June 30, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

I have been offering the magazine freebies now for quite some time and just to make things clear I am offering one of the cards made in the video along with the gift itself.  So yesterdays freebie with the Sparkling Snowflake will also come with the card shown in the photo.

I include a link to the video to refresh your memory of other ideas that you can do with this die set and I send it out as soon as I can to the winner. 

You don't need to have your own blog, and I am not concerned with where in the world you are ... I am happy to send the prize to you anywhere at MY expense. And it doesn't matter if you have won before you can still enter.  

But I do need your Full name  added to the comment that you leave so that there will be no confusion over the winner.  One week I had three people all claiming the one prize so please help me with this request and leave your full name or it will not be added to the draw.

The winner this week is ....
Monica Mueller
please would you email me your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and they will be sent to you straight away.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 29, 2018

Friday Freebie - Sparkling Snowflake

Hi Everybody,

Back to the Christmas Theme again for today's card and gift offer. 

This one is a 2 piece die set that you can cut into to alter the look and the video that accompanied it is here 

If you would like to have this gift then all you need to do is leave me your comment and FULL name at the end of the blog post.

From those comments one name will be drawn and announced in tomorrows blog so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown as you will have 72 hours in which to claim your prize

More tomorrow ...

Hugsxx 


June 28, 2018

Letterpress with Embossing Folders from Card Making Magic

Hi Everybody,

Today I have done some Letter pressing with the folders from my 6x6 Collection, Sunburst and Leafy Frame

In the video I show you the two different looks you can achieve by inking opposite sides to the folder.

You can try this with any embossing folder that you may already have in your crafting goodies



Different colour schemes and the flowers that you add will  alter the look for you and you can make it for any occasion that you need.

I am really pleased with both but my favorite one is the Turquoise and white combination as I think it is so vibrant.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 27, 2018

Simply Cards & Papercraft 179 - Botanical Border

Hi Everybody,

There is a lovely die and stamp set with this months Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and I had a lot of fun playing with it.

I made some really pretty cards all in the same colour scheme and they are shown in the video.

There are more ideas in the pages of the magazine and so grab a cuppa and settle down for a little relaxing "Me Time" 





I like the chosen colours too as they go so well together and I used Distress Oxides in Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Fossilised Amber and Peeled Paint with the odd touch of Picked Raspberry on a couple of the cards. 

There is so much you can do with the stamp set and it will suit many many occasions. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 26, 2018

Quick & Easy "Thank You" card

Hi Everybody,

There are certain kinds of cards that it is always good to keep a supply of them ready to use.

Thank You ... Birthdays ... Congratulations etc .... you just never know when one will be needed in a hurry for your self or someone in your family needs one.

This was so easy to do and the dies made the card for me with very little effort on my part


Both of my collection are available at Craft Stash with a Christmas Collection coming soon

The video is not long so have a coffee break while you watch

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 25, 2018

Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers

Hi Everybody,
This large and pretty bloom is from Spellbinders and it comes in two parts.

The outer die cuts the solid layer and the inner one gives you the shape and petals to your flower.

I have coloured mine with Copics to add shading to the leaves and petals.

I have added them to a Letterpressed background created with my own Sunburst Embossing Folder which is new to the 6x6 Collection from 
Card Making Magic

I have added in a frame made with the Nesting Circles and Quatrefoil Trellis and topped it all with the Birthday Sentiment.

Nuvo Crystal Drops have tied everything together and I am quite happy with the result to my 6x6 top folded card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 24, 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Good Vibes - Debra

Hi Everybody,

A brand new release was added to Simon Says Stamp and this lovely die is Debra from the Good Vibes Collection

For this card I have inked the background and the video will show you how it was created

I have used the "With Love" sentiment form my 6x6 box dies to add to the front.


For this one I used the "Create" from Spellbinders Etched Dies to show that you can make cards for any occasion simply by adding a stacked sentiment.

And also that any dies will play nicely with dies from other companies that you may have in your own personal collections

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

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

June 06, 2018

Creative Stamping 58 - Serene Beauty

Hi Everybody,

This months issue of Creative Stamping has a large A4 stamp set with it and the featured designer is Sheena Douglass

There are lots of images for you to create some lovely cards and many of them would be suitable for male designs

Dress them up or down as you wish and for mine I have added in some beautiful flowers.


The video will give you other ideas and of course there are many more in the magazine itself and the back of the package. But I am sure that you will come up with many more once you start to play.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 05, 2018

6x6 Collection - Floral Wreath

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created with the 6x6 Box set and Layered Florals from the original collection.

I have added some Ink Smooshing and then die cut the flowers for a really loose water coloured look




The video will show you how to get the effect and it is really easy to do. 
With Distress Oxides you can deepen the colour to the layers without it going muddy but be sure to dry it between each one.

I hope you enjoy the video and will try Ink Smooshing for your self

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 04, 2018

Crafti Word - Amazing

Hi Everybody

Today's card is using another of the word dies from Crafti Potential. 

These dies are in two parts and I have cut my base in Vellum for this card,  and each of the letters cut separately. 

They are large enough to make a really neat focal point for your cards.

The word is also in stamp form and for the card to the left I have stamped it onto some patterned paper and then used the die to cut it out. 

 And the accompanying sentiments means you can personalise it to suit the recipient.



I have used items from my own Card Making Magic Collection and the two designs play really well together.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 03, 2018

Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is using one of the new dies from Spellbinders and this one is called Rosy Summer Flowers from the Good Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low

For the background I have blended three different shades of green and then stencilled over the top with white ink.

This gives a really cool and subtle look to the card and makes the white of the flowers stand out more.

It was a really quick and simple card to make and the black sentiment adds drama to the front. 

I added the long stamped sentiment underneath with foam tape and that is from the Crafti Potential Words dies

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 02, 2018

Card & Gift Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Another weekend and another Saturday is with us and they say the older you get the faster time goes ... and how very true that is. It doesn't seem two days ago since last Saturday. 
Do you know I am sure nature is cramming in two or maybe three Saturdays each week now just to fool me !! 

The draw for yesterdays card and gift have been done and the name today is 
Cindy Wilson
would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the prize will be on the way to you straight away
Please let me know that you have it safely.

Thank you for all the lovely comments about my Card Making Magic addition to the
Simply Cards & Papercraft  magazine this month.
It really was a bumper gift that gave me a lot of pleasure to offer you and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. There is a lot more to come and a Christmas Collection is already in the pipeline.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 01, 2018

Friday Freebie - Vintage Springtime

Hi Everybody,

Springtime is the theme for today's gift and it is an A4 stamp sheet with some lovely images on it

It was featured in the video Vintage Springtime
and the card shown is the one that will accompany the gift.

If you would like to win this set then just leave me a comment at the end of the post.

It doesn't matter if you have won before and you don't need to have your own blog to enter.

But you do need to add your FULL name and be sure to come back and check tomorrow to see if your name is the winner.

I am happy to send the pack wherever you live at my expense  ...Good Luck 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx