Phil Martin Botanica stamp card no.2

Todays card is the second from my class last week. We were using one of the new Phil Martin stamps from his DL sized new released stamp range. I wanted to show different effects that could be created from one stamp. This card uses the a partial stamping technique and a new product from Creative Expressions called Shimmer Shakers. It’s like Pixie Powders but more pearly and the colour in the pot is what you get. Lots of different ways you can use them. In this card I stamped with it and coloured some card for die cutting the flowers .

Products used:

Phil Martin Botanica stamp

Lisa Horton Thoughtful sentiments

Creative Expressions Shimmer Shaker Teal Ocean

Leane Creatief flower die no.2

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Sophia die

Archival Black ink

Mark Richards Black Pearl

Hope you like it, there are more stamps in this range coming soon. The shimmer shaker colour I used in class is available to buy and the rest of the collection is on order .


Phil Martin new DL stamps

Morning, today’s card is from my class this week using a new size stamp from Phil Martin. He has brought out a range of DL sized rubber stamps . The idea of the class was to use the same stamp three times in different ways. In this card I have used Wow embossing powder and heat embossed the image. I then cut out using a circle die 3 apertures and popped in a butterfly die cut in each. The sentiments are embossed in white and are from a new stamp set from Wow.

Products used:

Phil Martin Botanical stamp

Jeanine Art Butterfly die

Wow Silver Sparkle Embossing powder

Creative Expressions Detail white embossing powder

Wow Mr Wows Wonderful Words stamp set

Foundations cardstock


Versamark Ink

Circle dies

Back tomorrow with another use of this stamp


Flower Foam Product of the month card

Yesterday I held my flower foam class. The ladies made a variety of flowers using the foam, dies and inks.

Today’s card is one I made using one of the dies sets and some off white foam. I coloured the foam using Distress Inks. I added some stamens in the middle . The leaves were stamped using one of the stamps from the Hydrangea set. The foam is super soft and very easy to die cut and takes ink very well.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam Off White

Leane Creatief dies set no.1

Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp set

John Next Door Sandwich Box die set

Sweet Dixie Big Sentiments

Creative Expressions Pearl Spray

Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac

Versamagic ink Spainish Olive

Archival Black ink

Have a great day


Kerrys March Christmas club part 3

Last card today from Kerrys class last week. Great use of making a background using one of the sentiment stamps.

Products used:

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells die

Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments stamp set

I’m back tomorrow with one of the cards using the flower foam from POTM.

Have a great day


Kerry’s March Christmas club part 2

Today’s card is the second from Kerry class last week. She used the same stamp set and die collection on all her cards this month to show the versatility in each. Love the colours she has chosen.

Products used:

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells

Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments

Distress Oxides

Have a great day


Happy Mother’s Day

Good morning and happy Mother’s Day to all you mummy’s out there. I hope you have a lovely day and get spoilt rotten.

Today’s card is the one I have made for my mum and it’s a introduction to March’s product of the month, flower foam.

You may have seen something similar already on the market. The only way I can describe it is like a very thin and soft funky foam. It die cuts beautifully and it comes in a range of colours as well as white and off white for you to colour with inks . There are dies and stamps to use as well as different colour stamens to use in the centres.

I have combined it with John Next Door Sandwich box die and I have altered the depth of the box to fit the card better.

The flowers on this card are one of the ones I will be showing you how to make in the POTM class this Wednesday.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam set no.3

Leane Creatief flower foam die no.1

Leane Creatief Hydrangea 3D flower stamp set ( for leaves)

Leane Creatief Stamens Cream

Creative Expressions Ivy Garden die set

John Next Door Mini Tag die

John Next Door Sandwich Box die

Gold embossing powder

VersaMagic Dew drop ink Spanish Olive.

Sentiment stamps /ribbon from my stash

Cream and Gold Pearl cardstock

I will be back with more samples using this wonderful new product over the next week . Places still available for this Wednesdays class 10.30am with a repeat on Saturday 24th at 2.00pm


Kerrys Christmas card March club part 1

Good morning, as promised here is one of Kerrys cards from this weeks club.

Products used

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells

Creative Expressions Santa sayings stamp set

Mark Richards Red gems

Versamark Ink

Archival Black ink

Back tomorrow with some more ideas


Upcoming workshops

Afternoon, no card today just a quick reminder we have some new workshops happening next week.

First off welcoming Sarah to Crafts plus . She will be holding her class on Monday 12th March £10.00 at 10.30 making tea cup cards.

Here are the samples she has made . You get to choose from her papers to make your cards.

Secondly, Marion Emberson will be back with us for her canvas class this time . Her class is at 10.30 Friday 16th March and is £20.00. If you can’t make the 16th she is back doing a repeat on Saturday 24th at 10.00 . Why not come along and make a wonderful piece of wall art for your home or to give as a present .

You can book online or ring the shop to book a place on these workshops.

Back tomorrow with one of the cards from Kerrys Christmas club


Sue Wilson My Secret Garden Circle

Today’s card uses a Sue Wilson stamp and die combo. Lots of different ways to use this die, the ivy corners come out and the background stays in the die. For this card I die cut it once in kraft and then cut the ivy corners in green and stuck them back into the corners, so it’s flat. There are other elements within the set, look out for further ideas this month.

I stamped onto watercolour card and used Distress inks to colour it in with a water brush.

Products Used

Sue Wilson My Secret Garden Circle stamp

Sue Wilson Ivy Garden die set

JND Tag dies

JND Everyday Sentiments

Distress inks Fozziled Amber, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy

Black Versafine ink

Watercolour card

Back soon


Life is a Song

Happy Monday to you! Today’s card uses a stamp and co-ordinating paper pad. Ideal for teenagers who love music. The paper pad is double sided and is 6×6 and it’s in two colour ways blues and greys and on other side browns and creams.

Very simple and easy card to make . Finished off with a sentiment and I stamped in dark blue for a change.


Find it media Text stamp

Find it media sounds of music paper pad

Circle dies

Adirondack Denim ink

Foundations cardstock Dark Grey/Pacific Blue

Hope you like it , tomorrow’s card features a Sue Wilson stamp and die set