Welcome to

A little corner set up to share my crafty creations

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hello - A Few Cards

A few of my latest cards:

The first one I am entering into Mojo Monday Blog challenge, here http://mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/mojo-monday-398.html  


This is my son's actual car, he has recently learnt to drive

Using spellbinder grand nestabilities decorative elements as the card base

A5 using papermania papers

Large 8" x 8" using Tonics Bramble, spellbinders decorative ovals and Joanna Sheen's signature butterfly dies

Joanna Sheen's signature die owl and Tonic bramble dies

Thank you for looking, happy crafting!

Thursday, 14 August 2014


Hi everyone,

Not a card to show you, I am sitting surrounded by crafty mess with not a card made.  However, I did make this arrangement to put on Mum's grave yesterday (her birthday).  Miss you Mum x

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hello I'm Back

Hi everyone,

I am back to show you a few cards at last!  

It has not been a good year for our family having lost my dear Mum in March too, but things are starting to look up.

My Son has recovered sufficiently to be back at work I am pleased to say and as it's the summer break from work I have time to play a little.

I have not made many cards made this year as I have only been making them as I need them, and often forget to photograph them.

I wanted to have a go at the pop-up box cards that are so popular now and couldn't believe how easy they are following Splitcoaststamper's tutorial.

Hope you like this little selection, and I hope to be back with a few more in the weeks to come.

Thank you for visiting x

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I am really missing cardmaking and blogging at the moment.  My youngest son had a road traffic accident in November and I have taken on caring for him as he is unable to live alone for the forseeable future.  I am hoping that once he becomes more mobile I will return to blogging more regularly but family always come first.

Take care and enjoy the festivities!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Merry & Bright

Hi everyone,

Here are a couple more Christmas cards to add to the growing collection:

The Holly Wreath is made from a diecut doughnut shape using nesties circles with Joanna Sheen's Signature dies for the leaves including the ivy flourish which I snipped pieces off before adding for a bit more dimension.  The starburst-type decorations on the second one are also from a signature die and are intended as stamens for flowers but I thought they made nice tree decorations with a gem centre (they look really nice cut in mirri card).  The sentiment on each card is printed straight on to the A5 card blank from the computer.  The embossed tree is a cuttlebug embossing folder.

I am getting quite a collection of Christmas cards now but still have all the inserts to do (don't know why but I always leave this job until the last minute, probably because that is the boring bit).  Do you make yours as you go along?  I really should make the effort!

Have a great weekend, happy crafting!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Colours of Autumn

Hi everyone,

A quick card made this afternoon for a monthly challenge over at Joanna Sheen's craft forum:

The challenge is "Colours of Autumn".  My diecut leaves and stamen flowers are all cut with Joanna Sheen's signature dies, pretty aren't they?  I cut an aperture with a Spellbinders decorative oval die and surrounded it with the selection of leaves.  I used up some of those bits from my ever growing stash of offcuts and remnants of old kits which I am pleased about.  The background paper in the aperture and the aperture part itself are cut from an old kit from Anna Griffin as are the green leaves.  The sentiment is from an old QVC kit from many moons ago too.

Have a lovely weekend, half-term for me next week so the decorating starts tomorrow!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Gold Medallion

Hi everyone,

Another Christmas card this week:

Difficult again to photograph (especially on such a grey day)

Items used:
Gold heat embossed medallion stamp cut into three layers
Grand nestability circle aperture and embossed outline cut into gold mirri card
Joanna Sheen signature die cut holly leaves, berries and stamens
Spellbinder marvellous square diecut corners
Peel-off sentiment, little gem and ribbon to finish

Have a lovely crafty weekend everyone, and thanks for looking x