Tuesday, 30 October 2012

An old picture frame...

Good Evening.
I have been having a play with an old picture frame I picked up from a car boot sale for 50p.
I have painted the frame with acrylic paints and stamped and embossed with bronze powder some small areas of script and grasses from a stamp set  - Creative Expressions Meadow Flora. When I heated the powder the paint bubbled slightly, but I have decided this is a 'happy accident' because it adds some texture to the frame!
I cut a piece of mount board to fit the frame, stamped around the edges with the grasses and embossed in clear powder, and sponged Distress inks over the whole piece.
The flowers are cut with Sizzix Tattered Florals die from mount board, coloured with Distress inks and covered with UTEE. While the last layer of UTEE was still warm I sprinkled on some bronze micro beads and reheated to make sure they were set into the UTEE.
The flowers on the frame are cut from shrink plastic and coloured very lightly with Distress inks and stamped with script.
This was a bit of an experiment. Hope you like it.
Happy Crafting xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Card in a box

Good Evening all, been making a special card today for a commission. I was asked for a very special card, in pink and green with some sparkle. I am delivering it tomorrow, so I hope it's OK!
See what you think.
The card is just under A4 in size, this is the top of the box and the card wrapped in tissue paper and tied with ribbon.

Front of the card. The pink paper is from a georgous pad by Lucy Cromwell for Docrafts, I have stamped a few daisys in green around the outer white mount. The small square in the centre is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and highlighted with green ink. The butterflies and flowers are both Memory Box dies. Added a butterfly charm and gems to finish.
Inside of card - just enough room to write! 
Hope she likes it. Happy crafting xx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Evening all. Been busy working on a crafty project for a competition in one of the craft magazines this week. No pics as yet but I am quite pleased with the finished piece. Will send it off and keep my fingers crossed.
Here's a couple of cards I made this week for a friend at work for her Grandaughters.
Hello Kitty for a young lady who loves everything pink and pretty, and asked her Grandma for Hello Kitty wallpaper for her bedroom!
I have stamped a few flowers on the background and made the larger flowers with a flower punch.
Peppa Pig for the younger Grandaughter. Kept this one simple as it was for a 2 year old.
Happy Crafting xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Shades of Green

This is a 8 x 8 square card with the front cut into a curve. The papers and flowers are Papermania Chelsea Green and the butterfly is an X-cut punch.
This pic shows the curve a bit more, and the top butterflies on the inside.
Inside of card
For special cards or if they have large embellishments, I usually make a box. This is the top of the box, decorated to match the card.
Happy Crafting x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Stamping & Inking

Here's a few cards I made a little while ago, all with stamping or inking.
Quick card using a Penny Black stamp
Stamps are a Creative Expressions set and coloured the edges with Distress Inks
Stampendous Agapanthus stamp, gold embossed and coloured
These stamps are from an Inkylicious set.
Happy Crafting x

Friday, 12 October 2012

With Love

Just a quick card today to cheer up a friend.
LOTV stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch and paper and flowers from stash.
Happy Crafting x

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Card & Wall Hanging

This is a triple easel card I made for my sister. The image is a Lili of the Vally stamp -' Pom Pom' coloured with Distress Inks. The corner swirl and butterfly are both Memory Box dies. The top wings of the butterflies have been dabbed with versamark ink and covered with gold detail embossing powder and heated (do this on a heat resistant craft mat) The background is sponged with Distress Inks and stamped and embossed in gold on the corners Added some paper roses to finish.

Wall hanging made with the same items. (this was a pressie for sisters new house)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Made for my friends birthday. The background paper is from a Lucy Cromwell pad by Docrafts, the smaller panel is embossed with a Crafts Too embossing folder with purple ink sponged over. The large butterflies are a Memory Box die (which I love), finished with a few gems and small punched butterflies. Hope she likes it!

Cross stitchers

Made this one with a stamp set from Woodware. Stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils, cut out and mounted with 3D foam. I added small coloured pearls for the pin heads and a scissor charm.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Wedding Cake

I made this 'Wedding Cake' some time ago, and I was pleased with the result, so thought I would put some pictures on here. 

The cake is make from a set a three stacking boxes from the Papermania Bare Basics range.
I have covered each box and lid in card and decorated with loads of flowers cut with a Sixxiz daisy die, leaves, ribbon, pearls and gems.
Each box is stuck to a larger box lid so they can be used for small gifts.

The flowers are made from the three sizes of daisy, with some of them rolled up to look like flower buds. I have added ribbon loops and stems of pearls behind the flowers, gems to the centres and glitter glue to the edges of the petals.
Happy crafting x

Sunday, 7 October 2012


Pink & girly with a bit of sparle.
Champagne bottle is a Sixxiz die (very useful for special birthday cards) Embossed square with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls, and stamped the background with a swirl stamp (Artimo) The numbers are cut on Cricut using Jasmine cartridge and glittered.
Shoes and Handbag.
The handbag is a Sizzix die and the shoes are cut on Cricut using Wedding cartridge, with Glossy Accents added to the top layer. Embossed square is using a Do Crafts Me to You folder.

Music Card

Made this one for a friend, used a music notes stamp for the background and found some images of trumpets (he plays in a band) Decoupaged the main image and added Glossey Accents.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Flower Pin

Made this today as a bit of a 'will it or won't it work' project.
 Looks a bit orange in this pic, but its actually red & black!
The base of the flower was made with a French Knitting Dolly I found for £1 in a charity shop, which I made into five loops and stitched to hold it together. I cut the flowers from felt with Sizzix Tattered Florals die and stitched it altogether with a button in the centre. On the back I have sewn a circle of felt to cover the joins and added a broach pin. Might make a few to see if they sell at some craft fairs I have got coming up.
Happy Crafting x

Friday, 5 October 2012

Girls 18th

This was made for a commission using the free gift stamp from DoCrafts magazine (July) and coloured with Promarkers. Cut the 18 on Cricut with Jasmine cartridge.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Holly Hobbie

A quick card I made on Saturday with the free gift stamps and papers with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. Coloured image with Promarkers . Sent this to the mag for 'First past the post', have to wait and see what happens!

Flower Wreath

Made this flower wreath from a Craftwork Cards kit I bought at one of the craft shows. The flowers are all die cut and you put them together however you like. I shaped the flowers and inked the edges of the petals to give more dimension. Added some glitter glue when it was put together. Quite easy to make and would be nice as a little gift. Might try making one with my own flower dies in different colours.

A couple of christmas cards

Everybody seems to be starting to mention the 'C' word, and the shops seem to be making way for new 'seasonal' stock, so here's a couple of christmas cards I have made.

This is a Penny Black stamp from one of the clear sets, coloured with Distress Inks.
Cuttlebug snowflake die and Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Another Penny Black stamp - I love this snowman, he is soooo cute.
Cut the letters on my Cricut - Base Camp cartridge, and added Flower Soft to the image.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A few cards ...

Just to try and get the hang of this blogging business I am posting a few cards I made a while ago.

Used Cuttlebug enbossing folders and butterfly for this one.
Lili of the Vally stamp.
Christmas card from last year! DoCrafts stamp, handmade flowers and bauble die.
This is an old one, Popcorn the bear stamp.
Hopefully the photos will get a bit better,and I will add more cards and other projects I have made over the next few days while I get the hang of this.