Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

January 31, 2015

Todays Card Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

So todays late start  is due to the fact that I had a late night filming for C&C shows that are going out to USA.   And so this morning was a well earned lie in and a lazy hotel breakfast.

Next week I am back with Spellbinders, on February 3rd and 4th,  with the Pick of the Day and there are several shows for you to choose from.  I hope you will be bale to join me and maybe send in your email to let me know that you are there.

The Friday Freebie card has been drawn as usual by my "Film Crew" and the name this week is ...

Donna Okoniewski

Could you send me your postal address please so that I can send the card to you.
Email me please at
I hope you will like it and please let me know when it arrives with you.

More tomorrow

January 30, 2015

Friday Freebie 044

Hi Everybody,

Another red card on offer today and this one could be for any occasion

The  die I have used for the background is Botanical Swirls 

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and the pearls flourish is from Want2Scrap

They are a collection of Chrysanthemums, Roses, Cherry Blossom and Poppies and I have added in a Hatpin.

The satin ribbon is from Mei Flower and it ties beautifully into a large bow

If you would like to win this card then all you have to do is leave me a comment  and in the morning a name will be drawn at random

You will have 48 hours to claim the card and I don't mind where you live I will send it to you

So don't forget to come back and check to see if you are the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 29, 2015

Victorian Medallions Two

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is another from the Victorian Collection and this one is Medallions Two

This whole collection of dies is so versatile and I run out of card before I run out of ideas on what to do with it

For this one I have layered up the dies in pink and white and then added one of the Victorian Tags 

To the top of that I have used Sentiments Two   and I use these type of sentiments a lot because my writing is not neat

They are handy to keep in a box on your work top ready for use.

The ribbon is from Mei Flower and is tied in a single bow

And there we have a very simple card created with just the die and some ribbon   What could be quicker for that unexpected occasion.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 27, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Baby Bunting

Hi Everybody,

This card is created from Spellbinders  Baby Bunting  die template that is available on their website and there are six dies in the set in various sizes.

If you remember that the sizing is always the same and starts with number one (#1) as the smallest then you will be able to follow the instructions to make the card

The card is a 5 x 7 created in the Hinged card style   and  I have lined my card with the same pattern as the front

To create the base I have used #7 from  Matting basics A and cut it twice.

Then cut the pink layer from #7  Matting Basics B 

I have embossed this layer  with the   Bricks and Bark  embossing folder using the brick side as an unusual effect

From  #6  I have cut the plain white shape and from  #5  I have cut the spotted pink shape.

The plain pink in the middle has had to be hand cut to create another layer to place in between

From the Lotus Pendant die I have cut two shapes one in pink and the other in white.  But you can use any circle die that you have in your "Stash"

(This is an older die but I have located it  at  Icon UK  for you to see what the die looks like)

I have simply offset these two shapes and glued them together and then added them flat to the embossed piece of card towards the bottom and off centred that too.
Foam tape to the back of all the bunting pieces will give height and simply layer them all together leaving a narrow border around the edges

Wrap the ribbon around these layers before you add it to the card front

The workings to the pale pink Organza ribbon from   Mei Flower  will be hidden and held securely in place once fixed to the card.

All this layer can now be added to the actual base card ... and make sure you add it the correct way up ... Yep ! been there ! done that !

Glue the bow in place and add a pretty centre to it to cover the knot.

I have added tiny pink pearls from  Want2Scrap  to the Lotus Pendant to make it a little more enhanced

I really love this pattern it is one of my all time favorites and it is one of the first dies I ever bought many years ago.

And then last but not least for this card I have cut the words from   Sentiments One   in black to make it stand out from the card.

These small sentiments are such a useful addition to my cards because my writing is scruffy.

And there you have a really pretty card for any occasion.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 26, 2015

Especially for you ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is in a very striking color combination of turquoise and pink

The card base is created from 5x7 Matting Basics A&B and they have been layered together

But to create the shaped border around the top layer I have used Bracket Borders Two  and I used one of the filigree patterns with a cutting edge to give a lovely effect.

I have used Garden Lattice A4 embossing folder for the background.

The sentiment  which was free with this months UK edition of
Simply Cards and Papercrafts ...
has been stamped and embossed with clear powder and double mounted onto Labels Eleven

The flowers and the bows centre piece are both from Wild Orchid Crafts

And the pretty gingham ribbon is from Mei Flower

A very quick and simple card to put together ... ideal for those moments when someone needs a card in a hurry.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 25, 2015

The Ambassadors Victorian Blog Hop ...

Hi Everybody,

 Ambassadors Victorian Blog Hop
Welcome to the first ever very informal blog hop for the International Ambassadors

We all got chatting online and decided to have this blog hop just for fun ...  to introduce each one of us to you and promote ourselves as your Ambassadors 

 This is  our way for you  to get to know each of us and for you to see what we can do and we hope to inspire you along the way

Being asked to join the  team has been a great honour and one I was more than delighted to accept. The role means that we get to promote some wonderful products that are coming your way in the future.

We are all individuals with our own particular style and we range from as far afield as Australia with Linda ... Netherlands with Yvonne  and Germany with Ursula.   Christine Emberson and I are at opposite ends of  the UK

My particular remit is to be the face you see on Create and Craft and to inspire you by showing you what you can do with the beautiful dies that you can buy. 

So if you came here from  Christines' Blog  then you are in the right place and please feel free to leave all of  us a comment and bookmark them too so you can visit regularly

We have chosen as our theme the   Victorian Collection  .. and it was no secret when I brought these to you via C&C that they are amongst my favorite dies.
 I fell in love with these from the word "Go"  and they are dies that I never put away.

Each one of the Ambassadors has created something in their own personal style and here is my card for you to see....

I have used the  Victorian Medallions Three   for my card and layered it in blue and white.  I have incorporated all the things that I like to use to create my style of card

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts ... Ribbons ... and Pearls from Want2Scrap 

If you should get lost on the hop then the International Ambassadors Team consists of 
Christina  ... You are here
         Linda  ... Your next stop 

And before I go here are some more pictures of other cards that I have made  using the same
Victorian Medallions Three

These  were featured on Create and Craft TV.

Thank you so much for stopping by and we hope you  enjoy your time with us. and meeting the International Ambassadors Team.

We will be back with  more to share in the future and you can count on that.

This post will stay at the top for the weekend  but scroll down  if you are looking for the Friday Freebie Card Winner

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 24, 2015

Card Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

I am so glad to see that many of you are enjoying the little Blog Hop that we the Ambassadors have put together for you and the Hop will stay at the top of the Blog for the weeekend

 But I have not forgotten the card winner while all this is going on.

We have drawn a name  form the trusty hat and the winner is ....

Sue Rolfe

I need you to send me your postal address please so that I send the card ... so please email me
You have 48 hours in which to claim the card and I hope that you will like it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 23, 2015

Friday Freebie 043

Hi Everybody,

Back to pink again for todays Friday Freebie and this one is very embellished with flowers.

We have  Tulips, Cosmos Daisies Sweetheart Blossoms and Roses in various sizes all from Wild Orchid Crafts 

I have used several of the Spellbinders dies  and they are ...
Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities
Decorative  Labels Thirty Four

Asian Accents and  Bird Cage are also used but they have  now been retired from the Spellbinders website

The foiled backing card is from Hunkydory and I have lined the inside with the same card

Now if this card appeals to you then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the bottom of the page and it could be yours.

A name will be drawn from the hat tomorrow morning and announced in a blog post the same day.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 22, 2015

Having Fun ...

Hi Everybody,

I created this card using some of the dies from the Spellbinders Laced With Love Collection 

The back to the wardrobe was made with a cut down version of  Lovin Diamonds 

For the doors I used two of  the Interlocking Love  solids and those are the only two dies that I have used for this card

It is simply an A4 folded in half as shown in the Step Card ... but please bear in mind that this is a really old video and I have improved since then ... I think !!

I used mirror card for the mirror and brads for the door knobs. Some lace from my "Stash" was used to drape out of the drawer front  and I also made a little dress on the hanger that is just visible inside the wardrobe.

Just a little bit of fun that I wanted to share with you and if you pop over to Spellbinders Blog  you will find another tutorial from me using the Floral Affair 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 21, 2015

Adding the flowers ...

Hi Everybody,

At the beginning of December I showed you how to make a lovely card with Imperial Square

We used the die in its full size to create a 6 inch Silver and White Card

Yesterdays tutorial with   Imperial Square   showed you a way to alter the card to make it into a rectangle.

