It’s attack the stash time

Sometimes when you are sorting through your crafting stash you find things that have been lost under other.  This is what happened to me this weekend and I decided to use some of it today and see what I could do.

I’m talking shaped card blanks here and the ones I’m going to play with are bobbin shaped and sewing machine shaped, both by Craftwork Cards. I knew I had some embellishments that had been given to me and they would go very well with this theme. I’ve made two cards as I found the shapes quite hard to work with, I say hard as I do like to be quirky. I’m not sure what to do with these cards but that is something to think about.

First up is the bobbin shaped card.

Before I started the card I did cut out a template of the bobbin shape as I would need to hide some “workings” which would show though.

Firstly I used some embroidery threads that I had in my stash and where there was an embossed detail on the card (mimicking the thread), I wound the embroidery thread around this part until I had it covered. As I went along I secured the thread with podge podge.  Once I’d finished this I backed the inside of the card to hold firm the threads and to cover the mess.

i set this aside to dry and used some of the embellishments I’d set aside.  Using my Spectrum Noir pen I coloured in the bobbin and with the Spectrum Noir sparkle I coloured in the scissors. Once the bobbin dried I then put some more thread around this mini bobbin and getting an unused needle from my stash I finished by popping it into the bobbin and securing it with Modge Podge. I then threaded  piece of ribbon though the button embellishment.

i stamped some images from the Stitch in Time stamp set I had in my stash and stuck these to the card with some hot glue. I like this and I am considering sending this to Making Cards Magazine for their Your Cards section.


Now the sewing machine card.  The card I made was the third attempt.  I really did not like this card as I felt that I could not do much with it. In the end I decided to score an A4 piece of Adorable  Scoreable to make an A5 card. I found some paper in my stash and mounted that onto black Adoreable Scoreable. I stamped some more images from the Stitch in time stamp set and coloured these in with some of the Natural set of Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils, then mixing them with a dash of water for a hint of colour. I then mounted them onto the card together with the sewing machine card front.

I’m not sure about this card at all, I am very critical of my work and I can’t decided whether or not this is good enough.


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MIxed Media



Hello again

I am sharing an MDF tag which I made the other week.  This was something I had left with just the craftwork cards paper stuck on it.  It took the arrival of my Dreamees stamps for me to get some inspiration. I made 3 different sized flowers and set them aside to colour later. I looked through my word tiles and realised I had enough tiles go spell Sister and I went with that.  I put some pink on them and then decided on the colours I wanted to put on the flowers before putting some acrylic stones in the centre. I finished the tag off with some pink ribbon from my stash.

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Hello and thanks for stopping by again.

Today I’m showing the MDF plaque which I made and will probably give as a gift.

This was sitting around covered with paper for a little while before I knew what I was going to do with it, then I received the Dreamees stamps and knew I would make some flowers and see how it went from there. The letter tiles are from The Works and I gave them a shot of colour as the brown colour seemed harsh.

The hanger is made from red ribbon. To hide the knot holding it in place I made some bows with the same ribbon so I stuck these into place with some hot glue – securing the ribbon for handing and hiding the glue.

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General birthday card


Hello again!

The jury remains out on this card, and if I am honest I am not sure if I like this myself. I covered an 8×8 card with a base layer of black and then cut a piece of Hunkydory adorable scoreable. I used a Tonic die and stamp for the sentiment and then…well I had absolutely no idea what to do so I covered the card in craftwork cards flowers and….yes well…I’m really not sure I like it!!

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Artisan style house


So a few posts ago you will have seen the Grandfather Clock that I made using the Artisan Style papers from Graphic 45. As you can imagine I had bits and pieces left over  and I decided to make some cards with them.  This card is very simply done. I used some black card for my base and then matted it with some lovely orange toned paper which just fitted. I then placed the postcard shaped image onto some more black card and decoupaged the flower elements on the left hand side of the card. I finished the card with some card Candi. It’s a lovely card and will come in handy for an emergency or just to send as a cheer up for someone.


After a slight break….

My sincere apologies for not having blogged sooner but sometimes everyday life has the ability to get in the way. I’ve not made many cards since my last post.  What I did make was something for a design team entry and I failed to get in and I was disappointed with that, still it’s onwards and upwards and let’s see how we go.

My first post back is one of the cards I have made recently. This is for my friend’s birthday which was last week.  It’s simpler than my usual cards as its decoupage from a Docrafts kit but I LOVED it.  I loved creating this. I used one of my Tonic dies to mount the image and I used some Craftwork Cards Candi to add a little decoration.  I wanted it simple and classy.  I used silver and black card stock to mount my design. It was so simple to do but the effect looked stunning and I was so pleased.

Well I’m about to think about more blog posts so keep tuned and I hope you will pop by soon and have a look.



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.