Sunday, 4 December 2011

Instructions for book card

O.K as promised here are the instructiuons for the book card. The front cover has been destressed and small beads have been stitched on.

The book can be any size you want just make the concertina box on the right about smaller than the cover I have left an inch either side.

The front cover is made in 4 pieces 2 are cut 6"x 6.5" lay your card landscape on your hougie board and score on 5" repeat on both pieces. Over lap the small 1.5" sections and stick. This creates the spine of the book.Destress all the edges including the and down through the spine on both sides.

Cut 2 pieces of card 5.75" x 5.25" emboss these and destress stitch the beads onto the front.

Stick the ribbon to the cover and then stick the embossed panels to the front.

Cut a piece of card 5.75" x 1.25" destress and stick to the outside spin.
This is the front cover before I destressed them The one on the left I bought from Hobbycraft the one on the right is a Docraft one. The dress form is a Tim Holtz.

Cut 2 pieces of card 4" x 8" and 2 4.5" x 8" score across at 1/2" destress these and then fold. run the ink across the scored lines.

Using wet glue stick a 4" piece and a 4.5" piece at a right angle.

Fold over left then right until you get to the top then stick with wet glue. Repeat with all the sides to for you square. Whilst still wet tap into place so it's square.

Stick a picture behind the concertina and then stick onto the inside cover again use wet glue.

The left hand side was decorated with an image from the net which I destressed. The lace panel was a piece of card cut 5"x 1.5" an off cut of the net image was stuck onto the card and a piece of lace stuck onto the panel this was then stuck to the inside cover.

The corner flowers were stuck with wet glue and I made a little pin. the bow was made from seam bonding which I bought from fabric land I sprayed it with water the splodged some ink on my glass cutting mat which I sprayed again I then rolled the ribbon into the inky mess. Dry it and then stamp with a black ink and the urban stamps.

Hope this helps.

Thank you Dave for the fab photos!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Vintage cards

Oh did we have fun last night.We tried Steampunk. Sue and Chris have been playing for a few weeks so theres are great the rest of us are quite new to it. Mine is more vintage than steampunk, but watch this space.

The recipes for all these cards are.

Tim Holtz bigz, bird cage die, gadget gears. Clocks and steampunk, and rays and retro circles embossing folder. Docraft urban stamps. The distressed lines on the card above are from a stampin up stamp up.

The inks I used are colour box Fluid chalk and a selection of die based and pigment inks as this was all I had. I have ordered some distree inks but they still haven't arrived. UGH.

The hinges on the first card are from spellbinders ironworks. I love it.

This card is stampin up and the circles were cut on my Cricut.

A mix of stampin up stamps and also urban.

Class cards

Monochrome Christmas
A4white card, A5 Black card,Kanban stamps, Black ink, glitter and thin outline sticker.

This card is called a venetian easel and the instructions are from Joanna Sheen site.
Stamps from Kanban and coloured with promarkers. Blue card is from stampin up. Fits into an A5 envelope.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Snowman soup

This was inspired by my new favourite site So many beautiful ideas.Recipe

White card, brown fluid chalks, Ironworks nesties the verse I was from tinternet, and the little snowman stamp is from Hobbycraft.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Kanban christmas

Iam going to try and plan this so it shows on Sunday if its any other day I have got it wrong.

Never thought I would see the day I would be using Kanban but here it is.


A Square card which I stamped the scroll in mementos black ink. The santa in the chair was stamped, coloured with promarkers and decoupage I glittered him with glamour dust used anita's 3D gloss for the boots and belt.

Tatty Ted

Oh I am cooking on gas now this is going to be blog over load Sorry.

A square card with a bit of matting and layering and a Tatty Ted wooden Stamprd image.


The papers are all from the Tatty Ted ultimate decoupage pack. The blue and pink card is from Stampin up as is the punch tab on the side and the punched ovals in the corner. The wooden snowflake was from Hobbycraft. I did a bit of paper pricking in the corners as well. The image was coloured with promarkers.

So heres the inks

Oh there are so many out there but I have tried to give a list of the most popular. All the info I have given is from the internet. Here we go.

Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Inks are a collection of 36 acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards and paper craft projects. Tim selected the colour and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibres. All the colourful Distress Inks afford added versatility when photo tinting and colour layering with the original, award winning tones. The 2" x 2" pads are made with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques, Re-inkers available in .5 oz. amber glass bottles with eye drop applicators.

For more info try here

Adirondack® Dye Ink Pads
Rich, realistic Earthtones, pastel Lights and vibrant Brights for color-coordinating with the popular Adirondack product line. Raised above the case, our pad allows easy use of any size rubber image, brayer, or for direct-to-paper techniques.
For more info try here

Memento™ dye ink is fast drying and fade resistant. The innovative pad delivers finer impressions and exceptionally even coverage and you can get the same great dye ink in a marker! Memento™ markers are dual tip - one end has a brush tip and the other a bullet tip. Memento products are available in 24 wonderfully fresh colors.

