Friday 22 March 2013

Creative Expressions DT Project

 We've just had our brand new DT package from Creative Expressions for this month so today I'm showing you a card I've made with just some of my package.

I've used a paper from the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Stash pad for the base and gone round with my sewing machine. Using some old book paper I stamped out the Blossoming Frame precut stamp in adirondak currant and the  Steampunk Dressform in memento black. I cut an extra pair of the wings in black and also stamped a set out on the kraft resist paper.
I adhered the frame onto the card with glue and then adhered the dress from with glue adding the kraft wings so they set away from the page.  I then distressed some of the crochet ribbon in white with walnut distress ink and using my machine sewed it along the left side of the card. I made a bow with the same ribbon and adhered it to the card. I then slipped the wings underneath the bow. I thought the Sam Poole art saying stamp If I had wings would suit this card, so stamped it out and cut it in half, distressed it and adhered it to the card.

Next week I'll be using the rest of my DT package.


Thursday 21 March 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge, Die Cuttin Divas & Cameo Creations Challenge

Ok so who's making the weeks go so fast??? Thursday rolls round again so it's Cute Card  Thursday Challenge time. This week the theme is

Easter Parade

I've used my Cammie to make this stepper card.

All the card I've used is from Papermill Direct (of course) can't recommend it highly enough to use with your Cammie.
The files are by
House Stepper Card - Lori Whitlock
Bunny with Basket - Sarah Bailey

I've added some white highlights with a pen and also inked the edges with distress inks.

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps. The girls have again made some lovely projects for Easter and we'd love for you to go over to the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog to take a look and join in . You can find us all here.

The prize this week for one lucky winner is 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice!! Fab!

I would also like to enter this card into the Cameo Creations Challenge, their theme is an Easter theme and Die Cutting Divas , whose theme is Use a Bunny.


Thursday 14 March 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Time for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme?

Anything Goes!!

Easy eh?

And it's our 5th Birthday!! So Happy Birthday Cute Card Thursday. Wow 5 years!!!!


Stamp: Gorjuss Girl - I found my family in a book
Papers: Webster's Pages
Colouring medium: Copics

We are sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week and Katarina is offering one lucky winner a free stamp.

Please come and join us. The DT girls have as always made some beautiful cards, plenty of inspiration for you. You can find us here.


Tuesday 12 March 2013

Papermill Direct 1st Challenge Blog!!!

Good morning and today is the day that Papermill Direct launch their new challenge on the Papermill blog.
The theme is.......


We are offering a ‘midi’ pic n mix box worth £20.00 for the winner of this challenge, you choose exactly what you need for your card making if you win!  Our Midi box contains an average of up to 520 sheets of paper / or 260 sheets of  our quality a4 card perfect for card making – whatever you need paper or card, we’ll just fill the box up to the top!  It’s all made in our beautiful 150 year old papermill up in the Lake District.
The winner will be chosen at random on Friday the 29th March so everyone has a chance to win!
Please share the competition with your paper crafting friends, we’ll be retweeting your competition tweets from @papermilldirect – we now have over 2000 paper addicts following us (woo hoo!) Just add the hashtag #welovepaper to your tweets so we can find them.

If you would like to enter this design challenge please submit your link below to an online image of your handmade Easter card or craft project made from paper or card.  For this very first competition from us you can use card bought from anywhere! we’ll let you off – but if it is from Papermilldirect please do let us know!
- Please include a link to this competition on your blogs / Facebook pages or wherever you link back to. For extra exposure, why not add it to our Facebook page wall too – we’ll be sharing our favourites throughout the competition.

For the challenge I have made an Easter basket. I've used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the shapes. I wanted it to look like bunny was diving into the eggs so his bum was sticking out the other side.

All the card I've used is from Papermill Direct.

Basket: Ivory Linen Embossed
Bunny: White Linen, Pink Sorbet Smooth
Eggs: Pink Sorbet Smooth, New Lilac Smooth, Sky Blue Smooth, Raspberry Pink, Bright Orange Smooth and Daffodil Yellow.
Daffodils: Daffodil Yellow, Bright Orange Smooth and Lime Green Smooth.

I've edged them all with some distress inks.

We'd love you to join in with us on our first ever challenge. Remember you have plenty of time as it is running for 2 weeks. You don't have to use Papermill products but we'd love to see what you get up to with yours if you do use it!! :0)


Monday 11 March 2013

Creative Expressions - Moo Cards

My Creative Expression project for today are a set of three Moo Cards.

I cut some card to 1" x 2.75", now not too sure I got the measurements right as there is conflicting advise on the net. I couldn't remember as I hadn't made them in a while. So feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
The backgrounds have been done with TH disress inks. I stamped the lovely Sam Poole Art Houses onto some old book pages and cut out random bits. Inked the edges and adhered them to the card. Simple but effective!!


Friday 8 March 2013

Cottontail Village

So on Thursday I showed you the Egghouse. Today I'd like to show you all 3 of the Cottontail Village houses that I made using my Cammie and SVG Cuts files.

Cutting machine: Cameo Silhouette
Files: SVG Cuts - Cottontail Village
Papers: Lily of the Valley - Nitwit Petal Fresh


Thursday 7 March 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This week's theme on Cute Card Thursday is

Spring Fever

I'm made a 3D project this week, it's a little Egghouse box.

SVG file for the Cameo :  SVG Cuts - Cottontail Village - Egg House
Card: Papermill Direct - Smooth white card
Papers: Lily of the Valley - Petal Fresh

We are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts this week and one lucky winner will receive a prize to spend in the online shop. As always the DT girls have made some beautiful projects, please go over and take a look. You can find them all here.


Tuesday 5 March 2013

My First Papermill DT Post - A Mother's Day Card

Hiya , here is my first Papermill DT post. It's a Mother's Day card and you can find a tutorial on the Papermill blog here.

All the card on my project is from A4 card from Papermill Direct.

I've used:
New Lilac Smooth card                                   
White hammered card                                
Pink Sorbet Smooth card   

The flowers have been made with 2 Tonic Punches and a Martha Stewart leaf punch.

The border is also a Martha Stewart border punch.
 The "MUM" has been cut with my Cameo.

The full tutorial is on the Papermill blog.

Each week a different DT member will be posting on the blog, probably a great tutorial. But in between these the DT will be showing you their lovely projects made using the fab card from Papermill Direct. I can't stress enough how well it cuts with the Silhouette Cameo. I've tried lots of different cards but the Papermill card really is my first choice.

Cya soon


Sunday 3 March 2013


Robbyn is doing the Egyptians for a class project this term and her homework was to make an Egyptian game. We found one called Segou which is like our 0's and x's. So we made this.

I used card for the board and distressed it with a sanding block and then stamped on it with a crackle stamp using Walnut distress ink. The counters and images are all cut out with my Cammie. It took ages!!! I had to use white vinyl for the mummies as they were so intricate, they took a lot of weeding. The woman had to be cut out piece by piece too in different colours. I used Papermill card. Some of the pieces were tiny!! I then inked the edges and lightly went over them with the walnut ink.

Let's hope her teacher appreciates it!!


Friday 1 March 2013

Card Makin Mamas

The Card Makin Mamas Challenge this week is


I don't have a lot of green stuff but I made do with this teal colour.

We are sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps this week so........

Digi Image: Simply Betty Stamps - Oh Oh Betty
Papers: My Minds Eye - Tangerine

I chose her because it reminds me of myself. I'm back on Slimming World!!

The DT girls have made some great green cards using the Simply Betty images. You can see them all here.