Sunday, 30 August 2015

A Contemporary Wedding Card


I've been a bit quiet on the blog front as I've been away - visiting family in the East Midlands and Holland. 

I had an order for a wedding card and thought I'd use the Lilli of the Valley papers I won in July. They are ideal for wedding cards and I love the fresh and summery colours.

I teamed the papers with a doiley and die cut two Sizzix hearts. I added really old Papermania stickers to card and made tags to hang from the hearts. 

Hope the couple like my creation!

Thank you for looking. 

Products used: 
LOTV papers
Papermania stickers
Sizzix dies
Dovecraft Pretty in Pink Doilies
Ribbon, pearls and brads from stash

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Little Meow Thank You Card


Today, I'd like to share a card I made for my sister in law whom we stayed with in Holland. She has two cats so I thought the Papermania Little Meow range was ideal!

It's a CAS (clean and simple) card and I've matted and layered pages from the notepad below:

I've also used elements from these Papermania Little Meow packs (below):

Other additions include a wooden frame, card candi, pearls and paper flowers fixed with a brad. 

I've added glitter glue to the cats and the flowers as seen below:

Hopefully my sister in law will like it!

Thank you for looking. 

Products used:
Papermania Little Meow Sentiments and Notes
Papermania Capsule Collection Mini Notelets
Craftwork Cards Card Candi
Dovecraft Pretty in Pink frames 
Dovecraft Glitter Glue
Paper flowers, brads and pearls from stash

Friday, 21 August 2015

Anita's Foiled Decoupage Robin Card


I thought I'd share another card I made with the Anita's Foiled Decoupage sheets I received a few weeks ago.

This card actually started off as a triangle fold card which I attempted from a magazine. Once I'd made it, it just didn't look right with the topper.  Not one to waste anything I improvised and made this shape instead. 

I covered the front and inside of the card with the free Docrafts papers (  They co-ordinated really well with the topper I was using.

I added a die cut circle to the back of the topper. 

Then I assembled the card by attaching the topper on the card and adding sentiments with ribbon. 

I added the above notelet inside the card to finish. 

Thank you for looking - your comments are much appreciated. 

Products used:
Anita's Foiled Decoupage Sheets
Papermania at Christmas sentiments
Docrafts papers
Papermania Capsule Collection mini notelets
Ribbon from stash 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Birthday cards for my Brother


I thought I'd share a couple of cards I made for my brother's upcoming birthday.

Above is the first card which I've just matted and layered various elements from my stash. 

I've used a few items from the Papermania Roald Dahl collection and washi tape on the sides from the Santoro Gorjuss range. 

The next card (above) was a request from my Mum for my brother. She's stopped buying cards since I make them!

Again matting and layering with various papers/card from my stash. The camera die is one I won through a competition. It's an American Crafts one and extremely good quality. It cuts and embosses in one. 

Thank you for looking - comments appreciated!

Products used:

Papermania Roald Dahl Sentiments
Papermania Roald Dahl Notes Pad
Santoro Gorjuss Washi Tape
Versamagic Chalk Ink

Monday, 10 August 2015

Xcut Bauble Die Card


I thought I'd open up the set of Xcut dies I received and use them to make a card. I picked on the snowflake die as I love snowflakes. 

I printed off free snowflake papers from the Docrafts site ( and stuck that on the card then rounded the corners with a punch.

I added coordinating glitter ribbon to the side of the card. 

Next, I matted and layered green and red card and embossed the green with dots. 

I added the bauble in the centre and a small bow on the top. 

I find I don't always make use of the small sentiments from a pack so decided to make them a focal point in this card by adding 3 smaller ones with foam tape. I finished off the card with some gems. 

Thank you for looking. 


Products used:
Docrafts free papers
Xcut Bauble Dies
Xcut corner rounder punch
Papermania Sentiments
American Crafts Glitter Ribbon
Dovecrafts Bow
Gems from stash

Sunday, 9 August 2015

My Make in the July Issue of Quick Cards Made Easy


I was flicking through the latest issue of Quick Cards Made Easy last night and saw my card in print!

It's the birdcage card I made for my Mum's birthday! It was made using a Craftwork Cards birdcage card.

Funnily enough, I also spotted Angela Dodson's beautiful butterfly card and I messaged her to let her know. She was as surprised as I was! You can see more of Angela's fabulous designs on her blog

Thank you for looking!