Thursday, 30 June 2011

Teachers Pressie

I made some gift mugs and boxes for the kids teachers
The gifts were made using 2 sizes of Pillow Box Templates. You can find the template by Googling Pillow Box

The mugs idea I found here I put a muffin wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper in the mugs and they have detachable charms hanging on the outside.

The handbags are filled with jelly babies.

I used all the usual Dies (Tim Holtz and Nellie Snellen) and used bits and bobs from my stash. I think they all turned out pretty well!!!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Thank You Note

I recently finished a course and made this as a little thank you to the Lecturer.

the tutorial is here The only thing I used different was I used the Tim Holtz File die.

Thursday, 23 June 2011


My friend wanted  a Pokemon card for her son so I came up with this penny slider card.....
The characters slide as you tilt the card to battle each other! They spin on weighted pennies and it is a quite effective kinetic card!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Its the Beano!!!

My Dad used to read the Beano as a kid and when I was out shopping I came across Beano wrapping paper and turned it into this.....

This is called an Explosion card and I found it here - This is my first attempt but I think it has a lot of possibilities!!!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Wee Dram Or Two....

Two friends asked me to make Fathers Day cards for them with a whiskey theme as they worked at the distilleries (Glenlivet and Macallen) and so I made these double fold cards....

I got the the tutorial for this kind of card here - and just printed off images and the tartan found on Google.

Happy Anniversary

My Mum and Dad love gardening so I themed their card around this

As usual I found inspiration for this card on YouTube on this link and just put my twist on it!

Friday, 17 June 2011

A Quickie Birthday Card

After my youngest daughter announced one of her best friends birthday was the next day this is what I came up with at short notice

I found the tutorial here and it easy to make yet quite impressive!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Hatbox 40th and Classy 50th

I had two cards to make for a friend. The first I made was a hatbox card...

I found the idea here and just added my own embellishments.

The next card was a classy 50th and I found inspiration in my latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

I am pleased with the butterflies which are peel offs on acetate attached to coloured card and the edges were cut using Tim Holtz edge dies.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Great Outdoors

This card has an outdoors theme to it and yes I actually got the wood and feather from my garden!

This type of  card is called a Step Card and works quite well to "frame" an image or embellishment.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Get Well Duck!

To cheer my friend up I made this cute get well card using the Sketch Saturday layout ( see my links to go to web site).

I used a Souffle stamp, Martha Stewart punches and a Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Pretty in Pink

I found the sketch ( or layout) for this card while Googleing images for other projects
As usual I used my Tim Holtz Dies and Nellie Snellen Dies. I found the poem online and printed it off. I stamped the background  and made the paper roses following this tutorial -

Sunday, 5 June 2011

21st Birthday Wish

I made this for a friend after seeing a similar card at this link- and this is my version....
To get the swirl effect I used a Swirl Embossing Folder

This style of card is called a Double Tri Fold card.

This is a back view.

The key was cut using a Tim Holtz Findings Die and the centre is cut using a  Nellie Snellen  Die.

the flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered  Flowers Die and then put through the Swirl Embossing  Folder

Saturday, 4 June 2011


My Nans birthday is coming up and she has green fingers so flowers are the natural choice...
I cut a basic plant pot shape in beige card stock and shaded it  with Distress Inks.  I used Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die to cut out the flowers and a Punch for the Butterflys. I cut the leaves free hand.

I attached the flowers to a separate oval card with glue dots and put  the butterflies into craft wire with a bead. 

I finished off with Peel offs and a tag on the front of the flower pot. The pot stands up as  I attached another pot to the back  but just at the rim edge so the oval card slides in.