September 22, 2019

Ruby - how she has grown ...

Hi Everyone,

It's me Ruby and I haven't been to talk to you all for a little while but a lot has happened in my life in the past year. 

I was born on the 17th August 2016 and this is me at nine weeks old ... now you must admit that I am rather cute and my dad decided to call me Ruby.

I have been so happy here and grown up into a really rather special dog. Well my mum tells me that I am.

I have a very special friend too called Dougal and he is only two weeks older than me and he is a Cockapoo.

We love playing together and we spend al lot of time with each other. He is bigger than me BUT I am the boss and he always lets me win whatever we do. 

Well nearly always !!

This is me in my new jacket getting ready to go for my first walk, after having all my injections. 

I was only 12 weeks old here and so excited to be going out into the big wide world.

There are a lot of scary things out there, but my mum and dad took care of me and I really enjoyed myself.

Now as I am older I love going for walks. and I sit and stare at my mum to make her feel guilty, so that she takes me out 

This is Dougal and me all dressed up and ready for our very first Christmas. I have wings on but you cant' see them in this photo.

Then after that came our fist birthday and we had doggy cake between us.It was lovely and we ate it all. 

I love Dougal and he is such good fun to be with whenever we go out. 

And each week we both go to Doggy Day Care and we love our "Aunty"  Sally who takes care of us while our mums are working.

Now this is me at One Year Old and haven't I grown up into a beautiful puppy.

This is the look I give my mum that makes her feel guilty to take me out. It never fails and she always gives in ... even if it's raining a little.

I haven't seen snow yet but I would like to, and then I can run around and roll in it and see how it feels.

So maybe this winter we will get a little bit and then I can tell you how it feels to me. 

This is Dougal and I at two years old. Isn't he such a handsome boy

We both go to the groomers regularly to have a bath and a haircut that keep us neat and tidy 

I like having a bath and I love going swimming and will take that chance whenever I can.
And that brings us up to present day, Here I am just turned three years old on the 17th August and I look so pretty.

I have lots of fun with my family and Dougal and I went on the walk up Snowdon with them all last weekend.

Today I am going for my first lesson at agility training, and that will be another adventure that I can share with you later.

My mum will have to run around with me as I am taught what to do. But when I went for trial run it was lovely and I enjoyed it very much.

I was tired and hungry when we had finished but I can't wait to go again

I will be back to tell you all about it 

See you soon

Love Ruby xxx


September 21, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

This is a more relaxing way to spend a Saturday than last week climbing up Snowdon and it has taken me the best part of the week before my calf muscles stopped hurting. But everybody has felt the same way and they are all much younger than me ... so it's not just because I am a fossil !!

So the draw for yesterdays gift has been done and one name chosen as the winner and that is 
Maria  Alder
so if you could email me please with your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
I can send the gift to you.

I hope you will enjoy playing with it and please let me know when you have the gift safe and sound.

My apologies about the video not working properly. It was my fault entirely by not adding the link correctly but it is now working as it should if you would like to go and view it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 20, 2019

Friday Freebie - Festive Foliage

Hi Everybody,

Here we are again with another Friday Freebie and this one was done in a video only a few weeks ago

It is the Festive Foliage from Simply Made Crafts and created by Helen Griffin.

It will add some lovely adornments to your cards.

The video Festive Foliage will show you how I made the featured card and this card will be given away with the gift.

So if this is a gift that you would like to have then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post. Please use your FULL NAME and be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown in the blog post over the weekend. 

From those comments one name will be chosen as the winner and you will have 72 hours to notify me of your full address. 

Please can I also add that you leave your post post code and country. You may know where your town is but the post man doesn't so please add it to be sure of getting your prize.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 19, 2019

Papercraft Society Full Reveal ...

Hi Everybody,

Craft Stash have decided to put out a video to tell you all what is in the Papercraft Society Box, and as you may already know I am the first designer to be featured in this monthly kit.

Janette has done a fantastic job showing it to you and if you ordered your subscription then I hope you wont be too upset that it is being shown early. But we have had so many enquiries about what is inside that the video was done. Some people you see don't like surprises !!

