February 27, 2019

Creative Stamping 68 Furry Friends + Hello Spot

Hi Everybody,

Two stamp sets are the gift with this months Creative Stamping and they are domestic animals we keep as pets

I of course have used my Cocker Spaniel Ruby as my inspiration and tried hard to colour the image to suit her colouring

It is really a fun set to have and it will be in the shops on the 28th Feb so keep a look out for it. 

There are some cute images on there and lots of occasions are covered.

There is even a a stamp to say "So Sorry on the loss of  Your Pet"



On the cards with five dogs I used foam pads to add them at different heights but 
Princess Ruby of course is in the chair.  

The other items are also in the  A4 stamp set and I also added them in as  a fun element to the design.
The other stamps set is Hello Spot and for me it is more appropriate for children but see what you think when you get it and have fun playing with both of  them

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 26, 2019

Baby Christening card

Hi Everybody,

This card was featured in a magazine article last year and I was really pleased with the end result.

It was done with the Card Making Magic Collection dies especially for Babies brought out in 2017/18

I used the Nesting Rectangles to create the card base and then embossed it in the Basket Weave folder

The Nesting Ovals gave me the topper shape and the Baby Occasion dies provided the rest.

So with very little work from me I have a pretty card ready to send. Just die cutting and a little bit of colouring and the card was done

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


February 25, 2019

Card Making Magic - Gatefold Card

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is a really easy to make Gatefold that can be used for any occasion

I have used the 
to decorate the side panels of my card.

Everyone of the border dies has been made 7" long so that which ever size of Card & Box die you have they will fit any way round.

The video will show you how I made this but you can use any border die that you have for extra decoration


Change the colour to suit your recipient and then either add it to a box, or because it is quite flat, slide it into an envelope

Have fun

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx.

February 24, 2019

Clean and Simple

Hi Everybody,

Today's card is created in a clean and simple style using the
 Spring/ Summer Stamp and Die Set 
from Card Making Magic

All my collection is available from Craft Stash 

If something is out of stock when you view it then leave your email address and they will let you know when it is back in stock

The flowers, leaves and butterfly have all been coloured with Brusho Crystal Colours and then the flowers decorated with a white gel pen

I stamped the background leaves in Pale green directly onto the card layer and then added everything else to the top with foam pads

The pearl flourish is a little extra and I think this is quite a pretty card and still consists of flowers and pearls 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 23, 2019

Card and Gift Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Late start today on this lovely sunny day and I have no excuse ... just being lazy.
 But lazy after a busy week so I don’t feel too guilty about it. 
The draw has been done for yesterday’s stamp and card gift and the name this week is

Vicki L Phillips
so would you email me your postal address please to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the gift will be on its way to you straight away.

I hope you will have fun playing with the set and please let me know when it arrives with you

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 22, 2019

Friday Freebie - Whale of a Time

Hi Everybody,

This fun stamp and die set is the gift on offer this week and the images are sure to delight any children that you make cards for. 

I created the waves for background with a stencil and different colours of ink 

The video will show you how I got the look 

So if this is the gift that you would like to add to your own collection then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the blog post adding your FULL NAME

Then be sure to pop back over the weekend to see if it is your name that is shown as the winner.
You will have 72 hours to claim it and if no one comes forward in that time then it is with drawn and offered again at a later date. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 21, 2019

Mothers Day Card

Hi Everybody,

Mothers Day will be with us soon and so if you have cards to make for your mum or that you make for others then this is an idea that you may like to try.

I have used the
Card Making Magic Collection 
of dies. flowers, ribbons and pearls,  and I am really with the result

The video will show you how I made this card and I hope that you enjoy it.

I have used some beautiful blue card from Papermill Direct and it is a 255 GSM
Adding the die cuts stacked makes for a really strong base to your frames and the lace effect die cut too. I have added pearls to the edge of my lace and it looks really pretty.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 20, 2019

Simply Cards & Papercraft 188 - Altenew Layered Daffodils

Hi Everybody,

This months Simpy Cards & Papercraft has a beautiful gift from Altenew in the shape of a Layered Daffodil Die Set

It's going to be on sale on the 21st February and so if you wanted this set you will need to be quick as it will go very quickly

Altenew is one of my favourite brands and the flowers they create are gorgeous so to get one as a magazine gift is great.

Now I know it says Daffodil but you can do your flowers any colour you wish using coloured card.

And if you don't have the shade you need then you can use white card and colour it with your favourite medium to suit your own designs.

 Just have fun playing with this die set and let the video show you how to assemble the flowers 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 17, 2019

Ruby Update ...

Hello Everyone,

It's Ruby here today and I haven't been to visit you for some time.

I have still been having a lovely time when we go walking with Vickie and Dougal in the country or on the beach.

And as you can see from my photo I just love the mud and getting dirty.

My mum stands me in the kitchen sink and washes me all over to get the dirt off me.

Sometimes I don't smell very nice but I do scrub up well and then I am nice to be near again.

 I love going under the hairdryer too and having all that warm air ruffle my hair

And then I am clean and tidy, and all ready for a good snooze cuddled up in my blanket  ... till the next time we go walking !!

Bye for now 

Ruby xx

February 16, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

It's lovely here today and we are out walking this afternoon with Vickie and both dogs. I hate to say that spring is on the way as that might encourage some rain or even snow ... but we live in hopes that it will be a good summer again this year.


The draw for yesterdays card and gift has been done earlier this week and the name is 

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

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 15, 2019

Friday Freebie - Autumnal Treasures

Hi Everybody,

This was a lovely stamp set that I really enjoyed playing with at there are some lovely images on this A4 set.

For the card that goes with the set I used gold embossing powder and it looks much better in the hand than the photo shows.

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

For those of you who are new to the "Give Away" ... your full name is requested so that we all know exactly who has won the prize in case there are two of you with the same first name.

From the comments one name will be chosen as the winner and announced in tomorrows blog post ... so ...  no full name then no entry

If your name is listed as the winner then then you will have 72 hours to claim it by emailing me privately. Please do not add personal details to the comments box.

Good Luck everybody 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

February 14, 2019

Just For You

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is perfect for Valentines Day and the roses will never fade either. 

I have used coloured card to produce them with the dies from the collections available from Card Making Magic.

The Ribbon Threader adds that special touch especially with the bold black and white dotted ribbon.

I hope you are all having a good Valentines Day and maybe going out this evening for a special meal.

Have a good night and have a drink for me and Griff

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 13, 2019

Die Cutting Essentials 48 - Tea Party

Hi Everybody,

When is a teapot not a teapot ???
When it's used to create a very pretty lace effect  background and this one looks especially good with the ink effect underneath

The ribbon and Birthday Greeting are from Card Making Magic but there is the opportunity for you to get a matching stamp set for just the P&P


Lots of little things that you can snip out of this die cut to add more elements to your designs so get busy playing. 

It will be in the shops tomorrow the 14th February so keep a look out if you wanted to add this to your collection

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 12, 2019

Woven Ribbon

Hi Everybody,

Using  a Trellis dies to create the panel makes the card look extra special but have you thought about weaving your ribbon through it for another look ?

Once you have the ribbon in there you can lay it onto your card anyway round you prefer, and I have added several vidoes to show you how the look can change

For this card I have used the narrow satin ribbon from the Card Making Magic Collection and woven four different strips alternatively.

You can see the parts of the Trellis that the ribbon has gone through and the bow at the top is the finishing touch

The sentiment has been cut several times in black card and stacked together, then inked with Versamark and covered in clear embossing powder. Repeating this two or even three times will make your sentiment really sturdy and shiny/ I added mine to Vellum before adding it to the card front.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


February 11, 2019

Floral "Thank You"

Hi Everybody,

A pretty card with a stencilled background created with the Spring Summer Stamp &
Die Set from Card Making Magic

The flowers, leaves and the butterfly have all been coloured with Copics and pearls added to the centres for decoration

The background was inked lightly with Distress Oxides in Abandoned Coral and then the same shade brushed through the stencil a little heavier.

I have used the brushes that I bought from Aldi last year and I have been informed that they are back in stock at present.

Just in case you can't get to an Aldi supermarket I have added in the link at the bottom to get Ink Dusters which work exactly the same ... they just cost more !!

The card and box die set that I have used is the NEW 6x6 and that now comes complete with the Trellis panel added. But if you bought your set when they first came out you can get other Trellis patterns to fit and they will also work with this one too.

So lots of choice for you to play with

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 09, 2019

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

It’s very cold and windy here today and although sunny it’s too much on the beach. 
It’s snuggle up time today with the heating on and see if the wind drops later to take Ruby out for a walk ... if only for a short one.

The draw for yesterday’s gift has been done and the name chosen this week is...
Ursula Longworth 
so 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 with you and I hope you will enjoy playing with them all.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

February 08, 2019

Friday Freebie - Bubbles & Fizz

Hi Everybody,

This set is ideal for male cards or any wine lovers in your house.

When I took the photo I forgot to add in the other elements to this gift ... and they are a large 6x6 embossing folder which you can just make out in the background to the card shown.

There are also some fabulous stamps to it  and I used them to stamp the items on the card. The dies make it easy for you to add them to your designs.

The video will show you exactly what is in the pack  Bubbles and Fizz

So if this is a set you think you would like then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post and add your FULL NAME please.

From those comments one name will be chosen as the winner and announced in tomorrows blog post so be sure to come back and check if it is you.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 07, 2019

Birthday Flowers

Hi Everybody,

This very vibrant card is created with the Spring Summer Stamp Set from Card Making Magic.

I used the matching dies when possible and fussy cut the others after I had coloured them with Copics.

The flowers can be any colour you choose and you can use your favourite medium for your designs if you don't like Alcohol Markers

I have used the new 6x6 Card & Box die set and the Sentiment Set that also has matching dies to it.

It was very relaxing to sit and colour and I wish I had the time to do it more often. I am happy with the card and it would be suitable for any occasion with a change of the sentiment.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 06, 2019

Papercraft Essentials 170 (PE170) Butterfly Rose Cut & Emboss

Hi Everybody,

The magazine I want to share with you this week is Papercraft Essentials 170 and it will be in the shops on the 7th February.

It is a two in one folder in that it cuts and embosses at the same time to give you a really pretty look for your own designs.

The video is not long but I do make the card featured and it is really easy to do.

 So I hope you will give it a try.

It doesn't matter if the inking is blotchy because you are going to die cut into it anyway so don't worry about that aspect

Just enjoy playing and making lovely cards

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 05, 2019

Blue & White Shaker Card

Hi Everybody,

Here is another video for you to view this week using the same 6x6 Card and Box die set as yesterday

This is a shaker card and if you are new to card making then please don't be intimidated as they are really easy to create

I will show you step by step how I made this one and then you can ad your own artistic flare to it and make beautiful designs

I have used only elements from the die set and a few sequins from my stash and I am more than happy with the result.



The little Easel card Stand just adds that little bit extra for your recipient to display it on their mantle shelf for everybody to see the wonderful card that you made especially for them

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

February 04, 2019

Teal & Pink Floral Card

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created with the 6x6 Card and Box Die Set

 I have added in the flowers, ribbons and pearls from my Embellishments to make it really feminine, and combined them with others from Wild Orchid Crafts

It is in teal and pink on a white card base and it looks really special in the hand. 

I haven't made the box for this one but the flowers are deep as so you would need one to give or send the card

There are lots of layers to this card and the inside is also lined so make sure you have enough matching card before you start.

And of course extra if you wanted the box to match too.

But I am sure you will agree that is it a very pretty creation and I would be more than happy to get a card like this for my birthday 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 02, 2019

Card & Gift Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

No lazing in bed today Ruby and I are up early and raring to go .... well sort of !!
It's icy cold out there so we won't be going far today, there's even ice on the beach.
The draw has been done early to and then name this week is ...

Anne Owens
please send your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the gift will be on it's way to you straight away

Please let me know that you have it safely

Now it's heating on and time to go and play with Ruby to stop her being bored until the ice goes a little and we can go out for a walk.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 01, 2019

Friday Freebie- Teacup Garden

Hi Everybody,

Another fun stamp and die set on offer this week and this again was one I enjoyed playing with.

You can create your garden with the stamps and you will find lots of ideas on the back of the package and of course the video


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.

One name will be chosen as the winner and announced in tomorrows post so be sure to come back and check if it is you.

If you haven't claimed it after 72 hours it will be withdrawn and offered again at a later date.
So don't miss your chance.  The names of the winners each week are added to the Winners page in the side bar to your left.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx