Autumnal birthday

I had a break from Christmas cards in class last week and we made some seasonal birthday cards.

Today’s card uses a new stamp from Woodware Bold Blooms Julia. To me it look like a Chrysanthemum and I used Distress Oxides in Spiced Marigold and Candid Apple in the centre. The green ink is Peeled Paint and the border stamps are from Phil Martin Inspirational Borders stamp set.  The sentiment comes with the flower set and was inked with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain .

We used the Crafts Too Press to Impress tool to stamp the images.

Back tomorrow with a card suitable for a mans birthdays.


Craftwork Cards Christmas Past collection part 3

Last few cards I made using this kit from Craftwork Cards. First one uses one of the die cuts and I made a frame from the waste part. The middle frame is attached to aperture of acetate and a attached some patterned paper on the back. The Poinsettias came from one of the papers in the pad, candi to finish.

Second card is a That Special Touch mask called Nordic Christmas, which has been embossed and then Distress Ink Pumice Stone blended over the top whilst mask still in place. I used some off cuts of the patterned papers to make some ribbons and added one of the die cuts and bow together with a sentiment.

Last card is a small square pre scored card which I cut off about 1″ from the front and added a paper strip on the back. The rickrack border is off of the border/bows sheet. The wreath has been created by fussy cutting out the Holly from one of the papers. The pierced stitched frame is from the Presscut Rectangle Stitched dies that are now available to buy in the shop. Circle and banner sentiment to finish with some more Candi.

Back soon with a break in Christmas cards and something more seasonal.


Craftwork Cards Christmas Past collection part 2

Back again with a few more ideas for the Christmas Past pack I used in class.  The first card is actually one of the 6×6 sheets from the paper pad. I took two  square straight edged layering dies, placed them onto the paper after I had trimmed it down to size to fit the card and then run it through my machine. Attached the largest piece to a square of Kraft card, then added foam pads onto the second square and attached to card matching up the pattern. The last square goes in with two layers of foam pads behind it and again match up the patterns. I used some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink around the edges to give it more raised look. Finished off with a banner sentiment from the dies cut sheets.

Second card is very quick and is just four rectangles of the patterned papers and a matted Father Christmas image with one of the bows on the bottom. A sentiment and some Candi to finish off. The card blank is 7″x5″.

Last one for today uses one of the scalloped edge die cuts, together with a sentiment and one of the bows. Just a strip of patterned paper down the side and I used the Sue Wilson Poinsettia die to cut out some flower from one of the patterned papers. I made some little glitter dots using Stickles Diamonds glue for the centres.

Back tomorrow with the last few cards.  If you want to keep upto date with our blog posts we now have a subscribe button on the right hand column, fill in your email address and get an email sent directly to you every time we post something on here.


Craftwork Cards Christmas Past

Craftwork Cards Collection packs are this months product of the month. I decided on the Christmas Past collection to use in class. With my half of the kit I made ten cards but you can easily replicate the cards featuring the Father Christmas die cuts as you get a lot in the kit. So as not to make this a huge post I will show the cards over the next few days.

First up a shaker card using on the Father Christmas die cuts. I used the Presscut Stitched Rectangles to create a frame to hold the acetate window and the Creative Expressions Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.  The bows are in the pack as well as coordinating Candi. Lots of sentiment die cuts to choose from as well as a paper sheet full of them to cut out.

The second card  uses another Father Christmas image, simply trimmed leaving some of the white showing around the edge and some of the patterned papers in the pad and some Candi.

Last one for today uses Stitched Frame dies again to create a tartan frame and mat of card behind. The Father Christmas is actually on one of the papers that I trimmed down to fit inside the frame. I did some fussy cutting of Holly from another paper to go in the corners. Candi again on the corners and a sentiment from the die cuts.

Back tomorrow with some more ideas. This class is being repeated on Saturday 28th at 2.00pm places are limited.

Young At Heart Class

The cards today are from my Young At Heart class for a couple of weeks ago.  First one uses a mask from That Special Touch called Nordic Christmas together with one of the Sue Wilson Dies Here Comes Santa Snow Globe Scene. The mask has been coloured with Creative Expressions Cloud Chalk ink Misty Grey. I filled the shaker cup with Creative Expressions Glitter Jewels Iced Snow. Mark Richards Glitter Domes were added in the corners and the sentiment is from Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments.