Now if you do like surprises then you don't have to view this so either way the choice is yours .... but whatever you decide I don't think you will be disappointed 


Have fun with your Papercraft Society Box when it arrives and don't forget to show us what you have done with it. And most of all thank you for buying it without knowing what was in it or who was the designer of the kit in the first place

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 18, 2019

A5 Rectangular Nesting Set

Hi Everybody,

These are just some of the boxes that you can create from the 14 piece Rectangular Nesting Set.

They are part of my new collection of A5 dies and they are available at Craft Stash

In the video I have tried to show the different ways that this set can be used to create layers and frames for all your projects.

But you can also make some pretty boxes complete with lids which are especially useful with Christmas on the way.


The video will show you how I got all three of these boxes from the one set of dies and they are perfect for adding any kind of gift too.

The smaller dies can make personalised messages, verses or names to add to the box and you can decorate them however you would like to suit your recipient

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 17, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

After a really lovely weekend I am back at home and as soon as I can get the photos off my phone I will share them with you. I am sad to say that I didn't make it to the summit. I got just over half way and then I had to admit defeat. It was really tough going and my ankles and back where so sore. 
But it was a lovely day and the weather was very kind to us.

But now that I am back at home I have added all the comments to the page and a winner has now been selected to be the new owner of the Piece by Piece Jigsaw Die

The winner is ...
Connie Griffin
would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the gift will be in the post to you

Please let me know that you have it safely and I hope you have fun with it

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 13, 2019

Friday Freebie - Piece by Piece

Hi Everybody,

Today's gift is this fun little Jig Saw Die Set called Piece by Piece.  It's not a big jigsaw but it is cute to add to your cards.

I store mine on a small piece of magnetic sheet so that I don't lose any of the pieces that are in the set.

The video Piece by Piece will show you some of the fun ways that I have used it to make bright and cheerful cards 

If you would like to have this set then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME please.

One name will be chosen from those comments so be sure to come back and check

Please Note

If you have followed my blog for some time then you will know that my husband Griff was a very proud Welshman and one of the things that he wanted to do this summer was walk up Snowdon with Ruby our Cocker Spaniel

Sadly he died last November but this weekend, as a family we are all going to Wales to attempt that walk in his memory. There will be the combined families and five dogs so wish us luck. 

The draw won't  be done now until next week and I won't be contactable for a few days. No mobile phone connection and no WiFi. Please don't worry if your comments are not showing as I cannot moderate them and add them. 
But they will be done fully before the draw is done ... giving you a little extra time to enter if you wanted this gift and giving everybody a fair chance 
 PLEASE DO NOT add your comment more than once just because it hasn't shown up

Hugs xx

September 12, 2019

Papercraft Society 3-D Projects

Hi Everybody,

This monthly box subscription will bring you all kinds of ideas that you may like to try and in this the first one you will find these lovely 3-D Projects inside the magazine. Each project ... and there are 15 of them, will take you step by step on how to re-create them for yourself


I hope you will enjoy making things for Christmas and beyond with the items that you will find inside. And don't forget that this is the first one next month you will have another designer to collect.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 11, 2019

Papercraft Society Sneaky Peak ...

Hi Everybody,

This new Papercraft Society box needs to be a surprise for those who have subscribed and so I can't tell you or show you the exact contents. But I can give you a sneaky peak as long as you don't tell anybody else !!

Here is a little look at a card created with some of the stamps that are on the sheet and there are many more for you to play with. There are dies and papers to help you even more and some lovely foiled sentiments too.




More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 10, 2019

Griffs Birthday

Hi Everybody,

Today is a very sad one for me as this would have been Griffs 72 birthday. 

And the first one we have had since he died last November

This is the wonderful and funny gentleman that I was married to,  with Ruby,  the Cocker Spaniel that he adored. 

He gave her the name and he loved her so much.

This photograph was taken last year when we went on holiday with Vickie and of course both dogs.

Ruby went swimming in this lake and Griff went "Water Skiing" on a stone at the side of water.

 It was often hard to get photos of Griff as he was the one that did all the pictures and videos wherever we went.

Here he is, with Ruby waiting patiently, as he cut up a big bone into smaller pieces for her to gnaw on. And this one kept her busy for hours.

Griff took her walking every morning at 9.45am, while I got some work done, and she looked for him for days when he was no longer there.

How can you explain to a little dog that her human is not coming back anymore.

 Now she follows me everywhere making sure that I don't leave her as well, and she has been a blessing to me.

So tonight Griffs daughters and my daughters with their husbands & partners, grand children and myself are all going out for a meal to celebrate his birthday.

And have a drink to remember the kind and generous person that he was and who never knew how to say "No" to anybody 

We ALL love you and miss you very much Griff

Hugs xx


September 09, 2019

Papercraft Society Papers

Hi Everybody,

This week is sharing with you what you can expect from the new monthly subscription box from the Papercraft Society. And at the risk of giving it all away I will be sharing so many sneaky peaks yu will get most of the information.

 And of course from me you can expect nothing less than flowers and pearls to decorate your creation with.. The papers and gold foiled toppers are lovely additions too and they are suitable for other occasions and not just Christmas.

So I hope you will take a look and see if it is for you, and next month another designer will be along to share their ideas with you.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 08, 2019

Papercraft Society

Hi Everybody,

This new monthly subscription is now well underway and so if you haven't seen what it is all about then here is a short video to show you. For more information visit 


It is a brand new concept from Practical Publishing and there are lots of goodies in the box for you to create some lovely cards.

A new designer will be featured each month with items from their range for you to play with and build up your own collections.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 07, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

Hope you are all having a good weekend doing your favourite things with family and friends 

The weather is kind here at present and Ruby and I will be going out later. 

She hasn't been here to give you her updates for a while but she will be back especially when she starts her agility training. 

I am really looking forward to it though I will probably be very slow and unable to keep up with Ruby

The draw for the card and gift from yesterday has been done and the winner this week is ...

Loraine Long

would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and they will be on their way to you.

Please let me know that you have them safely and I hope you enjoy playing with the dies.


More tomorrow 

Hugs xx

September 06, 2019

Friday Freebie - Holly & Ivy from CMM

Hi Everybody,

Here is another fabulous magazine gift from the wonderful and amazing Card Making Magic .... ME !!   (Joke)

Griff used to tell me "Don't blow your own trumpet" and I am sure that the UK readers will understand that remark. But I used to tell him if I don't blow it nobody else will ... hence the first paragraph.

I do love these gifts and this one can be used all year round for any of your projects.

This die is very snippable and you can use different portions of it to add to your floral displays and the video will show you some ideas on how I used it, and show you a fun Bokeh Effect background

If this is a gift that you would like then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME please

From those comments one name will be drawn and announced in a blog post over the weekend. 

So if you add your name then be sure to come back and check if your name is shown as you will oly have 72 hours in which to claim the gift

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 05, 2019

Die Cutting Essentials 56 Festive Foliage

Hi Everybody,,

This months Die Cutting Essentials is on today the 5th September 2019 and has this pretty gift with it for you to use on your Christmas cards.

It is called Festive Foliage and it could be used all year round to add to your floral displays.

I have stayed with traditional Christmas colours of red green and gold for this card and although it doesn't look it the gold is a lovely shiny bright gold


But you could make this card for spring or summer and stay with pastel colours instead and it would look just as pretty. Pop it into a box to match for double the effect.

And don't forget that the gifts I show you each week, end up later being the Friday Freebies along with the card that is made.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 04, 2019

Papercraft Society

Hi Everybody,

This is a brand new idea that is being launched this month through the Craft Stash website

So allow me introduce to you the very fist box from the Papercraft Society

It is a monthly subscription that will feature a different designer each time and I am so proud to be involved and to be the first one.

Inside the box you will find all the kind of items that I like to add to my cards ... like flowers and pearls.

There are also other quality items that you can collect each month to build up your own crafting stash such as pens or colourful Hybrid Inks from the USA

There are several ways that you can subscribe too and for more information pay a visit to  
Papercraft Society
(This link will take you to the page for more information)

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 02, 2019

Wedding Wishes in cream and gold

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card in cream and gold was made to wish somebody a 
Happy Wedding Day 
and it is much better in the hand than the photograph shows.

