fireplace card

Thais week we will be making a birthday card in the form of a fireplace. Please bring your basic tool kit with you.

Fireplace card

Fireplace card


Special Delivery Sample Cards

I spent yesterday playing with the new Special Delivery range of goodies from Trimcraft. There are so many  things to choose from and are themed around green and red and pink and blue. The range includes clear stamps, stickers, washi tape, wooden shapes, gems, flowers, decoupage, glittery papers, buttons and pegs.

In this card I used 2 heavy weight sheets of acetate to make the card, I used stickers for the main image onto glitter card and then edged the front panel using a snow writer. The papers and buttons and twine are all from the matching range.

 This was a small A6 card using the stickers, flower and papers in a quick card. The parcel background paper is all glittered adn the checked panel down the side is washi tape.

 This one I saw made Rosemary Merry on the tv and thought it was a pretty effective card. I used various papers from the pack along with a few buttons. This card will be on my next class list.

If you attended the card classes last week you will recognise the style of this card made using Special Delivery Clear Stamps and papers instead of the fairy stamps and embossing that we used on Sheilaghs card. The cat in the centre is made using the Cat clear stamp along with paper piecing. The teddy bear on the front is one of the stickers.

 This sample has been the most popular so far, the stamped  penguins are so cute!

 This is another one I saw made by Rosemary Merry, it shows off the washi tape really well.

 This one was made using another of the clear stamps and colouring them in with promarkers and decoupaging them.

More Kanban Toppers Cards


Just a few more cards today using Kanban Toppers to give you a little inspiration!

Kanban Toppers

I spent Saturday this week playing with some Kanban stamps and toppers.

I cant believe it but I made my first christmas card of the year, well sort of anyway. I really like this turquoise coloured pearl card at the moment and I think it really lends itself to icy coloured christmas cards. This card might be on our next class list, as I have used a technique for the background using Promarkers and the rest of the image is created with paper piecing techniques.

I made the other two cards using a sheet of Kanban die cut decoupage which also include a piece of patterned card in the pack as well. I added a couple of pieces of pearl card, a couple of embelishments and I managed to make two cards out of the decoupage instead of one. I don’t usually make cards with die cut toppers as I am a stamper at heart but I must say I am quite pleased with them.

The cat card is by Sheilagh and is very cute, she used Personal Impression stamps and Promarkers.

The butterfly card is not quite finished yet but I thought I would show it anyway. I got the idea again from the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine and the Butterfly is from the free stamp that you get on the magazine this month.

My Daughter Nicola made the bag this weekend for me to bring my knitting to work in, I am really pleased with it and so is she as it is only the second one she has made, the first is a giant holdall that she made the day before in the same material, and then she made me this one with the leftover material. Hopefully it will be the first of many.

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Take it Easy

I made these two cards a few days ago, I just love this Gruffie Bear stamp.

I used Bo Bunny backing papers, Fleur de Lys Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and Creative Expressions alphabet stamps. The image is coloured in using a pallette of chalks and  Ranger Pen Nibs to pick up the colour. The aperture was cut on my Grand Calibure with a Go Kreate Die.

This one I coloured in with watercolour pencils and touched it up with a black pen and a silver pen. The backing papers are again Bo Bunny.

Wedding Waterfall Card Project

Materials Used

A5 white card blank (we used A4 white 300gsm card)

PSX Wedding Stickers

Musical paper

Gold Peel off Corners and Borders

Spare white card

Martha Stewart Vintage Lace corner punch

Hole punch

2x Brads

Gold Mirror Card


1. Cut musical paper slightly smaller than card front and stick on with Ds tape.

2. Edge with peel off borders and add peel off corners.

3. To make make waterfall panel, cut a strip of white card 27cm x 5cm and score from one end at 5cm, 6.5cm, 8cm, 9.5cm, 11cm, and 12.5cm. Fold strip in half at 12.5cm score line so that the shorter        section is at the front and longer panel at the back. Bend all the score lines inwards so that they will move freely. Using the corner punch, punch the corners on the other longer panel of the strip. Punch a hole in the cenre of the corners and add a piece of ribbon.

4. Stick a piece of Double Sided tape just under each score line, so there should be 6 strips of tape,.

5. Cut a strip of white card 1.5cm x 9cm and stick with ds tape along the short edge(stick them edge to edge) of the front panel of the prepared strip of scored card so it overhangs both sides by 1.5cm each side.

6. mark a dot on the overhanging section on each side to make holes to put brads through later.

7. Cut 6 squares of white card 6 x 6 cm, and 6 squares of music paper 5.5cm x 5.5cm.  Stick music paper to white squares using ds tape or glue stick.

8. Stick chosen wedding stickers onto white card and cut out leaving a little border around them. decorate all 6 prepared panels with prepared stickers using foam pads or sticking on flat. Set aside.

9. Cut a panel of gold mirror card approximatley 10cm x 18cm. Centre the prepared waterfall strip over the gold panel and poke holes through the marked dots on the holding strip straight through the gold panel and then attach the two pieces together with brads.

10. Stick the whole panel to the front of the card using foam pads.

11. Starting with what will be the last prepared square with the wedding stickers on, peel off the backing from the first piece of the ds tape against the first score line and stick on the prepared panel with the top edge of the square up against the score line.

12. Repeat this with the other 5 squares until they are all stuck in place overlapping each other as in the picture.