3 October 2012

Circular Stepper Card

This card was made from using a piece heavy weight white card stock.
21cm circle cut and three folds made to the right side to make it a
stepper card.  (I had many attempts at this to get the card to rock
as well as stand correctly)  I show how to make this in my demo's
if you would like the measurement I can give you these just email.

The card is then covered with Tulip backing papers edged with
light green ink and faux stitching.

The main image is a piece of acetate which has been stamped
 in black ink with the Home Sentiment 6 x 6" stamp then
embossed using Papermania embossing powders. 
Metallic blue acrylic paint applied to the back and put onto a
piece of white card cut the same shape and size.
This is then attached to a piece of red textured card stock.

Two large bloomers with their edges inked an Anita Glitteration
sticker placed in the centre with a Boofle bow. 
Holly leaves die cut with Xcut die and Boofle backing papers. 
Tulip topper and sentiment added to the steps and clear gems to finish.

2 October 2012

Anniversary Card

This picture does not do this card justice.
I have used a 6 x 6" white card blank, mat and layered
stripped papers (old stock) as my base.
I used an Xcut border die on Lucy Cromwell pink paper
toward the bottom. I then used an Xcut emboss and
cut die on light green paper backed onto lilac
card so the cutouts would show through and ribbon
tied in the corner.  I decoupaged a flower for the
centre and added a foliage flourish to the right.
I mat and layered a sentiment and two brads on opposing
corners of the main image to finish.

25 September 2012

Telescopic Card/Decoration

Green card cut using scalloped circle Xcut nesting dies.
Boofle Christmas papers cut using Xcut circle die and
edges inked using Artiste dye ink.

Boofle card stickers used to remain flat, so the circles
will turn without a hitch.  Boofle ribbon and sentiment to
finish.  The large circle is backed with white card and a
sentiment stamped with space left to write on. A piece of
narrow ribbon attachedto the top layer, so the
card/decoration can hang.

23 September 2012

Herb Cards with Bookmarks

These cards and bookmarks have been made to
compliment the wooden plaques made earlier. 

All image have come from Jane Shasky CD
which is brilliant.

All these cards are made using white card stock
to give a finished card size of 6" X 6"

Bookmarks also come from the CD

17 September 2012

Various Christmas Cards

Moments of Faith decoupage range on to Christmas
Tidings (Papermania) music paper mat and layered
on to gold mirri card. Boofle holly ribbon and bow.

Tulip card kit, not all decoupage was used on this one
card as a further card was made similar to this one.

Tulip decoupaged card topper and Tulip papers mat
and layered onto Papermania textured card stock.
Boofle ribbon and bow, Spellbinders die used on this.


Strictly Christmas Party range decoupage layered
onto vellum.  Green bloom cut to cover corner
adhesive and Papermania tag sentiment with  red gems.

Michael Powell tall card kit with extra christmas trees
cut out from the packaging to add to the effect.

16 September 2012

4 x 4" Christmas Cards

These cards are made using Papermania 4 x 4" white card blanks.
Gold mirri card, embossed with snowflakes.

Red textured card stock cut with Xcut die and Tulip paper
again cut with a Xcut die and edges inked with
Artiste green dye ink and Tulip topper and sentiment.
Home for Christmas ribbon.

Moments of Faith Christmas decoupage and Boofle
Christmas ribbons.

Boofle Christmas papers cut using Spellbinders die.
Images from left over Michael Powell tall Christmas card kit.

15 September 2012

Wellington Collection

The Wellington Bear Collection.
This is just a great collection you cannot fail to
make a great card from this range and male cards at that.

Papermania stepper card blank, and Wellington
papers from the Ultimate pack.  Buttons are from
Papermania linen range.
5 x 7" white card blank, Wellington papers mat and layered
onto black card stock.  Pearl brads from Papermania, white gel
pen to add faux stitching and a piece of spotted organza ribbon.

14 September 2012

Silhouette Stamping Cards

I had great fun making these very simple
 but effective silhouette stamped cards.

Katy Sue backing papers mat and layered onto
black card stock for added effect.

These cards can be made for male and female recipients.

Great for any occasion.

All card blanks are white pearlescent 5 X 7"

Maze Book 2

Hi all another Maze Book.

This book was made using Happy Days fabric paper to cover the front
and Happy Days 12 x 12 scrapbook paper for the pages.
Garden twin on old tags found in my stash and Boofle

Journal notes and embellishments are also from the
Happy Days collection.

13 September 2012

Holiday ideas

Not a great picture for some reason??

This first card is from Imag-e-nation range
The whole image came from one of their A4 papers
I have only added some mat and layers on to a
6 x 6" white card blank.

This second card is a 6 x 6 white card made into an
easel card.  Terracotta card for mat and layering, Wellington
papers (for you & Wellingtons) and the sentiment with added twine.
The image is a digi stamp coloured with promarkers and cut
out with a Spellbinder oval die.  The stopper is Xcut
bookplate die and two grey gems.

12 September 2012


These birdhouses were a collaboration with dad, he made the wooden boxes starting with the top pictures here showing the smallest ones. 

Four in all were made with blue tits and wrens featuring as the main bird on the front and differing designs up the sides, alone with different coloured roofs.
This next four pictures are showing the medium size bird houses.
The sides show a countryside theme some are of a farm and some of a corn mill
with horses etc., the opening side has a birdhouse bunting and trees


This is the largest bird house which also incorporates a bug box (ready made food source).
There is various stamped scenes on this box as there is more space to work with.



I have used water colour paints and sealer on these boxes as you cannot
use any oil based products or wood preservatives on birdhouses as this
can kill the birds if eaten.

Country Companions Easel Card

Stamped image coloured with water colours,
Xcut scalloped circle die then cut with a knife in
three places backed onto Lucy Cromwell papers.
Me to You sentiment, Xcut leaf and flower dies and ribbon
All paper edges have been inked and three gems
to act as a stopper.

11 September 2012

Stamped scenes

If I am honest doing this type of stamping whereby
you make a scene is one of my favourite pastimes,
you just let your imagination run riot and of course
this does also get thwarted if you do not or cannot
find a stamp which you require.

The first card uses six different stamps and the masking
technique has been used to the full.

The colouring has been done using mainly
Promarkers and Distress water colours.

The fence was made using an old Sizzix die
coloured with inks and partly folded around
the mat and layered frame so it would open.

Again six stamps were used.

Seven stamps for this one.

I hope some of the images give inspiration as I am sure
the written words are just drivel, I am not the best at this.

Enamelled Tag

This tag was great fun and made to go onto a
paper bag as an embellishment.

The tag was stamped on both sides,
and water coloured.

Peter Rabbit - great stamps these and easy
to colour. 

Once the tag was completely dry I sprayed with
clear enamel.

Paper Ribbon Wreath

As the title suggests this wreath is made using
strips of paper folded in half (Loops) and
adhered to the ring until it is completed covered.

I attached onto a piece of fine ribbon the gold bow and bell
to add further interest.

This project is more time consuming rather than difficult.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Well it has been sometime since my last blog
where does all the time go!

I have managed to squeeze in the time to make this
anniversary card which was a commission.

I started with an 8 X 8 Card blank shaped and covered
it with a double sided paper which I had forgot I
even had in the depths of my stash.  I then printed
the sentiment on to cream textured card and cut out
using Marianne dies.

I also used sizzix flourishes in the same papers to lay under
the flowers to give it that something!!

I put together paper flowers and embellished in
gold leaf paint here and there and adhered the whole
spray onto the card with silicone.

In the depths of may stash I found a glittered 50
number and three gold gems, way to go!!

The insert is also printed in the same cream textured
paper to keep the theme throughout.

23 August 2012

Wreath 1

This wreath is quite small as I did not have
a 12" foam ring to hand so had to make do
with a 5" one which was ok apart from the
fact everything has to be scaled down as

Flowers do become quite fiddly being so small but
achievable.  Clear crystal gems add to the overall effect
by giving more one side than the other to offset the
whole thing.

I used a snowflake punch paper to the centre of the flowers
to add a bit more of a christmas feel.

9 August 2012

Herb Notepad/plaque

With this plaque I have filled the recess with a
printed notepaper bound together at the top
(hope this works) 
with a gardening theme, which was
made using my home computer.

The plaque has been painted with a blue
crackle paint which does not show well
in this picture.

The dremel drill came out to drill the two holes
for the twine (managed it again).

This makes a nice gift for any garden

8 August 2012

Wooden plaques with canvas inlay

Hi everyone,
I am still playing with wood.

I have made three plaques with a printed canvas inlay
and cut out individual pictures for the frame. 

I firstly painted the plain wooden plaque's  which my father
had made (good old dad).

The title of either 'Herbs' or 'Garden' I covered in
glaze to make it stand out more.  I then used my
drill (yes I can just about use my dremel) to drill two
holes for the twine to thread into.

These look really good in the flesh!

7 August 2012

Purple Note Book

Another variation on a theme A5 note book
 covered using items from the Strictly Party ultimate pack.

More details can be found under Pink Note Book