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.