Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Christmas relief

Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas? I certainly did and have enjoyed spending quality time with my family.

Now Christmas is over I have really looked forward to making a non-Christmassy card, so whilst it was all quiet in the house I took the opportunity to have an hour in my craft room and managed to produce this card

I made a large white frame and put this onto apiece of pretty paper cut to an 18 inch square

Next I made a 14 inch frame from a co-ordinating piece of paper

Using a Tonic Verso corner die I cut it out twice using white card stock covered in 'Stick It' so that I could add glitter and create some sparkle

I layered all these elements up - raising the smaller frame using foam pads cut in half (length ways) so that they wouldn't show. 

Tip: Use plenty of foam pads as you don't want the frame to sag once the card is assembled

Once layered up I added a flat backed embellishment and piece of ribbon in the centre, some pre-bought and hand made flowers (using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossoms die) around two corners and then added some pearls to the other corners using Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops.

I hope you like this card? It certainly makes a nice change and welcome relief from snowflakes and Christmas trees

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 27 December 2015


It makes sense to start my new blog with four cards I made this Christmas.

This card was made using the Die'sire Edgeables die and Happy Christmas sentiment.

 These two cards are my take on a design from a Sara Davies project sheet that I picked up in Hobbycraft. I used the Signature Collection Festive Flake die and Festive Frame Embossing folder. These intricate snowflakes are all from the Spellbinders Shapeabilites 2013 Snowflake Pendant die set.

The final card was made using a Lilly of the Valley card topper and I made the frame using a Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page Punch set.

I hope you like these festive cards as much as I liked making them!