imageToday I am showcasing a card I made from the Verity Rose collection using elements from the CD, paper pad and from Toppers collection. Using the CD I printed out the template for the Star shaped easel card and also some of the sentiments from the Starlet section. To make the card I followed the instructions on the printed template cutting out what I needed.  I covered the card with A4 paper from the Starlet section and then I added the sentiments from the CD and added elements from the toppers, and there you have it.

I hope you like what I have shared and you visit again soon.

MIxed Media


imageHello and welcome to another post showcasing an altered MDF image.  This one didn’t go quite as planned and I’m not sure if I like it or not, although saying that I have kept this design.

This is another MDF that I received with the Dreamees CD that I used the other day and again I used some of the flowers that I printed out and coloured in and using the faux pearls again.  The difference in this design is that I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Hot Pink to colour the MDF. There is sparkle on the MDF but I am not sure if I like it or not as it looks strange but I guess that gives it that handmade unique aspect.  As I am keeping this then it’s not that important.  The flowers I am really pleased with and I have a feeling that these will be printed out for many projects in the future.

Thank you once again for stopping by and I hope you will do so again.

MIxed Media

Catch your dreams

imageHi!  Something a little different from me today and something which I’ve never done before – an MDF tag.  I do like working with MDF and plenty of friends have received gifts which have been constructed from MDF but I’ve never done anything this small and I am pleased with the results.

I received some MDF shapes with a kit from Dreamees (a Create and Craft purchase) and I was immediately drawn to the tag. I investigated the accompanying CD and I printed off a number of the blank flower shapes so that I could test them out and I coloured them in with various shades from the Vintage Spectrum Noir set.

I applied two coats of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish in Snowflake to my tag and whilst these coats were drying I cut out my flowers. Once the paint was dry I stamped two images onto my tag.  The phrase comes from a set by AlteNew called “Thoughts and Reminders”. I then masked that saying and applied my Eiffel Tower image from the Dreamees Pretty in Paris collection and set them aside to dry.  To add some subtle sheen to my tower I applied some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle.

I chose some ribbon from my stash and made some bows and a hanger for my tag. I applied these and then I added my flowers.  The centres are made up from faux pearls which I cut from jewellery sourced in charity shops, which I then cut off their strings.  They give dimension and I am very pleased with the effect that they have given these flowers and overall I really like the tag which I am keeping for myself and have hanging in my room.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.


Guitar Hero

imageToday I am sharing a card which I made for a really good friend of mine overseas.  Male cards are really hard to make but in this instance I was sending it to someone who plays guitar so I knew I could make very good use of my Guitar die by Tattered Lace.

This card is one of the simplest to make but I think its one of the most effective.

I used a card measuring 17.3cm by 17.3cm for my base card.  Then I cut out 3 mats in the following sizes and colours and layered them up.

1 x black measuring 17cm x 17cm

1 x silver measuring 16.8cm x 16.8 cm

1 x black measuring 16.6cm x 16.6cm

Using pieces of the silver card I’d cut off to make the mat and some which I already had, I die cut 6 guitars.  Three I used for the lower portion of the card and the remaining 3 I snipped to produced the heart shape which went above each of the guitars.

To finish the design off, and you can only actually see it when you look at the card in person I used my clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle and just covered the black card which showed through the guitar, as it needed something but nothing too heavy.

Thank you for stopping by and I’ll catch up with you soon



Tattered lace Charisma Sweet Pea

imageI’d like to thank everyone who takes the time and trouble to visit my blog and to those who leave me comments on my work.  It is really appreciated and I hope that you like today’s post and call by again soon.

This is my first play with the Tattered Lace Charisma sweet pea, die and CD Rom. This has been one of the simplest decoupage cards I have ever made and I am very pleased with the whole package.  The papers were a dream to print and came out very well and the die used to cut out the sweet pea design was fantastic and easy to use. The card I used is by Craftwork Cards and so is the tag. I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Cosmos just to add a hint of colour to the edge of the tag and was the closest colour to one in the design that I wanted to pick up.

I really like the way the card has turned out especially as I didn’t make life very easy for myself by using a shaped card BUT its turned out well and looks very pretty indeed.  I hope the recipient liked it.

MIxed Media, Papercraft

My first stencilled card

imageHello and thanks once again for stopping by.

Today I am sharing my first ever card made using a stencil. Stencilling is something that I have wanted to try for a while but which I did not think I would be any good at. I have watched a few of the Sweet Poppy Stencil shows on Create and Craft and this time I decided to take the plunge and ordered some things. When it was time to play I followed all the instructions which appeared on their website and used some of the Texture Paste by Phill Martin which had been sitting in my craft stash for ages. This was the result and I was so pleased that I decided to make a card based around it using some odd bits from things in my stash.  The paper I used the stencil on was some left over from a piece of stamping and which fitted the size of this stencil.  Once it was dry I mounted it onto some left over card stock that was sitting in my stash and matched perfectly. The papers were left over from a Graphic 45 kit called Place in Time, the ribbon had been cut off from another project and my sentiment was from craftwork cards which I found when I was looking for something else.

I really like what I came up with although the card looks better in real life, I need to sort out somewhere to take some photos of my cards standing up so you can all see them properly BUT I hope you like the design that I have come up with for this particular one.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I look forward to your visit again soon


I found my family in a book


Recently I have been going back to the crafts that I hadn’t really done much of in recent months and after a sort out it was a case of I must revisit these.

This stamp is by Santoro and is from the lovely Gorjuss range and when I bought it, they called it “I found my family in a book” and it may be the same now but I apologise if they are not. I cut a piece of stamping card 13cm by 19cm and stamped my main image into the corner. Using the cut bit I stamped various other images.  I coloured these in using my Promarkers, Distress Markers and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle and once finished I set them aside to dry.  I scored an A4 piece of cardstock in half to use as my base card. I had some scrapbook papers which were part of an initial set by Docrafts and I chose some of the paper to use for my card and also some of the pieces I cut out from the original packaging.  I cut a piece of the striped paper to 21cm by 14.8cm and placed this on my base card.  I took another shade of the paper and used it to mount the image and left a 1cm border. I then added the elements to finish my card. The stamp is from a set in my stash (could be an old Anna Griffin set but I cannot be sure). I did stamp some of the butterflies straight onto the stamping card and added some cut out bits here and there.  The bow I made from recycling the ribbon that came with the packaging.

This is a lovely card and I hope the recipient likes it!