Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes cut out of whit sparkly card.

The sentiment I only cut out once since the red stands out well of  the white.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Disappointing Card


I absolutely love the white embossed flowers which is a Tim Holtz wooden stamp, don't mind the MFT banner with a Simon say Stamp sentiment.

I do love my Fern die from Memory Box but as I took the photo I knew what was wrong with it, the fern needs to be white then I would be happy.

So expect the same card but with white fern coming soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Happy Cat

I’m a Patreon I’d Mo’s images and this was the image of the month a few months ago. I probably didn’t need the butterflies but I had a scrap of the white daisies paper left so had to use it.

The sketch was I think a mojo Monday one, there’s a new one this week so it might be the one before.

Favourite leaves die from Memory Box trimmed to fit better on my card. Flowers an unbranded die that I can’t seem to find who made it but it’s like my favourite punches and my hands can’t manage them anymore.

Slowly doing things for example a bbq for my sons birthdays although we kept our distance they are so worried about being responsible of giving us the virus.

Hubby and I went to Wisley to be honest we usually wouldn’t go in school holidays but we needed to go somewhere or else we would become hermits.

Meanwhile this week we are hiding indoors with the fan it’s been a bit too hot, no doubt we will soon be moaning about the rain.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Slimline Angel

I saw this Angel from Woodward and knew she would be perfect for slimline cards. On my main mat I stamped her in yellow and on separate card stock stamped her in Memento so I could colour her.  

Then it was a case of layering her onto the yellow image. I was in two minds whether her hair was hair or the hood of a jacket, to be honest I think either would have worked.

The sentiments came with the Angel stamp, papers are leftovers and the rectangle die that only just fit UK size cards is Lawn Fawn. With the image this size it needs little else.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

An Owl and Trees

I may not have made any cards this week but I do have a couple in my drafts including this little. Owl. 

He is from MFT and I made a scene card for him. The trees are retired ones from Stamping up it was only when I went to get a sentiment from the owl stamps did I realise that it came with trees. 

Slopes and hills from Simon says Stamp and the snowflakes are Lawn Fawn. Paper possibly Echo Park.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Pure Innocence Christmas

Yup still making Christmas cards. This image is an Pure Innocence one from MFT it’s a few years old though now.

I paper pierced the angels dress and glittered her wings.

Pretty paper EchoPark or Carta Bella, sentiment Simon says Stamp but the banner die is again MFT. Mistletoe die an old one from Penny Black.

I planned to card make today but the brain went blank so gave up.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

CAS(e) Poinsettia

When I saw the CAS(e) Sketch last week I immediately thought of snowflakes, I know this was pretty obviously but I still meant I would have at least another Christmas card done.

As you can see it didn't turn out that way, I chosen my pattern paper so the snowflakes would stand out and turned it over to put glue on the back. Saw the beautiful poinsettia paper and I couldn't bring myself to put glue on it.

So insteady I used the Simon says Stamps Poinsettia Parade and made some white poinsettia with silver base leaves to match the silver edging of the card. The fir leaves are made with their Christmas foliage.

I did cheat with the white bar for the sentiment by just cutting a strip, mat with silver and stamped with Christmas Tiny Words.

I actually love how this turned out and it would work out a fairly quick card.

Saturday, August 01, 2020


I meant to post this yesterday and went to post it quickly on my ipad, managed to delete the photo. So I needed to reload it again on blogger before publishing which why I decided to schedule it for today (Saturday)

I made this card for someone who likes NFL he's a bit disappointed that he won't be able to watch any games here in the UK this year. Fingers crossed for next year.

My papers are Doodlebug and I don't have a clue who the sketch for the layout was. The image is a Dr Digi and the sentiment is an old Simon says Stamp one that just about fits in theirs Stitched Banners.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Simple Penguin

I think I made this Christmas card with the CAS(e) this Sketch in mind not sure my starry background works.