StazOn is our only solvent-based ink, designed for decorating non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, such as metal, shrink plastic, acrylic, cellophane, aluminum foil, leather and some glass surfaces. Thanks to its mild smell, StazOn is much safer to use than other permanent inks. Wide mouth bottles are available for all 31 colors. For everything from industrial projects to home decor, StazOn is sure to remain the top crafting ink! Cleanup is easy with StazOn All-Purpose Cleaner. Use StazOn with our Sponge Daubers and Fantastix applicators for easy sponging techniques!

For ideas on how to use these check out You Tube there are some fab videos over there.

Not what I promised but

Card Organizer
To make this organizer first take a piece of white card 18cm x 29cm put this on your hougie board landscape style and score on 6cm, 11cm, 24cm
Take the white 18cm x 18cm and score on 13cm. Stick the 5cm panels over each over to form a piece of card 45cm long.
Take the 2 white 7cm x 11cm pieces and lay on your board portrait score on 1cm flip the card round and score 1cm this will create your side panels for your box. Stick these to the 13cm section leaving 1cm at the top and the bottom. Bring the other 13cm section and stick to the other side.
Stick the 16cm x 11cm hammered card to the 17cm x 12cm coloured card and stick this to the 13cm sections.
Take the 4cm x 16cm piece of hammered card and stick to the coloured card and stick this to the flap of the box.
Take the 3cm x 16cm piece of hammered card and cut 2 slits in the card 2cm from the end to put the ribbon through. Stick the ribbon to the reverse of the strip, stick this to the 4cm x 17cm piece of coloured card and stick to the top of the box.
Take a Velcro disc and stick to the flap of the box if you leave the 2 bits of Velcro stuck together and then stick to the front of the box they should line up o.k.

The cards are A6 and the box will take at least 6 stamped cards and envelopes.

The cards I made for the box are Shadow stamp.

Cut a shape out of copier paper and place over the front of your A6 card using a ink distressing tool and fluid chalk ink apply the ink to the cut out area build up the colour gradually. Remove the paper.

Using the same colour ink up a simple stamp flowers work great and stamp over the chalked area.

Stamp your sentiment in the same colour.

An alternative to the above is to stamp the image in a black ink.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Inks and things

I will upload the info about inks next week. i have posted on my other blog the Docraft products next week I will cover the others. Have a nice week end.

It's been a while

This was my grandaughters 1st Birthday card. Her favorite toy is a little duck. I can't believe shes a year old.


Card stock is stampin up glitter card from Docraft images are all Docraft and coloured with promarkers. The embossed area is done with one of the new embossing folders from Docraft. The 1st has been cut on my Cricut.
Oh I love this style card It's a centre stepper and I will load instructions for it soon. I did christen it Geoffs friends wedding card as that was the occasion I was asked to make it for.


The paper is infact card and was from the docraft jade kit. Your spoilt for choose as there are so many lovely ones to choose from. The image is a Trimcraft one and was coloured with promarkers. The flowers were all die cut with my marianne dies. The edges were chalked and finished with a pearl. The mats are from kanban.

I made a box for this one and decorated it with some flowers and swirls.

This is the card that I made for my grandaughters Christening. The image is Bazzo from Trimcraft and is so cute. The flowers are all handmade.


For this card is Mirri card promarkers and sizzlet dies, and marianne dies. The flowers were all crimped and shaped.

This is my grandaughters card for her mummy on there first mothers day.


I hand cut an easel scallop now I would use my xcut dies. The image is from the web sorry no files to tell you were it came from. I coloured it with my promarkers. The flowers and the letters are from Docraft. I coloured the letters with my permanent markers.

My Mothers day card for my mum and mum in law.

This card shape I found on the internet again I don't have the files for it if you know where it came from please let me know.


Great hite card stock from Docrafts, the flowers were all cut with dies and punches. The message came from Docrafts. The image was coloured with promarkers and is on my missing files.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Passion for promarkers

I would like to enter this into the passion for promarkers challenge this is my first challenge so wish me well.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Promarker cards

This is small collection of cards that will be used for my forth coming promarker demo.
I am thinking of using some of them in my classes what do you think?
Do you think this looks like a poinsettia?
Pam this ones for you a bit of spirelli.

Button work well on a male card.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Nikki's Card

I made this card for a very good friend simple but effective.

New cards for class.

These cards are so lovely I think we will be making one soon at class come and join us.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wedding Cake

If you like the looks of this I will be showing it at my future demo's. If you want to find out how to make one come along to class and see how it's done.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

open day
Tuesday 19th July
Bearwood Community Centre
King Johns Ave
Come along and find out all about our classes
FREE make and take
FREE teas and Coffee
FREE raffle
Contact me for more details

Monday 27th June

This was Monday nights paint fusion class what fun we had. The boards that the ladies did were lovely. Thank you to Sue who showed the ladies how to paint beautiful pansies. I will post some of the finished boards next week when the ladies bring them back.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Class cards from today

These were the Thinking of you cards we made today I think they came out really well.Love the variation of colours the ladies choose to do on the second card we did.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Craft club

At last I have done it email me, or text me and I will send you the information. First class is 4th April 7pm-9pm and 12th April 1.30pm-3.30pm.