Graphmaster card

Today’s card is from my class on Tuesday using the Graphmaster Pens which are April’s product of the month. There isn’t enough time in class to make up cards, we just spend the time practicing getting colour down on our images. I did make my samples up so that they can be viewed in the shop.

I mainly used two colour blending on this balloon, just so the ladies can start with something easy.

Products used:

Lisa Horton Let’s Fly Away stamp set

Phil Martin Circle Apertures

Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Ink Clear Day

Graphmaster Pens: 12,16,33,49,63,70,WG2,4 & 6

Memento Black ink

Creative Expressions Bright White cardstock

Back tomorrow with one of Kerrys Christmas club cards


Upcoming class availability

Hi there, just wanted to pop on to quickly to let you know we have two classes coming up that still have spaces available.

First one is a flower making class with Kevin. It’s this Saturday 7th April 10.30 £15.00

A little bit different to our card making or scrapbooking. In this workshop you will create beautiful 3 dimensional paper Poppies great for display or as a wonderful hand crafted gift.

The next class is on Monday 9th April with Sarah. 10.30 £12.50.

Sarah returns for a second visit to Craft Plus UK. In this workshop you will cut out, score and fold papers to create beautiful dress themed cards. This workshop will be suitable for all abilities, including the Beginner.

Both can be booked online or ring the shop to reserve your place


Good morning , another card from Kerry today using Woodware Postage stamp and Creative Paintbrush stamp.

It has been inked with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Versafine Black Onyx.

Back tomorrow with a card made using the new Graphmaster Pens


Woodware Mod Circles

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Todays card is from one of Kerrys class using Woodware stamps.

Products used:

Woodware Mod Circles stamp set

Distress Oxides Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Broken China

Back tomorrow with another Kerry card


Explosion Box

Happy Easter to you all, today’s post is a take on an explosion box I made for class last week. It has 4 drawers where you can put gifts, chocolates and maybe a gift card or a little greeting card. I used one of the First Edition Bella Rose 8×8 pads. For the lid I decorated with some of the Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamps and dies and some of our flower foam in Pink and Green. The Happy Birthday die is from Creative Expressions. Finished off with a Mark Richards glitter pearl.

Hope you are having a great weekend and can fit in some crafting in between eating chocolate!! The shop is closed tomorrow but will be back open Tuesday.


Little Eggs

Happy Good Friday, to you all. Today’s card uses the Sue Wilson Easter die and fillable egg treat cups. I did this card for a friend and used the micro eggs from Sainsbury’s instead of Cadbury’s mini eggs. I made up the John Next Door Sandwich die to hold the card instead of an envelope. I made it slightly thinner than the 2″ depth it’s intended to be . I chose card stock to match the colour of the eggs.

Products used:

Sue Wilson Easter Bunny Egg die

Sue Wilson Fillable Egg shape treat cup

Foundations cardstock

John Next Door Sandwich die

Ribbon from stash

Have a great day and hoping you get some time to craft this weekend as it’s a long one


Hydrangea stamp

Good morning, last of my samples using flower foam today. I used the hydrangea stamp and die set to create the flowers. The background is a mask which I have used before in classes and it’s been inked through with Oxides on top of an aperture . I did a layer of Distress Ink through the aperture first. First time I have laid the two inks on top of each other and like how it turns out, will definitely be doing it again. Finished off with a sentiment and some little gems in the flower centres.

Products used:

Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp and die set

Leane Creatief flower foam set no. Set 6

Phil Martin Apertures Circle

Lisa Horton Thoughtful Sentiments

Nellie Snellen Mixed Media mask Swirls

Versamagic Red Brick

Archival Black ink

Distress ink /Oxide Tumbled Glass and Broken China ( I think!!)

Flower Foam as product of the month is coming to an end on Saturday, so last few days to get it with a discount.

Just to let you know the shop will be open Good Friday and Saturday but shut on Bank Holiday Monday.

Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow.


Flower Foam and John Next Door Sandwich die

Good morning, the card I am sharing today uses the same die as yesterday’s card from Leane Creatief. The foam though is coloured and we have it in single sheets. I took two colours for the flower and two for the leaves. I stamped the leaves using one of the leaf stamps. I used a little scrap piece for the flower centre. This time I added a pearl for the centre instead of stamens. The background has been created by using the inner die from the sandwich box die by John Lockwood. Finished off with a sentiment stamp from Lisa Horton.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam in Yellow and Grass Green, Light and Dark Violet

Leane Creatief flower die no.2

Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp set

John Next Door Sandwich Box die

Lisa Horton Thoughtful Sentiments

Circle dies

Archival Black ink

Versacolor Fresh Green

Black Pearl

Back tomorrow with some ideas


Flower Foam

This card uses some of this months product of the month flower foam. I used one of the die sets and cut it out of some of the off white foam and inked the edges with some Oxide ink. The leaves have been cut in some of the pale green foam and I inked the edges and twisted them to create some dimension. You can get some stamps to add veining to the leaves but I didn’t have them at time of making this card. I added a little flower centre using the die included in the set and popped some stamens in cream through the middle.

The background on this card has used the Botanica stamp from Phil Martin and then die cut from the stitched rectangle die from Presscut. Simply finished off with a sentiment and a few gems.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam set 3

Leane Creatief flower die no. 2

Phil Martin Botanica stamp

Woodware stamp set Just to Say

Presscut Stitched Rectangle die set

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose/Peeled Paint

Archival ink Black and Watering Can Ink

Leane Creatief Stamens Cream

Gems from stash

Have a great day, looks like it’s going to be a sunny one in Essex


Wow canvas

Good morning and hopefully you have put your clocks forward! Yesterday I had a fab morning doing a class with the lovely Marion Emberson. We used a mix of paints, Wow embossing powders and embellishments to create this wonderful canvas .

These are Marion’s gorgeous creations and we were able to choose our own colours to make our versions.

Here is mine and Mels

Everyone’s turned out brilliantly and it was interesting so how different they all looked.

Hope you all have a fab Sunday and hopefully you will get to do some crafting today. Back tomorrow card using the product of the month .