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May 04, 2017

Papercraft Essentials 146 - Floral Wishes

Hi Everybody,

May is now with us and the days are getting warmer and this months Papercraft Essentials 146 will be in the shops today.

The free gift is Floral Wishes and consists of an embossing folder, stamp set and three small dies

On this card I have created a background with the flowers and leaves and enclosed them in an oval frame

This idea and others can be seen on the video Papercraft Essentials 146 - Floral Wishes

This is the card created in the video with a bow background in bright colours

Very easy to do and relaxing at the same time. Card making should be fun and this free gift will help you to enjoy the process.

The magazine itself is full of useful information and ideas on getting the look that you want.

There are lots more photos of cards created with the free gift so you will never be stuck for ways to use it

So get a cuppa and enjoy the read.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Love the video and the cards are beautiful. So many ideas to try. I like the idea of using coloured pencils to accentuate the bows. You are so inspirational.
    Thank You

  2. Morning Christina, two beautiful cards with lovely bright colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely card, very pretty. Great video.


  4. Very pretty card Christina love it
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxxx

  5. Pretty cards Christine and I enjoyed the video tutorial

    June x

  6. Wow, really pretty cards - what a great magazine. Thank you Christina.

  7. Afternoon Christina what pretty cards I love the designs and the colours are gorgeous.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  8. Thanks for the video, it was great. Now I have to wait about two weeks for
    my first subscription issue to arrive here in Toronto before I can play!!!

  9. Lovely free gift Christina. Both beautiful cards.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  10. Great cards Christina and a great video as well.

  11. Lovely cards and thank you for the video,

  12. Beautiful. Always love your tutorials. Just watched an older one.
    So glad you shared.
    90° F here yesterday and today. ( I love the hot weather) . Will go back to 60° tomorrow.
    Your cards welcome in the warm weather.

  13. Reheat great cards and a fab video too.

  14. Hi Christina
    Just watched your video - the cards are lovely especially the one that you made on the video. I subscribe to one magazine but watching your videos makes me want to buy them all
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  15. Two beautiful cards Christina. Lovely free gifts with the magazine. Xx

  16. Many thanks Christina for more great cards. Love all the tips I gain from watching your videos. The one about 'the magic triangle' for placement of stamps was a great eye opener for me, thank you.
    You use lots of lovely paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that look great. I have bought flowers from them (service is fantastic) but the order sits at home in their box and no matter how often I get them out to try to put an arrangement on a card, it looks poor and they go back in the box.
    PLEASE Christina, I know it's asking an awful lot, but could you say or list which flowers you use on your cards. I seem to have bought a poor selection of flowers/colours and think that is why I cannot get them to look right. of course, it could be my lack of artistic ability :-)
    Many thanks for all your work and sharing.

    1. In the Tuesday Tutorials I have now started to list the flowers that I use on the featured card. But do you know that I have tutorials that can help you when adding flowers on to your cards. If you would like me to do another one then I will happily do one for you .... just say the word Cxx

  17. Hello Christina ,
    The cards are lovely !! Many beautiful details .Just watched your video thank you for al the tips Great job !
    Hugs Doris


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