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Be My Valentine…

Christmas is over and as we move into 2012 crafty minds will start to turn to valentines day, because when you think about it… it’s not that far away to start preparing for it and making cards!

So in the shed tonight I made a matboard valentine card ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Accucut Scalloped Edge Postcard Die
  • Acrylic Paint in Storm, Latte, Blush and Fuschia Pink
  • Burlap
  • Valentine Digital Collage sheet
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Punch
  • Stampin Up Tiny Tag Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up White Embossing Powder & Versamark
  • Cream Seam Binding
  • Versamagic Pink Petunia Chalk Ink
  • MS Doily Lace Punch
  • My Minds Eye Pink Polkadot Paper
  • Fine Glitter
  • Pink and Kraft Cardstock
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp

I’m hoping to get organised and place this card onto my folksy site over the weekend.

Thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vintage Snowman Christmas Cards

I made a set of 8 vintage snowman christmas cards on friday evening, I thought I better start churning them out so that they can be written and handed out on time this year, instead of me running around at the last minute ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Digital download images are from Etsy Seller “Photocube”

Here are the 8 cards and the supplies list is at the bottom of the post ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List

  • Chocolate Brown and Olive Green Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
  • Digital Collage Sheets from Etsy Seller “Photocube”
  • Echo Park “For the record” 6 x 6 Stack
  • Gutterman Gold Thread & the Sewing machine
  • Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Strip Die
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Pearls 5mm for the Mistletoe berries
  • Diamond and Stardust Stickles
  • Glossy Accents
  • Brown, Green and Red textured Cardstock from Papermania

I also did a bit of inking and stamping on the envelopes too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vintage Snowman Tag

I’ve had a hectic weekend and it was nice just to head up to my wee workshop tonight and make something ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies used :-

  • Sizzix Scalloped Tag Die
  • Versamagic Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink
  • Digital Collage Sheet from Etsy Seller “Photocube”
  • Gold and Green Seam Binding
  • Mulberry flowers, leaves and stamens from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Snowflake Die
  • Stampin Up dazzling diamonds glitter
  • Stampin Up lucky limeade cardstock
  • scotch quick dry adhesive
  • Echo Park For the Record Patterned Paper

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Love Frame, A New Home & A Speedy Recovery..

I went for a swim this morning and it was great getting back into a routine again… it was also great being able to head up to my workshop to make a few bits n bobs…

First up I needed to make a New Home card for my mother in law, its a week late, but since i’ve been busy helping out, I think i’m excused with the lateness of the card ๐Ÿ˜‰

Its an easel card combining a couple of mat board accucut die cuts that deb sent me last week, combined with Stampin Up’s new Pool Party cardstock and ink. ย The patterned paper is Melissa Frances 5th Avenue, Gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some of my fav ruffle ribbon from May Arts..

Next I made a Speedy Recovery Card for my neighbour who, I found out today had fallen down her stairs in the house 4 weeks ago and is in a spinal unit and a major hospital, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I heard the news, so I made this card to pop through her door tonight for her hubby to take into her…

This card uses stampin up cardstock for the base with a digital download image from Etsy store Made by Janet, followed up with some gorgeous seam binding and a hand stamped sentiment using 99p Studio G wooden stamps.

Then I decorated a little photo frame. I’m going to be putting a picture of my mum and dad in this and have it hanging here in my workshop..

Its a frame accucut die that my friend deb had bought and kindly sent me some cuts, she made some gorgeous halloween tree decorations using these and they turned out fab..

The paper line I used on the frame is the K & Company Julianne collection and some lovely wee roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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WOC YT HOP ~ Holiday Halloween Cards

Hi everyone…

Today on Youtube Wild Orchid Crafts are hosting a Holiday Card Theme Hop with each of the Design Team members creating handmade cards using wild orchid crafts products…

Natasha our co-ordinator is having a giveaway and to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members holiday card videos.. instructions on this video ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a link to my Youtube Video for the Hop Cards.

Here are the cards that I made




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Chicken Six Notelet’s

Well… it was chicken six’s all round in the workshop tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ I printed out a digital collage sheet that I had bought from Lisa’s Altered Artย and it’s Plate No. is 0118 for the Chickens that I used making the cards tonight.

I made these live on air over at my Ustream Channel and as I promised the girls over there I’d do a giveaway for the whole lot… so all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog and join me over at ustream tomorrow night for the live giveaway.

On tomorrow night’s show I’ll be making a Recipe Card Box to store all your lovely recipe cards… it’s a special request from my wee friend Mitzi ๐Ÿ™‚

Now for the Chicken Six Notelets ๐Ÿ™‚ first up we have the three 3″x3″ cards

and then we have the three 4″ x3″ Cards ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop ~ Saturday 5th February 2011

As you may already be aware I will be hosting a slot over at the YPP UStream Sweetie Valentine Virtual Crop this coming Saturday the 5th February 2011 at 9pm GMT or if you are in the USA at 3pm Central Standard Time ๐Ÿ˜€ the link to my Youtube video below explains all

Video : Valentine Sweetie Virtial Crop

I will be on for an hour making various different valentine cards..

Here is a supplies list of what you will require if you fancy crafting along with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is the Essential Basic’s List you will need for all cards, then below that I have listed the exact items I have used and will be required to make each card (these are not set in stone ~ please feel free to replace supplies with whatever you have to hand) ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Brown Ink (suitable for stamping) I used Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Double Sided Adhesive or ATG
  • Glossy Accents
  • 1 x “Valentine Sentiment Stamp” of your choice (whatever you have available)
  • Patterned Paper (Pink/Red tones)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Cuttlebug/Bigshot
  • Punches : 2 1/2″ ย & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, small heart punch
  • Sizzix Hello Kitty Nested Heart Die (or punches or use your cricut)
  • Glue Dots


Card #1 ~ The Sweetie Valentine Card (mini Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″ Circle cut out of Pattered Paper
  • 1 3/4″ Circle cut our of Pink Metallic / Mirriboard Cardstock
  • 1 x Medium Heart from the Hello Kitty Sizzix Nested Hearts Die
  • Pink Sequins
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • Pink Raffia
  • Copic Spica Glitter Pen in Pink
  • Burgundy Gossamer Floss Silk
  • “Be My Valentine Stamp”
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Card #2 ~ Just Stamping Valentine Card (Mini ย Square Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ when folded
  • 1 x Background Stamp – I used Hero ArtsCountry Hearts Ref: S5161
  • 1 x Large Heart from the hello kitty nested hearts sizzix die (for masking)
  • 1 x Stampin Up Stampin Write Marker in Chocolate Chip
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • “Be My valentine” Stamp
  • Stickles in Fruit Punch
  • 1 x Heart Button
  • 1 x Glue Dot
  • Red Floss Silk

Card #3 ย Masculine Valentine ~ Using up Scraps! (Long Thin Card)

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card with the following dimensions 8 1/4″ x 3″
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock Scraps in Chocolate brown, Light Brown & Creamy Brown
  • Red Textured cardstock scrap
  • 3 x Dark Brown 1″ squares (from above scraps)
  • 3 x Medium Brown 1/2″ Squares (from above scraps)
  • 2 x Creamy Brown Hearts punched with a small heart punch or from the HK Sizzix nested heart die or cricut
  • 1 x Red cardstock Heart
  • 1 x Glossy Accents to glaze the red heart
  • Be My Valentine Sentiment Stamp
  • Small Outline Heart Stamp
  • Dimensional Adhesive for the centre panel

Card #4 ย Shabby Chic Valentine ~ Matting and Layering (Normal Square Card)

  • Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 5″ x 5″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (edges distressed)
  • Love Letters Patterned Paper 1 x cut to 4″ x 4″ (edges distressed)
  • Nestabilities labels 8 2nd Smallest die (edges Distressed)
  • 4″ x 1″ Strip of very light pink Pink bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • 4″ thin strip of Patterned Paper
  • Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch
  • 1 x 4″ Strip of Lace
  • Extra Tacky Tape
  • 4″ Strip of Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Champagne Seam Binding crinkled up and enough to tie a double bow around a 4″ piece of cardstock
  • 1 x German Glass Glittered Star
  • By My Valentine Stamp
  • Cream Mulberry Paper
  • Lace for either side of the nestabilities die once cut
  • White Acrylic Paint and a dry brush for distressing the edges
  • 2 x Light Pink very small gems
  • Dimensional Adhesives
  • ATG or double sided tape

Card #5 ~ The Cutesey Kissing Mice Valentine

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock cut to make a card 6″ x 4″
  • Papermania Red Textured Cardstock
  • Country Companions Lovers Lane Rose Floral Patterned Paper
  • A Cute Valentine Picture of your choice, I have used 2 mice kissing from the Country Companions Lovers Lane Pack
  • Seam Binding – White
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist in lava Red (to dye the seam binding ribbon)
  • ATG Gun
  • Small Jewellery Tag
  • Dark Pink Chalk Ink
  • Newspaper letters cut out to spell “I Love You”
  • Gel Medium (i’m using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small iridescent sequin Leave and Flower
  • Mini Mister (to wet seam binding before glimmering)

And if I get all of the above done in an hour and have time left, I will just wing it with an altered valentine Notepad ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really hope that you will join us over on Ustream, for what will be a fabulous day to get those creative juices flowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Kits will be available for the above shortly, if you are interested please email me at ย thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