Welcome to my Blog

Hello and Welcome to my Blog I am so glad you found me. Here you will find a mixture of cards made from digital sheets purchased from the Craftsuprint website, cards made from rubber stamps and other bits and pieces. I got into cardmaking a few years ago by going to a class, then I got the bug. The thing I really like about crafting is that you are constantly learning so you never get bored. Please feel free to follow my Blog and you are most welcome to leave a comment.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gorgeous Rosie Red Dress

Hi Everyone 
I have another card to share with you today, this digital sheet was designed by  Julie Hutchings you can see more of her work here

You can also view this card on the website and you can also see how I made it  here my friend loved her card and as red is her favourite colour this was definitely up her street, catch up with you all soon 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

You're Just My Speed

Hi Everyone I thought I would share with you two male cards for a change I know Father's Day has gone but you can change the greetings and both cards can be used for most male occasions. 

This card can be seen on the Craftsuprint website here both digital sheets were designed by Isabel Neves you can view more of her work here 

You can view this card here and see how they were made, I hope you like them, thank you for looking:-) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friday Freebie - Winner

Hi Everyone I thought I would share the card I won via a blog that I follow - called Inky Finger Zone - By Julia Watts. Julia has given me permission to post and share the card on my blog and this photo belongs to Julia. I was chuffed to win a card and it is more lovely in the flesh especially the background detail. This is the original post and if you scroll down to the bottom of this post you will see my name highlighted in red as the Friday freebie winner. Each Friday Julia gives away a card to one of her followers for leaving a nice comment and this was my prize, thank you Julia x x x

These are my photo's

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cherry Blossom 1950's Style

This is a card I made for a friend's 50th birthday, she just loves the colour pink so I thought this would be appropriate. The sheet I used is designed by Julie Hutchings and you can view more of her work here. You can see my card and how it was made on the website Cherry Blossom 1950's Style. Thank you for viewing. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A selection of cards

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share some cards with you that I was asked to make so I have been very busy. I hope you like them.

All cards were made using sheets from the Craftsuprint website you can view them on the site here until next time - hugs

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Beautiful Wishes

This is a card I made for a friend of mine for her birthday, it is made using all dies from the Tonic Studios range as I am a fan of their dies as they cut so well every time. This is a simple card and a quick one to make if you are short of time. The shaped card base is 7"x7" in size, dies used - Tonic Trellis square base die, The Flora Frames Topper Die Set and a Tonic sentiment topper all in Navy blue. Thank you for looking.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Stunning Blue Masque on Flutters

Hi Everyone, I thought I would share a card I made using one of the digital sheets via the Craftsuprint Website this sheet is designed by Julie Hutchings you can view more of her work here. My card is displayed on the website and you can see it under its title Stunning Blue Masque on Flutters

I used two mats behind the main image in toning colours and finished with a greeting, lots of gems, glitter touches and I die-cut some feathers from light card using  Spellbinders - Feathers die  in various sizes, you can buy them from several outlets. Until next time have a great weekend. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Joyce

Hello Everyone, I thought I would share the card I made for my sister-in-law for her 80th birthday, she is a lovely person and is always cheerful with a very uplifting voice. We are all going out for a rather long lunch and as we are all spread around different counties it will be great to catch up. 

I used a digital sheet designed by Janet Briggs you can view more of her work here 

This design comes as a kit and I printed all the sheets using glossy photo paper except for the pocket and the insert which I printed onto matt photo paper, then cut out all the pieces and shaped all the elements and decoupaged using pinflair glue gel. To finish I added lots of gems, glitter touches and a greeting. The name of the sheet used is Square Scallop Pocket Delicate Roses Mini Kit & Decoupage

I cut out some silver numbers three times and stuck them altogether to give the numbers a 3D effect, the dies are from the Robert Adams collection of  All Occasion Dies and finished with glitter touches and lots of gems. 

As Joyce wanted cash as a present I made up an envelope by using the Tonic Studios Sweet Nothing dies such a useful set of dies ideal for gift cards. Hope you like it and please feel free to leave me a comment. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

'Special Dad'

On 7th of May the Man in my life who was like a father to me passed away. He had been ill for a long time and he will be sorely missed. It has taken me until now to share this post about him as it is very hard to accept that he has finally gone. Although we had the funeral and I know he has passed it sounds strange but it suddenly dawned on me that I will never see him again. He has been in my life for nearly 40 years and I will always treasure the wonderful memories I have of him, he was so special and charismatic and he had many, many friends. I am not sharing his name because they are a very private family and they do not do any social media and I respect that, hence I am sharing this privately. I feel surprisingly calm and I know he is finally at peace and I feel blessed that he was part of my life. You are gone but will never be forgotten and my love for you is never ending. 

