HAPPY 50th

Hi there!  by the time you are reading this I am convalescing in hospital! finally having my knee surgery and stitching away a few more of these.  How awesome are they!!!  The shop has two you can use, Paper Smooches cross stitch die ( the one I have) and MFT cross stitch tag Die The possibilities are endless and I have taken my floss and needles with me and a few already die cut, so stay tuned!!  hopefully I will have some down time....... really very easy and there are so so many stitches you can use.  If you do not know how, YOUTUBE is your friend.  Jennifer McGuire also has a few videos too, which are brilliant too.

loved making this card for a special friend's milestone birthday. it is something that you can pick up if you're waiting and can do a couple of stitches.... it is very therapudic :)
Scrapbook Boutique have just got the Paper Smooches Die in so grab one while you can!

White cardstock
red cardstock
Paper Smooches Cross stitch die
Pink and main happy Die
MFT numbers die
glossy accents
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Happy New Year!!!

WELCOME 2018 !!
May the year ahead be all you wish for with health and happiness in abundance!

I am popping in today to show an anniversary card I have made for my friends that are celebrating their first anniversary yesterday.  I have actually made two of these as I thought it would be great for a wedding card too.
I love the Concord and 9th Layer of Love Heart die.  I have used the Brocante Christmas wire frame behind the heart to give it a lacey feel.
Scrapbook Boutique have all the details and products used to make this card!

Have a fabulous day :)


Merry Christmas !

I find it really ironic that I make cards and whenever I have any spare time.... I love to get in my craft room BUT sometimes I actually buy cards (terrible I know.)  I am going to REALLY TRY to devote set time to actually getting in the craft room, join in challenges, visit (and comment) on my friends blogs in 2018 :)
 I received a Christmas card from my lovely cousin today and I laughed to myself when I thought I didn't actually have a Christmas card to send her!  So after waving off my son to South America today I spent the rest of the day in my happy place.
I have dug out my alcohol inks and let me tell you they really are addictive!  I didn't have any YUPO paper which is supposed to be the paper to use nor did I have any Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink White paper I can't tell you which is better as I just used my standard glossy paper and it worked a treat. I am going to buy some and I'll let you know.  I did add some mixatives, the gold and silver and I just adore the effect it created.
I trimmed my A4 sheets into 1/4 and just played and played and played.  I tried a few different combinations and have lots of backgrounds to create with.
I loved the one I have used today, It has a very Chrismassy feel to it.  I grabbed my lovely MFT die from last year and it was perfect as it didn't use too much of the gorgeous background.  MFT have designed a couple more in the same theme and they are definitely on my wish list.

Anyway head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and checkout all the details on this card along with products used to purchase.

Products used:

MFT Merry Christmas Die
Alcohol Ink Paper
Adirondack Mixatives Gold
Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
Adirondack Terra Cotta
Adirondack Lettuce
Adirondack blending solution                      
White Casrstock
black stock
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Fiskars paper trimmer


JOY 12 days until Santa comes..

HI there!  I am officially on holidays although you wouldn't know it with all that I have to do!!!!  I was expecting lazy days in my craft room...... nope!  I did sneak a few hours yesterday to have a play (read: clean up) and I found this Authentique Christmas pad I'd bought last month. I love the non traditional colours.  I showed this card to my son and he couldn't see the word JOY!!  I think it is quite obvious myself!!  Anyway head on over to Scrapbook Boutique for all the details and products used for this card.

Products Used:

Authentique 6x6 colourful Christmas cardstock
MFT Radial circle stitched stax
MFT Double stitched square stax
Neenah white cardstock
Kaisercraft Embossing Folder tiny dots
Darice- Fun Foam Sheets
Ranger Glossy Accents
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Fiskas paper trimmer



Hi there, Just for something a little different and non Christmas related if you are a little over the festive season already...... Although, you could change up the colours and add a Christmas sentiment and voila! a Christmas card!!
I'm a huge fan of  Concord and 9th ( Lol I'm a huge fan and collector of everything) AND I finally had the chance to play with my Distress Oxides!!! wow beautiful colours and so luxurious to work with! they blend magnificently too.  I had a few practice sheets playing with all the colours and they all work so well together.
I die cut the Concord and 9th heart on my base card and then die cut the heart again on my practice sheets another 3 times. That way I had a good mixture of colours for the slots.  I didn't do it at the time (because I didn't think of it...) but I should've made three cards with the left over pieces.
Scrapbook Boutique will have all the details and products used for this card.

Concord & 9th Layer of Love die
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Abandoned Coral
Antique Linen
Lucky Clover
Seedless Perserves
Wild Honey
Black embossing powder
neenah solar white
foam dots
heat gun
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double sided tape


May all of your Christmases be white

Hi there,

The older you get the quicker the years fly by!  I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone.  It a little over  a month it will be Christmas.  I am a little organised this year, I don't make a lot of Christmas cards and those who receive the handmade ones truly appreciate them.  I have used the faux letterpress technique with this card using the Kaiscraft Petals embossing folder. Scrapbook Boutique will have all the products used along with the details on this card.  Have a go and join in our challenge, there is 10 days left :)