John Next Door Gerbera

Today’s card is from my class this week using some of the new dies from John Lockwood. This card uses the Sandwich Box die set for the background. The Gerbera has been cut in Pink Foundations card and all the flowers are on one die , so very quick and easy. The leaves are from the same collection.

Products used:

John Next Door Sandwich Box die

John Next Door Gerbera die

John Next Door Gerbera leaves die

John Next Door Butterfly Corner stamp set (sentiment)

Archival Black ink

Creative Expressions Black pearl

Foundations cardstock

If you like John Lockwood products, he will be coming to visit us for a demo day on Saturday 19th May. This a free day and he will be sharing all his hints and tips for using his stamps, dies and multi media plates.


A Cosy Christmas

Today’s card is from Kerrys April Christmas Club. The stamp is from Hunkydory and is called A Cosy Christmas. It has been coloured with this months product of the month Graphmaster Pens.

Products used:

Hunkydory A Cosy Christmas

Memento Black ink

Graphmaster Pens

Back tomorrow with another of Kerrys Christmas cards


Birthday Balloons

Good morning , another of Janes cards today. This time using her new Birthday Balloons stamp set.

It has been coloured in Graphmaster Pens which are currently on promotion as they are our product of the month. The sentiment comes in the set. She has added some glossy accents for dimension.

Great card for youngsters and depending on colours you choose boy/girl. Who doesn’t love a balloon!!

Have a great day, enjoy the sunshine !!


Love is in the air

This week I held a class making cards with a “Love” theme. Suitable for engagements, weddings and anniversaries.

Today’s card is a Woodware stamp that has been coloured with Graphmaster Aquarelle Pens. These are different from the ones that are currently POTM, they are water colour pens not alcohol. I stamped on watercolour card and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a fine tipped waterbrush to colour in by scribbling the pen on an acrylic block and picking up with the water brush. Finished off with a sentiment along the bottom.

Products used:

Woodware Love single stamp

Woodware Just to say stamp set

Graphmaster Aquarelle Basic Pen set

Versafine Black ink

Wow clear embossing powder

Back tomorrow with some more samples. Looks like it’s going to be a lovely weekend, hope you great one.


Elephant Love

Another card today from Jane. This time using the Elephant stamp from her new release. She has used the decadent dots embossing folder in background. The image has been stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. White Colour Cloud has been used to colour in the Elephants. The border has been done freehand with a gel pen. Love the look of white on Kraft colour cardstock.

Products used :

Woodware Elephant Love

Creative Expressions Decadent Dots embossing folder

Cosmic Shimmer White Cloud Ink

Cosmic Shimmer White embossing powder

Sakura White Gel pen

Kraft cardstock

Looks like it’s going to be lovely day, hopefully Spring is finally here !!



Today I have a card made by Jane from her new range of stamps. She demonstrated how she made the card and kindly left the samples for us to display in the shop.

This stamp set is one of the larger ones, it’s called Sunflower sketch. It features this lovely sunflower head within a distressed frame. As well as a smaller flower and some sentiments. She used Distress Oxides to colour it.

Our delivery of the new colour Distress Oxides has arrived in store. We also have some of Janes new stamp release still in stock with more coming by end of the week.

Back tomorrow with another of Janes cards.



This is my 3rd card from last weeks class. Saw this Pink & Main set at the trade show and thought it would be prefect for a children’s card. Who doesn’t love unicorns and they are so trendy now.

Products used:

Pink & Main Magical Unicorns

Presscut Stitched Rectangles die

Memento Black ink

Wow Silver Sparkle embossing powder

Graphmaster Pens


Have a lovely day


Out of this world

Hi there , hope you are having a fab Sunday. Thank you to everyone who came along to watch Jane Gill yesterday . There were some fabulous demos and she had some great hints and tips to share. I will be sharing her cards over the next week or so.

My card today is another from my class last week making cards for children. This card is fab for boys or girls who love outer space. There are two sets of dies used, one the background and then the Aliens set which has lots of fab dies to make up some wonderful images. As it’s for class and I am limited on time I just did two. The words come with it and there is also Your A Star. I created the background using Wow Sparkles glitter and some double sided adhesive.

Products used:

Lisa Horton Out of this world dies set

Lisa Horton Solar background die

Wow Stroke of midnight Sparkles

Stix 2 double sided adhesive

Foundation cardstock

Mirror cardstock

This class is being repeated on Saturday 28th April in the afternoon


There’s no time like Panda time!!

Last week I did a class making cards for children. I haven’t done one like that for years and I had a great time making them, perhaps it’s because I’m a nanny now or just a big kid at heart lol.

Today’s card uses the Panda stamp from Woodware. It’s a long thin stamp and it features several Pandas in a line in different positions. I wanted to break the line up and show it doesn’t have to be used like it’s shown.

I took the single Panda, stamped with Versafine ink on watercolour card and cut it out. I then stamped the pair of Pandas , cut them out and around their bodies so I ended up with 2 separate Pandas. These were then attached to my precut mat of watercolour card with foam pads leaving a gap in between and I attached the single Panda in the middle with foam pads again so it looks like they are peeking out behind. I then used the new Graphmaster Aqua pens to watercolour a background and a little grey on the Pandas themselves. I think it’s suitable for girls or boys and I finished with some paper from. Craftwork Cards pad

Products used:

Woodware Pandamonium stamp set

Graphmaster Aquarelle Pens Basic set

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Woodware Watercolour card

Craftwork Card Celebrations pad

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, don’t forget we have Jane Gill demoing from 10/4 tomorrow. So why not pop down and see some great colouring techniques from a fabulous designer of Woodware stamps. It’s free and there is a lovely bundle of craft goodies to be won in our raffle.



Hi there, today I have another Graphmaster pen card to show. The stamps are from a new range from Creative Expressions and are ideal for colouring. I die cut the image with circle die and then made a circle card with two larger circles. The sentiment is one of new Pink and Main sets and I finished it the coordinating stamp set. Finished off with some cream pearls that I coloured with the Black pen.

Products used:

Creative Expressions Hypericum stamp set

Pink & Main Happy Die/Happy for you stamp set

Presscut Circle dies

Memento Black ink pad

Creative Expressions Bright White cardstock

Mark Richards Pearls

Graphmaster Pens;


Back tomorrow with some ideas of what else you can colour besides cardstock.