Art and crafting styles, Gorjuss, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Gorjuss die cut girls

About a year ago a lovely friend die cut some Gorjuss girls for me but I never got round to using them… well I have now!

I must admit I wasn’t brilliantly happy with the skin tones on a couple but hey… they are all still cute!

This first one I used a background I created ages ago as a masterboard and never got round to making it onto a card. So there are lots of scrummy Paperartsy paints and lots of doodling in the background.

The next one has a strip of yupo paper I coloured with alcohol inks and then some cute mint green cardstock which I embossed. Then used a scrap of patterned paper and some ribbon and a doily to add more layers.

This was an alcohol ink background and some lovely sequin trim along with a doily … love the colours in this and the background has lovely silver bits in it too.

Another alcohol ink background, this time on yupo so not shiny. I found this spotty doily and thought it would work well with the spotty scarf on the girl.

This final one is alcohol ink on glossy photo paper and it works really well. Love the shine and the contrast with the textured back card and all the patterns on the girl. This close up shows the reflection on the card.

Happy with these cute cards… and a big thank you to Mara for the die cuts. X

Happy crafting!


Epic Celebrations, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Ribbons, Stitched framelits

A couple of cards

I made a couple of cards ages ago and just found the photos so I thought I would share them!

They were both using some of the patterned paper scraps I keep in a box …. just waiting for the perfect time to use them!

The first one had four different patterns on it and a fun bit of black trim along with a diecut flower from the Petals and more set and a bird from the Petal Palette set. Cute!

The second card has different papers and a bold green and purple colour scheme with the feature of the Epic Celebrations sneakers! Love the card candi that coordinates perfectly.

I used the sentiments from the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey mini to finish both cards off.

Happy crafting!


Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Third day of christmas cards

I promised two more unseasonable cards today… Here they are!

Two more square cards using the stash I got as a secret Santa present! All I added was the adhesive and card blanks! Perfect gift for a few hours of playtime for me!

Now time to pack away the Christmas stash after three days of Christmas card blogging and to put these in a safe place until they are needed!

Happy crafting!


Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

More Christmas cards

Yesterday I shared some Christmas cards I made from the generous stash I got at Christmas from a secret santa. Well I didnt stop with those 4 and carried on with some of the other images to make another 4 cards.

This time I kept them to smaller size tent fold a6 cards.

Love these and this whole gold edging thing I’ve got going on!

I made two more cards but will share those tomorrow but then will put the Christmas stash away for a little while! Ha ha ha!

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello there! Today I have some not very seasonal cards to share… but it’s never to early to start on your Christmas cards!

The challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge is to use up your stash of patterned paper. Well this is some of the stash I was given as part of a secret Santa gift and I made 4 cards in total… starting with this one as my contribution to the challenge.

I had kindly been gifted some stamped images, some patterned papers and some coordinating bows. I started by watercolouring all the images with some inks and a water brush.

Then did some cutting out and chose papers that worked with the images and colour scheme.

I decided to start with the kings image and do 4 cards using that rather than a mix of images. So in addition to the one above I made three others…

To get the added gold edges I used a sharpie pen to edge panels which is an old technique I hadn’t used in a while.

All the sentiments were stamped Emma Godfrey sentiments and embossed with a dark purple colour.

Really happy with this use of patterned papers and gifted images. Now off to see what everyone else has been up to with their stash of patterned papers!

Happy crafting!


Designer Series Paper, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Hootingly good cards! 

Sorry about the terrible pun! But sometime before Christmas I made some cards from a paper pack I got with Making Cards magazine and here are some more I made using the rest of the images of owls. I adore these papers and images. 

I kept to a similar theme as last time adding copper foil cardstock and copper thread to the cards and some kraft cardstock for mounts etc.  

This time however I chose to make some square cards. I used the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey stamp for the sentiment and heat embossed it onto the kraft cardstock. I then added card candi in a few colours dependent on the card and papers.

I love these so much and how they work with the copper card and thread. Fun cards for the stash! 

And there you have it… my final post of 2017! Thanks for joining me this year in my crafty exploits and hope that you have a safe and enjoyable new years eve. See you for more crafty fun in 2018! 

Happy crafting! 


Artful Days Goodie Box, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Ribbons

Feeling the love!

Today I have three anniversary cards I made when I needed a bit of no thinking craft time last night. I grabbed a paper pack that came with a magazine quite some time ago and decided to make some cut and stick cards. 

I started by cutting the background papers into 5.25 x 5.25 squares and mounting them on some kraft cardstock I had rescued from an old scrapbook I was getting rid of. 

Then I mounted the inages on the same cardstock and then used the left over bits for the strips in the background. I then added a few embellishments from the stash to finish them off. 

The first one uses some heart satin trim I got in a swap … nice to find a use for it.  I used the same stamped sentiment from the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey set for all and heat embossed in a rich burgundy colour.

The next uses a similar satin trim. I also used a Scrapinec laser cut chipboard embellishment I found in the stash. I added wink of Stella to it to give it some shine.

The final one has another Scrapinec laser cut chipboard embellishment and a Hessian tag which was in an Artful Days Goodie box a while ago. 

Love how simple these were to pull together. Exactly what my frazzled brain needed. 

I’ve still got a few of the images and some of the background papers left so think I may still have some more cards to make from this… and it was only half of the pack as the other half has different designs… ah well maybe another day! 

Happy crafting!