Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tea Bag Squared

The new die used in this card is the Couture Creations Universal Doily Die 'Tatted Lace'

Products used are:
  • 14 x 28cm Stampin Up Whisper White card, scored and folded in half to make a 14cm square base card.
  • Couture Creations Universal Doily Die 'Tatted Lace' C023223
  • Cheery Lyn Doily Die DL 103 'Italian Flourish'
  • 5cm square tea bag folding papers, you will need 7 folded into the sunflower fold.
  • 13cm square of Stampin Up Certainly Celery card
  • Gold border peel offs
  • Pearls to finish
Use the Tattered Lace die to cut the Certainly Celery Card
Use  the Italian Flourish Die to cut the Whisper White card
Construct the Tea Bag Folded sections to create the medallion the mount this onto the white die cut doily, mount this onto the square Tatted lace die cut the mount to the base card.

Finish by running narrow gold peel off borders around all four sides, (I also added some to my medallion) and self adhesive pearls.


Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Owl on a Branch

Having new dies means I have even more reason to spend time in my craft room, I have heaps I've not used at all yet, so I've decided that I'm going to make a concerted effort to remedy that laps in creativity.

This is one of the cards I made yesterday. I've used these cute little owls before and just love them.

For this  card I used the following products:

  • Stampin Up's Regal Rose card cut to A5 scored and folded in half
  • Stampin Up's Pink Pirouette scrap cm x cm square
  • Cheery Lyn Doily die 'French Pastry'
  • Marianne Designs designables DS 0916 cutting and embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities S5-095 'Tags & Flags' (rickrack die)
  • Hearty Crafts 3D designs HC-7275 Owls
Cut and emboss the front of your Regal Rose card base using the Marianne Designs cutting and embossing folder.
Cut the square of Pink Pirouette with the Cheery Lyn die "French Pastry"
Use foam mounts to assemble your chosen owl and mount over the Cheery Lyn Doily, then mount the whole topper onto the front of your pre-prepared base card.
finish by die cutting a scrap using the Rickrack die and adhere above the die cut section at the top of your card.

Quick, easy, pretty and effective. LOVE those dies!

Sorry about the flash effect on the gloss of the owl, took the photo at night and had to use the flash.

Thank you for visiting today, call back tomorrow for another new (to me) die card. The next one will be using some Tea Bag folding.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Flutterby medallions

Hello again everyone
I went out to a local craft shop today to get some Glossy Accents as I was almost out, came home with several bottles of stickles, a new cutting and embossing folder, and two new die sets, but no glossy! (they were out of stock ;-(

Of course I had to have a play with my new dies and stuff so here is the first card I made. I just LOVE this die set. It's a Creatables by Marianne Designs LR0235 and I've used all four layers to create the topper for this card.

I used Stampin Up's Very Vanilla for the base card, the layer colours used from the bottom to the top are:
SU Regal Rose, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Very Vanilla and SU Regal Rose,

The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and I inked the edges with Regal Rose before coating the top layer in Stickles.

A large'ish' pearl was used to complete the medallion.

The background DSP used is from SU's Twitterpated collection.

Tomorrow I'll post another one of the cards I made.

Thank you for popping in today, see you again soon.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sandy Jane

The two cards I'm sharing with you today are not my original idea, I've not even made any real changes to them from the original. They are from Sandy Jane Designs. You will find them at: I saw the advert in one of my subscription card making magazines and checked it out. I LOVED her stuff. These two cards are the results of that browsing session.
As you can get the materials etc by clicking on the link, I won't go into the details here.
I just wanted to share with you two really beautiful designs.

The fountain in the second card is from a 12x12 sticker sheet. I stuck the fountain onto light card then cut it out and mounted it with Stampin Up Dimensionals. I do have the stamp of this image in my collection and this has got my brain ticking over as to its uses. :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope to see you back here soon.

Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Trinitage out for a drive in Paris

Trinitage, I've only just recently discovered this lovely type of card, must have had my head under a stone!
The image comes from Le Pashe, and it's soooo easy to do. Here is my first Trinitage card. Hope you like it.
This first photo is of the Front/top of the card (it's a top fold card.

 This second card shows the inside pop up of the card

I'm certain I'm going to be doing more of these.
I got my image from Sandy Jane designs at
Hope you like this type of card.
Hugs and happy crafting,

Friday, 3 May 2013

Unstampabelles May Challenge - Easel Card

My design team card for this months challenge is a 


I am an independent Stampin Up demonstrator and I'm the sponsor for this months Challenge, the prize I have on offer is the following Stampin Up Products.

  • Designer Series Paper 'Be of Good Cheer'
  •  Jewels Basic Rhinestones
  •  Jewels Basic Pearls
  • Stampin Dimensionals.

All the double sided papers in this pack are designed to work together with the basic card range. The Jewels are a really high quality, the gems have a stunning gleam to them and the pearls look so rich and real.
The Dimensionals are my prefered foam mount, they work so very well and can if necessary be cut to size.

My Twisted Easel Card is made using the following Stampin Up products:

  • Top Note Bigz Die
  • Designer Series Paper 'Twitterpated'
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Framelits Labels Collection
  • Jewels Basic Pearls
  • Owl punch
  • Sentiment from Apothecary Art 'For You' 
I used the Top Note die to cut my base card and face. To create the twist, I scored the front section of the base card on the diagonal instead of straight across, the rest of the easel card is as for any easel card.

If you require more in depth details on how to do this email me and I'll put a photo tutorial together for you.

I hope you consider taking part in our challenge for this month. At Unstampabelles,  No stamps may be used OTHER than a maximum of 3 words for a sentiment.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Easel Cards are so easy to make so give it a go!

Happy Crafting,