Saturday, 28 November 2020

Nativity box scene


For the final week of my Christmas mini series I decided to create a nativity scene  which had three different ways to display it. 

I took the exploding box concept and adapted it to suit my project. A video of the project being created is linked below.

The measurements for the basic box were from Mixed up Craft but the adaptions are my own.

I have used the characters from Nativity by Craft Consortium and Helz Cuppleditch, the Dsp for the outside of the stable is from Cottage Garden which again is by Craft Consortium and Helz Cuppleditch, the stamp for the inside walls is by Docrafts.

Card Base:

4 pieces of 4 × 9" card, score on the longside at 4"

The lid is one piece of 8 × 8" cardstock scored at 1" and 2" on all four sides.

The Dsp has all been cut down by the smallest amount as I didn't require a boarder.

The circle dies used are 2 5/8" for the window, 3 1/4" for the acetate.

I also used a magnet for the closure and have since ordered rice lights to light the box from the inside.

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Double joy fold card


I am very excited to be doing my first mini series!

I have decided to use Nativity by Craft Consortium and Helz Cuppleditch for all the items that I am going to make for this Xmas mini series.

I am kicking off the series with a double joy fold card.

 The measurements and score lines can be found below as can a video of the card being created.

I look forward to sharing more fabulous creations with you during this mini series.

Card base

5 1/2 × 11" score at 4 1/4 & 8 1/2"

3 × 7" score at 3 1/2"

Mirror card 

4 pieces 3 3/8 × 2 7/8"

2 pieces 4 × 5 3/8"

2 pieces 2 3/8 × 5 3/8"

1 piece 4 1/4 × 5 1/2 ( cut a tiny piece off)


4 pieces 3 1/4 × 2 3/4"

1 Dsp and 1 white cardstock 3 7/8 × 5 1/4"

2 pieces 2 1/2 × 5 1/4"

1 piece 4 1/8 × 5 3/8" cut a small piece off

Also needed is something to decorate the card with and a small topper.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Quadruple fold card

Today I am sharing how to make a quadruple fold card. It is a very easy card to make with minimal scoring and cutting.

The video tutorial for this card can be found by following this link

The base is made of a piece of 12 x 6" card stock, which you score at 2,4,6 & 8".

The matts and layers are listed below, please note all measurements below will show the width as the first measurement and length as the second 

Mirror card

2 pieces - 1 7/8 × 5 7/8"

4 pieces - 1 7/8 × 7/8"

2 pieces - 1 7/8 × 3 7/8"

1 piece  - 3 7/8 × 5 7/8"


2 pieces - 1 3/4 × 5 3/4"

4 pieces- 1 3/4 × 3/4"

2 pieces - 1 3/4 × 3 3/4"

White card

1 piece  - 3 3/4 × 5 3/4"

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Theatre Set Card


This week I have made another Theatre Set Card.

I first found these on the pop up channel but they are very popular in the craft community at the moment and there are many resources available on how to make this card.

I have filmed a video of my take on this card and it is available on my YouTube channel,

the measurements and scoring details are below.


4 pieces 6 × 4 1/8"

2 pieces 5 1/8 × 1"


3 pieces 2 7/8 × 4"

1 piece 5 7/8 × 4"

2 pieces 1 3/8 × 4"

*4" is the height when working with the DSP, be careful when directional paper, to ensure the pattern goes the correct way *


You will need to score two of your 6 × 4 1/8" pieces at 1 1/2" and 3" on the long side.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping

This week I have been revisiting Triple time stamping. It is such a lovely technique to play with and I absolutely adore the effect.

For the video of how I created this card please follow the link

For this card I used:

Water colour card -

2 × 3 1/4"
3 × 4 1/4"
4 × 4 1/4"

Colour card stock

2 1/4 × 3 1/2"
3 1/4 × 4 1/2"
4 1/2 × 5 1/2"

I hope you enjoy this technique


Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Pop Up Book Card

I recently made a pop up book card using Tonic classic card for the base in Cherry Red and Spearmint green.

I then used glitter card from Printable heaven and Christmas Village by Trimcraft and Helz Cuppleditch to decorate the card.

The measurements are below and I have linked the tutorial from my channel at the end of this post.

Card base 6 x 12"
Mechanism 11 3/4 x 5 3/4"

Glitter card:

4 - 3 1/4 x 1 1/4"
8 - 2 3/4 x 1"
2 - 5 3/4 x 5 3/4"


4 - 3 x 1 1/8"
8 - 2 5/8 x 7/8"
1 - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Plain card

1 - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"

For the video of how to create this card please click on the link below

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Small ribbon bows

It has been a little while since I did a blog post as I have been doing a lot of tidying, stash building and running around after the baby!

This week I decided to have a go at making my own bows, I have a lot of ribbons in my stash and I don't use them enough so I thought this would be a fun way of using some of them.

I got a little carried away as they are so quick to make and you can also embellish the middle with gems etc that you already have.

I filmed a video for my YouTube channel which I have linked below. 

I now have lots of pretty bows that I can either use on my projects or send out in happy mail.


Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Panel Stamping

Recently I have been playing with this technique a lot! It is a really lovely technique to do and produces some simple yet beautiful cards.

For this card you will need:

1 - 5 x 7" card blanc

2 - 1 x 7" strips of coloured card

1- 2 x 7" piece of card

1 - 1 x 7" piece of card

I have linked the video below

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Mystery challenge

We all get used to having our Craft Stashes on hand and fully available whenever we want it. We fall into comfort zones and use the same thing over and over, in short we take it all for granted.

What happens when suddenly you are limited to what you can use???

This week I have set a challenge for you to only use the listed items.
For the video of these being picked please click the link below.

If it is not on the list, your are not allowed to use it!

  • Premade card blank or cardstock for a base
  • Scoreboard 
  • Glue
  • Scissors/ craft knife
  • Die cutting machine
  • Embossing folder and plain card to emboss only
  • 1 colouring medium eg watercolour etc
  • Stencils and embellishments mousse/lustre polish etc
  • Nuvo drops or equivalent 
  • Dies and plain cardstock to die cut only
  • Ribbon 
  • Sequins
  • Washi tape
You can use as many or as few elements per card as you wish just make sure you don't accidentally use something not on the list!!

Good luck, have fun and remember to show me what you create


Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Twisted Easel Card

Recently I have discovered a love of twisted Easel cards, they are just so much fun to make and look beautiful!

For this card you will need:

A piece of A4 card
2 x piece's of gold card that measure 5 3/4 square
2 x pieces of pattern paper that measure 5 1/2 square they can be the same or different patterns whatever your preference.
A topper

I have put a link to the video for this card below

I hope you enjoy making this fun fold card and would love to see what you have created.


Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Split Panel card

This is the 6th week of my Carona Craft Challenge and this week we are making the Split Panel Card.

I have used the newest collaboration between Helz Cuppleditch and Craft Consortium "Cottage Garden" and I think the card created is gorgeous 😍

A video for this card is available on my YouTube channel and I have linked it below

For this card you will need:

Mirror card 
             - 5.5 × 5 5/8"
 2 pieces  - 1 3/4 × 5 5/8" 
   -  4 × 4"
                                Pattern Paper

                     2 pieces - 1.5 × 5 3/8"
                                    - 5 1/4 × 5 3/8"

                               Plain card stock

                                    - 4 3/4 × 4 3/4"

                      Topper - 3 3/4 × 3 3/4"

I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge, please do let me know where I can see what you have created


Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Hunkydory members gift experiment

This week I have been using my free members gift from Hunkydory called Gardeners Paradise.

I decided to see how many cards I could make from the kit.

Head over to my YouTube channel using the link below and check out my mini series of what I created


Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Carona Craft Challenge

For week 4 of the Carona Craft Challenge we are making a Joy fold card. This card fold has thr perfect name for this challenge as one of the aims was to spread some joy during such an uncertain time.
A video tutorial for this can be found on my YouTube channel on the link below.

For this card you will need:

Plain cards stock:

10 × 6"
9 × 5"

Pattern card stock:

5 3/4 × 5 3/4"
4 3/4 × 4 1/4"
5 3/4 × 3 3/4"

I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge.
Don't forget to tell me where to find your entries.

Happy crafting

Friday, 3 April 2020

Z Fold Pop up card

I made this beautiful Z fold pop up card and found a really easy way to create it with minimal scoring.

There is a full tutorial available by following this link

The card stock measurements are as follows:

1 piece of A4 cut down to 11"

Mirror card

5 3/4 × 5 1/4"
5 3/4 × 2 1/2"
5 3/4 × 2 3/8"
2 ×5 1/4"
2 × 2 1/2"
2 × 2 3/8"

Patter card stock

5 1/2 × 5"
5 1/2 × 2 1/4"
5 1/2 × 2 1/8"
1 3/4 × 5"
1 3/4 × 2 1/4"
1 3/4 × 2 1/8"

For the struts

3/4 × 3 3/4"

Layer for struts as per video and trim down


Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Corona Craft Challenge

At this difficult time we all find ourselves in, I am proud to be a part of the crafting community.

