Saturday, 16 November 2013

Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

Hi Everyone
I wanted to try out a few new products that we have in stock, the result is this Christmas card, I also wanted to use a non-traditional colour scheme, so went for turquoise and silver.
I matted white card onto a dark turquoise and then used a lighter turquoise card with a hammered texture and a turquoise snowflake paper on top of the white layer.
I used two silver self adhesive snowflakes in the bottom portion of the card and stuck a turquoise self adhesive crystal in the centre of each one.
The join between the turquoise card and snowflake paper is covered with a strip of 16mm turquoise grosgrain ribbon which is topped with a strip of narrow satin ribbon with a silver metallic edge.
I cut a white label shape and matted it onto a turquoise shape,then stamped the greeting in black and heat embossed it with crystal embossing powder. A bow in the narrow satin ribbon and a couple more turquoise crystals finished it off.

Hand made Christmas Card adhesive glitter snowflakes and stamped greeting

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Poinsettia and Ribbon Christmas Card

This is my latest Christmas card in traditional colours for the season of red, green and white. I am pleased with the poinsettia flower as I made it using a normal flower die cutter from Marianne Design instead of a specific poinsettia cutter, I like dies that are versatile! I cut two of the larger sets of petals, one in red and one in green and one of the smaller petal set also in red. I glued them on top of each other, offset, so that you can see the green leaves between the red petals. I used three tiny, gold rhinestone stickers for the centre of the flower.
The snowflake embossing folder used on the white card gives it texture and maintains the Christmas theme. The greeting is stamped in green onto a die cut shape mounted on red and green circles of card, the red sheer ribbon covers the join between the embossed card and the striped background paper and also adds a decorative element. The red adhesive candies finish it off.

Handmade Christmas card with die cut poinsettia and stamped greeting

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Winter Scene Christmas Card

This card reminds me of the old fashioned cards that we used to get years ago with a winter scene, highlighted with dabs of glitter. I used a snowy sky background paper and cut some snowy hills from white card. The houses and small Christmas trees were cut out using dies from the Marianne Design Christmas Village Set. I cut them in white card, coloured them in and stuck yellow paper behind the windows. The large Christmas tree is another Marianne Design die, I used a frost white inkpad for a snow effect on the branches and of course all the trees and houses have a dab of glitter glue for some seasonal sparkle. The peel off greeting finished it all off.

Die cut winter scene Christmas card with peel off greeting

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Easy Ricrac Christmas Tree Card

I  love ricrac and love finding different ways to use it! Here I cut strips of ricrac, gradually decreasing in size, to form a Christmas tree shape. With a diamante flower for the star at the top and a peel off greeting at the bottom, it's got to be one of the easiest cards ever.

Hand made ricrac Christmas tree card

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Happy Diwali Card

This is a first for me, making a Happy Diwali card! Diwali is the Indian festival of lights and is often signified by a lamp called a diya, pictured in the middle of the card. I spent some time looking for pictures of Diwali celebrations, colours and cards, check out my Diwali Pinterest board to see what inspired me. Hope you like it.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Die Cut Butterfly Birthday Card

We have had this lovely Joy Crafts, Butterfly die cutting stencil in stock since the start of the summer but this is the first chance I have had to try it out. It is made up of three different sized butterflies and I have used all three on this card.
The background paper is some from my personal stash that I have had for ages and never found a use for until now it's funny how everything gets used in the end!
I layered orange card and the pink paper on a cream A6 card blank, the butterflies are cut from the same orange card and I inked the edges of the butterflies with a red ink pad, which happily came out looking pinkish on the orange card. I used adhesive pearls to decorate the bodies of the butterflies and bent and curved the wings slightly so that they would stand off the card a little. I used the copper Happy Birthday peel off to finish it off which worked well with the pink and orange.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New Home Card with Die Cut Fence, Grass and Birdhouse

I had intended making a new home card for my daughter when she moved into her new University digs at the beginning of July, as usual I missed the date, too busy preparing for our holidays! The idea for the card has been in my head ever since and I finally got round to making it last week, all I need now is someone who is moving house.....
The grass, fence, birdhouse and birds are all die cut using a range of stencils (see below), the leaves are stamped in green and clear embossed to give them some texture and the message was made on the computer and mounted on green card, a simple card but quite cute.

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Monday, 26 August 2013

Autumn Theme Card with Maple Leaf Die Cutters

As soon as I saw this maple leaf die cutter set it made me think of autumn so I included it in our range of new autumn themed products, and I couldn't wait to try it out. I used it along with the Acorns paper from the latest range of free papers on the website.

