Promarkers, Letraset, Tim Holtz, Woodland

Happy Valentine’s Day

I decided to make a cutesy card for my hubby this year …

I mean this Tim Holtz die is just so adorable.

I die cut him lots of times from cream cardstock and then coloured him in using my promarkers. After adhering everything together I also added glossy accents for the eyes.

I chose to emboss the background using the woodland folder and then added a ribbon and two of the extra heart die cuts from the set.

Then the sentiment is an old one from the stash which I stamped and mounted it on the red.

I then decided to mount this onto a Parakeet Party card base as it’s one of my favourite colours at the moment and also matches with the scarf for the bear.

So happy valentines to my hubby!

Happy crafting!


Birch, Carabelle Studio, Design Team, Hot Picks, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Pinewood planks, Sky's the Limit, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Sycamore Street, Tim Holtz, Woodland

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

I’m joining the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge for another six months and decided this time to do a one sheet wonder each month…. well that’s the plan anyway!

This time I decided to use old SU paper to create all male themed cards and I managed to make 21 cards!

I used the template from Karamiasu.

I used a map based paper and then some text paper as a secondary paper to add background and to stamp some images on it.

Lots of stamps from the Creative Stamping magazine sets and some random Paperartsy and Carrabelle ones too.

Happy crafting!


Merry Moose, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Pinewood planks, Woodland

Merry Moose one sheet wonder

I’m back with another one sheet wonder, but this time I stuck to one stamp set to add the focal feature, whilst going mad with lots of die cuts!

I chose a piece of 12 x 12 I had in the stash … it had actually been folded and gifted to me so it required a bit of flattening out! It’s similar to one of the dsp packs in this year’s mini catalogue but it isn’t actually that!

I created a template to create some cards that I knew wanted to work on square cards rather than the usual rectangle cards.

There isn’t a measurement this but if you can see the little dots each square is half an inch… so number 3 is a 3×3 inch square!

Anyways… there are the 15 cards I made!

I mat and layered the panels with either some brown or cream card stock. I also used some cream laid paper for the background panels, most of which were 5×5 squares.

Some of the brown cardstock is coredinations so I also dug out the sanding block to give it some different textures.

The Merry Moose stamp set came out and I went for some of the detailed image, and some of the block image.

For the block image I went for some as they were using the Soft Suede, and some with kiss stamping using the Dictionary stamp to give the moose image some texture.

The detailed image I did some colouring with pencils… just four of them, but enough to last a few minutes of relaxing!

The final ones I used the coredinations cardstock to punch the image and then used my sanding block to distress it.

I created the sentiments from the same Merry Moose set. I just used the sentiments in the set and Early Espresso set to create panels and banners.

Next I dived into the die stash and cut lots of foliage and decorative elements and circles from cream, satin gold and gold glitter card.

Then it was time to stick them all together and get some embossing done too with old embossing folders and the lovely Woodland and Pinewood Planks.

Card 1: entering this into the Great outdoors challenge at Sir stampalot challenge

Card 2: entering this into the use gold challenge at Jingle Belles Rock

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Card 5: including this in the challenge at 2 crafty critters crazy blog as it imclide

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Card 12: entering this in the challenge at CRAFTY ANIMALS

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I embellished the cards using either the rose gold metal discs or the pearls.

At the end of finishing off all of these I headed off for a shower to “deglitter” myself. I really don’t like glitter but these cards needed the special touch of a bit of shine! So I persisted and added it in!

So happy with these 15 cards and love the Merry Moose so much … such a versatile bundle and good price at £29.50 for the 17 stamps and moose punch! … And if this project makes you think you need this in your life just pop me an email

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Watercolour paints, Woodland, Woodware stamps

DT: CHNC: a reindeer

Hello! Today it was time to add a reindeer to our cards for the CHNC blog and I chose to make a watercolour background and add some Woodware stamped images to create the scene.

I decided to emboss the card blank using the woodland embossing folder. And then kept it modern with some black card candi.

A simple but pretty card.

Entering this into the water colour challenge at Vintage Journey

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Dies, Digital stamps, Woodland

DT: Fab’n’Funky: Christmas 

Today’s card for Fab’n’Funky is a Christmas card using the lovely Paper shelter digital image. 

I coloured the image quite loosely using water colours and then did a partial die cut to get the circle.  

For the background I embossed the card using the Woodland folder and them added some distress ink with a stencil brush. 

This is not my usual kind of image but I do like how this came out.

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Woodland

DT: Fab’n’funky : 3 or more layers!

Hi everyone

Today we have a new challenge over at Fab’n’Funky Challenges.   The challenge is to use three or more layers on your card.

The challenge is sponsored by. …

I chose to use an image from a stamp set by Hobby which I watercoloured.  I tore the image out leaving rough edges.  This is layer number one.

Next I took a piece of corrugated card from my desk and tore that too to give it a rustic look.  So this is layer two.

Then I took a piece of cherry cobbler coredinations and embossed it with the Woodland folder and sanded back the raised parts.  Layer number three.

Finally I mounted them onto the Kraft card blank and stamped a sentiment onto a piece of torn kraft card and added that.


A lovely simple and rustic looking boys card.

Happy crafting!


Bliss, Dies, Santas Gifts, Stripes, Woodland

Two sheet wonder continued

Yesterday I shared the first part of the two sheet wonder I made using these jazzy graphic papers.  Now time to share how I finished the others.





These four were all added to with the present from Santa’s Gifts… a Christmas set that can be used all year round for cute cards if you think carefully.




And these all had the flower from the Bliss set added.


This final one I kept simple as I thought the paper did enough.

Love how these all came out. Nice and jazzy and two sheets of dsp used up!

Happy crafting!