Monday, 6 December 2021


If you were confused by the title of this post, I must admit that for a while so was I!
I am continuing my stint as Guest Designer with Stamps & Fun = Creativity, a German blog challenge and the challenge this time is ... what it says at the top!!!
Actually it means Candy Packaging! Inside my box are some meringues!
To make the box I began by printing a sheet of card with a design by Pink Petticoat. This is the largest size box I could manage with enough depth to contain the meringues. I used a Crafter's Companion scoring board to do the scoring. I cut a hole from the middle of the top of the box, lined it with acetate and then cut a scalloped edge to surround the aperture. I decided to cut one complete small flower from the waste of the A4 sheet.
I don't often make non card items, but now and again I do make boxes for cards if they are for a really special occasion and have 3D embellishments!
They are quite fun to do!
Do join in this time.... it will be handy for that Christmas gift!

Friday, 26 November 2021

Merry Christmas Ribbon

For this card I took the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and the colour theme from The Card Concept
I used a card made made from ivory hopsack weave cardstock.
The poinsettia die is from  Britannia Dies and I don't remember where the ivy came from. I coloured the flower with alcohol pens and the leaves with Distress Oxide inks. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The ribbon is by East of India.


Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Merry Christmas

Here is a card for the reminder post for the challenge at Christmas Craft Creations where I am doing a Guest Designer spot. The theme is Fun Folds

I kinda made this one up!

I just fancied something a little different. I made  gatefold cards for my daughter's wedding invitations, and they fastened with a ribbon, this one fastens by the fact that I made a double edge so that the right hand flap slots into the left hand edge.
I simply cut a second scalloped strip which I aligned and adhered behind the front one, leaving a gap for the right flap to slot into.
The little fox is from Create a Smile, the sentiment from Poppy Stamps and the tiny sprig of holly an old favourite stamp by Stampendous.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Thank you

On a wander round Blogland I spotted the challenge at Inkspirational where there is a photo for  inspiration this time. I used a Simon Says Stamp background stamp embossed in gold on black card for the panel and added a stacked die cut crane (or heron... not 100% sure of my birds) and a simple stacked sentiment.
I ummed and ahhed about whether to do something surrounding the panel but in the end just left well alone. I really like gold embossing on deep coloured cardstock!