Arts & Crafts, card making

A Tad Rusty Perhaps?

I made a card today…. and I have to say I feel a tad rusty! …


but Black Gold and Cream & Green?


Supplies used :-

  • Bare Chipboard for the card base
  • Spring Green Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Patterned Paper
  • Burlap
  • Heart shaped Cream Doily
  • Adirondak gold paint dabber
  • Black 15mm roses
  • Golden yellow 15mm rose
  • Black Maya Road Acrylic Doily
  • Chipboard heart
  • Prima crystals
  • Gold Crushed Silk Ribbon
  • Ranger Black Archival Ink
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set


What was I thinking lol  …. back soon with another attempt 😉

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A New Baby Grandson Card

Hi Everyone….

A very Happy bank Holiday weekend to you all …… I’m waaaay behind on loads of things, too much in fact… since I came back my holidays its been non stop!…

I needed to make a card for one of my work colleagues who became a granny for the first time last week, and yep i’m even late with her card… so when I get back to work next Wednesday I can deliver this lovely vintage baby blue card…

Supplies List :-

  • Bare Chipboard
  • Acrylic Paint in Periwinkle and Blanc
  • Extra Large baby Blue Eyelets
  • Sky Blue Seam Binding
  • Digital Collage Image from Etsy Seller
  • Cream Cardstock
  • Blue pearl cardstock
  • Forget me not flowers from Etsy seller
  • Scortape from Etsy Seller
  • Background Stamp from Stampers Best : Grunge Swirls
  • Blue Indigo Island from Stampin Up
  • Black Archival Ink From Ranger
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Blue Button
  • Linen Thread
  • White Opaque Pen from Stampin Up – Uniball Signo Broad

It’s a chipboard easel card and I have kept the layering and embelishments to a minimum

I hope you all enjoy your weekend… I plan to do lots of catching up ! 🙂

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Shabby Birdie Card

Hi everyone… I hope your all basking in this gorgeous sunshine we are getting at the moment … but I do get the feeling this might just well be our summer!!!

Before I start my usual waffling, I just wanted to take time out to congratulate Helen (aka Crafty Helen and also my Stamping up Demo) on her new venture, she is opening up a craft shop!!!! how cool is that!!! …  Helen, I just want to wish you every success with the shop, you will rock at it 🙂  (p.s. put me down for a shelf) 😉

I pottered around in the shed tonight, it as lovely and warm in here tonight and the sun was still shining through the workshop window,  perfect conditions to make a nice wee card.

Tonights card is a chipboard easel card, it measures 4.25″ x 5.5″ .    I painted it blue and edged it with silver and white, then I took some bubble wrap and dipped it into some blue paint to give a nice textured bubble feel to the card..

So here it is..

Supplies List :-

  • Bare Chipboard cut to measure 4.35″ x 5.5″
  • Folkart 320 Jamaican Sea Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts 32128 Sterling Silver Acrylic Metallic Paint
  • Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • May Arts White Leaf Trim
  • Danish Blue Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. SB00021
  • Gardenia Mulberry Flower Spray from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00204
  • Devine Bakers Twine in Aqua Blue from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. WT-00011
  • pastel Green Lily Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Item No. FS-00200
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape,  Cropodile & Heat Gun
  • Chipboard Bird from a sheet of shapes I have had for a while
  • Blue Small Button
  • Papermania Urban Stamp Set
  • Broken China Distress Ink
  • Tim Holyz Kraft Core Distress/tear & Emboss Paper
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder (circles) and sandpaper to distress paper
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Have a good evening everyone… thanks for popping in 🙂

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…..I’m lovin’ Angels instead…

A few things to report on today 🙂

  1. Mitzi, our wee springer spaniel girl is doing a lot better and is on day 2 of her anitbiotics.. albeit a challenge to get her to eat them 🙂
  2. I made some plaster of paris angels yesterday and they turned out the moulds ok.. a few tiny wee airholes here and there, but happy with them.
  3. I had to make a card today for a a family members friend.. gosh forgot just how stressy it gets you trying to make something to order with “specifics” 😉  I’ll share it at the end of this post but its not quite finished, needs a sentiment and the inside done.

I dusted the mould with some perfect pearls and it seemed to do the trick with them popping out with no problems at all 🙂

I have since trimmed and sanded the outside edges and given them all a coat of white acrylic paint and the one I put on the card I painted in linen.

Here is a look at the card so far … the specifics were… pink, angels and fabric

Thanks for popping by.. I will let you know how I get on with finishing this card in the morning 🙂 … I also need to remember and make a gift tag to go with it … dont let me forget 😉