Saturday, 24 February 2018

Birthday card



I have been asked to make a birthday card for a young lady to give her Gran. She was very specific with all elements especially wording. Inside the card reads "You are not getting older you are getting more precious!! I love making cards because you can add any special touches like these.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with pink and then white card. I die cut the valance and trellis in pink using Cheery Lynn dies. I printed the sentiment and die cut it with a Presscut oval die from a nesting set. I die cut a pink oval using the next size in the nesting set. I attached the valance to the matt and layered card base  but attached the trellis to plain white card and then cut around it and attached the rectangle to my card with foam pads. I used the topper from a Papermania set and completed my card with Tonic Nuvo drops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

notjustcards #Feb - anything goes (4/5)
eclecticellapu #Feb - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #405 - anything goes option birthday (1/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #76 - anything goes (unlimited)
throughthecraftroomdoor #20th Feb - anything goes (1/2)
artisticinspirations #194 - anything goes optional flowers (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #195 - anything goes (1/3)


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Valentine's Day Card


I have matt and layered my 5x7in card with turquoise card and brown and white spotty card from Anna Marie. I have used a cute digital image and mounted it onto the turquoise card. I die cut the banner with Sue Wilson dies including a printed sentiment in the smaller banner.

notjustcards #Feb - anything goes (3/5)
eclecticellapu #Feb - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #403 - anything goes/love is in the air (3/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #75 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftrocket #45 - love (unlimited)
craftysentiments #13th Feb - add flowers (1/3)
createsandmakes #18 - anything goes (3/3)
cuttlebugmania 13th Feb - colour challenge (1/3)
deepocean #174 - love is all around (unlimited)
diecuttindivas #356 - valentine's day (1/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #13th Feb - anything goes (1/2)
unicorn #29 - love/valentine's (unlimited)
alwaysfun #45 - Valentine's (1/3)
artisticinspirations #193 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #194 - anything goes (2/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)

Monday, 12 February 2018

Funny 18th Birthday card


This is a card for my son to give to one of his mates brother who is 18 tomorrow. Joe gave my son a lift home from football training while being instructed by his Dad. When they dropped my son off Joe ran over my sons toe. No damage done but my son will never let him forget it!!

I have found some images on the internet and printed them. I mounted both pictures on red card. I printed a sentiment and then matt and layered the 8x8in white card with red card and then the white card with the sentiment. I die cut the speech bubble using a First Edition die and the letters are cut with a Xcut die. I added the letters to the speech bubble and then attached it to the card. I die cut the numbers using Marianne dies and attached them to my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

notjustcards #Feb - anything goes (2/5)
eclecticellapu #Feb - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #193 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #194 - anything goes (1/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Birthday card

I have used a 8x8in white scalloped edge card for this project. The image is from a Hunkydory book which I have put onto gold card. I matt and layered my card with red then white and red embossed card. I have printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a heart Sizzix die. I cut the next size in the nesting set in red to mount the white heart. I added the image and then die cut the lock and key with Spellbinders dies and cut the small heart with a punch and added them to my card. I completed my card with Tonic Nuvo drops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

craftycatzweekly #403 - anything goes/love is in the air (2/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #75 - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #206 - anything goes/love (4/8)createandinspire
creatalicious #132 - anything goes option love/anniversary/thinking of you (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes - anything goes (unlimited)
craftrocket #45 - love (unlimited)
audsentiments #196 - valentine/love sentiment (2/5)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
thatscrafty #7th Feb - hearts (1/3)
pinkgem #212 - have a heart (unlimited)
daisychain #16 - add a heart (unlimited)
craftycalendar #Feb - 2 or more layers (2/3)
createandinspire #71 - anything goes (1/3)
notjustcards #Feb - anything goes (1/5)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)
cardmania #101 - red and hearts (1/5)


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Wedding Guest Book


Work in progress. A wedding guest book made with the Tonic Memory Book dies

Friday, 9 February 2018

Auntie Birthday Card


I have made an 8x8in white easel card. I matt and layered the top with silver, pink and white embossed  card. I embossed the white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. I cut the circles with Tonic dies and added the sentiment also cut with a Tonic die. I die cut the handbags with Sue Wilson dies. I used the plain outline die to cut self adhesive sheets and then added the fancy element. I added Tonic Nuvo glitter over the bags. I matt and layered the bottom of my card with silver and white embossed card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a die from a nesting set and then cut using the next size in  the nesting set from The Works in silver. I attached the sentiment to my card using foam pads so it will act as the stopper for the easel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

crafting-with-friends - anything goes (3/3)
craftycatzweekly #403 - anything goes (1/3)
creativefingers #142 - anything goes (3/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #75 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #366 - anything goes (2/3)
avenue613 #206 - anything goes/love (2/8)
creatalicious #132 - anything goes optional love/anniversary/thinking of you (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #193 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wedding place setting


I have made this place setting using a Die'sire create a card die set. I have printed onto white card and die cut it trimming the edge with a guillotine because it does not cut because it is a create a card die. I die cut the next size in pink card and then the card in white linen card. I die cut the fancy element using a die I had free on a magazine. I used my Xyron to enable me to attach this to the white layer before attaching it to the other layers because it is easier to trim it to size. I then added the lovely pearl embellishment using a glue gun.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

crafting-with-friends - anything goes (2/3)
creativefingers #142 - anything goes (2/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #75 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #366 - anything goes (1/3)
avenue613 #206 - anything goes/love (1/8)
crazychallenge #267 - love (3/4)
creatalicious #132 - anything goes option love/anniversary/thinking of you (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes (unlimited)
craftrocket #45 - love (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycalendar #Feb - 2 or more layers (1/3)
createsandmakes #18 - anything goes (1/3)
deepocean #174 - love is all around (unlimited)
unicorn #29 - love/valentine's (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #193 - anything goes optional Valentine's (unlimited)
getcreative #66 - use ribbon/washi (1/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)
brownsugar #275 - valentines/love (1/2)

Saturday, 3 February 2018

An Easter money wallet


I have matt and layered my 5x7in card white card with yellow and white card. I die cut the hearts with dies from Sizzix nesting set in orange and white card and attached them to my card. I die cut the sweet deer with a Marianne die and assembled him with foam pads and a glue pen then attached him to my card with wet glue. I die cut the sentiment with a Tonic die in yellow card and attached that on the hearts. I completed my card with the die cut daffodil cut with the yellow and orange that I have already used on the card using a Le Crea multi die.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

craftyfriends #76 - anything goes (1/3)
crafting-with-friends #60 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycatzweekly #402 - anything goes option for the girls (1/3)
creativefingers #142 - anything goes (1/3)
creatalicious #132 - anything goes option love/anniversary/thinking of you (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Memory Book


This creation is for my DT post over at http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

I have made this book using a set of Die'sire create a card and beautiful paper from a First Edition It's a girl 8x8in pad. The dies do not cut the one side so you can adapt the size to your requirements and then use the same dies to make the pages. Because the dies are a nesting set they are perfect to cut the patterned paper.

diecuttindivas #354 - anything goes with die cuts (3/3)
tuesdaythrowdown #377 - favourite colour/pink (3/3)
 eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
classicdesignteam #22 - anything goes (2/3)



Wedding Invitation


This is my DT post for the challenge over at movingalongwiththetimes. I have made this wedding invitation with a DL card. I matt and layered my card with pink and white card. I printed onto the white card before cutting it to size. I die cut the fancy element with a Sue Wilson die and attached that to the invitation. I then completed the invitation with satin ribbon and a pretty embellishment.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #74 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #365 - anything goes (2/3)
avenue613 #205 - anything goes optional twist something new (6/8)
craftygalscorner #158 - anything goes (2/2)
crazychallenge #267 - anything goes (2/4)
creatalicious #132 - anything goes option love (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #Jan - anything goes (unlimited)
craftrocket #45 - love (unlimited)
audsentiments #196 - valentines or love sentiment (1/5)
countryview #Feb - anything but cute (unlimited)
die-cut-divas #Feb - love (1/4)
notjustcards #Jan - anything goes (1/5)
diecuttindivas #354 - anything goes (2/3)
tuesdaythrowdown #377 - favourite colour/pink (2/3)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #61 - anything goes (unlimited)
classicdesignteam #22 - anything goes (1/3)




Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Engagement card


I have made a 8x8in easel card. On this occasion I have made the top smaller than usual to use the tonic header die on the fold. I have matt and layered the top and the bottom with pink and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Creative Expressions folder. I die cut the hearts on the top with Spellbinders dies. I have die cut the scalloped hearts on the bottom with Sizzix dies from a nesting set. I attached the pink heart to the bottom of the card with foam pads so the heart will act as he stopper for the easel. I die cut the flourish and couple with Cheery Lyn dies. When I have been told what sentiment is wanted on the card I will add it to the white hearts. I added flat backed pearls to the pink scalloped heart.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

craftycatzweekly #401 - anything goes option something new (3/3)
thecraftyaddicts #44 - anything goes option winter blues (3/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #30th Jan - anything goes (2/2)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #74 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #365 - anything goes (1/3)
avenue613 #205 - anything goes option something new (5/8)
craftygalscorner #158 - anything goes (1/2)
crazychallenge #267 - love (1/4)
creatalicious #132 - anything goes option love,anniversary,thinking of you (unlimited)#
diecuttindivas #354 - anything goes (1/3)
tuesdaythrowdown #377 - favourite colour/pink (1/3)
inspirationdestination #143 - anything goes (unlimited)


