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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 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.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Gone Fishing!!

Morning!! Another Hobby Edge'able this morning. This one is using "Gone Fishing", which I used to make an 8x8 card. 

I used a piece of background card that I had in my stash, and then cut the Edge'able into a piece of white linen card. This was turned into an aperture/frame, and pierced using Tim Holtz's piercing ruler.

The sentiment is Die'sire Essentials Only Words, and I decorated with buttons and Baker's twine. 


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A little bit of knitting!

Evening! This is a card I made with one of the Die'sire Edge'ables from the Hobbies and Leisure Collection. It's called "Knit It" and when I saw it I just knew I had to use it for the band around a ball of wool.

So, I took a photo of a ball of wool, and blew it up on the computer. After printing it and cutting it out, I used Centura Pearl Hint of Silver with the "Knit It" die, to create the band, and layered it over a piece of purple card embossed with my Embossalicious Knit One Pearl One folder. I used the same folder for the background card, and decorated with a flower cut with Flowers for All Occasions 2 along with a button. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Die'sire Classiques Only Words collection.

I really like this card - it turned out just how I envisaged it!!

Edge'ables Card

Morning! The One Day special on Hochanda yesterday was a great deal on the Large Fancy Edge'ables from Crafter's Companion! I love the size of these as it gives you a gorgeous edge to a large card!.

This one is a W Fold card using Jardin. 

I used Centura Pearl Fresh White and Crafter's Companion Matt Black card, and embossed with Sugar and Spice Delicate Floral Embossing folder.
Th wording is using the Diamond Press Block Alpha, and I have decorated the inside with flowers using Die'sire Flowers for All Occasions. And I finished it with pearl "ribbon" and pearls!!


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A day late .....

I shared a post this morning saying Fiona would be Hochanda today!! And then when I tuned in, I realised I was a day late!! Had to chuckle - story of my life!! 

Anyway, here's another sample from the Diamond Press show from yesterday!!

I used the mini stamp and die set - Save the Date, to create a little card and matching magnet.

I used a couple of the little dies from the Diamond Press starter set too - the arrow for the card, and the little flower with the star cut out for the magnet. The calendar is computer generated, and I used papers from Crafter's Inspiration 11 - Printed Paper Packs - Timeless. A little bit of gold mirror card from the Luxury Card Pack, along with a few pearl and a little ribbon completed the look!!
I will try to be a bit more on time in the future!!

I want to ride my bicycle ......

Morning - a very quick post before I head out to the day job!!  Fiona Clayton will be on Hochanda later today with the fab little Diamond Press machine and some great stamp and die sets.

I made this frame using the "Enjoy the Ride" set. The papers are from the Crafter's Companion Website Monthly Downloads - May 2015.

I took the glass out of the frame so that I could make the picture 3D. I used Memento Gray Flannel to stamp onto Sheena White Stamping Card, and added colour to the flowers in the basket with Spectrum Noir Pen BT3.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Time to begin ......

Well, it's certainly been a while since I've been on here! Life seemed to just take over at the end of last year, and while I have been making, I haven't been sharing. So, I am determined to blog more and share more this year, and I have a backlog of many samples from 2016 to get through. Hopefully I will be able to find the time to get on here and share.

So, this is a favour box I made with the Hobby Edge'ables. I made the box using A3 Fresh White Centura Pearl, then cut the Let's Bake Edge'able four times from a strip of card measured to fit the top of the box. 

I then filled inside with paper flowers, and wrapped ribbon around the box finishing with a bow and another flower - and of course pearls!

So, here's to being a better sharer in 2017!!


Tuesday, 8 November 2016


When Crafter's Companion brought out Marilyn Robertson's Kimono range, I fell in love with it!! And now we have Catitudes too!! It's launching tonight on Hochanda at 8pm - and is just as amazing as Kimono is!!

There is a great collection including a CD, dies, embossing folder, paper pad and stamps. This twist-turn pop up card is made using one of the Character sheets from the CD, along with the flowers and sentiment - also from the CD. 
Inside, I used the Opulent Chandelier embossing folder - and highlighted it with Pebeo Silver gilding wax before cutting out the centre piece.
I have also used the Champagne Glass, Elegant Chandelier and Classic Chaise dies - along with paper from the 8x8 Paper pad. 

Be sure to tune in for the launch, and for the shows tomorrow.