Monday, 10 November 2014

Golden wedding commission card

Well I have made a card after weeks of not doing one.
My mother-in-law wanted a golden wedding anniversary for her relatives in Canada.
So this is what I came up with
I used centura pearlised card and gold mirri card,
The decoupage and backing paper comes from the party paws cd rom.
The gems and ribbon is from my old stash and I used collal all purpose glue and collal tacky glue. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A taste of India

Hi all

Well I cannot believe that we are in October already it's scary.
Well today I fancied doing a bit of messy crafting which I haven't done for a while.


Crafter's companion Kraft card
Taste of India Indian Lattice embossing folder. 
Neenah desert storm card
Taste of India tiger tiger stamp set

I used the A4 embossing folder and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.
I stamped the Tiger onto the Neenah desert storm card and coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens, I used CT1, CT2, Or1 and Or2 then EB2, EB3 and EB5.
I used a thin double sided tape and then put on some glitter around the edges. 
I used the ribbon and gems from my stash. 
I stamped the sentiment with Stalin ink pad onto the bengals desert storm card, then used my Die'sire die tag to cut it out then I used the distress ink to tie it in with the card.

Thank you for looking xx

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A few cards I made today

Hi everyone,
Today I managed to make some cards even though I have a trapped nerve in my neck. 
My 1st card I made was using the purple pearlised card, the backing and decoupage came from the Barkley paper pack, the gems I had from my stash.
The stepper was made by using the crafts too presscut die and I used it for the first time today.

And the other cards are made from the snowman & snow dog paper kit I have enjoyed putting these together.
Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Snowman & snow dog paper kit arch

Well for the first time in a last week or two I have managed to get my snowman & snow dog paperkit and have a play. 
I need to start getting focused and make some Xmas cards, hubby is going away for a golfing this weekend and I am going to do some cards. 
I do prefer cd crafting but I do love this paper crafting kit I have managed to make these 4 today and I intend to make the rest up within this weekend :-). 
Hope you all have a good evening.

Sam xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Gave it a go and succeeded

Hi all

I haven't blogged for a while as I wanted to get myself  focused in losing weight, which I am doing and I needed to get my mojo back for my card making. 

Well I watched Leann from crafter's companion do the fab stepper card and using the new Christmas die'sire die on create and craft.

After a few weeks of losing my mojo I decided that I need to pull my finger out and try the new stepper card.
I used centura pearlised card
O'holy night Die'sire die 
And a silver rainbow effect paper behind.

I absolutely loved making this it looks like I will be making a few more.

Thank you for looking Sam xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A card made to order

My mother in law asked me to make her a birthday card for her sister. 
She wanted a similar card that I had made for her for her birthday.

16x16 pearlised card cut to 9" 
Barkley paper kit from crafters companion.
Gems, butterfly punch, and happy birthday sister dies are available from Franki craftytouch shop.

Thank you for looking xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Mother & father in law's anniversary

Well after making this card I have recently found it that a 55th wedding anniversary is Emerald. 
So I don't know whether to scrap this one I made or not, I do like it but??? Hey.

The ingredients I have used are as follows: 
Elegant frame cards (Rose design) which is 7 x 10 and available from
The backing paper and topper are from the cd rom called party paws and the black card and the big word dies, and the core'dinations cardstock are available from
The dies that says mum & dad and the butterfly punch are available from
 The green gems are from my own stash 

Thank you for looking xx

Monday, 19 May 2014

One Direction

Well my mother in law asked me to make her a card for our great niece which is her great granddaughter.
One condition it had to be One Direction and I jokingly said one direction to the bin lol.
I used centura pearl card
Matted and layered with black card
And another layer of centura pearl. 
I got the picture from google.
And I added black pearl. And I used my favourite glue in the world collall all purpose.
I hope my mother in law likes it and I hope my great niece loves it.

Thank you for looking. 

Monday, 12 May 2014

50th birthday banners

I was asked to make a birthday banner with happy birthday Fiona I used Snow White centura pearl card and black card. 

With the 2nd banner I was asked if I could add photo's to the 2nd banner. So I used the same card as the 1st one and I used the new create-a-card dies I used auora and decadence and she has said she loved them.  

Monday, 28 April 2014

Sympathy card

Well today I made a sympathy card for a family friend who lost her husband last week.
He was a lovely man whom loved rallying so much. 
For the last few days I sat at my desk thinking but couldn't muster a card up. And today I am seeing her for the first time since his death and had to make this card. 
I used centura pearl card and the decoupage sheet was a CUP sheet that I purchased a while ago. I printed the decoupage onto centura pearl card stock.
I hope I have done it justice. 
Also the verse which also came from CUP says.

Take some time in the silence
If you're feeling low.
To think upon their memories,
To bask within their glow.
I know its not easy,
To let a loved one go.
Your heart will continue grieving,
Because you loved them so.
But eventually it will get better,
I promise this for you.
And may the joy of being reunited one day,
Always help you through. 

I just hope that she will take comfort that I will be there for her xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

April's challenge - flowers

Well I decided to enter into the Crafter's companion monthly challenge blog which this month's theme was flowers.
I raided my Barkley paper pack and came out with this card.
The base card is centura pearl.
The card is the card from the paper pack which I cut down and placed onto centura pearl. The swing card I fixed onto the card and decoupaged Barkley & Purrdey,  I added pink and purple ribbon from my old stash.  I used the small rose die'sire die and cut the flowers using pink and purple core'dinations cardstock. And added clear jewels in the centre x

Sunday, 13 April 2014

A special birthday card for a lovely little girl

Well after helping Franki in her shop at the weekend I was thinking of what card to make for Aimee as she is now 7.
So I got my Barkley paper pack and made her a card similar to the one Dawn Wheeler made on the four day deal. 

I made the white centura pearl card as my base, and I matted & layered with purple pearlised card, and again white.
I used my heart doillie die'sire die and cut it out using the purple pearlised card. 
The decoupage, sentiment and tag are from the paper pack kit. I used collall all purpose glue to stick the card and the pin flair silicone. 
I added purple ribbon and also gems.
Also I cut out the number 7 using the numerical die'sire die.

I hope Aimee likes her card. Thank you for popping by. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bamboo paperpack

Well after rummaging through my large amount of craft stash as i needed to make 2 quick Mother's Day cards for my mam.

My 1st one 
I used my centura pearl card stock, 
And got my sizzix accordian die and used my ebosser to cut out 4 pieces.
And I stuck them together with red liner tape.
I took 3 images and 1 sentiment and stuck it down with the best glue in the world collall all purpose glue. 
I had a bow punch and cut out 4 red bows and mounted them onto the card using foam pads and put clear gems on the bows and on the end of the card. 

My 2nd card
I used an A3 card scored in half to make an A4 card (centura pearl card,
I then got black card and also printed acetate which was in the pack and uses pearl brads to fasten the acetate and black card together. The pearl brads I actually coloured them in using my spectrum noir pen.
I them used collall all purpose glue to hold the black card onto the base card.
I then put on the bamboo decoupage on and also the sentiment and also peel off. 
Thank you for looking xx

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bebunni Mother's Day card

Hi all hope everyone has had a good weekend. 
Well I have been busy making my Mother in law's Mother's Day card which I have enjoyed making. 
Ingredients used:-

A3 pearlised card folded to make A4
Light green glittered card from old stash
Backing paper mega page from the Bebunni cd rom
I used my die'sire lace border to cut coordinations card stock.
I cut flowers from my Die'sire lace flower die as well as the stamen die'sire die.
I used the sentiments from the sentimentals rubber stamp plate, and used the die'sire tag die then coloured it in using squeezed lemonade ink pad.

Everything except the glitter card, gems and ink pad are available from

Thank you for looking 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bebunni baby card.

I have a fascination with baby cards at the moment and I seriously need to make Mother's Day cards for my mother and mother in law.
With this card I have used the circle lace frame which is available from
For matting and layering I used black card.
The topper, sentiment and backing paper are from the bebunni paperpack kit which is available from
The bow is made from the cheery Lynn die, the flowers were cut from crafts too daisy punches and I added yellow gemstones onto the card. 
Thank you for popping by and I hope you have a fab day xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Angelica & Adam cards

Well today I decided to make 2 cards using the Angelica & Adam cd rom which is available from

I got the card idea from a friend of mine called Franki as she ran a card class on Saturday last week. 

With this card I used pearlised card stock,
Blue pearlised card and the backing paper came from the cd and I used the Adam football crazy embossing folder,
I used gold mirri card to put my topper on. 
And I used the embossing folder of the footballs and used black pen and used the small circle ephiphany tool to make footballs. 

My 2nd card is using the cd rom  for the backing paper and topper. I used the bow die and also used a flower die I am not too sure of the make. I thoroughly enjoyed doing these type of card xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

50th birthday order

I was asked to make a 50th birthday card from a friend she wanted a big card and that she wanted it to be special.
So I looked through my Bebunni birthday cd rom from crafters companion. 

A3 pearlised card folded into A4,
Silver linen mirri card,
Megapage and backing paper from the cd rom
The happy 50th birthday was from the Die'sire alphabet 1" dies
The flourish and flowers are from my private stash.
And I added pink and purple gems 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Angelica & Adam

I received my bumper pack of Angelica and Adam kit from
So I decided to have a play 

6x6 pearlised card stock
Silver mirri card
The backing paper from Adam 6x6 luxury designer paper pad,
Neenah card
The image is from the acrylic pack called let's play football which I stamped using tuxedo black memento ink pad. 

