Saturday, 30 June 2012

Listen to that music

A simple offering this morning am using up my wellington die cut decoupage pack there is so much in there. Again I used 3D gloss and a couple of buttons from boofle.

Friday, 29 June 2012

So let's see if I can load pictures and words today shall we
The card I have for you today is a Lucy Cromwell Venetian easel. I teamed it with textured and mirror card some gems and a little ribbon

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Happy 18th Andrew

I was asked to make an 18th birthday card for my Aunties Grandson so decided to make a venetian easel card. I used some of the decoupage from the wellington range added a bit of 3D gloss and some buttons. I had to make sure she realised it would have to be posted at the post office as I never make a card that would get away with a 60p stamp. You can find the instructions for this fold on Joanna Sheens website thanks for the inspiration Sheila Weaver.
Has it worked this time??

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Another Lucy Cromwell

A quick one today as I am off to the dentist ahhhhh hate dentists and this is for an extraction or 2.

This little card was made using acetate folded into a square card. I stuck Lucy Cromwells double sided paper to the inside of the card and then stuck a decoupage topper to the front so there is no DST showing. Finished off with a sentiment.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A variation of a dutch fold card. this was made using Wellington papers and toppers. I used the designer die cut pack as a template aand trimmed with ribbons and embossed cardstock stickers.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Tower box

Have been having a little play to see how easy these are to make and it was very easy. I used a sheet of textured A4 I cut it 9cm high and scoresthe lenghth  at 7cm increments. The little bit on the end I punch a fancy border. I then cut the square cards into 4 11cm squares. Then I scored a 2cm border. snip into the corders and  make into little boxes.These are then stuck onto each section starting on the left and making sure they side on top of each other.I then made another little box from the textured card I punch one section of border on each side before making up. Finish off with a a small square of cream and again punch the edge and stick on the top decorate with Lucy Cromwell products.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Back with vengence

So I'm back and ready for action. Don't let the ....... get you down. Most tools replaced just my CDs to go I still don't under stand why they took my Il divo, Osmonds, James Blunt and Take That surely they can sell those!!

This card was made for my daughters, best mates, mums wedding.It was a lovely day and the rain stayed off until late evening.

All the bits were taken from the Lucy cromwell range  I added some textured card stock, gems and ribbon. the edge was punched with a border punch (flower doily) The sentiments were the ocassions range. The green section under the congratulations was cut using the designer die cut as a template.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Sorry for not posting yesterday things didn't go to plan to be honest not sure when I will be posting as I had my car broken into and all my tools were taken so until I can replace them and get back my mojo as it has gone with them I will be missing. I will be demoing at The Range Winchester road Southampton on Saturday 23rd so I hope the inspiration is short lived.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

No Cards today

Happy Sunday and a Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there. As the title says no cards today as I need to get and take some more photos. As it's Sunday it must be a  BBQ. I am sure my hubby  is part oz as we have a BBQ every Sunday from the end of March till the beginning of October regardless of the weather. So off to buy some bits for that this morning and as the sun is out I will sort out those photos. Be back tomorrow.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

So it's been almost a week since I started this daily blogging doesn't take as long as I thought. And it makes me do a proper write up straight away.
Today's offering is a dutch fold card with wellington papers and topper. The card blank is a stepper card cut down. The edge of the flap was cut using the designer die cuts as a template. I finished it off with 3D gloss on the boots.
I am sure you will be seeing this fold a lot over the next few weeks check out my other blog as I have put another variation on there as well.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Lucy Cromwell

Good morning more rain today and already the wind is blowing a hoolie. So a good day for staying in and crafting.
The offering for today is a Lucy Cromwell water coloured card. The photo doesn't do it justice so hopefully my description will make sense.
Cut a piece of pale pink a little bit smaller than the card blank. Cut a piece of darker pink slightly smaller again. With the large circle die cut an aperture and a tag from the dark pink. With a smaller scallop circle cut a circle in the pale pink so it sits inside the dark pink. Stamp the image and watercolour. Die cut with a small circle that will sit inside the scallop. Stamp the sentiment on to a piece of card. Tie the two pieces of pink together on the edge. Stick the sentiment behind the tag aperture. Stick the pale pink with DST and stick the dark pink with Foam tape. Stick the image inside the scallop with foam tape. Finish off with gems and a little Anita's 3D gloss on the vase.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Tea bag folding

What beautiful colours these papers are from Forever friends new arrivals and are double sided and a very heavy paper. I will be posting the instructions for this one as soon as the weather improves and I can do a photo tutorial in the garden.
Watch this space.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lucy Cromwell

So here I am talking to myself again!!! If you are reading this please leave a comment just so I know your out there.

This is another card from Saturday again it's kraft card and Lucy Cromwell this time.
Fold the front of the card in half. Distress the edge of the card.
Take the large scalloped heart and place on the front of the card so the centre of the heart runs down the fold line.
You are only going to die cut the heart on the half nearest to the open edge. To do this you place the section of the die that needs cutting inbetween the plates and onto the multi purpose platform and pass through the big shot. Any part of the die that isn't between the plates won't cut.
Cut and emboss another heart and distress the embossing. Stick this over the cut area.
Decoupage a Lucy cromwell image and stick to the card.
Die cut some flowers from Lucy Cromwell papers and shape. Place these onto the side of the heart.
Finish off with a sentiment.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wellington Fathers day

What a busy time was planning on posting everyday but have been very busy again still here is the next installment.
I love kraft card as you know and it works really well with wellington. Here I teamed it up with a simple stamped background an off cut of paper which I scalloped with my dies. I then stamped and watercoloured the little girl, cut her out and using foam tape placed her on the card. A simple card which could go through the post!!! on a 60p stamp very rare for me.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

die cutting

So you all know how much I love my big shot so it's always great to show someone new just what it can do.
So this is a variation on a previous card. I die cut a card blank from kraft card leaving a little of the die hanging off the edge of the fold. I then cut 2 further large hearts one of which I cut into a frame. I then embossed the frame to add some texture. This was sat onto the heart using foam pads. I cut and shaped several flowers and stuck them into the frame. I then made the card blank into an easel and put the frame onto it. Finished off with a couple of Lucy Cromwell sentiments and a Lincoln linen button.