Velum

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…


Butterflies Flight Vellum Overlay Cards

Inspired by the beautiful Honey Doo Crafts Design Team cards that were on display at last week’s Honey Doo Crafts workshop I decided to have a play with my new Butterflies Flight stamp and made some vellum overlay cards whilst watching the football yesterday afternoon. I started by stamping the Butterflies Flight stamp using Smokey Gray Versafine ink onto white card (approximately 6 1/2″ square) and heat embossed the images…


Honey Doo Crafts Workshop June 2018

I thought that I would share photos of the cards that I made at the June Honey Doo Crafts workshop on Friday. In addition to making some beautiful cards it also gave me the opportunity to catch up with Amanda, Kay and Martin from Honey Doo Crafts.  They are such a friendly team and work hard to ensure that every attendee gets the most out of the workshop no matter…


Forget-Me-Knot

This beautiful Forget-Me-Knot stamp set is perfect not only for birthday cards with it’s beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment but also thinking of you cards or for just because cards. As with many of my cards I started by batch stamping the feature image multiple times on white card with the Versafine Smokey Gray ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. For the butterfly version I mixed the White Opal,…


Honey Doo Crafts Workshop March 2018

As you may have noticed I am a huge fan of Honey Doo Crafts and love attending their workshops. The March workshop gave me the opportunity to experiment with Distress Oxide ink pads which are my new favourite for creating backgrounds. Not only do they blend easily with a mini smoothie sponges they react with water to create interesting designs. For the vellum flower card we spritzed our blended designs…


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…


Cardmaking & Papercraft Competition – Part 1

I thought that I would share the first of the cards that I made for the recent Cardmaking & Papercraft Competition. This is a double twist easel card using 2 cards (7″x7″) folded at the corner and joined together with 2 pieces of A4 baby pink pearlescent card, trimmed to 7″ wide, for the bottom and top. I then used 2 pieces of white card (7″x7″) to make the easel…


Honey Doo Sparkle and Velum Flowers

I want to start this blog with what is currently my favourite card design as it mixes Honey Doo Crafts stamp designs with velum and the fantastic sparkle that you get from WOW Embossing Powders. I have used this card design for engagement cards, anniversary cards and even a golden wedding card much to the delight of the recipients who are amazed by the 3d velum flowers that I learned…