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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Spellbinder Christmas

 I treated myself to this die a few weeks back, my BIL gave us all a generous Amazon gift card at Christmas and this was one of things I managed to buy. 

I used the die first with traditional colours and my last bit of DoodleBug holly paper. I really did enjoy putting it together.

The Christmas sentiment is a Creative Expression die but I layered, you can just see that it was with white card stock obviously the angle of my camera.

While writing this post I've another idea to make a card with it but I've got a couple family birthdays to sort out first.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

For Keith

 Wish mens cards were easier there are so many needed in my family. This one is for my brother in law who runs a cleaning company. So I used a Dr Digi image and layered him up, the papers are MFT and I think the sentiment is a Creative Expression die..

Need to get back to card making haven’t done any for ages.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022


 Now that this card as been received hopefully, I can post it. Just as well I’ve not card make or anything for a over a week now. Haven’t really felt well enough, just over 11days ago Hubby took a covid test because he’s a volunteer helper to vulnerable people and came out positive. He had only mild symptoms over the next few days but I went down with it three days later, I ended up up feeling really rough and sounding terrible but I’m on the mend now.

So this chap is a Mo’s image which I received from Patreon and tried to colour him in my nephews dog Cheddar colours. I fussy cut him out so I didn’t have the falling leaf so he’s looking at the Birthday word.

The frame is Hero Arts, fence and grass is MFT and the Birthday is Simon says Stamp, finally the wishes are some small letters die which has long since lost its packaging.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022


 I had this idea for a card in my head for a while but the idea was to colour the leaves but when I put the card together I couldn’t do it. I think I’ve been brainwashed from all the beautiful clean and simple cards I see on the Facebook group.

It’s all been stamped and embossed with gold. The leaves are a Simon says Stamp which I stamped twice so I could cut out the leaves. The butterflies are MFT which again I stamped twice, the bottom layer was cut using the matching die and I fussy cut the top layer. Sentiment again is Simon says Stamp.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

For Mum

 It sad but I’ve not been making many cards and when I do I can’t show because they’re earmarked for family but this card will be taken down to the crematorium and can be shown.  The others when they’ve had their birthdays.
The image is Just Inklined not even sure they exists but is a beautiful image although not very simple to layer.
This is the card I started to make and knocked over the sansador so you can tell I wasn’t happy especially as it was for my mum. She likes fussy cards which why I added the frilly frame.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Balloons and Clouds

 Last ballon card and the one I finally decided to send. The balloon die is an old Penny Black one and the sentiment I think it’s from the new set from Hero Arts that I recently treated myself. 

The idea isn’t mine inspired by a card on Pinterest, just adjusting to fit whatever die and sentiments I have.

My mojo as definitely been lacking and when I do craft it all goes wrong. For example making my Mother’s Day card the background die wouldn’t cut well so I decided it was time to swop cutting plates but the one I swapped with needed a clean. I used sansador that I use for colouring to clean the sticky bits off but I somehow managed to tip the bottle over all over my coloured images, I could of screamed. Took a long time to clean everything up luckily only my coloured images suffered and was easy remedied by reprinting and colouring.

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Balloon Trio

 I used some bright coloured balloons for this card still no clue what to do with them. Went to stick on a white card but thought it was too plain so I doodled a frame but now I’m not so keen may have to start again.

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Balloon and Bow

 I brought this balloon die, I thought it would be handy. Now I knew it was large but didn’t realise how big and my brain went blank so I cased a DT card.

So I cut out the ballon with the stripes paper then I discovered I needed a bow which I didn’t buy. I hunted out my Avery Elle bow die and used that instead. The sentiment was a new MFT set that I though would fit the itty bitty die but it only just made it.

Well I thought I could make it to my craft room today but I feeling a bit yucky today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A Tweet of Birds

 I love the Clean and Simple group of Facebook so I originally coloured the MFT birds to use one at a time. But in the end I thought they would look cute together.

Both the cloud edge and grass die are from MFT, oh so is the paper. The sentiment is a Hero Arts a set I recently treated myself. I did try to stamp with two colours but failed miserably and had to cut the cloud again.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Heart Bear

 Can’t help thinking maybe my tiny hearts and stars should be purple and not pink but the idea at the time was to match the hearts in his jumper.

My little bear is a MFT and I thought he could work for birthdays not just for Valentines. Paper is also MFT but the stars and hearts are Holiday Shapes die from Simon says Stamp along withe the sentiment. 

I’ve kinda lost my way with card making do hope I find my way back in time to make a couple of Mens cards.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Purple Onion Trio

 Yep card making mojo definitely upped and left. Looking at this card now it does need a sentiment, when I made it I thought it was fine.

The trio are from Purple Onion, I do love Stacey’s critters they are so cute but fiddly to layer. Since they are singing I used a very old MFT music notes die with some glitter card along with some glitter glue for them to stand on so they are not floating mid air. The frame is MFT too.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Single Cosmos

 I finally decided on this Cosmos card with a single bloom. The 3d embossing folder is the Tim Holtz one and the sentiment is a Creative Expression but it was joined up so I carefully cut it.

We’ve been trying to get out a bit more even if it’s only to a supermarket if the pandemic highlighted anything was how much I suffer from anxiety. This does mean card making as taken a back seat but I hope to get back to it soon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Double Cosmos

 I can’t post this on my other social media platforms because I might give it to my daughter for her birthday which is why I used purple.

The flower die is Altenew Cosmos and though you can barely see the blue background, I don’t know I’m either heavy handed or not enough at blending.

My vase is made with a bauble punch withe the top and bottom cut off. I wish now I used a 3rd Cosmos and maybe embossed the vase to make it more interesting.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


 I post that I haven't forgotton my blog and disappear but slowly getting back to card making although the mojo seems to have left the building. So I've just been playing using some new dies that I've got but didn't get chance to use due to the big Christmas push.

This is from The Greetery that Seven Hills Craft are selling so I managed to get a few dies. I had to cut down my normal size card and its a bit wider that too, so I had to make a card specially to fit it. Its ideal for a quick card because you forgotton to make a card. I've seen it with the number colours and white background which I might have a go at. 

I made this card with the idea of a mans card which is why I used some white dotty paper from MFT. A reasonable match of colour card to finish off with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment .

I made a couple of cards not that impressed with them if I'm honest but I've photograph them and they are now sitting in my drafts waiting to be posted so no excuse for no blog post.

Friday, January 07, 2022

Leftover Patchwork card

 Just popping in to let everyone know I haven't forgotten my blog. I just closed the craftroom a bit earlier than normal because it takes me longer to do things round the house now with my dodgy joints and I wanted the house clean and tidy for Christmas.

Today I am putting my craftroom back in order since it was the dumping ground and for Hubbys beer fridge, don't worry there was a couple of bottles of the sparkling stuff that I love inside too.  I just hope I can find all the safe places I put things in.

So I leave you with one of the few Christmas ones that was left in my drafts that I forgot using scraps of pretty Stampin up paper. A Crafters Expression sentiment cut into some pearl silver card that looks better in real life than it does in a photo. I'm amazed the my very old Martha Stewart Holly Punch is still punching out OK and I used some pink gems for berries supposedly to match the pink ones of the papers.

Crafty plans for 2022 is to make Birthday cards for family, try to continue making Christmas Cards all year round so I don't have a mad panic in November but I say that every year. Also to get out my Scrapbooking Stuff I haven't done hardly any for two years. I need to have another go at making crochet clothes I'm collecting loads of finished blankets and have no idea what to do with them.