Sunday, 23 October 2016

Trapezoid or Trellis?

Hello friends
Today's card is using one of the Spellbinders Geo dies -
Trapezoid Motif.
I like this design, it certainly said 'garden trellis' to me.
I created a square aperture in my card front.
Die cut Sprigs and threaded it through various parts of the Trapezoid die cut.
Added in some bright flowers and gemstones.

Inside the card die cut a square of white card to create the backing.
Stamped and die cut sentiment to finish.
Geo dies are currently available on the Create and Craft website.
How is your weekend going?
I will be travelling back from demoing in Nottingham today,
I can't see my decorating getting done for another week,
oh well, crafting is more important!
Take care friends.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
I cannot hold off much longer...definitely going festive!
This week's FDD is Holly Berry Wreath.
An 8 piece die set.
The approximate measurements are:
Wreath: 4.30 x 4.50 in
Pinecones: 0.60 x 0.70 in
Pine Branches: 0.90 x 0.60 in
Berries: 0.35 x 0.35 in
Holly: 0.30 x 0.60 in
This is how it looks cut/embossed.
Definitely a die set that is asking to be stencilled/inked.
I cut/embossed the wreath with pale green card and inked through with
Bundled Sage Distress Ink.

Tipped the edges with some brown and die cut the pine cones, foliage and berries.

My card inspiration is straight from Spellbinders packaging - always a
good place to look!
Card front is black and I want to create an aperture with the wreath die.
Placed the wreath die inside a 6 x 6 Matting Basics die.
Once cut - place to one side.

Next - mount onto a black card base stamped grey square -
the 'Just For You' is a stamp from Dreamees.

Returning to the card front with aperture insert die cut wreath inside, secure at back
and then mount onto card front with foam tape.

Add in further die cut elements.
I chose to offset them a little to see a sort of shadow behind.

Optional: use a white gel pen to create dots around the wreath.
I got carried away with this step!

Finished card.

Holly Berry Wreath is available to purchase from your Spellbinders retailer now.
I think this will be a popular one.
Wishing you all a great weekend, I will be at PDA Card and Craft in
Nottingham, it is a Spellbinders Demo Day so if you live that way
please pop in and say hello - nattering begins at 10am.
Take care friends.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Floral Tag with Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape

Hello friends

Today a floral tag...let's ignore that colder weather!
This project has just appeared on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog 
so for the full tutorial please click here.
I love the tissue tape design here, the little birds and flowers are adorable.

I'm back home and attempting to get through all my paperwork today,
where does it all come from!? 

Take care friends and wishing you a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Spellbinders Tri Hex

Hello friends

Today featuring one of my telly demos using Tri Hex -
one of the Geo dies from Spellbinders 
(these are currently available from Create and Craft, later in the year from retailers).
To create this design I used the outer die as my guide/mask,
reinserted the fallout pieces and then removed the outer die cut shape.
You could adopt this technique with quite a lot of dies.

I can't resist adding a little flower and leaf to most of my cards!
The sentiment is stamped and die cut.

Travelling back home today from Create and Craft to work on some
more craft projects - that decorating is going to have to wait a little longer!

Take care friends.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Off to Tellyland again and Winner!

Hello friends

I'm off to tellyland again.
This evening I will be on Create and Craft, two shows 5pm and 9pm
featuring the Spellbinders 3D stamps.

Really enjoying the chance to do some colouring even though
I'm a complete novice.

The majority of stamps are Christmas and I think I'm beginning to feel
quite festive now.  Done a few trips to garden centres recently and
the array of Christmas goodies is gorgeous.

In case you are feeling festive ...yesterday I announced this month's 
charity kit and it features a crisp silver and white Christmas card -
Fancy Tree is the Spellbinders die.
All the details are here.

Now a confession...!
I hadn't got around to announcing the winner of September's
Charity Kit, I had a post drafted and was waiting on picking out a ticket
only to realise I cannot find the winning raffle ticket - turned the cabin upside down.
So slightly deviating from the normal I've gone back to see who had purchased
wrote down the names and got Elliott to pick out a winner and it is...

To save you all twisting your neck/head it is... :)

Christine Collins

Congratulations Christine and please email me at
with your address details and your pack of goodies will be on their way to you.

Take care friends and I hope you can tune in to the shows.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

October's Charity Kit

Hello friends

Sorry this month's kit is a little later than usual, it has been hectic
with demos and TV but it is finally here.
(again big thanks to Mum for helping out with the die cutting!)
I think this one could prove very popular if yesterday's
blog post is anything to go by...

Yes, this month's kit is the 'Merry Christmas' card I created for my
Ambassador blog hop.  Fancy Tree is the popular die used.

Your kit will contain:

Card base
 Die cuts – Fancy Tree x 2 white, Fancy Tree - Embossed silver mirror card, 
Mini Poinsettia (from 5 x 7 Holly Frame),
Leaf (from Stylised Flower)
Stamped and die cut sentiment
 Lucky number
Full instructions

All you need to add is your preferred adhesive and pearl/gemstone.

As always, inside your kit is a lucky number, the prize is an assortment of
dies, stamps, adhesive so please keep a good hold of your ticket
as the winning number will be announced later in the month.

The price of this month's kit inclusive of packing and posting is £4.75.
All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.

I have placed a PayPal button below, it is also possible to alter
quantities should you wish to order more.

  Thank you all for your continued support,
and again a reminder - these kits are limited and tend to sell out quickly :)

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The International Ambassadors are blog hopping

Hello friends

  Some of the Spellbinders International Ambassadors are having an

informal blog hop and this time we have chosen
Christmas as our theme.
Spellbinders have launched a lovely array of Christmas dies so it
was difficult to decide but in the end I went with Fancy Tree.

It is a two piece Die D-Lite set, the outer tree and an insert that embosses beautifully.
I cut two outer trees from white card and a silver foil embossed tree to really
highlight the embossed design.
My card base with typed sentiment, mini poinsettia and leaves.

My finished card, clean and simple.

For more  inspirational projects please hop along to my fellow
Ambassadors' blogs -  have fun!

Christine Emberson (You are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
We will be back with more!