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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.

Monday, 22 May 2017


The latest edition of Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration is out - and one of the fab free gifts is the foiling kit.

Foiling is such a fab way to add a little touch of elegance to your projects. Or just to send a message like with these "easy to make" tags.
I used the Create a Card Stacey Base Die to cut the tag shapes, and embossed the blue card with the Kimono Oriental Screen folder.
The sentiments on these dies come from either the Modern Mandalas and Delicate Details transfer sets.
And I then used the Electric Blue foil over the transfer. And then I finished them off with a few square clear gems and ribbon.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Country Garden Create a Card

Morning. A quick post before I head out to the day job. This multi stepper card uses the Country Garden Create a Card die from Crafter's Companion.
I used Deep Purple and Purple Centura Pearl, and embossed with the Cherry Blossom folder from the Kimono range. The butterflies and flower centres are from the satin finish card in the Silver Luxury card pack.
On the inside, I used the Thank You sentiment Create a Card die.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

More Edge'ables

Afternoon. Fiona is back on Hochanda at 2pm with more of the pick and mix Die'sire Edge'ables. 
On the earlier show, I noticed my box card lurking on the display! For this one I used A3 Centura Pearl double sided Fresh White card for the box itself, then decorated with card from the Red Luxury Card pack, cut with the Beautiful Bouquet Edge'able die set. 

Don't forget to tune in to see the amazing deal on these dies - and the cardstock.


Pick and Mix Edge'ables

Morning! Fiona is on at 8am with a great pick and mix of the wonderful Die'sire Edge'ables. This is one of my makes with the Bird Cage Edge'able die. 
I used the A3 Centura Pearl for the base of the card, and then added all three card types from the Ice Blue Luxury Card Pack. The sentiment is Die'sire Classiques Only Words - Special Day. The little details of the cut out flowers and corners are created using the smaller emebellshment dies that come with the Bird Cage Edge'able.

Fiona will also be back at 2pm and 6pm - so be sure to tune in to bag a bargain.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A bit of Shabby Chic

Morning! Thought it was time I gave a bit more attention to my blog!! So, today I have a card made using Sara Signature Shabby Chic collection.

The base of this one is Kraft card, and I used the Antique Edge die from the collection to create the front. I also used Filigree Flourish and Aged Rose (edged with a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink) - and the little backing for the flower is from the Weathered Window die set.

The papers are from the Shabby Chic 6x6 paper pad, and I added some flat backed pearls and pearl trim for embellishment.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Only Words....

Morning! Leann is on now with the gorgeous Die'sire Only Words Edge'ables. Here's a couple of my samples made for the shows today. 

The first one is using the Happy Birthday Edge'able with the Red Luxury Card pack. It's a top stepper card, along with papers from the the Love and Romance 6x6 paper pad. The stars, arrows and banners are all from the Diamond Press starter kit.
The next one is made from the Gold Luxury card pack, with the Celebrate in Style Edge'able. The champagne flute is from the Together Forever collection.
And finally, this bendy front card used both of the Edge'ables with the Green Luxury card pack. The papers are from the Verity Rose 6x6 paper pack, and the flowers are cut with the Grand Floral dies from Sara Signature English Country Garden collection.
Lots more inspiration from Leann and the team during the shows today!!