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I hope that you enjoy looking at my cards as much as I have enjoyed making them.

Sunday, 10 March 2013


This is actually a box card although I did not photograph it very well. It also opens at the back like an ordinary card with an insert inside. A handmade box has been customised to compliment with an acetate insert to protect the card. I will rephotograph it if anyone is interested in seeing the makeup.
The 'Cheery Lynn' french flair die was used for this card. The corner flourishes are cut from a Magnolia Doo Hickey die with hand made roses and small butterflies and pearls added in decoration.
I am really pleased with the end result.


Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Decorative Ovals were used back to back to make this card.
Prior to attaching I scored across the back card about an inch down from the top on the reverse to enable the card to open easily. The card is shaded in Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink. The castle frame was part of a birthday gift from my husband. The flourishes are 'Cheery Lynn' victorian romance, as are the butterflies. The verse on the card is computer generated.  Flowers, heart and pearls were added to decorate.

Sweet charity

The spotted backing papers are from my stash. The topper is a 'Joy' die and embossing - lace doily frame stamped with sweet blossom by Sylvia Zet. Pro markers and copics were used to colour and Versa Magic pale pink ink used to edge. Hand made rose and small flowers sourced from hobbycraft applied together with butterflies, bird and pearls to decorate.


 I love these Saturated Canary stamps.  The backing paper of the card is from my stash with a die cut frame from Creative crafts added. The topper Petra oval frame and tag are from 'Marianne' edged with Distress Ink - tattered rose. The stamp is coloured with pro markers and copic pens. The bird is 'Memory box' and the heart swirl 'Magnolia doohickey. Handmade rose, ribbon roses and butterflies added to decorate.

In the park

A feel that this card has a little bit too much of one colour in it but by the time I realised I had already completed the card! Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand decorative circles were used to make the card and a joy die and embossing folder for the backing topper. A sweet blossom stamp by Sylvia zet was applied to a 'Marianne' topper and coloured with pro marker and copic colours. The bicycle and flourish are from 'Memory box'. A hand made rose, butterflies, gems and pearls were added for decoration. The ink used is Versa Color in seashell.

Blue rose

I really enjoyed making this card. The backing topper is from a 'Joy' die cut and embossing lace doily frame, which is complimented by the corners.  The verse is computer generated onto a 'Marianne' design topper No. LR0141 (part). A hand made rose has been added together small butterflies and pearls to decorate.


Welcome to my blog.  A BIG thank you and apologies to those of you who have followed my blog for not having updated it for some time. I am involved with three charities and life has been a little hectic following the new year workwise ( too much paperwork). Hopefully, I am now back on track and will be posting on a regular basis.

I am not sure about this card - I tried to do something fairly plain without any frills. The backing paper is from my stash and the centre trellis work was from a sheet purchased from Creative Crafts which I backed with acetate. The butterfly corner are from 'Cheery Lynn' and the poppies 'Memory Box'. The ink used was 'Dew Drop' Brilliance in pearlescent lavender. Small butterflies and a hand made rose have been added for decoration. 

White butterfly

This card was embossed using a 6" x 6" Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder. The ovals are Spellbinders 'floral ovals' which are coloured with Dew Drop Versa Magic ink in Cloud white. Once again my photographic skills let me down as the colour does not show up too well in the photo. The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn and small gems have been added for decoration.

Yellow Rose

This card was made joining two 'Cheery Lynn' mega lace circles together at the top, to form the card. The centre circle was part of a birthday present from my husband, to which I adhered the side panel of leaves and flowers. Hand made roses, small 'Cheery Lynn' butterflies and pearls were added together with a whimsical 'Memory Box' flourish.  The colouring is 'Shadow Ink' in vanilla.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

21st Blue

The ovals are from Grand Nestabilities and the verse computer generated. The envelope is hand cut and assembled. The decorative butterflies are Cheery Lynn die cuts nos. B204 and B207. 
The colouring is Distressed Ink in Milled lavender which shows blue on this paper. I do have other cards to put on my blog but my camera is not playing at the moment so the pictures are not very well defined.  I will try to do better tomorrow.

Pink Rose

The topper is Memory Box die cut 'Tiffany frame'.  The scroll is 'savanah border' and the trellis 'Tessatina' both from Memory Box.  These were coloured using Versa Magic in pale pink. Small butterflies and pearls added for decor.

Happy birthday

The backing paper is from my stash and has been punched using a Martha Stewart PATP. The oval is 'Petra' from Marianne Creatables and has been coloured using Dew Drop Cersa Magic in pale pink.

The corners are from Cheery Lynn.  Small butterflies and pearls added for decoration.

Pink acetate

This card is made using the Cheery Lynn 'french flair die cut which has been applied to acetate.
A circular aperture has been cut and the cut out used applied to the inside.  The verse is computer generated.  The flourishes are macarena corners from Memory Box.  Pearls are added for decoration and small butterflies to the inside.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Pink butterflies

Firstly, I would like to say a warm welcome and a big thank you to all of you who have taken the time to look at my blog. It is very much appreciated, as are your comments. 
This card was made using the Cheery Lynn 'french flair' die cut. The topper is a Marianne Creatables design die number LR0141 and stamped with one of my favourite verses. The butterfly corner die cuts are also from Cheery Lynn. I have backed the butterflies with parchment paper which had been coloured to match the rest of the card in Distress Ink 'milled lavender'.  Pearls added to finish.

Purple hair

I really enjoyed making this card. Spellbinders 'floral ovals have been used together with patterned acetate which was also used for the punched butterflies. these were then inked and glitter added for sparkle. The ink used is Dew Drop Versa Magic in purple hydrangea. The image was stamped and coloured using pro marker and copic pens.

Victorian classic

This folded card was made using backing paper from Paper Cellar 'Victorian Classic' range. The white ovals are are Spellbinder 'floral ovals'. The corners are from Cheery Lynn as are the tulips and poppies. Pearls and glitter was added to decorate.

Blue Oval

I have used trhe Spellbinders grand decorative ovals to make this card which has been inked using Dew Drop Brilliance pearlescent lavender which as you will see looks more blue when applied to this particular card. The swirls used are Memory Box 'elegant scrolls'. The verse is computer generated. The flower was hand made and a small heart and birds were added for decoration. Regrettably my photography has not come out particular clear.

Coral butterfly.

The card is ivory linen and topped with Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur di lis die cuts. The corners swirls and lacy flower are from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies. A Cheery Lynn butterfly was attached and inked used Versa Color in Seashell 133. Glitter was added for sparkle.

Anja Cream

I spent a day with my sister Shaz making cards and this was one of the results. The backing paper used was from the Beautiful range. The Anja square die cut and embossing stencil is from Marianne Creatables and inked using Dew Drop Brilliance moonlight white which comes out as a soft cream. The corners were also cut using an Anja die. Pearls were added for decoration. 

Friday, 24 August 2012


This is a lovely die to use from the Marianne Creatables die and embossing stencil LRO141.  Both the outer circle, inner circle and the swirls attached to the outer circle are cut using this die. The ink used is Shadow Ink in colour stone.  Pearls added for sparkle. The verse is computer generated.

Moments are Few

A white linen card made using the Magnolia Doo Hickeys Floral Swirl Corner die cuts. The topper and swirls are from the Marianne Creatables die and embossing folder design no. LR0141. Hand made flowers and small butterflies applied to finish.

