May 08, 2013

Gilding Flakes...

Hi Everybody,


Yesterday I added another tutorial to the website with Gilding Flakes.

The first video was using the flakes with double sided adhesive sheets when I created the Gilded Bird Cage  but  this one is about using  ....  Gilding Flakes and Stamps. 

This card was stamped with the Lattice from Stamps by Chloe

I have applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue to the stamp with Cut'nDry  and then I have added the Gilding Flakes.

Once the card was finished it looked too plain for me and so I added in a small self adhesive pearl to each of the cross sections.

These little pearls are from the Hobby House  and they fit perfectly.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and the ribbon is from my "Stash" ... and once it was done I quite liked the end result

More tomorrow

Hugs xx




May 07, 2013

So Thankful...

Hi Everybody,

This sentiment is from JustRite stamps and is the one that matches the Labels 29 dies from Spellbinders.

The writing is very pretty and I have embossed this with silver fine detail embossing powder.

The pink cards is some that I bought at the  Craft show in Manchester on Saturday.

This card is created from several dies again today with the main one being the 5 x 7  Detailed Scallops cut in white.

It is all layered up with Pink and the flowers are a collection of Spiral Blossoms and Bitty Blossoms ... as was the card from a few days ago.

The edges have the addition of pearls from  Want2Scrap  and I have added in a pearl swirl coming out from the flower petals.

The sentiment and the Bella Rose stamp have been embossed in silver and then the shape cut out with the matching Bella Rose die.

This is another card that I like ...  but then it is pink with flowers so what more could I want ????

More tomorrow 

Hugs xx


May 06, 2013

Here's some ribbon...

Hi Everybody,

Well here is the first card using some of my ribbon bargain from Saturdays Crafts show.

I used the Bow Maker to tie a double bow and I added in some tails... and I added some to the inside of the card too

The centre of the bow is finished with a Cosmos Daisy from Wild Orchid Crafts   and I have sparkled up the petals with Glamour Dust.

The pearly Bling around the sentiment is from Want2Scrap

The stamps is from JustRite and I bought this at the crafts show too.

It has been heat embossed in Silver, layered on to the Floral Ovals  and added to the card with foam pads.

I have used are the beautiful  5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4 and it marries perfectly with the Gold Labels Four

The ribbon was lovely to work with but I don't know the name of the company it is from as it was an upholstery stand for cushions and rugs.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx




May 05, 2013

Manchester Craft Show

Hi Everybody,

Yesterday saw us tripping down the motorway to visit the craft show that was being held at Manchester Central.

It was very good and I went with my prepared list and my saved pennies.

This time I went looking for particular items.... and although I try to stay true to my list I always come home with the extras.

The photo shows some of the items that I bought and they include some beautiful glass beads to make my Hatpins with, sentiment stamps and various coloured card.

They Glass beads  are in the pots at the front of the photo and are in shades of pink and turquoise.

The card I bought is shown underneath the pots and of course I had to buy some Spellbinders.

But this picture of the ribbons was my absolute bargain of the day ....


The front ribbon was some that I bought at £10 for three rolls ... and as there is 25 yds on each roll it was a good price.

But the ribbon shown to the left and right of those rolls was what really caught my eye.

We wandered around and passed a fabric stand and there sat a lot of rolls of ribbon at £4 a roll  ...or three rolls  for £10 ...... had have you seen the size of these rolls  ??????

I couldn't hazard a guess at how much is on each roll

I couldn't just walk away now could I ??

And given the choice which would you pick at  three rolls for a tenner the ones at the front or the ones at the back at the same price ???

That ribbon will last me a long, long time and so I bought  six rolls of  the colours that where there and came away feeling really pleased with my purchase.

More tomorrow .... and probably with ribbon on it !!

Hugs xx

May 04, 2013

Challenge No. 8

Hi Everybody,

Today is Challenge No. 8 over ate Paper Creators   and the theme for this months project is ...  "For the Boys"

I have used the "Mommas Little Clown" image and he is so cute.

It is a pre-coloured image ... so no need to get the pens out. All you need to do is print and create your card.

I have used Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis Rectangles  in the background and the paper, which has been matted and layered,  is from my "Stash"

The ribbon has been simply tied in a knot so as not to be too frilly for a boys card.

The pearly swirl is just a little touch to stop the card being too plain and that is from Want2Scrap

A very easy card to make especially if you are in a hurry or you have been asked to make a card at the last minute.

If you would like to enter the challenge then pop over to Debbies blog and add your entry. The winner will win £10 to spend in the shop and there are lots of lovely images for you to choose from.

They are for boys and girls of all ages  and they cover many different occasions.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

May 03, 2013

Spiral Blossoms ...

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Hi Everybody,

I thought I would make todays card a little more intricate and add guess what ???? .... some flowers.

But these have been created from a mixture using the  Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms and  Bitty Blossoms.

Spellbinder Blossoms  is a short video to show you how I make the flowers and if you have the Bauble Blossoms then this other video will help you to create full flowers from them too.

The Bauble Blossom flower dies are available from Save on Hobbies for a really good price.

So the card has a mixture of dies used on it and the back ground has been embossed with the Basket Weave folder.

The swirl from the Bella Rose has been stamped first and then embossed in silver before carefully cutting it out with the matching die.

The edge to the card have been framed in pearls from Want2Scrap  and the verse is from JustRite stamps and that too has been stamped and embossed in silver.

The flower petals have been sparkled with Glamour Dust and  I really like this card as it is much prettier in real life.

More tomorrow

Hugs xx







May 02, 2013

Pretty in Blue...

Hi Everybody,

Many of the cards I make are at the very least 5 x 7  and often much bigger than that.

But todays card is just a small A2 size made using the A2 Curved Matting Basics.

This seems to be the size that is popular in America and so I thought I would show you one that I have made.

It has been made in the Hinged card style and I have lined the inside.

The front has been layered using the A2 Curved Borders One  and it looks lovely on the side... and the bit that was waste I have added to some foam pads and matted along the top of the curve.

I have cut two ... one blue, one white ... of the Venetian Motifs and layered them off set  and then in the centre I have added a sentiment from Lili of the Valley and cut it out with a plain circle.

The Organza ribbon is from my "Stash" and a white pearl has been added to the centre.  Just a little bling from Want2Scrap   to finish it off and that's it  ... done

More tomorrow

Hugs xx



May 01, 2013

Tone on Tone...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is the ever poplar white on white and this one is an A5 size.

I have put this together very simply but the effect is rather pretty.

The background has been embossed with Garden Lattice and double layered onto silver and white card.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley  and I have stamped it with Versamark  and embossed it in silver.

I have cut it  from Labels 20 and used the  smallest one in the set.... but I have layered it up onto the largest one and then added the matching pearls to that,  and around the edge of the card,  from Want2Scrap

Persian Accents are framing the Labels 20 which have been added with foam pads.

The filigree pattern at the bottom of the card is two of the Gold Elements One  dies crossed over each other and the trimmed with pearls.

I have tied a large double Organza bow using the Bow Maker   which is available in MY SHOP  and added a pearl flower head to the centre.  I am happy to send the bow makers anywhere ... just place an order if you would like one.

I like this card and it looks much better in real life ... more tomorrow.

Hugs xx