Saturday, 21 September 2019

A Couple of Shakers! :o)

Hi Crafters,

I've been on a shaker card making fest.
I have two to share with you today which were commissioned with particular themes in mind.

The first is using a Celtic Dreams Die by Lavinia Stamps called 'Hidden Secrets'. I love those whimsical houses.

I've also used a Lavinia Stamps printed background behind my acetate, I love the colours in this woodland night sky print. I've filled my shaker with lots of sequins in various blue shades and some glitter for good measure.
The fairy die is unbranded and the stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie.
My second shaker card is for someone who loves their cruise holidays and so I decided to create a porthole from mirri card using two circle dies of different sizes, adding the hole reinforcer cutouts from a tag die for the rivets and placing a picture behind it. The embossing on the background is a Tim Holtz folder. My champagne glasses are also shakers and are filled with glass beads. These were rather fiddly to create as I cut out the centre of the glass ( a Marianne Designs die) using a craft blade.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Love To Craft - #38 ATG
Brown Sugar - #293 ATG
Moving Along with the Times - #106 Use Acetate

It's lovely to see you here again today, thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Christening Dress

Hi Crafters,

 I'm sure that many of you, like me, have a stash of lace and trims in your craft room and when I was asked to create a Christening card recently and the brief was 'pretty and girly' I came up with this design.

Crafters Companion Brick Embossing Folder and Arch Window Die
Tattered Lace Picot Edge Frame die
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Pearls and lace from my stash

I set about making the dress by drawing half the shape on a folded piece of paper and cutting it out. When unfolded it makes the full dress shape, an easy way to ensure it is symmetrical. I used this template to cut out the dress in pearl card and embossed this to create the swirly pattern.
Then I added the layers of lace for the frills of the dress and trimmed the neck and sleeves with pearls.
The card turned out quite chunky so I had to make a box for it too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing Wet/Dry
Creative Inspirations - Lace & Pearls

I said I'd share some of my holiday photo's with you so here are a few of Portmeirion which we visited, with it's brightly painted buildings.

We walked across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct alongside the canal boats. It crosses the Dee Valley and is 38m high. I really don't like heights but held on to the rail tightly. :o/
This is the view looking back over the side after we'd walked across...

The holiday cottage where we stayed

...and after climbing the hill behind it this was our reward.

 See you soon,


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Passion for Promarkers Challenge #511 - Use 3 of Something

Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with another shaker card.
This one is for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
I chose the theme this week of 

I've used 'Birthday Ewe Trio' from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured them with my Promarkers.
To create the grassy border I've used several brands of  dies, Magnolia Doohickey, Cheery Lynn and Creative Expressions, then
a Sue Wilson Stitched frame die and lots of sequins in the shaker.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Ally's Angels - #26 ATG
Moving Along with the Times - #106 Use Acetate

We'd love to see what you make for our challenge this week using 3 of something. Please remember to use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Tria, Aqua or Metallic markers on your project to be in with a chance of winning the fab prize of a $12 gift code from our sponsor...

Well that's it from me today, thanks for calling by and I'll see you tomorrow.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #19 Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards last week.
I hope that I managed to visit you all but I was away on holiday with all my posts scheduled ahead of time and although the internet was pretty good I didn't have a lot of time for commenting. Our days were full of sightseeing and walking and the evenings were spent recovering from the busy days, lol.
I will share some photos in a day or two when I get them uploaded.

Anyway, on to the business of the day which is to share my Christmas Card Club creation for this challenge of Anything Goes.

I have created a card and two sets of tags.

Using a lovely Crafts Creations decoupage image and a Tattered Lace Frame Die

 The tags were cut from music paper, then a Quickutz bell die and Marianne Designs frond die were layered up and finished with a Clearly Besotted Banner Stamp and die combo which I heat embossed.

These last tags were rather simple, letting the fabulous glitter paper do all the talking.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #104 Winter Wishes
ABC Christmas - S is for Sparkle
Crafty Calendar - Add Lots of Layers
Christmas with the Cuties - #30 Let's Build a Snowman

The other members of our club have posted their creations today too please take a look at them, links to their blogs are HERE.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Friday, 13 September 2019

Stars and Sequins

Hi Crafters,

I couldn't resist another shaker card, this time for a 5 year old.
A glitter background and lots of stars seemed perfect for this fun boys card. My '5' was cut using a large Tonic Studio die and using the waste for the shaker frame.

I hope you've had a great week, I'm looking forward to the weekend.


Thursday, 12 September 2019


Hi Crafters,

For my personalised card below I used a couple of digital sentiments from TLC Creations and printed them on to my backing papers. I really like circular sentiments they add a certain something extra to any design I think. The perfume bottle dies are a Lea'bilities set and the large number dies are Memory Box.

Oh to be Eighteen again :)
That was a few years ago, lol.

See you soon and thanks for popping by,


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

20 Happy Years

Hi Crafters,

A super quick post today, but I hope you all have a fab Wednesday.

Here's my card...

A Creative Expressions die for the frame and computer generated sentiment. My glittery backing paper is a piece I discovered while having a sort through some older stash. It is actually more like material than paper and came from The Glitter Girls - remember them? :)

Take care,