Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Hi everyone. I'm finally getting back to normal from my few days away- we took the boys to Dosneyland Paris and it was magical. I won't bore you too much so just a few photos...!

Since I've been back I've only made a solitary card- but it's something different for me as it involves a rare attempt at stamping.

The stamp set used is Dino Friends from For the Love of Stamps (Hunkydory's stamp brand) and I've kept the design simple.

I used Versamark to stamp footprints around white card for my background. I then stamped 3 dinos onto a smaller square using Momento ink and coloured with Copics. The fab sentiment is part of the set too.

I layered it all up on a 6x6 card blank with some Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Shimmer card.

My youngest has lots of parties coming up so I think this stamp set will get a lot of use- it's perfect for all those 5 yr olds!

Thanks for visiting today. I'm off teaching in Gloucestershire today so will catch up on all your blogs later, with a glass of wine in hand hopefully! Xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Only words...

Hi everyone. Another scheduled post as we are still away.

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and so I'm sharing this card I made for my husband:

I made the card base and cut all the embellishments using my Scan n Cut which I finally got repaired last week after 3 months. I can't blame the Customer Services- I was very slow to send it off, which I think is mainly due to the fact I never really got to grips with the machine. However over the last two weeks I've made an effort to watch YouTube videos and a Mel Heaton DVD and now feel much more confident using it.

I made the card base from Hunkydory pearlescent Adorable Scorable by 'welding' the letters to two rectangles. I have even saved the pattern to my machine to save guess work if I use it again!

The papers I have used are Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Love and Romance papers and I have used HD Mirri card from the 50 Shades Darker range for the letters. The words are cut from Adorable Scorable and come from the patterns on my Scan n Cut.

Thank you for visiting today x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Primrose Lane

Good morning everyone. This is a scheduled post as it's half term and I'm away for a few days. I will catch up on everyone's blogs when I return.

Today is the launch of a new Hunkydory collection, Primrose Lane. Before I received it, I worried that it might be too traditional for my tastes but I absolutely loved working with it. The artwork is stunning and it was very easy to make lots of samples.

I don't really have a favourite sample this time so I thought I'd show them all and you can decide!

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you have a lovely week x

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Circle Gatefold Cards

Hi everyone. Hope your week is going well.

Today I'm sharing two circle gatefold cards made using Craftwork Cards products.

This one uses the Floral Chalkboard Collection:

My second version uses the Pampered Pets Collection:

I have put a tutorial for this card shape on the Craftwork Cards Blog today. 

Thanks for visiting today and for all your lovely comments x

Monday, 6 February 2017

Reveal it

Hi everyone, hope you are well. I had a huge to do list this morning. You know how time management books tell you to categorise things into urgent, important etc lists- well today everything seemed to be urgent! Somehow though I've knuckled down and got through lots of jobs, so I'm taking a few minutes out.

Today's card is something different for me and the result of some rare play time in the craft room.

The products I used for this are all from Craftwork Cards. I began by using a Distress It mat for my background.

My second layer is a Reveal It mat- this came as a white embossed mat and when you add ink the pattern emerges. I used 3 distress inks for this- Dusty Conchord, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry. I swiped the inks on a glass mat, spritzed with a little water, then dipped the mat in. When it was dry I cut it down slightly and added it to the card.

The topper is a Reveal It topper. I used distress inks again, but this time using a blending tool to add Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers inks.

I finished off with some ribbon and punched flowers.

I loved playing with inks yesterday, so I hope you like the finished result. Thanks for visiting today x

Friday, 3 February 2017

Mirri Butterflies

Hi everyone. We are in the midst of a massive storm at the moment. I was supposed to be popping out to fetch my new glasses but I think it can wait! I hope the weather is better with you.

Today's card is another made with Hunkydory's Mirri Magic collection.

I enjoy making these cards where you remove part of the front of the card and decorate the inside too.

I die cut some butterflies from the card I used for the front of the card. These fabulous die is by Dovecraft and was free with Crafts Beautiful magazine. It's so pretty and cuts beautifully.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thank you for taking the time to visit today.
Cathy x