Todays card takes the design to a more frilly level by adding in some striped card for the background and some really flowery ribbon.

I also added in the beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  and what a difference they make.

So although the card is still in pink and black the embellishments that you add can alter the appearance for you.

And I think this is such a pretty card and the Imperial Square such an amazing die to have in your collection.

The future is looking rosy as Spellbinders have some amazing things to bring to you this year and it is a journey you don't want to miss

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

January 20, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial ... Imperial Square

Hi Everybody,

One of the die templates that I showed you on Create and Craft last week was called Imperial Square

There where two cards on display that featured the die used in two different ways.

The  Silver and White  Imperial Square Card 1 and was on the  Blog at the beginning of December

I promised you the Imperial Square Card 2 would be added later .... well here it is

And I thought that maybe I would make this Tuesday Tutorial a regular thing with some of the new Spellbinders that are on the market.

Create your base card from  5x7 Matting Basics A & B    in the colors of your choice and emboss the top card

Set aside for a moment while we make the top layers.

From the largest die cut two shapes in your chosen color.

I used black and pink for mine and once die cut I carefully cut down the centre of both to create two halves

Decide which is going to be the top colour to your panels

Layer one on top of the other making them slightly off centre to produce a shadow effect underneath

I used foam pads to raise the top layer up from the base layer

On your base card take these shadowed layers and trim them so that they will fit the front of the card equally.

I added mine again with foam pads to raise them up as this gives more dimension to the layers.

Hide the join in the card with some matching ribbon.
To create the label for the centre use one of the corner dies as the pattern is slightly different on each one.

Then add one to each side of the centre label and add to the card front with foam pads

I also cut another label and inked it to match the card and to this I added in the sentiment

Add in the bow and any other embellishments you wish

And there you have another pretty card from Imperial Square ... tomorrows card will be a variation of the same die template

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 19, 2015

Adorning Accents...

Hi Everybody,

Another of the new collection of dies from Spellbinders and this is the beautiful Adorning Accents  and this was  shown last week on Create and Craft 

At the moment these dies are all exclusive to C&C but they will be with you in other places soon.

I have cut the card from pink and cream and it is a very simple one to make

So the base card is a 6" square layered in pink and cream  with the top cream layer embossed

I have added in another smaller layer of cream and cut the small square shape from the set four times  from pink card.

They have just been added to the smaller layer cream card and all the joins covered with some bright pink ribbon.

The layers are all separated with foam pads to give dimension and a lovely Dazzler from Wild Orchid Crafts  added to the knot.

The corner pearls are from Want2Scrap  and they are self adhesive

The  Sentiment 6   is from another new collection that I brought to you via C&C  in December

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 18, 2015

Oval Majesty

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card was shown on  Create and Craft  last week and it features the new  Spellbinders  Oval Majesty

The whole collection is exclusive to C&C for the next few weeks and so you won't be able to buy it anywhere else just yet.

But keep a look out at your favorite suppliers as it will be there soon.

There is a lot that can be achieved with this set and this idea is just one of them.

For this card I have embossed the background and then topped it with some designer card

I used the largest die in the set to cut the card into the shape and then added it with foam pads to give dimension

The other size ovals have all been used and layered with foam but the sentiment is just a circular one that I had in my "Stash" and added off centre to the oval.

The ribbon from  Mei Flower  has been wrapped around the layers before I add it to my base

The bows centre and the flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts   and they are a mixture of Roses, Tulips, Tuscany Rosebuds and Sweetheart Blossoms and green leaves

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 17, 2015

Another Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Well here we are with another winner of the Friday Freebie card and already the weeks are rolling by quickly. Today it is cold here in the North West but the heating is on and I have the fluffiest pair of socks on that I could find

The draw has been done earlier this morning and a name chosen from the hat,  The lovley red card is coming to live with you ...

Anne McCahill 

Can you please email me ...
and I will get the card in the post to you straight away.

I hope you will like it and please let me know when it arrives with you.

So  as a new feature to the blog  I thought I would start to introduce a Tuesday Tutorial which will be using a new Spellbinders die template

I will use one that is now on the market for you to buy and include the steps taken to create the featured card.  I won't be videoing this tutorial it will just be the written steps but it will give you some idea of how to use the die ... what do you think ??

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 16, 2015

Friday Freebie 042

Hi Everybody,

This red card is quite a large square and is created from the Crafters Companion  Create a Card range and there are several patterns for you to choose from

This one has the addition of red pearl flourishes from Want2Scrap to  highlight the sentiment

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they are a mixture of Roses, Chrysanthemums, Poppy and Cherry Blossom

Into that mix I have added in the  spray of red holly berries and green leaves from   AnnaMarie Designs

If you would like to win this card then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the bottom of the post.

A name will be chosen in the morning and added to a blog post ... so if you enter then don't forget to come back and check to see if you are the winner

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 15, 2015

Card from the show ...

Hi Everybody,

Here I am home again safe and sound after completing a very enjoyable three shows on Create and Craft TV

Thank you so much for watching and also for the emails that some of you sent in to the studio.  It sure is good to know that you are there.

If you won one of the cards I hope you got them safely and they aren't too squashed in the post.

This card is one that was featured on the shows and it uses the Shady Allure Folder along with Oval Majesty, Labels Forty Three.

You will need to be patient to buy these dies as they have only just been released at CHA in California and Create and Craft have the exclusivity on some of them for three weeks

After that they will be available through your own supplier and they are well worth waiting for

The little sentiment is available now and was shown on a previous C&C show by myself ... Sentiments One   ... simply cut them out and add them to your card

The flowers on this card and the Dazzler on the bow  are all from   Wild Orchid Crafts 

The Diamanté Flourish is from Want2Scrap  and adds that touch of luxury to this very pretty card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 14, 2015

Dare to Dream

Hi Everybody,

I am due to be back on Create and Craft today at 8am 12 noon and 5pm ... please come and join me if you have some spare time

A few days ago we had a non red Valentines Day one and todays card uses red for an  ... "Any day kind of card !! "

It is quite a versatile colour and I used it for the base of the card then layered it with cream.

But the paper for the next layer was a little too gaudy for what I wanted to use and so I diffused it with a piece of parchment that I embossed and added with brads in each corner.

The framework is from the Spellbinders Regal Frame   and the central oval is from  Fleur De Elegance

The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have mixed them with some tiny rosebuds.

The ribbon trim is netting and I have tied it in a bow with a central dazzler to hide the knot.

The verse is from a set created by Lili of the Valley  and has some really lovely sentiments on the sheet ... click the link to see the set

Whenever I make this style of  Hinged card   I use the 5x7 Matting Basics A & B sets   and I will tell you when I have used a different size.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 13, 2015

Mix & Match your Spellbinders ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is a real mixture of dies all put together to make one design, and the only point I am trying to make is that any Spellbinders will go with any other.

The dies in your sets are in various sizes and Spellbinders number them with number one (#1) being the smallest and using that numbering these are the dies I have used.

So for the base I started with #7 from each set of 5x7 Matting Basics  A & B  and #6 from A and layered up the pink patterned card and I have also lined the inside of the card with some cream

Then I used  #3  Heirloom Rectangle  for the next layer in pink.

The lovely Gold layer  is #5 Gold Labels Four and then topped again in pink with the next size #4  in the same set.

From the patterned  paper I cut the largest  #7 from Opulent Ovals   and then  topped that with  #2 from Elegant Ovals

The central sentiment circle is simply a bought topper that I stuck in the middle.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts   and if you are new to cardmaking then WOC do a fabulous line in starter packs  to get you going

I have used Roses, Rosebuds, Tulips, Sweetheart Blossoms, Cosmos Daisies and white leaves.

I like to add some sparkle to my flowers and I use the Iridescent Glitter from Glitter Magic  ... it is the one called Chameleon that is my favorite as it blends with any color scheme you are using.

Now I was in  a hurry to take this photo and so I did not allow the glue to dry on the flowers once I had sprinkled on the glitter ... but it does dry  clear and flat and all you are left with is the sparkle on the blooms ... Promise !!

All being well I should be back on yout TV screens tomorrow with three shows on Create and Craft. They are scheduled for 8am 12 noon and 5pm so I hope you will join me and maybe send in your emails 

And finally a little reminder to Pearl Hudson ... Can you email me your address please so that I can send you the card ...

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 12, 2015

Pringle Tub ...

Hi Everybody,

As promised earlier this week here is the tutorial to alter those Pringles tubs you have all been collecting

This is the one I made for Isabella and I filled it with chocolate coins for her ... and she loved it.

So here are the instructions for the
Altered Art Treasure Box

In the video I decided to go for a different color scheme and decided on Lilac.

And I lined the box too for an extra special touch.

You may notice some differences between the finished box in the video and the one pictured here.

That is because I couldn't leave things alone and had to add in more finishing touches before I was happy.

So now it is time for you to get out all those tubs you have been saving and start making them really pretty.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I have added the video to a  page on my website ...  Card Making Magic so you will need to click the link at the top of the page to view the tutorial

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 11, 2015

Hearts and Flowers

Hi Everybody,

Now that the jolly season is finished with it will soon be time to start thinking of Valentines Day

Will you be making a card for the special person in your life or maybe you make them to sell.

This card is in a lovely shade of pink ... no surprises there then !!  But it just goes to show that Valentines cards don't have to be in the traditional red.

This one has used the Classic Heart  and the Classic Scalloped Heart 

I have used the matching Bling from Want2Scrap  in pink pearls.

The smaller heart layered on top is Vines of Passion and is one of the smaller Die D-Lites collection

The flowers are a selection from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have added in some of the small leaves from  Foliage

This is such a pretty card and just ready for that special day.  I will add more Valentines ideas as we go along.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 10, 2015

Another Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

One of the questions I have been asked this week is ...  "If I was the winner of a Friday Freebie card before will that exclude me from entering again to win another"

And the answer is "No it won't ... "  You can enter as many Friday Freebies as you wish and I am happy to send the card to you wherever you are.

The same thing goes for any "Give Aways"  that I do.  I have so many pretty things in my craft room that I am happy to share some of them with all of you.

But obviously I can't share them with ALL of you and so this is why I do my little prizes every so often and choose one winner  ... to show you how much I appreciate your support

So please feel free to enter the "Give Aways"  wherever you are ... you don't need your own blog ... I don't require any postage from you (As somebody very kindly offered) ... and you can enter even if you have won before.

The only thing I ask is that you become a   REGULAR  FOLLOWER .... and not one who appears just for the prize being offered ... and leave me a comment.   I don't think that is too much to ask

This morning the draw for the Blue Card was done as usual by my "Film Crew"  and a name has been chosen.  This pretty card is coming to live with you ....

so if you could send me your postal address please to 
I will get the card in the post to you straight away.

Please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you will like it. 

Please also bear in mind that because the card is  wrapped in a cellophane packet and then packed into an envelope and sent through the post ... on what could be a long journey if you live abroad ... that it may be a little flattened.   But all you need to do is fluff up the ribbon and/or flowers again and it will be fine 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 09, 2015

Friday Freebie Card 041

Hi Everybody,

My favorite shade of blue for todays card and it has several layers to it.

I have used Sue Wilson dies for this design and there is a good selection of Sues dies with   JGD Crafts  

The sentiment is from Crafters Companion  and it has been stamped in blue and clear embossed

The ribbon is from Mei Flower and is tied in a double bow with a large pearl and Diamanté centre

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and the beuatiful pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

If this is a card that you would like to win then all you need to do is leave me a comment and if you were to become a follower too that would be very nice.

A name will be chosen in the morning and the winner announced in Saturdays blog post.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 07, 2015

Spellbinders Labels Forty Tutorial

Hi Everybody,

As part of my commitment to Spellbinders as their UK Ambassador I write a short tutorial for their blog once a month.

It was my turn at the end of December and I created a pretty card in yellow  titled   Labels Forty - Happy Birthday Card

But I thought it would be a good idea to show another way to use the same set of dies and so ensuring that you get your monies worth from the dies that you buy.

For this card we are going to use the largest die from Labels Forty to create the base
You will need to cut two of the largest #5 and fold one of them over by about half an inch, glue them together and that creates your base.

Then with the same large die I added in the #3 from the Decorative Elements  and this made a frame in white

Using some low tack tape will stop the dies from slipping as you put them through your die cutting machine

The next step is to create the decorative frame the will sit on top of the white one you have just made.

I used the largest decorative one and added in the next size down #3 and cut this in turquoise.

Glue them both together for a really pretty frame

Both of these can then be added to the base card with foam pads and the pads  won't show through because of the white layer to the frame.

Create more layers using #2 from the Decorative Elements in turquoise and another layer in white using #2 from Labels forty.

Using foam pads between these layers will give dimension to your card and make it much more interesting

The pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  and for those new to my blog they are a UK company but they will ship abroad

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and will visit again,  and it will be my turn  again to be add another to tutorial to the  Spellbinders Blog  towards the end of this month

I will be sure to let you know when it is due.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 06, 2015

Those Crisp Tubs Again ...

Hi Everybody,

Have you had those delicious crisps again this year and have you thrown away all the empty tubs ???

Oh No you are going to be so sorry about that when you see what I have done with one.

And you can do it too ....  aaaaand if you give me a little time I will do a tutorial on how I did it !!

Over Christmas Day I promised Isabella a little treasure box for her bedroom.

I asked her if she would let me have the tub once she had eaten all the crisps in it and I would dress it with flowers for her.

She very willingly ate what was left of the crisps and gave me the tub and although I had made a start on it I hadn't finished it.
So when I went to see her yesterday she asked me ... "Have you got my crispie box with flowers ??

Oh my ... How a three year old can make you feel so guilty !!

So today I have finished it off and I will take it for her the next time I see her.

I have lined it with white felt and dressed it with flowers, ribbons and pearls

It is quite sturdy but obviously it is not a toy and she can add some little trinkets that she calls her treasure.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 05, 2015

Seasons Giving Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

I have left this post going for as long as I could to be fair to everybody here and abroad.  But there comes a time when a winner has to be chosen from the many comments that have been left for me.

Welcome to the new followers and please pop over and visit my Website too ... 
You will find lots of information there and many many tutorials on lots of different aspects to cardmaking

If you took part in the Blog Hop I really hope you enjoyed it all and found lots more blogs that you will continue to visit.  Thank you for your participation and I am sure that there will be another Blog hop soon.

So the name of the winner of the wonderful prize I am giving has at long last been chosen and it is YOU ....

Cindy Wilson

Please can you email me your full postal address to
and I will get the prize in the post to you straight away and I hope you will like it

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 04, 2015

Special Birthday ..

Hi Everybody,

Click this link 
if you would like to participate ... and wins some fabulous prizes too The Hop is open until the 5th January and then a winner will be announced later in the day

In the meantime I am showing you a card that I was asked to make for a special birthday and I was given a lovely verse to add to the inside

I used a  Debbie Moore  CD for the image and although I have added the link to her website I cannot find the CD.

It is from the Glitter and Glitz Magic Moments CD if you are looking it

But I have had it for a long time and so maybe it is not now  available to purchase.

The die  is the   French Collection - Background    and it is one of my favorites from Sue Wilson

The flowers are from  Wild Orchid Crafts  and are a lovely selection of Daisies, Roses, Tulips, Chrysanthemums and Sweetheart Blossoms ... with white leaves added to the mix.

I have added fine glitter from  Glitter Magic   to strategic areas on the ladies dress and that gives added sparkle to the design.

So tomorrow is the end of the big Blog Hop for me and so I hope you will be back later in the day to  check to see if you are the winner of my prize

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 03, 2015

Card Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Well I am so late today it's almost another day ... but better late than never.

I hope you are adding your name to the  Seasons Giving Blog Hop   and visiting the other Blogs along the way. I am sure that you will find some really lovely ones that appeal to your individual style of cardmaking and you can add them to your favorites .... but please come back to me as I don't want to lose any of you 

Should you leave a comment on any of the blogs don't forget to make a note of it and then pop back to see if you are one of the winners.  And please make sure that they will ship to UK as some of the US ones are only for US addresses.

I have gained lots of new followers  because of this hop and I would like to welcome all of you... and thank you for the comments that you have left me.  If you are new I need to let you know that each week on a Friday I give away one of the cards that I have made.

To win the card you need to leave me a comment and a winner is chosen ... by the man affectionately known as my "Film Crew"  ...  my husband Griff.  Then you will have 48 hours in which to claim it and let me know where you are

And so the draw for the green card has been completed and a name chosen by my "Film Crew" and this weeks winner is ....

Jennifer Smith-Kirk
Can you email me please
and the card will be in the post to you straight away

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

January 02, 2015

Friday Freebie 040

Hi Everybody,

Welcome to the first Friday Freebie of 2015 and this one is in a pretty shade of green and white, and is wrapped with a dark green ribbon.

There are several pearls dotted around this card and they are from Want2Scrap

The card base is from Grand Large Labels  ... but please make sure that you buy the correct size if you want this set as there are three different sized sets that all work together

I have also used the Asian Motifs but this is a die set that is being retired.

