Monday, 31 December 2018

Birthday Giraffe


This card uses a great image from Bugaboo
I have coloured him using my chameleon pens.
Then simply mounted him on to a piece of scrap card 
I had left over from some Christmas bits I made
I then used another piece of scrap to emboss with my cuttlebug embossing folder
It was then cut with my spellbinders ovals
I cut another oval out of the scrap card to put behind it
I am quite pleased with this card its one of those images that just make be smile!

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New and Recycled Card


It was my birthday earlier this month and one of the cards has this cut out sentiment
I used on of my new embossing/die folders to cut the aperture and emboss the foliage
I then used some new blending tools (first time at this technique) to colour the embossed bits
The recycled bit from my birthday card was simply place behind the aperture 
and then a green bit of card used to mat it all.

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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Watching the Clock Until New Year


This was not the easiest card to take a photo off!
I have used an embossing folder which has a die which cuts out the centre
I brought this yesterday in the sale in Hobby Craft it was done to £3
I used a great Bugaboo image of Gus which I thought went well with the folder
He was coloured using my Chameleon Pens
Quite a simple card 

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Sunday, 23 December 2018

Thanks a hole punch!


I was having a look around on Pinterest and saw a card with idea and sentiment
on Stampinantics Blog, which I just needed to case.
 On her version she used a sponged background which was stunning
However I had lots of little bits of glitter card that I had kept
I just cut the holes out using my spellbinder dies on my Cut N Boss
Then trimmed the bits of glitter card and glued them behind the holes
I then used my fine liner pen to faux stitching around the circles

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Nephews Birthday Christmas Eve


In our family we celebrate quite a few birthdays in December
As I have been so busy I forgot to take pictures of all of them!
This one I have made for my nephew who will be celebrating his 
Birthday and Christmas in Ireland with his dad this year.
Hopefully this card will arrive there safe and sound.
He is quite a party animal and this image from Crafts U Print made me think of him
He says when he hits 30 he will calm down!!
I used the pre-coloured image and added the sentiment which I did in word
These were then matted onto a few scraps of green and red that I had left over from my Christmas Card and Vouchers in the previous posts
The background is a piece of foiled card that was simply stuck down
Quick and easy but hopefully effective.

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Vouchers for Christmas



I get asked by a lot of my family to make them vouchers for different people
I found these lovely SVG cutting files on Printerable Cutterable site
Rather than use them for a card I just printed the voucher people wanted and stuck it inside
I cut these all out on Scan and Cut and the went together brilliantly 
Hopefully they will be well received on Christmas day.

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At last a post and some cards!

Firstly a BIG thank you for everyone that sponsored my daughter and me in our 
We walked 23.5 miles home from work on Thursday and did it in 8hrs 21min
So far we have raised £930 for the Walking with the Wounded and Help for Heroes
there is still time to donate if you wanted HERE


As I have now given out all my Christmas cards I thought I would share with you the ones I made this year, about 65 in total.

For my bulk cards I like to go with a simple design that I can make quite quickly.

This year I decided to use some lovely pre-coloured images from Bugaboo

I printed them all out and then cut them into squares, whilst they were printing I also cut some red glitter card in some slightly larger squares.

I used my printer to put the pre-scored square cards through to print the verse inside and the sentiment on the outside

Then it was simply a  case of sticking them all together, writing them and giving them out.

I was abit late making them this year my plan is to be more organised for Christmas 2019!

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Walking Home for Christmas

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Sorry for a lack of posts at the moment but we have been practicing our walking skills!
Me and my daughter Jenny are taking part in Walking Home For Christmas. 
We are walking home from Canterbury to Hamstreet on 20 December 2018 a distance of 23.5 miles. 
So that we can finish before midnight (hopefully).

By taking part in the #WalkingHomeForChristmas campaign, I'm giving hope to veterans and their families who are struggling this Christmas by supporting programmes run by Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes which tackle key issues such as mental health and unemployment.
This a cause that is very close to my heart having been a civilian in the REME and having family and friends who have needed help since leaving the services. 
Any donation is a good donation, so head to:
and send any spare change my way!

If everyone could afford just 10p it would make a big difference to someone’s life.

How your money helps:

Each step you walk and every penny you raise will directly support Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes recovery programmes helping 'at risk' veterans get back into society and lead independent lives.

Together with your support, we can help give them and their families the Christmas they deserve. Without you this wouldn't be possible.

  • £150 could pay for a one-day employment course to help veterans find purpose through employment, hobbies or volunteering.
  • £300 could pay for mentoring support for a veteran starting up their own, sustainable business.
  • £675 is the average cost for a veteran to receive 12 mental health therapy sessions starting within a fortnight of seeking help.
Thanks in advance for your sponsorship or why not take up the challenge yourselves and sign up

Nicky and Jenny 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Snow Love


This card uses a lovely pre-coloured image from Bugaboo
I used my spectrum noir glitter pens to go over their hats to add sparkle
The background paper was made from scraps as in my previous post
finally I finished it with a sentiment 

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Another Anniversary card


This card uses a great image from one of the Hunky Dory Little Books
I matted the image onto a piece of the red card which I gutted
Then again onto a piece of black card
The background black and silver I made using scraps
After using an idea from Stars and Stamps Blog
Basically you cut your off cuts into 1cm strips
Then stick onto another piece of scrap
Think I maybe using this idea alot

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Christening Card

 

I was asked by a friend to make a christening card
She wanted a cross but also nice and girly
I had brought a selection of SVG cutting files from Etsy
I cut the cross on my scan and cut out of a soft pink card
I kept some of the hearts to stick around the edges
To create my own background
The cross was matted onto a piece of white card
and then again onto another piece of the pink
The sentiment was done  in word 
and printed directly onto the card base

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Special Day



This card uses an image from one of the Little Books
I love the look of watercolourd images in these books
I mounted it onto a piece of green card
The bird paper was from a set I brought from QVC ages ago
The sentiment is from a set by Docrafts
Again I matted this with the green card

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Monday, 5 November 2018

lst Birthday


My son wanted a birthday card for his godson
I used a lovely image from Bugaboo
He is coloured using my Chameleon pens
I used card from my scrap box to create the mats
finally finishing with a few sparkles
and the sentiment

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

25th Anniversary


This card uses a great image from Mo's Digital Pencil
 I have coloured them using my spectrum noir pens
The sentiment was done on my computer and printed out
The sparkly circle paper and the mats all came from my stash

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Wedding Planner


I was asked to make a wedding planner for a friend of my daughters
I used a paper pad brought from The Range
It a brilliant pad and only cost £2.99 and 
 has a lovely white core when you tear the paper
The sentiments and word were all done on my computer and printed out
Inside is a  great wedding planner to help the happy couple
make sure they are organised with everything
Finally I bound it on my WRMK binding machine

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Spa Voucher

This uses a cutting file and was cut with on my scan and cut
It is a little gift bag that holds a voucher for a spa day 
The ribbon was from my stash 
All the card was from my scraps box
l inked the edge of the dressing gown top and the towel
just for effect

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Christening Card for Olivia


This card uses another one of the LOTV digi images
l used my tonic die to cut the pink card to mount the image in
I then embossed a piece of white card and 
added a strip of silver glitter card
finally finished with a small tag and the sentiment

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

70th Birthday 2 for 1


This card is another tumble number one
This is for a gentlemen who has been like a dad 
since my own dad passed away 10 years ago 
If you could not guess he has just turned 70
I designed this on my Scan and cut 
Also as it's such a big and special birthday its an A4 size card 
I used two sheets of A4 one black and one blue
and cut the design on both colours
I then used a small scrap of red to cut the 70
I then place the blue bits inside the black card 
I think this technique is called paper piercing 
matted it onto a piece of red card and added the red 70
Finally adding it to the A3 card I had folded in half
As I don't like waste so I then put the black numbers 
On to the blue card so got 2 for 1
I now have another card ready to use
I just have to wait for someone else to turn 70!!


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Friday, 12 October 2018

Medal Board


My sister asked me to make a medal board
This is for her friend Heidi
She has acheived alot and needed somewhere to hang her medals
I used a piece of wood and covered it in wood style paper
Sanding the edges so it looks neat
I then used my Scan and Cut to cut vinyl to make
the trainers and the words
finally I add some square hooks so the 
medal ribbons would hang nicely

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

' Special' Birthday!


This card use two of my favourite Bugaboo images
I just love how special these dogs look
I printed them onto on A5 piece of card flipping 
one so her head was a differant angle
I love the way digi stamps give sone many options
I have coloured then using my Chameleon pens
I then used my Spellbinders Circle dies to cut a frome in Silver
and to cut the chicle outs so the images peep through
finally finishing with the sentiment

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

21st Birthday Card


This card was cut on my scan and cut
I designed it on the brother software having seen
cards with tumbling numbers
I picked the pink to make the 21 stand out
against the black and white

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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lazy Birthday


Yet another card with a lovely Lilly of the Valley image
This one has been mounted onto some green card
The sentiment was also matted on to the same card
I then used some scraps of orange and beige card
finally finishing with some green leaf print paper

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