Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

December 05, 2023

Layered Flowers & Butterflies

Hi Everybody,

This pretty cards is created with the Layered Flowers but in the links below I have added in a few different stamps and die sets that will cover the flowers and the butterflies.

I have used the 5x7 Complete Card & Box Die Set to create the base and the box to put it in and I have used water colours for the design.

The faux stitching around the edges of the weaved panels is done with a fine liner pen and I also added it around the edge of each flower.

The centre of the flowers has the added pearl embellishment to them and smaller pearls have been placed in the bodyline of the butterflies.

The card was made some time ago and some of the items may no longer be available ... Time marches on !!

Maybe you already have some of them but if not then you can adapt it with any dies that you do have in your own stash.

More tomorrow ... 

Hugs xx

December 04, 2023

Creating a Bookmark

Hi Everybody,

Some days you may not feel like cardmaking but still want to craft something that is useful or your self or others.

So in this video I have used the Warm Florals Paper pack to create little book marks that I can give away to people who like to read or even to children for them to use in their books.

Each one takes just one sheet of paper and they are so quick and easy to do. There's no gluing and no dies used  and they can be made for any occasion. 

I chose to line mine, and you can use up any scraps of paper that you have left over. 

They can make a really pretty little gift that is quick and easy to do.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

December 03, 2023

Linda Massey - Festive Bells

 Hi Everybody,

Sorry to be so late but I have had a busy morning. Weatherwise it's not too clever here but Ruby and I will be going out once I have done this post. We walked down  the promenade yesterday with Vickie and Dougal and it was very cold with a light dusting of snow everywhere, but it was sunny and still very pleasant to walk in 

So the winner today is 

Linda Massey

and you have won the lovely panel die from Crafters Companion called Festive Bells.
Please email ne with your postal address to

and I will get it sent off to your as soon as I can. Please be sure to let me know that you have it safely and I hie you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 01, 2023

Friday Freebie - Festive Bells

 Hi Everybody,

This week sees a beautiful panel die being offered as the Give Away and this is from Crafters Companion.

As you can see from the photo that it is quite a large die and the magazine will give you some ideas on how you can use it on your own designs. 

There are lots of inspiration in the pages and so make yourself a cuppa and have a good browse through the pages. You won't be disappointed.

So would you like this to be on it's way to you ???

Then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post to be in with the chance.

You must add the comment with your FULL NAME or it will not be entered into the draw. You will also need to come back over the weekend to see if you are the listed winner and then you have 72 hours in which to claim it. If it is not claimed it will be re offered at a later date.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 30, 2023

Warm Florals Making A Card

 Hi Everybody,

This is a paper pack from Card Making Magic that has been out for a little while now and it is one that I really enjoyed playing with.

The flowers and the colours are very bright and the cards that they make are gorgeous. I have used this a lot and it is still available at Craft Stash.

I have used it with embossed backgrounds and other die cuts that I have on my desk and it mixes well with other items that I have, and I am sure you will have many embellishments lying around too.

The cards to the right is an A6 size and I have used some of the pink paper from the pack as one of the layers.

The card to the left is a Dl size and I have created the card base from one of the sheets of card in the pack.

I used the papers that are scraps to create the background and covered the join with one of the ribbon strips in the pack.

I did some videos using this pack and here is one that creates a larger card using all the kit. 

It isn't too long .. just enough time for  a cuppa

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx