June 23, 2018

Card & Gift Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Another Saturday and today the sun is shining and it's going to be a good week. I hope the weather is being kind to you in your part of the world. I have lots planned for this week with lots of videos to be done ready to add to these pages.

The draw for yesterday Music & Dance A4 stamp set has been done and the winner is ...

Maureen Killen
would you email me your postal address please to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the prize will be on its way to you straight away.

I hope you have as much fun with this set as I did and please let me know when it arrives safely with you.

More tomorrow ...

Hugsxx

June 22, 2018

Friday Freebie - Music & Dance

Hi Everybody,

The stamp set today is for all you music lovers and I had lots of ideas playing with this stamp set called

This magazine gives you a full A4 stamp sheet every month and is an excellent way to build up your collection.

So is this a set you would like to win?

Then all you need to do is leave me your comment and your full name at the end of the post.

One name will be drawn at random and announced in tomorrows post so be sure to come back and see if you are the winner.

The winners name is always enlarged and in red so if it is you then email me to claim it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 21, 2018

6x6 Collection Fancy Nesting Circles

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is created in soft pastel colours using the 6x6 Complete Card & Box die set.

I have teamed it with the Nesting Circles to give me a lovely combination for a wedding card




The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the added sparkle with the glitter makes them extra special.  

You could make the card for any occasion and alter the colour scheme to suit your recipient.



The 6x6 Collection is such a useful size to have and the added new shapes give you the option to decorate as much or as little as you prefer

But for me it has to be Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls for a really special card 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 20, 2018

Die Cutting Essentials 39 - Summertime Scenes

Hi Everybody,

The free gift with this months Die Cutting Essentials Issue 39 is a 12 piece set that will help you to scene build.

There are three different elements to this set ... Cityscape, Fairground and Houses and in the video I show you examples of all three.

You can build others items around the scene you choose,  for a night or day scene,  and then colour the parts in with your favourite medium.

It will be on sale tomorrow in selected supermarkets so keep a look out if this is something that appeals to you.  

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 18, 2018

Altenew Build A Flower

Hi Everybody,

Adding flowers of any description to a card is always a pleasure for me.

I just love the look of them in clusters or singly. This one is no exception and it is the Chrysanthemum from Altenew

I used Altenew mini inks to stamp it out as I layered up the design and then the matching die to cut it out.

And there you have a beautiful flower to add to your cards and so easy to accomplish.

I inked and embossed the background with the flourish folder from Card Making Magic to show case the bloom and then dotted it with sequins for a sparkly effect.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 17, 2018

Spellbinders Baroque Filigree

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is created with one of the new Cut & Emboss folders from Spellbinders. 

And it does exactly as it says and cuts and embosses all in one go through your die cutting machine

The result is a beautiful pattern in your card that would look wonderful Letter pressed 

For my card I have simply matted and layered it with pink and grey.

The sentiment is from the 6x6 Collection and that has also been cut in pink with a grey shadow effect 

These folders are so easy to use and there are several designs for you to choose from

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

June 16, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

Dare I say it ???? It's another Saturday and ..... it's raining !! Where has all the lovely weather gone and I am hoping it comes back soon. 
I have a busy week ahead and Griff is putting the final decorating touches to the kitchen.  I will add some photos next week to show you the end result and it has been brought into the modern era with a bang.

The draw for yesterdays All Occasions Stamp set has been done and the name is ...

Gaynor Elder

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.

Please let me know that you have them safely and I hope you will enjoy the stamp set.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 15, 2018

Friday Freebie -Stamps for All Occasions

Hi Everybody,

This lovely stamp set does what it says and it is featured in the video

There is so much that you can do with this set to create different scenes for your self.

Then colour it with your favourite medium to personalise it in your style.

I really like the vertical sentiments in the set as they are so useful and make a change from horizontal ones.

Now if you would like this set then all you need to do is leave me a comment using your full name.

One of those comments will be chosen at random and the name announced in tomorrows blog post ... so be sure to come back and check.  

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 14, 2018

Nesting Hexagons & Brushos

Hi Everybody,

This bright and cheerful card is easy to make and the Nesting hexagon shapes give it interest.

Alter the colours for another look and I think it would be suitable fro male cards too

The outer die of any of the 6x6 Trellis dies would help to give the larger frame when used with the Scalloped die from the box set.

You don't need a lot of the powder so each tub will last you a very long time and there are other ways in which it can be used.

I have dressed my card with some Rainbow gemstones from Crafti Potential

But this quick and easy card can be part of your "Go To" stash when you need a card in a hurry.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 13, 2018

Papercraft Essentials 161 - Bubbles & Fizz

Hi Everybody,

Papercraft Essentials 161 will be on sale tomorrow and the free gift this month is perfect for male cards.

The gift is Bubbles & Fizz and it is part of the Drinks Trolley Collection that is available at Craft Stash if you wanted to purchase more


The video will give you more ideas and there is a lot of inspiration in the pages of the magazine.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 12, 2018

Blue & White With Love Card

Hi Everybody,

I am using the 6x6 Collection again today for this really pretty floral card and I have made the box to match

The card stand means that your recipient can display their card wherever they like and it will look good from all angles

The card is a lovely shade called Marine Blue from Papermill Direct and is my favourite shade of blue to use for card making as it teams so well with white 

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 11, 2018

All You Need is ....

Hi Everybody,

Today's card has combined dies from Crafti Potential and Spellbinders and the brick stencil from Craft Stash.

The result is a pretty simple card and you could add any word you wanted to the design to suit the recipient and the occasion.

With the stencil I inked the pattern and then I embossed it in the die cutting machine to impress the pattern into the card for a lovely effect.

I matted it onto some Kraft card to enhance the brickwork and added the flowers with foam pads underneath

Dot with a few pearls and the card is finished.
Quick, easy, clean & simple !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 09, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

Today is warm and sunny here in the North West of the UK and I am going to take full advantage of it this weekend.  So no blog post from me tomorrow ... I am having a day off !!

But the draw for this weeks "Give Away" of Floral Friends has been done and one name chosen at random as the winner and this week it is ,,,

Karen Dakyns
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.
Please let me know when they arrive safely with you

More on Monday ...

Hugs xx


June 08, 2018

Friday Freebie - Floral Friends

Hi Everybody,

This lovely stamp set also has an embossing folder in the pack and I used it to Letterpress the background on my card.

The video Floral Friends  will give you some more ideas on how I used this set and it is very versatile for fun designs

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

So if you are new to leaving comments here is what you need to do ....
  • Under my Signature you will see the word comment and maybe a number. 
  • The number is how many people have already left one. 
  • You need to click that and another box will open.
  •  Into that box you can add your own comment and click PUBLISH .... but it will not show up until I have moderated it so please don't add it again
  • Use your FULL name to enter
  • Come back tomorrow to check if it is your name that is shown in the blog post
  • Then email me to let me know it is you if it is your name

Hope that helps

More tomorrow ...

Hugsxx 




June 07, 2018

Cream & White Wedding Card

Hi Everybody,

This beautiful wedding card, complete with matching box, is created with my new 6x6 Collection

It is much more special in the hand  and it has all my favourite things attached like Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls ...


The video will show you how I made this and I hope you will give it a try too

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx