Tuesday 27 February 2024

60th Birthday Card

 


I have used an 7x7in white easel card. I matt and layered the base with beautiful holographic card. I matt and layered the top of my card with the holographic card and patterned card from my stash. I printed the details and die cut them with a nesting set from The Works, Sue Wilson banner dies, the fabulous at and number from Tonic Studios dies and the die cuts on the base are cut with Spellbinders dies. I added a strip of card on the base using foam pads to create a stopper for the easel. I added the same cardstock which I used on the top to the strip on the base of my card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign #2-2024 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #635 - anything goes (3/5)
creativefingers #272 - anything goes (1/3)
avenue613 #Feb - anything goes option love letters (3/8)
cardsgalore #120 - anything goes (3/3




Tuesday 13 February 2024

Birthday Card

 


I have matt and layered my 7x7in card with holographic card and then patterned card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a die from a Spellbinders set. I mounted the sentiment before attaching it to my card. I added the topper to my card using foam pads. 

Friday 9 February 2024

Mandala Birthday Card

 


I have stamped this design using a stamp from Craft Buddy. I coloured the design with various pens. I added crystals to the design. I covered my 8x8in white scalloped edge card with pink holographic card before adding the mandala. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sue Wilson banner. I mounted the sentiment onto a pink banner before attaching it to my card. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign #1-24 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #623 - anything goes (2/5)
pennys #564 - anything goes (2/3)
creativefingers #271 - anything goes (2/3)
dreamvalley #309 - add a sentiment (2/3)
avenue613 #Feb - anything goes option love letters (2/8)
cardsgalore #Feb - anything goes (2/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #223 - anything goes (unlimited)
throughthepurplehaze #212 - anything goes (2/3)
lovetocraft #78 - anything goes (2/8)
creativeinspiration #11 - anything goes (2/2)



Tuesday 6 February 2024

Silver Wedding Anniversary Party Guest Book

 I made this guest book for a Silver Wedding Anniversary party. The appreciation and compliments about the book were priceless. The recipients went on a holiday so I had the book back to add the photographs which were taken in              the party. It  was lovely to see the book after the event because I have never seen one of my books  with the messages in them. 


I used Tonic Studio Memory Book dies to make the actually book
I printed a personalised sentiment for the front of the book. I added the decorative element which I cut with  Sue Wilson die. I added silver satin ribbon and with pearl embellishments 


I printed the personalised details and cut them with a Presscut oval die from a nesting die set and added it to a pink oval before attaching it the to the spine of my book


I made a pocket which I created with the Memory Book dies. I added a dove and heart die cut which I cut with a Sweet Dixie die. I used a Tonic Studios die to create the tags. I added silver satin ribbon to the tags


I created a flap pocket with a magnet closure using the Memory Book dies. I added the decorative element to the front of the page with a Crafters Companion die set 


I added personalised details and a photograph to the inside of the page.


I created pockets for the next two pages using layers from the Memory Book set. I created the decorative element for the top of the pockets with a ribbon threading die from Crafters Companion. The sentiment is also from Crafters Companion


I have used a Tonic Studios header die to create the opening flap on the page. I used closures dies from Cool Katz to make the closure for both of these pages. I added the sentiment to the first page which I cut with a Xcut die. I created the envelope om the opposite page along with sentiment with Crafters Companion dies.



I decorated the inside of this page with a sentiment. The tags are made with a die I had on a magazine, I used Tonic Studio dies to create the tabs for the tags


This front of the page was made using a Tonic Studios die set. I paper pieced the flowers and added narrow satin ribbon for the closure.


I created pocket for this page using the elements from the Memory Book die set. I added the sentiment which I cut using a Crafters Companion die

 
I have used a header die to create the pocket on this page. 


I made pockets for these pages using the dies from the Memory Book set. I cut both of the sentiments using Crafters Companion dies. I used a Tonic Studios die to make the tags. I added satin ribbon to the tags


I used the dies from the Memory Book set to cut the centre opening pages layout I used a Presscut die to cut the oval and a Spellbinders die to cut the heart locket.




I cut the "Photograph" with a Cool Catz die. I die cut the photos from the party using Presscut dies. 


I created this side opening page with the dies from the Memory Book set. I used the Crafters Companion ribbon threading die to create the edge for the pocket. I used the sentiment which I cut with an Xcut die. I cut tags and added satin ribbon to them


I created a double flap page using the dies form the Memory Book die set. I used magnet for the closure. I used the Xcut die again to cut the sentiment


The inside of this page has a sentiment to the one side which I cut with a Sue Wilson die.

The other side of the inside of this page has a picture of the recipients during their party


I created top loading pockets for these page. I used  Crafter Companion dies for the decorative element of top of the pages and the sentiment. I cut the tags using Tonic Studio die, I added satin ribbon to these tags.
 

I cut diagonal pockets for these pockets and decorated the tops of the pockets using a Crafters Companion die.


I used the Memory Book dies to cut the photos for this page


I completed this back inside cover to match the front inside cover. 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

classicdesign #1-2024 - anything goes (unlimited)*
wordartwednesday #623 - anything goes (1/5)*
pennys #564 - anything goes (1/3)*
creativefingers #270 - anything goes (1/3)*
allsorts #766 - anything goes (1/3)*
dreamvalley #309 - add a sentiment (1/3)*
dragonflydreams #Feb - Hearts (1/3)
tuesdaytaggers #Feb - Hearts and/or flowers (unlimited)
audsentiments #310 - use dies and/or love/anniversary/wedding and a sentiment (1/5)
pearlysparkles #92 - love/have a heart (unlimited)
movingalongwiththetimes #163 - love hearts (1/5)
avenue613 #Feb 2024 - anything goes optional twist love letters (1/8)
cardsgalore #120 - anything goes (1/3)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #223 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycalendar #Feb - add a heart (1/3)
crafterscafe #304 - fancy edges (1/5)
throughthepurplehaze #212 - anything goes (1/3)
simplycreatetoo #197 - include a heart (unlimited)
lovetocraft #78 - anything goes (1/8)
creativeinspiration #11 - anything goes (1/2)


Monday 22 January 2024

Wishing Well Table Number

 


I have used a Craft Buddy die set to create this project. This die set will be available on the 24th Jan on Create and Craft

All the dies I have used are Craft Buddy dies including the Craft Buddy oval die.

The wishing well is very easy to make especially as the instructions are concise.

I have used Craft Buddy holographic card and white stamping card

I have made a table decoration which includes a table number

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign #1-2024 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #631 - anything goes (2/5)
pennys #563 - anything goes (2/3)
creativefingers #269 - anything goes (2/3)
allsorts #764 - anything goes (2/3)

 

Saturday 20 January 2024

Personalised Birthday Card

 


This is a personalised card for my son to send to a friend. I printed the pictures and sentiments. I covered my 7x7in card with red card. I Mounted the images onto card before adding to my card blank. I completed my card with the die cut sentiments.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign #01-2024 - anything goes optional twist/blue & white (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #631 - anything goes (1/5)
pennys #563 - anything goes (1/3)
creativefingers #269 - anything goes (1/3)
lilredwagon #739 - sentimentally yours
allsorts #764 - anything goes optional January blues (1/3)



Thursday 28 December 2023

Wedding Exploding Box

 


I have used a Crafters Companion die set to create this box. I cut the elements in white card. I covered the panels using navy card. I traced inside the die to create the shape for the corners and cut with scissors. By tracing inside the die it allows for the white border like the other panels. I printed personalised sentiments and die cut them. I cut strips of white card and small white circles. I cut small slits into the card along the length on both sides, this creates glue flaps. I attached the white circle die cut. I used the technique to make two sizes to create tiers for a cake. I decorated the cake with lace, ribbon and paper flowers. I attached the cake to the centre of my box with hot glue I added die cuts to decorate the inside of the box. I attached personalised details onto the lid of the box and completed this with ribbon

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

classicdesign #12 - anything goes (unlimited)*
wordartwednesday #625 - anything goes (2/5)

Thursday 14 December 2023

Thank you at Christmas time card

 


I wanted to make a Christmas card with a thank you sentiment.

I have matt and layered my 7x7inch white card with red and gold holographic card. 

I cut the white card to size and then used a Crafters Companion die to cut the sentiment at an angle.