The little penguin is from MFT and the sentiment is the one from the retired set from Simon says Stamps that I love. The sentiment label die is again from MFT but I backed it with a touch of red.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Birthday Painter

I’ve made quite a few Christmas cards but I thought I’ll break it up with a Dr Digi card, he draws brilliant fun images many suitable for men’s cards.

He we have Mr Dunderton (I think that’s what he is called). I decorated my card with a MFT border that looks like dripping paint and my raindrops is actual made with some very old Quickcutz. The sentiment die is Simon says Stamp but layered twice to help it stand out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Slimline Chilly

The latest trend in cards seem to be slimline but every stamp/die company seems to have their own ideas of what size. Here in the UK we have always made them to fit the DL envelopes so I cut my cards 10.5 cm by 20.5cm, my cards tend to be a bit lumpy so this enables the cards to fit comfortably in the envelope.

I brought some Lawn Fawn slimline dies one called Small Slimline with flaps which I haven't used and Large Slimline with Sliders. Next time I need to pay attention to what I'm buying because I can only use the smaller of the two slimline dies.

So I had a go at using Mo's Chilly which I coloured up ages ago with the colours to match some download papers I printed off. The other problem you have to split the papers simply because 6inch papers aren't long enough.

I was so pleased with this Creative Expression sentiment die I really love the Simon say Stamps retired stamp that as this saying so discovering this little beaut really made by day.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Shabby Chic

Nearly forgot to post today, so I managing to do this post on my iPad. Blogger as sort of made it easier with the new setup but it’s still as it’s moments.

July means my Mum’s birthday so I’ve tried to go shabby chic, the sketch from Splitcoast Stamper SC809 inspired that design.

The papers are Kaiser, the arch wedding is spellbinders and the flowers was in my lace trimmings box. The letters were with some old Memory Box.

The only thing missing is glitter my Mum loved a bit of glitter.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

White Christmas

I saw a Instagram a white Christmas card for a CAS Christmas challenge although my card probably wouldn’t count with its busy Crafter Companion background die.

I made the circle scene with circle dies, snow-falling embossing folder and slopes and hills dies. The deer, houses and trees were left over from the Nordic die from Sizzix last year which I kept in a pot. The Martha Stewart holly punch still going strong, I cut two and cut one so I can have three leaf holly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Sending Birthday Hugs

Here's one of the cards I made for Birthdays in July, I think I need a break now and I plan to make some Christmas cards this week. Sadly I only seemed to make cards a couple days a week now and some of the image layering takes longer than colouring the images which is why I only make a couple cards per day.

This cutie is a Lily of Valley digi and I used the MFT cloud edges die for the image mat. Not sure on the papers. The daisies are Upsy Daisy from MFT but they are quite old and my favourite. 

I've not used my swirly dies for ages and come to think of it this one could MFT too. Sentiment is a Simon says Stamp one.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Loud Speaker Happy Birthday

I’m struggling with my iPad mini to do today’s post, last couple of days I have been so tired no real reason just hope it pasts. 

It’s crazy that one of my nephews is 40 this week and the other week it was a niece where is the time going.

I’ve rediscovered my Dr Digi’s including this chap. I cheated with the layout of the card used one of my old cards for inspiration. Balloon dies are an old Penny Black one and paper are Doodlebug. Bakers twine is also Doodlebug. Numbers and letters die are old ones too, the live in an envelope since the plastic packaging is long gone.

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Apologies for not posting yesterday I got waylaid and it went out of my mind and then this morning it was a early morning hair appointment so didn’t have time.

I thought I’ll share my other stamping Bella yoga image but time I paper pierced her outfit. The paper is Simple Stories I think called Hello.

I’m pretty sure the background is Lawn Fawn but scallop frame is Sunny Studio. The leaves and flowers are Memory Box. Finally sentiment is an old Stamping Up one.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Quick Dinosaur Card!

I had to make a quick card for a boy card, so made the Tim Holtz Sizzix Dinosaurs with the World die also from Tim Holtz Sizzix.

All the different colours were made using Oxides, lucky the colours have worn off my hands now especially with all this extra hand washing.