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.
To see more detail click on the images .

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.