March 06, 2021

Winner

 Hi Everybody

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Facebook Live if you managed to join me. The new dies are real statement items and the demos that I did showed you s9me of my ideas. If you bought the die sets then I am sure you will come up with many more as you play.

They where also featured on Hochanda and the full bundle of all the six sets of Decorative Corners was a sell out. Pauline Hi key did a grand job with her demos and  she made some lovely cards.  Many of my sample cards where also shown.

The draw for the Christmas Set has been done and the winner this week is 

Pam McKenzie

Would you please email me your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.com

and the pack will be on its way to you straight away.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

March 05, 2021

Friday Freebie - Christmas Set

Hi Everybody,

This set will take us back to Christmas but at least you will be early for this year.

The offer consists of die, stamp and embossing folder as well as the magazine and you will find some lovely ideas inside the pages to help you if you get a little crafters block.

Sadly there is no video to go with this ... sorry !!

But if you would like to win this one than all you have to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME and your  will then be entered into the hat to win. Be sure to come back over the weekend to see if it is your name that is listed a the winner.

It doesn't matter if you have won before or where you live I am happy to post it to you at my expense

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx
 

March 04, 2021

Decorative Words - Time to Celebrate

Hi Everybody,

On Friday I will be on Facebook Live with the lovely Lou Collins to show you some of the beautiful new dies that are now available from Card Making Magic

There will be some video tutorials for you to view but just to wet your appetite I am adding a new one here.

I have used the Time to Celebrate die set and I am amazed at the size of these dies.

They make fabulous shaped card bases or you can add them to a larger regular shaped card if you preferred.

They are all available now at Craft Stash

The featured card shown above is the style created in the video, so I hope you will give it a try as it really is a lovely style to make. and the video will show you easily how to do it.

I hope you will be able to join me on Friday and add your comments to let me know that you are there.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

March 01, 2021

Gelli Plate

Hi Everybody,

Over the weekend I have been playing with my Gelli Plate. I have had this for years and have used it very very little.

So as I was tidying up in the craft room I thought I would leave it out to use once I had finished. 

I used Distress Oxide Inks on my plate and stencils and came up with all these different patterns.

 But you can use other inks or even Acrylic Paints on them too and I am quite excited to try some metallic paint from Arteza on my Gelli Plate

On some I used clear or white embossing powder and heated it up to give me another design for backings on my cards.

Then I started to make some card using the designs and this is one of them 

I added the background  to an embossing folder panel and I also embossed the heart in another folder too.

The heart and the banner are from the Small Heart Box Set and the sentiment is from the matching stamp set.

I bought my Gelli Plate from Amazon and as I said I have had it a long time. 

  Some of these Gelli Plates have gelatine in them so if that is not for you then try the ones from the John Next Door range as they are made from Polymer, and a lot less expensive.

John Lockwood does a fabulous range of plates. brayers and stencils in all sizes and shapes at very affordable prices so well worth a look before you decide to buy. 

He also has some great tutorials on YouTube on how to get the best from them too.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 27, 2021

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

Here we are again with another Saturday morning and this one is bright and sunny. Ruby and I had a bit of a late start today and we are getting so lazy. But we will go out later for a little walk

. I have to self isolate for the next two weeks prior to my knee operation on the 18th.

So onto the draw for yesterday’s offering of the Cottage Garden die and stamp set. The name this week is

  Barbara Youngs

Would you email me your postal address please to

christina@card-making-magic.com 

And the pack will be on its way to you straight away.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


February 26, 2021

Friday Freebie - Cottage Garden

Hi Everybody,

A beautiful set on offer this week to herald in a much awaited spring. Something I am sure we are all looking forward to with great anticipation.

And what's more there is a video to go with it that I really hope you will enjoy watching.

The die and stamp set is called Cottage Garden and the card I make is really pretty


So if this is something that you would like to ad to your own collection then all you need to do is leave me a comment with your FULL NAME ... no full name then no entry !!

Please be sure to come back and check if your name is shown as the winner and then you will have 72 hours in which to claim it.
Good Luck everybody 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


February 25, 2021

Sneaky Peak ....

Hi Everybody

I have just added a new video to YouTube but one of the dies is a secret so don't tell anybody. It's the large Heartfelt Thanks die and its not even for sale yet.

But this one and several other sentiment are on their way so please be patient and they will be with you soon.

The video will show you how I created this Gatefold Card  and it's not a long film, but I hope you enjoy it just the same. 

As soon as the dies become available I will let you know and add the links to show you what there is.

All the new dies are quite big and they will fit the tops to your boxes beautifully, as well as make statement points for your cards.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 24, 2021

Easy Pop Up Card

Hi Everybody,

It's blowing a gale here so I am glad to be at home. Ruby has gone back to Doggy Day Care this week and she will get to play with all her friends. I always say she is going to Playschool and she knows exactly what I mean when I say that to her. She loves going and they all go out for a walk come rain or shine. Unlike me who is only a fair weather walker !!

Todays card is a very simple take on the pop up card and for this I have used the Alphabet  Upper and Lower case dies ... plus the Overlays for the Upper case.

The leaves have been coloured with Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes for a faded look and they have been intertwined with the letters.

I used the Rambling Rose stencil to create the background and added gemstones for berries on some of the leaves.

Imagine this style of card done with peoples names added for a table setting at a dinner party. That would be a novel way to welcome your guests and is not hard to create. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 23, 2021

Alphabet Card

HI Everybody,

I am sure you all know just how useful an Alphabet set can be for any of your projects. 

Especially if your recipient has an unusual name.

Couple that with a numbers set and you can add whatever you would like to your cards and boxes.

For the cards shown I have used an inlay technique with the letters cut from the stencilled background pattern using both the Upper  and  Lower case 

They have then been reinserted with foam pads to make them stand out. You may find that edging each letter in a darker colour will also make them more prominent.

Decorated the rest of the card front with whatever suits your style and there you will have a lovely card ready to send.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 22, 2021

Water Colouring with Arteza

Hi Everybody,

This very pretty floral card has ben created with some of the older pieces from my collections and the dies match the stamps for you to cut out and add to the card.

For the flowers and leaves I used the Spring-Summer Stamp and Die Set and they are all decoupaged onto the card and around the sentiment with foam pads underneath to raise them up

For the sentiment and panels I have used the Sentiments Stamp and Die Set and I have layered the matching panels in two different colours.

The flowers and leaves have been water coloured with  the Arteza Half Pan Paint set and this has very vibrant colours in it and is a pleasure to use

Just to sit and paint with water colours is very relaxing and I end up losing hours once I start to let it flow. It is a way to relieve any stress and just enjoy your self in the moment.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 20, 2021

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

Here we are again with another wet and windy Saturday. I am hoping it brightens up later in the day so that Ruby and I can go out for a little stroll in the small park near us. Thank you for all the positive comments about my pending knee op. It would deem that many of you have had it done and no body has any regrets. I will keep you all posted as to my progress and I hope that Normal service will soon be resumed !!

The draw has been done for yesterday’s offering and the name is 

Valerija Jakolic

Would you please send me your postal address to

christina@card-making-magic.come

to claim the prize and it will be on its way to you. I really hope you enjoy playing with it all and be sure to let me know that you have it safely.

And a really big thank you to Maggie who has made me a beautiful card to say thank you for her prize a couple of weeks ago. It has pride of place on top of my TV.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

February 19, 2021

Friday Freebie - Birds of a Feather

Hi Everybody,

This weeks offer is a stamp set and embossing folder and there is a video to show you how I used this gift called  Birds of a Feather 

This also comes with the magazine and there are always good ideas inside for you to try.

So get the kettle on and make your cuppa, then settle down for a little relaxation time and have a browse through the pages.

Now if you would like to win this set then all you have to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME to be in with the chance if winning it. Then be sure to come back over the weekend to see if your name is listed as the winner.

You have 72 hours to claim the prize and if it is not claimed then it will be with drawn and offered again at a later date. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 18, 2021

Beautiful Heart Boxes

Hi Everybody,

This beautiful box is very easy to make and it comes in two sizes. I have chosen to make the smaller one in the video but the method is the same for either size.

There are lots of ways that people choose to put these boxes together but this is the way that is easier for me.

So I hope you will enjoy the video/

It is a little longer than I usually make, but there is a good bit of information there.


This is a selection of the other boxes I have made and the cream one in the lower left corner has has the box lid covered with jut and then flowers on top.
Have fun and think up some different ways to decorate any of your boxes.

They are perfect to give with gifts inside or just as storage for bit and pieces around your own home.

Just have fun as you make them 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

February 13, 2021

Winner

 Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all staying safe in this continuing situation. We all hoped that once 2020 was out of the way that things would change but 2021 is not looking a whole lot better as yet. But we live in hopes that they will improve as the year progresses and we can all enjoy a little more normality.

The draw for yesterday’s “Give Away” has been done and this week the name is 

Maggie Coleman

Would you email me your postal address please to 

christina@card-making-magic.com

and I will get it posted to you straight away. Please let me know that you have it safely and I hope you enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

February 12, 2021

Friday Freebie = Mix & Match

Hi Everybody

I seem to have sorted out adding photos for the "give aways"  for now and thanks to all those who offered advice. Computers are a real nightmare especially when they decide to do their own thing.

Any way here is a really good offer for this weeks Friday Freebie in the form of a six piece die set complete with the magazine 

You can have fun making different frames and toppers with this set and there are lots of ideas in the pages of the book. so if you would like this set then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post with your FULL NAME

Then come back over the weekend to see if your name is listed as the winner. You will have 72 hours in which to email me if you are.


I have no way to chase you up if you don't check so please be sure to come back.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx