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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

'Simple snowflake'

Simple snowflake card

Spellbinders snowflake die
tea dye distress ink

'seasons greetings'

Tea dye distress ink

papermania "tree" embossing  folder
papermania "seasons greetings" embossing folder 

Pillow top background
(Search YouTube for video tutorial"

'with love at xmas'

Simple card made with spellbinders snowflake die

Pillow top background (search YouTube for the tutorial from GinaK at StampTV

'Tea dye' Tim Holtz distress ink 
Black archival ink 

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Commissioned birthday card

Here is my latest commissioned bespoke birthday card.

"Party Girl" stamp by Papermania
Coloured with promarkers
Marianne dies & Joy Dies used 

To commission YOUR bespoke card visit

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Bespoke Birthday Card commission order

This card is a commission for a gentleman to send to his brother.
Its approx 8 x 8 square with layers on complimenting papers
and a decoupaged pocket watch.

To order YOUR bespoke card, visit

or email

to discuss your order 

Monday, 22 October 2012

Jennie Rayment Log Cabin block

Hi everyone. I was waiting with great anticipation from Jennie Payments Quilting Show on Create and Craft on Sunday morning and it was worth the wait (a 2hr show would have been better though).

Having some jelly roll strips left over from a cushion cover I made, I decided to have a go at a Log Cabin block using the techniques Jennie had demonstrated in the show.

My mechanical cat, Pumpkin, had asked me to make him a blankie (oh yes, he talks to me lol) as his little botty was getting cold sat on a wooden table. He wanted to be able to curl up in front of the fire on a cosy blankie.

So, here is what I made him last night. The edges are finished off professionally but Pumpkin doesn't mind :-)

Really enjoyed putting the block together though. I didn't follow a specific colour scheme as it was the technique I was more interested in rather then the finished illusion.

Thank you for reading my Blog
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Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Witches Inn

Black card stock
Creative Expressions "cracked" background embossing folder
Spellbinders Dies
Metallic rub ons
Antique gold jump rings 
Witch silhouette stamp

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Jelly Roll cushion instructions

Bear with me as I'm not good at doing instructions (especially for a cushion cover I made up as I went along)

I'll give the basics on how I did the top part, then you can make the rest up however you choose. Mine has been sewn together along the bottom, but you  may wish to put a zip in, poppers, buttons, ribbon ties or whatever.

The cushion pad I had is a 42cm (ish) square so I'll give measurements for that

Cut a 42cm square for the backing.

Using a water soluble pen or a vanishing ink pen, mark ev 1cm up 2 sides.

I used 7 different patterns from my mini jelly roll and I cut 43cm lengths from each one (I got 2 from 1 length and used another matching strip for the 3rd strip)

Fold each strip in half and press.

I layered mine up as follows A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C,D,E,F,G

take the first strip and lay the raw edge between the 2cm mark at the bottom of the backing fabric.

stitch straight across

take the 2nd strip and lay it 2cm above with the folded edge laying over the previous piece

(Is this making sense so far ???  Its quicker to make it than write it up lol )

Keep going in this manner until you've used all the strips up and you should (I say should) end up with a "paper pleated" effect

trim the side and there you have it.


Jelly Roll cushion cover

Me being me, no pattern, no idea, make it up as I go along.

So here is my cushion cover made from 21 stripes of 42cm lengths of jelly roll fabric.

I love it and hope you do too x

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Pro-marker blog candy

For a chance to win a complete set of promarkers head over to Going Buggy   and follow the instructions x

Good luck everyone xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Commissioned Birthday card

Commissioned birthday card


Stamps from Polka Doodles
X-cut scalloped circle dies
Nellie's ribbon slider die
Joy crafts butterfly dies
Promarkers & flexmarkers
pink polka dot ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folders 
Silver mirri board 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Last minute request for anniversary card

Had an email this evening from a gentleman wanting an anniversary card for his wife
& could I take it when I go to their home tomorrow !!

I know the lady of the house loves Oriental things so am hoping this
card fits the bill.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

#worldcardmakingday xmas card

Touch of ....Snowflake mask
Stampendous cat stamp
Rob Adams "words" dies
Big & Juicy Waterfall inkpad
Promarkers & various sakura pens


125mm x 125mm scalloped edge card stock from Create & Craft.
Theuva card stock from Claritystamp
"Spice" Big & Juicy inkpad
Vine mask from Touch of Mica
Leaf die for Creata
Toread Stamp from Crafters Companion
Coloured with mix of pro & flex markers

I'd like to enter this into Paper Artsy Blog Challenge