Sunday, 14 October 2018


Hello friends

How is your weekend going?
I must say mine isn't quite going to plan but life is like that sometimes!
I was due to have my bathroom roof fixed yesterday, lifting a few 
tiles, replacing the felt and hey pretso done.  But that didn't quite happen,
turns out the roof was really bad so it all had to be replaced.
So as my parents used to say 'it's bread and dripping for a while'! 
(Does anyone else say that?)

Today's post is very different for me,
it's a mixed media tag created at the retreat I attended recently.
I'm really noticing that mixed media is taking off again
here in the UK, is it your cup of tea?

To be fair mine isn't very mixed media, by other peoples'
standards I'm still keeping it relatively 'clean' but I did dabble
with stencils, pastes, paint and clay - that gold embellishment
was moulded and then gilded - I was craving gloves though! :) 

The flowers are fussy cut but I would personally like die cut 
ones on there for more dimension.
So its a work in progress aka I'll finish it possibly 2025!

Look out for an email today and on social media,
Mitchell is planning a website offer.

Enjoy your Sunday, it's rain in Kent today but very humid,
I have to keep reminding myself it is October! 

Take care friends.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day and this week I'm featuring 

This is one of the Shadow Box Collection dies.
Designed to place inside the shadow boxes and also 
works with the 3D Vignette dies for example, Grand Arch.
I'm featuring it on its own today as card feature, it works brilliantly!
This is good news for all the other Layered designs too.

So starting with a piece of card/patterned paper.
I've used a piece of scrapbook 12 x 12 and cut to the desired card height.
I then scored at 4" and 8".
Starting with the first panel tape down the deer insert and die cut.

Flip the card over and tape the woodland insert die in place.

The additional die cuts are Thinking of You insert die cut in both ivory and gold,
Woodland cut in grey and Deer cut in kraft.
I've used the outer frame die along with the insert die to create these.
You can see I've done a little bit of inking.

I've affixed the grey Woodland die cut over the insert die cut.

Same with the Deer die cut.
You can see I skimped with card on the right hand side,
I knew it would not matter as I'm overlaying more die cuts!

And here's the front with all the layers in place.

Folded so you can see the Woodland die cut behind.

And it wouldn't be one of my cards unless I added little flowers!

The finished card.

Items used today with clickable links:

If you like this style of card you may want to check out 

If you are interested in Jane Davenport Designs,
tune into Hochanda this morning at 10am, Leonie has shows
featuring all the items.

Take care friends, have a smashing weekend.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Oh's a Rainbow

Hello friends

Today's card is a venture into Distress Oxides to create a rainbow.
It possibly didn't start off that way until I stepped back and thought...
oh yes that looks like a rainbow! 
Keeping it simple with an embossed ivory card base,
matted gold foil card and then foiling Congratulations onto the inked background.

With the hot foiling you have the option of inking before or after
as the foil acts as a resist.

This card was far easier for Mitchell to photograph!

Items used today with clickable links:

We have also just taken delivery of all the new Jane Davenport items.

We previously had these on special order but thankfully the UK
distributors have chosen to stock it - no hefty import duties - phew!
So if they take your fancy hop over to the website as 
prices have been changed and all items are in stock.

There's stamps, dies, ink pads, stencils, binder and more.

Back to city job today which always feels strange after time off,
I'm sure I'll be back in the swing of it.
Wishing you all a great Thursday and stop by tomorrow -
it's Friday Die Day.

Take care friends.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

It's Giveaway Day!

Hello friends

It's Giveaway Day and last week's offering proved to be 
very popular, Hearts, a cute Die D-Lite set.

All names put in a hat and the winner is...

Carole Matthews

Congratulations Carole, please email:
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

Now onto this week's giveaway and it is a pre-loved die set
Little Loves A2 Card Front

If you like the look of this die it is also available on the 
website here, it's in our Bargain Basement - in fact there's
quite a lot in there so you may want to stay a while!
We are trying to clear out shelves before we upload 
everything to our new website...more details on that soon!

If you would like to win this week's giveaway,
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.
(Please claim your prize within a month of announcement).

Take care friends.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The Nightmare Card!

Hello friends

Today's card became known as 'Mitchell's nightmare card' -
the reason being it was very difficult to photograph.
He really dreads me using mirror card but I love it! 
After many attempts he finally got it, it barely shows his reflection.

Along with all that mirror card I've used the hot foil plate
Cartouche, die cut to a circle to place in the middle of 
this stunning die by Becca - Graceful Doily.

The addition of mini poinsettias and leaves along with the tartan
strip of patterned paper gives it a festive feel.

Items used today with clickable links:

It's all been quite hectic since I got back from my travels with Becca,
not least of all trying to stop a roof leak,
someone is coming to look at it today, we are praying rain holds off! 

Take care friends, please stop by tomorrow for Giveaway Wednesday.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

October's Charity Kit

Hello friends

I've returned from Peterborough and now getting back on crafty track.
 It is the first Sunday of the month and that means Charity Kit Day!
This month I'm featuring die cuts from the Wine Country Collection.

Included in your kit:

5 x 5 Ivory card base and envelope
Ivory die cut card mat
Ivory Pierced Square die cut
Labels 59 Decorative Accent die cuts in ivory and gold
Labels 59 patterned paper die cut (pattern may vary from picture)
Die cuts - Leaves x 2, Flowers x 3, Tag stamped 'Hello'
Pearls x 3
Full instructions
Lucky number
(Other items you will need: adhesive, distress inks, foam tape/pads)

As always, included with your kit is a lucky number.
If you hold the winning ticket your prize is a goody bag containing
dies, stamps and more.
Just look out for the announcement later this month.

 The price of this month's kit is
£4.95 inclusive of postage and packing and can be 
purchased by clicking below.
Please remember it is possible to alter quantities should
you wish to purchase more than one.


  All proceeds from this kit goes to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.
Massive thanks for continuing to support the charity kits.

If you've missed any or would like to see any of the previous
charity or workshop kits,
they are all listed on the website here.

Take care friends and wishing you a lovely Sunday.

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