I attached the white card to my card blank. I paper pieced the sentiment with the red holographic card. I die cut the poinsettia using Tattered Lace dies. I assembled the poinsettia and completed them with a flat backed pearl. I added the poinsettia to my card. I die cut the Christmas sentiment and added it to ovals which I cut the Presscut dies before attaching it to my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign  #12 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #625 - anything goes (1/5)
pennys #561 - anything goes (1/3)*
creativefinger #267 - anything goes (2/3)
lilredwagon #735 - Merry Christmas*
dreamvalley #306 - anything goes (2/3)*
dragonflydreams #December - Christmas (2/3)*
12monthsofchristmaslinkup #107 - anything goes Christmas (1/10)





Friday 1 December 2023

Christmas Bauble and Star

 


I have made these decorations using Tonic Studios die sets. 

I have made them to match the colour scheme of my usual decorations. 

I made the construction of both of these with white card. I cut the panels and decorations using gold and brown card. I made the finial for the bauble with gold mirror card for an authentic finish. I completed the projects with a pearl embellishment and satin ribbon. I added these to a jewellery stand to display them 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

classicdesign #11 - anything goes (unlimited)* Best Technique winner
wordartwednesday #623 - anything goes (1/5)*
pennys #560 - anything goes (1/3)* Top Three
creatalicious #272 - anything goes (2/3)
creativefingers #267 - anything goes (1/3)*
lilredwagon #733 - bohemian rhapsody/3 different elements* Featured project 
dreamvalley #306 - anything goes (1/3)*
tuesdaytaggers #28th Nov - Traditional Christmas*
dragonflydreams #December - Christmas (1/3)*



Thursday 16 November 2023

Gingerbread Christmas Card

 


I have made this simple card for a child to replicate so they can send them to their class friends.

I have matt and layered a DL card with kraft card and dotty card.

I die cut the circle and banners in kraft card and then cream card. I cut the gingerbread girl in kraft card. I added a small piece of red card to the back for the "buttons" and black card for the "eyes". I die cut the sentiment with a Sue Wilson die. I assembled all the elements onto my card

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

classicdesign #11 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #621 - anything goes (2/5)
pennys #559 - anything goes (2/3)*
12monthsofchristmaslinkup #106 - anything goes (4/10)
audsentiments #307 - Christmas and sentiment (3/5)
dreamvalley #305 - Occasions other than birthdays (1/3)*
creatalicious #271 - anything goes (1/3)
pearlysparkles #90 - Christmas//Winter (unlimited)*


Saturday 11 November 2023

40th Birthday Card

 


I have added patterned card to my 7x7in white card. I die cut the age elements using Tonic dies. I printed a personalised sentiment and die it with a Presscut oval die from a nesting set. I mounted the sentiment onto a silver oval before attaching it to my card blank. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creativefingers #265 - anything goes (3/3)*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
wordartwednesday #621 - anything goes (1/5)
pennys #559 - anything goes (1/3)*


Tuesday 7 November 2023

Personalised Wall Hanging

 


I have bought this wall hanging from my local floristry supplies. I stamped and cut the letters with Craft Buddy stamps and dies. I coloured the elements with pens and then attached crystals using Premium Glue

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
12monthsofchristmaslinkup #106 - anything goes (3/10)
audsentiments #307 - Christmas and sentiment (2/5)
pearlysparkles #90 - Christmas/Winter (unlimited)

 

Monday 6 November 2023

DL Gingerbread House Card

 


I have matt and layered my DL card with Craft Buddy holographic card and then white stamping card. I die cut the oval elements using a Craft Buddy nesting dies. I stamped the image and sentiment using Craft Buddy stamps. I coloured the image with pens before adding crystals. I added satin ribbon down my card before adding the oval element.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challlenges:

creativefingers #265 - anything goes (2/3)*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
12monthsofchristmas #106 - anything goes (2/10)
audsentiments #307 - Christmas and sentiment (1/5)
pearlysparkles #90 - Christmas/Winter (unlimited)*


Friday 3 November 2023

Baby's 1st Christmas Card

 


I have created this card using the Craft Buddy Sparkalicious Cookie alphabet. I stamped the sentiment onto strips of white card. I matt and layered my A4 card with holographic card and then white card. I mounted the strips onto red card before attaching them to my card blank. I also added a few gingerbread men to my card. I coloured the letters. I used Craft Buddy Premier glue to attach the crystals to the stamped elements.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creativefingers #265 - anything goes (1/3)*
creatalicious #270 - anything goes optional in the forest (3/3)
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
12monthsofchristmas #106 - anything goes (1/10)
pearlysparkles #90 - Christmas/Winter (unlimited)*



Thursday 2 November 2023

Love & Hugs

 


I have matt and layered my 6x6in white scalloped edge card blank with gold holographic card and then white card. I stamped the sentiment onto the white card. I coloured the sentiment with pens, then I added crystals using Premier Glue from Craft Buddy. The holographic card, stamps and glue are all from Craft Buddy.

I would like to  enter this card into the following challenges:

classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Bedroom plaque

 


I have used a hanging MDF shape which I bought from my local florist supplier. I have used Craft Buddy stamps and dies to create the sentiment and the Christmas tree and gingerbread house. I coloured the elements and then used Craft Buddy Premium glue to attached them crystals. 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

creativefingers #264 - anything goes (2/3)*
creatalicious #270 - anything goes optional in the forest (2/3)


Tuesday 31 October 2023

Love U Decoration

 


I have used a heart decoration which is from my local floristry supplier. I attached Craft Buddy patterned paper to the back of the heart. I stamped and die cut the letters and heart using Craft Buddy stamps and dies. I added the crystals to these elements before attaching them to my project. 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

dreamvalley #304 - autumn colours (1/3)*
creativefingers #264 - anything goes (1/3)*
creatalicious #270 - anything goes optional in the forest (1/3)
dragonflydreams #October - autumn (2/3)*


Monday 30 October 2023

Gingerbread heart Card

 


I have matt and layered my 6x6in white scalloped edge card with beautiful card from craftbuddy. I stamped and cut the hearts with craftbuddy stamps and dies . I added a strip of glitter card and then patterned card down my card blank and then added three of the hearts. I added the crystals to the hearts to complete my project.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #619 - anything goes (5/5)*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
allsorts #752 - anything goes (3/3)*


Sunday 29 October 2023

Girly Christmas Card

 


I have used an 8x8in white card blank. I cut the front of the card blank in half (keep the removed piece).
I cut an piece of acetate to size and added it to the inside of  the front of the card blank. I added the removed piece of card onto the back of the front of the card so the attached side of acetate is sandwiched between the two pieces of white card. I cut the patterned paper to size to add to the inside of the card and the front panel of the card. I stamped and die cut the heart, gingerbread man and gingerbread house using Craft Buddy stamps and dies. I coloured these elements and added crystals to them. I stamped a sentiment and die cut it with a die from a Craft Buddy oval nesting set. I cut the decorative element from the nesting set in mirror card to mount the sentiment before attaching it to the acetate. I die cut the ovals again and added them to the reverse of the acetate for a neat finish.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #619 - anything goes (4/5)*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
allsorts #752 -  anything goes (2/3)*

Saturday 28 October 2023

Personalised Retirement Card

 


I have made an A4 card because I was asked to include a number of images. I have printed the personalisation elements. I mounted all the images onto red card which I cut to size. I die cut the scalloped oval with a Xcut die from a nesting set.  I printed a personalised sentiment then die cut it with a larger die from the nesting set. I then cut a red scalloped circle to mount the sentiment. I matt and layered my card with red card and then white embossed card. I added all the elements to my card and then added flowers which I cut with a punch. I added flat backed pearls to the flowers and then finally added Tonic Nuvo drops to the background.

