Saturday, 27 October 2018

End of a busy week (nearly)

Good afternoon folks

Well it is nearly the last day of my half term holiday and what a busy week it has been. I have put the garden to bed for the winter, scrubbed my house, caught up with my ironing backlog, bought new winter clothes (although I am struggling with buying some new work tops - being of a certain age I cannot wear jumpers during the winter but that is all that is for sale in most of the shops - I need short sleeved tops!), had a much needed hair cut and most importantly of all done some crafting. Lots of Christmas cards to be honest, I just need to photograph them all now.
Today's card is the last card made using my Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folders - 
For this card I have kept it nice and simple and have used - 
  • Poinsettia 3D embossing folder
  • matt black card
  • gold glitter card
  • gold mirri card
  • Gemini festive words 1
  • Pebeo gilding wax

I am back off into my craftroom now; Fiona is on the telly and I have a card to make for my youngest son's birthday.
Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs


Monday, 22 October 2018

Wonderful wishes

Happy Monday folks

Yes I know - two posts in as many days! Well I am on half term holidays!!!!
Yesterday was my mum's birthday and this is the card I made for her - 
This was quite a tricky card to photograph because of the acetate front so here is a flat shot - 
I have used - 
  • Hunkydory's floral favourites deco-large - floral fancy
  • gold mirri card
  • acetate
  • gold gems from my stash

A close up of the decoupage.

I am once again running mum's taxi service; this time I am off to the airport to drop off my eldest. Then I think I try and do a little crafting.
Enjoy your day
Crafty hugs


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Two fer

Good Sunday evening to you all

Apologies for the lateness of this post I have been running Mum's taxi service today along with all the other Sunday chores. 
I have yet another Christmas card for you today but I thought I would spoil you and share not one but two Christmas cards - 
Here is the first - 
This is another card made using 3D embossing folders from Crafter's Companion. This is a list of the products I used - 
  • decorative holly 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir metallic markers - burnished copper, silver ingot, jade green, green citrine red garnet and pewter
  • silver Pebeo gilding wax
  • matt black card
  • jade centura pearl
  • Sara's signature collection luxury matt and glitter card
  • Gemini festive words 1

And this is the second card -
For this card I have used - 
  • decorative holly 3D embossing folder (again)
  • gold Pebeo gilding wax
  • matt black card
  • gold mirri 
  • black ribbon from my stash
Well I must dash as I am missing Strictly. Have a good week.

Crafty hugs


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Let it snow

Hello folks from a very wet and miserable Manchester.

What a difference in the weather this week. We have gone from summer to autumn and now we have winter all in the space of one week. Consequently I am snuggled up in my crafteroom trying to tidy it and then make a couple of cards that I need for next week.
Today's card is another Christmas one - 
For this card I have used - 

  • matt black card
  • Sara's signature collection Winter wonderland luxury matt mirri card
  • Shimmering snowflakes 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • blue topaz Spectrum Noir metallic pen
  • Pebeo silver gilding wax
  • Die'sire Let it snow die
  • Spellbinder's snowflake view die set
  • gems and ribbon from my stash

I coloured the small snowflakes and the centre of the medium sized snowflakes with the metallic pen and used gilding wax everywhere else.
Well those cards are not going to make themselves. Have a lovely Sunday.
Crafty hugs


Sunday, 7 October 2018

3D poinsettias

Good morning folks

Well I didn't manage to make any cards yesterday on national cardmaking day but I am in my craftroom today. I am not however, making cards - doing alterations. Something I hate doing as you always uncover some dodgey stitchery mess whenever you unpick something. I would rather make a garment from scratch than alter a shop bought one. but they are for my dad so I will persist.
Today's card is one I made over the summer - 
I have used a Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folder which I then coloured with my Spectrum Noir metallic pens (love these pens!!) The products I have used are -
  • Poinsettia frame 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir metallic pens - pewter, burnished copper, red garnet, silver ingot, jade green, green citrine and gold nugget
  • Gemini festive words 1 die set
  • matt black card
  • gold mirri
  • jade centura pearl

This is a really simple card to make but the effect is stunning (even if I do say so myself).
Right, that's your lot for today. Back to my sewing machine. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by.
Crafty hugs


Saturday, 6 October 2018


Good afternoon folks

Happy cardmaking day! I would love to say that I'll be crafting today but unfortunately I have some chores to complete before I can retire to my little piece of crafting heaven.
This is a card I made for my brother-in-laws birthday - 
In the summer I visited Phil Martin's shop in Sheffield and this card is based on one of the cards on display in the shop. I have used - 
  • Phil Martin's timeless classic background stamp
  • Phil Martin's timeless small square frame stamp
  • Phil Martin's timeless small oval frame stamp - the sentiment only
  • Phil Martin's boxed in stencil
  • Cosmic Shimmer texture paste - copper
  • Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish - copper
  • Copper detail embossing powder
  • matt black card
  • wooden embellishments from my stash

I rubbed the gilding polish over the black card to create the copper card. I did this so that the shades of copper would match and as all the mirri card I had in my stash just wasn't quite right.
I stamped all the stamps with Versamark and then heat embossed the copper detail embossing powder.

That's all from me today folks. I hope you are able to enjoy some crafting time on this special day for all of us crafty folk.
Crafty hugs


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good afternoon folks

How are we all? I am spending my Sunday catching up with household chores and my blogging. Today's card is a wedding anniversary card I made for my sister-in-law - 

I have used - 

  • kraft card (to make the card base and cut the champagne bottle)
  • Sara's signature collection - rustic wedding 6 inch paper pad
  • Crafter's Companion's rose garden embossing folder (to emboss the front of the card blank)
  • Tattered Lace ornamental hearts die
  • Tattered Lace love is in the air sentiments die set
  • Tattered Lace champagne bottle die
  • Tattered Lace champagne glasses
  • lace and pearls from my stash

I removed all the flowers and foliage from around the champagne glasses.

That's all from me today. Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs