Sunday, 28 September 2008


These are my youngest two's birthday cards Oliver was 17 on the 20th and Maisie is 10 today Stacey is 20 on Wednesday so it's a very busy time.
Oliver's had a pocket in so we could put in a cheque for his driving test. Wow is that expensive.The picture is from the forever friends him range and the letters are stamped with the new curly clear stamps, coloured in and then covered with Anita's 3d gloss. Happy Birthday was stamped using the trimcraft 99p alphabet stamps.
Maisie's card is again using forever friends and Anita's 3d gloss.
the last card is made using trimcraft fantasy stamps and docraft chalks for the corners finished off with gems. The image was from the docraft image swap and coloured with you guessed it whispers pens and a derwent water brush. This is layered onto paper and card and is then made into a flap on the card underneath I stamped Happy Birthday.

Saturday, 27 September 2008


WOW what a fantastic day I have met Anthony of Dufex decoupage fame. What a lovely guy. I also met Denise from Dufex who was also really lovely. Have picked up lots of ideas so I will be putting these into my cards ASAP.
For those of you fortunate to come along I hope you had a great day. For those of you who didn't I will try and do some samples next week for you to see.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


I have been playing which is unusual for me as normally my cards are either samples or demo cards.

This card was entered into a Card of the month comp and was coloured with whispers and high lighted with sakura pens. The pick backing is tissue paper layered using Anita's tacky glue watered down and then highlighted with chalks and silver pigment ink.

This card is a funky kits sugar Nellie stamp again coloured with my whispers pens.

This card uses the forever friends stamp and is coloured with whispers pens and a blender pen. I have use a little bit of white stretchy stocking to make a cast for his arm as the little girl it's for has broken her arm and is having a full cast put on on her birthday.

I did have fun watch this space as I will be loading my children's birthday cards soon.

Sunday, 14 September 2008


This card is great for all occasions and can be made from
either an A6, a square card or a triangle card.

1.Firstly measure 1.5cm in from the edge of the card around all 4 sided (if you are making a triangle card its 1cm and only 3 sides!!)
2.Cut out this square to make a window save the piece of card you have removed.
3.Cut .5cm from each side of the saved square.
4.Score 1cm around all sides were the lines cross in the corners score from the cross over to the point of the card.
5.Crease and fold these lines and pinch the corners this form the pillow.
6.Cut 6 pieces of foam tape and layer up into 2 piles of 3. Stick these to the back of the pillow.
7.Cut a piece of paper a little smaller than the card size and stick to the inside of the window. Stick the pillow onto the paper.
8.Use outline stickers to trim around the edges.
9.Decorate as you wish.


This proved to be very popular yesterday so here are the instructions.
This card is made using an A6 card on landscape. And the front of a second card cut to the same length and 5cm deep

1. Place a mark on the top of the card 2.5cm in from the right and repeat on the left.
2.Cut from this mark to the corresponding corner.
3.Stick a sheet of 6x6 paper to the front of the card making sure it is flush with the top of the card.
4.Trim of the spare paper and save.
5.Score 1cm down from the top on the front and the back.
6.Cut the flap section to the same shape as the card top and round of the corners.
7.Score down 1cm from the top of the flap and stick to the card.
8.Punch a 1/8th hole on the crease of the card 3.5cm from both ends of the card.
9.Thread the ribbon through the 1/8th hole and use a small piece of double-sided tape to hold the ribbon in place punch a, 3/16th holes 2.5cm from the edge, and 1cm down along this section.
10.Set your eyelets through both the front and the back of your card this will hold the ribbon in place.
11.Decorate the card to suit the occasion.

Saturday, 13 September 2008


What a day floods and tornado's could not stop the demo at the range today. It was great to see so may people. I thing 14 sitting is a bit of a record but I am game lets try and beat it. I am sorry if you came in and felt a little over whelmed. I have loaded up the samples, and I will take some photos of the cards I made today on Tuesday.
I will also load on the instructions for the cards that are new designs. So watch this space.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


It's arrived I have been unpacking the forever friends stamps today. Thank you Julie for your help. They are so cute I just had to take some pictures for you to see. They are priced at £2.99-£5.99 for the single stamp and there are 19 to choose from one of my favorite is the DIY stamp. There are 2 packs of 3 stamps for £9.99. The papers have arrived as well and they are £3.99 there are 6 designs and they are in 6x6 for 50 sheets the boys pack is really great for those difficult men's cards.
The corner rounder has also arrived and gives a nice neat corner with no hangy bits, as asked by a customer earlier in the week. The new xcut punches are also in. Love the flower pot and the ribbon punch.
Unfortunately the DIY card packs have not arrived yet so check back again next week.