Die Cutting

Sue Wilson Lavish Hexagons

Inspired by all of the beautiful cards made with these Sue Wilson dies on Pinterest and Facebook I added them to my birthday wish list and couldn’t wait to play with them when I opened them on my birthday. This card has a more traditional monotone colour scheme accented with glitter card and vellum flowers. I started by die cutting the hexagon dies from white card and layering them onto…


A Bottle of Vine

This set of cards are all variations on a theme using the A Bottle of Vine stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts combined with sentiments from the Just the One stamp set and Wine and Grapes stamp set. I started by stamping the images and sentiments onto white card using Onyx Black Ink and heat embossing using clear embossing powder. I then coloured the images using the ColourTint by Spectrum…


Butterflies and Flowers Corner

This card started as a messy experiment with Distress Oxides, a water spray and Pixie Power which turned into a very beautiful card with what my husband calls a “cosmic background”. I started by splodging Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink Pads onto a non-porous craft mat, spritzed with a water spray and then dipped 2 sheets of white card into the inky puddles. If you are not…


A Path to Somewhere

The A Path to Somewhere stamp by Honey Doo Crafts is perfect for those difficult cards such as Thinking of You, Sympathy or birthday cards for people who enjoy walking. I started each card by stamping the A Path to Somewhere Stamp onto white card using Smokey Gray Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. I then coloured the images using Aqua Markers scribbled onto a non porous craft mat and…


Cards for Men – Sheds

I am sure that I am not the only card maker who find making cards for men difficult so I thought that I would share these shed cards that I have made using the Lili of the Valley In the Shed stamp and some of the Autumn Morning Signature Collection by Sara Davies. I bought this stamp as an unmounted rubber  stamp from a craft fair a few years ago…


Christmas Eve Crafting

As I had a little time to spare this afternoon I thought that I would make cards for my neighbours instead of using the shop bought cards which I had on standby. I must confess that I ran out of time and energy in the run up to Christmas this year and resorted to using shop bought cards when my cute handmade cards ran out. I decided to play with…


Cute Snowman Christmas Cards

This is the last of my cute Christmas card collections this year featuring the Build-A-Snowman die from the Cute Christmas Signature Collection by Sara Davies. As with my previous batches of Christmas cards I die cut the snowman components from card scraps then shaped and assembled multiple snowmen using silicone glue first before making the cards. I found that the tiny elements of this die set quite fiddly so I kept…


Cute Penguin Christmas Cards

My second batch of cute Christmas cards using the Cute Christmas Signature Collection by Sara Davies is based on the Cosy Penguin die. As with the Reindeer cards I started by die cutting the penguin dies using black, white, orange and red mirror card. I then gently shaped each component using a flower shaping tool and a foam mat before layering with silicone glue. Whilst they were drying I used the…


Cute Reindeer Christmas Cards

My crafting is often very seasonal as I am inspired to make fresh floral cards in the spring, cards with a brighter colour pallet in the summer and darker autumnal coloured cards in autumn. As a result it feels strange thinking about Christmas cards when the summer sun is beaming through the window and I don’t start making Christmas cards until the first frosts of November. With approximately 50 cards…


Roses are Red (Blue)

This card was made using another beautiful stamp from Honey Doo Crafts, called Roses are Red, which I have coloured a lovely shade of pastel blue using mica powders, also from Honey Doo, and combined it with with my favourite Script stamp. I started by stamping and heat embossing the Roses are Red image onto the stamping card using a Smokey Grey Versafine ink and clear embossing powder five times…


Chloe Flower Heart Dies

Whilst I am a fan of Chloe Endean’s sparkleicious style  I also enjoy using some of her dies to create subtle elegant cards and I have made a number of these flower heart cards  inspired by a project in Chloe’s 3rd Project Book. I used papers from the First Edition The Promise 12″ x 12″ paper pad which offers an array of timeless luxury papers that are perfect for wedding,…


Birthday Party Signature Collection by Sara Davies

I love using the Birthday Party Signature Collection by Sara Davies to make a stock of birthday cards which are suitable for a wide variety or recipients. I tend to make these cards in batches embossing the backgrounds in multiple colours and die cutting the coordinating birthday cake and balloon dies then assemble the cards. I have recently discovered the Sentimentally Yours Chalkboard Essentials and Frosted Essentials papers by Phil…