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 Crafts Workshop August 2017

Firstly, an apology is in order as it is a number of week’s since I last posted. We had a two week break from work during which we focused on home improvements, de-cluttering and deep cleaning before returning to work which has been equally as busy. Therefore, any spare time was focused on making cards, so I have got lots of beautiful projects to share with you. One highlight of…


Mica Powder Flowers

One of the reasons I wanted to set up this blog was to encourage myself to try new techniques or rediscover techniques that I have not done for some time. For this card I created a background by stamping flower and leaf stamps before dusting over with mica powders, which is a technique that I have not used for a number of years. Painting the focal image using the same…


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…


Rose Trellis & Aqua Markers

As I have already mentioned, I am loving the Aqua Markers that I got for my birthday and today I thought that I would try some detailed colouring with them. This Rose Trellis stamp from Honey Doo Crafts makes a beautiful repeatable background image allowing the Friendship Quotes stamp to take centre stage. I started by stamping and heat embossing the Rose Trellis stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink and…


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,…


Time Flies & Aqua Markers

My darling husband bought me the entire Aqua Marker’s collection for my birthday last week and I have been experimenting with glycerine technique that I saw Sheena Douglass demonstrate at a craft show in Telford. I have previously struggled with some of the other inking techniques that I have tried as I can never quite get the shading right. For example, I could not get the shading right on this…


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…


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…