Monday, 27 March 2017

Lots of pins!

Hello friends

I hope all Mums had an enjoyable day yesterday.
I had the rash idea of starting a spring clean by  having a wardrobe clear out,
quite a few hours later all I had achieved was rather a messy bedroom floor.
Sorted now and I have finally come to terms with the fact that 
if I haven't worn something for 5 years+ I'm unlikely to start wearing it now!

Pleased to say the day was rounded off with a takeaway so not 
all spring cleaning.

So...yes Mother's Day - sharing a card with you today 
I made quite a while ago. It has proved very popular on Pinterest.
In fact it has been pinned over a 1,000 times!

It features Anemone Flower Topper and Classic Triple
Scallop Edgeabilities. Embossing folder used for the background
is Garden Delight.
Teal and white also make a lovely combo.

A very rare time I actually placed a bow on a card!

Today back in my cabin, I've got quite a list of projects to make 
so DVD on and Platinum 6 at the ready :)

Take care friends.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mum's Day Card

Hello friends

(Mum...if you are reading this look away, this is your card 
that I'll be handing to you later!)
Yes it is Mother's Day and I've made an ivory card 
with subtle pastel flowers for my very special Mum.

6 x 6 Matting Basics for the base background.
A combination of dies including Labels 56,
Victorian Collection (Create and Craft) and the flowers 

I typed the sentiment and die cut using A2 Matting Basics.

I embossed the envelope flap with Hearts embossing folder.
This is the folder used for the background of the #Paperhearts card too.

I'm hoping Mum likes it, it will make a change for her to see die cuts....! ;)

Special wishes to all you Mums, I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

An amazing time...

Hello friends

Warning! Today's post is a little photo heavy,
well it wouldn't be a little holiday without sharing the photos once home ;)
Disneyland Paris was a joint treat for Elliott and myself as we
both have special birthdays this year, one of us is going to be 21 and the
other just a little older! 
We had an amazing time.

Just some of my favourite photos.

We had lunch in Chez Remy - famous from the film Ratatouille, it was amazing.

 Oh yes this character popped up a lot!

And... one other family member also came along - Stanley!
As you can see he enjoyed himself ;)

Look out for Stanley, now he has had a little holiday he needs to start work...

Take care friends, normal crafty stuff will resume :)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Back home from a lovely time away, I'll be sharing a
few photos over the weekend but back to routine and
as it's Friday that means Friday Die Day.
I'm revisiting a favourite die set - Diagonal Chevron,
This is one of the Spellbinders Card Creator dies, using these dies mean you
are half way to creating a card with minimum time.
The set consists of two die templates, the outer border and inner decorative die.

Approximate measurements:

Inset: 3¾ x 5”
Border: 4¼ x 5”

This is how it looks cut/embossed.

To create my card I wanted to also use the bottom section of the inset die to cut/emboss
patterned chevrons (the fallout pieces).

Adhered my white card front to some spotty kraft card.

I then started to apply the chevron pieces,
raising some of them with 3D Foam Squares cut in half.

I matted the card front onto pale green patterned paper and white cardstock.

Then the extra die cuts to decorate Sprigs and Blooms One.
'Get Well' is Sentiments 4.
The finished card.

Take care friends, wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Little Birdies and what do you think?

Hello friends

Today's project is a card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
It uses Adhesive Sheets and 3D Foam Squares along with
Spellbinders dies - Out on a Limb and Springtime.

The full tutorial is over on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog, please click here
if you would like to take a nose.  There's also a video on how to use their 

Yesterday's tag was well received, thank you for the comments both
here and on Facebook.  I really enjoyed making it.

Now what do you think about this tag for a future charity kit?
Let me know what you think.

Scheduling this post today as heading off early.
Have to admit I'm really excited, be nice to escape for a few
days and enter the world of make believe :)

Take care friends.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Ivory Tag and We're Off...!

Hello friends

Quick film review - Beauty and the Beast...superb! 
A couple of hours of pure escapism, foot tapping songs
and not forgetting a happy ending - who could wish for more :) 

Back in the world of craft - a tag with lots of die cuts!
The main tag is a Sapphire Plus die - appropriately named Tags!
The layers are Victorian Sapphire Plus dies, Classic Hearts and
again little flowers from Swallow and Heart die set.

The stamp is Altenew - I get a lot of use from these sets.

I loved making this, I possibly could have added more layers but
thought it may have been too much.

In other news... Elliott and I are going away for a few days,
Disneyland Paris :)

It is a treat to celebrate our special birthdays later in the year.
We have been before but it was 15+ years ago and I recall it rained...a lot!

I'll be scheduling a blog tomorrow and possibly blogging from 
France but please look out for us on Facebook,
I imagine I'll take one or two photos! 

Take care friends.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Chocolate Wrapper Time!

Hello friends
Today's project is a chocolate wrapper, it has been a little
while since I made one of these.
Possibly because chocolate doesn't last long enough to wrap it!
This was a potential crafty idea for a book event coming up
but now sticking with the original #Paperhearts card I designed.
It is an ivory wrapper with a pink cardstock panel.
I've overlayed Romantic Rectangles Two
and then a series of Classic Hearts.
The flowers are from Swallow and Heart,
these are so sweet and now permanently on my Main Attraction.

The tiny butterfly is from Marisa's Bouquet.

The chocolate inside is Galaxy, I'm slowly converting to this as
Cadburys is just not the same anymore!
This morning I'm off to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast,
Mum is coming with me - she deserves a break from die cutting! ;)
Take care friends - have a lovely day.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week I am featuring a lovely Spellbinders die set - 
Border Flower designed by Sharyn Sowell.

There are two dies in the set measuring approximately:

Flower: 1.10 x 1.10 in
Border: 3.00 x 3.00 in

This is how they look cut/embossed.

I've cut one border and two flowers from ivory cardstock and lightly
coloured them with distress ink.

My card base and two ivory mats (6 x 6 Matting Basics),
also stamped with sentiment - Altenew.

I have affixed the border diamond-wise to the card front.

Overlayed the two flowers and added a pearl to the middle.
Clean and simple.

I love it - so pretty.

And for another idea Sharyn the die designer has 
made gorgeous gift wrap - here's the link to the full details.

 Wishing you all a great weekend, are you crafting?

Take care friends.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

A Little Display and #Paperhearts

Hello friends

Sitting in my cabin I thought I would share something with you.
On average I design 10+ projects a week, some for Spellbinders,
some for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Friday Die Day,
Charity Kits etc.
Only a selection make it to my display table.
There is quite an assortment.
I do update it from time to time but certain ones have been
there for months/years.

This is one of them...monochrome with a shot of colour.

It features Blooms One, a flower I keep going back to,
definitely an all time favourite.

I also have a penchant for music script,
although I'm wondering if I've placed it upside down!

In other news specifically #Paperhearts news ...
I designed a card to coordinate with the book cover and this
design is being used at various upcoming publishing events.

There is the opportunity to purchase a kit to make the card yourself,
all the details are on the #Paperhearts page,
just click here.

City day today, I'm still listening to Sherlock Holmes audio books
so the commute isn't so bad, also I take a nap but never
yet missed my stop, hope I haven't spoken too soon!

Please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Take care friends.