Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

February 28, 2014

Another One for Mothers Day

Hi Everybody,

Back to my favorite of flowers, ribbons and pearls in pink ... and what a combination.

The ribbon is from Mei Flower and was some I bought at the craft show and I have made loops to sit on the top..

The diamante buckle and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts   and they of course have been sparkled with Glitter Magic

The sentiment is put together from the JustRite Stampers  mix and match  collection. It is stamped in Pink and embossed in clear powder.

The little butterfly is from the craft show and matches the buckle.

The fancy frame is made from Majestic  Labels Twenty Five.

It  has been given the glitter treatment but it  is not really obvious on the photo.

I have used the A4 embossing folder Ornate Butterflies from Crafters Companion  which can be seen more on the inside of the card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 27, 2014

Yellow Delight ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is in  a really pale shade of yellow and it has been achieved with Isopropyl and CT4 Spectrum Noir.

The ribbon is organza from Mei Flower  and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  ... and both were white.

Now I am not a yellow person but I must admit that I really do like this card and the shade is so delicate.

The large spacer in the centre of the bow is from the craft shows and I have added a yellow pearl to the centre of that.

The butterflies are also from the craft show and there are loads on a roll that cost me 50p.

So altogether a very fresh looking card.

Thank you for all the comments about my idea of  offering a card as a "Friday Freebie"

I am very flattered and honored that so many of you would like one of my cards.

So from next week which will be the 7th March I will start the ball rolling.

All you need to do is leave me a comment on the card and at the end of that day I will add all the names to a hat and get my film crew to draw one out. ... and I will tell you the name on Saturday morning.

I will need your address to send it to you ... and it is yours no matter where you live.  But you will need to be a follower and leave me that all important comment to win.

And do you know what I have done ?????   I have missed the second birthday of Flowers Ribbons and Pearls on the 2nd February .... stupid girl !!

But it is my Birthday on the 6th March  and Card Making Magics on the 12th March so I won't be forgetting those dates.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 26, 2014

So Proud to be ....

Hi Everybody,

This card is created from a really delicate shade of duck egg blue and the card itself is silver foiled and very pretty. It was added to Etsy but sold almost immediately.

The foiled card is from Cardcraft Plus  which is based in Preston UK ... Many of you may know the shop as Inspirations and it has all manner of goodies in there.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have added in my lovely glitter from Glitter magic to the petals

Some of you have written to me to tell me that you too have tried this glitter ... on my recommendation ...  and that you are delighted with it.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers and is one that can be mixed and matched with all the words in the set.  The link will take you to have a look at what is on the stamp set ..... BUT ... you can get it cheaper from more local places.

I bought mine at the craft shows I go to and I have had it for some time now and it is very useful.

The  Tattered Lace die in the background is  Double Delights and is the one that was free with the second issue of their magazine.

Now before I close for today I have to ask you all something ...  I have had emails from several people and it has been suggested that maybe I could give away one of my cards each week in exchange for a comment from you. 

 I would draw one name from those that have left a comment and the winner would get the card on offer.

What do you think of the idea and would you be interested if I did it as say a ...  Friday Freebie ??? 

 Please give it some thought and let me know please ... via a comment 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 25, 2014

Mothers Day is coming soon...

Hi Everybody,

We celebrate Mothers Day in the UK earlier than US and Canada so for us it's not that  far away.

This pretty card incorporates some of the ideas I have shared over the last few weeks.

The flowers  and the  organza  ribbon  have been colored  with  Spectrum Noir and Isopropyl ... again ... but it really works well and can give you the shade that you want for your cards.

The flowers from  Wild Orchid Crafts  were white but altered with PP3 refill ink  The sparkly bow centre is also form WOC

The ribbon from  Mei Flower  was also white and altered with the same color.

The large flower centre is altered with embossing  powder as I showed you in  Altering Metal Charms

I have used  Silver  Mirror card to make the layers and in the background to create the lacy look is a  Tattered Lace  die.

The sentiment is cut from Labels Twenty  and has the matching   Diamante  from  Want2Scrap

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 24, 2014

Deeper Blue

Hi Everybody,

This card has a deeper shade of blue to it  today but the background is still sparkled with spray adhesive and glitter from Glitter Magic

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts   ... they have been sparkled with the same glitter and the pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

I have added in white leaves from the Foliage set to this display and I inked the card while it was still in the die.

The blue ribbon is from Mei Flower  and was already that shade when bought.

The sentiment is from Crafters Companion  and the embossing is from the folder that came with the EBosser machine.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 23, 2014

Colored Organza Ribbon ...

Hi Everybody,

This card has a really delicate shade of blue for the ribbon and the flowers and it has been colored with the Isopropyl method and Spectrum Noir that I shared with you a few days ago.

I used the TB4 refill and I am very pleased with the result.

So here is a card for Mothers Day ... which is not far away in the UK

For the background I have used the square shape from the Parisian set and cut it six times then sprayed it with adhesive and added a really pale blue glitter from Glitter Magic

I have interlocked them and added them on foam pads under the ovals.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and started off as plain white.

The diamante ribbon centre is also from WOC and I have added it n green to compliment the leaves.

The sentiment is from the JustRite Stamps and I have stamped it in blue and clear embossed it.

The diamante tear drops are from Want2Scrap

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 22, 2014

We have a winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Late start for me this morning ... lie in until 9am ....crumpets for breakfast ... toasted by my film crew .. and now a new winner announced for the February "Give Away"  

And the name drawn is .....

 Jenelle  Muller

You will have been notified by email and so if you could drop me a line Jenelle  I will get the prize in the post to you straight away.

You have until Wednesday  to contact me and then if the prize is not claimed it will be drawn again and given to someone else.

Thank you to all 469 of you who took part and a really big thank you if you also left me a comment.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 21, 2014

Scalloped Posy ... another way !!

Hi Everybody,

There is no video to show this card but it is created using the same method as yesterdays card to give a pretty effect to your designs

I have used the largest die from the set and an A4 card.

The ribbon and flowers started off life just plain white but they have been colored using the technique shown in  Coloring Ribbons and Flowers   and the Spectrum Noir refill PL2

The sentiment is from  Crafters Companion  and the organza ribbon is from Mei Flower

The Babies Breath flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts  and all the glitter is from  Glitter Magic

Want to win some Goodies ??? then add your name to the "Give Away"   ... it ends Saturday

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 20, 2014

Butterfly Corner ...

Hi Everybody,

The Decortive Corners card that was shown a few days ago sparked off the question ... "Can you do this with any other die"  and so another video was born.

Because the answer is a resounding  "Yes"  and you just need to look at your dies carefully to see what the cutting edge is like and where it is.

This card is created using the Butterfly Corner die and that is  the only die I have used.

But by careful cutting you can have another lovely style of card ... and the video will show you how I made the card.

And don't forget that in this style of card the back is just as important as it will be seen.

You could even line the inside of the card f you wished as that too can be seen through the card as the photograph illustrates.

This is just one way that the die can be used and there are many many more ways too.

Just look at your dies, think outside the box and take the plunge .... don't be scared ... just do it ... and have fun in the process.

After all it's only card and if you make a mistake .... so what, start again

The  "Give Away"   is still running until Saturday so add your name for the chance to win some goodies

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 19, 2014

White Wedding Card

Hi Everybody,

This card is really pretty and intricate and it sold on Etsy within a few hours of being added.

There is a lot going on here and it is much better in real life than the picture shows.

The background is  embossed with an A4  folder called   Picnic Plaid  from  Crafters Companion  and it is one of my favorite designs.

The lace panel have been Sparkled with glitter from Glitter Magic  and then white organza ribbon wrapped around the panel.

I bought my glitter from them at the craft shows and I asked for the glitter that is like Glamour Dust ... and they handed me the packs ... I don't know what it is called.

So if you want the same as I have then you will need to drop Sharon an email  (  
and ask her which it is and she will be more than willing to help you .... tell her I sent you.

I have tied the ribbon  into a double bow and  it is from Mei Flower

The flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts   and they too have had the sparkle treatment  and there is a Diamante and silver Hatpin pushed into the corsage.

The Diamante on the card is all from  Want2Scrap

But don't ask me where the sentiment is from ... I haven't a clue .... sorreee !! The dies are listed below.

If you have the Butterfly Corner die in your collection then pop back tomorrow for another video and the card is gorgeous too

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx