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 


Friday, 9 July 2021

Christmas in July Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Saturday! Today, and are hosting a Christmas in July Blog Hop! 
Please Hop along with us today for some fantastic holiday crafting inspiration and there are Prizes too!
 If you were directed here from Donna's, you’re in the right place. Should you get lost, please start at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog and work your way through the hop.

For my project today, I’ve created three different Christmas cards. 

For the first card I used a red 5 ×7 card blank, I matted some green cardstock, that had been cut 1/8" small than the card blank on top. Next I layered a piece of blue DSP which again had been cut 1/8" smaller than the green card stock. The topper was sent to me in Happymail but I believe it is by Hunkydory and I matted that onto a piece of green cardstock that was this time 1/8" larger than the topper! The greetings sentiment is by Doo Crafts.

The second card I again used a 5 × 7 card blank, this time in green and this time I used gold mirror board that was 1/8" smaller as my first layer. Next I used the really pretty piece of Dsp with the mistletoe, this isn't usually a colour I use on Xmas cards so I wanted to find a way to use it!! I have a stamp and die set by Crafti Potential which I used for the wording on the card. I added glossy accents to the merry and sequins to finish.

For my last card I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment before I embossed the piece of red card stock and then dragged a light green ink pad down the card to colour the raised embossed areas. I added Nuvo Crystal drops in the shade Red Berry and then added matts and layers and a little ribbon to finnish.

For this Hop, 6 prizes will be awarded to 6 randomly chosen commenters. To be eligible for a prize, you must answer this Question below:

 What is the magic number of subscribers I am trying to reach on my YouTube channel and by when? 
You can find the answer over on my YouTube channel with this video and I would love it if you would consider subscribing too!

Your next stop on the hop is Amanda Should you get lost along the way, please go back to beginning of the hop at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog / The Inspiration Station Challenge blog to find you way. Please hop along with us, have fun and Good Luck!

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Pony Love by Hetty Clare


Sometimes a chain of events are serendipitous and that is certainly what happened when I got to choose a Hetty Clare digi stamp for this months design team project!

As soon as I saw this image I knew it was the one I needed to create my card with this month. I am exceedingly lucky to have my own pony and things have been going so well with her lately that this picture could well be us!!!

For my card however I have based the pony on my friend and her horse, as she has a birthday coming up and I knew she would love a personalised card!!

I used the black widow range of pencils to colour the image:

B/w - Black Widow 

Co - Cobra

SK - Skin

MN - Monarch 

SC - Scorpion


MN - Rusty

B/w - Foxy Brown

Co - Rattlesnake 

Co - Flate Black

Sk - Snow

Co - Charcoal

Sk - Midnight 

Sk - Grey thorn

Mn - Blue moon

Sc - Galaxy blue

B/w - Starry night

Mn - Fawn

Mn - Ice cream 

Mn - Opal

Sc - Turquoise 

Sc - Blood red

I also used some Tim holtz distress inks in the colours Tumbled glass, mowed lawn and rustic wilderness.

To finish I used a topper from my stash.

You can find this image and many more by Hetty Clare at

I hope you like the card I created and will check out our sponsor and challenge blog!