Wednesday, 31 July 2013


I made this card ages ago, but found this photo while tidying up my computer, I love the vintage feel to it, it reminds me of my Grandma.
I used a Kaisercraft stamp that I stamped onto cream card with Walnut Stain DI for part of the background.
I used Martha Stewart edge punches and added the same DI to the lace strip.
The teacups are hand cut and inked round, I added the thin red card to the left hand side of the card to coordinate with the ribbon on the friends tag.
I am now thinking of making the same embellishment to go on a layout of my Grandma!!!

Friday, 26 July 2013

18th Birthday Card

I made this 18th card for my god daughter.
The papers I used are from Trimcraft and belong to a series called New Bloom, I used coordinating card from my scraps box.
I used my Cricut cartidge School Plantin to cut the letters and numbers which I than put glossy accents on.
 I punched the butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch, once attached to the card I added glitter and beads to the butterflies.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

30th Birthday Card

I made this card for my sister, guess how old she was???
I used a swirly stamp I had and an orange DI, spiced marmalade I think.
I added little 30's and gems but the card still looked bare so I added the rose ribbon which had the same DI on it.
The card still did not look right so I punched out some little flowers too, I am very pleased with the finished result.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Owl Card

I have been asked to make a lot of cards recently, (and Filofax dividers) which is good as I love cardmaking but it also means I have not been scrapbooking or making various boxes and gifts that I enjoy doing.
I was asked to make this card for a friend's grand daughter whose birthday party theme was owls and her favourite colour is blue.
I paper pieced the owl and the branch, then added stitching and glossy accents for highlights.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

More Camper Van Cards

This is this years card for my godson, I used a stamp I bought from Hobbycraft for 99p and a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine.
 I made the card at the bottom first but then decided it was not quite right so made it again. I think the card is better or improved, it looks brighter and more beachy, is that a word, I'm not sure!!
I added glossy accents to the windscreen and lights.
The top card definitely has more texture and depth to it, which is what I prefere.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Camper Van Card

I made this VW card for my godson, he has always had a thing about camper vans.
To make the card I paper pieced the van using an image I found on google images.
The windows are cut in vellum and then inked so they stand out more.
Looking at this card again I really wished I had added some back ground time!!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Cup Cakes and Cake Pops

My sister held a cake sale at her work to raise money for E.A.C.H, any money made is being doubled by the local bank, so we all baked one weekend.
Lucy and I made cake pops ,cupcakes, shortbread and sponges.
We kept the cake pops simple as they were being transported about a lot and did not want the decoration to be damaged in any way.  
So far over £400. has been raised and a lot of cake eaten!!!

Monday, 8 July 2013

ATC Cards/Class

Here are the pictures of the class I will be teaching on Saturday 13th July at the next Tithe Barn Crop.
As you will have seen in my recent posts I make ATC size cards to keep as reminders with the instructions on the inside, I wanted to share what I do !!
 We will be making three ATC size cards, using different techniques, also included in the price is the clear holder. The class will cost £2.00, please book through Karen at Craftbuddies.
Hope you like it.