Apple Blossum

Good evening everyone
I hope you have had a fabulous day.

My post today is a card I made using the beautiful
'Apple Blossom' die that was a free gift in
'Die-Cutting Essentials' magazine Issue 33

The die has two parts, the main die and a outline die.
I used the main die to cut two pieces from Crafter's Companion
'Snow White Ventura Pearl silver card' stock, then I used the outline die on a piece of Sunrise 'Hunkydory Adorable Scorable' card,
Positions my two main die cuts and placed the die in position at the bottom for my second cut, I then done exactly the same but using the yellow card I had
just cut to line up my outline die onto 
the Ventura Pearl Silver card using the gold one as a guide and then
finally, I used the silver one as a guide to cut into my base card at the bottom only.
I assembled all the layers using 3d foam tape.
I added a sparkly white ribbon and bow, wired beads and faux roses to finish.
The sentiment I made using the 'Happy Birthday' die by Die'sire'

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thank you for visiting, enjoy the rest of your evening

For Mum...

Good evening all
I hope you have had a lovely day.

My post for today is a 
Mother's Day card

I made it using
Hunkydory Adorable Scoreable, shabby chic 
paper (flowers) from my stash, glitter gems, 
pearl heart gems and
Rangers inks.

I hope you like it

Butterflies, With Love ...

Good afternoon all
I hope you are enjoying your day so far.
My post today is a card I sat and made yesterday...

To create this I used
Die'sire Edge'ables 'Jardin' die - I cut 4 of these and inked them using Ranger Distress Inks 'Victorian Velvet' and 'Seedless Preserves'.
Die'sire Create a Card Metal Die - 'Butterfly Easel' - I cut 3 of the large dies, inked 2 with Distress Ink, ''Seedless Preserves' and cut 1 of the smaller ones.
I cut the beautiful butterfly die from adorable scoreable card and also the single butterfly that comes with the set.  I went round all the edges etc with the 'Seedless Preserves' ink.
For the roses I used one of the gorgeous 
Die'sire Classified Quilling dies,
The leaves and swirls was cut from white card, which I inked the edges, and lavender mirror, using, also from the Quilling dies range,
The 'With Love' dies is from Sara's Flutterby collection

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thanks for visiting
Enjoy the rest of your day

Love ...

Good afternoon all
Happy St.Valentine's Day
I hope you are enjoying you day so far.
My post today is the Valentines card I made for my better half, he loved it i'm glad to say lol

I created it by first measuring out a piece of white Adorable Scorable card stock, die cut a square out of card using the small square from a Crafters Companion tag die set that came with my Gemini, I embossed the large piece. The small cut out square I mat and layered onto gold mirri card after first cutting out a heart, at an angel, with the beautiful 'La Rue Heart' from Memory Box, I cut another of the hearts out and using the die as a template I cut out a heart out of  red Adorable Scorable to attach the second heart to.
I took a piece of red Adorable Scorable card and die cut with the larger square from the tag die set and mat and layered that onto gold mirri.
I mat and layered the embossed card onto some red Adorable Scorable and then, using 3d tape, attached the two mat and layered squares at angles.
I glued the one heart in the hole it was cut from and attached the other heart on the red card on top at an angel.
I added red ribbon, red ribbon roses, leaf and swirl die cuts from gold mirri using the Die'sire 'Quilling Flower Dies - Assorted Leaves'.
The 'Love' die is also from Crafters Companion from Sara's Black & Gold collection.

I hope you like it
Thanks for visiting today

Happy Easter - Sarah Kay

Good evening everyone
I hope you are having a lovely day.
My make for today is an Easter card

I made it using the tare technique because I think it really suits these kind of images, Sarah Kay, which I coloured using Pro Markers.
I basically sorted through my paper bits box and sorted different pieces, patterned, plain, vellum and some white card.
I decided what I was going to use and where I was going to put it and just tore all the edges into the rough shapes that I wanted, I inked the edges with distress inks and just stuck it all together which double sided tape and some foam pads.
I added faux roses and gems and swirl die cuts, Memory Box, to finish.
I hope you like it
Thank you for visiting
enjoy the rest of your day

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon everyone
I hope you are enjoying your day so far

A quick post from me today
A simple Birthday card

I used a Kanban topper for this, mat and layered with Hunkydory rainbow mirror card onto black card, I used black line peel offs to edge.
The background card is also by Kanban, mat and layered onto black card then rainbow mirror card, again, I used black line peel offs to edge.
The border I made with a EK Success punch, I added the sentiments and finished it with gunmetal faux studs.

Thanks for visiting
enjoy the rest of your day

With Love ...

Good evening fellow crafter's
I hope you have had a wonderful day.
A quick post from me this evening again, this is a card I made today
I had a play with my distress inks and oxide inks and come up with the background in the centre of my card, I then embossed it using a Crafter's Companion 3d embossing folder.

Dies used
Sue Wilson die - Backgrounds - Swirly Vine
Memory Box - Madera Corner
Crafters Companion - Scattered Butterflies ( With Love )
Britania - small Poinsettia ( cut into 3 for leaves )
I inked a oval board for the tag and attached the 'With Love', added webbing,
Wired beads and faux roses to finish.
I hope you like it
Thanks for visiting
Enjoy your evening

Heart Padlock

Good evening everyone, I hope you
are enjoying your Friday.

