Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

May 17, 2024

Friday Freebie - Complete Bundle 2

Hi Everybody,

Here is another of the complete bundles that I offered last week and the exact same items are in this. 

Click this link to refer back to last week to see what the six items are on offer.

There are a lot of goodies in this bundle and it should keep you amused for quite some time, making a variety of different themed cards, throughout the year.

So if you would like to have this one winging it's way to you then all you have to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post using your 


It is a really superb bumper offer and well worth entering, to help you fill out your own collections

There are many different themes are covered with the items that are on offer.

The winner will be announced on Sunday so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

May 16, 2024

Old Paper Pack

 Hi Everybody,

Todays card is using a paper pack that I have had for a long time and it was designed by Marta Debicka.

It was called Floral Backgrounds and it is a 190 gsm paper that came in different sizes  and there are lots to choose from in the pack.

I used one pattern in pink for the back panel and then tore another strip to fit the front and inked the edges before adding it with foam tape to the front.

The flowers and leaves are from the same pack and I have fussy cut  them out and added them with foam pads to the torn strip.

With a black fine liner pen I edged the outside and then hand drew the hearts with the same pen.

I also added some fine black lines to the flower petals and the leaves to accentuate their shapes.

This was a very quick and simple card to make  and uses up even more of the items that I already have in my own crafting stash.

I am on a real frugal streak ...

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 15, 2024

Beautiful Designs

 Hi Everybody,

These three cards have all been created using the same small square die as yesterday  and they have all used the same papers too.

This paper is so vibrant and I love the bold flowers that are on it. I have added each square to some black card and cut round it to create a small border.

For the first card they have been added in a diamond shape onto a panel of woodgrain card.

The sentiment has been  stamped at the bottom and small black pearls are dotted around for effect.

The finished size is an A6 and the corners to all layers have  been rounded.

This is also an A6 and for this I have added the squares in a more uniform style.

They have been added to an embossed panel  with foam squares and the pattern in the embossing has been picked out with the pink pearls.

The sentiment has been stamped onto a sperate piece of card and cut out to be added with foam tape to the centre of the squares.

Fish tails have ben cut into each end of the banner strip

I have layered this panel with white and black layers before adding it to the white base card.

For this last card I have added the squares in a random fashion to an embossed panel.

They have been added with foam squares under each one to raise them up.

Gold thread has been twined around each square in a random way and then a little gold thread bow has been added to the bottom of the card.

I have used a pink pearl flower to cover the knot in the bow and to hide where it has been hot glued in place.

These cards helped me to use up a lot of the beautiful pink flowery paper that I had left over from making envelopes and it was quite satisfying to use it too.

Here is the video again and the technique is so easy to do and yet very effective and uses up those lovely scraps that you don't want to waste

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 14, 2024

Use Up Your Scraps - Squares

Hi Everybody,

I made lots of envelopes a little while ago for all the cards  I had made and I had lots of pieces of left over panels that are too good to simply throw away.

So I got our my dies and used the smaller  dies from  the nesting shapes to cut into the papers. You could also use punches if you have them.

The squares are my first offering and these two cards have dies of different sizes. The smallest dies are the green card and the slightly larger ones are for the pink one.

Both  cards have the same sentiment added to them as I find birthday cards are the ones I use  and make the most of.

One card is an A6 and the other is a 5x7 both with the folds at the top of each card.

I used some really fine glitter on the pink card and added in mirror card to the green one.

It used up a lot of my left over scraps and I still have some left to make even more.

You can add them in any orientation you like to vary the look of your designs, and as long as your colours blend then you can use any patterns that you have to complete the look.

For this card I  added ink to a white panel  and then used an embossing folder for the background and ran my fingers of the raised areas with gilding wax to add the interest. 

I added the small squares to black card and cut  the black card close to the patterned square leaving a small border around the edge.

They have ben added in a diamond pattern with foam squares underneath to raise them up

I have used a gold pen to add tiny dots around the card and the sentiment is one from a pack of many.

I will be adding more videos using scraps of other shapes as I have a lot of left over papers still to use 
from other projects
More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 13, 2024

More Glitter Panels

Hi Everybody, 

So today I am adding in the last of the papers, and these are using up the glitter paper.

I have combined these with some combined with  mirror card  that has been cut into circular frame and once more I have used older dies.

The paper has been cut into strips and added to the central piece of card that was cut out from the frame ad then added to a gold splattered piece of parchment.

The sentiment is cut from the same gold card and added to the bottom of the panel with some wet glue.

You can add the circle in any orientation you prefer mine is at a slight angle 

The card to the left has the sentiment and some little hearts cut from silver mirror card added to the front that picks up the glitter really well.

If you should get glue on the mirror card just use a soft cloth to rub it off again 

All the cards are A6 and all are very pretty and a great way to use up what you already have.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx