Sunday 20 December 2015

Christmas Holidays

Wishing all my Crafting Friends a Happy, Peaceful and safe holiday time.
I may post a piece of work during this time but will be back in full swing in the New Year
Thank you for all your support and kind comments during the year.

Monday 14 December 2015

Masterboards - Workshop cards

Masterboard Technique at Saturday's Workshop

Had a lot of fun as usual at Eileen's Workshop. I produced one A4 Masterboard and made it up into 2 cards shown above.
A great technique with heavy Gesso, Inks, Stamps Stencils and a whole lot more!!


Wednesday 9 December 2015

Water brush Painting

Hero Arts Stamp

Hadn't used this Hero Art stamp for a while so took some time out to use my Distress Inks and water brush for this card. A really simple technique though this is quite a full stamp.
Added a Spellbinders Butterfly ribbin and a frame to finish


Friday 4 December 2015

Stamp Scapes Scene

Pleased with result from the latest Workshop at with Sally at the helm

further details about Workshops at:


Thursday 3 December 2015

Creative Expressions

Embossing Folder and Dies 

Sue Wilson Dies ( Creative Expressions)
  • Hat pin elements
  • Greek Border 
  • San Francisco Dies Californian Collection
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder

Spellbinders Butterfly Die

Flowers from Anna Marie

Tuesday 1 December 2015

It's All White today! Dies

String Flowers and Greek Border Dies from Creative Expression.
I used my Hougie Board to score the design and then used Cosmic Dries White for the pearls at each crossed section



Monday 30 November 2015

Christmas with Lavinia Stamps

Christmas with Lavinia

A simple card with inking and scoring adding the detail. I stamped the three trees and star first and then using a mask added the hill details. Used glue pen and Diamond snow to add the snow and border within the smaller frame. I used a gold pen on one of the outer frames then then the glue pen again with the snow
Too late posting for the Challenge his month


Honey Doo Stamp meets Shaving Foam Technique

Panel Card

Embossed card blank.3 panels made using the shaving foam technique cut and mounted.
 to make three panels. Stamped one panel with the pretty Butterfly border stamp from Honey Doo Stamps
Die cut the foliage.

Sunday 29 November 2015

Just one more

A quick Christmas Card today featuring a free stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine.
Stamped the images onto a hexagonal topper I found in my stash. Embossed background - Creative Expressions
Happy Christmas Stamp from Phill Martins Stamp Collection.
Red flat pearls from my Stash

Saturday 28 November 2015

Creative Expressions Card - Just for You

Daisy Cluster Dies and Ornate oval
Cut frames from Double Pierced Squares and embossed background.
Embossing  Folder Beaded Fanfare Pin Point.  The outer frame was embossed only from the back of the card for an added feature
Multi cut the Daisy Die to stack up for dimension. Cut one of the solid Daisy trio to add colour from under.
Butterfly Stamp from Chocolate Baroque

Thursday 26 November 2015

Christmas is nearly done!

Here are the last of my toppers from Eileen's Workshop
Woodware Snowman and can't believe I used Peels offs!!

Silver Mirri Card, Se Wilson EF and Jewels from my stash

Crealies Faux Stitched Dies, TH Stamp

Good morning all
For Crafters after the compatible Big Shot / Big Shot Plus compatible plates I purchased them from Ebay..Also added other machines which you may find helpful




Tuesday 24 November 2015

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Sue Wilson Die

Here's another Christmas Card I made using Sweet Poppy Stencils and Dies From Sue Wilson
Poinsettia Stencils and the word Christmas from another Stencil which I mounted onto a Die cut shape from a Sue Wilson Set - Caribbean Island St Barts
Cut the poinsettia out and mounted up to make it fuller. Added cuts from the Pine Bough Set for interest. Layered up to complete my card.

Sunday 22 November 2015

Another Workshop card

Here's another card from Eileen's Workshop- slowly but surely  I am working my way through all the topper's we made last weekend! Then I think I am nearly done for Christmas this year

An easy card just stamp and Bling!! Someone ( think it was Bali) suggested using a peel off for the chain. Think it worked well. I knew if I hung onto them for long enough they'd have a use...