My post today is a quick valentine card using one
of my own designs, the digital stamp
'Heart Padlock'
You can find this stamp and more of my designs 'HERE' at

I printed it out onto super smooth paper and coloured
using Pro Markers.
I then just cut it out and using 3d foam pads I attached to the card, which I made just by simply mat and layering red and white card.
I have just done a simple design to show you the stamp, you can do so much with this image and it's one on my favourites.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can visit me at 
to see more of my designs.

Enjoy your evening

Vintage Cars

Evening everyone
I hope you have had a great day
A quick post from me before I go and get some dinner.
Today's make is a Happy Birthday card.
I created it using papers from the
'A Proper Gentleman Collection'

I also used
Black and cream card from my stash,
Tea Die Distress Ink,
Peel offs ( I couldn't find my 'Brother' stamp lol )
and black faux gems.

I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today,
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Rustic Poppy

Good evening everyone
I hope you all have had a fantastic day. I've been busy with housework today but managed some crafting.
I made this card using the beautiful
Crafty Individals

I randomly stamped onto a square piece of white card using the poppy stamp and Victorian Velvet Ranger Distress ink, I distressed the edges with the Victorian Velvet and Tea Die ink and curled the corners.
For the topper I just stamped the image with Victorian Velvet and distressed the edges the same as the background.
For the borders I tore two strips of white card, stamped randomly with Victorian Velvet and then stamped them with a  Lace stamp by Kaiser craft with the Tea Die distress ink, distressed the edge and curled the ends.
Added the sentiment which I stamped, a paper flower, raffia bow and a button.
I hope you like it, it was quite fun to create.

Thanks for visiting
Enjoy your evening

Happy Birthday John

Good evening everyone
I hope you have a fabulous day.

My post today is a Happy Birthday card for a very 
special gentleman, my Father in Law
It is his Birthday today but sadly he is still in hospital, hopefully he will be home soon though.
Happy Birthday John

I love this topper, I have had it for ages, I think I just wanted to keep it really because I like so much lol, for the life of me I can't think what company they came from but it was possibly Kanban.
I mat and layered cream Adorable Scoreable card with card mirror for the first layer.  The second layer I used a edging die by Sue Wilson to cut the cream card and edged the gold mirror and mat and layered, I attached this using 3D Foam tape. The third layer I scored two lines, one either side of where the topper was going, on the cream card them mat and layered onto the mirror, I attached then with foam tape.
I added the topper and for the sentiment I simply stamped and heat embossed in gold onto cream card and layered onto gold mirror.
Added good coloured faux gems to finish.

I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today,
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Get Well Soon

Good afternoon everyone
A quick post from me today
I wanted to share a Get Well Soon card with you that I made for my Aunt
I had short notice to make it but I hope she loves it.

The topper is from the 'Vintage Tapestry' collection by Kanban,
The border die is the Die'sire 'Jardin' by Crafter's Companion,
I also used part of a Tonic die set for the sentiment, Memory Box swirl die and a leaf die.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Life's Treasures

Good afternoon everyone
Well, my first post of 2018, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year
My card today is a 7"x7" card
I used the beautiful
Holly Hobbie 'Life's Treasures'
stamp by
'Crafter Companion'

Unused the tare technique on this card because I thought it went with the image, I also distressed the edges with Walnut distress ink by Ranger.
I embossed one of the squares of card and sanded to show the white core.
The swirls are a Memory box die and I die cut the flowers and added faux gems.
I coloured the image using the following
Pro Markers
Yellow, Sunflower, Amber, Vanilla, Pastel Yellow, Dusky Pink,
Putty, Ginger, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan,
Caramel and Cool Grey 2.

Thank you for visiting

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Good afternoon everyone
I hope you are enjoying your day and are all ready for Christmas

My last post of the year is a Christmas card made using
'Pretty Poinsettis's topper from the
Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection

I simply mat and layered with card mirror, die cut the circular border behind the topper using a Spellbinders die and added a bow.
I enjoyed making this one and I am quite pleased with it.
I made a quick box for it as it was too layered for an envelope.

Thank you so much for visiting today
Thank you for all for visiting, following and all your lovely comments over the last year
Have a very Merry Christmas
and all the best for the New Year

Christmas Rustic Candle Holders

Good evening everyone
I hope you have had a joyful day.
My crafty make for you today are these glittered glass candle holders,
The glass jars are from two candles that I bought a while ago, once the candles were no more I cleaned them, making sure all the wax had gone and put them to one side, I always keep any glass jars.

First of all I masked off the edges of the jars, top and bottom, just around the rims, I just used sellotape. This can be a bit fiddly but it's worth taking time over.
I smoothed over PVA glue using a sponge then sprinkled with red glitter, tapped well to get off excess.  I lightly sprayed with sealant spray, this stops the glitter coming off, and put to one side.
I made two raffia ribbons and made two raffia bows, I made the holly leaves by using a punch on green card, shaped them and dipped them in clear UTEE in my melt pot.
I used a sprig of fern and with my glue gun I attached the raffia bow, the holly leaves, three faux berries and a glittered larch come.
Using a glue gun I added the raffia ribbon around the top of the jars and added the bow embellishment where the join was.
To finish it off I used white Flowersoft for snow, around the top of the jars and bits on the embellishment, basically where snow would land.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you like my candle holders,
enjoy the rest of your evening.