Monday, 28 July 2008



This one is for my mums brother shall have to chance the post.

This is Dads card I am hand delivering this one as it would be really battered by the time it arrives in Crete.

Lyndas vodka bottle all thats missing is Tia Maria

Friday, 25 July 2008

The Range at Bournemouth

I will get use to putting these on in reverse order one day.

Good news Trimcrafts Christmas stock has arrived at the range and it is lovely. I want it all. There are 3 to choose from Victorian collection, winter wonderland and also contemporary there are 12x12, 8x8, 6x6, 12x2 papers, shaker stickers, sticky ribbons, glittery chipboards in a tin, glittery rub ons and brads.
There will be another delivery of Christmas in August this will include more papers and stamps. These are from DCWV and the pictures look great.


More things have been added to the sale.

If you liked trimcrafts pets range that came out a couple of months ago you will love the fact that it has been reduced. So has some of Nana's nursery check in store for prices.

Sunday, 20 July 2008



This is another of the bow fronted card. The instructions for this are further down so browse and you will find them.


This is a variation of the cascade shaker card.


This is the double spring card. The instructions for this are further down the page have a browse.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Framed Christmas

Take a square card and fold on the score line. Take another piece of card in the same colour and cut 1cm smaller than the card cut a frame leaving a 1.5cm border. Cut a piece of paper .5cm larger than the frame stick to the card. Add foam pads to the back of the frame and stick this onto the card. Stamp onto the paper using the message from the Christmas clear stamps. Stamp out 4 poinsettias from the same set and colour in, decoupage these up and place on the left bottom corner. Using dimension stickers stick a star flourish onto the top right.


This is another bow fronted card. I have perfected this and instead of cutting a slit and a flap you now punch a hole in the same place on the slit panel and throught both the front and the other panel. Set eyelets and thread ribbon through the holes tie in a bow. This is stronger than the flap and slit.


The instructions for this are further down and now you will not have to lie on your side to see the finished sample.

The Range Exeter demo 12th July

This is a square gatefold card I used some of the Christmas papers coloured in and decoupage ruddy. I used my whisper pens water and a paint brush. I found out something yesterday red and green make brown. I know everybody knows this but I must have been kicked out of art on that day.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008


These are my bow fronted cards. Cut apiece of card 27cm x 17cm Score at 8cm turn the card around and score at 8.5cm. Cut an aperture from the centre panel.Cut a small slitout of the 8cm panel close to the score line half way up. Cut a flap on the outside edge the same distance up from the bottom. Decorate the inside of the 8cm flap and recut the slit.Decorate the aperture panel. Mine has been decorated with dimension stickers and outline stikers stuck to vellum and coloured on the reverse. The butterfly is suspended on a sliver of acetate. Ribbon an papers have been added to finish.
For the tree card I used an elements sticker.


Sorry girls this is myself and some of my new friends having fun at work. Yes I did say fun and work in the same breath.


I cheated could not work out the measurments on this one so I made 2 spring cards on A6 stuck the diamonds together and decorated. It was so easy and no measuring well only a little bit. See instructions for spring card if you are unsure how to make one.


This is Duflex non die cut mens images there are 3 to a pack again I used pergamano and then mounted them on to glitter card from the DCWV glitter pack.

Duflex fairy

This a duflex fairy shaped and stuck with pergamano. She is then stuck onto bazzil card. and I used a bit of organza ribbon.

Decoupage teddy

This is an image from the range Christmas book. There are 3 to choose from.The papers are DO vellum and paper and some of there 49p ribbon Stuck the vellum with pergamano glue and also did the decoupage with it. Works a treat.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Tag Card

A6 card covered with paper and a tag stamped onto card using the tag stamp from the Christmas stamp set stamp a message into the centre of the tag cut out and add ribbon. stick to the card with foam pads.Add pearls to the munched corners.

Lop sided gatefold

Waterfall card

Mr and Mrs Snowman

This card uses a square card. Cover the front of the card witha piece of Naughty and Nice snowflake paper leaving a boarder. Using the ribbon that is tied round the cards and envelopes tie the ends together and then cut to create a piece of ribbon to lay on the right hand side of the card stick this to the paper before you stick it to the card. Using the Mr and Mrs snowman from the Christmas clear stamp set and whispers permanent ink stamp the image onto a piece of card Cut out and layer onto apiece of the snowflake and then the same card stock as the stamped image.leave a little border each time stick to the card with foam pads and colour in with whispers brushmarkers and a blendr pen to soften the colour.Finish off with glitter glue

Oh Christmas tree

This card is A6 and was green it came from the new pearlescent range. Cut a piece of paper 5cm high and stick to the card cut another to cover the rest of the front leave a little border.The papers I used came from The classic 6x6 range. Cover the join with a piece of ribbon. Stamp out a Christmas Tree from the Clear Christmas stamp pack. I used my Whispers pens as ink starting with the pale green and adding darker colours cover the whole image. and then stamp. Cut out the tree leaving a little edge stick to the same colour envelope as the card. and again cut leaving an border.Stick the tree on the card using foam pads. Put a little glitter glue onto the tree to represent Christmas baubles.

Acetate wrap

Take a square card and fold into a gate fold. Using the acetate from the Christmas acetate pack make a wrap. Punch holes into the corners of the front I used my favorite new toy my crop a dile. Set your eyelets and tie a piece of ribbon in to the holes. Finish off with an essentials Christmas tree and message

Cascade Shaker Card

This card is the normal cascade card with a shaker on the front.


1.Take a piece of card and cut to 21cm x 30cm.
2.Mark the card on the right side 6cm from the bottom and cut from the top left to this point.
3.Cover the back and the front panel with paper.
4.Now cover the middle. All the papers should be facing to the front.
5.Decorate as you wish.

For the Christmas shaker
1.Complete steps 1 and 2 and cover the back panel.
2.Cut the paper to fit the front and then cut a piece of acetate from the acetate Christmas pack the same size(the plain is the best)
3.Cut a piece of card for a frame leave a border of 1.25cm
4.Stick the acetate to the back of the frame and then stick foam tape onto the acetate make sure there are no gaps.
5.Remove the foam backing gently sprinkle a little glitter onto the acetate making sure you do not get it onto the foam tape.
6.Place the paper you previously cut onto the foam tape and then stick this to front of the card.
7.Stamp out a candle from the Christmas stamp set. You will need 4 of these cut away areas and decoupage.
8.Colour in with Whispers Brushmarkers and a blender to soften the colour.
9.Stick this to the card slightly over the acetate window Place an essentials Merry Christmas onto the centre panel.
Apply glitter glue to the candle and allow to dry.

Spring card

Another spring card using the textured card stock papers from Naughty and Nice Christmas pack and the limited addition papermania daisy stamp. All coloured in with my Whispers Brushmarker pens.

Poinsetta pocket card

Forgot to say I put a pocket inside the card this I did by cutting from crease to corner off another card and sticking this inside the card along the fold edge and the bottom. I stamped a tag using whispers permenant ink and the tak from one of the Christmas clear stamp sets. I then stamped into the open space my words and coloured them in. Punch a hole out of the top and thread ribbon through.

Dimension poinsetta

This card is lovely. It is made using a square card. I have then cut a piece of card from the 12x12 touch of texture card pack. I have then used a piece of paper from 6x6pack of Christmas Blue paper. This has been finished with a piece of glitter border and the poinsettia dimension stickers that is your cover gift on the magazine.I used 3 flowers and layered them up.


This card is A6 and is using the paper from the 6x6 pack of Winter Time.Rudolf is stamped 4 times and decoupaged using foam pads. He is coloured in with Whispers brushmarker pens and a blender pen to soften the colour. It is all finished of with a piece of gold ribbon. , and of coure a red gem for his nose.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tea bag folding

These are the teabag folded cards we made on Sunday.