Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

January 18, 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project

Hi Everybody,

I think I have told you a few months ago that I have subscribed to the monthly Altenew Craft Your Life Kits and this is the one that was received in November.

These kits are lovely and so full of items for you to use in many different ways.

There are dies, stencils, stamps and an embossing folder in each kit and the flower is a new one each month,

I have added an envelope to each of my cards and decorated them all with Washi Tape, and they are all in cellophane to keep them clean
This one has the addition of Diamante  to it and it is a slimline card.

These cards will be going in my charity shop box which I will take to the shop once it is full, and there are usually about 150 cards in each box that I take to them

I enjoy making these cards as there is no pressure for certain designs and no deadline to meet either.
I can just make them how I like and add them to my box and the charity shop seem to like getting them too.

And with having a new floor fitted in my craft room I have really gone to town and cleared out all of the items that have been made or bought over the years and never used.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 17, 2022

Decoupage Delight - Water Coloured Flowers

 Hi Everybody,

Today I am adding in the video of how I water coloured the flowers from the Decoupage Delight Hellebore 

I have used the Ironworks die set for the background and the flowers have been added in with foam pads underneath 

The finished card is a 5x7 and is really pretty in real life.

This is the one I created in the video and below you will see another one that I di in a slightly different colour combination

.You could use your favourite colours for another look

I have used leaves from the foliage background die set for the first card and leaves from several sets for this bottom card.
But  they will look just as good using leaves from any die set that you have in your collection.

I hope you enjoy the video 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 16, 2022

Messy Craft room ...

 Hi Everybody,

Tomorrow sees the workman making a start putting in a wooden floor in my craft room, and this is what it looks like at present. 

I have lifted everything off the floor so that Pete can have a good space to work on it and everywhere is a mess .... again !!

It will probably take him till mid week to finish it ... and then I will have to get straight again, but it will be worth it in the end as putting a carpet in a craft room was a big mistake. 

This is my messy carpet and you can see where Ruby chewed the bottle of masking fluid on it and at the back near the unit is the place where I dropped the hot glue gun on it. 

It was a lovely room when it was first done but over the years wear and tear has taken it's toll.

By the end of this week it will be beautiful again

More tomorrow ...

Hugs ss

Ruby will be at day care and so she will miss a lot of the disruption, and I can't wait until it is finished.

 I will show you more pictures
 once it is completed and Ruby will have some space for her bed so she can stay with me while I work.

My videos just wouldn't be the same without her snoring ... loudly ... in them !!

January 15, 2022


 Hi Everybody,

It has been quite a nice day here today and Ruby and I went for a lovely walk this morning along the beach at St Annes. Ruby loves running around on the sand and having a good sniff about. She is not a ball fetcher so I gave up taking one with me a long time ago.

So the draw has been done for the beautiful Snowflake die on offer. You will find a lot more ideas inside the magazine that are sure to inspire you. The name this week is

Kim Cranson

Would you email me your postal address please to

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

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx

January 14, 2022

Friday Freebie - Sophisticated Snowflakes

Hi Everybody,

Christmas may be over with for another year but I still have some beautiful themed dies and stamps to give away over the next few weeks.

This set is from Chloe Endean and it comes with the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine to make some fabulous snowflake designs for your cards.

I know that some of you make Christmas cards all year round and this will be a useful addition to your own personal collections.

So if you would like to win this pack then all you have to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post with your full name  to be in with a:chance of winning. I am happy to send this to you wherever  you are and it doesn't matter if you have won before in the past. The magazine is a good read and will fill you with inspiration. So what are you wailing for ???

But be sure to come back and check over the weekend if your name is shown as the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx