Saturday, 28 May 2016

Blah Blah Bird

Happy Saturday!

Hello to my new follower Taunya! 

We are having a Bank Holiday here in the UK, and so far the weather is glorious. I've just spent half an hour in the garden with the chickens. Hyacinth and Daisy are settling in great with Babs and Hattie.

Now onto the crafty stuff..

I'd like to share with you the card I did for my brother-in-law James. 

Items needed...

Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Thoughts (CMS238) - Stampers Anonymous; Bird Cages (10001188) - Artemio; Shadows - Paper Smooches; A Little Bird... (40-327) - Penny Black
Ink pads: Onyx Black, Smokey Gray - Versafine
Cardstock: kraft
Black fine liner
White gel pen

Inside the card I used the sentiment from the Penny Black set, it says ' A little bird told me how old you are! So I ate it!'

I love the combo of black, white and kraft, I think I might have to have a play with some more cards.

I do hope you like my little make, it was quite quick and easy to do. Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon. x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Watermelon Party Set Part 2

Hello lovelies!

I'm back with part 2 of my watermelon party set I did for the June issue of Crafts Beautiful.

*For Faith (Daffodil Cards) - the only difference between the Curio and the Cameo is that the Curio stipples, etches and embosses. I only used the embossing part on the 'party'. I think the watermelon images etc are available to purchase for the Cameo too :o)

They last two projects include some cute watermelon bunting and a little gift bag...

The new issue of Crafts Beautiful is out tomorrow (Fri 27th May), but you can still find these and the other projects in the set on the Crafts Beautiful website or click here to take you to the page. Don't forget you can also follow CB on Facebook and Pinterest for more ideas, tips and inspiration.

I hope you like my watermelon makes, they were such fun to create and would be perfect for a Summer party!

I'm off now, but I'll be back soon with a cool card I made for my brother-in-law. Until then, ta ta! x

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Watermelon Party Set Part 1

Happy Sunday all!

In this month's issue of Crafts Beautiful (June 2016) I have a cute little party set that I created using the Silhouette Curio. As I did four makes, I thought I would split them into two posts.

Here is the party invitation...

...and the 3D melon slice...

The full projects can be found in the current issue or here on the Crafts Beautiful website. This cute set is perfect for a summer party. 

You can't really see in the top photo, but the 'party' is printed and then embossed, all done by the Curio.

I hope you like the first part of my mouthwatering makes, I'll be back soon with part 2.

Thanks for looking! x

Friday, 20 May 2016


Good afternoon peeps!

Before I show you my recent make, I'd like to say hello to my newest follower Tracy. Hi Tracy! Thank you for following me :o)

I'd like to show a simple card I have done for my friend Christine's birthday, she has a fab sense of humour and is always going on about how time is flying by.

Items needed...

Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Thoughts (CMS238) - Stampers Anonymous
Promarkers: Molten Red*
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Baker's twine: black, red

* limited edition colour

I did the wording on my PC and then stamped the 'poof' above it. I also added the sentiment '29 again?' inside the card. 

She loved it!

Just before I sign off, I'd like to introduce to you my two new girls, Hyacinth and Daisy....

They are in quarantine at the moment, just making sure they have no mites or anything untoward, plus it means that Babs and Hattie can see and get used to them being around before I let them out to free range. Daisy is already laying little eggs.. awww, bless!

Okay, that's me for now. Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon. xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Some of my makes from PaperCrafter 95

Good morning all!

Issue 95 of PaperCrafter is in the shops now, and this month you get a free set of dies (bunting and a Happy Birthday present) and two double sided embossing boards (zigzags/butterflies and hearts/leaves). 

I'm so chuffed that one of my makes using the free bunting die is this month's cover star! I have lots of projects in the mag using the free gifts.

I was also asked to test the new Silhouette Curio and I came up with three different projects, one using embossing and printing, one using die-cutting and another using the print a card feature. Here is a peek at the projects.

Using the print and emboss feature
Using the die cutting feature
Using the print a card feature
You can find these and all my other projects (and there are a lot of them) in the current issue. These Curio projects with step by step instructions can be found on the PaperCrafter website, click here to take you to the page.

Don't forget lots of inspiration and ideas are available on the website and you can follow PaperCrafter on Facebook and Pinterest too!

I'm off now to get on with some commissions. Thank you for popping by and I hope to be back soon! 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Be Happy & Smile

Morning peeps!

I'm back with a lovely elegant card I created using the gorgeous Sea Breeze collection by Kaisercraft.

Items needed...

Die cuts: Sea Breeze Collectables - Kaisercraft
Punch: corner rounder
Ribbon: aqua
Gems: clear

If you need a quick and simple card, then die cut pieces that can be purchased as part of a collection are wonderful. I also have the 12"x 12" patterned papers and sticker sheet and they are to die for. The collection is jam packed with florals, leaves, wording and wood effect in sumptuous aquas, turquoises and browns.

This turned out to be such an elegant card, perfect for Auntie Maude's birthday! 

I hope you like my little make. Thank you for calling by!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Cute Elephant

Afternoon lovelies!

I hope you are all well and enjoying your Bank Holiday (if you are in the UK & R.O.I). If not, I hope you are enjoying your Monday!

Here is a cute little elephant card I made for my adorable niece's second birthday.

I used a gorgeous Craft Asylum die-set by Sizzix called Elephant Duo. This card features the smaller of the two elephants.

Items needed...

Dies: Craft Asylum Elephant Duo #660496 - Sizzix
Card stock: aqua, black, pale pink, white
Gems: clear

I die cut the elephant from a white panel of card, slightly smaller than the blank and then inlaid the coloured elephant pieces into it. I love the way the border of the little heart dies have embossed around the actual cut.

I'm really pleased because she was visiting up from London yesterday and she adored the little card :o)

I'm going to sign off for now, thanks for stopping by and I hope to catch you soon! xxx