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My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

My last Christmas card

I'm still showing you my Christmas cards etc which I've created,


I used the paper and images from the Lemoncraft Joy To The World paper set for this card, with a window I cut out with my Silhouette machine, this is a shaker card as there is seqins behind the window but of course you can't see them!!!! duh


I also used some of the fabulous leaf dies by Lady E Design from the Poinsettia and winter leaves die set and the leaves 6 Herbs set,
I finished off the card with some snow effect stuff and some glitter,

I have a few more Christmas creations to still show you yet, so I'll be back soon, lol


Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 13 December 2019

Something A Little Different For Me!!

Hi guys, as you know I like to do different stuff, so this time I was in the mood to do some colouring and embossing, 

I made the bauble shape out of my Brother scan n cut machine, a pressie for Christmas but had to try it out didn't I? well I love it, anyway I digress so back to the card, lol

I stamped some Christmas Roses by Altenew onto water colour card, masking the flowers as I went then using masks placed some of the leaves behind, these I then coloured with some water colour paints from my stash,

I die cut out the stamped image into a circle and did the same with some vellum, this I placed over the top then I added some of the next layer of flower from the same set but this time on the vellum and used a versa mark ink pad, then I heat set them,


I then added some clusters of tiny beads around the circle to add a little texture and interest with out taking it off the flowers,
I finished it off with a little ribbon and a snowflake chipboard by Bloomar Design, simply adding a self adhesive pearl effect gem,


BlooMar Chipboard

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Whoop whoop exciting news!!!

Hi guys I just had to tell you I'm one of some very talented crafters who are now part of the new DT for Lisa Horton Crafts,

You will see our work in the new Year, I'm looking forward to seeing what Lisa designs for us to use, of course they will be shown on here and other media places too, Lisa will still be doing her shows on
Create and Craft TV with her own products, 

Christmas came early for me this year!!!

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

My last exploding box this year

I made this exploding box with some of the awesome BlooMar chipboards, for my Granddaughter, she loves exploding boxes as I think she gets excited not knowing what's in them till she opens them, lol


I used the wonderful papers by ScrapBoys from the Cotton winter collection as well as some of the images which I have fussy cut out, I used this adorable Sleigh from BlooMar Chipboards on here too, this I added some colour and texture to by adding some embossing powders over, then I used some snow effect stuff on the top and on the banner as well,


I created a window effect with a Magnolia die and some kraft card stock, again adding some snow effect stuff,


This is the inside, added some more fussy cut out images and a few beads and sequins,


I couldn't resist using this adorable hanging stocking chipboard over a fireplace I created out of thick card again from a Magnolia die, the logs dies are from them too, the chipboard has the same two colours of embossing powder used as on the sleigh,

Again using embossing powder on the chipboard I layered it up with some fussy cut images, simply adding some beads and a sequin to finish,


I decided to keep the colour theme going on this as well,


The 3D tree has white embossing powder on it, then I used some of the blue on the star, the chipboard presents have the two colours used to tie it all in, I then added some gems in the two colours, finishing off with one of handmade Poinsettias, this time made out of paper,



BlooMar chipboards



Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Naughty Or Nice

I thought I'd show you a fun card I've created with a Gnome which I created with my Silhouette machine, I love Gnomes!! lol


Again it's for yet another fella in my family so it's not overly fussy, lol

the colours are a little stronger too but for some reason my camera won't pick it up, oh well that's life!!!
I finished off the card with some BlooMar chipboard snowflakes which I used some embossing powder on the top, then I used some Finnabair snowflake paste on the sign and the bottom of the Gnome,

so fairly clean and simple for me!!! but hey sometimes it's gotta be done right? 

BlooMar chipboards

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Snow is Falling

I got this fabulous MDF Mail Album from My lovely friend Agnes owner of 14 Craft Bar recently by  Scrapiniec, which I altered using using the colour  white, with a hint of Silver too,
I decorated it to give a frosty snow effect using some mixed media and my Foamiran Poinsettia with winter leaves dies from lady E Design



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I started off by painting the MDF Mail album with some white Gesso, giving them a couple of coats, then when dry going over with a coat of white Acrylic paint, 
In places I added some crackle paste to give an aged effect, 



Next I added my paper leaves made with Lady E Design Poinsettia and Winter Leaves dies, I cut some of the leaves out of non shed glitter card too, then the Poinsettias which I made out of 0.6 White Foamiran, these I added a hint of fine glitter glue to each petal, 




I added some Old Silver Wax with my finger here and there, having my floral display on first helped me to know where to put it,

Some people use the scroll effect on the inside at the top but I wanted to make a feature of it so after I had added all the above I glued it in place on the top as shown,



I used the small MDF adornments on this and on the bottom scroll too, this makes it look different but you can of course use it any other way too, non is right or wrong, do what ever you fancy,



I added some Art Stones mixed with some snowflake paste then I added these to the bottom right,

When dry I added some bead string and glitter balls to my floral display then I added some Pinflair Ice Diamond Glitter on the leaves and parts of the Mail album to finish it off, this really glimmers in real life, but sorry it doesn't really show to well on here,



I finished off with some various white laces, seam binding and a bit of white twine on the rings used to hold the Album together,


I thought I'd show another view of the Album as well,

I hope your inspired to have a go yourself, feel free to be inspired to use any ideas I've shown here, let me know if you have a go to,

Happy Crafting!!


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

A wintery exploding box

Have you finished your Christmas makes yet? I'm nearly there but I thought I'd show you one I've made recently, 


I used the fabulous papers and images by AB Studios again with of course some of my handmade paper leaves and Foamiran flowers,


I mixed the flower and leaves with a gorgeous BlooMar frame, this is in it's natural colour thought I've added a hint of glitter on the berries effect,
I also added some stenciling on the paper too,

The scene inside is created with another BloMar chipboard, this adorable 3D sledge, which was very easy to put together, I added a few embellishment on the top but left a space as I'm going to add some rolled up money on it too,

The foamiran flowers and paper leaves are form the Lady E Design Poinsettia and Winter Leaves dies,


The sides are decorated with fussy cut out images from the papers,





At the back section I added another BlooMar Chipboard, again in it's natural colour,


BlooMar Chipboard / Christmas collection

I will have another project to show you soon,
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Easy to create Bauble card tutorial with BlooMar Chipboard

Hi I've created a video on my youtube channel and would love for you to take a peek, if you wish of course, lol

https://youtu.be/G2LhwK5IEJw


Anyway I show you how to create a easy bauble shaped card, I also used BlooMar Chipboards on mine,


I used the adorable papers by Scrapboys from the Cotton Winter paper set, so love the colours and patterns on these gorgeous papers,
As you can see I used a few of the images which I fussy cut out by hand,

The gorgeous BlooMar frame 01 and snowflake part of a set from the 04 snowflake collection are covered with wow embossing powder then heat set, before gluing into place on my bauble, like I said my video shows you step by step show to make the base shape etc too,


Do check out BlooMar Chipboards, Margo has some stunningly beautiful designs, it's well worth a look and they take mixed media so well too,

BlooMar Chipboards

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

More Christmas cards for the Men

Hi guys, as you may know i have quite a few fella's in our family, some are quite grown up and so it becomes harder to think of a card for them year after year, lol

So here are two I've come up with,


I created a bauble card for the first one, then used some of the fabulous paper and images by AB Studio, I fussy cut out the Deer and raised it up with some spare chipboard,
I added a BlooMar chipboard snowflake on the top, I used some Wow Embossing powder on this first,

To finish off the card I splattered some watered down white gesso over the front,

Card number two is a DL styled card,


I wanted this to look classical in design, so I used black and silver colours,
I used some leaves cut out of  lady E design Poinsettia and winter leaves dies out ofwhite paper then coloured them with two colours of silver, then using a leaf die from the Leaves 6 Herbs die I cut some out of non shed glitter card,


I used two of the fabulous bauble chipboards from BlooMar, these I used some Silver embossing powder on the top then heat set them,


On the larger bauble I added some of the glitter card, I finished it off with silver coloured sequins and clear Gems plus some cones from my stash,

Well I'm getting near the end of my Christmas cards, still a couple or so to show you, including a tutorial of how I make a Bauble shaped card,

happy Crafting!!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Christmas Time


Yes I'm here again with another card for Christmas using one of the fabulous windows by BlooMar Chipboard, this time I used the layers together,


I used some Wow embossing powder Gold on the star and baubles,


I used papers from AB Studios, Breeze of the Forest, then I  added some snowflake paste with a stencil to give a snow effect, when dry I cut some spare chipboard down to create some brick shapes and coloured them with some distress ink,

I fussy cut one of the gorgeous Christmas Tree images and hot glued it to the card, then I glued the window over the top,


Using some leaves again from my favourite lady E design Poinsettia and winter leaves dies I created some leaves using paper, some of them arecoloured with some inks, on top of these I added some more fussy cut flowers from the papers,
Taking one of the words set by BlooMar Chipboards I added some Aged Ivory Frantage over the top and heat set it, then I hot glued it in place, simply gluing some tiny beads around the display to finish it off,


I put a little white Gesso onto a small piece of foam and dabbed it around the card here and there on the bricks and window frame,

BlooMar Chipboards - Christmas Collection

Lady E Design dies

Happy Crafting!!



Friday, 22 November 2019

Snow is falling !!!

Hi guys, I'm here again with another Christmas card I've created with some of the fabulous papers by AB Studio,the front one is from from the Breeze of the Forest collection, I so love these papers,


I got this fabulous chipboard by BlooMar Designs in my DT kit and so I coloured the candle  with some distress ink, then added some Aged Ivory Frantage for the top section, the leaves were coloured with green and brown distress inks,


I die cut some leaves from Lady E Design Poinsettia and Winter leaves dies using some paper then coloured here and there with some Brilliance ink pads,
I coloured the Holly leaves with some distress ink to,

I used some of the gorgeous images from the collection, along with some Sisal and cones from my stash, layering them all up, then simply adding some snow effect dots here and there to tie it all in,


I tied a simple knot using some twine to finish the top off, 

Well it's not that long off, but I have some more to show you soon, 

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Oh Christmas Tree!!

I've created an exploding box for my mums Christmas card, as usual it's a little hard to photograph but here goes,


the box is 10cm by 10cm but I decided to add a roof section on the top, I created the roof section then went over with some paper from AB Studios from the Breeze of the Forest and the Secret Wood collections, I will give details of the rest below,


I used one of the fabulous windows from BlooMar Chipboards, I used some embossing powder on both sides of the star and baubles, the window is in two pieces so I used the outer one on the outside obviously- duh!!! but I then cut out the card and paper from underneath, this gives the window effect, I fussy cut some of the images from the papers as embellishments,


On the inside I added the window frame, then again added some fussy cut flowers on the top,



On this side I added a die cut doily, then again added some of the fabulous fussy cut images,


I created a fire place with some water colour paper, then taking some different AB Studios paper I created the fire from a fire effect die, I added some tiny beads too and another gorgeous image from the papers,


The back section has a die cut circle then I added some natural Sisal in the centre with some fantastic BlooMar Chipboard over the top, I used some Lady E Design leaves from the Poinsettia and winter leaves dies, these I cut out of some Gold effect paper and I simply added some more of the beads for the berries,


The cente main focal point has a 3D tree again by BlooMar chipboard, this I added some Frantage over the main tree section, I also used the adorable presents which I made up then added some wax over, I finished it off with a handmade Foamiran flower using the Poinsettia and winter leaves die and white Foamiran, 

So back to top section, I also added one of my handmade foamiran flowers and paper leaves, over the top of a BlooMar chipboard snowflake which I had added some Frantage over the top,


I added some glitter here and there, then when dry I used some sequins and some frantage pieces to finish it off too,

BlooMar Chipboards/ Christmas Collection
Snowflakes - 04
Windows - 2 Layer window frame
Tree - 3D Tree 
3D - "Joy & Ho Ho Ho Cubes
Merry Christmas - Words set

Lady E Design - Poinsettia and winter leaves dies

Happy Crafting!!