The gold has a very subtle sheen to it and peeps through the Lacey Ribbon Border die.

You would need to make a box for this type of card as the flowers add such a lot of depth to it and you don't want to spoil the look by squashing them flat 

Decorate the box to match and you have something really pretty to give to the happy couple on their special day.

The flowers are a mixture of roses and rose buds in different sizes and they have all been added to an oval base.

The little hearts have been added with foam pads from the same gold card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


August 31, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

At long last I am here and the draw for yesterdays gift has been done. There are two winners this week and both will need to notify by email to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
to claim their gifts.

So the names are 

Wanda Bass
&
Lin Duke
you have 72 hours to let me know your postal address please and then the gift will be on its way to you along with one of the cards shown in the picture yesterday.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


August 30, 2019

Friday Freebie - Tattered Lace Tea Party

Hi Everybody,

So this week I have two of these lovely Tattered Lace Tea Party Dies to give away and each one will come with a card

Its a pretty die that can very easily be snipped into to give you other designs that you can use on your cards.

You will have to take pot luck with which card you will get as I will just pack them up as they are claimed

The video Tattered Lace Tea Party will show you how I made the round card and a novel way to use the teapot to create a background

If this is a gift that you owuld like to have then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME please

From those comments two will be drawn this week and the names listed in a blog post over the weekend. Have you noticed I have stopped saying ..."in a blog post tomorrow " because sometimes I don't have time to do one. But by Sunday they are always listed so you need to come back and check if it is your name that is shown.

Good Luck Everybody 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 29, 2019

Arteza Coloured Tilda & Edwin

Hi Everybody,

Something a little more elaborate today but still using Arteza Water Colours in the 36 Half Pan set.

The stamp is very old and I have masked it to place the trees around the couple.

I have tried to find a link to this stamp from Magnolia Stamps without success so it has probably been discontinued by now.

I used a white gel pen to add pattern to their clothes ... spots for her and stripes for him.

The tiny snowballs have been added with dots of  Dries Clear Glue and they are from AnnaMarie Designs

They are very tiny and fly away  and there are loads in a pot, so use a tray to catch them all if you use them, and they will last you a long time.

The sentiment is snipped from the new die from Card Making Magic and added to a snowflake covered with silver gilding flakes.

I have edged it all with a black Arteza fine liner to make them black stand out again, as it became a bit lost in the process of colouring

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 28, 2019

Arteza 36 Half Pan Set Water Colours

Hi Everybody,

Today I am adding a video to share with you the beautiful water colours from Arteza that I have so been enjoying over the last few days.

This card I have created using the Spring/Summer Stamp & Die Set from
 Card Making Magic

With the card to the right I have created a background that is bright and vibrant and for the other I show you how in the video


I am adding the links at the bottom of the post so that you can see what I have used.

 Arteza are offering you a 10% discount when you add ChristinaGriffiths 1. at the checkout

My collections are available at Craft Stash and they are offering you a 20% discount on your first order with them ... so savings all round.

Both companies are affiliate links which means a small payment for me, at no extra cost to you if you use the links

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 27, 2019

Sketched Elephants with Arteza

Hi Everybody,

Here is another card coloured with Arteza Water Colours using the Sketched Elephants from Whimsy Stamps

The water colours are so easy to work with. They blend really well and the colours are beautiful.

I used the lid as my palette to mix some of my own shades and I am more than happy with the result.

I fell in love with these really cute little characters the first time I saw them  and they have other images in the set to decorate your card, as well as sentiments too.

I have so many stamps in my personal collection that I sometimes forget what I do have and so it is time to start going through them and putting them to good use again ... especially for children's cards

Don't forget that Arteza are offering you a 10% discount if you add the code Christina Griffiths1. at the checkout  until the 25th September. They are affiliate links which means I get paid a small commission if you buy through the links at no extra cost to you 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 26, 2019

Play Day with Arteza

Hi Everybody,

Over the weekend I have had a little bit of time to play with some water colours and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself 

I have used stamp images that I have had for a long time and I thought it would be good to get them out again

I used the new Water Colours paints that have been gifted to me by Arteza and they are lovely to work with
I have added links to the bottom of the page for you to see what I have used and some of them are affiliate links.

This just means that I get a small payment if you buy through the links, at no extra cost to you ...
but means a lot to me.

Arteza are offering you a 10% discount if you add the code
ChristinaGriffiths1.
and it is valid until the 25th September

The water colour pads from Arteza are really large with 60 sheets in each and it is good quality paper with a smooth side and rougher side.

I got all my images and more from one sheet just leave enough space around each image to be able to cut it out with the matching dies

Then all you need to do is have fun and enjoy working with your favourite medium.

More tomorrow ...

 Hugs xx

August 24, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

HI Everybody,

Last weekend was really lovely with Saturday evening watching Frankenstein at Lytham Hall with my family and then Sunday walking Ruby in the park, and then Sunday lunch of Roast Chicken

 There was a little Dog Show going on in Stanley Park and one of the stalls was about Dog Agility. 
So this afternoon Ruby and I are going on a new adventure ...  because the Agility Training School is having an open day and we are going to go and see what it is like. 
I think Ruby will love it as it is something different and she is just not interested in chasing balls.
 I throw the ball for her and she looks at me as if to say "You threw, you go and get it !!"
We will be sure to let you know how we go on.

The draw for yesterdays  "My Little Memory Book" has been done and the name this week is ...

Maureen Killen 

would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and it will be on its way to you.

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

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 23, 2019

Friday Freebie - My Little Memory Book

Hi Everybody,

This fabulous Memory Book was the exclusive gift with Die Cutting Essentials a few months ago.

I made a little book with it and also some cards and added the elements to  the front. 

But you can make yours any way you wish.

The video My Little Memory Book  is not too long but it will show you how to put the pages together. I kept my colours bold and cheerful and it would be just as useful as a little book to the men in your life.

If this is a gift that you would like to win then just leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME.

You will need to pop back over the weekend to see if your name is shown as the winner and then notify me by email to claim it.

More details will be given in the post with the winners name so be sure to join in and see if it is you.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 22, 2019

Pretty in Pink

Hi Everybody,

For today's card I have used several different sets of dies from Card Making Magic.

I have also used two embossing folders and Letterpressed with the Happy Birthday one onto the background piece

I have added some lovely pink Tulle and wrapped it around the layers along with the ribbon for a very feminine look

The flowers are a mixture and they have been dotted with glue and glittered for added sparkle.

The links are below for you to see the products that I have used and I hope you like the card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 21, 2019

Lilac Floral Birthday

Hi Everybody,

Another floral delight for you today and this one is not quite as elaborate as yesterdays but just as pretty.

I love the addition of the lace on them as it gives it a real luxury finish. And you only need a small piece so a metre length goes quite a long way.

I embossed the lilac card for the background in the Happy Birthday Folder and the layered the oval to the top with foam tape to give dimension

If you cut the large oval two or three times and then stack them together, you will have a lovely thick base that is almost like chipboard.

Run the top layer through the embossing folder before gluing in place for extra pattern and add with foam tape to the base card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 20, 2019

Wonderful Shabby Chic...

Hi Everybody,

In my daily work I have to make many different styles of cards. Some to fit the magazine cover mounts using dies, stamps or embossing folders.

But this remains one of my favourite styles to make and I can add all kinds of embellishments to the shabby chic look.

For this one I have used some of the original dies that were in the "Christina Collection" from Card Making Magic and all my collections are available with Craft Stash

The flowers are beautiful and to add more shabbiness to them I have used a fine paint bush and gone over the edge of the petals with white Gesso

Once that was dry I did the same thing with some glue and then sprinkled them with glitter and that gives them a lovely twinkle in the light.  I used alcohol pens to colour the leaves.

Into the display I have tucked some cheesecloth that I had in my stash but if you don't have any of that ...  then cheat by simply unravelling  a piece of  2" bandage ... because that has the same kind of look. 

But whatever you do have fun creating and you are sure to be pleased with whatever you make.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 19, 2019

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everybody,

A pretty card with lots of layers for today's design and I made this into a birthday card, but you can use any words that you may have in your own collection that are in two parts.

The video will show you how I did it and it is not hard to do but quite effective once completed.

I used three toning shades of turquoise and then added in the silver glitter card for embellishment.  I used tiny little gemstones to add extra to the flower centres

The envelope just finishes it off to send the card to your recipient and matches the card front to a tee.



Make it in soft pastel pinks and add mulberry flowers to the front,  but then you would need to make a box for it as it would be too deep for the envelope.

But I am sure the ladies that you send it to would love it for their special day whatever the celebration is ... birthday, anniversary, engagement, just because. And obviously you would need to have those two part words in your craft stash to be able to do that

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 17, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

I want you to keep all your fingers, toes and eyes crossed for no more rain today and tonight because my family and I are all going to see an outside performance of  FRANKENSTEIN  at Lytham Hall. 

 This is a lovely place where we go for many a  good dog walk and it is through trees and ponds and Ruby loves it. It's safe and very pleasant and there is a lovely cafe in the middle that makes delicious home cooked food, if you wanted to stop for breakfast or just a sticky bun. 

There are plant stalls and a little antique place inside the grounds and it is well worth a visit for dogs or children. But if your dog is a swimmer like Ruby then be warned the lakes are deep and very accessible.

On to the winner of yesterdays card and gift of Furry Friends and the name is ...

Jane Stokes 

would you email me please your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and it will be on the way to you.
Please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you enjoy playing with both these fabulous stamp sets

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 16, 2019

Friday Freebie - Furry Friends

Hi Everybody,

Today's gift is perfect if you have friends with pets or they are simply animal lovers because this A4 stamp set has many pets on the sheet.

There are lots of accessories to dress them up too, and a big easy chair to sit them in.

I had a lot of fun playing with this one and the video will give you some ideas on how to use it.

Furry Friends  uses the large stamp set but there was also another smaller set that came with the gift which I didn't use but I have included.

So If this is a gift that you would like to win then all you need to do is leave me a comment with your FULL NAME and then come back tomorrow to check if it is your name that is shown in the post.

You will have 72 hours in which to claim it and it is well worth winning.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx  




August 15, 2019

Card Making Magic Christmas Ornaments Card

Hi Everybody,

Quick and easy card today using the new Christmas Ornaments from Card Making Magic.

All my collections are available exclusively at Craft Stash and if something that you want is out of stock then leave your email address and they will notify you when it is back on their website

So for this card I used turquoise and white with silver and it looks really pretty in the hand.

The thin ribbon is some that I have had in my stash for years and I knew it would come in handy one day !!



The video will show you how I made both the card and the envelope, and it is strong enough to go through the post if you use good quality glue

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


August 14, 2019

Die Cutting Essentials 55 - Holly & Ivy

Hi Everybody,

Die Cutting Essentials will be on sale this Thursday the 15th August and to be sure of getting this gift you will need to be there early.

Why?? Because it is another fantastic die set from Card Making Magic and it is such a useful die you wont want to miss it.


The video will show you some of the ways in which I have made it work for me and as Holly & Ivy are evergreen then it is something that can be used all year round for any occasion.

Try the Bokeh technique for the background in an easy to do way with inks and a finger dauber.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 13, 2019

Lacey Circles Easel Card

Hi Everybody,

Today I am sharing a video with you and I have used the Lacey Circles to create an easel card in pretty shades of  Pale Blue and Lemon

I added some silver into the mix to give it a little more sophistication and created the flowers from the daisy in layered shades of yellow and white



Because there is not a lot of depth to the card I decided to add it to an envelope and this is strong enough to go through the post

The card I have used is 255 gsm from Papermill Direct and I have used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to hold it all together

I am very pleased with the result and would be happy to receive a card like this at any time.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

August 12, 2019

Dream Catcher Gift

Hi Everybody,

Over the last year there have been many exclusive gifts, that have been given away with magazines, that have come from Card Making Magic

This one was the Dream Catcher and it was very popular. 

The background to this card was created from the stamps in the set in bright and cheerful colours for an individual look

I made a video to show you other ways in which it could be used and I had a lot of fun playing with it.

There are more gifts on the way from me and I hope you will like them just as much.

It is well worth looking out for the magazines as they become available with these quality gifts that can help you to build up your own personal collection each month.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx