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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 7 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A Little Baking!!

Evening! Thought I would share with you the card I made for my niece's birthday. She loves baking, so this Baking Shelf image from Just Inklined - coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - was perfect for her. She also loves purple - hence the colour scheme.
The colours I have used are as follows:
Shelf- EB6, 7; Wooden Spoons - GB8, 10; Packets - EB1, 2; Metal - IG3, 5, 7; Purple Handles and Pot Label - LV2, HB3; Packet Labels - HB2; Handles and Vanilla Bottle - LY2, 3. 

It doesn't really show up on the picture, but the base card has a really lovely pearlescent sheen to it. The yellow and purple card is from my stash, as is the ribbon and the button. 

The letters and numbers are Crafter's Companion Die'sire 1" Alphabet and Numbers.

I would like to enter this into:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - Use some Purple
Get Creative Challenges - #28 Birthday

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Camouflage Swing!!

Morning - a quick card to share with you today. This one was made with an old Kanban image - Birthday Swing! 
It came in a pack with the camouflage card - and the cloud card came from my local market. The number and letters are cut with Die'sire Contemporary Alphabet!

Like I said - just a quick one today! 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Scruffy Little Kitten

I love some of the cute images from Scruffy Little Kitten - just right for those young girls who are just a little too old for all the real cutesy images. I used this lovely one for my friend's daughter's 11th birthday card.
I used papers and a topper companion from the CD - teamed with coffee coloured card card and some pink Bazzill. The little butterfly is Bebunni Butterfly die, and the letters and numbers are cut with Die'sire 1" Contemporary Alphabet and Numbers.

A little sparkle from glitter glue on the the toadstool and flower, along with a few pearls, finished the card off.

Take care,

Monday, 2 November 2015

Ahoy there!!

Afternoon!! A very quick post today!! I have a pirate card to share with you!! The topper and papers for this one are from Crafter's Companion Angelica and Adam CD.
The fancy frame is Die'sire Nouveau Stamping Frame - and the letters are cut with Die'sire 1" Contemporary Alphabet.

Told it was quick!!


Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Little More Downton!

Morning!! Just sharing these three Downton Abbey makes that are in the current issue (126) of Papercraft Essentials. 
All three use the CDs, dies, embossing folders and some of the fab new embellishments. 
All the details of how to make them are in the magazine.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A Little Bit of Downton

With all the gorgeous new Downton Abbey papercrafting elements, I thought I would share a make from the previous launch of the CD.
This is a little set of cards made with toppers, tags, sentiments and papers from the CD. The box that they sit in, is made from Centura Pearl with panels embossed with the Downton Abbey Leaf Flourish embossing folder, and embellished with the Downton Abbey Ribbon Brooch die.

Each card is roughly A6 in size, made from Centura Pearl. I used Core'dinations card for matting and layering.

The bands across the centres are embossed with one of the four Downton Abbey embossing folders: Leaf Flourish, Downton Damask, Thistle, Fleur de Lis.

For embellishment, I used Die'sire Essentials Decorative Corners 1 & 2, and Essentials Flower Buttons.

I then made a matching envelope for each on the Enveloper board. 

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wedding Card

Good morning!! It has been a little while since I blogged - not because I had nothing to share - but because the day job has been a bit frantic - and I've not been feeling 100%. But I've a little time today, so thought I would pop on and share a wedding card I made for a friend to give to her son and his wife.
The 8x8 base was made from a piece of A3 double sided Fresh White Centura Pearl. The coloured card for matting and layering is from Papermill. The hearts are cut with a combination of XCut and Die'sire Essentials Hearts dies - with the little decorative one being a Tattered Lace mini die. The decorative panel is Crafter's Companion Die'sire A6 Adore Create a Card.

The "Congratulations" sentiment is another Die'sire Essentials - and I used a variety of other Essentials Only Words to cut the letters for the names.
The box is also Centura Fresh White - and decorated in a similar way. The little hearts are waste from the Create a Card - as in the heart inside the box.
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