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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Birthday Diorama!

Morning. Today I have a very simple and easy Birthday Diorama card. I used the Birthday Garden 5x5 Create a Card from Crafter's Companion

The base card is Centura Pearl Fresh White double sided card, and I used the Teal from the Centura Pearl Darks pack.

It doesn't show particularly well in the photo, but I cut the Birthday Garden again in Silver Glitter card from the Luxury Silver Card Pack, then snipped out the sentiment and overlayed it. The back and side panels are embossed with Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Elegant Snowfall.


Friday, 20 January 2017

Pop Out Card!

Our lovely Debbie is on now for the last chance with the Create a Card Dies. This is another of my cards - this time using the Floral Lace Heart and Thank You sentiment.

The waste of the sentiment die was used on the front..... 

And the actual die cut was in the middle, along with the Lace Heart die again as a pop-out.

I love the combination of the matt black card with the glitter card from the Gold Luxury Card pack.


What a Hoot!!

The Die'sire Create a Card dies are back on Hochanda today! I really love this size of die - and all the designs are gorgeous. And even better - there are sentiments too!!

This matching box and card is using "What a Hoot" with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. I teamed up some chocolate brown card with the matt mirror card from the Luxury Card Pack in Gold.

There really wasn't much else needed, other than a few pearls, and a ribbon and bow!! 


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Gone Fishing!!

Morning!! Another Hobby Edge'able this morning. This one is using "Gone Fishing", which I used to make an 8x8 card. 

I used a piece of background card that I had in my stash, and then cut the Edge'able into a piece of white linen card. This was turned into an aperture/frame, and pierced using Tim Holtz's piercing ruler.

The sentiment is Die'sire Essentials Only Words, and I decorated with buttons and Baker's twine. 


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A little bit of knitting!

Evening! This is a card I made with one of the Die'sire Edge'ables from the Hobbies and Leisure Collection. It's called "Knit It" and when I saw it I just knew I had to use it for the band around a ball of wool.

So, I took a photo of a ball of wool, and blew it up on the computer. After printing it and cutting it out, I used Centura Pearl Hint of Silver with the "Knit It" die, to create the band, and layered it over a piece of purple card embossed with my Embossalicious Knit One Pearl One folder. I used the same folder for the background card, and decorated with a flower cut with Flowers for All Occasions 2 along with a button. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Die'sire Classiques Only Words collection.

I really like this card - it turned out just how I envisaged it!!

Edge'ables Card

Morning! The One Day special on Hochanda yesterday was a great deal on the Large Fancy Edge'ables from Crafter's Companion! I love the size of these as it gives you a gorgeous edge to a large card!.

This one is a W Fold card using Jardin. 

I used Centura Pearl Fresh White and Crafter's Companion Matt Black card, and embossed with Sugar and Spice Delicate Floral Embossing folder.
Th wording is using the Diamond Press Block Alpha, and I have decorated the inside with flowers using Die'sire Flowers for All Occasions. And I finished it with pearl "ribbon" and pearls!!


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A day late .....

I shared a post this morning saying Fiona would be Hochanda today!! And then when I tuned in, I realised I was a day late!! Had to chuckle - story of my life!! 

Anyway, here's another sample from the Diamond Press show from yesterday!!

I used the mini stamp and die set - Save the Date, to create a little card and matching magnet.

I used a couple of the little dies from the Diamond Press starter set too - the arrow for the card, and the little flower with the star cut out for the magnet. The calendar is computer generated, and I used papers from Crafter's Inspiration 11 - Printed Paper Packs - Timeless. A little bit of gold mirror card from the Luxury Card Pack, along with a few pearl and a little ribbon completed the look!!
I will try to be a bit more on time in the future!!