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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting over 10 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 mixed media on canvases, and altering items like boxes and frames. I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Sugar Buttons

 Have delved deep into my stash for this week's make - a heart easel card with a Sugar Buttons topper. The base card is cut from white stamping card with Crafter's Companion Heart Easel die set, as are the blue Core'dinations mats.

The topper is from a very old Kanban Sugar Fairies topper sheet. For the stopper, I used X Cut scalloped heart dies, and a heart from the topper sheet.
And that's it - no frills or frippery on this one today!

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Happy crafting,


Monday, 26 April 2021

Time to Celebrate

Today's share is a little card made using Hunkydory's "A Birthday Surprise" from their Pick 'n' Mix selection.

I used a 5x5 scalloped card blank, with some gold mirror card. I used a Crafter's Companion Stitched Edge Square die to create the back layer, and a square of light green card to match the topper. And all it needed to finish off, was a little bow.

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Monday, 19 April 2021

Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Today I have a "New Home" card to share, made with a topper set from my stash. 

I used Hunkydory's Special Days "Home is where the Heart is" topper and card set, along with some gold matt mirror card.  The frame was made with Spellbinders Grand Squares, and the scalloped edges were created with paper from Lidl Crelando Drawing Pad, and Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Edge'abilities. 

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Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Fun On Safari

It was recently my eldest grandson's second birthday. We've barely seen him this past year, and missed his first birthday! Anyway, we were able to have a garden visit this weekend, and I made his birthday card using Hunkydory's Pick and Mix - Fun On Safari topper sheet.

I teamed it up with card card from Manly Moments, and Floral Delights - both Hunkydory packs. The name was cut with Diamond Press Block Alpha dies, and the number using Crafter's Companion 3" number dies.

Happy crafting,

Friday, 9 April 2021

Born to Sparkle

My niece had her second lockdown birthday - 17 this time round. She couldn't take her GCSE's last year because of the pandemic, and missed out on her chance to sparkle at her prom.  She's now studying dance and drama at college, and seems none the worse for wear.

For her card, I used Hunkydory Rose Quartz Dreams - Born to Sparkle topper and card. It was a bit tricky to photograph due to its pearly finish, but looks very pretty in real life. I used a really old DL card blank, and silver glitter card from a CC Luxury cardstock pack. 

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Happy crafting.


Monday, 5 April 2021

Anniversary Bubbles

 A recent card for my brother- and sister-in-law's Anniversary.

These are from a distant past Kanban collection called Love and Marriage. The die cut topper matches beautifully with the Kraft effect paper from the co-ordinating paper pad.  

The purple paper is from a 1212 pad from Crafter's Companion called "Spring is in the Air", and I added a little silver glitter card from a Crafter's Companion Luxury Card pack.

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Happy Crafting,


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Easter Chicks

Easter isn't a time of year that I make many cards. Usually just the two for my nieces, as something to put their Easter money in. This year, I have used Spring Friends - Little Tweets from Hunkydory's Design Collection Box #13.

I used the two printed/patterned pieces of card to make the bases. I used my Top Score and scored the first one on the Gatefold A4 line, then turned the card completely round, before doing the same on the other side. For the Z-fold/Fold-back card, I scored on the Gatefold A4 line and the half fold A4 line. 


For the gatefold, I used the circle topper, and added a scalloped circle cut from Core'dinations card. For the inside, I covered the centre section with the co-ordinating paper, and used Crafter's Companion Inverted Stitched Lacy Circles, and Spellbinders Circle dies to create a place to write a message.


For the fold-back card, I used the oval topper and added a plain oval cut from Core'dinations card. On the inside, I used Spellbinders Ovals, and Crafter's Companion Inverted Stitched Lacy Ovals to create a place to write a message.


The rest of the kit from the box magazine has gone into my stash - to be be used at a later date!

Happy crafting,