The verse is from Lili of the Valley  and has been stamped and embossed in silver.

If this is a card that you would like to win then all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the post ... and maybe join the band of followers.

A name will be drawn from the hat tomorrow morning and the winner announced in the blog post.

So be sure to come back and check if you have joined in.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

Seasons Giving Blog Hop: Year 3

Hi Everybody Happy New Year .... and welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop: year 3
This is the first time I have taken part in this and I hope you will enjoy it all

As a wonderful start to 2015 I  wanted to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of  my loyal blog readers who have been so supportive of me over the last year.
This is my way of showing my appreciation to YOU and you can find me in other places too ...
Card Making Magic  ...   Facebook  ...   Pinterest  ...   Twitter 

I have joined forces with lots of other blogs and suppliers and every one listed below is hosting a giveaway.  All you need to do is leave  a comment  at the blogs to say you have visited.

I hope you will enjoy my Blog and come back to visit me often and join the growing group of wonderful  followers too.  Every week I give away one of my cards as a Friday Freebie and we have regular prizes to give away but you will need to be a follower for the chance to win

This is the prize I am giving away ...

Spellbinders Mix n Match Ornaments
Sheena Douglass Sea Shells A5 Stamp sheet
Pack of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Lavinia  Fairy Stamps
Bo Bunny Christmas stamps
Ladybug Crafts - Nikki and Friends stamp
3 packs of Want2Scrap pearl bling
Crafters Companion Glue Runner

The winner will be announced on January 5th 2015

Everyone of the Blogs listed below will be  joining in this  give-away  so be sure to visit them all and leave your comments for a chance to win the offered prizes from each participant.
Happy New Year Everybody 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lawn Fawn

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Reverse Confetti


Ice Resin

My Favorite Things

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Avocado Arts 

A Jillian Vance Design

Latina Crafter


 Unity Stamp Company


Verve Stamps

 Latisha Yoast

 AJ Otto

Vera Yates

Julia Stainton

Judy Hayes

Kim Watson

Yana Smakula

Chari Moss

Taheerah Atchia

Shemaine Smith

Emily Spahn

Kimberly Crawford

Lee Murphy

Lovely Linda

Laura Williams

Lori Tecler

Chaitali Narla

Darsie Bruno

Lydia Fiedler

Giovana Smith 

Teri Anderson

Beth Pingry

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Lisa Adametz

Piali Biswas

Kelli Green

Keri Lee Sereika

Jocelyn Olson

Julee Tilman

Michelle Woerner

Lori McAree

Theresa Momber

Anita Autore

Melody Rupple

Sean Fetterman

Bunny Vance

Tricia Traxler

Lisa Arana

Lorena Cantó

Amy Tsuruta

Jodi Collins

Tenia Nelson

Kelly Klapstein

Jill Cornell

Emily Leiphart

Becky Williams

Margie Higuchi

Lee Ann Barrett

Lisa Hoel

Heather Campbell

Lisa Henke

Sheri Holt

Michele Kovack

Ashley Harris

Sharon Harnist

Lori Craig

Nicole Nowosad

Laurel Beard

Michele Boyer

Christiana Reuling

Laurie Schmidlin

Jennifer Priest

Stacey Schafer

Heidi Blankenship

Heather Pulvirenti

Anita Madden

Gloria Stengel

Sarah Gough

Rachel Kleinman

Natalie Dever

Lorine Mason

Loretta Lock

Meihsia Liu

Sarah Martina Parker

Angeline Choo

Christine Emberson

Karen Hightower

Sabrina Alery

Debbie Seyer

Dana Joy

Cat Tidwell

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lara

Colleen Schaan

Anabelle O'Malley

Megan Hoeppner

Monika Davis

Marisa Ritzen

Wanda Guess

Jenny Peterson

Annette Allen

Gracie Chavez

Christina Griffiths     You Are Here

Niki G

Kristi Schurr

Jennifer Ingle

Karolyn Loncon

Camille Robinson

Lindsey M-P

Kathy Clement

Maria Levine

Savitri Wilder

Savannah O'Gwynn

Teresa Horner

Laurel Seabrook

Libby Hickson

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Lisa Lee

Tina McDonald

Nina Yang

Angel Johns