30 May 2013


Here I have recycled some old coffee jars,
decorated with fabric, punched papers and
wooden shapes and filled with some sweets.

This makes a great gift!

29 May 2013

This card was made for three nuns who have each served either
60yrs, 50yrs and 25yrs.

I was rather stuck on what to do for this card but in the end I am
rather please with the outcome.

27 May 2013

Hi this is the first card I have made for DT 'Card for Men Challenge 11 - Dad'

This Digi Stamp is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps 

I have coloured this stamp with water pencils and cut the image with
a leaf die by Xcut. The papers and sentiment are by Papermania.
Grass die by Joy Crafts vintage flourishes.
I have used a Kraft card 5 x 7" by Papermania.

Hope you have fun with the challenge!

26 May 2013

House Mouse

These two house mouse cards were made for commissions.
The first one was for a lady who does a lot of
sewing so it was perfect for the occasion.
The image is a house mouse stamp.
Papers are from Papermania.

This is a Craftwork 8 x 8" card blank

This second card is a decoupaged image.

I have used several dies from Marianne range.

25 May 2013

Herb Gifts

Hi, here I have made several items using Jane Shasky's designs.
Not a card, Notebooks and bookmarks.

These bookmarks are laminated, then a hole punched and
satin ribbon tied through.

Herbs R Us

Hello I have made a series of cards all
relating to gardening.
All sentiments are from Papermania tab packs
all images are by Jane Shasky.






22 May 2013

I have some exiting news!!
I have been asked to become a design team
member for 'Cards for Men'
I just hope I can keep up with their
high standards of work.
I also hope (a lot of hope's here) that I can do enough for
them without being a hindrance as we are now in full
flow with our vintage rallies and will be showing next
week at the Royal Bath & West then a quick
turnaround to West Bay Rally all go around here and
 in the middle of this do my day job and hopefully
fit in some me time and craft.
Anyway there is an old saying if you want a job done ask a busy person!

Home to Nest

Hi everyone some more pictures for you.
I have made three different cards here using Lucy Cromwell's
 range Home to Nest by Papermania.
This range is great for both male and female cards.
The papers and decoupage are from the Ultimate pack
all I have added is some card to mat and layer onto,
some buttons and ribbon.
This is a side gate fold card, and the gate fold
has got a mat and layer with ribbon tied into
a knot for added interest.

This is a DL card that I have cut a window
aperture in so the bird box decoupage stands out
and the papers within are on show.
This DL Card has the bird boxes standing proud
showing the brilliant paper within.

I just love Lucy Cromwell's work.

14 May 2013

Out of control 'Country Calamity'

These cards are a commission for a family
friend who loves the country and
horse riding - but not always very successfully.

I have used several different stamps from
 various manufactures to make up this scene.

I cut two pieces of white card approx half
 an inch smaller than the than the stepper card 
once mat and layered on to kraft cases stock.

The white card was then coloured with 
three different distress inks to create a 
coloured background. I then stamped my 
scenes and water coloured these.

I had great fun putting these together.

Please leave a comment - Thank You.

8 May 2013

The Old Tractor

Here is four cards made with the same digi
stamp image, but using different colours on
the image.
I have mixed various papers from my crafting
stash. The images have been cut using
Xcut dies which always produce a clean cut.
For the corners I have used Woodware invert
corner punch which is a staple in my crafting.

For this last card I have used an embossing
folder on the first mat and layer and then
lined the image up and embossed this separately.
I embossed the two pieces separately as I have
raised the tractor image off the card to give some depth.
I am really please with the overall effect.

2 May 2013

Speed is the name of the game

Five cards for speed lovers!
I have used cogs, brads and some papers from the Papermania
Chronology range.  Papers, washi tape, and tags from the
Papermania All Aboard range.




These are all decoupage images which I have had made
up for a long time maybe a year, so no rush there then!

1 May 2013

Spring is in the air?

Oh Nitwit images are great for me as they are
such fun.
This is a 6" x 6" white card, Mat and layered.
Boofle fabric paper mat and layered onto spotty
paper and machine sewn together, scallop circle silver
mirri card behind. I have used Nitwit sheep and cut
the collie dog from Remember When decoupage papers.
LOTV sentiment stamped onto kraft card.