Monthly Archives: September 2014

Christmas Trees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust a quick post sharing a sample I made for the recent Kanban shows on Create and Craft. I wanted to make a wreath, but decided to do one that was a little different from a door wreath. I’ve used an MDF wreath for the base of a Christmas Table wreath. I covered it in little bits of backing papers from the “Evergreen” paper pad – bits I had left over from making other samples and then used die-cut circles from the pad to make the trees. The trees are a nice an easy make, but very effective – just fold the circles equally across 8 times and then fold in alternating mountain and valley folds to form the trees. To make taller trees use a kebab stick in the centre and layer the trees to whatever height you want them. I made a sentiment banner for the front, added some shaved ice for snow and some clear plastic “ice” and then sprayed with a little glitter spray. This gives a nice sparkly finish and also gives a bit more strength to the paper trees.Thank you for stopping by and hope you like it x

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban


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A friend

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 6 x 6 card using some papers from the Graphic 45 “Typography” pad. I love the many sayings in this pad and also the boldness of the colours. As with all of the Graphic 45 pads, everything always fully co-ordinates so it is very easy to layer papers to make a lovely card. I’ve added a ribbon and embellishments from Creative Expressions to finish the card. I hope you like it x

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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Graphic 45


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Just for you

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust for you – An A5 card using papers from the Craftwork Cards “Al Fresco” pad. It is such pretty, bright pad – so cheerful. I have used parts of several papers to mat and layer on this card to continues the cycling theme that has been a major part of our summer this year. The “Tour De France” starting in Yorkshire this year has given everyone a great sense of community here, along with a renewed interest in cycling. We have had a wonderful summer this year, and while it is still here, I’m grabbing it with both hands x


Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Craftwork Cards


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Just Because

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA small card 4 inch square and as it says – Just because. Made using a Marianne Creatable die. I love to make Just Because cards – Why do we need a reason to send a card. This lovely little heart ballon die is enough to brighten anyday and I hope it brightens yours x

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Die - cuts


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Black and White

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA very simple stamped A5 card in monochrome. I can’t remenber whose stamp it is as I’ve had it a while. It is one of my favourite’s as I love trees in all forms, especially trees without any leaves on – I love their unusual shapes and can spend many hours walking in the woods in Autumn and Winter when all the trees are bare. The simplicity of this card reflects the raw and natural state of the trees in winter. I hope you like it x

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Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Stamping


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Baubles so bright

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust wanted to share with you one of the samples I made for the recent Kanban shows on Create and Craft tv. This is an 8 x 8 card using one of the new Christmas Stencils. I used 2 shades of Memento Dye ink – Bahama Blue and Pear Tart and brushed with a little Pale Gold Cosmic Shimmer Mica powder whilst the inks were still a little wet. I mounted the image on 3d foam pads after I had mat and layered with Turquoise card and lime green waffle card. Hope you like it x


Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban


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