Pink Anja

I am not a happy bunny. My vagabond machine (number 2) has popped it's clogs with a little help from me.  I am surprised to note that there is no back up service, maintenance etc. with the Company saying I will have to replace it. It will not be with another vagabond.
This card was made using a backing paper from my stash and topping with a Marianne Creatables die & embossing stencil which is really pretty and delicate looking. I added some small hand made flowers and a few pearls for effect.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Hearts and flowers

This card was made using the largest of the Spellbinders grand decorative circles and the floral ovals. The swirls are from Cheery Lynn and the birdcage from Spellbinders Shapeabilities. I had been trying to find a use for the birds cage for ages. A small heart and a brad from the cherished teddies range was added to finish. 

Butterfly circle

The Spellbinders grand decorative circle (medium) die cut was used for this card and coloured with Dew Drop in pale pink. This was also used for the butterfly together with Distressed Ink in milled lavender.  I am sorry the pictures are not clearer, I am having a spot of trouble with my camera.  I tried taking the picture twice but to no avail (it may well be the user). A Memory Box flower wreath/garland surrounds the Cheery Lynn butterfly. The ring edged circle is from the Marianne Creatables die No.LR0141.

Wish for

The backing paper is from Paper Cellar Ltd - Victorian Classics. The corners are from Marianne Creatables LR01444 and coloured in Distress Ink - milled lavender. The centre die cut is courtesy of my sister Shaz. The corners are decorated with 'Anja' leaves, flowers from my stash and tiny birds.


An aperture card using the Spellbinders Nestabilities die cuts.  The image is stamped onto the topper.
the flowers are handmade and the swirls from Marianne Creatables.  Pearl and crystals added for effect.

Thank you

I made this card to send to a wonderful couple who open their beautiful garden for my charity each year. Their family and friends are wonderful in supporting us on the day for which we are truly grateful. The die cuts are all from one of the Marianne Creatables design No. LR0141 coloured using Shadow Ink -  vanilla, which is a lovely subtle shade. Birds and pearls added to finish.

Baby Grace

My niece recently gave birth to her first baby 'Grace'. The backing paper is one from my stash although once finished I am not sure that it worked very well. The frame is a Martha Stewart PATP, coloured using Versa Magic - pale pink.

Pearl white

Regrettably the colouring is not showing up too well.  The rose and the backing paper are a very pale green. The frame is from Cheery Lynn and mounted on acetate to make the front panel which has been decorated with pearls. The rose sits on a Mariane Creatables die and embossing stencil which is also used on the inside of the card. 

Bon Voyage

The backing paper for this card is Paper Cellar Limited, Victorian classics.The topper is Spellbinder Nestabilites die cuts.  The verse is computer generated.  Embellishments are from my stash.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Handbag & Purse

I used to make this handbag and purse with my sister Shaz a long time ago. As I do not have my embossing and die cutting machine at present, I thought I would try this again. I know there are a lot of handbag tutorials on the internet however, this one is so simple I thought I would share it with you.

The handbag is free standing and the little purse is attached by a chain. The purse has sides added so that you can put money inside as a gift or enclose a birthday message.

You need a sheet of A4 card and cut down one side so that you have a 17cm width. Measure sections from the bottom marked (1) 10cm followed,1.5cm (2) 1.5cm (3) and a further 10cm (4). Score along the marked lines and fold the card as indicated below.

The handbag will now be free standing. The flap can be shaped however you like and decorated.
The purse is made in exactly the same way with the measurements reduced to 9cm width by 21 cm long. Measure and score as follows: 7cm (1) 1cm (2) 1cm (3) and 7cm (4). (5) is the flap.  I inserted sides in the purse using parchment as it is strong and not too bulky when folded.  You need a piece of parchment 6.5cm x 4cm. Measure lengthwise 1cm on the parchment and score a line. Repeat this twice again.  Fold along the scored lines to form a concertina effect.  Add tape or glue to the edged and apply to the inner sides of the purse as shown in picture 4. The purse is attached to the handbag by a chain. A magnet is attached to the handbag so that it closes tight however you can apply a ribbon or whatever you choose. I hope the details are clear however, please contact me should you need any clarification.