Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

December 25, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

Sorry for my absence this week but I have been so busy. After having a new wooden floor fitted a few weeks ago I needed to get all the downstairs decorated and I had it booked for January. 

But my painters had a cancellation and could fit me in for the three days 21st 22nd and 23rd December and so I jumped at the chance, as they promised me it would all be done for Christmas.

And true to their word they were.  They have decorated three floors, from the top of the stair way, down two the stair cases, into the hall way and also my lounge and it looks beautiful. The two girls have worked so hard and by Christmas Eve was it was all straight again. 

But now I have done the draw for the gift on offer and the name today is

Tina Zapusek

Please email me your postal address to

and it will be on its way to you straight away.

Hugs xx

December 24, 2021

Friday Freebie .Scenic Christmas

 Hi Everybody,

Todays offering is from Simply Cards & Papercraft and it is a fabulous scene builder set consisting of a stencil and a large 25 piece stamp set.

The scenes that can be built with this are endless and the stencil will help you to create a beautiful snow globe

So if this is gift that you would like to have then all you ned to do is leave me a commend at the end of this post to be entered into the draw. 

I need your full name to add to the hat and one name will be selected at random and listed as the winner so be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown. It doesn't matter if you have won before or where you live just add your comment and see what happens.

And on this Christmas Eve of 2021 I wish you all a very 

Merry Christmas 


A Wonderful New Year

More tomorrow ...

Much love & Hugs xx

December 18, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

Thank you all for your concern and your lovely comments. I can’t believe it is almost Christmas again and just how quickly it comes around, so I hope you all ready for it. Any die that helps with making those seasonal cards has to be a bonus even if it will be for next year.

I have done the draw for this weeks winner and I am hoping that it will be much loved in their home. The name this week is

Terrie Rodrigue

and if you could email your postal address please to

I will post it to you straight away. I hope you have fun playing with the die set and see what other faces you can create from the same set. Please let me know that you have it safely.

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx

December 17, 2021

Friday Freebie Is Back ...

Hi Everybody,

Here I am back again with the Friday Freebies and I am really hoping that this will work and all my problems are over with ... at least for now

This offering is from Die Cutting Essentials and is a Christmas theme and will be useful for any last minute cards you may have to make

It is ab easy to layer dies set of Santa's head and face along with his hat features and some holly.

Inside the magazine you will find lots of ideas and inspiration on how to use this and there is the offer of some downloadable papers and sentiments to compliment your designs.

So just in case you have forgotten what to do .. Leave me a comment at the end of the post with  your FULL NAME and then come back and check over the weekend if your name is the winner.

 And that is all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this awesome gift ... but please remember if you don't leave me your full name then you will not be entered into the draw.  And in case you are wondering why it has to be your full name ... well it just makes it easier if two, or even three, of you have the same first name. .

I am happy to send this to you wherever you are in the world and you don't ned to have a blog to enter. Nor does it matter if you have won before.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

December 16, 2021

Project Life Kit

Hi Everybody,

In the time that I have been unable to blog I cannot say I have been productive. In fact totally the opposite 

I seem to have lost my drive and been so fed up trying to sort the problems out I have just wanted to hide from the world.

And to top it all off I had my eyes tested, as my eyesight is getting so bad, and it turns out I have cataracts that need to be seen too.

But in that time my latest kit from Altenew arrived and I did attempt to make some cards with that bundle.. 

They all still need sentiments adding to them but at least I have made a start again.

The flowers in the kit are quite pretty and can be added in any way you would like for your design . 

On these cards I have coloured my flowers all in the same tone and just added the die cuts to the card front with foam pads,

I used the embossing folder for the backgrounds and lightly rubbed ink over the top to bring out the pattern in two of them.

On the last two I have also added in some Washi Tape and I will add the tape to the envelopes as well. to complete the look
For this last card I have used one of each colour of flower and added them to a plain embossed background and this and the first card are both Slimline cards used in different orientations.

I will most likely turn these into birthday cards with matching envelopes and then they will be ready to send.

On another note I want to thank you for all the lovely comments that have been sent to me, both here on the blog, by email. 

And also to those of you who noticed something was wrong with the blog and took the trouble to email me and let me know.
Thank you so very much

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


December 15, 2021

The Missing Videos.

 Hi Everybody,

I am adding in the videos from the Pretty Book Collection that I have had to remove to get things working again and hopefully there wont be  a problem this time around Fingers crossed tightly and thank you for your help in checking things out with the buttons. It is very much appreciated, but you know what I am scared to try adding stuff in again in case it all goes pear shaped again ...                         

I shall wait with bated breath to see if everything is ok again and if it is then I hope you will enjoy the videos again.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 14, 2021

Need your help please ...

 Hi Everybody,

After a few weeks of having problems I seem to have sorted it out. It has been a very painful process for me as I am not of a technical mind at all. But hopefully now it will work again.  I have had to remove some of the pages and videos but hopefully I can can re instate them once I know it is all back to normal again.  

But this is where I need your help. Could you come onto the blog and see if the buttons are responding again. Click the home page button an the tutorials one. Try the comments button and anything else you can see and let me know in the comments box what reaction that you are getting.  

So it may look a little different but as long as it works again I don't really mind. 
Just let me know in the comments box what is happening at your end and how things are looking for you

Thank you so much

Hugs XX

December 03, 2021

Friday Freebie - Peony Panel

Hi Everybody,

Here is another chance to win one of the Peony Panel Die Sets from Card Making Magic. It comes with Die Cutting Essentials and is a four piece set.

You can create some beuatiful panels for your cards or take pur scissors to the die cut and trim out the areas that you wish to use.

You will find lots of ideas inside the magazine as as well as other projects that you may like to try.

All you need to do to be in with the chance of wining this gift is to leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME

From those comments one name will be chosen at random and the winner announced overt the weekend in anothe0 blog post. So be sure to come back and check if it is your name that is shown. You will habe 72 hours in which to claim the prize

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 02, 2021


 Hi Everybody.

I am so sorry but I am having lots of technical problems at the moment and I am trying to get them all sorted out. Thank you for the emails and your concern but I am fine ... it's the blog that isn't 

Hugs xx


November 23, 2021

Pretty Book Collection - Wedding Card

Hi Everybody,

Here is the Wedding Card  that I wanted to make and I really enjoyed putting this one together.

The Centura Pearl card just adds that little bit of shine to my projects and by alternating it with the matt white side it makes for a really pretty look.

I found the Tulle/Voile in my cupboards the last time I had a clean up and so I was putting it to good use on this project. 

This time, to show a different way to display the card, instead of using the Easel stand I have made a complete card to add it too.

 I have used the dies from the set and an A4 piece of card that has been folded in half, which is perfect if you don't have the Rose Easel Stand in your stash.

For my American visitors A4 is almost the same as your letter size, just fold it in half the same way as shown in the video.

The video is not too long,  but you will have time to enjoy a cuppa while you watch. 

I really hope you enjoy it and, if you have the dies, that you will give this style a try. 

Some of my YouTube Visitors have been busy over the weekend  making the cards and boxes. and the next video will be along later this week.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 21, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

It’s been a lovely day here and Ruby and I went walking this morning, while the sun was out.  But once back home it was all the boring stuff like washing and housework I am still cleaning up the dust that settles every day after having my floors done.

 But I had eleven packs of flooring left over and so being a glutton for punishment I have decided to use it and get my craft room floor done. My craft room was done up in my loft a few years ago now by Griff and at the time I had a carpet fitted.

It made it really cozy up there but over the years I have regretted thar decision. I have spilt glue on it and paint. Ruby chewed a bottle of masking fluid all over it , and I have burn marks in it from dropping the hot glue on it and didn’t notice it.

So this has just made my mind up for me and so it has been arranged  and will be dome next week. It will be easier to keep clean and I am looking forward to it.

 Now onto the draw for Fridays stamp set and the name this week is …

Gloria Lamb

Would you email me your postal address please to

and I will send it to straight away. Please let me know when you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx

November 19, 2021

Friday Freebie - - Fabulous Foliage

 Hi Everybody,

So today I am offering you another chance to win one of these foliage stamp sets that came with Simply Cards & Papercraft.

This is a sixteen piece stamp set and a stencil to create some lovely backgrounds for your designs. Plus an extra stamp set from Chloe called Spring Foliage.

There is no end to the fun you can have with these and all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME

If all you are doing is adding your initials, or your nick name then don't be surprised if you don't win. 

I am happy to send the pack to you wherever you are but you will need to come back and check if it is your name that is shown over the weekend as the winner.

All the prizes I offer are quality products and it doesn't matter if you have won before. Just add you comment and see what happens.

Good Luck 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 18, 2021

Pretty Book Collection - Birthday Card

 Hi Everybody,

I am happy to add a new video today featuring the brand new Pretty Books Collection and this one is all about the Birthday Card itself.

This will make a fabulous design for any occasion and it is one that can really be dressed up to your hearts content.

It would be super special for Weddings and that is going to be the subject of one of the videos that I have planned.

But the next video I have planned  will be "Live" on Monday, and in that one I will show you how I created the stand to display this beautiful card on and the matching box that will hold both items for you to give .

They look such intricate cards but they really are the easiest to make and the dies do all the work for you. The hardest part for you is to decide what occasion you are making it for and the choice of colours you would like to use. 

Then you can sit back and enjoy all the Oooohs and Aaaahs you will get from the lucky person that you give this creation too.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 17, 2021

Box Of Sunshine 01

 Hi Everybody,

As I have had the builders here for over a week and there has been a lot of noise going on I have tucked my self away up stairs and played with the beautiful paper that are in the Box Of Sunshine from
 Marta Debicka

In that time I have made 25 lovely cards from the elements in the kit and I still have a few bits and pieces left over.

Here are some of them and they are all so pretty. I love the delicate shades in the papers. I ran out of the flowers from the pack but I made more from the papers and some flower dies. 

I also used green card and created more leaves and then added in other things I found on my desk, such as the little houses for a new home card. .

It was a good afternoon spent using the kit and created many lovely cards that cover all occasions. 

Now that it is back to being quiet and I have got most of the dust away I am going to start filming  again and I have some Pretty Book Videos to show you with the new collection launched last Friday.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 16, 2021

Pretty Book Collection

Hi Everybody,

This Pretty Book is to celebrate someone's Birthday and I have created lots of layers and added embellishments to each one. 

There is so much in this brand new collection,  and the additions dies that match, that you can ruing the changes as often as you like. 

Here is a closer look at the layers to the pages and I have used other parts of the dies to add the extra to the pages. 
You can add as many pages to your book as you like and make them for any occasion were you need a really special card.

I used the centre book mark part to thread ribbon through it as a beautiful addition to my book pages and I am very happy with the result.
You will  need to create a box to add this design too as the depth will make it difficult to get into an envelope.

You can leave the design as a book or you can add the whole lot to a card base.  

You could  make a card stand for it and that will also fit inside the box making it the perfect way to display the card

I have lined the inside of my box using the same die sets and that strengthens the box as well as giving a lovely professional touch.
For a card as special as this one it is worth going that little extra, especially if this is for a Wedding Card or New Baby.

In fact any of those occasions where something extra is needed for your recipient

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 14, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

Well my flooring is now down and the big clean up begins. The amount of dust and sawdust is amazing and although my workman cleaned up at the end of each day the mess is literally everywhere. But it looks amazing and I am very happy with it. Just need to get back to normal again.

The draw for the Peony Panel has now been done and the name this week is….

Maria Muller

Would you email me your postal address please to

and I will get it in the post to you straight away. Please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you enjoy playing with it 

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx

November 12, 2021

Friday Freebie . Peony Panel Die Set

Hi Everybody,

I am so sorry for my lateness but it is chaos in my house this week  I am having a new wooden floor fitted throughout the downstairs and everywhere is a mess.  There is dust and debris in every room and furniture anywhere but in the room where it should be.  

 Ruby was at doggy day care for the first three days but she is a bit confused about what is going on.
It should all be finished by the weekend and so then comes the mammoth task of cleaning right the way through. It will take me weeks until the dust is all gone ... but I will have a beautiful new floor.

I have got another magazine to give away today and this is the  Die Cutting Essentials with the
Peony Panel from Card Making Magic. It is a lovely die set that will help you to create pretty cards and so if you would like to win this one then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post with your FULL NAME

It doesn't matter if you have won before or where you live just add your comment if you would like to be in with a chance of winning.

I will be launching a brand new die set  from Card Making Magic called
Pretty Books on the 
Craft Stash Facebook Live 12.30
so I hope you can pop along then to see these beautiful new dies.

I have not had chance to prepare a demo but Lou will be standing in for me and as soon as things are back to normal here I will be back to adding some new vidoes with these dies,  and others, for you to view
See you later and good luck with the "Give Away"

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 10, 2021

Desk Top Finds

Hi Everybody,

Todays cards have been created in the same way, using the same products for each one. From the back ground to the finish and all could be found on my desk top from previous projects.

The backgrounds are from embossing folders, some  of them are from Altenew, that I have added ink to and then run through the machine

I have trimmed the panel, to fit onto a matching mat, and then wrapped it with lace and ribbon before adding to the top folded, white base card.

Each one has a different sentiment and die cut topper on the front.

They are all 6x6 and I created eight in total from the bits and pieces I had lying around.  

They are all different colours too.

These flowers have been glittered before adding to the card and then I have added pearl in strategic pace on them, and the butterflies.

Its surprising what can be achieved from left over die cuts that can be found on ones desk top.

For this one I have used lots of left over flowers that are in plain white. 

But once they are layered up and a pearl centre added they can look so pretty. 

The lace is the same on each card but the ribbon is different. 

It was most definitely playtime and I spent a pleasant hour or two creating these cards.  Not a lot of work was involved in creating these as most of the stuff was there  all ready to use.

Just a bit of glue and some foam pads are all it took.

On this card I used a little die cut house that was created from a magazine freebie I got a long time ago. 

But it just seemed to fit with this New Home card, and I am sure that some one moving into their own home would really appreciate this card.

I also had some Card Stands left over too and so they were added to the matching card.

I added them with an envelope and placed them inside a cellophane bag, and they are now in my Charity Shop box ready to go the the shop.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 09, 2021

Card Kits

Hi Everybody,

Card Kits are a really useful addition if you are short of time and need a card that you don't have to think about too hard.

These cards here are all created from a kit that came free with a magazine and so a double whammy there. 

Free kit with ready made ideas ... what not too love ??

I used other things that I have from my own embellishments and papers and altogether I created  ten cards.

Card Kits are also an excellent choice if you are new to card making and a bit stumped on where to start. 

All the colours and patterns are there for you ready to use, so no worries that they will work together.

I tried to keep my designs all different by using the shapes in a different way and I have to say that I am more than happy with the results. 

All of these will give somebody some pleasure as they will go to refill my charity box.

I really enjoy doing this and I know my chosen charity shop appreciate the cards that I take to them to sell.

I always keep enough to one side to last me for unexpected occasions but the rest I am happy to donate

Of course I can always create another card for a special occasion whenever I need one. 

But these are all in cellophane bags with envelopes for some one else to make use of as they need them. 

And I have done my little bit to help the charity I have chosen.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

November 06, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

Good morning on this blustery day. Here we are agin with another winner of the last two Festive Kits to give away. This is such a good prize to win and I am sure that both winners will be delighted with it. 

So before I do anything else today the prize winners need to be announced. And they are 

Winifred Kennedy

Margaret Wilson

Would you please email me your postal address to 

and the packs will be on their way to you straight away.

Please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you have fun playing with your gift 

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx

November 05, 2021

Friday Freebie - Festive Kit

 Hi Everybody,

So these are the last TWO magazines with this offer attached to them and so I have decided to give both of them away this week.

In this kit there is a Tonic Die Set saying "Have a Merry Christmas" and also a stamp set to complete the look.

These will get to you in time to make some beautiful cards for your family and friends, along with the magazine to give you lots of ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of both gifts

Now if you would like to be in with the chance of winning one of these two gifts then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post and don't forget to add your FULL NAME.

Then be sure to come back over the weekend to see if your name is shown as the winner as you only have 72 hours in which to claim it. 

It doesn't matter if you have won before or where you live I will send it to you at my expense.
So why not have a go at winning one of these quality packs.

All you have to do is add your full name to the comment and from those comments one, or I should say two this week, will be chosen as the winners.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

November 04, 2021

Box Of Sunshine Set 1

Hi Everybody,

Last week one of our very talented Craft Stash design team members launched her own range of papers and ephemera in a video on YouTube.

I am sure that some of you will know the name of Marta Debicka as she is a regular on Craft Stash and on their Craft World pages.

 I watched her live launch and was instantly enchanted by the papers and flowers in the packs, that Marta has designed,  and so I bought the whole lot from her eBay shop.  

There are three parts to the packs ... papers, flowers and ephemera that you can buy individually. But if you get the whole  Box Of Sunshine if works out cheaper. 

My pack arrived yesterday and so I spent the afternoon fussy cutting out all the pieces for my cards. 

There are sentiments and hearts, labels and shapes all to add that special something to your own designs.
The papers are simply gorgeous and on good quality card and the flowers are beautiful.

This is the first card that I have made using Marta's Box Of Sunshine and I will be adding more as I go through the box

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx   . 

November 02, 2021

Ribbons and Lace Collection

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created with the new Ribbons & Lace Border and the finished card is a 5x7. This is my favourite size card to make and is the one I mostly use whenever I am in my craft room creating.

For this I have used the border di along one side and I have embossed the other side in the Simply Dots embossing folder from the same collection. 

The fold has been kept to the side for this card which is unusual for me as I like a op folded design better. 

For the flowers I have cut them out but kept the fallout pieces in the die. I have used Arteza Colouring Pencils to add the shading to the petal and then backed them onto their corresponding panel 

These pencils blend really easily and are an excellent alternative if you are not comfortable with paints. Perfect if you are new to colouring and need to build up your confidence. 

The flowers have been added with foam tape to give some dimension, along one side of the front panel and the word added at the bottom. onto a die cut oval. 

Perfect for any occasion 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

November 01, 2021

DL Layers

Hi Everybody,

For todays card I have used the  Trellis Panel from the DL Card and Box set, but I have added the flower to a 5x7 card front.  It just makes a different look using your dies to give you more value for your money.

I always look for more ways to get the best from any die set that I have including larger or smaller cards to add the pieces too.

This card is an A5 size and I have used the DL dies accordingly.

I have used pastel shades of pink and blue for this look and it would suit many occasions including Baby Cards.

I always enjoy making baby card as they can be made to look so pretty even if for boys.

To make the frames around the Detailed Panel I have used the A5 Nesting Rectangles and with the detailed panel I have cut it twice, once in pink and again in blue,  and offset one against the other.

They have all been layered onto a paler pink panel and added to the top folded base card. There is a  lot of room inside for you to add your personal greeting and it will fit inside a standard A5 envelope.  Or you could make your own  envelope or box from the A5 Card and Box die set.

Always plenty of options for you to try with any of these die sets

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 30, 2021


Hi Everybody,

Good morning on this wet and windy start to the weekend. It is pouring down here and so there is no chance to go walking with Ruby until it stops. We went to Stanley Park yesterday and the heavens opened when we where coming out of the park and both Ruby and I got absolutely soaked.

On the way home she sat in the back of the card and looked thoroughly miserable and ripping But she perked up once she had been bathed and dried with the hairdryer. She loves the hairdryer and thinks it is a big joke. Then after she had her chicken lunch she went to sleep in her favourite place on the back of the chair,  in front of the window.,

For now I have done the draw and the name this week is 

Doris Shawcross

Please can you email me your postal address to 
and I will get it in the post to your straight away.

I hope you get to make many cards for Christmas and it is not that far away now.
Only a matter of weeks and it will be here. 
Please let me know that you have it ok.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 29, 2021

Friday Freebie - Festive Kit

 Hi Everybody,

Another chance to win this fabulous bundle of stamps and a Tonic Christmas Sentiment Die plus the magazine to give you some ideas on how to make the most of both.
This little die will be useful addition to your stash for many years to come as it is a sentiment that never dates.

The cute stamps will also be useful for years as they an help you build many scenes for any gender or age group,

Do all you need to do to win this set is to leave me a comment at the end of this post with your
But be sure to come back and check if you are the winner as you will have 72 hours to let me know.
I am happy to send the pack to you wherever you are at my expense but please only add your comment once. It will not show up until it has been moderated by me.

The magazine is always a good read and can give you lots of ideas for your creations.

So what are you waiting for  ???? go ahead and leave me your comment 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 28, 2021

Altenew Flowers

Hi Everybody,

I have used a mixture of things on this card but I do like the end result. It uses one of the flowers from the second of the Craft Your Life Monthly Project Kit from Altenew and this is the Lush Garden.

The background is created with Distress Oxide Inks blended in an Ombre effect.

The black lines on the background have been hand drawn using a ruler and alcohol marker pen, and then the panel has been embossed in a Card Making Magic Embossing Folder

The flowers have been arranged at the bottom of the card and I have used foam pads to give some height. 

The final additions are some black pearls and the sentiment is Label Love also from Altenew.

This card also uses the same kit but this time in turquoise and the flowers have been added to a Washi Tape oval.

I have also used the same embossing folder and added the oval with foam tape underneath for height. 

The Label Love sentiments are always useful and Altenew also do a Mega  Label Version. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 27, 2021

Busy Cards

Hi Everybody,

This is what I would call a really busy card and even by my standards, where I like to add all sorts to my designs,  it is perhaps a little too busy.

It is part of a kit that I found in my cupboard while searching for something else and so I thought I would make use of it and not waste it.

The kit itself had double sided papers,  floral and butterfly toppers, foiled and shaped panels, foiled sentiments and ready folded cards in all pretty designs and colours.

 I made six cards from the kit and still had a few pieces left over that I can use on other cards. 

The flowers in the kit have been added with foam pads to give some dimension to the front and I have added in a few pearls to each one as well. 

I divided the little butterflies between the cards and added them with the wings slightly bent upwards to indicate movement.

The sizes ranged from A2, 6x6 Square and I created one 5x7 card as well.

They are all very colourful and I will pop these, with matching envelopes, into my donate box ready to give away to my charity shop.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 26, 2021

Lovely In Lace

 Hi Everybody,

Today I have a video for you and I hope you will enjoy it and the cards that I made.  I made two cards of different styles and in yellow. 

Both are 5x7 and one is a gatefold design which I am sure many of you are familiar with as it is an easy card to make.

Yellow is not a colour I use much as I much prefer my pink one. But a change is as good as a rest so they say

Both these cards are created with the same set of dies and yet they look totally different by simply arranging the flowers at a different angle or even the amount of flowers that are used. 
The video will show you how I made the top one and the Gatefold.

I have also used the Simply Dots folder which is fast becoming my favourite one as there is quite a lot you can do with it.

Here's the video and I hope you enjoy it....


More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 25, 2021

Altenew Project Life Kit

 Hi Everybody,

This is the new monthly kit from Altenew for October and it is the Garden Rose. There are several items in each of the kits such as stamps, dies to match, a 3-D Embossing Folder and Stencils.

For this 5x7 card I have used the diagonal stencil in the background and I have inked it in black. The large "Thanks" is also one of the stencils and the sub sentiment is from the stamp set.

I stamped and gold embossed the roses and leaves and used the layering stamps to colour them. .The dies cut them out and they have been added to the card with foam pads underneath them.

For this next A2 sized card I have coloured the roses in shades of teal ink.
I have used the stencil again for the background but this time I have used coloured ink and I have altered the direction of it to create the criss cross pattern in the background..

Each of the cards has been dotted with pearls to add soe extra interest.

Both are pretty cards and I am really loving the new monthly Project Life Kits from Altenew

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 23, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

Ruby and I have not long got back from a nice walk while the sun was shining, and it’s not too cold. She has now had her dinner and is snoring on the back of the sofa where she likes to sit and watch the world go by … and bark at people who dare to walk past her house.

In the meantime time I have also done the draw for yesterday’s offering and the name chosen this week is

Pam Dela Torre

Would you email me please with your postal address to

and I will get it posted off to you straight away. I am sure you will enjoy playing with this and I hope it brings back any more chi.shoot memories for you.

More tomorrow …

Hugs xx

October 22, 2021

Friday Freebie - Floral Panel Die Set

Hi Everybody,

Here we are with a beautiful Friday morning and another chance to win the Peony Perfect Panel die from Card Making Magic and the magazine that goes with it.

It will help you to make some really pretty cards and you will find lots of inspiration in the pages of the mag.

I have more of these to give away yet so if you don't win this week you may win in another week, so please be sure to come back and try again.

All you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of this post with your
and then be sure to come back and see it it is your name shown as the winner over the weekend. 

It doesn't matter if you have won in previous weeks or where you live I am happy to send the pack to you.

You will have 72 hours in which to claim it and if it is not claimed then it will go forward to another week They are always quality offers that you may enjoy playing with, and will make a good addition to your own stash .

Good luck everybody 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

October 21, 2021

Beautiful Butterfly Die Sets

Hi Everybody,

All three of these cards are created from the same die set and that tis the  Beautiful Butterfly Die Set. 

I have used portions of the Ribbon Threader dies so that each card is different, and to demonstrate the versatility of each collection.

The first card used the all the dies as they are intended and it creates this pretty card front for you to add some thin ribbon through.

For this card I inked up the background and then spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat tool.
I added white leafy strands cut from the dies and glued them in place.

The butterfly I cut several times but I carefully placed the dies so that I could use that panel as a backdrop to my third card,

I layered up five of the butterfly die cuts and add them to the top of the leafy strands. The sentiment was stamped in black and clear heat embossed at the bottom of the card  
For this one I used the panel I created from die cutting the butterflies in the previous card and added it to a 6" square base. 

I used the butterfly die and cut several of them in different colours to add back into the opening left by the die.

I then added a second butterfly to the top of these for depth and trimmed the edges. I spritzed the whole front with Perfect Pearls and allowed iot to dry.

The sentiment banner is from the die set and all the sentiments are from either the Special Occasions or the Thinking of You stamp  sets 

I will add all the links below so that you will be able to see what I have used. I hope you like the cards and that I have shown you some ways to get more bang for your buck from these new collections.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

October 20, 2021

Spiral Rose Maker Die Set

 Hi Everybody,

It is no secret that I love to add flowers to my cards and todays cards are true to form.

I have used the new Spiral Rose Makes die set from the Perfect Rose Collection by Card Making Magic.

You can use all different types of materials to create the flowers and the video will give you some idea of how I did them.

They are not difficult to make and they can look really different depending on the material used and the amount the flowers is allowed to relax before gluing.

These flowers have been made from old book pages and some of the pages I have coloured with Distress Oxide inks.

I added small pearls to the centres of some of the flowers but you can add whatever you like including stamens if you prefer. 

The card shown here could just as easily be a Christmas Wreath Card with a suitable sentiment on it.

But just have fun rolling flowers and leave them to one side until you need to add flowers to your creations.

More tomorrow ...