November 27, 2020

Friday Freebie - Summer Sunflower

Hi Everybody,

This pretty panel die set comes complete with the magazine and can help you to create some lovely gifts for your friends.

On the back of the card there is a template for you to create seed pockets to give your gift and the decorate it with the die insert

Your friends are sure to love it when you give them their favourite seeds to add to their garden and they will remember you each time they bloom

Inside the magazine you will find other ideas on how to use the die so you wont be short of things to do.

If you would like this in your collection then all you need to do is leave me your comment at the end of the post  .... with your FULL NAME please.

Be sure to come back and check over the weekend if it is your name that is shown as you only have 72 hours to let me know.

Any prize that is not claimed is offered again at a later date.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 24, 2020

Black Friday Deals

Hi Everybody,

Just in case you haven't seen  any emails about the fabulous new offers at Craft Stash this week I am adding a short video as a reminder. There are new items to tempt you all week and today if you buy any of my collections you will get a pack of beautiful inserts FREE.

There are lots of dies in all my collections to choose from so now is the time to get the offer if there is something that you wanted. 


Don't forget there is a different offer everyday so pop over and browse to your hearts content 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 21, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these very strange times. I wonder what Christmas will be like this year if we can’t meet up with family and friends. It’s not that far away either and we can’t make any plans yet in case the lockdown is not lifted by then. 

I feel really sorry for people who have no pay or jobs and young children to cope with. It must be so hard for them with a very uncertain future.

On a lighter note I have now done the draw for yesterday’s Nautical Theme pack and the name this week 

Monica Mueller

Would you email please with your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com

and I will get it in the post to you straight away Please let me know that  you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it when you have it.

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 20, 2020

Friday Freebie - Nautical Collection

 Hi Everybody,

Do you like to make cards with a Nautical theme that would be ideal for the men in your family and friends?

Well this is the set for you if you do. It comes with the magazine that is full of ideas and inspiration

The stamp set will help you build by the water scenes and the little Sea Horse die can be used as extra embellishment.

There are also lots of smaller stamps that will help you to create a background of shells or birds.
Just play and see what you come up with.

Would you like this in your collection ??
Then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post adding in your FULL NAME.
Please be sure to come back and check if you are the winner in a blog post over the weekend.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 15, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

What a week this has been .... not only do my legs and my hips not work as they should but to top it all on Monday my TV stopped functioning correctly too. Then Tuesday Sky locked me out of my Blog and I couldn’t  access it at all and then Wednesday my phone had a wobbler too.

Now have you ever tired to get hold of Sky ??  It’s a nightmare believe me and you spend most of the time going round in circles and the rest of it on hold. They must be the worst customer service I have ever dealt with.

Eventually I got to speak to some one. But I had to spend almost three hours on the phone to Sky to try and sort out my problem and although they rang me they charged me £50 for the call.  

The outcome of all this is that I had to have a new aerial for the TV, my blog got sorted ... at a cost,  and my phone is very sick so I had to have a new one. Boy am I glad this week is done with.

Still the draw for the prize from Friday has been done and the winner this week is

Debbie Chantry 

Would you email me your postal address please to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and it will be on its way to you. Please let me know when you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 13, 2020

Friday Freebie - By The Water

Hi Everybody,

This week is a really large stamp set called By The Water and this will help you to create some beautiful scenes for your cards.

The little Kingfisher die will add extra enhancement and you can colour it any way you wish.

The magazine will offer inspiration for you, so grab your cuppa while you browse the pages.

If you would like this to join your collection then all you need to do is leave me your comment with your FULL NAME
and then be sure to check for your name  in a blog post over the weekend.
I will also add the names to the winners page in the side bar to your left.

But remember NO FULL NAME - NO ENTRY

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


November 07, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

So today the sun has go his hat on and is streaming in through my window. It makes everything look so much more cheerful when it shines and puts people in a much better frame of mind. I have a garden too, although it is only postage stamp size, but it  means that at least I can get outside for some fresh air.

Ruby likes to go outside too but at the moment she is very reluctant to get out of bed.

So I have done the draw for yesterday’s offering of the Bee Collection and this is really a super prize.

The winner this week is 

Jenny Cottam

Please would you email me your postal address to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the pack will be on its way to you straight away.

Would you let me know when you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow...

Hugs cc




November 06, 2020

Friday Freebie - Honey Bee

Hi Everybody,

So today I have added in all the Friday Freebies all the way up to Christmas and you have some really good things to look forward too.

But don't be fooled into thinking that I have been up at 6am every morning to do them.
Nope !! they are all scheduled coz I am lazy .

This one is called Honey Bee and it comes with Die Cutting Essentials 

There are two large corner dies that can be cut either in or out of the card. And by snipping into the die  you can produce your own swarm of bees.

The magazine will give you lots more ideas and inspiration as you enjoy your favourite beverage

So if this is a gift that you would like to have then all you need to do is leave me a comment with your FULL NAME. Then be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown as the winner over the weekend.

It doesn't matter if you have won before you can still enter for the next one and I am happy to send it to you at my expense. I just ask that you add your full name and that you let me know when you have the gift in your little hands.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


 

November 04, 2020

Another Rose Card ...

 Hi Everybody,

For this card I have used the Rose Filigree Frame set again as it just happens to be one of my favourite dies at present

I have added it to a square card base and for the background I have used a woodgrain stamp that I have had for quite some time.

I used lots of different shades of brown to stamp it out and that gives a sort of graduated look to the wood.

The flowers have been created with two shades of the same colour to add darkness to the centres.

I showed you in a video the other day how I did these and it is so  .... easy peasy

The card can be for any occasion you like  and I have added lots of flowers to mine, after shaping them a little with the ball tool., and I have also added some clear glitter pen to them as a little extra.

It looks quite a pretty card and I would be happy to get a card like this

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 03, 2020

Candles Octagonal Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,  

Today I am using another of the new dies to join my collections and this one is the
 Candles Octagon Filigree Frame

In this video I use the same die set but make cards for two different occasions and a change of colour too

They all work together whichever collection you have and they can build up into really versatile dies for you to use over and over again.

Here is the video so why not relax with a cuppa while you watch in your favourite chair. 

 

It is not a long video but just as enjoyable I hope and if you have the die sets than I hope you will enjoy playing with them at your own leisure.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 02, 2020

Red Ribbon Card

 Hi Everybody,  

This little card is created from the Round Bauble Easel Die Set but I have simply added to a card front instead of a complete easel card.

All the easel dies in this new co0llection can be used in the same way and it's up to you to ring the changes.

For the outside border I have cut the three snowflake die several times and just added it around the edge.


The making of this card has been shown in another video and if you wanted to skip forward to it it is at the 6 minute mark on the film.

It is one that has been added before but I will include it again as you may have missed it.
 It's not long but I hope you enjoy it anyway. Here it is ...


I shall try to add more videos from now on but just as a side note my meeting with the consultant wasn't very encouraging.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 01, 2020

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all staying safe as this virus takes another turn for the worst. It is really scary and I know that it has affected some of you very badly. I personally don’t know anyone with it and my family are safe. My condolences go out to all of you who have suffered a loss.

In the hope of bringing a little joy to you I will continue with the Friday Freebies for as long as I can.    The draw for this weeks offer has been done and the winner of the beautiful Tonic Kit is ...

Jane Stokes

Please can you email me your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the pack will be on its way to you straight away. I would appreciate it if you could let me know when you have got it and I hope you enjoy playing with it

The prize on offer last week was not claimed and so the fantastic Hunkydory prize will be offered again at a later date. It is so sad when people don’t claim their winnings, for whatever reason, as somebody else may really have loved it. So keep a look out for it as it will be back soon.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

October 30, 2020

Friday Freebie - Tonic

Hi Everybody,

Another super offer from Tonic this week and this boxed kit is well worth winning.

Tonic always make quality dies and in this kit there are two lovely corner panel dies to adorn your creations.

They die cuts can be kept altogether or snip into it to use them individually 

As well as the dies you will also get a magazine, the stencil and some stamps.

Tucked inside the pages of the book there are all occasion papers and toppers for you to use and I am sure you will have lots of ideas on how to use them all.

So if you would like this beautiful kit from Tonic than all you need to do is lave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME then be sure to come back over the weekend to see if your name is shown as the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


 

October 29, 2020

Snowflakes Oval Filigree Frame

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using the Snowflakes Oval die set and this is also a new one that is available at Craft Stash. 

This die set will work beautifully with the Complete Oval Box and Card Die Set so that you can vary our creations.

This video is not long so I hope you will enjoy it. 
It gives you tow ideas using the same colour card and the same die sets.

All my collections are available at Craft Stash.

 
There is a vast amount of items for you to choose from at Craft Stash for everything to do with any kind of crafting, you just need to have a good old mooch about the website to find what you want.

If your MoJo has gone walkabouts you will find inspiring ideas that you may like to try and if you are busy getting ready for Christmas then there is sure to be something that you would like 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

October 28, 2020

Rose Filigree Frame

 Hi Everybody,

I feel like I am making a comeback and I am sorry for my absence. But many of you know why I have been away.

At long last I have a new video for you and this one features the Rose Filigree Frame from the new Festive Frames Collection.

I feel really out of touch with everything and I wish I could say that I am now sorted and fit.

 I am back with the consultant this week and so maybe I will have something to report once I have spoken to him. Wish me luck !!

For now here is the card that I have created with the new dies and I have used a very inexpensive Kraft Card.  

This is not something that I use often but it can produce some lovely designs is coupled with other colours.  The video will show you how I made it and I think it is very effective. 

 I hope you enjoy the video and it's not very long.

Thank you for your patience with me over the last few months.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx