Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas / Happy Birthday

My message for 2017

Happy birthday to Anne.
Today is her day.
The design was based on a
card made by Shari Carroll
Unbranded die
Paper: Dear Lizzy Lovely Day

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Family Christmas Cards

This card is for my sister,
Tracy & Martin.
Made & posted two weeks ago.

My sister is a fan of CAS
They are not the easiest to make.
But I stuck to a limited palette
& elegant script.
Paper: Time to Sparkle
Focal Tree/Sentiment - Inkylicious
Shapes die cut with Xcut dies
Rangers Platinum embossing powder
Inside stamping: free stamps
Creative Stamping Magazine

This card is for my Dad.
This was made last after a week
of planning & waiting for the
handmade ornament to dry!

Papers were free - Silent Night.
I adore the softness of them!
Snowflake ribbon - Sainsburys
Die cut bauble - free with a magazine
from a few years ago.
Star stamp (free - C/Stamping)
Embossed with Rangers Platinum powder.
Top die is Unbranded, purchased from
either Wish or AliExpress.
Similar to the Memory Box die.

Inside stamps free Creative Stamping
Also Platinum embossed.
While it doesn't call the powder
Detailed, I think you agree
it deals with fine images well.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

More Christmas Cards

Here are a few more I made for 
friends & family.
This one for Colette.
I inked the sky & once dry,
covered it in shimmer.

 This one for Roger & Jayne
I used to work for them for a long time.
I didn't like the sky to begin with
but once the gesso splats had dried
it suited me better.

This one is for my cousin, Paul & his family.
I wanted to capture a snowy scene
viewed from a window.

 This one is for my ex train buddy,
Claire. It is a wreath handmade using
two different dies.
The embossing is a favourite new folder.

 Claire is a huge fan of my cards 
so I try to make them really different
each year & because I love the
paper & embossed detail so much
I decided to decorate the inside
more than I usually do.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Santa Bear

I made this card for my
dear friend Kate.
I took 3 shots so you
can see him ride across
the card on his bike.

Bear -Good day to be happy
by Waffle Flower (Bear & Bird)
Gifts - old magazine freebie
Trees at back -set from Wish
Santa Hat - Papermania
Chalet & pine trees -
Free from Creative Stamping
Snow hills dies - Lawn Fawn
Let it Snow dies 
by Tim Holtz / Sizzix
Hidden slider card inspired by
Laura Bassen
Jennifer Maguire

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Christmas Cards

Here are two designs
I made for craft friends
& ex.train buddies.
I used Stampin'Up
Merry Cafe & Merry Christmas
Stamps & dies.

 The first card also uses
Tim Holtz Garden Greens
& Winter knits dies.

The second card uses
The same Tim Holtz dies
plus Die'sire die snowflake.
I love how versatile this set is.
I used them for Autumn & now Winter.

Monday, 4 December 2017

First Christmas Cards

These have reached their recipient
& so now I can share.
First up is for friends who
just want to be Home for
Christmas this year.
Easel Card using;
 Time To Sparkle paper, 
Sheena Douglass;
Acetate for the windows.
Lawn Fawn snow border
Fussy cut stamped trees (Creative Stamping)
Door step made from Tim Holtz bookplate die.
I backed the house by drawing around the die.

Next Card is for Queen Bee
My Beautician & Hairdresser
situated in Scunthorpe.
The shop Front die was from the
 Papers - Time To Sparkle
Gorgeous collection of glitz for
the inside of the Salon.
 And just in case you wondered
why I chose the paper I did for
the walls, see this picture
below which is one of the walls
in the hair section of the salon.
 See more photos of

30th birthday

 Created for my friend, Kate who was 30.
Lots of dies cuts, texture paste
Lindys and stacked card to 
look like chipboard.
Below is a close up of
the frame. It was made from 6 pieces
of white card to give depth. 
Plus all the gorgeous glimmer!
Tim Holtz Trellis
Jardene frame
Floral Scrapbook Paper
Gold paint
Lindys sprays.
Such a rush to complete, I
did not write the exact products
down and so can not gues.