Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Cutting perfect sentiment from sheet using dies.

Many a time I have bought a sheet of paper with tons of sentiment that I simply struggled to cut perfectly, especially the round sentiments. Well today I will teach you a simple way to cut those sentiments using your dies perfectly each and every time. Picture help below for guidance.
I have used Graphic 45 Mon Amour Love xoxo sheet.
Firstly find a die that is as close to the size of the sentiment as possible. then take your die, and a scrap piece of card and run through your machine.
Now take the die away and place the aperture over your sheet of sentiments, the aperture is the exact cut to place over the sentiment. ( I have used circular die/sentiment for this demonstration.) Tape the aperture over the sentiment and replace your die ready to cut. you may tape the die to stop any movement when passing through the machine, and now pass through the die cutting machine and voila...the perfect circular sentiment. No more trying to cut around and dusting the edges with ink to mask the unevenness lol. You can now matt that sentiment onto your scallop circle to finish your project or simply use alone.
Happy Crafting and Happy Christmas everybody...xxxxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Magical time of the year...Xmas

Well we are only a few weeks away from Christmas and nearing the end of card making marathon. Thankfully I had the new Maja Joyous Winterdays paper to help and they certainly did!
Materials used include :-
Maja papers Joyous Winterdays, Sue Wilson finishing touch dies for foliage, Dawn Bibby die twig, Nuvo drops , shabby seam binding, berries, flowers, laser cut chipboard gift boxes & ivy, stamens, acorns which I do cut in half so thet are flatbacked and easy to glue lol  and Structure paste to give the look of snow.

Entering into the following:-

Love these colours, very traditional and cosy.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Emotional Times..

Sadly these last couple of weeks have taken a emotional toll and am taking a wee blog break . Hopefully soon I will back posting , until then keep safe xx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sweet Christmas.

Away from the standard traditional colours of Christmas for this card, instead using Pink! the images from Sweet Christmas Stamperia paper pad are simply stunning.

Materials used include, Doohickey dies, berries, pink bells, pink rats tail twine, pink flowers, cheesecloth and pearls and wooden lamp embellishment.
Entering into Allsorts challenge wk 437 Think Pink.

psssst....Don't forget to follow my blog as you never know what may be occurring just before xmas!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

My latest love....

I have to be quite frank and admit that I have never used Nuvo by Tonic until now and oh boy do I love the Glitter Drops White Buzzard, so very sparkly!
Sometimes even the best of us do have a little glue spillage or that little bit of glue that sneaks out when you least expect it, so using glitter is a quick aid.
Today's card is one of my favourite Tilda stamps and fab for all occasion of celebration and ages.
Materials included in my card are ;-
Anna Marie design papers 8 x 8 paper pad, ruffle pink ribbon trim, flowers from stash, Doohickey club 16 heart die, Glass die from stash, seam binding, Joy crafts ornate square die, Nuvo glitter drops
stamens from stash and rat tail twine. Image was coloured using Copic markers.

Entering into the following challenge;
Birthday cards over at A Gem of a Challenge

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


For todays card I chose Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport rugby theme. Great images for all male theme cards, especially the older generation as these suit very well.
Materials used;- Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport papers, Gummiapan Integrated star background die, Bulldog clip embellishment, Magnolia Christmas Tags, hessian fabric, Sue Wilson finishing touches die for B/day sentiment, Rugby ball die from first Edition Sports theme.
Entering into the following challenge..Love to craft #15 anything goes

Friday, 6 October 2017

Pink roses for You

A colleague where my hubby works unfortunately after 22 years has decided to leave and this card was commissioned.  I chose Pion/Maja in pinks with a hint of blue.
Using Maja Design Sofiero papers, shabby seam binding ribbon, Image from Pion , pearl string, corrugated card flowers and laser cut chipboard, and of course flowers to finish.
Delighted to be entering into this months challenge over at
Through the craftroom door. anything goes challenge Oct 3rd.
Crafting from the heart challenge anything goes 177
Crafting by design Oct anything goes .

Cutting perfect sentiment from sheet using dies.

Many a time I have bought a sheet of paper with tons of sentiment that I simply struggled to cut perfectly, especially the round sentiments....