Sunday, 24 August 2014


Gosh it's been a while since my last post! Being kept busy though as you know.
MelJen's Designs weekend freebie always gives me a reason to craft though and this week it's an adorable little penguin, so I just couldn't resist. 

I've used the following materials to create this twisted easel card:
  • Hunkydory card blank
  • White card and mirri card from my stash
  • Papercrafter patterned paper, silver cord and foil
  • Sizzix embossing folder
  • Crafter's Companion embossing folder
  • MelJen's Designs "Party Penguin" image
  • Promarkers - Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Satin, Peach, Mango, Bright Orange, Bright Green, Blossom, Pink Carnation, Berry Red, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Cool Grey 2 & 3 and Black
  • Gold glitter pen
  • Whispers ink

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Monochrome Birthday Card

I rarely make monochrome cards and green isn't one of my favourite colours, but my newest Promarkers are greens so I thought I would make good use of them!
It's a fairly simple card as I don't get much time to craft these days with a newborn and a toddler!
You can't see too well from the photos, but I've embossed the Glitter Silk card - top square with hearts and bottom square with dots.

I've used the following materials to create this card:

  • Papermania card and button
  • Core'dinations Glitter Silk card
  • Dovecraft twine
  • Paper flower from The Works
  • Sizzix dots embossing folder
  • X-Cut square parenthesis die
  • Crafts Too hearts embossing folder
  • Meljen's Designs 'Stuffed Little Lion' image
  • Promarkers - Tea Green, Mint Green & Pine

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

Friday, 8 August 2014

Pop-Up Box Birthday Card

A friend asked me to make a special card for her mum's 60th birthday, so it was the perfect opportunity to try a pop-up box card. I'd been looking at these for a while on Pinterest and was very intrigued by them. 
They look quite complicated to make, but are actually quite simple. It can get a little bit fiddly arranging all the pop-up elements, but they look stunning when finished. 

I've used the following materials to create this card:
  • Papermania card, eyelet and brads
  • Melissa Frances 'Classic Elegance' papers and pearls
  • X-Cut 3D butterfly punch and Square Parenthesis die
  • Sizzix flower & flourish dies
  • Whispers ink
  • Core'dinations Glitter Silk and colour core card
  • Acetate, vellum and twine from my stash
  • Damask Rose embossing folder from Cardmaking & Papercraft

When I'd finished making the card, I realised there's nowhere to write your message, so I added a vellum pocket to the back and made a tag insert to write on. I think it's actually a nice little touch to this style of card.

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

Friday, 1 August 2014

Mixed Media Tag

Hello, it's been a while but the new arrival has been keeping me rather busy!
Today I have a Guest Designer spot over at TokBobok for their mixed media challenge.
I have used their lovely image 'Lilium', which I chose before giving birth and not knowing I was to have a girl, whom I named Lily! (It's my favourite flower)

I decided to make a tag rather than a card for this theme.  I embossed some acetate, which was great fun as I haven't done it before. I think it creates a great effect and I'll definitely be doing it again.  The background was supposed to be old book text, but it didn't print in the right resolution to show properly. I think it still looks good with the inking over the top though.

I have used the following materials to create this tag:

  • Card and twine from my stash
  • Eyelets and acetate from DoCrafts
  • Whispers ink
  • Embossalicious embossing folder 'Floral Frenzy'
  • Promarkers - Tulip Yellow, Lime Green, Bright Green, Forest Green, Peach, Mango and Bright Orange

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

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