Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Simple frame card


This month the was sponsored by Fred she said, you can find there store here, 

Our theme was use something purple and Halloween. For this card I used Tonic classic card stock for my base in Amethyst Purple, I then used a purple card stock from Craft Sensations  for my layer and main card front.

The papers I chose were Painterly Pastel papers, a direct link to them in the store is here,

I cut out three large frame dies, one middle frame and several small frames from each paper and kept the inside of each frame for later.

I arranged the three large frames on my cardstock.

I wanted to use the innards of the frames so I went about cutting them to fit inside the various frames. I mixed and matched the colours filling the frames.

Next I started layering different parts of different frames on top of each other at different parts of the design and also double layering for an interesting effect.

Along the bottom I arranged three of the smallest frame interlinking but at an angle. The cardstock below I left its original colour.

I used a die from Spellbinders which cuts and embosses to die cut the banner. I found a piece of purple card in my scraps folder as well as some white and die cut the banner twice.

I fussy cut the center out and stamped a sentiment using my Wiggly words stamps from Creative. The ink I stamped with was Versafine Onyx Black.

I used Cosmic shimmer glue to attach the white layer into the purple banner and attached it to my design with foam pads. I positioned it across the three small frames.

The purple enamel dot is By Craft Consortium and the Gift of giving collection found here,

I then mounted the card topper onto my base using foam pads.

To finish I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in the colours: Auburn Pearl, Apple Green and Bottle Green.

I love the effect this card has, it feels like you are looking through a spooky dimension at swirling gasses.

Thank you for joining me again this month, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog.

Happy Crafting and for those that celebrate it, Happy Halloween 


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Autumnal Crafting


The nights will soon be drawing in, the air will have a fresh nip to it and that can only mean Autumn is on its way!

I love the Autumn  with its crunchy leaves and the warm tones it brings. Always a good excuse for a hot chocolate and crafty evening!

At this months twist is Autumn and I had just the collection to create some inspiration with.

This set from Kanban features everything you associate with Autumn including some delightful sentiments.

For the Deer card I used my Daisy Mae circular nesting dies to cut the base from Centura Pearl cardstock. I then simply layered the images using foam pads.

For the next card I decided to create a tryptic design. I have a video of the process (although not for this particular card) on my YouTube channel here

My autumnal card is 8 × 8" in size. I chose the checked background card from the kit and cut it to fit the card blank.

To make the matt layer under the images and sentiment I simply drew round the design and fussy cut it.

I added gems, orange ribbon and leaves from my stash.

I think both cards turned out great and I am really pleased with them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting 


Wednesday, 4 August 2021

PaperFundays Challenge


This month I was so lucky to be able to choose an image from to work with for my Dt project for

As soon as I saw this little guy I knew I wanted to make a tag and have him as the main feature!

I coloured the image using my pencil colours from the Black Widow ranges, I then fussy cut him and placed him on foam pads.

The tag is made from Tonic Studios cardstock and was cut out using a die by Daisy Mae designs, available from Craftstash or The Craft Store.

I then drew around the inside of the die with a pencil on the Dsp I wanted to use and carefully cut it out. 

I used wet glue to adhere the Dsp to my tag and then the foam pads to add my party gnome. 

I finished the design with ric rak ribbon, a sentiment from my stash and a few sequins for decoration. 

The twist element this month was cute critters, I instantly knew who's collection to use for this!!

I have used Bluebells and Buttercups which is a stunning collection from Helz Cuppleditch and Craft Consortium. It features these adorable Woodland animals and is one of my favourite collections of the year.

I used a 5 x 7" card blanc and adhered a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than the card base on top.

I cut four different panels from the Dsp and layered these over the top making sure I had neat boarders and continuous lines.

The topper is matted onto black cardstock and placed in the middle.

I used cream cardstock to stamp my sentiment, and matted this on black cardstock again.

The sentiment is from another Craft Consortium stamp set from the range " The gift of giving"

You can find Craft Consortium and their products here

I hope you like the cards I have created for this months challenge and look forward to seeing your entries.

Happy Crafting 


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Create your own Planner Pt 2


Today I am creating the dividers and inserts for my Christmas Planner.

A tutorial on how to do this can be found here

For the dividers you will need Dsp measuring 8 1/4 × 11 3/4" scoreline at 2 7/8"

For the inserts you need a piece of A4 paper cut to 8" in width an scored at 2 7/8"

I have used the It's Snome Time collection by Craft Consortium throughout this planner, and you can order it here

I hope you have enjoyed following the creation of this planner and give it a go yourself. 

Tomorrow is the last day of my xmas in July mini series and I have a lovely stamping technique for you!

Happy Crafting 


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Create you own Planner


Welcome to the second day of my xmas in July mini series.

Today I am sharing how I made this Christmas Planner.

A video tutorial is available here

I cut my cereal boxes to 9 7/8 × 8 1/2"

The spine in 1 inch.

I used 12 × 12 paper to decorate the outside covers, for the inside covers the cardstock was 8 3/4 × 8 3/4". The spine cover further inside was 1 × 9 7/8"

For the no sew binding you will need 2 x length of the spine for every signature, plus 2 lengths and a  bit for luck!

Eg 5 signatures would be 12 lengths and a bit for luck.

The no sew binding was a tutorial I found by Treasure Books.

Its Snome Time is available to order here

Tomorrow I will be sharing a video on how to make the dividers and inserts for the planner as well as decorating it!

Happy Crafting 


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Floating display card

 Happy Christmas in July!!

I am kicking off my Christmas in July mini series with my Floating Display Card.

Several people have asked how I made it so I thought I would share a tutorial so you can create them too!

A video tutorial is available here

The base is a piece of cardstock measuring 12 9" and scored at 2,4,8 & 10" on the Longside. 

Rotate and score at 1 1/2 and 7 1/2" on the short side. 

Using a trimmer or craft knife cut from the 2" scoreline to the 10" scoreline on the scorelines in the short side.

The measurements for the mirror card is as follows: 

Two pieces of 1 7/8 × 8 7/8"

Four pieces of 1 7/8 × 1 3/8"

Two pieces of 3 7/8 × 1 3/8"

Two pieces of 1 7/8 × 5 7/8"

One piece of 3 7/8 × 5 7/8"

You do not have to use Mirror board you could use plain cardstock or miss that part out completely it is entirely down to your preference. 

The DSP measurements are as follows:

Two pieces of 1 3/4 × 8 3/4"

Four pieces of 1 3/4 × 1 1/4"

Two pieces of 3 3/4 × 1 1/4"

Two pieces of 1 3/4 × 5 3/4"

One piece of 3 3/4 × 5 3/4"

I used Craft Consortium Nativity collection which is available to order from

I hope will enjoy creating this as much as I have.

If you do re create this card please do tag me on social media so I can see your creations.
Happy Crafting 

Friday, 16 July 2021

Christmas in July Winners



What a fabulous Xmas in July hop!!

Thank you to PaperFundays Challenge blog and Inspiration Station for hosting!

I really enjoyed taking part and hope you did to!

If you haven’t had enough of Xmas in July yet keep an eye on my YouTube channel where I have a Xmas in July series about to begin!

If you participated in the hop you were eligible to win a prize!!

The winners have now been chosen at random...

Spellbinders Die - Denise Bryant 
Maymay Made it Stamp Set - Crafty Hair Lady 
Park Lane Dimensionals - Granmargaret 
Gina K. Tidy Towel - Bunny 
K & Co Chipboard Embellishments - Lisa J. 
Greeting Farm GC - Lisa Jannaway 

Congratulations to all the winners, please contact Donna to claim your prize!
Donna @ 

Huge thanks to everyone who joined in. There is still time to enter our monthly Challenge over at

This months theme is anything goes with a summer twist.

Happy Crafting