Monday, 7 August 2017

Pretty Birthday Cards

Here I have some of the very pretty female birthday cards I've made recently, I can't help myself with misting watercolour paper!

I have fallen in love with misting & using modelling paste on my cards with stencils 

Here I have made some Foamiran flowers, this is another passion for me, I love how the flowers just seem to make themselves, I have a tutorial on my blog if anyone is keen to learn how to make them!

I love tearing the watercolour card once I have misted it, I just love it..

Until next time, happy crafting and stay safe..

Fathers Day Card

Here are some of the Fathers Day cards I've made, we celebrate it on the 3rd September here in Australia,

Up up and away for this one,

I misted some watercolour card and tore it to use as the background for this card, the train is a Stampin up stamp

and here we have a rather large pocket watch and cogs, I love having fun misting w/colour card stock.

Until next time, happy crafting, take care

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Foamiran Flowers - my first Tutorial

Hi there,
I would like to present my first ever tutorial, showing how I make 
Foamiran flowers.

to die cut the petals, firstly I fold the foamiran in three or four depending on the size of the die, although with the long die I used one strip of foamiran to cut them out,
I used two colours of oil pastel to put on the petals with a piece of sponge, 
I like to only colour 3 petals of each flower, turn them over and do the same on the other side, this gives a graduation of the colours on the petals I think,


next, with a stick I held each petal to my craft iron for 4 or 5 seconds until it started to curl,


place the warm petal onto a sponge (a cleaning sponge with a dry baby wipe for a cover) press with either the stick or an embossing tool, (thank you for the tip Bev Rochester)


after pressing the petal into the sponge twist each of the petals together between thumb & forefinger while still slightly warm, this gives the petals some shape, 
after they are all twisted, uncurl each one and slightly press out each petal between thumb & forefinger or you can use the end of the embossing tool to do this, to give more shape to the lower part of the petal,
using a hot glue gun put a touch of glue into the centre of the petal and then place another one on top of this offsetting the petals to make a flower,


after folding 3 or 4 stamens in half, take a piece of wire, I use a cut off flower stem to do this,
put a little touch of hot glue onto the middle of the flower and pull the stamens through, once happy with how they look, dab a little hot glue onto the back of the flower to  secure the stamens in place.

finished flowers.

Thank you for spending time to read my long tutorial, I hope it was helpful for you!

I have to say there are many lovely YouTube videos out there to watch on how to make 
Foamiran flowers, I hope my photos give you a slightly better idea seeing the steps I use!

until next time stay safe & happy crafting..

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Noordesign UK - DT Call + Foamiran Flowers DT

Sorry I've been MIA for a while, lots of things happening mostly unwell grandchildren, 
hospitals & family, such is life!

Anyway, now I'm back full of excitement as Tracy Payne has a fantastic opportunity
over on her blog 

or check out her shop on 

I would so love to try out for the Foamiran Design Team!

I actually got my Foamiran sheets from Tracy using a noordesign uk gift voucher (thanks Davinia Wood)I have to say that I just adore making flowers with foamiran, its lovely to see how from sheets of foam that you can make something gorgeous like this card!!!

from this - to this - 

or these - 

these were my first attempt at Foamiran flowers, I was soooo pleased with them!

 this is the latest card..

I only have basic tools, 2 stylus, a foam pad and watercolour crayons or oil pastels, hot glue gun, stamens, to make the flowers so I am pretty pleased with how my flowers turned out.


As with anything new there are lots of videos on youtube to watch to give you an idea of how to make these gorgeous flowers - 

I just love them and hope you will try them its so addictive.

I am entering this post for Foamiran Design Team

until next time.. 
happy crafting, take care..

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Elegant Special Occassion Cards


These are two cards that would be lovely for a special occassion, again I have used modelling paste on them & with a sprinkling of diamond glitter which I love but while making the cards the glitter gets everywhere until the paste is dry lol,

this would be lovely for a wedding or anniversary,

and this one turned out particularly well as I made the flower using "silk" petals which was glued into a flower, misted it with the kaisercraft Aqua mist, it is a favourite of mine even though I'm not a blue person haha!

until next time, happy crafting..

Pop up Box cards


I love to make unusual shape cards and the pop up box card is a favourite 

here I have used Kaisercraft dies and sentiments

this one is happy birthday with mostly Kaisercraft dies and papers.

until next time, happy crafting..

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Colourful Cards


The last week or so I've been playing with some modelling paste and templates, here are the results of three of the cards,

most of the products are Kaisercraft 

I love their Mists the colours are so vibrant,

this one has to be my favourite, sorry that the photos aren't very bright, they are much brighter in real life!

until next time, happy crafting..

Friday, 31 March 2017

Fun Bunny Cards


These fun bunny easter cards I have to say are not my invention I saw similar on Pinterest recently and thought I could make my version for the grandchildren, so here they in all of their bunny goodness diving down their burrows!

it makes a change to make fun cards.

Until next time, happy crafting..

Easter Cards


Here are a few of the easter cards Ive made, my daughter and I have a market stall every month, the next one is the 8th April.

until next time, happy crafting..

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Birthday card


I made this card for a friends birthday in February.
She loves to do patchwork quilting and for her birthday her husband redesigned her sewing room for her - lucky lady. Wish my hubby would make me a lovely new craft room all in one room! My wish list I think is growing bigger haha!

Anyway I used some Kaisercraft, Pion & Maja papers for this one with the sewing machine fussy cut from a Kaisercraft sheet.

I have to say my friend was very pleased with the card.

until next time, happy crafting..

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Christening Card

I made this christening card for my neighbours grandson, we were lucky enough to be invited to his christening.

Ive used Kaisercraft papers for this and was pleased with how it turned out.


I also made a canvas for him, I find that I am not that good with doing scrapbooking but this turned out alright.

until next time happy crafting..

Pretty Birthday Cards

Hi, Here I have some of the very pretty female birthday cards I've made recently, I can't help myself with misting watercolour pap...