Monday, 28 November 2016

N for not square & navy

Oh I missed my butterflies!

I love how this card turned out, wasn't sure at first, but after a few little teaks here and there, I finally got it looking right.

Using a DoCrafts 'Oval' die, I cut two in white card - and stuck them back to back to make a card (the back one has been trimmed at the bottom to make it stand up). Using the next Oval down in size I cut a piece of Prima 'Fairy Belle' and used that has the background paper.
The white flowers were coloured with Indigo Blue promarker, left these a while to dry as I didn't want to smudge the colour on the white card, then stuck large pearls onto the centres.
I used another oval die for the sentiment topper - first I found a stamp to fit it, then used Dovecraft Royal Blue pigment ink.
I glued on the flowers using silicone glue, to allow myself wiggle room to get them in the right postion.
Once everything was glued down, I die cut 4 butterflies in matching white card, using a Tattered Lace mini die and placed them on the flowers.
The final touch was adding all the smaller pearls round the ovals.

Entering this card into: butterfly challenge = N is for not square & navy

Friday, 25 November 2016

remembering summer

Using Hunkdory's Seaside kit (can't remember its proper title at the moment), I made this simple card, just layered up using the design elements and added a few pearls.

Never trusted these type of deckchairs as when I was little I sat on one and it broke.......could only happen to me!

Thursday, 10 November 2016


Using a Spellbinder fancy die and a DoCrafts embossing folder, made a pretty in pink Christening card for a friends little girl, quite simple to put together but end result looks lovely.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Winter holiday

One of the many Christmas cards done this week, using a Gecko Girls image.

Kaisercraft Christmas papers
green card
do craft doily
The Hobby House gems
Although snow was forecast in some low areas of the Midlands overnight, we were lucky that by the time I left for work this morning - 5.15am, the little bit of snow we had turned to rain.
The challenge was 'feature the Winter Holiday of your choice' - I picked this as I would love to stay in a house in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by fresh deep snow, plenty of warm fires, food and my family. Bliss.
entered in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge group om FB.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Animal or Pet

In the midst of Christmas card making, so I thought I'd have a change of craft and go digital this evening.

100% digital layout done using CAP2 and 'Poppies' digi kit, not sure if this is a persons handmade kit or from Daisy Trail, apologies if I don't credit.

I have 5 cats, but  this layout is dedicated to 3yr old Poppy, sister of Daisy, both are tuxedo cats (love this description) with Daisy having more white on her coat. Poppy is a miaower and loves lots and lots of fusses, Dasiy is more offhand and will only come for a fuss on her terms, but is open to bribery if she knows her cat milk is in the fridge.


uh-oh...... here comes Daisy....