Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cath Kidson inspired

My daughter has a lovely Cath Kidson spotty bag and It inspired to make this card.
                      PMA 160212                    
  •                              A4 Paper Pack (24pk) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
  •                                                                   PMA 160209
  •                          12 x 12" Paper Pack (32pk) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
  •                                                                        PMA 367109
  •                                       1m Ribbon (6pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                   PMA 367291
  •                                 Large Ribbon Bows (12pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                    TIL 907103                    
  •                          50 x 100mm Mini Clear Stamp - Tilly Daydream - Snowflake
  •                                                                 PMA 1641502
  •                             A4 Textured Premium Cardstock (20pcs) - Capsule - Black
    I cut a black square to 13 x 13 cm to back the spots onto I then cut a scalloped oval from the centre of this card.
    When it is mounted onto the card with the other papers you can't see it.
    I then cut another scallop in white and stamped the image.
    Because the ovals were the same size I cut the scallops off of the white one.
    I then distressed the edges this smoothed out any rough cuts and the image them fits nicely.

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Christmas baubles.

    This is a variation of a previous card.
    Unfortunately when I arrived at the store there was no big shot for me to use so I had to use the die as a template this gave me a slightly larger bauble.
    Check the previous card for a list of items I used.

    Tuesday, 23 July 2013

    On trend aprons

    I have been looking about and aprons seem pretty much on trend at the moment.
    I have made several variations this is a basic straight pocket.
    I will put a round pocket on at a later date.
    I used
  •                                   A4 Paper Pack (32pk) - At Christmas Lucy Cromwell

  •                             A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (48pk) - Tilly Daydream

  •                                                3m Ribbon - Spotted - Soothing Blue

  •                                                                        XCU 503080
  •                                                    Dies (7pcs) - Nesting Hexagons

  •                                                            5 x 7" Kraftstax (20pk)





    Monday, 22 July 2013

    Tilly daydream

    Tilly is so cute and there are lots of images that work for Autumn birthdays.
    This one used a charcoal grey card stock to mat the papers and image on.
  •                                              A5 Paper Pack (32pk) - Tilly Daydream
  •      TIL 169100
  •                             A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (48pk) - Tilly Daydream       
  •                                                                    PMA 164400
  •                         12 x 12" Solid Premium Cardstock Colossal (75pcs) - Capsule




    Sunday, 21 July 2013

    Spots and strips

    Love this layout and I will be showing you several more over the coming weeks in different colours.
    I like mixing my spots and strips and this combo really works.
    The oval topper was originally a rectangle one which I cut using my scalloped die I then cut the scallops off so it fit the mat and distressed the edges to round it better.
  •                            A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (48pk) - Tilly Daydream
  •                              A4 Paper Pack (24pk) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
  •                                                                  PMA 160209
  •                          12 x 12" Paper Pack (32pk) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
                                                                           PMA 368107
  •                               Big Bloomers (32pcs) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
                                                                           PMA 367109
  •                                        1m Ribbon (6pcs) - Christmas in the Country
                                                                           PMA 367291
  •                                Large Ribbon Bows (12pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                       PMA 164400
  •                           12 x 12" Solid Premium Cardstock Colossal (75pcs) - Capsule

    Saturday, 20 July 2013

    Patchwork fun

    I love patchwork hexagons so when the new x cut dies were released I got very excited.
  •                                                   Dies (7pcs) - Nesting Hexagons
  • I do realise that not everyone has a die cutting machine so
  • TIL 160102
  • A5 Paper Pack (32pk) - Tilly Daydream
  • is great as you have 2 patchwork pages to cut and use.
                                                                 I cut a larger hexagon from the
  •                                                                   PMA 1641402
  •                              A6 Premium Cardstock Textured (75pcs) - Capsule - Multi
  •                                                         and then I cut a topper from
  •                                                                    TIL 169100
  •                              A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (48pk) - Tilly Daydream

    Friday, 19 July 2013

    Joy to the world

    Loving the baubles, and loving these Christmas in the country papers.
     There are a few papers in this pack that scream Christmas but the majority of them would be great for those masculine cards.
    This time I used
  •                                6 x 6" Paper Pack (32pk) - Christmas in the Country
                                                                           PMA 169054
  •                            Mini Decoupage Medley - Christmas in the Country - Joy
  •                                                                   PMA 171203
  •                         20m Bakers Twine (3pcs) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Brights
    Again I used the
  •    to cut the baubles.
        I then matted the joy from the decoupage medley

    Thursday, 18 July 2013

    The old deer!!

    Well he is a stag really but my warped sense of humour has decided to call it "The old deer" don't ask it's probable the weather.
    What I used
  •                                4 x 4" Urban Stamp - Christmas in the Country - Stag
  •                                 A5 Die-cut Toppers (2pk) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                  PMA 160149
  •                               12 x 12" Paper Pack (32pk) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                  PMA 367109
  •                                        1m Ribbon (6pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                                                        XCU 503080
  •                                                   Dies (7pcs) - Nesting Hexagons
    I stamped the stag onto white card with chocolate ink cut it out and then distressed it. the rest is just layering.

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    One for the guys

    The hardest cards to make are the ones we make for the men in our lives.
    So with this in mind I thought an apron would be a good one to do.
    So I used
  •                                12 x 12" Paper Pack (32pk) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                       1m Ribbon (6pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                                Large Ribbon Bows (12pcs) - Christmas in the Country
  •                   A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (48pk) - At Christmas Lucy Cromwell
    The apron was cut from a piece of 5x7 kraft card and then I used my oval x cut die as a template to cut the arm curve.
    The paper was cut and distressed and then I stuck the ribbons to the back of the paper and stuck to the card.
    The pocket was made from a scrap of card and was the tag.
    The decoupage was a picture style one so I cut the picture to remove all the white and then made up as normal and stuck it to the card.

    Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    Wow what lovely weather to.........

    Make Christmas cards!!!
    I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather.
    I must say making Christmas cards is strange the motivation isn't always there.
      I hope over the coming weeks I can give you a few ideas.
    This square card is made using
  •                          50 x 100mm Mini Clear Stamp - Tilly Daydream - Snowflake
  •                                                                   TIL 160102
  •                                             A5 Paper Pack (32pk) - Tilly Daydream
  •                                                                   PMA 1641402
  •                             A6 Premium Cardstock Textured (75pcs) - Capsule - Multi
  •                                                                    ANT 378408
  •                                             3m Ribbon - Spotted - Soothing Blue
    A simple layered card.
    The hexagons were cut from one of the sheets of paper in the pack. You could use

  •                                                   Dies (7pcs) - Nesting Hexagons


    Monday, 15 July 2013

    Christmas is here!!

    It's that time of the year that Joe public does not understand.
     As crafter's we realise that we need to get ahead of the game when it comes to Christmas.
    Whether you make cards for resale or just for families and friends you need to get started.
    So with that in mind here are the first of my Christmas samples.
    As usual I will post a new card each day.
    This little number uses the
  •                     50 x 100mm Mini Clear Stamp - Tilly Daydream - Snowflake ,
  •                                                                   PMA 160151
  •                             A4 Paper Pack (32pk) - At Christmas Lucy Cromwell
  •                                                                   PMA 160212
  •                          A4 Paper Pack (24pk) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
  •                                                                    PMA 171204
  •                        20m Bakers Twine (3pcs) - Capsule - Spots & Stripes Festive
  •                                                                    PMA 1641401
  •                          A5 Premium Cardstock Textured (75pcs) - Capsule - Multi
    The Christmas baubles were cut from the
  •                               Build A Scene Dies (22pcs) - Vintage Hot Air Balloon
    I used simple distressing around the edges of all the paper. Tilly was stamped and then coloured with
  •                                          Dual Tip Brush Markers (12pcs) - Vintage

    Tuesday, 4 June 2013

    Happy Holidays

    I haven't made a shaker card in years so when I was asked to make one recently it was a step back in time.
    I used a piece of 12 x 12 card which I then cut on an angle. I then scored on the 4" and 8".
    the plane is from around the world die cutting set and the clouds as are the clouds.
    The beach hut is from the Ahoy
    There stamp set as is the rope knot.
    The edges were inked using my handmade felt tool and inks.

    Monday, 3 June 2013

    Forever Friend

    This card is another distressed one.
     This time I distressed all the layers of the bear as well as the layers on the card.
    I used a hat pin and a few beads that I had in my stash as well as a few gems.


    Sunday, 2 June 2013

    Little bird house

    So many people have asked where I found the template for the little bird house.

    So here is the link just click on it and it will take you to Nichole Heady's page.
    Thanks for a lovely project Nichole.

    As you know I love kraft card so I cut the base from a pre scored square card.  I used my x cut die to create the roof  and used some of my off cuts.



    Saturday, 1 June 2013

    Old Gaffers day

    This morning I will be fighting through the crowds and boats at Yarmouth on Isle of Wight as today is Old Gaffers day.
    I can see it being a very stressful journey but so worth it.

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Scrapbook Challenge

    On Saturday I will be at Crafting Around on the Isle of Wight.
    We have set a scrapbook challenge and I thought that you might like to see my finished page to inspire you.
    Bring yours a long for us to have a look at. 

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Cath Kidson

    A Cath Kidson inspired hand bag card.
    It even has a label This was from the one of the Ahoy There stamp sets.
    The papers and flowers are from capsule collection spots and strips bright.

    Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Pin wheels

    Pin wheels seem to be a really trendy thing at the mo.
    When I first showed this card off I had to admit I had only ever made 3 pin wheels and yes they are all on this card.
    I have mad quite a few since then.

    Monday, 27 May 2013

    Sun or rain??

    A stamped row of beach huts. Makes me think of summer.
    As I write this it's blowing a gale outside and it's really cold and wet.
    Lets hope when you read this the sun is shining.

    Sunday, 26 May 2013

    Home to nest

    What a beautiful range this Home to nest is.
    I love the colours and soft images.
     And yes it works great with my favourite Kraft card.
    A bit of twine finishes it off nicely.

    Saturday, 25 May 2013

    Ahoy There

    A sandy shaker card.
    I added a bit of sand to this card and made the life belt from card and twine.
    Again a very simple card but very effective.

    Friday, 24 May 2013

    Ahoy There

    Through the port hole.
    This card has been made using the Ahoy There papers and a small amount of card.
    Simple but effective.

    Thursday, 23 May 2013


    Ahoy There me heartie. a simple card using ribbons.
    I'm sure you have as many bits of ribbon as I do.
    How about using them up and making some charity cards.

    Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    Forever Friends

    I do love forever friends this one has been distressed. I found some gems that I had had for a while so I used them up.
    The little hat pin was created with some  beads I had from years ago.
    It's not often I use up bits from my old stash so this was a feel good card.
    shame it didn't make a dent in my pile.






    Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Odd cards.

    A small selection of cards from recent demos
    This one used the cloud die from the around the world set.
    Ribbon buttons and twine.
    A variation of a previous post.
    Could be made into a shaker card.

    Monday, 20 May 2013

    Ahoy there

    Layered beach huts and capsule collection papers. The twine is from the goody bag.

    Sunday, 19 May 2013

    home t nest

    A simple layered card using Home to nest.


    Friday, 17 May 2013

    Picket fence.

    When is a seed label not a seed label?? When it's a fence.
    I used the large label to stamp out a picket fence. I then used a brick embossing folder to create the wall effect.
    The decoupage was from Home to nest.

    Thursday, 16 May 2013

    Dear santa please can I have a beach hut.

    One of my passions in life are beach huts.
     If I win the lottery I would like to buy one at hengisbury head.
    It must however overlook one of my favourite places.
     The Isle of Wight.
    A glass of merlot and some scrapbooking and I would be happy.
    Wake up stop dreaming.
    This is the closest I will get I think.
    Ahoy there stamps, and papers mixed with some capsule collection bright and textured card a match made in heaven.

    Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    Home to nest

    I know I always go on about the ultimate die cut pack but,
    there is always so much in them.
    This time the home to nest range has one and there are some beautiful images and papers.
    I used some of the vintage notes lace as I felt this worked well with it.
    The little flowers are from the new punches and I punched them in Kraft card.
    the design is not to fiddly so it punched o.k
    My advice  is the more intricate the design the thinner the paper it will cut.

    Tuesday, 14 May 2013

    Simple and quick.

    This card is so simple and could be used for many different occasions. It uses a big bloomer flower, bakers twine, button and textured card stock.
    I used the capsule collection bright range.

    Monday, 13 May 2013

    Home to nest

    Home to nest is such a lovely range with it's birds boxes and little images.
    this is a favourite image at the mo very simple but several layers to add interest. The selection of buttons I have at the mo are amazing so many different colours and sizes.

    Sunday, 12 May 2013

    Soft and subtle Gorjuss

    Ohh I'm sorry it's been a while. so much has been going on and I am afraid blogland had to take a backstep. Still I 'm back again for now.
    This is a card I realised I had not posted. there's some simple layering going on and the stamped image uses the masking technique.
    I did get lots of comments about Gorjuss and the fact that she was to dark so this one was coloured in paler colours and I paper pieced the dress. The papers are from forever friends.
    Enjoy see you soon.

    Sunday, 14 April 2013

    Too wit too woo

    Paper piecing is good fun and if you are new to stamping takes the pressure off, of the colouring in which puts some off.
    This card was mat and layered and then the owl was stamped onto several different papers and a piece of card. I then cut distressed each piece and stuck onto the owl I stamped onto card.
    Finished off with a couple of die cut flowers and shimmer dots.
    Thanks for popping by see you tomorrow.

    Saturday, 13 April 2013


    This page was made using gorjuss, a very simple layout with hand cut and stamped paper dolls.
    The papers were distressed with my knife.
    See you tomorrow thanks for popping by.

    Friday, 12 April 2013

    Home grown

    So heres another card versus scrapbooking.
    I love using these papers with pictures of my grandaughter they just work so well.
    As you can see the layout is the same.
    The ultimate die cut packs are great for scrapbooking as you have lots of papers to choose from as well as the letters which are great for titles.
    I used the paper ribbons instead of fabric ribbon.
     On the scrapbook page I added a paper clip and a piece of ribbon to the tag.
    When I finished this card everything looked a little flat.
     So I used a fine liner to highlight the papers.
    thanks for popping by see you tomorrow.

    Thursday, 11 April 2013

    Card or scrapbooking?

    This is the card from the scrapbook versus card making challange.
    Again I used Forever Friends Kraft Notes the layout is the same as the scrapbook page from yesterday.
    The papers were from the same packs
     What this shows us is if you  make cards you can  use the same products for scrapbooking so no extra expense.
    See you tomorrow thanks for popping by.

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    Love this photo and for demo purposes it's a great one to use.
    This one was a scrapbook versus card making so this is the scrapbook page.
     I was inspired by a page I saw on she does some lovely pages.
    My page uses forever friend kraft notes papers and decoupage and lots of die cut circles.
    Thanks for popping by see you tomorrow.