The card is very quick and easy to make, cut the patterned paper to cover the front of the card, cut a rectangle of a coordinating colour card and mat that with card or paper of another coordinating colour; here I used Kraft paper, the colour matched the beige coloured acorns and I thought the rustic style of the paper worked well with the autumn leaf look. I die cut three leaves in three different colours, the cutting die also embossed the veins on the leaves but they didn't show up very well on the lighter colours so I went over them with a felt pen. I made a bow out of orange paper cord, this is not available on the website yet but will be added in the next couple of weeks. Finally I stamped the greeting using a new inkpad colour called Merlot.
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Friday, 10 May 2013

Quilled Daffodils and Die Cut Roses

I love making different types of flowers for my cards, what could be more spring like than daffodils! They are made using six quilled marquise shapes in yellow 3mm quilling paper, with a tightly coiled centre in a darker shade of yellow, the leaves are just folded strips of quilling paper. The daffodils are mounted on a white card frame made using the Marianne Frame and Swirls set. The sentiment is a Gold Small Text peel off mounted on a shape cut using a stencil from the Marianne Tags and Ticket set, it is decorated with self adhesive pearls. The sentiment and flowers are both mounted on pink card embossed with the Swirls Embossing Folder and theYellow Stripes design background paper is the free to download

More flowers! This time ready made Pink Paper Roses; and a bigger flower made using the flower die cutting stencil that is part of the Marianne Square Frame set. From the bottom up the card is backed with kraft coloured card with a strip of White Flower Lace and Pink Bakers Twine, which is tied in a bow securing the Butterfly Charm. A white Paper Lace Doily has been inked with a Pink Inkpad and slotted between the lace and and the Bakers Twine. Green card leaves are cut using the Anja's Leaves 2 die cutting stencil and the flowers are mounted on top of the leaves. The sentiment is created on the computer and printed onto kraft coloured paper.
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Friday, 19 April 2013

One Flower Basket Die Two Cards

These cards were made using a new die cutting stencil from Marianne Designs. I used lilac paper flowers and cut the leaves from green card with the Anja's leaves 2 die cutting stencil, finished off with a Gold Happy Birthday peel off. I like the soft subdued colours of this one.
Birthday card using Marianne Flower Basket die cutting stencil
The second card featuring the same flower basket die looks very different with a bright pink background and pink paper roses, the sentiment is stamped in Evergreen ink to match the green card and the leaves on the roses.


Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pop Flowers Thank You Card

My daughter  commented to me recently on the current popularity of clothes and shoes with fluorescent colours combined with a very neutral background so I decided to make a card to follow the trend. I have had the Pop Flowers peel offs in stock for some time but hadn't done anything with them so killed two birds with one stone.
For the large flowers I stuck silver Pop Flowers peel offs to the fluorescent paper and then cut them out, which was pretty easy as they are such simple shapes. For the small flowers I cut a small piece of the fluorescent paper and stuck it to the back of the peel off to just cover the hole in the centre of the flower, this was a lot easier than cutting out those tiny flowers.  I then used slim adhesive foam pads to layer the large flowers on the cream card to give some dimension and used a different peel off for the greeting.
Hope you like it! Thanks for reading.
Debbie x

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Thursday, 21 February 2013


I originally made this card for Valentine's Day but it could be used at any time to send a message of love to someone. Change the stamped sentiment to Mum and it could be used as a Mother's Day card!

A simple  card with a clear message !
I used a font from the website called Hotel Coral Essex for the L, V and E, the heart in place of the O is a red satin heart from our mixed pack of gingham, plain and polka dot hearts. The sentiment is from our Just to Say clear stamp.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Cupcake Card Making

I have fallen behind again with my posts but am determined to try and post more regularly this year so here goes. 
Early in January we launched a range of cupcake themed craft supplies.
Cupcakes are so popular these days we couldn't resist getting involved, at least ours are calorie free!
The range includes various stickers and card toppers, a Marianne Design cupcake die cutter, a clear stamp the Cupcake Treasure Box quilling kit and  6 x 6 paper pad, everything you need to get creative with cupcakes.

This card features two cupcakes made using the Marianne Creatable Cupcake die cutter with different coloured card for the different parts of the cupcakes and a tag and ribbon to mount the peel off message. The background is our Small Cupcake paper which is free to download and print and it's all finished off with three self adhesive crystals

For this card we used our white on pink polka dot paper with a die cut circular mount from brown and white card, decorated with a glitter cupcake topper and a peel off birthday greeting - good enough to eat!