May 23, 2018

Die Cutting Essentials 38 - Stained Glass Peacock

Hi Everybody,

Today I am sharing with you the free gift that is with Die Cutting Essentials 38 and this will be on sale on the 24th May.

It is a two piece die set that is from the Pretty Quick collection at Craft Stash. 

There are lots to purchase on their website but this one to start you off is FREE


It will make an impressive card for you by simply adding the die cut to glitter or designer card very easily.
Or you could try paper piecing if that was your style. 
You can snip away bits that you don't want to create another look for your designs

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 22, 2018

6x6 Collection Gold & White Card

Hi Everybody,

For today's video I have used some lovely gold card that I bought at a craft show some time ago.

I teamed it with white to make this really pretty card, stand and box.

I used the Nesting Hexagons which are part of the new 6x6 Collection and I have shown two ways in which I have used them,

The flowers, lace and the dazzler are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have tried to show you in detail how I would add the flowers to the card. 

But there is an older video to show you also how to get the look that you want ... Adding Flowers to your Cards

Hope it helps you in some small way

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 21, 2018

5x7 Card and Box - Turquoise Floral Card

Hi Everybody,

Today's cards is created with the 5x7 original "Christina Collection" and the card stand from the new 6x6 sets.

But for this card I have used the card stand in a totally different way and the result is lovely.

The video will show you how I used it and if you bought the die set then this is another way to get more use from it.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are a mixture of Gypsophillia, Roses, Tulips, Cherry Blossom and Asters

So I hope you enjoy the video and there is another tomorrow with the 6x6 collection.

And if you have that set then you could always add the stand as frame to that size also.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 20, 2018

Tonic Craft Kit 10 - Alphabet frame

Hi Everybody,

This post is a little late with this new kit as the video has been on YouTube since Monday ... but better late than never.

So this is the Alphabet Frame Kit and I have used Craft Kit 05 to make the flowers.

I did the card in two different colours and I think my favourite has to be the blue one shown here.



The kits sell out very quickly and often before the video is shown. 
So the safest way to make sure you get it is to join the subscription and have it delivered top your door each month. 

There are always beautiful dies and often stamps to match them  and always some lovely papers for you to work with ... or simply drool over !!

Along with other goodies that can help you to embellish your project ... aaaaaand a surprise gift if you subscribe.


More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 19, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

What a wonderful day for a wedding ... and I mean that for every body who is getting married today. 
 I shall be glued to the telly once I have done this blog post and I am longing to see THE Dress.
 Meghan is going to look so beautiful marrying her handsome Prince.
Will you be watching too ??

So I was up early so that the draw could be announced early and the winner is ...
Lorraine Long
would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and they will be on their way to you straight away

I hope you enjoy the gift and please let me know when it arrives with you.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 18, 2018

Friday Freebie - Basket of Blossoms

Hi Everybody,

This pretty die set if the one on offer this week and it was featured in the video 

It is a 21 piece die set that can be used all year round and will help you to make some lovely cards.

So if this is a set that you would like to win then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post.

From those comments one name will be chosen as the winner and then announced in tomorrows blog post ... so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown.

You will have 72 hours in which to claim the gift and I am happy to send it to you wherever you live.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




May 17, 2018

Sunny Yellow 6x6 Card, Stand & Box

Hi Everybody,

Here is another card to inspire you with the new 6x6 Collection and this one is in a beautiful pale yellow

The video will show you how I created this set and I am really pleased with the result


There are other sentiments to choose from in the collection but the With Love is the one that comes with the card and box set.  

Alter the colours also for another look to your cards.

This one is done in grey and white and if you leave off the bow it could have a more masculine feel to it.

But I love the flowers, ribbons and pearls on the yellow one for a true feminine look

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 16, 2018

Papercraft Essentials 160 - Whale of a Time

Hi Everybody,

This months copy of Papercraft Essentials will be in the shops on the 17th May

There is a really good die and stamp set for you to play with.

I had many ideas for this gift and some of them are in the video.

I stayed with a cool blue scheme for all the cards to enhance the sea theme
I created the backgrounds with stencils and one was done with copy paper from one of my dies.
This is a good way to extend the use of your own dies and the copy paper will serve you a few times before it needs to be replaced.

Keep a look out for the magazine if it is one that you would like 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 15, 2018

6x6 Collection - Green & White Card

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using my new 6x6 Collection to create this pretty card with it's own stand and matching box

Green is not a colour I use much but I am really pleased with the way this one turned out.

For the stand I decided to add the patterned piece to the back and the front so that it would look good from any angle as the card was displayed ... and it gives more strength as well.

And both card and stand fit comfortably inside the box and make such a lovely addition as a gift.

The links are below if there is anything that you want to view

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


May 14, 2018

6x6 Collection - Rainbow Card


Hi Everybody,

I have been busy making cards using my new 6x6 Collection and Thank You to all of you who have bought it so far

I hope you have lots of fun making beautiful cards and I have a lot more vidoes on the way to share my ideas.

So this card is really easy to make using the Nesting Squares and Rainbow colours with Distress Oxide Inks. 



This fun effect would be a hit with children or maybe those who simply love magical rainbows

When you are adding the inks make sure that you have loads of ink on your brush/sponge or whatever you use to add it.  And add lots to your panel. The more you add the better the blend you will get. And it will look smoother as it dries.

Have fun and enjoy the video 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 12, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

Today the sun is shining and I have lots to do over the weekend creating videos with my new collection.  Ruby will of course get her long Sunday morning walk with my daughter Vickie and Ruby's best friend Dougal and then she will sleep away the afternoon.

 And next Saturday is Royal Wedding Day and I shall be glued to the TV.  I can wait to see the dress.

But in the meantime the draw for yesterdays card and gift has been done and the winner is
Carole Throup
please email me your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and they will be on their way to you straight away.

I hope you will like them when you get them and please let me know that you have them safely

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


May 11, 2018

Friday Freebie - Christmas Sparkle

Hi Everybody,

There is a whole host of beautiful images with this stamp set and you are sure to create some lovely cards using it.

In the video I had some lovely examples to share and they may give you some ideas on how you will use it.

Christmas Sparkle   will get you in the mood to make your cards for this year good and early ..... Joke !!

But if you would like to win this large A4 stamp set then simply leave me a comment at the end of the post.

One name will be chosen from those comments and notified in tomorrows post. 
Please leave your full name or you will be excluded from the draw. I cannot accept entries from people who only leave a single name, or anonymous or unknown.

You can simply add it at the end of the comment if that is easier for you. And don't forget to come back in the morning to see if it is your name that is listed.
You will have 72 hours in which to claim the gift


More tomorrow ...

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 10, 2018

Creative Stamping 57 - Go Wild A4 Stamp Set

Hi Everybody,

Creative Stamping goes on sale today and has a large A4 Stamp Set with it.

This would be a prefect addition to your crafty stash for any male cards you need to make and the are lots of "Punny" sentiments in the pack


Many of the featured animals need very little colouring so really its a "stamp and go" set for those who don't like colouring.

You can add as much or as little to these images  to make them truly individual and still create a lovely card

So keep a look out for it on the shelves or take out a subscription to have it delivered and to be sure of never missing your copy 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 09, 2018

Simply Cards & Papercraft 177 - Coffee Break

Hi Everybody,

Another fun die and stamp set for all your makes and it also has a stencil that will give you two different patterns.

Perfect for male and female cards with mix and match sentiments to cover lots of occasions.

The video will show you how I made another card but I have used the same colour scheme throughout

Alter the colours for more masculine cards and have fun creating different scenes with masking.

And have a look at page 83 to see some of the cards that I made for the magazine ... I am actually on the front cover YaaaY!!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 08, 2018

6x6 Blue and Lilac Card and Box

Hi Everybody,

Today I am adding the first video with the 6x6 Collection card and box, complete with display stand

And I am really happy with the result and the colour scheme as this is such a pretty set to use.


I will be adding lots more videos and samples as I have so many ideas to show you with these dies. 
And I am really excited to be sharing all my ideas with you in the hope that you will give some of them a try for yourself

Enjoy the video 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx