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Thanks card with Sue Wilson dies

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies

Well here I am again, ages since my last post but a lot has been happening around here. Both of our boys have started to surf over the summer largely thanks to NAS Moray and Nairn. Number one son has made the huge transition to secondary school. Thankfully the support is SO much better than his primary school and he is doing quite well.

As you can imagine, with all this going on, I haven’t really had much time to craft. I have manage to make a card this weekend for the fab staff in the canteen at the academy as they have been brilliant in helping out with number one son being able to get lunch that he likes to eat.

The finished card size is 7 1/4″ square

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies


Sue Wilson Dies

Noble – Double Pierced Squares ,
Gemini Collection – Carina
Configurations die Elegant Lace Edger
Finishing Touches – String Flowers
Finishing Touches Collection – Splendid Swirls
Canadian Collection – Montreal

Creative Expressions Bold sentiment stamps
Coconut white foundation card
Foundation card in a blue colour (I think it was Duck Egg)
Eternity Embossing folder by Sue Wilson

Large Birthday Card

Do you ever get started on making a card and it all grows out of control? Thats exactly what happened with my Mum’s borthday card this year. I started out with the new Celtic Dreams collectable die set and cut out 6 of the diamonds, before I realised it the size of the card was 9 inches square!


Mothers Day 2015

As some of you may know, a few years ago I got my Mum into making cards so now when I make her a card I have to try and make one that she hasnt seen before. I am finding this increasingly more dificult as the years go by!

Here is the card I made for this years mothers day


I used tonic dies and the Sue wilson Cornflower die

Getting crafty with Julia Watts


Sorry again to my followers I seemed to have slipped by the wayside again. To be honest I haven’t been crafting a great deal lately what with work and family I really haven’t had the time. I have to make an effort and make the time, hopefully this should be a little easier as I am going to be spending some time with my Mum soon so it will be fun to craft together.
I did spend yesterday afternoon having some “me” time at the Paperterie in Aberdeen, I watched Sue Wilson do a couple of demos (and hopefully helped her with her camera) and then spent a couple of hours in a workshop with Julia Watts where we made this wonderful card.

I had a great time and was very pleased with my results. Thank you to both Sue and Julia for coming all the way up to Aberdeen and to the Papeterie for hosting the event.

Early Halloween Birthday Card

I was asked to make a birthday card for a little chap who’s birthday is on Halloween. Our sponsor over at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Stitchy Bear digital stamps and I found this really cool little guy to work with:

Cya There Birthday card


Cya there stamp by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pencilsPatterned paper
Stamps Away Alphabet stamps
Sizzix dies and stamps

1st challenge of the year at Crafty Bloggers Network

Card for CBN Boy challenge

For this month it is the boys turn over at Crafty Bloggers network with a theme of All about Boys and our sponsor is Just Some lines here is my card

Card for CBN Boy challenge

Stamp from Just some lines
Blue and red card from stash
Empbossing folder
White WOW embossing powder
Paper Punch

Clean and Simple Love

Love U card with WOW embossing powder

Hi bloggers, I have a fairly clean and simple card for you today (well it is for me anyway) I came across the Love Cube cutting file by Bird quite by accident but I am really glad as it is great.

Love U card with WOW embossing powder

I cut the word from some red mirror card and placed it on a white card blank that I had embossed. To create the silver heart I triple embossed some silver WOW embossing powder and stamped my Clarity Heart stamp into it whilst it was hot and then cut it out.

Challenges I have entered this card into:

Brown Sugar Challenge #78 – Embossing
Eureka Stamps – Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges – Less is More

New Clarity Stamp – Filigraphy Balloon

Clarity Stamps Filagraphy Balloon Card

and I LOVE it! There is so much detail in this stamp it is Gorgeous with a capital G. I can see me making a lot of cards with this one.

I used the stamp with black archival ink and embossed it with clear powder then I created the scene with distress inks and masks and this months NDC stamp (they are mega useful too).

I made the card for the first Sketch Challenge over at Ginas Designs – you should have a go there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs!

Clarity Stamps Filagraphy Balloon Card

Clarity Stamps Filigraphy Balloon, Happy Word set and NDC stamp
Ginas Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Fancy Pants Papers

Ginas Designs First Sketch Challenge

New Clarity Stamp Challenge card

New Home card with clarity stamps

This month’s theme over on the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog is New Beginings so I made this New Home card.

New Home card with clarity stamps

I created a mask for the window both the shape of it and the inside cut out and a mask for the cat, all from post it notes. Using the Gelli plate I created a background, loading up the plate with a pale yellow first, then placing a dotty stencil on it and I put the mask of the window shape in place before pulling the first print. For the second print I loaded up with blue paint and stamped the swirls into it either side of where the window was going to be. Once I had my background I stamped out the cat, masked him off and stamped the window into the empty space, then masked off the window and stamped the trees. I realised then that the cat was levitating lol so I used some post it notes and made him a shelf to sit on. The window and frame are coloured with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir pens and then I used clear embossing powder to “glaze” the windows. I cut the card down so it would fit the scalloped card with a matted border layer. I then stamped out the New Home tiles onto a spare piece of the Gelli plate background and stuck them on the card.

Window Stamp, Cat Stamp, NDC Trees Leafy Swirl
Gelli Plate
Theuva card
Acrylic Paint


Clarity Stamp challenge 11 – New Beginings
Cards Galore – Anything goes
Seema Crafts – Anything goes

New Tonic Affection Dies

Tonic Affection Dies Card

I am really sorry to all my followers, I have been a terrible blogger lately, but that’s about to change! I am going to try and blog at least once per week from now on.

Here is a card I made using my new Tonic Affection Dies, I love how intricate they are and, to be honest, you really don’t have to do much else to your card other than cut it as the dies do the work for you.

For this one I took a piece of gold mirror card just a little larger than the square die and cut the inner part of that die out and then embossed it. I then took the medium heart inner and cut and embossed that, and then the same with the “someone special” heart. Thats it, just mounted it onto some lilac card, then onto a card blank and popped a flower in the corner, its as easy as that!

Tonic Affection Dies Card

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