Monday, 21 April 2014

How I made... Simple Sew Lovely Card

Hey everybody,

I thought I'd do something a little different and do a "how I made...", tutorial type blog post. Here's the card I made using the Sew Lovely collection from Docrafts

What you need:
- 5"x7" card blank & envelope 
- 12"x12" Sew Lovely Paper pack
- Lucy Cromwell clear stamp set
- acrylic block
- black ink
- metal ruler
- craft knife
- scissors
- double sided tape
- foam squares
- self adhesive rhinestones

Step 1:
Cut yourself a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper. I used these measurements because I wanted a white border around the edge, but you could cover the card in your patterned paper if you wish.

Step 2:
Next I cut out one of the banners from the paper pack and stamped a sentiment onto it in black ink.

Step 3:
Next I took the 12"x12" paper that was covered in bobbins and cut out 3 of them in various sizes and colours to use as my embellishments.

Step 4:
I then added double sided tape to the sentiment, and two of the bobbins. On the third bobbin I added a foam square, just to create that little bit of dimension in the card.

Step 5:
Position and stick down the pieces, creating layers and added the raised bobbin piece last. 

Step 6: 
Next add some rhinestones for that extra bit of detail. Lastly add double sided tale to the back of the whole thing and adhere to your card blank. Here is your completed card.

Let me know what you think of this card, and Thankyou all for reading! 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Tilly Daydream Cards

Recently I bought the Tilly Daydream Ultimate Card Kit. They had it in The Works and I saw and fell in love with the collection. After I bought it I found out it was a complete bargain and I actually got it for about half of the RRP!

Here are some cards I made from the kit:

Saturday, 12 April 2014

New Baby Girl Card - Custom

Here is a request for a card I had from a lovely lady that has had a couple of cards from me. She wanted a New Baby Girl card and here is what I came up with:
Products I used: 
  • Forever Friends Kraft Notes 12''x12'' Paper Pad (Backing Paper & Words)
  • Dovecraft Garden Party 6''x6'' Paper Pack (Pram and Banner)
  • First Edition Blank Canvas 8''x8'' Paper Pad (Wheels)
  • Pink Rhinestone Gems
  • Red paper from crafty stash (hearts)
  • Paperchase Creative Stamps - Clear Alphabet stamps (New baby girl)
  • Dovecraft Mini Alphabet Stamps (Evelyn Rose)

Thankyou for reading :) x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Custom Cards

Sometimes I get requests from people to make a special card for them. I work with the customer and figure out what it is they are looking for, i.e. theme, sentiment, colour sheme etc.

Here are a few examples of personalised cards I have made:
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Pinterest - Personal Account

I just love Pinterest, that is the only way to say it! It is filled with so much inspiration on pretty much any crafty project you would like to take on. But it's not just that, there are so many different topics you can browse through. 

Here are the current boards I have on Pinterest as an example:

If you would like to follow my personal account on Pinterest it is

I also have a Hidden Quirks one that is in the process of being filled, I will do a feature in that when it is finished. If you would like to follow that one, it's

Thanks for reading :) x

Friday, 4 April 2014

Selection of Gift Tags

I recently went on a gift tag making binge! I made so many sets! I think it was around the 50 mark, and considering they come in sets of 5 or 6... boy thats a lot of gift tags!

So I thought I'd share some of my designs with you. Here is just a small selection of what I can do: