Hi to all fellow crafters'

I have only recently started to blog more seriously than I did previously, hope you like what you see. :) If you would like more information on a particular project please ask and I will see what I can do. I have now started doing challenges, I will hopefully be doing one every month. To go direct to my challenges please click on the link from the right. Hope you can join in I would love to see your creations. x

PLEASE NOTE that new challenges, winners and previous winners can now be found at the top of the page.


Saturday 25 May 2013


Another new challenge over on MTTC, the theme this week is a 'Sketch' to follow.

I chose to do my card black and white and is a 6x6 card. My first layer is black card, which is placed onto my base card leaving a small border. My second layer I trimmed slightly smaller that the first and stamped it randomly with a musical note stamp and placed this onto my card. I then made my next two layers, each smaller than the previous layer. I created a smaller layer from black card and a smaller piece of white card on which I stamped using the musical note stamp, this is then placed onto my card. My border across the middle is black card layered with white card. The main image I made using two dies, the white layer I stamped my drums image then layered the black die shape on top. To finish I added star, gems and a sentiment.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated. x

Thursday 23 May 2013

Graphic 45

I have some exciting news, I have been chosen to join the Shernocky Crafts design team. I am really thrilled to be asked, so a big thank you to Shirley.

My first DT sample is a 6x6 card.

I made a matt from gold card and cut it slightly smaller than my base card. My next layer was a black card matt which is a little smaller than the gold matt. I then made two smaller mats, again slightly smaller than each other. I took a piece of the Graphic 45 design paper and layered it onto cream card matching the base and placed this onto the other layers on the base card. I chose one of the pictures the Graphic 45 papers and matt onto black and then gold card, I placed this topper onto foam pads and put it onto the card. To finish I used a piece of ribbon and placed it onto black card, I put 3 of the brads in place and tied a knot from the ribbon and put it into place.

Products used

8 x8 Graphic 45 birdsong papers (supplied by shernocky crafts)
Hobby house ribbon (supplied by shernocky crafts)
Hobby house pearl brads (supplied by shernocky crafts)
Crafters companion tape runner (supplied by shernocky crafts)
6 x 6 card
Gold, cream and black cardstock
Foam pads

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Gift bag

Hi everyone, I was at a loose end yesterday morning so decided to have a go at decorating a bag.

For this I measured the size of the bag and cut a piece of white card so it fits leaving a small border, inking the edges before putting onto the bag. After trimming a decorative paper I inked the edges and placed this on my first layer. I chose contrasting decorative papers to make the borders running across the bag, again inking the edges before placing onto my previous layer. I then made a topper from another piece of decorative paper, matting it onto pearlised card. I added a tag with a sentiment, which I threaded ribbon through to attach to my topper. I used foam pads to attach the topper to give a little more dimension. I added flowers, card candi and a die cut butterfly to finish.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated. x

Saturday 18 May 2013

Ice cold

My time to craft blog challenge this week is 'Christmas in May' Please pop over and take a look and join in the fun. My DT sample is an A5 base, using holographic silver card as my first layer leaving a small border. I then used a backing paper, again leaving a small border. My next layer is in 3 sections, the two outer sections are embossed with a snowflake folder and the middle section a dotty embossing folder. I stuck them altogether using a small piece of paper on the back crossing over the joins. I then inked around the edges and placed this as my next layer. I cut out one shape in holographic card the other in white after printing my digi image. I then added silver stars and a sentiment.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are apprceiated x

Saturday 11 May 2013

Let's see the inside

Show us the inside of your card is the theme for this weeks challenge over on MTTC The card I posted a little while ago click here to view. I decided as part of the inside was already done I would finish it off for my DT sample. I simple pieced in a section of card next to the one that has the black corners on, I then placed a piece of ribbon matching the one on the front to hide the join. I used the same card and dotty embossing folder on the left of the card to match, finishing with a peel off sentiment.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated x

Thursday 9 May 2013

Pink and blue

My post for today is my first DT sample for Emma's Cards Uk blog challenge. The theme is 'Pink and Blue' and I chose pastel colours to use.

My base card is 8 x8 to which I added a slightly smaller piece of pink centura card. I then embossed a piece of white card which is smaller than the first layer creating a border. I inked the edges with ink before layering it onto my card. I then used the decorative labels die to cut out a large blue and small white shape. I used the scallop circle to cut out a pink shape and white card to cut a small circle. The small labels shape I inked the edges pink and the small circle I inked with blue. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto the small white circle. I then punched my border and layered this onto a piece of pink centura card and attached pink ribbon and then made and added the bow. I placed this onto my card then added my die shapes and to finish I added gems.

Products used
8 x8 card
Pink and blue centura card
White card
Tim Holtz Tumbled glass and spun sugar distress inks
Embossalicious roses folder
Spellbinders decorative labels one, scalloped circle and circle die.
Martha Stewart punch for border.
Verse stamp, silver embossing powder ribbon and gems

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated x

Saturday 4 May 2013


The new challenge over on MTTC is 'sentiment' as the main focus. This is my DT sample. My card is A5, and first layer is a piece of pearl card slightly smaller than base card. My next layer is slightly smaller than the first, which I embossed and then inked the edges. The topper is a die cut from pearl card and stamped with my sentiment, just to add a little decoration I used a flower and a leaf die from my collection.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated x