DCWV, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Peace & Joy, Pierced Blooms, Wreath Builder

Busy weekend … grabbing a few mins here and there

So this weekend has been busy … working! Yes I had a day off work on Friday but because of being poorly the week before I had so much to catch up on so I chose to work this weekend. Not full days but a few hours each day to get caught up a little on what I had missed with being ill.

But I did manage to do a bit of crafting too and made this card.

It was made in stages usually in 10 minute sessions and in some cases grabbing hits already die cut etc to build it up.

It started with the background I had actually started on Thursday using distress oxides and the Peace and Joy stamps.

I then chose to add some wreaths to it but to make it into a pretty birthday card rather than a Christmas card.

I die cut two wreathes from white and offset them to fill out the foliage a little. Then I chose flowers that had already been die cut from scraps and some embellishment flowers too.

I used the sentiment die cuts I had done whilst poorly and stacked them up for dimension. I inked the shadow layer as wanted it to blend but also give some definition between the word and the background.

I chose a die cut bow from another set of scrap die cuts I had. Again I stacked this for dimension.

I added the little Happy stamp from the Peace and Joy and then raised the whole panel up on foam before adding it to the patterned paper (leftover from making James’ card I shared on my blog on Friday).

Perfect for a 7×7 spring coloured card.

Happy crafting!


DCWV, Emma Godfrey, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday James

Hubby and I have had a restful day off work together today which has been fab … and then we are off to the cinema with M tonight to watch Antman which I am excited to see. So I am glad I am late in posting the card I made for my cousins son, James. (To be fair I was also late in physically posting it to him too …. But then again Auntie C is always late in posting cards … my theory is I am just extending the birthday!).

I used some very old patterned paper I’ve had in the stash for years and years as the base and the letters and paired it with the red cardstock to make a simple but funky card for a teenager!

Given male themed cards and teenager cards are not my go to make I am pleased with this one … I used a stack of paper from DCWV which has some encapsulated glitter but isn’t overly sparkly. It also has alphabets as the theme so grabbed the large J and then the rest of the letters from another piece and this created the focal point of his name. I then built up around that with punched circles and card candi.

I added the sentiment embossed from Paperartsy and pretty much left it at that… layered pieces of paper and cardstock!

There is some dimension with the j and the birthday sentiment raised and then the whole background raised off the card blank too.

Inside the card I added some scraps of paper, another punched circle and another embossed sentiment (I couldn’t work out whether to go with black or white on the front so did both!)

Really love how this came together… funky but also super simple really!

Happy crafting!


DCWV, Distress oxide ink

Birthday card for Sue

A couple of weeks ago it was my friends birthday and I made card for her.

I used distress oxides to colour the backgroynd and add definition to the clothing of the girls and then layered it up on some glittery patterned paper.

Whilst we don’t look anything like these girls it’s a good representation of the three friends that are Sue, Gwen and I! It was a freebie stamp with Making Cards magazine and is fun to use!

Happy crafting!


Darcy, DCWV, Elenazinski, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

Zig Zag book swap

Last month I joined in a swap through the Mini Marvels Facebook group. The theme for this swap was a zig zag book. I’ve just realised I never shared what I made on my blog…. ooops! 

Here is what I made… using fresco finish paints and Darcy’s Paperartsy stamps. 

It was so difficult to photograph. 

Loved making this project. And certainly quite a cute project as pretty much ATC sized.

Happy crafting!