Friday 30 March 2018

Good Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Happy Good Friday!
This week's Friday Die Day is Dainty Florals.

This is a three piece Die D-Lite and the approximate measurements are:
3 Petals: 1.31 x 1.73 in. 3.40 x 4.40 cm
5 Petals : 1.36 x 2.73 in. 3.50 x 7.00 cm
7 Petals: 0.63 x 1.09 in. 1.60 x 2.80 cm
This is how they look cut/embossed.

Look!  Mini eggs that actually made it to the cabin without being eaten!
I placed them in a cellophane bag and quickly sealed them in.
Okay...I admit there was more in the original bag!

I've chosen to make a decorated tag/panel for my Easter goody bag.
The label shape is Labels 51 and the oval is Hemstitch Ovals
which looks thankfully very Easter egg shape.
I've used one of the Dainty Floral dies and die cut from green and
gold mirror card.
The tiny flowers are from Swallow and Heart,
I get so much use from these tiny flowers.

Placed the gold flower behind the green to act as a fine shadow.
Mounted Hemstitch Oval die cut onto Label shape with Crafty Foam Tape.

Placed the flowers in a pretty row.

Added pearls to the flower centres and attached to the bag of
mini eggs, quick count - yes they are all still in there.

Easy, decorative and great for gifts or if you are hosting an egg hunt.

Dies used today with clickable links:
Wishing you all a lovely Easter, I'm going to be busy in my cabin
prepping for Hochanda shows next week, I'm locking myself in
with an egg or four!
Take care friends.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

It's Wednesday and that means  
Hump Day Giveaway Day!
Last week's giveaway was a pre-loved set -

And the winner is...


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

If you missed out and still fancy
Party Food, it is available to purchase on the website here.

Now onto this week's giveaway and this time it is a brand new
Embossing Folder designed by Tammy Tutterow - Horsehair.

It creates a wonderful background especially when inked as shown in this
sample card.

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.

If you like using Embossing Folders you may be interested to see
a large quantity of pre-loved ones including 3D have been uploaded 
to the website here.

Take care friends, have a nice middle of the week.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nordic Floral and Sunshine

Hello friends

What a glorious day yesterday, the sun was shining and it was actually warm.
What a difference it makes. 
I honestly believe it lifts the spirits and everyone you encounter seems happier.
Hoping for more of that sun especially as Bella is off to the groomers today
and will have quite a severe haircut! 

In an attempt to keep with that golden sunshine (ok, not the best link!)
my crafty project today is featuring Nordic Floral.
I've only used two of the designs for my card and simply cut them from
gold mirror card.
An ivory card base with gold mirror card mat and patterned paper,
all cut with 6 x 6 Matting Basics.

The paper and frame is from Heart of Home - Jen Hadfield Collection.

Nordic Floral is available on the website here,
I'm getting so much use out of these Folk Art dies.

Yesterday we had a sort out in the stock room and discovered some 
dies that were not even on the website, we've put them in the Spring Sale
so more bargains to be had there, in fact over 100 items!

Also you may want to take a little look at the Pre-Order section,
more collections are on their way including:

Take care friends, working furiously right now to make time
to see Peter Rabbit tomorrow!

Sunday 25 March 2018

Floral Gatefold and 'that' hour!

Hello friends

Putting the clocks forward always throws me, I remember...
then I forget! Amazingly the body clocks of pets doesn't waiver at all -
they are still expectant of their breakfast whatever I tell them!

I'm heading to my cabin again today but before I go I thought
I would share Floral Gatefold with you.

This is a one piece die, a really good size - 4.15 x 7.10 in
I've used it trimmed at the edge with the silver mirror card drop shadowed behind.
I've used a little stamp around the curve (sort of held my breath whilst doing that!)
and added the flower for an injection of colour. 

Floral Gatefold is one of the Flower Garden Collection dies by Sharyn Sowell,
the lady that designs everything with paper cutting.

Yesterday I used this die on another project by slicing it in half to create
corners, I'll be sharing that project with you soon.
The office created a card using the die twice which I think is lovely.
Floral Gatefold is in stock and available on the website here.
Other designs in this collection can be found here.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday, no cooking today, lots of crafting
and then a takeaway.

Take care friends.

Saturday 24 March 2018

Swirly Swirl Heart

Hello friends
I've just done two full days at my city job, I know it doesn't sound much
but because of other commitments, snow and more
it is the first time in ages that I've actually done two full days there.
They were surprised to see me too!
I'm much happier crafting away in my cabin and I intend to do a lot of
that this weekend.  Talking of craft...
how about a swirly project?
It is actually Swirl Heart, one of the new arrival dies -
On the Wings of Love Collection designed by Joanne Fink.

I selected a piece of white smooth card and applied Colour Cloud Inks,
I've been using these as an alternative now and again to Distress Inks and
I really like them.
You'll note that no neatness is necessary, just splodge the colours!

I used my coloured card to die cut the heart and placed a silver mirror card
drop shadow behind, yes still using that mirror card!
I then affixed the heart to a white card mat cut with Scored and Pierced Rectangles.

I featured the circles recently. I love the subtlety of these.
A further couple of mats - black and silver mirror card all cut with

The sentiment was typed and die cut with hand cut silver and black card mats.

Items used today with clickable links:
the Classics can be seen here - the Fancy Edged designs are lovely too.
Wishing you all a great Saturday, I'm just off to check my mirror card
stock, I fear I could be down to just a couple of sheets! Yikes! 
Take care friends.

Friday 23 March 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is Birds Singing Border.

This  one piece die is from the Flower Garden Collection 
designed by Sharyn Sowell.

The approximate measurements are:
6.35 x 2.10 in. 16.10 x 5.30 cm

I'm afraid I had a photographic blip this week in that when I came to upload
the step photos they were not there! 
Some frantic shouts for Elliott but still no joy - technology arghh!! 
So apologies not quite a full Friday Die Day.

I used Birds Singing Border to cut from smooth white card and coloured with 
Distress Inks using scrap paper to mask off the areas.

Mounted some patterned script paper onto a card base and then added
the coloured die cut with 3D Foam Squares.

A typed and die cut sentiment to the base of the card design.
I also used a white gel pen to add a little bit of detail on the birds and flowers.

Bird Singing Border is available on the website here.

Also just in case you haven't seen it, the Spring Sale
has started on the website, lots of items added and further reductions.
All the details here.

Take care friends and have a great weekend.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Rainbow Mandala

Hello friends

Thursday already and I'm back to my city job, it comes around way too quickly.
Today's card is Floral Mandala.
I used some of the Colour Cloud inks on a piece of white card,
applied in stripes and then used this to die cut.
Using the same die with gold mirror card to create that small drop shadow.

Mounted onto black card gives this die a different look and in keeping with the 
Folk Art collection.

And did I mention it is quick to do?
Well it really is but hopefully looks like it has taken ages.

Floral Mandala is available on the website here (selling quick!)
and the complete Folk Art collection can be viewed here.

Thank you for all the nice comments on 'Elliott in a box',
Tiny Shadow Box is a delightful die set, I'm pondering on using it 
with a mini egg project but it seems that whenever I buy them 
they never quite make it to the crafty cabin! 

Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Giveaway Day!

Hello friends

It's Wednesday and that means  
Hump Day Giveaway Day!
Last week's giveaway was a pre-loved set -

And the winner is...

Lynda's Craft
(Broadstairs, Kent)

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

If you missed out and still fancy giving a Llama a home, there is just one
pre-loved set available on the website here.

Now onto this week's giveaway and this time it is a pre-loved set -
Party Food.
A fun die set especially if you are making party invitations.
 The office made this great pizza card!
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.

Party Food is available to purchase on the website here.

Take care friends.
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