Thank you for reading, until next time

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Anniversary Love

Hello Everyone I have another card to share with you today it is an anniversary card I made for a special couple. I started with a 8"x8" white scalloped edged card blank and I embossed a sheet of A4/C4 centura pearl cardstock in cadbury purple card using Sue Wilson's CheckBoard Pinpoint Embossing Folder, trimmed and attached it to the card base. 

Next using silver holographic thin card I used Tonic Studios Venetian Layering die-set in two sizes to add the detail to the silver card. I used the largest outside edge die to cut out a white frame so the white shows through the detail. I cut out the  typed greeting  in a heart shape from the Tonic Studios Heart Vine Base Affections set, then I cut out a larger heart in silver then used the detail die to create a frame and cut out the centre so the greeting can show through. I cut the heart out in cadbury purple centura card and cut out the centre and added attached it to the frame this created a base for the double layer sticky pads to raise the heart so the greeting is recessed.  

You can see by this closer image that the greeting is recessed. Then I finished with a bow and gems to finish off the card. I cut the 'Love' sentiment from Tonic Studios Believe/Love frames topper die-set once in silver and once in purple then used the purple on top of the silver slightly off-set to create a shadow.  

My friends really loved their card, all for now until my next post - have a great day 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Indian Beauty

Hello Everybody, I hope everyone is ok, I thought I would share a card I made for a very good friend of mine who is going to an Indian wedding this coming weekend. I made a similar card here but she wanted the sari to be red. So the designer Silvia Griffin to redesigned it for me you can view more of her work here. So that being said here is the result 

you can also view my card on the Craftsuprint Website here and it will give you all the details of how I made it. Thank you for looking. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sent From the Heart

Hello Everyone I hope all is well with you all, I have had a reasonable day today and thought I would share a card with you that I made for my Chosen Mum. I use the term chosen because my birth Mother has passed away and it will be 20 years since she has passed in this April. 

Back to my chosen Mum, she has been my rock and I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I am uploading two photos of the same card simply because I like both background colours 

This card is made with Tonic Studio dies - Twisting Veranda - Layering Dies - There was an offer on Create and Craft plus I had a voucher. 
The card base is made using the largest die, then I have used the smaller sizes the create the rest of the card I hope you like it. I have chosen to make the card in her favourite colour tones and finished with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts I posted the card today and I hope Mum likes it. Thank you for looking and speak to you all soon. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Art Deco Couple

Hi Everyone, hope you are all ok, today's card is ideal for a winter birthday, I just love this sheet is has been designed by Carol Brown you can view more information about how I made this card here cup535184_118 and the sheet code is included in the link. Have a great day until next time. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Super Red Sports Car

Hello Everyone, I thought I would share another card with you.  This sheet was designed by Sue Douglas you can view her designs here the sheet code is cup665781_422. I made this card for my Dad's Birthday and he loved it especially as red is his favourite colour. The card size is 8"x 8" and is perfect for any motoring enthusiast, thank you for viewing my cards 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ethnic Fashions

I printed this lovely design onto glossy photo paper and cut out all the elements. The sheet is designed by Carol Brown you can view her work here The sheet code - cup508875_118 I embossed some toning mirri card using a Tonic Studios Embossing Folder "Amelia" then trimmed and adhered onto a shaped 7" x 10" card base. I matted the main image onto gold card, trimmed and rounded the edges, I shaped and decoupaged all the pieces using 3D glue. To finish I added a greeting, adhesive gems, liquid gems and glitter touches.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was kind to you and let's all hope that this year will be a great one for us all, I will be back soon to share some more cards and news as time goes on.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who has taken time to read and view my blog. I cannot thank you enough and my apologies for not posting regularly, but I do want to address this as time goes on.

Overall this has been a great year as I celebrated 10 happy years of marriage and the time has flown. It has also been a sad year as my dear cousin Wayne who I mentioned in my previous post passed away. I have had other bereavements this year but Wayne's passing was the one that really hit me to the core. He was an amazing person and I still find it hard to think of him in the past tense, he is gone, sorely missed and never to be forgotten.

Bye for now until next time.