Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flower Tutorials

Flower tutorials that changed my life.

Silly to say things like that? No. What do you do with all your scrap paper and card? Bin? Store in the bottom drawer? Why not make flowers? Sometimes if I'm lazy, I take a sheet of card/paper and punch quite a few petals ready to be converted to flowers, but all scraps are screaming out "we are here, take us!!!"

3. Create a Beautiful Flower with Petal Pairs Punches

Some of my makes. I will blog pics of punches and dies etc very shorty.


These pics I took when someone asked tutorial, looks like I forgot to take pics in the middle of the "process". Oops.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Time Flies When You Have Fun

Time the most certainly flies when having fun! 
Here we are, today it is the 30th May, and this is my last Guest DT post for
I was lucky to have 5 Fridays and this week's theme is... wait for it...
Generous sponsor this week is

and the lucky  winner of this week's challenge will get
£10.00 Gift Certificate to Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

I should warn you for long blogging and lots of pictures. Here we go.


Because this is my last week, I decided to make something special. It will remind me of Crafty Catz team and I feel I need some tissues now ;)

This tissue box covers last four weeks:

1. Bugaboo
+ pearls and lots of home made flowers. Die cut Go Kreate

2. Delicious Doodles
+ pearls and flowers by yours truly ;) Die cut Spellbinders

3. KennyK
+ gems and flowers (yeah yeah, homemade) 

 4. Fitztown
+ pearls and these famous flowers by me. Swirls stash

How was this done? Ok, box was done by measuring a box of tissues and adding few millimetres, then cut some cardstock and measured and scored using Hougie board. Box isn't square or cube, but it's dead easy to make. 

Extra layer of card to make the bottom stronger and hide the folding.

I like to fold edges inside to have smooth(er) finish and cover the bottom foldings under extra layer this side too.

Butterfly and butterfly cutting Tonic Studios. Swirl is Joy Crafts. Question is "who made the flowers?" Confession time: It was me. I like making flowers, can't help it :D

Lining there as well.

3 x A4 sheets of Papermill Direct Leather Embossed Card
Die cuts - Spellbinders, Go Kreate, Tonic Studios, Joy Crafts
Digistamps - Bugaboo, Delicious Doodles, Fitztown, KennyK
Colouring - Letraset Flexmarkers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pearls, gems, ribbon - stash
Flowers - Annemaritta

That's it. Piece of cake. :)

I want to say Crafty Catz thank you for having me and you won't get rid of me this easily. Check it out, from next week I will join your challenges again!

Challenges, I would like to join:
A and T Emerald Faeries -  #55 Flowers Ribbon / Lace 
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi / Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge -  H for Handmade Embellishments 
Challenges 4 Everybody - May – Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 
Southern Girls - Sparkle and shine with a bit of bling
MilkCoffee Challenge - Anything but a Card
4 Krafty Girlz # 19 Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Must use Letraset - #221  Flowers
Inky Impressions - #161  Anything Goes

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Inspired by Creative Stamping

When inspiration hits you, don't fight back ;)

I saw this:

and I came up with this:

side by side

Yep, it doesn't need to be exactly same, you can use what you have, 
and The Most Important Thing is that YOU like what you make.

Till tomorrow 9am, night night :) 

Morning/Afternoon. Time to add few things here. 

First of all, what was needed:
2 x A4 leather embossed card
1 x A4 white card
piece of Dovecraft "Tea Party" paper
Go Kreate die
Spellbinders leaf die
Silhouette Studio file
Cuttlebug embossing folder
few pearls and flowers, glue, double side tape, hot glue gun

Second, challenges,I'd like to join: 
Time 4 Scrap - #40 Anything Goes 
4 Krafty Girlz # 19 Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations - #264 Use something that begins with "S" (Studio Silhouette file)
Hambo Hoedown -  Flowers
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - at least 3 flowers
Inky Impressions - #161  Anything Goes

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Baby Girl

Very nice young gentleman, who was in our congregation, and his beautiful young wife are now happy and proud parents of  baby girl. This was my "card" to congratulate them.

It took 16 x A4 sheets of card
3 x A4 sheets of acetate
embellishments: brads, flowers, craft candies
glue, double side tape

This is for
The Sisterhood of Crafters - All About Babies
Craft for the Craic - Something For The Baby
Digitally Sweet No. 89 - Babies 
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 
Brown Sugar – No. 95 - Anything Goes
Craftitude - No. 65 - Anything Goes/Use a Die (inside the box)
4 Krafty Girlz # 18 Anything Goes 
4 Crafty Chicks - #195 No Stamping zone 
Divas by Design - Anything goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - May – Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine #33 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes 
My Craft Creations -  Always Anything Goes


Friday, May 23, 2014

Leather Embossed Card

Morning! I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious day... Yep, raining heavily in Yorkshire and here is my Crafty Catz GDT post for this week. (My Week 4/5.)

Challenge 232 - EMBOSSING 
Crafty Catz is a weekly challenge blog with fab bunch of talented crafters and they also have monthly GDT post and I'm Miss May so to speak :D Theme is embossing, and it could be wet embossing, heat embossing, dry embossing... You name it.

Sponsor for this week is Fitztown. Fitztown is a group of talented artists and crafters. we make a variety of products including fine art, sculpting, woodcrafts, papercraft, cardmaking and many more.

