Tuesday, 27 April 2010


So sorry I have not posted for a while I was busy preping for workshops and making a tutorial of the six petaled Rose for the shop blog at so please check it out. This is just a quick post of a card I thought would fit a challenge. This one of the cards I made for my More Mens Cards class, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to stamp and paint with.

Cards For Men - Monochrome
Hope you like! xx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Something Pastel

I can't believe i'm doing a second post in one day but I had made this card up during the week and thought it would fit this challenge perfectly
The Craft Garden -Pastel Colours 
As you can see I have used my trusted Cuttlebug with the embossing Folder 'Caramello'
and Circles and Scalloped cicles large Nestabilities.Not forgetting the Six Petaled Woodware Punch to make the flowers.Hope you like

Lovely Day!

Hellooo to you all!
I was playing today out in my craft room having a great and time, colouring in stamped images and looking on the blog for challenges. So I thought I would have a go at these three.
Such Fun! I hope you like! xx

I don't know if you can see the little dragonfly punch has got an acetate overlay with glitter glue giving it some sparkle.The background paper is Small Daisies /Sandylion 
Nestabilities / Labels One
Coloured in with Pro Markers 
Ek Sucess Corner Punch

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Cards for Men

Hi There,
I was just cruising blog land when I came across a challenge on  Make a card for a man or boy but with fancy folds so heres my entry it's a card I made a while a go but never posted but I think It fits the challenge
I folded diagonally across a square card, mounted web paper then put spiderman sticker onto some acetate first and part stuck him over the fold. Effective I thought! The stickers and papers are from Sanylion.
Hope you like! xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sketch challenge - April

Hello everyone
today i have been busy making a card for the in2crafting blog april sketch and thought it would be perfect to also enter into my first challenge on
 Craftycatz challenge no26 colour combo -Orange, green and white

Hope you like it!
Thanks Di xx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Good evening

Thankfully my back is on the mend so today Iv'e been out in my workroom and had a little sort out of my pile of ex class cards, some to go to charity and some to give away for birthdays. Also in my basket I found an old folded base card that wasn't used for a class in the end and some odd bits and pieces so I decided to mix them together and complete a card.
If I remember the backing paper was from Sandylion and then I added the Sizzix die cut (Swirls) that I found laying around with a quickie glue pen. The pink and white mount was also tucked in a box of bits which matched perfectly, all I had to do then was cut around my Tilda and stick her and the roses to the card. Hey Presto!! If only it was that easy when I needed a card quick!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Sweet Birthday

Hi There,
Thought you might like to see this card Iv'e made for my mother-in-law. She loves purples!
In the shop this week I have been telling people about this new cuttlebug folder I got called "Wen's Window" and how they could use it (Jenny). Anyway I was itching to play with it myself so I thought I could use it on mums card.
I used an A5 folded card which is outside my comfort zone as I usually like to use square cards. First I cut a piece of Wisteria cordination card and embossed the window (Wen's Window) . I sanded the frame to highlight it then took a piece of plain smooth white card and embossed that with the butterfly (Jules Jewells) cuttlebug folder. I coloured the embossing with chalks and trimmed down to fit the inside of the frame. Then cut a piece of Purple pansy cordination card for the background layer and punched the bottom with Marther Stewart edger (Floral Band).I found a ribbon to match and Tied around before sticking down to the card. Next I coloured my new Magnolia Stamp (Noble Tilda) with Promarkers, cut her out and mounted onto the card with 3D foam pads. I added a little diamond stickles to the butterflies for effect, stamped the sentiment and added Glitteratti dots to finish. I was rather pleased with the finish. The window would also look great embossed on Mirri card with the center cut out and have acetate put behind for a shaker effect. OOOO or maybe do a white on white effect or vintage with Distress Inks. Well I think i'm off to play some more!!!!
Hugs Di xx    

Friday, 2 April 2010

Good Morning, Good Friday

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I have not posted for a couple of days as my laptop decided to play games and not work properly. Any way i'm back now.Talking of backs my back has also decided it wants to play up on me on Thursday morning.  I did manage to get into work though and with a little careful monouvring throughout I got through the day. I am still learning to put things on my blog so please bare with me but I do know how to post and add pictures so far.So let me show you the three cards that I taught at this week.The class was Fancy Florals and we do still have spaces, so hurry to book if you would like to have a go.
This first one as you can see was the inspiration for my two Mothers Day cards but I used single sided pearl card instead of cordination card to double emboss the background.I cut the roses using a 2" woodware six petaled punch. I also daubered Memento Grape Jelly ink on the edges of the petals to give a more shaded appearance. 
Oh I just love the flowers and the cow stamp on this card, infact I just love this card! The border at the bottom is made from one of four designs from the Marianne "Createables" range with some gold ribbon threaded through. The background paper is from the Basic Grey Wisteria range "Finch". The three different flowers are all from the Marianne "Createables" Flowers . I daubered Topaz Versacolor ink on the edge of the petals to bring them to life and then popped a steamon in the middle and an amber gem. The cow stamp was a Nellie Snellen design which I coloured with Pro marker pens.
These medallion flowers are really clever because you use the round Nellie Frames Cut and Emboss dies to create  them. I cut two of each size first then took one circle of each and folded/creased down the centre of each of the petals. Then I cut half way down inbetween each petal, then pinch the folded petal and lift upwards to create the shape. Using PVA glue I stuck the newly shaped petals ontop of the flat shape to make the flowers.The centre was punched from a circle punch and embossed on a soft mat to create dimension. I hope you like these cards and feel inspired to have a go yourself. Hugs Di xx