I would like to add this creation to the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #619 - anything goes (3/5)*
classicdesign #10  - anything goes (unlimited)*
allsorts #752 - embossing - heat or dry (1/3)*
pennys #558 - anything goes using paper (3/3)*


Thursday 26 October 2023

Trick or Treat gift for my neighbour

 


I have used a die set from Tonic Studios to create this bag. I printed an Happy Halloween picture and printed the recipients name. I mounted both of those elements onto black card before attaching them to the bag. I closed the bag with a paper fastener after adding chocolates.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #619 - anything goes (2/5)*
lilredwagon #728 - trick or treat*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
allsorts #751 - autumn colours/anything goes (3/3)*
dreamvalley #303 - more than one fold (2/3)*
pennys #558 - anything goes using paper (2/3)*
tuesdaytaggers #17th Oct - Halloween*
pearlysparkles #89 - let's go cute (unlimited)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #10 - anything goes (4/4)*
dragonflydreams #Oct - Autumn (1/3)*

Wednesday 25 October 2023

Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas) Decoration


I have used the MDF heart as a template to draw a heart onto the Craft Buddy patterned card.
I attached the patterned card to the heart with Premium Glue. I filed around the sides of the heart. I stamped and die cut the letters to create the sentiment Nadolig Llawen which is Merry Christmas in Welsh. I coloured the letters then added Premium glue with the precision tip to the areas in the design for crystals.  

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #619 - anything goes (1/5)*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
12monthsofchristmas #105 - anything goes Christmas (2/10)
allsorts #751 - autumn colours/anything goes (2/3)*
pennys #558 - anything goes using paper (1/3)*
pearlysparkles #89 - let's go cute (unlimited)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #10 - anything goes (3/4)*

 

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Crystal Art Christmas Decoration

 


I have decorated a MDF door handle hanger. I used the hanger as a template to draw a shape in the patterned paper. I attached the patterned paper into the hanger. I filed the edges of the card and then inked around the edges too. I stamped the elements onto Kraft card using Craft Buddy stamps and then die cut them. After adding the stamped elements to my project I added Craft Buddy crystals to complete my project

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

wordartwednesday #617 - anything goes (5/5)*
fabnfunky #582 - make it female (2/2)*
lilredwagon #727 - patterned paper or not*
classicdesign #10 - anything goes (unlimited)*
12monthsofchristmas #105 - anything goes Christmas (1/10)
allsorts #751 - autumn colours or anything goes (1/3)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #10 - anything goes (2/4)*



Wednesday 18 October 2023

40th Birthday Exploding Box

 


I made this box and lid using a die set from Crafters Companion. To decorate the heart on each of the corners I drew around the inside edge of the die to create a layer of patterned card. I cut squares of patterned paper to size to add to the box sides. I die cut the celebrate and party using Crafters companion dies. I printed personalised sentiments and die cut them with dies from a nesting set from The Works and added them to larger die cuts before attaching them to my box. I made a "cake" using a strip of card and two circles. I added a bow to the front of the cake which I cut with a Cheery Lyn die. I cut the numbers and today with Tattered Lace dies. I added the elements to a small piece of strong acetate. I folded the acetate and attached it to the top of the cake so they would stand up.  

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

avenue613 #Oct 2023 - anything goes (8/8)
wordartwednesday #617 - anything goes (4/5)*
dreamvalley #303 - more than one fold (1/3)*
fabnfunky #582 - make it female (1/2)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #10 - anything goes (1/4)*


Monday 16 October 2023

40th Birthday Card

 


I have matt and layered my white A4 card with navy card and purple holographic card. I die cut the both and glasses with die from a Tonic set. I used Crafters Companion numbers to add to the banner which I cut with Sue Wilson dies. I stamped the "Est." and die cut it with a die from a nesting set from The Works. I used a Crafters Companion die to cut the element for the personalised sentiment. I completed my card with flowers which I cut with a punch and added flat backed pearls to them.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

avenue613 #Oct 2023 - anything goes (7/8)
pennys #557 - anything goes (3/3)*
movingalongwiththetimes #159 - anything goes (5/5)*
wordartwednesday #617 - anything goes (3/5)*

Thursday 12 October 2023

Cocktail Birthday Card

 


I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with holographic card and white embossed card. I used a Hunkydory image and added that to kraft card before attaching it to my card blank. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with an oval die from Presscut. I die cut larger ovals in kraft card and holographic to mount my sentiment before attaching it to my card. 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

avenue613 #October 2023 - anything goes (6/8)
pennys #557 - anything goes (2/3)*
movingalongwiththetimes #159 - anything goes (4/5)*
wordartwednesday #617 - anything goes (2/5)*