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Baby girl card




A quick and easy baby girl card because my son forgot to ask me to make one.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with pink card and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I rounded the corners with a punch before attaching the layers to my card. I die cut the trellis using a Cheery Lynn die in pink and tan card and slightly offset them when attaching them to my card. I die cut the white oval with a Presscut die from a nesting set then added the sentiment that I cut with a Tonic die. I also cut the sentiment in pink and tan card. I die cut the teddies using a Tonic die in tan and pink and attached them to my card. I completed my card with flat backed pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


inspirationdestination #142 - anything goes option emboss (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #401 - anything goes option something new (2/3)
thecraftyaddicts #44 - anything goes option winter blues (2/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #30th Jan - anything goes (1/2)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #74 - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #205 - anything goes option something new (3/8)
daisychain #15 - something new (unlimited)
allsorts #452 - use old favourites/the lattice die I use it on lots of card for all occasions (1/3)

Monday, 29 January 2018

Friend Birthday Card


I have used a Sue Wilson weaving die to cut the elements for the embellishment on the top of my. I have used silver mirror card, purple and lilac. I matt and layered the top and bottom of my easel card with purple, lilac and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I die cut a rectangle frame using dies from a Tonic nesting set to house the weaving design. I attached the weaving to the top of my card with some flowers and a personalised sentiment that I printed then die cut with a Sue Wilson banner set.

I printed another sentiment and die cut it with a die from a Spellbinders nesting set and cut the next two sizes in the set in purple and lilac and attached them to my card with foam pads for them to act as the stopper for the easel top of my card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


avenue613 #205 - anything goes option something new (2/8)
craftygalscorner #157 - anything goes (2/2)
inspirationdestination #142 - anything goes option emboss (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #401 - anything goes option something new (1/3)
craftycreations #359 - anything goes (2/2)
thecraftyaddicts #44 - anything goes option winter blues (2/3)
unicorn #28 - anything goes (unlimited)
throughthecraftroomdoor #23rd Jan - anything goes (2/2)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #74 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #364 - anything goes (1/3)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Wedding Invitation


Finally, I have felt like crafting again. We have been through tough times the past couple of months and even crafting was too much for me. Here is one of the wedding invitation samples I have made.

I printed Wedding Invitation onto parchment paper, then using that and tan card I matt and layered a 6x6in cream card. I die cut the heart using a Tattered Lace die and then added some organza ribbon.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

craftingfromtheheart #191 - anything goes (1/3)*
avenue613 #205 - anything goes option something new (1/8)*
craftygalscorner #157 - anything goes (1/2)*
inspirationdestination #142 - anything goes option embossing (unlimited)*
craftycatzweeky #400 - anything goes (1/3)*
dragonflydreams #7th Jan - anything goes*
craftycreations #359 - anything goes (1/2)
thecraftyaddicts #44 - anything goes option winter blues (1/3)*
unicorn #28 - anything goes (unlimited)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #23rd Jan - anything goes (1/2)*
alwaysfun #42 - anything goes (1/3)* Top 3
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #74 - anything goes (unlimited)*


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Baby 1st Christmas Card


I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with red card and then red and white gingham card and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I added satin ribbon where the gingham paper and embossed paper meet. I die cut the Mr & Mrs Claus using Tonic dies and paper pieced them. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Presscut oval die from a nesting set. I completed my card with Tonic Nuvo drops

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

eclecticellapu #Dec - festive (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #187 - anything goes (3/3)*
avenue613 #204 - anything goes option Christmas/Winter (4/8)*
christmascardsallyearround #Dec - anything goes (4/8)*
crazychallenge #263 - Christmas is coming (4/4)*
pennys #359 - anything goes (2/3)
craftygalscorner #153 - anything goes (2/2)*
inspirationdestination #140 - anything goes (unlimited)







Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Snowy scene Christmas card


I have used Centura card and lovely glitter card to matt and layer my 8x8in white card. I die cut a scalloped circle with an Xcut die. I cut this from the centre of the layer before attaching it to my card because the white card is going over it you cant see the gap and it saves card. I cut the various buildings and trees using Marianne dies. I cut circle using a Go Kreate die and cut it in half. I added all the elements to the blue scalloped circle using glue and foam pads. I die cut the snowflakes using a Cheery Lynn die. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it will a die from The Works then completed my card with flat backed gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #218 - anything goes (3/3)
eclecticellapu #Dec - festive (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #187 - anything goes (2/3)*
avenue613 #204 - anything goes option Christmas/Winter (4/8)*
christmascardsallyearround #Dec - anything goes (3/5)
crazychallenge #263 - Christmas is coming (3/4)*
pennys #359 - anything goes (1/3)
craftygalscorner #153 - anything goes (1/2)*
inspirationdestination #140 - anything goes (unlimited)

Monday, 11 December 2017

Nanna & Grandpa Christmas Card



I have matt and layered my 5x7in white card with turquoise card and white card. I have used a Sue Wilson die from the festive collection called Twinkle Star Frames. I have cut the first layer in turquoise then the other layers in white. I have die cut the poinsettia using Tattered Lace dies. I have printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sue Wilson banner die. I have completed my card with flat backed pearls and Tonic Nuvo Drops

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

crafting-with-friends #56 - anything goes (3/3)*
craftycatzweekly #396 - anything goes option white with one other colour (2/3)
creativefingers #141 - anything goes (3/3)
josscrapshack #218 - anything goes (2/3)
eclecticellapu #Dec - anything festive (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #186 - anything goes (2/3)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #71 - anything goes (2/3)
crazychallenge #263 - Christmas is coming (2/4)
pennys #358 - anything goes (2/3)
craftingbydesigns #Dec - anything goes (3/3)
craftygalscorner #152 - anything goes (2/2)
inspirationdestination #139 - anything goes (unlimited)
comeandgetit #Dec - Christmas (2/3)
dragonflydreams #4th Dec - non traditional Christmas*
craftycreations #356 - anything goes (2/2)*
thecraftyaddicts #43 - anything goes optional non traditional Christmas colours (1/3)*
createsandmakes #17 - anything goes (3/3)
eclecticellapu #Dec - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #204 - anything goes option Christmas/Winter (2/8)*
christmascardsallyearround #Dec - anything goes (2/5)*



Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bauble Christmas Card


This is a Christmas card for my Mother and Father-in-law. My Mother-in-law always like cards to match her colour scheme. I have made this one using the Sue Wilson weaving die. I weaved one piece with silver mirror card and Centura turquoise card. I have die cut the baubles using a Spellbinders nesting set. I have attached the bauble aperture to the weaving and carefully cut around it. There is enough weaving on one die cut to be able to do the three baubles. The card is matt and layered with mirror card, turquoise card and then white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder, I added ribbon from the top of the card to the bauble. I die cut the poinsettia using Marianne dies. I completed my card with flat backed gems on the poinsettia and flat backed pearls on the embossing.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

crafting-with-friends #56 - anything goes (2/3)
craftycatzweekly #396 - anything goes option white with one other colour (1/3)
creativefingers #141 - anything goes (2/3)
josscrapshack #218 - anything goes (1/3)
eclecticellapu #Dec - anything festive (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #186 - anything goes (1/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends  #71 - anything goes (1/3)
crazychallenge #263 - Christmas is coming (1/4)
artisticinspirations #191 - anything goes (unlimited)
pennys #358 - anything goes (1/3)
craftingbydesigns #Dec - anything goes (2/3)
craftygalscorner #152 - anything goes (1/2)
inspirationdestination #139 - anything goes (unlimited)
comeandgetit #Dec - Christmas (1/3)
dragonflydreams #Dec - non traditional Christmas
craftycreations #356 - anything goes (1/2)
thecraftyaddicts #43 - anything goes option non traditional Christmas colours (1/3)
createsandmakes #17 - anything goes (2/3)
eclecticellapu #Dec - something festive (unlimited)
avenue613 #204 - anything goes option Christmas/Winter (1/8)*
christmascardsallyearround #Dec - anything goes (1/5)




Saturday, 2 December 2017

Butterflies and Bird Cage card


This is my card for my DT post over at craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper

I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with navy blue card. I then covered my card with patterned paper. I have added a die cut birdcage from Anna Marie. I added roses to the corner of the bird cage using my glue gun. I then added flower buds and pearl strands from Anna Marie. I die cut the butterfly with a Cheery Lynn die. I added the butterfly to the top of the bird cage and then completed my card with flat backed pearls and ribbon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

crafting-with-friends #56 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycatzweekly #395 - anything goes optional let it snow (1/3)
creativefingers #141 - anything goes (1/3)
josscrapshack #217 - anything goes (1/3)