The image was coloured in using my 2nd gen spectrum noir pens 

Skin: FS1, TN2, FS3
Hair: CT1, CT2, CT3
Top & Socks: CR11, DR6
Shorts: IG1, IG3
Footie boots: IG7, IG9
Grass: DG2, DG3, DG4
And highlight all around: TB1

I used red, blue and white pearls 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Bebunni baby cards

Well today I woke up feeling drained and restless as I didn't sleep too well. So I decided to make some baby cards so I got out my bebunni baby cd rom from Crafter's companion and clicked on card companions and decided to do a boy and a girl card and I printed matching backing papers. 

My baby girl card 
I made it into a 6x6 card base using my pearlised card.
Gold mirri card
Matted and layered using collall tacky glue and mounted the topper using foam pads. 
The buttons I used my small circle ephiphany tool and bubble tops and made into buttons.
The 3 tags that was on the card companions I cut out and used my cropodile to put in an eyelet. 
Then with my die'sire 1" alphabets I cut out it's a girl on to core'dinatioms pink card stock and stuck it onto the tags. And used gold ribbon.

My baby boy card

Again I used pearlised card base and did a 6x6 card,
Silver mirri card
Matted and layered using collall tacky glue and the topper used foam pads
On the card companions sheet I only had 2 tags and used my die'sire 1"alphabet to spell boy and cut it out on dark blue core'dinations card stock, I added baby blue ribbon and 3 black gems 

Thank you for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Bebunni gift in a bottle card

Well I made this card from an idea from Kay (Hougie crafts) book called mini master piece book and it's called gift in a bottle card. 
It is the bebunni birthday cd rom and I used the card companions section. I used mirri card for matting and layering, I added purple ribbon, gems and the flower die cut from my stash. I am just waiting to add the 3 bottles and I am going to fill one with purple dew drops, purple glitter and purple sequins.
I think I am purple mad lol. 
Thank you for looking xx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine's day part 2

Well my 1st valentine's day card I made my eldest took it for his girlfriend.
So I decided to pull my finger out and make another one for my hubby until my youngest complained that he has not got a card for the last couple of years so I decided to make him one too. 
I made an 8x8 card using centura pearl used card then cut another 8x8 piece of card and used chantilly embossalicious 8x8 embossing folder, and I used collal all purpose glue to stick it onto the card. 
The image is from the Bebunni range rubber stamp called hearts using memento ink, then I coloured the image with my beloved spectrum noir pens. 
And the window is a die called open window by Britannia Die and I used an ivy die'sire die and used core'dinations card. Then I added some green gems.
My husband's card I also make it an 8x8 pearlised card, then I matted gold pearlised card and for the last piece of white card I embossed using the embossalicious roses folder and matted and layerd using collal glue. I then got 4 small sheets of red core'dinations card stock and used my hearts die'sire die and cut and embossed 4 hearts. I folded 2 full hearts in half so that I could make a 3d effect. The decoupage is from the bebunni love paper kit and I put it on the heart. And the sentiment is also from the paper pack. And the ribbon is from my personal stash. 
I just hope they both like their cards.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bubble cards

Well 2 of my friends designed these bubble cards Dawn Watson from dusk till Dawn and Franki who owns crafty touch in Darlington. 
All you have to use are gems or you can use glitter. 
I use gems and I find it so therapeutic. 
Dawn came to Franki's for a card making day and all I did we're making these cards as they don't need much to do, and I find them so effective.
In a 5hr class I made these 8 cards and I am so pleased with what I had done. 
And the shoe one I did all in red using red gems and I actually thought of Cara from ruby red crafts lol. 
Thank you for looking xx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

1st valentine's day card for 2014

Well today after a card class I decided to make a valentine's day card. I am not too sure if this should be for my husband as yet. The card and the box is called open book card set. It contains 3 open book card sets and 3 wedge boxes with acetate. Which is available to buy from Cara Jayney who is on Facebook which is Kathy Mill's daughter.
The sentiment on the one page is see through and I placed it onto red pearlised card and I cut around the peel off and used foam pads to raise it. 

The image I used is from the bebunni rubber stamp range called hearts and coloured with the 2nd generation spectrum noir pens which are available from
The red and gold ribbon are from my old stash. 
The next few items I have used I have got from Franki at
The daisy die, (crafts too), pretty pretty bows (cheery lyn), mini fanciful flourish right (cheery lyn), red dew drops and pearl hope it is ok. Thank you for looking x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Hooray my 1st card

I did lose my mojo for a while but today I had to make a quick card for a friend who has the same birthday as me. 
So I looked through my cd roms and I found a cd rom which I have not used for a while it is from craft creations and it is called Mimic. 
He is a driving instructor and I thought Stig will do.
I used crafters companion pearlised card and I used the topper, decoupage and insert which I printed from my cd rom and used foam pads. 
I am glad that I made this card xx