Fitztown Store
PRIZE.....3 digis of winner's choice. 

We can't wait for your creations! Join us this week (and weeks to come) at Crafty Catz. Remember to follow the theme "embossing".

I had a chance to get really beautiful leather embossed card from Papermills Direct and I used it for this creation. Image is from Fitztown. Maybe I've watched too much of The Game of Thrones? Wanted to name wolves as Ghost and Grey Wind, but chose Pearl and Diamond instead. ;)

Image is called "wild 8" and because one wolf seemed too lonely, I added mirror image to keep one company, printed it and coloured.

Wolf is a beautiful animal, one of the most beautiful I know. (At least when they are featured on the photos, pictures and framed)

Frame is handmade with old fashion ruler, scoring board, scissors and couple of test runs. And 12x12 cardstock and glue and metallic embellishments. By the way, beveled frame is NOT as difficult to make as you might think. You just need to get it sorted in your head. Well, I took my time. :D 

Eyes are highlighted with Glossy Accent to make them glow and it looks good.

Background is shaded only with a bit of metallic rub wax(?) or maybe it is chalk, no idea! Bottom part with bronze and natural white and upper part with two shades of blue. Sort of earth and sky.

Digistamp - Fitztown "wild 8"
Cardstock - Papermills Direct Leather Embossed card 
Colours - Letraset Flexmarkers
Glossy Accent
Metallic Rub-on chalk or wax
Peel offs for naming the wolves

12x12 sheet 
Metallic corners 

Challenges :)
Ruby's Rainbow - #79 Animals
Doodle Pantry - #46 Any Digi Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - #64 Anything but a Card
The Crafting Cafe  Creatures
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - One for the Guys
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - All about Animals
I Love Promarkers - #220 Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Nature's Glories

Thank you!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

No Words Needed

Nice to make something just Clean and Simple for a change. Don't take me wrong, I LOVE colouring and adding ribbons/lace/pearls/gems/layers/flowers... Sometimes silence is golden.

Here we go.

 Flat back pearls are ivory, but on my screen they look yellowish.

Top layer is embossed and cut with scissors. Sure knife would be more precise, but I'm not too comfy with knives.

 5x7 card blank
white card stock
Tied Together embossing folder
Another embossing folder with no name or maker
Ivory flat back acrylic pearls 4mm
Silver peel off punch of flowers
Foam double side tape to lift top layer up a bit
Silver linen textured strip of card
 This is made for
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #29 Clean & Simple
Hiding in my Craft Room - #149  Embossing
One Stitch At A Time - #213 Keep It Simple
Less Is More - #172 Flowers

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Just for Sport

Morning, it is Friday again. What happened, because last I remember it was Monday morning! I've been told golf is a very relaxing sport. Ok, I need it. Seriously :) Not.

Here we go, this is my third week (Already! Argh! Time really flies when having fun.) Guest Designing for Crafty Catz and we have a wonderful sponsor again, this week it is KennyK! 

KennyK's Shop
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at

5 digi images of winners choice

This week Crafty Catz Challenge is

Now it is time to blow few kisses to 

Digistamp is from KennyK Golfer
Colours - Letraset Flexmarkers 
DP - Docrafts, Smirk, stash
Bronze colour metal corners - stash
Ribbon - stash
Brads - We R Memory Makers
Golf-a-holic pic - Smirk
Sentiment - just very normal saying and printed out


Monday, May 12, 2014

There She Was Just Walkin' Down the Street

There she was just a-walkin' down the street, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do". Snappin' her fingers and shufflin' her feet, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do".

Well, that's Manfred Mann and this is the latest from my crafting table. 

Stamp - Lili of the Valley Annabel
Colourine - Flexmarkers
Die cuts - Spellbinders
Paper flowers - All me (design, cutting and assembling)
Ribbon - stash
Pearls - stash
Satin Ribbon Roses - stash
Satin Ribbon Bow Roses - stash

The Challenges:
The Ribbon Girls - May Lili of the Valley - add pearls
Clear it Out - favorite produce (flat back pearls and stamp)
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafting By design - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
Crafts Galore - anything goes
Crafting for All Seasons - layers
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes/bingo (flower, die cut, ribbon)
Dies R Us - anything goes with a die
Dream Valley - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes
Just for Fun - ribbon or lace
Party Time Tuesday - polka dots (ribbon)
Penny's Paper Crafty - two or more patterned papers
Sister Act - anything goes
Sweet N Sassy - use polka dots
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 258 Fancy Fold

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cute Card Saturday

Beautiful, beautiful Saturday morning. It's pouring down and it makes grass so green. I love my Yorkshire. When I look around love and peace fills my heart seeing landscape and buildings, I'm home.

OHmyGosh, how soppy! I will never admit I wrote above, heh. It's time for another card, right? Lili of the Valley stamps are cute and so beautiful, you just need to make cute cards with them. 

Triple bow is homemade 

Head's gone soft when I make pinkpinkpink, but ain't it cute? 
White card blank
Pink card 
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Colours - Promarkers
Pink/white cuts - Silhouette file
Butterfly, Fern, Roses, Ribbon, pearls - stash

Challenges I would like to join are: