Christmas baubles layered cards wih faux stitching

I love creating my sets for Christmas and these were so quick and fun to create using fussy cutting to cut out many bold baubles from some paper. I really enjoy sitting and cutting as I find it theraputic and gives great finished look. I layered up using snippets of card left over from other…

I made three gate fold cards from one A4 piece of Hunky Dory Scorable adorable. I do think using a score board would be much quicker and easier but I managed well enough with a ruler and bone folder tool. Creating the mirror frame was a bit tricky with needing to cut out the central…

Festive accordian cards with very classic images.

I love the classical images for Christmas and these images are all very subtly glittered. I chose the layer up three of the images for each card. First I chose the papers to back the images with using greens nd reds from my paper pack of festive paper. I then cut the larger panels of…

A trio of foiled fish to make a shimmering sea themed card

Under the sea, under the sea… I couldn’t help but sing the song as I made up this card. So bright and cheerful and just good fun. Until I got to all the fussy cutting, it took a great deal of time to cut out the seaweeds and fish, I enjoy fussy cutting but even…

Using my newset purchase to create an equestrian card

I got a great set from Kanban of equestrian toppers, borders and baking papers. It is a stunnig set with a huge range of differen’t horses in many shapes and sizes. I really loved coming up with this card idea. I knew I wanted a tall card to use this amazing oval topper and as…

Foiled fish card, a calming ocean scene

You may well be glad to see a card that doesn’t have a mermaid but i’m afraid this is still a similar theme and a stamp from the same free set. Cardmaking and papercraft really does provide some great free gifts i ┬átheir magazine, I am so glad I subscribed. I love the cute fish…

Mermaid at the waterfall; a chalk and silver ink card

After doing a moonlit scene with a mermaid I tried again but this time wanted to create a waterfall in the background. I am slightly dissapointed with the finished look especially as the moon really does look like a sun. s with my previous card I stamped using silver ink then coloured with a chalk…

Mermaid in moonlight; a black and silver card.

I have had my latest issue of cardmaking and papercraft magazine but been a little stuck on ideas for the free gift until the concept of a mermaid bathed in moonlight came to mind. I knew I had black card but was unsure if the silver ink would show up against it, I was pleasantly…

split negative stamping to create blue and white cards

I came across a technique in a magazine and have been hoping to try it out but needed ink that matched my paper so struggled until recently when I got a huge bundle from Rare Earth that included 4 load and fold tools, blending brushes, stamps and ink. I love my stamping tool and really…

A trio of cheerful yellow cards

As I mentioned in the previous post I have many cards to show from when I went to visit family last week. My Mother has a great number of craft items that I just loved using so thank you mum for all the creative fun. I painted a sunset background with watercolours hoping to create…