Monday, 22 March 2010


This box originally housed 2 coffee cups and saucers. Using the colours on the box I embellished it by using punches from the sources mentioned below. I also used an ink pad to colour the edges and to colour the distressed flowers and butterflies. When finished I included my own present.

This is the finished result. Hope you likeit!
This is the card I made to go with the present above. I used a Martha Stewart deep punch for the edges,
Woodware punches for the flowers and a Cuttlebug die and emboss butterfly folder.
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Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Love the idea of recycling for presents using old boxes , stamping , die-cutting,embossing and my cricut expression to decorate and embellish.
My favourite magazines for inspiration are 'Take Ten' from Stampington .com and Craft Stamper(love the free stamp each month)
My favourite blogs are Bevscrafts, The Pink Stamper, Capadia designs with her free cricut and gypsy tutorials, Katharina and finally my best mate Toni The Artistic Craft Dabbler.
My favourite local shops and inspirational crafters are Mandy at Gifts from the Heart, Jill at The Stencil Craft and Louise and Shirley at Craft Inspirations.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March 6th and 7th - Spent very enjoyable evenings with nephew Richard setting up lighting studio in order to take images of cards ready to import into Blog. He also ironed out some of the difficulties I was having editing images in Photoshop elements. Hope to be able to start showcasing my cards in the very near future.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tues 16th Feb

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon yesterday with my very good friend Toni. We decided to find a way to use up some craft stock that has been lurking in the cupboard for a few years. Using the same papers and some pieces of chipboard we each produced our own individualised scrapbook album. I stayed up late to complete the finishing touches. Now to decide who will be the unwitting recipient. LOL. Whose birthday is coming up soon?!!!

This is the front cover. I used 4 pieces of chipboard,the largest being 12" long X 7", the others are each 1and1/4"less than the previous one.
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You can enlarge the image to see the detail by
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This image is the fifth page of the album. I used the Create and Craft oriental papers, the Go-Kreate die cut,2 Martha Stewart punches. The dragon was cut using the 'Pagoda' Cricut cartridge.
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