Next one uses a stamp set from Hunkydory called Snowy Snow Globe. The Snow acetate behind is also from Hunkydory and comes in a A4 pack. I used a Creative Expressions Cloud ink Clear Day around the edges and the snow was created with the Glitter Jewels as used in the first card. The colouring was done with some Promarkers. Sentiments are in the stamp set and I used Stazon Ink for the one on the acetate.

Last one for today and probably my favourite because I love using Fluffy Stuff. The stamp is from Craft UK and is called Santa and Pals (those stamps are on a Buy 2 get 1 free at moment) and its coloured with Promarkers. I used Woodware Fluffy stuff in White on his moustache and bobble, which you apply and then heat with a heat gun.  I stamped the image twice and then cut out the moustache and nose to create a 3D effect but you don’t have to. The background was created using a sponge and some of the Cloud ink I used for the second card.  The little snowflake stamp was stamped with Silver pigment ink and is in the Santa Sentiments stamp set. I also used the Ho Ho Ho and Santa Claus is coming to town stamps from the same set. Finally I added some Glamour Dust for a little twinkle on the snowflakes and a White gel pen for detail on his hat and nose.

This class is being repeated on Saturday 21st October at 2.00pm . Have a fab weekend and hopefully you can get a chance to craft.



Quick and easy cards part 2

As promised, here is another card I made for last weeks class.

This stamp set is from Woodware and is called Sketchy Baubles. The sentiment comes with it. I am loving using Distress Oxides at the moment and I decide to use them to colour in the baubles. I stamped the whole bauble and sentiment in one go using the Press to Impress tool. I used watercolour card and Black pigment ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder from Wow. I then took some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Oxides, pressed a little onto my mat and pick up some ink with my water brush. I coloured in the baubles and then blended some Broken China around the edges using the applicator and foam pads. Simply matted onto some Black card and I finished off with some Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue Sparkle Star in the dots.

Quick and easy cards

The cards today are from my class last week. The idea was to make some quick and easy cards that could be mass produced if you have a lot to make this Christmas.

First one uses a Sue Wilson die from this years release called Lace Snowflake. I die cut the middle hexagon in Foundations Blue pearl cardstock and then added the snowflake die in the middle of the other hexagon to sit on top. Finished off with a little gem in the middle and a sentiment from Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas stamp set.


The second card for today uses the Woodware Classic Baubles stamp set and has been just stamped in Gold pigment ink and then the sentiment from the new Woodware set A Christmas Cheer stamped on top in Black ink. A stamping tool is brilliant for this large stamp. Cut all your card to size, ink and stamp all of them in Gold, change stamp to the sentiment one and position where you want it. Ink in Black then stamp all of them again. You will end up it a lot of card fronts done in no time at all. I finished off by adding some Black pearls from Mark Richards in the centres and matted on Black card. You could of course do different colours and change it up if you have more time by stamping in Black ink and cutting out the baubles from some other cardstock ( I used Foundations Gold Pearl) then paper piecing them back on. You could do flat if you are worried about postage or on foam pads as I have done. Stamping and embossing with some Wow powders would look gorgeous as well.

That’s all for today, will pop back tomorrow with the other card I made for this class.


Fairy Garden Class

Yesterday Kerry did a class using Cardio stamps to create three gorgeous cards. The stamps used were Enchanted Garden, Garden Dragon Garden, Pleasant Pastures and Backyard Blooms. Distress Oxides have been blended to created a perfect effect and of course some added twinkle in the form of glitter.

Happy Crafting!


Product of the month, last couple of ideas

Last two cards using this months POTM stamps from Nellie Snellen. The first one uses the corner stamps and I have used Brown and Green inks and then stamped and embossed the flower layer with Wow Red embossing powder. The sentiment is from Woodware.

The last card is a little different colour wise, with Brown, Silver and Pink inks suitable for anyone who likes a more contemporary look.

Have a great weekend. Keep and eye out for a new class list coming soon and details of Octobers POTM deal.