Thursday 19 November 2015

Workshop Card Selection

Where has the time gone. Thursday all ready and not had time to complete my toppers from Eileen's Workshop. are the first cards I have finished.

Friday 13 November 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16 Card #2

Awesome Orchids for my Second Challenge card

This is my second card for the current Chocolate Baroque Challenge. I used distress inks to paint the image and made a computer generated sentiment onto the topper.
I embossed a double frame from the inside of the card to give a raised effect. Tonic die for the coloured mat.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Stampscapes Card

#Workshop Card using Stampscapes Stamps

Always an enjoyable Workshop with Sally and this Festive card was a really enjoyable Class
The next Stampscapes Workshop is in December and bookings can be made online at:

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Crealies Guest Designer Card

I made a card base from the outer circle of the Modern Patchwork Set No 1.
I cut elements for the card as shown in the pictures to help.  Adhere the the embossed sections. I used 3 layers for each segment. Position as shown. Die cut the flowers inking through with the colour of your choice. I used Distress Ink Bundles Sage. I used wet adhesive to extend the length of the circles and placed as shown in the picture. Lastly I mounted the flowers as shown.

For the  Patchwork card.. I used the following Crealies products:
Crealies Set of 3 dies no 23
Crealies Duo Dies no 23
Crealies Decorette Die no 11
Crealies Modern Patchwork  Die Set no 1
My own embossing folder and glitter glue

Guest Designer Card for Crealies

My second Card for Crealies

For this card I masked off the mat to leave a wavy section to ink. I used Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick, and Broken China, blending across the colours. I used a black fine liner around using a faux stitch.
I stamped the foliage directly onto the card. I made up 8 Flowers inking them with the same colours as the border and adhered as shown. I added Pearls at the corners to finish. I layered this onto silver mirror card and then onto the card blank as shown
For my second card I used the following Crealies products
Crealies Bits and Pieces no 28
Crealies Set of 3 dies no 17
Distress Inks

Saturday 7 November 2015

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16 - card #1

Awesome Orchids for my First Challenge Card

Stamped the images onto my background, masking off at stages to get the effect I wanted. I used Wink of Stella Pens to colour. Stamped and coloured extra elements so that I could cut and decoupage. Added a sentiment and a frame cut from  from Creative Expressions Dies.
I am entering my card into Challenge 15 at Chocolate Baroque.



Christmas Card again!

Woodware Stamp
Used the lovely Noble Double Pierced Squares for  the various layers and frame. Patterned paper from stash. I stamped the Woodware Strip Stamp of Snowmen and cut one to colour and decoupage onto the red mat.
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Crystal to decorate the Snowman's hat
A nice quick card!

Thursday 5 November 2015


A trio of Crealies Patchwork Dies
Dies are from Sue Wilson's Collections

All quite self explanatory and apologies to those who have seen these all ready! The outer die can make the card base and there are segment dies for you to make up you own layouts or follow the original as on Crealies site.Hope this helps

Octagonal Christmas Card


I used the largest octagon die for the layers and then my Perfect Layers ruler to make a larger base. Had an octagonal box with an acetate front so I made the card to fit the box!
I used the following Dies from Sue Wilson's Festive Collection using Parchment and lightweight card:
Festive Collection Star Sprays                  
A computer Sentiment die cut onto :  

Sunday 1 November 2015

Creative Expressions Cards

Creative Expressions Cards
Today I am sharing three Christmas cards using Sue Wilson's Christmas Dies. They are ideal for batch making and are flat enough for normal postage rates....
Poinsettia Striplet. Background - silver gilding flakes

Poinsettia Dies, Holly spray, Canadian Collection Vancouver Die inner part for the sentiment and the embossing folder is Frosted Stripes

Let it Snow EF, Festive Collection Mini Striplet Die Wise Men, Snowflake die from my own collection or Festive Collection Snowflakes. Sentiment die I think is a Spellbinders..
All cards on a 6" x 6"  deckled edge card base.

Saturday 31 October 2015

My second Power Poppy Card

Creative Expression Dies and a Power Poppy Digi image

Digi image coloured with Wink of Stella Pens
I made a card using the Sue Wilson Noble Dies Pierced Rectangle Set

Thursday 29 October 2015

Power Poppy

Hexagonal Floral Card

I recently found Power Poppy site and love some of their stamps. I actually downloaded this pretty bouquet as a Digi print but Stamps are available. Coloured with Wink of  Stella Pens and matted and layered with hexagonal shapes.
Hexagonal dies from Lifestyle

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Crealies Card

Inks and Crealie's for my Card today

I used the Base of the Crealies Patchwork Die Set to make the card and the cut a layer to fit on the top.
Distress Inks for the background and dried off before stamping the circles with white embossing powder. Added wome water splats to take off some of the colour. Dried off and then stamped the other stamps on.
Cut three Crealies flowers as shown.
I used the following items:
Flower Die Set of 3 no 23
Flower Duo dies no 23,
Bits and Pieces nos 11, 17 and 22.
Fine line black pen for faux stitching

Sunday 25 October 2015

Lavinia Stamps Challenge Card

Lavinia Stamps Challenge #10 card


 I.actually used the Fern Leaf as a Tree and the proud Stag for my winter theme card. Blinged the tree with jewels and added glitter for snow. Distress Inks for the Winter moon and hill shadowing. The holly berries are glittered too

You can see the bling better in this photo...
I am entering my card into the current Lavinia Stamps Challenge...

Saturday 24 October 2015

Crealies Patchwork card with Hero Arts Stamp

Cut Crealies Ptchwork circle base and four "quarters. Grouped the quarters together from the back with low tack tape and turned over. Positioned the stamps to work out design then stamped with Versamark and white EP. Heated to set.
Coloured in with watercolour pens  - more intense in the middle working out to more of a wash round the outer edges

Thursday 22 October 2015

Creative Expression Card

Loving green today!

My design is a variation based on a card I saw Phill Martin make recently.
I used a landscape card blank which I embossed on the front with the  Rambling Fowers Embossing Folder.
I cut a base layer in a green linen card and a light green Adorable Scorable card and then other layers as shown, edging the  top layer with the Mini Gemini ARA I stamped the flowers with the new Filigree Peony Stamp - compatible with the Perfect Peony Complete Petals.  Cut left and right Laurel Leaves
The sentiment topper is from the Canadian - TORONTO set.

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Close up of the Filigree Peony Stamped Flowers.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Hougie Board Stepper Card

Stepper Card with a Woodware Stamp and Snow Border Die form Creative Expressions
 Created a stepper card and adhered  panels at side and along the bottom as shown. Stamped image and cut into a panel. Paper pieced some of the Snowmen.......Matted onto a layer. Before you use adhesive on the stamped panel, cut 2 of the Snow Border from the die set and adhere on the back of the panel and then position in the centre front as shown. There is room at the back to mat and layer die cut and add your sentiment. Alternatively a sentiment could be added on the inside as you like...


Friday 16 October 2015

Creative Expressions Dies

My card today uses Creative Expression Dies
Parchment Flowers and Dies
I cut a mat for the top and embossed only the Configurations Lattice Arched Adornment Die on two sides as shown. Scored frame lines on the other two sides as shown using my Hougie Board.
Stamped and heat embossed with WOW Platinum powder onto 200gsm Parchment paper.. Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens from the back. Added a pull up ribbon bow and made a trail and second small bow as shown. Positioned flowers as shown  and cut a sentiment and frame from the Ornate Oval Set.
Pearls to finish after layering up onto a 7" card base


Wednesday 14 October 2015

Honey Doo Stamp and Creative Expression Sentiment Oval Die

Lots of cutting in my card today!!

Tonic Die used as in my last Blog. Stamped the Honey Doo  Floral Crest Stamp three times using white embossing powder. Twice stamped in the darker and once in the lighter coloured card. Cut stamped images out after heat embossing. Die cut Creative Expression Ornate Oval and made a stack of four for the base and 3 times for the wording...Embossed background to mount the topper on.


Monday 12 October 2015

Creative Expressions and Tonic Dies

A quick card today!
Hello all - it's been a busy week so here is a quick card I made using a Tonic Die for the background - a small square I cut 4 times. Mounted onto Creative Expression double sided adhesive sheet and then a fine glitter pushed through. 
Sentiment base cut twice and stuck together and the sentiment cut twice in the lighter background shadow and once in the darker blue - I used dies from both sets
Layering to complete
Thank you for looking today