Friday, August 18, 2017

Spellbinders Holiday Release

Here I am again with another release post with dies from Spellbinders.
This time I am creating with the very cute Die D-Lites Candy Cane.  Its a really good size die and comes with a little bow.

To make this card I cut the candy cane from red mirror card stock and then cut another from white card stock.  I used the waste from the white cane to add the stripes back in.  Every other stripes cuts out so you could add any colour you wanted.

I then cut the bow from red glittered card stock and added a little jingle bell.  These dies are also the perfect size to fit in the Prizm die cutting machine.

For the sentiment I used the Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho and cut this from black card stock.
I created quite a modern Christmas card for this one and used a lovely sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
Please stop by the Spellbinders website for more details of the die sets used and check out the lovely new releases.


Its Friday and its challenge time from the Daring Cardmakers.
 This is a 'word' challenge - the idea is that you use the word however you like.  For example it could be sports action, or film, film reel, clapperboard etc, or another Action phrase like 'Action Stations', or the card itself could have an action or moving element,   Or anything else inspired by the word.
Here is what I came up with.
I made a spinner card.  I am not sure if that's the correct name for it but the rocket orbits the earth.

To make this card I first cut a circle into the black card stock then added a smaller die cut circle to make a track.
I then cut the rocket from silver mirror card stock using the set called Spaced Out by Spellbinders.  I then added a little coin to the back to allow the rocket to spin. The earth die is set from spellbinders called Die D-Lites World and I cut this from white card stock and added some green and blue ink.

I then finished my card with a sentiment cut from mirror card stock using the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase One set.
Don't forget to check out the design team blogs to see how they use the word ACTION!!!
For more details about the die sets I have used please head over to the Spellbinders website.
Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Releases from Spellbinders

Hello All.
So who is Christmas crafting?
I have made a start and I wanted to share with you the lovely new releases at Spellbinders from
Sharyn Sowell.
These beautiful new dies create a silhouette effect and they have the most precious little Christmas scenes.
The first die I have used is called Fa La La and has some little children playing musical instruments and carrying a tree.

I cut the die using kraft card stock and to make the die stand out I cut another from red mirror card and created a little shadow effect by just creating a tiny border.
I then made the card into a little shaker to add a bit of fun and the sentiment is another new release called Ho Ho Ho. 
The next card I have made is one with a lovely winter scene so I cut this one using white card stock and added a tiny border of silver.
This die is called Sledding.  I added an extra piece of torn card stock to the bottom of the die so that it looked a little like deep snow.

I then added a strip of vellum to the top with the greeting cut from silver mirror card and then added a little jingle bell.

The last card I made was using the die called Presents.  I wanted to create a warm and cosy feel to this card so I cut this one from kraft card stock and added a little red mirror card border.
I used some warm and cosy patterned paper which I think looks like a Christmas jumper.

The greeting is again from the die set called Ho Ho Ho.

With all these dies I found that you didn't need to add much as the dies themselves are just so lovely and take centre stage on your cards.
Please check out the website at Spellbinders for more details about the dies I have used and also all the new releases.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 11, 2017


Hello Bloggers.
Its Friday so time for a challenge from the team at Daring Cardmakers.  Our host this week is Enfys and the theme is unnatural.  The challenge is to use a colour on your card that isn't found in nature.
So think of purple trees, pink elephants and green sheep etc...

I picked pink owls.  Such a cute little pair.
The image was an old download from Pink Petticoat and The Lovely Studio which I have had stashed away for a while.
I just coloured the cute pair with promarkers.

I cut the sentiment from die set called Simply Said Phrase One from Spellbinders and the little flowers are also from a die from Spellbinders called Spring Time.  I just added a little flowers shaped sequin to the centre.
The papers I used are from a set I fell upon whilst having a rummage in a local shop.  It was a Easter pad but I used some of the papers that didn't have chicks and bunnies on them. 
I hope you can stop by the Design Team Blogs to see what they came up with.
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pineapples and Flamingos

Hello All,
I am just following on from last weeks post from Daring Cardmakers as I was so inspired by the elemental inspiration image that I created a couple more projects using the Tropics Wild and Free Set from Spellbinders and Debi Adams.
I used the same technique using twinkling h2o's to create the background.  Just by adding the colour to my craft sheet and spritzing with water and pressing down with a sheet of plain white cardstock.

I then used the Tropics Wild and Free die set from Debi Adams and Spellbinders to create the pineapples.  I had a little fun and made them in glitter card to match the background.

I love how the backgrounds are never the same even though I used the same technique.  The flamingo you see above also comes in the set along with some tropical leaves.



I had so much with this set I then went on to create a matching banner.
To create the banner base I used Celebrations Pierced Circles from Spellbinders.  I inked up the centre of the white cardstock using yellow and blue to give it a beach feel.

I then added some summer themed words using an old alphabet stamp set I had stashed away.

 I alternated the images with flamingos and pineapples in lovely bright colours and added a few sequins to finish.
The banner would make a great addition to a tropical themed party.  Or just to hang up in a summer house or porch to celebrate the season.

Click on the links for the full details of the dies I have used on todays projects.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Elemental Inspiration

WOW, is it August already?  Anyone else counting down the days until school starts again?  My eldest has become obsessed about buying new school supplies and it has to include an emoji somewhere. 
As its the first Friday of August its an elemental inspiration challenge from Daring Cardmakers.
Look at the bright summery image that Miri our host has picked this week.
Remember to use at least 3 elements on your card.
I picked bright colours, flamingo, bold sentiment and a textured background.
To create my background I used my twinkling H2O's.  I haven't used these for ages.  I took a piece of white card stock and swished the colours onto my craft sheet and sprayed a little water over the top.  I then pressed my card stock into the colours.
Once dried I ran the card through my Spellbinders Platinum Machine using the Blistered Embossing Folder By Tammy Tutterow.

I then added more colour using the same technique as above to smaller pieces of cardstock and used the Shapeabilities Tropics Wild and Free set by Debi Adams.  I cut out the flamingo and some of the leaves.

The sentiment is from the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase 2 Set which I cut from black mirror card.
Don't forgot to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely Inspiration.
Please check out the Spellbinders website for more details of the Dies I have used.
Happy Crafting.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Paper Sweeties

Just wanted to stop by today to wish Paper Sweeties a very happy 5th birthday.

Its challenge time over on their blog and the challenge is to make a card inspired by the photo below.
As its their birthday I went with a cupcake theme for my creation using the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamp and die set from Paper Sweeties.
I made a couple of cards for this challenge and I just had to make them both shaker cards.
I used the cupcake from the set and placed it inside a star die cut shape for the shaker element and added a little flag with the sentiment stamped inside.

For the second shaker I used a square shape and paper pieced the little cupcake inside with matching papers.
I made my cards bright and cheerful.  Perfect for a birthday.

Look at the cute sequins.  There are balloons and streamers.  I stole them from my daughters craft stash but don't tell her.

I hope you can stop by the Paper Sweeties BLOG for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.
Have a lovely day.