Saturday, 19 May 2018

It's a Royal Wedding!

Hello friends

Well, I couldn't let a special day like today go by without a 
wedding card! 
I chose to create something quite elaborate (especially for me!) using 
Grand Arch 3D Card - one of the 3D Vignette dies - thankfully these
dies are now in stock!
I selected ivory card with a printed script paper at the back.
To assemble these designs they are far easier than you would imagine.
Just use a good narrow double sided tape,
Becca has a You Tube video showing how - see below.

I also used Happily Ever After as an insert which coordinates with 
Grand Cabinet but equally works well with this design.

Added tiny flowers, coloured with distress ink, swirl of ribbon 
and spot the Union Jack? 

And oh yes, a fair few pearls!

Becca's YouTube tutorial on assembling 3D cards.

Items used with clickable links - in stock but selling fast! 

All of Becca's designs can be found here,

Today and tomorrow I'm at Create-It in Detling, Maidstone -
just up the road from me.
Hope you are going and if so, please stop and say hello,
I'll be on That Craft Place stand.

Take care friends.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day features Top Floral Panel.
This is one of the Blooming Garden dies designed by Marisa Job.
The approximate size is 5.10 x 2.40 in 12.90 x 6.00 cm
For my card, I cut two and inked lightly with distress inks.

I then cut the largest Fancy Edged Rectangle
and positioned this over the two Top Floral Panels.
Affix in place and trim so you are left with a frame.

Onto an ivory card front I matted burgundy card and patterned paper.

I then die cut Blooming Rose, coloured with distress inks.
I'm so enjoying making flowers at the moment, very relaxing.

Shaping the roses.

Place your Top Floral Panel frame onto the card front and add the roses,
leaves and twine.
The finished card, oh yes a little stamped tag too.

There's also a little video featuring this card on both Instagram and Facebook,
really is little - lasts one minute, now that is speed crafting!
You can view the video here.

Items used today with clickable links:

This weekend I will be at Detling in Maidstone at the Create-It Show.
I'm going to be demoing Spellbinders on That Craft Place stand 
so if you are visiting please stop by for a natter.

Take care friends and wishing you a lovely weekend,
are you celebrating the Royal Wedding?
Please stop by tomorrow, I've made a little wedding card...

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

It's Wednesday and that means Hump Day Giveaway Day.
Last week's giveaway was a a pre-loved die set

And the winner is...


Congratulations, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

Now onto this week's giveaway,
a pre-loved die set Rose Bird Topiary

I created this card a while ago using Rose Bird Topiary

It's really sweet with the little birds on the branches.
This die set is also available on the website here.

If you would like to win this week's giveaway
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.

Many thanks for the kind words regarding Elliott's MRI,
he has regular scans to monitor that everything is staying the same
and we get the results next week. 

Take care friends, have a nice middle of the week.

Monday, 14 May 2018

It's a box...but not as we know it!

Hello friends

Monday again! 
Yesterday was video day and as I had received quite a few requests
for a tutorial on assembling the Swirl Hexagon Petal Box
that was my filming project.
Designed by Marisa Job there's a lot of die pieces in this set,
I do like the little extras with flowers and leaves.

The box can be made in a variety of ways, with or without the panel insets,
upturned as a basket, the base splayed out as a flower and more. 

 Here's my video and also available to view on You Tube
if you prefer a full screen.
Mitchell is in charge of nearly all the photography now
and I mentioned that using props would be nice,
here was his answer...

We do love Darcy our one eyed cat but she wasn't quite
what I meant!

Swirl Hexagon Petal Box is available on the website here
and's just dropped into the Spring sale!

Wishing you all a great start to the week, the sun is shining.
Elliott and I are hopping on a train to London at lunchtime
as he has an MRI appointment this afternoon.
Mitchell will be working on his photography props...!

Take care friends.

Sunday, 13 May 2018


Hello friends

How is your weekend going?
What's this rain we are having?? We got lulled into thinking it was
Summer and bang...the heavens opened.
The plants love it, my garden turned into a mini jungle overnight.

On the craft side..shiny and simple today and 
a card I completely forgot that I had made! 
one of the Flower Garden Collection dies by Marisa Job.

I simply used black stock and added gold gilding polish.
There is something very satisfying about applying the polish
and making regular card look metallic.

A stamped and embossed sentiment to the middle.

I chose to leave some of the black card showing through to create
a vintage/aged look.

So simple, so speedy, so shiny! 

The same die looks very different in this project I made a while ago.
Purely cut from white cardstock and coloured with distress inks,
it's very green isn't it!

Dimensional Floral Panel has now been placed in the sale too,
dies are always nicer when they are bargains! 
You can view the details here.

Take care friends, I'm shooting videos today - anything could happen
with two geeky sons on camera!

Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is not just one die it's quite a few!
This is a celebration of Becca Feeken's beautiful designs.
Having spent time with this lovely lady and hearing the story
behind her die designs - how each one is meticulously thought out,
how they coordinate and more,
I wanted to pay a little tribute to Becca with my card today.
The majority are from the new Romancing the Swirl Collection.

Hemstitch Squares and Curvy Labels.

I've also used Filigree Numbers and A2 Corner Cotillion (for the flowers). 

First of all I cut multiple flowers (from A2 Corner Cotillion),
inked them lightly, spritzed with water and shaped. 
The hole in the centre makes my current addiction to stamens very useful!

My card base is ivory with a gold mat and a patterned paper mat - Anna Griffin.

Separately, I began to prepare Hemstitch Square and Hemstitch Circle both cut from ivory.

The Trefoil Crest cut from gold mirror card and Curvy Label cut from patterned paper.

Curvy Label inserts beautifully in Trefoil Crest,
you can select how many 'twirly bits' you want to show at the front.

Matted onto the Hemstitch Circle and Hemstitch Square.
All affixed to the card front.

Filigree Numbers added in gold.

The finished card with flowers.
Look...I've even added a sort of bow!

And an outtake photo.
She does like to get involved!

Items used today with clickable links:

Hemstitch Squares (due back in stock next week)
A2 Corner Cotillion (due back in stock next week)
6 x 6 Matting Basics

Becca's die collections can be found on the website here and
look out for Becca on social media, her design team
are having a hop very soon.
Take care friends, wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

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