Crafters from all around the world are reaching out and pulling together to help each other get through this awful pandemic.

Last week, in an attempt to do my bit I started a weekly craft challenge. You can see the launch video here:

I saw some stunning entries from talented crafters, if you would like to see what they created you can do so by following the links which are in the description box of the weeks challenge video which can be found by following this link:

There will be a new challenge every week but our can enter ANY challenge regardless of the date for the duration of the pandemic.

Don't forget to tag me/show me your entries.

Stay safe, keep crafting and stay inside.
We will get through this together


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Using fun foam

In a recent video on my YouTube channel I spoke about fun foam, about how I have it and never use it, so this week I have been on a mission to find a way to incorporate it into my crafting.

I found that fun foam can be used to make shaker and or Eclipse cards.
I really like the effect it gave me and the bonus was it saved my scissors from getting gunky.

I have linked the video of how I made this below.

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Product review

This week on my YouTube channel I am sharing my ten go to craft products/tools as well as 10 items I wouldn't miss if I hadn't purchased them.

I have linked the video below.

Let me know if you agree/disagree with any.

Have a great week


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Creating inky backgrounds

Hello, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

This week I have been making inky backgrounds for Pocket letters/Atc cards using several different techniques.

I have linked the video below.

I had so much fun making these and got some beautiful results. Why not give some a go yourself.


Monday, 10 February 2020

Papercraft Society box 5

Hello, I hope you are safe, warm and well after the storm at the weekend.

This week I have been creating cards using box 5 from the Papercraft Society.

The fold came from Sam Clayton channel and I have linked my sped up video below.

For this card you will need:

Two 7 x 5 card blank's cut at half an inch after the centre score line.

Matt's and layers 
(the below measurements are all in inches)

3 pieces of card 4 3/4 × 6 3/4
2 pieces of card 4 1/2 × 6 1/2
Acetate cut at 1/2 each piece
2 pieces of card 3/8 × 7
1 piece of card 2 1/2 × 6 1/2 and one white piece slightly smaller 
2 x nesting dies

I hope you are inspired to give this ago. It was a lot of fun to make


Monday, 3 February 2020

February already!!!!

Hello, I hope you are well, how is it already February???!!

I have been busy crafting for Valentine's day so don't have anything I can share with you project wise this week, however over on my YouTube channel I have done a getting to know me video.

 The video is linked below and I talk all things craft as well as personal info.
I hope you have time to check it out and hope it will help you to get to know me better.

Have a great week

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Trying new things....

Sometimes to grow and develop we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and that is certainly what I have done this week.

I tried hand lettering for the first time, the results can be found over on my YouTube channel, I have linked the video below for you.

It was certainly challenging, with a lot of room for growth and development!!!

I will persist and not be defeated!

At least the video may give you a few chuckles...

What new techniques will you try this year? Please let me know in comments.
Happy crafting


Thursday, 23 January 2020

Creating with Papercraft Society boxes

Hello, how are you? I hope you are having a good week.

Today I am sharing a card I made using box 4 from Papercraft Society.

This card is a shaker card and uses the stunning patterned vellum as well as the dandelion paper, sequins and leaf frame die that was included in the box.

I also used papers from Vintage tea party from Signature collection- Sara Davies and embellishments I had in my Stash.

The ink I used on this card was:

Tim Holtz Distress ink - Victorian Velvet

Artnic pigment ink - black

I have included a link at the bottom for the video of this card being created over on my channel and I hope you will check it out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you will come back soon for more crafting fun


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Product Review 

This week I decided to put together and review a kit I recently purchased at The Works.

The kit is a Create your own gift box kit and was in the sale for £1.50

I was actually drawn to this kit originally by the toppers that are part of the kit as I knew I would be able to use them on other projects.

I make my own gift boxes but I was intrigued to see how easy this kit would be to put together.

A full video can be found on my YouTube channel which I have linked below for you.

Happy crafting 


Friday, 10 January 2020

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you had a wonderful festive season with friends, family or loved ones.

Over on my YouTube channel this week I have shared my Crafty New Year resolutions and aspirations as well as a video showing that I have already made I start on them! Let's hope I can carry this momentum forward!!

On my Instagram I have shared some beautiful (even if I do say so myself) cards I have made for January birthday's.

I have put the links below and I would love it if you check them out!

Happy crafting