Friday, 29 May 2015


I love using butterflies, this card is a simple design though it was a faff in craft artist trying to get the punches right.

design paper - Fripperies & Butterflies
silver Stickles
white card
digi punch
Imported the paper into a blank page (a6 size) and used a square punch to punch the first border out of the paper, then decreased the size of the punch to do the second,thinner border. Found a lovely butterfly punch and used that to make the butterfly, which whilst still highlighted I used the decoupage button on - to give it a layered look. Googled butterfly quotes, and used my favourite of what came up, using a favourite font Crazy Girlz.
Opened an A4 page, copied and pasted everything from one to the other and then printed out, cut out, and then pasted onto the card blank, stickled randomly on the white space with silver glitter glue, and also round the edges of the butterfly. found some copper wire and fashioned a small piece into the antennae (sp?) of the butterfly.
entering into:

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

wise words

simple atc done today using x-cut diamond embossing folder, debbi moore vintage papers, corrugated paper, twine, pigment ink.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

pretty in lilac

atc made using a Gecko Galz image, a piece of lace and a few gems. I printed the image out twice so I could do a little bit of decoupage on the atc, cut out the little sentiment and stuck that on, so the surface wasn't going to be all flat.
googled the meaning of flowers - there's a link on my crafty places page to a lovely site which goes through all the flowers and their meanings.

entering into: wicked wednesday - daffodils or lilacs

Monday, 18 May 2015

love eternal

I've used this quote from Abraham Lincoln before, but thought it would be perfect to go with this layout I made using the Daisy Trail digikit 'Vintage Valentine'

Vintage Valentine digikit by Daisy Trail
image from Lunagirl
Added red roses as they were mum's favourite..... and the pigeon?? - just because ; )
The colour of the whole design was taken from the image, the background paper is actually placed on top of everything (apart from the writing) and then made gradually translucent so you can still see everything.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

blue flowers

pretty little A6 card for a birthday.
image from Gecko Galz
backing paper from The Range
blue ribbon
Very quick and easy to make, just resize the image and print out, then assemble the card.

Saturday, 16 May 2015


This was a quick card to make, the image came from the web, I layered it onto some red mirror card to make a sturdy topper. The backing paper came from American Crafts 'Lovely Day' paper kit. I decoupaged the balls onto it - from another paper in the kit.

Sunday, 10 May 2015


This was the card I did for February's Friendship swap over on Do-Crafts paper craft forum.

the topper and the decoupaged flowers came from Debbi Moore Designs vintage floral range and was perfect for the vintage style card I wanted to do. Added a doily and a few gems and the card was fininshed.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

blue lady

I love the shop 'Past and Present', not sure if they still exist though because all the ones I used to go in eventually closed. I used to get a little diary from there, and once the year was out I ripped all the pictures out to use. This is the first one I've used for ages.

6x6 card blank
image from Past & Present diary
hobbycraft gems
docrafts 'simply flora' ribbon
blue backing paper
'Fairy Belle' paper from Jodie Lee Designs
blue pigment ink
pastel pink promarker

Friday, 8 May 2015

up up and away

This years birthday card for dad, I was watching youtube card making videos and came across a tutorial from .keenan kreations, I altered the style slightly and ended up with this.

DoCrafts Stamps 'Travel print'
black pigment ink
umber promarker
dark burgundy card
Gecko Galz 'old world maps 1'
balloon from 'Steam Stock' digikit by Algera Designs
I used a 6x6 white card blank, using the Travel print stamp I stamped randomly over the front of the card - I used pigment ink as I wanted a faded effect rather than a prominent inked image as made by Stazon inks.
In craft artist I imported the map image and changed the colour to a brown tone, made the sentiment and then resized the balloon embellishment from a digi kit. Printed everything off then worked out the layout of the card. I mat/layered the map onto the burgundy card and likewise mat/layered the sentiment. Stuck everything down.
I stuck the balloon to a strip of acetate and attached that to the inside of the card, using the acetate as a hanging spring so the balloon hovered freely over the card.
To balance the card I raided The Tin (I really must get a photo of this button tin!) and picked 3 different ones and stuck them on the card.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

40th birthday

A simple, yet elegant 40th birthday card.

image 'Nature's Muse' by PoppySeed Graphics
black mirror card
white card blank tent fold
black organza
black gems
CAP2 generated sentiment
I love the images from PoppySeed Graphics, they're just stunning - very intricate yet naturally flowing.
I printed the image & sentiment onto white card stock and then mat/layered that onto black mirror board, to frame and lift the topper, popped the sentiment on - it looks squashed in the photo for some reason, stuck odd number of gems on, tied an organza bow (really need to learn how to use my bow maker) and then lastly, stuck two butterflies on to balance the card.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Friendship themed card I made for a monthly swap over on the Do Crafts papercraft forum,
brightens up this cold, windy & wet day.

image from either GeckoGalz or Lunagirl  (can't remember)
backing paper from Debbi Moore Designs
yellow paper
hobbycraft pink flower
pink gems
CAP2 generated sentiment.

Friday, 1 May 2015

pretty birds

A card I made for Delia for Mothers Day

6x6 white card blank
vintage bird image from Gecko Galz
postcard image from Lunagirl
CAP2 sentiment
lace oddment
green flower from Dovecraft Sweet Paris collection
do crafts plain flowers coloured by promarkers
green button from The Tin
hobbycraft gems

entering into: gecko galz - take flight