Friday 20 January 2023


I couldn't believe my eyes when I found this gorgeous Memory Box flower die in a local charity shop, it came straight home with me and I had fun creating this card.

I used an old embossing folder from Craft Concepts for the background and used this lovely blue card.

I then die cut the white oval and added my flower die cuts and some gems plus this hot foiled sentiment.

I am adding this card to the Love Flickr group challenge "Anything Goes" and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Fabulous Flowers".

I am off to my daughters next week for a short break, looking forward to seeing my Granddaughter Eva and having some fun trips out.




Saturday 14 January 2023

Thank you!

I needed some thank you cards in my card box so I decided to use a background that I had already made using my del plate and a stencil from Simon Says. I used Distress Oxide on my gel before pressing the stencil in.

Next I added this die cut also from Simon Says, some sequins and a computer generated sentiment. Love these bright spring like colours just wishing for brighter warmer weather!

 I am adding this card to the Love Handmade Cards flickr group challenge "Anything Goes"

Have a great weekend



Monday 9 January 2023

New Stencils

Before Christmas I was lucky to win a Simon Says gift card, one of my chosen items was this cute tree stencil which I couldn't wait to use.

I stencilled the trees and snowy ground using various distress inks, I then shaded in some sky and added some glitter paste for sparkle on the snow. Next I added the glittery stars and the two reindeer from a set by Clearly Besotted that I have had a few years now, they are a favourite of mine.  I have stamped, die cut and coloured them with alcohol markers before raising on foam for dimension.

I shall add this card to the challenge over at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge which this month is Stencils/masks.

Hope you have all had a good start to the year, the weather here has been wet and windy so I have taken the time to tidy my craft room ready for more creating.


Friday 6 January 2023


I needed a birthday card for a friend who has a birthday in late December and a cocktail card fitted the bill perfectly.  My background is made with the Pink Fresh quadrant stencil and die using various Distress Oxides colours with the stencil.

I then cut a card base using the die as the front , then foam dots to layer up my coloured die cut.

The cocktail is a stamp by Tim Holtz that I stamped, fussy cut and coloured with my Zig brush markers. The sentiment is hot foiled and from Pink Fresh and lastly I added a few sequins for sparkle.

 I am adding this card to the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says as my Pink Fresh die and stencil are new.

Wishing all my followers a very Happy New Year .